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.
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.
Today I am sharing one final lesson from my eBook Pray with Ease.
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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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.
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.
Today’s video focuses on the Work Style of a Planner. Tune in as I discuss the benefits and challenges of this work style.
As a bonus, I’m designed a special care package for my Introvert Email Subscribers which includes a free template to help you organize your event and implement with peace, self-care tips to help you stop pursing perfectionism, and an audio recording of Mantras that I created to help you create a peaceful aura around your planning responsibilities.
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When it comes to achieving goals, the first 21 days are vital. It’s in this 3 week time period that you create a routine, adjust to the new self-imposed requirements and train your mind to accept this new behavior. Studies show that if you can make it through this introductory period, you have a better chance of reaching the finish line.
One way of holding yourself accountable is to create a Circle of Admiration. This can be done by studying the lives and accomplishments of various people in history and using their stories as a way of motivating you to reach those goals that you set for yourself.
Think of it as research.
Whether you’re a student, a corporate climber or an entrepreneur, it’s important to pay attention to those who have taken similar paths as yours.
The intention is not to copy what they’ve done but to make you more aware that there is more than one way to reach a goal.
The following techniques can be used to create your personal Circle of Admiration:
Research top influencers in your areas of interest. Priscilla Shirer is a great friend of mine, in my mind. I love her books and bible studies. I admire the way that she boldly teaches the word of God in a relatable and easy to follow format. Her life and commitment to live out her dreams is a big motivator for me.
Turn to your community. Role Models and Mentors can be found in your church, at work or in community groups. Some of the greatest community activists are found in local barber and beauty shops. It’s okay to strike up a conversation and get to know who’s next to you in the shopping aisle.
If all else fails virtual is an option. With the popularity of social media, you can take advantage of virtual mentorship. LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram can give you insight into the professions, academics and hobbies of highly accomplished people.
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In life we experience moments of silence that always seem to last too long. Those times when we’re waiting on God to move in our life and we’re somewhere between Provision and Promise. The silence of uncertainty can get kind of loud!
Are you familiar with LOUD SILENCE?
If you’re familiar with worry, fear, distress or frustration, you know exactly what I’m referring to.
LOUD SILENCE is the extreme opposite of PEACE.
It’s important to recognize the symptoms of Loud Silence before they invade your space and wreck your Peace.
Today I’m giving you three simple action steps to take for reestablishing disrupted peace.
1. Check your perspective: are you viewing the situation from a limited point of view? Even if things aren’t working out how you planned, are you mature enough to understand that your situation will work out exactly how it should.
2. Speak life: always know that your reality is shaped by the words that you speak. You have the power to create love, demolish strongholds and change your mindset simply by speaking words of encouragement and positivity.
3. Lean on Friends: allow those who love you to encourage you. Spend time with family and friends, laugh and laugh some more and wake up each day looking forward to creating new memories.
Trades of Hope empowers women out of poverty around the world while creating entrepreneurial opportunities for the modern American woman by selling ethically produced fashion accessories and home décor.
So many women live in poverty, not because they lack abilities, but because they lack opportunity. Trades of Hope was started to give women the opportunity for a better life. Each woman has a story, and with Trades of Hope’s help, their story has changed from pain and struggle to a story of hope!
We work with the artisans themselves and organizations that are helping women in difficult circumstances. Some women have been rescued from sex slavery. Others are raising handicapped children alone. Some are in war torn countries and others have aids and leprosy. These women have never had the chances we’ve had, yet they are just like us in so many ways. They love their families and hope and dream of a better life for them.
If you’re local to the Charlotte Metro area, JOIN me for a Trades of Hope Party. You will have the opportunity to order one of a kind items for Mother’s Day, grab unique graduation gifts and learn more about how this wonderful ministry is helping to pull women out of poverty. EMAIL me today at email@example.com to secure your spot!
Happy Thursday Peaceful Souls! I can’t believe we’re already at the end of Women’s History Month and on our last day of the #loveme2Peace Campaign. I hope you’ve gained some insight on how to attract more peace in your life through self-care, self-love and self-reflection. The whole point of the #loveme2Peace movement is to help you become more intentional with your thoughts, actions and words to positively influence yourself, your space and those around you.
Throughout the duration of our Campaign, I’ve experienced numerous opportunities to utilize the tips and advice that I’ve shared with you. I can honestly say that each time I faced a new challenge, I was able to refer back to the list of tips and intentionally chart a path back to peace. Let’s recap the list of tips and then I will share today’s final tip with you.
30. Don’t Take It Personally
29. Be Flexible
28. Do It Anyway
27. Love Always Wins
26. Don’t Settle
25. Believe There is a Bigger Purpose
24. Make Plans for your Future
23. Choose Wisely
22. Get Uncomfortable
21. Believe that your Efforts are not in Vain
20. Invest in Yourself
19. Laugh Often
18. Trust the Process
17. Consistently Pray
16. Know When to Be Silent
15. Consider the How
14. Be Honest With Yourself
13. Lend A Helping Hand
12. Re-evaluate Your Circle
11. Let Go of the Extra Baggage
10. Never Stop Learning
9. Stop Procrastinating
8. Live Your Life
7. Share Your Story
6. Set Your Heart Toward Peace
5. Take Time to Relax
4. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
3. Don’t Be Afraid to Dream Big
2. Believe that You Are Qualified
1. Start Each Day with Gratitude
Today’s tip: Do Your Best & Trust in God
No matter how good your intentions are, you only have a limited amount of power. Your influence and abilities are limited. You can only love so much, help so much and do so much.
The great thing about all of this is that God only requires a little from us. He never puts more on us than we can bear so what we have, we need to give.
After we’ve done all that we can do there’s this special formula called Grace that God extends to those who love him. Grace to face ever day challenges, Grace to love those who seem unlovable and Grace to help us along our journey.
“If it had not been for the Grace of God, where o where would I Be.”
My name is Melissa Rivers and I am a Peace Empowerment Coach. I didn’t choose this life, God gifted it to me. Through various challenges, setbacks and bad decisions, God showed me how to Find Peace and Be Well. Today I extend that offer to you. If you are at a point in your life where you’re ready to actively pursue peace, allow me to help you.
Email me today at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a confidential discovery call. I’ll help you create an action plan for peace and begin living life with intention and on purpose.
Thanks for hanging out with me this month. I’ll be back next week with a weekly blog post.