Hi, I’m Orla!
My journey has been steeped in mysticism since early childhood. For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt a profound connection to the spiritual realm. From mystical encounters in my youth to experiences in my early teens, I became acutely aware that there was more to existence than could be easily explained, even if the full understanding eluded me at the time.
Jumping forward to 2003, I naturally found my way into the realms of meditation and healing. It was a transformative period where I truly began to feel aligned with life. Through meditation, I effortlessly reached profound states of awareness, had vivid visions, and felt compelled to delve deeper. What set this phase apart from my youth was the unmistakable divine presence accompanying these experiences. As my practices deepened, I ventured into the realm of OBEs (out-of-body experiences), unlocking the ability to transcend my physical form and explore the mysteries of the other side.
In the years that followed, I wholeheartedly dedicated myself to my spiritual journey, aiming to be of loving service on this planet, and to help others as I had been helped.
My work reflects this commitment to support others in their spiritual awakening, guiding them to live from a place of greater awareness, wellbeing, happiness and balance. I liken spiritual awakening to advancing to another level in the computer game of life, where one discovers deeper meaning, satisfaction, fulfillment and connection. Here’s a larger glimpse into my story so far…
I am the youngest of 7 children, daughter of Mervin Jospeh Phelan and Elizabeth Mary Culhane. As a young child, I had a natural love for God. I was also aware of, and experienced other dimensions of reality.
My earliest recollection takes me back to when I was around four years old, lying in bed one evening. A peculiar sensation washed over me, and to my amazement, my favourite toy from playschool—a large spinning top—materialized in the air, twirling right in front of me. This uncanny phenomenon and the accompanying presence revisited me in various forms every 9 to 12 months, persisting until I reached the age of 13.
During those encounters, no one else perceived the phenomena—objects materialized, and beings spoke in an unfamiliar language, all unseen and unheard by others.
Many years later, at a lightworker gathering in New Zealand, I witnessed the culmination of these experiences through a dream. In the dream, I observed my 13-year-old self being visited by a golden being within a merkaba of white light. The dream shed light on what I couldn’t see at the time.
What I did know following these experiences was that there were other things existing that most people couldn’t see or hear, but for some reason I could.
I tried to forget it all as I grew up, and really just wanted to be a “normal” teenager!
Through my teens and university years, I diligently followed what I believed was the equation for happiness —studying, going out and working! While much of it was enjoyable, a part of me sensed a separation. Even amidst the fun, there was a deeper calling. From a young age, I held a profound love for God and regularly found solace in prayers to both God and the saints. My connection to the mysteries of existence persisted as I sought contemplative moments by the cliffs, gazing at the sea and sky, believing and feeling in the mystery that is.
In 2003, my friend Maria Jesus Lopez, a healer and relationship coach, introduced me to the realms of healing, Tarot, and meditation. Embracing these practices felt immediate and natural, adding a profound sense of purpose to my life.
My childhood had left me open to these experiences with a knowing that life existed beyond the 5 senses. My sister Anne, thought me a line this year, it was to look in the mirror at myself and say out loud,
‘Everyday in every way I am getting better and better.’
I did this and so it happened and funnily now, this sister, has no memory of ever saying this. I delved deeper into meditation and began to experiment successfully with out-of-body experiences. I didn’t know why these things were happening, or why I could connect so easily to them, but felt more curious and in harmony that I ever had.
In 2004, I embarked on a new chapter by moving to New Zealand with my Argentinean boyfriend, anticipating it to be the happiest time of my life. Unexpectedly, I found myself engulfed in a profound crisis. I ceased meditating, and with each passing day, I became more unhappy, depressed, anxious, and stressed. It led me into a deep abyss, marked by confusion and loss. Amid these struggles, I underwent two emergency operations to remove precancerous lumps from different parts of my body—an intense wake-up call.
However, the darkest hour is before the dawn and in the midst of crisis, I saw and felt a light enter my mind. It guided me to understand my situation and illuminated the path to turn things around. It was a pivotal moment to begin to clear, release, transform, integrate, and heal—enabling me, as a conscious being, to awaken, blossom, and thrive. Simply put, it was time for me to change.
Why I do what I do…
From that transformative moment, I adopted the perspective that I held responsibility for shaping my own reality. I delved into the study of why I had created my circumstances, sought new awareness, brought unconscious aspects of myself into consciousness, and observed as my outer reality underwent a corresponding realignment. At each juncture of realization and change, life would unexpectedly gift me with something meaningful. Over the course of five challenging yet enlightening years, I experienced profound insight, self-examination, and rapid personal growth.
Driven by a growing inner fire, I made a life-altering decision to leave my business career and commit to a path of service.
My personal health journey led me to a profound appreciation for the benefits of herbs, flower essences, and supplements. Intrigued and inspired, I delved into the world of herbalism and natural health. Departing from a lucrative business role, I began working with a herbalist who had significantly contributed to my well-being. In this chapter, I crafted herbal cleanse tonics, offered supplement advice, managed a natural health store, and uncovered a unique gift – an internal intuition that guided me to help others in difference ways.
During this period, I joined forces with Bernie Melhuish, a spiritual healer originally from England, also residing in the Bay of Plenty in NZ. Together, we established the healing center, AllsWell, where we worked together on individuals, witnessing remarkable improvements and what some would describe as miracles over the course of several years.
In the midst of darkness, I discovered wellbeing, and was powerfully inspired to share the good news with others.
I also began developing crystal jewelery special healing teas, combining herbs, spices, plants and crystal essences which I thoroughly enjoyed bringing to festivals. I had come to a place of internal acceptance, love and balance. These creations became a source of joy for me as I shared them at festivals. Through this journey, I arrived at a place of inner acceptance, love, and peace.
How did I get here?
Following nearly 6 years in NZ I returned home to Ireland. A longterm relationship had finished about 7 months prior, giving me freedom to even more deeply follow my path. The call to be around family was strong and I gave myself permission to to return home. I was ready to step up my game again, which ironically meant lots of deep breathing, meditation and slowing down!
I meditated for most of the next 18 months. Looking back it was such a gift to allow myself this, and not everyone could understand why I didn’t want to get a well paying job(!) and instead live in this simple way. However, for I, it was the most natural and blessed thing to do and be at the time. This led me to travel again, first to NZ to soul gatherings and on to India, where I visited many temples on a personal quest to somehow clear my sexual nature.
I spent a powerful 6 weeks at Auroville, Tamil Nadu, on personal retreat where I had the opportunity to study and meditate on the work of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. The journey continued on to Delhi, Jaipur, Pushkar, Rajasthan and Mumbai among other places, with amazing experiences, including living with an Indian family, visiting every temple and living saint I could find enroute and havinga special experience with RadhaKrishna. About one year later, I discovered that integrating and raising one’s sexual nature towards a higher vision, is much more effective than trying to clear it. Lesson learned J
Upon returning to Europe I moved to Palma, Mallorca where I started writing. I realised from the many conversations that it was time to share the insights, lessons, experiences and gifts I had received.
I felt call to develop books, workshops and retreats, where others could access with structure and ease what it had taken me many years of study and self-examination to realise, thus supporting the journey of awakening for all. It is a vision I still hold. In 2012 I returned to Ireland on holiday for the Festival of Fire and my God-daughter’s Holy Communion. As I disembarked the plane, I saw
and felt the light of a huge tree rise from the roots deep in the earth up through me and out high into the sky. I felt like a tree that had returned home. I knew immediately that I would stay in Ireland. I started offering healing and wellbeing products and have been working between Dublin, Blessington, London and some other lovely places since.
Mankind are going through a shift in consciousness and we are mid-transition. This is a blessed gift that can also be perceived as incredibly confusing and painful. As someone who has walked through the confusion into light, and understands much of the process, I have huge compassion and love for anyone on this journey.
A new chapter of consciousness is here and you are part of it.
Could this be love?
- Bachelor of Commerce UCD
- Master of Business Studies, Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business
- I have studied, trained and practised healing and meditation since 2003.
- I have trained in Touch for Health Kinesiology, Crystal Insights, Bach Flower essences, Homeobotanicals, Working with Angels, Z Point for Peace with Grant Connelly, Universal Healing Tao with Mantak Chia.
- 200 Hour Ayurveda and Yoga Instructor
- Kirtan Course at Radhadesh, Belgium
- I have also brought together many of the practices I have developed and learned into books and programmes including Waking up the Inner Hero, The Cleanse and Lifestyle Revolution and The Soul’s Goals.