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Lunar
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Lunar

Lunar Crescent lipsBetween hipsCreative energyFlowing, shifting, evolvingAs the seasons goIn sync with the tidal flowCalmer lightLess intensePure and beautifulCalm and peacefulKeeping secrets of the darkest hoursA time to heal and reclaim powerWith every phase and eclipseThe power of lips is magnifiedThe light hypnotizesMagic is createdNew reality is shapedWith more curvesAnd less words                                       It is my prayer that you use the energy of this super moon to heal, release, and let go. May you align with the Divine and let flow. Check out my favorite Full Moon Ritual if you need assistance tonight. Blessings to you, -Corinthian    
Featured Painting: “Naked”
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Featured Painting: “Naked”

About 3 months ago, I had a dream that this massive storm was over Dallas. I saw debris flying and flashes of downtown. Fast forward to June 9th and that dream became a reality when me and my kids were caught in this storm leaving the craft store. Hail was falling from the sky, lightning flashing, wind blowing, and both of my babies in the backseat crying while I was struggling to see clearly enough to get us home. I tried to take our normal route home only to see that there was a tree or bush in the middle of the road appearing to be on fire. I turned around and parked near an establishment so that our vehicle would stop swaying back and forth from the heavy winds. When the storm finally calmed down I proceeded to drive. Along the route home I noticed that several trees had fallen and...
Featured Painting: “Agony”
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Featured Painting: “Agony”

Agony: Extreme physical or mental suffering I painted this a few days after I painted Visions of Freedom . This was during a trying time for me. This was also my first day of "Sober September" when I made a conscious decision to let go of a habit that didn't serve me anymore. It was tough. I was struggling with other situations as well at the time. I knew I had two choices. I could allow everything that I was going through break me, which would have been easy. Or I could allow it to build me. I chose the latter and journeyed through the process. In some of the religions that I'm familiar with, suffering is a part of the human experience that leads to a spiritual awakening. That awakening is followed by a great reward. In the Bible for example, men like Job, Joseph, Daniel, Saul and the I...
Featured Painting: Visions of Freedom
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Featured Painting: Visions of Freedom

This piece was inspired by the visions and dreams that I was having about my daughter, Freedom, back in August before she was conceived as well as the visions and dreams that I had of freedom in the literal sense too during that time. It was a time of intense healing and divine transformation. The month before the blog's theme was "Just Freedom all July." I had a hunch to do an internal cleanse of my mind, body, and spirit. Then I started “Sober September” where I gave up things that didn’t serve me anymore and carried that momentum on into the real Sober October, which was also the blog's theme for that month. I took that a step further into “No Toxins November” which I also blogged about. Before I could finish the month of November, I had a positive early pregnancy test. I knew this was ...
I AM Mother Earth
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I AM Mother Earth

I am Mother Earth  Skin smoothly Resembling the dirt  Salt of the land  Slick as sand  Soil thrown   Strength is born  From the dust I emerge  Admire these features  Imperfect symmetry  The laziness in my left eye  Reminds me to embrace my creativity  Slanted eyes that see truth  Small ears  Yet still I hear Spirit  Full lips to speak with purpose  Wide nose taking in scents  Of this surface  I now realize my worth  I am Mother Earth    Drawing by Robert Williams
Healing Trauma Through Art: Meet Kaia Tyus
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Healing Trauma Through Art: Meet Kaia Tyus

Kaia Tyus is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She currently resides in Plano, Texas where she attends Richardson High School. Kaia is a member of the award winning Dallas Youth Poets Slam Team. One of the team's most recent achievements includes winning top 12 in the annual international youth competition, Brave New Voices. Aside from performing with her team, Kaia also frequents the stage solo to do shows in the DFW area. Kaia recently did the show, “In The Words of A Little Sistah” here in Dallas. In her free time, she interns at Healing Circle's events. Kaia enjoys writing poetry, journaling, and doing anything that allows her the opportunity to express herself freely. Some of Kaia's goals include being a traveling poet and a published author. She desires to relate to others as she tells ...
Damn Drugs
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Damn Drugs

I wrote this poem almost 2 years ago from a place of anger. I was angry seeing how drugs have and continue to destroy our communities. I was even angrier with the people in my life that use and how their actions effected me and those around them. This poem chilled in my notebook. Out of sight, out of mind right? Since then, I've edited and added to it. Now I can spit it from a place of love instead of bitterness. Since then I've healed. Damn Drugs Just this one time That hit you end up Chasing a lifetime Using up all lifelines The wealthy made it To profit off of Our ghetto losses While we wallow in debt To chase that hit Many soldiers have fallen Victim to the oppressor's poison Now living a life of disorder Daddies out the house And out on the streets Feening but can't bu...
Who Do You Think You Are?
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Who Do You Think You Are?

Psalms 82:6 "I have said, "You are gods, you are all children of the Most High" When you know exactly who you are You know exactly who you are not Nothing that anyone says Can shake you at your core Simply because you know who you are -The Book of Corinthian
The God in You
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The God in You

Mental detoxification Deprogram indoctrination Unlearn false information Physical elimination Increase hydration Consume more vegetation Spiritual purification Chakra calibration Resulting in liberation To awaken the God in you -The Book of Corinthian
What if God is a Woman?
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What if God is a Woman?

I didn’t know what love was Until I knew who God was I use to think that He Was this big harsh man Holding a book staring down from above But what if God is a woman? I believe that He is Not in the literal sense There is the masculine and the feminine Universal laws of gender In Genesis God said, "Let there be light" And then light there was If God was a man then we would need to see light bulbs Is it coincidental that women can only give life So If God is all masculine Then He must have a wife Women can create anything quick Give us groceries and we prep meals for the week Give us sugar and we make everything sweet Give us sperm and we labor a child Give us a brush and we paint the town We were not created for the hustle and bustle The masculine is the muscle We are...
Evolution
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Evolution

I painted this painting, "Evolution" back in June. Most times when I paint, I finish my painting in one sitting and I'm done with it. I leave all of the emotion on the canvas and I'm on to something else. This painting was different. I painted it over the course of days that turned into weeks. As the painting evolved so did I. One day I looked at it and finally felt that feeling of completion that I typically feel when I know that I'm done with a canvas. The painting looked completely different from the first day that I painted it. The full process was necessary to get this design. Each phase of it had to happen. The painting kept evolving and ended up being more beautiful than it was when I first started. I feel that this is true for myself. I am constantly evolving and I will continue...
Not On That Couch
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Not On That Couch

Black folks don't like therapy Nobody wants to admit That we have issues “Talking out loud to a stranger Is for white folks I'm okay with these meds I got my liquor too” When we begin to have honest and uncomfortable conversations regarding mental health, we can heal. Until then mental health remains a taboo subject as I have commonly seen it in the black community. Until then we are left to guess and wonder about the matter much less normalize healing. Feature Painting: "Shrink" (also available in my healing shop Visual Medicine and a description of its healing properties) Corinthian Elizabeth "All That is Love" The Book of Corinthian
Anarchy
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Anarchy

Featured Painting: "Anarchy" Babylon is falling Burning to the ground I smell the embers I feel the tingles in my crown Corinthian Elizabeth "All That is Love" The Book of Corinthian
“Wilderness”
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“Wilderness”

Featured Painting: “Wilderness” When I land I converse with angels Unknown languages Hidden messages Freedom is near No Exodus Corinthian Elizabeth “All That is Love” The Book of Corinthian    
Divine She
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Divine She

If the future is black And the future is female Does that mean that I’m it? The future? Or does that mean That there’s some of that In each of us? The feminine has been suppressed Since way back whenever If we heal that energy We can all be better Oh but the future is black too? Yes as we honor the yin and the yang Both sides The dark and the light Is when we as a people shall rise But how can you find the light If it’s never been dark? How can you make it to the end If you never acknowledge your start? How can you travel to the future If you can’t be honest with your past? How much will you appreciate victory If you’ve never came in last? Can you heal the feminine without Healing the masculine? Can you keep up With the questions I’m asking? If you can’t it’s ok...
Postpartum Gratitude
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Postpartum Gratitude

Feature Painting: "Grateful Hearts" Poetry: Postpartum Gratitude I am more than a mom Although I love being one My role does not define me But it enhances who I am at my core I am grateful for this responsibility And the experience in itself As I pour into my children May I continue to evolve Into my greatest self Corinthian Elizabeth "All Gifts in Love" The Book of Corinthian
I AM Love
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I AM Love

"I AM Love" Corinthian Elizabeth "All Gifts in Love" The Book of Corinthian
Can I Be Honest?
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Can I Be Honest?

Featured Painting: "Rage"   Can I Be Honest?   I feel everything so deeply right now I just want to cry My emotions are raging I want to eat a full meal Without stuffing my face I want x amount of sleep I want silence I want peace I don't want to be touched right now My baby is crying My milk ducts just had another let down I just want to be alone Left to just be Because here I am again Another baby Another city Another chapter in my life Where I feel like everything is spiraling Out of control Because I'm in this state of resistance Afraid to accept the blessings I've been gifted Sounds of static Feels of electricity And the two meet up And I feel more stuck More confused than ever My emotions getting the best of me My cheeks keep getting wetter F...
Deeper Appreciation
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Deeper Appreciation

Featured Painting: "Sacral Power" Poetry: “Deeper Appreciation” I love my stretch marks I grew a human I love these extra rolls They keeping me warm My iron is low these days anyway Baby on the boob Sometimes sleep takes Precedence over food But I love it Corinthian Elizabeth "All Gifts in Love" The Book of Corinthian "Sacral Power"
Emerging
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Emerging

Featured Painting: “Depression” Emerging Wallowing in a deep dark sea At the hands of my oppressor I was under six feet Doing the most Reaping the lesser Feet kicking at this pavement A victim of my own enslavement Would this be the end of me My demise maybe Any possibility to swim up To the surface For fresh air once or twice Is this life even worth it I bet the other side is nice Living to achieve death How does that go If Jesus wept Then I’m doomed fasho He was brutally killed And hung from a tree So why would my destiny be fulfilled What’s so special about me Then I woke up from my sleep And realized the answer was everything I cannot be another casualty I must create a better reality And be who God created me to be I must find a way to float In this murky ...
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Be True, Be Free

Don't hold emotions in When you want to scream Don't hold back tears When you want to cry Don't nod yes When you want to ask why That creates resistance In the instant That you express yourself truthfully You are able to be free Corinthian Elizabeth "All Gifts in Love" The Book of Corinthian Featured Painting "Emotions"
Painting: “Matrix”
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Painting: “Matrix”

Caught in the matrix Mental enslavement I've been trying to escape Corinthian Elizabeth "All Gifts in Love" The Book of Corinthian Featured Painting: "Matrix"
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"
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...