Catch the Crazy Curve Ball

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Catch the Crazy Curve Ball

Here’s it’s coming, I can see it, hurtling like a shooting star through the midnight sky – whoosh!! Go on…..catch it, catch the crazy curve ball….

Are you ready to take on the challenge of catching the crazy curve ball of life? This thing’s fast, furious and forever fetching.

Keep your eye on the ball – watch it, will it towards you and weather the storms that try to shake your stance.

Visualise yourself, everyday catching the crazy curve ball, I know you’ve got this one, I know you’re strong, brave and full of determination.

There is no crazy curve ball out there, that’s gonna take you down.

Let’s smash this one, catch the crazy curve ball!!

It’s your life, go get it!!

Clarabelle

You Can Achieve

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You Can Achieve

Design your life,
the way it should be,
from the money in your pocket,
to feeling free.
To the sounds in your life,
and the books you do read,
who you’re around
and everything you need.
Take the time,
to plan it out well,
make it happen,
under your spell.
True magic exists,
when you really believe,
that a fulfilling life,
you can achieve.
Take in the knowledge,
embrace the dream,
collaborate with others,
work as a team.
Go to work on yourself,
and measure it all,
progress will motivate you,
this is your call.

Where Do You Want To Be One Year From Now?

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4 Questions with Fulfilling Answers

  1. Where do you want to be one year from now?
  2. What do you want to have achieved for yourself one year from now?
  3. How are you going to make it happen?
  4. What will it feel like/be like for you when you get there?

The above questions are questions I have been asking myself lately and it is so important for me that I address them. You see if I don’t ask myself these questions I may be tempted to “drift” I may easily keep on doing what I’ve always been doing and then hey, I’ll get what I’ve always got.

So you see, you and I, if we want to change our lives for the better, if we want to challenge ourselves to a more aspiring life, a more fulfilling vision, then we must ask ourselves these 4 questions and we must take steps daily and consistently in order to get to where we want to be one year from now.

At present, you may think, one year away is quite far away, however, believe me, the time will move very fast and you must appreciate your precious time.

If you are like me and you want to live a better life then you must see these questions as “I MUST” answer, rather than “I SHOULD” answer.

I sat down last night and I wrote out the answers to these questions for myself, I visualised me being in that place that I want to be one year from now and I visualised what I will look like and what it feels like and it gave me the greatest feeling ever.

Take some quiet time today to answer these questions for yourself, that’s if you want to change, maybe you feel you don’t need to or don’t want to, maybe you are already living the life that you desire and that you are being, doing and having everything that you have ever dreamed of.  If that is you, I congratulate you, you are very blessed and I am so happy for you.

One year from now……where do you want to be?

Think about it, feel about it, do about it.

Yes You Can,

Clarabelle

 

Perpetual Light

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We all have a perpetual light shining inside of us.  See your own perpertual light as an opportunity to grow and a guiding way for taking inspired action towards your dreams.  This poem about perpetual light is for you:

Perpertual Light

Perpetual light,
With all its shine.
A beautiful magnet,
Colourful divine.
It brings dear hope,
Love and giving.
A sparkling dream,
A life worth living.
It flickers in time,
It graces your heart.
Your perpertual light,
Is born at the start.

By Clarabelle

 

I Need You To Believe

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I need you to believe in you, you have to believe in you, that’s your first step, that’s the first little baby step that you have to take…..Just Believe.

BELIEVE IN YOU

BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAMS

BELIEVE IN YOUR POTENTIAL

BELIEVE YOU ARE LIVING THE LIFE THAT YOU WANT

BELIEVE YOU CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN FOR YOURSELF

BELIEVE

BELIEVE

JUST BELIEVE IN YOU

I believe in you,

Clarabelle

Results Will Show

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You’ve got a plan right, a plan that will show you the results you want eventually…..Yes, this may take time, yes I know it’s not likely to happen overnight, but if you dig in deep, hang in there, keep going…..just you keep going – Believe me, you WILL eventually start to see the results that you are looking for.

I know progress can sometimes be really slow in the beginning and that can be quite frustrating at times and demotivating, but you know what, to build up your inner strength, you must keep going through the slow parts, because it’s these early trying days that really matter. You can’t get the true results without this stage, so just you keep going, keep going, KEEP GOING my beautiful friend.

Love Clarabelle

New Now New You

Why wait for the New Year to come before you makes positive changes in your life. Forget “New Year New You”, think and apply my new motto,

New Now New You

Change now, why wait?

Happy love to you, Clarabelle

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Get a Plan that Works

I have a plan, a vision, a strong desire for changing things for myself for the better and you know what, the plan is working, it is starting to show me results in the areas I am wanting them.

I think it really does go to show, that you get more of what you focus upon, this is so true. You do have to put the work in though, but if it’s a strong passionate desire you’re working towards, then the work is never an issue and often the work is a complete joy.

I have a plan, a BIG plan and it’s working.

I urge you today to get yourself a plan, and then put it into daily action, yes, moment to moment, go to work on your plan – it may take some time but you will get there, believe me, YOU WILL.

What does your action plan look like?

Clarabelle

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Things Not Moving Fast Enough For You?

Things not moving fast enough for you? Then I guess the Universe feels you’re not quite ready yet for the amazing success that is chapping at your door.

“But I’m ready to answer, right now” I hear you say. Well what are you going to do about it? What?

You know there is always something you can do, I know you know that. Go on then answer, but please make sure you open the right door.

“How will I know?”

Because it’s the one that you are most excited about opening, the one that makes you truly come alive inside…….yes, that’s the door you must open.

Open the door to your dreams.

Love, Clarabelle

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Do It With Pride

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Celebrate how far you’ve come and welcome the journey of tomorrow.  Today is your blessing, today be grateful for everything you have achieved so far, you’ve done good you know, you’ve done real good!! This poem’s for you.

Do It With Pride

The bells’s ringing,
I’m ready to go
Are you with me?
Bring on the show.

Smiles in your pocket
Hope on your back
Plough through all weathers
Get back on track

Start where you are
Think always good
Be kind to yourself
Don’t say “should”

Come on my friend
You’re almost there
One more step
A little more care

Concentrate, focus
Have faith in your stride
Go a little further
Do it with pride.

By Clarabelle

The Test is Now

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Whilst going for your dreams, you are always being tested by life.  But there is much beauty and true wisdom in the lessons we learn from “going for it” on this journey.

You have to stay super focused amongst the everyday distractions and this is when you can really tell if it is your true burning passionate desire to achieve this goal.  If it wasn’t, you’d most certainly be very tempted to give up as soon as it gets a little tough.  It is at these times, a super passionate person would dig in even deeper, put in extra effort to really stay on track or take things up a level.  A determination like no other will spur you on to keep going and you will stay resilient towards achieving the goal in hand.

This is me and I want this to be you too.  This is where I am at and I am telling you, nothing is going to stop me and I want you to feel the same about your dreams and goals in life.  I am building up serious momentum each and every day and I am starting to feel the spark lighting up inside of me.  I want the best ever life for you and for me and I do hope your focus, determination and inner strength is as strong as mine and if not even stronger.

If I can do it, You can do it, We can do it – Let’s do it!!

Happy days to you,

Clarabelle

There’s Something in the Air

I had a fascinating conversation with my mum today and my interpretation of that chat is shared in this poem below. She started it with “There’s something in the air…..”

There’s Something in the Air

There’s something in the air,
I feel it in my heart.
I’m not sure what it is,
Or when it all did start?

It’s a strange sensation,
Floating around me.
Connected to your being,
With friends and family.

I do believe it’s good,
Nothing there to fear.
There’s been lots changes,
In and around here.

I never really say this,
Call it intuition.
Bringing better vibes,
Welcoming the transition.

So travel on this journey,
For there I see a sign,
Shining on your heart,
So beautiful and divine.

You’ve been so very brave,
Starting all over again.
Breaking down the barriers,
Freeing you from pain.

I do believe it’s fate,
Knocking on your door.
Giving you new experiences,
Encouraging you to explore.

I now see your commitment,
I know your soul breathes in.
Strength and fighting spirit,
Serendipity will win.

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Feeling Blessed

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Sharing some happy tears with you today.

In 1996 I replied to a newspaper advert, pen friends for people in the British Army – I thought it would be a nice thing to do.

On the 13th January 1997 I received my first letter from Steve, he was 23 years and had been serving in the British army since he was 18 years old, the airmail letter came from Bosnia. We never actually met, we just wrote to each other for a period of 2 years.

I was clearing out old papers from my mum’s house the other day and came across Steve’s letters to me – 31 of them.  Today I am reading all these letters again, I am happy, I am sad (but in a good way) and I have gained such heart warming inspiration from them, all over again….I wonder where Steve is now? I wish him very well

These are the little unexpected moments of life that put some true meaning and purpose into it all.  Feeling blessed.

Write a letter to someone today, go on, I know it would be a very lovely thing to do and you and the other person will get so much from it.

Love Clarabelle

Please note, that sadly after writing this blog post, I was so sad to find out that Steve passed away in September 2012 at the very young age of 39 years, I am so shocked. I will try my best to get in touch with his mum and forward his beautiful letters to her. He was so happy and full of life, such a loss to this world that he is no longer here. I think this is just a little reminder to us all that we must make the most of our lives and focus on the important things to us going forward. Clarabelle

It’s Only A Matter of Time

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It’s only a matter of time for your vision to come alive.  First you feel it in your heart, then you see it in your imagination, then you feel it moving in your bones and then it dances throughout your body….and only when it has flowed through all of those stages, only then it begins to take form.

It starts with one word, one step, one piece of the 100,000 piece jigsaw puzzle but it doesn’t matter how long it takes, because you know “your calling” is going to make it.  Listen to me my friend, it’s only a matter of time……because it is in silence of faith that dreams can be awakened.

So can I relate to the above?  Yes, you’ve got it, of course I can.  Almost 6 years ago, I was kind of laughed at because I said at the very start of my business that I was going to have my own books, my very own positive book range……I just knew what they were thinking, their faces said it all, but you know I BELIEVED, I really believed in me, I always do and sometimes I get off track but I always get back there, back to where I need to be.

I sit here today looking at my first Amazon paperback book,”Clarabelle’s Musings”, sitting on my home office desk and I am smiling with pure joy, excitement and adoration of what I see before me……for my heart is sitting on this table, my heart is painted on the pages of this book, making its way to you.

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So if you believe like I believed in me, when other people laughed at what I wanted to achieve for myself, may my own story inspire you to keep going my friend…..6 days, 6 months, 6 years, you’re going to make it…..it’s only a matter of time.

Much love to you, Clarabelle

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Who Are You?

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I wrote this last year for YOU.

You can also listen to the audio speech here:

Who Are You? You are special, a person with a heart, a loving heart, a soul, a singing soul, a spirit, a happy spirit.  You have dreams, great, great, dreams.  You have plans, big, big, plans.  You have faith, strong faith in the mystery of the unknown and YOU BELIEVE.

You believe with every part of your being that only magnificence lies before you.  You have a unique power that goes beyond the impossible.  You have an energy that attracts true abundance to you.  You are alive and are grateful for all that you are and for all that you are becoming.

You can create magic around you because you breathe and do with passion, every baby step that you take on this journey of life.

The miracle of all miracles is in you and in every path you come across.  Every heart that you touch, every soul that you inspire, every star that you catch and every rainbow that protects you from the storms.

You are at one with yourself, in the silence of all silences your spirit shines and your light guides you out of the darkness.

You fly, you soar, you reach for the mountain top and when you get there, you see far in the distance another higher mountain to climb.  But it is in the challenge of every challenge to only ever reach the top.  The top is never ending, the beginning is never new, life is, what it is.

Life is how you see it. 

Life is how you live it. 

Life is how you love it.

There is freedom, there is abundance, there is everything you need and want before you.  You can’t see it with your eyes, you can’t touch it with your hands but it is living, breathing and dancing around you.  This invisible space is your space, your space to fill with smiles, laughter, love, joy and happiness.  Nourish the space around you by nourishing peace from within, because even in stormy weathers you can find a calm place.

So go to the edge of the mountain top because it is waiting for you with open arms.  Other travellers want to hear your story, want to learn from your experiences, good or bad.  They want to know, what you know, to help them on their own journey of life.

Then you must find a quiet spot and listen to the sound of the wind, whispers of the greatest knowledge will come to you and you will use this wisdom to carry on.

Yes you may feel broken right now.

Yes you may have cried enough tears to fill a river.

Yes you may feel like a failure and all your self-worth and self-confidence has gone.

But I want to tell you something. It’s still there you know.  The best part of you is still living in you. You still have that spark. You still shine.  You are loved deeply and your heart knows this.
The mind can play games with our feelings, but the mind has no hold over the power of the heart.  Close your eyes, feel your heart, feel its energy, feel its power, let it grow inside of you.

You are very special and you can and will do this. You will turn your life around for the better.

This is the moment that counts, this is when you decide enough is enough.  This is when you say “I am strong, I am better than that and I believe in me and my potential.  I am whatever I choose to be and I choose to be what I believe in my heart.  I am my greatest dreams, I am.”

Never settle for too little because you have such a lot and to not unleash your true talents into this world would surely keep you from the wisdom that is truly yours.

Trust in you, trust in your abilities, trust that everyone is asking similar questions and this is your time to fight back.  This is your time to answer with your heart.  This is your life, to love, to live, to learn and to lead.  Capture that feeling in your heart right now, let it flow through every vein in your body, let it illuminate you with drive, determination and self-discipline, now mix it with passion and purpose and you’re on your way.

You are free now, free to make the right choices and decisions in life that will make you the BEST EVER YOU.  Your new life awaits – make every moment count and GO GET IT, because nobody deserves it more than you.  You have all the qualities within you to make it.  Thrive, grow and shine NOW and FOREVER.

By Clarabelle.

If you think this will help someone, please please share. Thank you.

Don’t Rush the Process

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It’s easy to feel frustrated that things are moving as fast as you would like them to, that progress seems slow or non-existent at present.  However, have faith and patience that the results will come and that you will achieve the right outcomes for you.  Frustration can be a good thing, it just means you’re ready, you’re ready for CHANGE……and once you’re ready, well anything can happen, believe me….and it positively will.

Don’t rush the process, because in time the rewards will come, so keep putting in every effort to the little things and big changes will appear.

Positive change is on it’s way for you.

Love Clarabelle

Let’s Get Going!!

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A motivational poem for you:

Let’s Get Going

Let’s get going,
Don’t you stop.
Keep your head up,
Beep beep bop.
See the goal,
In your eyes.
Feel and believe,
It’s your surprise.
So soldier on,
Break through it all.
Imagine your life.
Over the brick wall.
At the rainbow’s end,
Celebrate your glory,
This is your life,
This is your story.

By Clarabelle.

Let’s get going my friends, you and me, let’s get going today!!

Love Clarabelle

Enough is Enough

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I wrote this poem to inspire you:

Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough,
That’s what he said.
Forget the past,
Get out of bed.
When all ain’t well,
When times get bad.
Remember the happy,
Not the sad.
Focus on giving,
Give all you’ve got.
Put yourself first,
Pick up your trot.
Set mini goals,
Ones you’ll achieve.
Momentum will build,
The more you’ll believe.
The time has come,
Be all you can be,
Take a stance now,
Forever you’ll be free.

By Clarabelle.

It’s your life, go get it!!

Strengthen the Mind

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The mind is like a loose cannon, if you don’t control its direction, goodness knows where you’ll end up.  A lot of change and unsettlement can unrest the mind and may not feel really good.  The first step is being aware that your current thinking isn’t serving you well and then you must take steps to put it back on track.  Whatever that is for you.  I have a few personal strategies in place that work for me when my mind runs away with crazy stupid thoughts that I know I don’t benefit from.  Motivational anything does it for me, I have figured out that if I am around motivational people, motivational words, I watch or read anything motivational it inspires me to take control of my thinking so that it serves me best.  So I will end this short blog post today with some motivational words for you today, here goes:

YOU GOTTA…

You gotta help yourself, you gotta believe that you can change for the better, you gotta feel it in your heart and have deep faith that better days are on their way to an even better YOU.  You gotta start with any type of negative thinking that doesn’t serve you well, you gotta replace that thinking with more positive thoughts, more positive intentions and you’ve gotta do whatever you need to do to change it up for yourself, to make it better, to turn each dull moment into a brighter sunny day.  You don’t need to wait for the sun to come out, it’s already there, shining inside of you.  Believe me, if you master your thoughts, you’re half way there to entering the door of your dreams.

And remember, you don’t always need to look outside for the sun.

Wishing you a day filled with inspired action.

Love Clarabelle

 

Great Spirits of the Loch Ness Marathon 2013

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It is with great pleasure that I share this blog post with you today because it is about the successful completion of my third marathon since I did my first one in November 2007. Yes, we did it, my friend Jamie Haugh and I successfully completed the Loch Ness Marathon on Sunday, 29 September 2013 in Inverness, Scotland.

At the start of the Loch Ness Marathon
At the start of the Loch Ness marathon

If I’m honest it was my toughest marathon course to date because it was very hilly, much control is required at the downhills and much strength and stamina is required on the up hills and there was quite a lot of them!!

Coffee for Clarabelle, before the marathon
Coffee for Clarabelle, 1 hour before the start of the Marathon

It was a marvelous day though and I was very mindful of embracing the day as much as possible, as I was thinking this was may be my last marathon.  🙂

Jamie Haugh at the marathon start line
Jamie Haugh at the marathon start line

Great Spirits

Jamie and I were in great spirits before the marathon started, we had such a laugh and got chatting to some other runners….I would like to give these people a mention:

  • Thank you to Mo whom I met on the train heading to Inverness, Mo was doing her first marathon and I am delighted to say she successfully completed it in an amazing time.
  • Thank you to the other marathoners who were staying at No.29 B&B Accommodation in Inverness, we had a right laugh at breakfast on marathon morning….Frank was doing his first marathon and I am so pleased to say he did it. He has already committed himself to doing it again next year, he’s on a mission to break the 4 hour barrier.
  • Thank you to John Tougher, a friend from High School, whom we met for dinner the night before the marathon, John is “proper” runner and the Loch Ness was his 10th marathon, well done John on completing your 10th marathon in an amazing time.
  • Thank you to Martin who was doing his first marathon, I used to work beside Martin’s lovely wife Ruth and we had been updating our marathon training progress on Facebook.  It was lovely to bump into Martin at the race start, amongst the sea of 4000 runners, there he was standing just in front of me.  It was great to be able to personally wish each other well.  Martin successfully completed his first marathon, well done Martin, you did it!!
  • Thank you to Gerry whom we chatted to for a while before the marathon started, Gerry had some wonderful stories to tell us, he made us laugh, I don’t know how Gerry did but he has completed many many marathons so I have no doubt he successfully completed it…no doubt whatsoever, so I will say in confidence, well done Gerry.  🙂
  • Thank you to all the other marathoners we had a wee chat to along the route, some really inspirational people running for some great charities and it was really wonderful to see and be part of.
  • Thank you to all the supporters along the route and the hundreds of people lined across the streets of Inverness leading up to the finish line, I always had a smile for everyone of you because you helped me get through the last few miles much easier.  “Go girl in the orange top”, thank you to the lovely person who cheered me on at the last mile I significantly remember you shouting that at me.  🙂
  • And last but certainly not least, thank you to Jamie Haugh for his company throughout the whole trip, we had such a laugh, played the “Positivity” game at 13th mile and the “I Am Strong” affirmation game at the 15th mile and you kept my spirits high, you did it, your second marathon this year, what an amazing achievement and you should be so proud of yourself.  Well done Jamie 🙂 🙂 🙂
Nessie at the marathon finish line
Nessie at the marathon finish line

The question is on, “Will I do another marathon?”, well, I haven’t broke the 5 hour barrier yet, I am 1 minute out……it is kinda annoying me hahahah, let’s just wait and see, I am contemplating it…..contemplating!!!  🙂

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October – Question of the Month

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Welcome to October’s question of the month post.  At the beginning of every month I like to pose a question for you to contemplate and I will also share my own answer to the question for you.  October’s question:

Question:

Now that we’re in the the final quarter of 2013, it is good to reflect on your achievements of the year so far.  What are you most proud of achieving this year so far?

Answer:

This is a difficult one to answer for me because I honestly feel there are so many things that I am proud of achieving this year so far and a lot of it is not always immediately obvious to the outside world because a lot of it is related to self mastery, understanding oneself, become true to myself and being the person that I am and that I am becoming.

If I had to choose one I would definitely say it is related to moving forward with my singing/songwriting career.  I have such passion and soul connection to this ambition. This year so far I have taught myself how to play the keyboard, created 9 instrumentals and written 25 original songs over a 6 month period.

Everything related to me moving forward with this part of my life feels like a miracle to me, it was as if it came out of nowhere but it was a childhood dream deeply cemented in my heart.  I do truly believe that if I didn’t start this blog in April last year, I am not sure if the singing/songwriting would have unleashed itself so quickly, or even at all!!  It is as if this blog was the planting of a seed “the new me” and every blog post has nurtured that seed to grow, develop, flourish and blossom.  This blog I am so very grateful for, this blog was certainly last year’s number one achievement by far. 🙂

Reflection 

It is good to reflect on your past achievements and I would encourage you to answer this month’s question and also take time to celebrate your achievements.  After all you did it and you deserve it, you deserve the happiness it brings you.

Now, that we’re into the last quarter of 2013, make it the greatest three months of your life, I know I am.

Much love to you today, as always, Clarabelle.

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Do One Thing

Life is too short

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Do one thing today that makes you happy, I mean something you haven’t done for a while, something that you’ve missed doing, something that you enjoy doing.  Today make some time to do that.  Often we get so caught up in our busy lives we forget the special ‘me‘ time that we all deserve.  Just for today do that one thing that makes you happy – I know you will be glad you did.

Much love to you today, Clarabelle

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Be Happy

Happy Friday everyone, here is a sweet little beautiful, uplifting poem that I created this morning just for YOU.  I am very happy and I want you to be too.  Lots of love Clarabelle

Happy Clarabelle
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Be Happy

I am so happy, life is so good
Spirits high, upbeat mood
All is well, all seems right
Stars shine, on me each night
My life is amazing, wonderful and true
My life is abundant, I want this for you
I want you to know, you have the power
To achieve your wishes, in this very hour
Start with your thoughts, keep a positive mind
Marry them with great feelings,treasures you’ll find
Like attracts like, remember this today
Be happy, stay strong, your happy life’s on its way.

poemsbyclarabelle, 16 August 2013

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Inspiring Thoughts

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Today is the first day of the rest of your life.  

Now go and live your life.  

Much love to you today, Clarabelle

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Nothing is still or stays the same

There is movement, there is change and there is doing things that just feel right…..I am living in the latter.  I wrote this next poem for you my friend.  Wishing you a day filled with positive changes that make you a better you.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

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Nothing is still or stays the same

I feel the earth shift under my feet
The air is stirring, I hear its beat
Nothing is still, or stays the same
All is well, in this magical game
When thunder roars, whispers sing
Lightning bolts, form under my wing
I’m soaring high, never letting go
Imagination creates, all on show
It’s time now, my soul is shaken
I open my eyes, from this dream I awaken

poemsbyclarabelle, 8 August 2013

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You Get What You Give

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Moonlight Sky from Clarabelle’s Back Garden 24.07.13

I was listening to positive affirmations this morning by Louise Hay and one of the things she said really stuck with me, she said “give out that which you wish to receive”.  Wow, I feel this is so true, the more beauty you give out to this Universe the more it will come back to you – like a boomerang that has picked up more goodness along the way. Here is a wee poem just about that, hopefully it will help you to think about what postive changes you want to make in your life.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.

You Get What You Give

You get what you give
So give a lot
You receive what you think
Look at what you’ve got
If you want to change all
You know what to do
Because Heart, mind and emotions
These feelings become true

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Never Give Up On You

The image below says it all really.  I wrote this next poem for you.  May you never give up on all that you are becoming and more.  Love to you Clarabelle.

Never Give Up

Never Give Up On You

Never give up on you
Show them what you can do
Dream a little more
Opportunity will knock on your door
Abundance awaits for you
Keep going, see it through
Step closer to your goal
Sweet diamonds come from coal

poemsbyclarabelle, 4 August 2013

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You Are The Key

Life is too short

Often we look for a solution to our problems “out there” however I am a great believer that you have the answer deep inside yourself.

“You Are The Key” is a song that I created a few weeks, although I do write a lot of love songs I also write a lot of uplifting and more inspiring songs too.  I hope you like this Youtube demo song and that it adds a little zest to your day (background music currently being produced).

Remember whatever you are going through in life just now “You Are The Key” to turning it all around for the better.  I have inserted the lyrics below also, so you can sing along if you wish.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

YOU ARE THE KEY by Claire Marie Murray, a.k.a. Clarabelle 11 July 2013

Verse 1

Mr Inspirational believes in his dreams
Miss Influential, life is better than it seems
Mr Motivational has hunger in his soul
Mrs Positivity, always reaches her goal

Chorus

For you are the key
And this is your cue
know what you want,
Let it inspire you
Feel in your heart,
all the things you can do
For you are the key
And this is so true

Verse 2

Mr Happiness, smiles all the time
Miss Joyfulness, sings uplifting tunes in rhyme
Mr Success, nothing stops him now
Mrs Believer, knows she is wow

Chorus

For you are the key
And this is your cue
know what you want,
Let it inspire you
Feel in your heart,
all the things you can do
For you are the key
And this is so true

Bridge

Dream a bigger dream
Paradise waits for you
Be the cat with cream
There ain’t nothing you can do
Hold in your heart
Dance amidst the clouds
Uniqueness is your part
Don’t follow all the crowds

Chorus (to fade)

For you are the key
And this is your cue
know what you want,
Let it inspire you
Feel in your heart,
all the things you can do
For you are the key
And this is so true
Yes, you are the key
Believe that is true

 songsbyclarabelle, 11 July 2013 (Copyright)

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10,000 Blog Hits – Thank YOU

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Today I am celebrating 10,000 blog hits and I am super excited and abundantly happy about this.

I want to truly thank YOU for making this happen, you have visited my blog on a daily basis and you have inspired and encouraged me to keep going.

I truly feel that this blog is part of my life now, I just absolutely love it and I really do hope it shows and that it offers you some real value when you visit.

I started this Clarabelle Blog on 20 April 2012, it was unplanned, something came over me that day and I just acted on what I was feeling and I now know I was so right for doing that.  I remember that moment very clearly because I was super excited to get it going and my first blog post was a poem I created called “Superhero” about a friend of mine.

I have developed and grown with this blog and it will continue to evolve as my career transition to Singer/Songwriter takes shape.  I do hope you stick around for the long term, because I really do love it when you visit and I love reading your comments, I always make a point to respond to every comment on this blog.

Thank you my friends, thank you from the core of my heart, you contribute so much to my happy spirit…..long may it continue.

Lots of love and gratitude goes out to you today,  a very happy Clarabelle

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Yes You Can Because You Are The Key

Life is too short to wait

Today I have been in creative mode, I have written two inspirational songs so far and I am very pleased with the outcome.  The songs are entitled “YES YOU CAN” and “YOU ARE THE KEY”, once I have had my songs registered with BMI and recorded on YouTube I will share them with you on this blog.

I am excited to share these songs because I believe that if you are having a tough day and you then listen to these songs, I am hoping the lyrics will connect with you in some way and uplift your spirits.  We all need a little morale boost now and again and I feel the essence of these two songs is all about that.

Make today be a “YES YOU CAN” day for you because “YOU ARE THE KEY” to turning your life around for the better.

Wishing you a day filled with happiness and joy, love Clarabelle.

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Don’t Let Life Pass You By

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Don’t let life pass you by, do all you can to make it a great life, think about who or what inspires your soul, what connects your spirit to another dimension, what gives you that feeling of excitement inside……..hold on to that thought, embrace that special feeling because that’s who you are, that’s what makes you YOU.

There is a special something inside of you, a precious gift that is waiting to be unwrapped, unfold it gently and release its magic into the Universe.  I see it now, I see you sparkling and glistening, touching other happy spirits and uplifting the temporary broken ones.

Close your eyes right now, feel that special gift inside of you, let this unique feeling penetrate every part of your being, let it flow, let it out, let it dance with the stars under the moonlit sky……your light is special, like no other light, let it glow.

I know you are smiling now, you feel it, you believe it, now let the people of this world welcome it with open arms.

May you have a truly magical weekend, only you can make it magical, do it and don’t let life pass you by.  

Thank you Universe for making this a truly MAGICAL weekend for me and for you.

Much love to you today, as always,  Clarabelle

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Your Life

Your Life

As some of you may already know I have my own Professional Coaching Business, Murray People International Coachingwww.murraypeople.com. I set up the business in 2008 after a wonderful career as a Human Resource Professional and now nearly 5 years later, it is still growing strong…I love coaching.  I mainly coach Senior Executives in Global Companies but I also do private one to one Career and Life Coaching, I am fully certified as a Professional Coach.  I really love working with people and seeing them achieve their goals in life.  I deliberately make a real effort to continually develop myself everyday so that I can use my learning in my one to one sessions with my clients, I know the better that I can become, then the better I will work with them, and the better they will become and get the results they want.  Every new coaching tool I learn for clients, I also apply to myself, this helps me to personally evolve and increases my self-awareness.  So lately I have been asking myself my own questions about my life, here is the question I asked myself recently:

What do you want your life to be/look like one year from now?      

So, of course, I went to work and I looked at each area of my life and in great detail wrote down what I specifically want my life to be and look like one year from now.  I absolutely loved this process.  I looked at the following areas:

  • Health
  • Environment
  • Money
  • Career
  • Intimate Relationship
  • Fun
  • Family & Friends
  • Leisure & Activities
  • Personal Growth

Three pages later and I had a wonderful vision of where I WILL be one year from now because I believe that will happen for me, because I WILL make it happen for me.  I have a very good track record, I was thinking of goals I have set myself in the past and fully committed to and I can honestly say I have achieved every single one of them, so this gives me an abundance of self-confidence going forward.

What About YOU?

If you want to make positive changes in your life, I would totally recommend that you sit down quietly with a notepad and pen or type on your computer/iPad and answer that question for yourself:

What do YOU want YOUR life to be/look like one year from now?

What you do after that is your choice, I read my list every morning, so I can get my specific goals embedded into my heart, mind and soul and this helps me to become super focused in achieving that for myself, sometimes without even trying.  You see it is like programming my brain to focus on achieving that for myself, so my everyday choices and decisions are in support of those life goals.  I am super focused, laser focused, fully committed and fully passionate about making these goals happen for me.  I want the same for YOU, I want you to have a better life, I want you to have everything that you have ever wanted, I want the BEST for YOU, I truly and honestly do.  It’s your life, GO GET IT!!  (I think I may make that my new slogan!!)  

May every thought that you think today, be in support of a better you and a better life for you, lots of love, as always, Clarabelle.

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Winning Starts Now

Winning starts NOW, not yesterday, not tomorrow, not one hour from now, WINNING STARTS NOW!!  Go, Go, Go!!  This next poem is inspired by just that.  May you keep on winning today, love Clarabelle.

Winning Starts Now

Winning Starts Now

To win in your heart, will keep you alive;

Do your best, grow and thrive.

It’s not about the past, that’s forever gone;

Rise with the sun, from dusk til dawn.

Winning is now, feel it from within;

Strive to be better, for you just win.

Keep motivation high, do what you say;

Live in this moment, live for today.

People will come, people will go;

Truth never leaves you, this I know.

Keep focus strong, create all you can;

Abundance will follow, every woman and man.

poemsbyclarabelle, 11 May 2013

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Window 172 – Shut the door on your past and fly

Indeed, “flying is our only freedom”, thank you “A Window of Wisdom” for this blog post. I really love it. Clarabelle

A Window Of Wisdom

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“If we return to what we walked away from, out of  fear, and for comfort, our growth will become a vision of the past.”

When our spirit becomes caged by life circumstances;  a soft tug from our heart-strings will pull us into our desired direction to where we can be set free.  But along the way of our new  path, there will be moments of difficulty that will trigger fear, and past reflections, of only happy memories that will try to pull us back into our cage… and if we return, we will find our self sitting in our cage, and reflecting on when we used to fly.

We must keep moving forward to soar higher in flight, by  embracing the fears of the unknown future, for they will always try to tell us that the cage was cozy, but in reality, flying is our only freedom.

~ WOW ~

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Today I Was Stuck

Moving from ‘Stuck’ to ‘Unstuck’

We’ve all had days when we feel a little bit ‘stuck’ and I include myself here, after all we are only human.  It is possible for you to go from stuck to unstuck within moments and I believe the process for this is different for every person.  When I created the poem below I was feeling in a ‘stuck’ place, but by the time I had finished the poem, I had moved to unstuck…the answer came from within and when I was in ‘creative flow’. What will you do today to help you move from a feeling of being ‘stuck’ to ‘unstuck’? There is a way, there is always a way, silence your mind, open your heart and let the answers flow.  Much love to you, Clarabelle.

Today I Was Stuck
Moving from Stuck to Unstuck

Today I Was Stuck

It’s nearly midnight, and I’m lying in bed;

I think of my inaction, before I rest my head.

Today I was stuck, I didn’t play the game;

Life got the better of me, unleash this chain.

Many brick walls, are in my way;

Built up by me, getting higher each day.

I kick and I punch, the battle is in me;

I’m fighting myself, this I can see.

So what do I do, to turn this around?

Inside is the answer, this I have always found.

Let go of the fight, it’s not a war anymore;

Staring at these four walls, will not open the door.

Step outside, breathe in the air;

Replenish your spirit, feel the wind in your hair.

Dust yourself down, and put a smile on your face;

Slowly walk down the path, and gradually pick up the pace.

To master the mind, it not about control;

Release that desire, and you’ll discover your soul.

Silence is golden, connect to the now;

The answers will come, and then you’ll know how.

poemsbyclarabelle, 17 April 2012