If you need help, it is always within reach, just ask for it. This was driven home to us again on Sunday afternoon when we attended a fascinating and exciting workshop here in Cape Town - Sonia Choquette's "Wake Up Your Spirit and Connect to Your Guides". It gave us four hours of exceptional insight and confirmation.
I must confess that I had never heard of psychic Sonia Choquette before she appeared on a local TV show here the previous Thursday. She lives in Chicago and is a world-renowned author, storyteller, vibrational healer, and six-sensory spiritual teacher in international demand for her guidance, wisdom, and capacity to heal the soul.
She’s the author of eight best-selling books, including 'Diary of a Psychic' and 'Trust Your Vibes'. I her mission statement she says: "As a practicing psychic and spiritual teacher for over 32 years, I've spent most of my life helping people on a psychic level to realize that we're all spiritual beings endowed with six, not five senses, and, even more important, that we need that sixth sense, our psychic sense, to fulfill our life's purpose and be peaceful and happy."
She calls that 6th sense the "throwaway sense" because everybody has it, but not many people know that or pay much attention to it. We are not aware on a daiy basis that we are all psychic. Unlike most of us, Sonia grew up in a family where the ability to connect to our unseen help was normal - where noticing the vibes of the moment is the sensible thing to do, where not listening to your feelings in all situations is just plain stupid.
She has therefore been able to finetune her 6th sense to a degree which is absolutely stunning for me : on the TV show, people just phoned in with their birth dates and immediately Sonia knew their main issues, obstacles, and life purpose - and had good advice on how to achieve improvement and make progress for these people.
In her workshop on Sunday, she demonstrated her gifts as a teacher impressively : a lady was called up on stage whose life dream is to be singer, but her considerable fears of inadequacy held her back to pursue her passion. After not even five minutes of confronting her issues with Sonia, she agreed to sing a tune - it was absolutely beautiful, and a total surprise! None of us in the audience had expected that she could do it.
I know that these five minutes have changed the life of that lady, and another one's whose ambition is to dance professionally - again, enthusiastic applause to some artistic steps that convinced all of us right away that there was great talent on display here which was not expressed previously just for fear of ridicule.
It is tragic that so many of us are climbing the hills of life thinking that it is a hostile mountain. It is such a pity that we are carrying so much baggage in our rucksack on the way up that it weighs us down, sometimes almost to the point of immobility. So many are discouraged or even defeated by the perceived steep angle of ascent, whilst they only need to let go of the ballast on their backs to experience a joyful downhill cruise.
The workshop was so 'en-lightening' for me because I realized that no-one had to be on stage for Sonia to give us the benefit of her talent, wisdom and abilities - we could all recognise ourselves in what she said and demonstrated with others there. We knew that we just had to get in tune with our own vibes to receive the help she facilitated for those up front.
But we have to trust the process first to use it. To develop that trust we need to hear about, notice and and experience the reality of our intuition as often as we can - we all have psychic abilities.
How often did you answer the phone, just knowing that your mother-in-law was on the line? When last did you pay attention to a hunch and went to work on a different road, just to find out later that there had been a major accident on your usual route?
Where does this daily help come from? I think we don't need to consult a professional clairvoyant to tell us what the future will bring, although this most definitely helps to confirm our course in life whenever we are about to make a major adjustment - or when we are so stuck that we need to be jolted out of our position. Other than that, just get in tune with yourself, pay attention to your feelings, and you'll know what to do and where to go.
Look, I don't want to make this too long - just go to SoniaChoquette.com and have a look around, there is so much to discover that I can't mention it all here - don't leave out her section on 'Psychic University Online Courses', just listen to one of her audio clips in the sample lesson offered - it will open your eyes, and your mind.
Unless ... OK, as a fellow storyteller I can't resist this - do you want to know how Sonia met one of her spirit guides? She told us on Sunday: during a very difficult period in her life, she had virtually crashed with exhaustion and, having been hospitalized, was told by her doctor to take a good break in Hawaii now.
One day walking on a beach there, something urged her to turn around and go to the village. Window-shopping in front of a tourist shop, she stepped in and looked at the wares on display when an absolutely gorgeous black man in an immaculate white suit came in from behind a curtain and started talking to her : "Have a look at this poster, it fits your situation perfectly." He pulled out a rolled up poster from the rack and showed her the beautiful picture of an angel crashed on a beach.
Sonia agreed and after they had chatted for a while, discussing and looking at other items in the shop, she turned around to ask him a question when she noticed that he was gone.
"Excuse me, where is your colleague?" The shop attendant, a young lady, had a surprised look on her face. "Colleague? I am alone here." - "The man in the white suit I spoke with just now. He came in from behind that curtain and was with me here in the shop for at least 10 minutes, you must have seen him."
She hadn't, and the man could not be found anywhere.