The Lord’s My True Guide

Affirming The Classics: The Lord’s My Shepherd – Scottish Psalter/psalm 23

The Lord’s my true Guide, All-That-Is
He respects my free-will
Now that I follow, in His way
In Loving Peace, I’m still

My Soul, it is aligned with Him
Rejoicing as I take
Steps on the Path of Pure Love
As footsteps of Light I make

As I walk towards my life’s end
I feel only the Bliss
For I am never alone, His Love
Is comfort, I never need miss

My life is abundantly Blessed
In truth, I have no foes
Every Soul is Heavenly sent
My Pure Compassion overflows

Goodness, Love and Light, all my life
Are always there for me
God is in me, for evermore
I live to express this, to Be

Trina Graves – 16th October 2019


About This Poem

The Lord’s My Shepherd is one of the most famous hymns known, and often sung, by many people, so it was an obvious choice for me to update in my series of Affirming The Classics.

My aim with this series is to update the old favourites and turn them into Affirmations. The originals were beautiful and inspirational for their time, but now many of us are coming to the understanding that God/Source/All-That-Is (or whatever name you prefer to use) is a part of us, and we can claim our Divinity to bring a United Light and Love to this world. 

When I am Affirming hymns I always do my best to keep the syllables to the same number as the original so that they can be sung easily to the well-known tunes. This hymn is so often sang, so I especially made sure it matched!

The original hymn…

The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by

My Soul he doth restore again
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness
E’en for his own name’s sake

Yea, though I walk in deaths dark vale
Yet will I feel no ill
For thou art with me, and thy rod
And staff me comfort still

My table thou hast furnished
In presence of my foes
My head thou dost with oil anoint
And my cup overflows

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me
And in God’s house for evermore
My dwelling place shall be

Scottish Psalter 1650

The Lord's My True Guide - Affirming The Classics by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Little Ripples Of Connection

It’s the little things in life
Often done without a thought
That can make all the difference
The falling ripples are caught…

Just a simple Loving smile
To a stranger passing by
Eye contact giving depth
Maybe even saying “Hi”
Can give a needed lift
To a lonely, heavy Heart
Just that tiny bit of Love
CONNECTION: Healing can start
So Smile With Your Love For All
Cause Your Healing Ripples To Fall

Giving a helping hand
If noticing someone struggle
Even everyday simple things
Can cause confusion and muddle
For instance, picking up items
Others have dropped on the floor
A small gesture can spark
CONNECTION: Kindness flows more
So Lend A Helping Hand To All
Cause Your Kindness Ripples To Fall

Walking in the beautiful countryside
Or in the bustling town or city
We all like order and tidyness
Wanting places smart or pretty
Regardless of others thoughtlessness
Dropping their litter to the ground
Pick up what you come across
CONNECTION: To Mother Earth is found
So Pick Up A Little, If Not Able To Do All
Cause Your Gaia Connection Ripples To Fall

Driving in your vehicle
Or just standing in a queue
This simple thoughtful gesture
Anyone can easily do
Let someone in before you
Waiting patiently behind
Acknowledging their presence
CONNECTION: People are kind
So Let Just One In, Need Not Be All
Cause Your Acknowledging Ripples To Fall

When someone is talking
If you listen carefully
Giving your focused attention
Bestows great Blessings, you’ll see
Acceptance, Understanding, Worthiness
We don’t have to agree with every word
Patiently give them time to speak
CONNECTION: Everyone wants to be heard
So Always Listen Attentively To All
Cause Your Focused Ripples To Fall

These are all little things
There is always more we can do
When we feel with empathy
Putting ourselves in another’s shoe
But by making a start
With easy, simple things
Blessings bloom and grow
CONNECTION: the Law Of Attraction brings
So Give Of Yourself To One-And-All
Cause Your Blooming Ripples To Fall

These ripples of connection
We can easily daily start
Bringing Awareness to others
Of living from the Heart
Especially to the children
Be an example, let them see
We learn from our experiences
CONNECTION: We are One, in Unity
So Be The Love You Are, A Part Of The-All
Cause Your Light And Love Ripples To Fall

Trina Graves – 14th March 2019


About This Poem

My aim as I sat to write this poem was to speak of the little things we do that can make a difference. Then, as I was writing I got the ‘ripples to fall’ and knew it needed to be included with each verse. However, this just didn’t seem complete until I knew they needed to also speak of ‘Connection’ and so that part was added. 

Once the poem was finished I was unsure of how it read, so thought I’d just leave it and go back another time. I am surprised to see how long it was until I looked at it again.. over seven months! Reading it again, I expected to be making some changes, but it all seemed okay to me. But, what I do find interesting is that the CONNECTION part is much more significant to me now, so perhaps that is why I’ve waited, Divine Timing playing its part!

Those seven months have certainly sped by so extremely fast, but I also know that my CONNECTION (to Spirit) has become stronger in that time too. I have chosen to leave it as written back then, but if I were writing now I would emphasize how these ‘Ripples Of Connection’ are a way of radiating and sharing our Light, which is so needed right now on this planet.

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I wrote the above about a week ago but for several reasons have not got around to posting. Today, reading it through before finally posting, I’ve just noticed the date (14th) making it eight months to the day it was written!  Synchronicity flows!

Little Ripples Of Connection - part of poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
Grandchildren: Lucy & Seth

 

Parent’s Love… Always With You

No matter how long ago
Days, months, or many years
Their presence no longer in your life
Can bring some sadness and tears

But also, a tear of joy can fall
As you fondly reminisce
The Love you so dearly felt
Embraced, or a tender kiss

Or maybe they didn’t demonstrate
Their Love, with words or touch
But in your Heart you know the truth
They Loved you, so very much

You were their pride and their joy
All through your young childhood
And as you grew into an adult
Their inner-reflection, now stood

For you are linked in many ways
Not only through your DNA
But the Love and nurture that you felt
Remains in your Heart today

They may have left the physical
But their Energy of Love remains
Walking with you through your life
With all its joys and pains

With you through the celebrations
Births, weddings, and birthdays
Often caught in photographs
As energy orb displays

With you in the quiet times
When they pop into your mind
Wanting to bring you inner peace
Their Love, you can always find

With you when your Heart aches
And when you can take no more
They know you’ll heal in time
Because their Love is in your core

With you at times of success
Proud to be the parent of you
Throughout all your milestones and goals
They were there, to see you through

With you in times of trouble
Worry, stress, and strife
Their compassion and support
Always with you, through your life

For we are not just physical
But Eternal Beings of Love
Growing through our Earthly lives
Linked always below and above

Sharing and experiencing all of life
With our Soul group, we walk
And if we open-up our Heart
To the other side we can talk

Always with you… in your Heart
Always with you… every day
Always with you… in Loving Energy
Always with you… they will stay

Always with you, and especially
They await your presence above
One day in time you’ll be together
To reminisce your lives of Love

They will be there on that day
Excited to embrace, and you’ll see
When you transition to the other side
They were always with you, in Love Energy

Trina Graves – 16th October 2019


About This Poem

I wrote this poem for my Dad’s 83rd birthday (on 18th October), I made it into a small book that also contained pictures of his parents. My grandmother Evelyn died in 1967, aged 60, and my grandfather James in 1999, aged 85. I was only six when my nanny died, but I have fond memories of her because we lived next door, so were able to be with her often. I was given the name Evelyn (middle name) and I know I am like her in many ways. I have always felt a closeness to her throughout the years, and I know she is with me often too.

The idea for the poem was given to me (from Spirit) and I instantly knew it would be perfect to write for my Dad. My Mum has always been the ‘Spiritual’ one of my parents, but my Dad is unsure of such matters, so I do like to share my views with him, especially as a way of hopefully opening the door – just a little, if he’s willing – for him to see the Light that can shine through. 

Although this poem is about ‘parental’ love, I believe that it is really true about any love relationship and of course, for me it rings true about my grandparents and me too.

Evelyn was a doting mother and grandmother and easily showed her love, but James was very reserved, due to the times he lived in and his very hard upbringing, which is why there is a verse on not physically demonstrating love.

If this poem was not written especially for my Dad, I would have also included some verses to talk of those parents who were not present in the child’s physical life, or who might have physically or mentally mis-treated their child. I would have said: no matter what happens in any family relationship, on the Higher or Spiritual level the conditions gone through were pre-chosen by both Souls and at the core of it all there is only love, which will be revealed when united at death. I can now see I need to write another poem to cover this! 🙂 

Although it was not written as a ‘sympathy’ poem, I believe that it is certainly a part of this category, so I will include it with my other Sympathy Poems.

Parent's Love.. Always With You - by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
My paternal grandparents James & Evelyn (late 1950’s)

 

Mission Impossible To Ignore

Based on the tape message from Mission Impossible series.

Namaste Lightworker!

Since your Awakening, your ongoing mission has been to establish and shine your Divine Light on Earth. With your fellow Lightworkers, you have succeeded in your task to bring the balance of Light to the cusp of the greatest change, that is now becoming a reality for all of humanity.

God and all the Divine Beings Bless you, and give thanks for your willingness to hold and flow the Divine Light, for this has also enabled more and more people worldwide to Awaken to their Inner-Knowing that there is so much more to life than they were previously led to believe.

However, the time has now arrived for you to make a decision in how you will participate in the turmoil and revelations coming forth that are impossible to ignore.

The Divine Light has been radiating around and into Gaia from other dimensions, and combined with your holding of the Light in your Earthly physical presence, the over-balance of darkness has finally been halted. Change is now being seen all around you, as the Light takes over the darkness.

The Light is now shining so powerfully that the atrocities carried out by the dark for countless years can no longer be hidden. For the remainder of 2019 and as you enter the 2020 decade there will be many dark deeds surfacing that will shake the foundations of your planet and lives.

Although the majority of people on Earth will think otherwise, the reason for the onslaught of divulging negativity is actually a very good thing! It is evidence that you have succeeded in Lighting up the planet enough for ALL of the darkness of humanity to be illuminated, so that it can be healed, and therefore enable all humans to raise their vibration and create a world of peace.

The next part of your Mission, Lightworker, should you choose to accept it is to:

  • Continually Vision Gaia surrounded in Divine Light.
  • Daily thank and Bless Mother Earth for her nurturing abundance.
  • Walk each day BEING the Love you are.
  • Bring forth as much Joy as possible, for yourself and others.
  • Meditate daily on giving your Light, Love & Compassion to ‘where it is needed.’
  • Hold steadfast in your Light, no matter what befalls.
  • Never judge, but Bless each outpouring as a step out of darkness into the Light, to be healed.
  • Send Love, Light and Compassion to all the darkness coming forth.
  • Demonstrate your Calm, Compassionate, Loving, Joyful, Lighted Presence to all those around you.
  • Always teaching by example: Love, Light, Peace, Compassion and especially Forgiveness to ALL.
  • Only speak of your Mission to those on the same path, or if anyone asks you about your positive abilities.

As always, should you or any Lightworker fall prey to the darkness, know that however dimmed, your Light is always, eternally stronger than the dark. God, along with all your Divine Entourage will never disavow the knowledge of your actions. No matter what, you are always Loved unconditionally.

Shine Brightly, knowing your Source of Power is God’s Eternal Presence in you.

This message will self-imbue in five seconds!

God Bless
Lightworker.

Trina Graves – 3rd October 2019


About This Message

One of my ‘thinking spots’ is in the shower, there have been many ideas and ‘aha’ moments come to me while showering! I did watch a YouTube video a few weeks ago that featured this as a place of inspiration, so I know I’m not alone in this phenomena!

I could not resist getting on straight away with this one, so as soon as I could, I watched a short clip from one of the old series of Mission Impossible to get the always repeated parts of the message given for each mission.

I love the idea that although it is speaking of the terrible things that are being (and going to be) uncovered, it does so in a ‘Light-Hearted’ way. 

This is what we signed up for fellow Lightworkers: to be the Light in the darkness that will shake so many of our friends, family, neighbours and fellow citizens of Earth to the core, and to show them the balanced way of Being because from the Higher Perspective… All Is Well.

Namaste

Mission Impossible To Ignore - part of message to Lightworkers by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

 

 

Allowing Well-Being

Based on quote from Abraham-Hicks: ‘When your heart is singing, you are allowing Well-Being. When you are appreciating, you are allowing Well-Being.’

What makes your Heart sing?
What do you Love to do?
What gives you simple pleasure?
Do you have a clue?

It’s important to make some time
Each and every day
To follow your own joy
In your own unique way

Even for just five minutes
If that’s all you can spare
With a busy hectic life
You especially need self-care

It doesn’t matter what it is
As long as you feel great
Let go of time and stress
Everything else can wait

Let everyone around you
See and know you do it
They will learn from you
As your Light will be lit

In these moments of joy
You are allowing Well-Being
Even just a little everyday
To your Spirit is freeing

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What do you appreciate?
What are you thankful for?
Do you notice the simple blessings
Constantly flowing ever more?

Everywhere you take a look
No matter which way you turn
Appreciate something around you
Even if you have to discern

Focus on the simple things
Water, shelter, sleep
Giving thanks, not taking for granted
Will bring benefits you’ll reap

Appreciate the people around you
For the little things they may do
Saying ‘Thank You’ often
Makes a kinder you

Appreciate Mother Nature
Give thanks for your family
With gratitude Bless them all
You’ll Light-up for all to see

In your appreciation
You are allowing Well-Being
Even just a little everyday
To your Spirit is freeing

*****

Allowing Well-Being
Let’s everything flow
All falls into place
Wherever you go

Allowing Well-Being
Sets you on your Path
Life becomes full of joy
You’ll always have a laugh

Allowing Well-Being
Guides you on your way
Positive thoughts align
To flow in what you say

Allowing Well-Being
Puts you in the best place
To help other people
Encouraging the human race

Allowing Well-Being
Impacts your every cell
Energy positively charged
The simple way to be well

Allowing Well-Being
Makes you glow so bright
On the inside and out
You’ll radiate your Light

Trina Graves – 5th August 2019


About This Poem

Listening to and reading the teachings of Abraham, spoken through Esther Hicks, certainly changed my whole outlook on life.  Ever since I was first drawn to pick up their book ‘Ask And It Is Given’ in 2006, I have always had an inner-knowing that the words were of truth, love and light. So their quotes are an obvious choice for me to write poems about!

Abraham teaches that ‘Well-Being’ is our natural state and the only reason for us not to be feeling it is if we are blocking it in some way. 

By getting into the habit of spending time doing things you love, you not only have fun but you are allowing the goodness to flow. Bringing appreciation, thankfulness and gratitude into our daily lives not only allows more things to appreciate into our lives but it also strengthens the flow!

There is a link page for my other Abraham-Hicks Quote Poems, if you would like to read some more. 

Allowing Well-Being - inspirational poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

Gaia Is No Victim

Gaia is no victim
She allows all we have done
Our Mother Earth, ever giving
To her children, barring none

She nurtures us all our lives
In all her abundance she gives
Supporting our every breath
Without her, no one lives

The indigenous tribes were wise
Living in harmony with the Earth
They held Sacred Knowledge
Linking their existence with her worth

The assault of modern man
Has caused much damage everywhere
Lost in the duality, no sense
To feel, or even care

Polluting her bloodstream
Clogging her rivers that run
Over her changing landscapes
Since the industrial age begun

Digging, drilling, plunging
Deep into her core
Taking, never giving
Man wants more, and more

Dumping waste in her seas
Ships left in her depths to rot
Destroying life in her oceans
Man rules and calls the shot

Her Higher Energy Beings
Were hunted for many a year
The whales and the dolphins
Continued to disappear

Gaia’s highest points, pinnacles
Are pristine mountains no more
Littered with man’s waste and bodies
With ‘summit fever’ they pour

The pores of her land
Are sealed up more each day
Covered in tarmac and concrete
For the ease of man to convey

Her lungs are destroyed
At an ever-increasing, alarming rate
The trees of woods and forests
Is man creating his own fate?

It’s sheer madness carried out
In the pursuit of material things
With no thought of the future
Or the truest wealth nature brings

To keep balance Gaia has to release
Energies from her core
Volcanoes erupt, earthquakes shake
Tsunamis flood her shore

The elements help to balance
Her landscapes and the sky
Wind, ice, rain, fire, sun
Work to keep her energy high

In more recent generations
Humans began to open their eye
To the damage they’d done
‘Heal The World,’ came the cry

‘Global Warming,’ a threat
Caught the media’s attention
Generating huge drama and crisis
The Spiritual aspect?… no mention

I repeat.. Gaia is no victim
She allows ALL we have done
Our Mother Earth, ever giving
To her children, barring none

Gaia could simply destroy us
In a blink, if that was her way
But she chose to be a part
Of the duality we’d all play

A Spiritual Being herself
Supported by the Source-Of-All
She chose to be our ‘Mother’
However far we’d fall

She had faith one day we’d know
The truth of simple Unity
What we do to anything
Is reflected in what we see

Everything on the Earth
Whether we perceive ‘living’ or not
Is truly a part of us
Indeed, we do ‘call the shot!’

The scenario of Global Warming
Brought awareness to our plight
Be we don’t need a media band-wagon
To do what is simply right

In the peace of our own heart
We need to light up our Spark
Giving our Light to every footstep
We can erase all the dark

Each of us living with Respect
Honour, Compassion, Forgiveness, Love
We will Bless our precious Mother
Cleansing her depths, and up above

Trina Graves – 18th September 2019


About This Poem

When I wrote this poem on the 18th of September I did not know of the global climate strike marches of 20th September as I do not purposely watch, read or listen to any media news. The title was inspired from a channelling of Amanda Ellis (I can’t remember which one) when she unexpectedly received a message from the energy of Gaia, part of which was to point out that she is not a victim.

Being a ‘victim’ is part of the old energy of Earth’s duality. Those who are Awakened to the knowledge that we create our reality, know that in the Higher Perspective of Truth, there are no ‘victims,’ just experiences chosen for our own lessons in this lifetime. And of course, even perceiving Gaia as a Spiritual Being is nonsense to those who are immersed in the old energy.

The mountain verse was inspired by another channelling from Amanda: Summit Fever – Then What?

I will be writing more on the theme of Gaia, global warming etc.. which will explain more of how I (and others) perceive what is going on.  Over the past few weeks I have synchronistically been led to the teachings of Kryon through Lee Carroll. And I am in awe at the amount and depth of knowledge available for free.

With everything I listen to, or read, there is either something I learn (that resonates with me) or I am given confirmation of my own experiences. I knew I had to stop writing for awhile because my connection and knowledge was expanding, but on that day I just knew I had to write this poem.

When I was creating a picture for my vision poem Gaia’s Release’ I came across the image below and saved it to my computer. At that time I had no intention of writing anything more about Gaia, but thought it was a wonderful depiction. And of course, it is now a perfect image for this poem!

part of poem: Gaia Is No Victim by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
image: Jonny Linder on Pixabay

Amazing Grace: Awakened Senses

Affirming The Classics: based on Amazing Grace by John Newton

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That tuned my aural energy
I once was lost, deafened by duality
But now I hear the harmony of Unity

Amazing Grace, how beautiful the sight
That cleared my optical energy
I once was lost, blinded by duality
But now I see the vision of Unity

Amazing Grace, how delicate the touch
That bathed by cellular energy
I once was lost, dis-eased by duality
But now healthy in the Well-Being of Unity

Amazing Grace, how delicious the taste
That imbued my appetizing energy
I once was lost, drip-fed by duality
But now I partake the menu of Unity

Amazing Grace, how fragrant the smell
That permeates my olfactory energy
I once was lost, clogged by duality
But now I inhale aromatic Unity

Amazing Grace, how Blissful the feeling
That flowed, uplifting my vibrational energy
I once was lost, in Earth’s dense duality
But now my senses are Awakened in Unity

Trina Graves – 18th September 2019


About This Poem

I have had Amazing Grace on my list of poems to do for my series of Affirming The Classics since I first began writing these. It is such a well-known classic and powerful hymn but, along with most other older inspirational poems and hymns, it contains negative aspects.

I have never liked the expression of ‘a wretch like me.’ And once I learned of the Law Of Attraction, I realized why. As a matter of interest, I just looked up the word ‘wretch’ in my dictionary and it is even more detrimental than I previously thought: a miserable, unfortunate, pitiful creature; a shamelessly wicked person.  

Even though it is speaking of before receiving ‘Grace,’ to ever perceive ourselves in such negative ways is destructive. Thinking of ourselves in this way, or as a sinner that needs to be ‘saved’ is the old energy of humanity, that is now clearing away.

We all contain the essence of God, it’s just a matter of how much we acknowledge this, and align ourselves with living from that essence.  

When I started this re-write I intended to do as I’ve done before, in going through each verse and make them as positive and affirmative as I could. However, this one went in a different direction, and I soon realized it was to be all about the senses Awakening. I did wonder whether or not to include this in the series, as the words are not all totally positive with each verse containing the ‘lost in’ part, but I believe it needs to be with the others.

Although I haven’t done it yet, I will have another go at working through the complete original hymn…

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now I see

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace those fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail
And mortal life shall cease
I shall possess, within the veil
A life of joy and peace

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God, who called me here below
Will be forever mine

When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we first begun

John Newton  1775 – 1807

The last verse (my favourite) was added at a later date by an unknown American.

Amazing Grace: Awakened Senses - Affirming The Classics by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

I Love Nature

Spiritual Nursery Rhyme

I love nature
I love trees
I love the little birds
And the tiny bees

I love the moon
I love the sun
I love every morning
When the day has begun

I love cats
I love dogs
I love going for walks
Climbing on fallen logs

I love clouds
I love sky
I love the glistening stars
Shining from so very high

I love mountains
I love seas
I love standing still
And feeling the breeze

I love nature
I love it all
I love seeing
And hearing nature’s call

Trina Graves – 30th June 2019


About This Poem

Babies, toddlers and the very young children are so full of enthusiasm for life. Coming so fresh from Source they are still able to see through the eyes of love, so to continue reminding them of their love of nature, – through the repetition of a nursery rhyme –  will strengthen their innate ability to enjoy and appreciate the simple things in life, as they are bombarded by the negativity in our world of duality.

As I have mentioned before, until a child is around six years old they absorb everything going on around them and take it into their sub-conscious as true, or the way life is. So the more positivity we can feed them, the better their life will be.

I have a link page for more Spiritual Nursery Rhymes & poems for older children too.

I Love Nature - Spiritual Nursery Rhyme by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Get Into The Vortex… And Then

Title Quote: Abraham-Hicks

Get into the Vortex… and then start the day
In the Vortex you’ll have fun and play

Get into the Vortex… and then eat that food
In the Vortex you’ll be in a good mood

Get into the Vortex… and then exercise
In the Vortex your achievements will rise

Get into the Vortex… and then talk to your friend
In the Vortex pure love you will send

Get into the Vortex… and then write that letter
In the Vortex your frame of mind is better

Get into the Vortex… and then clear that mess
In the Vortex you’ll make fuss less

Get into the Vortex… and then read a book
In the Vortex with an open mind you will look

Get into the Vortex… and then make that call
In the Vortex you will not stall

Get into the Vortex… and then take that test
In the Vortex you’re at your best

Get into the Vortex… and then ask for that date
In the Vortex enthusiasm you’ll radiate

Get into the Vortex… and then do your speech
In the Vortex your inner guidance you’ll reach

Get into the Vortex… and then share a meal
In the Vortex appreciation you will feel

Get into the Vortex… and then meditate
In the Vortex to your Soul you’ll relate

Get into the Vortex… and then say a prayer
In the Vortex your Source is there

Trina Graves – 13th May 2011


About This Poem

I haven’t added an older poem for quite awhile, this one stood out to me from those left.

If you have never listened to, or read, anything from Abraham-Hicks then the idea of getting into a Vortex might seem a little strange! But, basically it’s all about getting yourself into: the right frame of mind, a positive vibe, feeling good, looking on the bright side etc… and by doing this before you do anything else, everything will then flow for your (and everyone else’s) highest good.

I have a link page of Abraham-Hicks quote poems if you would like to read more.

Quote from: Get Into The Vortex And Then poem by Trina Graves using a quote from Abraham-Hicks as title and theme - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
My daughter having fun with her dogs in 2000

Holy Spirit, All Divine

Affirming The Classics: Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
Samuel Longfellow

Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
Is within this Soul of mine
Words of God and purest Light
Are my Spirit and my sight

Holy Spirit, Love Divine
Glows within this heart of mine
Shining out for all to see
God’s higher love flows through me

Holy Spirit, Power Divine
Fills and is a strength of mine
I Am powered by pure Light
All I need to do things right

Holy Spirit, Light Divine
Leads and is the Way of mine
God is present everywhere
In His Light my life I share

Holy Spirit, Peace Divine
Always is the core of mine
I Am serene and tranquil
Steadfast in God’s peace, so still

Holy Spirit, Joy Divine
Constant is the aim of mine
Beauty surrounds, life is fun
Sings my Soul, we are all One

Trina Graves – 12th March 2019


About This Poem

I don’t actually know this hymn, but after working on a couple of my favourites for my series of poems ‘Affirming The Classics,‘ I read through some hymns and this one stood out to me as one I would like to tweak to make it more positive and as an affirmation.

Original Hymn…

Holy Spirit, truth Divine
Dawn upon this soul of mine
Word of God, and inward light
Wake my spirit, clear my sight

Holy Spirit, love Divine
Glow within this heart of mine
Kindle every high desire
Perish self in Thy pure fire

Holy Spirit, power Divine
Fill and nerve this will of mine
By Thee may I strongly live
Bravely bear, and nobly strive

Holy Spirit, right Divine
King with my conscience reign
Be my Lord, and I shall be
Firmly bound, for ever free

Holy Spirit, peace Divine
Still this restless heart of mine
Speak to calm this tossing sea
Stayed in Thy tranquillity

Holy Spirit, joy Divine
Gladden Thou this heart of mine
In the desert ways I’ll sing
Spring, O Well, for ever spring
(Samual Longfellow 1819 – 1892)

Holy Spirit, All Divine - Affirming The Classics by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

The Lord’s Prayer: In Oneness

Affirming The Classics: The Lord’s Prayer

Great Spirit, God, The All-That-Is,
Known by many names, all One Source
Uniting Heaven and Earth in Oneness.

I give thanks for Your everlasting abundance,
And for Your gift of freewill to choose my own way.

I open my heart to Your Omnipresence and guidance,
As I now choose Your path of: Love, Light, Peace, Forgiveness and Joy.

I acknowledge my Soul is a spark of You.

I Am always in Your Kingdom.
I Am Your Love and Light,
United with Your Divine Power and Glory
In Eternal Oneness.
Amen

Trina Graves – 28th March 2019


About This Poem/Prayer

(In my series of Affirming The Classics I aim to re-write well-known poems to take out any negativity in them and turn them into affirmations.)

Although I have never been a very regular ‘church goer,’ I was brought up in a generation where all children learned The Lord’s Prayer at school, and so whenever it comes up at Weddings, Christenings and Funerals the words have always easily come to my mind.

In my childhood, and occasionally as a younger adult. I went to Christian church services, but I have always found them much too negative. In the 90’s I began to go to a Christian Spiritualist church (and continued on-and-off for several years) where I enjoyed the service because there was hardly any negativity. However, the one thing that they did do, that I considered contained negativity, was saying The Lord’s Prayer.

To me the words of the original prayer are negative because we are giving away our power, which although it is to God, it is saying that we have no choice. I have never liked saying the part about temptation and evil, as just speaking these words seemed wrong to me in a prayer that is supposed to have been said by Jesus.

I wrote my version at the end of March, but, I have not felt the need to share it, and I was beginning to wonder why. I have noticed that when I hang on to a new poem it’s usually because I need to change something about it, or there is Divine Timing at play. This one was seems to be both! Trying to keep at least some of the original prayer in the words, I had started it with ‘Our Father’ which, although I do not perceive God as only masculine, I thought at least it began in the traditional way.

About a week ago a book kept coming to my attention in various ways, I was beginning to wonder if it was a sign I should read it, then it appeared at a reduced price, giving me the extra push, and so I bought it and began to read. I have not yet finished, but while reading I knew I had to change the beginning of this prayer!

I have known for many years that the Bible is not complete and was thoroughly edited. I had also discovered and believed in the stories of Mary Magdalene being the loving companion/partner or wife of Jesus. But, if it had not been for the consistent ‘signs’ I would not have got the book – Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel & The Christianity We Haven’t Tried Yet by Meggan Watterson

Along with my inner-knowing of the truth in this book, I also had a meditation experience a week or so before I started to read that had an amazing link with this book. I will write more about this at another time, especially as I haven’t finished the book yet.

Another interesting link has been to do with the making of the picture below. I worked on this yesterday and found I was definitely drawn to the pink/red background, but thinking it was too feminine for this prayer I tried other colours, but none seemed right to me. So I stuck with it. Today I uploaded the image to this post and noticed a block of white on the border, so I went back to re-do the picture. I had the main part in a rectangular block and however much I reduced the corners and then exported the picture, extra white blocks would appear in the exported picture that were not in the original. This has never happened before! I then made it into the oval shape that fitted to the words and the blocks were gone!!! The result, I believe, is now a balance of masculine and feminine energy with the straight and curved lines, along with the feminine colour balancing the masculine energy of the original prayer…

Our Father
Who art in Heaven
Hallowed be Thy name
Thy kingdom come
They will be done
On Earth as it is in Heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
For Thine is the kingdom
The power and the glory
For ever and ever
Amen

The Lord's Prayer: In Oneness by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

The Bare Necessities

Waking up one morning
Still feeling down, depressed
I decided to seek guidance
Before I got myself dressed

In my mind I visited
The Beach, I’d been there before
Help would always be given
Now I needed it even more

The sun was shining brightly
As my bare feet sank in the sand
I felt the soft, yielding warmth
Wherever my footsteps would land

I noticed a man and woman
Sitting by the edge of the sea
I went and sat beside them
Knowing they were there for me

As the water cooled my feet
I asked ‘What should I do?’
My life, a downward spiral
To change, I needed a clue

The answer came interestingly
In the words of a childhood song
Listening as in my mind it played
Simple truths I knew all along…

“Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature’s recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life”

“And don’t spend your time looking around
For something you want, that can’t be found
When you find out you can live without it
And go along not thinking about it
I’ll tell you something true
The bare necessities of life will come to you”

The profoundness in those words
Struck me with their simplicity
I needed to let go and trust
All necessities of life flowed to me

Trina Graves – 19th August 2019
Vision 17th December 2000
The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book 1967)  written by Terry Gilkson


About This Poem

This was one of my earlier visualizations, and I think the only one where I have not met up with my usual guide.  Although, as it was one of the earliest ones, and at that time I did not know that I would meet the same guide for over twenty years, it is possible that the man sat by the sea was him, but I never wrote it down and now can’t remember. 

At the end of the nineties and going into the next decade I was having a hard time getting over my divorce, along with other problems I was struggling to cope. I had began my Spiritual path (which I can now easily see was an important reason and pivotal point for the divorce) but I was not truly set on my way. At the time of this vision I had written two poems and two other pieces of writing (that I now know were guided) but I knew nothing of the Law Of Attraction so I spent a lot of time focusing on what I didn’t have!

I can’t remember if this vision helped much at that time, but I did write a poem the following year ‘The Simple Things In Life,’ so I’m sure it must have had some affect. 

The Jungle Book (Disney) was released at the end of 1968 in the UK, so it was just before my 8th birthday. I can’t remember going to see the film, but my parents did get us the record (vinyl) of this song. It also contained a few more songs from the film. What I find so interesting now, is that this was the only children’s record we ever had!

Another synchronicity, and perhaps why I was drawn to writing this poem at this time, is that over the past month or so I have been clearing and sorting my home as I feel the need to simplify my life. I didn’t intend to do this, I just woke one day and knew I had to start getting rid of the things I have been hanging onto for years! With every cupboard etc.. that I clear and get rid of everything that I do not use regularly, I feel lighter in Spirit. 

I have a link page of my Vision Poems if you would like to read more.

part of poem: The Bare Necessities by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

 

 

Now You Know

Now You Know
The beauty of your Soul
Life will never break you
Your essence remains whole
Now… You Know

Now You Know
Love is who you are
Unconditional and eternal
Radiant as the brightest star
Now… You Know

Now You Know
The Light is a part of you
Source Energy, God
Shines in all you do
Now… You Know

Now You Know
Life is about having fun
Creating and expanding
Forever learning from day one
Now… You Know

Now You Know
Everything is a reflection
Of thoughts and beliefs
Mirroring your attention
Now… You Know

Now You Know
You create your reality
You hold all the power
To be who you want to be
Now… You Know

Now You Know
You are singularly unique
No one will ever be the same
In mind, or in physique
Now… You Know

Now You Know
You are One in Unity
With all life, your Soul
A Source Spark eternally
Now… You Know

Now You Know
We are never apart
Separation is an illusion
We’re always together at heart
Now… You Know

Now You Know
The love I feel for you
At entry and exit to life
It overpowers to guide me through
Now… You Know

Now You Know
Life is eternal, on the other side
We choose to stay, or be re-born
To go for another enlightening ride
Now… You Know

Now You Know
Transitioning between the two
At birth and death, a doorway
We all pass our way through
And There… We All Know

Trina Graves – 1st August 2019


About This Poem

The title of this poem just popped into my head one day, so I wrote it down with a note that it would be a sympathy poem.

I was reminded of how I received a message from my grandmother at Spiritualist church (she died when I was six), With the description of her and what was said, I had no doubt that it was her, but what stuck in my mind most was her saying that when she was alive she would never have set foot in a Spiritualist Church, but now she was so happy to be able to speak to me at one! 

When I was writing the poem, I was about half way through when I realized it was not just about someone who has died, but also about babies at birth too.

I believe all babies come with this inner-knowing, so fresh from Source it is the reason they shine so bright and we are so intoxicated by them. In our dense world, and with all of the negative programming that has continued throughout the ages, the majority of children loose their inner-knowing as they grow up. Although, of course, it can be re-awakened at anytime.

I also believe that we are now in a time where children are able to hold onto these truths. Many of the arrivals so far have been given the ‘labels’ of crystal, indigo or rainbow children, but I believe the majority of babies will soon be able to sustain their Light throughout childhood and into adulthood. 

Now You Know by Trina Graves - part of inspirational poem - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
image from Pixabay – ddzphoto

Resignation Syndrome – Wake Up World!

I write from a place of love
Asking for guidance from above
I have no knowledge of this, it’s true
But I still feel the need to share with you

On Netflix I watched a documentary
Flabbergasted by, ‘Life Overtakes Me’
It caused me sadness, a great concern
Bu I knew from this we could learn

In Sweden for years there have been
Children of all ages, up to teen
Withdrawing from life, being inert
With no physical reason, or hurt

Symptoms begin with not wanting to eat
Staying in bed, not wanting to be on their feet
Having no enthusiasm for what’s going on
Play, friends, family, all interest gone

As the days pass they entirely withdraw
Becoming unconscious like never before
Comatose, having to be drip-fed
As many months pass by in their bed

If this were happening to only a few
It would probably go unnoticeable to
The wider world, we would never know
Hundreds are suffering this crazy blow!

Experts have done what they can
Giving parents a daily-action plan
With limited resources, doing their best
But is this a wider humanity test?

The one thing they all can agree
All the children are a refugee
Fled from violence and the hate
Awaiting a decision of their fate

These children have all been
Faced with intense trauma, they had seen
Humans at their worst, hurting another
Even the death of friends or mother

In limbo families await a decision
The answer could cause a collision
Should they not get a permit
In this world, where would they fit?

The reason for this conclusion
Is not just someone’s illusion
But the actual way the children heal
Is to do with the hope that they feel

For when a family finally receives
A letter to stay, and then believes
Their family is safe at long last
The children recover pretty fast

***

What’s strange is that it’s in one place
And not spread throughout the human race
But I believe that is a part
To gain our attention, and then our heart

If it was happening everywhere
The film may not have been made to share
It’s poignancy may then have been lost
Unheeded, to humanity a greater cost

To me, and the reason that I write
This shines of Spiritual Truths, so bright
All children of the world should be
Able to live in peace and safety

Parents always do their best
For their children, they never rest
In mind, body and Spirit until
Their hope-buckets they can fill

For we are all not just physical
Our Spirit has the strongest pull
On our life, it leads the way
Without it’s life-force we’d leave today

Without saying a single word
Feelings and emotions are clearly heard
Parents unknowingly feed their child
Negativity, and their thoughts run wild

These children are here to teach us
Voluntarily withdrawing with no fuss
They shout and cry, with no words to say
‘There has to be a better way!’

We are all brothers and sisters of Earth
One race of humanity at our birth
United, as One, we can be
Compassionate to ALL our Earth family

I have no interest in politics
And no clue at all, how to fix
The logistics, of how we will all
Work together bringing limits to fall

I only know love is the answer, the way
To live our life, each and every day
Unconditionally giving, shining bright
United, we’d do what’s needed and right

Trina Graves – 1st August 2019


About This Poem

I had never heard of resignation syndrome before watching the documentary and usually I wouldn’t watch anything that is telling of something negative going on, especially about children, but I was drawn to this and knew I needed to watch.

By the time it had finished I knew that I would be writing a poem about it, even though it is not something I have experienced or know of. I was just struck by my perception that these children are calling out to us, and telling humanity to WAKE UP!

As I mention in the poem, I have no solution, but I know of the world I wish to live in. I also know that we create our own reality and everything starts from within.  So I will focus on seeing a peaceful world full of compassion for all of its inhabitants, with no restrictions on people living in whichever part of the world they would like. 

I have never understood how anyone can not feel compassion for anyone who wishes to leave a country where there are dangers of any kind. We all want a better life for our families (especially for our children) and those that make the decision to leave their homeland are only wanting a safer and better way of life. Would we not do the same, if our country became a terrible place to live, for the safety of our children?

When you look at the Earth from outer space there are no borders, we are all members of the human race. Before we come here and when we leave it matters not where we lived, what we looked like on the outside, or what religion we followed.
All that matters is… did we live as the trueness of who we really are – One!

part of poem: Resignation Syndrome-Wake Up World! by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

 

 

 

1, 2… Learn Something New

Spiritual Nursery Rhyme

1, 2…  Learn something new
3, 4…  Ideas grow more
5, 6…  The clock always ticks
7, 8…  Change is a date
9, 10…  Enjoy it when
11, 12…  Inspired to delve
13, 14…  Then you glean
15, 16…  From the unseen
17, 18…  What does life mean?..
19, 20…  Joys are plenty

Trina Graves – 30th June 2019


About This Poem

This nursery rhyme is obviously based on the traditional ‘1, 2, Buckle My Shoe’.

Rather than random actions or objects that rhyme with the numbers, I aimed for things that would encourage thinking and personal growth for children, and the adults teaching it to them! 

I have a link page for more Spiritual Nursery Rhymes and other poems for children.

1, 2, Learn Something New - Spiritual Nursery Rhyme by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
Out on a family walk in 2016

Original Nursery Rhyme

1, 2..  Buckle my shoe
3, 4…  Knock at the door
5, 6…  Pick up sticks
7, 8…  Lay them straight
13, 14..  Maids a courting
9, 10…  A big fat hen
11, 12…  Dig and delve
15, 16..  Maids in the kitchen
17, 18..  Maids in waiting
19, 20..  My plate’s empty

Gaia’s Release

Four months had passed
Since my last little visit
In my mind a visualization
With Jesus, I now admit

At Dorchester Abbey we’d met
Several times over this year
But that place just didn’t fit
Where now would He appear?

I thought of all the places
We’d met before, in the past
A beach, woods, mountains
But no vision was cast

My very own back garden
Then came to my attention
That’s silly, I thought
Not even worth a mention

But my garden wouldn’t go
It kept returning to my mind
So I knew it must be
And wondered what I’d find

As I stepped into the garden
I saw Jesus standing there
Smiling, patiently waiting
Among my flowers everywhere

I approached and greeted Him
As the loving friend I knew
Then I was astonished to see
Someone else was with Him too

We were overjoyed to meet
And hugged each other tight
Amira, my friend in cyberspace
We’d slotted together, just right

For a year now we’ve been
Synchronistically linked to each other
Sharing, with so much in common
Brought together, I believe, by her mother

We’ve both expanded and grown
Spiritually, we are aligned
Connecting through messages
Typed, but, also by mind

As we hugged in my garden
I saw us as two little girls
Victorian sisters in a past life
Long dresses and flowing curls

Happily skipping, hand-in-hand
Very close, not just in years
I had an inner knowing we died
Still young, but shed no tears

I also got the impression
Jesus and Amira were old friends
Relaxed, all together now
Time miraculously blends

Jesus then took our hands
We were at the Pyramids instantly
In Egypt, we watched in awe
As a Light Show we did see

Pouring into the pyramid
Were dazzling colours of Light
From the majestic Cosmos
All flowing, the time was right

Then we were at Stonehenge
To see the same, once more
As The Light cascaded in
A Gateway to Gaia’s core

No words were spoken
We knew what was happening
Source Energy charging up
Mother Earth to healing bring

Gateways across the Earth
Were receiving the Purest Light
Setting in motion the plan
To release Gaia from Her plight

Then we saw Mother Earth
Opening up her innumerous pores
To release the blockages sunk
By humans neglect and wars

Millennia of negativity borne
By Gaia to support man
Now’s the time of the purge
It’s always been the plan

We saw dark, thick, slimy gunk
Oozing up through the ground
I wondered how it would clear
Could a way be found?

Instantly the answer came
The Light, eternally the way
Dissolving, eradicating dark
As night always turns to day

Also, the Waters of Mother Earth
Would cleanse and purify
Gaia’s release would bring
A New Earth to be on High

We were then back in my garden
To relax, and chat as friends
Having a cuppa together
And that’s where my vision ends

Trina Graves – 29th July 2019
Vision: 20th June 2019


About This Poem

I have several other vision poems I thought I would write before this one as this is my most recent visualization. However, when I was writing the ‘About This Poem’ part on We Are Ready this vision kept coming to my mind, so I knew I needed to write this one next, as it fitted well with that poem, and the one I’d posted to go with it Unite! All Those Of The Light.

This visualization was quite interesting for me because I learned to tell when it was my own mind thinking and I wasn’t going with the flow. As I mention in the poem, I questioned the location, thinking it wasn’t right, but as it kept coming back I knew it was. When Amira appeared my thinking went to ‘perhaps her mum is with her too,’ but she did not appear, so I knew this was my thinking. After visiting Stonehenge, my mind began to think of other places to visit, this was the strongest indication as I tried to think of all the places around the Earth that were relevant, my mind was blank, even though I knew I did know of them! I eventually thought of Michu Picchu, but we didn’t go there. But, regardless of this I knew that the two places we did visit were not the only Gateways. 

I find it fascinating that the words for these vision poems flow so easily. I think I have probably said this before! However, this one was a good example, for me, of how I had no doubt whatsoever that I could create a poem from my notes. Of course, I do pray and ask for guidance before I write, and with these vision poems, since finding out the real identity of who I have been visiting (A Birthday Revelation) I do also ask for guidance from Jesus for the words too. When I am writing sometimes extra little bits come up and the word ‘Gateways’ was added at this point. Also, as soon as I mentioned Amira, I knew I had to tell more of the story of our connection, which was obviously not part of the vision.

Another thing that often happens is a word will come that I am not at all sure is the correct usage, (or even one I do not know.)  I had to look up cyberspace, borne, and plight to ensure they had the correct meaning, but of course, they did! 

I had already emailed Amira to tell her of this vision when it happened, and I sent her the poem as soon as it was written. Anyone who follows my poems would have noticed that Amira always comments on them. However, at this moment in time, Amira is taking a break from technology so will not be commenting (for a while). But, I do know that she loves the vision and poem.

The timing of this has also been very interesting! As I mentioned above I had no plans to write this poem so soon. Once written I told Amira that I would post it after I’d posted Stained Glassed Poems‘ as that poem led directly on from the previous ‘A Birthday Revelation.’ So, now was the allotted time as I like to alternate the different categories. 

I have told before (in other vision poems) of how I now follow and watch all videos from Amanda Ellis (there have been so many synchronicities and I received a healing through one of her videos that led to my birthday revelation.) And on the 7th August Amanda uploaded: Lions Gate 8/8 Reading & Meditation. I didn’t actual watch it until the 9th, but was amazed to find that the meditation took us to the pyramid in Eygpt to personally receive the Light being poured in from Sirius! At some point in the video she also mentioned Stonehenge and the whole video was about the ‘Gateway’ of 8/8. 

The two poems I mentioned at the beginning (Unite! All Those Of The Light & We Are Ready) were written based on Blossom Goodchild’s messages from The Federation Of Light, but also, so much of what Blossom says is aligned with Amanda’s words too. For me, these two women are bringing through the truth of what is happening on our planet at this momentous time in Earth’s history. They both have lately spoken of the shocking secrets that are now coming to light for those who have not been aware before.

Whatever comes up to the surface now, we all need to brightly shine our Light, to clear the darkness and not get stuck in the slimy gunk!

part of poem: Gaia's Release by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
image by: Beate Bachmann – Pixabay

Surrender To The Flow

Be at peace, and
Surrender to The Flow
All will be well
Wherever you go

Be the Love you are
Basking in The Flow
Love is all there is
At your Core you know

Speak your Higher Truth
Enhancing The Flow
Those ready to listen
Will Awaken and grow

Acknowledge all is Energy
Connected to The Flow
Raising your vibration
You’ll radiate a glow

Float above the darkness
In the Christed-Light Flow
Living from Spirit first
Your Light will clearly show

Unconditionally Love All
Forgiveness strengthens The Flow
No matter what befalls
You’ll remain calm and mellow

Trina Graves – 20th July 2019


About This Poem

I started off as usual, to write a poem, by reading through my list of titles and ideas. Usually just one will ‘speak’ to me but this time I wrote a list of six that felt right. I hadn’t written in a while so I gathered I would be doing a few that day. However, after praying and asking for guidance I re-read the list of six and none of them stood out! This has never happened before, so I smiled and thought ‘what now?’ Then, I knew I had to ‘go with the flow’ and as soon as I thought this I got the title: ‘Surrender To The Flow.’

Surrender To The Flow - Inspirational poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Stained Glass Poems

Visiting in my mind
Soon after my ‘Birthday Revelation’
I went to Dorchester Abbey
Feeling a little trepidation

My nervousness soon left
As I stood by His side
Remembering well all the times
He’d been my pure Guide

We were looking up at
The beautiful window
And memories surfaced
Of me so long ago…

As a child these windows
Inspired you to bring
Your vibration much higher
Especially while carolling

Many years have passed
And now you can see
How everything has led to
Who you came here to be

These windows represent
The poems you write
Colourful depictions
Always letting in Light

Inspiration is needed
For everyone around
Positivity shines through
In both can be found

Placed to visit
Where anyone can see
Once viewed becoming
Imbued in memory

Each one tells a story
That needs to be told
Throughout the ages
For young and for old

Many small parts
Make up the whole
Each one essential
To reflect God’s goal

Bringing forth in physical
Colourful beauty and Light
Telling of the stories
To inspire Love to shine bright

Trina Graves – 12th June 2019
Vision: end January 2019


About This Poem

In my previous poemA Birthday Revelation‘ I told of how the guide I have been meeting in visualization since 1999, who I knew of as James, revealed to me His true identity – Jesus.

This was my first ‘visit’ knowing I would be meeting Jesus and not James, I felt nervous as I approached Him standing underneath the stained glass windows on the right side of the picture below, but soon relaxed as He spoke the words that inspired this poem.

After these visits, or the following day if at night, I make notes of what happened and is said, but of course, it is not word-for-word. When I eventually sit to write the poem I always pray and ask for guidance for the words, which always seem to flow easily with these vision poems. 

Stained Glass Poems - by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

 

I Am Love

Spiritual Nursery Rhyme

I Am Love
I Am Light
My future is always bright

I Am Peace
I Am Joy
Just like every girl and boy

I Am Unique
I Am Me
It’s who I came to be

I am One
I am Free
To express our Unity

I Am Eternal
I Am Soul
Love always my goal

I Am Loved
I Am Divine
God’s Heart is a part of mine

Trina Graves – 30th June 2019


About This Poem

After writing ‘My Hands, Your Hands, God’s Hands,’ I knew that I would be writing more Spiritual Nursery Rhymes and this was an obvious one to do.

I believe every newborn already knows these affirmations, but being in our dense world of vibration and picking up the energies of others, their inner-knowing and Light can diminish – but never completely!

Hearing these words repeated to them often – as in nursery rhymes – would enable them to remember the affirmations and keep their Light shining brightly, no matter what happens in their life. This is so much more beneficial to young children than the greatest majority of nonsense, and often negative, nursery rhymes that are instilled into their impressionable minds.

It is only now, as I write this today, that I have realized the significance of this poem in respect to another I know I am going to write in the next few days. If you have read my previous two poems: ‘We Are Ready,‘ and ‘Unite! Those Of The Light,‘ you’ll know I’ve mentioned there was another to go with those. Yesterday I discovered why I had not been drawn to writing it yet.  I watched a new channelling video from Blossom Goodchild and although it was not with the Federation Of Light it continued the theme of the poem I will write. I know that everything happens in Divine Timing so the words will flow when the alignment is perfect! The reason I bring this up here is because this rhyme is basically the essence of that poem, but for children!

I have quite a few poems with their pictures completed (usually the last thing I do) and I had not decided which one to add today, but when looking at the list I instantly knew it was this one. And now, with the above realization, that makes perfect sense!

If you are interested, I have a link page of my poems for children and other Spiritual Nursery Rhymes.

I Am Love - Spiritual Nursery Rhyme by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
Joey, Tyler and Ben (some of my grandsons) summer 2016

Unite! All Those Of The Light

All Light-Workers of planet Earth
Heed the call instilled at birth
You’ve worked your magic day-by-day
To bring The Light here to stay
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine powerfully bright

All Light-Warriors of here and now
With swords of truth, to peace you bow
With honour you protect the innocence
In your powerful Light presence
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine vitally bright

All Way-Showers of The Light, we see
What you truly came here to be
Your way not always an easy path
You gave us truth, suffering others wrath
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine burning bright

All Light-Players of this time
The game you see, no real crime
A Higher Truth, you play a part
Love will win, you knew at the start
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine jubilantly bright

All artists of The Light-depicting
Beauty you channel and you bring
Forth delight for all to see
Visions of future for humanity
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine enrichingly bright

All musicians of The Light-enhancing
Heard by our Souls, you get us dancing
To the rhythm of The Light and Love
Choirs of Angels sing along up above
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine euphorically bright

All writers of The Lighted-word
Setting your truth to be heard
Indelibly falling into the mind
Teaching ways of being kind
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine upliftingly bright

All speakers of The Light-of-Truth
Even those who may seem uncouth
Your words emit their ray of hope
Aiding all in this world to cope
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine encouragingly bright

All babies you are The Purest Light
Fresh from Source, setting our hearts right
As we open up to the message you bring
‘Love is all,’ United we sing
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine intoxicatingly bright

All Light-Children of this time and place
You are continuation of the human race
We place our Love in your hands
To reign in Peace over the lands
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine effervescently bright

All Light-animals on land and sea
You gift us with your presence clearly
No words are spoken but we feel
Source Energy with you is truly real
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine buoyantly bright

All Light-Spirits in another dimension
Loving support always your intention
Knowing you are with us, through it all
All we have to do is be open and ask, call
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine radiantly bright

All Angels of the Light Divine
Always present, giving a sign
Guiding, Protecting, always there
Unconditional Love for us you share
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine sparkling bright

All Light-Masters of all the creeds
The Way, The Truth, you planted seeds
We blossomed and grew, honouring you
Your Loving Presence in all we do
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine inspiringly bright

All Elemental Light-Beings
Mother Nature knows you and sings
Of your presence United with Earth
Blessings of Growth, Beauty and Mirth
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine vivaciously bright

All Cosmic Beings of The Light
Your presence ever shining bright
For all those who are ready to see
Your Peace and Love for humanity
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine beaming bright

All Sources of Light: Planets and Stars
Sentient Beings all, not just Earth and Mars
One day all humanity will know it’s true
But for now, most just don’t have a clue
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine illuminating bright

All Sleepers of the Light-instilled
Awaken NOW and feel your heart filled
With a sense of purpose, a goal, a way
To Truth, Love and The Light here today
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine lit-up bright

In truth, all people contain The Light
But in some it’s dimmed and so they fight
Living from a downward fear of lack
Our Love, Forgiveness, Light will bring them back
Unite! All Those Of The Light
Together we shine triumphantly bright

All-That-Is, God, Great Spirit, Source
Our Soul knows The Truth, of course
We Are All One, United, never apart
You Are The Light that’s in our heart
Unite! All to Divinely shine bright
Together We Are: The All-That-Is Light

Trina Graves – 23rd July 2019


About This Poem

Yesterday I posted ‘We Are Ready which was written at the same time as this poem and both were inspired by recent messages from The Federation Of Light channelled by Blossom Goodchild. On yesterdays post I also included quotes from Blossom’s site (with links) that are relevant for this poem too, so if you are interested, please do read that one as well.

I don’t usually post on consecutive days, but I feel I should with these two poems. As I mentioned yesterday, there is another one I will write based on theses recent messages from Blossom and The Federation Of Light.

 

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We Are Ready!

Birthed with an inner knowing
We came with a job to do
Many not knowing the reason
We were different, we all knew

Over years we grew wise
To the plot set millennia ago
Negativity steeped, pulling down
Humanity wept, time was slow

Time sped up as The Light poured
To our planet from The Source
The plan was set, waking up
We began to live our true course

Growing stronger with focus on
Love, Hope, Truth and The Light
Discernment needed to ascertain
Perception to seek what is right

And now, the time has come
For us to shine as never before
Strength in numbers, we can do it
As our Earth changes from her core

Entrenched in gore, going deep
Thousands of years, Gaia has been
Supporting humans, no matter what
No way could she keep herself clean

Poverty, greed, violence, hate
The few ruled with negativity
Blinded by the need to fit in
Others lived by the rules that be

Masters came throughout time
To plant beautiful seeds of The Light
Most were killed to silence them
But they bloomed to grow so bright

Moving on, the Light has grown
Gaia is ready, and so are we
Massive changes are ahead
United in Love and Light we’ll be

The road ahead will not be easy
Overwhelming stench will unravel
Humanities rot, all uncovered
This difficult path we must travel

Anger, confusion and bewilderment
Will spill forth through the days
Feeling hate and revenge will grow
As The Light reveals the dark’s ways

❤ ❤ ❤
We Are Ready! Here and now
To hold the Light, show the way
It’s why we are here at this time
We Are Ready, Now, Today!

We Are Ready! Holding fast
Strongly rooted in Mother Earth’s ground
We will show compassion and love
We Are Ready! No matter what’s found

We Are Ready! With forgiveness to all
The Way Of The Light we hold strong
Love is always the answer, Always!
We Are Ready! To the tribe of Light we belong

We Are Ready! For the Peace
That will eventually prevail
Love and Light will win-the-day
We Are Ready! ‘Love for all’ our hail

Trina Graves – 23rd July 2019


About This Poem

This poem and another I will post tomorrow (Unite! All Those Of The Light) were inspired by the last three messages channelled through Blossom Goodchild from The Federation Of Light. 

Here are some quotes from those messages (with links on the dates)…

7th July 2019

It would be wise to center yourselves. To take a few minutes to say to yourselves ‘I AM READY.’

The Force Of Great Light shall be with Each One as you prepare your Beings for that which you have been waiting for, for so long.

And…

The very Core of your Planet is grounding herself in preparation. All nature is communicating with one another to prepare.

As too.. the very CORE OF YOUR BEING is preparing itself for this that is on its way.

THE WAITING IS OVER.

15th July 2019

The arrest of this gentleman has/will open the biggest can of rancid worms… and uncover movements that one could not possibly conjure up in their darkest nightmares. This is why we implore you to…

HOLD ON TO YOUR LIGHT…

TO SHINE IN YOUR TRUE COLOURS… because when such ‘News’ is presented and brought out to the public… it will certainly be necessary for you to do so.

For a while… there will be much ‘culling’ of what can be and what cannot be divulged. For indeed, many will be so appalled that there is a possibility of much uprising amongst the people. People, as we have said, will not know what to believe is True… for much will seem literally impossible for a human being to stoop to such levels.

There are many celebrities fearing for their lives and not knowing where to hide for safety.

Yet, it is law that you reap what you sow and may we say, some of the seeds that have been sown by so called people of status, are far from what one would or could possibly expect.

So much is to be exposed and when it is… each shall then open up to yet something else. For it is not just within the said child abuse/trafficking that is to come out. All of this shall lead to uncoverings of manipulation of your people. We would go as far as to say… ‘Slavery of your people.’ Those with a great power and money have taken advantage of their position and now they shall have to deal with repercussions of such.

We can say without question.. it shall not be a pretty sight.

And this is why, Dearest Blossom and all… we have continued to shower you with our Love and expressed the essential need for you to discover THE LIGHT THAT YOU ARE.

For without that Knowing with inside yourselves, it will be very difficult to cope with these coming days… for they shall hit you like a ton of bricks.

Please KNOW we are not trying to be negative… we are simply preparing you.. for this is not a small matter that will just roll on by.

THIS is the beginning of THE CHANGE… in a way that can be tangibly experienced. There shall be no more ‘Well I’ll believe it when I see it’… for as trials that have already taken place shall reveal… there is no going back now and your world is about to turn on its head.

Again… it is our purpose to continue to express the ABSOLUTE NECESSITY for your strength to shine through.

When things come out… when souls cannot deal with these things…

IT IS THEN THAT YOU MUST REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE AND WHY YOU CAME.

22nd July 2019

What is to come will seem like a tornado of Events and if one does not ground themselves, they will indeed feel as if they have been lifted off/through/within a whirlwind and not know how to bring themselves back down to Earth.

Again we stipulate, we do not speak of this to put fear amongst you. We speak of this in order for you to prepare. In order for you to know that what is to come is part of the plan and no matter how it ‘appears’ … in the deepest place of your Being, KNOW that the outcome will be of the Greatest Changes for the Highest Good.

Consider the fact that there are no longer just a few souls upon your Planet who are aware and awake. Now there are more than enough of you to be able to anchor the LIGHT FORCE that is required when the lid is blown. (Off.)

WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE READY.

WE KNOW YOU ARE PREPARED.

WE KNOW YOU ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO WALK OTHERS ACROSS THE BRIDGE.

 Dearest friends, THE TIME HAS COME.

And….

Be of your Truth. For many will be bandying about their opinions as to what they KNOW to be right and wrong.

THERE IS NO RIGHT AND WRONG.

THERE IS YOUR LOVE. THERE IS YOUR LIGHT.

When soul’s become angered and confused … do not feed the anger and confusion. Do not feed the fear.

Feed only the gentle suggestions of going within and feeling Love for oneself and all.

For many, that which is ‘commonplace’ in this field for Light Players*, will not be a ‘normal point of view’. Many are completely unaware of all that has been under- ‘lying’ upon your Planet.

Many have chosen to remain asleep and now … when the upheaval on the largest scale imaginable is brought to the surface, they will not know what has hit them.

And as you KNOW … this is where you come in. Each One of you that have been waiting for so long to move into position.

Each One of you that have wondered why you are here and felt so helpless.

NO LONGER, DEAREST ONES.

THE TIME IS UPON YOU.

You shall be aided greatly by THE LIGHT FORCES that do not reside upon your Planet.

For they too, have been waiting patiently in position.

This Light Force shall come in many forms. Personally and generally.

There is another poem I know I need to write from these messages, if you read the last message I’m sure you’ll guess the title!  Also, I have a vision poem to write that also fits in with what is going on. (Amira, I think you’ll know which one I mean!)

I think I need to get writing!!!

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A Birthday Revelation

Waking in the early hours
Of my birthday this year
No idea why I couldn’t sleep
Now I know, the reason so clear

I had recently re-visited
A visualization exercise
I’d began the summer of 99
Twenty years, my..  how time flies!

Usually on a beach I’d meet
My guide James and we’d talk
His wisdom often very profound
As in the sunshine we would walk

I hadn’t done this for a long time
No meeting place had seemed right
But, the re-visit a few days before
Brought back a memorable site

Dorchester Abbey, a childhood place
I loved, so I’d met James there
Getting back to the morning
My birthday joy I wanted to share

As I walked down the aisle
I saw James in the front pew
Then he leapt up, facing me
Arms outstretched, at once I knew

He was Jesus, and not James
Surprised! I wasn’t expecting this
Time stood still as it sank in
And our past visits I reminisced

I thought of how I’d wondered
Before of the similarity
A pure and gentle loving nature
Looking how I thought Jesus would be

But I’d always tell myself:
“Don’t jump to that conclusion
It’s just your wishful thinking
Creeping into this illusion”

As Jesus waited patiently
For my mind to take in it all
Not one word did He say
But His embracing smile I recall

Just as I accepted the truth
My human doubt gave me a kick
‘Delusions of grandeur’ my thought
So I left there, rather too quick!

The significance of the date
Was this a sign? Could it be?
His Lovingly Blissful Presence
At my birth, my mum did see

But I never ‘felt’ a thing
So I let this vision go
Forgetting it even happened
I put a block to that flow!

A week or two passed
Then began a constant process
Many synchronicities and signs
Miraculously tuned my awareness

Listening to a radio talk-show
Emailing messages to a friend
Thoughts came to me often
Bringing clarity, for me to mend

Through these I learned my blocks
Self-worth, fear of it all being real
And not feeling the Divine Bliss
Now, how from these could I heal?

I knew I had to visit Jesus
To find out some more
So to the Abbey I went
In my mind just as before

Jesus then explained to me
Why I’d blocked His identity
I just was not at all ready
My doubt would make me flee

So over the years we’d met
To establish a relationship
My friend, a brotherly companion
No ‘Deity’ worship taking a grip

Being worthy of His Presence
Now I could understand
Every Soul that ever exists
Is truly worthy to take His hand

My fear of it being real
I soon came to realize
I’d have to share this truth
Would other people criticize?

The last block to dissolve
Came from words of my own
My latest poem, just before Christmas
Wow! The seed was really sown!

Jesus: The Christ was the poem
All about His many names
And the reason for His Presence
So why could one not be James?

The significance of this poem
Was that I’d gone with the flow
No intention for the words
The relevance now clearly on show

And then I read the words
Added to my blog in December
Preparing to write the poem
I did something I didn’t remember

I always ask for guidance
Before each poem I write
But this was the first time I asked
For Jesus, to guide my words right

As I asked I felt overwhelming
Tears of pureness and love
I unthinkingly immediately blocked this
Still remaining connected to the above

So here, in my own words, my reason
For not feeling the immense emotion
On being in His Presence
I’d given myself the notion!

Everything happens for a reason
I have always believed to be true
All those years of preparation
Were meant to happen too

Trina Graves – 11th June 2019
Vision: 18th January 2019


About This Poem

When I posted my poem ‘Footprints Of Light’, in the ‘About This Poem’ section I had already written about the story of my ‘Birthday Revelation’ there are more details there than I have included in the poem, and at the end I also mentioned that I now believed I needed to write more poems on my experiences to share with others, so if you are interested in finding out more, please take a look there.

‘Jesus: The Christ’  as mentioned in the poem is all about His names and you can also read what I wrote before posting this on Christmas Day.

There is also a link page to my other ‘Vision Poems.’

quote from poem: A Birthday Revelation by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

The photo is an old one I took years ago of looking down the aisle of Dorchester Abbey. I got the picture of Jesus online (dressed in white as I saw) so I placed it where He was stood in my vision.

Changing Hands

For older children

In Mother’s Hands
Learning to walk
You held my hand
Balance I gave
So you could stand
A step forward
On your own
No longer my baby
You had grown

Out on walks
I’d be concerned
Of your safety
Until you learned
Of the dangers
You were unaware
Until I taught you
Because I care

You looked to me
For my decisions
As you got older
You don’t always listen
But in your heart
You know my mind
My answers are there
For you to always find

My dearest child
I love you always
So I do my best
All through our days
I truly only want
What is best for you
And so I aim for
All that I can do

In God’s Hands
Walking through life
In God’s Hands
Balance is given
To help understand
Moving forward
With God’s Presence
No longer limited
Acknowledging God’s Essence

Out in the world
No need for concern
Always safe
Because you learn
From the dangers
You are aware
God’s perfect teachings
Are visible everywhere

Look to God
For all decisions
All through life
God always listens
With your heart
And not your mind
God’s answers are there
His truth you will find

Spark of God
Loved unconditionally
Through the years
Growth will be
Adapted through
A parents voice
Or alignment with God
Make your choice

Trina Graves – May 2019


About This Poem

This poem links with two others I’ve previously posted: ‘In God’s Hands‘ and one for young children ‘My Hands, Your Hands, God’s Hands.’ On that post I tell of how I was inspired to write these two children’s poems regarding God’s Hands.

I wrote this poem as in the picture below, with the each verse of the two aspects (Mother & God) side by side, but I was not able to align it properly on here, so I have had to change it to one after the other. 

I believe that however we are brought up shapes our thoughts and beliefs. Obviously, most of this will come from our parents and/or whoever we spend the majority of our time with. The idea of this poem is to help older children understand that their parents do the best they can and will influence their life thoughts and choices, but they have a choice to let go of whatever doesn’t fit with them and take the Hands Of God as the ultimate guide. 

Changing Hands - Spiritual poem for older children by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
My daughter with one of her four children (2012)

 

 

The Containing Circle

Going to the beach to meet James
My visualization Guide
Where everything becomes clear
As constant as the tide

But instead I found my mum
There on the sandy beach
I thought her Higher Self
Must have come to teach

She led me to lots of people
Sat in a circle on the ground
And instantly in the middle
I was then to be found

Surrounded by loved ones
From my life who had taught
Me lessons, or influenced me
Whether given or sought

My parents, siblings, children
Grandchildren and friends
I didn’t acknowledge them all
It seemed the circle never ends

And then standing just behind them
Encircling, there were more
I knew these were all Spirit
I just felt it at my core

I questioned, were they Guides
For all the people sat around?
‘No’ came the answer
For me they were all bound

Then I followed an impulse
To get up and walk away
Turning to look at them all
Would they follow or stay?

Some had disappeared
From those that were sitting
The others smiled and watched
Their love for me still emitting

My Spirit Guides and Helpers
Had followed me on
Then as I walked further
My seeing them had gone

I knew they were with me
Wherever I might tread
And understanding of all this
Came into my head

I must step out of the encirclement
To not be contained by those I love
And follow my own path
Guided by those of the above

Trina Graves – 12th June 2019
Vision: July 2003


About This Poem

When I began these visualization exercises in 1999 I had no idea they would one day lead to me writing poems about them! Now, looking back, it has been a natural development and I am often amazed that after reading my notes of a visualization, a poem then so easily flows to tell the story.

The wisdom of this visualization seems so obvious to me now, but back in 2003 it was just another interesting experience to note and keep. I had been told to write everything down (because one day I would need it!) in a message given to me at a Spiritualist Church many years before. Today, that message and these poems that have developed from that initial guidance are (for me) proof of eternal life and a knowing of my own path. 

Although we are all One, we are also individual aspects of the Divine, and therefore have our own uniqueness that will not match even those we are closest to and love most dearly. My beliefs and path are certainly in a different direction than my parents and siblings, and my intense desire for a more spiritual life is not a match to my children and grandchildren’s priorities (yet!) However, many of them are aware of (or becoming aware of) and acknowledging the Spiritual aspect of life. I am certain that several of my grandchildren are empathic and I know that as this generation grows to maturity, with the Light that is expanding, they will all be able to perceive and understand much more than I do.

I share a few of my poems with my family, but I know they are not that interested in them. But, I hope that one day they will be ready to read and hopefully learn from them. It will also give them an insight and understanding of me and my beliefs.

I have a link page of my Vision Poems if you would like to read more.

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The Timing Of Your Death Is Always Chosen By You

Title Quote: Abraham-Hicks

We are all born into this life
Not knowing how long it will be
But would we truly desire to know
If granted the length to see?

Before we came we made a choice
Of when our life would end
Fitting in with our Spiritual Path
United with family and friend

Together we made a pact
To challenge, grow, inspire
Aiming to expand our Souls
Each lifetime raising Higher

Oneness in eternal growth
Love and Light our essence, core
Agreeing to help each other
Before we enter through Earth’s door

Being in truth complete Love and Light
We have to bury it very deep
If we want to allow another Soul
To flow the Love they keep

In a world of light and dark
Contract enables choice
Freewill is given to all
Will we heed our Spirit voice?

It’s easy for us to understand
Someone giving in, letting go
When faced with pain and disease
Releasing to the eternal flow

It’s hard to let them go
But we know they couldn’t stay
So with love and heavy heart
We bless them on their way

But someone who suddenly dies
From unknown illness or injury
Comes as a great shock
Causing us pain and misery

If it’s from another’s hands
The negativity can gain hold
It takes great strength to perceive
The Higher Truth to unfold

There are no accidents
Most is as we once planned
Together we worked it out
In our Home, a beautiful land

Freewill means that some
From their path will maybe stray
Twists and turns of fate
Sends them down the wrong way

But guidance is always there
Especially when asleep at night
Adjustments made to bring about
The conclusions that are right

Even a baby never born
Into an actual physical life
Made the choice to ‘die’
Growth can flow from strife

The parents and the baby
Agreed to share the tale
Always united in Spirit
All-knowing beyond the veil

The passing of a child
Is the greatest tragedy
We should never take for granted
There presence here to be

Every life is precious
Every Soul Heaven sent
Now is the only time we have
To show pure love, our core intent

Trina Graves – 20th February 2019


About This Poem

I have followed the guidance from Abraham-Hicks for many years, so obviously they feature quite a lot in my Quote Poems

I had this quote on my Spiritual Quotes To Live By site, but it came more to my attention when someone contacted me to ask for more understanding of this particular quote. Both of this person’s parents had been recently murdered so it was very tragic. I did my best to explain my understanding of the quote and at that time thought it would be a good quote to use for a poem, so I added it to my list, knowing that one day I would be drawn to writing it.

quote from sympathy poem by Trina Graves - The Timing Of Your Death Is Always Chosen By You - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

My Hands, Your Hands, God’s Hands

Spiritual Nursery Rhyme

My hands touch you with love
Your hands do this too
God’s Hands always love you

My hands feed you food
Your hands try this too
God’s Hands always feed you

My hands take care of you
Your hands are learning this too
God’s Hands always care for you

My hands keep you safe
Your hands will learn this too
God’s Hands are always safe for you

My hands hold yours to guide you
Your hands will not always need me
But in God’s Hands we will always be

Trina Graves – May 2019


About This Poem

I had already written a poem called In God’s Hands, but it wasn’t until I was commenting to Amira about her poem We Are In Good Hands that the idea came to me to write one for children on the same theme.

Anyone who reads my blog regularly will know that I have had a synchronistic alignment with Amira since last summer when she first contacted me about using my poems on her blog. It was through her that I came back to WordPress to share my poems in one place. (I have a quote site Spiritual Quotes To Live By that has many of my poems, but spread over many sections and pages.) I am sure Amira won’t mind me saying that ever since our initial contact there have been an abundance of things happening that have led us both to be more of who we came here to be!

So, as I was writing my comment to Amira, I knew I was going to write a poem for children about being in God’s Hands. I have written several Spiritual Poems For Children, but this one I knew was going to be for very young children and then perhaps I’d write another version for older ones. – (update: 21st July new poem Changing Hands).

It took me awhile to be drawn to writing it, but when I did I felt and pictured a mother saying the rhyme as she fed her baby, repeating it over and over again, as she carried out various nurturing tasks and when just cuddling and stroking her baby. I also saw her still saying the rhyme as the baby grew and became a toddler and older, adapting the words slightly as the child began to feed itself etc.. 

Nursery rhymes have been repeated countless times to babies and toddlers for generations. I certainly did this with my children and grandchildren. Also, I was a very moody and difficult toddler, but my mum has told me that one thing I enjoyed was her saying nursery rhymes. 

With my children (in the 80’s) I would tell them all the nursery rhymes I could remember and also bought them books to learn more. But, by the time my grandchildren started to arrive I was becoming more aware of the power of words and began to notice how totally negative most of them are, so I would think about which ones to use, for example: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star being a wonderful one to say and Three Blind Mice one to ditch. 

After writing this poem I thought of how one of my very first poems – Where Is God? – could also be classed as a nursery rhyme and so I am now thinking of writing more, as I see this as a wonderful way to nurture the Light that resides in every baby, toddler and young child… so fresh from Source.

 

My Hands, Your Hands, God's Hands - Spiritual Nursery Rhyme by Trina Graves

 

Immortal And Visible

Affirming The Classics: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
original hymn by Walter Chalmers Smith

Immortal and visible, God is all wise
In Light and accessible before my eyes
Most Blessed, most Glorious, in all of my days
I Am victorious as I follow His ways

Perpetual calmness and silence I find
Freewill acceptance, I’m given my own mind
I climb beautiful mountains high soaring above
And float on the clouds of His Goodness and Love

To all life God gives to both great and the small
In all life He lives, the true life of all
I blossom and flower as leaves on a tree
Eternal in Oneness as God is in me

My Father of Glory, Purity and Light
The Angels adore You, love shining so bright
All round me Your presence, I now clearly see
And Your Light is the Love around and in me

Immortal and visible, God is all wise
In Light and accessible before my eyes
Most Blessed, most Glorious, in all of my days
I Am victorious as I follow His ways

Trina Graves – 11th March 2019


About This Poem

This is another one of my favourite hymns that just needed a little tweaking to make it into more of an affirmation. The original (see below) speaks of the splendour of God’s light being the reason for us not being able to see God, but as more and more of us are Awakening to know we are of the Light, we can perceive the presence of God/Source in all life everywhere.

Although I have kept to the original descriptions of God as Him/His/Father, I do not at all think of God as a male entity.  To me God is just another word for the All-That-Is or Source Energy of which ‘male’ is just one aspect.

Immortal, invisible, God only wise
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days
Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love

To all life Thou givest, to both great and small
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all
We blossom and flower as leaves on the tree
And wither and perish, but nought changeth Thee

Great Father of Glory, pure Father of Light
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight
All laud we would render, O help us to see
‘Tis only the splendour of light hideth Thee

Immortal, invisible, God only wise
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days
Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise
(Walter Chalmers Smith 1824 – 1908)

There is a link page for the other poems in my Affirming The Classics series, if you would like to read more.

Affirming The Classics: Immortal & Visible by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Thought, Word & Deed Are The 3 Levels Of Creation

Title Quote: Neale Donald Walsch

It isn’t always easy to see
That we all create our own reality
The things we think and say and do
Will one day for us be true

As much as possible think positively
About all of your life, this is the first key
To unlock the door to your wishes and dreams
Positive thinking is what it seems
At first its hard to look on the bright side
When it seems life is taking you for a ride
But the more that you can appreciate
The more your life will begin to look great

Controlling your words is the second key
With positive thinking this comes naturally
If all that your thinking is good and kind
Words of love and praise you will easily find
Always speaking the truth with love in your heart
Sometimes will be difficult when you first start
But persevere and you will eliminate hate
There’s no better way to communicate

If love guides your thoughts and words easily
Then your actions will show love effortlessly
It’s often said ‘action speaks louder than word’
So do everything with love and you will be heard
Whatever you consistently think say and do
Put together will create your world for you
Be love and find the good in all things
You’ll be amazed at the peace and joy that this brings

Trina Graves – 21st November 2001


About This Poem

My first poems that used a quote for the title and theme were from the ‘Conversations With God’ books by Neale Donald Walsh. Back in 2001 I had no idea that I would one day develop my love of quotes and inspirational poems to write many more poems and to build a website of more than 300 pages containing over 11,000 positive quotes – Spiritual Quotes To Live By.

There is a link page to my other Conversations With God poems on this blog and you can also find my poems featuring other quotes in the menu at the top of the page. (selecting ‘Quotes’ takes you to various other people not listed).

Thought, Word & Deed Are The 3 Levels Of Creation - Inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Today’s Father

The Father of today
Is free to take his role
In any direction he wants
He can set his own goal

Fathers of the past
Were shackled to society
Having to always fit in
Blinkered from other ways to be

Not allowed at the birth
No sharing of the nurturing
Only some playing allowed
But all the money to bring

Slowly change crept in
Allowing Father participation
Opening the floodgates of truth
Love: the heart’s revelation

Taking an active role
Feeding, changing and cuddling
Fully supporting a newborn Soul
Opens the heart to truly sing

Continuing to learn together
Through the years never truly apart
Helps balance the dual energies
Spiritual growth will impart

Trina Graves – 11th June 2019


About This Poem

After writing Father: The Changing Role’ I knew I wanted to write another poem about Fathers to also depict how the change has worked to bring more balance to the male energy. We all contain both male and female energy, but in the past the male energy has been way too dominant in many men. I believe becoming a father is a chance to experience a love that can break the cycle of the past and attune to a new way of being.

Much Love, Light & Blessings to all the Father’s everywhere: in physical, in Spirit and especially those who take on the nurturing role of father to those children who were not born to them.

Happy Father’s Day!

quote from poem: Today's Father by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
My son and his newborn daughter (1997)

 

Father: The Changing Role

Each generation brings change
To all the roles of family
As each new unit forms
Different ways are clear to see

We are moulded by the experiences
Shaped in our early childhood
Our parents views of their roles
Became the truth we understood

Different families merge
In life, their ways and goals
May differ, so children change
Their perception to new roles

Also, over time societies grip
Has loosened its stranglehold
Now more people are fully aware
They don’t have to fit to the mould

In my grandfathers generation
Men had to be hard and strong
Physically and emotionally
Showing emotion deemed to be wrong

Financially supporting their family
Through all the trouble and strife
War an ever-present reality
Burying emotion was a fact of life

And now three generations later
The change and growth is clear to see
My son and nephews, many fathers
Demonstrating devotion to their family

Expressing words of love to their children
Cuddling and kissing even into adulthood
It’s beautiful to see and know
The role of father has changed for the good

The two generations in-between
My father and brothers are a part
Of this great change I perceive
As love worked to open their heart

Through the years it continues on
Working it’s way in both directions
The younger and older generations
Continue to grow in love perceptions

Trina Graves – 11th June 2019


About This Poem

With Father’s Day approaching I wanted to write something new for the day. It’s easy for me to write a poem for Mothers as I have the experience of being one, but obviously I do not know what it is like to be a Father! I can only write from the perspective of the father relationships that I know of in my family.

My son has the most beautiful relationship I know of for a father and daughter. His relationship with her mother didn’t last more than a few months into her life, but he was able to regularly have his daughter stay over. Interestingly, this was due to the lack of contact her mother had with her father who had left when she was little, so she wanted her daughter to have a father in her life.

My granddaughter is now in her twenties and lives quite far away, but she always comes to stay with her dad several times during the year. It is so wonderful to see how close they are: talking about anything and everything, and doing things together. Obviously, as she gets older and hopefully begins a family of her own she won’t have as much time for her dad, but I know the bond they share will always be there, no matter what.

quote from poem by Trina Graves - Father: The Changing Role - Spiritual Quotes To Live By