Do It With Confidence

Go on, do something different today, I dare you, just do it and see your confidence shine like the brightest star. You know you want to, go on, I dare you.

Do it with confidence.

Love Clarabelle

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Midnight Eyes

You heart forever glows, remember that.

Midnight Eyes

Midnight eyes,
Starry light.
Frosty moon,
Brightest white.
Love and hope,
Faith and knowing.
Smiling heart,
Forever glowing.

By Clarabelle

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Touched by Emotion

Touched by emotion,
Loving life.
Freeing my spirit,
From worry and strife.

Keeping it together,
Hoping for all.
Rising faith,
Breaks down the brick wall.

In the twist of the wind,
No enemies appear.
All friends together,
Filled with good cheer.

An unfulfilled heart,
Takes you beyond.
Frozen miracles,
Reflected in the pond.

Catch the light,
Let it shine all around.
Mystic and magic,
Will soon be found.

By Clarabelle

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Isn’t Life Funny

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A poem of how funny life can be sometimes….funny strange that is!!

Isn’t Life Funny

Isn’t life funny,
In a strange kind of way.
One moment you’re up,
Another you’re in dismay.

As the clouds pass by,
Remember one thing.
That all can change,
With a telephone ring.

For what you seek,
Is seeking you.
It’s in the air,
Travelling through.

It wants to make you happy,
It wants to make you thrive.
Growing like a sunflower,
Feeling so alive.

So laugh when you can,
Smile at the passer by.
Life is what it is,
And I know you know why.

By Clarabelle

Festival of Faith

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.

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Hope Sets You Free

Don’t be a prisoner of your own mind, don’t tighten the straight jacket with unfulfilling whispers. Remember this my friend, hope sets you free. A poem about hope for you:

Hope Sets You Free

Hope is taking a chance,
A last look glance.
A hand held tight,
When nothing seems right.
Eyes with a soul,
Tunnel towards the goal.
A prayer at the start,
A loving heart.
It is the fire,
Lighting the desire.
A candle in rhyme,
Flickering through time.
Let hope be your key,
Hope sets you free.

The Angel of Hope is in your heart, welcome her today with open arms.

Love Clarabelle.

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All She Ever Needed

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Love

And somewhere along the journey, somewhere in the deepest part of her heart, she realised, that all she ever needed was to be love, do love and have love.

Be love, do love and have you will love.

Love always,

Clarabelle

 

When I Die….

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I am planning on being here for at least another 50 years and I do love making the best of everything in life.  Here is a short poem I made up this morning.  Love to you, Clarabelle

When I Die

When I die,
I’ll leave you my heart,
For it has a home with you.

When I die,
I’ll leave you my spirit,
For it breathes life in all that you do.

When I die,
I’ll leave you my soul,
For it dances around us two.

When I die,
I’ll leave you my love,
For always, forever and true.

 

Question of the Month

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So here is this month’s question for you to ponder and reflect upon,

What makes you feel good?

Well, for me there are lots of things that make me feel good but the one thing that sticks out in my mind right now is writing.  The funny thing is I never really liked English at school but I did love Mathematics.  It’s really strange how things have turned around because now I love writing and reading and I am not a fan of the number crunching anymore.

This blog has really helped me to connect with my thoughts, my feeling, my emotions and my inner creativity – I feel at peace when I write, it is so soothing and calming for me and it works as a dual purpose because I write to inspire you too.

So I do really hope that you are enjoying reading the articles on this blog – they come from a peaceful mind, a happy heart and an inspired soul.

So what makes YOU feel good?

Lots of love to you today,

Clarabelle

 

 

Together Forever

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Together Forever

Just show me love,
And I’ll show you the way.
An unknown path,
But I’m here to stay.
A new world awaits,
Hope is where I live,
Fond sweet memories,
True kindness I give.
Share your heart,
Let me see it all,
Building a new life,
Where stars do fall.
And the sun shines on,
Like never before,
Take my hand,
Let’s go through the door.
I see the rainbow,
Its colours so bright,
Together forever,
You’ve shown me the light.

By Clarabelle, 10 August 2014

 

Hearts Will Dance

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Some things are just meant to be and when all seems lost and the door seems locked, in walks love…..forever love.  May you find beauty, love and peace in the following verse.

Hearts Will Dance

And through the pain,
She awaits his heart.
Missing his love,
When he did depart.
She hears his voice,
Whisper in her soul.
She feels his spirit,
Making her whole.
In all this time,
In all the tears.
Words, “I love you”,
Unspoken for years.
It’s not too late,
Now there’s a chance.
To be together,
Both hearts will dance.
As she closes her eyes,
With a peaceful mind.
She knows he is waiting,
True love they did find.

By Clarabelle, 8 August 2014

I Love You

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Three of the most powerful words that touch your soul like no other, that make your heart smile inside, that help you to believe that anything is possible and that give you hope for the future and peace in the now.  What are these words?….these words can only be:

“I Love You”

Say it out loud, right now, feel how those words feel, those are three of the most impactful words you will ever say to someone.  Those three little words can turn EVERYTHING around for the better.  “I Love You” said with true meaning and heart can raise a shattered soul from the gutter and uplift it so much that it will be dancing with the birds around the sun.

When was the last time you told someone you loved them?  I know you know they know it, but when did you actually look them in the eyes, hold their hands and say to them “I Love you”?

Do it today, do it for yourself and do it for them……make today an “I Love You” day.  I KNOW it will make you and the other person feel so good.

And…….to you, YOU, who faithfully drops by every day on this Clarabelle Blog, “I Love you”…for being here…I LOVE YOU.

Wishing you a loving day, wherever you are in the world.

Clarabelle

Living the Solution

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Some things might surprise you.

I have had the experience recently of being very surprised with some of my life situations.  Fairly recently, I put my life in a suitcase and moved to another country, to what I thought was going to be the best job ever, I thought the job was going to give me everything I ever wanted.  I was so positive about it, so excited, so “up for the challenge”…..,.basically, I was super ready for this!!  Then when I get there, it turns out to not be what I expected, but hey that’s okay, I accepted that and moved on!!  You see I know what is important to me in life and I know what I need from a job that will make every day a joy for me to be there – that way the company get the best out of me in every way possible.

So what happened next?  Where do you go from here?

I tell you what I did.  I didn’t moan about the situation, I was truthful with everyone around me – especially myself, and focused on the solution to the problem…..NOT the problem.  You see there is a BIG difference, a HUGE difference.  I know that you get what you focus on, please let me repeat that, YOU GET WHAT YOU FOCUS ON 🙂 So I knew that I had to focus on the solution, I did, and within 2 weeks, I was LIVING the solution, albeit a temporary solution, but still a SOLUTION.  Yippee, yippee, yippee, this is a prime example of a positive outcome from focusing on the solution.

This temporary solution has actually worked out much better than I expected, a billion percent better……and it’s now got me thinking, that the place  I am at now, this “temporary” place, was actually a permanent piece of the jigsaw puzzle.

I am currently working on a more permanent solution to my career, but that needs more reflection and more time to get me to the next destination.  I now have absolute full clarity on what I need going forward, the misty fog has cleared and there are very beautiful and very bright days ahead.

Please remember, FOCUS ON THE SOLUTION, not the problem and LIVE THE SOLUTION, even if it is temporary, you just never know where it may lead you.

Thank you for being here and thank you for commenting.

Lots of love to you today, as always,

Clarabelle 🙂 🙂 🙂

Breathe

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I am in a poetic mood this morning, this one is for you, take it all in and just “Breathe”.

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.

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Keep the Faith

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Keep the faith my friends, keep the faith my friends…..such a good statement I said it twice.  Faith for me, is peace in your heart forever and if you mix that with love, true love, wow you have everything you will ever need to go forward in life. So I will say it again, “Keep the Faith”, maybe you just needed to hear that today.  Lots of love to you, Clarabelle.

The Law of Gratitude

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It’s All About Gratitude

When I was researching into the science of gratitude for my eBook, “It’s All About Gratitude” I came across some amazing findings.  Here is an extract from my eBook which relates to the famous book, The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles.

“There is a law of gratitude and it is absolutely necessary that you should observe the law.  If you are to get the results you seek, the law of gratitude is the natural principle that action and reaction are always equal and in opposite directions.  To fix your attention on the best is to surround yourself with the best and become the best.  The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best, therefore it tends to become the best.  Faith is born of gratitude.  Every outgoing wave of grateful thanksgiving increases faith.  It is necessary then to cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you and to give thanks continuously.”

If you can be anything today, be truly grateful for all that you have, in this moment right now.  I do hope you feel as blessed as I do.

Lots of love, Clarabelle

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You’ve Got To Believe

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Self Belief

Having self belief in your own capabilities and potential is such an important ingredient to moving forward and achieving your dreams and goals in life. When you believe in yourself, you create such a positive energy around you that is contagious and others also believe in what you see for yourself.  This next poem is inspired by just that, keep going my friend and stay stronger than ever, because indeed, I believe you will get there.  Love Clarabelle.

You’ve Got to Believe

You’ve got to believe,
in all of you.
Your talents are amazing,
you’re a dream come true.
Believe and have faith,
you will reach that star.
It’s waiting for you,
shining down from afar.
Your energy will shift,
when your vision is strong.
You’ve got to believe,
this is where you belong.

By Clarabelle, 17 January 2014

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Courage and Strength

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The Truth of Your Heart

Expect the unexpected in life, it can shoot you down and leave you in the gutter of despair. I want to tell you something, because I’ve been there and there is always hope, there is always faith and I want you to believe that if you’re feeling like that right now, hold onto the truth of your heart.  Work on improving the most important relationship in your life first and that is the relationship with yourself – be your own best friend.  I like to pray when I’m feeling like this, so I made up this prayer to share with you in the hope that it may help you during tough times.  Prayer truly works for me, I believe and know this and I hope that it works for you too.  Lots of love to you today and always, Clarabelle.

Prayer of Courage of Strength

Dear God,

I say this prayer, from the bottom of my heart.
And I ask you to help me to stay strong in this time of need.
Please help me to overcome these difficult challenges,
And become a better person from the lessons therein.
Help me to build a loving and empowering relationship with myself,
So that I can turn my life around for the better.
Give me the courage and strength to forgive and to be forgiven.
Let me see the open door in the darkest night
Let my heart grow with true love, faith and hope.
And may my inner light shine and guide me to all good.
I pray that I raise my self belief in my own capabilities and potential.
And may this lead me into a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.
Thank you for answering my prayer.

Created by Clarabelle, 12 January 2014

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Video Poetry, I Will Fly, I Will Fly

Video Poetry, I Will Fly, I Will Fly

Welcome to today’s post which is another video poem from myself, entitled “I Will Fly, I Will Fly”, I hope you like it.  Make this year count, make it a year where you are your own catalyst for positive change in your life, for only YOU can turn your life around for the better.  So go make YOUR life a GOOD LIFE.

I Will Fly, I Will Fly

I rest my head to sleep,

Silent thoughts I do keep.

Visions of gold,

Happiness I hold.

Sparkles and bubbles,

Mind free of troubles.

I will fly, I will fly,

It’s possible, that’s why.

Changing ways,

Fulfilling days.

You are strong,

Let faith belong.

Dreams are for the taking,

Go now, do the making.

Created by Clarabelle, 2012.

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Best Ever Self Prayer

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True Self

I honestly did think about NOT sharing this article with you but then I thought, “it’s my online magazine and I want to be true and authentic to myself”, so that is why I am sharing it.

I would say that I am more of spiritual person these days than deeply religious but I do love to pray everyday.  I know prayer isn’t for everyone but I really do believe in the power of prayer. I have the deepest faith and belief that all my prayers are answered, I really do believe that and I have strong evidence of that since I was a child.

God Mother

My God Mother, Bella, who passed away many years ago, always had the deepest faith in the power of prayer and I guess she passed that on to me, it is only now when I am reflecting on it, I really believe she did, in such a positive way.

I remember when I was a child my Aunt Bella gave me this prayer to read at night, it was a prayer to give me the strength and confidence to do well in my education and studies, I remember I said that prayer every night for years and years, never a night went by without me saying that prayer – I know that prayer helped me do really well at School and University.

New Prayer

I created a new prayer this evening, I was doing my housework earlier and listening to some inspirational videos on YouTube and I just thought to myself, “I want to create a meaningful and heartfelt prayer to say everyday”.  This prayer is quite personal to me and I know this prayer will definitely be answered, maybe you will want to say it too, or indeed make up your own special personal prayer.

Prayer In My Heart

So I share this prayer with you today, I feel this prayer in my heart, I feel it.  I hope you connect with it in some way and if you are supportive of the power of prayer then please feel free to use it and share it with others.

PS. I love you Aunt Bella and I miss your laugh and happy spirit and I know my Mum does too.  

Best Ever Self Prayer

Dear God,

Thank you for listening to me and thank you for answering this prayer.

I have deep faith in the positive changes that are currently happening to me.

I have true belief in the power of this prayer and the knowing that I am achieving everything that my heart desires. 

Thank you for helping me to stay strong, patient, confident, creative, powerful, happy and forever abundant. 

Thank you for my heart’s beauty, perfect health, amazing wealth and for giving me the happiest spirit and soul.

I feel very blessed and so grateful for all that I am and for all that I am becoming.

I say this prayer to you today, to offer you my deepest gratitude for helping me to truly help myself turn my life around for the better and for me becoming my Best Ever Self. 

Thank you Dear God for answering my prayer today and always.

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I Am Sorry

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The Greatest Potential

Stand in front of the mirror today and tell yourself a more positive story.  Look at the beauty in your eyes, feel the love in your heart and the faith in your soul.  See how very special you are, you are unique and you have the greatest potential to be whatever you want to be. This next poem is for you because it’s all about telling yourself a different story……let this be your true love story to yourself.  Love Clarabelle.

I Am Sorry

I am sorry, for the hurt and the pain
Sorry for, the sleepless night again
Sorry for, the tears that fall
Sorry when, I missed the call
Sorry for, the past so bleak
Sorry for, being so weak
Sorry for, the yes and no
Sorry that, I didn’t show
I look in the mirror, there I see
I am talking out loud, only to me
What if I change these words I say?
What if I think in a different way?
I am happy, because I have a lot
I am grateful, for all I’ve got
I am beautiful, inside and out
I am kind, I have no doubt
I am strong and believe in me
I am everything, I want to be
I’m changing my story, look at my face
I’m smiling with confidence, in this place
I see the light, my goals appear
Visions of hope and faith are here
Words have power, choose them well
Start your day, in heaven not hell
Shower yourself, with positive thoughts
Banish the worries, untangle the knots
Wake up, to a brand new you
Shine in this moment and all you do

By Clarabelle, 4 September 2013

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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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Peace in her Heart

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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”

poemsbyclarabelle,  Created on 16 July 2013

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Three Little Angels

Three Little Angels

The brain loves stories, here is a little inspirational poetic story for you, I hope you connect with its positive vibe. Much love to you today, Clarabelle.

Three Little Angels

I walked to the rainbow’s edge
This was a dream come true
Three little Angels sat on a ledge
Singing, “Whatever you want, you can do”

I thought to myself, is this for real
Stunned in amazement, happiness I feel
I am blessed, with the greatest treasure
I said to the Angels, it is my pleasure

I thought for a moment, about what they said
Random thoughts went through my head
“Whatever I want, I can do”
Surely this is a dream come true

How do I do it?, I asked all three
What is the answer?, What can it be?
The Angels smiled and their eyes did glisten
I said, please tell me Angels, I will listen

They gently whispered into my ear
My precious child, you are here
You are the dream, you are the mission
You are your life, you don’t need permission

You can choose, you can decide
Let your beautiful heart, be your guide
Create the space, free up your mind
Your inner glow, is one of a kind

You are true, you are wise
Your passionate heart, never lies
It is honest, all of the time
It will beat, without rhythm or rhyme
Because is always knows, what’s best for you
Trust that your talents will always shine through

Oh little Angels, what names are you given?
My name is “Faith” I am always in you living
My name is “Believe” I am always by your side
My name is “Magic” and in you I reside

If this is true, I would have seen you before
I didn’t see you, when darkness was at my door
My dearest friend, we were always there
Holding your hands, feeling your prayer

Our light you did not see, because you didn’t know
That you always, had this inner glow
The midnight sky, is so vast and black
Yet stars appear and light comes back

You have that power, you are so bright
You are the magic, every single night
When the sun goes down and darkness falls
You sparkle in this universe, through all the walls

We are here because of you
Your happiness now, let us through
We share this story, so you can tell
All your friends about this magical spell

It protects your spirit, like a rainbow of love
Showering you with energy, sent from above
When you wake up in the morning, you will know
Faith, Believe and Magic, Three Little Angels in a row

poemsbyclarabelle, 12 July 2013

Be Grateful

Gratitude

“Be grateful for all that you have NOW, just be truly grateful and the magic of abundance will come to YOU.”  Clarabelle

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Window 172 – Shut the door on your past and fly

Indeed, “flying is our only freedom”, thank you “A Window of Wisdom” for this blog post. I really love it. Clarabelle

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“If we return to what we walked away from, out of  fear, and for comfort, our growth will become a vision of the past.”

When our spirit becomes caged by life circumstances;  a soft tug from our heart-strings will pull us into our desired direction to where we can be set free.  But along the way of our new  path, there will be moments of difficulty that will trigger fear, and past reflections, of only happy memories that will try to pull us back into our cage… and if we return, we will find our self sitting in our cage, and reflecting on when we used to fly.

We must keep moving forward to soar higher in flight, by  embracing the fears of the unknown future, for they will always try to tell us that the cage was cozy, but in reality, flying is our only freedom.

~ WOW ~

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Personal Evolution

This is a blog post from an old blog of mine, I wrote this post in April 2010, 2 years prior to me starting this poetry blog.  I thought I would share this with you because it is amazing how life evolves as we grow and develop.  If someone had told me back then that I would now have a poetry blog and was so commited and passionate about it, I would never have believed them…..my creative writing desires are stronger than ever.  We are all on a journey of personal evolution, much of this will be invisible for you right now, who knows what great things you will be part of in a few years from now.  Much love to you today.  Clarabelle

Personal Evolution
Personal Evolution
Below is that original post from April 2010:
I absolutely LOVE my job but it wasn’t an easy job getting here—it took me 36 years of learning, being, doing, hoping, having, not having, feeling and experiencing the highs and lows of real life and work. It is only now that I feel wise enough and knowledgeable enough to share this experiential learning.
 
When I Grow UP I want to be…..
From the age of 5—15 years I went through different phases of wanting to be a Mum, Air Steward, Dancer, Model, Nun, Song Writer (I had a real desire to write the winning Eurovision song – still do!!), Primary School Teacher, Nursery Nurse and a Secretary. So where did my early career ideas come from, maybe………
Mum: Watching my mum lovingly support and care for our family; wanting to be just like my mum and also being the proud owner of various dolls such as (in its day) the famous ’Tiny Tears’.
Air Steward: Wanting a ‘glamorous’ lifestyle (perceived) and the opportunity to travel all over the world, maybe even marry a pilot!! I also think the popular TV advert for Caledonian Airlines had a big influence….I remember wanting to be a ‘Caledonian Girl’.
Dancer: I was a massive fan of the hit TV Programme ’Fame’ and loved dancing from an early age – still do 🙂
Model: Watching Miss World on TV and aspiring to be like one of these beautiful woman. I wanted to wear that crown!!!
Nun: There was a real religious influence here from my childhood days, in particular at Primary School and I went through a really ’holy’ stage—that was until I discovered my like for boys!!
Songwriter: I used to lock myself in my bedroom for hours and make up songs, I would practice and practice them all day long and never got bored of it—this was a perfect escapism for me at such a young age. To this very day I still remember the songs and so do my closet friends. We often burst into these songs after a few wines!!
Primary School Teacher: I used to babysit for my next door neighbour when I was in my early teens—I loved watching their 3 kids, probably because I could be a ‘big kid’ myself. This inspired me to want to teach young children to learn and develop—I then found out that I would need to study for a further 5 years after Secondary School and this sadly (at the time) put me off.
Nursery Nurse: Again my love for children and helping them to learn and have fun. My Guidance Teacher at Secondary School totally put me off the idea “that’s not the career for you he said, that’s not a good job”. How easily influenced I was as a teenager.
Secretary: Well I figured I would go with the safe bet and be a secretary, after all I was good at typing, passed all my Secretarial Studies exams with flying colours and oh yes my mum did that when she left school and she told me fabulous stories about her career in this field. That was it at the age of 15 I aspired to be a secretary. Well there was nothing else, was there……???
My Career Path
So I finally had come to the idea that I would be a Secretary. So I went to typing College to learn how to touch-type—this proved to be a very worthwhile skill to have during all my future jobs. What where they? Well, my career experience consists of:
Shop assistant, sales representative, hotel waitress, 20 years of various office type jobs from receptionist through to human resource management. A couple of these jobs which I liked and some others I have quite closely hated.
An Independent Decision
Then at the age of 34 I decided to think very carefully about my future career and where it was heading. Why then? Well lots of reasons I believe, but I think coming out of some personal turmoil combined with some major achievements made me a much stronger person with a really determined ‘can do’ attitude.
This included personal triumphs and goals such as Graduating from University in 2005 in Personnel Practice, running the New York marathon in 2007 (I then later did the London Marathon in 2010) and Graduating again from University in 2008 in Human Resource Management. It was in 2006/7 when I seriously reflected on my future and felt much more equipped to correctly answer the following question…….
So what do I really want to do when I grow up?
To answer this, I identified my core values and what they meant to me, I looked at what job activities I particularly enjoyed doing, I thought about what are my strengths, what was I truly passionate about doing, what excites me in life, where did I want to see myself 5-20 years from now and the ultimate question:  How was I going to get there?
I had a real belief and confidence in myself and I knew I wanted to have the freedom to explore new territories, learn new things and meet new people. I knew that I wanted to help other people achieve their dreams, goals and aspirations in life.  I wanted to coach and mentor people to do just that, I got excited about the thought of it and felt strongly passionate about it. I was truly ready for this and felt fully motivated and inspired to do so.
What did I do?
I researched into Coaching, I wrote to no less then 200 practicing coaches in America asking for their advice, I then went to New York and met some of those coaches, left my full-time job as Human Resource Manager, studied for a further year and achieved a Diploma in Coaching at Distinction level (94%), started up my own business at the end of 2008 and that’s where I am at the moment. I have BIG plans for the business and I know that I will only achieve this through hard work and commitment. To be honest, at times it feels like starting all over again—to what it was like over 20 years ago.
What have been the best parts of my job so far?
Most definitely supporting and empowering other people to achieve their dreams, goals and aspirations in life. Almost 90% of my work to date has been career/business/leadership goals related and with my Human Resource Management background and sound coaching and mentoring experience—it works very well and benefits my clients greatly.
Also being my own boss and having the freedom to use my creativity and innovation to lead the business into great things that will inspire others to achieve great things for themselves.
Personal Learning
I have learned so much over the last 17 months of my business (to date almost  5 years!!) and I feel very proud to say that I have video blogged my real time journey all along the way. My vision is that one day it will be professionally edited and shared with you at home in the format of a short film/documentary.
 
But………what about being a Songwriter?
Hey, I can still do that, my career ain’t over yet, it is just at the beginning—the true beginning.
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On 29 March 2013 – Clarabelle says:
I have now had my business for almost 5 years and I still continue to love it…….I am also planning another business which is indirectly linked.  I must say however that nothing at the moment, beats the feeling of writing for this blog and getting messages from other bloggers and readers out there……you are magnificent in every sense of the word and my heart and soul is touched everyday with your responses.  I see my future in this blog and I do hope you join me on the journey.
Thank you for reading this post today, lots of love Clarabelle.
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When Lightning Strikes

When lightning strikes
When lightning strikes

Something Magical Happened

And just when she was about to give up, something magical happened, just like she always believed, exactly how she had envisioned it and precisely what she had written down.  It had always been there, but she didn’t see it at first……then when she opened her heart, all was revealed.

Be Prepared

Trust in the absolute power of the universe, have faith that everything will  work out just the way it is supposed to and know that every false start gets you closer to your goal.  Be prepared as much as you can, because when lighting strikes and it surely will, I want you to be ready, to be at your very best, to embrace each opportunity and share the wisdom that grows from this life changing experience.

And as you go forward on this journey of life……

May your imagination shine like the sun,

May your intuition guide you like the North Star,

May your soul sparkle in the moonlight,

May your happy spirit, take your breath away and

May your heart dance on the waves of love.

poemsbyclarabelle, 27 March 2013

Clarabelle
Clarabelle

Are You Falling At The First Hurdle?

Below is a post taken from an older blog of mine…..I don’t use this blog any more however I feel some of the more empowering posts from it would be really good to share on here.  This post was originally written in 2009, I hope it makes you think a little differently.  Go for your goals today.  Love Clarabelle.

Success Leaves Clues
Success Leaves Clues

Today, I was at the beach watching a little girl chase her father’s remote controlled car around in circles. She kept jumping forward and falling on her knees in an effort to catch the car as it skidded by. She did this 31 times and failed. But on attempt number 32, she caught the car. [Makes Me Think (MMT), Marc and Angel]

Clarabelle’s thoughts…..

If only as adults we were sometimes as brave and determined as that young child and then maybe our fear of failure would not inhibit us from our most greatest life successes. How many times have we as adults only have had to fail once and then we never try or do again? What made that little girl not give up after the first time? I think for sure she was enjoying the journey of her learning experience and having lots of fun, fun, fun with her father. I also think she did not care about what anybody else thought. She had no negative thoughts in her mind preventing her from continuing and no limiting beliefs blocking her path. She sounded excited, happy and free to never give up—even after 31 times.

What have you prevented yourself from doing after falling at the first hurdle?

What would it mean for you to get back up, stand tall, be confident and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead?

Surely in every failure there is a lesson to be learned and by applying the lessons second or third time around maybe, just maybe, your outcome would be different every time, and every time I bet you would get closer to your goal.(Claire Murray)

“It only takes one person to change your life—YOU” [Ruth Casey]

Prayer for the Loss of a Loved One

When someone close to us dies, often prayer can help us to see through each day until we become strong again and are ready to face the world.  I wrote this prayer after hearing about the loss of a friend’s loved one, I hope its sentiment brings strength to anyone who is going through this deep sadness at this time in their life.  Love to you Clarabelle.

Prayer for the Loss of a Loved One
prayer for the loss of a loved one

Prayer for the Loss of a Loved One

Dear God,

I pray that my loved one, is now held gently in your loving arms.

May their soul now be free and abundant with love and light.

Let their happy loving spirit, shine and guide us here on earth.

I pray that my close family and friends, remain strong for each other.

May we continue to be blessed with your loving presence, every moment of every day.

Amen

 

Courage Will Always Find You

Challenges are a blessing, they make us stronger from within, although at the time it doesn’t really feel that way.  Courage will always find you, please have faith and know in your heart of hearts that set backs make us dig deeper and a new opportunity awaits for you.  May you create the right opportunity for you in your life today.  Much love to you Clarabelle.

courage will always find you
courage will always find you

Courage Will Always Find You

Have patience my dear, for all is well;

I see it for your future, I hear its jingle bell.

For just around the corner, is a beautiful light;

Waiting for the darkness, so it can shine on you so bright.

Challenges are a blessing, they make us who we are;

Welcome them with open arms, jump upon the star.

Courage will always find you, be brave and carry on;

Just because you cannot see it, doesn’t mean all hope has gone.

Trust in your heart, have faith in all that’s here;

This path that you are on, is quite simply crystal clear.

This encouraging little message, is especially for you;

It brings peace and loving thoughts, to make you stronger through and through.

poemsbyclarabelle, 5 January 2013

Faith Showed the Way

Faith for me is knowing that the unknown is going to be okay.  It is knowing that what you believed as a child would come true for you, will come true for you.  Never giving up on a childlike faith, is such a beautiful thing.  It is such a deep knowing and offers the deepest connection to your soul.  I have managed to recapture that childlike faith and it brings much love and peace to my heart.  May your heart be filled with patience and understanding that all is going to be okay for you.  Much love to you Clarabelle.

faith showed the way
Faith Showed the Way

Faith Showed the Way

The clock strikes midnight, I write alone;

A candle softly burns, glowing in my home.

Sweet whispers of the soul, speak to me;

Dreams of pastures new, big city lights I see,

Romance is in the air, it has captured my heart;

Magic awaits us, soon we’ll never be apart.

As I enter the unknown, it’s a scary thought;

But excitement carries me, under the sun so hot.

I always believed, I always knew;

Faith showed the way, now my vision is true.

poemsbyclarabelle, 5 January 2013

There’s a Champion in YOU!!

Life can be really really tough sometimes, it can throw you curve ball after curve ball, whilst you’re climbing up the highest mountain, in the toughest terrain and then just when you think you’re getting somewhere, down comes the avalanche!!  You may not realise it, but this is where the lighting strikes, this is where the miracle happens….saturated in doubts and drenched in tears, your heart and soul gets to work and creates a special magic inside of you, which reaches out and touches the stars.  When you feel the deepest pain, believe me, it’s the start of your healing. How do I know?……I’ve been there.  The New Year is just around the corner, there is life after 2012, I see it is so very special for you, full of love and abundance. My inner calling told me to share this with you today…….sometimes we all need a helping hand – listen to the whispers of your heart, for they only speak truth to you.  Much love to you today, Clarabelle.

New Year
New Year 2013

There’s a Champion in YOU!!

Your light shines brighter, in the dark,

Your heart beats stronger, but leaves no mark.

The soul reconnects, to all of you,

The mountain climb, is in full view.

Pause for a second, feel the calmness in the air,

Your inner being, has much love to share.

The battle ain’t over, but YOU will win,

Believe it and see it, hold up that chin.

Because sometimes we fall, and keep on falling,

Tumbling down the hill, away from our calling.

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But where you land, is the start of your healing,

Disguised in your tears, and in the pain you are feeling.

Nothing feels worse, but please trust, in what I say,

As you freeze in the moment, in the heat of the day.

You are a miracle, you are the one,

That can move any mountain, your journey has begun.

For inside your being, a bright flame does glow,

The tougher life gets, the more it does grow.

The eyes cannot see it, as the mind struggles on,

But it’s burning down the virus, until it’s all gone.

Don’t shut out these whispers, have faith, they are true,

Keep going, my friend, there’s a champion in YOU!!

poemsbyclarabelle, 26 December 2012

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Stay Strong

My brother was made redundant from his job the other day and with my Human Resources background I have been offering him some very much needed support.  I know that he doesn’t feel like being positive about the situation right now, and I fully understand it, but I hope, through time, he will realise the opportunities that he can now create for himself.  I am now reminded of this quote, When one door closes another one opens; but we often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” (Alexander Graham Bell).  This next poem is inspired by this situation and I hope that it instills some hope and encouragement for you and anyone you know who is going through a similar experience.  Raise your thinking to a higher level and build up your courage and confidence to help you achieve what you want in life.  Lots of love Clarabelle

Stay Strong

Stay Strong

Life can be tough,

The weather maybe rough,

But stay strong,

Find the inner strength, to carry on.

You are loved, have faith, believe,

You are special, focus and achieve.

One door is closed, but many are ajar,

Maximise your potential, you’ll go really far.

The world is on your side,

So fill your heart with pride.

Move on up, inspire your mind,

Get ready for change, you’re one of a kind.

poemsbyclarabelle, 4 September 2012

The New Me

A few weeks ago I was telling you about my plans for creating a vision board and I am delighted to say that it is now complete.  I will create a new page on here and post pictures of it, so you can check it out.  Actually, I would say it is more like a vision wall, so that is what I am going to call it from now on.  I am just looking at it now and the words ‘the new me’ are jumping out at me, so I decided to do a poem about that.  I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful day.  Lots of love Clarabelle.

The New Me

I searched for, the new me

My treasure trove, revealed it to be

A vision of faith, I believe in it all

Empowering language, on my vision wall

It focuses on, the inside out

The language is powerful, I hear it shout

Go on, stand out from the crowd

Make a positive start, feel very proud

So I welcome you, to try it one day

Create your vision and go your own way

poemsbyclarabelle, 22 June 2012

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When the Universe is Calling

Be patient…..sometimes the answer is right where you are.  This lesson I have learned today, some decisions and choices are not to be rushed, they need some gentle time to simmer before the right answer comes to boil.  Trust yourself, trust the universe and have faith in your inner guidance. . . . then lead the way.  This next poem is inspired by just that, I hope you resonate with it in some way.

When the Universe is Calling

When the universe is calling, listen with care

Be patient with decisions, before you go there

Channel your energies, in the right direction for you

If you get off track, you’ll soon know what to do

Time is of the essence, but don’t rush the choice

Options are plenty, hear your inner voice

It may take many months, to turn hope around

Never give up faith, are the echoes of my sound

The journey you’re on, will have its ups and downs

Between big city lights, or small village towns

The mind is where it’s at, remember that for sure

The soul does not need to travel, to get that guided tour

The answers are within, the question knocks on the door

Keep your integrity, authenticity will give you more

The lessons are in life, sometimes in the waiting game

Take your foot of the accelerator and ignite your internal flame

poemsbyclarabelle, 13 May 2012

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