Chapter 5 ~ Releasing Anxiety, Embracing Faith
This inspiring and thought-provoking story will help women who struggle with anxiety or feelings of overwhelm. The author’s journey, in which she breaks free from the chronic anxiety that plagued her since childhood, will inspire and uplift you. You will discover tools to deal with situational anxiety and worry when they pop up. You will learn to let life flow and trust in the beauty and perfection of the Divine’s plan, especially during times that feel hopeless and overwhelming.
Rachel shares about her own experience as a little girl who grew up feeling alone and overwhelmed by her mother’s depression and anxiety. She was a child born into this world with a fear-driven, adult-like urgency to take control and make everything better for those around her. It is a story about a young woman who never felt good enough. An individual who strove to be seen, accepted, and loved. In her twenties, her lack of self-confidence and self-loathing manifested into eating disorders and substance abuse. From childhood into her late thirties, a gnawing, toxic anxiety left her breathless and in a constant state of panic, fear, and doubt.
In 2006, a first-time visit to a veteran hypnotherapist in Vancouver, Canada changed her understanding of who she really is. With eyes closed, she watched in awe as a tiny butterfly of radiant light fluttered toward her and then determinedly dove into her fetus body. For a fleeting moment, she felt a deep sense of joy, excitement, and love. Then, without warning, this infinite joy was sucker punched by a thick, sickly feeling of worry and fear. These toxic emotions belonged to her young, pregnant mom. The vibrating bundle of love and joy that she observed is her true essence—her soul. Unfortunately, anxiety and fear were the real drivers steering most of her life.
Eventually, Rachel embarked on a quest to ditch this unbearable anxiety. Her desperate mission placed her on a spiritual path that eventually freed her of the chronic anxiety that had been her unwanted companion for decades. Her journey taught her how to deal with situational anxiety when it sporadically popped up. Along the way, an unexpected thing happened: Rachel discovered her natural clairvoyant and clairsentient abilities. After a long slumber, the healer within her had awakened, giving Rachel a deeper sense of purpose, peace, gratitude, and love.
Listen to Sue interview Rachel, for a sneak peek into Chapter 5
Author Biography for Rachel Shoniker, Entrepreneur, Writer, and Certified Intuitive Healer
Born in Ontario, Canada, Rachel Shoniker moved with her parents several times before the young family settled down in a pristine mountain town in the Interior of British Columbia. To the outside world, Rachel’s life appeared to be sprinkled with various accomplishments and niceties. Unfortunately, her inner world tainted how she felt about herself and her life. No matter what she accomplished or how highly others perceived her, a gnawing, toxic anxiety left her breathless and in a constant state of panic, fear, and self-doubt.
At thirty years of age, Rachel had a startling epiphany. Not only did she not like herself, she loathed herself. With this shocking awareness, her healing journey had officially begun. Her quest to feel peace and happiness placed her on a spiritual path that offered her profound personal transformations and unexpectedly revealed her gift as a clairvoyant. Along the way, Rachel developed a deep trust in the perfection of the Divine’s plan. She learned to go with the flow, rather than pushing, stressing, and striving.
In December 2015, Rachel became one of Heart Led Living’s first certified intuitive healers. During the past three years, Rachel has continued to hone her skills as an intuitive healer in Heart Led Living’s Advanced Coaching Program. Working with the images and feelings that flood her when she tunes into an individual’s energy, she helps clients shine light on their stored emotional hurt and buried fears, thereby allowing them to access their own innate joy, freedom, and peace.
Rachel lives with her husband and two beautiful daughters in downtown Vancouver, where she relishes being near the city’s beaches, ocean, green parks, and mountains. To learn more about Rachel and her offerings visit https://heartledliving.com/our-coaches/rachel-shoniker/