Award-winning Singer/Songwriter - Activist
Youth Educator- Birth Worker - Performance Artist
It's been over three years now that I've made the very personal decision to quit drinking alcohol. It was a choice that I made for my life so that I could operate more fully and achieve deeper levels of connectedness in my own life. Alcohol had become a crutch for me; a way for me to suppress what was bubbling to the surface. When I made this decision, I never looked back and I never regretted the choice for a second.
As the effects of my addiction subsided, I found that I was able to achieve greater levels of awareness, clarity, and creativity. What I also discovered is that my priorities shifted significantly. I held the sincere desire to help others heal and grow through music, movement, and mental clarity. This allowed me to engage on much deeper and more meaningful levels with my creativity, my community, and my life in general.
Through this profound realization, I also discovered that playing conventional venues where the spirits flowed in excess no longer resonated with me. When you are coming from a sacred space of recovery, you become more sensitized to those spirits. This is not to say that I am in any way judging those who choose to partake of alcoholic spirits, whatsoever. What I am saying is that my own personal priorities changed.
With this new understanding of Self, I began booking house concerts. These are small, intimate events held in the comfort and privacy of home, where I could show up with my guitar and voice. My love for music and community allows for me to integrate more holistically and engage and enjoy the moment.
In addition to booking Guided meditation and yoga events, I am actively pursuing opportunities to woo and entertain your family and friends with my own brand of Gypsy Rocker spiciness. If you are interested in booking any of these events, you can contact me here. Otherwise, I do hope that I will see your lovely face and get the opportunity to embrace your presence at an upcoming house concert. You can find the details on upcoming shows here.
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.