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.

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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).

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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!

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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.

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A Father’s Role

A Father’s role for his daughter
Is so important and crucial too
She constantly learns so much from him
He is a guide, her whole life through

I was Blessed with you as my Father
God knew the grander, greater plan
Bringing us together for this life
For this role, there could be no other man

The early years were a testing time
As your family developed and grew
I was also beginning to learn, many
Lessons in love and life from you

You’d grown up in another era of time
When men demonstrating love was frowned upon
Of course love was felt, but it was not shown to all
Unchallenged, these family concepts can linger on

There were times that I felt a bit awkward
I didn’t show my love and affection for you
But now I know, this was just a life challenge
Now achieved, Love has not limits, it’s true

There are some things we don’t agree upon
But as I grew up, you would listen to me
Not judging or pushing your own opinions
You’ve given me strength to be who I want to be

Life brought us closer together for many years
Working in the office of your family business G&G
The values I learnt from spending time with you
Were also there for anyone else, who chose to see

Leadership, Loyalty, Strength, Courage, Compassion
Hard-Working, you gave much more than just a wage
Sharing: Achievements, Celebrations, Possessions
Caring for all, you taught lessons that never age

Another valuable life experience you have shown
Is how to rise up after you’ve taken a fall
Life has knocked you down on the ground many times
But you always get up, carry on and succeed to do more

Your Positive attitude is a wonderful thing
You’re always friendly to everyone around
Giving help to anyone who needs it always
Your generous support, so many have found

I have discovered that life is supposed to be fun
It is the essential way to live and be free
From you I could have learned this many years ago
Sport has always been your fun-time, it’s plain to see

Coffee shops and crosswords became a thing
While together we waited for mum to mend
Missing her presence, these passed the time
Once home, mum carried on with the trend

And now that I am living just down the road
Again we get to share some more precious time
Drinking coffee and putting the world to right
Sharing and caring makes everything fine

Please know that I will always be there for you
Our Love is Eternal, so it will never end
Thank you for everything you do.. You are
My precious Father, My Support, My Friend

Trina Graves – June 2015 (Fathers Day)


About This Poem

With Father’s Day coming up at the weekend, I am sharing one of my personal family poems, but I still hope it can be enjoyed by others. It starts off mentioning a Father’s Role for his daughter because I am the only daughter, with three brothers. My Father also had no sister’s only two brothers, so a young female in his family was a new experience for him.

As you can see this was written for my father four years ago. Unfortunately, I no longer live ‘just down the road’ but I visit as often as I can. I know both my parents miss not having me living so close, but they know if they ever need me I will be there.

This week I have written two more ‘Father’ poems – Father: The Changing Role and Today’s Father. I will add them both over the weekend.

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Channelling

Eileen Caddy, the first I admired
God’s words spoke to my heart
Clear guidance of Divine Love
Truth sang to me, at the start

Neale Donald Walsch, a catalyst
‘Conversations With God’ inspired me
I began to write some poems
To be, who I came here to be

Jane Roberts channelled Seth
Teaching: You create your own reality
One of the first to say this truth
To enlighten all of humanity

Esther Hicks worked with husband Jerry
As Abraham spoke, lifting me so high
Now Jerry works with Abraham
On the other side, no need for goodbye

Helen Schucman brought through Jesus
A Course In Miracles, the book
Many pages, some hard to read
But loving truth, whenever you look

Blossom Goodchild, continues on
Although knocked down in the past
Love from the Federation Of Light
Comes through, I too, remain steadfast

Darryl Anka, always a joy to watch
Bashar’s delight shining through
From the future, his words speak
So much wisdom on what to do

Amanda Ellis I recently found
With synchronicities powerfully strong
Archangel Metatron her main Guide
And to her ‘tribe’ I now belong
The Heart Squad are coming through
Diana, Michael, George, Freddie
‘Celebrities’ wanting to share
Love and Light to help us be ready

I have always been drawn to channelling
Since on my path I consciously started
Different people, sources and methods
All working with love and Light-hearted

I was told I would be used
As a channel, many years ago
I never sat in circle, or ‘developed’
So I had no evidence to show

My perception and understanding
Has steadily progressed through time
I now appreciate the irony
I’ve been doing it, with each new rhyme!

I’ve always known the words I receive
Are coming from somewhere higher
It just took me years to acknowledge
The true meaning of ‘Inspire’

Everything that exists in the Universe
Whether physical or invisible to see
Consists of one pure substance
Without exception, it’s all Energy

Our thoughts and those of others
Are Energy substances all around
Linked by the Law of Attraction
We drew to us, the ones we found

No matter the plane of existence
On Earth, in Spirit, or outer space
We are all united and connected
Through Source Energy we all trace

Our minds tune-in like a radio
Our intention and focus transmit
Universal Law makes a match
What we receive will always fit

We actually channel all the time
From distances far away and near
Whenever we feel inspiration
We’re connected, reception is clear

Our strongest portal of connection
Is to our own Spirit, Soul, Higher-Self
By following our own inspiration
We live the life of our truest wealth

Trina Graves – 27th March 2019


About This Poem

This has been another ‘Divine Timing’ posting!
I had this post just about prepared to add last week (for my mid-week post) but on reading through this part I was not 100% happy with what I’d written, so I left it and by the weekend had prepared another poem to post.

However, for some unknown reason I still held back from adding that one yesterday and earlier today. So, as today is my youngest grandson’s 4th birthday I thought I would add the poem I wrote on the day of his birth. This morning I began to get that post ready to add. And still, things did not go to plan as I got side-tracked with other things that needed doing.

This evening I thought I really must now add the birthday one, but, just as I sat to write, an email arrived to inform me that Amanda Ellis had just uploaded a new video… on Channelling!

I watched it and now I know that this is the time to add my poem on Channelling! In Amanda’s video she talks a lot about the Heart Squad and why they are coming through now, so it fits perfectly with my poem.  Also – apart from giving lots of information on channelling – she mentions sitting in circle and this was relevant to part of my original writing…

       – My first understanding of channelling (many years ago) was that it was a spirit talking through a human and the first time I experienced this (at a Spiritualist Church) I wasn’t at all impressed or totally believe that it was real. So, when at church (another time) I was told that I would be used as a channel I did wonder how this would work. I was also told many times to ‘sit in circle’ (a way to develop your skills) but I was also told that I would be guided to the right one as it had to be of a high vibration. I was keen to do this, but the ‘right’ one never came along before I stopped my regular attendance due to my feeling that I needed to move on from this level of ‘spirituality.’ – 

I had wondered why I never did get to sit in circle and also why I eventually felt going to the church wasn’t progressing. Watching Amanda’s video today has helped me to understand that (with the deepest respect for all those who have done it) taking years to develop by sitting in circle is a way of the past. And I was being led to do my own thing – it just took me years to realize it!!!

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I Breathe The Breath Of God

Affirming The Classics: Breathe On Me Breathe Of God (hymn)
by Edwin Hatch

I breathe the Breath Of God
I Am filled with life anew
I Am unconditional love
I do what God would do

I breathe the Breath Of God
My heart is open and pure
I am aligned with God
Now and forever more

I breathe the Breath Of God
I Am a spark of the Divine
This Earthly part of me
Glows as God’s Essence is mine

I breathe the Breath Of God
Through all eternity
I know I shall never die
My Soul is God as me

Trina Graves – 8th February 2019


About This Poem

In the mid-nineties I began to go to various Christian Spiritualist Churches in Oxfordshire. I have mainly gone only occasionally, apart from a few years in the nineties.

The reasons I enjoyed going were:

  • I received an abundance of evidence of life after death. Especially amazing were the many things I was told that I did not know, or had no meaning to me, but later when I spoke to my parents, they would confirm them to be true.
  • I was given many messages that helped me, and because of the undeniable truth of the descriptions given of some of the people on the other side, I followed the advice given which has shaped my path.
  • I found it intriguing to see how different mediums worked and what they had to say, especially in their ‘address’ – a talk before sharing their gift with the congregation.
  • I felt the power of unity and faith when silent prayers of healing were offered to where there were needed.
  • I felt the joy and upliftment from singing positive hymns and songs with others – often with no music.

I didn’t know this hymn before going to Spiritualist Church, but it soon became one of my favourites! As you can see from the original hymn (below) the words were already positive – one of the reasons why I love it. So, I just made it more of an ‘Affirmation.’

Breathe on me, Breath of God
Fill me with life anew
That I may love what Thou dost love
And do what Thou wouldst do

Breathe on me, Breath of God
Until my heart is pure
Until my will is one with Thine
To do and to endure

Breathe on me, Breath of God
Till I am wholly Thine
Until this earthly part of me
Glows with Thy fire divine

Breathe on me, Breath of God
So shall I never die
But live with Thee the perfect life
Of Thine eternity
Edwin Hatch 1835 – 1889

I have a link page, if you would like to read more poems in my Affirming The Classics series.

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A Rose Can Live Among The Thorns

Full Title Quote: A Rose Can Live Among The Thorns, And Yet Never Be Injured By Them.
(unknown source)

A rose is pure beyond compare
Its fragrance floating in the air
Delicately soft, colour supreme
A joy to behold whenever seen

Yet closely by are many a thorn
Sharp, destructive, everything torn
That touches on its razor tip
Be careful or we soon will rip

Never-the-less we love the rose
Its Heavenly beauty juxtapose
To the thorn, the contrast stands
Clearly evident throughout our lands

We can learn from this flower
A higher meaning to give us power
Heaven on Earth is here to see
When we focus on beauty clearly

There will always be thorns around
Tearing, gripping, taking hearts to the ground
People, the media, elite powers, dreadful deeds
Cut through with all the negativity it feeds

But we can live among the thorns always
And let them be, purity in forgiveness stays
We blossom and grow in beauty and joy
If our discerning perception we employ

So live your beauty, Heaven scent
Colour your days, life is meant
To be a gift from a Higher Power
Be a rose, God’s precious flower

Trina Graves – 12th March 2019


About This Poem

In a good writing flow, I had done a ‘Vision’ poem and an ‘Affirming Of The Classics’ so I decided to do a ‘Quote’ poem next. I read through my list of quotes to use and this one stood out immediately, so I didn’t bother to continue looking.
All of the writing flowed easily, but when the word ‘juxtapose’ came into my head I had no idea what it meant, so had to check my dictionary to see…

Juxtapose –  to place side by side.

Perfect!!! And yet another sign for me that my writing is guided.

Today I had two poems ready to post, but was unsure which to choose. Anyone who reads my posts often will see the close link I have with Amira of BodyAndSoulNourishmentBlog, we’ve never met, but have discovered a wonderful connection across the world. The synchronicities between us happen so often that it is with no hesitation I chose this poem to add today, because Amira has also today posted a poem about roses, by one of my favourite people to use quotes from: Ralph Waldo Emerson.

If you would like to read more of my ‘Quote’ poems, I have a link page. There is also a link page for poems about Awakening to the duality of our world: Wake Up!

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Photographs

A split second of time
Frozen for all to see
Photographs are treasures
Capturing memories clearly

Beautiful scenes full of colour
People smiling having fun
Whether a garden in winter
Or an exotic paradise of sun

Our Earth is abundantly rich
Opulent beauty wherever you look
Landscapes, scenes and micro
Perfection in the photo you took

Celebrations wouldn’t be the same
Without the photos we create
Family history through generations
Times together that were great

None of us know the length
Of our time upon this Earth
Photographs can hold a wealth
Pure gold, not the paper’s worth

They aid our failing memory
With a delving knack
Little things we’d forgotten
All come flooding back

A visual link for our children
The only one they can see
Of those who came before them
Supporting their family tree

Sharing their treasured pictures
And the stories of their past
Brings them ‘back to life’
In our hearts to forever last

However, it’s even more important
Especially when ‘snapping’ a lot
To be present, there in the moment
Live in the reality, not just the shot

Trina Graves – 27th March 2019


About This Poem

I have always loved family photos and have spent countless hours going through them with various members of my family, old and young, talking of the happy memories of the past.

In the late 90’s I spent months (of my spare time) scanning all of my hundreds of photographs and the majority of my parents photographs into my computer (before the days of digital). This was to become a wonderful treasure chest for me when in 2010 I began my Spiritual Quotes To Live By website and started to make up photo-quotes to use on the site. At the beginning I only had family photos, but through following my joy of taking photos, one day while out on a walk through a woods with a few of my grandchildren I began to take nature photographs too, and through this my eyes were opened to the miraculous beauty of nature.

As I’d carefully filed away all of the photographs into the years they were taken (or approx) I then endeavored to continually keep my pictures sorted by date, and then in later years copied to relevant files to use for quotes. At family gatherings or sometimes just out on a walk I often take over 200 photos, so keeping them sorted really makes all the difference.

All of my family know of my photo collection and often ask me for certain photos. Even today, I was asked to send photos of my granddaughters Great Nan, who died this week, bringing up the significance of the timing of this poem. (I had already chosen it for posting today). 

Over the years I have literally covered walls in laminated photographs of my family, as the pictures bring me such joy. The home I am in now has been the only one since the beginning of the 2000’s where I have not done this, and I have recently been missing this and have thought of doing it again. However, I will have to print out lots of new photos due to all the grandchildren born since my last big print out, and of course all of the other grandchildren are getting so much older! Also, it’s a dilemma now as to whether to print them with quotes, or not and also I so love many of the nature photos too!

The picture below is of my bedroom in my previous home. There were more pictures on other walls too! I just loved being surrounded by the beautiful (mostly happy) faces of five generations of my family – my grandparents through to my grandchildren. Lots of happy memories to send me to sleep and a pure delight to wake up to in the morning!

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Be Love, Seek Joy

Nearing the end of 2014
I decided to visit the beach
A visualization in my mind
When answers I couldn’t reach

I’d been going round in circles
Not knowing which way to turn
What should I focus on?
Was my dominant concern

James was there waiting
Through the years, my guide
I asked him my question
Noticing the constant tide

It was a very short visit
His words were only four
But their impact of truth
I’ll remember forever more

“Be Love, Seek Joy”
Was all that he said
‘The only guidance I need’
In my diary, I just read

So, Be the Love you are
And everything else will flow
No matter what happens
Love is the way to go

Seek Joy in what you do
Each and every single day
Life is supposed to be fun
Loving Beings at play

Trina Graves – 16th March 2019
Vision 19th November 2014


About This Poem

This is another one of my poems about one of my visualization/visions that I have been doing occasionally since 1999. To read more and find out how it all started I have a link page.

After this vision in 2014, I Googled: ‘Be Love, Seek Joy’ to see if it was a known quote from anyone – to confirm I wasn’t just remembering it, and to see if it was okay to use it on my Spiritual Quotes To Live By site, without having to credit it to someone, so that I could make a picture out of it as a divider. I didn’t find it, so went ahead.

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The flowers are cut-outs from my nature photos I take to make up my quote pictures.

Of course, there are many who wisely say to ‘Seek Joy’ and I especially know that it is often told by Abraham-Hicks – who I have listened to and learned from for many years, but, the important thing is to ‘Be Love’ first. By always coming from a place of love the joy will flow effortlessly, and you can also be at peace knowing that everything you create for your joy will always be for the highest good of the all.

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Recently I have been doing my best to add a new post on a Wednesday or Thursday and then another on Saturday or Sunday. I had the above all ready to go last Wednesday but it didn’t feel as though the time was right, so I left it till the next day. However, I was still reluctant to post and then at the weekend it still didn’t seem right, but I also knew this was the next one to add. I have no idea why I felt this way, but today on reading through I feel it is NOW!
Strange, but I do believe that everything happens for a reason and I always do my best to follow my intuition. So now it is!!! 🙂 

Living One Vibrational Energy

Title Quote: unknown

Living in our world of duality
One way or the other we go
Vibrational Beings in reality
Energy is all about the flow

Love is really all there is
Only we can block its presence
Variety from being given freewill
Eternally we have God’s essence

Learning to Love unconditionally
Open-hearted to everyone
Valiantly expressing our truth
Ever conscious we are all One

Light is another face of Love
Omnipresent, God does shine
Vastly stronger than the dark
Enlightening your heart and mine

Life will continually expand
Onwards through eternity we’ll create
Visible forms of the All-That-Is
Enjoying life is our truest fate

Trina Graves – 7th April 2019


About This Poem

I decided to write a new quote poem and this one really stood out to me from my list. I started to write but I was not happy with the way it was going. I had written the first verse as acrostic, but the other verses I was writing with each one focusing on each different letter of LOVE. So I took a short break and went back to it and realized that all the verses had to be acrostic! 

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Create Something

Inspirational Poem For Children

Write about something that you’ve done
Or all the ways you like to have fun
Make a list of the things you like…
Playing card games, or riding your bike

Write your thoughts and feelings down
It makes you feel better, clearing a frown
Write down something you’re thankful for
Makes you realise.. there’s always more

Getting creative, imagination takes flight
Writing a story or poem is such a delight
Even if you don’t finish, it matters not
You will still learn from the words you’ve got

Draw some pictures of things around
Lots of ideas are easily found
Copy some drawings from a book
There’s always something, if you look

Don’t worry at all if things go wrong
Remember to the human race you belong
We all learn the most from our mistakes
Practise, practise, practise… Better makes!

Trina Graves – 17th March 2019


About This Poem

For Christmas last year I wrote a couple of poems about creating handmade gifts, (A Handmade Christmas, A Handmade Gift) so this year I have been making sure to follow my own advice! 

This poem was written for my granddaughter Amy’s 9th birthday. Amy loves to read Harry Potter so I made her a notebook that contained many blank and lined pages for her to write and draw in. The cover had emblems from Harry Potter (along with her name) and inside she had a letter to her inviting her to Hogwarts, spells, and positive quotes from Harry Potter were added throughout the pages. I included this poem near the beginning of the book to hopefully encourage her to use the book to ‘Create Something!’  

Recently I have also began a new hobby of glass engraving, so Amy also received a glass with her name on it and pictures from Harry Potter!

By the way, I often use the American spelling for words such as ‘realize’ and ‘practice’ but, I made sure to use the English versions for this poem as I didn’t want to alter how Amy would be taught to use them.

Create Something - Children's inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By
Amy (who the poem was written for) when she was four years old

My Eyes Are Open

Affirming The Classics: Open My Eyes That I May See
Hymn by Clara H. Scott & Frederick P. Morris

My eyes are open, I now see
The Light of truth You share with me
I have in my hands the wonderful key
My heart is open, I Am set free

Silently now I commune with Thee
I Am ready my God, for all to see
My eyes are open, You are in me
Spirit Divine!

My ears are open, I now hear
Voices of truth, pure and clear
Divine Energy speaks in my ear
Messages of love, my way to steer

Silently now I commune with Thee
I Am ready my God, for all to see
My eyes are open, You are in me
Spirit Divine!

I speak my truth and I share
Peace and forgiveness everywhere
My heart is open, I truly care
My unconditional love I lay bare

Silently now I commune with Thee
I Am ready my God, for all to see
My eyes are open, You are in me
Spirit Divine!

My mind is open when I read
Of Your love, it plants a seed
Love and Light are all I need
To blossom, grow, and succeed

Silently now I commune with Thee
I Am ready my God, for all to see
My eyes are open, You are in me
Spirit Divine!

Trina Graves – 8th February 2019


About This Poem

At the moment I have quite a few new poems to add, and I had not made a decision as to which one I would add this weekend. However, this morning I woke in the early hours with this hymn being sung on my mind! There was no reason for this, but trying to get back to sleep it just kept on repeating until I accepted that this was obviously a sign I need to add this poem today! There are certainly other poems I would have chosen to add before this one, but for whatever reason, I now know this had to be the one!

Although the hymn is full of positivity, it is written from an aspect of lack – by asking for something, we are acknowledging that we lack it. So, my version focuses on already having, or being the various aspects – along with an ‘I AM’ to boost the power of creativity!
There is a link page if you would like to read more of my Affirming The Classics.

As you can see, I wrote this in February, but today, as I re-read it, I notice how relevant it seems to so much of what I have been coming across lately..

NOW is the time for us to BE our Divine true selves and to ‘Speak Our Truth’ and shine our Light, Love, Peace and Forgiveness ‘For All To See’

Namaste & the Light of ‘May The Forth be with you!’ 🙂 

Original hymn:

Open my eyes that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp and set me free

Silently now I wait for Thee
Ready, my God, Thy will to see
Open my eyes, illumine me
Spirit Divine!

Open my ears that I may hear
Voice of truth Thou sendest clear
And while the wave-notes fall on my ear
Everything false will disappear

Silently now I wait for Thee
Ready, my God, Thy will to see
Open my eyes, illumine me
Spirit Divine!

Open my mouth and let me bear
Tidings of mercy everywhere
Open my heart and let me prepare
Love with Thy children thus to share

Silently now I wait for Thee
Ready, my God, Thy will to see
Open my eyes, illumine me
Spirit Divine!

Open my mind, that I may read
More of Thy love in word and deed
What shall I fear while yet Thou dost lead?
Only for light from Thee I plead

Silently now I wait for Thee
Ready, my God, Thy will to see
Open my eyes, illumine me
Spirit Divine!

Clara H. Scott 1841 – 1897
Frederick P. Morris

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Family Stories

(Written for my parents 61st Wedding Anniversary)

We all love to hear stories
It’s why we read and watch TV.
But not many understand that
The greatest stories are of family.
Relationships with people
Is what life is all about.
The closest ones, our family
Shape us, without a doubt.

Family is so important
It develops our core inside.
Our childhood, growing up
Imprints our lives, far and wide.
How our parents coped with life
Their attitudes to it all,
Did they show their love?
Where did their loyalties fall?

Most people don’t ever realise
The constant voice in their head,
Formed from childhood experiences
All they saw, and what was said.
So understanding our parents
What happened in their early years,
Can give us true inner wisdom
And wipe away any un-needed tears.

Remembering we all do our best
In the only way we know how,
Each generation taking on echoes
From the previous, right up to now.
The only way to find things out
Is talking while they are here,
Relationships grow in love
With empathy everything’s clear.

………………………………………………………..

For many years now, we’ve shared
When I visit, our family news
Who’s done what, why and when
Are they happy or in the blues?
After doing the circle of family
Alive and present today,
We often move to those passed
And their stories of ‘yesterday.’

Also the times of your younger days
The lessons you’ve lived and learned,
Experiences, the good and the bad
The pages of life you’ve turned.
Knowing of your life stories
Helps me in so many ways
Understanding of the past
Brings clarity to all my days.

Becoming Great-Great-Grandparents
Just a few short weeks ago,
A fifth generation begins
The clock of time’s evidence on show,
But how will this new generation
Know of your part of their world?
Unless they are told the stories
The past generation’s lives unfurled.

Family history needs to be shared
Not just for memories sake,
But for all the treasures they hold
From our past, our lives we make.
Each generation feeds the next
Not just on physical food and love,
But all of their experiences mould
And fit, to enfold like a glove.

Trina Graves – 21st March 2019


About This Poem

As I’ve mentioned before, my parents now look forward to receiving a poem from me on their special occasions, so with their anniversary approaching I began to think of what I could write about. I had no ideas, so I decided to look through some old photographs to get inspired (usually works!) However, before I delved into the photographs folder on my computer, I was drawn towards a folder labelled ‘My Family.’ I thought it was just another back up copy of all the family documents I had scanned over the years, but I was surprised to find it contained only one document, a diary note made in May 2018. Intrigued by coming across this I opened it to read, and discovered it was about how important it is to tell children and grandchildren the family stories that make up their family history. There was also a quote:

The history of any private family, however humble, could it be fully related for five or six generations, would illustrate the state and progress of society better than the most elaborate dissertation. (Robert Southey 1774 – 1843)

With such an amazing sign to give me guidance, especially as my parents had just become great-great-grandparents (fifth generation) it was obvious what my poem would be.

For my parents I made the poem into a booklet which also included a poem for each of their parents telling stories from their lives. I haven’t included them here for personal reasons and due to the extreme length.

The photograph below of three generations was taken for my parents 30th Wedding Anniversary in 1988. When I looked for a photo to use for this post I thought one from the photo-shoot we had that day was a perfect choice. At first I didn’t use this photo as it includes my ex-husband and my brothers ex-wives, so I began with a photo of my parents with their grandchildren. But, as I was almost finished I had a re-think and decided to use one that shows the three generations at that time, as this is a part of my family history!

I am stood behind my father, with one brother to the left and the other two far right. My three children are stood beside my mother and the other children belong to my older brother (far right) and his ex-wife (holding baby) who was my best friend at school, they had one more son after this date. All three brothers are now happily re-married and the 8 children between by older brother and I now have 20 children between them! The little girl on the far left recently became a grandmother, bringing in the fifth generation. 

 

quote from poem: Family Stories by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

 

The Tree In Me

My roots stem from my family
Deeply embedded in Mother Earth
Strongly supporting my presence
That fed my earlier self-worth.
My roots are also a mighty link
Mostly unseen, as underground
I am connected to all of life
Growing in Spirit, as more depth is found.

My trunk is very evident
The physical body is what you see
Developed in my strength of roots
But solidness is only a part of me.
With each passing year I grow
The cycle of life, always in a ring
Changes with each new season
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

My branches grew as a child
Count how many there are
All the ways I reached out
Wanting to learn and go far.
Supported by my trunk body
Also nurtured by my roots
My mind branches developed
All starting from little shoots.

My branches extended to twigs
As I ventured out more to explore
In the numerous directions
Always wanting to do more.
The twists and turns of life
Shape the twigs I create
Am I willing to grow more
Or do I hesitate?

My branches and twigs went out
Into this magnificent world
For all the things I’ve said and done
Another expanding leaf uncurled.
Abundantly representing me
As I ‘photosynthesize’
Transmitting and transforming
Always right before your eyes!

You may notice a few knots
Or whirls patterning my bark
Some experiences deeply felt
Impacted and left their mark.
My bark is my protection
Covering, so you cannot see
My layers of growth underneath
As I developed into the real me.

My blossom, pure and gentle
Delicately full of perfection
Comes when I am focused
And guided by Highest intention.
For me blossom represents
My Soul, Spirit, Inner Core
It’s profound physical beauty
A sign of there always being more.

My flower or fruit shows
Who I really came here to be
Colours, fragrance, food of life
Gracefully given from my tree.
Other life forms are nurtured
When I flower and fruit
As I open to the Divine
Still deeply Earthed at my root.

I let go and I give
To all nature my seed
To grow and develop
Wherever there is a need.
Next season, or years away
With love, I will write
I give my seeds of truth
To grow in God’s Light.

……………………….

I’ve survived the storms
That are present in all life
Steadfast as a tree
Throughout worry and strife.
For my roots are so strong
Gripping tightly, down deep
Holding me safe and sound
In the faith of God I keep.

The wind my howl
And blow through my leaves
I know I’ve lost a few
As it’s presence weaves,
In and out of my life
There’s always some turmoil
I am flexible and easily bend
Focusing on the goodness in soil.

The Heavens often open
And rains come falling down
Drenching my life
From my roots to crown.
But without water
They’d be no life at all
So I cherish this blessing
Whenever it does fall.

The Light of the sun
In all of its Heavenly glory
Brings growth and upliftment
Essential to my own story
Sun, another giver of life
Shining brightly, and so clear
Eliminating all forms of darkness
For God’s Light is always near

There have been some droughts
But I survived them too
When I blocked the flow
Parched, but I always knew,
Balance would prevail
And I would be stronger
Energy would rain on me
If I patiently waited longer.

The cycles of life
Sometimes lay bare
No leaves on my tree
Dormant, I don’t share.
And them comes the snow
Uniqueness in every drop
Delicate purity its truth
Messages from Spirit never stop.

Sharp and hard frosts
On a cold winters morn
Can make me shiver
And feel a little forlorn.
But if I look closely
Making beauty my intent
The picture it paints
On my tree is Heaven sent.

My truly greatest part
Most people do not see
My Spirit radiates
As I rise up like a tree.
To the Heavens I reach
Branching out into the unknown
We are linked, we are all One
With the trees I have grown.

Trina Graves – 3rd April 2019


About This Poem

I have always been drawn to trees, but it wasn’t until 2010, when I began to take photographs of nature, that my deepest respect and admiration for their wonderous beauty began to really grow. I have noticed over the past few years that as the seasons change, I seem to grow more and more in awe of their magnificence.

For many years I have had a list of poem ideas and titles so that when I feel like writing something it’s easy to find a subject. Trees have been on that list since it first began, but apart from making some notes several years ago, I never got around to it.

On the day I wrote this poem, I had just completed another one and leaving it for awhile before reading through, I put the kettle on for a cuppa. While waiting for it to boil I looked out of my kitchen window and noticed how extremely windy it was outside. I have two trees in my garden, but I can also see other trees in neighbours gardens, especially as at the bottom of my garden the houses opposite are on a much higher level, so their trees are at a high level too. The branches on all of the trees were swaying as the wind blew them around, and as I was watching the words ‘The Tree In Me’ came to me, and I instantly knew it was now the time to write my tree poem and to use this title. 

I began straight away (after making coffee, of course!) by writing a few notes on the physical parts of a tree that I wanted to cover: roots, trunk etc.. and then of the elements that can have an affect: sun, frost etc.. The poem just flowed easily from there.

An intriguing aspect for me is that my name begins with ‘Tree,’ although written as ‘Tri.’ Strangely, I never even noticed this until my artist friend painted a tree on my 50th birthday card and spelled my name ‘Tree-na’ as she knew of my love of trees. So, I really do have a ‘Tree In Me!’ 🙂

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I Know

I know that God is the loving energy that is a part of all of us.
I know that God loves us all unconditionally no matter what we do.
I know that God is always with us because we contain the God energy within our Souls.
I know that we are all One, we are all connected by our Soul energy.
I know that we have nothing to learn, the truth is within us, we just have to remember.
I know that we create our own reality, everything in our lives is created by us.
I know we are eternal, we never die, our Soul is a part of the ‘body’ of God.
I know that we are all special.
I know that we can never be happy, contented with someone, unless we are happy with ourselves.
I know that there are only two ways to act/be… love or fear.
I know that we are all capable of living lives from love, as Jesus and other Masters have come to show us.
I know that there is no such thing as hell or the devil.
I know that I can be, or do, anything I desire.
I know that I am here to experience who I want to be… I just have to decide and BE.
I know that we can all communicate with God because God is always with us.
I know… I Am.

Trina Graves – June 2001


About This Poem

As this poem was written eighteen years ago I did wonder if when I added it to this blog I would still agree with all that I had affirmed back then. Reading through it today I definitely still see these as my truths. I would probably expand on some a little and write them in a different way, but the basis of them all are still things ‘I Know!’

I don’t remember much about writing this poem except that I wanted to put down my beliefs, however back then I wasn’t too sure on the last line as it didn’t really mean anything to me, but was just what flowed so I left it on. However, over the years I have learned that ‘I Am’ is a powerful statement that announces the presence of God within you and creates whatever is said after them. So, it was the perfect ending! 

At some point I will do another poem – perhaps ‘I Know Now’ – as there are other things I would now add to this. June 2001 would perhaps be an ideal time with 20 years between the two, although now as I’m writing I think it might be this June as the number 18 has been showing up to me as an important number.  I shall see when the inspiration arises!

Trina Graves quote from poem: I Know - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

Jesus: Then & Now

The Universe continually expands
Throughout all time and space
Stars and planets evolve
And so too, the human race

Two thousand years ago
Jesus was physical on Earth
Heralding a great change
Starting with a miraculous birth

A planet of duality
Both the dark and the light
He came to show us all
A way to live right

His life was not easy
Before the Light of His Way
Became part of Earth’s history
His Presence always to stay

Guidance He taught
In the ways of the old
Parables were preached
As stories were told

A pure and gentle shepherd
Tending and guiding His flock
Peace and Unconditional Love
Steadfast as a rock

Forgiveness, compassion
Peace, Joy and Love
Living from the heart
Raises Spirits high above

He died on the cross
A symbol that was then took
To be used as a manoeuvre
In the writings of the Book

We all have freewill
To decide the truth of it all
Some will deny His existence
Others surrender all to His call

But do you question the dogma
Various religions have taught
Focusing on death and sin
How can the Light be brought?

Did He really ‘die for us’
And is He the ‘Only Way?’
Belief is a powerful thing
Enabling rules to obey

Imagine for a moment
If He was here today
Would things be different
Or end up the same way?

A man who speaks only
Of Love, Peace and Light
In the media’s hands
Would his future be bright?

‘I Am God’ and ‘Heal The World’
Two different men come to my mind
Both ridiculed for decades
The controlled media is rarely kind

What if He produced miracles
Would that prove His worth?
But, those who choose to see, know
They happen every day on Earth

It would take a massive spectacle
To convince those of doubt
Arriving in a Spaceship of Light
Could that bring change about?

But then there would be hype
Of an ‘alien’ attack
The Son of God perceived
Through a veil of thick black

So how can His presence
Physically show up today?
But, if He was here now
What would He say?

The core of His message
Has never changed, and never will
‘Love everyone, unconditionally’
And hearts with Light will fill

He has been coming to many
Throughout two thousand years
Not in groups to preach
But to each silently He nears

Feeling the All-Encompassing-Love
Or seeing His Presence of Light
Some are blessed with the physical
Others in visions so bright

A Course In Miracles is one
Of His ways to expand
His words of the greatest truths
To spread over our land

Whatever way He comes
It’s never negative at all
For me, in my perception
That’s where the Bible does fall

Look into your own heart
And you will find Him there
At peace, patiently waiting
His unconditional Love to share

Trina Graves – 11th March 2019


About This Poem

When I first wrote this poem I was very unsure about sharing it. 

However, on Thursday evening (just before Good Friday!) I read a message from Amanda Ellis posted in her new Facebook group for people who believe that Michael Jackson was/is a Lightworker, she spoke of how Jesus would be perceived if He came to Earth now, and how He would probably be treated in much the same way as Michael Jackson was. As this is a part of my poem, and I quote ‘Heal The World’ from Michael – I knew this was a sign for me to definitely share my poem too. And with it being Easter, obviously Divine Timing!

verse from poem Jesus: Then & Now - by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

You Cannot Be Separated From Source

Title Quote: Abraham-Hicks

You cannot be separated from Source
Because Source Energy is what you are
Don’t limit your perception to a God
Who is watching you from afar

You are a Powerful Energy Being
A part of Source, a spark of Light
So how can you ever be separate
You’ve just restricted your sight

Know that you are Source Energy
And be what you came here to be
The world is your creation, so manifest
Love and Beauty for all to see

Trina Graves – July 2012


About This Poem

This was one of the short poems written for my Abraham-Hicks page of quote poems on my other site.

For me, Abraham-Hicks are the greatest teachers of the Law of Attraction as they make it all so easy to understand, will discuss any subject and have fun along the way.

For more of my Abraham-Hicks quote poems take a look at the link page.

You Cannot Be Separated From Source - Inspirational poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Ascending The Fun-Fair Of Life

It was in December 2012
Everywhere was Ascension talk
A few days before the 21st
I wondered what path we’d walk

Questioning, ‘What is Ascension?’
I went to find answers in my mind
A visit with James on the beach
And clarity of guidance I knew I’d find

But the beach just didn’t seem right
Woods?.. Mountain top high in the air?
And then I was in a new place
A field full with a travelling fun-fair

James was nowhere in sight
So I thought I’d go for a walk
Around the sights and sounds
As I did, I heard his voice talk

“With all the different rides to go on
Life is like a great FUN-fair
Exciting, noisy, lots going on
And high drama, if you dare”

“Children love all the fun
Of a colourful, simple ride
Parents know to keep them away
From those where scary things hide”

“If you want to get a high view
Take a trip on the Big Wheel
But the cycle of life has its downs
What’s important is how you feel”

“Some people love the fast rides
And crave a dangerous element
Forces pressing, tossed about
Highest drama in physicality sent”

“It’s best to only ride what you enjoy
But that’s not what most will do
A multitude of reasons why
These are some to give you a clue”

“Peer pressure, fitting in with friends
Not wanting to feel left out
May cause you to take on things
That you fear, or just give you doubt”

“Enticed by the hard sell
Or blatantly just dared
Not wanting to accept defeat
Can win over, even if truly scared”

“And then there are also those
Who’ve given their control away
Unknowingly manipulated by others
Which ride?… what to do, every day”

“There are always a few
Who just want to take in the sights
Not venturing this time on the rides
All choices… no wrongs or rights”

As I reached the other side
I noticed James just up ahead
Looking younger, dressed in jeans
Baseball cap, backwards, on his head

Between us a white picket fence
I then saw, surrounded the fair
A barrier with no visible gate
Then one appeared, so I went out there

I asked James what will happen
When Ascension comes along
He said “This fair will end
And all the rides will be gone”

“People will have a choice
To continue on in another fair
Or let go of the perpetual rides
High drama and intoxicating glare”

“To simply BE in peace and joy
Living as One in unity
Love and Light flowing to all
Surrounded by beauty all can see”

Behind James was another field
Picturesque of Heaven above
Children happily ran and played
I could feel the joy and the love

James asked me, “Would you be
Willing to let all your family go
Especially your little grandchildren
And their parents… yes or no?”

I thought all the children would Ascend
When that time came to be
James said, “Even they have a choice
Always freewill for all of humanity”

We walked closer to the fence
And I understood its presence there
A barrier between the two worlds
I could see over, but not physically share

Joyful groups gathered to watch
Their precious loved ones go for a ride
Knowing they could give guidance
Sending their energy to the other side

If felt a sense of peace
And then drifted off to sleep
That fateful day came and went
But Ascension knowledge I now keep

Trina Graves – 13th March 2019
Vision: 15th December 2012


About This Poem

This is another one of my poems that describes one of the visions and messages I have been given over the years. There is a link page to the other poems I’ve written so far if you would like to know more about this.

This was one of my visions that helped me to accept that there was no way I was just thinking these all by myself. The majority of them had been on a beach, with only a few elsewhere, but they were always scenes of beauty in nature. The way this one took me to somewhere I wasn’t expecting to go, and with how much sense it all made, as I saw and listened to this all in my mind, it was amazing to me. 

I did get caught up in the long build-up to that much hyped date – 22nd December 2012 – and when the day came and went, with nothing noticeable happening, I must admit I was a little disappointed. At that time I listened a lot to Abraham-Hicks, so I should have taken more notice of what they were saying, in that it would just be another day, like any other! 

There had also been another prediction in 2008, to do with disclosure, that I had also followed and hoped would happen, but it did not. But, my conclusion for that one also made sense for this non-occurrence too.

I believe that these things happen – or I should say, are predicted but don’t happen – to get our attention and to open more minds, so that we can then focus on these things to bring them about ourselves. The quote: ‘We are the ones we have been waiting for’ (June Jordan) has a profound truth, as it is us that need to raise our vibration to bring about these changes. 

I also think that this date was a turning point in the tipping of the scales on our planet of duality, as we started to gain momentum in bringing the Light through.

part of poem: Ascending The Fun-Fair Of Life by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
picture from internet

 

My Darling Daughter

Although we always keep in touch
I don’t get to see you very much
Life circumstance means we live apart
But you are constantly in my heart

Your beauty is a flowering rose
Your loving nature always shows
You excel in everything you do
I’m so very proud of you

You’re my Angel sent from above
A wonderful daughter, full of love
I just want you to really know
You’re a Blessing and I love you so

Trina Graves – 22nd March 2015


About This Poem

Tomorrow (11th April 2019) will be my daughter’s 40th birthday. It seems crazy to me how fast the years have flown, especially now that my children are entering their forties and I have a granddaughter in her twenties, with others not far behind!

This short poem I wrote for her card a few years ago, it was written early as she was going away on holiday for a couple of weeks and would be away on her birthday.

Although by other people’s lives, our being apart and not seeing each other much is not comparable, in our family unit it is noticeable because my son has lived with me for the majority of his years and my younger daughter lived with me for several years into her marriage, and then we lived next door to each other for five years. Julie (who the poem is about) left home at just sixteen and apart from coming home for a short time a few years later, has not been living so ‘physically’ close as the others.

I have just completed her card for this year, and although I didn’t plan to write anything I awoke today thinking I must! ’40 Years Of Joy’ was the result and will be another one I will add at a later date.

My Darling Daughter - poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

The Greatest Blessing

The greatest blessing of my life
Was in becoming a Mother
Truly blessed three times in all
A Divine Blessing above any other

The greatest treasures bestowed on me
Worth more than diamonds and gold
Were the lives of my precious children
Still my treasures, even as we grow old

The greatest experience I went through
Was being pregnant with each one
I especially remember the delight I felt
Growing stronger with each rising sun

The greatest bliss I ever felt
Overpowering and so full of love
As I first cuddled each newborn
I was connected to Heaven above

The greatest love I never knew
Until I experienced it myself
Unconditional love for my children
The purest and highest wealth

The greatest smile I ever saw
Gazing at each baby in my arms
The recognizing of their first smile
Is one of life’s simple charms

The greatest sound I ever heard
Brought smiles of pure delight
My babies joyous, infectious giggles
Made each day rosy and bright

The greatest words said to me
Were spoken with love from their eyes
Hearing ‘Mum’ for the very first time
A joyous moment, as time flies

The greatest happiness I had
Through the years abundantly
Were doing things with my children
With their faces so full of glee

The greatest responsibility I faced
Was one I didn’t fully understand
Many years later I discovered
The power of a Mother’s guiding hand

The greatest nurturing I gave
To my children, when they were small
Another thing I was to learn later on was
They were nurturing me through it all

The greatest hugs I received
From my little ones, filled my heart
Happiness expressed through hugs
Together again, after being apart

The greatest Christmasses all were
The ones with my little children
Excitement, traditions, decorations, gifts
Family togetherness, all having fun

The greatest gifts given to me
Throughout the years, without a doubt
Were the simple little handmade ones
Or a daisy picked when we were out

The greatest holidays were spent
Watching my children play in the sun
It didn’t matter where we were
Or whatever was or was not done

The greatest lessons I have learned
Throughout my life, over the years
Were created through being a Mother
Though many did bring me to tears

The greatest teachers in my life
Were my children as they grew
Teaching me what life is all about
Much more than school could ever do

The greatest pride for me has been
Seeing the parents that they now are
Loving, caring, always doing their best
All my grandchildren will go far

The greatest time of my life
Is each and every day
Now blessed with another generation
The joys just ‘blow me away’

The greatest memories for me
Filled with love and of joy
Are with my girls Julie and Emma
And Kevin my only boy

The greatest thankfulness I give
To my Mother, for she taught me
The greatest blessing in our life
Is Mothering, for God’s love we see

Trina Graves – 30th March 2019


About This Poem

I thought I’d finished writing my Mother’s Day poems for this year with Mother’s Day and In The Arms Of An Angel, but the following day the title of this one just came to me, and I knew it was about being a mother, so had to be written that day as Mother’s Day in the UK was the following day.

After doing my usual of prayer, asking for guidance and having an inner knowing that the poem was already completed and ‘out there,’ I made a list of the aspects I wanted to cover. As I was writing the poem a few more ideas came to mind, so I made a note of them to add too. The last verse was not on my list, but just flowed and I knew it was the perfect ending.

part of poem: The Greatest Blessing by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
With my children. bottom pic: grandchildren (ages now 21 to 3)

 

 

In The Arms Of An Angel

An Angel is a Spiritual Being
A Messenger of God, His Agent
Working Divinely with love
Around us, or when needed, sent

Some people get to see them
Magnificent, powerful, bright
With pure white wings of feather
A truly life-enhancing sight

But most just know of them
Or at least hope they are true
For we all need the Divine Love
To support and help us through

However, we have an Earth Angel
Who has always been around
For we are all Spiritual Beings
And Divine Love can be found

There is one who’s always loved us
With all their open heart
Giving their mind, body and Spirit
To our existence, right from our start

They nurtured us for many years
Building our home, a feathered nest
For us to feel at peace, warm and safe
Whenever we needed to have a rest

To them we were never ordinary
But exceptional, even miraculous
Our smallest of achievements
They’d shower us in loving fuss

Unconditional Love and forgiveness
Flowed from their heart and eyes
And when we were little children
They were God‘s Agent, all-wise

As babies we knew the truth
Being fresh from the Great Above
We’d only be placed in the arms
Of the strongest and highest love

In The Arms Of An Angel
We were held like no other
Truly Blessed from the Divine
With an Angel as our Mother

Trina Graves – 29th March 2019


About This Poem

As I mentioned in my last post: Mother’s Day’ the title and theme of this poem came to me with the line from the song ‘Angel’ by Sarah McLachlan. I was writing down some notes for that poem when the song just came into my head and I instantly knew it was for another poem.

Several years ago I came up with the idea of putting angels wings on photos of my grandchildren. I have used them in several things I’ve made, including quotes for my website and Facebook page. So, it was an obvious idea to add Angel wings to some mother pictures too.

I used these pictures below, and others, for my mum’s card and I also sent the poem to my two daughters with pictures of them with each of their children too.

In The Arms Of An Angel - inspirational poem about mothers by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
Four generations: my grandmothers, mother, myself and my two daughters.

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day in the UK
Is on the fourth Sunday of Lent
A day when earlier Christians
To their ‘Mother’ church went

Visiting their ‘Mother’ church
Where they grew up, long ago
A place of ‘Home’ to worship
Their thankfulness to bestow

And now Mother’s Day
Has developed to become
A day to visit home
And appreciate, Mum

Honouring our Mothers
For all they have done
Throughout the years
For their daughter or son

If not able to visit
Maybe send a little gift
Along with a loving card
Will always give a lift

For many the day will be
Tinged with thoughts, so sad
But Mother’s Love is eternal
And more likely felt when glad

Our Mother will always be
A large part of our heart
Here, or on the other side
Love unites, to never be apart

Trina Graves – 29th March 2019


About This Poem

Tomorrow (31st March) will be Mother’s Day in the UK.  My last post, You Were There, was the poem I wrote for my Mother last year, and as this Mother’s Day was fast approaching, I was beginning to wonder what I could write this time, as I didn’t have any ideas. But then, as has happened many times before, I was writing an answer to a comment from Amira (on that previous post) and the idea for this poem was born!

I didn’t have time to write a poem at that moment, so I quickly made a note. While I was doing this, a line from the song ‘Angel’ by Sarah Mclachlan came into my head, but slightly changed: ‘In the arms of AN angel’ and I instantly knew this was the title and theme of another poem for Mother’s Day.  I will add this one next.

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My mother in my ‘mother’ church, Dorchester Abbey (2008)

You Were There

During my childhood: You Were There
Nurturing with your loving care
Through the ups and downs of it all
Picking me up when I would fall
Always there to kiss goodnight
And cuddle if I woke with a fright
Showing me love and trust were the way
To practice being, with each new day

As I grew up: You Were There
Easing me out into the glare
The big wide world dazzled bright
But I had your guidance to do what’s right
Becoming a mother at a young age
Your influence helped in each turning page
When I was left with a broken heart
With your resilience, I didn’t fall apart

Now I am blessed because: You Are There
Living into old age with peace and flair
We share stories of life and family
Lessons I’ve learned from you are clear to see
As individuals, our views are not all the same
But our core connection will always remain
You taught me to be open to receive
The presence of God, because of you, I believe

When the time comes I know: You’ll Be There
An unfailing faith we do both share
Your physical presence will move on
But in no way will you be gone
You’ll be living on in peace and love
Re-united with those up above
I will speak to you in my mind
Your reply and love, I’ll always find

My beloved Mother..
You Were There
Because you always care
A pure love beyond compare
From you I learned to share
When everything is laid to bare
We let go – to God – to be aware

Trina Graves – 10th March 2018 (Mother’s Day)


About This Poem

With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend here in the UK, I thought I’d share the poem I wrote for my mum last year.

These pictures of me with my mum, were taken in the sixties and seventies, up to age sixteen.

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God Is In Me

Affirming The Classics: God Be In My Head – Book Of Hours

God is in my head
     And in my understanding

God is in my eyes
     And in my looking

God is in my mouth
     And in my speaking

God is in my heart
     And in my thinking

God is United with me
     In Eternal Oneness

Trina Graves – 11th February 2019


About This Poem

I have always loved this simple poem/prayer that was written over 500 years ago! It is also known as The Sarum Prayer or Sarum Primer, and a hymn.

This was obviously a very easy one to update into an affirmation, just acknowledging the presence of God instead of asking, not using ‘mine’ as it would not be the way we would use that word nowadays, and confirming there is no ‘end’ or departing.. just eternal Oneness.

The original prayer:

God Be In My Head
And In My Understanding
God Be In Mine Eyes
And In My Looking
God Be In My Mouth
And In My Speaking
God Be At Mine End
And At My Departing
(Book Of Hours)

There is a link page to my other Affirming The Classics, if you would like to read more of these affirmation poems.

Affirming The Classics: God Is In My Head, by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

No Proof Required

No ‘PROOF’ required for us to read
Your love was strong at the very start
Just one simple photo is all we need
For evidence of love from the heart

You didn’t know on that spring day
Where your journey together would go
But over the years your love found it’s way
To survive many challenges and grow

Your family has changed so much over the years
In 1958, at the beginning, you were only two
Ten years later there was happiness with tears
As you brought home your last baby in blue

Babies constantly have you up with the lark
But bring countless blessings forever more
A daughter Trina, and sons David, Paul and Mark
Four children to complete your family core

The years passed by and your children grew
Guided by your love all through those days
Summer weekends at cricket they all knew
Country walks and picnics under sun rays

Cottages, houses, villages, town and estate
You’ve moved so many times it seems
But wherever it was, Mum was always great
At making a home and garden of her dreams

Cruising, touring and even camping too
Many holidays were had in the past
Las Vegas was Dad’s dream come true
Happy memories from them all, will last

One by one your children left the nest and flew
To live in their own unique ways
Army, student or marriage, but you knew
No matter where, the bond always stays

Life moves on and your family has grown
Now ten grandchildren add to the score
Back through the years, who would have known
Great-grandchildren would make seventeen more

Your love and devotion are a guide to us all
An inspiration of keeping vows and wedded bliss
Through the generations your guidance will fall
And it all started with your very first kiss

Trina Graves – 20th March 2015


About This Poem

Although I have written several new poems, I thought I’d add an older one today. Looking at the ones I had, this one stood out to me as it was written for my parents Wedding Anniversary four years ago, and tomorrow will be their 61st. 

The reason this poem is called ‘No Proof Required’ is because my parents had a professional photographer for their wedding photographs, but only ever received their ‘proof’ photos. These were properly printed photographs but with the word ‘proof’ embossed several times on each one, given as part of the original fee, but also to approve the printing of the official photographs. My parents always intended to get the proper photos done, but finding the money to pay for them, when other more important things were needed, never materialized before it was too late. So, as an Anniversary present that year, I scanned and edited all of their photos to remove the ‘proof,’ and printed them out.

The number of grandchildren remains the same, but great-grandchildren now numbers twenty-one, and only a couple of weeks ago there was also a new generation started with the birth of their first great-great-grandchild!

quote from poem: No Proof Required by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By
Before & after wedding photos (1957) with my parents & brothers (2018)

 

Watch Out For The Seekers

I met James on the beach
Just as I did before
Wondering what he’d say
I wanted to learn more

We stood at the end
By the edge of the sea
The beach began to fill
With many a family

One little boy playing
I noticed near by
With bucket and spade
Then, time began to fly

The years passed quickly
And families returned
Drawn to the beach
Relaxation they yearned

The boy had grown
Now, a young lad
Still playing in the sand
Always fun to be had

But then he looked up
As he noticed near by
A man was ‘preaching’
He went to listen why

Returning to his play
It became known to me
Everyone was caught up
In their own lives, by the sea

The years carried on
The boy, now a man
Relaxed on the beach
Enjoying getting a tan

Eyes closed, deep in thought
A memory surfaced one day
Of hearing the ‘preacher’
And what he came to say

He walked in the direction
Of where he had heard
Thinking of the wisdom
Now evident in every word

As this happened I was told
People are caught up in living
Many not noticing around them
The beauty of what is given

But some will hear
And take it all in
Dormantly waiting
For their path to begin

They become a Seeker
Of Truth, Love and Light
Now set on a course
For a future so bright

‘Watch Out For The Seekers’
James said, and he went
I wrote the vision down
Acknowledging wisdom sent

……………………………………

I became a Seeker
In the 90’s, years ago
Even these visions, at first
Their truth, I didn’t know

Things I first heard
Back in my distant past
Return with new meaning
Insightfulness hits at last

I write for the Seekers
Of the future and now
Guided by the inspiration
I receive, and I allow

This vision taught me
To never give in
Sharing my words of truth
Time will always win

Divine Timing unfolds
With joy I do my part
Sharing with all
With love from my heart

Trina Graves – 12th March 2019
Vision – 2003


About This Poem

A week ago I added ‘Footprints Of Light, and at the end I wrote that I it had just come to me that the visualizations I have been doing for many years are not just for me, and that I would be writing more poems about them. 

This week I have written many poems. Each time, before I start, I pray and ask for guidance for the title or theme, and the words. Three times the poems have been of these visions. This was the first poem I wrote this week and I knew, as soon as I asked, what it would be. The fact that it was of one of my visualizations, and out of them, the one chosen first to now write about, gives me confirmation of last weeks guidance.

For those who are interested, or want to find out more about my visions/visualizations I have a page with some details and links to the poems of my visions.

quote from poem 'Watch Out For The Seekers' by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

 

My Footprints In The Sand

Affirming The Classics: based on Footprints In The Sand (author unknown)

One night I had a dream.
I dreamed I was walking along a beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand;
     one belonging to me, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of my life flashed before me
     I looked back at the footprints in the sand
I noticed that sometimes along the path of my life
     there was only one set of footprints.

Then I realized that it was when I moved closer to the Lord
     and our footsteps combined, that I was happier.
These were the times in my life I felt an abundance of love, gratitude and peace.

The Lord said to me:
“You are my beloved, precious child of the Light.
I Am with you now and forever,
but you always have freewill to follow your own path.

My footprints are there beside you, to guide you, if you choose.
No matter what, I will always love you unconditionally.

Trina Graves – 6th February 2019


About This Poem

My last post Footprints Of Light was my first poem of Affirming The Classic of Footprints In The Sand. In the ‘About’ section of the post I told of my experience in having a new vision of Footprints. As I was writing it, I also knew I would be doing this version, which is very much closer to the original.

As I said previously – The original Footprints poem depicts our helplessness in facing the struggles of life, we are picked up and carried by the Lord to see us through. But, we are now stronger and no longer need to be carried. Instead we are now able to accept our Divinity and walk alongside His footsteps, using our freewill to consciously walk in His way.

And of course, however we chose to live our lives, we are eternally loved unconditionally.

Affirming The Classics: My Footprints In The Sand - by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Update: Although this poem is very close to the original, it was only re-written due to a vision I had, so I have included it with my other poems of these experiences. You can easily access them all from my link page: Visions. There is also a link page for more poems of the series: Affirming The Classics. 

Footprints Of Light

 

Affirming The Classics: Footprints In The Sand

I walked with my friend Jesus beside the sea
Knowing that with me He would always be
I was on the damp, dense sand of the Earth
He on soft, light and golden, with me since birth

We turned to look at the footprints we’d made
But only one set could I see out there laid
Weaving in and out of the waves of the sea
At various depths were the footprints of me

I recalled and went to a time in my past
Heavy-hearted, my feet sinking fast
Into the sea of life I’d gone too deep
But near to me Jesus would always keep

Looking back at our footprints I now saw
Rays of Light I did not notice there before
Straight and True His prints were of the Light
A way to Be, His Loving Path shined so bright

Then I noticed the more delicate steps of mine
Were as I moved closer and I did combine
My own path with the Light of His Way
On soft, golden sands with Him I now stay

One more lesson His Footprints came to tell
Gratitude to Mother Earth and to keep her well
He left no imprint, only Blessings of Light
My Inner Being knows this vision to be right

Trina Graves – 6th February 2019


About This Poem

When I began this series of re-writing my favourite inspirational poems to change them into Affirmations, Footprints In The Sand was one of the first I looked at to work on. It has always been one of my favourite poems but as I read it, even though I could see that it had some negative aspects I couldn’t see how I could change it, so I let it go.

However, it seems that was not meant to be! And by sharing with you the following I am taking (for me) a monumental step forward! But, I know I need to do this, to ‘Speak My Truth and share the Light.

For many years I have visualized meeting a ‘guide’ of mine called James on a beach (and eventually other places) to ask questions and receive guidance. My very first meeting (in 1999) I eventually made into a poem: Insight where you can read the story of what happened. Back then I thought it was a strange imaginary experience, I wrote it down and put it away (for many years). One day I came across the poem and was astonished as I finally saw the significance and from then onwards I would visit when I felt the need.

Over the past year or so I have not done the visualization very often, and more recently I always found I was struggling with where to meet! Nothing seemed to easily flow so I would give up, knowing that if it’s not flowing, it’s not right.

In January, a few days before my birthday, I watched a channelling done by Amanda Ellis of Michael Jackson. Amanda had said that there would be inner-child healing done during the channelling and I certainly felt something shift. Before it started I felt drawn to pick up a rose quartz crystal and, without giving it any thought, I held it against my heart all the way through the two hour video. As the link with Michael came to an end he said that one of the easiest ways for anyone to link with him was by holding a rose quartz crystal as it opens the heart! I was totally amazed!!! To me, this proved I was meant to watch this and that it was of the truth.

Over the next couple of days I certainly felt as though something had happened, I couldn’t put it into words, but there was definitely something ‘healed.’ And I also noticed synchronistic things happening very quickly towards further healing.

I’m not sure if it was this video, or in another where Amanda was talking about Michael, but he had said to do something we liked doing as a child. I gave this some thought and a memory of sitting in an Abbey that was next door to my primary school came to me. I especially used to love it at Christmas time when we would go there and sing Christmas carols, and I would gaze at the magnificent stained glass windows. I then thought it would be a wonderful place to meet James, so I visited him there a couple of times before what happened next.

In the very early hours of my birthday, – there is an extremely important significance to it being my birthday, but I can’t go into that as it is not my story to tell – I awoke and could not get back to sleep. I decided to pay a visit to Dorchester Abbey and meet James. As I walked down the aisle I could see him seated at the front waiting for me. As I approached him he sprang up out of the pew and stood before me in the centre, arms outstretched, surrounded by Light and in that moment I knew he was not James, but Jesus. At that moment a multitude of thoughts all happened at once: I was shocked, but then not, as I remembered many times when I had wondered if James was not who he said, because he seemed like Jesus – in Energy and image – and then thoughts such as  ‘Am I just imagining this because I’ve wondered before?’ then the doubt really swept in.. and it wasn’t long before I let go of the visualizing, with thoughts of ‘my delusions of grandeur.’   

I must have put all this to the back of my mind because it didn’t re-surface until I was emailing Amira (BodyAndSoulNourishmentBlog), and over the course of many days the memory and all my doubts were brought to the surface, and then something synchronistic would happen to explain why I was doubting. This happened all so miraculously and would take a long time to explain, but my on-going journey of discovery was manifested largely triggered through emails with Amira. I was shown that ‘James’ had not revealed who he truly was because I was not ready to accept this, and I would not have returned to continue our meetings as I felt I was not worthy. By coming to me as ‘James’ I could accept him as a friend first. 

The way in which all this has unfolded has been very convincing proof of it’s truth, but in all honesty I am still not quite there yet on 100% Being this truth. My biggest doubt has been ‘Why do I not feel a much stronger Energy when I am ‘talking’ with Him?’  The answer I got is that I have raised my energy enough to not feel a greater difference and because we have been meeting as ‘friends’ for so many years. (more to this later, but I am leaving this writing chronologically as the experiences happened and also not editing this earlier writing.)

Getting back to this poem. 
As I worked my way through the doubts I hesitantly visited the Abbey to meet with Jesus. It was only a short ‘visit’ as we looked at, and talked about the stained glass windows. But the next time I went to visit we were instead back on the beach and I asked if He had any ‘story messages’ to tell me (as before when I met ‘James’). This poem is what happened next, and I of course realized it was a new telling of Footprints In The Sand. The poem I thought would not be done! Interestingly, when I wrote the poem, a week or so later, I was stuck for the last line, apart from knowing the last word (to rhyme with Light) was ‘right.’ It then came to me that it was not to be part of the story, but an affirmation for me to accept it.

After writing this poem of my vision I also wrote another sticking much more to the original Footprints, but also combining it with this one to turn it into more of an affirmation.  ‘My Footprints In The Sand’ 

Affirming The Classics: Footprints Of Light by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

I have had this post drafted and ready to add for a few weeks. Since that time I have had another realization to do with my doubts of this experience. Back in December I wrote a poem called ‘Jesus: The Christ‘ if you read the poem and what I wrote about it you can see that (1) It is all about the names of Jesus. (2) It was written without the intention of being all about His names. (3) I started with a list of His names intending to just use a few, but used them all. (4) The poem flowed easily to use not only all of the names, but also why He came, which includes being a guide for you and me. (5) Before I started writing the poem I asked for help from Jesus (this was the first time I had done this when writing) and I immediately felt an emotional response which I blocked!!!  

I had forgotten about this poem, and now I can easily see the significance that only a few weeks before this experience I had written all about His many names, so why not James? And one of my biggest doubts was because I did not feel the emotional response I thought I should. And now I read my own words telling me I blocked it! Wow!!!

9th March 2019
All of the above was written before today, and although some of it is mentioned in my last post I have left this as I originally wrote it, which was mostly almost a month ago. When I did write it, I knew I was not ready to share this story (except with Amira) so as other poems were written, I thankfully posted them before this one! But, as I always know – Everything Happens For A Reason – and in those few weeks I have not only had more clarification in the truth of it, but I also have come to know that NOW is the time to speak our truth and stand steadfast in our Light for all to see. I Am ready!

Mostly from my own experiences, but also from the videos I have been led to watch lately, I believe that Jesus is available to us all, with no limits of our religion or worthiness etc.. We need to let go of the past history and conditioning of perceiving him as a Deity on High and accept him as a brother or friend to us all. Humanity and the world has changed so much since Jesus walked the Earth over two thousand years ago. Everything is always expanding and growing, so the Jesus of then is not the Jesus of now! His teachings would of course remain at their core the same, but they would be expanded upon and taught differently to those of the past.

The original Footprints poem depicts our helplessness in facing the struggles of life, we are picked up and carried by the Lord to see us through. But, we are now stronger and no longer need to be carried. Instead we are now able to accept our Divinity and walk alongside His footsteps, using our freewill to consciously walk in His way… making our own Footprints Of Light.

Just before I sat to write this last part today, it came to me that my experiences of these visualizations over the years are not just for me! So I believe I am going to be writing some more poems on the ones from my past, and whatever comes in the future!

Namaste

Update: I do now have more poems of these experiences, which I have brought together on a link page: Visions. There is also a link page for more: Affirming The Classics. 

Inner Discernment

Now is the time for discernment
Much more than ever before
We have to own our power
And be who we are at our core

The balance of power is shifting
After immeasurable eons of time
We no longer will be controlled
By those who flourish with crime

They don’t intend to make it easy
Intensively set in their vengeful ways
Chaos, disruption, immense webs of lies
Will ensue as they are ending their days

We’re in a pivotal tunnel with two exits
One radiates it’s eternal Light
The other is shady and dim
Now you get to chose which feels right

For some the Light is too much
They’re not ready to let it all in
God gives us freewill to decide
Guidance is always found within

But if it were not for the dark ones
We could not perceive our own Light
So love and forgive them always
And bless them as they move out of sight

*************************

Many have come to our planet
With a message of love and peace
To be thwarted, ridiculed and enmeshed
Even in their death it does not cease

The dark ones dish out more dirt
Stampeding us into the mire
Unless we take a stance
Using inner-discernment to inquire

Did the messenger bring you Love
And inspire goodness in you?
All humans will make mistakes
But overall did Love and Light shine through?

Michael Jackson inspired this poem
His music and danced thrilled my years
But a life in the limelight fueled by media
Caused confusion, doubt and fears

As his uniqueness and empire grew
So did the accusations and scorn
Even though others did defend him
The dark ones played with their pawn

It never really sat right with me
The things that were said in the press
But I never gave it much thought
I knew God would sort out the mess

His passing seemed way to early
But I know we all chose the day
I had recently began to see the truth
In the words he came to clearly say

So I came to my own conclusions
Society’s rules saw him as wrong
A man of peace, innocence and love
Inspiring humanity with dance and song

Then recently coincidences flowed
And I watched a channelling of him
Loving Light flowed and understanding
A pure Soul who went ‘out on a limb’

He talked of bringing inner-child healing
Through at this time of a great transition
I knew this as truth and was given proof
Of my pure healing as I did listen

Since that time a few weeks ago
My heart has opened-up wide
Bringing me expanded awareness
And synchronicities flowing as a tide

I’m aware that positivity is needed
As my focus I always aimed
But now I feel my Light needs to shine
On Michael, his energy still being maimed

*************************

We are being given choices
To accept what is portrayed
Or look within to inner truths
And break free or remain a slave

Our energy is their fuel
Keeping it negative to charge
Closed minds and hearts are easy
To manipulate society at large

*************************

I never watch or listen to the news
But now one story finds its way
To come to my attention
Repeatedly day after day

Synchronicities I now know
I have to act on when they start
I am guided to share my truth
Always speaking from my heart

I do not know her name
Or the truth of her story at all
But what got my attention
Was the immense attacking of her call

I see this as another chance
To discern and lead the way
A world of love and forgiveness
Is the one I choose each day

There was no question in my mind
Of her admittance to the UK
Leaving as a child at fifteen
Manipulation was clearly at play

I know her mind is corrupted
But where is she likely to heal..
Staying where she’s lived with horrors
Or leaving and learning loves feel?

Living in fear of what she might do
Was the reason behind the deluge
She’d made her bed, let her lie in it
Was their judgmental refuge

Empathy, compassion, forgiveness
Understanding and unconditional love
Would have healed her and those who judge
Walking the path of Jesus: The Christ above

I am also now aware of other stories showing up
Of individuals who were once of the Light
Changing to darker or being found corrupt
Use inner-discernment as your true sight

Love, Light, Forgiveness
Peace, Gratitude and Joy
Jesus, Buddha, Michael, Diana
Their discerning guidance I employ

Trina Graves – 21st February 2019


About This Poem

I mentioned in the last poem ‘The Vision Box’  that it led to a synchronicity that made me write this one. In that poem one verse was:

It’s now more important than ever
To have discernment overall
Taking control of the remote
We have the power to cause the fall
Of the Elite who’s manipulation
Coerced the silver screen
Greater in number are now awake
Heralding Love and Light to be seen

On the day I wrote this, later that evening Amanda Ellis posted Michael Jackson – Answering Allegations. In it she spoke of the importance of using our discernment and hesitantly mentioned those who are on the darker side of life that manipulate, using money as an incentive, to damage those of the light.  I had known for a while that I would write a poem called Discernment, but the morning after watching this video I just knew I had to write it straight away!

My aim with the poem was to write about using our inner guidance to discern whether the things we are bombarded with every day are ‘truth’ to us, or not. After watching Amanda’s video I knew I wanted to bring Michael Jackson into the poem, as what is happening at the moment, concerning him, is so very relevant. I never intended to write about my experience of healing through Amanda’s channelling of Michael, but that was how the poem flowed. 

I had never heard of Amanda Ellis before Christmas last year, but was drawn to one of her videos that came into my Youtube feed because it was of her channelling George Michael. I have always loved George’s voice (to me, the tone of his voice is angelic). I felt there was truth in her video and intended to watch some more, but got side-tracked and didn’t return. However, a few days later something in my Facebook newsfeed got my attention. and I was amazed when I read it and discovered, that although not using the same name (Angelic Celestial Colours), it was Amanda. Watching this video on the blue light over New York, I soon realized that this was a synchronistic sign, so I then subscribed and started to watch everything that Amanda posted.

Mainly working with Archangel Metatron, Amanda has been led to begin channelling a group of Souls who she has named ‘The Heart Squad.’ So far this has been: Princess Diana, George Michael, Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. There are also a few other well-known names she will be working with in the future. All of these channellings have been so full of love and light, along with talking of their human frailties, that for me they all sing so true. 

As I mentioned in the poem, it was the Michael Jackson channelling where I not only had proof of Amanda’s work, but I also received a healing. The channelling was very interesting and full of surprising details that lead to a greater understanding of Michael’s childlike attitude. It was also emotional and it was not until the very end of the channelling of Michael’s energy that I was hit by a realization and felt a release that I cannot put in words. As the first few seconds of the video started, without thought, I had picked up a crystal from a few that were nearby, it was not until the parting message from Michael that I realized I had held the crystal against my heart for the entire two hour video. The message was that the easiest way to connect with Michael was through a Rose Quartz as it opens the heart… and of course, the crystal I was holding was a Rose Quartz!

But, it wasn’t just this amazing synchronicity that blew me away! Just over twenty-four hours later a series of events happened, that not only lead me to a physical healing technique that had immediate results (Buteyko Method), but also I had a Spiritual experience that has been a difficult thing for me to accept, however the constant synchronicities happening since then are telling me it is true. 

Recently I have been adding my poems on a Friday or Saturday, and this week I wasn’t sure whether to add ‘Footprints Of Light’ (which has been ready for some time, and with it I have told of my experience) or this one. But after watching a video posted on Friday Dark & Light – Rallying Call To Action from Amanda Ellis, I was in no doubt that it had to be this one, as Amanda speaks of the negativity that has built up on this planet for eons of time, and of how now it is all coming to our attention because so many of us are no longer blinkered, we can now see what is going on.

It may seem as though there is too much darkness at this moment in time, as layer after layer is uncovered, but the light is always stronger and much more powerful than the dark. So, as each layer of darkness is uncovered all we need to do is to show and stand steadfast in our light to eliminate it.    

I totally intended to get this posted on Saturday, but for various reasons I never quite got it finished, but today the reason for my holdups seems clear…

Today Amanda posted a video 6th/7th March Join Me Here and asked people to share it!  If I would have posted this poem yesterday I would not have this link!!! Amanda says:

“Next week I will be uploading two very important videos tied to coincide with the release of Leaving Neverland here in UK … at 9 pm GMT on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th March.”

“As light workers we will redress the balance, work with both Archangel Metatron and Michael Jackson’s energy and bring in healing, light and a portal for love.” 💕

“To get maximum benefit from the forthcoming work next week watch the previous three videos I have done on this subject so you understand why we are doing this.”

“This has the potential to be a huge opportunity to shift the barometer back from fear and into light.”

I will definitely be there!
You can see, just from reading this, that I have been noticing a definite alignment with Amanda’s work, and this is just some of what has been happening! Yet another thing came up in this video today, Amanda mentioned to listen my all-time favourite song: Return To Innocence by Enigma.

If you are a ‘Lightworker’ please do consider watching these two videos, if you cannot do so at the stated time it doesn’t matter as time is not linear, your Light can still shine as we unite to “bring in healing, light and a portal for love.”  There are some things Amanda suggests to do before then, so please watch the link above to find out more.

Getting back to this poem and the other story…
I live in the UK and as I have mentioned before I do not watch or listen to the news, I also filter my social media to only allow positivity (as much as I can). However, a little while before I wrote this poem, one news story kept coming to my attention…

Setting off in my car a chat show was talking about it: a nineteen year old girl wanted to come back to the UK to have her baby. She had gone to Syria recruited by Isis when only fifteen. She was not denouncing her past, but as a British Citizen wanted to come back for the safety of her child, as she had already had two children who had died in Syria.

Then later that day in my Facebook newsfeed someone had commented on a post about this, they were saying that they would be fearful of what could happen if she was allowed back to the UK.  I noticed there were hundreds of other comments, so I briefly scrolled and noticed they were so full of hate. I was shocked at the total lack of compassion for a young girl who was so obviously manipulated to do something so drastic at only fifteen.

And then the following day I was just helping my dad with his tablet, he opened it on Google and there at the top of the page was a picture of this young girl. I knew then that this was story was coming to my attention for a reason and I did wonder if I should write about it, but I decided no, because it is too full of negativity.

I had no intention of writing about this story when I began the poem, it was just how it flowed. Also, when I wrote the poem all I knew is what I have mentioned here and that she was refused permission to return. I intentionally did not research it. After finishing the poem I sent it to my wonderfully helpful friend Amira (BodyAndSoulNourishment) for advise on whether it needed more detail to make sense. Amira had not heard of the story and told me it was helpful to know more, which is why I am giving more details than just what is in the poem, and from Amira I also got the girls name: Shamima Begum.

The end of the poem also relates to things Amanda has talked about and things I too have noticed. With all the negativity, bias and even bare-faced lies in the media, it is so difficult to know who is telling the truth. And as more and more stories surface, over coming times, it is so important for us all to use our own inner-guidance to discern where we want to put our energy/attention… as always it really boils down to: Follow Your Heart!

part of 'Inner Discernment' poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By