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Many people often think that happiness is in the material things. However, Gerard Powell believes that this isn’t the case. He has also manifested happiness in his own life in a different way. Gerard is a consciousness thought leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist, inspirational speaker and the Founder of Rythmia Life Advancement Center. Having lived a very lavish and rich life, Gerard reveals that none of these things spared him from going into a downward spiral and being suicidal. He was only able to overcome these obstacles through a plant medicine that a shaman in Costa Rica introduced to him. With a mission to help others, Gerard built the Rythmia Life Advancement Center which introduces people from all walks of life to the power of the Ayahuasca plant and other healing and health and wellness modalities. Don’t miss out on this episode where you might find healing for your own heart and your whole being.

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Gerard Powell on Healing And Finding Light Within Darkness Using Medicinal Plants

I am feeling incredibly grateful. I am feeling incredibly lucky and feel in my body in this moment. I feel happy to be alive, happy to be my own age, not wishing to be any younger at this point, which is good. My body feels good and taking good care of myself, which is super helpful and feeling as though everything is so purposeful. Life is not easy. We all know that business isn’t easy. Relationships aren’t easy. Health sometimes isn’t easy. 

We’ve got our aches and pains and our complaints and that seems to be a national pastime or at least an international past time, the ability to complain about a lot in life. I can say without a shadow of a doubt, that wherever you are at the moment, mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, it is good to be alive. I am sending that blessing not just out to everybody on this entire planet, whether they believe what I believe or don’t believe what you believe or don’t. We are all one community of people that breath the same air and are animated by the same source and are warmed by the same Sun.  

I feel lucky not only to be in the seat that I’m in, to be doing the work I’m doing, but to have an incredible guest on the show, somebody that I’ve been looking forward to this conversation for a while. We’ve gotten such great feedback on the show. I’ve seen the evolution of the show. I’ve seen the evolution of pivot stories that have been featured on the show. It mirrors in many ways my own personal evolution which took a very interesting turn when I visited a life advancement center. Many of you might not know what a life advancement center is. It’s a very unique retreat in Costa Rica. The founder of that retreat is a gentleman who was profoundly interesting at a minimum. He’s somebody with an amazing story and a huge heart, but he didn’t always have a huge heart. We’ll dive into some things that talk about the journey, literal and figurative journey that we’re all on in life. 

He’s a consciousness thought leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist and inspirational speaker. He’s the founder of Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica, the go-to destination for a spiritually awakening vacation experience. He’s one of the 1% who made his millions from creating and selling multiple companies including ThatLoook.com, a pioneer in mass-market access to cosmetic surgery. He also founded Truthenomics, an online program teaching skills and insights essential to living life of manifestation. Gerard Powell, it’s great to have you on the show. Thank you for being with us. 

It’s so nice to be here and I’m so glad that I could share this time with you. 

It’s been several months since we were together in Costa Rica at your place. I want to dive into a number of different things, but before we do, you’ve had a very interesting life to say the least. I read a little bit of your bio. There was a five-page bio that Gerry’s team sent over because you’ve done a lot in your life, had a lot of personal transformation, and helped a lot of other people transform. What’s something that’s not written in what I read that you would love for people to know about you right out of the gate? 

I don’t even think of myself as those things. That’s something that’s probably written by our marketing department. I’m just the guy that had an extraordinary experience and lived to tell my life story. I don’t consider myself a thought leader or any of that stuff. I’m not at all special or chosen. I’m quite the opposite of that, in all honesty. 

Now we can have a real conversation. I woke up this morning and the next thing that I thought and then I said was, “I wonder what miracles are coming today.” I’ve started saying this every single day. It was an affirmation that came to me in a conversation with a woman by the name of Judy Whitcraft who many people know from her Namaste emails that have been out there for more than twenty years. You believe in miracles, Gerry, don’t you? 

Very much so, yeah. 

Why don’t we start there? I’d love to get your sense of what a miracle is because I know that’s a word that up a fair amount. 

I believe in miracles. I believe that either nothing’s a miracle or everything’s a miracle. If everything is a miracle, then there are so many different types of miracles. A bird flying is a miracle. The fact that ants create their own system is a miracle. There are miracles everywhere. 

If that’s the case, if everything is a miracle, how do you distinguish one miracle from another? Is there a way to do that? 

If everything is a miracle, which I believe everything is a miracle, then there are all these different types of miracles. I don’t think some are more miraculous than others. We’re used to some and we’re very used to a bird flying over us, but think about the magnitude of that miracle, just the bird. The difference is we see it every day and it becomes happenstance or for that matter, a plane. The whole thing is mind-boggling. The least of which should be life after death. That should be simple, but there are things going on as you ever watch a child being born. There’s so much going on. We’re living in craziness, miracles everywhere. 

Is it possible that a mere changing of consciousness could be a miracle? 

I believe that. 

I do too. This whole idea of where consciousness comes from is a part of a discussion that’s ongoing. It’s controversial. Is consciousness something that emanates from within us? Is it something that is outside of us almost like in the clouds that we tap into and tune into and access portions of? Would you call yourself a less than conscious soul or person at a certain point in your life when you made a lot of money? You could give your history better than I can. I’ll just say you scored at a certain point, financially scored. You had more money than you knew what to do with and it didn’t satisfy. Let’s tick off the thing that a lot of people think will get them to the point of happiness. You achieved at least one of those major goals, yes? 

Yeah, I believe I did. I had a lot of money. I sold a company for about $90 million. Let’s say that netted down to $61 million. There was a lot of money and people just look at that event, but previous to that, I have always made millions of dollars a year. The things that people say that should make you happy very much don’t in my experience. It’s not at all what makes you happy. in fact, that had the opposite effect on me. I had a friend of mine when I first started out in business. He said, “All money’s going to do is make your personality bigger. If you’re bad, you’re going to be more bad. If you’re good, you’re going to be more good.” That held true for me. 

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It’s a magnifier. You had a lot of money and then you got to express yourself and then some drugs, sex, everything to an extreme. Is that fair? 

Yeah, everything to a very big extreme and the same time it was drugs, sex, alcoholism and greed. At the same time, I was married and had kids. It’s just crazy time. 

Because of the work that you do now, part of how you help people initially is to share the fact that you’ve been through something. You share that thing that you’ve been through every week so to speak. You are sharing the full end to end of your story. I’m even hesitant. I want my audience, I want our community to know you better, yet I’m even going, “Do I want to make Gerry tell his story again?” How many times can you tell your story without getting sick of your own story? What’s another way to come at this? Let’s be creative about how it is that we can let people know how messed up your life was at that time. What led you to this pivotal moment where you couldn’t get any lower and pretty much the lights were about to go out? Whether they would go out on their own because the universe is merciful and said, “We got to take this guy out because he’s such a mess,” or you yourself were going, “How many more people can I hurt?” 

I’m with you and it was a little bit of both that the universe was aspiring. I was in a whole bunch of trouble. The easiest way to saying this is saying it in a sentence and say, “Here’s what my life looked like. I was suicidal. I tried to commit suicide two different times. I had girlfriends. I had tons of money in the bank, I have planes, houses, cars, boats and all those things that you think are going to do it and nothing worked. I was near the end of my rope. I thought that was effective and that I was going to call it quits. 

You get to that point and I don’t know if everybody’s been to that edge. Some people have been. It’s a slow drip for a lot of people that feel miserable, feel low, whether it’s more extreme form misery or it’s just that low energy of anxiety and fear that a lot of people live with on a day to day basis. We can blame it on social media. We can blame it on any number of things. We can blame it on the people who are running our world. Henry David Thoreau said years and years before any of that, that we live in a world where people are living in quiet desperation. They live lives of quiet desperation. This is nothing new. Here you are, you get to this point of looking into the abyss, considering even trying to take your own life, what happens? What’s the thing that saves you? Do you get saved? Is that the good news in the story? 

The good news is that somebody else cared enough to tell me about something that they heard had worked for someone else, which was plant medicine. I went to Costa Rica and I tried it and I got to watch me being molested by my grandfather and that explained my whole life to me. That was on July 4th of 2014. My life turned around that day. It is that clear, on that day, my life changed. 

The plant medicine that you experienced was a little different or at least it’s not one that a lot of people engage right away. Give us a little detail. It wasn’t going to be a small thing that could get your attention is what I’m guessing. 

You’re right. It’s Iboga, which is a tough African root. Its hallucinogenic compound is Ibogaine and it’s a very rough thing. Ayahuasca is a walk in the park. 

You have a guide on that particular journey. There’s a shaman who not so much takes you under his wing as like sits you down and teaches you something. You think about it. When other people take an interest in us and I think that’s a part what is missing for a lot of people are those people in their lives that will do what’s required for them, meaning they will tell them the truth. They will confront them. They will be there in a big way even if that means doing what’s required not to aid and abet them, not to enable them. 

Here’s a guy you meet in Costa Rica. He’s not going to enable you at all. He administers this plant medicine. You take it voluntarily and then you go off into a different place. I’d like to talk a little bit about that experience. We talk about some crazy things. This is stuff that most people might not even believe and they don’t have to. There’s no requirement for anybody to believe this. It’s a for-your-information at the moment and then we’ll circle back to where it all led and what is now the legacy of that journey today, which is profound. 

Do you want me to start with the journey, Adam? 

Why not? Let’s take a trip to the moon or something.  

I took this medicine and I met this shaman. His name was Muganda and he was from Gabon, Africa. Long story short, I take the medicine and then I’m on the moon and I’m asking the moon questions and the moon types, it doesn’t speak. You read those answers and the thing is being recorded at the same time. The moon is kind, but pointed at the same time. I’m like, “What’s the matter with me?” I said, “Why am I such an a-hole?” Because these questions were written down. You’re so high when you take this medicine, you don’t even remember what’s going on. That’s why they record it. My first question was why am I such an a-hole? The moon said she couldn’t tell me until I went back and got my soul. I flew back to the United States from the moon and I went to Malibu. I found my house and I looked for me within my house. I found me and my soul wouldn’t help me unless I agreed to take it with me for the rest of my life and to defer to it over every decision. I said yes to those two things. 

Your soul made demands on you.  

It wouldn’t even talk to me until I agreed to those two things. 

The dialogue is it knows you. “He’s a liar. We can’t trust him.” It coerces an agreement out of you. 

That’s true. It was signed under duress. 

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Medicinal Plants: What is missing for a lot of people are those people in their lives that will do what’s required for them.

You take your soul back to see the moon. 

I take my soul, we go to see the moon, but she diverts us to Pennsylvania. I wind up at my grandmother’s house and I’m watching this. What’s super interesting about this to me is that I’m watching it on a screen, but yet I can circle the objects. What’s interesting about this for people that are into the afterlife stuff is that people think that’s Akashic records. It would have been if it was me looking out, but I was looking at it. It’s not a recreation of my own experience. It’s of the whole experience. It’s crazy stuff. I get goosebumps when I think about that. I’m watching this go on. In that moment, it explained everything to me and explained why I didn’t trust men, why I had weird sexual things.  

In other words, my sex thing was that I could never be close so that I would have value. I’d never been close to someone. I’d ended up having sex with five girls in a day and do create crazy stuff but never anything intimate. Men, I didn’t like and I didn’t trust. In this moment I watched this, I’m thinking, that explains everything. It explains why I’m a drunk. It explains why I’m a drug addict. It explains why I don’t trust men. It explains why I’m weird with women. It explained everything. I got done watching this and I ended up going back to the moon. The short story in this is that night, the moon forgave me. I made a deal with my soul to invite my soul back into my life.  

The moon gave me a brand new heart, a physical heart. I was standing on the moon with my hands out, my chest wide open, and she gave me a heart and it put my heart in. I used to be a business guy. If I heard somebody talking like this, I would automatically say this guy is a conman or a flake or a drug addict. I’m telling you, this is what happened to me. This is real. People always say to me, “You weren’t on the moon.” I’m like, “No, you’re wrong. You weren’t there. I was there.” I felt the talcum powder on my toes. I was there. I don’t know how to say that. My vocabulary has changed so much over the past few years. If I’m in Denny’s and I’m talking to someone, they may look at me like, “This guy is crazy.” 

It’s a context. They may not be the story you tell somebody on the line at Starbucks. Maybe, I don’t know. You’re a pretty daring guy. If anybody could pull that off, I think it would be you. The moon shows you something. The moon revealed something to you. We mentioned it earlier. That explains a lot. There was an incident of molestation early on in your life, maybe you were three years old or something. You had no conscious awareness of this. As an adult, this didn’t happen. This is an event that did not happen. 

When I saw it, I screamed out and on medicine, sometimes you speak in your spirit voice, sometimes you use your mouth. I said, “That didn’t happen.” Muganda, who was my guide at that time said, “What didn’t happen?” I said, “I’m watching myself get molested. I know my grandfather did not do this.” Muganda said, “Call your father.” My dad had been dead for six years at this time. I said, “Dad,” and the next thing my dad appeared and I’m like, “Did that happen?” My father said, “Don’t think you’re so special.” It happened to my dad and it had happened me. It’s the way it was and nobody ever spoke of this. There wasn’t a topic. It was never ever brought up. 

The number of traumas that have happened in my pivot out of the eighteen years of law practice into the work that I’ve been doing since then, I’ve met a lot of people, worked with a lot of people, I’ve heard a lot of stories that each one you just go, “How is that even possible? How can that happen in someone’s life?” The more people I’ve met, it happened to so many people from so many places around the world. Different ages, gender doesn’t matter, men, women, boys, girls. With these kinds of traumas, things happen in early childhood that affect people in such profound ways.  

It affects their definition of love, their definition of so many different things. The idea that your life was set on a trajectory as a result of those things is not unusual at all. Even not recalling it or having blocked it is not unusual at all. What’s magical or even miraculous about the medicine in that instance is it gives you access to something that unlocks not just an event in your life, but also what could be done. What’s the future? You’re sent to get forgiveness. There’s a whole aspect of this that involves somehow resolving, creating some resolution out of the incident. Is that right? 

Yes. 

Does that play out well or not so? 

I think it plays out well. I was told that I had to go and start a center and this sounds so crazy because at the time I was wanting to open up strip clubs. My retirement business model was I going to own open up twenty-some gentleman’s clubs, strip clubs. The moon said, “We’re not going to do that. We’re going to open up a spiritual center in Costa Rica and we’re going to do plant medicine. People are going to have this experience. That’s the way that it was.” I was like, “Okay.” She said some interesting things too. She said there would only be lightworkers and light warriors that would come to this place in Costa Rica. My journey was on July 4th. By October, I found this property and signed an agreement of sale. I closed on it in December. 

The moon directed you to the property. The specifics of the conversation with the moon is pretty uncanny. 

She said, “This is the property. This is the place.” She wants me to pay for it, which was 70% below asking price. It was crazy stuff but it worked. It took me a year. She told me I’d get a license to use Ayahuasca, but she wanted me to use Ayahuasca because it’s gentler than Iboga. Never in the history of the world has somebody been given a medical license to serve Ayahuasca. I got it a year later. I opened this in February of 2016 and 6,000 people have been through the doors here. 95.023% of them, the exact same thing that happened to me happens to them. 

Fill in the blank on that piece of it. Somebody might be reading this and go, “What do you mean the same thing happens? Do they all go to the moon and discover that they had some deep secret that was hidden from them?” That’s not what you’re talking about. What’s the thing that happens to 90% plus that happened to you? 

The thing that happens is that they experience a merging of their soul and a healing of their heart. 

Is that the “miracle?” 

It is the miracle. 

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I’ll say this in full transparency. It already made it into podcast form. I ended up doing that as a solo cast to describe my experience of having gone to Rythmia. I was invited to come and facilitate a relationship workshop at Rythmia. I went and then had this very interesting experience myself. Normally, having facilitated events and workshops and things all over the world, I’ve maintained this idea that when I’m facilitating, certainly I’ll interact with the participants and attendees because I love people. My thing is I want to do that, but I don’t interact in the processes with them because it feels like a conflict. In this instance, I had this thought that I wanted to experience what everybody else there was experiencing so that I could go to a deeper level in terms of my ability to not only channel what was there to be shared and create transformation and perhaps a way that I didn’t expect.  

I live in a box as we all do it. I wanted to just blow out the walls of that box myself. I ended up journeying three of the four nights that we were there. That experience itself created what I would equate to a healing of the heart. I had my first broken heart at four years old when my dad was taken ill and was away for about six months. This whole thing, I was able to come back and see it, experience it, experience what I was going through, when all of a sudden out of nowhere, my father disappears. I don’t know why or what and I’ll see him in this hospital and not knowing whether he’s ever coming home. It was terrifying and traumatic. I don’t know what else to call it.  

In one of those nights, in one of the journeys, I was not just brought to my awareness, but my dad’s alive so I got to also be able to connect with him. I thank God afterward and express what that was like for me and what I recognized about him. It explained so much of the challenges in our relationship at times. It’s truly amazing. What I also loved about this place in addition to it being in such great proximity to the gorgeous ocean, this is in a very high-end area of Costa Rica with beautiful hotels and things but this particular retreat itself with physical surroundings are impeccable. 

You’re a bit of an anal guy in some ways. The best of that anality maybe, I don’t know if that’s a word, shows up because the place is so ridiculously clean and the food is so impeccably and lovingly created, prepared, delivered and the people that are there that are assisting in the facilitation of the experience for everything from the people that are facilitating movement, yoga, cleanses, massage and all this stuff that’s a genre of being a spa, let alone the shaman and people that assist the shaman during the journeys. You’ll never hear any more unconditional support or the review that I’m giving in this moment. 

A lot of thought leaders come here and they’re afraid and some of them might have classes. Let’s say 80% of them will do the medicine, but you did it in the bravest way. I appreciate your spirit and who you are. A lot of times too, people in this business get something a little bit of a God complex. They get like, “I know everything,” and you’re not that guy. That makes it wonderful. If you stay that way, the medicine wants us to be always learning, always open. It’s hard to do because we think we see things as they are so often, but when we get on the medicine and get on the other side and you’re sitting there and there’s often dancing scene, you’re thinking, “Maybe I don’t know everything.” 

Humility is a tough nut. In the bible, it talks about meekness. It’s interesting the words that have the sound or there’s a pejorative or negative connotation surrounded with them. What does it mean to be humble? Does that mean you’re passive, you let people step on you, that you don’t have confidence? Humility in a sense is like what you said, “I don’t know nearly as much as I might think or my ego might delude me into thinking, but that I want to learn more. There’s a lifelong learning and openness to the new information.” One of the big things I think is confronting the fear of being out of control. That’s the big thing for people is that they want to maintain control in their lives. I’m a still recovering control freak. Something like that anyway is good for the soul, whether you end up with heart healing and emerging in the soul. In the particular week that I was there, you made statistics when it was all said and done and the surveys were done and what people were sharing about their experience, I would say it was at least nine out of ten of the people that were there had that exact miracle.  

To escape for a week and be treated to sunshine, beautiful facilities, pools, massages, food and love from perfect strangers and every other thing that would only make you smile from ear to ear. On top of that, you could integrate some of the stuff from the past, some traumas and things you didn’t understand, some part of yourself that you’ve been jealous or you’ve been resentful, you live in regret or you’re angry, which is what my thing was. I was a lawyer for a lot of years. I had a great vehicle for my anger. I got sick and tired of looking at myself in the mirror and seeing an angry person staring back. 

That’s a common thing with lawyers. 

I’m speaking to a group of lawyers so you never know. Maybe I’ll make this recommendation to them. That’s the beautiful thing about this show. We’ve been fortunate to have a lot of people from every conceivable walk of life and occupation, including lawyers and anger is not exclusive to lawyers, as we know. We’ve got a real anger issue in our world. Contrary to what Shakespeare said, the lawyers didn’t create that. Gerry, your journey has continued. It’s not like everything in life has magically turned to whatever you want to call it. You have your own challenges. What do you do these days to work on yourself? What are the rituals that you might have, even a morning practice that gets you set straight? 

I’m an affirmation guy. My thing is I get up and I work out and then I do spiritual mind treatments and affirmations for about 40 minutes and that gets me right. I still do medicine, probably every two weeks because I take on a lot of different energies here to do that, but what’s so interesting is how the thing never ends. That is the good news. Especially like us, we’re in businesses where we’re constantly pointing people to look at themselves. You can’t help but be in the mirror all the time yourself and this is a forever growing business. It’s like as a lawyer, you got breaks. You got tons of distractions, but in this job there’s no escaping. It’s an interesting thing. 

Gerry, I’m going to ask you a question as we wind down here. Gerry, did you wake up today? 

Yeah, I hope I wake up every day. 

That wasn’t guaranteed when you went to bed last night, was it? 

Not at all. 

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For all of us, this is a reminder that we woke up today. Wherever you are in the moment right now, this could be the best day of your life. It could be the worst day of your life. It was a blessing. It was a profound gift that you got to wake up because it wasn’t guaranteed last night. As you took your first breath this morning, your first awake breath, there were people in that very same seconds that were taking their last breath. To me, we all have our stuff. That’s just the way it is. That doesn’t mean you work on it, find solutions and it doesn’t mean you have to tolerate it either. One thing is for certain, it’s a lot better than the other alternative. My hope and my prayer is that we all get to wake up, Gerry. 

I hope for you too, Adam. 

Thank you. To the audience that is taking this in, please wake up tomorrow. Wake up your awareness and your consciousness as well as your physical body a little bit more tomorrow than today. This is the three-part waking ritual that I’m sharing and the second part is be in gratitude for a moment. It could be that you stubbed your toe yesterday and it finally stopped throbbing. You can give gratitude for that. It doesn’t have to be something that’s out there or feels untrue for you, but find something that feels true that you can be grateful for in the moment. If you’re inclined to do this one last thing, this a personal mantra. As you put your feet on the floor, you can take ten seconds and say these words out loud, “I love my life. I love my life.” What are the words, Gerry? 

I love my life. I love my life. I want to tell you Adam, I love that. Everybody has two seconds to do that. That’s without excuse beautiful. 

It’s been a pleasure. We’ve had such a lovely conversation. Everybody, if you enjoyed the episode, please go down to AdamMarkel.com/Podcasts and leave a comment. Go on iTunes and leave a review. You can go on Facebook to StartMyPivot.com and let us know your thoughts there as well. Find out more about the Rythmia Life Advancement Center. Find out more about the programs they’ve got. All I can tell you is get there. That’s my call to action to all of you. Do it, because there’s absolutely nothing more important in my view than to schedule a week for yourself to do what can be done under that level of impeccable supervision. That’s the deal. Ciao for now, everybody. 

Thank you, Adam.

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About Gerard Powell

PR Gerard | Medicinal PlantsGerard Armond Powell is a leading conscious entrepreneur, thought leader, philanthropist, motivational speaker and spiritual influencer whose mission is to transform lives and show people the shortcut to finding their happiness. He is the founder of Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica, the ‘go-to’ facility for a spiritually awakening vacation experience. In 2015, Powell founded Rythmia after an experience with plant medicine helped him overcome depression, addiction and suicidal tendencies. The medically-licensed luxury retreat center focuses on spiritual awakening and facilitates plant medicine journeys.

He opted to try anything available to hide from himself and his “perfect” life. Most of his existence he suffered from addiction and depression, incessantly trying to fill the hole deep within, with little or no success. Ultimately, after much trial and error, he found the key to true success and happiness. Today, he serves as a conscious entrepreneur, thought leader, philanthropist and public speaker on a mission to share the modalities and philosophies that transformed his life.

His business history is nothing short of miraculous. He grew up in a very modest home, was not able to focus on school and ultimately dropped out. After several unsuccessful business ventures, in 1991 he partnered in a building and development company. His inner guidance directed him to discontinue this line of work, however, Gerard remained involved long enough to consummate a deal that netted him more than a million dollars – while still in his twenties.

Gerard went on to build multiple companies from the ground up later selling them for hundreds of millions of dollars. In 1995, Powell started thatlook.com, the first company organized to provide mass-market access to cosmetic surgery procedures. In 1999, Powell took thatlook.com public, and the company achieved a market value of approximately $150 million. Subsequently, he and his management team founded looksforless.com mimicking and exceeding the same business success with a different business model. He was living the good life – too good, in fact.

“I sold my company for $94 million dollars. I had 5 houses, 20 plus cars, and 2 planes. I achieved the American dream but I was hooked on Demerol, was an alcoholic and was suicidal. I realized something was very wrong because the more I acquired the more I suffered. I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and traveled the world on my journey to heal myself through every self-help and healing modality I could find. A friend introduced me to Plant Medicine and in one night I had an experience that transformed my existence and liberated me from a lifetime of suffering. That was 2 years ago and my life continues to unfold in an extraordinary way. As a result of my experience, I decided to open a center in Costa Rica that would offer all of the modalities that had the greatest impact on my life, enabling me to share them with as many people as possible at a price they could afford. I modeled it after the Club Med philosophy of an all-inclusive resort experience offering modalities, accommodations, organic meals, and first-class amenities.”

That is how Rythmia Life Advancement Center was conceived. Rythmia Group, Inc., a management company that manages certain aspects of the center, is headquartered in the beachside community of, Malibu, California, where Gerard also lives with his family. He visited Costa Rica and found the current location of the Center in Guanacoste, one of the five blue zones in the world where people live happiest and longest. He purchased an 81-bed hotel and renovated it making it the go-to facility for a spiritually awakening vacation experience poised to enable guests to experience healing and life transformation during their stay.

Powell continues, “We have gathered, under one roof, a team of world-renowned specialists offering the most breakthrough modalities including “The Answer Is You”, life transformation program by Michael Beckwith; the Dead Sea Cleanse, a hydrotherapy colonic cleanse that far surpassed any others I tried; Prana Vinyasa Yoga by Shiva Rea; Plant Medicine by Sarab Deva and Dr. Vanessa Grillo; and locally grown organic farm to table food PRESENTED by Shivanter.”

Another way in which he has opted to share his experiences and findings is through Truthenomics, a program and website that teaches the skills and insights essential to a life of manifestation. He has become a leading Conscious Entrepreneur, creating progressive businesses that transform people’s lives. He speaks to audiences and organizations relying on his signature, an unfiltered style that is filled with humor, authenticity and an inherent ability to inspire.

Rythmia and Gerry’s story are featured in a just-released documentary entitled “The Reality of Truth” along with thought leaders including Joel Olsteen, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson and more, as well as actors Michelle Rodriguez and Peter Coyote.

For additional information about Gerard Powell, or for speaking inquiries, please email haamid@rythmia.com, or visit gerardarmondpowell.com