Melissa Hevenor
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Staying Connected

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

With all the technology we have these days, such as laptops, iPads, cell phones and computers, the world is becoming smaller and it is easier to stay connected with friends and loved ones who are even overseas. However, these convenient devices make it less common for face-to-face interaction and as our ability to reach out over technology increases, so does the divorce rate. It is not uncommon for couples to come in and tell me that they find themselves with nothing to talk about at the end of the day, and I typically ask the question, “Well, how often are you texting or e-mailing each other?” If families do not learn to set boundaries on the amount of exchange they are having throughout the day over devices, then it makes sense that the dinner exchange will be slim to none. This past weekend I taught a two-day seminar on how to increase the spiritual gifts of psychic and mediumship ability. The teaching experience was yet another reminder of the importance of one-on-one interaction. Although I do much of my teaching over the phone because many of my students live out of state, nothing compares to the one-on-one experience that we shared during the weekend seminar. I was able to share my physical energy with them and witness, in person, their needs, energetically, creating the perfect fit for each student in the class to receive knowledge and understanding at each of their individual levels.

Do not get me wrong, I love Facebook and other social networking or internet-based interaction, which has become an important tool as it competes with the traditional classroom setting. But after the in-person seminar, I was reminded that nothing compares to one-on-one interaction. Businesses are now hiring people to come in and teach sales representatives how to read body language because, as our screen time increases, our need for interpreting body language and understanding social etiquette decreases, a side effect of our advancements that deeply saddens me. Often, when someone is depressed or ill, they will request to be left alone, and that, in fact, is the worst thing that someone in need can do for themselves, because there is nothing that can energize and heal another human like in-person, one-on-one interaction. Everything, alive or not, consists of energy, and with the busy lifestyle most of us live, it is easy to become depleted of our own energy. Therefore, it is important that we continue to work harder on honoring one-on-one, face-to-face interactions. A good friend of mine recently announced that she was going to de-activate her Facebook page, and I was very sad because she keeps a very busy schedule, and we live on opposite coasts, so often I communicate with her via Facebook. Although the flip side is that I am happy she has decided to do this because it will increase her need for in-pserson or telephone communication, which more readily feeds the human heart. I have not come to the place where I am ready to de-activate my Facebook account, but I, too, want to work harder to have more in-person interactions, and I ask you, my readers, to do the same, with your best interests at heart, because staying connected physically, is good for your spirit and soul. Love, light and blessings.

FInding Your Story Within

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

I finally have an official copy of my book in my hands, so, needless to say, the last 48 hours have been one big celebration! I think the most important thing that I have experienced through this book-writing process is that all good things are worth the wait. I have also been really compelled to encourage others to start documenting their life’s journey. It doesn’t mean that everyone has a book they need to write, but taking the time to write in a journal, in a blog, or in any capacity, about your daily experiences, can later serve as a great tool for self-reflection. All too often, people undermine the importance of their own personal journey and the accomplishments they have already completed. It is so easy in our fast-paced world, to continue searching or reaching for the next marker in our perception that we’ll see as the next goal on our continuous list of goals, that we diminish the present and forget to celebrate even our smallest of victories. In fact, I have already had people ask me when the next book will be out, and although my mind is contantly going, and I plan on writing many books, I am also taking the time to relish in the victory of this book, so that I can live life in the present, and celebrate with my friends and family, this milestone in my career. I have met some amazing people recently and after talking with them for a very short amount of time, I began to see that they, too, have a remarkable story that would benefit others to hear. When I have told a few of these people that they should consider writing a book, all too often they will say, “I have nothing to write about. My life is too boring.” However, believe me, there is no one that survives, even a 24-hour period on planet Earth, that doesn’t have a story that is waiting to be told. Whether or not someone makes the personal choice to publicly share their story is an indivividual’s decision, although I will be the first to say, “Don’t diminish your importance on the planet and the accomplishments you have made because without you and your story, the world would be a different place, and suffer the loss of what you have to offer to your collective family, the human race.

I am also really excited because this weekend I will be teaching a Psychic and Mediumship Development seminar, helping individuals tap into their own spiritual gifts because, believe it or not, we all have the capabilities of living a life with greater internal knowledge and tools to help us better navigate our journey. I am even guilty of not always paying attention to the signs and symbols that my spirit guide, angels, and god offers to help me succeed. All too often, people including myself, tend to forget that God and the universe, only want the best for each and every one of us. This brings me to the next wonderful experience that having a copy of my book has granted me, which is yet another reinforcement that, when you work hard and put love and effort out into the universe, and recognize that you are here to serve God to help spread positivity, success is at your fingertips if you believe that with your whole heart and walk with confidence. So, no matter what kind of writer you are, or what stage you are at in your life, make the effort to write down even the smallest element of your experiences and God will help you express your story within.

Pray Pray Pray

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

I think so often we forget the power and importance of prayer. Many people  only pray when they are in trouble or need something. The fact is weather we  realize it or not,, we are constantly in need and we should make an effort to pray and connect all the time at least two or three times a day.  God sees everything we go through but I believe God would like to have a partnership with each of us. Where we take time to make that connection regularly because there are plenty of stories that say, “ask and it is given”. However, if we talk to God all the time he will help us walk through this life with more peace and confidence because we could know with more certainty that we have the best partner possible! I in no way, want to speak for  God although, I am speaking from experience about the partnership and the power of prayer. I recently faced some big struggles and learned very quickly who my true friends are and God has kept me fed with utilities on and my health good. Therefore, I am forever thankful and I have realized the hard way that many people  do not keep their word. They can sometimes disappear when the storms come but that is OK because it is those that stood in the rain with me praying with and for me that will still be beside me getting blessings as well, when the celebration begins. My book is the start of the party . I detailed the ups and downs I have faced because both my joys and  sorrows made for a beautiful journey that I have the honor to call my life.

I could never be the happy content person I am without my partner God and the power of prayer. I have finally begun to understand that it is when things are toughest that I should just let my partner take the lead because it is when we let go of control and pray that God can more easily lead us. When we are at a loss as to where to go. No matter what you are facing in life, good or bad take the time to Pray Pray Pray it is the best gift you can give yourself!