Be in the Now and Practice Gratitude - Colette Baron-Reid | Oracle Queen | Founder of Oracle School

Be in the Now and Practice Gratitude

Last week’s Full Moon was intense and I’m not sure about you and your experience, but mine just exhausted me as so much in my world challenged me to contemplate everything I’ve taken for granted. I know that the outer conditions of my world don’t define me but they do reflect back what I need to learn and adjust to as I integrate that learning. The week after a Full Moon is when I can really dig into what I need to let go of. This week is letting go of the concept of controlling outcomes. 

A dear friend’s husband crossed over too young after an arduous time with cancer, and even after seeing countless healers and working so hard on shifting his mindset, his body just gave out. It’s hard to accept that even though so many of us in our small circle were so convinced he’d make it, it was his time. He was a miracle in so many ways.  Honoring that, being grateful for his exuberant, ever curious and loving presence in our lives, reminds me to slow down and adjust my speed and see where I take things for granted. Life on Life’s terms isn’t always the way we want it. Often times the surrender comes with pain and loss. But change is the only constant and knowing that helps.

 My husband’s elderly father has been dancing between worlds as well last week and it teaches me of the importance of gratitude and love, forgiveness, and how powerful the gift of attention is. So much is calling for our attention these days, it’s like the world feels like it’s in a blender and we don’t know what kind of smoothie or soup or mush will be the result. I know the agitation is what catalyzes change but there are many days where I wish I was Samantha from Bewitched where I could wiggle my nose, hear the tinkle tinkle tink sound, and everything would just stop. 

Then I remember that I know what to do! I have magic anytime I need it!

It’s all about slowing down and listening with my heart.

Meditation is my double go to these days. Twice a day I make the space to contemplate gratitude and ask for help to surrender. 

So I offer you this prayer I’ve been saying a lot lately. Let me know how you experience it.

God grant the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. 

Life is an eternal blessing. 

Don’t forget—Kiss the ones you love, cast out hate of any kind, help a stranger in need, breathe in gratitude. 

I hope we all can remember this week. 

WEEKLY ORACLE CARD GUIDANCE AND LESSON

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  • Lisa
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    So beautifully written Colette. Thank you. I read it aloud to my husband. And then I kissed him. And to you Colette, thank you for showing up in my cyber world. And to your husband, we hold his family in a cocoon of prayer.
    Much Love,
    Lisa xox

    • Christine Watling
      Reply

      Thank you sweet pea. Your authentic communication makes me feel more connected. Have a lovely day 🌸💚🌸

  • Anonymous
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    Thank you Colette. You are a blessing. Very grateful for the light and love you extend!!!!

  • AROUNA BADAROU
    Reply

    Toi issa beautiful mother .Good afternoon my dear show please i need your help please help me i gavent à gâter and mother that i suffer my mother please help me

  • Adriana Velez
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    Hi Colette,
    I love what you wrote in the blog. you made me cry. Thank you for the human being you are. you are very special person and soul. Thanks for your enthusiasm. God bless you. Adriana.

  • Tiziana Amagda
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    I love Serenity Prayer. It is not easy to practice, but sometimes it is needed more than other times. Sending a big hug to you and Mark.

  • Deborah Saunders
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    Hit home! I get caught up in how things should be and I begin to react in a negative way toward the situation. Sometimes I feel that I should be saying or doing something to influence the change instead of letting it be and continue to work on myself. It isn’t easy. The reminder is greatly appreciated! I chose card #6 and I’m a Taurus – Sun, Rising, and Moon.

  • Judy
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    Much needed in my transformative life. Getting my ME back. 🧚‍♀️🙏🧚‍♀️

  • Felicia
    Reply

    I’m always, always amazed at how the timing of your blog and my receiving the messages of them is so impeccable. Thank you. Thank you. Thank YOU! You are a major light for me. I can’t thank you enough. Felicia

  • Paul N
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    Thank you for the explanation of YIN and creativity. It describes exactly where I am in my own creative life. The harder I try, the more I get stuck — but when I start from willingness and listening, then my creative work flows easily.

  • Debi
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    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Colette! Such a timely post for me! I just lost my dad last month (the one you brought through when I thought he had passed… but then found him unexpectedly after 61 years) and I’ve been struggling a bit about regrets… Not spending enough time with him… Not asking him important questions that I’ve had all my life cuz I didn’t want to make him feel uncomfortable) I only had him for a very short 13 months. Thought I would have more time than that. I guess in the grand scheme of things none of that matters. I know that poem very well, but had forgotten it. THANK YOU for the gentle, loving reminder. Love you!

  • Kathryn
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    Letting go of controlling outcomes is a big one. I didn’t realize how much I would will things to happen, pray for a dear one, ask for help but nothing helped. when I was young I thought I could fix my dad from drinking and my older brother said to me you can’t fix him. You can’t fix people. I was so sad when he said that, I still get tears in my eyes as I write this. And it really bugs me when people say you can do anything because sometimes it just doesn’t work out that way. I’ve been getting the Fates lately a lot & the Serenity prayer really does help to surrender. It feels like a soft blanket of love & lots of hugs, a very peaceful feeling when I finally let go & stop resisting & fighting so hard & being so sad I can’t help everyone. Ahhhhh…… Thank you Colette, you touched my heart with that piece.

  • Teresa
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    Thank you I lost my husband 5 months ago to cancer and this last week has been very emotional and confusing. I’m really just not sure how to start this new life without him but after the full moon a few things have come to light in my head with little steps on how too. My husband was so greatful for what he had in his life and had done and I need to remind myself and be greatful that I had found the love of my life for a large part of my life

  • Robin
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    Thank You Colette! You are a Blessing! Love, Light and Extra Angels to You and Yours on This Journey! It’s All Good! Just BREATHE!😉💞🤗

  • Susan
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    I have been saying the serenity prayer everyday, at least once for the past year. I do not know if it helps, but I keep saying it. Love you Colette.

  • Kayci StJames
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    I loved this 6 card pull for the week. I picked #5 Blessed and that was such a gift and what I needed to go forward and continue with all my spiritual work that I have been doing. It gave me that extra push. Your Gemini Venus really comes through in the words you use. Thanks Kayci

  • Chris Possingham
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    Thank you Colette 🙏🦋
    As always you are so beautiful and in tune… I’ve woken at 4am on the end of these transformative full moon energy’s and had an ahah moment from reading this. Actually while the content is golden, the ahah was from knowing that You are doing this as an expression of your heart, and purely giving from your deep well of knowledge. Confirming goodness in the world.

    I have stopped to actually read deeper as being present and gratitude has been highlighted also for me this last 48hrs.

    I thank you (have followed you for years and reinstate very much) 💝🌻✨

  • Mary English
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    Thank you Colette. Love and hugs to you and your family. When you share your life it not only reminds me that we are all in this life together it gives me the encouragement to work at my own habits and personal growth especially gratitude and surrender(thats a hard one for me)

  • MaryEsta
    Reply

    Dear Colette,
    You are truly a beautiful source of light and love in a world that so needs your inspiration. Thank you for being and doing this great mission of hope for us all!
    Peace and Love, MaryEsta

  • Anonymous
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    I love my new crystal card

  • Shelley
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    Thank you so much, Dear Colette.
    I just wanted to say that I’m sorry to read of the loss of your friend. It’s especially sad when the person passes at a young(er) age, and my heart goes out to you and Marc and the wife of the man who passed. I also wanted to say that I will keep you and Marc in my prayers as his Dad readies to transition. It matters not the age of a parent, they are still our parent and that, for me, brought up so much. The whirlwind of back and forth to the hospital or care facility is very difficult also. I know that you you both are well aware of how to keep your respective balance, and even then, it is tough.
    I could completely see my own full moon experience (my husband and I are both watery Cancerians and we were both deep exhausted one day this weekend for no apparent reason. That means a very slow and tentative start to the week, which is fine. I am now allowing myself to go slow when my body gives clear messages. This slowdown means I can hear Spirits’ messages and tune in to the next right action much better than when I am rushing and busy. Blessings to all and thank you again for your uplifting and encouraging readings. ♥

  • Brenda Randall
    Reply

    Such a beautiful message and so true!
    Your reading was fabulous along with the Stars cards flow.
    Very sorry for your loss, Bless you 🦋

  • Sherry
    Reply

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Yulanda
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    Colette, First my condolences to you and your family during the sadness you have been going through and pray that the peace of their time with you here brings joyful memories at the right moment. Your blog this week is a reminder that we are only here for a time and then we go back across the veil to share there the blessings we received on our earthly journey. Thank you for your gifts to us weekly as I have learned so much from your videos, oracle cards and updates and I will continue to watch and grow. I cannot decide which or your oracle decks I love the most as they all bring such beautiful messages. Just received the Crystal deck and it is gorgeous. And so many thanks to you. Peace and Love to all.

  • Lisa
    Reply

    Hi Colette,
    Thank you so much! So beautify said. I feel very much like the same space as you shared. This full moon really was an ass kicker for me. The moon really made me look at everything in my life. OMG my emotions were all over the place and I felt ALL of them from way back to my childhood up to this morning and all the good and bad in between. It was like my whole life time of emotions were flooding back through me most of last week. I had to feel, look at and start to heal what I want to change. I am surrendering to the loss of people, love, things, my idea of how my life ” should be” and letting go my old stories. Cleaning up my side of the street starting this morning with my bookkeeper. Conscious thoughts and mediations daily while moving through old worn out stories and patterns. It’s been a little rough, but I know change is good and is always constant. My big light bulb moment this week is that it’s time to live in my JOY and put my attention to where the JOY is and create more of that. Thank you so much. Sending you love and light. XOXO

  • Kamala Devi
    Reply

    You have been part of my growth. My being hugs your being. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Debbie
    Reply

    Always appreciate your words of wisdom. Lately I have been changing up my morning prayers to ask my Higher Power to help me give up my will, Accept God’s will and help me do the next right step. And then do my best to practice gratitude through out the day.

  • Renee Sugar
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    Hi Colette;
    So sorry for your loss. I was taking a scenic walk in my neighborhood and
    noticed some signs that I had never seen before. The signs said SLOW DOWN.
    They were from the city of Toronto. Difficult not to notice so many of them.
    Recently I was at work alone on that day and was experiencing some difficulties breathing. With each breath a sharp pain in the upper abdominal area and across my left shoulder. It was persisting so I made a decision to call my employer. She arrived in thirty minutes. We decided it would be wise to call a paramedic and have this mysterious pain evaluated. So the fire dept. came and the paramedics as well. I know as well as my employer that when I say ” I’m really not feeling well” that it is the absolute truth. So I full blood work, chest x-ray etc. was done and about 3/12 hours later, it was determined that I had strained a muscle in the upper chest and that was the origin of this persisting discomfort. Lucky me!!!!!! I was so relieved. Nonetheless it was very unsettling to have an ambulance arrive and deliver me to the hospital. So I am breathing deeply, and freely now in a place of peace that is so full of love. Honor your body and take care of yourself. ” Going slow does get you there faster “. Lots of Love

  • Delores Elliott
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    Thank you Collette! On Saturday I cross the threshold of my past year and step into my new one – 85 ! I’ve followed you for 2 years now and enjoy your mini lessons very much. Even though sometimes I don’t quite “get it”, I keep working until I do.
    Bless you always. Del from B.C. Canada

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      Happy birthday, Delores! Thank you for being here. Just keep watching the videos and learning and you’ll keep “getting it” more and more!

  • Catherine
    Reply

    Deeper tears rolling 🎊💥🎶

    • Anonymous
      Reply

      thank you ✨🙏🏼✨ Your energy is a clear pouring ☀️ of light. It’s completely separate from you yet integrated into a beautiful soulful approach to yourself. i hope to be there with you one day soon 🥰

  • Catherine
    Reply

    thank you for this message ✨🙏🏼🎊

  • Guadalupe Olvera
    Reply

    Hi my name is Lupe and the prayer that u said u would say The Serenity prayer i say it alot to that prayer is used alot in rehab centers how do i know that is because i was there my self for two months its a beautiful prayer i dont know if u know that is is a bigger vertion on that prayer it explains more about serenity, courage and winsdom. And i just had purches one of ur tarots cards The Good tarot i always wanted to learn to read cards untill finally i looked and looked untill i got the felling that this deck was ment for me but i really dont know how to use it or to memorise what each card means but eventually ill get there i see ur videos and learning things about my cards how to comunicate ask my question while i shuffle my cards and other things to but i have a good feeling i will get to know my cards for soon than i think. Thanks have a wonderful day

  • Carol Giampaolo
    Reply

    I tried to save the add about the ¨The Crystal Spirits deck on Hay House Site for $10:00 sale on November 17th, tried to save on Pintrest, but some how my computer deleted the info———–Is this sale still Valid? Please let me Know. I have almost all of your Decks, Love them All, and Many of your Books. I am crazy for your Journey of Works, You are Amazing. Thank You Beautiful Artist and Lady, Please advise me. Carol Giampaolo

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      Yes, the $10 new release sale runs through the 21st for US customers. Thank you!

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