The Power of Your Spirit: A Guide to Joyful Living

The Power of Your Spirit: A Guide to Joyful Living

by Sonia Choquette


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ISBN-13: 9781401928094
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 05/15/2011
Pages: 199
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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. She’s the author of the New York Times bestseller The Answer Is Simple . . . , among other books; as well as numerous audio programs and card decks. Sonia was educated at the University of Denver and the Sorbonne in Paris, and holds a Ph.D. in metaphysics from the American Institute of Holistic Theology. She resides with her family in Chicago.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

How to Use This Book xvii

Chapter 1 The Importance of a Daily Practice 1

Chapter 2 Stage One: Awakening to Your Spirit 7

Chapter 3 Stage Two: Discovering Your Spirit 51

Chapter 4 Creating Your Personal Altar 95

Chapter 5 Stage Three: Surrendering to Your Spirit 113

Chapter 6 Stage Four: Flowing with Your Spirit 153

Afterword: The New Frontier 191

The Daily Practices of a Transformed Spiritual Being 195

About the Author 199

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The Power of Your Spirit: A Guide to Joyful Living 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
blessedelementsGH More than 1 year ago
Going Going Gone Green Rotating Header Image The Power of Your Spirit Aug 14th, 2011 by Grace. [Edit] 4tweetsretweet Share inShare4 The Power of Your Spirit is a guide not just a book to inspire. The book covers four main phases of a spiritual journey and the daily practices help the reader to travel through each. The first phase is recognizing the Universe and the spirit you posses and connecting each through a daily practice. Realization begins that the Universe is a never ending source of creative inspiration and how our lives are interconnected to help each other. This acknowledgement motivates us to become conscious to a living an authentic life. The importance of mediation is discussed and helpful tips are suggested. The daily practice of mediation and centering your breathing helps to relieve anxiety, fear and begins the participant on the road to relaxation and peacefulness for yourself and others. The second stage expands to not only gaining more knowledge about yourself as an extension from the Creator but spiritual growth comes from applying experiences and the desire to discover other areas of the spiritual realm rather than depending totally on reading and classes. The third stage is a submitting to the flow of the Universe and laying down trusting logic and your control. During this phase most stop living in the past and future but pay attention to the present and trust more in the Universe rather than being affected by what others think. Practicing the daily lessons brings the reader to stage four where trust is built fully in the Universe and Divine inspiration becomes a reality. Inspirations to help others and live in peace rather than being motivated by fear brings a rich and spirit filled life. I read this book twice. It was easy to understand and interesting which kept my attention and my desire to continue to read it. The second time I read it was read in the way the book was intended to be read, as a guide. It is thoughtfully written with helpful practices and tips blended with the authors, family and friends experiences in life which back up the points expressed in this book. Those searching for a book in which to expand in spirit would find this book enjoyable and helpful. As part of the FTC disclaimer rules I am making you aware that I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the book.
MJOY More than 1 year ago
Sonia Choquette has been one of my favorite authors for many years. I've always enjoyed her books and the title of this one, The Power of Your Spirit, got me curious especially when combined with the subtitle, "A Guide to Joyful Living." When the book arrived for me to review, I wondered if Sonia could have done it again? Would I enjoy reading her new book since I've read several books by her? The answers to these questions were "Yes!" and "Yes!" Sonia is a great storyteller and she weaves in stories that teach us from the examples of what lessons she or the people in the story learn from what has happened in their lives. She had me curious from the first two paragraphs of the introduction. In them she describes a movie (that I've seen) which is about a tour guide in Greece who has lost her kefi, which is a Greek word for "spirit." Sonia says, "The film reminded me that the idea of losing your connection to spirit isn't all that unusual." She goes on to say that she encounters many lovely, generous, and caring people who feel lost, disillusioned, and powerless. In this book, she guides readers through four stages she says we must pass through on the way to reconnecting with our own spirit. The four stages are: Awakening Discovery Surrender Flow For most of us the journey is gradual but she says it's also possible, though rare, to move through all four stages in one dramatic shift. In "How to Use this Book" Sonia says, "Take time and enjoy the process. Ponder the questions and stories throughout." She also says to be sure to implement the daily practices for at least 40 days. Throughout the book Sonia has questions for us to answer which are best written in a journal. She also says to invite your spirit -- your most authentic self -- to answer them. After answering the questions she guides you to close your eyes and to calmly breathe through your nose in a deep way that feels relaxed and wonderful. In fact, as she says, it can help you feel calm, connected to Source, peaceful, and energized all at the same time. She calls this "connected breathing" and it is a technique she explains in the book. I love how it makes me feel! Sonia suggests you do it for 15 minutes. It is a way of breathing that connects the breaths and connects you with your spirit. I've heard that the word inspire means to breathe in -- and it feels inspiring to breathe this way. Reading about "connected breathing" helped me to realize it's what I do -- and feel -- when I do my 15 minute meditation each morning. As Sonia says, using a timer allows you to relax. What I realized while reading this part of the book was how good it feels to do this "connected breathing" at other times during the day -- or night -- any time I notice my breathing has gotten shallow or that I'm feeling tense and find I'm holding my breath. The book ends with an inspiring list of choices we can make as part of our daily practice. Sonia suggests we write the list in our own handwriting on a beautiful piece of paper and read the things on the list out loud daily. Do I recommend this book? YES!
Joyachiever More than 1 year ago
"The Power of Your Spirit" is an important book on making a connection with your higher self (spirit). As Sonia mentions, this connection helps and nourishes regardless of outside circumstances. "The Power of Your Spirit" is written with the essence of an abundance of love, and is an empowering guide that helps increase the ability to be graceful, creative, and inspired even when events turn out differently than expected. I also enjoyed reading this book because it serves as a gentle reminder on why it is essential and healing for the soul to make a connection with the higher self (spirit daily). I am glad to have a book like this to remind me of the importance of connecting with your own spirit. I have noticed in my own life that my own intuition and creativity have been increasing more and more each day as a result of my conscious intent to connect with my spirit (higher self, soul). The following is some of the helpful details that Sonia Choquette includes in "The Power of Your Spirit" 1) An innovative "Asking the Questions" journal idea that is on page 131. 2) There are tips for keeping your spirit burning strong (such as physical movement and meditation)(pg. 144) 3) There are certain questions to ask to assist in making the shift of increasing a personal connection with the spirit energy (higher self, soul) that is on page 89. This book is a definite guide to add to a personal library for anyone who is aware and/or open to connecting their higher self (spirit, soul) and would like to have a guide to read and appy the ideas contained within for increasing a connection to the spirit (higher self, soul).
Richard_Szponder More than 1 year ago
Sonia Choquette is one of today's most inspiring spiritual teachers. The Power of Your Spirit is an inspiring follow-up to her bestselling The Answer Is Simple. that demonstrates how to overcome the criticism of your ego-self, achieve your most passionate desires despite what others want from you, and open your heart to Divine love while welcoming your Spirit. The Power of Your Spirit is broken down into four phases. First, as you awaken to your Spirit, you must connect with Spirit through a daily practice. This first phase involves acknowledging the Universe as the one source from hence we all came and seeing the Universe as our unending source of creative inspiration. Meditation and conscious attention to living an authentic life are critical, but most important is the practice of breathing deep controlled breaths to relieve anxiety and fear. This sets the appropriate environment within the body for Spirit to flow freely. During each phase of spiritual evolution, including the early stages, one can feel as if his or her life is falling apart, and Sonia provides sound strategies for dealing with these events. In the second stage of welcoming Spirit, discovering your Spirit, Sonia explains a phase of gaining knowledge through reading, classes, and workshops. She suggests expanding your thoughts beyond what feels comfortable and learning about the many aspects of the spiritual realm. While encouraging this discovery phase, she also warns against using books as an escape and explains that one learns not through knowledge but through experience. In the third stage, surrendering to your Spirit, Sonia suggests that you will slowly move beyond your ego and begin to trust in the mysterious Universe at large to provide. You will acknowledge that your ego cannot free you from fear or bring you peace and will expand beyond what feels natural and explore new interests. During this phase, one stops living in the past and the future and focuses on the present moment, concerned not about what other people want but the truth of what the Spirit wants. In the last phase, flowing with your Spirit, one has learned to trust fully in the Universe. You will explain to the Universe exactly what you want and then accept the Divine inspiration to manifest those thoughts as your reality. You will find yourself inspired to help others and will live a life of compassion and peace. Throughout The Power of Your Spirit, Sonia recalls stories from her own experiences and those of her family and clients. Each section includes opportunities to answer journal questions that will help you open to your Spirit and practice exercises that will bring you closer in touch with your Spirit. Sonia also recommends creating a personal spiritual altar, a portal through which your Spirit can enter. The Power of Your Spirit is an outstanding course in becoming aware of and attuned to your Spirit to live an authentic and rewarding life that when practiced can impact your life in the most positive ways.
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MyBookChatter More than 1 year ago
This paragraph, from the afterward of the book, best summarizes what the author wishes the reader to take away: "Moving through the four stages of transformation as we come to embrace the authentic power of our Spirit is a dynamic and challenging process. Each phase demands our full attention, evokes our worst fears, challenges our limited beliefs, and demands relentless courage, as we're asked to grow in ways that aren't always comfortable or easy." This instructional guide is separated into four stages: Awakening your Spirit Discovering your Spirit Surrendering to your Spirit Flowing with your Spirit I've found this to be some of the easiest to understand and implement instruction on Intention that I've read. Each chapter has short stories representing experiences of others who have taken this journey to help make it easier to relate to the content. Other categories in each chapter include "Making the Shift" which explains the process one would need to go through; "Asking the Questions" which is a list of questions for the traveler to contemplate and a section "Daily Practice" to begin learning the discipline of Intention. This is a good guide for the novice, but I also think that those who have been studying Intention for sometime will find this an interesting read that will churn up new inspiration. In accordance with FTC guidelines I must disclose that I have received this book, for free, from Hay House, in exchange for writing reviews for Hay House's new book releases.
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Sophia_Jackman More than 1 year ago
Her early books were good. But now its repeat the past. Still not sure she is psychic.