How to Connect to Very Chatty Universe – to have a real conversation about what counts!!

Updated: February 5, 2018

You know people always ask me how do you have a conversation with the universe? Is it prayer and meditation? Of course, both of those are regular practices of mine and they are important (in my opinion) but neither is particularly good at the dynamics of what we know is a conversation. You know one person talks then the other one talks back.

Praying is good but it’s more talking “at the Universe” than with it sometimes. How many times have I been on my knees (AHEM in the past mind you) saying Dear God, Spirit, Universe angels and whoever else runs the show – please, please make this go away (you know when you’re unhappy with your crappy result of manifesting) I promise wholeheartedly I will never do “it” again!! (eat the whole cake, kiss the wrong guy, chase the wrong results). I came from the school of bargaining prayer. If I do this please can I have that?? I will be a good girl if you remove my mom’s Cancer, don’t let my dog die, watch our house be taken away.

Eventually, prayer for me was centered on gratitude and allowing, forgiveness and radical acceptance. I learned to pray for the willingness to be willing (to let go, to surrender, to let go some more etc.)  and sometimes the Universe would answer by giving me a break or by testing me until I was ready.

I always felt the partnership but it took ages to get the conversation part of it practical.  

And then you have the other obvious way to connect to the universe which, thankfully, has become pretty mainstream now. Meditation is about clearing the decks and emptying the mind to listen to the universe.  But the point is to be still with complete detachment so if you’re doing it right, you can’t be detached and listen intently at the same time for THE BIG ANSWER to the question about your hopes and dreams you’ve been letting the Universe know is important to you and yours. Have you tried that? Doesn’t work, does it? Then you are playing with monkey mind and might begin to feel like a big fat failure because a) you will not feel free and b) you’ll begin to lose your faith that you could ever have a direct intimate convo with the Consciousness of the Universe.

Or, you meditate and then those epiphanies effortlessly download and you just become superbly grateful and in awe of how this works.

Because it does. It just does. You just can’t dictate the when, the where or the form but you can be open and allow.

The Universe is very chatty, talking in sign language, setting up meaningful coincidences so you’ll notice that “ hey I’m listening for real!”. But our problem with our cynical modern mindset is that since no one taught us the language then it’s all just BS.

It’s true the materialist view is hard to shake.

I was fortunate to have parents who saw the advent of many things we take for granted.

My Dad was born in 1908 and not only did they not have a phone, their transportation to the village was a donkey. Think about it. People had no idea how to use a telephone. Holy moly a voice was inside this thing. Yes a person is on the other end and you talk and they talk and a conversation with great distance between you was possible. My grandmother was terrified of phones and apparently screamed at the one they installed in their home every time it rang. She refused to pick it up too.(same reaction around refrigerators apparently).

Could it be that our current society could be a little like my grandmother? Given the opportunity to discover a device, a tool, a language hidden in plain sight that gives us direct access to the Universal Consciousness are we not initially suspicious? You likely are not if you’re reading this but you get the picture.  

Now my Dad was the first person who mentioned to me that a conversation was not only possible but true and amazing through divination and how consciousness could expand when you looked at the leftover coffee grinds that formed patterns in a Turkish coffee cup. He alluded to it often while he spoke to me and my sister about Plato and Aristotle and Atlantis and the value of education as if he had a BIG secret. (I found out at his funeral why my mom put a gag order on this as after he told a couple at a party in a trance about the affairs they were having, and didn’t remember after, he created quite the scandal)  My Scottish Nanny Mrs. Kelly read playing cards, and I had seen things and have known since I was little that yes a rock is just a rock most of the time but then a rock becomes MORE – a symbol for an obstacle or a shape of a heart representing healing when I was hurt. You might have had similar thoughts and experiences that made you curious about the Hidden Realms?

Once I dove into studying ancient divinatory traditions I understood that so many ancient cultures that were actually highly sophisticated and had figured out all kinds of things (we still haven’t- like how did the pyramids get built really and what about those giant stones on Easter Island or Stonehenge?) These civilizations had methods of direct intimate conversation with the Universe that was accepted and part of their culture and traditions. For us, not so much unless of course they are hidden or shoved over to the woo-woo fringe and occult section of life always poo-pooed by the intelligentsia, and religious conservatives. Don’t get me started.

So if you’re new here you’ll get to know me and you will come to discover that I have committed my legacy to create and teach a modern version of these ancient methods of direct conversation that can be practical and mystical too. We’re craving reverence and awe and magic and connection and our bones are singing for us to remember, and we sense a need to recover this lost form of dialog. After all the Universe made us, we are part of its Consciousness -little sparks that are here to steward this Intelligence and self – evolve. How about some help? Where is the Light to dispel the darkness? No wonder we want to have a Lightsaber or wand!

You’ve probably already experienced the fun and joy and amazement, of seeing those synchronicities of license plates, billboards, and animals that cross your path with significance. You’ve heard songs on the radio speaking to your heart. And the thing is all this is fun!

Now, here is the rub. The Universe is Chatty but it doesn’t exactly speak English or any other human language. The Universe is so much cooler than that. It speaks, images, metaphors, evoking a response and an awareness that if you stare long enough at the tip of the iceberg the rest reveals itself. But often it’s not a direct I talk you answer thing. Time as an element of this conversation is not always the same as talking with someone with immediate results. It stretches itself and moves through your consciousness as each moment your understanding opens more wisdom becomes more obvious and real. Sometimes the answers show up in the outer world, sometimes the Universe fills you with ideas and inspirations.

Bottom line conversing with the Universe is a powerful skill you already have but you kind of have to move yourself and what you expect out of the way. The tool to initiate the conversation that I’d like to illuminate for you now is a new kind of telephone- a weird and wonderful conversation device that acts as a mirror, a phone, a flashlight, and a fully flushed out language!

This amazing device is called oracle cards.

Oracle Cards (mine anyway) need to be experienced. You just have to ask the right question then surrender to the natural sense of peripheral awareness you need to find yourself in that in-between state of mind that bridges wisdom, intellect, and intuition that can take time to percolate and show up for you. Just takes some practice and honestly is mind-blowing.

So (after all that – jeez can you tell I am enthusiastic about this subject?) SO

If you have one of my decks- that is awesome pick one and let’s begin. If you don’t go to my website and use my free app and just pick any deck that feels interesting to you.

For one week every day ask this question “What do I need to know today about “x” for my highest good?” – now pick something you’re engaged in.. a project, a relationship with someone, something current that you’re curious about or are stuck in. Keep a journal and you will be amazed at how chatty the Universe is once you keep up the conversation. It knows your every desire and is always showing you the truth. You are loved and oracle cards open your connection to the Universe where your most awesome destiny awaits!

Love to hear your thoughts and experiences!



Oracle cards are the key to open your connection to the Universe where you greatest destiny awaits



Showing 18 comments
  • Bikem

    Wrote a book drawing oracle cards everyday and writing about the message…Love oracle cards…..Read Turkish coffee grinds too…. I am glad you are bringing divination systems to our modern world..I like your question to ask the oracle cards too….Blessings Colette, have a fabulous Feb..Love, B..

  • María Ivana

    Thank you, Colette! Yes, synchronicity is tangible magic, I miss the feeling when I am not perceiving it. Then I tell myself that it is me who is not attuned to that flow of events, ideas, possibilities, and do whatever it is to bring myself back to that state of alignment. No fixed recipe to do that, but whatever allows the observer in me to soothe my monkey mind. Your cards are amazing, and I love the way they combine to tell “a story” about a situation. The Wisdom of the Oracle has a special quality of dream-like material that I simply love!! Even as a kid I longed for some “world” in my mind and soul that I was not seeing around me, these cards are very much like that world! Thank you 🙂

  • Bellen

    I’ve been using the free app for about 6 months now. Did I listen? Not exactly especially if I didn’t believe it was the message I wanted. So…this past week I’ve been dealing with a visit with my older sister (who knows all and I’d better listen to her or bad consequences will occur) and a Dr. visit that wasn’t as good as it should have been because I didn’t follow thru on her recommendaitions. Guess what? For the last 3 days I’ve been listening to the Oracle cards, I use the Wisdom of the Oracle deck, and they are accurate, spot on, and as I’ve been going thru my days I realize that I’ve been getting basically the same message for the last 6 months!!! Now I can apply that guidance as I’m ready to accept it. Thank you.

  • Victoria

    This morning spirit asked me to sit in silence and listen. They gave me their message, and then asked me to write it down. I did so. I was thinking “I would like to use my cards for some good or inspiring news!” Then I checked my email and opened your blog post. Confirmation!!! I love the universe, and how it works!

  • LIsa Kai

    Come to the Edge was the card I pulled for this past Sunday!!! This whole reading is my life right now!! And all the cards I have been pulling relate… Of course they do 🙂

  • Peggy

    This was great! I need to focus and stop the worrying!

  • Kathy McGovern

    Dear Colette
    I so love your wisdom, guidance and sense of humour. Thank you for sharing. I took your first oracle reading class and that started me on this path. I love connecting with Spirit and the Universe in this way. I do agree that the Universe can be very chatty if you are open to listen in whatever shape or form they choose to connect with you and, I love it.
    I resonate with Avalon and use your Wisdom of Avalon deck daily. It truly is magical 🔮🗡.
    I am so grateful for this gift that I feel ‘thank you ’ doesn’t really cover it. I am grateful for finding the Avalon deck which then led me on this path as well as many other amazing adventures. Working with Spirit is truly a blessing. Namaste 🙏, blessings✨ and thank you for all you do. 🌀

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for your clarity and thank you for sharing. I have your WOTO deck & I love it! It keeps me honest & grounded and reminds me I’m responsible for me.

  • Robin Barnes

    Thank you for your clarity & wisdom. I have your WOTO deck & I love it! It keeps me honest & grounded and reminds me I’m responsible for me.

  • Meryl

    I’ve been thinking for the past few days that ‘I need a conversation with The Universe…how can I have a dialog?’, and (wow!)…today there’s an email from you with that very topic in the subject line. Thank you so much, Colette! But I am still having trouble getting into that “peripheral awareness” zone. Wondering why…

  • Emilia Motyka

    A “synchronistic” day yesterday. Was such fun that made me realise how much I’d missed it. I had that ‘aha’ moment of “hey I’m listening for real”. “listening” is my deliberate focus lately. Very important for me. I love reading of coffee cups & tea leaves too. I like the explanations you give & the specifics about meditation/prayer/conversation. Really helpful! Blessings around your precious heritage. I aim to do the 7day question-then card practice you suggest. Lovely! 🙂

  • LKB

    Perfect timing, (what else would it be right!) I just purchased your Enchanted Map cards and have been “bonding” : ) with them, what a great way to dive in with your 7-day conversation starter!
    Loved your stories about your Dad and Grandma, thanks for sharing and,
    Thank You for all you do !!!!!

  • Collette

    Your reading was exactly what I needed to hear today– I really have to settle down, regroup and think of the future so I can become master of my destiny ( With Spirit’s help of course) . I’m really getting somewhere with the oracles cards and they are so helpful to my well being.

  • Karen

    I look to the clouds, I look EVERYWHERE! I don’t see any signs.

  • Meka

    Thank you, Colette for all your wonderful teachings. I just purchased your Wisdom of the Oracle cards and absolutely love them!!!!

    One thing I need clarification on: how do I shuffle the cards, so that the ones that are meant to show in protection mode do so? I’m a bit confused about this. If I always keep the cards in the side up mode, how would I ever receive protection messages?


  • Eileen

    I got my message really big!! My husband was an amazing gifted medium, he was killed by a speeding car , so much to tell I’m writing a book , I got the same card 7 days in a row, then asked my husband if he could give me the same card for another 7 days!! I got the same card again!! 7 times Serendipity, what more could I ask , then I got the book uncharted, it said read this first an explanation of FRED , my darling husband was called FRED , this is just amazing , he gets the message to me one way or another, and this has been the ultimate proof he,s with me wow , Thankyou Collette you are AMAZING!!

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