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Nick Onken is a fashion and lifestyle photographer for today’s top brands, performers, and game changers. On ONKEN radio (Formerly NION radio) Nick explores the body, mind and soul of the creative entrepreneur, bringing you inspiring and influential guests to help take your creativity, business, and life to the next level.

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Nick Onken is a fashion and lifestyle photographer for today’s top brands, performers, and game changers. On ONKEN radio (Formerly NION radio) Nick explores the body, mind and soul of the creative entrepreneur, bringing you inspiring and influential guests to help take your creativity, business, and life to the next level.

    224: My Tree of Light Plant Medicine Experience

    224: My Tree of Light Plant Medicine Experience

    “This was the deepest surrender I’ve ever had to give way to a medicine.” - Nick Onken



    Today I am excited to share with you some takeaways from my personal plant medicine journeys in 2023 and to explain in-depth my most recent recent experience with a new plant medicine for me: the Tree of Light plant medicine. I just got back from this amazing trip to Peru and in this episode, I explain the ceremonies I took part in and talk about managing ego deaths.

    You can Subscribe and Listen to the Podcast on Apple Podcasts. And please leave me a Rating and Review!





    “It was very subconscious. What I learned, I don’t even know; it was very in the body.” - Nick Onken



    Some things we learn in this podcast:



    Nick’s 2023 plant medicine recap [1:46]

    What is the Tree of Light medicine [13:52

    ]Takeaways from the Tree of Light ceremony [18:22]

    How to manage ego death [29:33]



    Links Mentioned:



    Connect with Nick on Instagram

    Get your Nick Onken original hat at Onken Made

    223: Burning Religion and the Witches, Part 2

    223: Burning Religion and the Witches, Part 2

    “In this moment, are we bridging our own gaps?” - Rev. Briana Lynn



    Today I continue my conversation with Reverend Briana Lynn. Last week we discussed unraveling religion from society and culture and how to avoid the pitfalls of leadership.

    In this episode, Briana shares how she came to be at peace after having spent so much of her life trying to escape her own body. She argues that art is anything we interact with or participate in. She and I also discuss the importance of both celebrating the kink in each of us and avoiding the guru-fication of the self. 

    Listen in as we talk about learning to be okay with things as they are while also striving for personal growth.



    You can Subscribe and Listen to the Podcast on Apple Podcasts. And please leave me a Rating and Review!





    “The battle or the journey that we all have…is about bridging the persona and the person.” - Rev. Briana Lynn



    Some things we learn in this podcast:



    How does Briana define identity alchemy [4:00]

    What are the dangers of adopting a persona to mask your personhood [5:54]

    How to close the gap between persona and person [14:29]

    When is judgment healthy [22:27]

    How does Briana Lynn define narcissism [30:08]

    Ways to work through Narcissistic Personality Disorder [33:31]

    Can judgment be a good thing [39:58]

    How to create from a place of self-expression [42:17]

    Final takeaways from Briana [45:49]



    Links Mentioned:



    Listen to Onken Radio Episode 222: Burning Religion and the Witches with Rev. Briana Lynn

    Sign up for the Free Masterclass for Entrepreneurs: Go from Invisible to Influential

    Connect with Reverend Briana Lynn on Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Orgasmic Oracle Mystery School

    • 51 min
    222: Burning Religion and the Witches with Rev. Briana Lynn

    222: Burning Religion and the Witches with Rev. Briana Lynn

    “Our greatest joy comes when we are giving our purpose for the highest good of the most people that we can.” - Rev. Briana Lynn



    Today I talk with Reverend Briana Lynn about the journey of getting to a place of self-expression. Briana is a coach, mentor, and ceremonialist and the Founder of the Orgasmic Oracle Mystery School. We talk about treating ourselves like a piece of art and how to use our angst as fuel. We also touch on the ideas of bottling of our ecstasy and mastering energy.

    Listen to this episode to learn more about burning witches, unraveling religion from society and culture, and how to avoid the pitfalls of leadership.



    You can Subscribe and Listen to the Podcast on Apple Podcasts. And please leave me a Rating and Review!





    “The more I stepped away from the church, the more hungry I was for spirituality and actual experiences of God.” - Rev. Briana Lynn



    Some things we learn in this podcast:



    Briana’s journey [6:17]

    What is Briana’s work [11:24]

    How do people get in the way of their full self-expression [12:50]

    What is Briana’s religious background [24:12]

    How to avoid the pitfalls of leadership [33:00]

    What do people get out of religion [42:14]

    How to unravel religion from society and culture [50:05]

    What is the history of the witch [55:37]

    Are witches relevant today [1:02:49]



    Links Mentioned:



    Sign up for the Free Masterclass for Entrepreneurs: Go from Invisible to Influential



    Connect with Reverend Briana Lynn on Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Orgasmic Oracle Mystery School

    • 1 hr 12 min
    221: 5 C’s of Self-Mastery

    221: 5 C’s of Self-Mastery

    “Your identity is a blank canvas for who you want to be.” - Nick Onken



    Today I share some of the identity alchemy that I have been working on and go into detail about what it means to master ourselves. These past few years I have been going through some major changes that I talk about.

    I have been doing some serious work to grow as a person and I've been searching for a partner who is on the same path. Identity alchemy and the five C's of self-mastery are helping me to get where I want to go. What do commitment, containers, and celebration have to do with becoming who are meant to be in this world? You can learn all of these things in your head, but if you’re not practicing them, they don’t get integrated into this vessel that we call our earthly body.

    In this episode, I define what self-mastery actually is and share a list of the five C’s that you can implement in your own life. I also explain how to use containers and introduce my upcoming Identity Alchemy course.



    You can Subscribe and Listen to the Podcast on Apple Podcasts. And please leave me a Rating and Review!





    “Self-mastery is something you have to care about.” - Nick Onken



    Some things we learn in this podcast:



    What does it mean to master oneself [3:37]

    What are the five C’s of self-mastery [5:23]

    How is Nick working towards mastering himself [7:05]

    What are containers [7:52]

    What is Nick’s Identity Alchemy course [12:33]



    The Five C's of Self-Mastery:



    Care and awareness

    Commitment

    Containers

    Consistency

    Celebration



    Links Mentioned:



    Listen to Onken Radio Episode 215: The Statistical Importance of Building Your Personal Brand with AJ Vaden

    Connect with Nick on Instagram

    • 15 min
    220: Men’s Work For Men…and Women with Connor Beaton

    220: Men’s Work For Men…and Women with Connor Beaton

    “Like a lot of men, I was convinced that nothing would change until I hit rock bottom.” - Connor Beaton



    Today, serial guest Connor Beaton and I discuss what it means to be a good, healthy, grounded, and responsible man. In this episode, Connor opens up about his own personal journey to manhood and explains how he reconciled his relationship with men. We also unpack men’s complicated relationship with porn and talk about the roots of that relationship. 

    Listen in as Connor and I explore the shadows of men’s psyches, break down the patterns of arousal, and discuss his new book.



    You can Subscribe and Listen to the Podcast on Apple Podcasts. And please leave me a Rating and Review!





    “When we are in some kind of pursuit of developing ourselves we are more fulfilled.” - Connor Beaton



    Some things we learn in this podcast:



    What is men’s work [4:29]

    How does work spill over into relationships [6:56]

    What is the end goal of men’s work [10:46]

    Connor’s journey with men’s work [13:40]

    What are some key takeaways from Connor’s book [20:26]

    Is Connor’s new book also for women [33:05]

    Which topics are covered in Connor's new book [35:25]

    What effect does porn have on men [43:06]

    How to understand male arousal [48:14]

    What does sexual mastery look like [59:13]



    Links Mentioned:



    Listen to Onken Radio Episode 129: Connor Beaton – How Personal Growth Catalyzes Your Creativity

    Listen to Onken Radio Episode 200: Creating Together in Partnership with Vienna Pharaon and Connor Beaton

    Get your copy of Men's Work by Connor Beaton

    Learn more about Onken Made



    Connect with Connor Beaton on Instagram | YouTube | Facebook | ManTalks

    • 1 hr 8 min
    219: Activating Your Divine Creative Flow with Kaia Ra

    219: Activating Your Divine Creative Flow with Kaia Ra

    “I’m really interested in activating a collective sovereign awakening in this lifetime for humanity.” - Kaia Ra



    Hello, my friends! Welcome to another episode of Onken Radio (previously NION Radio), the podcast where we explore the body, mind, and soul of the creative entrepreneur. It’s my goal to help you take your divine creativity, business, and life to the next level. I’m so glad you’re joining me on this journey!



    Today, I’m excited about my special guest Kaia Ra, the author and channeler of The Sophia Code, a fantastic book on activating your higher self and consciousness through the works and knowledge of the ascended masters. I'm excited to talk about channeling divine creativity and getting out of the way for even more creativity to flow through you. 



    This podcast is all about consciousness, creativity, and exploring their intersection. Here’s a quick taste of what’s to come from my interview with Kaia Ra:

    “I discovered at an extremely early age that creativity is a state of mind. It's not about an artifact. It's not even about an action. It's about tuning into how your consciousness can download solutions in any moment, whether it's traumatic or blissful — and everything in between.” - Kaia Ra

    I’m excited to have her on the show to discuss her teachings, the various courses she offers, and even her activated pieces of jewelry she creates with the different ascended masters. As a multidisciplinary creative, I’m excited to share her wealth of knowledge and unlock the spiritual tools to tap into our divine creativity with you. 



    Let’s jump straight in!

    Who Is Kaia Ra?

    Kaia Ra started life in perhaps the most traumatic way: Human trafficking at an elite level. 



    She and other children were trafficked for their talents, psychic gifts, and creativity. So began a very painful journey of recovering from slavery to sovereignty of what divine creativity could be for her.

    “I believe a lot of compassion was generated along that healing journey for anyone that's ever struggled with creativity because I know what it's like to feel so painfully vulnerable in accepting the gifts of my own creativity and being seen in them. I believe that's a pretty universal feeling for a lot of people that have survived being on this planet. … The pain that I've personally experienced during creativity, I feel, is a universal pain that we're all collectively transmuting together.” - Kaia Ra

    Kaia Ra spent about seven years in seclusion and training with ceremonial elders during her thirties as part of her healing journey. She spent her time listening and getting hyper-focused on her mission. It was around ten years ago at Mount Shasta where she had a larger-than-life experience.

    “All the physical reality melted down. I was [home] and went to sit on my couch to channel some stuff for a book I thought I was writing. The book got downloaded in that moment where I was taken into the light — and it was just light. I watched the physical house melt down, [and] I watched the atomic structure of reality dissolve. In that light, I was asked to channel The Sophia Code as a declaration of humanity, sovereign divinity given to us from the ascended masters.” - Kaia Ra

    Thus the Sophia Code® book, which became an international bestseller within four days of publishing and became a phenomenon in 32 countries, was born.   



    Her journey didn’t end there; while doing much healing around artistry, Kaia also started designing a jewelry line.



    Ascended master Isis told her she would create jewelry someday, which felt crazy because she had no idea how. After a trip up Mount Shasta, a holy mountain, Kaia Ra was contacted by her now business partner about jewelry work.



    The timing was incredible; years later, all their jewelry is hand carved in Bali, a country where channeling is a part of their culture.

    • 1 hr 11 min

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Sam Barry Official ,

Amazing show for creative entrepreneurs!

Are you a creative looking to get into Entrepreneurship? If so, then this show is for you. I highly recommend it as Nick interviews famous guests like Usher, and entrepreneurs from all walks of life doing amazing things in the world. Definitely recommend this podcast.

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Great content

This show is awesome for newby photographers trying to find their way in the photography biz. Nick has some amazing guests who share their journey making this podcast really inspiring. Well worth a listen. Thanks Nick. Keep em coming!!

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