Be True To Yourself

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Be True To Yourself

Be true to yourself,
and all that could be,
walking tall,
dancing on the sea.
Your vibe is beautiful,
the frequency high,
take a peek, a glimpse,
just one more try.
For you are,
all you need to be,
your heart is shining,
set it free.
You have the power,
to water the seeds,
flourish and blossom,
fulfill all your needs.

Escape to the Truth

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Authenticity is beautiful, stay truthful and authentic to yourself…..always.  This poem is just about that:

Escape to the Truth

Escape to the Truth
There you’ll find.
Your magical miracle,
The spiritual kind.
No mountain of hope,
Will clear your path.
But when you get there,
Then you’ll laugh.
For beauty inside,
Paves the way.
For a new tomorrow,
And a better today.

By Clarabelle

Improve You Must

You must keep on improving, that’s my spirit, that’s my goal, that kind of thinking lives and breathes inside of me. I always love to have a self-improvement goal, it keeps me focused, it keeps me enthusiastic for life and I love, I really LOVE seeing the progress, it’s the best buzz.

What’s your best buzz and why?

Clarabelle

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When Will You Get There?

Let me tell you something, I was thinking about this, only this evening. If you’re looking for the end, if you’re wanting the process to “hurry up” then whatever it is that you are doing, may not be for you.

I write to you, everyday I write, I never look for the ending, I never think, when is this piece of writing going to end. The reason being is that I love it so much, love never wants to end, it’s continuous it’s unbreakable, the bond only gets stronger.

So if you’re looking into the distance and questioning, when will you get there…….maybe you have to change the question…….and if you have to change the question, then I guess you already know the answer.

Never ever will I stop writing to you, because even when my soul has passed on to another dimension, my spirit still shines in you, the reader and this then inspires you…..and the light continues to shine on.

You may only be one candle, but this one candle, has the power to light up the Universe.

Please remember how empowering you can be.

Light up your world and you light up the world of everyone around you.

I see your light, love Clarabelle

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Inner Inspiration

At the moment I do 3 blog posts per day and people ask me where I get my inspiration from to write those articles and keep it up. Let me tell you something, I have no challenge at all with being inspired to write, I could write to you all day everyday, it would always be a joy for me. I know writing is for ME, I just love it, I never ever get tired of writing to you, for you and for me. Writing keeps me going, writing on this blog to you inspires my soul and uplifts every part of my being. I can write at any time of the day, inspiration is always there……it’s never ending.

I know creative writing is definitely ME, I live and breathe it with my passionate heart.

I have amazing, fabulous plans going forward that will allow me to write even more and more and more…….so my beautiful friend, watch this space, watch how this all flourishes before your very eyes.

I love having you here, I really do and I’ll never stop writing to you for I know in my heart this is ME.

Love Clarabelle,

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What Chapter Are You On?

Imagine you have a book of your life, what chapter is today on? Is it the beginning of a new chapter or is it the start of a new page. Are you telling a positive story or is it somewhat more challenging?

Reflect on your life as it is today and get prepared to fill in the future blank pages…..what do you want the pages to say about your life going forward?

My future pages are filled with love, happiness, adventures, exploration, new discoveries, exciting experiences and the achievement of passionate aims….I see myself super healthy, wealthy and forever happy and I am inspiring people all over the world with my creativity.

Go on create today your successes of tomorrow….see that for yourself now and feel how good that feels.

I see your book on the shelf and I want to read it. 🙂

Looking forward to hearing all about it soon.

Love Clarabelle

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Perfect Fit

Sometimes you just come across work out there that is a perfect fit for you at this moment in time and when that does happen it feels so wonderful inside. I urge you to seek the perfect work that fits your circumstances right now, believe me, you will enjoy it so much more than the ultimate dream job at the wrong time or worse still that high flying job that gives you no rest and no life outside of work.

Think about it, think about securing the perfect fit for you and your life right now and enjoy the journey.

Much love to you, Clarabelle

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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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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!!

You Are Beautiful

When the heart is happy

In celebration of reaching over 27,000 visitors to this Clarabelle Blog, I was inspired to write the poem below for you:

You Are Beautiful

A flash in the pan,
A speckle of dust.
A grain of sand,
This is a must.

A soft goodbye,
A slight raindrop.
Sun in the sky,
A beep beep bop.

Happy smiles,
Joyful cuddles.
The sweetest kiss,
Dancing in the puddles.

For all is here,
All is now.
You are beautiful,
I love you, WOW!!

Created by Clarabelle, 4 July 2014

 

Question of the Month

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Every month I share a question for you to ponder and I also provide you with my own answer.  Here is this month’s question for you:

How do you express your individuality?

Here is my answer:

I express my individuality most definitely through my creative writing.  My original poetry comes from a special place in my heart and my songwriting comes from the core of my soul and the melody of my songs from my happy and harmonious spirit.  That’s how I express my individuality and it can be quite an emotional experience for me, but it is authentic to me and speaks only truth.

We are all so very special and unique and I feel it is so important for you to express who you really are and I would love to know how you do that.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend with some precious time in there for you and for you only.

Lots of love, Clarabelle

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Clarabelle Music Fans

Clarabelle wearing her new pink hat.

Music Journey

Wow, I am so excited and I just thought it was right to update all my visitors to this Clarabelle blog, especially for those of you who have been following my new music journey.

Original Songs

I uploaded 4 of my original songs onto the music membership website, Music Ray late last night and I now have 6 “Official” fans, woo hoo, this is absolutely amazing for me.  I am so happy I could cry….but I won’t, I’ll dance around my living room instead.  🙂

A very special thank you to all of you for your continued support and encouragement whether it is my original music, poetry or inspirational blog posts – long may it continue.

That’s all folks for now and THANK YOU.

Love Clarabelle….tra lah lah lah lah 🙂

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Every Day is a Learning Curve

In the midst of silence

Another Curve Ball

We must never think that we know it all, never, because just around the corner is always another lesson, yes indeed, here comes another curve ball – oh my where did that come from?

My day to day interaction with people is usually 100% good almost all of the time, mainly because I genuinely do love people and I have a lot of time for them.  Recently though, I feel I have slipped up, just a little bit, but it doesn’t matter I have still slipped up, but the good thing is I am fully of aware of it, almost instantly and that I feel is tremendous progress.  If I was unaware of it, then that indeed, I believe would be much more dangerous, especially with the job I am in, working with people every day.

Please don’t get me wrong, I have never thought I have known it all, never ever ever so I just want to reiterate that but I guess I have let emotions rule the roost and take over……never a good response that one.  I read a quote recently and it said “If you speak when you’re angry, you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret” – such wise words and so very true indeed.

So I guess I am owning up to not getting it right all of the time, I guess I really am human after all hahahahahahah.  These types of life lessons you cannot learn in a classroom or on a training course, these are the true lessons from life itself – the experiences from the experience of life.

So as I have let my conscience loose into this world i.e. this Blog, it leaves me with a sober thought of, “things can only get better” for indeed I have learned from this and I am getting better.  I will continue to develop on this journey of life to reach my Best Ever Self.….some how though, I feel this is a never ending journey – not in a bad way, I believe in such a good way, always learning, always giving and always loving.

So I will leave you with my final thoughts on this one:

“When a curve ball comes hurling towards you, be prepared to miss the ball but catch the lifetime lesson.”

Thank you for reading this post, this one felt a bit like self therapy (actually all my posts do), so thanks for being here.

Love Clarabelle

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Bubblegum Ambitions Video Poem

I hope you like this next video poem, it’s about dropping the ego, not focusing on competition but focusing your creativity and authenticity as you move forward in your life. Much love to you today, as always, Clarabelle.

Bubblegum Ambitions 

You are not what you have, or even what you do,

You are what you are, be grateful for you.

To compare your life, to another one,

To aggressively compete, under the sun.

Will take your ego, into the sky,

Bubblegum ambitions, no tears you will cry.

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But then one day, there will come a time,

You want to change, from what’s mine is mine.

You crumble to the floor, and what once was real,

Is starting to flake, and numbness you feel.

There is always a way, to shine at night,

Glowing and flowing, it’s a natural flight.

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Silent is the heart, it speaks to you here,

Vibrations of energy, simmer the fear.

Truth is where it’s at, go to the ocean,

The waves clear your thoughts, love is in motion.

Now you are hollow, now you are free,

Knowing what you live for, let your life be.

Created by Clarabelle.

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The Meaning Behind Each Value

I Live and Breathe These Values Everyday

In my previous post I shared with you the 8 connected core values for the Clarabelle Blog. I also shared with you that the meaning behind each value is the most important part. This evening I have been working on the meaning for each value and I have detailed this below for you.  I live and breathe these values everyday and I will endeavour to demonstrate these values throughout the Clarabelle Blog.  Thank you so much for being part of this journey.  Much love to you Clarabelle.  🙂

Below are the 8 core values that the Clarabelle Blog lives by:

  • LOVE-LIFE
  • DREAM-DO
  • GIVE-GRATITUDE
  • HEALTH-HAPPINESS

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Below is what each value means:

Love-Life Dream-Do Values Meaning

Give-Gratitude Health-Happiness Value Meaning

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Connected Core Values

Purpose and Passion

I have been working on the core values for the Clarabelle blog.  Values are really important to me and I believe they hold the foundations together and are the glue for any business, organisation or company to grow on.  In my other business, Murray People Executive Coaching I work with Company Directors and Senior Executives in helping them define their own core values and the values for their business, it can be quite an enlightening experience for them.

Below is an image I created today of the 8 connected core values which the Clarabelle blog lives by, these are:  

  • LOVE-LIFE
  • DREAM-DO
  • GIVE-GRATITUDE
  • HEALTH-HAPPINESS.

What is most important though is not necessarily the words, it is the meaning behind each of these words which add purpose and passion to each value.  I will be doing another blog post in the near future explaining what each of these values mean.

What values do you hold close to your heart?

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Love is a force…..

“Love is a force more formidable than any other.  It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.” Barbara de Angelis

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Where are you inspiration?
I searched and searched you know, looking for that one piece of inspiration, that one trigger, that sentiment of hope that would help me to turn my life around.  I searched long and hard, night and day……..I struggled to find it.  Where are you inspiration, when I need you the most, where are you to help me get back up again?  And the search continued…….


So, where do you go from here?

Now, I know the answer, but at that difficult time, there was no way I was going to find it, because there was too much noise, too much desperation, too much struggle, not enough head space, not enough belief, not enough faith, focus on pain and negativity….how was I going to find inspiration amongst all that? Just like finding a needle in a haystack, I was unaware at the time, but I had given myself such a mammoth task.  So where do you go from here?  When you feel you’ve hit rock bottom and the punches keep coming, the waves get bigger and bigger and you forget how to swim….what happens next?

Yes, it does have a happy ending.

I’ll tell you what happens next, you sleep, long deep sleeps, it helps you to forget, it allows you to avoid your own perception of reality when you sleep, and when you wake up, you want to sleep again.  To be alone is your saving grace, or at least that’s what you think….but being alone too long can be dangerous, because you get swamped in the quicksand of fear.  I have stopped writing right now, because it is making me cry, taking me back to those dreadful feelings…but only for a short, sharp moment, because I am better now and I am telling the survival story – yes, it does have a happy endingYes, yes, YES.

Miss Positivity
Would you believe me if I said, going into this downward spiral, that my mind was strong and my attitude was positive….I honestly believe it was, but even for Miss Positivity the cracks did show.  Up, down, up, down, down, down, up, up, down, up…..I was a seesaw of emotions in action…sometimes good, often not so good.   For every positive thought I tried to focus on, in flowed a river of negative thoughts……I knew it wasn’t good, I knew I had to do something, anything as I cried out for help at night…. my pillow drenched with tears.


Explorer of the courageous soul

Let me fast forward for a moment, today I am in such a good place, the best I have ever felt for such a long time, even when I thought I was at my happiest, possibly in 2007, I am aware now that it was all external happiness, this time it’s different, this time it is internal,  my happiness is coming from within………….and the irony is, that I would never have discovered that place, if I had given up at the toughest of times.  You see I am a fighter, ‘never die’ kind of person, if there was a glimmer of hope, I was surely going to find it.  This to me was the ‘battle of the brave’, ‘the explorer of the courageous soul’, ‘the underdog who discovered paradise’, ‘the barefooted soldier coming out from the trenches’, ‘the white flag surrendering my heart to the universe’, ‘the first baby step of a journey that never ends’…..there is no destination… just creative imagination and infinite expression of the true self.  And so the story continues…..

This is only temporary

To combat the bruises of stress, there were many things that helped me on my way, daily gratitude, forcing myself to spend time with family and friends, daily exercise, daily meditation, daily prayer for self and for others, good nutrition, acceptance of the situation, learning to face up to my fears, letting go of the emotions that were not serving me well, continuously asking myself questions until the right ones connected with me, painting a picture of my future dreams in alignment with my core values, nurturing my inner belief and self confidence, being honest with myself, allowing myself to be vulnerable,  giving myself permission to forgive, believing that I could change the current situation, telling myself “this is only temporary”, building up trust in myself and regaining the faith that I knew was always there, identifying my strengths, surrounding myself with anything and everything inspirational, telling myself “keep going, keep going”…….

Forever Inspiring

But most of all, MOST of all, the turning point….the tipping point….the true trigger point…. was believing that I am truly loved, knowing that I was on the path to love, knowing that I was and am love and ultimately the giver of love.  Love redeems all, there is nothing more powerful than love, nothing else will reach that sweet spot like genuine love for self and others.  Love was the answer, love is the answer, love was and is the ultimate trigger of transformation and transcendence into who I am today, me with no role, no identity, no ego, just me…that is the place, that is forever inspiring, that is paradise and me.

True Beauty…..

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Photo of Canvas and Quote by Clarabelle 🙂

Crossed Paths

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Life Lessons

Every person who comes into your life teaches you a lesson, whether they are in it for a day, a month or a lifetime.  Think about the people you have crossed paths with, what did they teach you?  You could even flip this question on the other side and ask the person “What did I teach you?.  I don’t mean this in an egotistical way, I mean in a very spiritual way.

From Negative to Positive

Sometimes you never really know the real difference you make to a person’s life until they actually tell you.  I know there is a person out there who you have inspired, motivated, shared true wisdom with, really helped them by listening to them with empathy, boosted their self-esteem and confidence, helped them to become more authentic to themselves and helped them to listen to their heart and change their thoughts from negative to positive.

Think about this today, what did another person teach you or what did you teach another person?

Sometimes we are oblivious to the beautiful lessons around us, until we stop, think and reflect on them.  Maybe it’s now time to reflect upon that.  🙂

Wishing you a day filled with positive thoughts, love Clarabelle.

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What mood are you in today?

After the storm

Think Feel Do

I want you to think about this, how do you usually respond to the people and circumstances around you when you are in a low mood? Chances are if you’re anything like me, not very positively. Wouldn’t it be best then to wait until your mood changes to a much more positive mood before you respond to situations. Yes, I know you can’t wait forever because this is life and you will want to be getting on with things, but if you take ‘time’ out of the equation and focus more on changing your thinking about the situation then ‘time’ will not be the main issue……you just have to change your thinking. You see it’s all really about THINK, FEEL, DO – let me explain. Your thinking comes first, which then determines how you feel which is then followed by what you do, so if you don’t like what you’re doing or how you’re feeling change the way you think.

High Mood

I want to encourage you to really think about what you’re thinking before you respond to anything in your life. When you are in a high mood you will be thinking good thoughts and good feelings and behaviour will follow. When you are in a high mood you are much better equipped to tap into your true wisdom and you will find it much easier to come up with the solution to any problems you have.

Hopefully this post will give you some food for thought.

“When you’re in a high mood, life looks good. You have perspective and common sense.” (Richard Carlson)

I encourage you today to think your way out of a low mood and into a high mood, then respond to what needs done, I am sure you will get much better results all round.

Lots of love to you today, as always, Clarabelle.

Change from within

Soul Development

Since January last year I have been making a lot of changes in my life, the inner changes came first and then the outer changes started to happen.  I decided that before I made any outer changes I ensured I was happy on the inside first, so I did a lot of work on my “soul development” and I truly feel more like,well, “me”. 🙂

One of the changes that I wanted to make and was genuinely excited to make, was changing my hair colour from black to blonde and I want to share with you a photo of the transformation process (below).  I love my new blonde look, it hasn’t made me any happier from within because I was already happy but it has given me a renewed and re-energised feeling – “out with the old and in with the new” and I feel really great.

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Clarabelle’s New Blonde Look

I love my hairdresser, I think she did a really great job as it has been a long process to get there over a 6 week period, thank you Yvonne Lennon Holton and such a great friend too.

What do you think of my new blonde look?

Inside Changes

I want you to think about this, before you make any external changes in your life think about how happy you feel first on the inside.  I urge you to make the inside changes first and then you know that any external changes you make after that, will be an added bonus to your already happy self.

Wishing you a day filled with inner happiness and contentment, lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.

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Clarabelle Bespoke Poetry

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Over the years, I get asked a lot of the time to create bespoke poems for colleagues, friends and family and I am now offering this up as a service to others who wish to benefit from it.  I have been working on my own flyer design and I thought I would share it with you today.

I believe that poetry touches the heart in a much more deeper and fulfilling way than a bunch of flowers or box of chocolates could, it is that special gift that lives in the heart of the receiver forever.

I have a simple vision, I want everyone to have a poem, verse or song from Clarabelle because I know it will always come straight from the heart to reach and connect with other hearts.  Much love to you today, as always Clarabelle.

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Happy Child

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Clarabelle Age 7, Carfin Village Gala Week

I was such a happy child, I honestly had a fabulous childhood it was so much fun, adventurous, exciting and full of imagination.  I had lots of friends and most of the time we made up our own entertainment.  We used our imagination to make up dances and songs, we played at football rounders, kick-the-can, hide and seek, beds (hopscotch), races, treasure hunt, lee voy, relay races, obstacles courses, we would climb up trees and make up hidden camps in the park.  I am smiling now because my childhood was so so so so happy and I am very proud to say that I am still very close with some of those very special childhood friends almost 35 years later.

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Clarabelle Age 6 and Brother Age 9

As a child I always remember being full of dreams and excited ambition, although it was probably portrayed as being too far fetched and a little ‘show off’ at times.  I never interpreted it as that myself, I was just so happy and wanted to display my happiness to others, I suppose I wanted them to share my happiness too.

Clarabelle Age 5
Clarabelle Dancing Age 5

My mum said to me that her memory of me as a child was that I was always singing, she said I would sing from the moment I woke up until I went to bed.  The funny thing is I forgot I did that until my mum reminded me of it a couple of years ago.   I forgot that I used to do that as a child and I guess I forgot what it was to be that child again singing, dancing and living in a very free-spirited way.  However I am finding that the more I understand who I am as a person the more I am becoming that happy spirited child again, the person that I always was but somehow got lost along the way.

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Clarabelle (Age 10) & Sister Leanne (Age 5)

At this moment in time, on my journey of life, I am really happy, I feel free-spirited, creative and mesmerised by the beauty in this world. It’s like I am seeing the world again through my childlike eyes, like when I was 7 years old again.

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Clarabelle Age 11 (holding Courage Banner in pink)

As a child I loved things like catching my reflection in puddles on a rainy day, gazing up at the stars at night, staring at a summer nights sky and being wondered by all the magical colours and different shapes of clouds.  I loved making daisy chains and I would look endlessly at each petal on the daisy, really feeling and smelling its fresh air scent.  I loved the great outdoors and just being free, I guess just being me, living in each very moment and seeing each and everything around me as magical.

Now I know why I was a happy child.  🙂 🙂 🙂

May your day today be filled with magical childlike moments that allow you to see the beauty in everything around you.  Lots and lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

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August Guest Blogger – Douglas Robertson

Please let me introduce you to this month’s very creative Guest Blogger, Douglas Robertson.

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Douglas Robertson

Douglas has always been interested in art but says that he hasn’t really drawn anything recently but does love photoshopping. Douglas says, “I suppose what I do is the equivalent of what ‘pimp my ride’ is to cars as to what I do to pictures/photos. I sometimes refer to what I do as ‘digi-punk’ art. Basically I either get an idea for a picture and create it by taking different parts and pieces of other pictures to create a new one.”  

The other thing Douglas likes to do is turn a photograph into a ‘painting’ by using various effects and layers and many ‘paintings’ can have as many as 20 layers.

When I, (Clarabelle) went on holiday this year to Ibiza I took a photo of my footprints in the sand, Douglas then added his own creative art to the photo and used one of my original poems to add a touch of uniqueness too.  Douglas says, “the ‘footprints in the sand‘ picture with poem had about 8 layers and was itself the result of several ‘halfway’ pictures to get the final result.”  

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Douglas also takes his own photographs with the view to photoshopping them when he gets home – a good example of that is: Photo 1 and the original photograph:  Photo 2

Douglas’ Next Steps

My next step would be to actually turn my creations into real paintings by actually getting the brushes out and painting versions of them.  Below is Douglas’ own caracature creation of himself.  🙂

Douglas Robertson Caracature
Douglas Robertson Caracature

I am sure you will all agree, Douglas is a very talented creative individual and if you would like to see more of Douglas’ work, then please feel free to head over to his facebook page, Wiggly Beezers Arts you will also find there another creative picture of me, Clarabelle with the “City Lights” poem added to it.

I would like to give a special thank you to Douglas for sharing his creatives talents on this Clarabelle blog, it’s been an absolutely pleasure.

Where is tomorrow?

You are really special, I want you to know that, yes YOU, yes you are, you are so very special, always believe that, always know that because you are.  Here is a little poem just for you 🙂  Love Clarabelle

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Where is tomorrow

Where is tomorrow?
To brighten up my soul
Where is the light?
To help me see my goal
My friend I want to tell you
Don’t put your life on hold
Tomorrow waits for no one
Today you really are pure gold

poemsbyclarabelle, 11 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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Top Ten Bucket List

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Top Ten Bucket List Poem

Since I turned 40 a few weeks ago I have been thinking about creating my very own bucket list but the more I think about it, I feel what is most important to me, is what these experiences give me.  So I thought about it a little bit more, as I always do and I came up with the following Top Ten Bucket List poem.  I hope you like it.  May all your dreams come true and fulfill you in such a meaningful and purposeful way, love Clarabelle

Top Ten Bucket List

In my bucket list of life
I will take these things
First is love and the joy it brings
Second is faith into the light
Third is truth shining bright
Fourth is beauty from inside it glows
Fifth is gratitude where magic grows
Sixth is kindness because I like to give
Seventh is freedom of choice to live
Eighth is wisdom to give me trust
Ninth is patience, this is a must
Tenth is happiness, fulfillment too
My top ten bucket list, I shall do

poemsbyclarabelle, 6 August 2013

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In Time We Heal

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Life Purpose

I have been sharing on this blog that I am currently making a career transition to Singer/Songwriter.  Since May 2013 I have been writing songs that are inspired by my true experiences, creating lyrics and melodies that make a real connection with me and hopefully with you the listener.  I have written 22 songs in that short period of time because I know this is my life purpose (including my poetry) and it feels very right to me.

In Time We Heal

Today I want to share with you one of my favorites songs that I wrote on 26 July 2013, it is called “In Time We Heal“.  The song is about self healing after a period of struggle and pain and I can truly say that I am healed from my own situation.  Below is the Soundcloud link and lyrics to it so you can sing a long if you wish.  🙂

Here is the Soundcloud link:  In Time We Heal by Clarabelle

Gigs

I have had various meetings with people in the music industry to help me with the backing tracks for all the songs and I will then perform gigs starting in Scotland and then branching out all over.  I would really love to come to your hometown/city so please let me know if you would like me to come along and do a gig for you.  I am also creating an Album entitled “The Becoming of Me” which will contain 13 of the best tracks for you to listen to.

Below are the lyrics:

In Time We Heal

Verse 1

Troubled times
Lost my mind
Feeling lonely
From afar
I see that star
One and only
Take me to the top
Never let me stop
Let me go

Chorus

Because in time we heal
And soon the battle’s over
Over again
And the sun shines within
Soon the rain storm is over
over and we win

Verse 2

Drinking wine
Can feel divine
When you’re lonely
Bitter sweet
It’s no real treat
When you phone me
Take me to the light
In the darkest night
Let me glow

Chorus

Because in time we heal
And soon the battle’s over
Over again
And the sun shines within
Soon the rain storm is over
over and we win

Bridge

And we win
Oh yes we win
And we win
Oh yes we win
Yes we win
Oh yes win
And we win
Oh yes win

Chorus (to fade)

Because in time we heal
And soon the battle’s over
Over again
And the sun shines within
Soon the rain storm is over
over and we win
And we win
Oh yes we win

 Copyright Clarabelle 26 July 2013

Remember that your sun shines from within, soon the rain storm is over and you win.

Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

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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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Chat with Clarabelle

Please come and say hello 🙂

I would like to say a special thank you to YOU for visiting this Clarabelle blog and for liking my posts, I really do appreciate it.  

I really love to interact with visitors to this blog and I want you to know that I have lots of additional “Clarabelle” updates on my Clarabelle Facebook page.  If you are interested in finding out more about what I am up to on a daily basis then please feel free to like the Clarabelle Facebook page, you can easily do this from the Facebook like box on the sidebar of this blog.

Below is a real snapshot of what I have updated on my Clarabelle Facebook page recently:

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Snapshot of Clarabelle’s Facebook Page

I look forward to chatting with you soon.  🙂 🙂 🙂

Lots of love to you 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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A Very Happy Clarabelle

What does your ‘Now’ & ‘Future’ look like?

Self Discovery

The pathway to self discovery can be approached in many ways and I am great believer that you should always choose the best way that works for you, because we are very different.  One of the approaches that I use, is sometimes I will answer a question by drawing a picture, let me explain further.

Yesterday I was in reflective mode and I decided to draw a picture of my life ‘Now’ and my life in the ‘Future’.  I never have a specific image in mind I just start drawing, I draw what feels right for e.g. the colours, the symbols…. what’s important to me at the time is how they feel not necessarily what they look like visually. As you can see below my drawing skills are not really to be desired 🙂 but I don’t do it for that, I do it for the meaningful connection that I believe comes from the source of my being.  I know this may sound a little far fetched or even a little crazy to some but I know these drawings have meanings and even if I don’t understand them completely right now, I always find out later what they have meant.  So below I will share with you the drawing I drew yesterday of my ‘Now’ (left) and my ‘Future’ (right), what do they mean to you?  I would really love to know what you think.  Why don’t you even give it a go yourself.

Much love to you today as always, Clarabelle.

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Discover Your Gift

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Personal Insights

I want to share some personal insights I have gained from the latest book I am reading, it is called “Discover the Gift” by Demian Lichtenstein and Shajen Joy Aziz.  I love this book, I love it because it is providing me with evidence that I am on the right path – I know I am, and I also know that I should be sharing this post with you today, because it feels right, I have a calling to share it with you so YOU will benefit too.  I guess then if you are reading this post, you were meant to read it, there is a message in here for you, reflect on the message, feel it in your heart and do what you need to do, do the right thing for you.

The book if full of wisdom, the words connect with my heart and soul.  Let me share with you some questions the book asks the reader in relation to discovering your gift, this section was called “Finding Your Assets”, I will also share my own responses with you….so here goes:

What does my source say?
Love with all your heart, show love, do love, be love. 

What am I meant to do?
Sing like an Angel, write beautiful songs that touch hearts, inspire souls, awaken happy spirits and ignite passion inside others.

What is working for me in my life right now?
Running free, blogging, singing, dancing, music, reading, friends, loving, letting go, sharing, expressing, coaching, understanding, empathy, caring, smiling, meeting, positive communication, giving love, care and attention, reflecting, being brave, listening to my heart, believing my intuition, doing what feels rights, having peace from within, staying calm, being transparent, being me, being forever grateful, being happy now.

If I could do anything I want as a career, and money was not an object, what would I choose to do? 
Singer/Songwriter, Author, Writing Inspirational Books, Sharing my story, Autobiography, Doing Gigs/Concerts, Blogging, Winning Euro-Vision, Red Carpet Awards, Coaching, having fun, laughter, love, joy and peace in my heart everyday.     

Happiness

I have happiness dancing inside of me, I know I am on the right path, because I am doing a lot of the above and I am currently making plans to make them all happen.  This isn’t about me, it is about discovering a gift that is meant to be shared with the world, this gift will raise the vibrations of other people, it will have such a positive impact on them and like a domino effect will touch other hearts…..it will be paid forward every single time, it will be continuous positive energy, growing and growing and growing across the Universe, such goodness will come from this, the positive impact is so powerful indeed.

I will share with you the final few sentences from this section in the book:

“We can certainly hold on to whatever it is we think is precious about ourselves, but that’s not how we grow.  If you want to see your world blossom in front of you, find a way to give your assets away.  It’s an investment in your future.”

I want you to take time to reflect on the above questions for you, really think about the real message that is coming through for you.  Now go on and just be you.

Lots of love to you today,  Clarabelle

A Smile from Clarabelle
A Smile from Clarabelle

Wish Upon a Penny

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Here is a wee poem I wrote last week, STOP that inner critic, pick up a penny, hold it close to your heart, make a wish and pass the penny on……..now believe that your wish will come true, MAKE your wish come true.  Wishing you wonderful moments of fulfilled wishes.  Love Clarabelle

Wish Upon a Penny

I listen in the silence, sweet birdies do sing
Should I turn on the TV and drown out their din
I will ignore their calling, just for a while
I’ve a busy mind, chores they do pile
The sun it may shine, but my head’s in a cloud
A storm is brewing, amongst this crowd
I’m strangled in frustration, fighting the war
No one sees me and my internal decor
To just get by, another day,
Gives me hope, paves the way

Then Lightning strikes, STOP, look at your life
Look at your reactions, creating this strife
Sing another song, dance to another tune
Darkness will fade, here comes the moon
See the beauty, in each moment now
Look in the mirror, don’t ask how
Be grateful for your riches, you have many
Create a new you, wish upon a penny

poemsbyclarabelle, 7 July 2013

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