“I see the same natural, predictable, patterns of transformation whether I’m reading stock market charts on the internet, gathering medicinal plants in the wilderness, practicing yoga on the mat, or guiding clients to their joy in my office.”
ONANI studies with global leaders in medicine, science, technology, business and consciousness.
“My Grandmother named me Onani, which means Joy. When I was young, I was told I would teach others about Joy. I had no idea what that meant until I was the furthest from Joy I could imagine. My life was anything but joy. I felt so lost, powerless, hopeless. I was nothing but a puddle on the floor. They told me this time would come, but I had no idea the pain and confusion could be this deep. This is when I knew I had to really practice what the Masters had taught me.”
~ ONANI, Th.D., spiritual mentor, founder of Onani Mentoring
“Wonder is a child’s first form of prayer.”
“The word discipline comes from disciple, meaning spiritual student. When we discipline our children, we are teaching them morals, ethics and values through our example. Parenting, then, becomes a continuous personal practice of modeling the behavior we want our children to learn. ”
~ ELEANOR DUNNE CARVER, M.S.N., former Ursiline nun, Sister Mary Borgia, Onani’s mother
“If you only remember two things, remember this: You have a spiritual Purpose here on Mother Earth and you have spiritual guidance beyond your comprehension to help you fulfill that Purpose.”
~ GRANDMOTHER KEEWAYDINOQUAY, M.S.Ed., one of the last traditionally trained Ojibway Medicine Women. Onani apprenticed with Grandmother Kee since the early 1980’s.
“The body’s inner intelligence is the supreme intelligence. It mirrors the wisdom of the Universe – a wisdom which cannot be replaced by any expert or external authority. Listen within.”
~ YOGI AMRIT DESAI, founder of Kripalu and Amrit Institute, recognized as one of the pioneers of the authentic teachings of yoga in the west. Onani has studied consciousness transformation through yoga and meditation with Yogi Desai for over 30 years.
“In the 21st Century, it will be taken for granted by every schoolchild that mind and matter, both inside and outside the skin, have something in common. As we begin to realize that we are not really the victims of our genetics, conditioning and accidents, changes begin to happen in our lives; nature responds to us in a new way and the things we visualize begin to happen with increasing frequency.”
~ ELMER GREEN, Ph.D., psychophysicist, pioneer in the field of biofeedback training with his wife Alyce, author of Beyond Biofeedback and Ozaukie Book of the Dead, developed The Copper Wall Project measuring electromagnetism of the human energy field. Onani has had extensive biofeedback and autogenic training with Elmer, Alyce and the Voluntary Controls Program at the Menninger Foundation beginning in 1985, continuing to the present.
“We need a total paradigm shift in the field of medicine, from killing disease to living medicine, where birth, death and life can be looked at from areas of consciousness that has been ignored and pushed aside. Pain has a message for us, same as diseases. We are reclaiming the feminine face of medicine which has always identified that love and life is where healing takes place. Life itself is the healer.”
~ GLADYS TAYLOR McGAREY, M.D., Internationally recognized as the Mother of Holistic Medicine, co-founder of the American Holistic Medical Association, the first physician in the U.S. to use acupuncture and teach others how to use it, author. After 65 years as a physician, Dr. McGarey’s work lives on through the Foundation of Living Medicine. Onani considers Gladys to be one of her most respected mentors as a woman, a mother, a wise healer and a voice of life for the world. Onani has known Dr. McGarey for most of Onani’s adult life.
“The time has come to recognize that our connection to the Soul is more mportant than any other human need.”
~ NORM SHEALY, M.D., Ph.D. neurosurgeon, psychologist, co-founder of American Holistic Medical Association, holds several patents on innovative discoveries in medicine including the widely used TENS Unit for pain control, author of many books and founder of Holos University. Onani has studied with Norm since 1986. She is a doctoral graduate of Holos University.
“You are more than your physical body – you are an energetic being. A breakthrough occurs when you recognize that you are more energy than matter.”
~ CAROLINE MYSS, Ph.D., author, educator, lecturer. Onani has been highly influenced by Caroline’s work since meeting and training with her in the field of medical intuition since the mid-1980’s.
“For most leaders, the great challenge is not understanding the practice of leadership: It is practicing their understanding of leadership.”
~ MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, Ph.D., author and executive coach, named top business leader educator of the world, Dr. Goldsmith’s teachings are based in Buddhist philosophy. Onani first trained with Marshall in 2004 and continues on-going education, utilizing his concepts for executive coaching and facilitation.
“Embracing fear is an important step in your journey toward love. You can’t release fear until you embrace it. In embracing fear, you are loving your fear. You are now free to release it. In the releasing of fear, you choose to love yourself because love and fear cannot exist in the same moment.”
~ JUSTINE McDEVITT, educator and author of Male&Female. Justine has been Onani’s Jungian-trained mentor since the mid 1990’s. This relationship has had an especially profound effect on Onani’s life journey, helping Onani put all the pieces together and apply them in her day-to-day life, as a mother, lover, friend, professional and most of all, as a woman.
“For me, things that really matter in life all have a story behind them. To heal is to become whole; it’s to integrate. It’s common that our lives are fragmented. What can we do to pick up the pieces? Tell our story — to a group of people, without judging, criticizing, without offering advice. Just listen.”
~ KEN HAMILTON, M.D., surgeon and founder of H.O.P.E., Healing Of Persons Exceptional, support groups for those healing from cancer using principles of growth and human development. Through a loving friendship, Onani and Ken co-chaired the world’s oldest conference on consciousness in 2009, titled Cracking the Chrysalis of Consciousness.
“Through my own journey of sexual healing towards wholeness and expanded pleasure, I have come to believe that there is a lot more to sex than what our culture has led us to believe. I am committed to teaching you a body of knowledge that is about sexual wholeness, that dispels myths and leads you to the truth about your body. There really is no limit.”
~ JAIYA, one of the most progressive and well educated sexual wellness experts, author of award winning book and DVD series, Red Hot Touch.
“We see it is difficult to establish peace in the world as views and attitudes of people are different. Nevertheless it is possible to establish peace in our heart. We need patience and kindness to establish peace. A peaceful person knows how to maintain a fruitful relationship with others.”
~ BHANTE SEELAGAWESI THERO, Sri Lankan Buddhist monk. Onani’s friend and teacher of Buddhist energy healing. Onani’s two oldest children lived with Bhante in Sri Lanka for several months when they were 20 and 18.
“We, the Maoris, are a matriarchal culture. We understand that women hold beauty, creativity and potential. Creative energy is very ancient, older than time. How old is that, for goodness sake? Women hold the past because they created it. Women hold the future potential as well. If you love a woman, you love the past, present and future. If you love a woman, you love God; you love Ultimate Reality.”
~ KAHU O TE MAUNGA RAYMOND TeKORAKO RUKA, elder Tohunga of Waitaha, a matriarchal peace nation from New Zealand, commonly called Maori Priest or Shaman. Raymond and Onani have a close, magical connection beginning before they ever met; it took them years to discover their own Grandmothers shared sacred song and ceremony together.
“The physical evolution of the universe mirrors the evolution of consciousness, and vice versa. One supports the other, and thus the physical world represents the outer manifestation of universal consciousness, and consciousness connects everything from the inside.”
~ FEDERICO FAGGIN, Ph.D., designed the world’s first micro-processor for Intel, founded and directed Zilog, Cygnet Technologies, Synaptics and was CEO of Foveon; received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, founded the Federico and Elvia Faggin Foundation to support the scientific study of consciousness
“I’ve always been comfortable with spiritual teachers; talking with the Masters as friends and living in quiet solitude with them. I guess it’s from growing up with a mother who was a former nun and a father who loved the wilderness – I learned the power of stillness, observation and wonder. Who else has ever eaten ice cream sitting between a Maori Shaman and a Buddhist monk? I’m sure I’m the first in history.”
~ ONANI, Th.D., spiritual mentor, founder of Onani Mentoring