Hi! Thank you for checking out my website. I am the voice behind Rare Guiding Energy known as Donna O’Reilly.
You may be thinking “Who the heck is this now?” “Great another life coach claiming to solve all my problems”
Nope… Not a life coach. I am like that friend of yours. You know her! That girl Suzie. The one that everything happens to!
Seriously!!! Yup that’s me.
If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen to me and Suzie. No offense to all you wonderful Suzie’s reading this. My mom was supposed to name me Suzette, so Suzie, I feel we are truly kindred spirits.
Ok! I know you are rolling your eyes right now thinking “Right! “Yeah! Sure lady, I’ve heard it all.”
You may be picturing countless cartoon characters with the proverbial black cloud over their heads: Sad Sack, Eeyore, Bad Luck Schleprock, Andy Capp. Oops did I just date myself? Insert head smack emoji here.
Or, you may be muttering “You don’t know what I’ve been through” “Who the heck does she think she is?” I feel you girl! I would say the same thing. I don’t claim to know everything you have experienced but we may have shared some common ground.
So, while you are sitting there sipping your coffee, wine or better yet delicious nectar of the Gods…beer! JUST hear me out…
I swear every time I post something on Facebook about my Adventures, friends are shaking their heads saying “Oh Donna, what’s going on now”
From an early age it seemed I was destined for a life of rainy days, black clouds (ok I did grow up in one of the rainiest/foggiest places on earth) and some of the worst life changing experiences.
During some of these shitty times I did break down, cry, rant, rave, get depressed, give up, get angry with myself, lash out at God, the Universe or blame others.
Most importantly I always got back up! I may have wobbled a bit at first, dusted myself off, wiped away the tears and painted on a beautiful mauve fake smile. Then damn it! I took one step, two steps or dragged myself up a whole flight of stairs. Sometimes it took days, weeks, months with many steps backwards, sometimes it took minutes or hours. Often chips, chocolate, ice cream and of course pints of craft beer helped… Cheers!
Over the years I slowly went from pondering:
“Why are these things happening to me?”, “Why do I never get ahead?”, “Why is he, she, they, being so mean to me?”, “Is this really what I’m supposed to be doing with my life?”, “Woe is me, Poor me” Blah, blah, blah, blah, bleck;
“Ok Universe! I get it! My life purpose is to Guide: Show others the way to a positive, beautiful, life, filled with love, joy and laughter.”, “So, um Universe how do I do this?”
“Let’s GO!” “Let’s DO this!!!”
Still with me? Thanks for asking “Well how the heck did she get from being a complete loser with a bad attitude to da dah da dah Wonder Woman?”
Yup! I know! I ask myself that all the time.
I don’t define myself as a life coach however think of me as a guide or teacher to women who no longer want to be stuck living the same life over and over. They just need a little kick in the …ahem… I mean a nudge in the right direction.
Several years ago, I found my mentors/teachers who helped change my outlook on these Adventures. Through guided deep soul searching, life time issues that kept me stuck in the past were released. This new spiritual path also led me to an awakening which opened my Chakras. This allowed me to see love and beauty in everything.
Before, I was basically on autopilot, living in my head, fueled by emotions, often wishing for a different life. If only I won the lottery, found the perfect job, made more money. If only this or that happened, then finally I would be happy. I was living the same day over and over. Although my job paid extremely well offering great benefits, I hated it. Despite working hard, staying late, planning events, chairing the wellness committee and much more it was not enough to earn the elusive promotion I sought.
It’s quite a long story and this is beginning to become a novella, but one day I could not take it any longer. I requested vacation for the following week, gathered my personal belongings then waited with abated breath until Friday. With belongings in tow I skipped out the door singing “I’m Free”. My hunched body immediately straightened as the immense stress rose off my shoulders. Taking a deep breath, I raised my face towards the shining sun smiling joyfully. I only had a week off but VOWED to find more fulfilling employment within that time.
By the following week my wish to have a different life came true. My community was ravaged by the wildfire nicknamed “The Beast” which destroyed my home. Along with over 50,000 other people, my spouse, separated kids and I sought safe shelter through the help and kindness of strangers. A few days later my husband and I were laid off from our jobs. As we began to settle in a temporary home my mom summoned me home to Newfoundland. Dad was terminally ill in hospital. Two months later we said goodbye to my beloved Father as he passed peaceful away.
Returning deflated to a new temporary home in Alberta I was a complete mess. The noise of my previous life melted away. In the quiet I started rebuilding my life slowly from the ground up. Through writing again, I created a character profile of myself. I had a revelation of what roadblocks were holding me back from finding my true purpose in life: FEAR! Fear that was rooted in past events and experiences.
I thought if everyone could have this same experience then NOTHING would stop them from being successful.
I started a plan with my new mission to share this tool with wonderful women like you, mindful of Dad’s important message whispered to me just before he died:
“This is not living, this is just existing.”
Rare Guiding Energy was born.