The Sacred Power of Musing!
Updated: March 5, 2018
Did you know that you have a sacred relationship to the creative force within you? Even if you don’t consider yourself “creative” you are actually doing it all the time. You create emotional scenarios to experience, you reinforce patterns of the past, and dream your intentions into the fabric of reality whether you are aware of it or not.
You are the artist that stewards reality forward on behalf of the Great Artist- the Conscious Universe that is the primal Source of everything- visible and invisible. If you’ve ever felt the pull of inspiration or the call to make something new of yourself you are in a dance with that integral part of you.
Philosophers have waxed poetic about this relationship for eons. I think the Greeks had the best idea when they explored the creative impulse as a sacred relationship between us and the Muses – the daughters of Zeus and the goddess of memory- Mnemosyne. These minor goddesses were birthed to represent the spirit of the arts, science, and literature to help us forget the sadness and darkness in the world.
We know that the arts are an essential form of expression in every culture. It’s how we process our deepest emotions and find perspective when it appears we have none.
Since antiquity, artists and poets refer to their inspirations as coming from their special Muse and although it refers to something that arises from within, it still is a beautiful way to imagine us in this dance with a goddess that whispers ideas to us that we can then set in motion.
The past couple years we’ve worked very hard at building Oracle School, and developing a library of oracle cards for Hay House, so much so I’ve had little time for creativity for its own sake, where I can flow into it without any idea of where it might land. Creativity, when it flows naturally like this is like a meditation. Although creating oracle card decks has been extraordinarily fulfilling, as is speaking, there’s this personal emptiness I’ve felt that nothing I was doing professionally could fill.
So not sure if you know this about me, but long ago in a faraway land, I had another life as a singer-songwriter that tanked miserably. However, I still had the bug to create music no matter how unconventional and decidedly weird and non-commercial it may be.
So I have a secret to share. (Oh ya it won’t be one anymore will it?) So, yearning to reclaim my Muse who I figured had given me the finger and moved along long ago, to some other more talented and amazing source of inspired stewardship, I called my co-writer and producer of my first album released on EMI music 18 years ago (that was supposed to change my life and did not) and asked if he would like to get together and create music again. We could even call our project Old Farts Music!
He said yes and I flew to LA for 5 days of intense Muse hunting. Of course, she was waiting for me to get real and raw.
I just got back from the most meaningful and authentic experience with one of the most talented people on the planet (his name is Eric Rosse – kinda famous for Tori Amos albums years ago). We told stories about life, talked about Love and Fear and children and the state of the world and we laughed and cried and ate too much and wrote some songs together and recorded them into the wee hours of the night.
I cannot tell you how whole I feel in this moment. So I am going to share my dance with my Muse with you. I understand one’s taste in music is subjective but I hope you can appreciate the sentiment.
Here are 5 ideas that helped me and might also help your creativity flow.
- You are never too old to be inspired and to make art.
- The Muse comes to dance with you and shows you her fierce abiding love full on when you surrender to the process and give away all expectation.
- Art of any kind is an expression of the Divine… Even finger painting! We are just the channel for it to move through.
- When you are in the flow of creativity for no reason at all, just to do it, you open up your connection to the universe in miraculous ways.
- On days you’re too mentally itchy to meditate, just go get creative, make a pie, finger paint, dance around your house like no one is watching. Oh yeah and sing. Definitely, sing.
So musing right along… Can you get out of your own way and let your Muse inspire you to create? Anything is still something. Creativity releases you from the prison of the self and sets your soul free.
Love you .. hope you like our song! It’s called What Would Love Do?
What Would Love Do?
written, performed and produced by Colette Baron-Reid and Eric Rosse
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“ Anything is possible when you open your connection to the Universe”
💚WWLD💙 Very nice!
Love your weekly Oracle Card Readings. Immensely grateful to you.
Beautiful and you sound very much like Tori Amos! Great stuff! Thank you for sharing!
I love the song and your voice. Thanks for sharing your story of creating. Turned 50 last year and …its never too late!!
going to be 60!!
Just what i needed. Inspiring song. Deep and light at the same time. Love it.
You’re an inspiration Colette. Thank you.
I love it seeing you being so REAL .
Very beautiful and inspirational thank you
Omg !!! Beautiful !Beautiful
When’s the CD being released ,I’m in line to buy
Thankyou Colette 💖💖💖
its free for now! I will keep you all posted xooxox
Wow I totally love the beat, I closed my eyes and flew with the love..Thank you so much for sharing
Love would guide me to Colette!💖💖
😉 BIG LOVE!
awwwwwwwww you make me smile
Thank u for sharing ur journey with us. You make beautiful music in so many ways! May you continue to enjoy creativity freely flowing through you. 💕
thank you so much Cheryl!
“There are no days so memorable than those which have vibrated to some creative stroke of the imagination.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Hi Colette; Kudos on the song!!!
So beautiful. Personally I could not live without creating. I live to create, it moves my spirit in ways that I never could have imagined possible. One very uncharted example, in 2008 I discovered a printmaking kit. Investment, $ 7.95 +tax. I stood with it in my hand and thought, looks like a lot of work, are you sure you want to buy it. I decided I would like to test the process. Well. After using the 16 pieces of paper, three colors of paint, and a comb it wasn’t finished. That moment of saying YES led me to a business development program for emerging entrepreneurs, to exhibiting a series of wallpaper prototypes at a National Interior Design Show, to being invited as an emerging artisan to a Design Complex to exhibit the collection, and currently to India where I had three prototypes of scarves printed with the artwork on them. This evolved over the course of 10 years. It isn’t nearly complete, but that is the nature of the creative muse. Always a work in progress. I celebrate the work done through me, and the willingness to explore and develop its potential. EVERYONE is CREATIVE!!!!!!
wow that is so cool!! thanx for writing
Thank you, Colette Baron-Reid for your amazing blog and “What Would Love Do?” it is very energetic and absolutely beautiful! You truly make a difference! <3
thank you sooooo much
You have a beautiful voice Colette. Really enjoyed your song. Are there more? 🙂
yes we did two more.. I will send another next week – we are recording a full album this year under the band name ” Not Us” ( since we feel we channelled the music)
Touched my soul – you have such a beautiful and impressive voice, Colette! And on point…was on the way to surrender my creative part (is that even possible???) for the sake of getting more money-to-survive-jobs.
don’t give up!
Beautiful reading for my birthday!❤️
So glad you’re making music again, and can’t wait for the full album!
Also very happy I got to attend your workshop at Kripalu in January this year:).
What a gorgeous voice you have, Colette! The song is beautiful and uplifting. Thank you so much for sharing it. Made my day. May the songs of your heart continue to soar. Blessings to you.
Love your song. Very soft and graceful. Congratulations you have such a beautiful singing voice.
COLETTE, that was you singing “what would love do?” I loved it! got my butt off the couch from reading my messages and I danced(swayed) to this:) oh yeah..i really like it!! thank you
I am singing the whole thing 😉
Your song spoke to what I am going through right now as I cry from the connection. I am a searching for an answer regarding my career and I will be meditating with your beautiful and inspirational song! Blessings
awe-filled! Fits right in with my Council today to Take a Nap, Deep Freeze and The Phoenix. (Really like the song, sounds like something that would come from the U.K. side of the world, be sure to release it there!) A song for reflection, thank you Collette! much love and huggs……
I love your song! What a beautiful expression of spirit. Thank you for putting yourself and it out there. I’m an artistic, expressive creator in lots of ways and really allowing myself the space to do it right now. I understand your need. I choked off this most essential part of myself for years and am now starting to let it flow. It’s its own sort of breath. Let it flow!
I also love your website and pick cards nearly every day. Thank you for being so generous with your gifts!
What a wonderful gift, and I mean beyond your beautiful song! Your message about what it cost to take up your singing and recording again is so inspiring. And I love your voice. Thank you.
Wow Colette !!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful voice and gift of music. I love this song. I am looking forward to future songs. I love to dance and so I know what that creative calling feels like. Just wondering if you considered doing a dance remix of one of your songs on your album or a mash up of the album? I love remixes and could see a lot of people dancing to your music .
I love your beautiful energy!!!
Just at the perfect time Thank You 🙏🏼
Your voice is lovely and the song touched me deeply. For some reason it made me cry, maybe wishing and hoping more people in the wold would use love as their guide. Thank you for sharing, I can’t wait to here the others. I loved the beat of this song as well ❤️
Completely love it. I Sense a modern shamanic feel to the song that gives us more courage “not to give up”. Thank you Colette
Loved your voice and the song and happy you are posting more songs. I am Grateful for all you do and share.
I really liked your voice and the song is nice too! You should do more music I intuitively think something sultry and sexy you have the chops to pull it off. Do not stop putting it out there because people enjoy the feeling and sentiment that is expressed in music and there is something pure in your voice. You Go Girl!
DrummingWWLD#day22ofmagic “that’s interesting” 22 collaboration, co-creation, communication. Thank you <3<3<3
Your voice is incredible – when you are singing AND when you are speaking. Since finding you last year, you have helped awaken me. I wondered how you were able to consistently give so much and am glad to hear you are taking some time to find your muse…and sharing so we can find ours. There ya go – giving again. And for that I am eternally grateful.
DrummingWWLD#day22ofmagic “thats interesting” 22 co-creation,collaboration, communication <3<3<3 . Thank you .
I loved it! I can’t wait to hear your next one cause I think you should definitely not give up on this!
whoop – recording a whole album!
Soooooo beautiful that you decided to jump back into the studio!!!! Love this song and it’s a song that I believe without a shadow of a doubt was sent to me from the Universe, it’s exactly what I needed to hear at this time. Colette thank you for shining your bright light with us all. 💜
I can’t really explain how this made me feel. Deep in my heart was a feeling of long ago that didn’t stop until the song ended. You have touched something deep that wants to surface. Thank you. Beautiful sound! Yes, What woukd Love do?
Personally, I loved the song! And the story behind it is inspiring, as I’m just beginning to give myself permission to take time for my artistic expression, which has long been last priority, and I’m only now realizing that this has greatly affected my (lack of) joy in life. It’s a message many of us need to hear.
Also want you to know that your “Postcards from Spirit” have been a sweet blessing in my life, thank you. 🙂
Really lovely and uplifting song! So glad you are still bringing the musical aspect of your love to the world. I look forward to more!
Thank you for being the muse for so many of us. Hugs.
Bravo! Well done!! Your music blows my socks off ~ wow! And the reading, what an amazing reading. I sense a week full of surprises. Can barely wait to hear more of the songs from your recent sessions. Thank you for being a “Phenomenal Woman!”
So inspirational, This reading spoke to the center of my core, today I pulled Imagine and Not for me, I didn’t understand it. After this reading I do, I have to get out of my head and be in gratitude, Imagine the good not what I fear, that’s defiantly Not for me! Thank you !!!
Love the song and would like to buy the CD , so mu true and insparational. Thanks Colette your amazing women, ” love you.” Maggie us Langley BC
big big blessing
When there is so much confusion and unhappy news, we need songs like “What would love do.” It is so encouraging and helps us to keep a positive focus. Amazingly I was thinking about how to help people keep a positive view this morning before I signed on-line. True synchronicity. This song is exactly what people need now. Will you post this to YouTube or somewhere so we can share with others?
yes plus you can follow me on Soundcloud to share just my name
Such a beautiful and meaningful song. And your Voice is just amazing!!
what a great message! I’ve been humming…what would love do….all morning! Good way to remind myself….lead with Love!
Thank you for sharing your gifts!!
Thank you Colette! All your work is so meaningful and inspiring! I love all you have given to me and so many others!
It feels like a moving meditation….juicy.
It feels like a moving meditation…juicy.
Colette , Beautiful…Haunting…Inspiring !!!
Can’t wait to hear more. Thanks for sharing
What a lovely voice you have…I am already repeating the melody in my head after listening to it once… Hope it stays there! It is like meditation to me; thank you Colette… Love, Marielle
Thank you and a million thank yous to you and all the other people above who commented WOW I am so grateful!!!
beautiful. thank you for your courage to follow your muse x
I enjoyed your song so much, Colette! You sound very much like Tori Amos…Beautiful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing !!! Hugs <3 God Bless You Always!
thank you and tons of thankyous for the people who posted earlier too!!!
I felt like your song was speaking to me personally ! Thankyou , Loved it and love your energy and all your guidance .Beautiful music too.
wow thank you!
Love the sweetness of your voice and just want a whole lot more! Hope you’re doing an album. What an inspiration you are.
we are doing an album!
I LOVE IT!
I LOVE IT!
Your song is so beautiful! It moved me to tears and filled my heart with joy! Thank you!
love it, Colette! It is awesome, beautiful beat, meaningful words! I am just recreating my creative self after a hiatus of about 10 years or so – write poetry, music, crafts – you name it……..I want to do it (or at least try it once) Take care, love all your blog posts, readings and wisdom! love and light to you xxoo
Thank you, Colette, for sharing this with us. It really shifted my energy in positive ways! Your voice is soothing and lyrical and I love the drum line. And, of course, the messages are so uplifting and supportive. A real gift.
Beautiful! I love it! I think it will make its way to a movie soundtrack one day… and with this song, you are able to reach even more people to help them not give up… such amazing work that you do, Colette! I’m going to do some finger painting now! lol
Wow Wow Wow!!!!! Thank you so much. Put me in line for the album. Lyrics are spot on!!!
Lovely song, Colette! So happy for you not giving up on what you love to do…create and perform. Thanks for sharing your “Secret” with us. w
We are all moved and blessed by your many talents. Sending hugs and buckets of love, cuz that’s what love does!
love your voice!!! soooo beautiful!!! soooo powerful!!! Bravo, Colette!!!
Love your voice!!! sooo beautiful!!! sooo powerful!!! Bravo, Colette!!!
Great song! Love it!
The Muse was inspiring brilliance!
This sons really touched me Colette and it’s gentle beauty and message is still resounding through me.
Please do more?
I’m not surprised that you felt something was missing creatively with this brilliance inside you busting to get out!
Thank you for sharing this with me today…….it’s really helped me 😘
My eyes are filled with tears! As I listened to this, it carried me away to a place I haven’t been in a very long time. Colette you’re such an inspiration to me and after reading all of these comments, to many others. I really believe the magic lies in sharing ourselves and our vulnerable beingness. Thank you for being real, and sharing your precious self with us. By the way, I could listen to you sing forever…
Beautiful Colette; I loved the inspirational song. Thank you for demonstrating that it is always possible to create beauty at any stage of life. I am 76 have always loved to sing; now I am inspired to do so again. Love and Blessings!
My journal entry earlier today was basically these cards regarding the choices I have in front of me and how I let go of one opportunity that wasn’t right for me. Once I moved from second guessing myself to thankfulness for the (less beneficial) opportunity, I stopped worrying that I had to do everything myself. I knew something better would come if I trusted. Uncanny!
I love this song! This expresses you better than anything I have heard form you, IMO. Similar musical and vocal stylings to Tori and Enya. Beautiful work!
That is a wonderful title for a song! And a wonderful song! And I would buy the album.
I was at your fundraiser in NYC to support that AMAZING animal rescue. Come back & sing! Blessings…………………………………………………………….
Oh Colette, I’m so happy you’re recording a new album! I love the ones you did produce & have been hoping for years that you’d record another. WWLD is beautiful. Thank you for the preview. 🙂 Love & hugs!
Your music makes me dream of home. Thank you xx
You have a beautiful voice Colette and the song is very nice. I also enjoy your readings. Thanks 😊
Huge message in that song for me, Colette! So beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
so grateful it touched you.
You amaze me. You inspire me. You teach me. Your presence in my life fills me with gratitude and love. Your voice is angelic and I thank you for sharing this with us.
I just spent my weekend at the One Woman Fearless Conference in Victoria held at the Victoria Conference Centre where I also met the organizer who happened to be a part of your show back in 2016. It was the best live mediumship I have ever been apart of! The synchronicity of you popping up into my radar field over the last week has been amazing! I use your cards on a regular basis and they are so accurate. You are so multi talented and you hold such a fearless space for all of us women showing us we can do anything at any time in our lives. Keep on creating and showing us the way through your magical guidance! Your music is so inspirational like everything else you do! Love ya sweet Angel!
oh honey giving you so much love !!
You were a big part of my gratitude prayer this morning. You are so wise, so humble, and so encouraging in your Oracle readings and blogs. You’re a ray of sunshine and hope that blasts the fear and self doubts away! Your song is simple and beautiful like a pure tone of sound, so cleansing. You’re also sweetly silly at times which makes me know that you’re just like the rest of us. You are a spiritual sister for me. I am so grateful for you! Sending love and light your way! ❤
Love this CD , do you have it in Book store, love to buy and give one of my friend who has brain cancer, I know it would lift up her spirits and not to give up. Thanks Colette love to lesson every day. ” What would lOve do.”
Maggie go to your computer and download the song to your itunes account and you can have it and then give it to her. For right now we are just giving the songs for free. We have 3 of them!
Wow so beautiful and meaningful thanks for sharing looking forward to hearing more 💜
Wow so beautiful and meaningful thanks for sharing looking forward to hearing more
I always love it .. the way you put words in what we can feel.. and make us all feel great. Love your energy and these stolen moments with you 😉
Spirit is Alive! You have a beautiful voice and the drums resonated the ancient spirits. I always listen to I Am and feel the magic. I am excited for the next cd! Tick Tock 😉 Thank you Colette, for your sharing and service! Love and Blessed Be xo Julie
its coming ! We have 3 songs so far!
Thank you for that song. I love it and want more of it. Very mild and profound and energising too. Thank you for following your dreams, it nourishes us too. Make me cry to say so (talking to myself too). Be blessed
oh honey thank you and yes your dreams count.. follow them and let no one say you cannot!
Love the song you sound amazing 😉
You know 60s the new 50 you living proof 🦋💜
Beautiful…just like everything else you co-create! Can’t wait to hear more. Thank you for continually sharing your gifts with us. xo
WOW, now I have a song to go with my mantra for the year “What would love do”
Love it thank you Colette.
Wowww!! Absolutely amazing and I had to share it with my husband because I really did feel a great message from the universe through your words and this amazing music. I’m so glad you followed your heart and recorded it, beautiful and thank you for sharing your amazing talent. 💚💙💜❤️
Your song is beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes ❤️
It’s gorgeous! I can’t wait to hear more… xoxo
Fabulous reading Colette. I love your sparkly energy :). Looking forward to this week (as always). Bless you for doing this. I’m very grateful for the guidance, and also learning about the different decks each week. Magic! Xx
so beautiful! sounds good!
Thank you and love he song.
Love it! Beautiful. I love listening to you always and knowing you’re almost 60…you are a goer! (Can’t tell though I looked it up) Love your creativeness in all that you do. xo
Oh thank you dear sweet Colette! What a beautiful song. Where can I get this song? It was so inspirational and uplifting, I want to listen to it every day and when down in the dumps. I love you and so glad Spirit led me too you. You are a beautiful person! 🌹💐🤗
we will send out a downloadable link next week 😉
It’s a no 1 best seller already!! 👍😃🌻
I love you!
Love the song! So glad you were able to tap back into your Muse and create something that’s like ripe fruit–juicy and sweet! Looking forward to more of your band’s music.
I came here a week late. What a great story and what a great song (songs!!) came from that experience.
I love the lyrics and the song. The refrain is wonderful to keep in your head as difficult situations come up. . . What would love do?
And the new Mystic Shaman Oracle cards are equally breathtaking!
Congrats to you, Colette, and your tribe!
Beautiful Colette! So wonderful hearing your voice again! Love you and miss you.
Sharon!! HI!! sending you SO much love oxoxoxo
There are no mistakes. Listening to your song again brought clarity, it sounds totally like a message from the Universe, which is what I meant to say last week. I love you, I am sorry, please forgive me, thank you Collette. There is magic in air, have faith in love. Namaste
I absolutely love this beautiful music you make. ♥ I feel inspired and transported by the songs you’ve done, the music you and your friends make together, and the example you set for all of us by nurturing your creativity.. its so great to hear songs with a loving, positive message.
I’m singing along…and sending huge love and gratitude. ♥
I have “I Am/Grace” and “Magdalenes Garden” (they’re my most played CDs)…love them both so much and have been looking for more music from you. Thanks!!!!!! Much love!
so happy you like my new music!