POETRY CORNER #7

raise your spirits

Every Thursday on this blog I post one of my poems.

May the words whisper deep wisdom into your mind and soul and ignite a new you, to RISE UP and TAKE CHARGE of your life.

It Aint That Easy!

A life of love,
happiness to find,
it ain’t that easy,
with a busy mind.

A life of treasure,
hope and glory,
it ain’t that easy,
with my story.

A life of greatness
full of light,
it ain’t that easy,
in the darkest night.

A life of giving,
abundant and true,
it ain’t that easy,
when I feel blue.

If it ain’t that easy,
what will you do,
to raise your spirits,
and see a new you?

If it ain’t that easy,
how can you share,
the best of you,
giving self-care?

If it ain’t that easy,
what will you say,
to brighten your mind,
and enjoy everyday?

If it ain’t that easy,
what is your plan,
to change for the better,
be a happier man?

It’s all in your thoughts,
and daily endeavours,
to make it more easy,
embrace life’s true pleasures.

A poem by Clarabelle, London, UK
Created on 18 August 2022
Posted to Blog on 15 September 2022

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Poetry Corner #3

tough pasts are gone

Every Thursday is poem day, with a little pinch of positivity!

Enjoy it, wonderful you.

Magnetic You

Magnetic you,
with wisdom eyes,
full of heart,
and kind surprise.

Yesterday’s dreams,
never went away,
they live in you,
and breathe today.

Seasons change,
life moves on,
the present is now,
tough pasts are gone.

Attract your passion,
love and do,
everything you deserve,
special and true.

By Clarabelle, London, UK
Created on 4 August 2022
Posted to Blog on 18 August 2022

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It’s Your Life – GO GET IT!

Thank YOU for following this blog and supporting the work that I do. My aim is to bring a little bit of sparkle, knowledge, wisdom and positive ‘feel good’ feelings into your life.

We all need some inspiration and encouragement at different times in our life and I do hope that my blog posts help you move forward and forge you into achieving EVERYTHING you truly deserve.

Your dreams are for the taking and I want YOU to really GO FOR IT!

After all . . . . . . . . .
It’s Your Life – GO GET IT!

Thank you so much for being here. Love Clarabelle

By Clarabelle, London, UK
10 August 2022

What’s Your Inner Strategy?

Behind every strategy is another strategy – let me explain.

Behind every strategy is another strategy – let me explain.

So let’s say you want to change something for the better in your life.  Let’s say for example, you want to change your career and go in a completely different direction. Let’s say you want to move away from your Management Consultancy Business and progress with a new career in property development.  So first of all, I would say, “Hey you, that’s truly amazing, I admire your spirit, drive and determination to change your future. Congratulations! You’ve taken your very first step. Well done!”  Now the next part for you is likely to be exciting, crazy, liberating, fulfilling, challenging and possibly frightening – all at once!!  You’ve gained the knowledge, you’ve got the outer strategy and you are damn well ready to execute – oh yes, you definitely know where you’re going with this one.  However, I also want you to think about your inner strategy – what do I mean by that?

Your inner strategy is that vitally important checklist, the inner compass guiding and strengthening you on the unknown path ahead.  This inner strategy is the imperative foundations that you will build your outer strategy upon – you’ve got to get the inner strategy right…...first and foremost.  On your inner strategy checklist you will be clear on the following areas:

  • I clearly know my core values and what each value means to mean.
  • I specifically know what is personally important to me going forward in life – I know my non-negotiables.
  • I fully believe in my capabilities, unlimited potential and I have faith in myself, even when there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel.
  • I am fully supportive of me, as much as I want solid support from the people closest to me, this is not necessary, as it is my responsibility to support myself with every choice, decision and commitment I make.
  • I have a contingency plan containing critical action points that serve my inner wellbeing, if and when difficult stresses arise – I know what’s in my combat toolbox to strengthen my mind, body and help me regain any lost focus.
  • I am confident, resilient and have an abundance of energy that is absolutely necessary to the success of my new vision.
  • I am not afraid to ask for help when I need it. I believe that asking for help is a necessary part of the process.
  • I am clear on my standards and expectations and I will not deviate from these in challenging times.
  • I will regularly take quiet time out, to reflect, review and refresh my thinking.
  • I am totally committed to the end goal, however I will remain present in the process and give everything my best shot.
  • I promise to value my self-worth and continue to grow and contribute to my purpose at every opportunity.

Your inner strategy is more important than the outer strategy. You’ve got to be clear on this stuff at the very beginning because if you are unclear on any of these statements, any slight failure along the way, may crumble your progress.

What I am saying is, go to work on yourself, know your inner strategy, have clarity and self awareness about you, for this will be the BEST start you can ever give yourself before any major life change.  This is the sure start that will inevitably lead you to success.

Thank you for being here.

It’s Your Life, Go Get It!!

Clarabelle
Article originally posted 7 April 2016
Updated and reposted 06.08.22 – London, UK

Because You Shine

I am here because you shine

I closed my eyes and walked into the light.

There I met an older and much wiser woman.

She smiled at me.

She held a beautiful azure blue flower in her hand.

She took my hand and placed the flower in it.

Without any words, she gave me this message…..

Your magical heart can make the invisible visible.
I am here because you shine.
The blue of this flower represents the ocean and the sky.
The petals represent the fragility of life.
The wonder is not in the flower.
The miracle is in you.

The old lady then disappeared.

The flower turned into tiny little seeds in the palm of my hand.

I then knew, it was time to self-nurture and grow.

By Clarabelle
London, UK
21 July 2022

Oceans Run Deep

waves rush through

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.

Beauty embraces
energetic light
forever inspiring
enchanting the night.

Hope in your heart
unlocks your mind
captivating magic
you're one of a kind.

By Clarabelle
20 October 2021

Castaway Troubles

“remember your strength….”

“My love for writing to you, brings us so much closer together.” Clarabelle

Castaway troubles
live in the light
beauty is being
sunny and bright.

Now is your chance
to forgive and move on
your rainbow of love
awakens a new dawn.

When midnight calls
and dark skies appear
remember your strength
why you are here.

Your future is glowing
shining from your heart
tomorrow brings treasures
but today you must start.

By Clarabelle
15 October 2021
London, UK


I Didn’t Know This!!

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I didn’t know it, I honestly didn’t know this, for the best part of my life, I didn’t know this……I just didn’t.

Well, what is it, that I didn’t know?

I didn’t know that I could write, I didn’t know that I would want to write, I didn’t know that I was passionate about writing, until I started writing.  I mean really started writing, regularly, consistently and being inspired to write on this blog.

It’s not that I didn’t write before, sure I’ve wrote many policies and procedures, I’ve written University Assignments, I’ve written Board Reports, I’ve written Client Summary Reports but and I mean a BIG BUT, to me, although they obviously were writing, they weren’t freedom writing, they weren’t my heart speaking and flowing with inspiring graciousness.

So to me there is “writing” and there is “real writing” and I am now captivated in the latter.

I am 41 years young now and I started this Clarabelle Blog at the age of 38, wow, has it really taken that long for me to hear my calling, for me to really truly listen to the whispers of my heart??  WOW!!

I guess it has…………………..and you know what, it doesn’t matter when in life you discover what your calling is, what’s more important is that you respond positively and do what your heart is telling you to do and in my case, I guess, it is writing……writing like this, yes, just like this, nothing too fancy, nothing too wordy, keeping it simple but full of inspirational wisdom with a poetic verse thrown in for good measure.

Isn’t life kinda funny, one minute you think you’re headed on one path and all of a sudden, something happens and you’re nudged up another path (notice I said “up” not “down”)!!  Cos we’re on our way up here, right!!

I wonder what your heart is whispering to you…..I wonder?  Do you wonder, or do you know the answer already to that one?  I really hope you do and you are acting upon it.

Lots of love to you today, as always, Clarabelle