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Thank you!

Thank you for allowing Origins of Peace to serve you in 2022!

This year we’ve had a wonderful time making new connections, saying yes to new opportunities and becoming more intentional about the clients we serve and how we show up for them.

Each encounter has been amazing, and we expect greater in 2023.

In whatever way you are connected to Origins of Peace, we hope that we have made it easier for you to understand how creativity can bridge the gap to resolve a multitude of conflicts. 

As we wind down for 2023, I would like to extend an offer for you to enhance your toolkit to resolve conflict in a more creative and wholistic way.

As you know our core focus areas are mental clarity, self-preservation, rejuvenation and service to others, that’s why I am offering you 25% off the following sessions through December 31st. All you need to do is text the word GRATITUDE to 704-388-5276.

Discounted services include Create! Resolve! and Socialize!

My calendar is closed through the end of this year but grab your discounted service now and you and I will work together to schedule the best date and time for you in 2023.

As an additional gift, you will receive weekly affirmations to help you stay focused and on task for the year.

Visit www.originsofpeace.com to check out these services and all we have to offer.

Happy Holidays to you and everyone that you love.

With Gratitude,

Melissa A. Rivers- Origins of Peace

 

 

 

 

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As Far As It Depends On Me

 

 

Romans 12:18 is the founding scripture for Origins of Peace. The construction of the scripture allows for self-reflection, self-evaluation and self-actualization. 

By being open to understanding who you are at your core, what you desire most and what you are capable of accomplishing allows you to challenge the way you handle and process information.

The first phrase of the verse,if it is possible”, allows you to question your willingness to think, process and act.

The next phrase of the verse, “as far as it depends on me” provides the opportunity to align your thoughts and actions to ensure your personal belief system aligns with what you are putting out into the world.

The final phrase in the verse, live at peace with everyone”, establishes the goal and objective to strive for.

To make the verse a little more prescriptive, I’ve rearranged it into an easy-to-follow formula:

 

As Far as it depends on me / If it is possible = live at peace with __________________.

 

My personal belief is that peace begins within each of us. If we expect to begin the process of living at peace with everyone, we first have to be at peace with ourselves in all areas. This is not a small task and takes quite a bit of evaluation and action.

We all experience some type of conflict within, but if there is a desire to move beyond the conflict, it is possible!

The last thing to understand is this: The word everyone is interchangeable with everything. This involves taking a deep dive into your 8 Wellness Dimensions to understand how you show up in each area.

Now put the formula to work – Take your effort, divide it by infinite possibility and receive the rewards of peace. Peace is available to you. Put your belief and effort to work in order to obtain it.

My intuitive nature reveals to me that God wants us to do everything within our power to live at peace, but he does not expect us to accomplish this without his help.

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18, NIV

Our guide, “Pray with Ease!” is a free resource to help you feel confident and empowered in prayer.

Origins of Peace is a Conflict Resolution Consultant Company. To learn more about our company visit: http://www.originsofpeace.com

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Developing A Growth Mindset

Join me for a dose of Spiritual Wellness…

Bible Study – Rahab: Developing a Growth Mindset
Tuesday, November 22nd
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Rise Up! From Adversity to Anointed. In 𝘋𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘎𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘵𝘩 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴𝘦𝘵, you will learn how to recognize those “Crimson Soul Moments” of life where your current reality and desired future collide.

Together we will discover how Rahab shed the negative labels and embraced a new mindset.

TEXT: James 2:25 & Joshua 2:1-21

This event is open to the public.   No RSVP required. Join us via Zoom.

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Lunch & Learn With Me!

On Friday, November 18th at 12pm, I am hosting a lunch and learn session, Authentic at Any Age.

This session will serve as the kick-off event for Peace by Design 2023.
During your lunch hour we will watch Bevy Smith’s 16-minute Ted Talk, How to Discover Your Authentic Self at Any Age, followed by discussion and Q&A.

Bevy’s talk is based on her book Bevelations.

Bevy ‘s Ted Talk invites viewers along on the route of her personal transformation to reveal how each of us can live our best lives with honesty and joy.
She discusses how she repossessed her bold childhood nature to become her own brand and envision her life’s next great destination.

After Bevy’s talk, we will spend the next 15 minutes discussing the importance of goal setting and how you and I can work together to curate your personal Peace by Design Session for yourself or your crew.

The last 15 minutes of our time together is designated for Q&A.

2023 isn’t wasting anytime getting here. Make sure you are ready to start it off right with Renewed Vision, Peace Goals and an Action Plan for Peace!

Click here to register.

 

 

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Peace By Design 2023

Mental Clarity * Self-preservation & Rejuvenation

Change is one of those things that never goes out of style.

 

Join me on Friday, November 18th at 12pm for my first Lunch & Learn Session.

During your lunch hour we will watch Bevy Smith’s 16-minute Ted Talk,
How To Discover Your Authentic Self-at Any Age.

“From repossessing her bold childhood nature to becoming her own brand to envisioning her life’s next great destination.

Bevy invites viewers along on the route of her personal transformation to reveal how each of us can live our best lives with honesty, joy and when we’re in the mood, a killer pair of heels!

Melissa Rivers- Creative Peace Coach

After Bevy’s Talk, we will spend the next 15 minutes discussing the importance of goal setting and how you and I can work together to curate your personal Peace By Design Session for yourself or your crew.

2023 isn’t wasting anytime getting here. Make sure you are ready to start it off right with Renewed Vision, Peace Goals and an Action Plan for Peace!

Click here to register.


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Peace by Design

Sharing a few highlights of what I’ve been up to over the past few weeks. This is definitely the season of yes for me.

Answering the call to show up as a presenter and to share my custom program Socialize to over 70 corporate professionals was definitely a faith move on my part.
I am ecstatic to report that my out-of-the box style of solutioning was well received and met with great reviews.

“Leaders can’t afford to just think inside the box. Sometimes they need to reinvent the box…”
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

https://lnkd.in/gmtCc4uR

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had the absolute pleasure of serving with these amazing women on Sunday, October 2nd as we educated, inspired and empowered our community about breast cancer awareness.
We creatively designed an impactful program that sparked hope and excitement within the attendees.
We are Survivors, Thrivers, and Caregivers who are determined to make a difference in our community.
We are, “The Women of Delta Place”
Origins of Peace, LLC

#breastcancerawarenessmonth

I use creativity to solution problems. Email melissa_rivers@originsofpeace.com for more information.

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Change Your Mind

Realizing it has been several weeks since my last check-in, let me first start by saying…Hello Origins of Peace Family!

I hope you are well; I pray things have been working in your favor and I wish blessings upon blessings on your life.

So where have I been? I’ve been doing all the things. Coaching, Consulting, Organizing, Developing and Facilitating!  The grand thing about it all is that I love what I do.

I’ve been showing up in new spaces, introducing the world to Origins of Peace and the peace methodologies that I use to conduct business.

I’ve been demonstrating the art of softness in my message, my work, my thoughts and actions.

I’ve been shedding the belief that business has to be corporate, buttoned up and hardcore all of the time. I have to admit that it feels great!

You may be under the impression that in order to be taken seriously in your business your message has to be perfect, your brand has to show consistency in all areas, and you have to complete a 10-point check list of things to do before implementing.

Truthfully, none of these things has to be perfect for you to make an impact.

Romans 12:4 says “For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function”…

We all have unique talents and different areas of influence. Focus on your strengths and allow The Law of Process and The Law of Addition to work in your favor.

What are you focusing on today? Are you ready to get started?

If you’ve been on the fence about starting something new because you do not feel qualified enough, it’s okay to

Change Your Mind

We each have different areas of influence and we inspire in a variety of ways.

You are strong, you are powerful, you are brave, you are capable, you are worthy, you are entitled, you are prepared, and you are worth the effort it takes to make your dream a reality.

Once you take the first step toward your next, all of the elements that you need to refine your vision will start falling into place.

Trust the process of next and keep pushing forward.

If you are ready to move forward and peacefully create your next, I would love to help you create the blueprint for your something new.

Let’s discuss your next. Is it a new career path, new business, or something else that you are interested in?

Now is the time to plan and create.

Let’s work!

 

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Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself!

Welcome to all new community members of Origins of Peace!

I am so delighted that you have found your way to my small corner of the internet. Please come on in, make yourself comfortable and enjoy the peaceful view of life, love and all things in between.

Thank you all for being here!

 

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)

If you have questions about our services, you can email me directly at melissa_rivers@originsofpeace.com

 

Sponsor a breast cancer Survivor for our Sister Support Circle.

Give the gift of inclusion and belonging by financially supporting a survivor who would enjoy an opportunity to commune, grow and become empowered.

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:

  • Credit or Debit Card

  • Cash App: $originsofpeace07 

  • PayPal

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

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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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