If I want to be a Butterfly, I have to leave behind my caterpillar ways.Michelle Lewis, The Blessings Butterfly
Michelle Lewis, aka The Blessings Butterfly
Creator & Founder at The Blessings Butterfly (R)(TM)
Hello, Loves! My name is Michelle Lewis (she/her/they) and I am The Blessings Butterfly. Through my teachings on the 4 PILLARS OF TRANSFORMATIONAL POSITIVITY, I can help you to cultivate a more positive mindset & manifest a more positive life… without Toxic Positivity!
Having a more positive mindset is such an important step in helping you to manifest the life that you really want, and create the world that you say you want to live in. As a Transformational Empowerment Coach, this is the work I get to do every day. Using my spiritual gifts of intuition, divination and energy reading, and my skills as a trained empowerment coach- I help my clients to gain Clarity so that they can move forward with Confidence. I am inviting you to say YES to seeing yourself with more Clarity, and YES to Confidently moving forward… YES to manifesting the life you want!
3 Ways I Help:
I am gifted with the ability to read energy and connect energetically with people, animals, and the spirits in deep & meaningful ways. For those seeking CLARITY around a situation or guidance from their Spirit Council, I offer my Spiritual Clarity Readings and Full Moon Mini-Readings.
For folx who are looking for spiritual support for their DEEPER work, I offer my Soul-Mirroring Sessions and personal guidance in the 4 Pillars of Transformational Positivity.
TRANSFORMATIONAL POSITIVITY TOOLS
For folx who want easy & simple DIY tools to develop a more Positive Mindset, I offer my low-cost books and eCourses:
Michelle Lewis is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, passionate speaker, gifted energy reader, animal communicator, energy witch, and transformational empowerment coach.
This former adult entertainer-turned missionary-turned-transformation coach and inspirational speaker has a POWERFUL story to share about discovering radical self-love and overcoming deep shame. It was this journey that led her to discover what she calls TRANSFORMATIONAL POSITIVITY- the set of holistic healing tools & practices that form the framework for deep, personal transformation.
Michelle is the creator & founder of The Blessings Butterfly, a holistic coaching practice that is dedicated to encouraging, inspiring, and empowering people to live a life that they love through the power of Transformational Positivity. Michelle is the author of the Amazon best-selling self-help books The Blessings Butterfly and The Blessings Butterfly Companion Guide, and creator of popular online courses.
Michelle’s work has also been featured on numerous podcasts, summits, and digital media including TED Ed, Medium, and GirlInspo. She was named by Disruptors Magazine as one of the Top 30 Life Coaches to Look Out For in 2021.
Michelle comes from a long line of women with psychic abilities and mystical connections to the spiritual world; she used to try to hide her gifts, but now delights in sharing her ability to see deeply, receive messages from the spirit realms, and even communicate with animals. Learn More:
Why Positivity Matters: The Backstory [Content Warning: Mentions SA. DV. SI. SH.]
Studies from Harvard, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and The Mayo Clinic have all shown that people who possess a positive mindset are more likely to live longer, happier, and healthier lives– including a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, lower rates of depression, a stronger immune system, and reduced stress levels.
The really good news is that this is NOT just for naturally sunny, glass-half-full Optimists. With a little training and some work, anyone can learn to Cultivate their Positivity in order to develop a more positive outlook.
My name is Michelle Lewis. You may know me as “The Blessings Butterfly.” I’m a writer, author, speaker, healer, teacher, and yes- I am a Master of Positivity! Though most people would consider me to be a “natural optimist” with a sunny personality, they may not be aware that I have struggled for years with insecurity, anxiety, and periods of soul-crushing depression. In fact, I lived 95% of my life suffocating in deep shame.
Before I learned how to harness the transformational power of positivity, I would find myself frequently sabotaging good relationships, attracting negative or destructive people into my life, perpetuating harm to myself and others, and repeating the same old mistakes over and over. I had got myself stuck in a story in which I lacked both worth & power, and in which bad things happened to me more frequently than good things. It wasn’t until I began to work with a great therapist that I started to see that I have a LOT more control over my life than I once believed, and everything began to change for the better.
Armed with just a few simple tools and a desire to change my story & heal what had been broken, I learned how to allow more positive people into my life- including wise teachers, healers, and guides who helped me to discover the power inside me to cultivate my own positivity and start creating a happier, healthier life for myself- the kind of life that I always dreamed about but never believed was available to me.
Now that I have mastered these tools and continue to learn more, I love to share them with people just like you. I even created a simple online class to get you started that you can complete in as little as 1 day! Take the Course: How to Cultivate Positivity with 4 Simple Tools
You see, I know a few things about living through times of darkness and deep pain.
I am a survivor of early childhood sexual abuse, and later, a survivor of domestic violence. I had every reason to believe that I was worthless and that my life was never going to get any better. Before I began my healing journey to find Whole-Self Love, I struggled for years with intense body shaming and soooo many self-destructive behaviors.
I opened up about my own life story- including the messy, not-so-pretty parts– in a 4-part blog series called “How I Became The Blessings Butterfly” You can read my story in more detail here (Content Warning: contains references to child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, suicide attempt): The Prequel Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
At the point of my greatest desperation, ready to literally end my life- I called out from my soul and discovered that God, The Universe, Source, Love, Great Spirit, Higher Power– however you identify with The Divine— was listening. I know this to be true, because at that very moment I received a phone call that literally saved my life. That was over 20 years ago. From that moment forward, I’ve been on a path of self-discovery, self-love and healing that has changed everything in my life for the best!
Every day now I’m doing the personal development work of uncovering what I call my “layers of bullshit” to actively heal my soul wounds & inner traumas and rewrite my old story to have a new ending. I am NO LONGER a victim, and I am no longer cowering in my shame; I am more than a survivor, I am my own (S)HERO! With therapy and a lot of hard work, I have learned how to heal my broken pieces, release my negative outlook, and build a stronger, wiser, more beautifully evolved and completely free version of my best self, living a more positive life. It’s my personal, daily work. And it’s my life’s work to help others find their own healing, empowerment, clarity and confidence. I share these lessons and the wisdom I’ve discovered through the practice of Transformational Positivity.
Experience & Credentials:
50+ years energy reading & divination experience
- Named as one the Top 30 Life Coaches to Look Out For in 2021 by Disruptors Magazine
Co-Host & Producer, The Sparkle Hour podcast
Host & Producer, The Transformational Positivity Summit
Amazon Best-selling self-help Author of The Blessings Butterfly and The Blessings Butterfly Companion Guide
- Certified Breathwork Coach, Yoga Teachers College
Ordained Minister, American Marriage Ministries
Get Gutsy CTS Coaching Graduate
Certified Yoga For All instructor
Certified Massage Therapist- South Bay Massage College
Studied Ministry at Hope International University Fullerton, CA
Studied English Literature & Creative Writing at CSULB Long Beach, CA
Studied Art & Graphic Design at Cerritos College in Southern California
Here are a few more things about me that you might be interested in knowing:
I’ve always been a writer, artist, creative, enthusiastic, wonderfully weird kid. Not much of that has changed except that now I am a grown up so I get to legitimately do it ALL THE TIME and be my whole self!
- I love being on social media. You can find & follow me on TikTok, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
I’m a former adult entertainer turned missionary turned Transformational Empowerment Coach. Now THAT is one hell of a powerful journey!
I’ve authored 3 books, The Blessings Butterfly, The Blessings Butterfly Companion Guide, and The Blessings Butterfly Mandala Coloring Book. I created them as part of my own personal journey of emotional healing, and the affirmations written in them are the exact ones I spoke to myself as a key part of my transformation from shamed to Shero. I donate a portion of my proceeds from those books to help support widows and single moms around the globe. I’m currently working on additional books in The Blessings Butterfly series as well as the manuscript for The 4 Pillars of Transformational Positivity.
I created The Cocoon – Empowered Transformation as a health & wellness program for people living in bigger bodies out of sheer frustration for the lack of body diversity in the health & wellness industry in general. Having lived in many different sizes and experiencing several different shapes in my own body throughout my life, I wanted to enjoy an exercise program that is fun, non-competitive, encouraging, holistic, challenging but doable, and celebrates all different kinds of bodies. I couldn’t find one, so I freaking made one. I love it. I’m super proud of it. Creating this program led me into a much deeper exploration on Whole-Self Love, one of the 4 Pillars of Transformational Positivity.
I have the honor of being Mom to an amazing human for the past 30+ years (and counting).
Women’s Empowerment and gender equality is a life-long passion, and I am continually looking for ways to help other women* find their groove, their strength, their voice. I welcome and work with people of all genders, including those who are transgendered, non-binary, fluid, or do not connect to any gender. Come on in Boo, you are welcome here! *All people who identify as female, regardless of gender assigned at birth.
Though I no longer choose to serve in or find comfort in worship within the four walls of any traditional Western church setting, my connection to Spirit has expanded exponentially. In the truest expression of Awakening, I can now see Divinity everywhere. I am also an Ordained Minister who can perform legal marriages.
I love exotic travel and learning about and experiencing different cultures first-hand. I have totally kissed a giraffe on the lips, been ceremonially blessed by having little old ladies spit on me, and pounded shots of some just god-awful alcoholic beverages. Just please don’t ask me to eat a bug.
In my 50+ years on the planet I have had a ridiculous amount of jobs and work experience in a variety of industries. Everything from fast food and retail, all things office, church and nonprofit, education and administration, restaurants, nightclubs and adult entertainment, travel, shipping, logistics, acting and modeling, writing and freelancing, massage therapy and alternative healthcare, and starting small businesses. All of that randomness and I’m probably still forgetting something.
My favorite sport is ice hockey. I l-o-v-e watching the big boys play and maybe someday I’ll lace up on a beer league team! My favorite team is the Anaheim Ducks (and whatever beer league team my fiance happens to be playing on)
I love animals! I’ve loved and cared for cats, dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, a raccoon, chickens, koi, tortoises, and various reptiles (lots of fun lizards, no snakes) along the way. I’d love to someday have a bunch of farm animals and an exotic wildlife sanctuary that serves as a conservation center and rehab for animals in need. As an Animal Communicator, I frequently use my gifts to connect energetically with wild, captive, and domesticated animals in order to share their messages. (It’s weird. I know. But, also very cool!) I have also been able to use my gifts to provide life-saving healing for some animals, and gentle transitions to those who are ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge.