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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.

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Peace,

Melissa – Your Creative Peace Coach

www.originsofpeace.com

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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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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!

 

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Peace,

Melissa – Your Creative Peace Coach

www.originsofpeace.com

 

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What’s Happening Next Week @ Origins of Peace

 

 

 

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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

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Peace,

Melissa – Your Creative Peace Coach

www.originsofpeace.com

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The Peace Found In: Nah, Nope & Aht Aht!

However, you choose to articulate your No, rest assured it is a full, complete and empowering answer. No additives or sweeteners are required.

Nah, Nope, Aht Aht or Hell Naw! Whatever vernacular you choose, stand by it.

There are only so many meetings that you can take, a limited number of events that you can attend and a small number of responsibilities that you can give your full attention to.

If peace is what you seek, you have to be available to receive it. Make time for self-preservation and mental rejuvenation.

With February being the designated month for the collective to focus on Love, do that! Focus on Self-love, Sisterly-love, Passionate-love, Compassionate-love and of course Black-love!

Allow love to be your compass towards peace. Gravitate toward those people, places and feelings that provide you with genuine fulfillment, while saying No to those things that leave you feeling confused and depleted.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t work on things that you find challenging; I simply suggest you find a mentor or coach to help you get a handle on those things.

Now that you understand the empowerment in your No, let’s focus on a few things that you can say Yes to that will hopefully add peace to your life through expressive love toward self and others.

Consider trying a few of the activities listed below to help empower you toward self-preservation & mental rejuvenation:

  1. Sisterly Love: Reach out to a few of your good girlfriends and let them know that you appreciate having them in your life. If you didn’t know Galentine’s Day (2/13/22) is right around the corner. This day is the unofficial day that is set aside for you and your girls to get together and chop it up. Since Galentine’s Day is the same as Superbowl Sunday this year, slip away for some girl time. You can do a virtual or in-person brunch or afternoon gathering or drop a cute card in the mail. I’m sure they will appreciate the thought.
  2. Black Love: It’s Black History Month All Year but it’s officially recognized during the month of February. Hopefully you’re educated on Civil Rights History, Slavery Emancipation and well-known Black Inventors and Innovators. I challenge you to embrace a different perspective this time around. Take a few minutes to read or listen to:  The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renee Watson. I’m even sharing my Audible link with you to make it easy.  This quick read is told in a series of poems that create a narrative; the story opens with a young Black girl given a school assignment to trace her ancestry. Despondent, she tells her grandmother about her shame at being unable to complete the assignment. Grandma then tells the story of their ancestors. Refreshingly, that story starts pre-enslavement, in West Central Africa: “Their story does not begin / with whips and chains. / They had a home, a place, a land, / a beginning. / … / Before they were enslaved, they were / free.” Several spreads are dedicated to celebrating the ancestors’ language, skilled hands, sharp minds, joyful hearts, and amazing dancing. https://www.audible.com/pd/The-1619-Project-Audiobook/0593459989?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare
  3. Compassionate Love: Show love by doing something for others. Visit DoSomething.org for service ideas.
  4. Passionate Love: I’m not one for broadcasting my love life on social media but I wholeheartedly believe in making sure my partner feels validated. Do something meaningful for the one you love. Make that man feel special! Put that woman first! (LOL!) Do whatever you gotta do to keep the love alive.
  5. Self-Love: Take time for yourself. Slow down and do (or not do) all the things you love. Listen to your body and give it what it needs. A few examples of things that you can do for self-care are Spiritual Baths, Healing Rituals, or spending time with friends. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something you can enjoy.

The activities listed above should get you well on your way to feeling rejuvenated and peaceful.

When you’re ready to tackle those challenges mentioned earlier, fill out the contact form below and I’ll help you work through it.

Don’t miss out on the following special offerings throughout the month of February:

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The Law of Magnetism for Time Management & Organization

This week at Origins of Peace, LLC we’re focusing on Time Management and Organization. My goal is to introduce a few tips and techniques that you can put into action that will hopefully help you maximize your day and add peace to what may be a chaotic daily routine. The tools that I share can be used both personally and professionally.

The first thing that I want you to do is take a brief self-assessment. Circle all of the words below that describe how you are currently feeling or have felt in the past 7 days:

anxious              procrastination              lack of sleep              lack of focus       low energy            missed deadlines           decreased work productivity             overextension

panicky              over-whelm                     lateness                       stress                      irritably                 tardiness                             decreased quality of work                  inability to set and achieve goals

Reflect on the words that you circled as you dive into this week’s materials.

We’re kicking things off by looking at one of the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Proper leadership is important in your personal and professional life. Let’s be real, if you can’t properly lead your own life, you have absolutely no business trying to influence anyone else. The Law of Magnetism says, ‘who you attract is not determined by what you want, it’s determined by who you are. Let’s think about who you are in relation to this law. Are you anxious, panicky, stressed or irritable? Do you procrastinate, have low energy, or feel over-whelmed? If any of these describe how you are feeling or have recently felt, you have to put structure around those negatives in order to transpose them into positives.

Poor Time Management and inefficient Organization are often the cause of many of these symptoms. If you feel erratic, you will attract erratic elements into your life. This includes people, circumstances and feelings.

In your personal life, incorporate activities that allow you to save time and make things more convenient for yourself. I like to utilize Meal Prepping to help me stay on track with healthy eating and to save time. I like to pre-make my meals on Sunday and Wednesday for three days at a time. Meal Prepping allows me to create routine and habit in my life. If nutrition is important to you, give Meal Prepping a try.

I also use Calendars and Planners to help me keep up with appointments and obligations. In the past I’ve always started the year off using these tools but after a few months of documenting my schedule, my consistency waivers. This year I’m using “The Very Busy Planner” by Amy Knapp. This all-inclusive planner has prompts to help you reflect on your goals, tips to keep your happiness elevated and quotes to get you inspired! One of my favorite pages in this planner is the “Lemons to Lemonade” page. It’s an ideation page that provides space for me to jot down activities that promote joy when I’m feeling down.

In your professional life, self-care is important as well as digital transformation.

For self-care I pull out all the stops. When you start a self-care routine it is important to incorporate things that speak to you personally. I incorporate massages, meal prep, sound therapy, time management, daily devotions and self-help rituals. Out of all these things, the most important self-care technique that I incorporate is creating my own personal narrative. I personally believe life is what you make it and how you start doesn’t dictate how things will end for you. You have the power to change your situation and create a new way forward. If you’ve been around here long enough, you’ve heard of a Peace Map. Use the template below to start your journey.

Digital Transformation is a company’s ability to integrate technology into its processes and business structure. If you are a business owner, consider using Google or Microsoft Products to help organize your business and provide structure. You can create and store your files online, facilitate online coaching and consulting sessions and even host group workshops. The number of business opportunities available to you through digital transformation is incredible. To incorporate Digital Transformation, you have to understand your services and the processes used to accomplish them. If you need help achieving this, use the contact form below to set an appointment with me.

This week, through narratives, videos and audio recordings I will share more content to help you refine your Time Management and Organizational Skills. Take the following actions to get access to all of my content:

If you need assistance creating your plan for better Time Management and Organization, contact me using the form below.

 

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Timeout Episode 1 – Daily Devotionals

Hey Hey! You are tuned in to the first Episode of Timeout!

Today I’m talking about Daily Devotionals. As a woman who decided to take a Timeout from the constant chaos, and the daily duties of life in order to focus more on things that add peace, joy & delight to my existence, please accept this as your personal invitation to join me in my quest.

I hope you will listen in and gain inspiration on how to jazz up your reflective time.

When you’re finished, leave me a comment and let me know if this Episode has been helpful for you.

We’re now on YouTube. Click here to subscribe!

Peace,

Melissa

Timeout Episode 1