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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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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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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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Have you joined the Sister Support Circle yet?

Spiritual and Emotional trauma are just two of the often-ongoing consequences of experiencing a breast cancer diagnosis. My program, Managing Life After Crisis is a program designed to help women who have experienced crisis; heal from the experience, recover by managing resistance to healing and grow by implementing practical life strategies that promote confidence to progress through life with peaceful and positive intentions toward self.

This Sunday during the Sister Support Circle, we’re focusing on self-reflective processes that examine the relationship between trauma and healing, while utilizing creativity and peer support to create a healing framework.

Are you a breast cancer Survivor? If so, join the Circle to receive support and stay in the Circle to provide support.

The next 5 breast cancer Survivor’s to join The Sister Support Circle will receive a copy of the book, Manifesting Dreams, An Intention-Setting Guided Workbook. 

Use the link above to register.

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – John Andrew Holmes Jr.

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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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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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Are You A Survivor…

If so, join our Sister Support Circle

Every breast cancer Survivor needs a support circle.   It’s time to find yours.

Your circle should be filled with those who are rooting for you when you feel down, who sit with you when you don’t feel well and who push you when you fail to show up as your best self. A breast cancer Survivor is already powerful – but when survivors who are determined to thrive become a collective, great things always happen.

  • Are you a woman who has survived breast cancer?

  • Are you ready to find and connect with your sister support circle?

  • Do you find it challenging to get genuine support and find people who can empathize with you?

  • Are you ready to offer the support that you are desperately in need of?

If you can relate to any of the questions above, join us for the Sister Support Circle. This exclusive event is especially for woman breast cancer Survivors to unite through a common bond, gain support from other Survivors, and foster a life-long support network.

Mark Your Calendar for the following dates:

  • October 5th

  • October 12th

  • October 19th

  • October 26th

  • November 9th

  • December 14th

There is a $100 dollar investment to join. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

You can expect to experience the following:

  • Become an empowered survivor

  • Gain empathy and support from like-minded sisters

  • Increase your happiness and awareness

  • Find a safe space to share your thoughts

  • Regain your confidence

  • Make lasting friendships

  • Improve your sense of belonging

The Sister Support Circle only has 5 openings in 2022. Sign up now to reserve your spot.

Upon registration you will receive a welcome kit and next steps on how to join the circle.

Your welcome kit includes the following key items as well as other essentials to celebrate your arrival into the circle.

  • Manifesting your Intentions Journal

  • Herbal TEA Variety Pack

  • Weekly Affirmation Cards

  • Instructions on how to make the most of each week and attract the support you need from the circle

Sponsorship

Do you know a Survivor?  If so, you can…

Sponsor a sister in need. You can Sponsor a woman to join this unique circle.

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 assist 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. 

Thank you for donating to this worthwhile effort.

Your donation is nonrefundable, and it is not tax-deductible. 

 

Great health is the greatest wealth!

Melissa

 

 

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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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What Does Your Body Need Right Now !?!

What Self-Care Practices Keep You Feeling Peaceful?

This week I’m sharing a few self-care practices that help me stay peaceful, intentional and creative.

Listen, somedays are better than others but we each have the power within to change the course of our day.

I can show you exactly how to do it using a little reverse engineering and a lot of creative ingenuity!

Time is one of those valuable resources that will never return to us, that’s why it is important to understand the value of Shifting!

Tune in to the blog each day as I drop a few gems to help you keep it cute, calm and creative, even when things aren’t going as planned.

Peace,

Melissa – Your Creative Peace Coach

www.originsofpeace.com