I’ve learned it is safe to be powerful & teach you how to embrace this truth
For too long, I hid my authentic, crazy, psychic, spiritual, loving self. Life was tumultuous, ravaged with self sabotage and destructive habits. I drowned out my inner voice and lived in situations that reflected back this inner turmoil. I couldn’t see it; in the thick of it, not able to navigate or trust in my ability to save myself. Eventually I picked up my camera and a meditation practice instead of diverting to substances or avoiding my feelings.
When spirit calls you can answer, or wait until the call gets louder, In my stubbornness I took a long time to let spirit help me.
I viewed the world through painful, disheartened, and frightened eyes of a broken teenager. I knew things before they happened, intuited information and experiences without prior knowledge, and would speak to “imaginary” friends…and this part of me was screaming for me to wake up again. My wounds perpetuated my pain, until a series of life changing events shook me to my core. I gave everything up: friends, my lifestyle, alcohol and drugs, and turned to my spirit.
The creative gateways opened me up and I dove into writing, music, painting, drawing, and photography. I ditched a lifestyle of chaos and manifested a healthy relationship with my body by loving myself through life instead of running away from it.
My intuitive gifts flourished and I pursued them further. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s in Metaphysical Sciences along with certifications in over 20 various healing modalities.
I became a certified Hypnotherapist, an ordained minister (through a 4 year school), Life Coach, and Yoga teacher. The healing arts were ingrained in me as if I had these skills in another life. Now I have over 200 hours invested in professionally photography training and over 1500 hours in the healing arts. My artistic abilities sharpened, and I came to a crossroads with my business and life path. It became heart wrenchingly painful to decide if I was going to be a healer, psychic, shamanic practitioner……or a photographer. They felt so different, yet my spirit knew I needed to bring them together.
Through it all I discovered I did have latent passions. I have been blessed with A variety of business & spiritual mentors (Sunny Dawn Johnston & Denise Linn to name a few). Working with them to discover my own gifts and learning how to be in this world but not of it changed the entire course of my life. This became a driving force for me working with my clients. I remember the fear, the pain, the trauma, and the heartache that life delivered to me. I also recall feeling angry and blaming everyone except myself. Connecting the dots of my life through the recognition of my personal truth gave me extreme clarity and insight. I was creating my life and could also create something more than what was showing up for me. My passion became sharing this truth with others who resonated with it. People started showing up, trusting in me to share their deepest secrets and concerns. I became someone they could show themselves to. They allowed themselves to truly “be seen” with me.
Through Pain & Struggle I Discovered My Gifts
One mentor changed my life with a simple sentence, “Do you know what your gift to the world is? You create sacred space with whomever you are with and help them feel safe. You are a safe person”. Tears streamed down my face and I felt my spirit radiate with joy and recognition. Thank you Denise Linn for this life changing experience, I witnessed how I was creating what I needed to feel the most through my clients. I continue to educate myself, heal, experience life, and learn from others everyday of my life. I am blessed to help guide people through fear, assisting them in removing the emotional armor of life experiences that they have placed upon themselves. In this process they open up, let go, and step into who they know they are being called to show up as. I once believed my sensitivity was a curse. Years of study & healing helped me to embrace this aspect of myself. Now I utilize my gift of intuition, meditation, & a heart based approach to healing when working with my clients. People usually reach out to me because something within them is nudging them to deepen their message and let themselves “be seen”, or to move through limiting beliefs/behaviors to generate change.
Most of my clients are ready to let go of the past, move through fear, and claim who their spirit is calling them to become. They know they are in a place of transition and feeling hesitate, resistant, or afraid. I help guide them through the fear, create a sacred and safe place and together we move into a place of trust. This allows the client to shift their limiting beliefs and see the essence of their spirit, just below the surface. Fear subsides and we journey from the head down into the heart.
My Intention with or without a camera in hand, is to guide you by tuning in to my spirit and your spirit. Your spirit knows that your fear is an illusion and it is safe for you to be seen, and it is time to expand. Together we will hold space for what is ready to surface and be released. You are nothing less than love, and so much more than just a body….I promise you, and cannot wait to honor you the way you deserve to be honored.
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