Belonging to Life: The Journey of Awakening with Mary O’Malley acknowledged Leader in the Field of Awakening
“Belonging to Life” offers an invitation into the rapture of being alive — the joy of belonging to a greater process and the deep healing of being present in our own lives. Mary O’Malley explores ways to cultivate this by sharing stories, ideas and techniques that invite us into this wondrous place that we knew when we were very young. For most of our existence we have lived in afterthoughts and projections, a dream laid over the magic, wonder and mystery of the living moment. What we truly desire is direct, intimate contact with life the moment that it appears out of Mystery, for this is the only place that is totally real, truly vibrant and completely alive. It holds all the love we dream of and is where we can again engage creatively with the awesome unfolding that is our lives. To know moments of opening out of fear and separateness into the fullness of life transforms our whole experience. We discover safety, joy, creativity, compassion for ourselves and others, and we rediscover the wholeness that we truly are and the greater process that we are part of.
Mary O’Malley is an author, counselor, speaker and awakening mentor whose work awakens others to the joy of being fully alive. Her inspired and transformative approach to working with the challenges of Life offers a way to replace fear, hopelessness and struggle with ease, well-being and joy.
As a result of a traumatic childhood, Mary was lost in a labyrinth of self-hatred, confusion, compulsions and despair, when one spring morning she walked into a yoga seminar. As soon as the teacher began to speak, Mary became intensely alert and deeply fascinated. As she listened to what he had to say, it felt like her life had been lived inside of a B grade, black and white horror movie, and all of a sudden it became a full color, four-star movie. She felt vibrant and alive, curious rather than reactive, compassionate rather than judgmental, and trusting rather than fearing. Although she returned to ordinary consciousness when she left the room, this awakening continued to work in the depths of Mary’s being, setting her on the path to changing her whole relationship with Life. She was freed from a lifelong addiction to struggle and opened into the joy and the wonder of being fully awake to Life. Since then, she has dedicated her life to helping others heal themselves by seeing and releasing what blocks them from Life’s joy. Through her individual counseling, books, classes, retreats, ongoing groups and radio show, Mary invites people to discover the joy and the safety of being truly here for Life. https://maryomalley.com/
She is acknowledged as a leader in the field of Awakening by many, including Neale Donald Walsch, Jeff Foster, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Stephen Levine, and Christiana Northrup. Eckhart Tolle says, “Thank you, Mary, for your contribution to the evolution of human consciousness.” Mary clearly sees both the big picture and the details of human patterns and conditioning. Not only possessing an extraordinary ability to understand and connect with people, she also is skilled in empowering them around the challenges of Life in a way that results in greater inner awareness and a fuller capacity for joy. She is deeply committed to helping people heal their inner wars, so that they can become a part of the healing of our planet.