The Art of Changing Perspective - Colette Baron-Reid | Oracle Queen | Founder of Oracle School

The Art of Changing Perspective

The overarching theme coming this week, and the energy in the weekly reading, revolves around the art of changing perspective while being compassionate with ourselves and allowing for the space we need to look at our limiting beliefs. In a time of transformation – global and personal it’s so important not to fall prey to the “omg there is so much more healing to do!” voice, and take account of how far you have actually come. If you’ve been even slightly awake and on track with your quest for a more practical spiritual life, you will have learned a lot along the way. Now is not the time to get stuck in the mire of more work to do. It’s not about effort anyway. 

It’s about perception and perspective. 

I am always incredibly grateful that my mission is being a small part of the Big Shift and offering people a way to gain inspired insight so that we can all learn to see ourselves in a new light. 

It’s all about shifting the way perceive ourselves and the events in our lives, how willing we are to expand our horizons, see from a higher vantage point, and recognize how the glass is always brimming full regardless if we see it as half empty or half full. Actually, there is no way for there to be an empty glass. Even if it has no water it’s full of oxygen! Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. Where you place your attention is everything. 

Well, what if we’re stuck in fear or another limiting belief? Yes, it’s hard to see things as beneficial when we’re afraid or operating from shame. Those states of being are so intensely personal we begin to believe we are fear, or shame, etc. But that is not what we are made of. In order to change our viewpoint, we need to be willing to step back into a less personal part of ourselves, the Self that sees the small self, the essential awareness that is timeless and observant. We all have that in us – soul and ego, and when they work in healthy tandem anything becomes possible. 

In times of transition, it’s especially important for all of us to remember this. It’s only the small self that suffers. It’s the ego that needs certainty and familiarity and promises and reassurance where the destination is specified and comfortable, not the soul. Our Self knows that when it’s allowed to be the eyes we see through everything changes. How we perceive is the first step to getting a clear perspective.

Things are always changing. If you look back over this summer, or for my tribe Down Under, winter, how have you changed? I’m not the same person at all. Events in my life have pushed me to reevaluate my trajectory and authenticity. I knew I had to surrender to the death of the old stories I tell about my life.  Surrender to the fact that the events occurring right now are no accident. That something magical is happening even though sometimes the experience is a complete pain in the you-know-where. Because of these experiences, I am more myself than ever before, with greater clarity, hope and compassion, and courage—that came out of the core of my vulnerability. Life really does happen for us not to us, even when it seems otherwise. 

Let’s look at 3 steps that will help you make Shift in your perspective for this week.

  1. Practice this saying, “I DON’T KNOW!” Let go thinking that you know what is going to happen next. The future is NOT a projection of the past. Unless you keep telling the same story and insist on reinforcing the patterns of the past, you have an amazing opportunity right now to do things differently. You’ve heard me say this so often-” If you do what you did you will get what you got”. Similarly, if you think the same thoughts, feel the same fear over and over VOILA – you will be responsible for your part in the repetitive story. Knowing the boogeyman is for SURE in the basement is not necessarily true. Maybe there is a bunch of stinky garbage and junk down there plus one or two lost chipmunks making noise. Perhaps removing it might be a better solution.
  2. Since I don’t know, what can I discover? This is essential step #2! If you remain curious, after agreeing you know nothing about the future only about how you live today in these 24 hours, how you think and feel, and how willing you are to be 100% authentic, what you honestly stand for and why then you can start being curious. What will today reveal? What can I learn about myself and others? Where is common ground if any? Choosing to enter each day with a sense of curiosity rather than a staunch knowing (either extreme- uber freaked out or uber happy) will really help because you will make discerning choices, asking for accountability from yourself and others, etc. This makes for a really healthy sense of self. Being curious is an empowered stance overall. It feels playful and detached but it is Wonder Woman strong!
  3. Be a Spiritual activist! Start your day grateful that you don’t know, that you are curious that so much of the world, your world, everything you experience is a BIG GIANT GIFT. Act as if you believe that gratitude and kindness, compassion, collaboration, and connection is the way to live. Refuse to give in to fear and refuse to condone what you see is wrong in the world. One act of kindness is an act of spiritual activism. Ask “how can I help”, as we’ve heard many spiritual teachers say… love whatever arises.. and surrender to the grace and forgiveness of that. Everything even rage is a call to Love. Answer it.

Love love love you all!!!

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  • Anonymous
    Reply

    Thank you so very much for sharing all of your wonderful thoughts, perspectives and gifts❤️♥️🌻🤗

    • Lorraine
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      In your own words “. Life really does happen for us not to us, even when it seems otherwise”. Thank you for all you give so freely.

    • Anonymous
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      Thank you Colette very intrestring xxx

  • Cheryl
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    Colette,
    Your teachings have helped me greatly. I am deeply grateful for your wisdom.
    Very different person from a year ago. I’m Taking responsibility for the unconscious choices I’ve made that led me into not being my authentic self. I’m healing those wounds and moving into my Soul’s purpose! Thank you for all you’ve so freely offer us! 💞🙏🏻

  • Theresa
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    This was sooooo wonderful thoughts and so honestly admit at times. You are just FABULOUS!

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      Thank you, Theresa!

      • Shelley
        Reply

        This video was just beautiful. Thank you so much Colette, and Marc for filming, and your adorable fur babies for being so cute. I love the way you’ve done these readings the past two weeks. Very juicy and a great demo of how the cards interact and support one another’s overall message. Once again, you give us more of everything – your insights, wisdom, humour and love.
        Thank you. Hope you had a fabulous birthday last week, too.
        Xoxoxi

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    What a perfect way to start our day. We are most appreciative of this very valuable lesson and insight. Namaste. Blessings abound!

  • Cynthia Eyer
    Reply

    I learned that silence is one of the greatest compliments to something like this wisdom given. 🙇‍♀️💝💫✨🙏🏻

  • Dawn Bagliere
    Reply

    I’m very grateful for your gift, your presence & the guidance being given💝. Blessings to you!

  • Anonymous
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    Thanks for sharing the 3 steps. I know this will help me to move forward in a more positive way. Thanks, Rena

  • Cheryl
    Reply

    Thank you for all your readings you have touch my life at a time of depression and have taught me to listen to soul heart and spirit Your compassion and gift of spirit that you share are awesome Love you and grateful our paths meant 😀💕

  • Debbie
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    You are truly a gift to the world. Your wisdom always remembers that are hardships especially count and aid our growth. Thank you for all the guidance wrapped up in wonder filled packages.

  • Anonymous
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    A beautiful reminder that we are all in transformation and if we recognize this as our journey….. an ongoing healing….. we open our hearts and know that there is always hope. Loved this blog because it is a reminder to be curious to the “not knowing” as much as the knowing…. and that is when we experience change. Thank you Colettte

  • Joan
    Reply

    OMG Colette thank you for this today – and thank you for ALL you do! Love you!

  • Joleah
    Reply

    So deeply insightful, as usual! So honoured to have you as a teacher on my path! ✨💖🙏💖✨
    I love you so much Collette, Thank you!! XO
    Joleah💗

  • Renee Sugar
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    ” If we knew all of the things we were capable of ; it would literally astound us. ”
    Thomas A Edison Just finished listening to a 5 C.D set called “You are a “badass”. by Jenn Sincero. I listened, laughed, and even printed a sign (BIT)
    Badass in Training which I left where I could see it to imprint this new concept. Becoming something other than who I have been is a process which never has an end, and is always impacted by how committed I am to making changes. Where to start? I began to list many beliefs. Then on the opposite side of the page wrote the opposite. Such contrasts about what has been the norm, and how changing that could be the catalyst for new doorways to start to open.
    I challenged myself to stretch, to reach beyond what I could see, I participated, said yes and didn’t focus on the outcome. Change can be overwhelming, so taking one action in a new direction can start to shift the energy. I was inspired by the concept of ” badass” as a way to reclaim the spirit, that has been held back, discouraged. I remember when doing mirror work inspired by Louise Hay. It was very uncomfortable to look into my eyes and state aloud, that I really, really love myself. Practice, Practice, Practice. H.O.W. (Honest Open Willing) I wonder??? what might happen?? Take one step, one action. ” It is better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.” How liberating to embrace being human, flawed, imperfect. How inspiring to rediscover how courageous, empowered, and capable and unlimited I am.
    “the room for improvement is the biggest room of all. “

  • Cindy
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    “It’s the ego that needs certainty and familiarity and promises and reassurance where the destination is specified and comfortable…” I know this is directed specifically to me. Spirit came to you and said, “Write this for Cindy, because she needs to hear it!” LOL!

    I am going to write this on an index card backwards and tape it to my forehead so I see it every time I look into the mirror. Thank you for saying it, because I REALLY needed to hear it! (And Spirit is probably sick of me asking “Is this going to happen, or is that going to happen?” In addition to I don’t know, I need to remind myself that I don’t NEED to know!!

    Thanks, Colette!

  • Nikki Alexander
    Reply

    How you are in service to the highest good of all is so evident in your words and your commitment to Grace and how you share your humanity (literally how you are human). You are an inspiration to me. xoxox

  • Anonymous
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    Thank you and “right on” like you say “you can’t make this stuff up” ! The reading is so on point with how I was feeling/thinking and I was already changing my perception and perspective. I thought I did all my learning, cleaning house, have no limiting thoughts BUT when I changed my perspective, hah, I found a limiting belief. Giving myself credit for what I’ve learned, and little more “house cleaning” and open to receive/appreciate the Milk and honey! Thank you for your guidance!🌅✳️☯

  • Deborah Saunders
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    Thank you for the great insight and genuine teachings. This continues to remind me to stay the course no matter what. I don’t know and I’m curious and appreciative for what is today refusing to give into fear. Thanks again xoxox

  • Ajanta
    Reply

    Beautiful …Thank You so much …Much love n light

  • Hannah
    Reply

    Thank you Colette
    I am experiencing a great period of change and discovered your amazing radiance at exactly the right time.
    Thank you for being the beacon that is making navigating these changes a little easier.
    Sending love, hugs and gratitude back to you tenfold xxxoxxx

  • Debbie
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    Thank you. I have had a lot of fear going on for about two months. I keep trying to stay in at least this week versus future with the fear. I’m going to practice being comfortable with the unknown in the right now and work on focusing on love. A tall order but it has got to be better than the past two months of mainly fear.

  • Kathryn Keating Kay
    Reply

    Perception & Perspective. I am typing this reply with one hand after fracturing my wrist 2 days ago which also happened to be 1 week from my long anticipated total hip surgery. I also happen to be in the process of moving back into our home after 3 months of new & glorious construction in our home.
    Perception? I have felt extreme pain & observed my break as preventing me from getting the hip operation. Wailing & screaming in pain that’s the perception of what happened. I was discouraged; why did this happen? I was sad for a day. 2 days later after the casting & good news that the fracture wasn’t that bad & the nurse whispering “you are a survivor” my perception started to change. That day it was confirmed that the hip op was postponed for 6 weeks. I felt a weight lifted off my shoulders. I felt light.
    Perspective: After the initial day I started staying in the here & now. ‘I didn’t know’ what was going to be the outcome of the hip op. People around me were in shambles trying to figure out the outcome. But I felt I was in my rowboat out to sea. Now my perspective is: I don’t know why this happened but I felt a weight lifted off my shoulders. I feel I can manage the move back into our house & now I have people helping me do that.
    I really still do not know the lesson to be learned here. But Colette your blog & cards pulled was timely for me. I do know “love whatever arises.. and surrender to the grace and forgiveness of that.” Thank you!

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