Melissa Hevenor
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Enraptured in the Immortal Presence that is Michael Jackson

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

This week has been one of the most fun-filled and gratifying blessings since the beginning of 2014. My birthday began before the 22nd and has continued through the Memorial weekend. One of the best gifts I received were tickets to the Cirque de Soleil concert honoring the late Michael Jackson. I had been counting the days for this concert weeks ahead of time. From a very young age, I felt a strong connection with MJ in his Mad Hatter genius attempts to facilitate social change in the artistic platform of music. Of course, in the early 80’s, I knew nothing more than “I like the beats and his shiny, sparkly gloves.” Though, looking back, I now realize that even back then, I was attracted to his light. At the age of 10, I begged for my own sparkly white glove. Not wanting to spend money, my aunt made me one, with a glove and some silver glitter, but I wore it with pride and joy. Then, when he appeared in Disney’s Epcot Center, in a 3-D movie with E.T., I was elated. When we made our first journey to Disney, and watched that attraction four times, while my cousins went on other rides in the park, it didn’t matter what the song was, if Michael’s name was attached to it, I was a fan. I remember the exact moment that I heard of his passing. Where I was and who I was with. It was a moment in time that will forever leave a void in  my heart and soul. Very shortly after his passing, I began feeling a connection with him in spirit, and even was told to take a picture in my bedroom late at night, and I would see his image. I did so, and there it was. The outline of his head with his infamous hat on. From that moment on, I have been blessed with numerous interactions with him in spirit, so I was elated when I received tickets to the Cirque du Soleil show on the 23rd.

The show captured his childlike personality, that longed for a childhood lost early on, but captured in his humor, music and many projects. My favorite part of the show was when the acrobatic performers wore silver-lighted costumes as they twirled in the air, in front of a backdrop made from what looked like a galaxy, creating the illusion of falling stars, to the rythymic magic that is his music. There was one performer that had only one leg, but he did Michael’s dance moves impeccably, occasionally using decorated crutches that blended and moved so flawlessly with his body that it was easy to forget that he only had one limb. A contortionist also glided across the pages of an enormous storybook, moving like a spider, ghost or gumbie-like superhuman, that moved in ways unthinkable to the human mind. The last moments that I have to acknowledge are those watching a young man who was afflicted with Down’s Syndrome, dressed in full Michael attire, complete with the red leather jacket, black shiny shoes, white glove and sparkly socks. When the classic Michael songs poured from the speakers, he would jump up from his seat and break out in Michael moves. His aura expanded so quickly, showing every color and his heart chakra was so full and blossomed from his body, that I felt blessed to be a part of his joy. How I longed to tell him that Michael Jackson was dancing his ass off in Spirit right alongside him. Of course, I didn’t. But, I took the moment in, knowing that it was one I’d never experience again, and one I’ll always treasure in my heart. It was surprising that, seemingly, the audience remained seated throughout the entire show. I, of course, danced my ass of in my wheelchair, which, a couple of times, I truly thought was going to bounce right off of the floor. Michael told me what parts of the show he treasured most, and what he would change, and also helped my understanding of the time that he had here on the planet. This understanding will forever impact my time on the planet, as spiritually, I know as I carry on, his spirit of love, social acceptance, saving the planet, and helping humanity and the insatiable passion to create lyrics and music, carries on.

Birthday Wishes and Dreams Come True

Friday, May 16th, 2014

The month of May is often a difficult, though blessed, month for me. In the month of May, we celebrate the miraculous gift of motherhood and Mothers. I was blessed to have not one but four mothers. My aunt Nell, I often joked, and called her “the Dad.” She mowed the lawn, paid the bills, did handiwork around the house and was, most certainly, the glue that held the family together. That being said, she was also gentle, feminine, and had the biggest heart of anyone I’ve ever known. She was always there to help anyone in need, and had an undying belief that deep down, all people were good at their cores. She taught me that I could be anything and always tried, as best she could, to make my life easy, so that I could have a chance to be a child, and reach my greatest potentials. My aunt Imogene definitely handled more of the domestic responsibilities, as she prepared delicious homemade meals with the beautiful presentation of a renowned chef. If you were sick, she was always there with the love and care of a mother, but the knowledge and resourcefulness of a nurse. Sometimes, she seemed a bit tougher, making sure that you were too sick to go to school or asking when you get your report card, why there weren’t straight A’s but deep down, it was only because she wanted you to be your best and exemplify integrity. My grandmother taught me to love the arts, to be a lady, to be organized, and to pursue my dreams, no matter what they were. She, too, was meticulous and paid careful attention to detail., to reach perfection. She also often could be misunderstood as a critic, but also had the amazing ability to be funny and teach you to laugh at yourself. Then, of course, there is my biological mother. She had a great many struggles in life, and from an early age, lost her way in an effort to handle those struggles. I spent much of my youth longing for the type of mother that my friends had, who could be dependable, and offer so many things that I am grateful now that my aunts and grandmother did. I am so grateful that once I grew up, I learned to forgive my  mother, and cherish and honor the things about her that I was blessed to inherit, like: her amazing ability to write, her love for all types of music, her childlike giggle when something was amusing, and her enthusiasm for social issues that she felt were important, like: animal rights, equality for all, and upholding the democracy of this country, just to name a few.

Now that my mothers are in heaven, Mother’s Day can be a bit somber, but I feel their love all the time, and I’m eternally grateful for the strong spiritual connection that my biological mother and I share now that she’s in heaven, that we could not always share when she was on earth.

May is also the month of my birthday, and I know that my mothers as well as Michael Jackson, helped me to secure tickets to the Cirque de Soleil honoring MJ’s life and music career, that I will attend later this month. I will also celebrate my birthday this weekend, and continue the celebration past my birthday, as I was always taught that your birthday should always be at least a week’s celebration. This month has also been filled with blessings already, as I was recently encouraged to write my own screenplay based on my autobiography. As many of you know, I’ve been working towards making my autobiography into a motion picture for quite a long time. The issue, however, is that many of the writers involved did not grasp the spiritual element, embracing the connection between me and my guide, Robin. So, after much deliberation, it was decided that I should try writing the screenplay myself. Screenplay writing is not something I’m unfamiliar with, though most of my experience is with television screenplays. Therefore, it is a bit daunting to think about writing a feature film screenplay, particularly one that I am so close to. After hours of meditation, I’ve been guided to try in faith and ask my readers to help along the way. I will be making an audio recording of many of the chapters, with commentary from myself, to help those of you who haven’t read it, to get involved. The motivation behind this project is solely to spread my story and help people realize no matter what cards they’ve been dealt in life, there is a spiritual reason that each person was chosen for their circumstance, and with love and faith in the Divine, as well as for oneself, nothing can not be overcome. In the second half of May, it will be filled with birthday wishes that will miraculously manifest into dreams coming true.

A Wild Wednesday and a Beautiful Lunch with Friends

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

This past Wednesday was definitely filled with memories. Still feeling the whirlwind of April’s wild energy with all the amazing events taking place in the cosmosphere, I believe this week we were feeling the tail end of that crazy energy, though as is always the case, among the chaos, there are order and blessings to be found. So, Wednesday morning, all at once, my schedule got changed around, and I had a very important phone conference, meaning that needed my full attention. As luck would have it, a friend of mine, Tracy Dyer, was in town after attending the Fort Lauderdale “I can Do It” Conference with Hay House. Tracy is the owner and designer for her eco-friendly designer purses, handbags and tote bags. Her company’s name is Urbanjunket. All of the products are made from recycled materials, mostly recycled water bottles, and they are beautiful, practical and planet-friendly to boot. I met Tracy several years ago, walking around the different vendor booths at a Hay House convention in San Diego. She was so kind and easy to talk to, I immediately felt  like we had known each other for years. I also had the pleasure of personally meeting Dr. Wayne Dyer another year, when he came over to see Tracy at her booth, and I was there talking to her. They are such an amazing family, so warm and open, and spiritually connected, that you feel it in every interaction.

Unfortunately,  I was not able to attend this year’s “I can Do It” convention in Fort Lauderdale, but a friend of mine, Sandra Barbieri, was able to attend, so I asked her to give Tracy a small gift with a message. I asked Tracy if she would meet me for lunch the next week, since I couldn’t attend the conference and wanted to see her. I was delighted when she said yes! Which bring me to this crazy past week, Wednesday. We went to my favorite organic restaurant in Boca called the Farmer’s Table. It is part of the Wyndham Hotel in Boca. It has a fun ambience and a nice selection of food choices. My friend, Sandra, Picked me up in her Lincoln Town car. That, in itself, started the adventure, because it always feels as if I stepped back in time, or like an English princess, when riding in that car. It is so spacious and has an air of royalty about it. It was so wonderful to see Tracy again. As always, she has amazing energy and it feels as though time has stood still since the last time I saw her. Once we ordered our food, we had amazing conversation that covered everything from world travels to cultural differences and just trying to stay positive in a sometimes busy, crazy world. After lunch, I was so honored when Tracy asked me if  she could have a reading, and I said,”Sure,” Tracy definitely seemed a bit shocked when my friend Sandra said, “she can do it right now!” Tracy then said, ” Are You sure right now?” and I felt so blessed because I have never completely disconnected from Spirit and I can connect so easily with my guide because we are in constant communication and contact, that doing a reading instantly is not a problem. Sandra stepped away from the table to give Tracy and I privacy and the reading began, I have to reiterate Tracy is so open and accepting, creative and understanding, that it made my job that much easier. For about a half-hour I gave her spiritual guidance and soon we began talking as friends again, about spiritual and everyday life experiences. Time flies when you are with like-minded people and the lunch was over in the blink of an eye, but I am thrilled to learn that Tracy will be returning to south Florida, in the the not so far future, and I know I’ll get to see her again. This experience is a perfect example of why it’s so important, that, no fatter how busy we get, we make time for those in-person interactions, to help inspire each other, giving encouragement, mutually, to continue following our calling, no matter what that calling is.

If you are like me, and your purses or tote bags take a beating after a hard winter, please check out www.urbanjunket.com, for beautiful bags that are kind to the planet, to help you stay organized, creating order, if you have a wild Wednesday or any other day of the week.