Growing up in a psychic and Catholic household, Sonia Choquette became fully aware of angels and spirit guides at 5 and began giving psychic readings at 12.  Sonia received degrees from the University of Denver and the Sorbonne in Paris before becoming a full-time psychic.  Her latest book, Ask Your Guides, explores how we can raise our frequency levels (the intensity of our energy's vibration) and contact our daily helpers.  She will soon be on tour (the theme: "Wake Up Your Spirit and Connect to Your Guides"), helping others get in touch with spirit guides.

Listen to Sonia Choquette:
  • How angels help you in life
  • Growing up with spirit guides
  • How to raise your frequency level
  • How to banish negative entities
  • Sonia's prayer to spirit guides

  • What is the difference between angels and spirit guides?

    Angels have never had a physical incarnation. Spirit guides have once been physical beings—however, there are some guides that come from other solar systems—but angels have never been in the physical human form.

    What would you say to people who tell stories about someone who helps them through something and then disappears?

    That’s probably an angel.
    How Angels Help You in Life
    Angels are there to walk you through your life path and help you fulfill your purpose. Whenever you’re in a situation where you’ve been spared or protected or in some way assisted, especially when you were feeling endangered, threatened, insecure—those are usually angels. They can take on a physical form to connect with you. I have several incidents in my book where I actually met an angel. They can take on a physical form but it’s just a temporary form. One woman was on the highway and ran out of gas, and a little man drove up out of nowhere, just got out of his car, put gas in the car, and drove off.

    What about spirit guides?

    Spirit guides are a bit different. Your spirit guides are assistants. They’re there to help you in practical areas; they’re your helpers. They might help you in health matters; those are healers. They might be there to help you evolve your consciousness; those are teachers. They might just be there just to help lighten your heavy emotional life; those are joy guides. And they’re all there to help your journey on earth be a more positive, successful, and pleasurable one. There are as many spirits in the spirit world as there are people in the physical world.
    Growing Up With Spirit Guides
    The one thing about having grown up with spirit guides is that I have never had a moment in my life where I’ve felt alone, by myself, on my own, or ever felt like I didn’t have any support. It’s not part of my experience because of my awareness of guides. And this is something I feel everybody should have the benefit of.

    Are all spirit guides friends and family who have passed on?

    Friends and family, that’s one area. We have helpers who come in who are interested in helping us. So, it’s not just friends and family; we attract teachers who come in because we’re studying something or learning something that they’ve excelled in.

    What would angels look like in their spiritual form?

    Well, angels in their spiritual form are pretty much just a glowing light. Radiant. One of my angels took the physical form of a very dark-skinned black man. He saved my life.

    Tell me more about your religious background. How did it help you tune into spirit guides?

    In my Catholic upbringing, we were raised with angels and saints. My family believed that the spirit body lived on and went to heaven, so we also were very connected to extended family and ancestors. I believed angels existed and we would set a place at the table for the guides and the angels. Now, I'm what I call an "expanded Catholic" (laughter). I am definitely a very strong lover and follower of Christ as my master-teacher guide. I definitely celebrate the basic tenets of the faith, but I am not your traditional Catholic.

    How is contacting spirit guides different from contacting God or Christ through prayer?

    I don’t think there’s a difference. In fact, you ask God for help. They’re his helpers.

    Why do you think more people aren’t in touch with angels and spirit guides?

    Because we’ve become such a left-brain, ego-based, egocentric culture, we’ve lost touch with the mystical and we’ve become disengaged from our own spirit, so that it’s hard to embrace the spirit world. I think that’s the biggest reason people are disconnected.

    You mention some of your personal spirit guides are called “The Pleiadian Sisters."  How would people find out the names of their angels and spirit guides?

    Well, one of the ways they can do that is automatic writing. They can write to their guides and take whatever pops in their mind as the answer. A rose is a rose is a rose. You know, your guides will give you their names but the ego mind often rejects it. It’s like, “Oh, it can’t be that. I’m making it up.” When, in fact, you’re not.  Believe it or not, it comes. What are three practical steps that people can follow to raise their frequency?

    Step One, do become sensitive to your spirit. Become interested in the spirit of others, including the spirit of your animals and trees. Just begin to notice the subtle essence within every person. Step Two, be sober. We are food-drunk, money-drunk, drunk-drunk, drug-drunk, prescription drug-drunk, television-drunk, and all of that desensitizes our awareness. Step Three, be grateful.
    How to Raise Your Frequency Level
    Begin to notice what is, instead of what is not. Start noticing what’s good in your life, what’s beautiful in your world because the spirit world is beautiful.

    Is there a way to distinguish spirit guides from negative entities?

    The only way you can positively know you’re working with guides is to look through the heart. The minute you start to analyze and intellectualize, you disconnect. Here’s an example. I just came back from an eight-day workshop in Kauai. It’s the biggest workshop I teach all year. The weather was threatening to devastate the workshop. We all asked the guides, the water spirits, to hold off the rain while we were teaching.  Every day severe thunderstorms were predicted, but they didn’t occur until the last day. Then, all hell broke loose. I mean, it rained so much that two-thirds of the island was flooded, but it didn’t start until we were saying goodbye to people who came to our workshop. So, to me, I know for sure, those guides helped us. They kept the rain at bay. We were just on our knees thanking them because we made it.

    What are three practical steps to banish negative entities?

    Negative entities tend to attach to people when they are, first, not sober because it makes them easy to infiltrate. Second, when they are goalless. It’s like when you’re wandering around a city street at night and you have no goals; you’re more prone to attract muggers. It’s the same in the spirit world. As you open up to spirit guides, have goals. I don’t want to just contact anything; I only want good guides that can help me with XYZ. And the third thing is to pray. Pray, or if you’re uncomfortable with that word, meditate and surround yourself with a positive white light. Appreciate the beauty of you, and you will have no problem with negative entities.

    How to Banish Negative Entities
    Negative entities prey on our own self-doubt and our own self-rejection.  Attracting a negative entity is like catching the flu, and you just start praying and you take your psychic vitamins, meditation, and prayer.  If you feel like you have a negative vibration, just say, I banish you to the light. You don’t belong here. You can’t stay here. Go to the light. And that’s about all you need to do.

    What if someone goes through life without connecting with his spirit guides? Will the spirit guide try to contact him?

    No, the thing about spirit guides is that you have to invite them in; they cannot intrude upon you.

    What would you say to those who are skeptical of the existence of angels and spirit guides?

    Personally, it’s not interesting to me to try to convince anybody. I’m much more excited to help the people who are receptive and want to start having the magical, positive experience of inviting their guides in to help them. A closed mind is like an unplugged TV. I can talk to you until the cows come home, but if your TV’s unplugged, you’re not going to see the show.

    What prayer do you say to call on your angel and spirit guides?

    Before I even open my eyes and take a breath, I start the day with:
    Sonia's Prayer to Spirit Guides
    Divine spirit, use me this day, move me in the highest direction and open my heart for all the support to achieve my highest good and to be of service to this world. That’s my morning prayer; it really puts me in a position to be receptive to help.

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