Sunday, April 12, 2009

Book Review - Diary of a Psychic

Book Reviewed: Diary of a Psychic: Shattering the Myths
by Sonia Choquette, Hay House, Copyright © 2003

Tarot Card Rating: The High Priestess – Full of intuitive insights.

If you are on your own spiritual journey and wonder if you really are intuitive, you will love this book. It is refreshing to hear Sonia Choquette's story, learn about her struggles and grasp the things she learned along the way.

Book Review
Having recently listened to the cassette tape series, Your Psychic Pathway: Listening to the Guiding Wisdom of Your Soul (also by Sonia Choquette), I was full into the language, stories and methods of Sonia Choquette. What a gifted psychic and author! Being very aware of Sonia’s reputation as a master psychic, I particularly liked peeling down to the basics, before she – or anyone else – realized how psychic she was.

Aren’t we all on a path to uncovering and developing our own psychic abilities? Perhaps that’s why I find these types of biographies so interesting. As readers, we get to peek into the times when Sonia wasn’t a world-renowned psychic. Throughout this book, she was just an everyday person awakening to her own spiritual gifts.

Her story begins when Sonia is in 6th grade and begins to “know” things, but doesn’t understand why or how. The story more fully develops in her high school years as she studies with her teachers, Charlie Goodman, a famous medium from Denver, and Dr. Trenton Tully, who was the director and primary teacher of the Metaphysical Research Society (M.R.S.) in Denver, CO.

I love the way Sonia gives examples of giving readings and having her clients contact her later confirming what she saw months or years prior. This happens with my tarot clients. I love it when a client calls and says, “You were right!”

One key element she has woven throughout the entire book is, “trust your intuitive voice…even if it doesn’t make sense.” That is GREAT advice!

The last several chapters are dedicated to Sonia asking for and manifesting her soul mate, Patrick Tully. This “love story” ending further imprints that Sonia is not only a masterful psychic and intuitive, but also very human.

Reader Gems:
Besides the wonderful story, there were two gems that I really found valuable.

First is the easy exercise that Sonia does to increase her psychic abilities and that is to meditate every day for 15 minutes. I can do that!

Second one was her integration of Christianity and the Chakra system with the Lord’s Prayer. I have included it below in case you are interested. I found it’s a great way to begin and end a meditation.

Lord’s Prayer and the Chakras (page 105)

Our Father, who art in Heaven (opens the chakras)

Hallowed Be Thy Name (balances the seventh chakra)

Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done (balances the third chakra)

On Earth as it is in Heaven (balances the second chakra)

Give us this day our daily bread (balances the first chakra)

And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us (balances the fourth chakra)

For Thine in the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory (balances the sixth chakra)

Forever and ever. Amen (balances the fifth chakra)


Lori Lavender Luz said...

What a great way to look at the Lord's Prayer, and to reconcile the mystical with the religious.

Great review!

Bonnie said...

Sounds like a great book. I'm going to look into it! Thank you for sharing.