University of Wisconsin Oshkosh alumna Asia Voight ’96, grew up as an active young woman—a success by most everyone’s definition. She was involved in many school activities, such as dance and cheerleading in high school. She made the honor roll and became class president; the path she was on seemed like a good one.
It was one split-second moment, however, that would truly define who she would become as an adult, awakening within her a gift she had buried in childhood.
It is a story of courage that landed Voight, who has a bachelor’s degree in radio-TV-film from UW Oshkosh, where she is today … as an accomplished author of two international books, a popular guest on radio and television shows around the country and host of her own radio program.
But in one brief moment, it almost all went wrong. And it took everything she had to survive.
In 1987, Voight was on her way to Florida when her van was hit by a semi-trailer. Two of her dogs were killed in the crash. She jumped through the flames and was dragged away from the burning wreck. She found herself paralyzed, severely burned and fighting for her life at the age of 22. She was given a 3-percent chance to live. Even if she did survive, doctors told her she would be 98-percent disabled.
She struggled for every breath day in and day out, when finally, everything, including her heart, stopped. A near-death experience led her to a beautiful, peaceful place where she encountered her spirit guides. She suddenly realized she had more left to give, and they urged her to break open the barriers that were blocking her from the intuitive abilities she had as a child. With their help, she returned to her body to face the healing struggle ahead.
“I remember concentrating on each and every breath. In and out. In and out,” Voight said. “I would also visualize what it was like jumping rope when I was a child—how I had to find the perfect rhythmic opening within the rope’s swing in order to sync up with it. Lying in that hospital room, I learned to find the openings, the gaps between breaths, between words, and in that space, I decided that I would walk again.”
Defying all medical odds, she did. She walked out of the hospital three short weeks later.
Today, Voight is one of the world’s leading experts in animal communication and intuitive life coaching. During her 15-year professional career, she has worked with more than 60,000 animals and people worldwide. She has been connecting people with their animal companions and motivating them with her personal story of courage and triumph, while showing them how to awaken their own telepathic skills. She teaches a popular animal communication course and continues to offer in-person and at-a distance life readings and business strategy sessions with clients from all over the world.
Voight communicates with animals and spirit guides by receiving their thoughts, ideas, feelings and images directly, from their mind telepathically. Able to communicate with animals since childhood, Voight had “turned off” that ability as she got older.
“Without the deep connection I was used to feeling to animals and the universe as a whole, I began to really lose my sense of direction and purpose in life,” Voight said. “I believe this is how a lot of my clients feel when they come to me for assistance now. It’s why I can help them experience greater understanding and connection. Animal communication and intuitive life coaching are not only about healing people and animals, but also about healing the world.”
Voight’s amazing story will soon be featured in a new reality movie: Face2Face, directed by Katherine Brooks, (The Osbournes, Paris Hilton’s Simple Life). For this film, 50 Facebook friends were picked to share their stories of healing and transformation.
Voight also chronicles her courageous story in two recent books in which she has written chapters: Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to Live your Best Life Now and Extraordinary You: The Art of Living a Lusciously Spirited, Vibrant Life.
Contributed by Amy Pikalek