Award-winning Singer/Songwriter - Activist
Youth Educator- Birth Worker - Performance Artist
Welcome to MzIvey.com, the new online hub for everything Melissa Ivey. Today is a very special day, indeed. There is magic in the air today, can you feel it?
At any rate, I am excited and on fire today because I have such a special story to share with you all! Today at 1 PM, I will join my friend and co-host, Charlotte Piper of Dragonfly Oracle Inc for a very special Guru Tuesday broadcast.
What is Guru Tuesday, you may ask? Well, Guru Tuesday is a concept that Charlotte developed for the purpose of showcasing to the world those people who stand firm in their power and lead by example. These are people from all different walks of life who have made it their mission to follow their passion and share their passion with the world. I am so incredibly honored to be part of this Guru Tuesday line-up which has featured a celebrity numerologist, motivational speaker, and healers of various modalities in the past.
Today marks my very first interview since I got my voice back after a three month bout with Aphasia-like symptoms. Wasting no time, I began writing new songs and recording in the studio with the help of Mike Paul Hughes, whom I fondly refer to as the Rocket Man.
Thanks to the love and support of community and my own training in Neurosculpting®, I am proud to say that I have been able to heal myself and I am so excited to get back out there rocking some live shows and making sweet music with some dynamic souls.
I hope that you enjoy today's interview and that I will get a chance to embrace you at an upcoming live event. If you want to stay updated on everything Melissa Ivey, subscribe to my email list!
Thank you for tuning in today and have a blessed day!
These past three months I was unexpectedly stricken with Aphasia like symptoms. For those who are unfamiliar with this affliction, Aphasia typically impairs the language center of the brain. In my case, my speech was affected and my words came out scrambled or backwards, kind of like alien speech. My brain scans came back clear, leaving the doctors scratching their heads with no real advice for me. They diagnosed my symptons as “anxiety” and sent me home with no support and no real diagnosis with which I could work to recover.
For a month in LA, I dealt with the death of my voice like the death of my former self. My singing, teaching, music classes and my own Neurosculpting private practice all came to an abrupt halt. My song writing was over, my mentoring youth gone, simple things like being funny and going to the store were all huge obstacles. Both of my jobs in LA immediately disappeared along with the friends and people I was serving and teaching. My very being felt scorched and I was really scared. Always the outgoing, outspoken, and live-out-loud vocalist, I was now trapped inside of my own head and mind. I lost all desire to communicate because it was just too frustrating and my relationship started to crumble.
So I came home to Denver after living in LA for only 7 months. My plans in LA to pursue my dreams to the next level, were all halted. I came home with limited speech abilities and felt like a complete burden to those around me. Through the love of family and community healers, I began to open wider to possibilities that I'd never considered before but, as you can imagine, even that was a struggle. Like a true vagabond, I've been bouncing from place to place all the while trying to stay centered but struggling to be well-rested and maintain balance.
Some people don’t believe in miracles. Some people will question Divinity and I do too. Needless to say, this entire experience really tested my faith in the Divine.
Yet, I know through my experience in this life and the signs I've received, that we are more than just a bunch of particles simply existing.
With that, it is my utmost joy and pleasure to announce that my voice is back and it grows stronger every day. After a sequence of healing treatments received from a community of professionals, lots of prayers, as well as my own intense dedication to healing and hard work, my speech and voice is %100...
I've been using Neurosculpting which is a form of guided meditation, to re-wire my brain and regulate my stress. Through all these changes and uncertainty, I've taken the time to meditate and write a new story about my experience with this condition. I reset my focus only on healing and doing what I could to set myself up for success. Seeking the root of this issue and transmuting it; allowed me to heal myself and comfort others.
The biggest takeaway I've received through it all is that while I lost so much and at times it felt like I was burning down; I am still here. I am still thriving and dreaming. Setting goals with a new vision, new ears and a brand new insight with my voice. I will be sharing more on my blog and my friends at DragonFly Oracle will be assisting me in building this new chapter of my MZIVEY era.
This whole experience has revealed a new purpose. I’m not just here to sing the music; I’m here to heal through vibration. I am here to assist others in raising their voices in unison so that we may all heal and transcend all boundaries.
This new chapter will be launching officially on Tuesday when I join a dear friend and associate over at DragonflyOracle.com for a very special Guru Tuesday broadcast, which will be simulcast here on MzIvey.com and DragonflyOracle.com on July 26th, 2016
Furthermore, my first public performance since moving back to Denver is scheduled at Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery on August 13th with a very special guest: Danette Hollowell, a powerhouse vocalist reminiscent of Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu. You can get event info here. We'll be playing some Melissa Ivey classics as well as unveiling some new, fresh tracks. Mark your calendars and do what you have to do to be there.
With the assistance of community, MzIVEY.com is officially set to launch in 3...2...1...
About Melissa Ivey
Melissa Ivey is an award-winning Singer/Songwriter and Youth Educator from Denver, CO. She does public speaking engagements at schools, churches and spiritual centers, and leads guided music meditations.