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My Soul Teacher Lesson #16: Run
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My Soul Teacher Lesson #16: Run

I pulled up to Jr.'s school on Friday. I asked him if he was going to have a good day. He said yes. There was no hesitation, tears, or hints of fear in his voice. He said, "I'm not going to cry at nap time today because you always come back to get me." As many times as Jarvis Sr. And I have reassured Jr. that one of us will always pick him up from school and that we will never leave him, this is the day that it finally clicked for him. When we walked to his class out on the playground, he ran away to go play without telling me bye. His teachers were elated too to see his enthusiasm. I waved and walked away with the reminder from above that as I too leave my comfort zone and run through the doors that have already opened for me, God will always be there for me and will never leave me.
Magical May Motherhood Edition
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Magical May Motherhood Edition

Welcome to Magical May! Last month for Abundant April I got to witness God's abundant favor in a major way! Not only did I experience this favor but I also saw God's hands working in my family and love one's lives too. So many great things happened and I am forever grateful. I'm expecting the momentum to continue this month, hence the name "Magical May". I'm praying that this month God works magic in your life too as you receive all the love, peace, and happiness that your soul desires! The Creator loves you and so do I! May is also always a magical month for me because it's my birthday month. I always experience a rebirth around this time. I've also experienced rebirths each time that I've brought a new life into this world and I feel it happening again as I'm preparing for my baby gir...
What Happened When I Stopped Eating Meat
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What Happened When I Stopped Eating Meat

Around the summer of 2016, I started my journey with eliminating meat from my diet. I knew one that I would "go vegan" I just didn't know how soon it would happen for me. First, I eliminated beef by eating more ground turkey. Next, I cut pork and started eating more chicken. By the end of that year I had cut chicken and turkey. I was eating more fish. I was now a full blown pescatarian, if you must give it a name. Pescatarians abstain from eating any meat with the exception of fish. With this new diet, I had been seeing major changes. I was confident that soon I would be done with fish too to see more of a transformation. In February 2017 when I went back to Louisiana, I went backwards with my eating habits. I started back eating the fried chicken that I once loved so much. I noticed that ...
Ways to Do a Mental Detox
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Ways to Do a Mental Detox

Whenever I would hear someone say anything about detoxing, I would automatically assume that they were referring to a physical detox. They probably were talking about flushing their bodies of toxins by using detox tea, sweating, or whatever their preferred method may have been at the time. While those methods may have produced desired results, physically detoxing isn't the only way to cleanse. Its equally as important to detox our minds as well to ensure that we maintain optimal mental health. Here are some natural ways that have worked for me when it comes to clearing my mind of all of the junk that accumulates over time. Silence Practice sitting in complete silence for at least 10 minutes a day. You can plan this time and set aside a special space or this could mean using your toil...
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...
Affirmations for Postpartum Depression
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Affirmations for Postpartum Depression

After giving birth, a woman's hormones change altering her emotional state aside from the physical aspects of delivering a life into this world. With my oldest son, I experienced postpartum depression in what seemed like the worst way. It took me almost a year to feel "normal" again. When I got into spiritual healing, I was able to identify some of the root causes of my postpartum depression experience in conjunction with the physical, emotional, and hormonal changes. Some of those were: Fear of embracing change Feeling unworthy Lack of self-care and self love Living in the past Guilt and shame Setting unrealistic expectations This time after giving birth, my mental and emotional health has been just as important if not more important than my physical health. I’m still working...
My Soul Teacher Lesson #6: No Cracks in the Foundation
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My Soul Teacher Lesson #6: No Cracks in the Foundation

Jarvis Jr. was building a tall structure with his blocks until it toppled over and the blocks came tumbling down. He got upset. I told him that his structure was too tall and that he needed to put it down on something while building instead of holding it in his hands. I started to look for a box or something to sit the blocks on. Jarvis interjected and said, "You have to build a strong foundation when you're building something that tall." I couldn't help but smile and take in the lesson here. There are days when I get weary and anxious because things aren't happening as fast as I would like for them to. I have to remember that building a solid foundation takes time and patience. If there are cracks in the foundation, the building will eventually crumble. I'm thankful for the lesson in m...
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...
My Soul Teacher Lesson #5: But It’s Necessary
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My Soul Teacher Lesson #5: But It’s Necessary

I started tummy time with Legend when he was a little over 2 weeks. He’s now 2 months. He absolutely hated it then and he still does now. He grunts, groans, and kicks his legs in agony when he realizes that he's not able to move as freely as he can when he's on his back. Being an empath, I feel sad with him but I have to allow him to go through this experience. It's necessary for his growth and development although it's uncomfortable. Getting his neck strong is necessary for him to gain independence and develop his gross motor skills. As a result of tummy time, he’s already able to hold his head up for short periods of time and roll over. He doesn't understand yet how what seemed painful was actually strengthening him and preparing him for the next level. But you know hindsight is 20/20. T...
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 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...
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"
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...
15 Affirmations for Anxiety
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15 Affirmations for Anxiety

In one of my latest posts, I provided some methods that I have found helpful in managing anxiety. In the spiritual sense, anxiety can result from a lack of trust. This lack of trust shows up as a lack of trust in God, in self, in others, and in the process of life. Here are some affirmations that help me bring my mind into alignment with my spirit and reconnect with the Creator and all that is. I acknowledge that I am fearful regarding the future. I am choosing faith in the midst of my fears and moving forward with confidence, courage, and wisdom. I am choosing to return to the present moment and I am making the best of it. I am focusing on the here and now. I believe that life is unfolding exactly as it should. All things are working together for my highest good. I release m...
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")
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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
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 ...
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...
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...