Melissa Hevenor
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Fashionably Rolling into Fall

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Life, lately, has been a whirlwind. so excited to include clientele in Scotland, Germany, Korea, Denmark, Moscow and additional areas in Australia. It is a perfect example how Spirit is limitless and can offer messages of guidance, love, wisdom, growth, medical intuition and, of course, connect others to their loved ones in heaven regardless of a client’s location in the world. I’m also excited to continue to serve the local community and have found a new local “office space,” at a family-owned coffee shop, tucked away in a hidden little village in Wilton Manors. Also, earlier this month, I celebrated Talia Joy Castellano’s birthday in heaven where she turned 15, enjoying her favorite coffee drink from Starbucks and continuing to use her beauty guru wisdom and technique in my own exploration and enjoyment of make-up. This is a whole new community of artistic individuals that I can help to inspire and learn from. Of course, I am a work in progress, and continue to improve, while having fun at the same time, and look forward to up and coming opportunities to join forces with other local beauty gurus to inspire and create a connection between the world of physical beauty and accentuating an individual’s energetic beauty,by balancing the aura with the help and fun artistic endeavor of make-up. To learn how to enhance your energetic health as well as trending beauty tips, follow me on Pinterest, particularly my board called “Everything Make-Up and Nails.” I am also posting regularly on Instagram.

Earlier today, with the help of two of my best friends, I completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and nominated three people to follow suit. Check that out on YouTube. My channel is mhevenor94.

I am excited to begin a new journey with wheelchair yoga, which I will share with all of you and continuing to work on my new book/movie project. So many new, exciting projects. Stay tuned to follow and enhance your spiritual development, while enjoying the journey with me.

Fashionably fall into your fabulousness!

Love, light and blessings, Melissa

The Beautiful Spirit of Oneness With Animals

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

With the start of spring, there has already been a beautiful bouquet of blessings in full bloom. I had the honor of doing readings for clients who were horse owners, as well as dog and cat owners. I have often communicated with animals, both my own pets as well as the pets of clients, though typically in those circumstances, the pets are either physically in front of me, or if they have passed to the other side, are there in spirit. During these most recent readings, the animals were rescued and the owners were interested in knowing the history of the animals’ pasts.  Since the clients were out of state, it would be the first time I would connect with the spirit of an animal who was not physically present while they were still living. Therefore, I asked the client to send a picture of the horses, that were still living, that they wanted to communicate with. My clients, being wonderful as usual, went above and beyond, and not only sent pictures, but little pieces of their manes, cut from each horse to help me connect with the energy.

It was amazing to feel the energy of the horses enter the room, and to watch the dogs in my house, as they are able to see people and animals in spirit. It was easy to tell that the dogs were frightened by the size of the unusual guests in the house. During these readings, several of the horses were alive but had been rescued so the owners wanted to know their history. I could tell the difference between the horses that were still living versus the horses in spirit because if a horse was still living, the energy felt denser and much more present, connected to the earth. I thought that connecting to horses would be the same as connecting to a dog or cat in spirit, where a dog or cat shows me images or symbols and I then have to interpret and share those symbols with the client. However, remarkably, horses did always use symbols and images, two of them actually spoke in full sentences. One horse, in spirit, said loud and clear, “I still walk with my owner in the whisper of the breeze.” Another horse that is still living said, “Please tell my owner I would like to have more apple slices.” It was indeed mind-blowing, humbling and an honor to be a part of.

I have always loved animals but this experience took my respect, gratitude and  sense of oneness with animals to a whole new level. It has even impacted my own connection with my kitty, who is definitely a soulmate to me. She is a medical intuitive in that if ever I’m having pain, she lays on me exactly where the pain is. In fact, a couple of years ago when I was having thyroid issues, my cat would not stop laying horizontally across my neck whenever I would lay down. We have always had a way of communicating without speaking. I will put my forehead to hers and speak in my mind, but ever since doing the readings with the horses, I am speaking telepathically much more with my cat, and it is amazing, because when I praise her, she begins purring louder and louder, letting me know that she hears me loud and clear, in the unspoken love connection of telekinesis.

Never underestimate the power and magnitude of any living creatures’ understanding or connection to all of us in the majestic, magical universe of oneness that exists in this vast, yet intimate, planet we are blessed to be a part of.

Healing in L.A. in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Los Angeles is so special to me. You have the mountains and the hills, the ocean, cafes, the limelight of Hollywood, the history of freedom and equality, in particular, California was the first state to adopt rights for the disabled and I have to say, in Los Angeles, I feel the most at home and the most free. I know these feelings stem far beyond this lifetime, because from the moment I landed in Los Angeles for the very first time, I felt at home. As a person with a degree in theater design and creative writing, and experience in film editing, of course, LA has the Hollywood appeal but my love for the city, far exceeds those highlights.

Now, I am also lucky enough to say that some of the people I love so dearly live there giving me even more reason to feel connected and love La-La Land. As many of you know I recently made a trip out there eighty per cent for personal vacay time, and twenty per cent for business. As someone who is in the spiritual field, and works to be of service, I feel I can Speak for many of us who are healers or of service we often forget to treat ourselves with as much care and consideration as we do for clients or others who we try to help. I was long overdue for some self-care time, so excited to see my beloved gay husband, Ray, and his sister Venus, who are definitely a part of my soul family. From the moment I met these two, I knew them on a heart level. When we connect, it is as though time stands still and no time has passed. Then, of course, my friends and soul sisters, Danielle and Linda, have their own spot in my heart just for them. It does not matter what is going on in my life or in the world they always make it better, make me laugh and give me strength. On top of that, they are two of the most spiritually connected And giving people I’ve ever met. Then, of course, there’s my dear friend, soul sister, mentor, teacher, and healer all wrapped up into one, Ms. Lisa Williams. I had the extraordinary experience of receiving not only one energetic healing session with Lisa, but two. Of course, it is easy to speak highly of someone when they are your friend but this experience far exceeds friendship or soul sister admiration. It was, literally, out of this world. And I will do my best to take you aboard, and give you a glimpse into the experience that I had with Lisa, truly a master healer in her own right.

The first session took place on the third day of my trip. I had had the honor of attending her Sunday church service and receiving a message from my family in spirit with Lisa as the messenger. That, too, of course, was healing, rewarding and such a gift. Although, very different from the energy healing. Before she began the healing, I asked what she wanted me to do.  She said I could stay in my wheelchair. All I had to do was sit back in my wheelchair and take a deep breath. She stood up, walked behind me and placed her forefingers on each of my shoulders. For minutes we didn’t

speak. It felt like many electric-heat waves were pulsing through my body, from my shoulders all the way down to my feet, not once did she move. I asked lisa, after some time, what exactly she was feeling. She said she couldn’t feel her hands, they were basically just numb and other than that she didn’t really feel anything. I had been having some back pain, as well as some pain around my kidney, but I asked her before she started, if she wanted me to show her where I had pain. She said, “No.” About ten or fifteen minutes into it, it literally felt like she was cupping my spinal cord and moving her hand up and down my spine gently. I asked her “how are you doing that?” “I’m not doing it. I am just a pure channel. I’m channeling one of my healing guides.” The moment she said that I saw, in my minds eye, a small in stature oriental man, who I knew was some type of Eastern medicine doctor for the Orient. His energy, that was flowing through her body, it was light and gentle. I asked her if she could see what was going on in my body, she told me if she scanned my energy or my body, she could see everything, and she was smoothing out the areas in my spine where the circulation was not flowing properly, she did this for quite some time. Then she  said, “you have pain in one other place, don’t you?” I said, Yes.” She said, “don’t tell me where.” Moments later…(I know how crazy this is going to sound)…it felt as though a large hand was cupping, or holding, one hand on The bottom and one hand on the top of my left kidney, and any and all pain melted away. As spiritual as I am, it was still hard for my brain to process what was happening. There was an overwhelming sense of peace, almost like being coveted in a warm cocoon or womb, where I felt my spirit was tucked away as my physical body was being worked on. I told her it felt lie Reiki but times 1,000, on such a high level. I’ve had many healing sessions, from many amazing healers but I can honestly say, that I’ve never experienced anything like that. I couldn’t even fully verbalize the gratitude, because my body felt renewed, strong and peaceful all at once. The whole time Lisa was standing up. About 30 minutes into it, I felt emotional, with gratitude for Lisa so selflessly giving of herself to bring in the higher divine energy for my well-being. Also, trying to stay present, experiencing each moment, and at the same time, realizing that something was happening on a completely different plane, that functioned high above what we know as the earth plane. I recalled things that she and I had shared on the journey through our friendship. I thought about the future, as well as the past, knowing that somewhere in time, way before the current healing I was experiencing, we had been in circumstances together, where she had been the healer before. I felt like my spirit as well as my physical body, somehow acknowledged this, and everything was happening at once, creating a consciousness that recognized the reverent, yet majestic energy of it all, until the tears flowed. Still keeping one hand in contact with me, for healing, she then came around and sat in front of me, acknowledging everything at once, just saying “everything will be okay.” The words seemed simple and yet, I knew they were significant, not only in that moment, but for moments yet to unfold in the future, and for moments long since past, bringing Lisa and I even closer as friends, on multiple planes of existence.

That night I text her trying to find the words of gratitude for the healing, as hours later, my body still felt peaceful and pain-free. I told her it was better than a massage, better than Reiki, and better than anything, and she should really make it part of her spiritual journey to teach others how to do what she did. I also asked her if she could possibly do it again before I left, and she promised to do so. The day before my flight left, she came to see me and give me more healing. This time was just as magical but different, she again started from behind me, putting her forefingers on each shoulder and slowly I began to feel the warm electricity feeling, going through my body, only this time, I felt my aura opening up at each chakra point, and strangely enough, it felt like we were on the ocean, moving in waves together. I could’ve sworn we were swaying. Then, she said “Do you feel that swaying?” I said, “Yes.” She said, “this time it’s interesting, I could feel your energy moving backwards in my direction.” I said, “I just feel all my chakras opening. This time the experience was something my energy or spirit was familiar with, so there was no resistance and I immediately surrendered to the experience on an energetic level from my spirit that did not occur the  first time. On  this day, I also felt a difference in the energy that Lisa was channeling. There was a strength to it that wasn’t present with the first oriental healer. on this day, the healer’s energy was Native American, and very connected to the earth; even though Lisa was behind me, I felt her stance and her connection to the ground. On this day, she began working on my abdomen. The hands healing my stomach felt large and powerful, like an Indian chief’s. I told her the hands entering my body to heal my stomach felt different, telling her I knew it was a diffeerent healing guide this time as she channeled. She said, “It is.” I said, “they feel more Native American or Shamanic.” she said “that’s interesting because earlier today I was working with students and I was using an earthing mat to balance chakras and help center and connect to the healing energy of the earth.” I had also placed my hands in front of me gently holding them together, leaning on my lap in a circular shape. Within that circle of my arms, I felt such an overwhelming heat, almost like a heating pad was placed over my abdomen. At one point the phone rang, but Lisa and I with her healing guide, were on such another dimension, it seemed as though the ringing of the phone was completely far away, even though it was very close, on the dresser in front of us. At times I heard a buzzing in my ears. I was convinced it was actually the frequency of the energy that was traveling from Lisa into my body. It was not a ringing in your ears but a gentle buzzing, resonating through both my ears. After doing this for a bout 15 minutes or so Lisa then.  Said she waned to work on my legs because I had quite a bit of swelling that day. She then came around in front of me, sat on the bed and placed both her hands on my thighs. It was amazing what I was then able to see. Her hands did not look like her hands, they looked much bigger. And there was so much energy coming through them,  that I even felt both of my legs twitching trying to be in harmony with the energy she was offering. She had her eyes closed and took several deep breaths. I can tell you I have been seeing auras since I was around five years old, but in  all of that time, I have never seen what I saw, looking at Lisa as she sat in front of me with her eyes closed, doing healing on my legs, her entire body from head toe was green. green is the color of the heart chakra. it is also the color of healing, it was not a neon green, but a muted lime green and in that moment I had to giggle because she looked like a life-sized version of Yoda, I told her, “you have become Yoda. You are Yoda!” A smile came over her face while her eyes remained closed and she said “people do call me Yoda.” I said “ok, but I’ve never seen someone completely green from head to toe.” Even as I write about this, it takes me back because it wasn’t in my mind’s eye, it was in my everyday eyes that I saw this. Above her was a strong cylinder of white light that looked like you could put your your hand through it, flowing down into her crown chakra and then immediately turning green, to encompass her entire body. This experience was also different because even though I was on a different dimension, at the same time, I felt grounded and as though I was being pulled to the earth. And she said she was healing me through grounding. I have no idea how long this took place because it was an experience where time stopped. Interestingly enough, when she finished, we both stared at her hands because her palms were extremely red and wrinkled, still looking larger than life, old and ancient.

The public knows Lisa, for the amazing medium/psychic that she is, truly unique and amazing in her own right. Although, her healing ability also needs to be recognized, because truly the only words that come even slightly close to the experience are extraordinary and reverent. I am so pleased that she has decided to teach healing courses.  Much like, her mediumship and psychic gifts, I know in my heart that her energy healing techniques will be a huge component to the Lisa Williams International School of  Spiritual Development legacy that will live on for centuries to come.

No matter what certifications you have, what your background or training, if you have any interest in holistic healing, in any capacity, please put money aside and reward yourself with the honor of taking healing classes with Lisa Williams. It will do nothing but enhance what you already know, changing both your life and those you share it with.

There were other fun, memorable moments of my trip but they took place on the earth plane. The healing sessions are something I will always remember, and  moments shared with Lisa, my friend, mentor, sister and everything in between, a healing  journey to LA, a galaxy far, far away! (This blog is dedicated to superhuman healing Yoda herself,  Lisa Williams I love you with so much gratitude for yesterday today and many tomorrows to come)

Making Every Day Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Valentine’s Day is typically not a holiday that I celebrate, for one reason, historically, it marks the day of a huge massacre in war. the second reason is I truly believe we should have the mentality to spread love as much as possible, through both big and small gestures, every single day. However, this year, I did take Valentine’s Day off, and spent it with very spiritual people, vibrating at a high frequency, with very generous hearts. It was not just one day of Valentine’s, it was a weekend full of love. For the first time, I went down to Coconut Grove in Miami, to the Open Market on Saturday. I was in pure heaven because it reminded me of the markets in the hills of Melbourne Australia. The vendors were from every nationality, with products handcrafted including pottery, purses, yoga bags, vegan and vegetarian cuisine. But, the best part about the market was the feeling of unity that the vendors had for each other and for the customers, making you feel like you were a long-lost relative when you walked up to them. The highlight for me, were the crystals stand, run by a man named Monti. He was the last person you would expect selling crystals. He had tattos all over his body, piercings all over. He definitely looked rough around the edges, and I could tell he had an interesting but rough past. But, he was so passionate about crystals. Not only did he know what each crystal was, and could be used for but he knew what each line in the stone meant: explaining how the lines revealed where it was found in the ground and from what area in the world. He did have a copy of Judy Hall’s Crystal Bible with him, but the pages were falling out and he had it practically memorized. He was so incredibly generous. Everything I was picking up he was practically giving to me. there was an older gentleman working with him from Brazil, that was standing beside Monti’s pick-up truck that was full of crystals not being sold from his table on his stand. I asked Monti for a stone that would help with grounding, and the older gentleman rummaged through the pick-up truck, pulling out the most beautiful stone I’ve ever seen. He handed it to me and told me it was from Brazil. He told me, in broken English, “this is the stone for you, It will help you ground yourself and connect to the planet, but allow you to express yourself as a healer at the same time.” Monti then said, “This stone at this size typically sells for $200.” I looked it up on Google and he was right! He sold it to me for $25! It is definitely now one of my prized possessions in my collections. I also got a new healing wand and an amazing mineral stone that helps to unblock each chakra when you place it on the chakra. I am going to use it to do energy healings for people. I am able to see auras, so therefore I am able to see which chakras are blocked or out of alignment. This mineral stone will be priceless in my healing work. There is another stone that was a very unique shape and you use it as a wand also. Monti told me he was waiting for the right person to come and be its master. Monti said he would know because the crystal would fit perfectly in the master’s hand. He placed it in my hand and it fit like a glove! I had such a magical experience with Monti, my friend and the crystals.

I was also blessed to meet a beautiful woman, who made hand-sewn purses and yoga bags. I got a gorgeous hand-sewn purse, made of fabric from Guatemala with wooden carved buttons that hold the strap on. The cotton fiber of the purse was such a high vibration, I knew it would be perfect to hold the energy of the crystals when I go to do energy healing. The last highlight of the trip to the market was meeting an Indonesian couple who was selling vegetarian, vegan and organic authentic Indonesian food. They were both so humble and had the biggest smiles on their faces. They treated us like we were family walking into the kitchen. The food was absolutely delicious, you could feel the love she put into it. She so generously kept giving us more and more, we didn’t even pay for it. She just kept wanting us to try different dishes and things from her culture. The love that the people at the market  offered to us was the true definition of Valentine’s Day, giving to perfect strangers, who, of course, were helping the vendors as customers, but each vendor went over and beyond, giving of themselves, their time and their products. I felt as if I knew them all from past lives, and I know I will meet them again. The whole entire weekend, my friend and I ate very healthy, and it came to the point where we were completely on the same wavelength, even after I left and had gone home, I was thinking about the weekend, and my friend would text me about the same thing I was thinking about. For example, I got this amazing Buddha, but I wasn’t able to take it home with me because my friend’s roommate was sleeping in the room where the Buddha had been left, and I didn’t want to disturb her. So , the next day, I was telling my friend about the Buddha, and I thought in my head, “I wish I had taken a picture of it.” Ten seconds later, my friend who gave me the Buddha, text me a picture of it! I don’t think there was a moment about the weekend, that my vibration wasn’t super high. I did readings all day on Sunday and they came with such ease, I knew what the clients were looking for before they even came, and the loved ones in Spirit were all coming through with such ease, it was like they were walking into my meditation room with like they were patients walking into a doctor’s office, only they were in spirit and my client was already in the Meditation Room with me. This weekend is a perfect example of why it is important to have a core group of friends, who walk  the same or similar path, spiritually, and that you work to maintain a high vibration together, creating the dimensions of love n all capacities. Then, you can carry that love with you ,even when you are not in your friends’ presence, to face whatever life throws your way. This does not mean that your friends or family have to have the same belief system but the key element is acceptance or tolerance for each other’s voice and heart.

Happy New Year, the first Blog of 2014

Monday, January 13th, 2014

I am so excited about this year! As opposed to last year, I am feeling very optimistic about the unfolding of 2014. As I mentioned briefly on Anna Taylor’s Blogtalkradio show, “Anna and the Angels,” myself and other spiritual teachers, Anna included, feel a much more positive projectory for this new year. In part, because 2013 encompassed a lot of energy shifting that promoted introversion and self-reflection, facilitating circumstances that caused individuals to face obstacles and experiences promoting self-reliance and oftentimes reflection and prioritizing of goals and personal values, whereas, on the other hand, 2014 resonates with a vibration that promotes more of a collaborative consciousness, communal efforts, learning to receive help when needed and much gratitude for the resilience to embrace a new year and new chapter in one’s life.

That being said, several of us in the metaphysical field feel as though this month of January is tying up of loose energy cycles leftover from 2013, and so the essence energy of 2014 will really be underway beginning February 1st.  As with any yearly cycle, there was much learning that occurred and so this year, will be one in general of using the knowledge and strength that was the fruits of the labor from 2013. Abundance is going to flourish in every sense of the word. there’s a feeling that manifestation is going to occur at a very rapid pace, soul mates, twin flames and soul families will be coming together on many different levels and I, personally, want to make it a year of the greatest positive impact so far in my life, launching many new projects, lots of travel, financial freedom and sharing in many different capacities and working in a healing platform with energy in many different capacities with all different types of people and animals. I know it sounds quite ambitious, but I’m a firm believer that our capabilities, in terms of our spirit, far surpass the dreams of the mind. And, so by expressing big dreams that stem from a human mind, I’m allowing for an even greater expression of my spirit, going back to the more human side, and some of the limitations that can arise from the physical world. One of my most current obstacles is the desperate need for a new wheelchair. Therefore, I hope to be launching a fundraising campaign to help me  pay for a much-

needed new power wheelchair that will elevate my legs, alleviate pain from swelling, and further my independence to reach some of the goals I’ve discussed. It is not often I ask publicly for assistance, however a new wheelchair for me would be like receiving a new set of legs for someone who has suffered from broken legs, and with great gratitude in my heart, being disabled has never left me feeling limited or inhibited, however, my need for a new wheelchair has become so great in the last year, facing new health concerns, that I’m going to embrace the energy of 2014, that I am going to ask for assistance in getting a new chair. the chair will allow me to a serve on a much bigger scale, also promoting self-care. Therefore, I will take you along with me on my journey, in 2014, as I experience the miracles that unfold in this new year.

Love light and blessings, Melissa

Understanding karma

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Sometimes it is so difficult when our heart dreams of following a certain path, and you try so hard, to do your part in your relationship with G-d, to accomplish these dreams. There will always be other people who pass judgment on why you’ve made these choices or why you’ve had these dreams, or whether or not you’ll be successful. you have to respect other people’s opinions enough to let them be, but respect yourself enough to recognize that at the end of the day, they are only opinions, and G-d is the only one who knows what will become a truth.

Another thing I’ve been thinking about a lot is karma and I actually addressed this topic in my radio show last night. One of my teachers defined karma as an energetic signature. Everything that we do has energetic imprint that is left in the universe, whether it be our actions, words, even thoughts, and with each of these interactions with the universe or others, we are either in line with the divine energy,functioning as the spirit we are, or functioning at a lower vibration that resonates more with our physical incarnation rather than our true spirit. Most of us function somewhere in between, doing things that help us on our spiritual path ,while also making choices that resonate with our need to live in the physical dimension, and that is okay. It is important to be conscious of the fact that all interactions carry energy. At the end of the day, we want more check marks that align with living spiritually, rather than feeling drawn to live life catering to the ego, which is strongly attached to our physical incarnation.

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be part of Hollywood, and, so often, people say that it is my ego driving this desire. I am human and, of course, the idea of having financial abundance and recognition, is appealing ,but in no way, do these perks drive me with such passion to be in the industry. My desire stems from wanting to make the world better, serving as an advocate for other disabled individuals,and using the platform that comes along with being in the public eye, to make changes and spread love to all walks of life, all over the world. I have no desire to be an actress or a singer, although I have had training in both of these areas. My passion is writing, sharing my journey, inspiring others to overcome whatever challenges this physical world presents, recognizing that, in essence, it is our spirit that is most important and can Overcome the obstacles in the physical existence when we recognize that the Divine vibration is so much stronger and higher than the physical. It is only after facing obstacles and overcoming them, that you can use your story, to glorify the power of G-d, and help others who may be facing similar challenges and need inspiration to keep moving forward. Humor is also a great tool to help educate and motivate people to carry on. My heart’s dream is to share comedy that embraces spirituality, while maintaining integrity and respect for universal principles that can help in everyday living. Sometimes when blocks occur, in reaching my Hollywood dreams, I understand that there are karmic blessings and delays that occur, so that everything

Unfolds in perfect timing. Even So, understanding karma is still one of the most complex and continual learning processes that we face living in this physical existence known as Life.

Falling into the Magic of Autumn

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Time is moving so fast, but never too fast to embrace memories and feel gratitude for time shared with others. I did something recently that I haven’t done in a very long time. I was the guest of honor at a psychic party. This was a special gathering of the Ya-Ya Sisters of south Africa. The hostess of the party had a beautiful, eclectic house on the water. As soon as I entered the house, the energy was like a breath of fresh air. Each lady at the party was a unique goddess of wisdom, grace and spirituality.   However, when they came together as a group, the beauty of their differences weaved together like the patchwork of a quilt. They each play a role in their soul sister livelihood.  It took me time just to absorb the ambience of the house, filled with items from world travels.

One of my favorite pieces in the hostess’ house, was an area rug, made from a South African zebra. I have Always had a soul-aching desire and familiarity with Africa. I was blessed to find out several years ago, that I had a past life in Africa, which explains my magnetism to this magestic country. Bringing me back to the zebra, I could not resist touching it. It was complete with the mane, the eyelashes, the ears, and the snout! My desire to touch it stemmed from the realization that this probably would be my only opportunity to touch a zebra. As soon as I touched it, I could breathe a sigh of relief, as in my mind’s eye, I saw that the zebra had been ill. Therefore, it was not killed for the hunt, and this made perfect sense because the skin was completely intact with no sign of trauma from hunting. The zebra feels like a horse, with coarser hair, and has the prettiest, longest eyelashes I’ve ever seen. When the hostess realized I could pick up information, she too was deeply relieved to find out that the animal had been ill but not killed for the hunt.

Then, we all gathered in the sitting room, to begin our connection with Spirit. One of the things that made this party so much fun for me, as a psychic/medium, was that everyone was so open, free of expectation and happy with whatever Spirit had in store. The moment I told my guide, Robin, to let those in spirit come in, the hostess’ loved one was the first to come through. He was such a gentleman, he quickly told me that before I shared his messages, he wanted me to address, that there was a baby in spirit, so I let the ladies know there was a newborn baby in spirit, who was being looked after by another female in spirit,and right away, one of the guests at the party could relate, and felt healing knowing that the baby was safe and with other loved ones in spirit.

Once the baby had gotten a message to its mother, the gentleman who came in at the start, was eager to have his presence be known. He was of no relation to the baby, but such a gentleman, he knew that the baby should go first. He was in his element at this party, because it was a party full of women, good wine, and excellent company. He also had visited me in my home two days prior to this event .he was always cordial, and a pleasure to have around, but I kept apologizing to him, because I didn’t realize who he was connected with. It soon all came together, once the pArty was underway. What made it so special that he came through so quickly, is that he was loved by all the women at the party and married to the host. I also let the hostess know that she was surrounded by Archangel Michael, during which time she told me her mother-in-law was constantly giving her Archangel Michael figurines to protect her husband, because he was a bit of a Daredevil and an athlete. Then, the hostess decided to hop up on a chair, and reach for an Archangel Michael figurine that was on a high shelf, on a display cabinet.then, the show really began, because an ostrich egg flew off the shelf and smashed into a million pieces, then, not one, but two shelves came flying down, and a wooden swan we thought survived, because it fell in slow motion, hit the floor, bounced up, fell again, and the head broke off. All of this happened moments after the hostess had told us the story about how shortly after her husband passed, she was sitting on the deck and the most beautiful swan appeared in the water, and that swans were not known to inhabit that area of Florida, and she immediately knew the swan was a sign from her husband, and the wooden swan, on the shelf, was a decorative piece that came from her husband’s house (from before they were married). The other symbolic occurrence was that the head broke on the swan and her husband had passed from brain cancer. Her husband came through and explained that the swan was no longer needed as a sign because he was able to come through and give his messages with my help.

There were other amazing spirits that came through, a beautiful mother, who had the most peaceful, yet unexpected passing, a mischievous, yet ladies’ man, who was a brother to one of the guests, and they came through so strong, giving signs that they had been around, but specifically describing things that had just happened in the daughter/sister’s house that was at the party. There was also a grandmother who had energy of someone far younger than she was, loved to drink, bake, dance have a good time, and she was also right at home in this environment, full of vivacious, strong women having fun. It was a  night I will never forget, and it reaffirmed for me, the healing, joy and honor that I hope those that I help feel when Spirit uses me to serve as the conduit for messages of love. I am so happy to say that I have now been inducted into the South African Ya Ya Sisterhood, and I can’t wait for our adventures to unfold together.

The Journey of Life Gives Us Direction,But Spirit or G-d, Creates the Definition

Friday, August 30th, 2013

It seems as of late, I keep being asked by various people in various situations, if I consider myself a psychic, a medium, an animal communicator or a medical intuitive. This is a hard question for me because I really consider myself to be all of those things equally. When you work with Spirit every day, it’s not so much about defining the capacity in which that happens, but adjusting yourself as a vessel to accommodate whatever it is Spirit is leading you into, in any given situation. I can say that, consciously, I had my first mediumship experience at the age of seven. I saw a young girl who was in spirit, dressed in time period clothing, complete with a bonnet, long dress and an apron,and she was a bit translucent and blue in color. For me, when a spirit has been in spirit for a long time, the energy takes on a a blue hue, indicating that there is no association at all with the physical existence. However, after recently going through some of my old journals, I came across an entry that I wrote at age twelve, where my great aunt told a story about when I was four and apparently, I was in the passenger seat as she was driving, and I told her to go home differently because there was a “bang” in the street. It turns out, there was a four car pile-up blocking all lanes of traffic on the route that we typically took home from the grocery store. Therefore, it must have been a psychic vision at the tender age of four, that I experienced. This makes sense, because, typically, psychic development precedes mediumship. As I was taught by John Holland, all mediums are psychic but not all psychics are mediums. After teaching for several years, I can indeed say this is a true phenomenon. Having had spiritual experiences very early on, I don’t really identify myself one over the other, but because I actually remember my first experience being one of mediumship, I tend to identify myself as a medium more readily.

Then, there is the world of animal communication. I have been communicating with animals before I was even verbal. Dogs and cats would approach me all the time, and my grandmother used to say it was like we were talking. For years, I was terrified of big dogs, because around the age of five, I was sitting outside on the cement steps, in front of the house, and the neighbors had gotten a huge St. Bernard, and I literally looked in the direction of the dog, and this massive puppy that was already the size of a small pony, came charging in my direction, of course, just wanting to give kisses, but his loving knocked me over and I spontaneously rolled down the steps. Thankfully, I now understand animal communication and I love all animals dearly, even snakes which I have a bit of a fear of, but at the same time, I have a deep respect for them. One of my greatest joys is doing mediumship readings for owners of deceased pets. Obviously, animals can not verbally speak in the same way as human spirits do, but they communicate through symbolism and, certainly, are equally capable of communicating their messages.

As far as identifying myself as someone who is in this field, that has definitely become easier, in part because I am deeply humbled and proud to be a Servant of Spirit, or G-d, through my work, and also because more of the general public are open to the metaphysical field, in large part due to Lisa Williams, John Holland, John Edward, and currently, The Long Island Medium, who have helped the field be represented in the medium of both  television and radio.

The medical intuitive component of my work definitely stems from my training as a therapist, and watching how different physical and/or mental conditions and ingested substances alter a person’s physical energy. however, once again, my childhood experiences were preparation, as I spent a great deal of time in medical settings, seeing different energies in people with different conditions or problems, and early on, I wanted to be a doctor. I would even play doctor with my dolls, and place my hands on the doll, pretending to heal them by touch. Of course, now I know that any healing that takes place for a client, has little to do with me, but is Spirit, or G-d, using me as an instrument to bring whatever is needed during a medial intuitive reading or an energy healing. The bottom line is no matter how difficult life may seem at times, there is always a bigger picture that we, consciously, have no awareness of, but it is okay, because G-d always has the map ,or the bigger picture, and the more we trust and let ourselves be led by Spirit, the harder it becomes to pinpoint exactly who we are, in terms of a career, because G-d continuously has us grow, expanding that definition in ways we have not even dreamed of.

Talia’s Birthday Tribute - a Journey of Love

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

For weeks, I have been working hard to make money and get things done so that I could take  the weekend off, to attend Talia Joy Castellano’s tribute. I first discovered Talia, after  one of my dear friends did my make-up at a spiritual conference, and I wanted to learn how to put make-up on more expertly, so another friend recommended I watch make-up tutorial videos on YouTube. I now know, certainly, not by accident, I found Talia’s YouTube channel She was a spunky, full-of-life, talented make-up guru and she was only 12 years old at the time. Before long, I connected with her through various social media platforms, and we communicated and I became a fan/friend of Talia’s over the Internet. She not only taught me about how to apply make-up from watching her videos, but she taught me how to be strong in the face of life’s challenges and to count your blessings, no matter what you’re facing. Talia also bravely shared her difficult battle with cancer very openly in her vlogs. I Always drew strength from her happy, bubbly personality and wise outlook. In life, I faced many a challenge, thinking what would Talia do or say. Over time, Talia’s health declined, but her personality and flair for life never faltered. I prayed for her and her family daily, and sent encouraging messages, while she spent large amounts of time in the hospital, fighting two forms of childhood cancers. Being that she only lived about 3 hours from me, I had always hoped to meet her in person, and I’m sure we would have, if given the chance. About two weeks before Talia’s passing, I began to send distant healing and prayers as much as I could, and as often as I could. Sometimes as a healer and a spiritual worker, I have to accept that healing does not always mean curative measures, but sending love and peace to the person to aid in whatever way G-d sees fit. It touched my heart deeply when Jamie, “the psychic,” host of the radio show, Cosmic Caffeine, was given the chance to do hands-on healing with Talia and her family in the hospital. Serving as an instrument that allowed G-d to work through her, Jamie provided pain relief and peace to beautiful Talia. Through G-d’s grace, Talia’s loved ones were granted precious time with Talia, while she was awake and alert, that they might not have been given if Talia, her family and Jamie, had not been so open, loving and ready to do whatever needed to be done, to allow G-d’s love to help her. That is a beautiful example of how free will comes into play. G-d is always there to help and love us, but the choices we make impact our complete acceptance and accessibility of that divine intervention. At 2 a.m., on July 16, I was awakened form a deep sleep, by my guide, Robin, who said, “Talia is transitioning.” I had  never sent healing to anyone transitioning from their physical into their spiritual form from a distance, so I didn’t know what to do, and my heart ached from the thought of not seeing another video or communicating with Talia over social media again, but as a light worker, I have taken an unspoken vow to use my life as a vehicle to spread and carry G-d’s love, serving the divine above all else. This sense of duty is often difficult, because my earthly human self has wishes, desires, and wants that do not always correlate with what is best for the highest good. This was certainly one of those times. My human heart wanted Talia to be here more than anything, so I gave myself a few minutes to grieve and accept that this was probably not going to be the case, and then took a deep breath, pulled myself together, gathered my favorite crystals, cleansed them and formed them in the shape of  a heart on the bed beside me.  Then, I said aloud,”Okay, I  am here to serve whatever G-d’s plans are and whatever Talia needs right in this moment. Please help me to be of service.” I closed my eyes and visualized Talia on her bed. The next thing I saw was myself floating above her, and then rolling out like a blanket, green light over her, beginning at her feet, going up to her shoulders. I also noticed I was taking slow, deep breaths, and, for a few minutes it even felt like, somehow, I was helping her breathe, like remotely using my lung capacity to even out her breathing. My guide, Robin, then told me to call in Archangel Raphael, the angel of healing, and visualize placing my hand intuitively where I felt she needed assistance, to ease pain or bring comfort. I visualized one hand placed gently on her stomach and the other hand over the heart, sending as much love and positive energy that I could. I did this for about a half-hour, and then my guide said, “Say a prayer.” I bowed my head, sitting up on my bed, hands folded and said, “Dear G-d, in heaven, I’m here to help as you know, and as a spiritual person, I know you always have a plan. If there’s any way that those plans can change, so that beautiful Talia can stay here on earth, and finish more of her dreams, I will be eternally grateful and help in any way I can, to serve you more completely. If that is not possible, please ease her pain and give her a special place in heaven. I vow, to you, and to her, that I will spend the rest of my life helping to educate about childhood cancer, and supporting Talia and her family in any way that I can. Eternally yours, Melissa.” Then, I placed my hand on my heart, and imagined sending out as much pink and white light as possible into my hand, and closed my eyes to visualize Talia placing that same hand where her heart would be. Tears began to fall, and I intuitively knew, with deep sadness, that her time here on earth was coming to an end. It took me a good 45 minutes to go back to sleep. I woke up at 11 a.m. Because my first appointment of the day was not until later, and at 12 noon, I saw the post that Talia had gotten her wings at 11:22 that same morning. Even knowing hours before that it was going to happen, I was deeply saddened, and reached out to her family on social media, giving as much support, love and prayers as possible. The family soon announced that there would be a public tribute to celebrate her life in Orlando. I wanted so much to go and be a part of it, to honor Talia and embrace her beautiful family. Unfortunately, traveling for me takes more planning and money than it does for most, even if the destination is a simple 3 & 1/2 hour car ride. Unable to drive, I need someone to do the driving and in order to travel long distances, I am most comfortable and do so most easily with my electric wheelchair. If I have the luxury of bringing my electric wheelchair, that involves securing a van with an automatic ramp that my wheelchair can securely travel in, and renting a wheelchair-accessible van is very expensive, typically over $100/day, plus mileage once surpassing whatever the allowed miles. The tribute was starting at 7:30 and lasting until 10:30 at night, so I knew most likely, we would need to pay for one night at a hotel. Therefore, a simple 24-hour trip can easily run hundreds of dollars! Which isn’t that much of an issue when there’s time to set money aside, but even working extra hours and cutting corners, I was unsure if I would be able to manage it, so I surrendered to Spirit and asked the angels to help me. Help me, they did indeed! One of my soul sisters Lisa Came to visit, and because we are so close, she knew I was sad over Talia’s passing. To my heart’s delight, she and some other close friends rallied together, to help me get there. The experience was truly amazing.

When my friend, Becky, went to pick up the van, the one they had available was brand new and a beautiful gold color, with the word “Star” written across one of the windows. We were going in style for Talia. Arriving in Orlando, we decided to have lunch at a restaurant in Disney’s Marketplace. The restaurant we chose was called “the T-Rex.” It was awesome. Once again, Talia gave us a huge sign that she was with us. The parking  lot was filled and, within minutes, we got the best parking spot. Then, we put our name in for our table, and I had to use the rest room, so our table was given away. The hostess then explained that we would no longer be sitting in the Ice Age (the restaurant is divided into historical, geographical eras); we had been move to the Coral Reef area. In this section of the restaurant, there was a massive tropical fish tank, with hundreds of fish, Ike clownfish and, of course, fish that looked like Dori, who is known to say, like Talia, “just keep swimming.” In fact, we were seated directly in front of the tank, and moments later, a little girl went up to the tank and said, “Look. It’s Dori! Just keep swimming.” So, once again, we knew Talia was there with us. We enjoyed our lunch and then celebrated Talia’s 14th birthday, by ordering a huge chocolate cake with ice cream, called the chocolate Extinction, complete with a volcano that smoked. It was sinfully massive and amazing. We had plenty to take back to the hotel! Lunch was such an event that we had very little time to get back to the hotel and change for the tribute. Just for Talia, I brought almost all my make-up and, thankfully, learning some of her trade secrets on You Tube, the make-up was both fun and pretty seamless. I wore a baby blue top, and a  matching skirt with baby blue embroidery, because blue was Talia’s favorite color. Upon arriving to the event, there were tons of news crews, traffic controllers, and you could feel the magic and tension in the air, all at the same time. Entering the church was like entering a Red Carpet event. As soon as you walked through the doors of the main Lobby, there were velvet ropes blocking off an area that had life-size cut-outs of Talia in her edgy, stylish fashion and a montaged backdrop with images of her glamorous eyes and her name. It indeed felt like Hollywood, honoring Talia. Then, once again, I’ m sure Talia assisted in helping me get a spot in the auditorium where I could see everything, but where I also had privacy to share in the event with my friend, Becky, and say my goodbyes to sweet Talia. On every large  screen, there were videos and photographs of Talia, beginning at birth and chronologically documenting her personality and her journey with cancer. The whole event was amazing, but the highlights for me were hearing her big sister,Mattia Joyce Castellano, sing “Dancing in the Sky” with her best friend, by Danni & Lizzy. If you’ve never heard that song, check it out on You Tube, as it captures the feelings experienced when someone you love dearly is now in heaven. Truly perfect song to dedicate to Talia. The other highlight included watching Talia’s best friend, Sheridan, perform a modern dance to the song, “NoDay but Today” from Rent. Elegant, exquisite and deeply moving are the only ways to describe it. Towards the end of the event, it was complete with a fashion show and, as the pastor stated in the beginning, I think Talia is one of the only people who would have a memorial so hip and special that it included a fashion show of her personal designs, with the help of Urbana Chappa. The collection is called Bald Chick Collection, and trust me when I say, the designs are edgy and hip. At the end, one of the most moving moments was hearing Desiree, Talia and Mattia’s mom, speak, and asking everyone to sing, “HappyBirthday” to Talia, which we did. Then, at the very end, if there were anyone left in the auditorium who had not shed a tear, this was the deal breaker. Talia’s stepfather spoke about Desiree’s endless support of Talia and credited her with being an earth angel. You could feel his love for these girls. They even served little chocolate cupcakes with pink pearls on top. Absolutely perfect for Princess Talia! I made my way to Talia’s sister, Mattia, and she immediately knew who I was. I thanked her for sharing her sister with the world, myself included, told her how much she and Talia meant to me and promised to help in any way I can, fight childhood cancer and carry on Talia’s legacy. Knowing that Mattia felt my same sense of loss, but 10,000 times more deeply, it was hard to hold back tears when speaking to her. It was a total honor. She was mature, sophisticated and represented Talia beautifully. We took a photograph together and then I  went to her mother. Desiree knelt down beside my Chair and listened intently to everything I had to say, completely present and she radiated love every moment. We embraced and also took pictures, and I promised her as well, that I would continue to carry all of them in my heart and help be part of Team Talia forever. I feel more peace since being able to attend the tribute and there are so many dreams Desiree and Mattia will carry on for Talia in her name and I want to be a part of everything. They gave me permission to write this blog and I want to thank Lisa, Becky, Jennifer, Sandra, Mattia, Desiree, and last but not least, everyone’s angel, mine included, Talia Joy Castellano.