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About me

My name is Melissa Greener.  When I was a child, one of the strangest questions I was asked with surprising regularity is, "what are you?"  As a kid I didn't have the context to translate the question into what it really meant to ask:  "Where are you from?  What is your nationality?  What is your ethnicity?  Why do you look like that?" 

Perhaps these questions laid the foundation for my life-long seeking quest.  I still haven't landed on a conclusive answer, and while I don't believe that "checking boxes" delineates a human spirit cloaked in a personality, the following is what presently fits:

I am a certified professional astrologer, Jungian enthusiast, and personal-development junkie.  I'm a contemplative in the traditional sense, with an artist's heart, inclined to relating deeply to everything and everyone in every sphere of my experience.

I'm a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and addiction recovery through self-knowledge, service, and mindfulness practices.

I am a first generation American (from my paternal refugee side) having all the privilege of Whiteness with none of the "glory."  I am always forward, never straight, but rarely askew.  I am 50% alien, 90% chameleon, and 110% supra-terranean.  I am earnestly sincere and fiercely irreverent.  I'm a shameless crier.  But don't mess with me – I'm tough as nails.

I am a wanderer.  I have sailed seas, trekked mountain ranges, and pedaled a bicycle solo across Canada.  I've lived as the only westerner in a small village in rural China, yet I felt more a foreigner living in Lower Manhattan. Crete, Greece is my most sacred spiritual 'home-space.'

I write poetry and prose, as well as astrological commentary.  I create photographic art prints.  I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts in ceramics and art history, and I worked as a studio potter for several years. 

I find great comfort in diving head-first into most uncomfortable territory.  My drugs of choice are; more, farther, deeper.   I am a tinker'er, creator, maker, builder and manifestor. I delight in taking things apart to build them anew.  That includes matters of matter, spirit, emotion, and thought.

In a former life as a singer songwriter, I toured internationally performing my music around the world.  That chapter came to an abrupt end when a Neptunian under-toe dragged me down into its murky waters and eventually spat me out onto a rocky shore.  It takes a dark, dark night to see the stars.  And so it was by following my map of stars, connecting those twinkling dots in the heavenly spheres, that I navigated my way to the here and now.  And now to you.  Perhaps a similar story brought you here today.  Welcome.

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