Let Them Follow Their Own Compass

Title Quote: Wayne Dyer

A baby contains an inherent, infinite Light
That shines so brightly from it’s Soul
Vividly luminous with Source Energy
We’re captivated, adoring beyond control

Time advances, the baby becomes a child
The Divine illumination begins to dim
Their link to Source has been shadowed
By the negativity they have taken in

As the child goes out into the big-wide world
School and society’s control gets a strong-hold
‘Bright Sparks’ may seem to be encouraged
But they too, must fit into the defined mould

Adolescence then adulthood urges onwards
By now most Inner Lights have been blocked
Conforming to everyone, but not their own desires
Keeps the door to their Soul firmly locked

But remember, there is nothing wrong about this
We planned our whole journey right from the start
By learning to follow our own Inner Guidance in life
We would retrieve the Light through our heart

One of life’s immense joys is parenthood
Overwhelming gifts this path can bring
Unconditional love its purest treasure
Lifting the Spirit, the Soul will truly sing

Whatever path we choose to take
No one else will be on the same
It’s so important to remember this
When focusing on your child’s aim

The Light inside them is also a compass
It can guide them their whole life through
Teaching them to choose right from wrong
Inner Guidance is always clear in what to do

Their Light Compass will always be there
If ever they have any troubles or doubt
What to do about it, which path to take
Their Inspiring Light will always shine out

Learning to use and trust their intuition
Connecting to their own Source Energy Light
Is the greatest blessing you can ever give them
And by example is the only way to teach it right

Trina Graves – 5th December 2016


About This Poem

Sometimes I come across a quote that I just know I need to make into a poem. I write it down in my notepad that I keep just for my poems. – I prefer to hand-write in pencil first of all, I have tried typing straight away but it just doesn’t feel right! – I also keep a list on the front inside cover of any titles or ideas that come to me, this happens most often upon first waking. Anyway, this quote from Wayne Dyer was one that I knew would be a poem.

With this title the poem was obviously going to be about letting children use their own intuition, to be connected to their own inner light rather than follow the guidance of others, even though it is thought to be in their best interest.

After praying and asking for guidance my thoughts drifted to how babies are so mesmerizing as if we are under their spell and I realized it is because they exude Source, they are pure beings of light.  But then why does that change? Why do we enter this world as the true beings we are but then become so much less? I hope this poem sheds some light on this and show that the only way to teach them to follow their own compass it to follow our own.

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My grandsons Joey & Tyler (2014)
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Through The Eyes Of Source

Title Quote: Abraham-Hicks

My physical eyes have limited sight
Filters of thought and belief blur my view
But if I look Through The Eyes Of Source
I will see everything clearly and true

To look through with the Eyes Of Source
I first need to change and lighten my mind
I let go of any not-good feeling thoughts
And think ones that feel better and kind

I talk to myself about things that are good
And things that I really appreciate
Then as I feel that upliftment in me
Through The Eyes Of Source I will vibrate

Looking Through The Eyes Of Source
It is easy to appreciate and expand
By noticing all the beauty there is
Wherever my enchanted gaze may land

Walking outside with Mother Nature
Using the Eyes Of Source as my looking glass
My vision sometimes gets blurred with tears
At the intense magnificence of everything I pass

With the colours, shapes, size and variety
Of the infinite abundance of nature’s forms
From the majestic tall trees to a daisy in the grass
Looking Through The Eyes Of Source, my heart warms

In every face there is a simple beauty
The Eyes Of Source will always see
Wrinkled, scarred – it matters not
Even looking in a mirror at me

The intoxication I feel has seeped into my life
I am now selective on where my focus will be
I’ve lost interest in looking with my dull ‘human’ eyes
As Through The Eyes Of Source I now choose to see

Trina Graves – 19th November 2016


About This Poem

In 2012 I used this quote for a poem, but when a few years later I decided to compile a page on my website (Spiritual Quotes To Live By) of Abraham-Hicks quote poems, I was not entirely happy with it, so I decided to write another. I particularly wanted to include this quote as it is an easy reminder for following the Law Of Attraction. I wanted to convey how our thoughts and beliefs affect what we see and also give some guidance on using the Law Of Attraction. 

I must admit, I was blind to the magnificence of nature before 2010, the only time I looked through the eyes of Source was when looking at babies and children (especially my own.) It was the teachings of Abraham-Hicks that made me begin my website (doing something I loved to do) which then led me on to taking nature photos for quotes. I remember well the first walk I went on with my new eyes! Before it would have been my grandchildren in all the photographs, but I was awestruck with the simplest of things. It was on that day I took the photograph of a dandelion seed-head that I use as my logo. I had never really looked closely at one before and was amazed at the sheer perfection! 

This poem is now one of my favourites.

Through The Eyes Of Source poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

 

Those Moments I Treasure

With each new day as I awoke
Like a spark I’d remember you were here
A smile would warm my face and heart
Those moments I treasure, so clear

I counted the weeks as they passed by
Your presence I felt growing strong
My joy and excitement thinking of you
Those moments I treasure my life long

You wriggled and kicked more powerfully each month
My body stretching as it nurtured your growth
Blossoming too was my complete devotion to you
Those moments I treasure, unconditional love my oath

Then the moment arrived for us to meet face-to-face
Time stood still with a tangible sense of awe
The miracle of pregnancy and birth is a blessing in life
Those moments I treasure forever more

Now the years have passed and you are grown
But my memory of pure Bliss can still bring a tear
When you were first place in my arms
That moment I treasure most dear

You are: my Joy, my Precious, my Beloved, my Life
I’ve loved you unconditionally right from the start
Though life separates us, our love continues and unites
Our moments I treasure – Eternally you are part of my heart

Trina Graves – 10th March 2015


About This Poem

For all the special occasions I often write poems for my parents and put them in home-made cards using photographs of the family, they love this and with each one I do it seems they are more over-joyed. So, just before Mother’s Day in 2015, I sat to write a poem for my mum. However, after praying for guidance this poem was the result!

I was taken back, many years, to the excited feeling as I awoke and suddenly remembered I was pregnant, I loved being pregnant so this was a delight each morning. So, I just had to put that into words and then the rest of the poem followed on.

I gave my two daughters a print of the poem on a photo of me holding them as babies for Mother’s Day, as they are mother’s too.

The next day I did write another poem for my mum!

Trina Graves quote: Now the years have passed and you are grown, but my memory of pure bliss can still bring a tear.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
April 1979 – with my firstborn, Julie

 

 

Why Did You Come Here?

“Why did you come here?” I asked the daisy
As I lay on the grass feeling dreamy and lazy
The answer just appeared in my mind
“I came to add to the beauty you’d find.”

“Why did you come here?” I asked the bee
Flying so fast I could hardly see
The bee turned and started to fly more slow
“I came to help the flowers grow.”

“Why did you come here?” I asked the ant
As it ran across the beautiful plant
“I was alone, but now life’s a dream,
I came to work as part of a team.”

“Why did you come here?” I asked the cat
As she clawed away on the fireside mat
She looked right into my eyes with a stare
“I came to help you become Aware.”

“Why did you come here?” I asked little Lucky
Our precious, playful Labrador puppy
“I told you before, when we were in heaven above,
I came to give you unconditional love.”

“Why did you come here?” I asked my teacher
When showing my carefully painted picture
She thought for a moment and began to say
“I came to guide you along the way.”

Why did you come here?” I asked the old man
Who was sat in the park and getting a tan.
The man smiled at me and said, “Ever since my birth
I came to enjoy my life here on this Earth.”

Why did I come here? I wanted to know
Then all these things I attracted to show
I came to…
Find beauty, enjoy life, help, guide and share
Unconditional Love and become Aware.

Trina Graves – 14th May 2013


About This Poem

I wanted to write some spiritual poems for children to use on my website (Spiritual Quotes To Live By) so I wrote down a few ideas of subjects I wanted to cover: Where do we come from? Why are we here? Law Of Attraction etc..

I prayed and asked for guidance and then wrote a poem called Before We Were Born (to be added). I usually only write one poem at a time, but after finishing this one I knew I needed to write more and wanted to do a poem from a child’s point of view. Why Did You Come Here? was the result – it just flowed so easily without much thought or hesitation and I was amazed how in the last verse it all came together from the endings of the others. This was not planned or thought about by me at all.  It is when I write a poem such as this one that I really believe my words are guided. 

This is one of my favourites of my poems, I just love the simple way it brings together the Law Of Attraction with why we are here. By the way, the girl in the photo is my granddaughter Lucy.

 

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You Only Hear What You Are Ready To Hear

Title quote: Abraham-Hicks

Even though we are all one
We’re also individuals too
Which means we are each unique
Looking at life with our perceptional view

It seems our lives are moulded
In so many different ways
But the truth is we are the source of it all
With our own thoughts we create our days

You only hear what you are ready to hear
Many people are not open to see
Whatever is going on in their lives
They created their own reality

But all is not lost by such words
The seed is planted and you will find
One day in the future, something will ‘click’
And the truth will blossom in their mind

Trina Graves – 18th May 2011


About This Poem

This quote has been a much learned teaching in my life, for example…

In 2006 I was looking for a book to take on holiday and rather than a novel I was drawn to a book called  ‘Ask And It Is Given’ by Esther & Jerry Hicks, it was one of those times that I knew I had to buy THIS book and not any other. I read most of it on holiday and thought it was interesting, but I obviously wasn’t quite ‘ready to hear.’

I had been learning of the Law Of Attraction through various others, most especially Neale Donald Walsch and Eileen Caddy, but it was to be Abraham-Hicks that really set me on my path to changing my perceptions and attitude.

At some point between 2006 and 2009 I had discussed this Law Of Attraction and the idea that you create your own life with a very close (spiritually-aware) friend, although she didn’t tell me till years later, she was very upset that I would tell her she had created the problems in her life (I obviously never explained it very well!) I had also mentioned to her about the film ‘The Secret.’ 

On a visit to me in 2010 she was very enthusiastic about a film another friend had told her about, she told me I really must watch it, and went on to tell me that she now understood what I had tried to tell her a long time before, but at that time she found deeply upsetting. The film was called.. The Secret!

But what makes it all the more interesting, to me, is that this was a catalyst bringing me back with greater awareness and eagerness to explore and learn all I could about the teachings of Abraham.

Since I began to fully understand and implement their teachings my perceptions and attitude towards everything in life (and death) have changed for the better. I am now living each day in joy, happy with where I am in each moment, and eagerly allowing life to bring me more evidence of joy.

Although Spirituality and the Law Of Attraction are, for me now, an essential part of my life, I rarely talk to my family, friends etc.. about them. I now know that the best thing I can do is to live my life to be an example for them. Of course, if they show an interest or ask questions I will share. One of the reasons I love to write my poems, do my Spiritual Quotes To Live By website and share my inspirational photo-quotes is that I know I am providing the knowledge for when they (or anyone else who is drawn to it) are ready to hear what I have to say! 

Abraham-Hicks quote: You only hear what you are ready to hear. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

While We Are Sleeping Angels Have Conversations With Our Souls

Title Quote: Unknown

While we are sleeping
We let go of physicality
To experience our true form
Of Spirit, unlimited and free
We can go anywhere at all
With no limits of time or space
Explore our magnificent Universe
Or our past-lives we can re-trace

While we are sleeping
The concept of time disappears
Losing all of its boundaries
Only to the physical it adheres
After closing our eyes to sleep
It seems only minutes have gone by
When many hours later we awaken
And adapt to times apparent lie

While we are sleeping
The door is open wide
To step through and appreciate
The world on the other side
Our Spirit leaves our body
Resting peacefully in our bed
We’re attached by a silver cord
It only breaks when we are dead

While we are sleeping
Our true self guides the way
We regain our pure perspective
And digest the current day
Although plentiful things transpire
Remembering only happens to a few
But just because we have forgotten
Doesn’t mean it isn’t true

While they are sleeping
Those nearing their life’s end
Are making preparations
To more easily comprehend
The letting go of this world
And moving on to better things
They are more likely to remember
The messages ‘sleeping’ brings

While we are sleeping
We can visit those we love
Here, or those departed
Transitioned to the Above
Sometimes we can recall
A ‘dream’ of those who’ve died
Our love unites us forever
Meeting eases tears we’ve cried

While we are sleeping
Some give assistance in many ways
Helping others make their transition
At the ending of their days
Or being with someone who’s down
Needing an uplifting smile that’s all
We are all linked together
Supporting each other forevermore

While they are sleeping
Babies bask in Spirituality
New to physical restrictions
Their Souls requisite to be free
Growing so fast requires sleep
As their minds and bodies change
Over years time works its wonders
And sleeping patterns rearrange

While we are sleeping
Our body’s cells all adjust
Unhindered by limiting thoughts
It’s why sleeping is a must
Our bodies can miraculously heal
And sleep plays a crucial part
In recovery from disease or wounds
To mind, body and emotional heart

While we are sleeping
We connect to our Higher-Self
And can take the opportunity
To assess our abundant wealth
In the multiple aspects of life
Our goal is to constantly do our best
Our Higher-Self knows the plan
Enlightening us when we’re at rest

While we are sleeping
Our Guides are always there
To support and give assistance
Because they truly care
They chose to be with us
For our life here on this Earth
Always giving loving guidance
Before and since our birth

While we are sleeping
Heavenly Angels gather around
Pure, Divine Beings of Light
To us mortals they are bound
Giving constant unconditional love
Helping us reach our goals
So, While We Are Sleeping
Angels Have Conversations With Our Souls

Trina Graves – 15th February 2016


About This Poem

This is one of the poems where, after praying and asking for guidance, I first wrote down a list of the ideas for each verse: being in Spirit, concept of time, visiting those passed on etc..

Some of the basis of this poem comes from my experiences…

I have been told by family members of how when some of there loved ones were nearing death they had vivid dreams of: climbing, crossing over, leaving family –  but always knowing what they were moving onto was good or better. 

Many years ago, at a Spiritualist church the medium spoke of how many people spend their sleeping hours working on the other side. She talked to one woman about the love and comfort she was giving to babies that she cuddled each night. I loved this idea and the thought of it stuck with me.

I have dreamt of what I believe are passed lives.

The verse about babies being new to physical restrictions and therefore needing more sleep to be free, was not something I ‘thought’ about, but once written made so much sense to me, so it is my favourite verse from this poem.

While We Are Sleeping Angels Have Conversations With Our Souls - Inspirational poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

 

The Amen Of Nature Is Always A Flower

Title Quote: Oliver Wendell Holmes

At the bus stop, passing time in my solitary thoughts
My gaze rested upon some nearby empty ground
There was nothing much at all to see, it seemed
Some grass, soil and stones were all my eyes found

Nothing changed over those cold winter months
As each week I waited patiently and surveyed
When rain fell soaking the earth, I noticed
Muddy puddles developed, where children played

As the days began to get a little longer
They became brighter and warmer too
I began to notice a change on the ground
Signs of life were starting to break through

The weeks went by as Spring finally arrived
Some days of rain, but mostly warm and bright
Various shades of green shoots covered the ground
Although different, united in seeking the light

Showers of petals from nearby blossoming trees
Cascaded upon me as I gazed at the ground
Gone now the blankness of winter past
Abundant foliage and flowering buds I found

I’ll never forget that summers day I arrived
My senses were blasted by the sheer power
Of an awesome scene of vibrant colour and beauty
The Amen of nature is always a flower

Trina Graves – 31st January 2015


About This Poem

This was the first time I wrote a poem for my blog.  On that day, after writing my thoughts on the quote, my thoughts wandered to when I lived in a village that had a long walk to the bus stop and the idea of this poem came to me.  When I write in ‘first person’ it is almost always a true part of my life, this poem is one of the exceptions, but it is based on my experiences.

While looking back through my previous blogs, in December 2016, I came across this poem and thought it would be a good idea – and an interesting challenge – to change the way I did my blog, so I began to write inspirational poems for each quote, rather than my thoughts on the quote or photograph. 

Oliver Wendell Holmes quote: The amen of nature is always a flower. Spiritual Quotes To Live By