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Black Women Making A Difference

October is packed with purposeful causes to support. Here are two opportunities for you to get involved.

 

Join me on 09/18 for a Tea & Tell. You sip while I tell you all about the activities that I have planned for breast cancer Awareness Month.

Let’s join forces to make a difference in the lives of those who are experiencing this terrible disease.

Click here to register.

 

Are You Ready For Another Brisk Morning Run?

On Saturday October 22, 2022, at 7:30am we are excited to welcome our Charlotte Community together for our inaugural A Princess’s Closet 5K Race Edition. Whether you are a seasoned runner, someone that is just getting started or someone that prefers walking; we invite you to register for a brisk morning run. 

This race is geared for families to come together and cultivate community, contribute to their health and wellness and fellowship with other families in the Charlotte Metro area. All are welcome on this fun, fast and flat course on October 22, 2022. Register using the link below.

https://chantelgrier.com/lets-run-apc-5k

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Let’s talk about Creative Freedom 

Happy Sunday to you!

Today I am sharing one final lesson from my eBook Pray with Ease.

Creative Freedom 

Exercising Creative Freedom is much like wandering and exploring.

Have you ever taken a long walk in the woods or through a botanical garden? Maybe you’re adventurous and like to hike alongside a mountain waterfall.

When you have creative freedom in God’s word, it’s much like an exploration. You can freely move at your own pace and immerse yourself in everything that is around you while expressing your gratitude for the experience. 

Creative Freedom allows you to be bold, powerful and intentional. Once you set your intentions and find your Energy Enhancers take a moment to immerse yourself in the words. Explore the scriptures and feel the inspiration that is embedded within. 

Focused Intention + Energy Enhancers + Creative Freedom = The Ability to Pray with Easy

You are now ready to pray those bold, powerful, impactful prayers!

Here is a list of a few of my favorite tools for enhancing spiritual wellness: 

  • T.D. Jakes Woman Thou Art Loosed Bible 

  • The Bible Experience Old & New Testament 

  • Woman Evolve by Sarah Jakes Roberts

  • Journal & Writing Pen 

I wish you great success in all of your endeavors.

Stay in the know:

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: (1) Melissa Rivers – YouTube

Sign up for my email list: Origins of Peace, LLC – Continuous Improvement Coach, Personal Development Mentor, Professional Growth Educator! (melissaarivers.com)

Peace,

Melissa – Your Creative Peace Coach

www.originsofpeace.com

If you desire individual coaching to help enhance your spiritual wellness email me directly at melissa_rivers@originsofpeace.com

Sponsorship Opportunity

Sponsor a breast cancer Survivor for our Sister Support Circle in need.

Give her the gift of inclusion and belonging by financially supporting a survivor who would enjoy this opportunity to grow.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Heal Recover Grow Incorporated, a non-profit agency dedicated to assisting women who have experienced breast cancer, job loss or divorce re-engage in society as skillful, confident and empowered citizens by offering, self-improvement opportunities, skills development classes and mentoring relationships. 

There are several ways to donate:

  • Cash App: $originsofpeace07 

  • PayPal: paypal.me/originsofpeace 

  • US Mail: P.O. Box 481599 Charlotte, NC 28269. Check or money order made out to Origins of Peace. 

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The Happenings This Week at Origins of Peace

So much is happening at Origins of Peace, and I can’t help but to be excited about it.

Listen to the video below to learn more:

 

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Doing the Absolute Most!

 

There are so many Rhymes & Rhythms to

understanding Peace and the Pursuit of it.

Before I jump into the discussion about people pleasing, I want to explain the concept of Acknowledgement to

strengthen your Spiritual Wellness.

Increase your Acknowledgement of what is around you in order to build trust, knowledge and foresight to manage your personal struggles.

There will be times when you do not understand why “a certain thing” happened in your life, and you will not know if it happened to you or for you.

There will also be times when you cannot seem to shake the residual effects of “that certain thing”    BUT

There are special promptings and messages that show up as direction for your journey.

Biblical Scripture is my personal compass because the content found within it has helped me to elevate out of various dark places in my life.

You can utilize whatever word inspires you to take action, you just need discernment to notice the direction that is found within the text. 

I’ve used the word direction repeatedly because the word that inspires you needs to have a layout of forward progression.

 

Take a look at the diagram above.

The Energy Enhancer/ (Scripture) is: Genesis 50:20-21

The direction found within is: “Don’t Be Afraid.”

The knowledge gained is: God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives

The Trust Factor is: I will provide for you and your children

The Personal Struggle Statement is: You intended to harm me

Acknowledgement of all the factors contained in the scripture allow you to freely move in Peace. You are essentially giving a head nod to the fact that the opposition had it out for you, they tried everything in their power to trap you, but the intention for your life is greater than any plan they could think of or imagine SO THEREFORE God’s word over your life cancels out their plan. 

PERIOD.

You will find your blessing (Peace) on the other side of your personal struggle.

Face whatever you need to face and deal with whatever needs to be dealt with. By doing so you remove its power over your life.

You were designed to be a creator, an innovator, a mountain mover and an overcomer.

It’s time to live!

Now, a quick word about being a people pleaser or as I sometimes refer to them as “a performer.”

 

  • Are you the type of person who feels like you always have to be doing something to gain attention or support from others

  • Do you often feel overlooked or isolated if you are not helping someone by providing a solution to their problems

  • Do you neglect your self-care needs by putting the needs of others before your own

If any of these people pleasing/ performer traits sounds familiar to how you move in this world, it’s time to have a long talk with yourself and make different choices.

Neglecting your needs to appease others is a quick way to achieve mental, physical and emotional exhaustion.

When we fail to establish boundaries with others and we willingly perform in order to gain their acceptance, we are merely acting, and just like in the entertainment industry, we are not showing up authentically. You are uniquely and wonderfully made. Acknowledge that and walk in the acceptance that your needs matter too.

I am sharing 3 tips to help you put down the script and stop performing:

  • Realize that your needs are important

  • Develop an Action Plan to prioritize what you need

  • Ask yourself this question each day: “Did I choose me today?”

I’ve shared a lot today so let’s seal it with a prayer.

Click here to hear this message in its audio version and to receive the special prayer at the end.

You know how to reach me if I can be of service to you:

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: (1) Melissa Rivers – YouTube

Sign up for my email list: Origins of Peace, LLC – Continuous Improvement Coach, Personal Development Mentor, Professional Growth Educator! (melissaarivers.com)

Purchase my Course entitled Create! and let me help you start your journey to Peace.

Peace,

Melissa – Your Creative Peace Coach

www.originsofpeace.com

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Get Inspired with Energy Enhancers!

In my eBook Pray with Ease… I talk about Energy Enhancers.

To help you understand the concept, Energy Enhancers are the same as scripture, and scripture is inspired word.

Scripture inspires life, guidance, healing, love, encouragement, support, creativity, implementation, revelation and new beginnings.
I often use the following Energy Enhancers to get inspired!

  • Exodus 3:7-8 The Lord said, “I have seen the misery of my people

    in Egypt, and I have heard them crying out because of the slave

    drivers. I know how much they’re suffering. I have come to rescue

    them…”

  • Exodus 3:17 “I promise I will take away your misery.”

  • Psalm 4:8 “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord,

    make me dwell in safety.”

  • Psalm 5: 11-12 “But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let

    them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that

    those who love your name may rejoice in you. Surely, Lord, you

    bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a

    shield.”

  • Psalm 7:17 “I will give thanks to the Lord because of his

    righteousness: I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most

    High.”

One of the common themes within each of these 5 Energy Enhancers is Safety, and where there is safety there is freedom.

Freedom to be loved, creative, spontaneous, open-minded, vulnerable, expectant and relaxed.

Scripture will set your soul on fire with confidence, boldness and power!

Keep a handful of Energy Enhancers ready and available for use at any given time.

During your study time, search for scriptures that speak to you directly. Take notice of the types of scripture that you are drawn to. Is there a common theme? Are you drawn to prosperity, grace, safety, revelation, etc.?

Once you’ve found a few scriptures that speak to you, write them
down on a flashcard and keep them close to you for instant inspiration!

Listen to this short audio reminder to help you keep God on Your Calendar. I pray you have a great week and thank you for being a part of the Origins of Peace Community!

 

Stay in the know:

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: (1) Melissa Rivers – YouTube

Sign up for my email list: Origins of Peace, LLC – Continuous Improvement Coach, Personal Development Mentor, Professional Growth Educator! (melissaarivers.com)

Peace,

Melissa – Your Creative Peace Coach

www.originsofpeace.com

 

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You Are Holding Unprocessed Grief. Let it out.

Why keep holding on to it…

God has a special way of sending those much-needed messages right when you need them the most.

The divine intervention and orchestration that goes into souls colliding for a common cause is unmatched!

Who can do it better than God? For me, I know the answer is….no one can do it better.

A key to knowing when you are eliminating unprocessed grief is those divine appointments that find their way on your calendar and those divine opportunities that have your name assigned to them.

Do the work and know that you are about to go birth something beautiful.

Self-care tip #3 is: Process your Grief

Come back tomorrow and we will go a little deeper.

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Peace,

Melissa – Your Creative Peace Coach

www.originsofpeace.com

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As Jilly from Philly says….”Let’s take, a long walk”

My second go to for self-care is to Take a Walk!

There are so many useful benefits to getting outside in nature to take a walk. Not only does it allow you to redirect your energy when conflicts arise, walking strengthens your bones, improves muscle endurance and helps you to maintain a healthy weight.

I try my hardest to start my day with a good brisk walk, but If I do not walk in the morning, I shoot for a mid-day stroll.

Next time you’re feeling a little feisty, talk a walk, redirect your energy and come back “cooler than a polar bear’s toenails” (All my OutKast fans out there understand this reference LOL!)

 

 

Happy Tuesday! Come back tomorrow to find out more.

Stay in the know:

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Peace,

Melissa – Your Creative Peace Coach

www.originsofpeace.com

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What’s On Your Mind?

Many of the answers we seek can be found when we take time to Reflect & Be Still.

Self- care is an essential component to truly loving yourself., and I mean loving all of you, the good, the not so good and everything in between.

The practice of self-care is deeply rooted in knowing yourself and being in tune to what you need.

To actually practice self-care is the intentional act of valuing yourself.

Regular-self-care is great for rejuvenating your energy. Renewed energy provides you with focus, intention, and more love to share with others.

The information that I am providing is only useful if you decide to listen to your body and put these suggestions into action.

Today I am sharing my number one go to self-care practice: Reflect & Be Still.

I hope you find this audio resource helpful when conflict, chaos or confusion come knocking at your door.

Have a great week and join me back here tomorrow to find out more.

http://https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j6vpuI5v22T05TcexQ07B5embpkF8zxr/view?usp=sharing

Stay in the know:

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: (1) Melissa Rivers – YouTube

Sign up for my email list: Origins of Peace, LLC – Continuous Improvement Coach, Personal Development Mentor, Professional Growth Educator! (melissaarivers.com)

Peace,

Melissa – Your Creative Peace Coach

www.originsofpeace.com

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Reciprocity!

Tip 4: You Do Not Have to Be a Ride or Die Partner
Let go of being the “ride or die” in all your relationships. A woman who is a “ride or die” is someone who will do whatever for a person they love. This can be a partner, friend or family member. Usually, it means you exhibit an extreme loyalty that can also lead you into unfulfilling situations. Ask yourself “why should you die for love?” (mentally, physically or emotionally)
Stop seeking relationships where you can act as a savior to an individual. Find connections where the energy you put out is reciprocated. Listen to your intuition and embrace relationships that elevate your life!
Expert from Self-Care for Black Women pg:139
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Remember to Compliment Yourself!

What do you need to hear this week, and are you prepared to tell it to yourself?

Sometimes we all need validation and compliments. The problem is, we look to others to provide those things for us instead of affirming ourselves.

As we approach what has been designated as love week, remember to compliment yourself and fill your cup with self-affirming words.

Say to yourself, ” I Am Worthy of Happiness and Love, and I Am Confident Enough to Provide it for Myself!”

Peace!