Move Over

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Move over, move over, pretty please 🙂  Thank you, why am I asking you to move over, well, you see, I just want you to get out of your own way, that’s the only obstacle that maybe you haven’t tried moving……go on move over and let your best life in.

I wish you the best of everything in life, I truly do…..now, go on…..move over!!  🙂

I’m moving, love Clarabelle

Get Back On It

When you find yourself off track, there’s only one thing best to do, and that’s ” get back on it “. Remember, you’ve done it before and you can most certainly do it again.

I’m certainly getting back on it, for me there is no other option.

Keep going my friend, love Clarabelle

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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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Write Don’t Type

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Write Don’t Type!!

As I “type” this 🙂 I urge you today to handwrite a letter to someone.  By writing a letter to a friend or family member, to me, it actually feels much more meaningful, it gives it much more sincerity and thoughtfulness.  That’s not to say that an email can’t be, but I just think it is really nice now and again to handwrite a letter to a special person in your life.

Today I had the choice to send an email or handwrite a letter and for the first time in a long time, I did the latter…..I sat down at my desk and wrote a letter to the person.  Now I did deliberately make more time for it and yes my hand was a little sore after filing 6 pages but, you know what, it felt really really good, I felt that I was putting some beautiful loving energy onto that paper and now that person will receive that lovely energy even more so when they read.

Who do you want to write a letter to today?  I encourage you to take some time out of your beautiful busy life and handwrite a letter to someone important in your life.  Believe me you will receive many benefits by doing this and so will the person receiving the letter, I am so sure of that.

Happy writing, love Clarabelle

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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.

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Which Zone Are You In?

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I want you to think about moving out of your “comfort zone” today and into your “learning/stretch zone”.

Get comfortable being uncomfortable and see where this takes you.

  • Life is an adventure
  • Life is a challenge
  • Life is to be lived
  • Life is to be loved
  • Life is for learning
  • Life is for creating
  • Life is for embracing
  • Life is for YOU

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Learning/Stretch Zone

The best way you can achieve the above experiences is by doing things that will take you into your “learning/stretch zone”.  I’m not talking here about pushing yourself so far that it makes you cry with terror from within, as being in the “panic zone” will NOT serve you well.  I believe that by staying in your “comfort zone” you are not just standing still, you are actually going backwards, as other people move forward into their “learning/stretch zone”.

One Thing

What one thing could you do today that would move you out of your “comfort zone” and into your “learning/stretch zone”.  Go on, seriously think about…..actually don’t just think about it, DO IT!!

Don’t make this a lazy day, make it a LIVELY day and you’ll definitely feel the difference.

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Believe in Yourself…

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Do One Thing

Life is too short

‘Me’ Time

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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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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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

poemsbyclarabelle, 6 August 2013

Me and My Mum

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Ponder, Think, Reflect

I am 10 weeks into my 16 week marathon training programme and my long runs at the weekend can be quite challenging.  Yesterday, I had to do a 16 mile run, this took me about 2 hours and 45 minutes. I stopped taking music with me on these runs and I now use the time to ponder, think and reflect on whatever comes up for me at that time – very often these thoughts turn into a blog post, just like today.

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My running routes are through my local town and often take me into other connecting villages and towns.  Yesterday I found myself running in the village of Carfin that I was brought up in and where my mum lives.

Whilst running up hill towards my mum’s home I thought about the times when I visit her and then a sad thought came over me, one day I will not be visiting my mum in her home, because one day my mum and just like the rest of us will not be here.  I didn’t ponder this for too long because I didn’t want to make myself feel too sad.  I suppose that is life and that is the reality of it all but it did make me think about me really wanting to spend quality time with my mum whilst she is here and whilst I live so close to her.  I then immediately thought of all the nice things we could do together, places we could go and visit, conversations we could have, holidays we could go on…..lots of special time together.  So I now have a little plan of action to put all of this into place.

Loved Ones

Sometimes in life without even realising it we can take our loved ones for granted, especially when everything is going well with their health etc..  My run towards my mum’s house yesterday made me really think about that, I want to spend as much quality time with my mum as I can and I will and I look forward to sharing those lovely fun stories with you on this blog.

If this post has made you think about a loved one, please give them a phone, visit them, drop them an email or text…..just connect with them and let them know you are thinking about them and are there for them, it will make you and that person feel great today.

Wishing you a beautiful day filled with love and happiness, Clarabelle

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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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What Mood Are You In?

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I love this chart above, it was passed to me by one of my clients who has been working with an expert on leading change.  I love it so much that I carry this little chart about with me everywhere now, I often look at it to measure where my mood is at.  Earlier today, I had identified my mood as being -1 Impatient, Frustrated, I know why, I was putting too much energy and focus on a situation that did not serve me well, I changed focus and it then gradually moved up to +6 Resourceful and in this moment in time I am at +8 Wise, Insightful.  Try it for yourself, print off the chart, cut it out and put it in your wallet/purse and test yourself throughout the day in terms of where your mood is at, it is very enlightening and will help you to reflect on where your current focus is – Is it serving you well or not?

Have fun with it, work on increasing your mood and I then reckon much more positive actions will come from this.

Thank you for reading this post – ah now I am +9 Grateful, THANK YOU, 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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I Dream of You

Poem, I Dream of You

We all have dreams, some of us make them happen and some of us hold on to them in our imagination and never let them go, allowing them to sleep silently in the midst of our minds and that’s okay, if that feels right for you.  I would say that I am a dreamer, my dreams make me feel alive, for me I need to take action towards making them come true, because in my opinion, without dreams the world would be a lifeless place.  This next poem was triggered by looking at a photograph of an absolutely stunning sunset, it was so hypnotic and mesmerising that I just had to write.  This is what the imagination created, I hope it awakens your spirit too.

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I Dream of You

I watch the sunset, through your eyes

You are full of mystery and surprise

The brightest stars, the highest moon

Sparkling forever, in your cocoon

Your genuine spirit, is shining through

A magical paradise, as I dream of you

I feel your heart, connecting with me

The most powerful magnet, the eyes cannot see

I’m drenched in your soul, the river is deep

Together as one, this moment we shall keep

 poemsbyclarabelle, 30 April 2012

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