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 🙂 🙂 🙂

Think & Grow Rich

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Think & Grow Rich

I have just finished studying the famous book, Think & Grow Rich by Napolean Hill.  Now, I have listened to this audio book before but I have never really studied and fully applied the learning.  This time it’s different because I have been applying the knowledge gained and putting it into daily practice.  Here is one of my favourite quotes from the book:

“No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it.  The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish.  Open-mindedness is essential for belief.”

Believe in yourself, believe in your abilities, believe you can do it…..YES YOU CAN!!

Love to you, Clarabelle

 

 

 

What is Perfection?

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Life is not Perfect

Sometimes we can all be our own worse critic, saying things like “I can’t do this because it’s not perfect.”  Life is not perfect, nothing is and if you honestly think you have to wait and get going until everything is perfect, then you might have to wait a very long time……then, my friend, you may have missed the boat!!

Progress

I have said this before on this blog and I will say it again, “perfection is in the imperfections”, just like “beauty is in the eye of beholder”.  Please don’t put your life on “hold” because things aren’t “perfect” right now, think of baby steps towards progress.

If I had waited….

If I had waited to start this Clarabelle Blog until everything was perfect in my life and in my posts and poetry, I would never have started it and you wouldn’t be here, reading this right now.  🙂  If I had waited to release my own songs until everything was perfect then you wouldn’t have the opportunity to listen to them right now.  I heard someone say the other day that it can take the best part of 20 years to master something, wow 20 years is a long time, I can’t wait that long, can you?

Start NOW

Start where you are, NOW, hold that vision in your head and do something everyday to move you closer to your goal.  It’s amazing the new people and opportunities that cross your path when you just decide to, go for it.

I love this motivational video, below, which I came across on Youtube yesterday, the words ring very true for me and it is worth the 7 minutes to listen to it and be inspired.

Keep it real, keep it true to your heart and believe that you WILL do this.

Have a super inspiring day my lovely friends and thank you for being here.

Love Clarabelle

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When Motivation Is Low

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Motivational Poem

I once read somewhere that motivation is like showering, you need it everyday.  I can honestly say that I do listen to a little bit of motivation every day, normally first thing when I wake up – it’s a great way to start the day.  Below is a motivational poem I created for you, I hope it gives you that little nudge that you need to get going today.  Lots of love Clarabelle.

When Motivation is Low

You haven’t moved,
You do not know.
One cause to being stuck,
Is your motivation is low.

Your mind is numb,
Your body feels lazy.
Lost in time,
This all feels crazy.

What can you do?
How can this be?
Let me help you up,
Let me help you see.

Turn on the music,
Open your heart.
Listen to the sound,
Of your favourite hit chart.

Then go for a walk,
To clear your head.
This is much better,
Than lying in bed.

Or pick up the phone,
And call a friend.
They’ll be happy to hear you,
And it will help you mend.

There is many little things,
That you can do.
To shift your energy,
Make you feel happier too.

So when motivation is low,
All you have to do,
Is one of the above.
And you’ll feel motivated too.

By Clarabelle, 11 January 2014

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New Beginnings Meet Happy endings

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A New Year is Coming

A new year is coming, this is a great time for you to decide to make positive changes in your life, you can’t turn the clock back anyway so you might as well look forward to a brighter future where new beginnings meet happy endings.

What do you want your new beginning to be?  

What do you want your happy ending to be?  

Just Decide

Just decide, make a plan and do…..go on, do it, I know you want to.  Think about how good it will feel when you have achieved it, yes it might be hard work but when you overcome those daily challenges it will uplift your spirits and make you feel great inside. Progress is a wonderful thing, even if it’s just baby steps to achieving a better a life, a better you, when you look back you’ll see how far you have come.

The Birth of a New Year

The birth of a new year is a new opportunity to strengthen yourself from within and achieve all that your heart desires.

I’m on my way to my happy ending, see you at the rainbow’s end.  Lots of love to you today and always, Clarabelle.

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Poetry: The Best Is Yet To Come

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The following poem, which I have recorded on video for you, is one of my favourite poems, it’s about being open to change and moving forward with your life.

Shape Your Future

Focus positively on what you do in the NOW and in what you Think, Feel and Do, because that will surely shape your future and I know you want it to be a good one.

Here’s to the best days of your life, that have still to come.

Love Clarabelle.

The Best is Yet to Come

Goodbye to my past, I’m letting go of you,

Now I focus on the present, this beauty is shining through.

I’ve closed the door to your love and finally have moved on,

Too many sleepless nights, and worry from dusk till dawn.

I didn’t need another, to help me close the book,

I know the early chapters, were always worth a look.

But the best is yet to come, the rainbow is on its way,

 It paints a bright picture, of the excited thoughts I hold today.

Each step forward, I dance between the puddles,

Like an umbrella of magic, embraced with joyful cuddles.

Some will join the journey, others will choose to stay,

But I will not forget you, in my heart for you I pray.

Life can turn around fast, but only if that’s your choice,

I say yes to change, by listening to my inner voice.

Created by Clarabelle, 2012

In need of some motivation?

Motivational Speech

Everyone needs a little bit of motivation and inspiration now and again, it is good for the soul and it can make all the difference in your life at any moment in time.

If you have 3 minutes to spare today, listen to the words of this motivational speech that I created. It contains words from the heart, words to feed your mind and connect with your soul.  I hope it gives you a little boost.

Please also feel free to share it if you feel you know someone else who might benefit from listening to it.

Keep going my friend, keep going till you get to the top, because indeed that is where the best view is.

I’ll see you at the top!!  Clarabelle

What is S.F.A.M?

Super Focused Action Mode
Super Focused Action Mode

S.F.A.M

I have been in S. F.A.M lately, what does that mean?

It means, Super Focused Action Mode.

I feel everything right now is in alignment with where I am going i.e. my mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing is matching what I am becoming and what I am achieving in life.

I can honestly say I haven’t felt as super strong as this for a while, probably in about 5 years, maybe even longer, I don’t know.  I feel excited, enthusiastic, passionate, super focused, super creative, full of energy and full of action.  I have definitely taken things to a new level and when I really think about it, I am not even sure if I have ever been on this level before and I can honestly say I am LOVING IT.

Can you feel my passion, can you feel my excitement because if I could, I would bottle it and gladly give it out for free.  🙂 🙂 🙂

I do hope this post has inspired YOU into S.F.A.M.

Wishing you a day filled with inspired action.

Love Clarabelle

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Let Life In

Here is another video poem for you.  This poem was created by me and it is entitled, “Let Life in”.  I do hope you like.  I have included the words below also for you.  Have a beautiful day.  Clarabelle

 

 

Let Life In

Celebrate, each brand new day,

Let life in and lead the way.

Embrace the moment, take a chance,

Go for it, smile and dance.

For happy are, the enthusiastic ones.

Their passion shines through, hearts beating like drums.

Listen to the sound, it’s made from you,

The orchestra plays, to whatever you do.

Sing out loud, take the challenge on,

Live in the moment, before it’s gone.

Created by Clarabelle, 2012

Which Zone Are You In?

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I want you to think about moving out of your “comfort zone” today and into your “learning/stretch zone”.

Get comfortable being uncomfortable and see where this takes you.

  • Life is an adventure
  • Life is a challenge
  • Life is to be lived
  • Life is to be loved
  • Life is for learning
  • Life is for creating
  • Life is for embracing
  • Life is for YOU

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Learning/Stretch Zone

The best way you can achieve the above experiences is by doing things that will take you into your “learning/stretch zone”.  I’m not talking here about pushing yourself so far that it makes you cry with terror from within, as being in the “panic zone” will NOT serve you well.  I believe that by staying in your “comfort zone” you are not just standing still, you are actually going backwards, as other people move forward into their “learning/stretch zone”.

One Thing

What one thing could you do today that would move you out of your “comfort zone” and into your “learning/stretch zone”.  Go on, seriously think about…..actually don’t just think about it, DO IT!!

Don’t make this a lazy day, make it a LIVELY day and you’ll definitely feel the difference.

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November – Guest Post, Debbie Hollingsworth

It is with great pleasure that I introduce this next Guest Blogger to you.  Her name is Debbie Hollingsworth and she is a wonderful friend of mine and Strategic Business Partner.  Debbie is an outstanding Executive Coach and Leadership/Management Trainer but she also has a special talent for writing poetry, which I only fairly recently found out.

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Debbie Hollingsworth, Business Mentor and Professional Coach

Here is a little more about Debbie (extract from her Website):

What should I know about you?

I have been a professional coach since June 2006. I work with executives, business owners and their teams. I also work with private coach clients in aspects of their personal lives.

What did you do before you were a coach?

I ran my own travel business, before that I managed other peoples and before that I travelled the globe as a sales executive and trainer.

 How did you become a professional coach?

The story how I found out about the coaching world is a little long to tell here, but if you want to know I will share that with you sometime!

I have been a professional coach and trainer since 2006. I trained with a global business coaching franchise and also as a life coach. I left the franchise in 2009 to focus on developing my own business and products.

Why are you a coach?

Being a coach is my way of making a difference in the world. I have never experienced job satisfaction in anything I have ever done to the same extent that I get from coaching people. Nobody ever came up to me when I sold holidays and said “Debbie, that trip to Barbados changed my life”. But they do say that about the work I do with my clients now.

What life experiences have you had?

I have been impacted by adoption, been married, divorced and remarried, faced infertility
issues, failed IVF, started two businesses and coped with more changes in my life than most before the age of 40!

What is your mission?

When working with anyone, whether it is 1-1 clients or groups, it is vital to me that change happens and there are positive results.

Not all results are tangible, as some are behavioural changes that must happen first of all. I have a mission, that as many people that I can influence, awaken to themselves and all that they are capable of being, doing and having.

To help people take full ownership of their lives and responsibility for their outcomes. That we focus only on what we can influence, not on what we cannot. That we realise that anything is possible.

My role is to help others to become aware of their obstacles so that they may be worked with and around, not always taken away but sometimes so.

As I said above, Debbie also writes beautiful poetry and below is one of these poems:

Debbie and Sam
Debbie and her Dog, Sam

The Girl With Cornwall Hair

 Who is she? Her over there, running free, running wild

Who is she? That girl in the flowing skirt, with roses in her hair

Who is she? She runs with the wind, without any care

Who is she? Sand between her toes, a smile, a laugh, a giggle

Who is she? Spinning like a wooden top, time standing still for her

Who is she? Her long, curly locks billowing behind her in the cool breeze

She is me, though I rarely feel her, see her, know her or be her

She is the girl with Cornwall hair.

Copyright Debbie Hollingsworth, 2013

Thank You

I would like to personally thank Debbie for sharing her wonderful creative talents with us here on this Clarabelle Blog, I am delighted she wanted to share her work with us.

If you wish to contact Debbie, you can do so, as detailed below:

Website:      www.debbiehollingsworth.co.uk

Email:         Debbie@debbiehollingsworth.co.uk

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/debbiehollingsworthcoaching

Linked In:   http://www.linkedin.com/pub/debbie-hollingsworth/6/58b/a50

Twitter:       https://twitter.com/chaostocontrol

If you would like to be a Guest Blogger on this Clarabelle Blog then please do let me know on the comments below and we will discuss it further.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Love, Clarabelle

How To Know What You Want?

Coaching Tool

In my day job when I am coaching I often work with people on how to identify what they want in life.  This can be a difficult one for some people because it isn’t always obvious for them, for many different reasons.

There is one coaching tool that I use which often gets great results for the person and I would like to share it with you here today so you can try it, if you wish.  I call this the “What I Want” Table (see photo below).

Take a blank piece of paper (see photo below) and head it up “What I Want“.  State underneath this what life area you want to focus on for e.g. “Health”.  Draw a table with two columns.  On the left hand column, write the heading, “What I Don’t Want” and the right hand column, write the heading, “What I Want”.

People struggling to identify what they want in life often find it easier to start with what they DON’T want in that area of their life.

Complete the left hand column first for e.g. what you don’t want to think, feel, do and experience in this specific area of your life and then write down the contrast of that on the right column, i.e. “What I Want”, i.e. what I do want to think, feel, do and experience.

This is a really simple but effective process in helping you identify what you want by thinking about what you don’t want first.  It can make identifying the “What I Want” process a whole lot easier for you.

What I Want Coaching Tool

Your BIG Why

It is also really important to have a big enough reason as to WHY you want to achieve that goal in the first place, why is it so important for you to achieve and it must also be in alignment with your core values.

If you are struggling to think about what you want in life, please try the above process and let me know if it works for you.  This process really works for me and for some of the people I coach but it is important to know that we are all different and just because this process works for me it doesn’t mean it will work for you.  But hey, I say, please give it a go and tell me what you think.

Much love to you today,  Clarabelle

Mission Statement

I Am A Survivor

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Beautiful Energy

You are strong, so very very strong, no matter what troubles you face each day, you will always come out stronger in the end.  You have everything you need right now to win every battle that comes your way.  Your armour is your loving heart, abundant soul, happy spirit and the truth and wisdom of your beautiful mind.  This next poem is for you, because you are a survivor and I am a survivor and together we will conquer the storms of today and the mysteries of tomorrow, to illuminate the wonders in our heart.  Thank you my friends for being here and bringing your beautiful energy into my path.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

I Am A Survivor 

I am a survivor, strong and pure
Fighting many battles, this is for sure
A warrior of the night, catching dreams in my soul
Holding on tight, until I reach the goal

I am a  survivor, nothing stops me
I strive for the best, I am what I want to be
I challenge the past, you don’t live here anymore
When negativity comes knocking, I don’t open the door

I am a survivor, hear my calling
I’m alive and kicking, never falling
My spirit is happy, I breathe life into me
Shining and sparkling, like ice on the sea

I am a survivor, my heart is so full
With love and abundance, this is my pull
I glide in the now, I dance on the waves
I see beauty around me, an energy haze

I am survivor, and so are YOU
Believe in yourself, and all you do
You are a survivor, you are the one
You are amazing, brighter than the sun

By Clarabelle, 19 September 2013

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A Heart of Gratitude

Anything is Possible

Have a heart of gratitude today, count your many blessings and feel the warmth of gratitude breathe inside of you, nourishing your every cell.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was “THANK YOU” that would be suffice.” Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-c. 1328)

 

 

Where does happiness come from?

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Happiness

A few years ago I always used to say this quote to people, “It doesn’t matter where you are but who you are with that matters.”  Yes, I do feel partly true but as I have become more spiritually aware and grown as a person I would now change that quote to this:

“It doesn’t matter where you are or who you are with, it matters how you are feeling.”

One for you to think about today.

Happiness comes from within and if you are in a super grumpy mood or feeling really low it will not matter where you are or who you are with, it will not change your experience until you change your thinking from within, which then in turn will change how you feel and what you do.  Remember this THINK, FEEL, DO in that order.

Wishing you a beautiful day today and I do hope you are feeling positive and uplifted and if you are then I guess you are thinking that way.  🙂

Much love to you Clarabelle

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Great Minds Think Differently

New York Study Tour 2010
NYC Study Tour 2010

Study Tour

In June 2010 I led a small leadership and personal development study tour to New York City.  It was such an amazing experience and I learned so much. “Great minds think differently” is a quote that was displayed brightly on an a massive advertising sign in the middle of Times Square and I resonated with it at the time.   On the Study Tour, we met up with other leaders and professional coaches whilst over there.  We went from Wall Street to Princeton, New Jersey to Westchester to Hoboken to Staten Island, you name it we were there.  We also got the wonderful opportunity to sail on my friend’s boat on the Hudson River and I was given a complimentary helicopter ride over the very stunning New York City by another friend of mine.  My friend Maritza also got us a private tour around the United Nations building, that was really amazing.

I produced a whole brochure on the experience of leading and participating in the Leadership Study Tour and if you are interested in receiving a complimentary copy, please just email me and I will email it to you claire@murraypeople.com

Energy

The reason I am sharing this with you is because I came across the beginnings of a video I produced from the trip (see below).  I always get so much energy from visiting New York City as it holds a very special place in my heart and this is were I also met my first love in 2007.  We are not together now, for the right reasons I believe but we still remain distant friends.

In relation to the Youtube video, for anyone who is not familiar with the drink “Irn Bru”, it is a well known and very popular soda drink (pop) here in Bonny Scotland.  It is often called Scotland’s Other National Drink!!  I took it over for some of my American friends to try, hence Donna’s comment on the video of it tasting like “liquid candy“.  🙂

New York, New York I’ve been there five times now since 2007 and I know I will visit it again, I have many great connections over there and I am sure will be doing some work over there soon.

What place do you like to visit and why? I’d love to know. 

May your day today be filled with beautiful loving energy, lots of love, Clarabelle

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Face the Music

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Time stands still for no one, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock….second after second life goes by, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, there goes another moment.   STOP!!!  THINK!!  and ask yourself this question, “What are YOU going to do?”  Remember it’s still ticking, every breath you take, every blink of an eye, the second hand on the clock goes round.  ACT!! Just do what you need to do to challenge yourself and make your life better today.  Be brave, be bold, step out of your comfort zone and just you GO FOR IT!!  I know I am.  This next poem is for you my lovely friends, I hope you make each moment count today.  Lots of love to you Clarabelle.

Face the Music

I hear it play
I know its sound
From up above
And underground
I feel it move
Shift a beat
I feel its presence
Dancing in my feet
The candle burns
The clock ticks by
Around it goes
Flying high
Face the music
See its light
It is with you
Burning bright
This is your time
Know this and more
Building bridges
A new path to explore
There’s no straight line
No end, no beginning
There is only love
Your heart is winning

poemsbyclarabelle, 2 August 2013

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August – Question of the Month

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At the beginning of every month I give you a question to ponder and considering answering for yourself and I also share my own answer with you.  Below is this month’s question:

Question:  

When was the last time you laughed and I mean like a good old “belly laugh”?

My Answer:

I honestly do laugh every day, however the last time I remember having a good old “belly laugh” was when I visited my mum recently for a cup of tea, we were having a nice chat and she said something that surprised me, it was so unexpected I could not stop laughing and because I was laughing so much she couldn’t stop laughing either.  I am even laughing thinking about it now.  

Life can be oh too serious at times and sometimes you just need to laugh out loud, go on have a laugh with your friends today, watch a funny movie or listen to your favourite comedian, whatever it is just you make sure you laugh then I know you will feel amazing.

May this month of August be filled with sweet laughter for you.

Love Clarabelle

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A New Hello

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A New Hello

She said her last goodbye
Not a tear she did cry
For she knows, the time is right
A better future, a star so bright
Footprints in her heart, pave the way
A blessed tomorrow, is cherished today
And forever in her soul she holds
Secret whispers, painted gold
The sound is clear, reflective and true
Mystery is beyond, the sky so blue
The happy sun, makes her glow
Goodbye friends,  she has a new hello

poemsbyclarabelle, 22 July 2013

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Start Now

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“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”  

Start Now

Make the most of each moment because once it’s gone you’ll never get it back.  Believe you can have it all and you will have it all.  What is all?  Well that’s up to you to decide……think about it, you may have it already!!

Much love to you today, as always, Clarabelle

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Don’t Let Life Pass You By

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Don’t let life pass you by, do all you can to make it a great life, think about who or what inspires your soul, what connects your spirit to another dimension, what gives you that feeling of excitement inside……..hold on to that thought, embrace that special feeling because that’s who you are, that’s what makes you YOU.

There is a special something inside of you, a precious gift that is waiting to be unwrapped, unfold it gently and release its magic into the Universe.  I see it now, I see you sparkling and glistening, touching other happy spirits and uplifting the temporary broken ones.

Close your eyes right now, feel that special gift inside of you, let this unique feeling penetrate every part of your being, let it flow, let it out, let it dance with the stars under the moonlit sky……your light is special, like no other light, let it glow.

I know you are smiling now, you feel it, you believe it, now let the people of this world welcome it with open arms.

May you have a truly magical weekend, only you can make it magical, do it and don’t let life pass you by.  

Thank you Universe for making this a truly MAGICAL weekend for me and for you.

Much love to you today, as always,  Clarabelle

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Take Root and Grow

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I am big on personal development, it is a massive thing for me, so so so important.  I also believe patience and timing is so important too.  Mix these things together and you get the following quote:

“Be patient, give the seed time to take root and grow…..then you WILL flourish like never before”.  (Clarabelle)

Please don’t rush the journey, enjoy the now, enjoy the learning and enjoy the growth, there is a much bigger plan for you, the Universe is bringing it to you, all in good time my friend, all in good time.  🙂

Much love to you today, Clarabelle.

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Your Life

Your Life

As some of you may already know I have my own Professional Coaching Business, Murray People International Coachingwww.murraypeople.com. I set up the business in 2008 after a wonderful career as a Human Resource Professional and now nearly 5 years later, it is still growing strong…I love coaching.  I mainly coach Senior Executives in Global Companies but I also do private one to one Career and Life Coaching, I am fully certified as a Professional Coach.  I really love working with people and seeing them achieve their goals in life.  I deliberately make a real effort to continually develop myself everyday so that I can use my learning in my one to one sessions with my clients, I know the better that I can become, then the better I will work with them, and the better they will become and get the results they want.  Every new coaching tool I learn for clients, I also apply to myself, this helps me to personally evolve and increases my self-awareness.  So lately I have been asking myself my own questions about my life, here is the question I asked myself recently:

What do you want your life to be/look like one year from now?      

So, of course, I went to work and I looked at each area of my life and in great detail wrote down what I specifically want my life to be and look like one year from now.  I absolutely loved this process.  I looked at the following areas:

  • Health
  • Environment
  • Money
  • Career
  • Intimate Relationship
  • Fun
  • Family & Friends
  • Leisure & Activities
  • Personal Growth

Three pages later and I had a wonderful vision of where I WILL be one year from now because I believe that will happen for me, because I WILL make it happen for me.  I have a very good track record, I was thinking of goals I have set myself in the past and fully committed to and I can honestly say I have achieved every single one of them, so this gives me an abundance of self-confidence going forward.

What About YOU?

If you want to make positive changes in your life, I would totally recommend that you sit down quietly with a notepad and pen or type on your computer/iPad and answer that question for yourself:

What do YOU want YOUR life to be/look like one year from now?

What you do after that is your choice, I read my list every morning, so I can get my specific goals embedded into my heart, mind and soul and this helps me to become super focused in achieving that for myself, sometimes without even trying.  You see it is like programming my brain to focus on achieving that for myself, so my everyday choices and decisions are in support of those life goals.  I am super focused, laser focused, fully committed and fully passionate about making these goals happen for me.  I want the same for YOU, I want you to have a better life, I want you to have everything that you have ever wanted, I want the BEST for YOU, I truly and honestly do.  It’s your life, GO GET IT!!  (I think I may make that my new slogan!!)  

May every thought that you think today, be in support of a better you and a better life for you, lots of love, as always, Clarabelle.

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Take on the Impossible!!

A little bit of inspiration goes a long long way.  I came across this YouTube video a few weeks back, you may already have seen it but I feel I just had to share it on here, it is very empowering indeed.  Arthur in the video is such a true inspiration to each and everyone of us, may his story inspire you to take on what others see as the “impossible”.

Much love to you in this very moment, we all need a little bit of love to come our way, Clarabelle.

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Someone is thinking of you right now…Who?

Magic tree

Pass on the Learnings

We all have tough days, we all have hard times, we all suffer deep sadness and heartache.  I believe one day, very soon, you will look back at this moment and realise that the poem below holds many truths.  You will silently smile, pass on the learnings and hold your dreams in your arms.  Maybe, just maybe, you needed to hear this today, remember you are loved, very very much and someone is thinking of you right now, because they love you with the most deepest unconditional love.  Treasure that thought, hold it in your heart and let it bring true light into the darkness.  Your spirit is sparkling now, I see it, I feel it and I know you can too.  Much much love to you today as always, Clarabelle.

When the Rain Falls

You may feel pain today, it may be tough;

You may be worried today, weather is rough.

You may feel like crying, because you’re lonely inside;

You may feeling like dying, because your heart has lost pride.

But please believe me, for this one is true;

There is an abundance of love, surrounding you.

It is helping you release, all of that stress;

Building you from within, when life seems a mess.

Angels are dancing and holding you tight;

The sun is behind the clouds, shining on you bright,

When the rain falls, it is to refresh your soul;

It washes away the darkness, making you whole.

Right now you are loved, someone is thinking of you;

They hold you in their dreams and pray your wishes will come true.

To suffer in this moment, will not make you well;

Believe this message, like a magical spell.

May it awaken your spirits, turn your frown into a smile;

I am with you my friend, for forever and a while.

poemsbyclarabelle, 25 May 2013

The Path of Gratitude

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Gratitude

I have a lot of gratitude bursting inside of me right now, I know it was always there but I didn’t always show it.  I know I am walking the path of gratitude, I am growing and becoming a better person every day but I want to continue to develop all of this in a natural and very genuine way, it must not be forced.

What a Feeling

Yesterday, I was with a client and he shared with me a “Mood Lift Chart”.….WOW, I just loved this.  The chart scale goes from a score of minus 9 which represents a depressed mood to plus 9 which represents gratitude.  When I looked at this chart I instantly smiled because I knew at that moment in time I was in a grateful mood, the top of the chart – what a feeling!!

I was filled with gratitude most of the day yesterday, I reached out to people I know, because I wanted to thank them for being in my life right now.  I just know that those simple words of “thank you” meant so much to me and the person receiving them.

A simple thank you goes a long long way, who do you want to thank today for being in your life right now?  Go on, reach out to them, say those beautiful words with meaning and purpose and you will be camping at the top of the “Mood Lift Chart”.

Thank you, thank you, thank YOU for reading this blog post, thank you, thank you, thank you for your support, encouragement and comments.  Thank YOU.

Lots of love to you to today, Clarabelle

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Love Does Not Look Back

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I was at my cousin’s very beautiful wedding on Friday, it was such a glorious day and I could really feel love’s energy in the air, it was like being constantly cuddled by someone you love.

The wedding ceremony was so very special and the wedding party looked stunning.  The Pastor who married the couple did a sermon at the end of the service and it was based around the theme of ‘love’ and I loved what he said.  During his sermon he said “love does not look back” and then he went on to talk about what that actually means in a relationship.  It really did make me think and I believe that I was meant to be there that day and to hear that message.

Friday was definitely a day filled with love and it was so lovely to be around.  I want you to really think about what that statement means for you today and how you can apply that to your life right now in such a positive way, I know I did and I will hold on to this beautiful message forever.

Much love to you today, as always,  Clarabelle

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What is wisdom?

What is wisdom

Busy Lives

Wisdom is truth and we gain wisdom from being true to ourselves and listening to the whispers of our heart.  In our busy lives it is so easy to caught up in routine and rituals, we often don’t take the time out for ourselves and we can very easily allow that to happen too much, it can then create a build up of frustrations, stress, having the feeling of chasing our tail and ultimately never truly feeling free.

What Can You Influence?

Today I tempt you to take some precious time out for yourself and think about what is happening in your life right now that, A) is serving you well and B) is not serving you well – now focus on what needs to change for you, what can you influence to make things better for you?  The key thing here is to focus on what you can influence not what you are concerned about and have no control over.  If you have read the late Mr Stephen R. Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, you may be familiar with his principle of Circle of Concern -v- Circle of Influence….and if not, I would totally recommend you reading this.  It will really help you put your own life into a different perspective and help you to see the woods from the trees.

Set Yourself Free

You are wisdom and therefore YOU have the wisdom to set yourself free from anything that is not working for you right now and sometimes it takes pure silence for you to truly hear what is being said.  The real intelligence in you is bursting to get out, strip back the layers of your busy life and release it into the universe, for its energy will attract like energy and positive changes will happen.

In the stillness of the night my own wisdom talks, this is my midnight calling to you.  

Much love to you my friends, Clarabelle.

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What Are You Tolerating?

what are you tolerating

A Question to Ponder

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:

What are you tolerating?

Here is my answer:

These days I don’t tolerate most things that don’t serve me well and I made that change for myself a while back after I came across this statement “You get what you tolerate”.  Wow, that was a transformational statement to me because it really made me think of what I was tolerating at that time in my life and didn’t wish to continue to tolerate.  This changed my thinking at that time and inspired positive change within me.

So these days, if I’m purely honest, I don’t put up with anything that I don’t want and that is because I have greater self-respect and self-love for myself, I have raised my personal standards and everyday I work towards living my life in alignment with my values.  My focus is on what I want out of life not what I don’t want and then I do what I can to achieve what I desire.  Sometimes this isn’t easy and I have to push past internal barriers but as long as I have moved one baby step closer to my goal, then I know I am progressing and I will definitely arrive.

You get what you tolerate and if you don’t like it, change it!!

I AM THAT I AM

I am that I am

Growing from Within

I am very heavily into my own self development and as I feel myself growing from within I feel it is stripping back built up beliefs that don’t serve me well and returning me back to who I really am.  I am very aware of this change happening within me and I feel the dreams I had as a child, which I let go of for 30 years, finding their way back to me – like an inner calling with drive and purpose.

Here is what I AM becoming more aware of each day in my life:

  • Simple things like listening to music that moves me, music that makes me want to sing and dance;
  • Songwriting and producing music;
  • Being in touch with my inner emotions and open expressions of feelings of love;
  • Holding my face up to the sunlight and breathing in the fresh air;
  • Playing, having fun and laughing…..a lot!!
  • Feeling excited at the start of each new day, answering the question, What will I create today?
  • Refreshing my soul in the rain – I love the rain; 
  • Having lighthearted fun conversations with my best friends;
  • Having trusting, openhearted conversations with my mum… not minutes….for hours;
  • Coming alive in the presence of children – my nieces and nephew;
  • Feeling INSPIRED, right now I feel inspired, right now in this very moment;
  • Being so very grateful and being very mindful of this – it comes naturally to me, my attitude of gratitude;
  • My deepest appreciation for solitude, I know when I need this, I know I like to have my own quiet, creative space at times;
  • Reaching out to other people and confidently sharing all of the above and more;
  • Appreciating the beauty and miracle of a rainbow, the moonlight and the midnight stars;
  • I sincerely value what I am attracting into my life right now, there is so much abundance, I feel elated;

5 WORDS

I read books, I read a lot of books and I take different bits and pieces of the knowledge from these books and apply them to what feels right for me. I don’t always believe everything I read, however I am very much open to what others have to say and value their thoughts and contributions.  I know I am becoming a better person, a better version of me, I know I am the healthiest I have ever been in my whole life and I am that I am.  Those last 5 words of the preceding sentence “I AM THAT I AM” this for me is very powerful, I felt and believed that before I even read about the Power of I AM.  I am using “I AM” in my thoughts everyday, it makes a special connection with me and I feel its power.  Below is an example of what I AM and what I say to myself everyday now (this list is not exhaustive):

I AM love
I AM inspiration
I AM a wonderfully creative and full of imagination
I AM  a successful poet
I AM super healthy
I AM positive energy and colourfully vibrant
I AM happy and fulfilled
I AM a Marathoner
I AM super confident
I AM super rich in the fullness of life
I AM inspiring hearts all over the world
I AM a very successful blogger
I AM the very best Coach and Mentor
I AM a successful music producer and singer/songwriter
I AM wonderfully happy in my new home and environment
I AM prosperous and attract all that I want into my life
I AM beautiful

I AM THAT I AM and I have every faith in the Power of I AM

The above feels right for me and I would encourage you to apply the Power of I AM in your daily life, however, ONLY if you feel it purely connects with you, you feel it touch and inspire your inner being, I am a great believer that what works for me, doesn’t always work for you.  This works for me but if it doesn’t connect and work for you, something else will and it will find you.

May you be inspired today to find out that very thing that connects and works for you.  Much love to you today, Clarabelle

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What is a Talent?

Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath
Know your strengths

I would like to recommend a book to you today, it is called Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath, Tom is also a New York Times Bestselling Author of the book “Wellbeing”.  

I really love the Strengths Finder book because it helps you to identify what your top 5 strengths/talents are and provides you with a 19 page individualised report which coaches you into thinking how you can utilise your strengths more in your everyday life and work.

My top 5 strengths are:

1.  Futuristic – People who are especially talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.

2.  Maximiser – People who are especially talented in the Maximiser theme focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They seek to transform something strong into something superb.

3.  Positivity – People who are especially talented in the Positivity theme have an enthusiasm that is contagious.  They are upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do.

4.  Woo – People who are especially talented in the Woo theme love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. They derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with another person.

5.  Strategic –  People who are especially talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.

The following poem is also inspired by the above, I do hope you like it.

What is a Talent?

What is a talent?  What is a strength?

How is it measured?  What is its length?

Only you, can experience the feelings,

Passionate moments, purposeful healings.

Recognise this quality, treasure it well,

Captivating hearts, like a magical spell.

Your audience awaits, imagination is high,

A hypnotic transcendence, go on just fly.

poemsbyclarabelle, 21 March 2013

Living Life Now

You can always make a fresh start moment to moment, by living in the now and using your mindfulness to change your immediate thinking.  It is always important to remember to come from a place of love, because when you let love run freely from your heart, it will always make sure it does its job.  This next poem is inspired by living life now, go on make it happen, because every moment, is a moment to change for the better.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.

Live Life Now
Live Life Now

Living Life Now

Living life now;

Frees you from the how.

Just let go;

Let love in you, flow.

Take a step, achieve;

Really do believe.

That you can have it all;

Aim high, stand up tall.

Let worry, pass you by;

There’s a smile, behind your cry.

The pain will come and go;

This, I want you to know.

Today’s a brand new day;

Stay focused and go your own way.

poemsbyclarabelle, 24 January 2013

 

Breakthrough

You Can Truly Help Yourself

All of my poetry is based on my life experiences, some amazing ones and some really challenging ones.  This next poem was written by me from a challenging time in my life.  I didn’t realise it at the time, but I know now, that the pain I was feeling, was the releasing of negative energy that was not serving me well.  I call this poem, my breakthrough poem, the reason being is that I opened up my heart and asked for help whilst feeling in such a vulnerable state of mind.  I remember this experience so very clearly, it was 3am and I couldn’t sleep, I felt really tearful…..I asked for help and I truly believe I got it – from myself.  This poem is a true reflection of that night, I believe some kind of inner miracle happened and I know the power of the universe was listening to me.  I share this very personal poem with you, in the hope that if you are facing a similar tough experience, it will give you faith and knowing that your current difficult experience will gradually pass with time and maybe just maybe the first step to that happening is accepting the situation for what it is and asking for help.  I believe that help will come from within, for you can truly help yourself and turn any negative situation around.  May you take courage and strength from these words, “The next message you need is always right where you are.” (Ram Das) and I feel my true life experience told in this next poem proves that.   Stay strong, you can do it!!  Much love to you today, Clarabelle.

Breakthrough
Breakthrough

Breakthrough

It was 3am, I just couldn’t sleep;

With tears in my eyes, the message came deep.

I was all alone and I repeated out loud;

“Help me, Help me”, I’m lost in the crowd.

Give me a sign, that you hear my cry;

I don’t know what to do, or what to try.

A few hours passed by, but nothing came my way;

I felt abandoned, and full of dismay.

When morning did come, I searched all around;

Give me a signal, then a book beside my bed I found.

I had been clearing out cupboards, the night before;

And this book fell out, and onto the floor.

Little did I know, for in my time of need;

The answer was there in advance, disguised in this good deed.

I picked up the book, and to my surprise;

The answer was there, in front of my eyes.

“Help is here if you need it” – words marked in bold;

Someone was listening, this answer they told.

I smiled inside, for I knew what to do;

The fact that I asked for help, was the start of my breakthrough.

That day I found comfort, for the universe heard my plea;

I can help myself, is what that message told me.

poemsbyclarabelle, 18 April 2012

 

My Wonderful Dad

A Wonderful Human Being

Today is the anniversary of my Dad’s passing away in 1997 but I remember it all like yesterday.  Even though he suffered with cancer for about 5 years I choose to remember him when he was happy, fit and healthy.  What a wonderful human being he was, full of laughter, always singing and loved his family very very much and even though he is not here today I still feel his unconditional love around me, so very abundant and strong.  When loved ones leave our life here on earth, I believe their loving spirit still shines upon us, more than we will ever know.  Their love is surrounding you right now.  Clarabelle  

Here is the post which I shared before here on this blog:   

His Loving Spirit Lives On

I initially had second thoughts about posting this poem, simply because it is extremely personal to me and tells the true story of my Dad’s fight with cancer over 15 years ago. Sadly, after battling with this disease for 5 years, he passed away on 1 February 1997. The reason why I decided to share this poem is because although it was in some places, painful to write, I do feel other people who have gone through a similar situation with their family members will be able to relate to it and hopefully help them to come to terms with their sad loss and be able to gently move on.  I know everyone deals with grief differently and I think it took me about 5 years for the sadness to truly melt away.  Now when I think of my Dad, I think of the wonderful, happy and outgoing person he was, this then makes me smile and so proud to be his daughter and part of his life…..his loving spirit lives on in every heart he touched and I know he touched many.

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Mum & Dad on their Wedding Day on 16 July 1966, Gran Murray on Left and Gran Stewart on the right

My Wonderful Dad

It was 15 years ago, when you passed away

I must admit, it was my saddest day

My heart felt heavy, from deep inside

I had lost my Dad, I had lost my guide

The tears were painful, unbearable at times

Red bloodshot eyes, were swollen signs

When all alone, I cried out my heart

The deepest sadness, when you did depart

I held your hand, a few days before

And took a last glance back, before I left the ward door

Something told me to look back, when visiting that night

It was 24 hours later, you gave up the fight

I was out with a friend, but didn’t want to go

You told me to ‘live on’ and for the sadness not to show

I came home that night, there was a cold chill in the air

I instantly knew, why no one was there

They were called to the hospital, late that night

You were taking your last breathe, and approaching the light

Everyone was there, except for me

Because I went out, very selfishly

I lived with that hurt, for a few years

Why wasn’t I with you, I cried so many tears

I think it took about 5 years to move on

It was a painful few years, when your presence was gone

But now when I think of my wonderful Dad

I remember the good times, never the sad

I celebrate your life years, there were 58

I was part of 23 and you made them great

You never lived a perfect life, worry got to you

It’s easy to blame, but we didn’t live in your shoes

I think of your singing, I think of your smile

I think of that waistcoat, you wore for a while

You were fond of the mirror, a poser you were

Talking to yourself, as you played with your hair

When you left for work, I missed you right away

When you arrived home, it made my day

You were always positive and friendly to all

You liked to use humour, to break down the brick walls

A charmer you were, fun and caring

A Dad in a million and a little bit daring

You sang at most weddings, with a few whiskys inside

You jigged on the dance floor and flirted with the bride

You loved a laugh and would welcome a crowd

You loved your family, they made you feel so proud

In this physical world, your body is away

In another dimension, your spirit lives on each day

Maybe I can’t see you, but you can see me

You can feel my spirit and its frequency

So I’m sending you this message after 15 years

Life is good Dad, we have no more tears

You are still greatly missed and always will be

You have an extended family, it’s so beautiful to see

As the years go by and the older we get

We must live in each moment, but never will forget

The loved ones of the past, who are present in our mind

Who live in our hearts and are one of a kind

We love you, we miss you and to hold you once more

Would be a dream come true, if you walked through that door

The tears of the past, are now gone forever

They ran down my cheek and joined the river

And as the river flows, my heart does to

It is joined by my soul and reaches out to you

Because on the crest of the wave, there you stand

Holding out your heart and holding out your hand

Thank you Dad, for in me you live

Thank you for the lessons and to others I now give

Live your best life, every moment of every day

Connect with your inner self and listen to what it says

Enjoy the journey, as you sail down the river

Because there are hearts and many hands helping you forever.

poemsbyclarabelle, 6 January 2012

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Happiness is the Way

I was walking home from my mum’s house the other day (17.09.12) and I found myself really embracing the moment, it was so beautiful and everything just felt perfect.  A phrase popped into my head at that time, “the piano in my heart” and I just knew I had to write a poem about it.  So here it is.  Happy New Year to YOU…..Happiness is the Way!!  Lots of love Clarabelle

happiness is the way

Happiness is the Way

The piano in my heart, plays for you,

The sweetest musical notes, so whole and true.

The solitude of love, needs no home,

On this journey of life, wherever I do roam.

Happiness is the key, happiness is the way,

The polished ivory effect, shines today.

Listen in the silence, it whispers in the breeze,

Sparkling in the moonlight, stardust on the trees.

The voice within my soul, sings without a cue,

Touching my spirit, connecting with every part of you.

poemsbyclarabelle, 19 September 2012

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Reveal Your Heart

I was on a creative roll yesterday (08.10.12) and found myself writing five poems in a very short space of time, I love it when that happens.  This next poem was the fourth one I wrote, the words just flowed to me, I do hope you like it and it makes some sort of connection with you.  May you find beauty in each precious moment of your day.  Love Clarabelle

reveal your heart

Reveal Your Heart

Reveal your heart, dust it down,

Let the magic escape, around the town.

It will go on a journey, to find a match,

Inspiring souls, before the catch.

And when it comes back, its spirit will sing,

Beautiful true love, to you it will bring.

poemsbyclarabelle, 8 October 2012

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My Christmas Life

When you feel emotional pain in your heart, sometimes it is really difficult to get into the Christmas Spirit, I know this because I experienced it for a few years in a row. At that time, I didn’t really want to celebrate Christmas and now I realise that that thinking was all wrong, it didn’t really serve me well.  This poem is all about that, release yourself from the heartache and cherish today for what it is, very very special.  May the joy of Christmas spirit connect fully to your heart, mind and soul.  Lots of love Clarabelle

My Christmas Life

My Christmas Life

Christmas after Christmas, the spirit died,

Pain in my head, from all the tears I cried.

No sparkling tree, under the moonlit sky,

A heavy heart, from the last goodbye.

Something felt missing, I let it all go,

 Focus was negative, no energy did show.

I had closed the door, to life and all,

Until little robin redbreast, chirped his jingle bell call.

He said…..”Open your mind, to all that could be,

Your spirit is alive, set it free.

Spread your wings, get out of the box,

There’s a twinkle in your heart, its voice does talk.”

Fireworks exploded, I joined the stars,

My Christmas Life on earth, was felt in Venus and Mars.

poembysclarabelle, 21 October 2012

Family Christmas Poems

Family Christmas Poems

Please check out Clarabelle’s eBook of Christmas Poems, entitled “It’s All About Christmas” – it contains 25 festive poems for all the family, one for each day of Advent leading up to Christmas Day.  Please CLICK HERE for more information/to purchase. PRICE:  £2.99

 

Beauty is All Around

I am receiving such beautiful comments from followers of this blog and these wonderful sentiments of support are really touching my heart.  I want to thank everyone for their heartfelt comments, I am so grateful for them.  This next poem is all about that.  Have a beautifully inspired day, love Clarabelle.

Beauty is all around

Beauty is all Around

Touching words, moving hearts,

Lost in the moment, in all of its parts.

Feelings are special, unique and true,

Gratitude means everything, and I believe in you.

Love is on the horizon, its energy attracts me,

Beauty is all around, as far as the eyes can see.

poemsbyclarabelle, 8 October 2012

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Personal Growth

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.

 personal growth

Personal Growth

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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Friendship is the Gift

I have been reflecting today on the wonderful close friends I have in my life, some of them I have known for over 30 years of my life and others for about one year. Regardless of the length of time I have known them, each and everyone of them is very special to me, their support is second to none and just talking to them instantly uplifts my spirits to another dimension.  This poem is dedicated to my dearest friends, Donna, Sharon, Richard, Debbie and Dagmar, I shall champion you forever, thank you for all that you give me and much more. May I encourage you to let your friends know how truly special they are to you.

Friendship has true meaning, a simple gifted treasure,

When you’re feeling a little stuck, or need a partner for your leisure.

A real friend will be there, always just for you,

Holding your hand, to help you see tough times through.

An empathetic listening ear, gentle hug or warm smile,

A forever empowering note, that goes the extra mile.

Friendship is so sweet, like sugar in your tea,

Friends separate from the ‘I’ and turn it into ‘We’.

Friendship is the gift, of endearment and inner strength,

To support you indeed, friends will go to arms length.

Today I reflect on my friends, who are so very dear,

Like beautiful guardian angels, they bring me good cheer.

So wherever your dreams take you, please remember to tell,

Your friends that they are magical, like an enchanting wishing well.

Happy are their hearts, that shine upon you,

The closest of connections, without needing any glue.

Now we share the laughter, and hopes for all time,

I have friends in a million, I’d give them my last dime.

So often we forget ,the joy they bring each day,

Thank you my closest friends, in my heart for you I pray.

poemsbyclarabelle, 2 May 2012

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Happiness, Happiness

Today (2nd August 2012) I finished reading the book, “The Ultimate Happiness Prescription” by Deepak Chopra, in which it gives you 7 keys to joy and enlightenment.  I found this book to be extremely fascinating and truly ‘mind-expanding’ on a much deeper and more personal level.  I just love this quote from the book, “If you focus on the present, your life will be constantly renewed”, this for me is such a refreshing thought.  This next poem is inspired by happiness.  May your day be filled with an abundance of happiness.  Love Clarabelle

Happiness, Happiness

Happiness, happiness, where are you?

It’s a gift of the present, the awareness of what you do

The path to enlightenment, is right at your feet

You stand in its doorway, and breathe its heartbeat

See the world in yourself, you create what is here

Not in the past or future, happiness now is so clear

Make it your goal, to give each moment a smile

Your spirit comes alive, when you are still for a while

poemsbyclarabelle, 2 August 2012

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True Beauty is Life

The creative spirit uplifts the imagination to another dimension and produces art that moves the soul.  In this moment, I am listening to inspirational music and I am in ‘flow’, taking action and embracing the true beauty of life, this next poem is for you.

 The falling star, shoots from the sky

Paradise captures, the reason why

It glistens and sparkles, for all to see

Magic in the air, oneness in me

It uplifts my mood and takes me there

Awakens my heart, soul stripped bare

Light as a feather, I dance and sing

The white dove has taken me, under its wing

 True beauty is life, if we see it that way

Tomorrow is not here yet, let’s live for today

poemsbyclarabelle, 6 May 2012

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Manifesting Dreams

Manifesting Dreams

This next poem is inspired by enjoying each moment, embracing the now and manifesting the dreams that you desire. I wrote this poem whilst feeling in the ultimate moment of contentment, tranquility and happiness.  May you manifest each moment to your advantage on this creative journey of life.  Love Clarabelle

Manifesting Dreams

Manifesting Dreams

This moment is calm, a feeling of bliss,

No thoughts of the future, or pasts I have missed.

Just embracing the now, as I quietly think,

A connected soul, heart and spirit, intertwined in link.

This feels precious inside, so touching indeed,

Contentment and tranquility, has taken the lead.

By appreciating this life, and fueling the fire.

I’m manifesting dreams and all I desire.

poemsbyclarabelle, Created on 4 October 2012

Out of the Shade

I wrote this poem only yesterday (20.04.12), it is about a recent time in my life when I was unwell and felt trapped in the situation.  Thankfully the sun is shining on me now but I remember those stormy days where I had to use every ounce of my inner strength to keep me sane and battle on…..it is in these difficult times in life when the courageous soul emerges with open arms, you just have to believe it is there.  

Through the darkest moments and darkest days – where is the light?

When my mind feels trapped and I cannot sleep, into the night

What a horrible feeling, when times are tough

The way out is lonely, the weather is rough

My soul is a prisoner, to all I have thought

My heart it feels dead but it cannot be bought

My values are here – an inner guidance they bring

Like the first musical note, before I do sing

They keep me sane and hold me together

They carry me forward, like I’m light as a feather

As I trudge through the snow, I call out my name

Keep going, don’t stop, treat life as a game

The character within me, fights through the shell

I punch and I kick, until I feel well

In this battle, although the bruises give me pain

No blood has been shed and inner strength I did gain

And as time passes by, the emotional scars they do fade

I walk into the sunlight and out of the shade

poemsbyclarabelle, 20 April 2012

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Love All Things

L.I.F.E.’ = Love It Feel Excited!!  This is my motto, it used to be ‘Live It Feel Excited’ but now I feel changing the word ‘live’ to ‘love’ is much more fitting.  This next poem is inspired by just that, wishing you an exciting day, love Clarabelle.

love all things

Love All Things

I’m excited about life, and all that could be,

Opportunities are abundant, look and see.

A hop and a skip, will help me think,

Free up the body, as quick as a blink.

I sing to the music, my heart plays a tune,

I’m dancing and laughing, under the moon.

***

This world is so beautiful, treasure it all,

Love flows like a river, towards the waterfall.

Time may go fast, so treat it like snow,

It can melt in the moment, like a heart with a glow.

Your body will tell you, if it doesn’t like its fuel,

Look after it well, is the number one rule.

It’s nature’s way, to help us grow,

Love all things, and the love in you will flow.

poemsbyclarabelle, 16 March 2012

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Love All Things

L.I.F.E.’ = Love It Feel Excited!!  This is my motto, it used to be ‘Live It Feel Excited’ but now I feel changing the word ‘live’ to ‘love’ is much more fitting.  This next poem is inspired by just that, wishing you an exciting day, love Clarabelle.

love all things

Love All Things

I’m excited about life, and all that could be,

Opportunities are abundant, look and see.

A hop and a skip, will help me think,

Free up the body, as quick as a blink.

I sing to the music, my heart plays a tune,

I’m dancing and laughing, under the moon.

***

This world is so beautiful, treasure it all,

Love flows like a river, towards the waterfall.

Time may go fast, so treat it like snow,

It can melt in the moment, like a heart with a glow.

Your body will tell you, if it doesn’t like its fuel,

Look after it well, is the number one rule.

It’s nature’s way, to help us grow,

Love all things, and the love in you will flow.

poemsbyclarabelle, 16 March 2012

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Dancing in Your Shoes

I have been working very very hard lately and not had much of a break, so now I think it is time to let my hair down a little and have some fun.  After all, it can’t always be work, work, work, even though I do love what I do, it really is nice to have a break and dance to the sound of the music.  This next poem is all about that – go on have some fun!!

Sometimes you have, to let fun in

Life without it, can be a little bit dim

Feel the excitement, enjoy it for a while

Let you hair down and your face it will smile

Jump to the music, just let go

Treasure the moment, let fun flow

My head’s in a spin, this feels so good

Embrace the happiness, within your mood

Now is the time, to banish all blues

Have a wonderful day, dancing in your shoes

poemsbyclarabelle, 29 April 2012

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After the Storm

We have all been through very tough times in life and I also have had my fair share.  In the midst of these struggles it can be very suffocating at times but it is at these stressful moments in our life, when even though we don’t see it, our broken wings are being supported and helped by others, until we are ready to fly again.  It can take time to fully heal, but during this time there are many blessings and many lessons and you will always come out stronger in the end and you will fly even higher than your imagination can take you.  This next poem is inspired by just that and maybe just maybe this poem is meant for YOU to read today.  Stay strong and believe this temporary situation will soon be over, love Clarabelle.

After the storm

After the Storm

After the storm, I was shipwrecked at sea,

But paradise appeared, and I saved me.

You’re never alone, at the toughest of times,

Many hearts surround you, releasing magical chimes.

This angelic sound, is not heard through your ears,

It’s a waterfall of love, expressed in your tears.

Close your eyes now, breathe in the light,

A blank canvas of thought, will help you sleep better tonight.

poemsbyclarabelle, 4 October 2012

Nourishing Your Heart

Life Changing Decisions

I’m about to make some life changing decisions in the very near future, decisions that I feel will positively shape my life forever, new endings will meet with new beginnings and a new chapter of my life will become alive.  So how do I know if I am making the right decision?  I can honestly say that I am a values-driven person and I will use by values as my inner guidance to ultimately support the right choice for me.  After all, how else can I ensure I be deeply authentic to myself if I don’t honour my values.  It’s all about nourishing your heart and that’s what inspired this next poem for you.

Nourishing Your Heart

Values are your inner guidance, that’s what I believe

Honouring your values, will help you to achieve

They live inside of you, keep your soul on track

Holding you together, never looking back

They hold the golden key, to a life that’s true for you

Filling up your senses, in what you choose to do

Decisions in each moment, to always meet your needs

Nourishing your heart, planting little seeds

I am values driven, the steering wheel is mine

Living life on purpose, it feels so mighty fine.

poemsbyclarabelle, 2 May 2012