The Containing Circle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 12th June 2019
Vision: July 2003


About This Poem

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

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

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

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

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

quote from poem: The Containing Circle by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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