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Contentment
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Contentment

Today I've been gifted a fresh start A new opportunity to open my heart Clearer vision for what lies ahead Peace for what has passed me by And contentment with what I have now Corinthian Elizabeth "All Gifts in Love" The Book of Corinthian
10 Natural Ways to Manage Anxiety
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10 Natural Ways to Manage Anxiety

I grew up believing that mental illness and mental disorders only looked like straight jackets, prescription pills, and psychiatric hospitals, or the "crazy house" as those around me would say. This was partially due to images depicted on television. Another reason being the environment that I grew up in and seeing my family members suffer with mental health issues. It wasn't until a few years ago that I realized that mental health issues can appear in many forms. One of those forms being anxiety. Anxiety can look like the super woman of a mother that secretly obsesses over her small children eating the healthiest food and stresses about not having a college fund already in place even though they haven't started preschool yet. It can wear the face of the ambitious college student losing he...
Checking In…Let’s Talk Mental Health
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Checking In…Let’s Talk Mental Health

I started this blog in hopes to share my art, poetry, and inspirational messages holding the belief, love heals all. I had a vision to open up and share a part of my heart and encourage you to heal. Almost two months in and in turn blogging has helped me heal, get inspired, and speak my truth. I would like to thank you for allowing me to share this space as well as for your feedback and support. I celebrated my 26th birthday two days ago. While I have been opening up and sharing parts of my journey with you, I have a new desire to be more transparent and vulnerable as I embrace this new chapter of my life. Besides May being my birthday month, it is also Mental Health Awareness Month. For the remainder of the month of May, I'll be sharing insight from my personal battles and triumphs reg...
I’m Not Perfect
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I’m Not Perfect

I use to want to be perfect Failure was my biggest fear I'd cower at the thought of being transparent Believing that my flaws would depict Me as being insincere I use to want to be perfect Always putting on the good face Masking all of my pain Doing so in good faith I use to want to be perfect Now I've realized that Perfection is just an idea No longer do I long for that As my weaknesses help me heal My imperfections make me whole As I get in tune with my soul I use to want to be perfect Now I just wish to be real Corinthian Elizabeth "All Gifts in Love", The Book of Corinthian (Painting titled "Melanin Rising")
Panic
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Panic

Featured Painting: “Panic” Poetry: “Paranoia” Everyone's out to get me Everyone's watching me Everyone's waiting to see What I'll do next Everyone's thinking about me Including my ex Everyone is mad at me Everyone points the blame Everyone doubts I'm sane   Corinthian Elizabeth "All Gifts in Love" The Book of Corinthian
Dead End
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Dead End

Featured Painting: "Fears" Poetry: "Dead End" Where did this desire to control come from? When did my ego come and take over? How could I get big headed And forget my Source? Why am I talking so much That I can't hear my voice? Corinthian Elizabeth "All Gifts in Love", The Book of Corinthian
Thoughts of the Anxious
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Thoughts of the Anxious

I should be a better person I should be a complete woman I should be further in my career I should me more than an organ donor I should already be accomplished I should be closer to God I should be in better shape I should eat healthier I should have a clear face I should read more books I should be out seeing the world I should have my mind made up I should have looser curls I mean I would if I could Well I can so I should Corinthian Elizabeth "All Gifts in Love", The Book of Corinthian Featured Painting: "Anxiety"
Turn Your Light On
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Turn Your Light On

A friend gave us this cool lamp with a dimmer on it. I was eager to plug it up in our bedroom only to find out that it would not turn on. I got upset and didn't try to turn it on anymore that day. Days passed and I continued to try to get the light to work. I soon accepted that the lamp was broken. Almost four weeks later Spirit said, "Try the other plug", as I was passing by the lamp. I tried the plug directly underneath the one that I had tried before. The light came on! I got hype and screamed waking my husband up. The whole time I had been trying to get the light to work on my own when all I needed to do was utilize the correct plug. Often we give way to ego and become dependent solely on self. Ego influences you to try and take on life by yourself making your experiences more compl...
My Soul Teacher Lesson #3: More Gratitude, Less Stress
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My Soul Teacher Lesson #3: More Gratitude, Less Stress

My oldest shouted, "Mommy I want some breakfast." "What do you want?" I asked. He answered with, "Just some plain toast." While I was preparing the toast, he kept asking if the toast was ready. I urged him to wait a few more minutes. He began growing impatient and I began to get slightly annoyed. After I put his toast on a plate and broke it up into small pieces, I grabbed an apple to cut for myself. Mid slice he walked over and said, "That's a big apple. I want some. The whole thing." I looked over, saw that he had not touched his toast yet, and responded, "Eat what you just asked for and then you can have your own apple. " Then came the drama, "No! No! No! I can't want that toast anymore! I want some apple!" He stomped his feet, folded his arms, frowned, and gave a whole performance. Bec...
My Soul Teacher Lesson #2: Get Free
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My Soul Teacher Lesson #2: Get Free

My husband was holding our baby boy a few days ago and he made the observation, "He still hasn't stretched his legs all the way out." My husband tried to hold baby boy away from his body to help him stretch his legs out. His legs stretched a little but quickly curled back up. My baby's legs had been curled since he began to outgrow my womb. This limited the movements that he could make signaling that his days were coming to an end in the womb and he would soon be entering the physical realm. Now that he's out of the small space in my womb, he has plenty of room to stretch and experience new levels of freedom. Yet he's still comfortable curling his legs in and bending his knees. After observing and taking these moments in, I gained clarity on what I needed to receive.  My baby had grown ...
My Soul Teacher Lesson #1: “Blank Canvas, New Beginnings”
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My Soul Teacher Lesson #1: “Blank Canvas, New Beginnings”

Last night my three-year-old asked me if he could paint. Me being a fan of creating when your heart speaks to you, quickly pulled out some newspaper, a pack of poster paint, a brush, and let him do his thing. While he was painting, he made a "mistake". I love abstract art and I see "mistakes" as beautiful. However, he was really upset and didn't see the mark that he made as something that he was proud of. I tried to come up with a solution and said, "It's okay. Just try again and paint it the way that you want to. Just do it over." He pouted and folded his arms not buying what I had to say. Then suddenly he said, "I paint it white!" He put his brush into the white paint, painted over the small spot that he didn't like, and said, "All better!". After that he painted over the white spot he m...
Due Date or Divine Timing?
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Due Date or Divine Timing?

My due date for delivering my baby boy was two days ago. Guess what? I'm still pregnant! How could that be? I'm 40 weeks and two days in. Due dates are 100% accurate right? Wrong! Due dates are assigned by man. This concept of time doesn't just apply to labor and delivery though. I see it applied everywhere with deadlines and the unrealistic expectations that we place on ourselves to reach our goals. How often do we find ourselves stressed and pressed to reach a goal because we're obsessed with a specific date and time to do it? How many of us feel like we should cross x, y, and z off of our lists before we reach a certain age? What if I told you that we put those burdens on ourselves by constantly living in this mental place that we think we should be doing more or that life should be hap...
Poetry Series #2 “After the Pain Comes Power”
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Poetry Series #2 “After the Pain Comes Power”

Flow Healing is a journey There is no end Knowledge is infinite Without beginning Wisdom continues Everything comes full circle That is the flow of life Painting titled "Healing" Beautiful Chaos I'd think Spirit is abstract too As somehow all messes in my life End up being beautiful Pain creates strength Ignorance births wisdom Each event is a block for building The Divine Plan The Greatest Masterpiece Abstract thoughts Creating reality Painting titled "Pain" Restoration Balance is critical for any function That pertains to life Creating harmony of the brain Left and right Yin and yang Black and white Moon and sun Dark and light Balance is needed For healing Painting titled "Balance" Color Wheels The energy that you are made of Must be purified As ...
Poetry Series #1 “Purpose In the Pain”
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Poetry Series #1 “Purpose In the Pain”

Stepping Stones  What if you could fast forward to the end   And see that every tear, every failure, every disappointment  Was all worth it?  Would you believe that each twist and turn  Yields a lesson to be learned?  Would you believe that every set back  Is merely a stepping stone?  If you saw all that has to take place   Would you keep on keeping on?  Along the good path.  Would you believe that your bad  Is working for your good?  Even though at first you misunderstood  That the lessons were blessings.  Would you believe that life is an exciting adventure  Designed to assist your soul in evolution?  Or would you trust in the silence of the foreseen revolution?  Do you believe that the adversity and tragedy  Are all necessary  Elements for your character and spiritua...
Don’t Resist, Just Shift!
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Don’t Resist, Just Shift!

What do seasons, temperature, technology, and time have in common? The answer is they all change. Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher of the 6th century, coined the phrase, "change is the only constant in life" that is commonly referenced today. We've all heard this saying more than once or twice, but what does it actually mean? Every day, every hour, every minute, every second the world is physically revolving or rotating on an axis. As our planet revolves, it along with the inhabitants also evolves. Webster defines evolving as gradually developing or growing. With the process of evolution, our thought forms change as well as our physical appearances, surroundings, habits, and our needs. Our families change, we change our minds several times a day, and our schedules often change too. It seems...