TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Upon questioning a life of suffering Holly Riley pulled herself up by the boot straps and began a journey of self-discovery. Her curiosity and interest in metaphysics started early with a constant inquiry into “why.” She listened to that inner voice, the one we all possess, and heard her own answers.
With childhood abuse, abandonment and self-blame behind her, Holly turned over every rock on her path in search of what matters about being alive. Great freedom resulted from her discovery: There’s always another way to see and feel events and circumstances. She learned those “things” could be changed with appreciation and compassion.
Sometimes a teacher comes in the form of tragedy.
Crohn’s disease developed in Holly’s life seemingly as an enemy. This supposedly incurable disease did not fit the image she held of herself, her family and her future. It spurred an even deeper reach for clarity. After several years battling its continued aggression, she landed in the hospital hopeless, angry, and confused. Surrender became the only option.
Holly had a life-changing, near-death experience.
She became aware of a new truth and understood the mechanics behind her disease. Holly was given a choice to stay or return to her body. Hence the fodder for her first best-selling book, “Allowing — A Portrait of Forgiving and Letting Life Love You.”
This historical account of her journey toward understanding and enlightenment will grab you. Take the opportunity to learn and UN-learn. Her tale is the distillation of a lifetime of questioning, answering, and transforming, which resulted in her healing completely from Crohn’s disease.
“Allowing” is a tale of humanity’s mutual migration toward truth. Her journey lights the way for you to find peace on a rocky road. You’ll find yourself getting excited about your own healing.
A devoted wife of 25 years, a mother of two sons, and a doting grandmother living in Reno, Nev., Holly designs her life around encouraging people to feel the joy of being alive.
As an inspirational speaker and coach she brings tools to help us rise above the circumstances from which we may find ourselves suffering.
Her latest collection of wisdom, “The Allowing Handbook,” provides simple strategies for manifesting goals and removing obstacles, guiding the reader toward self-realization and success. Holly’s Principles of Allowing Workshop implements exercises from the handbook. The power of the curriculum is evidenced by student testimonials, claiming an ability to brush the dust off of their dreams and experience freedom from the quagmire they considered permanent.
Holly’s strategies turn obstacles into possibility, eliminate blame in favor of alignment, and transform potential into success. As a captivating speaker her greatest talent is her ability to remind people of their power to decide.
Holly is offering her five week “Principles of Allowing” workshop at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road in downtown Truckee starting Friday, July 19, 6-8 p.m.