I Love It

I love writing to you, I really do, I just absolutely love it. I do hope that you see, read and feel that when you visit here, I hope my love for writing to you shines through.

Thank you for being here, I have faith and belief that you love my writing to you too.

Clarabelle

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I Didn’t Know This!!

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I didn’t know it, I honestly didn’t know this, for the best part of my life, I didn’t know this……I just didn’t.

Well, what is it, that I didn’t know?

I didn’t know that I could write, I didn’t know that I would want to write, I didn’t know that I was passionate about writing, until I started writing.  I mean really started writing, regularly, consistently and being inspired to write on this blog.

It’s not that I didn’t write before, sure I’ve wrote many policies and procedures, I’ve written University Assignments, I’ve written Board Reports, I’ve written Client Summary Reports but and I mean a BIG BUT, to me, although they obviously were writing, they weren’t freedom writing, they weren’t my heart speaking and flowing with inspiring graciousness.

So to me there is “writing” and there is “real writing” and I am now captivated in the latter.

I am 41 years young now and I started this Clarabelle Blog at the age of 38, wow, has it really taken that long for me to hear my calling, for me to really truly listen to the whispers of my heart??  WOW!!

I guess it has…………………..and you know what, it doesn’t matter when in life you discover what your calling is, what’s more important is that you respond positively and do what your heart is telling you to do and in my case, I guess, it is writing……writing like this, yes, just like this, nothing too fancy, nothing too wordy, keeping it simple but full of inspirational wisdom with a poetic verse thrown in for good measure.

Isn’t life kinda funny, one minute you think you’re headed on one path and all of a sudden, something happens and you’re nudged up another path (notice I said “up” not “down”)!!  Cos we’re on our way up here, right!!

I wonder what your heart is whispering to you…..I wonder?  Do you wonder, or do you know the answer already to that one?  I really hope you do and you are acting upon it.

Lots of love to you today, as always, Clarabelle

When Will You Get There?

Let me tell you something, I was thinking about this, only this evening. If you’re looking for the end, if you’re wanting the process to “hurry up” then whatever it is that you are doing, may not be for you.

I write to you, everyday I write, I never look for the ending, I never think, when is this piece of writing going to end. The reason being is that I love it so much, love never wants to end, it’s continuous it’s unbreakable, the bond only gets stronger.

So if you’re looking into the distance and questioning, when will you get there…….maybe you have to change the question…….and if you have to change the question, then I guess you already know the answer.

Never ever will I stop writing to you, because even when my soul has passed on to another dimension, my spirit still shines in you, the reader and this then inspires you…..and the light continues to shine on.

You may only be one candle, but this one candle, has the power to light up the Universe.

Please remember how empowering you can be.

Light up your world and you light up the world of everyone around you.

I see your light, love Clarabelle

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Inner Inspiration

At the moment I do 3 blog posts per day and people ask me where I get my inspiration from to write those articles and keep it up. Let me tell you something, I have no challenge at all with being inspired to write, I could write to you all day everyday, it would always be a joy for me. I know writing is for ME, I just love it, I never ever get tired of writing to you, for you and for me. Writing keeps me going, writing on this blog to you inspires my soul and uplifts every part of my being. I can write at any time of the day, inspiration is always there……it’s never ending.

I know creative writing is definitely ME, I live and breathe it with my passionate heart.

I have amazing, fabulous plans going forward that will allow me to write even more and more and more…….so my beautiful friend, watch this space, watch how this all flourishes before your very eyes.

I love having you here, I really do and I’ll never stop writing to you for I know in my heart this is ME.

Love Clarabelle,

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Write Don’t Type

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Write Don’t Type!!

As I “type” this 🙂 I urge you today to handwrite a letter to someone.  By writing a letter to a friend or family member, to me, it actually feels much more meaningful, it gives it much more sincerity and thoughtfulness.  That’s not to say that an email can’t be, but I just think it is really nice now and again to handwrite a letter to a special person in your life.

Today I had the choice to send an email or handwrite a letter and for the first time in a long time, I did the latter…..I sat down at my desk and wrote a letter to the person.  Now I did deliberately make more time for it and yes my hand was a little sore after filing 6 pages but, you know what, it felt really really good, I felt that I was putting some beautiful loving energy onto that paper and now that person will receive that lovely energy even more so when they read.

Who do you want to write a letter to today?  I encourage you to take some time out of your beautiful busy life and handwrite a letter to someone important in your life.  Believe me you will receive many benefits by doing this and so will the person receiving the letter, I am so sure of that.

Happy writing, love Clarabelle

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Feeling Blessed

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Sharing some happy tears with you today.

In 1996 I replied to a newspaper advert, pen friends for people in the British Army – I thought it would be a nice thing to do.

On the 13th January 1997 I received my first letter from Steve, he was 23 years and had been serving in the British army since he was 18 years old, the airmail letter came from Bosnia. We never actually met, we just wrote to each other for a period of 2 years.

I was clearing out old papers from my mum’s house the other day and came across Steve’s letters to me – 31 of them.  Today I am reading all these letters again, I am happy, I am sad (but in a good way) and I have gained such heart warming inspiration from them, all over again….I wonder where Steve is now? I wish him very well

These are the little unexpected moments of life that put some true meaning and purpose into it all.  Feeling blessed.

Write a letter to someone today, go on, I know it would be a very lovely thing to do and you and the other person will get so much from it.

Love Clarabelle

Please note, that sadly after writing this blog post, I was so sad to find out that Steve passed away in September 2012 at the very young age of 39 years, I am so shocked. I will try my best to get in touch with his mum and forward his beautiful letters to her. He was so happy and full of life, such a loss to this world that he is no longer here. I think this is just a little reminder to us all that we must make the most of our lives and focus on the important things to us going forward. Clarabelle

28,000 + Visitors

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Thank You

I would like to say a very special thank you to all of you who visit my Clarabelle blog, I really do appreciate it.  I am celebrating today reaching over 28,000 visitors since April 2012 and I am very very grateful for your presence and contribution.

It’s so lovely to know that I have a global following and so encouraging to know that it all just started with one blog post, one thought, one piece of inspiration and acting upon it.

I will continue to write as much as I can on this blog, I love writing articles for you and I do hope you keep coming back time and time again.

Wishing you a beautiful day.

Lots of love, Clarabelle

Question of the Month

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So here is this month’s question for you to ponder and reflect upon,

What makes you feel good?

Well, for me there are lots of things that make me feel good but the one thing that sticks out in my mind right now is writing.  The funny thing is I never really liked English at school but I did love Mathematics.  It’s really strange how things have turned around because now I love writing and reading and I am not a fan of the number crunching anymore.

This blog has really helped me to connect with my thoughts, my feeling, my emotions and my inner creativity – I feel at peace when I write, it is so soothing and calming for me and it works as a dual purpose because I write to inspire you too.

So I do really hope that you are enjoying reading the articles on this blog – they come from a peaceful mind, a happy heart and an inspired soul.

So what makes YOU feel good?

Lots of love to you today,

Clarabelle

 

 

Poetry: The Best Is Yet To Come

Favourite Poem

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

Shape Your Future

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

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

Love Clarabelle.

The Best is Yet to Come

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Each step forward, I dance between the puddles,

Like an umbrella of magic, embraced with joyful cuddles.

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

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

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

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

Created by Clarabelle, 2012

Open Up Your Voice Box

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Start Up

I started this blog up in April 2012 to originally share my own poetry with you.  I remember looking at all the hundreds of poems I had written but had never really shared them with anyone, hence the idea for the blog came about.

It’s quite funny because this blog wasn’t planned, it wasn’t on my list of things to achieve and wasn’t a specific goal I set out to do at the beginning of year.  It was something that just came over me that day, I remember having a quiet solitude moment to myself and in popped the idea.

I had started a blog prior to this one in 2009 which related to my Murray People Coaching Business but I wasn’t consistent with my blog posts and therefore that blog then became redundant.

Something about Clarabelle

But…. and I mean a BIG BUT HERE, there is something about this Clarabelle blog that I just, quite simply, love.  I think I am in love with it hahahahah.  🙂   I know this because of how excited I am to write blog posts almost everyday.

If you’re a regular visitor to this blog you will now know that I don’t only share my poetry, I share my thoughts on topics around self help, personal development, coaching tools, songwriting, songs, guest bloggers, interesting conversations I have, road running, birthday celebrations, eBooks, quotations, affirmations, photography, music etc….basically anything that I feel passionate about writing.

So why am I sharing all this with you?

Well, I really really do value YOU for visiting this blog and I feel it is important for me to give you a voice and tell me what you like about this blog and what you don’t like. Please feel free to note your responses on the comments section below or email me at claire@murraypeople.com.  I will use your valuable feedback to make this blog even better because I am committed to it and I am committed to give YOU more of what you really like.

So, beautiful people, open up your voice box and let me know what you really think. Thank you and I look forward to hearing your feedback.

Question for YOU:  What do you like/dislike about this blog and why?

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Oh Beautiful Life

I have just created this poem and it is about how I feel about life right now, I love it, I love life……I love life, thank you.  Clarabelle

When the heart is happy

Oh Beautiful Life

Oh beautiful life,
I love you so.

Sometimes I forget,
When I’m feeling low.

But you’re always there,
by my side.

Loving me,
no secrets to hide.

For you are amazing,
a magical gift.

Your face always smiling,
my mood it does uplift.

Thank you my life,
so precious and pure.

Each breath that I take,
is a miracle cure.

Created by Clarabelle, 11 November 2013

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Bubblegum Ambitions Video Poem

I hope you like this next video poem, it’s about dropping the ego, not focusing on competition but focusing your creativity and authenticity as you move forward in your life. Much love to you today, as always, Clarabelle.

Bubblegum Ambitions 

You are not what you have, or even what you do,

You are what you are, be grateful for you.

To compare your life, to another one,

To aggressively compete, under the sun.

Will take your ego, into the sky,

Bubblegum ambitions, no tears you will cry.

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But then one day, there will come a time,

You want to change, from what’s mine is mine.

You crumble to the floor, and what once was real,

Is starting to flake, and numbness you feel.

There is always a way, to shine at night,

Glowing and flowing, it’s a natural flight.

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Silent is the heart, it speaks to you here,

Vibrations of energy, simmer the fear.

Truth is where it’s at, go to the ocean,

The waves clear your thoughts, love is in motion.

Now you are hollow, now you are free,

Knowing what you live for, let your life be.

Created by Clarabelle.

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Open the door to life

My day job is an Executive Coach and I work with individuals to break through barriers and make positive changes in their life.  Recently I have coached a few people who are doing just that, they are now ready and willing to face the stormy waters to eventually get to the calm sea ahead.  The weather may be changeable and challenging at times but by riding the huge waves, it makes us stronger from within.  Real change happens from the ‘inside out’, start there first.  This indeed inspired this next poem.         

Open the Door to Life

What’s stopping you, from dancing in the rain?

What’s keeping you, from moving away from the pain?

The clouds will move on, the sunshine will appear;

Uplifting your spirits and filling you with cheer.

Just take a moment, to treasure all you’ve got;

I bet when you really think about it, you have such alot.

Open the door to life, let the fresh air in;

Don’t let the bumps on the road, keep you from a win.

For there comes a time, when enough is enough;

Lift your head high and challenge the rough.

Soon you’ll be amazed, what you can achieve;

Smile with an open heart and really do believe.

poemsbyclarabelle, 28 April 2012

The Poemcast for the above poem can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

PBC Poemcast 10 – Open the Door to Life

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True Beauty is Life

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

 The falling star, shoots from the sky

Paradise captures, the reason why

It glistens and sparkles, for all to see

Magic in the air, oneness in me

It uplifts my mood and takes me there

Awakens my heart, soul stripped bare

Light as a feather, I dance and sing

The white dove has taken me, under its wing

 True beauty is life, if we see it that way

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

poemsbyclarabelle, 6 May 2012

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Manifesting Dreams

Manifesting Dreams

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

Manifesting Dreams

Manifesting Dreams

This moment is calm, a feeling of bliss,

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

Just embracing the now, as I quietly think,

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

This feels precious inside, so touching indeed,

Contentment and tranquility, has taken the lead.

By appreciating this life, and fueling the fire.

I’m manifesting dreams and all I desire.

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Nourishing Your Heart

Life Changing Decisions

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

Nourishing Your Heart

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

Honouring your values, will help you to achieve

They live inside of you, keep your soul on track

Holding you together, never looking back

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

Filling up your senses, in what you choose to do

Decisions in each moment, to always meet your needs

Nourishing your heart, planting little seeds

I am values driven, the steering wheel is mine

Living life on purpose, it feels so mighty fine.

poemsbyclarabelle, 2 May 2012

Snowing Petals

I often talk about enjoying the present moment and appreciating the beauty of life. Today I want to share with you about the wonderful magical scene outside my window. Today is a cherry blossom tree miracle because it is snowing petals.  Look for the miracles in your day, they are certainly there. 

 

I smile, as I see them falling

It’s snowing petals, such a beautiful calling

Like soft pink feathers, dropping from the sky

Floating in the breeze, from the tree so high

A spiritual moment, a miracle view

I gaze out the window, beneath the sky so blue

A pink speckled garden, nourished with fruits

Lovingly nurtured and cared from the roots

A sweet moment in time, that deserves true space

To captivate this beauty, with full embrace

The world gives us treasures ,everyday

But sometimes we don’t see them, in this way

Our lives get too busy and we miss the summer snow

Take a deep breath for a moment, let routine go

Savour the pleasure, in mother-nature’s hands

As the sun sets over, on warm desert lands

poemsbyclarabelle, 4 May 2012

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This Love For You

Sometimes our hidden love for another is so deep, it silently creeps to the surface and rocks our world forever.  To ignore this calling would surely haunt the heart for an eternity. Love is often mistaken as a feeling but love is a doing word, to receive love you have to give love..so go on ‘Just Do Love’ and fill your life with the richness it truly deserves.  This next poem is all about being brave and opening the door to love.

 This love for you, torments my core

I hear it’s knock, upon my door

Do I answer, say hello?

Or keep it hidden, deep below

It hurts sometimes, the emotions are strong

Is this the place, where I belong?

It stops and starts, but the engine has fuel

Do I give out my heart and let love rule?

To be honest, this feels dangerous for me

The fear is greater than to let this love be

But to not let love in, would feel heavy on my heart

Seeing you walk off, feeling sad as you depart

So I’ll be brave, let courage win

I’ll share with you my soul and let love in

poemsbyclarabelle, 2 May 2012

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Inspiration is Full of Heart

What inspires you?  What ignites your spirit from within?  What would it take for you to feel inspired at this moment in time, right now?  I just love the feeling of feeling inspired, it awakens the soul and lights up the fire inside.  Like an explosion of excitement and abundance of enthusiasm, when you are truly inspired there is no mountain that you can’t climb.  Wishing you a super inspired day. I hope you enjoy this next poem about inspiration.

Inspiration is full of heart, it comes from deep inside

It fills your soul with energy and captures you with pride

There is nothing greater, than feeling truly inspired

Connecting the mind, body and spirit, never feeling tired

In these inspirational moments, there is nothing you can’t do

Life feels amazing and fulfilled through and through

It moves you, it makes you, it changes your inner self

It masters your soul and gives you abundant health

poemsbyclarabelle, 29 May 2011

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The Soul is Talking

Each day I wake up with a brand new mission, I ask myself these questions, “What is my mission today?”, “How can I serve greatly?” and “How will I stay connected to my purpose?” – for some people, these are not easy questions to answer, for me, I have searched deep within my soul and have been moved by the voices in my heart. This is why I write this blog for you, by creating lyrical art I answer all three questions at once.  My soul it talking and it’s talking to you.  The next poem is inspired by just that.

The branch of the tree, edges out in time

The voices are loud and sing in rhyme

A soft breeze is blowing, I stand alone

A picture perfect, as I dream of home

Today the mission, is to commit to myself

The importance of happiness and my inner health

To serve greatly, give out my heart

Share unspoken words, through my vision and art

Imagination seeks, fuel to ponder

Creative spirit, such a special wonder

The page that was blank, now is full

The soul is talking, scribbles do rule

Stay connected to your purpose and so much will come

Opportunity is now, grasp it and run

poemsbyclarabelle, 7 May 2012

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Where are you inspiration?

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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…… click here to read on https://poemsbyclarabelle.wordpress.com/reflections/

The Best is yet to Come

Throughout our journey of life, the book holds many lessons but sometimes we get stuck in a chapter and fear the creation of a brand new page.  It is in this blank canvas that our dreams can be nurtured into reality.  By embracing change and stretching ourselves outside our comfort zones, we hold the key to an exciting new world.  This next poem is all about ‘letting go’ and feeling free enough to turn the page of life.    

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

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

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

Too many sleepless nights, and worry from dusk til dawn

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

I know the early chapters, were always worth a look

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

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

Each step forward, I dance between the puddles

Like an umbrella of magic, embraced with joyful cuddles

Some will join the journey, others will choose to stay

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

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

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

poemsbyclarabelle, 9 May 2012

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Shine Like A Star

I was inspired to write the following poem because sometimes in life, we just need to take a break and recharge the batteries.  At times we can push the boundaries to the edge of the mountain because we are so passionate and on purpose, however, be careful not to overstep the mark.  We have to look after ourselves so we can give our best and achieve ultimate peace of mind.  Be aware of the signals that are coming through, the mind, body and spirit will let you know if it is out of balance – see this signal as part of the solution to make positive changes that will uplift your being and enhance your soul.  The power is in your hands.     

Take good care of the person that’s you

You’ll then shine like a star, in whatever you do

Rest when you need it, just take a break

Recharge the batteries, before you awake

Life can be exciting, but over-stretching too

Your passion will not fade, it lives in you

Create the space, the mind deserves

Relax the body, to build up reserves

Take a deep breath, detox the soul

Your frequency will change and your heart will stay whole

poemsbyclarabelle, 27 April 2012

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To Have Faith in Your Heart

What does it really mean to have faith?  Faith is taking the next step without seeing the whole staircase and ‘Faith is the bird that sings to the dawn while it is still dark’ [Tagore].  Beautiful words and very true, without faith in ourselves and without faith in others, where would we be? The following poem is about love and believing in faith, whatever that maybe for you.

Motion pictures, in my mind

Broken heart, love was blind

Where is the stage, that I do seek?

Empty soul, I feel so weak.

Excited thoughts, of what could be

Embraced together, that’s you and me

But now the gap, swells up inside

I let it go, because of pride

My mouth was dry, I lay on the ground

The words got stuck, just silence, no sound

My dreams of white, as you lead the way

Are lost forever, what do I say

What do I do, is there hope at all?

Let me break these chains, kick down the wall

The audience awaits, with tears in their eyes

The curtain is called, to my surprise

There you stand, with a smile on your face

Is this real, as I stand in this place

The universe was listening, the whispers were loud

It brought us together, out of the crowd

To have faith in your heart, to believe and see

That together as one, we were meant to be

poemsbyclarabelle, 5 May 2012

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Superhero

This was my first poem posted here on this blog in April this year, now that I have many more blog followers I thought I would reblog some of my favourite postings.  I hope you enjoy.  Have a beautifully inspired day.  Lots of love Clarabelle

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Superhero

I was inspired to write the following poem after spending some time with a new friend in my life, his spirit was very refreshing and his soul was very honest and true.  I sensed he was coming from a good place and it was that real connection with him that led me to write ‘Superhero’.

Superhero

Here comes the superhero into the night

Flying around, so wonderful and bright

There is magic in his eyes, I see he is brave

A courageous manner, towards all he will save

His strength is not obvious, it comes from within

A growing heart, that’s looking for its twin

Softly spoken, comes out these wise words

Turning my mind, like humming birds

Shall I ask him the question, that I want to know

How he picks up my spirits, when I’m feeling low

There is a connection, that the eyes cannot see

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Flying Without Wings

One of my favourite inspirational quotes is “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” by Gandhi.  I believe when YOU change, the world around you changes, you attract different circumstances, situations, people and things into your life that you would not have before.  As I continue on my own quest to be the best me EVER, I shall begin to share with you stories of real experiences in alignment with that thinking.  What one positive change could you make today that would make a positive difference in your life?     Wishing you a wonderful day full of choices and decisions that lead you to life fulfilment.  Lots of love as always Clarabelle.

Flying Without Wings

Life is good you know, my spirit is alive

Being just myself, like a bumble bee in its hive

Focus is so strong and grows deeper day by day

The world around me is changing, I’m living well this way

Creative imaginations, are like flowers in the spring

Their beauty is forever abundant, I’m flying without wings

poemsbyclarabelle, Created on 28 June 2012

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

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Forever Inspiring

I put my car into the garage this morning to get some much needed repairs done and on the way back I popped into the local cafe for a coffee and a scone, before the 3 mile trek back home.  I always take my writing pad with me everywhere I go, because you never know when a creative moment will take over!!  In the space of 20 minutes I was on my third poem, I just couldn’t stop writing. . . . .which was truly wonderful for me, I love it when that happens.  This next poem is the third poem I wrote from my short time being in the coffee shop, I think it may resonate with all of you creative writers out there. Wishing you a magical day.  Lots of love Clarabelle

Forever Inspiring

Just one more poem and I’m on my way

The ‘creative flow’, wants to stay

I sip my coffee and write some more

One by one, words dance through the door

Handwriting gets faster, I’m lost in time

People come and go, I continue to rhyme

Focus is strong, it’s a powerful force

It comes from within, my heart is the source

I savour this moment, so special and true

Forever inspiring, this poem is for you

poemsbyclarabelle, 8 June 2012

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Breathe in Life

I live near a beautiful park and sometimes take it upon myself to just go for a walk and enjoy the beauty of the outside world.  It provides me with such a wonderful inner calmness, where I just enjoy being with me and my emotions.  I often allow myself to get swept away in a dreamy new world of vivid imagination and heartfelt moments.  I encourage you to go for a walk and embrace all of this and more.  Have a beautiful day, this next poem is for you.  

Breathe in Life

To take a tranquil walk, in the park

Creates peace inside, for this journey I embark

To smell the flowers, of summer in bloom

Is a wonderous feeling, I’ll be there soon

As mother nature, raises her hat

It awakens my senses, as I think of that

Step by step, I’m lost in transition

Visions of hope and abundant ambition

Free your soul, to the wind and air

Breathe in life, put yourself first and care

poemsbyclarabelle, 8 June 2012

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I Will Fly, I Will Fly

You are amazing, you can be, do and have anything you want.  Go on, put your mind to it, I mean, really REALLY put your mind to it and do what you need to do to make it happen.  This next poem is for you, I WILL FLY and I hope you will join me.  Have a courageous day where nothing stops you from moving forward towards your goals.  

I Will Fly, I Will Fly

I rest my head to sleep

Silents thoughts I do keep

Visions of gold

Happiness I hold

Sparkles and bubbles

Mind free of troubles

I will fly, I will fly

It’s possible, that’s why

Changing ways

Fulfilling days

You are strong

Let faith belong

Dreams are for the taking

Go now, do the making

poemsbyclarabelle, 2 June 2012

Creative Talent

I am so grateful to have come across so many talented individuals through writing this blog, the creative mind is simply amazing and when it is set free, nothing is impossible. This next poem is for all you creative, talented individuals out there, please continue to share your stunning work with others . . . unleash your potential, keep the creativity coming and believe you truly are a genius in this world.  We are all creative beings, wishing you a wonderful day full of ‘creative flow’, abundant imagination and dream-catching moments

Creative Talent

Creative talent, will always shine through

It’s in your blood, in all that you do

It comes from your heart, when your soul is on fire

Uplifting your spirit, growing burning desire

When you are in ‘flow’, all feels true

Bright as the sun, above deep oceans of blue

Treasures of hope, escape and uncover

The magical mind, that’s open to discover

Focus is on point, the brain is engaged

Free from the world, nothing feels caged

The strongest connection, to the inner self

Unleash your potential, display your talents on the shelf

 poemsbyclarabelle, 30 May 2012

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Make it Happen

There are many great mentors and coaches in this world and one that I choose to learn from is the wonderful and wise Jim Rohn, “if you can change, everything will change for you” – go to work on yourself more than your job and share life’s lesson with others.  Imagine the life you want, have faith in your abilities, do the work and measure your progress, this is one way of learning to live a good life.  This next poem is inspired by just that.  Be the architect of your dream life.   

Make it Happen

Design your life, the way it should be

From the money in your pocket, to feeling free

To the sounds in your life and the books you do read

Who you’re around and everything you need

Take the time, to plan it out well

Make it happen, under your spell

True magic exists, when you really believe

That a fulfilling life, you can achieve

Take in the knowledge, embrace the dream

Collaborate with others, work as a team

Go to work on yourself and measure it all

Progress will motivate you, this is your call

poemsbyclarabelle, 14 May 2012

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Creativity Flows

Imagination is the highest kite that one can fly.  Being in creative flow is a magical experience that we all have the power to achieve.  This next poem is inspired by the creativity within us all – unleash your human potential today.

Creativity Flows

Swinging from the clouds so high

Dancing with stars, in the midnight sky

Feel the fresh air, upon your face

Worries banish, without a trace

Imagination brings, wonderful things

Lost in its beauty, the sweet angel sings

Creativity flows and my soul is at one

The mind is free and the feeling is fun

The inner voice is calling, pen to paper I go

Writing true words, row after row

The meaning is heartfelt and empowering for you

Express yourself greatly and happiness shines through

poemsbyclarabelle, Created on 12 May 2012

The Best is yet to Come

Throughout our journey of life, the book holds many lessons but sometimes we get stuck in a chapter and fear the creation of a brand new page.  It is in this blank canvas that our dreams can be nurtured into reality.  By embracing change and stretching ourselves outside our comfort zones, we hold the key to an exciting new world.  This next poem is all about ‘letting go’ and feeling free enough to turn the page of life.    

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

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

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

Too many sleepless nights, and worry from dusk til dawn

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

I know the early chapters, were always worth a look

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

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

Each step forward, I dance between the puddles

Like an umbrella of magic, embraced with joyful cuddles

Some will join the journey, others will choose to stay

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

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

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

poemsbyclarabelle, 9 May 2012

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The Soul is Talking

Each day I wake up with a brand new mission, I ask myself these questions, “What is my mission today?”, “How can I serve greatly?” and “How will I stay connected to my purpose?” – for some people, these are not easy questions to answer, for me, I have searched deep within my soul and have been moved by the voices in my heart. This is why I write this blog for you, by creating lyrical art I answer all three questions at once.  My soul it talking and it’s talking to you.  The next poem is inspired by just that.

The branch of the tree, edges out in time

The voices are loud and sing in rhyme

A soft breeze is blowing, I stand alone

A picture perfect, as I dream of home

Today the mission, is to commit to myself

The importance of happiness and my inner health

To serve greatly, give out my heart

Share unspoken words, through my vision and art

Imagination seeks, fuel to ponder

Creative spirit, such a special wonder

The page that was blank, now is full

The soul is talking, scribbles do rule

Stay connected to your purpose and so much will come

Opportunity is now, grasp it and run

poemsbyclarabelle, 7 May 2012

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True Beauty is Life

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

 The falling star, shoots from the sky

Paradise captures, the reason why

It glistens and sparkles, for all to see

Magic in the air, oneness in me

It uplifts my mood and takes me there

Awakens my heart, soul stripped bare

Light as a feather, I dance and sing

The white dove has taken me, under its wing

 True beauty is life, if we see it that way

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

poemsbyclarabelle, 6 May 2012

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To Have Faith in Your Heart

What does it really mean to have faith?  Faith is taking the next step without seeing the whole staircase and ‘Faith is the bird that sings to the dawn while it is still dark’ [Tagore].  Beautiful words and very true, without faith in ourselves and without faith in others, where would we be? The following poem is about love and believing in faith, whatever that maybe for you.

Motion pictures, in my mind

Broken heart, love was blind

Where is the stage, that I do seek?

Empty soul, I feel so weak.

Excited thoughts, of what could be

Embraced together, that’s you and me

But now the gap, swells up inside

I let it go, because of pride

My mouth was dry, I lay on the ground

The words got stuck, just silence, no sound

My dreams of white, as you lead the way

Are lost forever, what do I say

What do I do, is there hope at all?

Let me break these chains, kick down the wall

The audience awaits, with tears in their eyes

The curtain is called, to my surprise

There you stand, with a smile on your face

Is this real, as I stand in this place

The universe was listening, the whispers were loud

It brought us together, out of the crowd

To have faith in your heart, to believe and see

That together as one, we were meant to be

poemsbyclarabelle, 5 May 2012

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Sunshine Happy

The sun has come out from behind the clouds and I am smiling.  It inspires images of fun summer holidays and bubblegum dreams.  Even if the sun is not shining where you are today, believe that it is glowing within your heart.  This next poem is all about that.

 

Sweet sweet sunshine, oh how I love thee

Vitamins for the mind, you ignite energy in me

Fresh air thinking, soft breeze through the trees

Warm glow inside, my heart, you do please

Sand between my toes, surfers on the beach

Children making sandcastles, fruity like a peach

Lost in the laughter, carried out to sea

The yachts on the ocean, are mesmerising me

Kites flying high, imagination free

Dreams are made of this, I’m sunshine happy

poemsbyclarabelle, 5 May 2012

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Inspiration is Full of Heart

What inspires you?  What ignites your spirit from within?  What would it take for you to feel inspired at this moment in time, right now?  I just love the feeling of feeling inspired, it awakens the soul and lights up the fire inside.  Like an explosion of excitement and abundance of enthusiasm, when you are truly inspired there is no mountain that you can’t climb.  Wishing you a super inspired day. I hope you enjoy this next poem about inspiration.

Inspiration is full of heart, it comes from deep inside

It fills your soul with energy and captures you with pride

There is nothing greater, than feeling truly inspired

Connecting the mind, body and spirit, never feeling tired

In these inspirational moments, there is nothing you can’t do

Life feels amazing and fulfilled through and through

It moves you, it makes you, it changes your inner self

It masters your soul and gives you abundant health

poemsbyclarabelle, 29 May 2011

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Snowing Petals

I often talk about enjoying the present moment and appreciating the beauty of life. Today I want to share with you about the wonderful magical scene outside my window. Today is a cherry blossom tree miracle because it is snowing petals.  Look for the miracles in your day, they are certainly there. 

 

I smile, as I see them falling

It’s snowing petals, such a beautiful calling

Like soft pink feathers, dropping from the sky

Floating in the breeze, from the tree so high

A spiritual moment, a miracle view

I gaze out the window, beneath the sky so blue

A pink speckled garden, nourished with fruits

Lovingly nurtured and cared from the roots

A sweet moment in time, that deserves true space

To captivate this beauty, with full embrace

The world gives us treasures ,everyday

But sometimes we don’t see them, in this way

Our lives get too busy and we miss the summer snow

Take a deep breath for a moment, let routine go

Savour the pleasure, in mother-nature’s hands

As the sun sets over, on warm desert lands

poemsbyclarabelle, 4 May 2012

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This Love For You

Sometimes our hidden love for another is so deep, it silently creeps to the surface and rocks our world forever.  To ignore this calling would surely haunt the heart for an eternity. Love is often mistaken as a feeling but love is a doing word, to receive love you have to give love..so go on ‘Just Do Love’ and fill your life with the richness it truly deserves.  This next poem is all about being brave and opening the door to love.

 This love for you, torments my core

I hear it’s knock, upon my door

Do I answer, say hello?

Or keep it hidden, deep below

It hurts sometimes, the emotions are strong

Is this the place, where I belong?

It stops and starts, but the engine has fuel

Do I give out my heart and let love rule?

To be honest, this feels dangerous for me

The fear is greater than to let this love be

But to not let love in, would feel heavy on my heart

Seeing you walk off, feeling sad as you depart

So I’ll be brave, let courage win

I’ll share with you my soul and let love in

poemsbyclarabelle, 2 May 2012

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Nourishing Your Heart

Life Changing Decisions

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

Nourishing Your Heart

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

Honouring your values, will help you to achieve

They live inside of you, keep your soul on track

Holding you together, never looking back

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

Filling up your senses, in what you choose to do

Decisions in each moment, to always meet your needs

Nourishing your heart, planting little seeds

I am values driven, the steering wheel is mine

Living life on purpose, it feels so mighty fine.

poemsbyclarabelle, 2 May 2012

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Open the door to life

Poem, Open the Door to Life

My day job is an Executive Coach and I work with individuals to break through barriers and make positive changes in their life.  Recently I have coached a few people who are doing just that, they are now ready and willing to face the stormy waters to eventually get to the calm sea ahead.  The weather may be changeable and challenging at times but by riding the huge waves, it makes us stronger from within.  Real change happens from the ‘inside out’, start there first.  This indeed inspired this next poem.         

Open the Door to Life

What’s stopping you, from dancing in the rain?

What’s keeping you, from moving away from the pain?

The clouds will move on, the sunshine will appear

Uplifting your spirits and filling you with cheer

Just take a moment, to treasure all you’ve got

I bet when you really think about it, you have such alot

Open the door to life, let the fresh air in

Don’t let the bumps on the road, keep you from a win

For there comes a time, when enough is enough

Lift your head high and challenge the rough

Soon you’ll be amazed, what you can achieve

Smile with an open heart and really do believe

poemsbyclarabelle, 28 April 2012

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I wish I was a Butterfly

Poem, I Wish I Was A Butterfly

The poem below signifies for me how my own journey relates to that of the metamorphosis process of the butterfly.  Metamorphosis is a Greek word that means transformation or change in shape.  I am fully aware that some people don’t like change, they might prefer to stay in their ‘comfort zone’ as they don’t want to face their deepest fears.  However, sometimes it is more painful to stay tight in a bud than it is to flourish and blossom.  For me, this is a process that is not to be rushed and where true patience is welcomed in life.  There is only one constant in life and that is ‘change’ – put yourself in the driving seat!!

I Wish I Was a Butterfly  

I wish I was a butterfly, dancing in the air

Sparking in the sunshine, so wonderful and rare

The beauty is in the detail, the colours so bright

I watch you fluttering, in the magical sunlight

You are on a journey, now you are free

To move in the moment, like a honeybee

Fragile in my hands, strong in the mind

I’m mesmerised by your life, it’s one of a kind

Sweet, sweet, butterfly, where do you go?

A soft breeze under your wings, only you do know

You’ve awakened my soul, the world is your own

You’ve come through the stages, developed and grown

I look in the mirror and to my surprise

A butterfly is on my shoulder, I can’t believe my eyes

You represent freespirit, inside of me

You whisper the truth, of what I’ve always wanted to be

Today I am here, with my dreams in my heart

The suitcase is ready, waiting to depart

The destination is exciting, I’ve waited so long

Now I am ready, I know where I belong

Patience was a virtue, so evident and true

Babysteps forward, from the back of the queue

I’m next in line, a new chapter awaits

As I close the door behind me and enter new gates

Thank you dear butterfly, you’ve taught me alot

This life is for living, as I join the last dot.

poemsbyclarabelle, 27 April 2012

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Shine Like A Star

Poem, Shine Like A Star

I was inspired to write the following poem because sometimes in life, we just need to take a break and recharge the batteries.  At times we can push the boundaries to the edge of the mountain because we are so passionate and on purpose, however, be careful not to overstep the mark.  We have to look after ourselves so we can give our best and achieve ultimate peace of mind.  Be aware of the signals that are coming through, the mind, body and spirit will let you know if it is out of balance – see this signal as part of the solution to make positive changes that will uplift your being and enhance your soul.  The power is in your hands.     

Shine Like A Star

Take good care of the person that’s you

You’ll then shine like a star, in whatever you do

Rest when you need it, just take a break

Recharge the batteries, before you awake

Life can be exciting, but over-stretching too

Your passion will not fade, it lives in you

Create the space, the mind deserves

Relax the body, to build up reserves

Take a deep breath, detox the soul

Your frequency will change and your heart will stay whole

poemsbyclarabelle, 27 April 2012

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Welcome to Clarabelle’s Life in Poetry

Life in Poetry

Thank you for visiting this page.  I love to use my imagination and create poems and other lyrical art such as songwriting, from the heart, therefore, this blog is dedicated to you, as I share with you my experiences and heartfelt meaning of life in poetry and inspirational messages.  I want these creative posts to connect with you and your own life experiences, maybe you are going through a period of difficult change in your life right now, or you are just needing a little bit of inspiration to create a positive transformation in you.

Created in “Flow”

These are all my own poems and songs created in ‘flow’ and often during my life’s highest of highs or lowest of lows, however I hope you interpret the power of my mind and the inner strength from within myself coming through in the poetry verses.

The aim of this poetry blog is to ultimately help you turn your life around and catapult you into achieving your greatest potential.

It’s your life, GO GET IT!!

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