Each month we interview an Emerging Women member to grow our connections and possibilities for collaboration with the conscious leaders living the truth of who they are. It's the Emerging Women way!
This month we speak with Tonya Gonzalez, Tarot Life Coach. She's a spiritual psychic medium and entrepreneur. She's also been a TV star, librarian, yoga instructor, and radio personality. A self-described "global citizen," she brings her rich life experience to bear in service to the Universe through spiritual connectedness.
You may have benefitted from Tonya's wisdom and insight at an Emerging Women Circle Up. Now let's take a little time to hear more about Tonya's mission, process, challenges, and favorite practices. (And be sure to drop a line in the comments if you want to ignite a connection - who knows where it might lead...)
1. Tell us more about your work and how it supports women.
My work as an Intuitive provides Healing the Sacred Feminine. By journeying into the mind, body and Spirit of a woman, together we discover ways to become more of who she is or visions to be.
This deep Soulful Healing work supports women with powerful, practical Principles & Practices that increase intuition, develop confidence and builds SoulSelf Awareness, in other words teaching women to “Use Your Magic” and to be their own Oracles.
2. How would you define intuition? How can we truly KNOW our divine direction?
The definition of Intuition for me is the inner sense we are being guided. It is utilizing the senses, not just thoughts, as decision and directive markers.
Understanding this begins with Trust. Knowing it did not come from you, but through you is the lesson. The Ego wants to take credit and also discourages you from believing in yourself.
Learning to distinguish chatter from channeled messages comes from relearning to trust and confide in oneself, which is the definition of Confidence.
You know it’s divine direction when you recognize it is.
3. In what way are you Emerging? What support do you need?
The ways I am Emerging are as a powerful Voice and Healer. Using my voice to speak on issues facing women of color, holding “Sacred Conversations” to discuss what support is needed, creating a community of women who are ready to heal themselves, tackle the complexities of racism amongst women, as well as other spiritual support needed for today’s woman.
The support I need most is sharing with more women, moving beyond social media to other mediums through collaborations, connections, and communities like this.
4. What challenges are you facing right now? Give us the REAL real.
The challenge I am facing right now is having time to do it all.
In one afternoon I can have a coaching client, get a prayer request for a loved one's death, support a pregnant mom, heal a broken heart, and support someone’s health issues thousands of miles away.
As a multi-passionate spiritual entrepreneur, I am a one woman enterprise. I would love web design support and a virtual assistant to help get me organized so I can serve, thus have more to create.
5. What practices root you down and give you power?
The practice that roots me down is Prayer. As a licensed Spiritual Counselor (Practitioner) of Science of Mind, student and teacher of A Course in Miracles for over 6 years, and a yoga teacher, it is my go-to Practice, Mind Calmer, Heart Healer, and quick fix.
What gives me power are my Tarot Decks. Tarot is the only daily self directed spiritual practice, other than A Course in Miracles, that I use. They provide not only guidance, but insights about what the day may bring.
It is my unique perspective of Tarot blended with intuition that allow me to Serve, Share, and Shine.