Melissa Hevenor
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Beauty Starts within and Shines Outward

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

So many things are happening now, both energetically and physically, I am very proud to announce that the Mint Mani fundraiser for Talia was a great success, and I’m very grateful to everyone who participated, making a donation in order to get an e-mail reading. It is so important to lift others up when they are going through a hard time, and even with all the challenges Talia faced with neuroblastoma, losing her hair and later on, pre-leukemia, she found a way to express her personality and continue to enlighten people and inspire people with her make-up. She is just one of thousands of children who have battled, and will battle, the monster known as cancer.

I have always had a fascination with make-up and fashion, since I was very young.  Although I did not grow up with role models who were able to show me how to be able to do girly things like make-up, eyelashes or fix my hair, most of what I know I learned by watching others or taught myself. Make-up and fashion are another art form and anyone who knows me well, knows that I am an artist at heart, loving the art of music, dance, anything within the constructs of artistic endeavors. In fact, being in the Drama club at school, and singing, was often a lifeline in a challenging upbringing that also fostered my aspiration for make-up artistry as I diligently watched the costume and make-up professionals that assisted with different theatrical productions. Later on, when I found myself doing large events of readings in front of large audiences and on stage, the need to look glamorous and better educate myself with make-up became even more important and that’s when I stumbled upon Talia’s make-up tutorials.

I share this with you, not only to honor Talia and thank you for the accomplishment reached with the fundraiser, but also to shed light and inspiration, in hopes that people will realize, often a person’s battle is much more challenging than you realize and you never realize how your words can affect someone. I recently started posting more on Facebook and other social media platforms about make-up and fashion, because both make-up and fashion, can be another avenue to enhance your spirituality, even wearing colors of make-up and/or clothing that correlate with the chakras, strengthens your energetic body. To my utter surprise, I received  nearly 100 responses from clients, strangers and colleagues in the spiritual field, criticizing me for posting about make-up, saying everything from, “As a spiritual person, I shouldn’t get caught up in things that relate to vanity,” to “I cannot expect to be great at everything,,” and “half the time I don’t even wear make-up, so how can I post about something I know nothing about?” These comments were actually the nicest, there were others that blatantly attacked my physique, and my lack of fashion sense. Usually, I delete such responses with love and go about my life. However, this time I could not do it as easily, because there were so many of them, and I thought it was a great lesson to demonstrate what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes, and how your words will impact them. I haven’t shared this too much with the public, but from age 11, until 25, I battled not one but two eating disorders, predominantly anorexia, with occasional bouts of bulimia. Of course, as is always the case, the eating disorders were less about my physical appearance, but more about finding a way to have control of my body. which I often felt I lacked, because of my environment and perhaps, in light of my being disabled. After many years of therapy, journaling and becoming a counselor myself, I can say wholeheartedly, that I have recovered and have been recovered, since the age of 26. Part of the reason why I love what I do is it allows me to uplift and inspire people, by using the struggles that I have overcome myself as stepping stones and encouragement for others. It took a lot of hard work and dedication to get to a place where I can do whatever I want with my hair, make-up &/or fashion and not really care what anyone thinks, as long as it makes me happy. A lot of people know that I take a lot of “selfies” and smile often, but the strength to do that was not a characteristic easily acquired. As I pose for each “selfie,” and bravely experiment with hairstyles and fashion, I hope to serve as an inspiration for all girls and boys alike, who have ever felt unworthy or unattractive, that the future does get brighter, and the strength you have within, to reach for the future and continue moving forward, no matter how slow, is far more beautiful than any physical trait on the outside. I realize the more I strive to spread light and love, the more I will be faced with negativity and criticism from some people, and that that is ok, as long as I have inspired or helped one person, I’ll continue to spread that love and light, in as many ways as possible, embracing and sharing my interests, always finding a way to incorporate spirituality and divine love. I have started a hashtag campaign with a friend of mine in Australia, where we’re going to be sharing our favorite make-up products or looks on Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter, and put the #swimminmakeup4talia. If you would like to share tips or see what we come up with, keep an eye out for this hashtag. Please join in the fun- the more the merrier. And, most important, remember, no matter what, the greatest beauty comes from within, springing from your heart, until it is shared outward.

Spiritual Infusion, a Creative Dance

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

My life has been a whirlwind of spiritual connection and creative bliss. I have been blessed to have the most incredible interactions with clients, both as connecting to the divine for psychic guidance as well as mediumship and uniting clients with their loved ones in spirit. Recently, as per my request, many of you have been sending me questions through Tumblr, YouTube, twitter and Facebook, about spirituality. And I know, for several blogs now, I’ve been saying that I will begin filming the answers. Unfortunately, I’ve been falling behind with the filming of Psychic in your Pocket, because other creative endeavors have been taking precedence. So I’ll take this opportunity in the blog to answer some of your questions.

Someone asked how I know where the information I receive during readings is coming from. I always know that psychic information is coming from the divine because I have been receiving this information since I was four and intuitive information from the Divine is always of the highest integrity and promotes someone’s safety, well-being and highest good even if it is not always the easiest to hear. My guide, Robin, first came to me at the age of four,and explained that she was from heaven, and that she would be my heavenly partner through life. I see her as I would see anyone I was looking at, although she is slightly translucent and she will often give me physical sensations that she’s around rather than fully materializing because that takes more energy.  sometimes, she will give me a sensation on my arm or brush my face, or I will feel supported behind me and I know that this is her, because it is always a warm, gentle energy. If she means business and really needs to get my attention, she will materialize and show me her wings. She has a huge wing span, and dark chocolate-brown hair, olive-toned skin, dark brown eyes, that feel as though they are looking through you, and she has been with me for 42 lifetimes. It is my understanding that we can have different guides for different lifetimes. But, sometimes a guide will be assigned to us for several lifetimes, to help us through different experiences creating our spiritual evolution process. Therefore, Robin,  obviously knows my spirit very well, and insistently but humbly requested from G-d, before I was born into this life,  that I acknowledge and know of her existence in this lifetime. Thankfully, that makes using my spiritual gifts easier, and somewhat unique, because of the  close bond that I share with Robin which is a constant companion and, indeed, a a partnership made in heaven.

I also tend to have psychic visions where I see what is happening in the near future as it relates to clients as well as people who I care about on a personal level. I have a strong, extensive symbolic vocabulary because of the intimacy and growing up withRobin. She helped me understand what different images or symbols mean. Of course, such is life, I am continually learning, and that vocabulary continues to grow as I interact with different people and experience things for the first time but I love the opportunity to evolve and grow.

As I mentioned before, lately, I have been very focused on creative projects involving writing for both television and film/media. This has always been a deep passion of mine, and one of my bachelors degrees is in theater production with an emphasis on creative writing. It is my philosophy that some of the best ways to inform people about god, Spirit, love, the afterlife, heaven, energy, anything, really, is through entertainment, because it is a platform where our heart is Open to receive vibrations that embrace enjoyment or relaxation, while activating the intellect is an added bonus. I can not wait to share more about these projects with you in the upcoming months. And I would ask if you don’t already, please “like” my fan page, follow me on twitter and Tumblr, as having a increase on social media following, will help me get the funding to get these projects up and running. I will also continue to serve my followers by offering free readings once a month on these platforms.

Another question I was recently asked was how I know when I’m speaking to  someone’s loved one in Spirit. this is rather a simple answer, I can see spirit before me in an outline form and as they come closer to me,for a period of time, the energy gets stronger and I can hear them more clearly, as well as sometimes see them more clearly. Then, after reaching  the optimal amount of strength during our interaction, the energy starts to become weaker until they are no longer visually there, but that doesn’t mean that they are not there. It just means the energy is not strong enough to allow them to materialize, but I know that I’m talking to someone in Spirit because I hear or see them and often they show up hours before I connect with the client who they are related to. Sometimes they talk to me by using symbols, similarly to how I receive psychic information, because it takes less energy to show me an image rather than try to be heard.also the reading can go so much faster because I already have an extensive symbolic vocabulary, the dialogue happens very rapidly and allows them to communicate more, given that there’s only an limited amount of time that they can come through strongly.

The other question that came in recently that was thought-provoking and fitting for this blog was what do I love more, doing my readings, or being creative through writing and music. For me, being creative is also a spiritual experience, so I don’t prefer readings over creativity or vice versa, because the divine energy is present through all the experiences. Creativity is more of an intimate connection with Spirit, for me personally, that activates healing, and a sense of expression and freedom that I feel from nothing else, and when creative projects are then shared, it is my hope that the healing I experienced will benefit others, although it will be healing in a way that more closely relates to their situation. Writing and music is a very organic process and often can feel like nurturing like a  mother nurtures a child, or a newborn baby. Inspiration wakes you up in the middle of the night, can hit you when least expected and often deprives you of sleep, but the joy and the result of that deprivation, is irreplaceable. Doing readings is also an intimate experience, but it is shared immediately between Spirit, myself, the client and their loved ones. The Vibration for  both activities is very high and definitely comes from a source greater than myself, but they are both beautifully different and equally appreciated. The main ingredient that’s needed for any spiritual experience whether it be through readings or creating, is trust. You have to trust that what you are receiving is exactly what is needed, while understanding that, yes, you are the instrument, or messenger, but the outcome and source does not come from you, but something that created you and therefore is intrinsically part of you. Wen you fully embrace trust, it allows you to be kind and help others. Because you realize that there’s enough divine energy, love and inspiration to be shared and experienced by all in each of our organic ways,and all of our input and unique way of expression and sharing these gifts are needed. So, don’t be afraid to help someone shine their light. Light never casts out light but only makes the beam brighter. Be proud of what you do, and who you are,  but in that pride take steps to share and be kind, realizing that the more light we have in the world, the clearer we an see that love is all that matters.