Date: October 2014
As an Esthetician, make-up artist and elementary school teacher Melissa Schooling experienced first hand the challenges and pressure that both women and children were facing to be and look a certain way. She continued to see the disappointment and pain that these individuals were experiencing and the impact it was having on their self-worth and daily lives. God led her to use her innate gift of seeing people in their true beauty and higher selves for deeper, internal transformations.
The Spice Mistress is honoured to welcome Melissa Schooling as a guest of this month’s Pancha Q.
Melissa guides people in awakening to who they truly are at a soulful level. She works as an intuitive healer assisting people in collapsing the parts of themselves that are non-serving and representative of their wounded child. She brings light, love, awareness and healing to any darkness, trauma, negative thoughts, guilt or shame. So it can be exposed, transmuted, released, and then replaced with empowering thoughts and emotions that allow people to embrace and live as their higher selves. She has a huge, loving, compassionate heart, having been through the journey herself.
She offers a variety of services and transformational healing packages at on her Be Beautiful Now website. Also, as an internationally certified elementary school educator she offers academic, emotional, and behavioral tutorial services to highly sensitive children with mild to moderate special needs as well as consulting services for their parents. It is her purpose to love and nurture every child, including the child within the adults she works with and the one within herself.
1. How do you begin your day?
Melissa: I begin each day with gratitude and with the calling in of my angelic team and spiritual council. Even before I open my eyes I take the time to mentally list people, things, wins whatever comes into my realm of consciousness that makes me feel happy, supported and thankful. This allows me to reconnect to how fortunate and blessed I really am, and instantly raises my vibration and puts me into a beautiful energy of flow and goodness. Then depending on how spirit moves me, my time frame and the intensity of my emotions, I move to some form of prayer and meditation. I then set the intention for my day.
2. What’s one piece of life changing health advice you can share with others?
Melissa: That our thoughts and emotions have the power to positively impact our health, our well being and our reality, or to wreak havoc on it.
Our bodies are made up of trillions upon trillions of cells, and when we think or experience negative, fearful thoughts and emotions all those cells are then reacting by going into a state of contraction. The chemicals that are running our body and our brain are the same chemicals that are involved with our emotional states. So, when under the influence of massive amounts of contraction, our cells begin to function inefficiently.
I recommend being the observer of your thoughts and emotions. So if need be, you can shift your state to that of flow and peace because it will not only benefit you at a cellular level, but at creating the reality you truly desire. When I get stuck in negative thoughts and emotions. I remind myself about the impact it is having on me at a cellular level. The visual of all my cells in a state of contraction gives me inspiration to then shift my thoughts and negative self talk into thoughts that are positive, loving and full of gratitude. When I am having a dig deep kind of day or moment. I then turn to EFT/Tapping to move me into emotional freedom.
3. What’s one thing that gives you hope for the future?
Melissa: Our children, and the love, inspiration and empowerment that we can instill in them, so they can grow into their unique, beautiful higher selves.
4. Any lifestyle ‘Crimes against Wisdom’ (Prajnaparadha) that challenge you?
Melissa: How beauty is misrepresented in our society with the predetermined and constant bombardment of advertising and media. Media represents beauty as looking one way. I have and continue to experience how that puts a lot of pressure on women, especially young girls, to feel they have to be and look a certain way. If we try to mirror some of the models, actresses, and performers that we see everywhere by comparing ourselves to them. Then we have lost what it means to be and feel beautiful in our own, unique way.
Beauty to me is about being able to express your own individuality and to really radiate in who only you were born to be, without comparing yourself to society’s unrealistic and illusionary expectations. Beauty is the true, real, unique you.
I am at the beginning stages of writing my first children’s book with this being the message. Spreading this message is part of my life mission because I know what childhood felt like not hearing that message and the impact it has on the birthing of your soul and self-esteem. I could also carry on about some of the rigid, conforming educational practices of the public school system, but I will choose to be a change agent instead.
5. A moment of beauty that inspired you today?
Melissa: My backyard. I love my deck area – it is my altar. I love to sit in my rocking chair and smell the lavender, rosemary, mint and basil that surround me and to look at my angel statues and my inspirational rocks. I feel so connected to the angelic and elemental realm, and I love to breathe in the fresh air and the presence of all that supports and guides me.