DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Tell your readers a little about yourself,
where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them
get to know the personal you.
Gresson lives in Belgium and currently has an
office job as a profession but has always known that she had a bigger role to
play in this world. She is convinced she is able to teach something, inspire
and motivate others. She had to learn valuable lessons first in order to get to
her own wisdom and inner power. The time has come to share the knowledge and
wisdom through her own experience and to step into her life purpose.
People around her always have known her as the shy and quiet type. It’s about
time to get her full potential out. Through the process of spiritual awakening, she has found herself and she can maintain that balance by working with energy.
In our lives, we get tested many times, and Gresson found out that she has
always been guided by the Universe in everything she did. She knows that
everything has happened the way it was supposed to.
What inspired you to author this book?
They always say that when you receive certain
gifts you are not supposed to keep them to yourselves. Otherwise, those ideas may be passed on to someone else. I have had quite a
transformational journey and I learned that self-care is the most important
thing. I wasn't aware I was suppressing past trauma and emotions. What I
learned is healing the connection with your inner self may seem hard and scary
at first but it's actually a fun thing to do. I wanted to pass on the insights
and wisdom that I gained from my experience to help others. I don't think many
people are aware of our emotional and mental body which are also important.
Where did you get the inspiration for your
The idea for my cover just came to me like an
insight. I have Filipino background and I have been there a couple of times. So,
I wanted to merge two pictures into one of the places I loved the most. The one
with the butterfly on my back was taken in Bohol, and then the cinematic
background was from an island called El Nido. Those two were a perfect match.
The standing firm on the water symbolizes the trust I gained in myself and
life. The butterfly symbolizes my growth during this journey. And the cover
itself stands for the beauty that life offers when one is completely open to
Who has been the most significant influence on
you personally and as a writer?
I think there are two people. My mom because
she gave me the upbringing I needed. She taught me how to become independent
and to follow my own voice.
The second one must be one of my colleagues now. She said to me, please stay
true to yourself. I have always had people around me who had too many
expectations I couldn't live up to. It was draining my energy, so it was a
breath of fresh air when she came into my life. She came right at the exact
timing, and I am so happy that I opened myself up to her to share this journey
with her. That bond will never get broken.
What were the struggles or obstacles you had
to overcome to get this book written?
I don't think there were any struggles. It was
amazing to see that the right people came at the right time to get the job
done! the only thing was that I needed to have patience; I wanted to get my
story out there as soon as I could. Because I believe so many people would
relate to my story and could use some positivity nowadays.
The book is partly a memoir and partly a guide
to assist others on their journeys. It has at the end of every chapter
reflection pages so that the reader can start their healing journeys as well if
they want to.
I wanted to share my journey through
self-discovery. Everyone has their own story to tell and their own pace of
growth. I just wanted to show that it's possible for people to transform their
lives on all levels! One can do so much with a change of mindset and finding a
way past their own blocks. Everything fell into place once I started to pay
more attention to the signs and synchronicities. Lucky me, I found a way to
open up to my intuition, which led me to unlock, heal and reconnect to my inner
child. Then I learned Reiki and how to work with the energy. It's all about one
thing that opens up another and another... like a catalyst. I ended up
transforming my own life, finding my life purpose and my authentic self.
Everyone has the chance to create the life that they want if they move out of
their comfort zone and work through their ego and fears. Who doesn't want a
balanced and harmonious life? Use the wisdom I have shared and the reflection
pages to find out how!
The five core messages of the book are!
Don't go looking externally for the answers
you are seeking you have all you need within.
Going through the dark will help us find the
light again that was always there
Stay true to yourself never ever dim your
light, if you work on your vibration the right people who resonate with you
You are the creator of your own life be
mindful of your thoughts. Perception is all that counts.
Let go of control; let your soul/intuition
take the lead go with the flow.
Who is your target audience, and why?
My target audience is widespread. I believe
that everyone can relate to my story. But if I need to be specific those who
are going through a period of transformation or spiritual awakening can get the
most out of it. The people who need some encouragement and who want to get over
What do you consider your greatest success in
The greatest success in my life is getting
over the trauma that I had experienced and writing this book while I was on
this healing journey. Exploring there is more to life than what I actually
thought. We all have been conditioned by our upbringing and environment social
life. That we start to live the life and be like others, want us to be. We can
have the abundance we are here for because it's our birthright. Luckily, I got
back in alignment with my soul.
What one unique thing sets you apart from
other writers in your genre?
I hear readers say they can instantly connect
with who I am and with my energy. I believe everyone can relate to my story,
but we all have different experiences; that is what makes this interesting.
Everyone will come out with a different perspective. I didn't wait to write my
book till my healing journey was completed. I wrote it simultaneously, which
makes this an energetic read. Readers will have an idea of what a healing
journey truly is like.