Winner 

Grateful January was a wonderful way to kick off the new year. I’m pleased to announce that @chantecali11 from the Findingkandee Instagram won the giveaway. She received a $10 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of my book By The Dawn’s Blue Light. 

Congratulations 🎉🎉

Thank you everyone who entered 💙

  
Have a great night everyone 

C. L Cunningham 

Access granted 

Protecting the unprotected. 

Beautiful. 

Namaste.

  
I love it when someone teaches me how to protect my soul and spirit. It’s a blessing to receive a message. I stopped in on another one of my day ones today.

I went to church today y’all.  Whaaat. 

It’s been her family’s church for decades and I called myself popping in at the end and got a whole sermon. I needed one. 

Afterwards big sis talked to me and her words refreshed my spirit. That’s what people who love me do for me. Revive and renew my mind. 

Thank you for following my journey. Thank you for allowing my words to speak to you. 

As I watch these Soul train awards and enjoy a comfortable time this Sunday. I’m still in a good mood. A little wine in my cup doesn’t hurt either.

Yesterday I learned a word from a blogger here on WordPress. Gaslighting. To manipulate someone’s mind with trickery.

My advice to those suffering from the effects of this world. You are under no obligation to make your life an open book. You have the right to protect your struggles, your gifts, and your story. 

Keep your head up baby! It’s gonna be alright. Here’s a song to uplift your heart.

C. L Cunningham 

Peace and blessings ✨🦋

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Saturday night in

In a culture to critique the norms I stand outside looking in. Today I’m happy. Dancing and singing enjoying the beat of my own drum. Little things mean a lot. 

Watching Twilight and nestled up writing this blog, the day isn’t what it seems. Too much emphasis on the reaction to an action is the bothersome business of others and ain’t nobody got time to worry about that.

  
I’m still trying to make love last and leave the past behind. I hope it lets me live for the now. 

That’s the best thing I can do. Plans for the future have twists and turns and I hate almost every bit of it. Not because of the lack of hope but because I’m ready to embrace my place on my own. I’m ready to be excited and vocal about my dreams and our destiny. Like a kid in a candy store I want to pick out this and that. Color schemes and locations are the visual art that I want to see. 

Waiting is a game and I’m up to bat. I’m calling fouls early so I can end the inning on a default. Picky picky picky. Call me impatient as usual.

Sometimes freedom of the mind starts with matters of the heart. I’m thankful that mine is still protected my by my protection.

Pushing forward for change. Funny how it happens right before your eyes for those of us who are looking. 

Live for today. Tomorrow isn’t promised. Quotes to live by. Do some yoga. Veg out if you can. Take a hot shower or relax in a quiet place. Find your center and embrace your truth. Reminders that keep me calm. 

  
I hope they’re helpful for anyone who’s reading too. ✨
C.L Cunningham 

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