One of our greatest opportunities is the opportunity to mentor.  In researching the word mentor, and the deed, mentoring, I ran across this definition:  Mentorship refers to a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps a less experienced or less knowledgeable person.( 

I remember when I first started in Iridology.   I recall being very overwhelmed with the intricacies of the iris.  I could look at it one way and come to a conclusion. I could look at it a different way, and my analysis would change.  The possibilities were endless, and I was frustrated.  Fortunately, I had a mentor.  She was also an iridologist, and had been instrumental in my learning about iridology. 

Being able to turn to a more knowledgeable person helped me become conversant. Being able to turn to a mentor enabled me to reach outside my limitations.  I learned more of what I did not know as I watched her work with my photos and my analysis.  Eventhough I  revered my teacher, I was fearful that my efforts would not stack up against her years of experience.  The encouragement that she extended as she took my limited knowledge of analysis and showed me where I had overlooked a principle, or a significant sign was a gift.  It was a gift to my client and a gift to my soul.  Because she spent time with me, helping me, coaching me, leading me, I am a better iridologist today.

Look around you.  Whom can you mentor?  Everyone of us is gifted, and there are countless opportunities to extend our gifts in such a was as to make another’s soul fat with accomplishment. Share.  Share our knowledge, share our resources, share ourselves.  In so doing, we become something greater together than we ever were alone.


About Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, P.Sc., HHP, M.Ed., C.C.I.

Dr. Polly Heil-Mealey is the Past-President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), as well as an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Naturopathic degree. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994. Dr. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community service programs covering various topics. An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and Biblical nutritional counseling. Dr. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health. One of Dr. Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices. Dr. Polly brings a high level of dedication and commitment to her clientele. She has touched the lives of many with her concern and selfless devotion. The verse “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is a scripture that touches every level of society. As clients learn and understand holistic protocols, they are able to improve their health drastically by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. Polly is married to Stephen Hale, and together they have eight children. Both are very active in their church and serve on various boards in their community. Dr. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church. Dr. Polly and Stephen reside in Humble, Texas.
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