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Three Times The Love: How Being A Mom Has Made Me Better
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Three Times The Love: How Being A Mom Has Made Me Better

When my children’s birthdays come around, I experience rebirth. In the midst of another rebirth experience with Freedom’s birthday approaching on the same day as my book launch, July 11th, I can’t help but reflect on how much motherhood has shaped me and brought me closer to being my authentic self. As I was answering questions for interviews this weekend regarding my book launch, I did some reflecting. One of those questions (paraphrased) was how am I different now that I’m a mother, wife, and author than before these accomplishments. I remembered how when I first found out that I was pregnant with Jarvis Jr. and I felt a bit discouraged because I felt like my life was over as I knew it. I was 22 at the time so I felt like I had a lot of more life to live and experience before having chi...
Heavy Is The Head
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Heavy Is The Head

One thing that I’ve been extremely grateful for during this stay at home order is creating a new bond with my baby boy Legend. Before Freedom was born, Legend was practically glued to me. I always carried him, we were so close. I talk more about that in a past blog. Of course I thought when I had another baby that I would be able to manage being a mom of three and dividing my time up. I realized that it wouldn’t be so easy just minutes after giving birth to Freedom when I walked over to pick Legend up to let him know that he was still my baby. The nurses quickly told me that I could not lift anything heavier than Freedom. My heart was shattered that I wouldn’t be able to pick Legend up for a while. Then later I would experience extreme mommy guilt when I started working three weeks after ...
My Soul Teacher Lesson #17: Delayed, Denied, or Divine?
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My Soul Teacher Lesson #17: Delayed, Denied, or Divine?

Legend had a great month in May! He's gaining weight, growing taller, and controlling his episodes better when he throws up and struggles to breath. He has a new care team. He's been doing great in therapy exceeding the expectations that his old company had set for him. He's more alert and becoming increasingly active each passing day. He's showing up everyday and letting us know that God is still in control. We got good news a few days ago about his insurance and are on track to get a new team of specialist and additional therapy. A day after the good news we ran into a new stumbling block, but I know we will get through it. It's already being worked out for the good. I have a new alternative remedy that we will be trying this month too. As I look back over Legend’s life, I'm constantl...
Abundant April
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Abundant April

Spring is here, my favorite time of the year! I'm excited about this new month, "Abundant April" and all of the possibilities and opportunities that it holds. I can feel this powerful new moon in Aries in full effect and I'm taking full advantage of the productive and creative energies that it is bringing. The past 6 months have been challenging for me with learning of my new pregnancy, reality setting in that I would soon be a mother of 2 under age 2, my baby boy's recent diagnosis of a life threatening illness, having to rebuild myself once again after another battle with depression, and just trying to create balance while staying on top of things. While challenging it has been, my faith has also grown. I've become stronger, I've learned to ask for and receive help, and I've become a bet...
January the 18th
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January the 18th

Today is a special day I feel as though I am emerging again From a dark place I'm finding the light Within this time I'm being challenged to rise Above my greatest achievements And walk in my birthright of Abundance, strength, peace, and love For I am whole And no good thing will be Withheld from me That pertains to the highest level Of my soul's advancement On this journey of evolution -The Book of Corinthian
A Breast Cancer Love Story: Meet Survivor and Healer, Kristen “Nikki” Cook
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A Breast Cancer Love Story: Meet Survivor and Healer, Kristen “Nikki” Cook

My name is Kristen Nicolette Cook, my friends and family call me Nikki. From a very young age, I knew exactly what I wanted out of life. I mapped out my life including where I would attend college, the courses I would take, the degree I would obtain, my career after graduation, and even when I expected to meet my husband. I did this while in 6th grade and from that day on, I tried my best to go according to the plan. I’m pretty sure I heard God laugh a time or two. Deviating from this ideal plan, I ended up attending several colleges including Baylor University and Texas State University after graduating high school back in 2010. During my time at Texas State University, I donated a kidney to my aunt and gave birth to my precious, lively little girl, my sweet Olivia. While attending Lamar ...
The Rainbow
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The Rainbow

It's been raining off and on way more than usual here lately. My old self always hated rainy days for many reasons. I wouldn't so much as step outside for fresh air let alone go anywhere. Before I shaved my hair off, getting my hair wet was a no. Correction it was a hell no and that was for my permed hair and my natural hair. I would also sleep late and procrastinate when it came to doing anything productive. Now having a greater sense of awareness, I know the reason that I'm more affected by rainy weather is because I'm an empath. I feel everything. I feel the hurt and the sorrow the rain washes away. I feel the procrastination, laziness, and sadness that others have too regarding rainy days. Now that I know this, I use rainy days to heal. I use them to cry. I use them to wash away the so...
Magnificent
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Magnificent

I am the light I was created to shine I am love I was made to share it Across the Universe -The Book of Corinthian
Welcoming September
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Welcoming September

Dear September, I welcome you along with the gifts that you bring The manifestations planted in the spring I am prepared to reap this bountiful harvest My labor has not been in vain I am ascending to new levels of excellence This I shall proclaim I am creating balance from within mentally, physically, and spiritually For I know that nothing manifests outside of me Without doing the work internally as well as intentionally I am giving birth to something greater than I can fathom My life is now better than I ever imagined I am healed I am whole I was once under fire That has now transformed into gold Love, God's child
Be Present
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Be Present

Picture yourself driving down a busy freeway, you’re looking in your rear view mirror the entire time, and your car eventually crashes into another vehicle right in front of you. What did you expect? There’s a reason that you’re able to see clearly what’s in front of you out of the front windshield and that the rear view mirror only shows a fraction of what’s going on behind you. That’s where our main focus should be, on what’s in front of us right now. Now picture yourself driving, straining your neck to see 100 hundred miles ahead, and another vehicle crashes into the side of your car. What did you expect this time? Again you couldn’t see clearly. We can only see a short distance of what’s ahead of us out of the front windshield so that we can make sure that we are on the right path. A l...
Just Ask
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Just Ask

What if I told you that the Creator wants the very best for you? Would you believe me? Or would you just settle? Thing is you must "make your request known unto God" (Philipians 4:6) and believe that it's already yours. Whenever my son asks me for something (that won't harm him or anyone else) I make sure to get it if I don't already have it. When my baby cries I make sure to respond with what he needs the best I can. I'm often reminded of the Creator's love through parenting. The Creator of the Universe has access to all things in abundance. That abundance is our birthright. Surely we can ask for what we desire and trust that we shall receive it if it's in alignment with the Divine Will. "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he he...
My Soul Teacher Lesson #4: The Carrier
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My Soul Teacher Lesson #4: The Carrier

My baby boy, Legend, just made two months yesterday. Lately I've been carrying him around in a baby carrier. I'm able to put him in and the straps hold him up securely. As a result of this, I'm able to cook full meals, do laundry, clean, grocery shop with my oldest son, and more. I have been much more productive than I was before I started using the carrier. I get less frustrated and irritable. I also experience more peace and clarity while fulfilling daily tasks. Most importantly, I get to bond with Legend, give him the attention and care that he needs, and serve my family more efficiently. I get to be present. As I smiled expressing gratitude for how much easier the carrier makes my life, I thought of how much easier life is when I allow God to carry me. When I go on ego trips I try to d...
Self Love is the Best Love
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Self Love is the Best Love

What if you learned to love yourself fully? What if you realized that love is not blind? Love is the only thing That helps you see The true depths of another’s soul As you learn to honor their divinity Corinthian Elizabeth ”All That is Love” The Book of Corinthian 
Joy All June
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Joy All June

I am welcoming the month of June with an open heart and mind. I am in a state of gratitude as I embark on a new journey today. I am grateful for all that is and all that is to come. This is my season and I am open to continue to learn, grow, and heal. I am breaking down barriers while rising up as I embrace my divinity. I am thankful for the gift of this new month and I will make the best of it. And so it is! Corinthian Elizabeth “All that is Love” The Book of Corinthian
Going in for the Win
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Going in for the Win

I am grateful for everything that the year 2018 has brought so far. I am thankful for every lesson that I have learned and for every challenge that I have overcome. I am celebrating every loss that is setting me up to obtain more and better than I can even imagine. I am thankful for every set back that has prepared me to step up and see myself in a higher light. I am thankful for every tear that I’ve cried that has provided water for the seeds that I have so diligently planted. I am thankful for the pain that has fortified me to conquer the human experience with wisdom and purpose. I am so thankful for every fear that I have faced that has strengthened my faith. Even if I do not understand everything that has happened on my path I am trusting that everything is for my highest good seen and...
Receiving
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Receiving

I am being restored. I am being prepared for all that I have prayed for that is in alignment with God's will. I am being positioned to receive my heart's desires that are manifesting into the physical realm. I am so thankful. And so it is! Corinthian Elizabeth "All Gifts in Love" The Book of Corinthian
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...
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 #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...