Experience Life

A Good Life

A good life can give you all the stability and certainty you need….that I feel, maybe a staple foundation for a good life…..you know, you have a safe and secure routine and it kinda works out alright for you – I know this because I’ve been there…..for 20 years I had a good life like that.

A Great Life

A great life, a super duper amazing life, may often give you much less of the above – less stability, less certainty, less security however for me, this great life offers so much more, more excitement, more freedom, more creativity, more time for myself, more love for what I do, more giving, more sharing, more authenticity, more surprises, more adventures, more new experiences, more new people, more fun, more exploration……wow, the list goes on.

A Gamble

So today I gamble my “good life” for a “great life” and you know what, it really is working for me right now. It was a brave step forward but I know in my heart of hearts it was definitely the right thing to do for me. Not everyone sees it that way but this is MY LIFE and I have to live it and experience it my way…..the great way!!

Are you living a “good life” or a “great life”?

I trust you know the answer to this one immediately.

Lots of love to you, Clarabelle

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

 

 

I See You

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I see you, I know you’re watching me, I believe you are listening to every word I whisper, I feel you’re desire for a better you, a better life, a new tomorrow.

But I know you are a little scared, you have fears, but you’re going to be alright, you’re going to be much much better than alright. How do I know this? I just know this, because that’s why you’re here, everyday you visit me and you know it will help you, you know it will help you ease your current pain and you’re gonna make it.

Did you hear me right?  Yes, you, YOU, you’re gonna make it, that dream you’ve always wanted to achieve, that burning ambition living inside of you……it’s making its way to your heart, it wants to breathe true life into you, it’s getting ready to take on the world and nothing is going to stop it, which means nothing is going to stop you.

Pause for a moment, think about it……really think about it, you can see it right?  I know you can, because I can see it too. WOW, it looks amazing, your future self is so grateful you took the courage and made the first step now.  Go on, take another step, that’s right, you’re doing really great…….do you feel your heart smiling, it is you know, it is smiling with super joy because you’re heading in the right direction.  Where are you going?  Maybe we could do this together, help each other along the way, two brave soldiers heading out into battle and the only outcome possible is reaching the rainbow at the other end.

What a great day this is, this is the most amazing day for you, you might not realise it yet, but you’ve just climbed a huge mountain and you’re now looking at the view from the top……..You may be a little bruised getting here, but you’ve got here, wasn’t it all worth it, don’t you agree that you deserve so much better for you and for your family.  Let’s go my friend, there’s another mountain to climb, but we’re in this together, fighting with our hearts and minds to achieve EVERYTHING that we want and more.

I see you, do you see me?

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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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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

Focus Goal Cards

Progress

I set specifics goals for myself at the beginning of 2013 and I review their progress every 3-4 months together with some fine tuning of these goals.  All these goals are also directly related to my Vision Wall that I created in the spring time of 2012, please see the Vision Wall page here on this blog for more specific details around the process I followed specifically for that.

Today I want to share with you the process I have carried out in creating my Focus Goal Cards as this is something you may wish to do for yourself.

I have seven specific Focus Goal Cards that I completed for myself.

Each Focus Goal is written on an A6 size piece of white card (see photos below) with the following details:

  • Date you start the goal card
  • Goal Details
  • Why this is an important goal for you to achieve
  • Action steps you will take (on back of card)
  • Your signature of your commitment to achieving this goal
  • Date you expect the goal to be completed by
  • Ultimate Success Formula (F.A.S.T.) (on back of card)
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F.A.S.T Ultimate Success Formula
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Clarabelle’s Goal Card

Below is a photo of an example for you:

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Example Focus Goal Card
Focus Goal Card
Example Focus Goal Card

The A6 size Focus Goal Cards are for my office desk so that I can read them often when working from it.

I also wanted to be able to keep my Focus Goal Cards at hand, so that I can read them when I am out and about, so I decided to create a miniature version of each Focus Goal Card, beginning with an “I Am” statement for e.g. “I am in perfect health”.

Goal Cards in Wallet
Goal Cards in handy Wallet
Wallet Goal Cards
Wallet Goal Cards

I then keep these smaller cards, with less information on them, in my Focus Goal Card Wallet in my handbag and read them throughout the day, as much as possible.

Subconscious Mind

What I am specifically doing here, is that I am consciously and deliberately making an effort, with repetition in mind to shift these goals from my conscious mind into my subconscious mind so that I will then automatically do things every day that are in support of me achieving these goals.

Focus Goal Journal

In addition to the above I also have a Focus Goal Journal (photo below) where I continually write each specific goal on the notepad journal, line after line after line, filling up each page – again this is so the goal moves more quickly from my conscious mind into my subconscious mind.

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Focus Goal Card Journal

Bespoke Process

So there you have it, that’s the Focus Goal Card process that I am currently going through. I am fully aware that this is the final quarter of the year and I wanted to step it up a level in order to ensure I achieve what I want, so this is what I decided to do to achieve that.  Together with my Vision Wall I feel this makes a dynamic goal achievement process that is bespoke to me and I know what works for me.  For yourself, it may be a completely different process but I guess you won’t know until you try it for yourself and if you do, please let me know how you get on, I will certainly let you know how I am getting on in a future blog post.

After all, “What you think about, you bring about” and I want YOU and I to do everything we can to support that process.

Know what you want and just you go for it and please do whatever works best for you.

Lots of love to you today,  Clarabelle

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October – Question of the Month

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Welcome to October’s question of the month post.  At the beginning of every month I like to pose a question for you to contemplate and I will also share my own answer to the question for you.  October’s question:

Question:

Now that we’re in the the final quarter of 2013, it is good to reflect on your achievements of the year so far.  What are you most proud of achieving this year so far?

Answer:

This is a difficult one to answer for me because I honestly feel there are so many things that I am proud of achieving this year so far and a lot of it is not always immediately obvious to the outside world because a lot of it is related to self mastery, understanding oneself, become true to myself and being the person that I am and that I am becoming.

If I had to choose one I would definitely say it is related to moving forward with my singing/songwriting career.  I have such passion and soul connection to this ambition. This year so far I have taught myself how to play the keyboard, created 9 instrumentals and written 25 original songs over a 6 month period.

Everything related to me moving forward with this part of my life feels like a miracle to me, it was as if it came out of nowhere but it was a childhood dream deeply cemented in my heart.  I do truly believe that if I didn’t start this blog in April last year, I am not sure if the singing/songwriting would have unleashed itself so quickly, or even at all!!  It is as if this blog was the planting of a seed “the new me” and every blog post has nurtured that seed to grow, develop, flourish and blossom.  This blog I am so very grateful for, this blog was certainly last year’s number one achievement by far. 🙂

Reflection 

It is good to reflect on your past achievements and I would encourage you to answer this month’s question and also take time to celebrate your achievements.  After all you did it and you deserve it, you deserve the happiness it brings you.

Now, that we’re into the last quarter of 2013, make it the greatest three months of your life, I know I am.

Much love to you today, as always, Clarabelle.

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The Courage Living in You

This is the second of the poems that I wrote last Friday, it is a poem about being strong, having courage and knowing that YOU really do make a difference in this world.  I hope you like it and please share it with the people you love.  Clarabelle 🙂

Photography by Clarabelle 2013
Photography by Clarabelle 2013

The Courage Living in You

Sometimes you may not always, get it right,
Sometimes you can’t, sleep at night.
Sometimes the thunder, drowns out your prayer,
Sometimes you’re lonely, when no one is there.

But a lot of times your smile, is brighter that the sun,
A lot of times you skip, no need to run.
A lot of times your happiness, cheers up a friend,
A lot of times your heart, reaches the rainbow’s end.

So when life gets you down, as it sometimes will,
When the frosty ice, is making you chill.

Remember the love, warming you up,
Remember the joy, filling your cup.
Remember you are strong, nothing can break you,
Remember the courage, living in what you do.

It’s so easy to forget, the difference you make,
It’s so easy to give, and never take.
But I want you to know, that I am here,
Always for you, bringing you cheer.

My smile is for you, my hand yours to hold,
Melting the ice, in the bitter cold.
A friend is in me, a friend is in you,
Together we’re stronger, this is so true.

Created by Clarabelle, 20 September 2013

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Love is a force…..

“Love is a force more formidable than any other.  It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.” Barbara de Angelis

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Where are you inspiration?
I searched and searched you know, looking for that one piece of inspiration, that one trigger, that sentiment of hope that would help me to turn my life around.  I searched long and hard, night and day……..I struggled to find it.  Where are you inspiration, when I need you the most, where are you to help me get back up again?  And the search continued…….


So, where do you go from here?

Now, I know the answer, but at that difficult time, there was no way I was going to find it, because there was too much noise, too much desperation, too much struggle, not enough head space, not enough belief, not enough faith, focus on pain and negativity….how was I going to find inspiration amongst all that? Just like finding a needle in a haystack, I was unaware at the time, but I had given myself such a mammoth task.  So where do you go from here?  When you feel you’ve hit rock bottom and the punches keep coming, the waves get bigger and bigger and you forget how to swim….what happens next?

Yes, it does have a happy ending.

I’ll tell you what happens next, you sleep, long deep sleeps, it helps you to forget, it allows you to avoid your own perception of reality when you sleep, and when you wake up, you want to sleep again.  To be alone is your saving grace, or at least that’s what you think….but being alone too long can be dangerous, because you get swamped in the quicksand of fear.  I have stopped writing right now, because it is making me cry, taking me back to those dreadful feelings…but only for a short, sharp moment, because I am better now and I am telling the survival story – yes, it does have a happy endingYes, yes, YES.

Miss Positivity
Would you believe me if I said, going into this downward spiral, that my mind was strong and my attitude was positive….I honestly believe it was, but even for Miss Positivity the cracks did show.  Up, down, up, down, down, down, up, up, down, up…..I was a seesaw of emotions in action…sometimes good, often not so good.   For every positive thought I tried to focus on, in flowed a river of negative thoughts……I knew it wasn’t good, I knew I had to do something, anything as I cried out for help at night…. my pillow drenched with tears.


Explorer of the courageous soul

Let me fast forward for a moment, today I am in such a good place, the best I have ever felt for such a long time, even when I thought I was at my happiest, possibly in 2007, I am aware now that it was all external happiness, this time it’s different, this time it is internal,  my happiness is coming from within………….and the irony is, that I would never have discovered that place, if I had given up at the toughest of times.  You see I am a fighter, ‘never die’ kind of person, if there was a glimmer of hope, I was surely going to find it.  This to me was the ‘battle of the brave’, ‘the explorer of the courageous soul’, ‘the underdog who discovered paradise’, ‘the barefooted soldier coming out from the trenches’, ‘the white flag surrendering my heart to the universe’, ‘the first baby step of a journey that never ends’…..there is no destination… just creative imagination and infinite expression of the true self.  And so the story continues…..

This is only temporary

To combat the bruises of stress, there were many things that helped me on my way, daily gratitude, forcing myself to spend time with family and friends, daily exercise, daily meditation, daily prayer for self and for others, good nutrition, acceptance of the situation, learning to face up to my fears, letting go of the emotions that were not serving me well, continuously asking myself questions until the right ones connected with me, painting a picture of my future dreams in alignment with my core values, nurturing my inner belief and self confidence, being honest with myself, allowing myself to be vulnerable,  giving myself permission to forgive, believing that I could change the current situation, telling myself “this is only temporary”, building up trust in myself and regaining the faith that I knew was always there, identifying my strengths, surrounding myself with anything and everything inspirational, telling myself “keep going, keep going”…….

Forever Inspiring

But most of all, MOST of all, the turning point….the tipping point….the true trigger point…. was believing that I am truly loved, knowing that I was on the path to love, knowing that I was and am love and ultimately the giver of love.  Love redeems all, there is nothing more powerful than love, nothing else will reach that sweet spot like genuine love for self and others.  Love was the answer, love is the answer, love was and is the ultimate trigger of transformation and transcendence into who I am today, me with no role, no identity, no ego, just me…that is the place, that is forever inspiring, that is paradise and me.

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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True Beauty…..

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Motivational Moments

Here is a short YouTube clip of some motivational and inspirational words, enjoy.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.

The Silent Lake….

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Photo and Quote by Clarabelle 🙂

Do One Thing

Life is too short

‘Me’ Time

Do one thing today that makes you happy, I mean something you haven’t done for a while, something that you’ve missed doing, something that you enjoy doing.  Today make some time to do that.  Often we get so caught up in our busy lives we forget the special ‘me‘ time that we all deserve.  Just for today do that one thing that makes you happy – I know you will be glad you did.

Much love to you today, Clarabelle

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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)

 

 

Crossed Paths

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Life Lessons

Every person who comes into your life teaches you a lesson, whether they are in it for a day, a month or a lifetime.  Think about the people you have crossed paths with, what did they teach you?  You could even flip this question on the other side and ask the person “What did I teach you?.  I don’t mean this in an egotistical way, I mean in a very spiritual way.

From Negative to Positive

Sometimes you never really know the real difference you make to a person’s life until they actually tell you.  I know there is a person out there who you have inspired, motivated, shared true wisdom with, really helped them by listening to them with empathy, boosted their self-esteem and confidence, helped them to become more authentic to themselves and helped them to listen to their heart and change their thoughts from negative to positive.

Think about this today, what did another person teach you or what did you teach another person?

Sometimes we are oblivious to the beautiful lessons around us, until we stop, think and reflect on them.  Maybe it’s now time to reflect upon that.  🙂

Wishing you a day filled with positive thoughts, love Clarabelle.

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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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“No TV….Weirdo”

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Coaching

I was coaching a client in July 2011 and she was talking about not having a TV anymore, there were lots of positives coming from this discussion, so much so that when I went home that evening I didn’t want to have a TV anymore either, so I got rid of it, that very day.

Positives

I must say, this has been one of the best things I ever did and so many positives have come from me not having a TV.  I started to read more books, make more time for exercise, visit people more, talk to friends on the telephone, research into subjects I was interested in, focus more on developing myself and my business and one of the best positives was then having the time to start this Clarabelle blog and post on a regular basis.

Weird

When I made this decision the people around me thought I was being “weird”, some of them still do. The first thing people usually ask me when they come into my home is “Where is your TV?” and now I very proudly say I haven’t had a TV for over 2 years and I love not having a TV.  Usually this is followed by “Really, well what do you then with your time then?” and I very happily tell them all the positive things I do which grow me as a person, maximise my wellbeing and build my relationships with other people, sometimes I will even refer them to this Clarabelle blog.  🙂

Self Development

I am not saying that not having a TV is for everyone, it just really works for me, I live myself and prefer now to read a good self development book rather than watch a drama on TV.

All in all a very good decision for me and the positive outcomes have been tremendous.

Below is a picture of my living room, living happily without a TV. 🙂

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Clarabelle’s Living Room

You may want to keep your TV for various reasons but maybe you could consider reducing the time you watch it, for e.g. 1 hour less per day, that will then give you an extra 7 hours per week to do something else you may not have time for right now!!  Just a thought 🙂

Wherever you are today, whatever you are doing, I do hope it is helping you to move closer to your goals.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.

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You Get What You Give

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Moonlight Sky from Clarabelle’s Back Garden 24.07.13

I was listening to positive affirmations this morning by Louise Hay and one of the things she said really stuck with me, she said “give out that which you wish to receive”.  Wow, I feel this is so true, the more beauty you give out to this Universe the more it will come back to you – like a boomerang that has picked up more goodness along the way. Here is a wee poem just about that, hopefully it will help you to think about what postive changes you want to make in your life.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.

You Get What You Give

You get what you give
So give a lot
You receive what you think
Look at what you’ve got
If you want to change all
You know what to do
Because Heart, mind and emotions
These feelings become true

poemsbyclarabelle, 6 August 2013

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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The Stunning Moonlight

Moonlight Sky from Clarabelle's Back Garden 24.07.13
Moonlight Sky from Clarabelle’s Back Garden 24.07.13

I worked all through the night yesterday and just before I went to bed at 5.45am for a few hours I looked out of my patio doors which lead into my garden and took this photograph of the stunning moonlight.  I had one of my BEST days yesterday, I feel the stunning moonlight gave me some beautiful energy that created moments of magic throughout my day.  I am very grateful for all that I have and I am very grateful for you here right now. Thank you, beautiful you, love Clarabelle.

The Stunning Moonlight

It’s 5.45am, I’ve worked all through the night
I look out of my window and see the stunning moonlight
I step into the garden, the birds tweet, tweet, tweet
The air is so tranquil, my heart whispers a beat
I am grateful for this moment, so special and rare
I gaze at the white circle, all day I could stare
I feel its magic, penetrating me
It’s watching me closely, setting me free
I feel its energy, uplifting my soul
It’s connecting with my spirit, engaging my goal
My day has not ended but yet it begins
My bed is calling but my heart it still sings
Goodbye Mr Moonlight, I’ll see you again
I enjoyed our conversation, now I’ll put down my pen

poemsbyclarabelle, 25 July 2013

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Start Now

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

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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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What does your ‘Now’ & ‘Future’ look like?

Self Discovery

The pathway to self discovery can be approached in many ways and I am great believer that you should always choose the best way that works for you, because we are very different.  One of the approaches that I use, is sometimes I will answer a question by drawing a picture, let me explain further.

Yesterday I was in reflective mode and I decided to draw a picture of my life ‘Now’ and my life in the ‘Future’.  I never have a specific image in mind I just start drawing, I draw what feels right for e.g. the colours, the symbols…. what’s important to me at the time is how they feel not necessarily what they look like visually. As you can see below my drawing skills are not really to be desired 🙂 but I don’t do it for that, I do it for the meaningful connection that I believe comes from the source of my being.  I know this may sound a little far fetched or even a little crazy to some but I know these drawings have meanings and even if I don’t understand them completely right now, I always find out later what they have meant.  So below I will share with you the drawing I drew yesterday of my ‘Now’ (left) and my ‘Future’ (right), what do they mean to you?  I would really love to know what you think.  Why don’t you even give it a go yourself.

Much love to you today as always, Clarabelle.

now and future drawing

Wish Upon a Penny

United States penny, obverse, 2002

Here is a wee poem I wrote last week, STOP that inner critic, pick up a penny, hold it close to your heart, make a wish and pass the penny on……..now believe that your wish will come true, MAKE your wish come true.  Wishing you wonderful moments of fulfilled wishes.  Love Clarabelle

Wish Upon a Penny

I listen in the silence, sweet birdies do sing
Should I turn on the TV and drown out their din
I will ignore their calling, just for a while
I’ve a busy mind, chores they do pile
The sun it may shine, but my head’s in a cloud
A storm is brewing, amongst this crowd
I’m strangled in frustration, fighting the war
No one sees me and my internal decor
To just get by, another day,
Gives me hope, paves the way

Then Lightning strikes, STOP, look at your life
Look at your reactions, creating this strife
Sing another song, dance to another tune
Darkness will fade, here comes the moon
See the beauty, in each moment now
Look in the mirror, don’t ask how
Be grateful for your riches, you have many
Create a new you, wish upon a penny

poemsbyclarabelle, 7 July 2013

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