Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sonia Choquette. International Angel Congress Day 1

Hamburg 2011 - how I felt about it
The International Angel Congress in Hamburg took place on 7th and 8th May, and finished with an all-day seminar held by Doreen Virtue on Monday, 9th May. It was an unforgettable experience with interesting talks and an audience of lovely people. I made some new friends and even sold a few of my handmade gem angel pendants.

Lapis Lazuli and 925 Sterling Silver Angel
Mom had urged me to take them and eventually I complied. I felt shy to show them but people started asking  about the pieces I was wearing myself, so the little box came out of the bag.

As a matter of fact, I also gave a few pendants as presents - it brings even more joy, doesn't it?

Sonia Choquette
My intention is to share personal impressions about all talks and Sonia Choquette was the first speaker.

She made sure to give the Angel Congress a kick-start by turning the hall into a disco for 3:49 min - with the explanation that movement, along with other means she talked about for the remaining 1h 56 min, helps open up and let the spirit flow. We did feel energised, awake and cheerful after the dance routine.

At first I was uncomfortable with Sonia's overly direct and partly overpowering style of teaching and even considered leaving the hall. Later other fellow attendees described her as "too American". 

Thankfully, pure curiosity made me stay and I had the opportunity to participate in the exercises she asked us to do in pairs. They were all interesting and helpful but my favourite was "Diving for Gold".

For about a minute you need to say: "If I weren't afraid, I would..." and list things you avoid out of fear. It is important to state only one issue at a time and always start with "If I weren't afraid, I would..." It felt powerful and relieving. Sonia recommended that we do it  every day for 30 days and I intend to give it a try.

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Tomorrow I will tell you about Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and Elisabeth Samnoy.

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