My Interview with Sonia Choquette
by Tabby Biddle
"I feel very strongly that we are evolving from homosapiens to homospiritists. We are taking the next steps. We are in process of morphing evolutionarily into a higher expression of consciousness ... human consciousness on this planet ... We are beginning on a collective level to intuitively sense that we will self-destruct unless we evolve."
-- Sonia Choquette, Ph.D.
For more than 30 years, Sonia Choquette has been sharing with the world her wisdom and experience with six-sensory perception. Even when others thought she was a "kook" and a "deviant," she pressed on. She never let others' judgments prevent her from sharing what she knew to be true. Today, she is a world-renowned author, storyteller, healer, intuitive guide and spiritual teacher.
T: I just started reading your book "Soul Lessons and Soul Purpose." In the book you said, "The sooner we individually raise our vibrations, the sooner we'll collectively heal the suffering on the planet. We have no time to waste." Can you say more about this?
S: I believe that what we have been genuinely unconscious about is that even though we have free will, what we choose, and how we live, and how we go about our daily life affects the whole. Nobody is having an autonomous experience that is independent of the collective experience. Conversely, for every one of us that elevates our vibration, our intentions, our direction, our priorities, and our commitment to living as a responsible, creative, contributing human being versus a victimized, dispirited, uncreative, non-contributing, non-interested person -- we will, by the laws of entrainment, affect those around us. As our vibration is felt, it inspires and activates those same inclinations in others. It begins to set off a chain of events where one can affect five; five can affect 25; 25 can affect 125, and so on and so on -- like ripples in a lake.
So until individuals really begin to feel and embrace their personal responsibility and power to influence the whole, we won't see a change. Now, having said that, that book was written a few years ago. I actually see that that kind of awareness is really beginning to kick in and take place.
T: I absolutely agree. It feels as if in the past couple of years things have rapidly increased in terms of consciousness. Do you think the pace has quickened? And if so, why?
S: I definitely think you are accurate about the quickening pace. I think that in the last 24 months things have become extremely destabilized in terms of our personal comfort zone. Our financial systems are imploding. Our jobs and the things we assume to be there -- or be reliably consistent -- have fallen apart. The earth under our feet is rocking and rolling, firing and spewing. Although some would say it's been happening all along, certainly not at a time and place in civilization where so many people have been affected. In other words, we may have had earthquakes for the entire history of the planet, but huge societies were not necessarily built on those places where those quakes were taking place.
People are beginning to recognize that there is a dependency on one another and a dependency on our earth that is elevating our awareness of how we treat one another and how we treat our planet. In many cases, it's bringing out the best in us, not the worst. We are more creative, conscientious, and have spirited awareness. So, I think that the disturbances are sort of like the metaphor: It almost kills a butterfly to get out of a cocoon, but the same effort gives its wings the power to fly.
T: I know you work a lot with guides, angels, and emissaries. Are they playing a part in the more drastic phenomena?
S: I do think that the veil between the third, fourth, and fifth dimensions is thinning. I think the level of perception in the average human being is elevating, and that we are beginning to sense on many different levels that we are not alone in this Universe. And that our human voice is not the only voice that has influence - that we have a subtle, intuitive voice. We are beginning to sense the subtle conscious realm of Divine beings. This is happening in rapid rates.
I do feel that the parts of people's brains that have been dormant and inactive are starting to get stimulated because of all this change. This includes the pineal gland, which is the source of the Third Eye -- the inner knowing that gives us the ability to perceive subtle energy. I feel very strongly that we are evolving from homosapiens to homospiritists. We are taking the next steps. We are in process of morphing evolutionarily into a higher expression of consciousness ... human consciousness on this planet.
T: That's pretty cool.
S: It is cool. Every evolutionary step in human consciousness has been adaptive, and we are adapting now to a lot of shifts in terms of how to survive as a species. Homosapien is ego-centered, and ego-centered is "me against you." So we are killing each other. "Me against you" in the physical body is called cancer.
We are beginning on a collective level to intuitively sense that we will self-destruct unless we evolve. So it is our adaptive sense of survival that is activating this higher consciousness.
T: How do think the upcoming I Can Do It! conference can help people?
S: Every one of us who comes to speak at those conferences are all messengers - and we all have very unique and very important ways and means and gifts to share.
I know my gift. I am more than a messenger ... I am an alchemist. What I create within my workshop is that I actually activate the vibration for the frequency and the experience of vibrating at that higher level of consciousness. I activate the four chambers of the heart. I activate the pineal gland. I engage the participants' voice of intuition. It's sort of like I jump start people into this higher frequency and they feel it. So it's not a matter of taking notes and hearing about it and thinking this is a destination you are going to be in one day if you stay the course. I actually put them in the experience - and give them the vibrational jolt.
T: What role do you think intellect plays in all of this?
S: I think that the intellect is important. This is how we learn. First we see it. Then we hear about it. Then we experience it. Then we own it. It's sort of like window-shopping. You've got to let something be introduced to you before you even know it's out there. It's like when you see something beautiful in the window and you think, "Hmmmm ... I might like that."
My workshops are about having the experience, and then my books are a way to educate the intellect to support the experience rather than undermine it.
T: What can you share about guidance?
S: Every human being has had some experience of guidance. That is not our challenge. Our challenge is: Will our ego humble enough to acknowledge that there is more than the ego running the world and the experience of the human journey through life?
My mother used to say this all the time: "Never assume what you know is all there is to know, or you're in a lot of trouble."
Be open to being surprised with guidance. One of the ways to accelerate guidance is to talk about it in a positive way.
T: Can you say more about this?
S: I gave this whole workshop one day about guidance, and I said, "Talk about it in a positive way." At the end of the workshop, three of my students came up and said, "Oh, I've got to tell you about this really weird thing. It's really bizarre." And I said, "What's positive about that?"
If you frame guidance as being abnormal or peculiar, then you set up subconscious resistance. Instead, you can say: "The most beautiful thing came through today. I can't explain it, but I'll take it."
T: Do you remember your very first moment of being guided?
S: I never have a moment of my life where I remember not being guided. To me, that's like the worst handicap that I can fathom. That is why I am devoting my life to activate the higher octave of our eyes and ears, our intuition. With intuition in place all will be okay. And without it, I can't make the same claim.
T: In closing, any last words you want to share about intuition?
S: The question has definitely matured. It's no longer, "Does it exist?" The question has evolved into, "How does it work?" "How can I get it to work consistently?" How can I get it to work for me?" And that's the question that I've devoted my life work to.
Sonia Choquette will be teaching at the I Can Do It! 2010 conference in San Diego, May 14 -16. Click here for more information.
You can visit her website at www.soniachoquette.com.
Tabby Biddle, M.S. Ed., is a writer/editor dedicated to amplifying the voices of women changemakers. She is the author of "The Goddess Diaries" and specializes in working with women on their books, businesses, and other inspired projects aimed at healing, empowering, and transforming the lives of others. For more information, you can visit her website at www.tabbybiddle.com. .