Clarabelle Music App

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Clarabelle Music App

I am one full week into my Clarabelle 90 Day Challenge and I am delighted to share with you today that my Clarabelle Music App has officially gone “live” today.  The App is free to download and it is automatically linked to my blog, facebook, twitter and YouTube accounts, so you can get all the latest up-to-date information as and when I post.  Here is the link to the Clarabelle Music App, if you wish to download it for free:

Clarabelle Music App

Thank you as always for being here and for your full support and encouragement, I do love you for it.

Wishing you a beautiful day today, full of love and smiles.  Clarabelle

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Cinema Animation Video

I am delighted to share with you today, the third introductory animation video that I got created recently for this Clarabelle blog.  I’m really loving these animation videos and I think the people creating these are just super talented.  I feel the animation videos really bring much more life, colour and vitality to the beginning of my Clarabelle videos.  Once again, a special thank you to Adam Smith from USA for creating this for me.

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What is Perfection?

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Life is not Perfect

Sometimes we can all be our own worse critic, saying things like “I can’t do this because it’s not perfect.”  Life is not perfect, nothing is and if you honestly think you have to wait and get going until everything is perfect, then you might have to wait a very long time……then, my friend, you may have missed the boat!!

Progress

I have said this before on this blog and I will say it again, “perfection is in the imperfections”, just like “beauty is in the eye of beholder”.  Please don’t put your life on “hold” because things aren’t “perfect” right now, think of baby steps towards progress.

If I had waited….

If I had waited to start this Clarabelle Blog until everything was perfect in my life and in my posts and poetry, I would never have started it and you wouldn’t be here, reading this right now.  🙂  If I had waited to release my own songs until everything was perfect then you wouldn’t have the opportunity to listen to them right now.  I heard someone say the other day that it can take the best part of 20 years to master something, wow 20 years is a long time, I can’t wait that long, can you?

Start NOW

Start where you are, NOW, hold that vision in your head and do something everyday to move you closer to your goal.  It’s amazing the new people and opportunities that cross your path when you just decide to, go for it.

I love this motivational video, below, which I came across on Youtube yesterday, the words ring very true for me and it is worth the 7 minutes to listen to it and be inspired.

Keep it real, keep it true to your heart and believe that you WILL do this.

Have a super inspiring day my lovely friends and thank you for being here.

Love Clarabelle

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In Time We Heal

Original Song:  In Time We Heal

I received one of the biggest compliments ever recently from my friend.  We were getting the bus down to Manchester City Centre to celebrate the New Year and she told me she really liked one of my original songs, “In Time We Heal”, then, to my wonderful surprise, she started singing it and she knew the words….wow I was so chuffed.  She said to me that she really liked the song and played and sang along to it many many times.  Well, I was blown away with delight, that was such an unexpected thing to hear because I had no idea she listened to my stuff.  Her telling me that really made my day, as a matter of fact it made my whole trip.

Recording Studio

I am really excited because I head to the professional recording studio for the first time on 8th January to record 7 of my original songs for an EP (Extended Play), so soon you will hear them on this blog.  Below is a sample Youtube video of me practising my original song. “In Time We Heal” and also I have attached the Soundcloud link to Gary Stitt singing it – Gary arranged the piano backing track for this song and I think he did an amazing job.

Gary Stitt Sings, In Time We Heal

What is the Song About?

The song “In Time We Heal” is about going through tough times in life but overcoming them in the end and I am sure we can all relate to this.  All my songs are based on my own experiences or experiences of people very close to me, I think that is why people are connecting with them so much.

Listen to the words and stay strong my beautiful friend because indeed, “In Time YOU Will Heal”.

Love Clarabelle

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Best Ever Self Prayer

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True Self

I honestly did think about NOT sharing this article with you but then I thought, “it’s my online magazine and I want to be true and authentic to myself”, so that is why I am sharing it.

I would say that I am more of spiritual person these days than deeply religious but I do love to pray everyday.  I know prayer isn’t for everyone but I really do believe in the power of prayer. I have the deepest faith and belief that all my prayers are answered, I really do believe that and I have strong evidence of that since I was a child.

God Mother

My God Mother, Bella, who passed away many years ago, always had the deepest faith in the power of prayer and I guess she passed that on to me, it is only now when I am reflecting on it, I really believe she did, in such a positive way.

I remember when I was a child my Aunt Bella gave me this prayer to read at night, it was a prayer to give me the strength and confidence to do well in my education and studies, I remember I said that prayer every night for years and years, never a night went by without me saying that prayer – I know that prayer helped me do really well at School and University.

New Prayer

I created a new prayer this evening, I was doing my housework earlier and listening to some inspirational videos on YouTube and I just thought to myself, “I want to create a meaningful and heartfelt prayer to say everyday”.  This prayer is quite personal to me and I know this prayer will definitely be answered, maybe you will want to say it too, or indeed make up your own special personal prayer.

Prayer In My Heart

So I share this prayer with you today, I feel this prayer in my heart, I feel it.  I hope you connect with it in some way and if you are supportive of the power of prayer then please feel free to use it and share it with others.

PS. I love you Aunt Bella and I miss your laugh and happy spirit and I know my Mum does too.  

Best Ever Self Prayer

Dear God,

Thank you for listening to me and thank you for answering this prayer.

I have deep faith in the positive changes that are currently happening to me.

I have true belief in the power of this prayer and the knowing that I am achieving everything that my heart desires. 

Thank you for helping me to stay strong, patient, confident, creative, powerful, happy and forever abundant. 

Thank you for my heart’s beauty, perfect health, amazing wealth and for giving me the happiest spirit and soul.

I feel very blessed and so grateful for all that I am and for all that I am becoming.

I say this prayer to you today, to offer you my deepest gratitude for helping me to truly help myself turn my life around for the better and for me becoming my Best Ever Self. 

Thank you Dear God for answering my prayer today and always.

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Which Zone Are You In?

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I want you to think about moving out of your “comfort zone” today and into your “learning/stretch zone”.

Get comfortable being uncomfortable and see where this takes you.

  • Life is an adventure
  • Life is a challenge
  • Life is to be lived
  • Life is to be loved
  • Life is for learning
  • Life is for creating
  • Life is for embracing
  • Life is for YOU

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Learning/Stretch Zone

The best way you can achieve the above experiences is by doing things that will take you into your “learning/stretch zone”.  I’m not talking here about pushing yourself so far that it makes you cry with terror from within, as being in the “panic zone” will NOT serve you well.  I believe that by staying in your “comfort zone” you are not just standing still, you are actually going backwards, as other people move forward into their “learning/stretch zone”.

One Thing

What one thing could you do today that would move you out of your “comfort zone” and into your “learning/stretch zone”.  Go on, seriously think about…..actually don’t just think about it, DO IT!!

Don’t make this a lazy day, make it a LIVELY day and you’ll definitely feel the difference.

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It’s All About Gratitude eBook

It’s All About Gratitude

Thank you for visiting the page for my latest eBook, “It’s All About Gratitude”.  If you are interested in purchasing this 65 page self published eBook then please,

CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

The eBook costs, one single payment price of £8.50 and it is delivered in the universally accepted PDF format. As soon as you pay, you will be instantly taken to a secure page where you can download your eBook.

It's All About Gratitude eBook

It’s All About Gratitude is a 65 Page eBook by Clarabelle

Special Features of “It’s All About Gratitude” include original:
  • Stunning Photography from Scotland, UK
  • Poetic Verses on Gratitude and Being Thankful
  • Powerful Gratitude Affirmations
  • Highly Imaginative and Practical Gratitude Exercises
  • Beautiful and Meaningful Image Quotations
  • Discover The Science behind Gratitude and its relationship with Happiness
  • Details on How to Practice Daily Gratitude and so much more!!

Table of Contents includes:

Introduction Section 1:

  • “Why Gratitude?”
  • The Feeling of Gratitude
  • Here Comes The Science Part

Gratitude Quotations Section 2:            

  • “Be Grateful for….”                                                                
  • “Give Thanks”                                                                        
  • “When You Are Grateful”                                                                
  • “Be Grateful for the Raindrops. . . .”                            
  • “Be Grateful for the Blooming . . .”                                        
  • “Be Thankful for. . . .”
  • “Be Grateful for the Opportunities. . .”
  • “Be Grateful, Be Happy”
  • “Take a Walk in Nature. . .”
  • “Be Grateful for the Beauty. . .”

Poems of Gratitude Section 3:                                                                                          

  • Gratitude is in my Heart
  • Thank You                                                
  • The Beauty of Gratitude
  • Gratitude is a Song
  • Thank You For All
  • Forever Grateful
  • Believe in Gratitude
  • Sparkle With Gratitude
  • Happy to be Thankful
  • My Heart Shines

Gratitude Affirmations Section 4:                                                                                 

  • I Am Grateful
  • I Am Blessed
  • Beautiful Heart
  • Beauty of Love
  • Inspires My Soul
  • Thank You
  • Happy Heart
  • Life’s Treasures
  • The Beauty of Life
  • Loving Relationships

 Practical Gratitude Exercises Section 5:                                                                    

  • Declaration of Personal Commitment
  • Gratitude Drawing
  • Gratitude Letter
  • The Magic of Music
  • Gratitude Penny Jar
  • Walk of Gratitude
  • The Colour of Gratitude
  • Pay a Poem Forward
  • Gratitude Cloud
  • Gratitude Candle
  • Memories of Gratitude
 
“Practising gratitude invites joy into our lives….. it’s life changing.”
(Professor, Dr. Brene Brown)

“Gratitude is Gold”
“Gratitude saved my life.”
“Gratitude has kept me happy”(Jane Ransom, Coach/Speaker/Author)

The Purpose of this eBook is to inspire YOU to invite the power and practice of gratitude into your daily life. 
When you are grateful in the moment you benefit in so many ways and when you practice the gratitude exercises within this eBook:
  • Your mood will instantly be uplifted.
  • You will feel much happier from within.
  • Important relationships will be improved.
  • You will feel so amazing with life right now.
  • Your energy will be raised to a higher level.
  • You will be inspired and motivated.
  • You will feel more abundant in life.
  • Your general wellbeing will be improved and so much more!!

“Experiencing gratitude is one of the most effective ways of getting in touch with your soul.”  (Deepak Chopra)

Author of “Thanks, How the new science of gratitude can make you happier”.
“Gratitude I believe has the power to do 3 things to heal, to energise and to change lives.” (Professor of Psychology, Dr Robert Emmons)

  • Gratitude is such a powerful force which will enhance your wellbeing and the wellbeing of others around you.
  • This eBook contains a variety of original gratitude poems, affirmations, quotes and practical exercises created by Clarabelle.
  • This eBook encourages and guides YOU to be mindful everyday of the blessings that you already have in your life.
  • It is a beautifully presented and yet practical guide for your own use or to give as a special gift to others.

The eBook costs, one single payment price of £8.50 and it is delivered in the universally accepted PDF format. As soon as you pay, you will be instantly taken to a secure page where you can download your eBook.  CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

Thank you for purchasing this eBook and if you have any queries in relation to the purchase or this eBook, please email me, Clarabelle at claire@murraypeople.com

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Yes You Can

Original Music

If you are a regular visitor to this blog you will know that I have been working away behind the scenes on my own original music.  This creative process takes along time but I am very pleased to say that I am certainly making progress.  I have a great team of professional musicians behind me and it makes the whole process a whole lot easier and make the songs better too.

The Youtube video below was recorded by me 2 days ago and it is the first live recording of me singing my original song “Yes You Can” to the guitar backing track which was arranged and played by Shako from New York.  I am sure you will agree that Shako did an amazing job with the backing track.  Things are certainly not perfect, keeping it real here for the moment, but I just wanted to share with you the progress that I am making.

Dream Come True

I feel very proud of myself because this is a dream come true for me. Next step is to take the tracks to the recording studio to be professionally recorded with the assistance of an expert sound engineer, this is in my current planning.

Yes You Can

The song “Yes You Can” has very inspirational and motivational words and I do hope it empowers you to “keep going” with whatever YOU want to achieve in life.

Thank you so much in advance for taking time to watch the video and please let me know what you think because I really do welcome your feedback.

Much love to you today, Clarabelle

I want to say Thank You….

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

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Count Your Blessings

“Gratitude neutralises negative emotions” (Sonja Lyubomirsky) 

I am doing a lot of research for my new “It’s All About Gratitude”  eBook on the scientific studies of the relationship between gratitude and happiness and I am wonderfully amazed by the findings.  Below is a Greater Good Science Centre, www.greatergoodscience.org YouTube video of Sonja Lyubomirsky, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, in which she talks about one of those gratitude studies, “Count Your Blessings” – I am sure you will find it very interesting indeed.

My own preference is most definitely carrying out the practice of daily gratitude because I know this 100% works for me but everyone is different and as the study explains maybe doing this once a week is enough and will have a greater impact for you.

May today be a “Count Your Blessings” day today for you and may it bring you a deeper sense of happiness and contentment into your life.  Love Clarabelle.

 

November’s Question of the Month

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At the beginning of every month I pose a question for you to reflect upon and answer for yourself, I also provide you with my own answer to that question.

This month’s question links to the contents of my new eBook, “It’s All About Gratitude”, coming soon!!  The answers that are posted in the comments section of this blog post will contribute to a section within the eBook and I will also link this blog post to it.  It means that if you do choose to comment, which I would really really love, then your comments will be linked and can be accessed by the readers of the eBook and hopefully they will also visit your own blog, I will certainly encourage them to do that.

So this month’s question relates to “Gratitude“, I bet you guessed that one already!!  🙂

Question:

What does the feeling of “Gratitude” feel like to you, i.e. how does “Gratitude” make you feel?

My Answer:

When I am truly grateful for anything I have in life, it makes me feel so wonderful, I feel happy inside, I feel inspired, I feel motivated, I feel energised, I feel at one with myself, I feel I want to help other people, I feel of real value, I feel in harmony and in balance.

Feeling grateful is such a beautiful feeling for me and sometimes words cannot nearly describe what it really feels like.  Feeling grateful makes me feel like I am meant to be here, it connects me to my purpose in life and makes me want to take inspired action.

Gratitude makes my heart smile inside and it touches my soul……it’s a bit like feeling the feelings of love, true love.  When I am grateful I feel connected to a higher purpose, I feel good, I feel loved, I feel so thankful for being alive, right now, in this very moment.

When I feel grateful I want to sing, I want to dance and I want to share my happy feelings with others.

I practice daily gratitude and this is why, because it makes me feel so so so so good.  

I would really really love to know what it feels like for you?   

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A little bit of gratitude….

A little bit of gratitude goes a long long way.  

Below is an updated version of the YouTube video which relates to the eBook I am currently creating entitled “It’s All About Gratitude”.  The eBook will be available to purchase on Amazon Kindle soon and the video shares extracts from the content of that eBook.

The backing track has been updated on this latest YouTube video.  The backing track piano instrumental is from my original song “I Am Here” and I will be in the studio very soon recording it for my up and coming music Album, “The Becoming of Me”.  The backing track you hear playing on this YouTube video was arranged and played by Denis Kilty, http://www.deniskilty.com and I am so grateful to Denis for arranging this piano backing track, he did such an amazing job.

I’m Flying Without Wings

Here is a video poem by me, entitled “I’m Flying Without Wings”, I hope you like it. Wishing you a beautiful day today, lots of love Clarabelle.

I’m 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.

Created by Clarabelle 2012

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Gratitude, Gratitude, Gratitude

It’s All About Gratitude

About 6 weeks ago I shared on this blog that I was creating an eBook on gratitude, the eBook is entitled, “It’s All About Gratitude”.  I have been working on its content over the last couple of months and I hope to have the eBook published very soon.

In the meantime, I thought I would create a Youtube video which shares a little bit about the eBook and some original quotes from it.  Everything on this Youtube video has been created by me i.e. the photography is all my own, the background music has been created and played by me, the  original quotes are all my own and I created the video too.  I am the first to admit it is not a perfect production but at least it is a start 🙂

I hope you like it and I plan on getting the eBook published very soon, you’ve heard it here first!!

 

Be Love…..

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Photo and Quote by Clarabelle

Where there is love…

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Photo of Painting and Quote by Clarabelle

Motivational Moments

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

The Sound of Inspiration

Inspiration is Everywhere

I wrote this song because I wanted the lyrics to inspire people to really believe in themselves and go for their dreams and goals in life.  The song is entitled, “I Am The Greatest” and I want the person singing along to it, to really believe that they are and to feel encouraged and empowered by the words from within.  Inspiration is everywhere and I do hope you find some of it in this song.  Below is the Youtube video of me singing it for you.  I am still working on the backing tracks but I didn’t want that to stop the process of me sharing this with you.  🙂 Wishing you a day filled with love and inspiration, love Clarabelle.

What is Happy Ever After?

True Happiness

I believe “Happy Ever After” has nothing to do with the “after”, I believe it is in the now, right at this very moment, because this moment, right now, is always we have.  I created a poem this evening about “What is Happy Ever After?” and I also recited it on Youtube for you.  I hope you like it.  May this moment, right now in your life, fill you with true happiness, lots of love Clarabelle.

What is Happy Ever After?

Peace from within, joyful inside,
Gratefulness in the moment, being your guide.

The brightest star, shining on you,
The rainbow smiling, on what you do.

The deepest love, you ever could feel,
Hugging each other, on the family and friends wheel.

A kiss, a cuddle, a warm embrace,
Being in the now, no happiness to chase.

Calmness in the soul, free from stress,
Creating space, living with less.

So on this journey of life, enjoy the laughter,
This is my answer to, “What is Happy Ever After?”

Created by Clarabelle on 27 August 2013

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Take the Happiness Test

The Science of Happiness

Watch this short Youtube video, it touched my heart because I know the power gratitude has and this experiment reveals that and little bit more.  Maybe it will inspire you to “Make the Call”  when you answer the question:  

“What person has made the biggest impact on your life?”

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What will make today a great day for you?

I came across this video on Youtube this evening and I really loved it, I thought it was too beautiful not to share it with you.

Give gratitude to the gift of life today, open your heart and let the blessings of gratefulness flow through you.  Lots of love, Clarabelle

 

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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

 

Chat with Clarabelle

Please come and say hello 🙂

I would like to say a special thank you to YOU for visiting this Clarabelle blog and for liking my posts, I really do appreciate it.  

I really love to interact with visitors to this blog and I want you to know that I have lots of additional “Clarabelle” updates on my Clarabelle Facebook page.  If you are interested in finding out more about what I am up to on a daily basis then please feel free to like the Clarabelle Facebook page, you can easily do this from the Facebook like box on the sidebar of this blog.

Below is a real snapshot of what I have updated on my Clarabelle Facebook page recently:

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Snapshot of Clarabelle’s Facebook Page

I look forward to chatting with you soon.  🙂 🙂 🙂

Lots of love to you Clarabelle

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You Are The Key

Life is too short

Often we look for a solution to our problems “out there” however I am a great believer that you have the answer deep inside yourself.

“You Are The Key” is a song that I created a few weeks, although I do write a lot of love songs I also write a lot of uplifting and more inspiring songs too.  I hope you like this Youtube demo song and that it adds a little zest to your day (background music currently being produced).

Remember whatever you are going through in life just now “You Are The Key” to turning it all around for the better.  I have inserted the lyrics below also, so you can sing along if you wish.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

YOU ARE THE KEY by Claire Marie Murray, a.k.a. Clarabelle 11 July 2013

Verse 1

Mr Inspirational believes in his dreams
Miss Influential, life is better than it seems
Mr Motivational has hunger in his soul
Mrs Positivity, always reaches her goal

Chorus

For you are the key
And this is your cue
know what you want,
Let it inspire you
Feel in your heart,
all the things you can do
For you are the key
And this is so true

Verse 2

Mr Happiness, smiles all the time
Miss Joyfulness, sings uplifting tunes in rhyme
Mr Success, nothing stops him now
Mrs Believer, knows she is wow

Chorus

For you are the key
And this is your cue
know what you want,
Let it inspire you
Feel in your heart,
all the things you can do
For you are the key
And this is so true

Bridge

Dream a bigger dream
Paradise waits for you
Be the cat with cream
There ain’t nothing you can do
Hold in your heart
Dance amidst the clouds
Uniqueness is your part
Don’t follow all the crowds

Chorus (to fade)

For you are the key
And this is your cue
know what you want,
Let it inspire you
Feel in your heart,
all the things you can do
For you are the key
And this is so true
Yes, you are the key
Believe that is true

 songsbyclarabelle, 11 July 2013 (Copyright)

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Yes You Can Because You Are The Key

Life is too short to wait

Today I have been in creative mode, I have written two inspirational songs so far and I am very pleased with the outcome.  The songs are entitled “YES YOU CAN” and “YOU ARE THE KEY”, once I have had my songs registered with BMI and recorded on YouTube I will share them with you on this blog.

I am excited to share these songs because I believe that if you are having a tough day and you then listen to these songs, I am hoping the lyrics will connect with you in some way and uplift your spirits.  We all need a little morale boost now and again and I feel the essence of these two songs is all about that.

Make today be a “YES YOU CAN” day for you because “YOU ARE THE KEY” to turning your life around for the better.

Wishing you a day filled with happiness and joy, love Clarabelle.

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Together

Here is another song I created recently, it is entitled “Together” and it is about meeting the right partner and falling in love.

I LOVE, love, I always have and always will.  I think this would make a really good wedding song for the happy couple on their special day.  I hope you enjoy the lyrics and melody I created.  Below is the YouTube video of me singing the song and I have also included the lyrics of the song below, thank you so much for listening, I am very grateful indeed.  Much love to you today, as always, Clarabelle.

Together

Verse 1:

When love comes your way
Be open
When sparks lift your heart
like lightning
Release your spirit
Shine today
Love forever
Hear for me say

Chorus:

Let the Church bells ring for us
Together we’re in love
Let the music play our tune
Together, we’ll be soon
Let your heart, entwine with mine
As one we are divine
Let your smile give warmth to me
Together, we will be

 Verse 2:

When your heart sings with joy
Be happy
When the sun shines on you
Its energy
Free your spirit
Glow today
Bloom forever
Hear me say

Chorus:

Let the Church bells ring for us
Together we’re in love
Let the music play our tune
Together, we’ll be soon
Let your heart, entwine with mine
As one we are divine
Let your smile give warmth to me
Together, we will be

Bridge:

Happy, Happy
Together in love
Knowing, showing
Smiles from above
Happy, Happy
Together in love
Knowing, showing
Smiles from above

Chorus: (to fade)

Let the Church bells ring for us
Together we’re in love
Let the music play our tune
Together, we’ll be soon
Let your heart, entwine with mine
As one we are divine
Let your smile give warmth to me
Together, we will be

Copyright, Claire Marie Murray, a.k.a Clarabelle, May 2013

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Put Your Energy Out There!!

put your energy out there

You may remember a few weeks back I blog posted for the very first time a YouTube video of me singing one of my original songs “I Am Here”.

This has been a dream of mine since I was a child to be a successful songwriter but I never did anything about it until now…..over 30 years later!!  I have a strong inner belief in my creative talents so I just started writing to different music production and publishing companies to get their feedback on my lyrics/songs.  I am so excited because I received some really positive feedback this evening from a company in Nashville who I wrote to no less than 24 hours ago, here is what they said about my song:

Claire,

I hope you’re having a good day. I’ve had a chance to review your lyric, “I Am Here”. Please see review below.

“I Am Here”: You have good rhyme through out the lyric which creates good rhythm which makes the song flow well. You have good imagery and description as you use your words to paint the scenes and bring the song to life. You’ve captured and expressed the emotions well as you can feel the love, hope, strength, longing, wonder etc… This is important b/c emotion is how people connect with music. The subject matter is strong as well as the length, song structure and verse/chorus format.

“I Am Here” is a lyric we’d be interested in working with you on. 

The reason I am sharing this with you is because I want to use myself as a real life, in the moment, example.  I want YOU to never let go of your childhood dreams, believe in your abilities and talents and put your energy out there……the Universe WILL respond, believe that, I am living proof of that.

Now, I have no idea what will happen with my songwriting career going forward, but all I know now, is that this has truly inspired me to keep going and going and going and going.  By me putting my energy out there and getting that response this evening, it has given me even more motivation, drive and enthusiasm to carry on and make it happen for myself.  I will absolutely keep you posted on developments.

Remember, YOU are a miracle already, YOU have the magic inside of you to dream big but also to turn that dream into a reality…..PUT YOUR ENERGY OUT THERE!!

Much love to you as always, follow your dreams that you hold in your heart, Clarabelle.

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I Am Here

Being Brave

This is a breakthrough day for me today, a day where I put my energy and heart out there to the world.  I say this because I am being brave and courageous and putting myself out there to the Universe in a different way.  I am sharing with you one of the songs I wrote recently for my new Album called “The Becoming of Me”.  This is the first time I have ever sang on video with the intent to demonstrate the power and unfolding of making my dreams come true.  This passion has indeed been locked inside of me for over 30 years and now I am embracing the moment and creating opportunities for myself.  I have no idea where this may lead to, all I know is that it feels right to share with you today.

TRACK 1:  “I AM HERE”  

This song is about the loss of a loved one (my father) and also about having a loved one who lives very far away from you, like in a long distance relationship or family living “Across the Miles”.  It tells the heartfelt story of the strong innner desire to have them so close to you, in that very moment, imagining them so close that they are actually there, then feeling the heartbreak of the reality that they are not there and are never coming back or will not be back for a long time.

Here is the YouTube video of me singing the song in acapella, I do hope you like it.

Here are the song lyrics:

Verse 1

The night is cold tonight
I feel you here
And I just want you now
I want you near
But you are far away
From me
My heart is silenced now
It’s history

 Chorus

And I am here
For you
I am close
Can you feel me too
Your love
Is all I need
Heaven open your gates
This I plead

Verse 2

The starry sky so bright
Watches me
I feel your presence here
Let this be
You may be far away
From me
My heart is open now
Set me free

Chorus

So I am here
For you
I am close
Can you feel me too
Your love
Is all I need
Heaven open your gates
This I plead
Heaven open your gates
This I plead

 Encore

I once had hope
That I held you
Tight in my arms
Loving you
I see your smile
I see your eyes
Loving me
Beyond the skies

Chorus

And I am here
For you
I am close
Can you feel me too
Your love
Is all I need
Heaven open your gates
This I plead
Heaven open your gates
This I plead

Copyright, Claire Marie Murray, a.k.a. Clarabelle, May 2013

I would really love to hear what you think of the song and lyrics, it will help me develop into the Artist that I am becoming.

I truly thank you for listening and may you be brave and courageous today, wherever you are in the world.

Much love to you, as always, Clarabelle

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Inside of Me

I watched a motivational video today on YouTube (see below), immediately after watching it, I wrote the following quote:

“My motivation
to inspire others
will never die,
because inspiration
lives inside of me.”
[Clarabelle]

Wishing you an inspired day today, much love to you, Clarabelle

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