Best-selling author Sonia Choquette teaches people how to live from their spirit and let go of the ego. She helps others increase the awareness of their intuition and learn to use it in every day life, and she provides a number of tools and techniques for accomplishing these things and more.
We recently came across a video Choquette made offering specific tools for navigating the new energy we are moving into in 2013, and wanted to share them with our readers!
“The world conditions right now are really tough for a lot of people, and they are throwing us into a lot of chaos and fear and anxiety,” Choquette explains in the video where she offers five tools to help “navigate these transformational times without losing your center and without losing your confidence.”
Here are the five tools she shares:
Tool No. 1: Remember Your Spirit – Our spirit is the most authentic part of who we are, says Choquette. It is where inspiration, creativity and divinity are found, and it is our spirit not our ego that will move us through the changes we are facing right now. So how do we “remember our spirit?” Choquette recommends focusing on what we love and what makes us happy, explaining she loves to travel, be physically active, be with her family and her children, and to tell stories. “Just remember what you love and say so – not just think it. Write it down.”
Tool No. 2: Remember Your Gifts – Each of us comes into this physical world with unique gifts and talents, and we need to both remember and acknowledge them.
“I have the gift of teaching and intuition and the ability to guide people,” says Choquette. “I have the gift of loving large and fearlessly … those are the gifts that I am to incorporate into my life.”
Remembering and acknowledging our gifts is the foundation of our purpose, she notes, explaining many people struggle to find their purpose in life, but she believes it’s always about acknowledging our gifts and using them.
Do you have the gift of service, organization, support, leadership, humor, creativity, nurturing? We were all given many gifts, and Choquette recommends acknowledging a dozen of them, and then picking out those not used often to begin applying in our lives.
“You can also ask people you know what they think your gifts are – maybe you have something you don’t even acknowledge,” she says. “It’s important in these transformational times to acknowledge and use our gifts.”
Tool No. 3: Acknowledge Your Fears Dead On – By speaking our fears out loud, and anchoring ourselves in the present, over time our fears will subside, Choquette explains.
“Stand in front of a mirror or with a friend and start acknowledging your fears out loud,” she notes. “I call this tool ‘emptying the garbage.’”
Some examples are:
“I am afraid my relationships are taking a turn for the worst, and I might lose people I love.”
“I am afraid I won’t make the financial income I need to be safe and provide a grounded home for myself and loves ones.”
“I am afraid people will reject me if I show them who I really am.”
“I am afraid to be vulnerable and actually ask for help.”
“I’m afraid of change and what might come will throw me out of control.”
“Every time you say you are afraid, look at something in the physical realm right in front of you and breathe,” she says, explaining this helps to anchor us in the present moment. “Take a breath because fear takes you to a place that doesn’t exist, so you want to balance that out by anchoring yourself in present time where we are here and now … breathe and acknowledge [your] fears are not real, and they are controlling [you] if [you] hide them.”
Our fears keep us from being in the present moment, and that is the only moment we can create and make new choices, she says. This exercise will liberate these fears, and keep us from being here and now – and being present is the only place we can create and make new choices. This exercise will liberate us from fears that take our power away and will give us our energy back.
Tool No. 4: Ask Your Spirit for Guidance – When faced with choices and decisions, asking our spirit, sixth sense or intuition for guidance is the place to start, says Choquette.
“For example, ‘I am vey insecure about my job and whether or not I will be financially stable,’” she says. “Take a breath, and put your hand on your heart. Close your eyes and say, ‘My spirit says …’ or “My heart says …’ and then see what comes out. Maybe my heart says, ‘I’ll be ok.’ Maybe my heart says, ‘change is coming, but I will respond and be very creative, and my work is safe.’”
This exercise can be done with anything because our spirit is always there to guide us, Choquette explains.
Tool No. 5: Remember to Breathe – When we are in the state of anxiety and fight of flight, we are disconnected from our spirit, which is our sense of creativity and power. We also hold our breath, and Choquette teaches the quickest way to get back to spirit is to take a deep, conscious breath.
“A wonderful breath [exercise] is to breathe in though the nose and out through the mouth and let out the sound ‘Ahhhhh,’” she teaches. “Do that whenever you feel overwhelmed, anxious … take a finger and thumb together, and breathe in ‘I am,’ and breath out ‘Ahhhh … calm.’” This is also a great exercise to do before the previous one where you ask your spirit for guidance. Go right into “My spirit says….”
By allowing ourselves a few moments every day to use these tools, we can ground ourselves into the present, anchor our spirit into our body, and approach the day in a new way.
“These tools work and I encourage you to use them,” says Choquette. “I think you will find that they give you instant results, open your world up, help you remember that you are a co-creator in your life, and it’s not just happening to you, and that you have a divine spirit, inner voice and intuition that like a GPS, which can navigate you above the turbulence and put you back in clear space.”
For more on Sonia Choquette, including online courses and live workshops, visit www.soniachoquette.com.