How to Get in The Flow

If you watch my weekly oracle card readings lately you’ll notice I’m working with my new Goddess Power Oracle (loving the awesome feedback!) and this week the one goddess that stood out for me to talk about is the goddess Rhea and what her meaning offers all of us.

Now, whether you are “into” goddesses or not, just imagine these goddesses are really metaphors for the lessons they offer. In this case, because Rhea’s name means “ slow and ease” although, in her myth, she experienced many hardships as a primordial goddess who gave birth to a big part of the Greek Pantheon. What her story shows us is how no matter what happened, she was able to flow around obstacles in a very resourceful way with positive results.

So if we use the analogy of flow, and how a river moves over rocks and stones, is detoured by hard ground and yet continues on to the ocean regardless, there is an underlying concept of faith to consider. What are you putting your faith in? The rocks or the flow of the water?

If you mostly pay attention to the metaphoric sharp rocks, obstacles, and detours in your life, that is where your energy will flow and that is all that you’re going to notice. It will feel like struggle, with familiar pain and you’ll have turned on your fearful conditioning making it difficult to switch to a different mindset.

One thing is true. The Universe acts as a mirror to show you a reflection of what you focus on. Sustained attention will make this your truth, and whether you will expect to flow into a welcoming warm ocean or one that is dangerous and destructive.

So, If you mostly pay attention to the experience of flowing over and around whatever arises, knowing that your destination is true and calling you to experience all of life, your experience will be very different.

This is the kind of faith and trust that is required these days when real serious issues that are unavoidable call us to the task of being present without falling into it head first. I had to really put this into practice when my mom got cancer and died a few months later, and there have been countless other experiences since then that forced me to my knees and remind me to shift my focus.

Practicing flow isn’t just for the good times. It’s also important when you’re life’s river is about to fall over a giant waterfall. I remember thinking I had no choice, but to fall apart at the bottom or trust that the miracles had not run out.  Have you ever felt this too? Surrendering to the way things were playing out and trusting even though everything looked so bleak?

It feels very different when you move with faith into life.

This kind of relaxed soft focused attention brings you into an observant state where you’re not attached to anything. You naturally find yourself being in the flow or looking at whatever you’re flowing over, under or around without attachment. None of it really matters because when you’re in the flow your experience is creative, inspired, trusting and magical.

Sounds easy, this getting into an ease and flow state but it’s not. It takes daily commitment to recondition your mind and keep your heart open. No one stays in flow all the time, but if we can manage to be in it more, miracles have a way of showing up in life!

Valuable questions to ask yourself are  “Where is my dominant energy taking me?” and  “What am I focused on?” I have a great “Know Your Energy” quiz that you can help you answer these questions.  I also invite you to use my meditation exercise called “Get On Your Bird” that will allow you to get some distance and get into the flow state (which begins with being observant).

Sometimes life is suction cupped onto our faces and we can’t see that all is well. But it is, no matter the temporary conditions, your life is always moving forward. Why not choose to be present in the flow with ease and enjoy it? You will be so much more content and your intentions will surely be reflected in your world in beautiful ways.

 

With Love,

WEEKLY ORACLE CARD GUIDANCE AND LESSON

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  • Barbara
    Reply

    Love your new deck of Goddesses! Your readings are so special I am grateful to you!

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      you are sooooo welcome

    • Michelle Mulnix
      Reply

      Muah!! The Goddesses are gorgeous! Very gentle, energy deck. Bravo, Mamma! Bravo.

    • KK Newman
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      Wonderful C , this message it aligns with what my soul speaks to me. My study of the teachings of Abraham as well as you and other teachers along my way. I have been called to to emerge and to evolve. See you in Toronto. Hairgoddess here 🙂 Its my email name for many years! Love KK

  • Lisa
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    Dear Colette .. that was a beautiful message from the Goddesses !! .. thank you for bringing magic into the world that is useful and offers a pathway to living in personal peace. You are magical indeed. I am so glad Mary Magdalene led me to you. Have a wonderful week. Much Love, Lisa

  • Cate
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    Thanks, Colette♥️ Goddess Rhea’s message is a timely one for me, as I’m preparing to navigate uncertainties and responsibilities with aging parents.

  • Andrea
    Reply

    What a beautiful message for this week, thank you!

  • Susan
    Reply

    Colette, I just wanted to tell you how much I love you and how thankful I am for all of your teachings. My brother in law just lost his son and this has opened his heart to seek other truths in life and he asked about oracle cards (surprise). Anyway we bought him your Enchanted Map deck and I know this will open his life up to new possibilities and wonder. Thank You!!!!

  • Sandra Rivard
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    Hi Colette,
    I am very new to your site but have watched you many times on tv ! You are amazing 😉! Thank you for your special weekly readings as they are so Uplifting and positive which help me to get more focused and keep my Faith! Your oracle decks are beautiful I just wish I knew how to use them, I am interested though in your Goddesses deck as I love Angels etc….. I am so grateful for stumbling onto your App as it has brought me to you!
    Much Appreciation, love & Gratefulness ❤️
    Sandra

  • Anonymous
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    Thank you for the time you give us each day and each week with your cards and readings. I look forward to them and appreciate each and every time. Sometimes I have to reflect on how accurate they are as to what is actually happening around me.

  • Ellen-Sue Diamant
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    I’m having a super hard time trusting/having faith in life with all the rocks in my flow these past few years.

    Love your decks and your readings.

  • Sherry
    Reply

    Dear Collette,

    Thank you for the sunshine and love you bring! I’m so happy to have found your blog and meditations. They are wonderful

    Lots of love,
    Sherry

  • Paula
    Reply

    I have a question. But first. You have a beautiful gift. I appreciate you and your work immensely.

    Request.
    Can I get certified in Oracle card reading only. I see the certification program but I am not interested in Tarot and while there crossover, i preder to focus on the Oracle readings.

    Thanks!

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      hi Paula I think you can choose your modality if you are talking about the hay House course with 6 teachers? In my school.. you only use oracle cards.

      • Anonymous
        Reply

        Okay I requested to be part of your school. Let me see if I missed something. And yes, prefer not to do Hay House certification across modalities.

  • Mayra m nobles
    Reply

    Thank you for all you do. I start my week with the YouTube video and it is a great start the week. Enjoying the new card desks animal spirit and godness. Thank you. Mayra

  • Diane Bradley
    Reply

    Thank you. I have several of your decks. I love your teachings. Your a blessing to me.

  • Sage
    Reply

    Can’t wait for the Goddess Oracle deck to arrive! I’m looking forward to it, and I loved the 4 part webinar HayHouse offered.

    On a side note, you mentioned having something like 10 oracle ideas in the works. I hope some of them have gold edges again! I know some complained it makes them stick, but going through the deck twice and unsticking them always works for me. Since you brilliantly number the cards, this makes it easy not to have missed one, and it’s easy to look up the meanings! Love that!!!! If people knew it takes little effort to unstick them, I think they’d be more on board with gold edges again for the decks you see fit of course! All your decks are gorgeous regardless! I love and have them all!

    Much love! So excited to have found your work!

  • Renee Sugar
    Reply

    Hi Colette;
    Love the goddess cards and their symbolic representations. Recently while flying 37,000 ft. above it all ; I observed the “cloud-scape” and saw this empty, barren frozen ground until there was a break and the contrast of the blue line of sky? dividing the two. Beyond that line I could see nothing , but I knew that was the way it was supposed to be. To not ” know” what was ahead. That it would be revealed to me, in divine, appropriate timing. It felt the “the END” of something, and the beginning of something uncharted. It was mysterious, I was curious, but felt content being in that suspended place between ” no longer and not yet”. Sometimes we need to just “be” and the rest will come into view at the appropriate time according to a larger vision/story. It was really helpful to be lifted above the usual day to day perspective to imagine something I didn’t understand , or maybe have never experienced. ” We walk by faith, and not by sight”. Being in the clouds provided a rare opportunity to explore my imagination
    and to see things from a metaphorical perspective rather than to intellectualize everything and try to analyze its significance.

  • Kate
    Reply

    Hi Colette — I relate so deeply to your wonderful blog post.

    A few years ago, I felt life “suction cupped” to my face (love that image) when I joined friends on a hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. In my late 50s, never on a hike before, I’d trained for some months and thought I was ready. But I wasn’t. Not even close. By the time we reached the canyon bottom 2 days later, I was in tears, whining like a baby, and in so much physical pain I could barely move. I told my friends to go on without me. Very dramatic 🙂 I hobbled into the cabin where there was a shower, and in the flow of water hitting me I felt something strange. I suddenly realized I could die hiking out of the canyon, I could fall off a cliff, or break my ankle and be stranded, and yet, I would be ok. Everything was ok. I went from deep blackness of spirit to complete utter joy and peace in just a few seconds. My friends were stunned. I realized the greatest pain I was carrying wasn’t the 30 lb backpack on weak knees, it was my belief that I was unable to cope, that I “shouldn’t” be on the hike, that I was a victim of this experience. That was all gone, and though the physical pain remained it felt so much less intense over the next few days as we hiked out of the Grand Canyon on (no kidding) the “Bright Angel Trail.” This memory is something I keep in my Faith Pocket when I’m low on faith and believing the worst: I am surrounded by bright angels on this hike in life and everything is ok 🙂

  • Dianne McGuire
    Reply

    Thank you Colette for sharing the analogy about being in flow like a river going over the rocks. I needed that reminder that we are always moving forward and to be present no matter what the circumstances. Blessings, Dianne

  • Lindsey
    Reply

    Beautiful wisdom and encouragement💕

  • Dahana
    Reply

    Just watched. Thank you Colette and thank you Universe. I am facing a new chapter on life in a new state, alone. This reading applies to everything I am going through right nok. Excited and nervous. Faith in it all, grateful for the reminder this brings. Grazie

  • Anonymous
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    Your clear definition of ‘Flow’ ringed so true for me, as I have found myself more often in what I thought to be ‘detachment’ in situations which I either had no control over (such as a family death) or in ‘difficult relationships’ or situations. I thought I had become numb to feelings of emotion…but, realisticly, ‘flowing’ over the process to reach a calm shore with less anxiety with more hope in moving forward. Thanks for the insight

  • Marie
    Reply

    My entire life has been a struggle! Things have not changed in this department but I have learned how to handle it better.
    Until I became enlightened, which your teachings and card decks helped immensely with. I used to be a panic attack hysterical person and a pity party hostess. Now I just use your oracle card saying “just breathe”, at the start to my drama trauma. Then next I say to myself, “it could be worse, you got off lucky”.
    I have found that by saying you got “lucky” buffers the misery because if you look at all things involved, I am sure you will find that it could of been worse in almost all bad situations. These words also change the mindset ,which also helps you to deal better with the situation. As you associate the words “lucky” and “could be worse” to mean good things.

  • Mary Louise
    Reply

    Thank you so much for this weeks reading. I actually am visiting Portland Oregon. There is a physical mountain everywhere. I can feel it in my body I am not able at this time To walk up the mountain trail. This is a metaphor! I have the ability to flow around it. Rhea Is me. Love you, Mary Louise

  • Kathryn
    Reply

    I so enjoy learning about the goddesses & their stories. I am keeping a journal of each goddess you speak about. I enjoyed doing the dominant energy quiz today. I am learning so much from you & the programs you provide. Can’t wait for Level 2 of OS to begin! Thank you Colette!

  • Collette Palmer
    Reply

    Hi Colette!

    I am looking forward to your Goddess Oracle cards! They are beautiful (like your other decks).
    Anyway, this message could not be more meaningful at this time of my life! Because of my really bad back, I have lost the ability to walk due to the nerves in the lumbar area. It’s been very scary but somehow I manage to push through. This message gives me more strength & faith!!! Thank you so much!

    Collette

  • Anya Lozinski
    Reply

    Collete, what a beautiful reading! I actually want to tell you that I experienced one miracle today! What a synchronicity it is!?! I can’t wait to get my hands on your Goddesses deck. When are you going to have it available? Love, Anya

  • Lynn faulkner
    Reply

    Thank you for making so much of your wisdom available, including those of us on very fixed incomes. I was able to purchase the Mystical Shaman Deck and i love, love these gorgeous cards. Saving now for my next Deck and its so hard to choose.

  • Lynn faulkner
    Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom, including those of us on fixed incomes. I was able to buy the Mystical Shaman Oracle Card Deck, and it is absolutely gorgeous. I’m saving for my next Deck and it will be so difficult to choose. Is there a YouTube review for the Goddess Deck? It would help to see more of the cards. Many Thanks!

  • Dolores
    Reply

    Hi Colette. This is just what I needed to hear. I have been so overwhelmed at work recently. Instead of focusing on all the obstacles (rocks), I need to have faith that miracles do indeed happen and I will make it through whatever happens. Thank you for reminding me that my Higher Power has my back and will show me the way!

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    Thankyou Colette. I so look forward to your weekly reading. Your article on your blog this week about flow, I think has been the crown put on the faith building I have been doing for a few weeks. It kinda ties things up for me in a happy concept. “I have have always had a safety net and always will have” is what I have recently concluded. I intend to use the analogy of a river often now in my challenging life. Thankyou xx

  • Heather Weir Cowie
    Reply

    Thank you for “how to get in the flow”. I have been stuck for a few days now and unsure how to proceed in my journey. As soon as you asked whether we were concentrating on the flow of the water or fixated on the rocks and obstacles, I knew. I love the rocks in the water as they shimmer and come to life, but that is all that I was seeing! Time to get back on track. Thanks again Colette!!

  • Kathy
    Reply

    Hi Colette,
    Have just done your Invision meditation & it was SO helpful for me as I’m going through a rather strange time in my life. Love your Oracle decks too ❤️ , Kathy x

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    Kia ora Colette
    My names Geraldine & I’m from New Zealand. Your teachings have given me so much confidence & a greater understanding of oracle cards.

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