Mahala (Marianne Connally) has a degree in Psychology from the University of Alaska (1986) and is a member of the American Holistic Health Association. She has a strong background in psychology, human development, and body-mind studies and a variety of degrees and certifications. Her passion for Unity and Unity Truth Teachings has been the driving force in her life for the past 25 years.
Mahala’s childhood was spent in Tanzania, East Africa, where her parents were missionaries. While in international boarding schools, Mahala met and lived with people from many religions and many cultures. This multi-cultural immersion was the foundation for her desire to find a spiritual tradition that honors people of all faiths, recognizing the Divinity within all people. She has a deep love for the wisdom of indigenous cultures and nature. She brings a strong mix of her Christian roots, the wisdom of indigenous peoples, The Four-Fold Way (Angeles Arrien), and poetry to her lessons.
Mahala is an entrepreneur, a poet, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. She lives her life with passion and joy. Her greatest joy is seeing people empowered by Unity Truth teachings. She believes that the Unity message is the most needed message in our world today and that what joins us is infinitely greater than what divides us. Her deepest desire is for humanity to awaken to the Truth—that Wisdom, Love, Power, and Truth are in us, as us, and constitute the substance of God, in whom we live, move, and have our very being. Our work is to Practice the Presence of God until we become fluent in the language of our own Divinity.