Weekly Inspiration from Colette: Don’t Should All Over Yourself

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World-renowned Oracle and Intuitive Expert, Colette Baron-Reid, joins us weekly to share inspiration and guidance for the days ahead.

Dear you,

Not feeling too sparkly this week yet while writing this I am in deep gratitude for my life, and all its ups and downs. I’m grateful for my tribe, and your willingness to share your stories too. I love our conversations, our humanness, our holding the umbrella together when the rains come, our laughter, and joy. Community is sacred.

This blog was always an invitation and a conversation.

I see Divine Order today in moments when I am conscious of the Great Creator. I know it just looks really messy on the outside, and my small self still is only capable of seeing the details and the uncertainty of the small life, yet the soul knows the greater plan. Today I surrender to that.

You know what I am talking about.

When we struggle against the currents of life, when we plan and set goals and push forward but don’t see the results immediately, we are using a limited map to chart our course. Often we might feel victimized by circumstances, outer conditions and of course the greatest culprit -our inner conditioning and silent expectations.

Yet choosing the spiritual path is about raising that awareness, accepting the things we cannot change, and reaching out to Spirit for guidance. Into the Unknown we journey, trusting in spite of the conditions, and miracles happen. In the darkest moments the soft light that leads us forward, and inward shines even more beautifully.

For the past month I have sensed a shift personally. You know I’ve written about it, about grief, about my dogs. Our beautiful little pom Beanie died last Monday, Feb 23rd from a tracheal collapse in my husband’s arms.

Her crossing over broke us open in ways we were not expecting.

It’s still too tender to honor in words but suffice to say Marc and me and our little boy Sebastian are being changed by this, softened, altered, and we’re allowing it to move through us at its own speed and pace.

Grief is an initiation to Spirit.

We weren’t prepared for it even though I had a premonition and had been preparing—if that makes any sense. My soul knew. Beanie knew. My small self was having a denial hey-day!

“What if?”, “should–a-would-a-could-a” ran through our household as Marc and me both spent an agonizing few hours wondering if we had done things differently would we have been able to change the outcome. Marc took it the hardest as she was his little girl and he had never experienced a loss like this before.

I went to see our vet to get Rescue Remedy for Sebastian and he, in his wisdom said… tell your husband not to “Should all over himself.”

It’s true… for us all no matter what the circumstances.

Radical acceptance means we must “surrender to the will of Heaven” and trust that all is well, even when it isn’t.

So if you’re going through a tough time, go with the flow, accept what is, don’t “should all over yourself”.

Life is a glorious, joyful, painful, and messy thing. Acceptance is the key to all our troubles. It sets us free.

Love you always and forever… Because I want to.





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