SEEKER DREAMER:Amazing, Brilliant, Compassionate You!
A JOURNAL WORKBOOK FOR SELF-DISCOVERY AND EMPOWERMENT
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"Melony is not what the world wants, she is what the world needs. Over the span of our one hour conversation, she changed my outlook on life. Her compassion is trumped only by the eloquence of her writing." --Ian Aliman "This a wonderful person, an enlightened soul, and my friend, Melony. She starts each day by filling our hearts, our souls, and our minds, with wisdom, compassion, and love. And I think today, you need her. " --Christopher A. Sanchez SEEKER DREAMER: Amazing, Brilliant Compassionate YOU! is a journal workbook for growth and transformation. It will guide you in honoring your Good Dreams; show you how to walk with Courage and help you remember to Breathe as you become more truthful with yourself and take your next good steps on your life journey. As you move forward, you will re-discover your Gifts and Purpose. Along the way You, the Seeker Dreamer will meet your fears and doubts as obstacles to be transformed into Trust and Confidence. No journey is easy and there are often unexpected barriers presented; but you discover that compassion, commitment to Love and forgiveness, graciousness, humility, integrity, kindness, patience, tenacity and trust become your Keys to Transformation and Tools of Grace. "Melony is the inspirational voice to help other people reclaim the power to heal themselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Her efforts are sincere in helping people to grow and heal thru their life transitions. Our acquaintance has been a significant healing catalyst in my own personal journey. She coached me into transforming and energizing my mind and spirit, as a result I healed my environment by changing my residence and career. I have never been at a more happier or peaceful state of mind as I am now! She exudes a natural sincere healing energy that resonates with you on a deep level. She is captivating and empowering." --Venus Firebird, Energy Healer for eMotions, Spiritual Artisan
From the Editor It starts with the Breath ... That's how I met Melony by way of her meditations posted to Facebook. So it is no surprise that Facebook has become her ministry of love, reaching out to many who will only know her through the energy of LOVE. I came across her meditations in a group and was taken aback with pause as she encouraged the reader to "breathe" throughout each posted meditation. I reflected that my breathing is often shallow throughout the day, so the daily reminders became essential to "stopping", and in that stillness ... to breathe. Breathing is something we do without much thought. We take it for granted, but when we begin each moment with the breath, we have the opportunity to exist with the energy of the Divine Creator; and, even more importantly, to fulfill our destiny while living with purpose. Many spiritual traditions teach about breathing - deep meditative breathing. The inhalation and exhalation of energy which flows within us and sustains us. Breathing IS transformative. With each exchange, we can shift and alter the energy around us - experiencing peace where anger was present. Achieving harmony where discord was looming large. Sending out waves of love in instances where sorrow filled hearts with hopelessness. I have truly enjoyed the process of reviewing Melony's words of inspiration compiled for this workbook journal. In our first conversation together, it was like a mutual admiration session with both of us resonating with the other's inspirational writings. The more we talked, the more I was convinced that her next book should be "instructional" to guide seekers on the journey. So, here is your invitation: Read the meditations Reflect on the personal application Be still and breathe Meditate on the spiritual resonance Create your affirmations Journal your process and... then repeat the process as you move throughout the journal workbook. Even though there are journal sections, there is not a predefined sequence. Let your heart and spirit guide you through the process towards becoming Amazing, Brilliant, Compassionate YOU! Joyce Morrow Jones Editor & Graphic Designer From Melony - An Introduction On planes, trains, buses & automobiles; through concrete deserts, sandy beaches, red dirt plains and mountain hills, I have searched for the me I lost somewhere striving for the American Dream; Or, what I thought was the American Dream. I was attempting to discover my passion. I liked everything and loved nothing. As a young woman in rebellion, I grew to be manipulative, loving no one … not even myself. Searching for money, power and success, I wanted to be a successful marketing professional. My primary goals were to have my voice heard while making a change in our society with some measure of significance. So, in pursuit of these goals - accompanied with zeal and passion, I also met resistance. Resistance soon became an useful ally - using that energy to fight the good fight. And I did. By normal standards, while living in Pittsburgh, PA, you could say, I was successful. I owned my own business, worked hard to meet payroll weekly, helped clients achieve their marketing objectives, led workshops, planned media tours, press conferences, wrote speeches & coordinated special events. I lobbied for all the "right causes", and even some of the "wrong causes". I was known as a "brilliant rebel" driving my staff bananas by insisting that work was life's number one priority. They called the office Miss Mellie's Plantation and created a cartoon series. I laughed. Oh, how I laughed! Pro-bono was my middle name but even with all my good community deeds, I was still a taskmaster. Inside I was dying. I was tired of fighting and wanting to belong. During this time my Mom Betty J. Tilman lost her job after more than 27 years, and then endured two bouts of cancer. I became a doting daughter even though health issues were looming largely for me as well and my quality of life began slipping away. Perhaps, I enjoyed being a martyr. At times though, the burden was too heavy. Thinking a change would help, I prayed for financial security and less responsibility. The Universe said, "okay". Within weeks of my request, I closed my business and took a job at a major advertising agency. The money was good; however, the transition was extremely difficult. Still, all was in Divine Order. A few months later I had surgery and plenty of time to reflect ... plenty of time to evaluate how, when & why I had closed my heart. I began a New Journey! Ultimately, the path I have now chosen allows me a new way of thinking about my life, my purpose and about Love. Today I marvel at the toddler that gives me a smile, or a hug and says "Hi, Miss Mellie Rainbow!". Somewhere along the way I acknowledged the Seeker Dreamer: the sharing of the journey and life-story; the power of taking time to still myself, reflecting and Breathing. Rediscovering the newness and transition of Love, friendships, and the True Potential of Our Human Collective. So, I greet you as well - Seeker Dreamer. As you begin or continue on your Journey of Hope and Purpose, I leave you with this parable… When Ego did not trust the Creator's Love, he found himself lost in perpetual storms of wrong words, actions and disappointment. It seemed like for eons, Ego forbade the Heart from experiencing joy and joined with Misery to create dis-order and hate throughout the World. Some humans enslaved others who looked differently. They stole the precious resources and treasured legacies and fought religious wars to maintain control. For a time it appeared that this was to become the sad destiny of Earth. And the Great Mother Cried. Her tears moved hearts of a few who then felt the undercurrent of the Creator's Love. And the few Awakened from the horrible nightmare created by Ego and Misery. They began to Breathe Deeply and see Beauty in the Stars, in the Moon and Sun. They began to marvel at the birds song, the lives of animals and fish, and the rhythm of the winds and oceans. They learned the history of Earth-Heart through the rocks and stones. They discovered the oxygen of Love and studied the wisdom of trees. Plant life offered food and healing. With Each Breathe they took in Love, they grew braver, and many more re-membered the Great Mother and Awakened in Love. YOU are one of the many born to honor the Creator and Rise in understanding and compassion through the Great Mother. Breathe Deeply 10 Times. Breathe In Truth. Know there is only Love. Exhale the Nightmare Created by Ego and Misery. Now that you have Awakened, allow Divine Grace to lead your Heart. Listen to song of your Soul. It is the Creator's Song of Love. Again, Ten Times Breathe In Love. Exhale Love. There is no turning back. The only way to heal and live and prosper on Earth-Heart is to Stay Awake and Trust Only Love! Seeker Dreamer---You are already on the path to discovering, celebrating, and enriching the Amazing, Brilliant, Compassionate YOU!
A veteran of the United States Navy, Melony McGant is a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, W.VA and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in NYC. She is an ordained interfaith minister, a life/career coach, poet, humanist & compassionate communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in assisting both people and organizations discover and promote their professional or personal life missions or purpose. Her work included in several anthologies, including The Book of Hope and The World Book of Healing (both by Beyond Borders Press), and Go Tell Michelle: African American Women Write to Michelle Obama (SUNY Press). Other publications from Melony include: "Sunshine & Olivier: A Parable of Love (IUniverse) and "The Healing Adagio…A Love Symphony in Five Parts" (AuthorHouse). Visit www.melonymcgant.blogspot.com
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