As I elevate my mind pass the past wrongdoings of my inner recollections I feel as if I’m floating freely.
I’ve learned that I use certain things to remove pain but then I caused another kind in its place.
Being lost in the mind is like a wilderness with out light. It’s cold and lonely. As I push away those thoughts I’m finding that I can be the light that I need.
I want to get high on a cultivated culture. Which shows myself and others how to remove unhealthy thoughts and turns them into powerful gifts.
The gift of love, the gift of growing, the gift of succeeding, and the gift of inner beauty. For me to except myself I needed to uncover my flaws. I’ve forced myself to see the damage. It hasn’t been easy to face myself in the mirror. I have to say it’s definitely been worth it.
Today I want to encourage healing. Uncovering the truth shall set me free if I allow myself to cross old barriers and find new beginnings. I hope I encourage others to join me.
With gratitude I send you peace and blessings
The Summer of 2018
By C L Cunningham
Methodically the summer breeze sets my mindset at ease as I lay in this chair. Legs up and messy pineapple puff I type away with thoughts of you.
I don’t know what you’re doing right now or even if you’re alone. Yet all I want to do is be next to you.
Light touches and a warm embrace. If life is a race into those arms I’m in first place as I reach for your love to pull me towards you.
My dinner date for two as hours turn into weeks and weeks into months as I wait for the universe to bring you to me or me to you.
Some would call me foolish for hoping but hoping is better than dreaming so why shouldn’t I love you at my best?
I’ve seen you search for me even when you didn’t know what you were searching for and still our hearts found one another.
We are beyond magic.
We are infinite and that’s all we’ll ever need.
Painted fingers dipped in water colors spreading across the paper expressing child like memories of a naive mind.
Art is the hands expression of words. It gives hope to the hopeless. Beauty in places that no one else thought were beautiful. It brings smiles on faces and love in hearts.
An artist is a creator of visual magnificent works. Images that remind me to indulge in the landscape of this universe.
As a mother and educator I love giving children experiences in creativity. It pushes their minds to explore different ways of thinking.
I use art for my comfort. I use art to help me expand my words and bring pictures to my train of thought. I simply enjoy art and artist. I loved art classes even though I’m not the greatest artist out here lol.
I find myself browsing Pinterest for creative visual art. I’m fascinated by the powerful spirits that let their light shine through paintbrushes and pencils.
Day 18 of grateful January and today’s question is what piece of art are you grateful for. I actually have a few that stand out but my most favorite artist have been my tribe of children.
C. L Cunningham
Happy Thoughtful Thursday 🌹
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Morning has come and I’m rested and well adjusted to the energy that is this here earth.
Apple in hand and a harmonic tune in my heart I ask for instructions on matters close to me.
Knowing that I don’t always have the answers inside of me I wait. For the natural shift of nature to do it’s bidding in it’s own time.
Today I plan to allow peaceful thoughts and feelings to fill up any empty space outside of my life. To strive for serenity when anything seems off and calm when my outer shell becomes rattled.
I’m sending as well as receiving positive flow.
Gratitude for this day. Gratitude for this way of life. Gratitude for the blessings that cover me daily.
Happy Thursday y’all ❄️
Namaste from Nebraska
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Found myself up early getting my morning cup of zen. Headphones on enjoying meditation music and sending my son off to school with positive vibes.
Took a mini nap and awoke to the sound of the phone. On the other end was someone that I used to know.
Unfortunately I can’t relate to them anymore. It pains me when life turns friendships into nothing. I constantly pray for that someone. I hope his life turns out amazing even though I won’t be in it.
Maybe life will surprise me.
I tend to be alone in my own space contemplating life. Analyzing my mistakes and my triumphs. Of course like anyone else I would like to see everything go right.
I would like to see everyone be happy. I’d like to make the whole world dance but not everyone is in the mood for music. So be it. Guess I’ll make a cup of coco and put some marshmalleys in it to make me smile.
Wishing you and yours a happy Thursday ✨
Protecting the unprotected.
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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Video courtesy of YouTube
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. ✨
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Artist Eva Ruiz