Melissa Hevenor
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Entering the Last Year of my 30’s Invited a Birthday to Remember

Monday, May 25th, 2015

So often, we hear people complain about getting older, wrinkles or investing in anti-aging products. When, in actuality, aging is a blessing that signifies all of our triumphs, memories and the magical, crazy, beautiful, difficult roller coaster we call life. I remember entering my 29th birthday. I was nervous about preparing to say goodbye to my 20’s and embracing the 30-year mark of my life. Since that time, i’ve gone through so much that makes me not scared, but thrilled to enter the last year of the third decade of my life.  When your health is in question, it truly brings to the forefront how precious life is, and how magical the single universal gift we are each given, multiple times a day, known as breath truly is. So many children never get to experience the teen years, or turning legal at 21, much less the idea of nearing 40. I was lucky enough to have my birthday fall on a Friday, embarking on a 3-day weekend, giving even more time and liberty to celebrate a victorious year.

It started off with getting a tattoo portrait of Talia Joy Castellano. I always get my tattoos done at High Voltage in California, so I was very nervous about the idea of getting a portrait done at home, in Florida, but, after much research, I found an amazing artist named Lily, here in Ft. Lauderdale. Before entering the tattoo shop, I asked Talia for a sign if this was the right thing to do, and the first thing I noticed was there were several portraits that had the blue and pink colors of Talia’s Legacy foundation in them. Then, as I began to discuss ideas for the tattoo, one of Talia’s favorite songs by Nikki Minaj, came on, that I also took as a sign from Talia that I was in the right place. Lily, the artist, went through hundreds of pictures with me, and then visualized and chose the perfect space for the portrait, in between two of my other monumental tattoos. The first one, is the logo for my business, which now gracefully sits right above Talia, and  the second one on my wrist that symbolizes the afterlife and is a replica of the butterfly logo for Lisa  William’s business, to honor that Lisa is my mentor, and the one who helped me embrace living my purpose as a spiritual teacher, medium, and intuitive. I always wanted something between those two significant tattoos for a longtime but never knew what to get, and now the butterfly sits elegantly on what looks like Talia’s neck, which I think is pretty awesome, because on her bucket list, Talia wanted a tattoo now, symbolically, she has one that  is purple, the color for neuroblastoma. The day after the tattoo was done, I keep forgetting that it was there and when I would notice it, I could not stop looking at my arm.  Therefore, I would look down, see it, and say, “Hi, Talia,” each time. Now, I’m sure to be known in my apartment building, as the spiritual girl in the wheelchair who talks to her arm. But, that’s ok, because I’m over the moon happy and that’s what counts.

On my birthday, my bestie, Jenn, took me to the Mac store and I got to pick out two beautiful lipsticks and a eyeshadow palette with a gift certificate as a present.  I also got my cartilage pierced on the left side, to honor Talia and  Mattia Joyce Talia’s big sister. Mattia is such an inspiration as a beautiful young woman inside and out and she is so supportive of Talia’s Legacy and such a sweet friend. I was so excited to have my cartilage done reminding me of their strength and talent with makeup. I had always wanted my cartilage pierced because I thought it looked cool and now,  without hair, it is very noticeable, which I love. During this process came to the realization that getting the tattoo at this point in my fight for a cure was very empowering because it allowed me to have something done to my body that is under my control, when so much that happens with my health and to my body from being sick and in a wheelchair, that is out of  my control. The same holds true with the piercing.

I have to share with you a miraculous incident that happened during the piercing. Even though the gentleman did it with the utmost professionalism, my ear bled quite a bit. I had my spiritual prayer beads that were given to me by my spiritual teacher and guru around my neck. He asked me to remove the beads, so he could get the blood off, however, the blood had gotten on the white thread that the beads are strung onto. The beads are clear so the blood on the thread was very visible. He told me to take it home and put it in some bleach. I said I will although, that was the last thing I wanted to do, because the beads were specially blessed and prepared for me by my teacher, so I wanted to keep them in the condition that they were given to me. Before leaving the shop, I closed my eyes, took a breath, and began  praying to Jesus, Moses, Buddha, G-d, the angels, and all my loved ones in heaven including Talia, to all help restore my beads to their original condition, without the blood. When I took my necklace off at home, to see if I could clean it, there was no sign of blood. This was not only confirmation that prayers are answered, but also  reaffirmed my faith. if a blood-stained thread, can be made clean  by Divine power and love, that same Divine power can touch my body and heal it from any and all illness. Of course, to be healed has to be part of my destiny, tho the possibility for healing is there, and so as I prepare to  enter yet another treatment cycle, I hold firm that the treatment will do what it’s supposed to, giving me back the health  I once had,  and who knows? Maybe one day down the road, I will not be dependent on a wheelchair. No matter what, I will be happy and full of faith, for all that is and all that is yet to come. Tonight, I had another celebration with my two best friends, complete with a beautiful homemade cake decorated in editable make-up , so until I am well, as Talia would say, “Make-up is my wig.” no matter what the outcome, I am truly blessed to have amazing friends, lot of love, a heart full of faith, and I am thrilled to be one year closer to 40!

The Timing of Truth

Monday, April 27th, 2015

I always think it is best to be upfront and honest, and try my best to be that way with my loved ones and, of course, my clients, to uphold the integrity of my career and reputation.  In a recent conversation with one of my spiritual teachers, we discussed how subjective the truth can be. In other words, one person’s truth is not always the same truth experienced by another individual in that circumstance. And that is okay because that is what makes us all different and individual in our experience of life. While honesty is the best policy, my teacher did emphasize the importance of timing and circumstance when sharing an opinion that, for the sharer, is truth. Sometimes, we have to consider that, maybe, an event or scenario has occurred because of extenuating circumstances. For instance, I recently shaved my head, not because I was looking for a rebirth of my spirituality, but because I am going through some health challenges that require me to have  treatments that cause hair loss, and, in shaving your head, it gives you a feeling of power during a time that can be vulnerable and create a sense of chaos. I’m determined to continue my beauty blogs and detail my journey, both spiritually and in daily life through youtube. I was recently offered my own television show, but everything has seemed to come to a screeching halt because my health circumstances have taken precedence. This isn’t to say that the television opportunity is gone, just on hold, until I can maintain what I’m sure will be a demanding film schedule.Until then, Ive been asked to build up my Youtube channel, as a way to continue building my platform, that will hopefully transition once the t.v. show is up and running.

Therefore, I ask, more than ever, that you subscribe to my channel, mhevenor94 on Youtube, to help me in this endeavor, and also enjoy educational, humorous, spiritual, daily routines and make-up and everything-in-between videos. I also ask, more than ever, that you continue to send your spiritual questions in “Comments” below my videos. A positive aspect of being sick, for my clients, is that when my physical body is not at its best, my spiritual body is even more on point. My spiritual body is what keeps me going, no matter what. I haven’t shared too openly about my physical health because I had a negative experience before, when I was sick. When people found out, the readings stopped, and the readings are my livelihood. So, when they stopped, life became even harder.

I LOVE my readings, the Youtube videos, music, make-up, and teaching, truly not in any particular order. I have had some difficulty being consistent with the online classes because of lack of energy and generally feeling unwell. Bur, I’m still continuing to do my classes and dedicated to the success of each student while looking forward to the next round of Destination Happiness with new students, while continuing to nurture current and past students. In some strange way, physical illness has made me a better teacher, living more in the present with a heart spilling over in gratitude.

On May 1st, I’m going to choose 3 people who are subscribers to  my channel, to win a free reading. The winner will be announced on that day, and the reading will be arranged to take place by phone, for 30 minutes (a $150 value)!  Please keep me in your prayers, as well as my Kitty, who also faces some health issues due to her age, though still remains, my constant companion and home nurse. Also, pray that the television opportunity comes knocking and moving forward in perfect timing. Remember, that timing is 50% of the power in sharing the truth, and truth be told, I need your continued support and the readings to continue to flow in, just as they would had I not shared what is going on with me during this difficult time. I have tons of faith that  pulls me through each day, and loads of happiness and love to share daily on my journey, allowing my spirit to soar, as my body recovers.

Destination Happiness

Monday, January 19th, 2015

I can not believe we are halfway through the first month of the year. How many of you have stuck to your New Year’s resolutions? Or, have they long since gone out the window? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wake up every day with certainty that you are living your best life possible? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have complete certainty that you are living your life purpose? Have you found your twin flame, or true love? Or are you looking to improve relations with your love again? Are you 100% positive of what you are supposed to be doing in your life, just unsure how to walk down that path? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then Destination Happiness is the course for you. It is a 6-week online course that meets once a week for 90 minutes, beginning January 22 at 7:30 pm EST. During this course, we will cover 5 areas. These areas include: breaking the blockages of your past, unleashing self-confidence, living a powerful present with purpose, unlocking the five secrets to living a more spiritual life, and Step 5 is celebrating at your Destination Happiness, whatever that destination looks like. I also will include two 1-hour sessions with each student to help personalize each individual’s road map to their Destination Happiness, one call at the beginning of the course, and another at the end, to help with any roadblocks. For the first 9 people to sign up, I will offer an additional 1-hour session for free that helps the students see where they are now and where they will be at the end of 6 weeks. 1 session alone is valued at $250, though in the effort to make the course affordable for most, I’m including the whole 6-week course for $495. The weekly online meetings will be live and also recorded, so if students can not attend the live class, a link to the recorded material will be provided. For so much of my life people have asked me to bottle up my happiness and share my tips for overcoming my hallenges, so I’ve prayed and meditated for a long time, figuring out the best way to share these techniques and provide result-driven strategies accessible to the masses. I realize that $495 is not inexpensive, though if you consider it an investment in yourself, with tools that you can use the rest of your life to overcome challenges, live without fear, bring abundance and experience happiness for you and your loved ones, then $495 is small in comparison to the return!

To sign up, go to my website, www.melissahevenor.com Under the “Coaching” program tab, purchase the program Destination Happiness. I recently made a YouTube video detailing more about the class and sharing stories of success with clients and personal triumphs on Youtube. My YouTube channel is mhevenor94. The video is called Destination Happiness. Lets make 2015 the best year of your life so far, and set the path to make each year better and better. Can’t wait to share the Destination Happiness journey with you. Love, light and blessings, Melissa