Melissa Hevenor
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Summer Daze is Coming to an End; Moving Forward to Being on the Mend

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

I’ve spent a lot of time recently, thinking about the summer, and all that I hoped to do. The summer definitely did not turn out as planned, but there were big blessings and lessons in trusting and faith that I am eternally grateful for, and, looking back, I wouldn’t ask for anything else. I had hoped to go to California, New York,  Maryland, and Disney World. Instead, it was considered a good week if I could make it out of bed and go somewhere local for a couple of hours. I love my gift of foreseeing the future, and while at times it can be frustrating not to be able to foresee my own, I certainly understand why, in the long run, that, too, is a blessing. If I knew that I would get two kidney infections, a stomach infection, have countless days with fever and pain, multiple trips to the E.R., and two hospitalizations this summer, I might have tried to build my own time machine, and get the hell out of this lifetime. However, not knowing that all of that was in store this summer, theres no time machine in my closet, and I have learned multiple lessons about my own strength and about being grateful for even the smallest moments that are pain or fever-free. I’ve also learned to submerge myself in the harmonious waves of music that has always served as my lifejacket in life, to keep me from drowning, when the storms come rolling in one after another. Literally, when I lose my breath from pain, music breathes new life into my body.

I have also found myself repeatedly thankful for social media. We hear of many negative things about social media, bullying and the loss of social interaction as a symptom of a society obsessed with technology. Very seldom do we focus on the positive aspects of social media. Lately, I have been recognizing and grateful for the positives of social media. YouTube videos have become a therapeutic outlet to share my journey and, at the same time, a motivator to connect and work with make-up, when the last thing I’m feeling is beautiful. I learned to use YouTube as my therapy, and find passion with the art of make-up, from one the greatest inspirations and make-up gurus ever born, Talia Joy Castellano.

Tomorrow is her birthday, and while she is no longer here with us in the physical form, all those that love her, have chosen to celebrate the day that she was born, and all the blessings that her life poured upon the world, in large part, through social media.

On days when I miss my long hair, and the multitude of colors that it has been over the years, I watch her videos for inspiration, to make me proud to be part of the “Bald is Beautiful” crowd. YouTube has also allowed me to chronicle the blessings and fun memories sprinkled in moments of calm before the next storm. Also, social media has allowed me to reach out, publicly, as I’ve needed a helping hand to brace the storms that illness can bestow on you financially. The response I’ve received in terms of financial donations, big and small, prayers, and care packages, has truly been overwhelming and kept me going during these last few rounds of the battle to be well. I wanted to extend my sincerest thank you and, while neither the storms nor the battle are far from over, the light at the end of the tunnel has begun to seep through and become visible, allowing me once again, to stay focused on my career goals of creating a larger platform from which to inspire, uplift and share love with all walks of life. Though most of my day tomorrow will be spent in the doctor’s office, keeping the beast at bay, I will be watching YouTube and sharing Talia’s story multiple times, with other patients and medical practitioners, who always seem to approach and say, “Hey there! What’cha watching?” I wish, more than anything, Talia could still be here, in the flesh, to celebrate her birthday Hawaiian style with her family and friends. While this is impossible, I do find comfort in knowing that she will, most certainly, be able to multi-task in spirit and be with her family, friends and drop in on me at the doctor all at the same time.

Ironically, my communication with Talia happened via the computer, and a majority of my interaction with others, is happening through e-mail. I find great joy in doing the e-mail readings because they are logistically easier, allowing me to work on them when I’m feeling well, while simultaneously preventing exposure to others, for fear of catching something because of my lowered immune system. The e-mail readings also force me to use my gift in a different way. I have to contain the energy connection, made when connecting to the composer of the e-mail, and become even more meticulous with my listening skills, to translate the messages from Spirit onto the page. There is a subtlety and precision that comes with this form of reading, that carries with it, a different type of frequency and focus needed. This e-mail-based time period of work will only enhance my gift, and from it, spiritual development has certainly emerged. Among my newly-inspired social media projects, is my account on the Periscope platform. This is a mobile cell phone app, that allows you to video yourself live, and connect with those that follow you on Periscope. This app gives me the opportunity to, once again, begin doing my radio show, Latte of Heaven, that I dearly loved doing, weekly, over the internet. I plan to broadcast, ia Periscope, once a week, Thursday nights at 7 p.m. EST, allowing for followers to ask question s and interact during each broadcast covering an array of spiritual topics, inspiration, and hopefully entertainment along the way. Of course, I will use that platform to also spread awareness about childhood cancer within the parameters of the predominantly spiritual broadcast.

I pray that as each of you look back over your summer, you find the blessings within even the darkest storms, that are there to, ultimately, teach us lessons in gratitude for life’s beautiful summer, sunny daze.

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 2015

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

The end of 2014 ended in a hurricane whirlwind. After returning home from a business trip, I learned I was relocating to a new home. While the circumstances around the move were unexpected and happened rapidly, when I had a second to reflect, I realized the Friday before returning home from a 5-day business trip, I had gone back to the ashram, to see Guruji, and during the visit, participated in a spiritual event removing all negativity from one’s life. I think being a participant catapulted the events eliminating all that from my life which was not motivated by love and light, and thus, facilitated the events of the unexpected move. I love my new place It is in the center of everything and it feels like being in an apartment right in the middle of Manhattan, complete with a scenic view and the busy street life of the city, creating a city life lullaby at all hours of the night, which I actually find soothing as a reminder, that I am part of a great community that is also part of a bigger hodgepodge of magic called the Universe.

I also was blessed to enjoy an amazing Christmas eve and Christmas, filled with gifts, decorations, delicious food and laughs, music, and most importantly, friends who are the chosen family. For New Year’s, along with a new place to live, I have a whole new setup for scheduling appointments, and I am profoundly grateful for everyone’s support and understanding of my decision to raise my prices. New Year’s was filed with beautiful decorations, another smorgasbord of delicious food, dance contests, great conversation, New Year’s resolutions, New Year’s traditions, and an overall magical kick-off for what will, definitely, be one of the best years yet.

I am super-excited, that I will be, for the first time, launching a six-week course called Destination Happiness, providing tools to help get you on the path to more success, more sweetness in your relationships, more savings in your bank account, more security in your decisions, more satisfaction in your career and more spirituality and certainty that you are on the fast track to your own definition of Destination Happiness. This week I will launch a free webinar that details an outline of the class, providing an overview of the five modules that make up the six-week course, and what all is included in this awesome package. If you would like to receive a link to the free webinar, please e-mail me at mhevenor@aol.com with your e-mail. Again, the webinar will be explaining the course but, in doing so, will also provide you with helpful tools on how to promote happiness in all its forms in your life, and the webinar is free! I am so excited to also share that I was blessed to get some new make-up in the holiday season and will use these awesome products to teach how to strengthen one’s aura and energetic health. The class is one of many empowerment experiences that I will be offering this year, in an effort to reach out and share and teach how I remain so positive and connected, in my daily life. There will be other online courses, weekend workshops, one day workshops book signings,  Question-and-answer sessions, online conference calls and numerous opportunities to interact for fun and free. As always, I will continue to offer free e-mail readings to monthly winners (to those who subscribe to follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, Tumblr, Facebook and GooglePlus).

For a while now, have had a 3-6 month waiting list for readings. If you are thinking about a reading for ourself or for your friends and family, please take this into consideration. Alternatively, I do offer e-mail readings. 3 questions for $150 and 6 questions for $250. The email readings have a faster turnaround. I try to answer the email readings within a week’s time after receiving the initial questions. I also have begun a monthly newsletter, which will offer discounts and promotions as well as updates on what’s going on, upcoming events, and monthly spiritual living tips. The newsletter is free. If you’re interested in receiving the newsletter, aslso, please email me at mhevenor@aol.com

This is only the tip of the iceberg for what is coning this year, so stay tuned , stay connected and lets make 2015 the best year yet for all of us!

Whatever MAY Come

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

With the passing of the holidays, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting. embracing the energy that comes with the miraculous manifestation, power invited by the Jewish holiday, (Passover), where the Israelites prepared with faith to mark their homes so that G-d would know they were faithful and protect them from the plagues of the world, set forth as the result of the enslavement of the Israelites by the ruling Egyptians. The significance of this holiday is the realization of G-d’s majesty to protect his children, and with this power comes an infinite number of possibilities for miraculous events as one is bathed in faith. Then, in the Christian faith, there is the celebration of Easter, which historically marks the miraculous event of Jesus and his resurrection and rebirth to his new life in heaven. Regardless of your religious stance, both of these holidays invoke renewed faith, bringing forth new beginnings and a joyful anticipation for the possibility of new life, Further pushing me to expand my awakened consciousness, as I explore the Akashic records and refresh my understanding of the Kabbalah and the idea that G-d’s name can not be spoken, as is understood in Jewish mysticism.

G-d encompasses every vibration that pulsates through everything, embracing all words. Therefore, G-d can not be defined by symbolic representation as provided by traditional language. For me, personally, I find great comfort in the idea that vibration is life and all that exists has vibration. As taught in the Hindu tradition, Shiva is G-d, who has a drum, and in all things, Shiva’s drum pulsates, whereas Shacti is the dance, the external experiences of the earthly world that manipulate the beats of Shiva and yet, the dancer, Shiva, co-exists with the dance as they are inseparable and one and the same. One can not exist without the other, also understood as the yin and the yang creating equilibrium and balance, known as the happy medium or middle. While all of this can, at times, seem overwhelming and hard to grasp, even among that chaos, there is order where in each vibration there is a pattern that can be replicated, to create multiple organisms, spontaneously stemming from a single original vibration and rippling out to create endless possibilities. If we accept vibration as the originator of creation, our highest state of being is while creating. Kierkegaard put it best when he said, “if you name me, you negate me, but at the same time, with a label I am brought into existence. Therefore, creating is our highest nature.” If we are constantly bombarding ourselves with information, answers and solutions, we minimize opportunities to be creative and exist in the now without expectations. So many people are working to understand what their life purpose is. though the answer to one’s life purpose is always known within, the more we understand that love is the highest vibration and the experience of that purest vibration is, in essence, creation. only then can we understand that love is the vibration causing synchronicity, bringing about internal harmony, that then ripples across all vibrations to make the melody of this lifetime, or the present incarnation. Therefore, uniting all of us with the same purpose, of love. I certainly do not have all the answers but I do know the more we go within, to know that true happiness can only be found within, the more the universe will gift you in the everyday life we dream of. After all, U is the most important letter in the universe, and happiness will exist for you in whatever may come.

This blog is a composition of spiritual teaching I have studied with open arms in  the hopes of awakening the heart to further consciousness.

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.