On our journey to success sometimes we get road blocked by certain circumstances and more often than not this all happens at the wrong time. You know, just when you’re getting on, just when you’re starting to see the light, then BOOM……where on earth did that come from? HUGE, MASSIVE, ROAD BLOCK!!
So I had one of these road blocks today and although dealing with this situation wasn’t easy, there are a lot of positives that can be taken from this experience. You see we grow from the challenges we come up against, imagine if you were never ever challenged, what would you learn and how would you build your life into something greater than it already is?
So next time the dreaded road blocks come your way, welcome them with a big hello and embrace the abundance of learning all that will come from them.
What are the little things that you’re not on top of?
You know those things that don’t seem to be such a problem until they are ignored way to often and all of a sudden you’re thinking “Yikes”, what’s happening here?
I’ll tell you what’s happening. You see all those little things that you forgot to do, that you didn’t make a priority for in your life at the time, they all can build up to a BIG problem, if just ignored. No matter what size your problem or challenge is, it just simply ain’t going to go away until you deal with it. You have to take RESPONSIBILITY, you have to stay DISCIPLINED, be FOCUSSED and take a little or a lot of ACTION every day and be CONSISTENT with it. Then my friend you’ll see some worthwhile change happening for you.
You know exactly what I’m saying don’t you? I know you’re thinking of at least one problem right now that if you dealt with it properly day by day you’d be telling yourself a different story, a more positive story.
So how can YOU solve this for YOU.? Well, GET ON THE BALL, that’s it, say to yourself, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, take CONTROL of your life and just you GET A MOVE ON.
Be direct, open and honest with yourself on this one – YOU KNOW what you have to do.
So Just You Do It and GET BACK ON THE BALL!!
You know you want to.
This is your chance, this is your opportunity, enjoy getting stuck in to it and sort that problem out…….NOW!!
This is your year, I just feel it for you, I know great things are on their way to you, feel how good that feels, visualise yourself in that place you are aiming for, your spirit is high and you are shining like the brightest star. You are the brightest star in the sky….remember THIS IS YOUR YEAR, go make it happen!!
Change is good, it really is. What do you need to change for you? What daily habits do not serve you anymore? I bet there is one that you’re thinking about right now, you know there is. Go on, take a chance on change.
Fight for your dreams, don’t give up, keep going until you get there. Remember, pain now, equals forever happiness later, and you know what, it doesn’t even have to be that way. Enjoy the journey now, that’s what I’m saying, embrace every breathe that you take along the way.
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.
On the pathway to your dreams you are most certainly going to have to get over some rough patches. There may be a cluster of them all at once or more sporadic than that, over a lengthier period of time, but regardless they will be there, eager to put you to the challenge.
Are you up for the challenge? I surely am, it’s only a “rough patch”, how rough can it get?
Like stormy waters or a rocky road, these challenges make your adventure even more worthwhile because there are many lessons in these hidden bumps.
See if you can change your perception towards the rough patches of life, see them as part of the mystery, as part of the muscle building process for your inner strength. These so called rough patches, strengthen your character and prepare you for the mountain ahead. How big is your mountain? You see, I reckon if it’s not big enough, if it’s not scary enough, then you need a bigger, much higher mountain to climb and that means a bigger more ambitious vision for yourself.
My mountain climb is scary but scary in a good way, the challenge excites me and I see myself, ALWAYS getting to the top…..I am happiest climbing the mountain, especially when I look back and see how far I have come – wow did I really make that journey?
WOW yourself today with your big mountain climb challenge, go on, I dare you!!
A good life can give you all the stability and certainty you need….that I feel, maybe a staple foundation for a good life…..you know, you have a safe and secure routine and it kinda works out alright for you – I know this because I’ve been there…..for 20 years I had a good life like that.
A Great Life
A great life, a super duper amazing life, may often give you much less of the above – less stability, less certainty, less security however for me, this great life offers so much more, more excitement, more freedom, more creativity, more time for myself, more love for what I do, more giving, more sharing, more authenticity, more surprises, more adventures, more new experiences, more new people, more fun, more exploration……wow, the list goes on.
So today I gamble my “good life” for a “great life” and you know what, it really is working for me right now. It was a brave step forward but I know in my heart of hearts it was definitely the right thing to do for me. Not everyone sees it that way but this is MY LIFE and I have to live it and experience it my way…..the great way!!
Are you living a “good life” or a “great life”?
I trust you know the answer to this one immediately.
In a previous blog post last week, I wrote a poem about Oprah Winfrey reading my book, this is what I want. I moved forward with this desire last week and posted to Oprah Winfrey a copy of my Amazon book, “Clarabelle’s Musings”.
I researched into 3 addresses to send it into Oprah Winfrey, so, yes you’ve guessed it, I sent a copy of my book to each of the 3 addresses – it could be in her hands, right now, as we speak.
I really do believe this is a book that Oprah Winfrey will absolutely love, I truly do and I guess if it’s meant for her to read she will definitely get the opportunity to read it, the Universe will make sure of that.
I shall keep you posted on developments, it may be 6 days, 6 weeks or 6 years, but let’s just see what happens.
I hope that you will take some encouragement out of this blog post for yourself, I hope it inspires you to take your dreams one step further.
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.
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. 🙂
Have the vision of your goal cemented in your mind and imprinted on your heart and never let go until you have achieved it. Let your actions do the talking and don’t stop until you get there because you are going to get there…..you are.
Don’t stop my beautiful friend, all the hard work and effort will soon give you the returns that you want and more,
Expect a wonderful happy surprise, feel what that feels like and you know what, I believe that the law of attraction has got to give it to you.
Do what feels good to you and that doesn’t mean that you have to wait until it has actually materialised, feel good now, in this moment and smile. I think a lovely surprise is on it’s way to you and to me…just you wait and see!!
Life is full of wonderful surprises, love to you, Clarabelle.
I woke up this morning feeling peaceful but alert inside, and then I said to myself, “everything is going to be okay, you’ve got control of this life”.
I then received a telephone call from a lovely friend and we were laughing, joking and we had such an inspirational conversation. The conversation was about him listening and acting upon his heart and the truly wonderful, positive outcomes that have come from this.
Listening By Doing
What if you listened to your heart and I mean “listening by doing”, that’s right, doing what your heart feels. Often we hear the whispers of what touches our heart and soul but we don’t really do anything about it…….but what if you did?
Think of a time when you did listen and act on your heart’s desires……..I’m thinking about a moment right now and it is making me smile…….it always included my writings and making someone laugh, smile or give them gentle words of warmth and encouragement to ease their current pain.
Trust that your heart knows the answer and demonstrate in your “doing” what you hear.
How do you know you are strong, how do you really know, have you tested your inner strength recently? Why not test it again over the next few days, weeks, months?…I encourage you to set yourself a goal, a goal that will challenge your inner being, a goal that when you reach it, you know that you are even more stronger that you could ever imagine.
Make a commitment to yourself to be brave, to release your courageous soul into the universe and let it unleash your greatest potential to fight for that goal. Make sure it’s a goal worth fighting for and if it is……well I already know you’ve made it, I already know and you do too.
It is so easy to overthink things, give yourself a break and just do what needs done. Often the more you hang around making a simple decision the more mixed up the mind gets. Set your mind free today, do what needs to be done and instantly that busy mind will simmer down.
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.
Have faith, strong,strong faith that your dreams are here, feel them in your heart right now and rejoice in your festival of faith. A poetic verse for you today:
A Festival of Faith
A festival of faith,
Lives in me.
In gives me hope,
So I can be.
Everything I want,
And even some more.
Believing in the “yes”,
And an opened door.
It encourages my soul,
Breathing life into me,
An explosion of knowing,
That no eyes can see.
A feeling from within,
A heart with a spark,
Igniting my spirit,
Shining light in the dark.
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.
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It’s easy to feel frustrated that things are moving as fast as you would like them to, that progress seems slow or non-existent at present. However, have faith and patience that the results will come and that you will achieve the right outcomes for you. Frustration can be a good thing, it just means you’re ready, you’re ready for CHANGE……and once you’re ready, well anything can happen, believe me….and it positively will.
Don’t rush the process, because in time the rewards will come, so keep putting in every effort to the little things and big changes will appear.
If I stay here I die
I live a lie
I wither in the shade
My smile it does fade
If I move far away
Other hearts will pray
Travellers will thrive
They will feel alive
I will leave,
Nothing to grieve
For I know
My soul does glow
In a twinkling heart
So I will depart
No tears will fall,
For an inner call
Takes me there
I wonder where?
This full compilation of Claire’s positive thoughts, inspiring messages, and motivating jottings will make you feel like you just drank 6 energy drinks, without the heart palipitations. Her words pick you up, help you view your life in a different, more positive way, and provide you with the belief that you can accomplish anything
Miracles are everywhere and can happen at any moment in your life, I truly believe that. I share with you below one of the poems from my paperback book, Clarabelle’s Musings, I hope you love it like I do:
Miracle to Life
As the angel, holds my soul,
The brightest diamond, comes out of coal.
Sparkling like stars, glistening forever,
Floating in the air, flowing like a river.
The staircase is calling, I see the light,
The sun would not change, this darkest night.
But somewhere from within, the heart beats stronger,
This is what a wonderful customer said, I am so grateful for these inspirational comments:
“This full compilation of Claire’s positive thoughts, inspiring messages, and motivating jottings will make you feel like you just drank 6 energy drinks, without the heart palipitations. Her words pick you up, help you view your life in a different, more positive way, and provide you with the belief that you can accomplish anything.”
I know a lot of people don’t like change but personally I welcome change. I thrive in new settings, new beginnings, meeting new people, learning new things, overcoming new challenges, working in new and changing environments, I love it all. So I encourage you today, to think about what you would like to change in your life today, what little or large change could you make to your daily habits, your environment, your job, your relationships, that will enhance your skills, knowledge, experience or just make you that little bit happier and/or more content with you and your life.
Change is good, it will sometimes take you out of your comfort zone and into your learning zone.
Change is good, it can be refreshing and revigorating meeting new people and/or being in a new environment
Change is GOOD…….Change is GOOD. 🙂
Please remember, even a small change could make all the difference to your day, try a new fruit or putting fresh flowers in a dull room, it’s amazing how that can uplift your spirits.
I look forward to hearing about the changes you are making – mini or massive I know they will make a positive difference to your life.
It’s been over a week since I’ve posted on this blog so I do apologise for this, I haven’t forgot about you.
Being prepared for an opportunity puts you in pole position and I know this has worked for me now and in the past. Preparation is the key to making things happen because you are setting yourself up for when the opportunity takes a smile.
So if you’re hoping and waiting and wanting that perfect opportunity, get yourself prepared now, do what you can today and you’ll be welcoming that new gateway with open arms.
The gateway to the world is there for the taking, do what you can today and it will reduce or fully eliminate all fears of the unknown.
I’m in action mode, today, tomorrow and forever. Amen. 🙂 Yes, this is my newly adopted motto for the rest of my life, “Just YOU Do It!! and I think that’s all I need to say here and right now, the rest will follow and the BEST IS YET TO COME. 🙂
So I woke up this morning very happy indeed because I am so very excited about my Singer-Songwriter Showcase that is happening this Saturday night. We are expecting over 100 people on the night and it’s going to be a really great show. We have been practising for weeks and weeks and this Saturday we will be putting all the preparation and practice to test – yes, we’re going live and it is very exciting indeed.
The event will have a real family/friendly feel to it and will be filled with joyous Community Spirit, that is what I want and what we have been aiming for!! I’m going back to the Village of Carfin where I was brought up in as a child – a Village that has a very special place in my heart.
I will take lots of photos and share them with you on this Blog next week.
It’s quite funny because last year at this time I hadn’t even written one song and now I’m performing my own songs at my own Gig – it’s amazing what you can achieve when you put your mind to it!!
What would you like your life to be like, one year from now?
It could all start here for you, maybe you were meant to read this blog post, maybe just maybe this blog post is for YOU, to get YOU started on fulfilling your own dreams and goals in life. I’m doing it, why not YOU too. 🙂
I love this quote below, it rings so true for me right now.
It is always tempting to compare yourself to the outcomes of another but I urge you to think only about you, how far you are progressing and if you are doing everything you can to move yourself forward and be the best that you can be.
When you think of it, it really does sound crazy to compare yourself to someone who is much further forward on the Chapters of their own book.
You are the Artist, you are the creator of your own life and you must design it your way. Yes, you may want to use people as role models but don’t compare yourself to them, use their success and achievements to INSPIRE you from within and do it your way – you know, like in the song by Frank Sinatra…..”I Did It My Way”.
My friend shared some very simple words of wisdom with me a few weeks ago, he told me to keep an open mind when thinking about my career development. I took those words on board when I was looking at other career opportunities because a lot of my skills are very much transferable. This thinking has now led me on to pastures new and I move out to Dubai at the end of next month to take on a new challenge.
So cast your net wide and challenge some of those limiting beliefs that may just be keeping you away from an opportunity that is truly meant for you.
See the world as an open book and write in it, the words, that you want to read.
You know I love my poetry and I am in a poetic mood this morning. Here are some morning reflections from me to you, put into one of my favourite creative writing styles…..rhyming poetry, this one might just get you thinking. Set yourself free, break the chains of old habits and make fulfilling choices from this day forward. You can do it. Love to you Clarabelle.
Break the Chains
A starry night,
A blissful morn.
There goes the car horn.
A rush, a rumble,
A dash to the door.
Caught up in the moment,
Head to the floor.
Then all of a sudden,
The alarm bells ring.
How did this happen?
What did I bring?
Is my life,
just passing me by?
Am I really happy?
I ponder and sigh.
To break the chains,
To let it all go.
Would test my bravery,
Against, “go with the flow”.
For I’m in control,
I make the choice.
Do this or that,
Share my voice.
The river runs fast,
The sun will rise again.
But remember your life
Is like ink in a pen.
Writing the pages,
of what is to be.
Until it runs out,
What’s left to see?
So decide who you are,
become your greatest self.
The world will not wait,
Get your book off the shelf.
Have clarity, choose wisely,
Let your heart lead the way.
Because times ticks on,
So make this your day.
The day you change,
The day you reach out.
The day you believe.
Your dreams, are worth a shout.
Slow the picture down,
Play it back in your mind.
The crossroads of your life,
Holds the answers, seek and find.
Be a like a butterfly,
Fluttering in the breeze,
Your courageous soul is open,
Change your life, if you please.