Predicting the Future ... or Creating it? - Simply Woman

By on October 1, 2017
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By Colette Baron-Reid

Ok this is a hot topic in my special forums online and so I thought what a great discussion it could be for my blog!

If you’ve been following my posts about Oracle School you will know and hear me say some strong things about working with oracles and how asking “ what’s going to happen” is about giving away your power instead of being empowered to choose, to intend, and to see who we can become in partnership with Spirit.

This may seem contradictory given I have built my reputation over 30 years on predictive accuracy as an intuitive although I have always maintained that I am only looking at probabilities and never absolutes.

I do not believe in absolute determinism.

If I did I would not be where I am today since a number of well-known intuitives in the past have predicted things that had I continued on the path I was on would likely have happened.

I changed and the vantage point changed, the predictions changed because my choices changed.

It is always about potentials that you see from a specific vantage point.

Can you imagine that if you view looking into the future as an absolute then that is like saying you have no choice to change or to course correct!

It’s not that I am saying you can’t predict the future. Some of us have an ability to see into the Divine Matrix, like I see it as moving lines of energy brimming with potentials like silvery highways where I can track stories, and I can see when things criss cross and it’s like I see a snap-shot of what’s possible and it’s like I remember the future.

But that is the thing… Yes one can begin to look into the grid and pull out the stories and yes it gives a level of certainty to the person wanting you to look but it does not remove life on life’s terms or even come vaguely close to describing a person’s experience along the way which is the most important part of the equation.

Today I feel strongly that to be fully empowered as a co-creator it’s so much more important to look at how you are manifesting your future, your part in the creating of it, the reactions, how your past continues to invite you to dance, whether you need to course correct, and how to manage your intentions within the framework of potentiality.

Someone asked me this week why, in a 3 card reading do you have a future position? Because it shows the direction you are heading into, the energy and theme that is evolving in your story in motion but not a destination. That is the most dangerous thing to think. That we will ever arrive and get to always feel good, prosperous and on purpose is a lie. We will experience all of life, suffering will come as it will of its own accord too as we live our lives, watch pets and loved ones cross over, experience heart break, failure and disappointment and shed the light of our hearts into our own shadows to heal.

So yes it’s a complicated subject but an important one since the past few years those of us who have committed to deliberate conscious living have begun to evolve at an accelerated pace and more often than not will already become a new self, and will have moved so far beyond any prediction or snap shot of the possible future that it doesn’t matter who sees what. It’s all possibilities and potentials and it’s SO much more fun to jump into the co-creation seat with Spirit as our partner to see where our adventure will take us.

Who do you want to become? Who is in there? Are you ready to shine? What prevents you from being all that you could?

So this is why in Oracle School and in all my teachings these days I steer people away from predictions and into the responsibility of co-creation. You can use oracles to view your potential future but you also need to release your hold on the exact form as 9 times out of 10 what arises comes in a form and experience much different that your expectations.

So I’m going to invite you to tune into your body and ask yourself. How does it feel to choose to co-create your reality in partnership with the Divine? How does it feel to ask “what’s going to happen”? Does the second question bring up some fear? In the asking of it, what is your motive and what will the answer mean to you? Will it bring you more certainty?

Then what? Compare the two… Which feels more grounded?

It’s true that knowing the next right action, or step, or likely outcome is smart and strategic, and confirmation is always good but looking too far into the future can rob you of your power to create and discover, experience and embody life each moment. We co-create reality every day either deliberately planting the seeds of our most cherished desires and intentions, or scattering the seeds of weeds unconsciously. Asleep or awake we are always part of the dance, part of the planting.

I don’t know about you but as much as I can I would like to be awake to what I’m planting but at the same time I would like to know if I’ve inadvertently invited a pest or an old story that might choke out the growth I’m hoping to see out-pictured in my world. But knowing this is possible and doing something about it is very different than being told “Your entire harvest will shrivel in front of you”, well it might if you don’t do anything about it!

Believe me I have had intuitives predict all kinds of things that I decided HELL NO, and did the work on my perceptions and perspectives, and became the person who could choose another outcome.

The future sure is seductive though especially in times of such deep uncertainty (um like around now?) Everyone wants assurances they will be ok.

The thing is you are the only one to decide that and do what it takes for that to be true.

So if you are the kind of person that loves to go for predictive readings remember the law of non-attachment, don’t hang on to it as if it was a permanent destination. You can always course correct if you hear something that doesn’t feel in alignment. Don’t give your power away and become an arm-chair astronaut sitting back waiting for this perfect thing to come true.

Now more than ever people need to learn to stay in the now and tend to their gardens, their Field of Dreams and not buy into the fear of needing to know “everything is going to be good one day”. It’s good right now. Even if it’s not temporarily.

I’m so grateful to be able to offer this wisdom to people now at this point in my career. I’ve seen the future and I know staying in the now is the only way I can co-create it with Spirit and that way life will always be a surprise and an adventure!

Speaking of surprise and adventure. When co-creating deliberately and consciously the only way things come to fruition is to release the form and remember that Spirit has the plan you just need to get out of the way, and then there is the part where we also have to deal with life on life’s terms too. It’s how we show up that determines our most profound experience.

I have a great story about this to share.

So I had the great opportunity to tape a TV show called Messages from Spirit in Canada 3 years ago which changed my life. Now, it was seen on a cable network that had a small viewership so regardless of the experience I didn’t expect a huge end result. The experience was the thing of import not where it went or would go. My friend Connie, one of the producers and me had a statement since the day we met “Spirit has a plan!” It was humbling and beautiful and scary and amazing all at once, and to be honest it didn’t felt finished when it was. I wrote about it in my book Uncharted.

A while later, I had about 18 months of connecting to a US TV opportunity wherein I got too attached then really knew I had to let go. Nothing happened in the end anyway (normal in pitching tv shows) Now an intuitive friend predicted that my small tv show would lead to a tv show with a big network in the USA. (Of course I hoped that would be true) but last year when nothing happened I put all my focus into Oracle School. Now there was no time for TV etc. and had it happened I would not be here! My mantra has always been “what is mine will not go past me” and I believe that wholeheartedly for everyone.

So I forgot all about TV, let it go and figured that seed would not bear fruit.

So not only does Spirit have a plan but a giant sense of humor.

Today I find out my little Canadian TV show is now on a huge major network in the USA. Where? Amazon!! I would never have thought that might happen.

So I hope you watch and love it. It’s all mediumship and no oracle cards but it’s honest, I’m grateful for the opportunity and it was something that forced me past my comfort zone and brought me to where I am today.

So have you ever had something happen you wanted then it fizzled then came back in a completely surprising form you were not expecting?

No matter what we’re told about the future, no matter what seeds we plant deliberately in the end it’s Spirit that has the plan of the form that is best for us that matches where we are. That’s why life is for co-creating… Like spiritual teacher Forrest Gump said “Life is a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get”.

Thing is you can choose a box of garbage or a box of chocolates… That’s the part we can co-create!

Love you always and forever.

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Collette Baron-Reid

Colette Baron-Reid, known by her fans as The Oracle, is an internationally acclaimed intuitive counsellor, Psychic Medium, Spiritual Teacher and host of the TV show Messages From Spirit, as well as The Adventures of the Motorcycle Medium.

She’s also a bestselling author whose work has been translated into 27 languages, a keynote speaker, recording artist, entrepreneur, and was voted one of the Top 100 Most Spiritually Influential People in 2013. She has appeared on talk shows like Dr Phil, Oprah & Friends and The Today Show, in national magazines like Elle and W, and on-air as the host of the wildly popular call-in radio show Ask The Oracle on Hay House Radio. You can grab her latest book Unchartered; The Journey  Through Uncertainty into Infinite Potential anywhere books are sold.

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