Happy Feet

The sands of time
Clarabelle’s Happy Feet

I shall be doing more of these short videos for you, I hope you like my poem entitled

“The Sands of Time”.

Wishing you a beautiful day today filled with positivity, happiness and abundance, Clarabelle

 

The Goodness of a Person

The Goodness of a Person

There is this quote on my Vision Wall which I absolutely love, here it is below:

The goodness of a person
The goodness of a person

“The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind.  But the goodness of a person ‘spreads in all direction’.  (Chanakya Philospher)  

Sharing the Story

I am currently training to become a Mental Health First Aider and at the start of the training yesterday morning, each attendee was asked to select an object from their bag and explain to the whole group why it was interesting or important to you.  I brought out a little keyring that was given to me a few weeks ago – let me share the story about it…..

A Lovely Gesture

A client and good friend of mine were having lunch in the newly opened Zizzi’s Restaurant, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow City Centre.  After our main meal we ordered deserts which took a very long time to arrive.  The waitress very kindly and sincerely apologised to us for the long delay and told us that there would be no charge for the deserts – we thought that’s a lovely gesture.  About 10 minutes later the Manager of the Restaurant came up to our table and he handed my friend and I a little keyring each.  He apologised again for the delay with the deserts and said that the keyring he had given us would give us free deserts for LIFE when buying a main meal in the restaurant anytime in the future.  We thought WOW, now that seriously is a lovely LOVELY gesture and we truly thanked him for this, we certainly did not expect this kindness!!

The goodness of this person has now indeed spread, as I continue to share this story of kindness with others.  If this situation was handled in the opposite way of this, it could have been a whole different story.  The power of kindness is very empowering.  Have you ever had a kind experience like this?  If so, please share it in the comments section below.

May your kindness abundantly flow from your heart today.  Clarabelle

How to Create a Vision Wall

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

PBC Poemcast 17 – How to Create a Vision Wall?

How to Create a Vision Wall

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

What gave you the idea of creating a Vision Wall?

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

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

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



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

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

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

What are the benefits of creating a Vision Wall?

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

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

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

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

The Sands of Time

I am introducing the poem I created today on video, I thought it would be a nice idea to connect with you in this more personal way. So, I will let the video do the talking and hope you enjoy this next poem inspired by the writings on my vision wall.  Lots of love Clarabelle.

The Sands of Time

The sands of time, go drifting by

I’m moving on, no questions why

All I know and want is here

Inspiring senses, dropping the fear

My time is now, I trust in me

Living well, being the best I can be

A world of learning, is there for the taking

What makes you tick?  What is self-motivating?

The spirit is connected, new ideas come to light

The fire burns deep inside, glowing through the night

It’s your choice in life, to change at the roots

Nurture the seeds, to create positive shoots

poemsbyclarabelle, Created on 3 July 2012

This Time It’s Different

I was at the hospital with my mum today and whilst she was meeting with the Doctor, I sat in the waiting room with my notepad and pen, happily writing some poems.  I remembered some of the empowering words from my Vision Wall (see photo from it below) and created this next poem which was inspired by the phrase ‘This Time It’s Different’ and for me, it surely is.  What positive changes do you want to make in your life today? Go on, just do it!!  I hope you enjoy this next poem.

This Time It’s Different

To start afresh, believe in you

A chance to change, for all that’s true

To give you hope and faith in all

“This time it’s different”, I hear you call

The present is here, embrace all things

When the sun comes up and the morning bird sings

Awaken your spirits, make a positive start

Live your life on purpose, from the depths of your heart

poemsbyclarabelle, 25 June 2012

You can read more about the creation of my Vision Wall on a separate page on this blog.  If you enjoy what you read here on this blog, you may be interested in borrowing for FREE and/or purchasing one of Clarabelle’s self-published inspirational poetry ebooks available to download now on Amazon Kindle, please refer to the Author page on this blog or click HERE

The New Me

A few weeks ago I was telling you about my plans for creating a vision board and I am delighted to say that it is now complete.  I will create a new page on here and post pictures of it, so you can check it out.  Actually, I would say it is more like a vision wall, so that is what I am going to call it from now on.  I am just looking at it now and the words ‘the new me’ are jumping out at me, so I decided to do a poem about that.  I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful day.  Lots of love Clarabelle.

The New Me

I searched for, the new me

My treasure trove, revealed it to be

A vision of faith, I believe in it all

Empowering language, on my vision wall

It focuses on, the inside out

The language is powerful, I hear it shout

Go on, stand out from the crowd

Make a positive start, feel very proud

So I welcome you, to try it one day

Create your vision and go your own way

poemsbyclarabelle, 22 June 2012

If you enjoy what you read here on this blog, you may be interested in borrowing for FREE and/or purchasing one of Clarabelle’s self-published inspirational poetry ebooks available to download now on Amazon Kindle, please refer to the Author page on this blog or click HERE