The Bare Necessities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About This Poem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




2 thoughts on “The Bare Necessities

  1. I really found it made much more of an impact than I expected (getting rid of ‘stuff’) but I’m now in a dilemma about my books! I have a huge collection of Spiritual and Self-Help books that I could very easily reduce, but recently there have been books that I got rid of years ago that I now want to re-read!! I got rid of them because at that time they were not so relevant to me, or I just didn’t understand them! I did know when I started it all that my books would be the most difficult to clear though, 🙂

    It is good to look back and realise that things previously thought as devasting, or just simply bad at the time were actually positive steps in life. I’m guessing you’ve been through the same.

    My first ‘knowledge’ of the LOA was in 2006 through an Abraham-Hicks book, but it did take me quite a few years to take it on board! Then, once I understood it better, I realised that other books I’d read were saying the same thing (but not calling it that) and what really amazed me was that I had even written about it myself in 1997!!! (my poem: Letter From Your Newborn).

    It’s so fascinating how life moves forward, but also spirals round. ❤


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