A Christmas Hug

Give someone you love, a big Christmas hug today, it will make you both feel so good.

A Christmas Hug

Please give,me,
a Christmas Hug today,
Warmth from your soul,
In every way.

A loving touch,
a happy embrace.
Sparkling eyes,
A smiling face.

It feels so nice,
It feels so awesome.
Your cuddles of joy,
Make my heart blossom.

By Clarabelle

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Everything Is Going To Be Okay

I woke up this morning feeling peaceful but alert inside, and then I said to myself, “everything is going to be okay, you’ve got control of this life”.

I then received a telephone call from a lovely friend and we were laughing, joking and we had such an inspirational conversation. The conversation was about him listening and acting upon his heart and the truly wonderful, positive outcomes that have come from this.

Listening By Doing

What if you listened to your heart and I mean “listening by doing”, that’s right, doing what your heart feels. Often we hear the whispers of what touches our heart and soul but we don’t really do anything about it…….but what if you did?

Think of a time when you did listen and act on your heart’s desires……..I’m thinking about a moment right now and it is making me smile…….it always included my writings and making someone laugh, smile or give them gentle words of warmth and encouragement to ease their current pain.

Trust that your heart knows the answer and demonstrate in your “doing” what you hear.

Much love to you, Clarabelle
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Pick Up Your Soul

A poignant poem to reflect bravery in your soul. This one is especially for you today. Love Clarabelle

Pick Up Your Soul

Pick up your soul,
And carry on.
Lost adventures,
Hope was gone.

But sunny days,
Are here again.
No more sadness,
No more pain.

For now you know,
Your heart was talking.
It whispered from within,
Whilst struggling walking.

It said, “I believe,
In all you are,
You’re a happy spirit,
A shining star”

You listened in fear,
Stepped forward in tears,
For you really believed,
That after all these years.

Times were changing,
The past was the past.
And the present tough times,
They would not last.

So with your head held high,
For all to see,
You picked up your soul,
And carried me.

By Clarabelle
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Would You Bare Your Soul?

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Sometimes poems just whisper out of me, the words just appear and I have to write them down straight away, just like this moment now, just like today, when my heart sang these words. It’s maybe a message to me and you, to live your life now like your soul would want it to.  I guess my poems are the baring of my soul to you.

Would you bare your soul?

Would you bare your soul?
So heaven would let you in.
The promise of a peaceful land.
Full of happiness within.
Where Angels pray in song,
And many hearts entwine.
Brought together in love,
A miracle of the divine.
So when your last day falls,
And puddles of tears appear.
Your soul knows where it’s going,
Sweet hymns whisper you near.
The stairway is alight,
With candles either side.
They represent each moment,
Your heart touched another inside.
The shadows are now behind you,
No pain follows you there.
For freedom ignites your spirit,
And your soul is now stripped bare.

Time is of the essence, none of us get out of this life alive, that’s for sure……so let your soul dance in the now, as it’s paving the way to your happy ever after.

Love Clarabelle

Be In Love

Be in love everyday with your story of life. Be in love with each moment that you experience. Be in love with the beauty of nature around you and be in love with yourself. Fill your blank page with love today, put love into all that you do, then see and feel the difference to the outcomes you receive.

Love fully, love deeply and let love nourish every part of your body. Be in love with who you are, after all you deserve it.

Lots of love, Clarabelle

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To Veronica from Valerie

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To a Very Special Friend

I was in a local charity shop yesterday and stumbled across this lovely little friendship book. On the inside of the book it says, “To Veronica from Valerie,” and I thought that was very cute.  I began reading some of the verses and poetry from within and the words really did touch my heart, I could relate to every verse.  There is one verse from Pam Brown which I especially connected with and it made me think of my friend right now, who is far away but I hope to see him very soon.

Far Away

In loneliness, in sickness, in confusion – the mere knowledge of friendship makes it possible to endure, even if the friend is powerless to help.  It is enough that they exist.  Friendship is not diminished by distance or time, by imprisonment or war, by suffering or silence.  It is in these things that it roots most deeply.  It is from these things that it flowers.  [Pam Brown, b. 1928]

I thought just so very beautiful and so very true.

Treasure your friends and let them know that you love them.

Lots of love, Clarabelle

 

A Little Bit of Motivation

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Motivation, Motivation, MOTIVATION

A little bit of motivation goes a long long way.  I love anything motivational and inspirational, so much so that I’ve got to get my daily fix.  I usually listen to 1-2 hours of motivational stuff when I wake up in the morning and then often listen to more throughout the day when I can.  Below is a list of just some of my favourite motivational and inspirational people:

  • Les Brown
  • Tony Robbins
  • Jim Rohn
  • Wayne Dyer
  • Abraham Hicks
  • Will Smith
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Louise Hay
  • Rhonda Byrne
  • Ralph Smart
  • Burt Goldman
  • Deepak Chopra
  • Bill Crawford

Super Focused

This helps me to stay super focused on developing myself in order to achieve my goals and dreams in life.  This journey of life can mess with your heart and mind sometimes – if you let it, so I believe it’s always good to have a mechanism or process that works for you to get you “back on track”.

My original music and poetry comes from a peaceful place in my heart and soul and I would definitely say that “hanging around” everyday with the above inspirational people has certainly helped me to achieve that and believe in myself.

So get yourself on to YouTube today and check these guys out because I know if you listen to what they have to say it will inspire you for the rest of your life.

Keep going my friends…..keep going…..keep going….and be grateful for what you have along the way.

Thank YOU for being here.

Love Clarabelle

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Loch Lomond Sky

Loch Lomond Sky

A friend allowed me to share with you a stunning photo (below) he took of Loch Lomond, Scotland recently and it inspired me to write the poem about it below, I hope you like it. Thank you to Gerry Mitchell for allowing me to use his beautiful photo of Loch Lomond for this blog post. Lots of love to you all today Clarabelle

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Loch Lomond, Photo by Gerry Mitchell

Loch Lomond Sky

A bird flies high,
Beneath the Loch Lomond Sky.

With freedom in its wings,
The whispers of its soul sings.

A beautiful tranquil day,
Where shadows guide the way.

And reflections of white light,
Keep my heart bright.

As I stand here all alone,
Loch Lomond feels like home.

It takes my breath away.
Forever this moment will stay.

Poem created by Clarabelle, 7 January 2014

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You 15,000+ Blog Visitors

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A very special thank you to YOU for visiting, following, liking, sharing and commenting on this Clarabelle Blog.

When I began this blog in April 2012 I never imagined such interest and I am so delighted with the blog’s progress.  I know I have said this before, but I honestly really do LOVE posting to this blog, I just love, love, love it, it really is an extension of who I am and what I am all about.

Thank you beautiful people for continuing to inspire me to “keep going” and share with you the wisdom and whispers of my heart and soul.  I am forever grateful.  Thank YOU.

Clarabelle

Which Way Now?…..

Which Way Now?

Photography and Quote by Clarabelle

Motivational Speech – “BEST EVER YOU”

I wrote this motivational and inspirational speech from deep within my heart and soul for YOU yesterday and I recorded it on Youtube this morning.  I do hope this inspires you to be the BEST EVER YOU.  Love Clarabelle

BEST EVER YOU

Who Am I? I am a woman, a person with a heart, a loving heart, a soul, a singing soul, a spirit, a happy spirit.  I have dreams, great, great, dreams.  I have plans, big, big, plans.  I have faith, strong faith in the mystery of the unknown and I BELIEVE.

I believe with every part of my being that only magnificence lies before me.  I have a unique power that goes beyond the impossible.  I have an energy that attracts true abundance to me.  I am alive and I am grateful for all that I am and for all that I am becoming.

I can create magic around me because I breathe and do with passion, every baby step that I take on this journey of life.

The miracle of all miracles is in me and in every path I come across.  Every heart that I touch, every soul that I inspire, every star that I catch and every rainbow that protects me from the storms.

I am at one with me, in the silence of all silences my spirit shines and my light guides me out of the darkness.

I fly, I soar, I reach for the mountain top and when I get there, I see far in the distance another higher mountain to climb.  But it is in the challenge of every challenge to only ever reach the top.  The top is never ending, the beginning is never new, life is, what it is.

Life is how you see it. 

Life is how you live it. 

Life is how you love it.

There is freedom, there is abundance, there is everything you need and want before you.  You can’t see it with your eyes, you can’t touch it with your hands but it is living, breathing and dancing around you.  This invisible space is your space, your space to fill with smiles, laughter, love, joy and happiness.  Nourish the space around you by nourishing peace from within, because even in stormy weathers you can find a calm place.

So go to the edge of the mountain top because it is waiting for you with open arms.  Other travellers want to hear your story, want to learn from your experiences, good or bad.  They want to know, what you know, to help them on their own journey of life.

Then you must find a quiet spot and listen to the sound of the wind, whispers of the greatest knowledge will come to you and you will use this wisdom to carry on.

Yes you may feel broken right now.

Yes you may have cried enough tears to fill a river.

Yes you may feel like a failure and all your self-worth and self-confidence has gone.

But I want to tell you something. It’s still there you know.  The best part of you is still living in you. You still have that spark. You still shine.  You are loved deeply and your heart knows this.

The mind can play games with our feelings, but the mind has no hold over the power of the heart.  Close your eyes, feel your heart, feel its energy, feel its power, let it grow inside of you.

You are very special and you can and will do this. You will turn your life around for the better.

This is the moment that counts, this is when you decide enough is enough.  This is when you say “I am strong, I am better than that and I believe in me and my potential.  I am whatever I choose to be and I choose to be what I believe in my heart.  I am my greatest dreams, I am.”

Never settle for too little because you have such a lot and to not unleash your true talents into this world would surely keep you from the wisdom that is truly yours.

Trust in you, trust in your abilities, trust that everyone is asking similar questions and this is your time to fight back.  This is your time to answer with your heart.  This is your life, to love, to live, to learn and to lead.  Capture that feeling in your heart right now, let it flow through every vein in your body, let it illuminate you with drive, determination and self-discipline, now mix it with passion and purpose and you’re on your way.

You are free now, free to make the right choices and decisions in life that will make you the BEST EVER YOU.  Your new life awaits – make every moment count and GO GET IT, because nobody deserves it more than you.  You have all the qualities within you to make it.  Thrive, grow and shine NOW and FOREVER.

By Clarabelle, 2 September 2013

Soul Growth

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Do something today to honour your soul.  Something that will deeply connect you to your true self.  What might this be?  Well, for me it could be any of the following:

  • Taking time to pray
  • Make up my own prayer
  • Write a heartfelt poem
  • Spend some time reflecting on my Vision Wall
  • Declutter the house
  • Writing a song
  • Creating music
  • Reading a book on a subject I’m passionate about
  • Writing a meaningful and purposeful blog post 🙂
  • Meditating
  • Writing a Gratitude List
  • Listening to my favourite music
  • Spending time with my close family and friends
  • Going for a long run
  • A walk amongst nature
  • Helping someone

The above, are just some things that help my own soul growth but for you in might be something completely different.  Do whatever works for you, as along as you do it.  Soul growth is such a special type of development that really gets to the core of who you really are.  Personally, I really love it and I will continue every day to develop my soul.

What will you do today to honour your soul?

Wising you a beautiful day filled with smiles, joy and happiness, may your soul shine with great courage, true spirit and unconditional love.

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)

 

 

Inspiration is Everywhere

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Inspiration is Everywhere

Inspiration is all around
Up above and on the ground
In your heart and in the sun
Colourful flowers and kids having fun
Starry skies and oceans of blue
Walks in the park, all that you do
All that you think, all that you feel
Inspiration, can help you heal
Open your mind, body and soul
Inspiration will make you feel whole
The strangers on the street, have it too
The lonely kid, staring at their shoe
Awake in this moment, know that it’s there
Inspiration is everywhere

poemsbyclarabelle, 24 July 2013

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

Natural Flow

When I am out running, I often feel like I fall into some sort of hypnotic or meditative state, it’s hard to explain and put into words but whilst out running today I was thinking about it.  Sometimes my runs are easy, free-flowing, effortless and natural (like yesterday) and sometimes my runs feel really tough (like today).  Whilst out running this morning I was thinking about, what makes the difference in me? I know that when my mind is busy, like today, my runs are tougher and when my mind is silent, it feels like, as the runner, I become the run.  This then got me thinking about other things that would also apply to, i.e. the lover becomes the love, the singer becomes the song etc.. etc..  Which inspired this next poem.  Whatever you do today, may it feel natural, loving and in spirit.  Love Clarabelle

Natural Flow
Natural Flow

Natural Flow

The runner becomes the run;

The laughter becomes the fun.

The walker becomes the walk;

The talker becomes the talk.

This is what I know;

This is natural flow.

***

The lover becomes the love;

The rain flows from the cloud above.

The singer becomes the song;

Solitude is where I belong.

This is what I feel;

This for me is real.

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The artist becomes the art;

True spirit flows from your heart.

The swimmer becomes the sea;

Creative flow comes from feeling free.

This for me is true;

I believe for me and you.

***

This poem is part of the poet;

A gift and how I know it.

 poemsbyclarabelle, Copyright 18 February 2013

The Sound of my Heart

The heart doesn’t just beat, it dances, it sings, it smiles, it listens, it guides and nurtures too, and if you listen deeply to the music it plays, it will nourish your soul forever.  For indeed the heart is like a full orchestra creating unique musical vibrations that can only be understood by you, that is why it is so important to silence your mind and listen to your heart.  Dance to the sound of your inner music, this next inspirational quote is for you.  Love Clarabelle.

Listen to your heart
Listen to your heart

“Listen to the sound of my heart,

for each note that it plays,

strengthens my love for you.”

(Clarabelle)

Love Stirs Your Soul

The beauty of love is all around us, sometimes we don’t see it, sometimes we forget it is always there, deep inside of us, blooming like a flower in springtime.  Every time you smile, love was there first, just remember that, I know you are smiling now.  This next inspirational quote is for you…feel the love, Clarabelle.

Love stirs your soul
Love stirs your soul

“Love stirs your soul

and makes your heart smile inside.”

(Clarabelle)

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Angels Come Disguised in Many Situations

I Discovered My Purse Had Been Stolen

I want to share something with you today, as I reflect upon the events of my weekend. Everything was going swimmingly well until I discovered my purse had been stolen.  I was meeting a friend for coffee in a Hotel in Glasgow, paid for my coffee and by the time I was leaving the hotel, the purse was gone.  I wasn’t really bothered about the money in the purse, it was only loose change anyway, however I was more sad about losing the sentimental things that were in it, such as little prayers, a poem from my sister which I had for 13 years, photographs of my niece and nephew, photograph of my dad which I have held close to me since 1997, a little medal that my best friend gave to me in 2007 to keep me safe when I was running my first marathon in New York City and lots of beautiful things like that.  Also the purse which was a special gift given to me by another very close friend. I must admit I was feeling very sad and I allowed it to affect the rest of my day.  I also felt a little downhearted that the purse didn’t show up, I really thought that if found in the hotel, someone would have handed it in…..no such luck, I’m afraid.  I must admit my faith in humanity did sink a little, I guess because that is where my focus was at that time.  

A Different Frame of Mind

However, today, I am of a very different frame of mind, after reporting the purse missing to the Police and to the Hotel, I was told of many stories were items of real financial value had been handed in, such as rolls of money containing thousands of pounds, iPads, mobile phones, bags, suitcases, bags of money etc….I smiled, my faith was restored because I had replaced my one bad experience with many wonderful stories where people have been honest and returned the items they found.  

The Real Truth

I will never again doubt the honesty and integrity of humanity, because I know there is much more goodness in the world than not….we just don’t always hear about it and therefore don’t include it in our frame of reference.  When we look at the world only through our own lens, we are in danger of excluding the real truth….that is, what could be and what is possible for each and every one of us.  I take full responsibility for what happened to me on Saturday afternoon and it has taught me many lessons which I am very grateful for.  

A Very Special Thank You

I would like to also offer a very special thank you to the staff members at the multi-story car park in Concert Square, Glasgow City Centre, they were so supportive when I told them I didn’t have my parking ticket (which was in my purse) and had no money to pay for the parking, they were very understanding and let me leave the car park for free.  

Angels

I think Angels come disguised in many situations and it is not until after the event that we realised they touched our heart and soul.  May you open your eyes to the goodness that is in the world today, look out for the success stories of kindness, love and encouragement and let them uplift your spirits today.  Much love to you today, as always, Clarabelle         

Now….what is now?

It’s almost 4am, I haven’t slept yet, I hear the birds chirping outside, they sound very happy indeed….I have this urge to write, not sure what will come out of my soul at these early hours of the morning but here goes……my heart speaks to you.  Much love and light to you today, Clarabelle.

Now...what is now?
Now….what is now?

Now…what is now?

Now….what is now?  I smile;

Peace, love, openness, for a while.

Moved by hearts, touched with care;

Self-expression, take me there.

And if I go, if my time has come;

I know my journey has helped someone.

They write to me, tell me it all;

The footprints of my friends, walking tall.

For in this moment now, I’m alive inside;

Filled with hope, beaming with pride.

You’re never alone, in this physical space;

I hear your cry, I see your face.

The wonders of the world, mesmerize me;

My mind has stopped thinking, the heart is the key.

So hold onto your hat, as the wind blows your way;

Challenges are a plenty, but tomorrow is not today.

Embrace the music, sing the song;

Be at one in this moment, it’s where you belong.

poemsbyclarabelle, 17 February 2013

In the midst of silence…..

Listen to you heart by silencing your mind….this next inspirational quote is for YOU.  May the whispers of your heart, sing to you today.  Love, Clarabelle.

Listen to your heart
Listen to your heart

“In the midst of silence,

your heart speaks many gentle words…..listen.”

(Clarabelle)

Love….what is love?

Here are my thoughts on love, put into an inspirational quote for YOU.  Much love to you today, Clarabelle.  Wishing you a fulfilling day filled with pure love.

Love is...
Love is….

“Love is the pure essence of life,

without love, we are empty inside”.

(Clarabelle)

Your Soul is Beautiful

I love inspirational quotes, below is an inspirational quote created by me for YOU….because, your soul is truly beautiful!!  Much love to you today, Clarabelle.

Inspirational Quote
Your Soul is Beautiful

 

“Your soul is beautiful,

let it radiate warmth

and melt worries away.”

(Clarabelle)

Love is Free-Flowing

Sometimes when I look into someone’s eyes, I just know if their soul is truly enlightened with love.  I know they want to be really happy and maybe look happy on the outside but the window to their soul never lies, it’s all about the inside.  I experienced that recently with someone and decided to write this poem for them and send it to them.  I hope you like it.  May your soul be filled with love and light today.  Much love to you Clarabelle.

love is free flowing
love is free-flowing

“Love is Free-Flowing”

I see in your eyes, no light or love;

Dead in the moment, but the rainbow is above.

You attract what you become, not just what you’ve got;

Love is free-flowing, and cannot be bought.

It’s nice to have freedom, choice and dreams;

But to enjoy it alone, bursts a heart at the seams.

Change your direction, take your soul along the path;

There you’ll meet true beauty, and with faith, your other half.

For sometimes we look so hard, and still cannot see;

Sometimes the ‘law of attraction’, works mysteriously.

It’s not in ‘the secret’, or a special treasure box;

It’s not hidden in a cave, or where the wishing well talks.

It’s found in your spirit, and blooms in the sunlight;

It brightens up your mood, full of happiness and delight.

Your paradise of love, will always find a way;

Seek truth in each moment, and loves light will shine on you today.

poemsbyclarabelle, 3 January 2013

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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The Path to Paradise

Self discovery for me is in the search for paradise.  What do I mean by that?  So there is this place that my mind goes to every 20 years or so, I picture it quite clearly and I call it ‘paradise’.  I used to think paradise for me was a place but now I realise it is a metaphor I use to create a special feeling inside of me, the most beautiful feeling in the world, that no words can describe.  What does paradise give me?  It takes me to who I am today, right now and it helps me answer the most challenging questions- only by connecting to my inner self can I get the true answer for me.  This is a hard one for me to explain but I know it works.  I trust you will discover your own paradise one day, maybe you are already there and if you are, I know you are smiling now because you have found your soul in solitude. This next poem is inspired by paradise.  Love Clarabelle

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The Path to Paradise

I visualise paradise, alone I am there,

Pale blue skies, the freshest of sea air.

The whitest sands, you ever could see,

Stillness in life, happiness in me.

Oneness with the world, beauty at its best,

Breathing in life’s energy, my body is at rest.

The path to paradise, is the ultimate start,

Escapism from earth, bliss within the heart.

Turn on your imagination, experience it all,

Enlighten your spirit, let your soul fall.

poemsbyclarabelle, Created on 26 August 2012

The Paradox of Life

I was speaking on the telephone to my friend Amy the other day (15.09.12), we always have some really great and fascinating conversations about the meaning of life.  Often our conversations last for hours, honestly they do, we have so much to share with each other and having Amy as a new friend in my life is a true blessing.  In this stimulating conversation Amy said the phrase, “the paradox of life”, I loved that phrase and I told her I was going to write a poem about it……and so here it is.  Thank you Amy for all that I learn from you.  Love Clarabelle.

The Paradox of Life

  The Paradox of Life

The paradox of life, under the sun,

Awakens my spirit, like an ocean of fun.

Where the mind is set free, and all is calm,

I breathe in life’s freshness, and touch palm to palm.

***

I’m connected to my soul, life energy surrounds me,

I’m at oneness in this moment, yet feel part of ‘we’.

My body vibrates, to the frequency of my thought,

Manifesting dreams, answering my ‘what?’.

***

The voice has no sound, yet I hear it loud and clear,

It’s a feeling from within, as I continue to stand here.

Where is tomorrow?, What will it bring?

I smile to myself, as I hear my heart sing.

poemsbyclarabelle, 16 September 2012

Self Love Prayer

After I finished reading the book, The Path to Love by Deepak Chopra, I created the following ‘self love prayer’ from the teachings within this book.  I share this prayer with you today.  May your activities today ignite your spirit and fill your soul.  Love Clarabelle.

self love prayer

Self Love Prayer

Dear God, I love you.

Thank you for giving me the gift of spirit and self love.

I pray that today brings me closer to thyself, my inner being.

I pray that my heart remains whole, true and abundant with love.

Let my actions of today uplift my soul and open my spirit,

Allowing me to freely share my love with all of life’s energies.

Amen.

poemsbyclarabelle, Prayer created on 1 August 2012

My Heart is Dancing

One of the things in life that motivates my spirit, is when I hear uplifting, heartfelt, soul touching music, it makes such a special connection within.  The strange thing is, I forgot about this for a while, I didn’t listen to the sounds that made me come alive……I have now discovered that again and every morning it is now part of my early wake up call.  This next poem is for you – have a magical musical day.

Music warms my soul

Making me feel so whole

Igniting my spirit, all the time

Notes of passion, rhythm and rhyme

My heart is dancing, when I hear the beat

Twisting and turning, as I move my feet

Excited feelings, what a ride

Fingers tapping, happiness I can’t hide

Awaken your senses, to high from low

Turn the sound up, just let go

poemsbyclarabelle, 10 May 2012