Supernatural powers. Dr. John McGrail joins the Power Up! podcast to talk about the value in remembering that we all have supernatural abilities. Intuitive ability is a Super Power that each person possesses and can hone. Listen is to discover tips to see beyond the natural to the supernatural. Hello this is Tonya Dawn Recla, your Super Power Expert. I am super excited today to have with me John McGrail. So, I will ask him as I do with most of my introductions he obviously has this amazing bio and experiences in this really great synthesis so I'll say the synthesis and the synergy of like the practical and the more magical like I like to talk about. But what's amazing about John and you're going to feel it here in a second is Day is just like a warm hug. When he starts talking and so [...]
At some point on the path of personal growth we all face a decision that challenges our very existence. When we get to that point it feels as if we have to cross a giant chasm of growth that leads us to our own greatness. We can choose to stay on the side we are on, fall backward, or take the leap and jump across. When we find ourselves standing at the edge, we look down and are faced with the fact that everything we do moving forward, every choice, every decision, every relationship, and every outcome boils down to our own personal responsibility. When we come to this point on our journey, (yes, there are many) we are often faced with the following choices:Option Number 1: Become JudasThis option is like the escape hatch for ego as we continue to propel upward. This is where we have just enough information about [...]
Matt Aichison Majestic failure. Matt Aichison joins the show to talk about his superpower of taking action and not allowing obstacles to stop him: "I've done a lot of failing in my life...I like to think of it and say that it's “failing majestically,” instead of just failing. I try and make it look as good as possible, but that's also been one of my Super Powers...I've had many marked failures, I've had many enlightening failures. All of them ultimately, have led me being more aware and intentional person in particular areas of my life that are important to me. And so, I am a Majestic Failure." Hello this is Tonya Dawn Recla, your Super Power Expert. And I have a unique guest with us today. This guy is going to talk to us today about all kinds of things having to do with [...]
Bert Oliva is sought after by companies all over the world for his passion, his knowledge and his infectious spirit. He is a Leadership Expert that has transformed lives and helped many to find their true potential. In this episode, he talks about how he believes everyone has greatness in them, and how he helps people tap into that greatness and that true potential. He also shares how people who look like overnight successes actually did a lot of work before they got to where they are, and how getting started is the most difficult part. I am super excited to have with me today, Bert Oliva. Hi, everybody. Welcome to the show. He is so delightful. This guy is testing the bounds of what it means to be superhuman. I am really, really excited to have him share some of the experiences with us. He has [...]
Triggered? Discover what to do to manage cognitive, emotional, and energetic triggers. In order to intentionally manifest, you have to stay in high vibration. But what does that mean? How do you know if you’re vibrating high or low? And what happens when you’re not? Join us to find out how to manage triggers that pull you out of high vibration. Hi this is Tonya Dawn Recla. And this is Laura Burt. And we are your Super Power Experts. So today we're going to talk about Triggers. We were going to do something a little bit different with this recording because a lot of you are going to listen to this recording over and over and over again. And some of you just want to come in at this very entry point at the beginning of this and get the steps. And so, we're going [...]
Kenyon Curtis Traversing Transitions. Kenyon Curtis joins the show to share his secrets for helping people traverse transitions. Of course, as with most super powers, he learned by experience: "What really helped me with that transition was that I had not transitioned in such a long period of time...I wasn’t living ground hog day it was ground hog year." Hello everyone!! This is Tonya Dawn Recla your Super Power Expert and I am really excited to have today’s guest on the show Kenyon Curtis and he is quickly becoming one of my favorite people. He has this really cool understated presence about him. He has a real solidity in guiding people and creating smooth transitions for them when it comes to big life changes. Whether that be a job change, relationship change, or any other life transition and he uses his unique gift [...]
Embodied Passion. Ash Brown joins the Power Up! podcast to talk about using passion as a Super Power. Listen in as she shares her experiences and how she encourages others to live life their way. Hello this is Tonya Dawn Recla with Super Power Experts! I have this huge grin on my face right now because I am so excited to introduce our next guest Ash Brown! She is a force to be reckoned with that’s all I have to say, you want to talk about passion and power; she has a motivational podcast called Ash Said It Daily. We could just stop at motivational, the encouragement and the absolute embodiment of what it looks like to push through your stuff, to do the work and really show up in a big way. So please join me in welcoming Ash Brown to the show! Thanks [...]
Thinking Opposite. Alison Donaghey comes back on the Power Up! podcast show to talk about Thinking Opposite. She and Tonya Dawn Recla talk about suspending beliefs and considering the opposite: "When we are able to suspend our beliefs long enough to consider the opposite perspective...it opens us to everything that exists between ours and the opposite and then we can really understand where we live on that plane and why we live there." Hello everybody this is Tonya Dawn Recall with Super Power Experts and I am laughing because I have back on the show with me today Alison Donaghey. We were just having this awesome conversation and I was like “Hey! We need to be recording this!” and that is exactly what we are going to do for you. Welcome back to show, Alison! Thank you! It is such a pleasure to be spending time [...]
Conscious awakening doesn't happen by accident. Either you pay attention or you live in the lie. You choose. I’ve always had this knowingness that everything happens for a reason. Nothing is a coincidence or happenstance. Everything in our lives serves a purpose. Sometimes it felt so real, yet silly at the same time – that I was afraid it would come off narcissistic or histrionic in nature. I questioned everything – meaning I questioned everything about myself and judged it according to my Catholic upbringing. Why is this important? Do you ever notice patterns that play out in your life on a consistent basis? Do you keep seeing the same numbers all the time? Do you hear the same song or artist on the radio when you’re in the car? Do you keep reliving a memory or a feeling/emotion and don’t have a clue as to why it’s coming [...]
The Wizard Entrepreneur, Brock Bowen, is masterful at helping others attain the magical and powerful in their lives. Fueled by adventure and the desire to live a free and fulfilling life, Brock shares his journey in creating a world full of possibilities. Listen in as he shares his secrets to harnessing the mystical in every moment. Show Notes Hello everyone this is Tonya Dawn Recla, your Super Power Expert. I've got with me the coolest guy: the story of how we met, who he is in the world, and where he is in the world. He's kind of like the “Where's Waldo”: you have to check in with him from time to time and see what countries he’s in in that moment. He's just amazing. He shared with me one of the recent phrases that he adopted after someone knighted him the “Wizard Entrepreneur.” I [...]
Being Authentic is a Super Power. The hole has officially been punched in the matrix. The veil has been ripped off and it ain't coming back on. And yet everyone is still so disconnected. Why? I was sitting in a coffee shop with a friend today and everyone but us was buried in a laptop. I'm not kidding - everyone. He and I were remarking on this fact and I was pointing out this simple truth: we are so able to see one another now and it makes us uncomfortable. Why does it make us so uncomfortable? Because the people that we are seeing so clearly are trying so hard not to be seen. It's like staring at someone who is naked while they're trying to cover up their private parts. It's uncomfortable. So how do we move forward? I've got an idea - how about we stop trying [...]
Conscious growth was the theme for 2016. I don’t know about you but the entire year felt as though I ran a gauntlet like running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. My personal conscious catapulting led me down some pretty treacherous paths. Although the bulls were not physically running behind me, breathing down my neck, instilling the face of fear and death into me, every twist, turn, and curveball thrown at me felt like a damn horn being shoved into my side! I began my “Journey of Truth” as I have been calling it, around November of 2015. I was questioning everything and wanted answers, little did I realize the journey I was about to take was going to drag my ass face first through the mud and make me face every damn fear, story, judgment, and thought I’ve ever had. I finally saw life without the veil, without the lies, without [...]
Sacred geometry is a very powerful healing tool. It’s a DNA activator. It goes into the subconscious and clears cellular trauma. Desirae Bloom explains how it clears and transmutes energy in the subconscious. She shares how she uses it to assist clients in their evolution and healing process. Listen in as she highlights the power of sacred geometry and how she discovered her super powers within it. Show Notes Hello! This is Tonya Dawn Recla, your Super Power Expert and I am excited to have with me today Desirae Bloom. She has a unique packaging of some pretty high concepts and a real practical kind of application. One of her areas is sacred geometry and so we're going to get to hear a little bit about that which I'm really excited about. I don't think we’ve had anybody on the show yet talk about sacred geometry. And I think [...]
Forgiveness seems to be the spiritual, metaphysical word du jour. It's an interesting concept and takes on many different meanings depending on where you sit in your journey. At the most basic level, let's look at a common definition: Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, lets go of negative emotions such as vengefulness, with an increased ability to wish the offender well. Most circles I interact with consider conversations about victims and offenders to be faux pas. However, even without calling it out, I'm not sure there's a way to remove these pieces altogether. In spiritual conversations, on the surface forgiveness feels like an empowered, peaceful concept. And as a tool to guide you through certain aspects of the journey, it's a valuable reminder not to hold onto grudges, blame, etc. At other levels it [...]
Let's talk about the dark underbelly of truly unlocking real Super Powers. It's easy to look at people who wield their power effortlessly and say, "It must be easy." It is. It is the easiest, most natural state of our existence to stand in full autonomy and move the world with every breath. It is the easiest, most natural state of our existence to manage our vibration and manifest from our highest. It feels like coming home to step into that sovereign space. BUT... The path between where most people stand and the effortless space of Real Super Powers is like nothing you can fathom. This goes beyond fluffy conversations about personal development or spiritual growth. It goes beyond meditating, reading cards, asking for guidance, and searching in every flower, animal, person, event for meaning to help you understand yourself. Those are mere steps along the way. Can you take full [...]
Most powerful Super Powers get overlooked as boring or mundane. However, THE most powerful Super Power is not only essential, it’s life-changing, life-saving, and, definitely, life-enhancing. Intuition: the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. Without discovering and using your intuition, you cannot effectively and accurately hone your other Super Powers. Intuition requires high degrees of trust in your ability to “know” truth for yourself. For some, the journey into discovering their intuition starts as a frustrating game. It seems intuition whispers and whispers and whispers and then Whack! it knocks you upside the head.The process to honing your intuition is to listen when you hear the whispers. “BUT,” you’re asking, “how do I hear the whispers?” Or, better yet, “How do I know if it’s really my intuition or if it’s my fear piping in?” Ah…yes…therein lies the reason why so many people never move into fully mastering their intuition. [...]
Taking the yuck out of people. From NASA to hospice, Trevor Wry combines amazing life experiences and shares them with the world. His Inflow Health System helps people evolve from the inside and live a Powerful life.
Inner child work. Born and raised in El Salvador, Mercedes Guzman was taught early on to downplay her own gifts. Now she uses her Super Powers to help others embrace, love, and cherish their own inner child.
Body Talk expert, Tricia Butler, talks about her detective Super Powers of tapping into the collective consciousness to communicate with clients’ bodies.
Story Craft as a Super Power. Super Power Expert Laura Burt talks about how she mastered Story Crafting to create her future and rewrite her past. She also tells listeners about her adventures being held hostage and chased by a baboon. #SuperPowersAreReal
Plus into the Cosmos. Listen in as Jim Hamilton discusses his Super Powers of plugging into the Cosmos and how that changed his life…and how it can change yours.
Earth Power and Matrix Manipulation with Super Power Expert, Eric Weiland. Joins us as he shares his connection to the Earth and stones. He talks about the healing energy available from the Earth and the Crystal Reiki Resonance process he uses with clients.
Triggered? Discover what to do to manage cognitive, emotional, and energetic triggers. In order to intentionally manifest, you have to stay in high vibration. But what does that mean? How do you know if you’re vibrating high or low? And what happens when you’re not? Join us to find out how to manage triggers that pull you out of high vibration.
Self improvement through integrating emotions is the second step in preparing to develop your Super Powers. (Read: Personal Growth Step One - Manage Your Mind) After learning how to manage your mind, the next "child" piece of yourself to master is your emotional system. Emotional energy is very different from mental energy and the emotional system requires a delicate touch. Most of us in the Western world are much more comfortable dealing with thoughts than emotions so we tend to turn emotional energy into thoughts, ignore it altogether, or Reiki it out of us. None of these techniques honors the very important role your emotional system plays in your survival and evolution. This is one of the biggest hindrances to people's self improvement. As with the mind, the emotional system is designed to keep you alive. When you get a twinge of emotional energy, it indicates that there's something in the [...]
The first step in personal coaching is to manage your mind. Your mind is a magnificent, wonderful, reliable, functional, purposeful, dependable, piece of you. It is NOT you. It is a tool — a database of perceptions, thoughts, fears, programs, memories, etc. designed to keep you alive. And it isn’t real interested in fast, massive, evolutionary changes. But here’s the catch, your mind constantly sends you information to navigate this dangerous, treacherous, worrisome world we live in. It believes you need all of this information in order to survive. And it isn’t completely wrong. However it only knows one part of the story…the past part. Your mind is only helpful when it comes to recalling information about where you’ve been, the world you’re already familiar with, the place most of us strive to move beyond. The mind cannot help guide you where you’re going. […]
True Transformation to Personal POWER As I sit and compare these images, I marvel at the concept of True Transformation in a quest for Personal POWER. The process is so much bigger than dying my hair red and going from a size 22 to a size 8. Those are just the outer reflections of a deep, intrinsic transformation. I married my POWER partner five years ago. I knew then that hidden deep within the person I’d become was the person I intended to be. I knew he saw her and I knew I needed his support to truly become her. Despite the fact that I was an accomplished, successful, educated, confident, aware woman, the wounds I carried ran so deep that I kept hitting walls trying to heal them. I see this in my clients also. There are levels of ourselves that exist so far beneath [...]
Transformation Step 4 – Mastering Physical Energy A few months ago I swore that mastering the emotional body was THE most important step in The 5 Steps of Transformation. Silly me. I suppose I should be used to this journey by now and recognize that each step of the way there are phases to come I can only vaguely anticipate. And even though I “get” that the 5 Steps continue throughout our lives as we grow and change, when I was knee deep in Step 3 I assumed the others would be a breeze. In fact, this is a direct quote from my original post: Once the emotional body is mastered in Step 3, the rest is smooth sailing. This [the fourth] step requires processing change through the cellular memory of the physical body. Usually once the spirit, mind and emotional body are on track, the physical [...]
The Symbolism of Personal POWER The tunnels of light pass by me, through me, as I drift further and further into the abyss. Once a frightening and foreshadowing passage, the familiarity now wraps me in a comfortable knowingness, a feeling of coming home. I allow the process to unfold (can we ever really rush it?) and journey to exactly the right place. I pass through countless realms and silently observe nameless creatures long forgotten or shrouded now in mythology. This time I land in a space of infiniteness. The darkness consumes me until a ball of light moves into focus and shapes itself into a planet-like sphere. It emanates bright yellow-orange. As I witness, bright red clouds drift around it swirling on all sides. The clouds take form and become hands shaping the planet in a swirling, undulating embrace. The voice says, “And here we [...]
Developing Personal POWER in a Crowd How do you develop your personal POWER in the midst of people who want to make you exactly like them? I spent the last few days at our home-away-from-home (ironic since we travel full time and don’t have a home…but work with me here). We belong to an entrepreneur group that is more family than business at this point. We trust that community to help us raise our daughter and we develop relationships that serve to catalyze our personal and professional growth. We’re known as the “due diligence” people and we consult and advise companies regarding their due diligence and risk assessment needs. Over the last year, as we continue to show up in integrity and service, people seek me out to help them with their more personal needs. They come to me and confess that there are things they [...]
How to Master Emotions – Step 3 in Transformation This is the follow-up article to The Importance of Mastering Emotions in Transformation post. As I promised, this one outlines the actual process for moving through this step. I want to preface this by saying that this process works for most triggers. It takes a bit of practice in order for the impact to take hold but after a couple times it really becomes second nature. There are some emotional triggers that run so deep this process won’t work. But for your run-of-the-mill triggers of frustration, anger, control, annoyance, jealousy, etc. it should do the trick. […]
Why Personal Force is NOT Personal POWER An Arizona Cardinals cheerleader recently made the news because she allegedly chose to invoke force instead of personal POWER. Part of the reason people shy away from conversations about POWER is the misconception that POWER and force are the same thing. This recent incident in Arizona is a fantastic example of what happens when people choose force (i.e. manipulation, physical abuse, etc.) over POWER. […]
The Importance of Mastering Emotions in Transformation By far the biggest obstacle thwarting transformation for folks is the third step of the Transformation Process, Mastering Emotions. By far. And this is THE persnickety piece keeping people from achieving personal POWER. For whatever reason, we completely grasp the first two steps of Spirit and Mind. We understand on some level the law of attraction and that thoughts become things. But then we like to skip over step three entirely and move right into Body, cellular memory and energy work. It’s as though we’re fine talking about what our spirits envision and what our minds think. And we’re even fine admitting that we might have residual energy stored somewhere (especially since energy practitioners can take care of that for us). But for some reason, we do NOT like dealing with our emotions. […]
The path to personal power necessarily requires transformation. In order to Stand in Your Power you must be able to move away from where you don't. Those in personal development circles debate the intricacies of true transformation. And few know better the multidimensionality of human behavior than a former counterintelligence agent with degrees in intercultural communication and critical theory. But here it is, the absolute secret of transformation. Ready for it?? The secret is... It doesn't matter. Really it doesn't. People transform constantly, despite our quest to define it, describe it, control it, guide it, and explain it. People transform because they want to. They perceive the altered state to be better for them or necessary for them and so they persevere through the change process. It's that simple. But I'm going to share my knowledge about it anyway. Why? Because there's value in sharing experiences. There's value in understanding the [...]
The Ego Wrangler Rides Again: Personal POWER Meets Ego Where there’s a soul in trouble, she’ll be there. Where there’s personal POWER to be gained, she’ll be there. Where there’s a willing spirit in Ego’s clutches, she’ll be there. Where there’s work to be done for the world, the Ego Wrangler will save the day. (First fantasy allegories and now western spoofs…what’s this blog coming to?? Does the quest for personal POWER know no bounds?) I rode toward the sunset on my trusty steed, POWER, ready for the day to be over. Though, of course, the Ego Wrangler ‘s job is never truly done. Whether in dreaming or waking the Wrangler battles Ego’s stranglehold and destroys Ego’s grip on the willing. Ego never rests, so neither do I. […]
The Allegory of the Snake: Personal POWER through Change One of the most important aspects of personal POWER development is the concept of change. Few symbols embody death and rebirth as powerfully as the snake. I walked through the cave wondering what awaited me. I saw the eyes shining in the crevices. Bright red-orange eyes glowing from the darkness. So many of them. Hundreds or more. And yet, I felt no fear. I continued to walk deeper into the cave knowing the symbolism, sensing it. I’d been here before in a different time, a different place, but the sense of déjà vu consumed me. Even within the vision I knew the depths of my subconscious and the journey into them. They called to me like home. […]
Personal POWER and Youth: They Get It Since the topics of race, gender and relationship rights-and-wrongs seem to be hot right now, why not continue? The oh-so-popular-and-wholesome cereal, Cheerios, recently pulled all comments from a commercial on YouTube because the slander got so ridiculous. The issue? A biracial couple with the audacity to procreate. Never mind that the girl in the commercial is adorable and her only concern is her father’s health. And never mind that it’s really only a cereal commercial that actually highlights empathy as a positive childhood trait. It was simply too much for the masses to deal with a blatantly mixed-racial couple. […]
A Little Note About Personal POWER Personal POWER is true, intrinsic strength. It has nothing to do with inserting your will over others or stepping on people to get what you want. It has everything to do with establishing a foundation of inner knowing and truth for yourself. This foundation is the only possible launch point of great service. In order to truly help others or promote social change from a place of service one must first traverse the waters of personal development. - TDR
Confessions of a Bully – Part 2 In the last post on bullying I mentioned the power of our language patterns in encouraging bullying behavior. We use sarcasm, passive aggressive, veiled threats, discipline and totally socially-acceptable conversation patterns to such goodness from each other because it provides temporary soothing to the gaping wound of our own disempowerment. And we wonder why our kids “bully.” (Link to post) This connection between “socially-acceptable conversation patterns” and bullying continues to emerge around me. As I looked deeper into the roots of personal POWER I was led to the concepts of bullying and the persistence of violent behavior. And I found there’s an undeniable thread between how we view other people and our ability to manipulate them to get what we want. […]
Confessions of a Bully When people don’t like themselves very much, they have to make up for it. The classic bully was actually a victim first. Tom Hiddleston Hello, my name is Tonya Dawn…and I’m a bully. Well, I like to think I used to be, but sometimes the knowledge of how to manipulate people runs so deep that I find myself invoking those skills without realizing it. Maybe it’s like any other addiction and the best you can hope for is to actively and consciously choose not to indulge. Regardless, with the current state of the world and conversations popping up about tactics and techniques people use to bend, mold and break others to their will, I figured I might as well come clean. For whatever reason, the concept of bullying continues to emerge in my conversations. I talk to a lot of parents who [...]
Due Diligence and Personal POWER Between our due diligence work and our awareness mentoring, we get a lot of questions about whether or not people truly can avoid disasters. The latest incidents seem to involve scared and disgruntled people seeking revenge. Of course, nationally the news about Christopher Dorner had folks asking if he gave any indication of homicidal tendencies before lashing out (CNN article). And on a smaller scale from the Phoenix area we received calls from small businesses afraid they might suffer from the next Harmon-type incident (Yahoo! News article). […]