Melissa Hevenor
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Wheelchair Barbie-Making Big Circles in this Journey we Call The Circle of Life

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

The last couple of months have been such a roller coaster, filled with extremely high peaks and equally low valleys. Dealing with an illness is a constant battle, because each day, and sometimes, even each hour, is unpredictable. This being said, I’m so grateful for the support I have from friends who are more like family, and the community as a whole, particularly my spiritual community made up of friends/clients and everything in between. So often, people are concerned and tell me to rest or put myself first, and while I know the intention is coming from a good place, often, doing the readings is, in a way, putting myself first, because it allows me to rise above the physical experience, and connect to that ever-present love energy where perfection is not only present, but becomes attainable during the readings. The other aspect to putting myself first is the readings help to pay for transportation to get to my doctor’s appointments. The readings helps me to afford to eat healthfully. For example, Bison Bone broth which helps build my blood count and aid in a healthier digestive tract, is $11.99 a jar, and one jar is equivalent to one bowl of soup, of which it’s been recommended that I have at least on a day. While $11.99 daily, may not seem like a lot of money, the broth is the same as medicine for me and adds up very quickly. And of course, insurance will not help with the cost for the broth because it is considered a holistic approach to wellness.

The other thing that keeps me going is my effort to find a cure for childhood cancer. It is easier to attack the cousin to your illness, rather than face the need for a cure to your own illness, because the need to survive on a day-to-day basis, outweighs the need to find a long-term cure. Therefore, my plan of attack is to wear the best armor to attack the monster of cancer, as it encroaches on children who are the least deserving of a childhood filled with pain, medication and repeated hospital visits. I get strength to be victorious in my own battle from helping these littlest fighters. The month of July is extremely important to me because it tis the month that the world lost one of the most beautiful, brave, intelligent, talented warriors I have ever known, Talia Joy Castellano. One of her last Instagram posts, was a photograph of Talia;s nails and those of her mom and  her friend, Tammy, painted in  mint. So, for that reason,  Talia’s Mint Manis was started in July, to raise awareness for childhood cancer and for fundraising efforts to raise money for Glam Wars, a program that Talia started where now her mom and sister, go into children’s hospitals, and do makeovers for little girls undergoing chemo. Talia’s foundation is growing every day and making its mark against the war against childhood cancer. However, travel expenses, supplies, and various other costs add up, so in order to continue growing and spreading Talias’s Legacy, donations are a must! Please go to www.taliaslegacy.org. Go to the tab marked Glam Wars, and donate, even a dollar, to help this program. If you can’t donate, treat yourself and your loved ones, to a mint manicure, and help spread awareness about childhood cancer and Talia Joy. Currently, Talia’s Legacy foundation is selling “I Love Glam War” T-shirts. To see these awesome T-shirts, please go to taliastore.com, and check them out. Talia at her young age, taught me how to apply make-up, to appreciate the art of make-up, and inspired a passion for make-up that gave me confidence as someone in a wheelchair, and now, someone in a wheelchair with no hair. It is because of her, that I have the courage and confidence to embark on a new journey, being a representative for the amazing company, Younique Cosmetics. This brand is cruelty-free and organic in nature. The philosophy is to empower and uplift women worldwide. If you are in need of new mascara or any make-up or skin care product, please check out my new website, www.wheelchairbarbie.com, and as soon as I am a little bit more consistent with my work schedule and my physical strength improves, I will be using part of the money I make from selling and promoting Younique, to make regular donations to Talia’s Legacy and Glam Wars. For this you have my word, because the Castellanos are like family, and when you take care of family, through the circle of life, you’re taking care of yourself.

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.

Happy October - Jumping into the Jewish New Year with Style, Spirit and a Heart of Gratitude

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Happy New Year to all who celebrate Rosh HaShanna! May the new year have a sweetness that lasts the whole year through, bathed in happiness, peace and gratitude. I have new and exciting news. I briefly mentioned in a previous blog, that I was going to be a representative for a local yoga pants company. It’s official! I am a yoga pants Ambassador, and for all my friends and family, which includes my fans, you can receive a 10% discount on the “Pants that make you dance,” @ www.buddhapants.com and enter my Ambassador code: mhevenor_10   If you practice yoga, dance or just love feeling comfy, these pants are amazing with a wide variety of styles, patterns and colors to express your personality. The other really neat characteristic they have is they pack into their own pocket, creating a compact pillow that can be used to sit on, rest on, or just for easy travel. Since starting my wheelchair yoga class, I have fallen in love with my Buddhapants! I have also used them for meditation practices, teaching spiritual classes about the chakras, and doing energy clearing, of public workspaces and private homes. With each new activity or adventure, I love them even more. I’ve recently had the honor of doing readings for people in the UK, France, Cuba, Spain, New Zealand, and Egypt. I love expanding the geographical locations where I can serve Spirit, bringing the heavenly plane a little closer in reach. One thing I have learned when doing readings for people from various cultures, is a language barrier does not exist, because the language of love and tolerance, experienced by those in the kingdom of G-d, is universal in meaning and my guide, or those in spirit, always find a way to communicate using signs and symbols that I can relate to, in order to piece together the message for clients.

I’m continuing to serve as a childhood cancer awareness advocate, and super excited for upcoming events that will benefit pediatric cancer through the American Cancer Society. I’m also excited to announce that I will be attending a large conference in November, filled with various light workers and energy healers from all over the world, to put together a program of inspirational speaking, giving me the opportunity to travel, nationally and internationally, to spread my message of love, perseverance and inspiration to never give up, while collaborating with some of today’s most influential and innovative spiritual teachers and/or inspirational authors. I’m also currently working on a project that will provide chapters of my book read on video while I answer commentary questions about the book.  This is to provide a deeper understanding of my personal story, and, of course, spread an inspirational message to more readers.

Most recently, I joined forces with a clothing line that encourages “dis-abling” your limits, no matter how those limits manifest themselves. There are a wide variety of T-shirts for all shapes and sizes, and the founder of this company, Jimmy Curran, is inspiring and amazing, not to mention good-looking. The website is: disablethebrand.com   I have also been continuing my love affair with make-up, sharing inspired make-up looks while mixing in spiritual , energetic benefits of utilizing various colors in your make-up routine. Please follow me on Instagram to receive daily inspiration and of course, subscribe to my Youtube channel, mhevenor94 for your chance to receive a free reading. Three subscribers will be chosen once a month for a free reading. I love all of you so much and my dedication to Spirit and spiritual teaching truly gets me up in the morning. Thank you for your continued support, and until next time, love, light and blessings