Oceans run deep
waves rush through
time is of the essence
beneath the sky so blue.
A thought on hold
may change your ways
igniting your spirit
to happier days.
enchanting the night.
Hope in your heart
unlocks your mind
you're one of a kind.
I encourage you to welcome the quiet moments in your life, they really are special time for you, they really to calm the mind and rest the soul…..this poem was written in one of those quiet moments, enjoy.
A Quiet Moment
A quiet moment,
A silent thought.
Takes me to the top,
Unties the knot.
A puzzling question.
Lost in the cave.
Like surfers on the beach.
Enticing the wave.
A drifting mind,
Hides the heart.
Express your passion,
Make a start.
The best part of you.
This is your purpose,
Make it come true.
Such beauty is everywhere, stop for a moment, take a look, it’s there you know, can you see it? Can you feel it, yes, it’s definitely there. Enjoy your inner beauty, let it sparkle in everything that you do.
Thank you to all the beautiful people from the very beautiful Philippines who visit this Clarabelle Blog. I have now completed thank you poems dedicated to the following countries so far and today, Philippines, this one is for you.
USA, India, Canada, Romania, thank you, your poems are shared on previous blog posts.
Here is a Poem for the people of the Philippines:
Happy sunny people,
from the Philippines you shine.
On this Clarabelle blog,
In my rhythm and rhyme.
You bring me great joy,
Because you visit me,
One day may I step foot,
In your beautiful country.
I am thanking all the people from all the countries all over the world who have visited this Clarabelle blog. I have done thank you poems for USA, India and Canada so far and today I thank all you lovely people from Romania. This one is for you:
To my blog.
In my wheel of life,
You are a cog.
You brighten my days,
Bring warmth to me.
My Romanian friends,
You set me free.
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.
Come into your own light today and express the real you. Let go of all fears that prevent you from moving forward. Embrace each new person into your life with warmth, smiles and kindness. When you see someone struggling, give them a piece of your light, it will make you sparkle even more.
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.
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.
On your journey of life, don’t forget to watch the morning sunrise. There is just something about a stunning morning sunrise that just puts you in real awe of the moment. Tomorrow morning, I urge you to wake up early in time to watch the beautiful morning sunrise and in that moment remember how you feel.
I am thinking about someone, they make me smile, they make me think of sunny days, love and laughter, they make me feel young. Here is a little poem by me, to brighten up your day.
Thoughts of You
Good morning sunshine,
Let me take hold of you.
Your smile is so pretty,
Your eyes are so blue.
Your spirit is happy,
A magical one.
Breathe light on my path,
And energetic fun.
You make me smile,
Forever this way.
The sweetest thoughts of you,
Are with me today
I am in a poetic mood this morning, this one is for you, take it all in and just “Breathe”.
Breathe in life,
energy from the sun.
Breathe in hope,
memories have begun.
Breathe in faith,
beauty of your heart.
Breathe in love,
the last jigsaw part.
Breathe in you,
Breathe in me.
Breathe in together.
Breathe in we.
Some photographs just say it all, they speak to you from within. A friend from Facebook shared this stunning photograph with me today and I just had to share it with you. Wishing you a beautiful day and may you sparkle in the sunshine. Lots of love, Clarabelle.
Today I am going to go on a day trip to Balmaha Bay, Balloch, Scotland with my mum and during that trip I am going to be “snap happy” as I will be taking some beautiful photos for my new eBook that’s coming out, “It’s All About Gratitude”. I am excited about doing this and it will also be really lovely to spend a day with my mum.
I love Balmaha Bay, for me it is a place of deep beauty and peaceful tranquility and sometimes this is just what the doctor ordered. 🙂
In 2011 I wrote a poem about Balmaha, I have already shared it on this blog before, but here it is again, just in case you missed it first time round:
Sweet Balmaha Bay
Balmaha, an inspiring place,
Oh how I love, your beautiful face.
The silent lake, speaks many words,
A magical paradise, beneath the flight of birds.
My soul’s at home, when I visit you,
I feel at one, below the sky so blue.
As I tie a yellow ribbon, around the old oak tree,
I appreciate your world, for all to see.
The air is clean, fresh and new,
The shimmering sunlight, makes a stunning view.
And the many boats, who sail in leisure,
Uplifting spirits, you provide great pleasure.
In hail or rain, sunshine or snow,
Your tranquil beauty, will always show.
For the depths of your heart, are in everyone,
Sweet Balmaha Bay under the horizon sun.
Poem By Clarabelle, 2011
Wherever you go today and whatever you do, I do hope it brings you sweet happiness and fulfillment, much love to you Clarabelle. 🙂
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.
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?
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.
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
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
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
When I woke up this morning the first words I wrote on my notepad were “Love is my reflection”, this will be a future song and I wrote this poem especially for you.
Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle
From Venus to Mars
She looks in the mirror
What does she see?
She sees the light
For love is her reflection
Shining in her soul
Love is the answer
Love is the goal
Like an angel without wings
She sings to the stars
The Universe is calling From Venus to Mars
Happy is her home
Happiness is her now
And with her beautiful childlike spirit
She smiles and takes a bow
I worked all through the night yesterday and just before I went to bed at 5.45am for a few hours I looked out of my patio doors which lead into my garden and took this photograph of the stunning moonlight. I had one of my BEST days yesterday, I feel the stunning moonlight gave me some beautiful energy that created moments of magic throughout my day. I am very grateful for all that I have and I am very grateful for you here right now. Thank you, beautiful you, love Clarabelle.
The Stunning Moonlight
It’s 5.45am, I’ve worked all through the night
I look out of my window and see the stunning moonlight
I step into the garden, the birds tweet, tweet, tweet
The air is so tranquil, my heart whispers a beat
I am grateful for this moment, so special and rare
I gaze at the white circle, all day I could stare
I feel its magic, penetrating me
It’s watching me closely, setting me free
I feel its energy, uplifting my soul
It’s connecting with my spirit, engaging my goal
My day has not ended but yet it begins
My bed is calling but my heart it still sings
Goodbye Mr Moonlight, I’ll see you again
I enjoyed our conversation, now I’ll put down my pen poemsbyclarabelle, 25 July 2013
I have a lovely feeling of peace and contentment flowing through my body this morning, I am aware of it and treasure it right now. I just had to write, here is what came out. I hope you enjoy. May your happy spirit touch other hearts today. Love Clarabelle
Peace in her Heart
She woke up, with peace in her heart today
No inner battles, in her way
The fight has gone, war no more
Everything leads, to the fulfilment door
Now it’s different, now she can see
That an opened heart, will let this be
She knows that her gift, travels afar
She knows that her energy, raises the bar
And as the soft wind blows, contentment plays a tune
Happiness in the air, goodnight Mr Moon
This misty morning, is full of white
She feels its presence, she is the light
Her breath is silent, and simply pure
Because she is so certain, she is so sure
That all her dreams, are alive inside
The vision is here, nothing to hide
For her soul is connected, dancing free
Her spirit is full, of happy energy
But who is, this miracle she?
She can be “he” and she is “me”
I am currently on holiday right now, so that is why I have not posted for a few days. I want you to know that I have been thinking about you and I have some great posts to follow soon, when I come back. Here is a short quote from me to you,
“The sun is always shining in your heart, let your inner rays warmth the soul of another, be bright, light and glow forever.”
I am very heavily into my own self development and as I feel myself growing from within I feel it is stripping back built up beliefs that don’t serve me well and returning me back to who I really am. I am very aware of this change happening within me and I feel the dreams I had as a child, which I let go of for 30 years, finding their way back to me – like an inner calling with drive and purpose.
Here is what I AM becoming more aware of each day in my life:
Simple things like listening to music that moves me, music that makes me want to sing and dance;
Songwriting and producing music;
Being in touch with my inner emotions and open expressions of feelings of love;
Holding my face up to the sunlight and breathing in the fresh air;
Playing, having fun and laughing…..a lot!!
Feeling excited at the start of each new day, answering the question, What will I create today?
Refreshing my soul in the rain – I love the rain;
Having lighthearted fun conversations with my best friends;
Having trusting, openhearted conversations with my mum… not minutes….for hours;
Coming alive in the presence of children – my nieces and nephew;
Feeling INSPIRED, right now I feel inspired, right now in this very moment;
Being so very grateful and being very mindful of this – it comes naturally to me, my attitude of gratitude;
My deepest appreciation for solitude, I know when I need this, I know I like to have my own quiet, creative space at times;
Reaching out to other people and confidently sharing all of the above and more;
Appreciating the beauty and miracle of a rainbow, the moonlight and the midnight stars;
I sincerely value what I am attracting into my life right now, there is so much abundance, I feel elated;
I read books, I read a lot of books and I take different bits and pieces of the knowledge from these books and apply them to what feels right for me. I don’t always believe everything I read, however I am very much open to what others have to say and value their thoughts and contributions. I know I am becoming a better person, a better version of me, I know I am the healthiest I have ever been in my whole life and I am that I am. Those last 5 words of the preceding sentence “I AM THAT I AM” this for me is very powerful, I felt and believed that before I even read about the Power of I AM. I am using “I AM” in my thoughts everyday, it makes a special connection with me and I feel its power. Below is an example of what I AM and what I say to myself everyday now (this list is not exhaustive):
I AM love
I AM inspiration
I AM a wonderfully creative and full of imagination
I AM a successful poet
I AM super healthy
I AM positive energy and colourfully vibrant
I AM happy and fulfilled
I AM a Marathoner
I AM super confident
I AM super rich in the fullness of life
I AM inspiring hearts all over the world
I AM a very successful blogger
I AM the very best Coach and Mentor
I AM a successful music producer and singer/songwriter
I AM wonderfully happy in my new home and environment
I AM prosperous and attract all that I want into my life
I AM beautiful
I AM THAT I AM and I have every faith in the Power of I AM
The above feels right for me and I would encourage you to apply the Power of I AM in your daily life, however, ONLY if you feel it purely connects with you, you feel it touch and inspire your inner being, I am a great believer that what works for me, doesn’t always work for you. This works for me but if it doesn’t connect and work for you, something else will and it will find you.
May you be inspired today to find out that very thing that connects and works for you. Much love to you today, Clarabelle
Pure sunlight, it is beautiful, truthful and spiritual for me. I remember when I wrote the poem below and how I felt writing it at the time, I felt at peace and at one with myself, it was very early in the morning and I knew I was connected to the power of the universe. Let the silence between each line, awaken your soul and connect your spirit to a higher purpose. Your sun shines from within, let it radiate beauty and inspire other hearts around you today. Much love to you, Clarabelle.
Today, I celebrate the birthday of this blog, it is one year old today. I love putting my heart, soul, passion and energy into this blog and I feel it is evolving as I am evolving.
I didn’t plan to do this blog, it wasn’t one of my goals but I do remember the day, one year ago, when I decided to set it up here on wordpress. Prior to that, I had been writing lots and lots of poetry and I was gaining so much inner growth and special connection from my creative self expressions. Something just clicked with me that day, on 20 April 2012, there was a heightened moment of realisation, a momentary illumination of the heart, that I should share my poetry and other creative expressions on a blog. I just felt there was this strong inner calling to do that – so I did, I acted on it straight away, with no hesitation, it was a very enlightened experience indeed.
The Story of My Life
It was the right thing to do, this blog is part of me now, it’s the story of my life, the sharing of my secrets, it demonstrates the strength in my vulnerability and the love in my heart. It has been soul baring, deeply moving and heartwarming at times, I have shared poetic reflections that I used to only whisper to my shadow. This blog is about who I am and what I am becoming but I know I would not get the same fulfillment, deepest gratitude and satisfaction from it, if it wasn’t connecting with other souls – it has to inspire hearts – it has to help YOU to evolve and advance too.
I want for you what I want for myselfand that is to truly live life, to truly love life, to be who you are, to answer your inner calling, to shape the right way forward for yourself in alignment with your values, to have peace and knowing in your heart that you are all that you ever need to be, to have faith and trust in your ability to use your creative imagination to advance you forward in life and attract a never ending abundance of all that you have ever wanted. You are on the path to personal evolution, you never came off it, it’s time now to enjoy the scenery and truly live in this moment now……..as I write this, I hear the birds singing outside – in the beauty and gratitude of each precious moment the miracle of life right now will always give us what we need.
Go create with pure passion in your heart, for the tide of opportunity wants you to surf its waves and refresh the soul of the deepest oceans.
Thank you for reading my posts, I truly mean that from the core of my heart.
I want to share a very beautiful classical piece of music with you today, created by the Italian Composer, Ludovico Einaudi, from his classical album “Divenire” meaning “to become”. I absolutely love this classical piece, it really does connect deeply with my heart and soul – it simply sounds quite magical to me. When I listen to this album track, I feel it takes me on a mystical journey into the deepest realms of my imagination, where faith joins hands with dreams and softly dances under the starry skies – it moves me, it soothes me and it inspires me. Thank you Ludovico
I encourage you to listen to this wonderful piece of musical art and whilst doing so think about this question:
What does “to become” mean to you?
I believe, that in order for you to have all that you want to have, you have to BE and DO first – in that order:
“To Become” my friend is your answer.
There is a star in your heart and it is twinkling at me, I can’t see it, but I can feel it, you are very special, believe that, become that.
Below is a post taken from one of my other blogs, I posted this one on 1 March 2010 and I thought I would share it with you on here. Wishing you a day filled with an abundance of positive thoughts. Love Clarabelle
Full of Character and Excitement
I was looking after my 3 year old niece the other week whilst her parents went off to pick up their new puppy dog.
I love watching my little niece she is such a funny, cheery little girl full of character and excitement. She was happily looking out of the window into my back garden when she shouted“look Auntie Claire, they’re dancing”, I asked her what was dancing and she said “the trees are dancing” and she began to copy the swaying movements of the trees blowing in the wind outside. It was so cute to watch, I smiled and I thought to myself what a truly wonderful positive perception she has on Mother Nature.
Such an Amazing “Mummy”
Later on that day I kept thinking about my niece’s words and how she could have said something completely different using a more negative connotation, but she didn’t. I then thought about my younger sister, who is such an amazing “Mummy” and how positive and happy she is. I just know that my sister’s love for nature and optimistic outlook on life has made such a positive influence on my little niece’s young life.
It made me think about how important it is for us all to choose to have a positive mindset and positive take on the world. Like in those famous lyrics sung by Whitney Houston “I believe the children are our future” – I do hope the trees stay dancing!!
Love is always there, love is abundant, love is free flowing, love is your magical connection to everything…….love just is!!! This next inspirational quote is inspired by, yes, you’ve guessed it, love. May your day today be filled with love and happiness, Clarabelle.
It is Mother’s Day here in the UK and I want to send out a beautiful blessing to all the wonderful Mother’s out there, who bring much love and abundance to this world. This next poem is dedicated to my own beautiful mum, to your mum too and indeed, if you are a mum. Wishing you a very special day filled with love. Clarabelle
A Mother in a Million
Mother you are so beautiful, in every single way,
You brighten up each moment, and listen to what I say.
Your love is so very special, to each and everyone,
You’re a mother in a million, stronger than the sun.
I love you so dearly, more than you’ll ever know,
Thank you my wonderful mother, your wisdom has helped me grow.
This photograph below was taken on a beautiful winter’s day in Bonny Scotland, a stunning little place called Balmaha. It inspired this next inspirational quote. May you open your heart today and see an inspirational vision of love right there in front of you. Clarabelle
The “roots determine the fruits”, what does this mean? It means that if you work on the root of a problem rather than the symptom you can create everlasting change. Nourish the root with love, that’s what my next inspirational quote for you is all about. May your day be filled with love and encouragement, Clarabelle.
I write with ‘she’ in mind. Who is she? What can she become? What does she dream about? What hopes are in her heart? What happiness does she bring to others? What if she just lived? What if she became alive, right now, in this moment? What wonders would she bring to this world? “She” may be you, “She”, may be me. Who is she? This next poem is inspired by just that. May the beauty of each day, shine in your soul forever. Much love to you today, Clarabelle
Dreams in her Soul
She writes with love, she writes with light;
Early in the morning, and last thing at night.
She opens her heart, to everyone;
Sharing her secrets, thinking of fun.
A happy soul, she shares it with glee;
Positive thoughts, changing me.
Hope is on the horizon, look up to the sun;
Shadows paint a pathway, over where she has run.
Beauty is in her heartbeat, shining afar;
Smiles last forever, and wherever you are.
She is a miracle, a symbol of life;
Forgotten are her days, of trouble and strife.
Her life has moved on, she dances alive;
Dreams in her soul, love in her heart does thrive.
I am thinking about my happy childhood today, so I decide to take a snapshot memory from one of these true moments and share it with you today. Release the child inside of you, just for a moment, just for today, be that child once more, it feels so loving and carefree. Lots of love, Clarabelle.
My Soul is Free
I am 8 years old, I am playing in the swing park and look up to the pretty red sky on a sweet summers night. I see a million lights sparkling in the distance, like the most precious jewels I have ever seen, they mesmerize me. It feels like I am in a hypnotic state, my heart feels happy, my soul is free, I dream, I visualise my future….
“I’ll be there one day”, I say;
Here, right now, I can be there any moment of any day, for my childlike imagination, can take me there. Whenever I want to go there and without physical travel, I can instantly be there.
Where is there?
There is “Happiness” my friend, Happiness is my home and my heart has always lived there.
Happiness can be accessed at any moment and at any time of the day. Give up the ghost of darkness, for your inner light is special and it is connected to an abundance of pure love. May happiness dance around you today and always. Love Clarabelle. This next poem is for you. Have a beautiful day.
Happiness Dances Around You
Oh sweet and precious moment, I cherish you now;
Long have I awaited, to free me from this how.
I feel my heart glisten, spreading happy thoughts;
Releasing me from pain, undoing the difficult knots.
For once when I was sad, life did get me down;
A painted smile upon my face, masking the frown.
But even through that anguish, a light in me did shine;
The beauty of an open door, a white butterfly was the sign.
Today life is on the up, I’m reaching many heights;
My spirit is alive and I’m flying amongst the kites.
Light as a feather, I’m nourished at the soul;
My eyes sparkle like diamonds, when once they looked like coal.
So pick up the pace of life, your heart has a story to tell;
Happiness dances around you, it’s time to break out of your shell
Here is a special little St. Valentine’s Day poem for you, to celebrate true love, the joining of passionate hearts and the magical miracle of life. “When you feel love, act on it. Speak your heart. Be truthful. Be Open.”from the book The Path to Love by Deepak Chopra. Happy St. Valentine’s Day to you and your loved ones, Clarabelle.
Sometimes when I look into someone’s eyes, I just know if their soul is truly enlightened with love. I know they want to be really happy and maybe look happy on the outside but the window to their soul never lies, it’s all about the inside. I experienced that recently with someone and decided to write this poem for them and send it to them. I hope you like it. May your soul be filled with love and light today. Much love to you Clarabelle.
“Love is Free-Flowing”
I see in your eyes, no light or love;
Dead in the moment, but the rainbow is above.
You attract what you become, not just what you’ve got;
Love is free-flowing, and cannot be bought.
It’s nice to have freedom, choice and dreams;
But to enjoy it alone, bursts a heart at the seams.
Change your direction, take your soul along the path;
There you’ll meet true beauty, and with faith, your other half.
For sometimes we look so hard, and still cannot see;
Sometimes the ‘law of attraction’, works mysteriously.
It’s not in ‘the secret’, or a special treasure box;
It’s not hidden in a cave, or where the wishing well talks.
It’s found in your spirit, and blooms in the sunlight;
It brightens up your mood, full of happiness and delight.
Your paradise of love, will always find a way;
Seek truth in each moment, and loves light will shine on you today.