I’ve enjoyed Sonia Choquette’s work for many years. After I discovered her show on Hay House Radio, her books seemed like the perfect companion pieces to the on-air commentaries. Her latest book is another thoughtful step in this journey.
“Grace, Guidance and Gifts” is broken by theme into three sections. Each chapter is anchored with a Message From Spirit, Morning Affirmation, Today’s Mantra and Your Personal Blessing. As I fast reader, I found myself quickly turning the pages. After just a few chapters, however, I began to slow down and take breaks. While the chapters are not lengthy, they are rich. I wanted to give myself time to revel in each concept, and you will, too.
My favorite section was Guidance. I loved how Sonia used each Message From Spirit to explain spiritual principles. Many people are interested in knowing more about intuition, or want to rely on it as part of their daily life. Sonia illustrates the nuances of each theme in a gentle, warm and inviting way. You’ll find yourself easily explaining what these ideas are, even to the skeptics in your life.
I was also touched how Sonia used her personal experiences to open the book. It was reassuring to hear from someone who has been on a spiritual path for years that using the techniques neutralized her struggles. Sonia describes, “Soul drama does not possess and control me as it once did. Instead, I am able to see and dismantle the dramas I face and create.”
As an alternate to reading the chapters sequentially, you may want to try isolating some of the elements. For example, I read and re-read many of the Your Personal Blessing segments. Blessing others is an art, and unfortunately kind of a lost one. If you’ve ever had someone pray a blessing over you, you know what a moving and humbling experience it can be. I was reminded of the holiness and intensity of this compassionate ritual.
If you do nothing else, read and practice Today’s Mantra. Each mantra is an easy way to take the Message From Spirit with you for the day.
I also appreciated the beautiful guided meditations on the bonus CD. Like most people, I spend my day in front of a computer screen, so using the CD will be a relaxing way to continue learning.
My only criticism is that the book does not contain a detailed index. Since I’m planning to work with it over time, an index would be helpful to focus on specific ideas.
I encourage you to add this positive, comforting book to your library. Until you do, I’ll leave you with one of Sonia’s mantras for your week: Grant me the grace to accept life as it unfolds today.
FTC disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Hay House for review purposes.