. . . and the Lotus Opened: A Memoir

. . . and the Lotus Opened: A Memoir

by Marie O'Neill
. . . and the Lotus Opened: A Memoir

. . . and the Lotus Opened: A Memoir

by Marie O'Neill


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Whether we know it or not, each of us is on a quest to discover our true self. And the road we travel to accomplish this goal is unique for each of us. This is Marie's hero's journey of walking her path and overcoming hardship and heartache. Enduring an absent mother and a harsh, pseudo-family and surviving ongoing abuse and trauma, Marie learns to trust in The Divine and in her inner self. Releasing herself from the emotional chains that bind her, she discovers her personal power and who she is, and she learns what "Being Free" really means. Overcoming adversity, she earns an MBA, becomes a Master Level Astrologer, and obtains holistic coaching certifications. Today she leads others on their path to authentic freedom using metaphysics, astrology, Buddhism, and healing practices. Like a lotus flower, Marie has emerged from some of the muddiest conditions and blossomed into a beautiful, inspiring example to all she encounters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781952932076
Publisher: Padma Life Coaching
Publication date: 04/14/2021
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Marie O'Neill, MBA, is the founder of Padma Life Coaching, located in Santa Rosa, California. Marie has many years of experience as a life coach, astrologer, speaker coach, healing retreat facilitator, and past life regression facilitator. She also lectures on astrology and is known for her motivational speeches. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster through Toastmasters International, on the board of directors with TEDx Sonoma County, and an astrology mentor with Forrest Center for Evolutionary Astrology (FCEA). In addition, Marie lectures at numerous astrology conferences and has now added published author to her list of achievements. Marie's passion is helping others achieve their dreams, reach their goals, and learn to shine brightly in the world.

Table of Contents


Foreword by Steven Forrest xi

Introduction xv

Growth Cycle 1 Nutrient-Rich Soil

1 First Six Years

2 Move to Memphis

3 Neighborhood Elders

Growth Cycle 2 Temperate Climate

4 My New Normal

5 Illusion and Reality

6 Fight for Self Begins

Growth Cycle 3 Muddy Water

7 Meeting My Family

8 Competition, Failure, and Rape

9 Betrayal and Illusion of Family

Growth Cycle 4 Germinating Seed and Seedling

10 Trying to Stand on My own

11 Move Back to Chicago

12 Surviving on My Own

13 Dreaming of a Better Life

Growth Cycle 5 Underwater Tuber

14 A Gift Offered and Accepted

15 Adapting to Salt Lake City

16 Being an Ambassador for My Race

Growth Cycle 6 Stems

17 My Strategy to Survive

18 Focus on Goals While Being Bullied

19 College Graduation and Mother Dies

20 Getting an Abortion

Growth Cycle 7 Sunlight

21 Filling in the Gaps

22 Working to Gain Freedom

23 Being Controlled by the Job

Growth Cycle 8 Leaf Nodes and Leaves

24 Dealing with Sudden Change

25 Move to Sequim and Death

26 Feeling Extreme Emotional Pain

Growth Cycle 9 Blossom

27 Learning How to Heal

28 Astrology and Buddhism

29 Being Prepared for a New Life

Growth Cycle 10 Perfume

30 Experiencing a New Sense of Self

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