Melissa Hevenor
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We’ve Come So Close but Yet so Far with Embracing Equality

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

As many of you know from following me on social media, I love what I do. I love Spirit and 99% of the time, I love my life. I have always been blessed to serve as an advocate for my fellow members who are differently-abled, or historically labelled “handicapped.” I think it is amazing how far we’ve come, when someone like myself, can be widely embraced and supported through social media or someone like Amy Purdy, an amputee, who is conquering the world one activity at a time, and making a statement in Hollywood, and still, there is so much further to go. I love the blessings and opportunities that the universe is allowing for me as I have a growing clientele who work in Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and, as to be expected, as that clientele has grown, doors have opened, inviting me to be showcased on various media platforms such as talk shows and/or television appearances. Unfortunately, the sad reality is realizing, after interviews and being watched by interested parties, the studios where the appearances would take place, are not wheelchair-accessible. This unspoken barrier in Hollywood floors my mind, when there have been television shows such as Push Girls, that center around women in wheelchairs, and other tv shows with main characters who are in wheelchairs. Although, it does explain why able-bodied actors are used to portray characters in wheelchairs.

I am certainly familiar with the stigmas that can surface in areas of art or artistry. For example, in my first two years of college, I was the first individual in a wheelchair to take choreography, Dance Notation, History of Hip-Hop, Intro and Advanced Modern Dance, and a whole group of other art-related classes that involved dance or movement. Obviously, I was not able to participate in the same way that able-bodied students were able to dance. But, I did learn how to choreograph and put dance numbers together, verbally describing the choreography to able-bodied dancers. I will never forget the first day of class. The dance professor was so closed-minded and completely irate that I refused to leave the class. She insisted that it was a waste of time, and that I would be an observer who was in the way. Fortunately, the angels and my guide helped me to win her over quickly when she realized I had a photographic memory and could verbally describe each dance step precisely. Not only did I learn a greater appreciation for the art of dance, but also on the last day of class, each classmate thanked me for teaching them how to be better dancers, through the art of listening. And the professor even choreographed a piece in my honor, called “Dancing from the Heart.” Sometimes, against all odds, you know you are placed among people for something much greater than the circumstances convey, and although I find great joy in dong my readings and being of service to Spirit, and people from all over, I know that much of the greater picture is to serve as an advocate for differently-abled people, not only by sharing my story and the obstacles I’ve overcome from a wheelchair, and in life, but also to demonstrate that someone who is physicallyh different, still can be a valuable contributor, sexy, have an active social life and bring a perspective that the average person may not.

I recently went to a popular restaurant/bar in Fort Lauderdale, where I was treated like a second-class citizen. The interior of the restaurant had no tables accommodating a wheelchair and the exterior tables that did accommodate for a wheelchair, were typically not available. After an hour wait for a wheelchair accessible table outside (in 90 degree weather), more than one waitress came over and recommended that I eat off of a metal bar stool removed from the outdoor bar. Sadly enough, not fully comprehending what the waitress was asking of me, I agreed. Until she brought a tiny, metal bar stool that I couldn’t get my wheelchair underneath, and left my friend who was accompanying me, to eat with the food on her lap. When i told her I was not comfortable eating off of a metal stool,she insisted that this is how other disabled customers were most often accommodated. When I asked her how many able-bodied customers she had made this suggestion to, she began to giggle, and miraculously, a table outside opened up, where there was not only table available, but all of a sudden, four tables were available. To top it off, when my friend ordered a $10 mimosa, it was 1/4 full, when other mimosas came in all directions to other tables, filled to the top. We found out later that for $5 more, you could have a whole bottle of champagne and orange juice, and miraculously, we were not told of this Sunday brunch option. I am always optimistic and look for the best in every situation, though this particular experience was over and beyond outrageous, and I am a firm believer that when you remain silent when an injustice occurs, you might as well be committing the injustice yourself. I still view these experiences as blessings, as they open the door to raise awareness and the vibrational consciousness of humanity. So, I will continue on my journey to make a difference with the main intention of helping society embrace the true colors of all individuals, no matter the shape, color, formation or limitations of the light that each person shines.

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.

Psychic in your Pocket is Super Happy with her Pocket Pixies

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

So many things are happening, I have to take the time to share…for those of you who have been following me on different social media platforms, you know that I’ve been talking about my YouTube channel a lot, for several reasons. Most importantly, because I want to use YouTube as a way to help enhance your spiritual growth by answering spiritual questions and also by helping just spread happiness, in a way that is free and fun. So, please, subscribe to my channel mhevenor94. I also want to use that platform to communicate and interact by having you guys send me more questions, comment on the videos and just communicate with me.

2014 for me is all about connecting with people all over and serving, using my gifts and just sharing light with people as much as possible, for free. Of course, I have to make money to live, but nothing brings me greater joy than sharing knowledge, love, and light with you guys, just purely to raise the vibration and help with consciousness and enlightenment. I am also still working to make my book, “My Life with Robin”, into a motion picture. Although, in order  to get the funding to do that, I have to show that I have a big enough platform to bring in revenue. Again, my goal for making the book into a movie, is to inspire those who have had, or are having, incredible challenges in life, to keep going, and recognize that there is always a bigger, spiritual picture unfolding. Although it is not uncommon for us to become stuck under a dog ear of that bigger picture, able to see only the triangle in which we are covered or momentarily trapped underneath. That first thing you have to remember is no matter what you’re facing,  the more you consciously try to raise your vibration, the more you are inviting that single molecule that has the power to change or end your struggle. It only takes one energetic shift to have everything you wish for unfold.  This is why I’m so happy to have come up with the name of “Pocket Pixies”, for you, my friends, fans and followers. Pixies are little creatures from folklore, who are known for being mischievous, but also have the potential to do great good and become fairies. I have a strong connection with fairies and believe in them wholeheartedly, as I do pixies. I want to do good in the world, by helping people remember how magical the planet is and how we each are as individuals. Using the idea of magic and pixies, psychic ability, the universe and happiness to bring people closer to god or whatever higher power they believe in, and really illuminate the world to glorify who, for me, is G-d, in a way that helps empower people with happiness and peace. I also mentioned going to church in one of my last videos. I love going to church because I feel connected to the divine, listening to the metaphorical messages in Scripture, however, I  consider myself to be a Kabbalist, and I love Jewish tradition which also resonates with me deeply in my heart. I believe that there are many great spiritual gurus and leaders that need to be acknowledged and honored. I know it isn’t my place to decide what is right or wrong, but to embrace all people with love and bring happiness and peace as much as possible. therefore, I will share videos of going to synagogues, going to Buddhist temples, many different places of worship or spiritual practices, to both educate and expand my own enlightenment. Several of you have also written to me asking about male followers, the answer is yes, pixies can be male. In fact, Puck, from Midsummer Nights Dream, was a pixie. thank you very much, William Shakespeare! All pixies are welcome! Regardless of belief, gender or background.  I know many of you Also struggle with the fact that I use the word “psychic.” tho, psychic only means using part of your psyche to gather information from the Divine, when you’re doing it in the purest form. I’ve had my visions for so long, long before I was old enough to know right from wrong, and I was predicting things long before I was knew you could get paid to do it and, I promise you with all my heart, the second I’m able to do both psychic readings and mediumship readings, or any type of reading for free, I will, not because I think it’s wrong to charge, but only because that will make my heart dance.

My heart dances so much of the time anyway, I think that’s why my legs can not. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, even if I could take a pill tomorrow, and be able to walk down the street, I wouldn’t, because I believe that, Much of of my fairy magic, comes from my ability to fly with Spirit every day.  I  promise to teach all of you who can walk or not, how to find your magic, and fly through any of life’s twists and turns. Much love, the Psychic in Your Pocket, Mother Fairy, Melissa