Tonya Dawn Recla, CEO & Founder of Super Power Experts, joins David Delmar to share her superpower insights on this debut show of SuperPower Creatives. Tonya was once a counterintelligence agent with a difficult decision to leave that work behind to start Super Power Experts. She shares with David, how to maintain alignment in resonance within the abstract frequency, having cracked the code on enlightenment herself. So listen in and get advice on how to start to raise your own frequency.
All right. Hello. This is David Delmar, your host of SuperPower Creatives, and you’re listening to the debut episode of the show. I believe everyone is a creator, and it’s this inherent birthright that’s the source of our superpowers. Stepping into this personal authority is scary, though. This show celebrates creatives that stay true to who they really are, making a living using their creative superpowers. The stories they share will excite and inspire listeners to do the same, making positive change in our world.
It’s my true joy to introduce our guest of today’s show. She’s someone I absolutely adore and love. Tonya Dawn Recla is the executive director of Super Power Experts, where she spends her days convincing people superpowers are real. She’s honed her superpowers and cracked the code of inviting self-actualization. She believes everyone has the power to create a multidimensional existence and master the human experience. She’s helping people to believe in their own unique superpowers so they can start knowing that they are real, and she does all this in the most beautiful way. It’s such a treat for, and I know it will be for you as well, to hear some of her powerful wisdom today.
Tonya, hello. Thank you so much for being here. It means everything. It’s the world to me. Thank you so much for being here today.
Absolutely. I love this show and I love the fact that you’re the one hosting it. This has been such an amazing birthing process to witness through you, and I’m so incredibly honored to have journeyed besides you and to be able to witness it coming to fruition, so thank you so much for stepping up to be a voice in the superpower of podcast arena.
Well, it’s my privilege and joy. Thank you for those kind words. It’s very exciting, so thank you for all of that you’ve just shared. For the listeners today, we’re talking about our show, SuperPower Creatives, in the context of how superpower experts came to be, that without that vision by Tonya, our guest today, this show would not be happening right now. As you well know, Tonya, we like to roll into our first question, which is kind of an obvious one, but here it is. Tonya, what is your creative superpower?
This is so exciting to me. It’s so funny because all of our shows obviously talk about this superpower stuff and each of them are these nuances of kind of the different angles of where superpowers came into our lives, and I love the creatives question because I think it gets really disregarded in most conversations, because we’re such a practical kind of … especially in business and entrepreneurship, the what works, what doesn’t, and all this stuff. And while we’re starting to have more dialogue around the creation piece and the creative piece, I, for one, feel like that needs to be front and center in most of the businesses that I’m seeing come to fruition these days.
With regard to that, the number one creative superpower that I have is, interestingly enough, my willingness to be creative, and that wasn’t natural. Let me reframe that. I think it’s the most natural thing in the world for all of us. I hadn’t normalized it in my existence. My existence was quite the opposite, and so my willingness to play, my willingness to kind of say, “Well, what if?” It really, Super Power Experts and this entire endeavor was birthed out of this one pivotal decision point. I mean, of course there was a lot leading up to that, but this one pivotal moment of, “Am I willing to play?”
I really had to sit in that and be like, “Okay, if I’m going to operate off of the assumption and the bias that we create the world that we see, at what point in time am I going to step up and say, ‘Well, then I get to create the one I want to see?'” When I made that decision, it was like the heavens opened up and the hallelujah chorus and, “Ah,” and everything happened all at once, and it was like that was it. It was like the simplest thing in the world, that it was having the courage to say, because here’s the kicker. When you do that, you can’t come back from than place. You can’t then blame something outside of yourself or blame somebody else for what you’re seeing or blame anything for what you’re enduring, quote, unquote.
It’s you and you alone, and so when you take that step into that space, it really is leaving behind anywhere where you might be shirking your responsibility, but ironically … not even ironically, like totally beautifully, it opens up this amazing, like a blank canvas, and you get to do and paint and draw and sing and dance in any way you want to in that space, and it’s so amazingly powerful.
Wow. I just love that. I mean, the way you describe it, I sort of felt like I was there with you at that pivotal moment where you decided, you asked that question, “Am I going to play? And am I going to do this?” I’m so intrigued by that. Would you be willing to go into that moment a little bit, with a little more depth to sort of paint a little more picture around that moment? Because I’m real curious about if there’s like one part of that experience at that moment that you could describe in your own unique way to really bring home how powerful that was for you to experience. I’d love to hear about that.
Absolutely. Well, I think it was really the culmination of about a 10-year journey, and I would say that because I think it was around 10 years. I can’t say for certain, but prior to that I remember having an experience. When I left government the first time … I was a counterintelligence agent and had been living in the spy world and doing all that work.
When I left there, it was to kind of pursue entrepreneurship, right? I justified it by saying, “Oh, I’m going to go make a million dollars.” I hired a business coach. All this stuff happened, and of course I had no idea what I was in for, but that was good, right?
If I had, I probably won’t have done it.
No, you wouldn’t.
In the midst of that, I remember, like five months into this kind of journey where I hadn’t made a millions dollars yet and I had spent close to that, you know? And had moved somewhere where I didn’t know anybody. I mean, it was just all of these things, right? It was my joug moment, if you will, like everything got ripped away. I remember lying on the floor of my apartment, I mean, just crying, like literally feeling like I was being split in two.
I knew there were these two kind of warring factions inside of me, and at that point in time I just wasn’t strong enough, is the story I overlaid it with. I now see the beauty in the journey, obviously, that unfolded from that place, but in that moment it felt defeat. I remember saying, “I don’t care what happens. I need this to be over. I’m just not strong enough to push through this right now.” I mean, I could almost hear the ego aspect of me kind of like, “Hi, hi, hi. I won.” You know? Kind of the devil component, if you will, being like, “Oh, I got her back,” and that kind of … because I was just done. I was exhausted. I was scared. I was alone. It couldn’t have been worse, quote, unquote. Right?
I mean, I guess it could have been. I, at least, had a floor of an apartment to lay on.
The floor was there, but were all on it.
It was, yeah. But of course that opened the doorway for me meeting Justin and birthing Neva and this whole other trajectory, so it really was a pivotal moment, just not quite in the way that … obviously, if I could rewrite history as this magnificent self, it wouldn’t have gone that way, but that’s really how it unfolded. Then fast forward to 10 years later where it felt like I was at the same decision point, it wasn’t the exact moment, but it really was this, “Which? Which? Which? What am I going to choose?” And it didn’t appear to me as like, life or death as it did the previous time, but it appeared to me as like, “Okay, you’ve exhausted this now.”
And now, of course, I’ve gone on to create a construct around it and broad-languaging around it where I was at the end of that, what I call the evolved consciousness, right? Where it’s like, I’ve done all the work, I’ve done the personal growth, I’ve done the spiritual development, I’ve done all of that. “Now what?” I was standing on that precipice, and the secret to when you’re standing on that precipice is, are you willing to jump?
I remembered, I was brought back to that moment 10 years prior and it’s like I knew in that moment that I had made the decision to align myself with my fear and take some conservative steps, and as I’ve outlined, that really did open me up on a whole different life trajectory. But that wasn’t available to me now because I had done that, right? I wasn’t leaving my husband. I wasn’t walking away from my daughter, like this was the life we had created, so it’s like, “What now? What do we do with this?”
I checked all the boxes that I needed to check there, and I remember it was presented to me as an invitation from a friend of mine to kind of play in some spaces that I wasn’t real comfortable with. My logical mind was like, “This is crazy. This is nuts.” It was a lot of the woo-woo stuff, the astral travel and some of the time bending and all that stuff. I was like, “Not real sure that I’m interested in that. Thanks anyway.” Like, what if that got out, right? We were running a really successful corporate counterintelligence firm and I’m like, “I’ve got a reputation here.” You know?
So it was hard to be presented with that kind of invitation. What I sat with was what I said earlier, which was this underneath all of that, however it appeared to me, was the invitation to play. I kind of had to face like, “Okay, everything … ” It’s like where everybody gets to. Like, you’ve done all this work and your world didn’t really change, and so everybody is kind of scratching their heads going, “I followed the secret and I did all this stuff. When am I going to see this new world that everybody is talking about?” Well, of course we’ve been in it the whole time. It’s just it’s a frequency thing, and unless you’re willing to step into a new frequency, you can’t see it, which is funny because we like to wait for proof of it, but it’s like, you’re never going to see proof of it until you step into that new frequency.
That was the space I was sitting in where it was like, the invitation was to take a leap of faith and be willing to jump into something I couldn’t see, and it shook me because I prided myself on being very logical and very rational, and I’m incredibly intelligent and da, da, da, da, da, da, da. You know? But I needed that component to add into the mix, and to me it’s like the height of creativity. Are you willing to take ownership for the fact that you create your world? That’s the invitation we’re all presented with all the time. It’s just scary as hell for a lot of us to take advantage of that invitation.
Wow, and it is. When you described all of that and you’ve been mentioned it a couple of times, it really did sound like that ultimate jump, you know? To take the jump, the leap into this unknown, but that creativity piece needed to be complete by all of that, that you’ve just described, which is awesome stuff.
Well, we’re going to take a quick break if it’s okay, Tonya, and I really want to expand on some of the things you mentioned, particularly evolved consciousness and a little bit about frequency to maybe add some added context for our listeners so they can maybe apply some of this to their own life and get some understanding about what they’re doing. But before we do that, we need to, we’re going to jump into the break, but let’s tell people where they can find out more about you.
Oh, absolutely. They can go to superpowerexperts.com, and on the homepage we have a really cool quiz, if you want to find out what are your predisposed superpowers. It is my invitation to you to come and play. No obligation, nothing. It truly is free, and I really encourage all you to take advantage of that.
And I do too, and that’s fantastic stuff, and this, then that. You all have to go check it out. It’s really exciting and really amazing things going on. Well, so we’ve been talking with Tonya Dawn Recla today about SuperPower Creatives and Super Power Experts, to which our show was a happy member of this exciting platform, and Tonya sharing how it all came to be. We’re going to take a quick break, and when we come back, we’re going to walk you through exactly how you can get started in that and apply some of these things that Tonya is sharing about her experience creating Super Power Experts, and you can be a part of it too, just like I am. So stay with us, and we’ll be right back.