If you are a regular follower of this blog, you will be aware that I did my very first home Gig last Friday night and I wanted to share with you a very short summary video from the evening. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I hope you can see that from the video. I’m moving forward step by step, taking myself out of my comfort zone and embracing the growth and change. Thank you for all your support and encouragement, I am absolutely over the moon that you are here. Thank YOU. Lots of love, Clarabelle
I was talking to one of my clients only last week about deliberate practice towards a desired goal that is in alignment with your core values. Today I came across this YouTube video by Dr Bill Crawford, I really love his work and what he stands for, I learn so much from him. Watch the video below, it really does make a lot of sense.
Wishing you a wonderful day today, love Clarabelle.
Welcome to this month’s question. Every month I ask you a question to reflect upon and answer for yourself, I also share my own answer with you.
I have just returned from a lovely and fun filled holiday with 9 of my childhood friends, it was a bachelorette (hen) party holiday for my wonderful friend Michelle who gets married in 2 weeks time.
Whilst there I came across this wonderful little cafe called ‘Passion for Life’, I love it because its menu is full of organic, healthy, natural wholefoods and I fell in love with their ‘After Eight’ healthy protein shake…..yummy. The cafe was such a lovely environment to sit in, because it has little inspirational pictures and photographs displayed on its walls. The reason I am sharing this is because it has a “Question of the Day Chalk Board” and I took a photograph of the board so I could use their question to share with you today.
Question: “When was the last time, you did something for the first time?”
My answer: Lately I have being doing a lot of things for the first time so I will share with you one of the things I did this morning for the first time. I am really big on gratitude at the moment, I am so very grateful for everything I have in my life right now, I really am. I have just started reading the book, “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne, I love this book because it helps you to deliberately focus on what you are truly grateful for each day and night. Today, for this first time, I did practical exercise for day 1, which was to, “count my blessings”, I had to write down 10 of them and the reason why, honestly it felt so good to do this.
I will leave you with that Question for the month of June and maybe you will also want to count your blessings too, it really will make you feel so good.
Thank you for reading my posts, I really do treasure you being here, I have been reflecting a lot whilst being away on holiday and I have some truly amazing posts to follow very soon.
Much love to you today as always and thank you from the core of my heart, Clarabelle.
Over the last year or so I have had an increasing desire to buy items that are the colour red, below is a list of some ‘red’ items I have purchased recently:
Red Kitchen Tiles
Red Bathroom Mat
Red Bed Covers
Red Mini iPad Cover
And the list goes on and on……………
Before that I had the desire to purchase items azure bluefor e.g.
Azure blue Car
Azure blue Running Trainers
Azure blue Running Top
Azure blue ‘Clarabelle’ Butterfly Logo
And the list goes on…….
I originally didn’t really think that any of the above had any real significance to anything but after I had a meaningful conversation with someone about it, I now realise there is a very strong connection to the colours I am attracting into my life and what this actually means.
A couple of weeks ago I was Chairing a Board meeting and before the meeting started I shared my desire for buying red with one of the newest Board members, John, who is a Reiki Master/Teacher (www.scottishreiki.co.uk). I said to John, “I just can’t stop buy red”, as I stood there proudly wearing my redtrench coat.
John explained to me how my buying of red relates to the different colours of the Chakras and he continued to explain to me what each colour meant. John expressed that my desire for red is a good thing and to continue to do what I am doing in terms of my own personal growth. The Red Chakra relates to these positive traits:
“Redrelates to self awareness. It is the area of survival and stability and your place on this earth. The colour red provides the power from the earth and gives energy on all levels. It connects us to our physical body. Everything that is to be commenced needs the life vitality of red.” Extract from www.threeheartscompany.com
I then looked up the meaning of Bluein relation to the Chakras. Blue is in relation to the Throat, the ability to verbalise and expressing truth through the power of the spoken word. “Blue is the colour of the spirit andrelates to self expression – speech, communication, the ability to communicate our needs and requirements; Spirit of truth and purpose. This is a mentally-relaxing colour. Connects us to holistic thought, and gives us wisdom and clarity enhancing communication and speech.” Extract from www.threeheartscompany.com
I totally found this a fascinating connection with me starting up of this blog, expressing myself through lots and lots of poetry and songwriting. I remember I had such strong desire for buying items of the colour blue at that time.
The significance here is that Aviral Kulshreshtha introduced my blog with a very interesting take on what he called my ‘red‘ photo. Here is an extract from that very blog post and Aviral’s introduction:
“Being a Science student, I always learned, ‘Red color has the highest wavelength’.’ The highest wavelength has the highest energy. This energy reflects from red colored pic, who inspired me at every bit of seconds and I truly feel lucky to have her on my ship of Life: Clarabelle. Clarabelle means Bright. As I said, red color is the brightest color which reflects from her poetic heart and beautiful mind.”
Wow, I just feel the significance of the above expressions from both John and Aviral relate so much to me attracting the colour red into my life (and blue the year before that) – I believe this is in relation to the frequency of the vibration I am on. High energy attracts high energy, thus my desire for the colour red.
I could be completely wrong here and it would be interesting to hear other thoughts on this, I am always open to new learnings.
What colour are you attracting into your life right now? What colour do you have a current desire for?
At the moment mine is vibrant ‘red‘ and I’m indeed “REaDy for Action”!!
Wishing you a colourful day today, full of many beautiful rainbow moments.
Welcome to my monthly post, where I post a question for you to answer (I will share my answer with you too). You may not wish to answer straight away, you may wish to contemplate the question for a few minutes/hours/days or even a couple of weeks. You don’t even need to post the answer on here, but it would be nice if you would and share your answers with others. So here is your question for this month:
How do you know you are growing?
Here is my answer:
I have a greater sense of self-awareness and I practice mindfulness.
I am having different kinds of meaningful conversations with different people from around the world.
I am deliberately learning every day – educating myself on personal mastery, business, love and life fulfillment.
I welcome a broader range of learning and I am open to new ideas that inspire my imagination and creativity.
I am sharing my learning, every day.
I am progressing towards my goal achievement – I see and feel the results.
I am committed to making me a better me and I am enjoying the NOW.
I am always moving outside of my comfort zone into my learning/stretch zone.
I dare to dream and have big plans for the future.
I practice courage every day and see the value in being brave, facing my fears and getting on with life.
I am grateful, so very very grateful for everything I have in my life right now – my health, my home, my happiness.
I help people, more than I ever have, I make time to help people because this is what I love to do.
I sing, I dance, I run in the rain, I laugh, I cry and I don’t hold onto the sweet memories of the past, they are very special however there are many more special moments to be enjoyed now and in the future.
I love and I have an abundance of self-love.
I pray, for self and for others, this brings much peace to my heart and mind.
I am not frightened anymore to show my vulnerable side, I see this is a real strength.
I know I am stronger, I feel stronger, I look stronger from the outside and inside.
I am positive, optimistic, enthusiastic and full of energy….I know my heart and soul is alive.
I am excited about life now and all that could and will be.
I am making music, writing songs and the child in me is smiling.
I am becoming me, nothing more, nothing less and it feels so good.
I believe in me, I have faith, I am truly unique.
I believe in YOU, you are all of the above and more.
How do you know when you are happy, I mean really really happy? This next poem is inspired by some thoughts around that question. I do hope you are feeling happy today, even if you just get in touch with your own inner happiness for a moment, right now, it will give you an instant boost. Much love and smiles to you today. Clarabelle
When I am out running, I often feel like I fall into some sort of hypnotic or meditative state, it’s hard to explain and put into words but whilst out running today I was thinking about it. Sometimes my runs are easy, free-flowing, effortless and natural (like yesterday) and sometimes my runs feel really tough (like today). Whilst out running this morning I was thinking about, what makes the difference in me? I know that when my mind is busy, like today, my runs are tougher and when my mind is silent, it feels like, as the runner, I become the run. This then got me thinking about other things that would also apply to, i.e. the lover becomes the love, the singer becomes the song etc.. etc.. Which inspired this next poem. Whatever you do today, may it feel natural, loving and in spirit. Love Clarabelle
I often feel that when I don’t act with love it puts me out of balance, let me give you an example. Recently I received a message from someone, which I didn’t like the tone of, I waited for a little while before I responded, but still feel I was reacting to the emotion I was feeling rather than responding to the situation. I feel this upset my equilibrium and for the next 36 hours it certainly did. I knew the only way to put myself back into balance, was to see the situation for what it was and not worse than it was. By doing this, I let go of unnecessary frustrations, this then opened up my heart and I instantly apologised for my poor response at that time. What did I learn from this situation? Most definitely, to never fight fire with fire and always to respond with love, this will free you from some unnecessary worry and pain. It’s never too late to respond with love and if you feel you need to do that with someone today, please do so, it will make life for you and the other person involved a whole lot better. Go on, put your life back into balance, what are you waiting for? This next poem is for you. Much love to you today, Clarabelle
Love is Profound
I call out my heart, do you hear my cry?
Where are you now? Don’t pass me by.
I search outside, nothing I find;
Where can it be? I know it’s one of a kind.
Then, in the silence, I discover, glowing from within;
A miracle heartbeat, I take a look in.
I see an extraordinary life, happiness all around;
We are all on a journey of personal growth and self discovery, some moving faster than others, often through a spiritual connection, individual choice and/or ambition. Whether you’re reading a book on your favourite subject or having a meaningful conversation, it all adds to your own personal development in some way. May you be inspired today to move outside your comfort zone and into your learning/stretch zone, where the known meets with the unknown and new learning has been achieved. This next poem is all about that. Have a joyous day filled with inner growth and self development, love Clarabelle.
I feel the change, my being is flowing,
The sun shines on my face, my cheeks are glowing.
Personal growth, just made a spiritual shift,
The universe listened, such a positive uplift.
No words can explain, the special vibe in the air,
It’s pouring out my skin, with such beauty and flair.
It attracts pure souls, such an abundance of joy,
The happiest of spirits, real love to enjoy
poemsbyclarabelle, 4 October 2012
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Nourish your brain, learn more about what interests you, it’s amazing what you can find out. Another book I have recently finished reading is entitled, ‘Your Brain at Work’, by Dr David Rock. I have a very keen interest in learning more about neuroscience and neuroleadership so this book was a perfect match for that. Some of the learning from this book is captured in my poem below. Wishing you a dopamine filled day!! (Dopamine is a chemical released in the brain when we are connected to feeling interested in something and it is important for learning),
My Dancing Mind
I’ve just read a book,about the brain
I found it fascinating, great learning I did gain
It has helped me to understand, my dancing mind
Billions of connections, make you one of a kind
To increase focus, and gather insights
Use mindfulness in the moment, it will turn on the lights
Embrace the SCARF model, focus on toward
Move away from the threats and you’ll get the reward
poemsbyclarabelle, 5 August 2012
If you enjoy what you read here on this blog, you may be interested in borrowing for FREEand/or purchasing one of Clarabelle’s self-published inspirational poetry ebooks available to download now on Amazon Kindle, please refer to the Author page on this blog or clickHERE