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Podcast Episode 1 Season 1
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Podcast Episode 1 Season 1

The Book of Corinthian now has a podcast called “Backpacks and HairWraps”! The first episode of season 1 is now available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Anchor, Pocketcasts, & more platforms! This first episode is called “Healing Your Inner Child”. It includes some spoken word poetry that’s featured in my new book, Beauty in the Bayou and also a guided meditation that you can use anytime to help you with getting to the root of issues that may have stemmed from your childhood. Tune in here! I’m excited to share a new chapter with you with the Backpacks and HairWraps podcast! Think of it as healing, art, and inspiration coming through your speakers! New episodes will air every other Thursday! Please send me your feedback! I look forward to hearing from you!
Day 1 of Self-Care: Confidence Through Nail Art
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Day 1 of Self-Care: Confidence Through Nail Art

I started going to the nail shop to get my nails done religiously every two weeks back when I was in the 9th grade. Some time shortly after that I started getting pedicures too and then soon eyebrow waxes followed. Each trip I would get new color schemes most times with designs. This became “my thing” that manifested into one of my favorite acts of “self-care” back before the term became trendy. I carried this with me to college even when times got hard. If I had to work extra shifts, sell some of my clothes on eBay, or pick up another side job, I was going to find my way to the nail shop. When I started my motherhood journey 5 years ago I completely stopped getting my nails done. I felt like I didn’t have extra time to go to the nail shop. I figured that any extra money that I had need...
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 ...
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...
Use What You Got
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Use What You Got

Where will I get the money to do this? When will I find the time to do it all? How will I get the resources that I need? Do any of these questions sound familiar to you? When God showed me the vision for my life I found myself asking all of the above on several occasions. Sometimes these thoughts creep back up on me when I find myself getting overwhelmed. Then I remember this, God will not give you a vision without providing all you need to bring it into fruition. I know it's not always so easy to just blindly trust when you can't see how things are going to work out, but one thing we can do is use what we have. Last month I really wanted to paint but I didn't have anymore canvases and all of my paint brushes were ruined. I needed to buy more supplies but my budget did not allow for me to...
Some Confidence
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Some Confidence

The featured image is one of my paintings, "Lost Souls". There is freedom in knowing who you are. Discovering who I am not has taken me on a journey to discover who I truly am. Here is an affirmation for today: I am confident in who I am. Nothing or no one can shake who I am at the core of my foundation. I am unapologetically me. I am an expression of love. I am proof of grace. I am Divine. I am a being of light. Above all, I am love and I am thankful that God loves me. Own who you are today. You're God's own. Live in that. -A page from The Book of Corinthian
Ego Deaths
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Ego Deaths

Less fear More love Less control More trust Featured Painting: "Fear" Corinthian Elizabeth "All That is Love" The Book of Corinthian
Choices
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Choices

I've been renewed My past does not define me I have been set free Today is another empowering step Along the path to my destiny I am choosing the freedom That has already been promised to me I choose to live And so it is! Featured Painting: "Details” Corinthian Elizabeth "All That is Love" The Book of Corinthian
Elevation
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Elevation

I am emerging into greatness I am spreading my wings I am soaring high I am achieving great things I am well loved I am abundantly blessed I am saying yes To receiving the best Featured Painting: “Emerging” 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
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...
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...
Growth
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Growth

Today I ask that You silence my ego And burn away my pride In all of my ways may I Acknowledge You, God inside May I grow today And become a better version of me Expand my consciousness Please open my spiritual eyes to see May I serve diligently May I remember that the Divine Plan is not about me But about the kingdom I am thankful to be chosen To build it Corinthian Elizabeth "All that is Love" The Book of Corinthian Featured Painting: Growth
The Call
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The Call

Imagine this. God gives you a vision with no blueprint of how to get there. You answer the call and you go on a journey. You think the journey is about physical manifestations. Then you find out that your job is to become the vessel designed to manifest that vision into the physical. From the beginning, it’s an inside job. “How can I serve You today? What would You have me to do? Show me how to lead others closer to You. Be my own example?” “Yes, my child that is the answer. You lead the way. The light is in you. Call on me so that I may shine through.” “Thank you God for answering my call I love you and I’m grateful for it all.” Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and all things shall be added unto you.” Luke 17:20-...
Worthy
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Worthy

Today I give thanks for all that I have And for all that I am My cup runneth over I have much to be grateful for I am open to expansion And to see what God has in store God created me with purpose I am thankful that God Believes that I'm worth it Corinthian Elizabeth All that is Love The Book of Corinthian Featured Painting: “Deserving”    
Joy Really Does Come in the Morning
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Joy Really Does Come in the Morning

I really know what it means now when they said "Joy comes in the morning." I feel that in my bones on a new level. I'm not talking about the fake a smile, tell everyone its okay, and avoid my truth kind of joy. But the I went through something and I grew though something kind of joy. The kind of joy that I can now experience after appreciating "Purpose in the Pain" and accepting that "After the Pain Comes Power". This past week was challenging for me but I continued to fight. I love the human experience. It has this way of humbling you and fortifying you all at the same time. I'm grateful that the Creator's plan is perfect. It's another day Another piece of the journey I've been gifted with breath in my lungs And new opportunities for learning I am choosing to take advantage of the A...
Forgive
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Forgive

May I be quick to empathize May I learn to forgive Open up my heart and Guide me to use my gift To make earth A better place to live Corinthian Elizabeth “All Gifts in Love" The Book of Corinthian Featured Painting: “Forgiveness”
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"
Now
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Now

Free yourself of all worries Doubt cannot live here Do not be burdened by the future That is being handled Have no fear All you have is this moment now Just give your best Do what you can It will all work out Do not fret about tomorrow As the days come and go Learn to be present And let the journey unfold Corinthian Elizabeth “All Gifts in Love" The Book of Corinthian
15 Affirmations for Depression
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15 Affirmations for Depression

In the spiritual sense, depression can have many deeply rooted causes. Some of those causes are: not being able to move on from the past resisting change believing that things should be happening differently and not accepting what is harboring resentment, regret, guilt, and shame deep in the subconscious not processing pain but instead attempting to mask it trying to mask who one truly is not answering to one's higher calling by avoiding it feeling and believing that one is not living up to their full potential I have felt and experienced all of the above at different times. Whatever the cause, depression lowers our vibrational state and we operate in lower energy fields bringing on sickness, attracting negative situations, and having poor mental, physical, and...
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 ...
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
Willing
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Willing

I give thanks to the Creator from Whom all blessings flow I am open to receive all that You will have me to know I will use my hands to serve I will live from my heart and love I will find power in all that You made me of 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...
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...