Grace, Guidance, and Gifts Sacred Blessings to Light Your Way by Sonia Choquette


About the book: This fantastic book-with-CD provides Sonia’s best guide to finding your aim in life and letting go of your ego. Our greatest purpose in life is to free ourselves of the limiting patterns of ego and soul that keep us chained to painful, disempowered lives. Once we have done this we can fully realize the authentic and holy Spirits we are. This journey can feel overwhelming – even impossible – unless we gain access to the three sacred blessings of Spirit, made available to us from God. Without them we fail.

These sacred blessings are God’s grace, inner guidance and personal gifts. Grace lifts us beyond our own ability, inner guidance leads the way, and personal gifts are both the inner and outer resources given to us to succeed at every step. It is up to us to ask for these sacred blessings, and we must do so now more than ever before. This inspiring book will show you how. Through the use of daily lessons, specific prayers, personal intentions and powerful mantras, you will be showered with these blessings every day of your life.

EXCERPT

As Divine Beings we are on a continuing transformational journey from limited human consciousness to limitless Divine Spiritual consciousness, and we have two distinct aspects of self that are in the process of merging: our soul and our Divine Spirit.

Our soul is not the same thing as our Spirit, although for many people, myself included, this has been, at times, an unclear and confusing distinction, because both are aspects of our nonphysical being and are therefore difficult to separate.

Having been asked the difference between Spirit and soul over the years by my clients and students, and having wondered myself, I have set my heart and mind to finding this answer for decades. Now, after years of prayer, meditation, contemplation, discussion, wonder, and intuition, I have finally arrived at a more grounded and defined distinction between the two that, at least for me, feels true. Our soul self reflects the sum total of our conscious experiences throughout each lifetime, and we carry this totality of consciousness from one lifetime to the next. Throughout our human journey, our soul seeks to find its way back home, back to Source.

The soul contains all our feelings, involvements, learning, love, confusion, and understanding from our first moment of separation from Source to the present, where we yearn for the moment of reunion. That is why the soul seeks. It is on a mission to get back home, back to Source, and it draws from all of its experiences as it works to achieve wholeness.

Our Spirit, on the other hand, is the timeless divine spark of holiness within, the eternal flame of light that has never been separated from Source. An extension of the One Spirit, our Spirit oversees the soul on its journey home. While the soul is the “self” that experiences life, the Spirit is the witness overseeing the “experiencing” part of you that is learning.

Energetically, the vibration of soul and Spirit are quite different. The soul vibration feels energetically dense, contracted, concentrated, and sticky (for lack of a better term). The soul energy feels at times cloudy, heavy, and attached, while at other times yearning, restless, intense, and compelled, even shadowy like the moon. The soul is complex because it is comprised of so many experiences: positive, beautiful, and transcendent, as well as horrific, traumatic, and painful. It reflects and expresses these complexities through our ego as it seeks the light, and draws from the patterns of the past for guidance and support on its quest. Sometimes this is good. Other times this holds back the soul.

When ruled solely by the soul/ego, we repeat old, outworn patterns of behavior, become clouded by our perceptions, lack clear boundaries, get distracted and confused by others, live sentimentally in the past, allow our ego’s fears to outshine love, and lose our true identity. We absorb the negativity and needs of others, and lose a strong connection to our authentic Self in present time. We become easily depressed and angered, and feel victimized. Our eyes are dull, our emotions are heavy, our energy is depleted, and we become passive and overwhelmed.

Our Spirit, on the other hand, feels energetically light, buoyant, without edges or limits, like a clear, bright eternal ray; a vibrant, always-present sun. There is no past to one’s Spirit. There is no story or experience to carry. There is no darkness to illuminate. There is no timeline to follow, no urgency to seek, no restlessness to overcome. There is only peace, only light. The Spirit within is our God-self being itself. In Spirit there is no “dark night,” as with the soul. There is only perfect and ceaseless illuminating light.

When the Spirit within us rules, we have a clear and strong sense of who we are, and we know our boundaries and express them clearly, as well as respect the boundaries of others. We can easily deflect negativity, stand in the waves of strong emotion without losing ourselves, remain grounded and calm under pressure, see the humor in all things, and easily laugh at ourselves and at life’s absurdities. We have a bright sparkle in our eyes, an easy smile on our lips, and a bounce in our walk. We live in the moment; are fully aware of our co-creative power; and have energy, enthusiasm, confidence, and love to give, receive, and share.

Our conscious human quest is to merge our soul with our authentic Spirit, to lead our soul home. And the best way to do this is to strengthen the attention and focus we place on our Spirit over that of the soul.

As human beings fascinated with our own history, dramas, false perceptions, and pains, our attention has sadly drifted away from our Divine Timeless Spirit as guide. We have instead become ensconced in using soul perception as our guide. While we are here to grow our soul and learning takes place within the soul, we will not find the light of Spirit and return to Source by strictly following the path of the soul. The way home is the other way around. When we connect to the light of Spirit within and let its brilliant light lead, our soul finds its way back to Source much more quickly.

In keeping our attention and focus on our Spirit, we reeducate the intellect, and guide the soul to fully surrender and follow the light rather than fight and struggle in the darkness. This sounds difficult, because we are used to learning through the lens of the soul, and through that lens, everything feels challenging. I am grateful that with our Spirit in charge, all becomes clear, just like turning on a light in a dark room.

The following excerpt is taken from the book, Grace, Guidance and Gifts, by Sonia Choquette. It is published by Hay House (July 2012) and available at all bookstores and online retailers.

Published by Hay House

Sonia Choquette 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. Her books have sold over a million copies world wide including her New York Times bestseller The Answer Is Simple… She is most recognized for her ability to instantly change vibration, lift depression, and connect others to their intuition. She helps people understand their souls’ plan and purpose and leads them to a successful, meaningful and peaceful lives.

Dedicated to liberating people all over the world from the severe limitations, that comes from perceiving the world with only five senses when we in fact have six senses, and opening others up to the joys, healing and personal empowerment of six-sensory living.

A gifted and often hilarious teacher and speaker, Sonia is straight to the point in showing people exactly how to immediately transform their life experience from fear to joy, activate their intuition, awaken their spirit, and live as the empowered beings they are naturally designed to be.

Educated at the University of Denver, and the Sorbonne, Paris in addition to holding a doctorate in Metaphysics from the American Institute of Holistic Theology, and a member of the Transformational Leadership Council, Sonia has been featured on ABC,NBC,CNN as well as New Woman Magazine, USA Today as well as The Chicago Tribune and The London Times.
Sonia Choquette on Activating Your Spirit

Revolutionary psychic and sixth-sensory trainer Sonia Choquette, PhD, shares ways to activate your Spirit and open your heart to a life of infinite potential. Here, Sonia is speaking at an A.R.E. headquarters conference in Virginia Beach, Va. (see EdgarCayce.org/conferences).

SPIRITUAL ENVY: An Agnostic’s Quest ~ Michael Krasny

As the host of one of National Public Radio’s most popular interview programs, Michael Krasny has spent decades leading conversations on every imaginable topic and discussing life’s most important questions with the foremost thinkers of our time. Now he brings his wide-ranging knowledge and perceptive intelligence to a thoughtful and thought-provoking exploration of belief — and lack of belief.

Many books and pundits advocate for a specific God, while others adamantly declare there is no God. Yet these strident viewpoints often speak right past each other, rarely convincing anyone but the already convinced. In Spiritual Envy, Krasny helps believers and nonbelievers alike understand their own questions about faith and religion, about God and human responsibility.

Krasny challenges each of us to look closely at faith and its power, and to examine the positive and negative aspects of religion as expressed in culture, literature, and human relationships. Personal and universal, timely and timeless, this is a deeply wise yet warmly welcoming conversation, an invitation to ask one’s own questions — no matter how inconclusive the answers.
Spiritual Envy: Michael Krasny on Losing Faith

Michael Krasny, host of KQED’s award-winning radio show “Forum,” explains what led him to write his new book, Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic’s Quest. Recalling the comfort of his unwavering childhood faith in the face of physical abuse, Krasny traces his later agnosticism to his intellectual pursuits.

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Unlike recent authors who emphatically say No! or Yes! to God, Michael Krasny joins the millions who know they don’t know. As a radio host, college professor, and literary scholar, he has spent decades leading conversations on every imaginable topic. He has discussed life’s most important questions with the foremost thinkers in virtually every discipline. And yet answers to some questions — the big, three-o’clock-in-the-morning questions — elude him. Despite this, Krasny does not discount belief systems or ridicule faith. Instead, he seeks. He explores morality, eternal life, why we do good, and why evil sometimes triumphs, and his quest is informed by artists, scientists, world events, and even films. Personal and universal, timely and timeless, Spiritual Envy is a deeply wise yet warmly welcoming conversation, an invitation to ask one’s own questions — no matter how inconclusive the answers.

Michael Krasny, PhD, hosts the nation’s most listened to locally produced public radio talk show, Forum with Michael Krasny. Forum is heard weekdays on KQED-FM in San Francisco, an affiliate of National Public Radio, as well as on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio. An award-winning broadcaster who has interviewed many of the great cultural icons of our era, he is the author of Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life (Stanford University Press) and coauthor of Sound Ideas (McGraw-Hill). Krasny is also an English professor at San Francisco State University. – Commonwealth Club of California

Michael Krasny, Ph.D., is host of KQED’s award-winning Forum, a news and public affairs program that concentrates on the arts, culture, health, business and technology.

Before coming to KQED Public Radio in 1993, Dr. Krasny hosted a night-time talk program for KGO Radio and co-anchored the weekly KGO television show Nightfocus. He hosted Bay TV’s Take Issue, a nightly news analysis show, programs for KQED Public Televison, KRON television and National Public Radio, and did news commentary for KTVU television.

Since 1970 he has been a professor of English at San Francisco State University and is a widely published scholar and critic as well as a former regular contributor to Mother Jones magazine and a fiction writer. He has also worked widely as a facilitator and host in the corporate sector and as moderator for a host of major non-profit events.
Authors@Google: Michael Krasny

Michael Krasny visits Google’s San Francisco office to present his book “Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic’s Quest”. This event took place on January 26, 2011, as part of the Authors@Google series.

Books by agnostics about their agnosticism (unlike the prolific atheists) are anything but a dime a dozen. In fact, Krasny’s latest is one of only a dozen or so published this century. Krasny may be a university professor, but he doesn’t address his questions as an academic. He explores agnosticism the way he explores topics on his daily NPR show—in a thoughtful, informed, and almost conversational tone. The main difference is this isnt just any issue; it’s Krasny’s own story. The author’s honesty begins with the book’s title. He obviously envies the feelings of peace and comfort that people of faith experience. Keeping him from it, though, are innumerable questions.

The book presents these ruminations with only hints to the answers. The questions involve issues like the Ten Commandments, God’s existence, evil, and tolerance. Along the way, Krasny brings many people into the conversation—fellow agnostics like Thomas Huxley, atheists like Richard Dawkins, and even biblical characters like Job. The author’s nondogmatic stance will please virtually all readers.

Playing God (BBC Documentary 2012) 720p HD

Broadcast (2012) Adam Rutherford meets a new creature created by American scientists, the spider-goat. It is part goat, part spider, and its milk can be used to create artificial spider’s web. It is part of a new field of research, synthetic biology, with a radical aim: to break down nature into spare parts so that we can rebuild it however we please. This technology is already being used to make bio-diesel to power cars. Other researchers are looking at how we might, one day, control human emotions by sending ‘biological machines’ into our brains.

Spirit Science 12 – The Human History Movie

Today we bring you something special! Before you lies the entire collection of the Human History story which was previously spread across 5 episodes of spirit science! This special featured video is brought to you by a man named Andrew Golden, who has compiled all of these videos in 1080p for your viewing pleasure! Get out some popcorn and dim the lights, this is gonna be good!

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Our history is not what we think! Over the past few thousand years, we have warped our own history. Our versions of the past has been mistranslated, changed, altered, and skewed to fit our understanding of reality, and completely left our many things that we cannot explain. Today, we are going to look at an alternate version of our history, a version that was recorded across many ancient tablets and artifacts throughout time, which have only recently been uncovered. This story may be a little cosmic, it may not even be true, but you will have to decide that for yourself.

Join in the conversation, it’s much more fun to talk about than what everyone else is talking about 😉

Based on the work of Drunvalo Melchizidek in the Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life.

Made with Love by many, many beautiful people in the credits of the movie. Enjoy everyone! We love you!

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