Welcome! My name is Amanda O'Reilly, I'm so grateful you're interested in learning more about why I created Worthy Wands, and how I turned my pain into power and started a movement.
To begin a new story, you need to close an old book and start a new one. For me, this happened in 2017 when I was officially evicted from life as I knew it.
I want you to know something: we don’t get our so-called "identities" ripped away from us unless there’s a more authentic, more true identity we're meant to take hold of instead.
Why did I create these necklaces?
These were necessary during a very dark time in my life when I needed an anchor, a truth north, and something to hang onto that no one could ever take away from me ever again. I needed a tool to reprogram my subconscious mind.
Behind every strong, independent woman lies a broken little girl who had to learn to get back up and push on like a warrior!
Content warning from this point on for those who are sensitive to difficult topics.
I was raped when I was 18. I was a virgin, and was saving myself for someone "worthy." Before that day, I was alive, full of light and laughter. I was a social butterfly, open and floating through life. But one rainy Halloween night, the lights went out. I was no longer "the angel,” the innocent, beautifully intact girl anymore. No matter how much I stared at those wings on the floor, they were broken and that little feathered crown was crooked and bent beyond repair.
I was a young woman attending university and living in a dorm away from home. What did I know? What would happen when my parents found out? What would that incident do to everyone I loved?
The shame kept me from healing from that experience. I was taught not to speak my truth because it would only hurt others. So, I stuffed it deep down inside and took on the label of damaged goods on a very subconscious level for the next 20 some years.
I took on the labels of unworthy, broken, and not enough. I decided I needed to be perfect going forward, and twisted myself into a pretzel for others so I wouldn’t disappoint because I felt so damaged inside.
No one could know my truth because maybe they wouldn't want me once they found out. Maybe they would see me as I saw myself.
I needed to be perfect and not rock any boats. I led with my masculinity, and in essence, conditioned the femininity right out of myself because it was much easier to DO than to BE. With this new “identity,” I stayed so far out of my worth, allowing bad behaviour in relationships to be excused and my needs to go unmet.
My low self worth and poor identity made it okay for me to ignore my intuition telling me, "hey, you know he's cheating on you right?" or "hey, you know those people aren't really your friends and they're just using you, you know that right?"
I made up stories to make it okay and ignored my inner cry for help.
This last eviction notice came in 2017 and all the titles that I loved so much were taken away from me; wife-to-be, mom, people pleaser, perfectionist, etc. I decided I needed to sit with my feelings, surrender to it, and marinate at rock bottom.
I needed to ask myself the hard questions and unbecome all the things that I had become that I thought would make me worthy of love. I wanted desperately to learn how I got to where I got. How my brain got me there, what energetically was out of alignment.
Maybe you see yourself in my story?
Our Ego has only one job: to validate the narratives we tell it. This is why I've designed these necklaces as a daily reminder, an anchor with empowering words to help reprogram our subconscious minds.
If we believe the narrative that we're not enough, we will always be looking outside ourselves looking for more, and if we believe that we're not worthy, the universe delivers negativity, like Amazon Prime, to validate that narrative. Cancel that subscription ASAP!
My name, Amanda, means "worthy of love," but it wasn't until I was evicted from life at 44, in 2017, that I allowed myself to completely unbecome that old story and find a true one where I could be the leading lady in my own life. The one where I could become my own hero!
My eviction was brutal because I loved my identities. I loved taking care of other people because, I now realize as I look back, that it was how I deemed myself worthy of love. If I could fix people, if I could do things for others and if people needed me, then I would be worthy of love.
There are no prerequisites to our worth. I had to learn that lesson the hard way, and fast. And it hurt. If I can save anyone the heartaches and heartbreaks that I've put myself through - that to me is a life well lived.
Here's what I know to be true: We’re ALL born worthy and enough. Loving is our default setting but somewhere along the way, we are conditioned out of our birthright and we start believing that someone or something outside of us could make us FEEL _____ .
I had to completely rewire my brain, upgrade my identity and the way I not only saw myself, but spoke to myself. I learned to reprogram my subconscious mind and learned to love with myself.
I needed help and needed a tool or sorts, a daily reminder that I WAS WORTHY, that I was ENOUGH, that I was a WARRIOR, and that warriors can do hard things. If I lead with LOVE, I will always win. I mean, my name means “worthy of love” for god’s sake!
I dove deep into the world of Neuroscience, got certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, started studying the subconscious mind, the law of attraction, inner child healing, epigenetics, and psychology and that was the game changer for me.
Understanding that we are not our thoughts, we are merely the thinker of our thoughts, was a light bulb moment for me. I started to see the light when I understood through Neuroscience that changing our brain patterning and programming was, and IS possible and if I could do it, then I wanted to help the countless other souls who also were suffering with no hope in sight.
I got to work and created these wearable, fashionable reminders that are backed by science. It is now proven through epigenetics that our cells are always listening so, why not feed it with empowering words vs the mean ones that live in our heads?
As creators, I believe we are always our own first client because we create what we wish existed. As the words laid across my chest, I not only had a reminder that I could see, but I also had something to touch and anchor its positivity in. I remember noticing as I looked at myself in the mirror that my shoulders had dropped, and I was standing taller, and I actually started to love the woman staring back at me. I was proud of her. As those words continued seeping into my cells like lotion to dry skin, the game was finally changed for me.
Our brain learns by repetition and it’s how new neural pathways are created. These jewelry pieces are more than just accessories, they're functional tools that fundamentally change the way we see ourselves. Seeing these words and embodying them is how you rewire positivity into your brain. Neuroplasticity for the win!
Today, there are 5000+ necklaces in the world working their magic and changing lives. They've saved 5 lives to suicide that I know of, and we also donate 10% of every sale to help stop the human sex trafficking of women and children.
Find your anchor today at www.worthywands.com.
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Sending you so much love,