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Sonia Choquette Sonia Choquette Author. Teacher. Intuitive.

Sonia Choquette - spiritual teacher, intuitive guide, and bestselling author - has a powerful ability to instantly liberate people from limitations and fears into a far more effective, spirit-guided life. [www.trustyourvibes.com]

The most meaningful thing in my life is my power to create. Knowing this, it doesn’t matter what I’m experiencing at any given moment – good or bad.  The only thing that does matter is the fact that I am the force behind what I’m experiencing, not anyone or anything else. Period.

This realization is both extremely challenging and genuinely liberating. The challenge comes in owning that what I’m experiencing is what I, and I alone, have created. There’s no one else to blame or attack when it’s not going the way I want. There’s only me to look at in the mirror, to acknowledge as the great inventor behind my drama, like the Wizard of Oz behind the curtain.

The liberation comes in knowing that if I don’t like the story of my life as it’s unfolding I can always create something better, and no one can stop me from doing so or from succeeding, ever.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not suggesting that I’m making everything in the world happen. I’m saying I make everything in MY world happen. In other words, how I experience my life IS MY CHOICE ALONE.

To take ownership of what’s happening in my life and accept it as my personal creation saturates my life with meaning and purpose, and completely liberates me from living as a victim. It frees me to use my creativity the way it’s intended to be used: fearlessly. This awareness invites me to experience my life in the most creative, productive, original way possible. Only my imagination limits me, so I stretch my imagination more and more, day by day, and that makes life unbelievably fun.

The second most meaningful thing in my life is to choose to love in all I do. When I choose to love, I find I don’t need much else. I feel peaceful, satisfied, full, and very rich. I don’t need to look for love in others’ hearts.

When I share my love freely with everyone I encounter, whether in a smile, a kind word, patience, a genuine compliment, or even silence instead of a negative comment, it comes back in waves. To love from the inside out fills all voids in my life with contentment.

As I fearlessly and lovingly create my life, it unfolds as a magical mystical, joyous experience that is constantly proving to be better than I ever imagined it could be. It is a simple but profoundly satisfying way to live.

– Sonia Choquette

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