Monday, September 19, 2011
Learning to trust: Sonia Choquette
Sonia Choquette laughs when I ask her how old she was when she realised she had an ability to do something different and special.
“I grew up in a house where the sixth sense was valued as the most important of all the senses. It wasn’t until I went to grammar school that I realised that what I considered natural and comfortable was not shared by other people .”
Speaking from Chicago, six weeks before she was due in New Zealand for her Traveling at the Speed of Love workshop in Taupo, Sonia has a strong, sincere voice full of confidence as she explains her work to me.
“I went to a Catholic school where they taught about angels while I was actually engaging with them.”
So Sonia, who energetically activates the highest vibration to free the authentic Spirit in everyone she meets, began teaching other people how to identify and use their sixth sense when she was just 16.
“I don’t know any other way of being so it just seemed natural.”
From there Sonia went on to study at the University of Denver and the Sorbonne in Paris, before pursuing a spiritual education at the American Institute of Holistic Theology where she gained a BA, MS and PhD in Metaphysics.
While writing several bestselling books, Sonia began helping to release people from the restriction and fear of the ego while guiding them to joy, wholeness, and personal empowerment in every area of their life.
Along the way she has been a personal intuitive advisor to New Age leaders like Louise Hay, Julia Cameron, Caroline Myss, Dr. Wayne Dyer, pop icon Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins rock band, and professional consultant to international business leaders such as Charlotte Beers, Fortune 500 Company CEO.
According to Sonia we live in a quantum field of energy but our ego minds filter that subtle connection with our intuition out – but once this is reactivated we can make more informed decisions.
“Intuition is the higher octave of our senses,” Sonia said.
“Women tend to be more fluent as they are more comfortable expressing their feelings than men but they are not inherently more intuitively capable.
Studies have shown that following our intuition is a skill of leaders, with CEO’s and entrepreneurs commonly citing ‘following their gut feeling’ as a reason for their success.
“We are all born with a clear connection to our intuition.
“We have been indoctrinated to abandon and hand ourselves over to the external patriarchal authority figures of our society but those figures are failing us left and right.
“The good news though is that paradigm is ending and the reactivation of our inner guidance system is not that difficult once you are shown the way.”
Fear, stubborn habit and dormant imagination are all blocks to acknowledging our intuition says Sonia and she acknowledges that the unknown is often frightening.
“Don’t confuse fear with danger though,” she continued.
“It’s fun and exciting to activate your mind.
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