Don’t Compare

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I love this quote above,  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 can 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 – your own way – you know, like in the song by Frank Sinatra…..”I Did It My Way”.

 

lots of love to you, Clarabelle

 

 

Don’t Stop

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,

Forever inspiring you, Clarabelle
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Miracles Are Everywhere

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

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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,

Vibrating positive energy, sadness no longer.

The tears turn to laughter, the mind is brave,

I climb over rocks and come out of my cave.

Such a beautiful scene, golden birds in flight,

The freshest breeze, body relaxed not tight.

To have a reason to live, and try again,

Is your miracle to life, free from pain.


And here’s the book available on Amazon for you Clarabelle’s Musings

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.”

Which Way Now?…..

Which Way Now?

Photography and Quote by Clarabelle

The Zig Zag Way of Life

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Sometimes when I am out running it feels like a kind of meditation, it really does, I feel I can really get to the core of my own wisdom and truth about life.  Today, when I was out running I was thinking about this:

“In my experience, life goals are rarely achieved by only going in a straight line, because the experience of life is not straight, it is much more fluid and free-flowing than that.  Sometimes in life we have to embrace the challenge of not always stepping forwards or even backwards for that matter, in a straight line.  Sometimes we have to take zig-zag steps to the left and to the right, to truly experience and embrace life for what it really is.  I believe that , life is not a straight line…..on your journey today, think about taking “The Zig-Zag Way of Life“.

Much love to you today, I’m zig-zagging all the way to my goals,  Clarabelle 🙂

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How to Create a Vision Wall

You can also listen to the Poemcast of this blog at Clarabelle’s Poemcast Channel, please click on the link below to listen.

PBC Poemcast 17 – How to Create a Vision Wall?

How to Create a Vision Wall

Hello and welcome to my Vision Wall post.  I wrote a couple of poems regarding the creation of my Vision Wall, you can check them out on my poems home page.  I took some photographs of my Vision Wall (see below) to share with you and I thought it would be a good idea to dedicate a whole post to it so I can take you through the creative process that I went through, in the hope that you may want to try it for yourself one day.  Below are some answers to questions around the process and some photographs I took of my Vision Wall:

What gave you the idea of creating a Vision Wall?

I am a highly Visionary person and I am really self-motivated by working towards achieving my goals in life.  I have come across the term ‘vision board’ before and thought about creating one about 4 years ago but never really got round to it.  I am so glad I waited until now to do one, as I have grown so much as person over the last few years and feel that the Vision Wall (its new name), I have created now is much more purposeful, meaningful, in direct alignment with my core values and absolutely 100% true to myself.  One of my Facebook friends from America was talking about creating a Vision Board about a month ago and this then inspired me to do one now.  I felt I was definitely ready and fully committed to doing this.

What creative process did you go through to create your Vision Wall?

  1. Firstly, I did some further research on creating Vision Boards (the original name).  I researched on the internet and came across various blogs and websites about different processes.  I then decided to fine tune and adapt that process to what I felt would work best for me.  So the following steps are based on that and completely bespoke to me as an individual.  This part took me about 2 hours.
  2. I then looked out a number of magazines, brochures, newspapers that I had lying around the house that I wanted to start going through and cut out the words and images that made an inspiring connection with me.  This part took me about 3 hours.
  3. I wanted to make the experience as enjoyable as possible, so I did some research into what music would compliment the creative process.  I chose a variety of music that I felt would work for me, such as Classical, Meditation, Motivational and Self-Hypnosis tracks.  I got most of these from searching on Youtube.  This part took me about 1 hour.
  4. When the time was right, I closed myself off from all distractions, played my music and started going through all my magazines and brochures and cut out words and images that made a real connection with me.  This was a very inspiring part of the process, I could really feel myself getting excited about the significance of what I was coming across. This part took me about 6 hours.
  5. Once I had looked through about 20 magazines/brochures, I was happy that I had cut out everything that made a real connection with me.  I then headed off to the local supermarket (Tesco) as I wanted to buy paper, crayons, glue etc…. to start my Vision Board – this was when the name changed from Vision Board to Vision Wall as I knew one piece of flipchart paper would not be suffice or indeed be as empowering, I knew it had to be much more than that, so I purchased a roll of white paper, 5 metres long to do the job.  Thus the name Vision Wall was born. This part took about 1 hour.
  6. Next, again I got myself into a quiet place, put the music on and carefully laid out the roll of paper that was going to contain all my words and images that I had cut out….then I got to work.  This was the most time consuming part but such a wonderful, inspiring experience, piecing it all together felt really amazing.  This part in total took about 10 hours. 
  7. Hooray, my Vision Wall was now complete and the next challenge was getting this masterpiece of a Vision Wall up on my house wall and also deciding which wall.  I live myself, so it felt perfectly right to put my Vision Wall on my living room wall – I wanted to be inspired by it every day and in as many moments as possible, so for me the living room was the perfect home for it.  This part took me 30 minutes, after all the Vision Wall is over 3 metres long!! 



  8. Honestly, I feel so proud of myself for creating the Vision Wall and more importantly its contents and what they mean to me.  The words, the images, the order, the colours and the very fact that I committed to achieving it is so inspiring for me.  I look at it all the time and I am totally feeling the benefits of producing it and having it there in front of me.  And to share this whole experience with you, this part took me 2 hours.  But the process isn’t over yet, it’s only the beginning, please read on……..

So now that your Vision Wall is complete, what happens next?

Well, as we all know, it is not just about dreaming, we have to create a plan of action to turn our dreams into reality, so that is my next step.  For each section within my Vision Wall I will now create an action plan and I will commit to following through on it.  And in those famous words by Jim Rohn, “What gets measured gets done”, I will ensure that I am measuring and evaluating my progress, this will all be included as part of my action plan.  The more results I get, the more self-motivated I become and the momentum builds into something truly fabulous for me and others around me. I know and truly believe that I will have helped thousands and thousands of people through my work – so everyone involved benefits.  “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”  Ghandi – so this is where it all starts and I am excited.

What are the benefits of creating a Vision Wall?

Now that I have gone through the creative process myself I can offer my own honest opinion of what I have personally experienced by doing this.  Here you go:

  • It’s an empowering and spiritual process which I feel was very beneficial for my own wellbeing.
  • It helped me to get especially connected to the core of my being, who I really am, what makes me tick, what inspires me, what my core values are and what will give me life fulfilment.
  • It provided me with the space to think creatively about what I want out of life, what I want for me, what I need to be, do and have to achieve all that I want.
  • It helped me to separate ‘me’ from the materialistic things in life, it got me thinking about my own mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing – who I need to be first to attract all that I want in life.  The focus was on me growing and developing as a person, not on the materialistic things in life.  This is a fairly recent shift in my thinking which is already getting me results
  • It has given me an amazing sense of achievement by doing something for me that is so powerful and impactful in my life.  It really has made me much happier inside, I get excited everytime I look at my Vision Wall.
  • It has given me the opportunity to share this experience with you in the hope that if you choose to create a Vision Wall for yourself you feel the real benefits of it the way I have done.
  • I am closely monitoring and evaluating its impact, I am noticing positive changes in my thinking, feeling and doing – I am behaving in a way that is keeping me more in alignment with the goals on my Vision Wall – I know it is seeping into my sub-conscious in such a positive way when making decisions and choices throughout my day.
  • It makes me feel just great, I can’t really explain how it makes me feel, I just love it, LOVE IT and I welcome and encourage you to create a Vision Wall for yourself one day.  In the words on my Vision Wall, I’m away to ‘Celebrate the new me‘.  Lots of love Clarabelle.

Do you feel you don’t have enough time to create your own Vision Wall?

After all it did take me more than 25 hours of my time over a 3 week period, so that’s an average of just over 1 hour per day.  How much time do you spend watching TV?  Could you give up an hour of that time and replace it with creating a Vision Wall for yourself, just a thought.  “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” (that statement’s on my Vision Wall too)!!  I do hope you choose to Go For It 🙂