How to access mongo directly instead of through collection?

My query works in mongo command shell but not through meteor collection.

Should I access mongo directly in order to get my query to work?

Here is what my query looks like:

it works as expected in mongo shell but not through meteor collection.

This is what you’re after:

Really odd but this still returns an empty array. Why does it work in the command line but not through the app?

Just checking: You’re doing this query on the server, right?

nvm this actually worked with regular meteor queries problem was with the id I was using.