Flowers are……

The Birth of a New Year

I hope you celebrated the birth of this new year in style and whatever that is for you I do hope it was very lovely and wonderful.  I was away for a few days with my friend and we had lots of fun, it was really nice to get away.

Beautiful Flowers

Before I went away I bought some beautiful flowers….pink and red roses, I nearly didn’t buy them, because I was going away, but I then thought the flowers are not just for me they are for my beautiful little home.  That was such a lovely decision that I made because when I arrived home yesterday, I was welcomed to their beautiful fresh scent and opening of the roses flowers, it really did make my heart smile inside.

pink and red roses
Clarabelle’s pink and red roses.

Flowers Are….

It reminded me of a quote that my friend sent me this Christmas with my Christmas present of white hanging flowers, on the package she wrote for me “Flowers are the smile of the earth”, how lovely and such a beautiful and touching quote.

Another positive from buying the flowers, when I did, is that it has encouraged me to write this blog post and share it with you……I hope you liked me sharing this story with you.

If, “Flowers are the smile of the earth”, let your heart be the garden for them to grow in.

Lots of love to you today and always,

Clarabelle

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Lots of £50 Notes…

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Giving Off Happy Vibes

I was at the Post Office this morning posting some Christmas cards and parcels to friends at home and abroad.  The person serving at the Post Office Counter, if I’m very honest, is usually almost always “grumpy”, I never really look forward to being served by him. However, this morning was different, today he was smiling, he was chirpy, he was definitely giving off “happy vibes”.  I smiled at him as I approached the counter and he happily took all my Christmas cards and parcels, weighed them etc.. and charged for them.  I was smiling at him the whole way through being served and saying “thank you”. He was really happy, I could tell, then he said “Can I help you with anything else?”, I said “Yes, I would like to take out £50 from my bank account but only if you have a £50 note”. He smiled and said that they wouldn’t normally have £50 notes but someone had come in earlier today and paid for something with lots of £50 notes.  He said therefore he could give me a £50 note and then, to my complete surprise, said he would go through all the £50 notes and give me the BEST, freshest, newest looking one.  I didn’t ask him to do that, he offered and I smiled very happily back at him and said “great, thank you so much”.

Blown Away

We had a short little chat about nice new money notes then he gave me my £50 note, smiled, said thank you and wished me a good day.  I was blown away, I would never have expected him to say this to me before now, I wished him the best day ever and I hopped happily out of the shop.

I felt so good after that interaction with this person, it just goes to show the difference we can make to another person’s life by just being pleasant, well mannered and giving off “happy vibes”.

Wherever you are in the world today remember the impact you have on others, so please make it a positive one, you just might make someone’s day.

Lots of love to you today and always, Clarabelle.

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December – Question of the Month

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Question of the Month

At the beginning of every month I pose a question for you to think about and answer for yourself.  I also provide you with my own answer to this question.  Below is this month’s question.

Usually I offer you up a question that relates to moving forward with your life for e.g. making a change or a question that will help you to become more self aware.  This month’s question is a little bit more simple (well, for me) 🙂 .

Question:  

What is your most favourite piece of music or song, right now, in this moment and why?

My Answer:

I really do love lots of songs and music compilations, I have a deep respect and appreciation for music and I really do admire the musical talents of Artists.

The one song that I have been listening to recently and really does inspire me, is a song called “Try” by the Band “The Modern Hearts”.  I really LOVE this song, because I can relate to the words, which uplift me, inspire me and awaken my soul inside….to me, this song is quite simply magical and captivating.  When I play this song, I want to dance, I just start jumping and moving around on the living room floor like a 2 year old on Christmas Eve excitedly waiting for Santa to arrive.  What an amazing impact a song can have on you.

Here is a SoundCloud link to the wonderfully inspiring song “Try” by the Band “The Modern Hearts”, right now, this song is number one in my heart and soul: https://soundcloud.com/modernheart/try

I would really love to know what is your favourite song and why and also what positive impact it has on you too?  

Please share on the comments section below.  🙂 🙂 🙂

Take it easy

Music for the Heart & Soul

Take it easy today, here is one of my beautiful Piano Instrumentals to start your day, relax, enjoy and be happy in this moment now.  Thank you for listening – “I Am Here”, remember that too.  Clarabelle.

Oh Mr Snowman

Festive Spirit

I seem to be getting into the festive spirit already and accordingly to the recent UK weather forecast there will be plenty of opportunity over the next few months to make as many snowmen as we want.  I hope you like this Family Christmas Poem below, it is from my latest eBook, “It’s All About Christmas”.  Sending you some early Christmas love, Clarabelle

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A young Clarabelle, Age 10, (2nd from right) with friends from School.

Oh Mr Snowman

Don’t believe a snowman,
Has no heart inside.
Because he was built,
By a child with pride.

He was a dream,
A vision of fun.
He brought the family together,
And lives in everyone.

Oh Mr Snowman,
You stand still, with a smile.
I could look at you forever,
Come walk with me for a mile.

Oh how I wish,
That could be true.
We’d be dancing and laughing,
Yes, snowballs fight too.

So when the snow comes,
In the big icy freeze.
Your snowman’s heart, lives in you,
Remember this please.

By Clarabelle 21 November 2013

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

I want to say Thank You….

I want to say a very special thank you to two fabulous Artists I have been working with on the backing tracks for my original songs.

Firstly, I would like to say thank you to Denis Kilty from Ireland, www.deniskilty.com for his wonderful piano arrangement on my original song “I Am Here”, he did such a beautiful backing track for me.  Below are some samples of Denis’ work from his YouTube Channel:

And in my own YouTube video for my new Ebook, here is the piano backing track that Denis arranged for me:

Thank you Denis you truly are super talented and I look forward to you working on some of my other Album tracks.

Secondly, I would like to send a special thank you to Shako Khiskiadze who I have been collaborating with from New York, another amazing talented Artist who has arranged a wonderful guitar backing track for my motivational and uplifting song “Yes You Can”. Below are some samples of Shako at work from his YouTube Channel.  Thank you Shako.

I am so excited to be working with the above talented Artists and I look forward to sharing my Album tracks with you here on this blog, they have been a long time coming, but worth the wait I am sure.

Thank you for reading this blog post and joining this creatively inspiring journey with me.

Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

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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)
FAST Ultimate Success Formula
F.A.S.T Ultimate Success Formula
Clarabelle's Goal Card
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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An Easy Choice

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Words that Inspire

Words that inspire, words that speak truth, words from the heart shared with you today. Our journey’s have crossed and our souls are connected and I do hope you are doing what you love today, I know I am and I’m sharing that with YOU.  Have a beautiful day, Clarabelle.

An Easy Choice

I always believed, I always knew
I had neverending faith, this was true

I gave hope a chance, to live in me
I counted my blessings, it set me free

To escape in the moment, do what I love
Creates inner peace, a connection to above

Words that inspire, warming the heart
In this jigsaw of life, it was the last part

To share my soul, to give it a voice
An inner calling, an easy choice

And now you read and now you listen
Our journey’s have crossed, dreams do glisten

I give you the key, to unlock my soul
Precious and light, making me whole

Calm the distraction, bathe in the joy
Trust your intuition, it’s your miracle toy.

By Clarabelle, 6 October 2013

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You Can Be Happy No Matter What

You Can Be Happy No Matter What

Bargain Price

A few weeks ago I was rummaging through the sale shelves of the local library and bought this book “You Can Be Happy No Matter What”, by Richard Carlson, at the bargain price of 20 pence.  I have just started reading it tonight and I think it is really great.  I am very familiar with a lot of the contents in the book but it really is great to have a refresher on it from a different author.  Below are some amazing quotes from the book and I do hope it connects with you in some way as they did me.  🙂

  • “Life is not your enemy, but your thinking can be.”
  • “When we feel better we have more access to our own wisdom and common sense.  We tend to be less reactive, defensive, and critical; we make better decisions and we communicate more effectively.”
  • “It is our ‘transmitter’ mind, not our computer mind, that is the source of our contentment, joy and wisdom.”
  • “The ‘transmitter’ is the part that deals with matters of the heart.”
  • “New answers don’t come from what you already know in the computer part of your brain.  They come from change of heart, from seeing life differently, from the unknown, quieter part of yourself.

Meant to Be

This book happened to fall off my bookshelf tonight, it is as if I was meant to read it and share the learning with you in this blog post.  I am only on the third chapter so I am sure I will blog about the learnings from it some more.

What books do you have on your bookshelf that deserve a first or second look, it might just be the book you need to read right now?

Lots of love to you today, as always Clarabelle

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Leaving a Legacy

Inspiration

The late Mr Stephen R. Covey who wrote one of my most favourite books “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, spoke about leaving a legacy and he certainly did. Well, I do honestly believe that through my creative expressions on this blog and all the songs I have written from the heart, my legacy lies before me.  My Sister’s children (my beautiful nieces and nephew) and their children and their children and so on can have access to all my writings here on this blog……and I trust that it will inspire them to lead a fulfilling life and inspire others along the way.

Journey

My journey is by no means over, I will be here for at least another 60 years because I want to be posting about my 100th birthday celebrations.  🙂 🙂 🙂  I just know now that at this moment in time if I were not to write another blog post or write another song, there is more than enough to go around.  I feel very happy indeed with that thought, very happy indeed. This inspired my next poem below, lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.

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If I Had To Go

If I had to go, don’t feel sad
Nothing is lost, nothing is bad
For I have left, a special prize
Words of hope and surprise
So others can learn, from my soul
Expressions of life, to make them whole
My legacy is here and in my songs
This is where, my heart belongs
It will never surrender and always thrive
My creative writings, keep me alive

poemsbyclarabelle, 7 August 2013

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Discover Your Gift

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Personal Insights

I want to share some personal insights I have gained from the latest book I am reading, it is called “Discover the Gift” by Demian Lichtenstein and Shajen Joy Aziz.  I love this book, I love it because it is providing me with evidence that I am on the right path – I know I am, and I also know that I should be sharing this post with you today, because it feels right, I have a calling to share it with you so YOU will benefit too.  I guess then if you are reading this post, you were meant to read it, there is a message in here for you, reflect on the message, feel it in your heart and do what you need to do, do the right thing for you.

The book if full of wisdom, the words connect with my heart and soul.  Let me share with you some questions the book asks the reader in relation to discovering your gift, this section was called “Finding Your Assets”, I will also share my own responses with you….so here goes:

What does my source say?
Love with all your heart, show love, do love, be love. 

What am I meant to do?
Sing like an Angel, write beautiful songs that touch hearts, inspire souls, awaken happy spirits and ignite passion inside others.

What is working for me in my life right now?
Running free, blogging, singing, dancing, music, reading, friends, loving, letting go, sharing, expressing, coaching, understanding, empathy, caring, smiling, meeting, positive communication, giving love, care and attention, reflecting, being brave, listening to my heart, believing my intuition, doing what feels rights, having peace from within, staying calm, being transparent, being me, being forever grateful, being happy now.

If I could do anything I want as a career, and money was not an object, what would I choose to do? 
Singer/Songwriter, Author, Writing Inspirational Books, Sharing my story, Autobiography, Doing Gigs/Concerts, Blogging, Winning Euro-Vision, Red Carpet Awards, Coaching, having fun, laughter, love, joy and peace in my heart everyday.     

Happiness

I have happiness dancing inside of me, I know I am on the right path, because I am doing a lot of the above and I am currently making plans to make them all happen.  This isn’t about me, it is about discovering a gift that is meant to be shared with the world, this gift will raise the vibrations of other people, it will have such a positive impact on them and like a domino effect will touch other hearts…..it will be paid forward every single time, it will be continuous positive energy, growing and growing and growing across the Universe, such goodness will come from this, the positive impact is so powerful indeed.

I will share with you the final few sentences from this section in the book:

“We can certainly hold on to whatever it is we think is precious about ourselves, but that’s not how we grow.  If you want to see your world blossom in front of you, find a way to give your assets away.  It’s an investment in your future.”

I want you to take time to reflect on the above questions for you, really think about the real message that is coming through for you.  Now go on and just be you.

Lots of love to you today,  Clarabelle

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Three Little Angels

Three Little Angels

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

Three Little Angels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

poemsbyclarabelle, 12 July 2013

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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Inspiration Will Find You

Inspiration will find you

A Trigger

Sometimes you just can’t force yourself to be inspired, sometimes you just have to let go and let the inspiration find you, let it find its own way to your heart.  I say this because I have experienced it for myself and tried to force inspiration but I just cannot do it, it doesn’t feel right and it doesn’t connect or flow.  Then when I begin to switch off, when I take my mind off trying too hard, then comes a signal, a trigger, an emotional connection to a sense of purpose deep inside of me and WOW, I FEEL INSPIRED….then I create, just like I am doing right now…..I am writing from inspiration and the words just keep coming, flowing freely like a magical waterfall.  I feel my energy rising throughout my body, focus is maximised and concentration is full on, I know other things are going on around me, but they do not distract me because when I AM INSPIRED, nothing can stop me, nothing can get in my way.  It feels like I have a superhero strength and it feels so empowering, so deeply powerful and so in tune with the universe and who I am.  For in that moment, I am inspiration and it’s running on a natural emotional power of inner wellbeing and magnetic vibrancy.

Precious Moments

Sometimes I don’t even know if I make sense but this is me trying my best to explain it in words, maybe there are no words to describe it, just a simple but special feeling that I am sure we have all connected to at some point in our life.  In these precious moments of inspiration, we are so incredibly powerful and believe we can achieve anything we put our minds to.

When inspiration captures your heart, go for it, create what ever feels right for you at that moment in time, for you don’t  know how long it will last for and you’re not so sure when it will return…..but I know it will return and the more you become inspired the more it wants to stay with you, it will keep on coming back for longer and longer periods of time and then you will create more, inspire more and turn your dreams into a reality.

To The Mountain Top

To the mountain top

Embrace the inspiration, let it guide you up to the mountain top and there you will find peace in your heart and happiness in your soul.  Share your inspiration with the world, for as you pay this love forward it will create a human wave of inspired imagination and creativity across the universe.

Have a deep faith and knowing today that inspiration will find you, love Clarabelle.

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I Feel Change

I Feel Change

I feel there is change in the air and I mean fresh, purposeful, meaningful and positive change for me – I just feel it, I know it is coming, I know it and I can almost touch it!!

Where does this clear vision of change come from for me?

It comes from being on a spiritual journey, a path of natural healing, having faith and self belief, building momentum and having deep trust in the process.

How did this happen?

I made it happen, I wanted it to happen, I changed my daily habits, I changed my thinking, I worked on making me a better me, I opened my mind to a different kind of knowledge, I applied new learnings, I let my heart share its secrets and I have returned back to me, the true me that was always there but I had to find my own way of discovering it again and I did.

New Dreams

I now have new dreams, new plans, the deepest self love, genuine confidence in my unlimited potential and the courage to take on every challenge that dares to get in my way.  I am thankful for everything, my attitude of gratitude burns passionately in my soul and I feel inspired by the power of the universe to which I am in full alignment.

Yes YOU

I want to share something with all my blog followers and visitors, you have truly helped me, because you give me positive feedback and I know that I am making a difference, inspiring hearts and it has empowered me even more.  I am grateful for YOU, yes YOU reading this right now, I am so thankful for YOU and I am very blessed to have you in my life.

Embrace the Fullness of Life

I want you to feel in your heart right now the changes you want to make for yourself, see yourself in that place, envisage what it looks like right now when that change has happened for you.  Embrace the fullness of life living in that positive change, see the sun shining down upon you and feel the warmth of your awakened spirit flow through every cell of your body. Breathe in the magic of it all and dance to the happiness of the beautiful vibe surrounding you.  Now here comes a very important part –  draw it, photograph it, write it down, sing it, dance it…..create it – for everything is created twice, first in your imagination and then with your doing.  Let personal action be your best friend and hold hands together as you skip towards the fruits of your labour.  I know you are smiling now, I know you know you can make it happen for you, do something now that will move you closer to your goal.

I feel change, can you?

Much love to you today, Clarabelle

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The Serenity of the Sun

Sunlight

Pure sunlight, it is beautiful, truthful and spiritual for me.  I remember when I wrote the poem below and how I felt writing it at the time, I felt at peace and at one with myself, it was very early in the morning and I knew I was connected to the power of the universe. Let the silence between each line, awaken your soul and connect your spirit to a higher purpose.  Your sun shines from within, let it radiate beauty and inspire other hearts around you today.  Much love to you, Clarabelle.

sun shine

The Serenity of the Sun

The wisdom, is in the space,

The silent thought, upon thy face.

Vibrations of hope, joy and love,

The serenity of the sun, as I look above.

Between the lines, opportunity awaits,

Creation of the soul, happiness at the gates.

The heart softly beats, today begins,

This morning I welcome, gratitude wins.

poemsbyclarabelle, 1 August 2012

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Out with the old and in with the new!!

Out with the old and in with the new

Love, Care and Attention

“Out with the old and in with the new”, that’s my current mode of thinking at the moment.  I’m mainly referring to the refurbishments I am getting done in my home right now, both inside and outside the house and I feel that is a true mirror reflection of what is going on inside of me also.  Leading up to these home refurbishments I had been strongly visualising for a while what I specifically needed and wanted done i.e. whole house painted in white, new red sofa, new wall paintings,outside garden to be looking great, trees felled, hedges trimmed back, be gone with the old shed….basically a full makeover with lots of love, care and attention given to the tasks at hand.

Inside of Me

I feel that work didn’t properly happen until I worked on the inside of me first and I have been on a major self-improvement plan, really quite seriously since October 2011.  I have been doing lots and lots of things to make me a better me and I can honestly say I am feeling the best I have ever felt since probably 2007.  I sorted myself out, put my health and wellbeing at the forefront, focused on my learning and development and went to work every day on me.  It wasn’t an easy job, some days I had to force and push myself to take action, but I did it….I am doing it and I becoming the person I want to be.  I feel an abundance of positive energy flowing through me, there is sunlight beaming from my heart and soul and it is now penetrating into everything I do.  An abundance of opportunities are unfolding in front of my eyes and my self-belief has soared to the greatest of heights.  My confidence in me and my capabilities is second to none and because I have raised my standards I am getting better results for me.

So why am I sharing this with you? 

Well, as I have personally experienced and as we all know, life is not always a bouquet of roses and set backs come our way, we lose faith and hope in ourselves and humanity and we struggle to get out of the gutter.  Our minds are saturated with the pain of negative thoughts and our heart feels abandoned.  If you are reading this part and you can relate to it right now, believe this….positive change for YOU is on its way and I encourage you to take the first baby step towards freeing yourself from the quicksand.  It might be even something simple like making a phone call, speaking to a friend, or like me, expressing your thoughts in poetry.  You will have your own unique way that works for you, but you need to “start with the end in mind”, right now, visualise the positive change you want to see happen for yourself and combine that with deliberate personal action.

Inner Spirit

Yesterday has gone, it’s not coming back, do one thing today that will make a difference to your tomorrow, maybe even your now.  What will that be for you?  Your body, mind, heart and soul is always connected to your inner spirit, dust away the cobwebs, breath in the fresh air and let your inner light guide you on a path that will not only change yourself for the better but will inspire other hearts along the way.

By reading this, you already have the energy of my love igniting your heart……I do hope that’s a nice thought for you and that you will keep the fire burning.

Much love to you today, as always, Clarabelle

Whispering Words

Time ticks on, moment after moment, breath after breath.  The sun rises, the sun sets and the clouds drift in slow motion, pause for a second, appreciate the time you have and live your life in meaningful pursuit.  This next poem is for you….time is of the essence. Wherever you are, I do hope the sun is shining on you.

Whispering Words

Time is of the essence, appreciate it well

The senses are awakening, I’m under your spell

Whispering words, silence in me

This daisy chain of life, surrounds the hollow tree

Each petal of hope, floats carefree in the breeze

Touching hearts, melting the freeze

Connecting souls, shining like stars

Breaking down barriers, bending the bars

The mind thinks, with passion and belief

Summer searches on, as I grasp the autumn leaf

And in the palm of my hand, I hold it tight

It’s a fragile treasure, escaping from the light

To let it go, is brave and true

Seasons change hope, that grows within you

poemsbyclarabelle, 24 May 2012

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