Find Freedom with the Three Powers of the Serenity Prayer

This week’s Goddess message that jumped out at me was the goddess Sophia who represents Divine Wisdom. Her archetypal meaning refers to the wisdom that doesn’t come from integrated human experience, rather the wisdom given to us directly from Source- a higher wisdom, a higher ground from which to see that is greater than our human experience. So how do we access this, and what does it mean for us, when we do?

After this intense Scorpio Full Moon weekend, we’re offered a new beginning where we have time to integrate what we’ve learned keeping in mind what is ours to shift and also what is not ours. Divine Wisdom refers to how we manage our expectations and projections, and what we make things mean. Can we break through the illusion and surrender to what truly is?

Of all the prayers that best illustrates this is the Serenity Prayer.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

The courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

If we look at this prayer in three parts, the first part is about surrendering to a Higher Power, acknowledging that we are seeking peace and help to radically accept what is in front of us and to recognize when we are powerless.

The second part is about summoning the courage to face our responsibility and accountability for our part in co-creating our reality. Change brings resistance and courage implies that sometimes it’s scary and we may not have the experience to know what to do and what will occur but it’s up to us to make the changes where we have the power to do so.

The third part reminds us that we need discernment when it comes to what we can influence and what we can’t. How often do we want to change another person or their behavior, but the only thing in our power to do is to let go, and recognize when we can do nothing. What we can do is change our attitudes and shift our perspective and be mindful of our actions.

Our conscious contact with a Higher Power matters.

Our surrender to truly knowing that we have no control over other people and some circumstances matters because it liberates us when we act in accordance.

What we do, how we think, believe and behave matters.

This is what grace is all about, what true partnership with Source looks like and how we can be more compassionate contributors to the world. And, when we stop banging on the wrong doors the right one always opens.

WEEKLY ORACLE CARD GUIDANCE AND LESSON

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  • Clare
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    The deck is beautiful mine arrived a few weeks ago
    Thank you xxx

    • Colette Baron-Reid
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      Thank you, Clare!!

      • Shelley
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        Dear Colette
        Beautifully written , thank you SO much. You know I’m a big fan of this prayer … and of you and this Tribe, too! Much love to you and ALL
        💖💖💖

  • Lisa
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    Thank you, Colette. Amen. Grace is where it is at.

    Much Love, Lisaxox

  • Karen
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    I loved this week’s reading. If Sophia is the goddess of divine wisdom, is there a goddess of wisdom obtained through everyday human experiences?

    • Colette Baron-Reid
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      Thank you for your feedback and your question! Yes, in my deck there is also Metis, the goddess of wisdom. Her empowerment message in my deck is:

      Experience woven together with knowledge creates a beautiful thing – wisdom. Its parts are entwined like a finely made rope that is so strong it can’t be cut. Wisdom, once earned, becomes an essential part of you.

      Right now, the Greek goddess of wisdom, Metis says you know exactly what to do in your current circumstances. The real question is: Do you have the courage and commitment to make a wise choice? Your answer is not to hide. You are being invited to look within rather than without, take the wisdom you already have, and apply it to your question. Perhaps, however, you must instead draw forth the humility to find someone wiser to weigh in.

      In this powerful time, others may seek you out for your wisdom. This is also an auspicious period when new relationships are founded on deep truths shared with others. You are entering a potent period of your life to share all that you are and all you have learned. Extraordinary things are possible when the goddess Metis reminds you of your wisdom and the need to express it.

    • Rosemary Byrne
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      This weekly message about the serenity prayer was a gift to me. Thank you Colette. Your words really resonated deeply with me. I have been throwing my energy away in a quest to try to control others under the guise of caring. I now know how detrimental and misguided this has been. Wow life gets a lot simpler and a lot more relaxing when you give up trying to control others. I’m ready to start knocking on the right doors now! Blessings to you Colette. I am grateful to have found you.❤

  • Jennifer
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    I really enjoyed this week’s post. 😁Thank you for this reminder. Very timely. 💚

  • Jennifer
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    Loved the deck ! When barnes and noble called a month ago! Your order is here! So excited,beautiful deck) This Spiritual! Powerful deck showed me ! Own your own Goddess power and energy with great wisdom of the Goddess themselves) should you need us we are here! Thank you once again

  • Eva Pascual
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    Well I’m right now..living that exact experience..and having..that very consciuos tealization between..whst’s “Human Wisdom..and Divine Wisdom”..I can see how essencial..it is for our growth..and co-creating..a new..Me..Now comes to me..seversl concepts..like Mindfulness..Breaking the Illusion..and leeping in to the Unknown…and also Heal..Actually..in the previous week..one of it’s days..I draw Arianrhod..Time – Gula..Healing – Sophia..Divine Wisdom..and another day draw..Lostre..in conbination with other two..may be was Demeyer..Mary..or Shakti..don’t exactly remember..So..I love my Synchronicity experience..and people channeling..also infront of me..with out knowing whst is hsppenning..etc..So many comunication..from the Divine..that even though I feel so Isolated and Lonely..these experiences are my real Friends..I Know Nobody on Earth can help me..with their Wordly Opinions..but just those like You ” Oracle “😊🌠..a..who channel..in Synchronicity..with this..Wonderful..and Magic woven web.of comunication with the Divine..Thank You..for all the past..Messages..and..and Mini Lessons 🌳🐦🎶💕.

  • Eva Pascual
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    Well I’m right now..living that exact experience..and having..that very consciuos realization between..what’s “Human Wisdom..and Divine Wisdom”..I can see how essencial..it is for our growth..and co-creating..a new..Me..Now comes to me..several concepts..like Mindfulness..Breaking the Illusion..and leeping in to the Unknown…and also Healing..Actually..in the previous week..one of it’s days..I draw Arianrhod..Time – Gula..Healing – Sophia..Divine Wisdom..and another day draw..Lostre..in conbination with other two..may be was Demeter..Mary..or Shakti..don’t exactly remember..So..I love my Synchronicity experience..and people channeling..also infront of me..with out knowing what is really happenning at that moment….So many comunications..from the Divine..that even though I feel so Isolated and Lonely..these experiences are my real Friends..I Know Nobody on Earth can help me..with their Wordly Opinions..but just those like You ” Oracle “😊🌠….who channel..in Synchronicity..with this..Wonderful..and Magic woven web..of comunication with the Divine..Thank You..for all the past..Messages..and..Mini Lessons 🌳🐦🎶💕.

  • Maryanne Lozoya🥰
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    BEAUTIFUL message and so right on thank you as you know much needed at this time love

  • Nancy Sylvah
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    Hi Colette, Over the past few years, I bought different decks for myself and for my friends.We are all at an age where we want gifts that are useful and fulfilling…
    I am loving the Goddess cards.They came into my life at a very difficult time,that has been spiritually transformed with each reading…
    I am very thankful
    xx nancy

  • Christy
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    Thanks again for the reminder Colette!
    Last week was a tough one – I was in a battle with my 17 y.o. daughter (I know right?)
    I felt my only options were to let go or drive myself mad. Thankfully, I let go, practiced the ho’oponopono prayer towards her and imagined in my minds eye showing her a picture of her when she was little. I almost physically sent her the picture, but I stopped myself, thinking that might be just another way to try to take control.
    and do you know, that when I got home from work Friday she was sitting in the Living room going thru her old photo albums and later came out to start chit chat with me to break the ice?!? that was one fast manifestation 🙂
    “but the only thing in our power to do is to let go, and recognize when we can do nothing” thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Debbie
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    Always enjoy your black belt recovery wisdom. The Serenity prayer was the first prayer I said when I joined Al-Anon 3 years ago. Figured obsessively saying it would override my obsessive thoughts on how to change someone. It did and then my Sponsor moved me along to the Acceptance prayer. Now I do Step 3 & 7 prayer every morning. But still, love the Serenity prayer.

  • Anonymous
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    I love reading your blogs . They always give me things to reflect on and see where I may need to change. I know change and growth can be difficult but I have found it is always worth the work.Thank you Colette

  • Mary English
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    I love reading your blogs. They always give me something to reflect on and learn.I have learned that growth can be difficult but it is always worth the work. Thank you
    Colette for helping me to keep moving forward.

  • Anonymous
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    This is wonderful, making me feel even more appreciative of the wonders of life.
    The loving guidance and the message that – life is for you, that comes in various ways.
    Thank you so much for your generosity, the abundance of wisdom that you are sharing through this.
    Blessings, Colette 🙂

    Much love,
    Sue RayHa

  • Susan McLeod
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    Thank you for this reading, it matched perfectly my current experience. I’ve recently had a few difficult experiences that sent me spinning back to early trauma. Through that I came to see that these events were energetic projections of my inner ‘story’. It was a real kick in the pants from the universe. I have since had a new beginning, re-writing my story and although it takes some real effort to refrain from slipping back into the old patterns of thought, I feel lighter than I have in years and remembered positive things from my past that I’d buried. I even had a visit from my Aunt Marie (she died years ago) to remind me that she always loved me for who I was. She probably saved my life back then and is still doing so now. Magic!

  • Lucinda Deschamps
    Reply

    Dear Colette I Love This Deck!!!! So Powerful !!! Thank You So Much!🙏♥️

  • Kay
    Reply

    Was doing a reading , asking for clarity, when I decided to click on your blog. I am using the full moon illuminating spread, even though I know it’s a few days past the full moon, and your message aligned wonderfully with the guidance I am receiving in my reading. Love these goddesses!

  • MARIE SJÖKVIST
    Reply

    I HAVE ORDERED THESE GREAT CARDS BUT WE CAN WAIT IN JUNE BEFORE COMING TO ME HERE IN Sweden <3 Ty angel

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