Affirming The Classics: based on Amazing Grace by John Newton
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That tuned my aural energy
I once was lost, deafened by duality
But now I hear the harmony of Unity
Amazing Grace, how beautiful the sight
That cleared my optical energy
I once was lost, blinded by duality
But now I see the vision of Unity
Amazing Grace, how delicate the touch
That bathed by cellular energy
I once was lost, dis-eased by duality
But now healthy in the Well-Being of Unity
Amazing Grace, how delicious the taste
That imbued my appetizing energy
I once was lost, drip-fed by duality
But now I partake the menu of Unity
Amazing Grace, how fragrant the smell
That permeates my olfactory energy
I once was lost, clogged by duality
But now I inhale aromatic Unity
Amazing Grace, how Blissful the feeling
That flowed, uplifting my vibrational energy
I once was lost, in Earth’s dense duality
But now my senses are Awakened in Unity
Trina Graves – 18th September 2019
About This Poem
I have had Amazing Grace on my list of poems to do for my series of Affirming The Classics since I first began writing these. It is such a well-known classic and powerful hymn but, along with most other older inspirational poems and hymns, it contains negative aspects.
I have never liked the expression of ‘a wretch like me.’ And once I learned of the Law Of Attraction, I realized why. As a matter of interest, I just looked up the word ‘wretch’ in my dictionary and it is even more detrimental than I previously thought: a miserable, unfortunate, pitiful creature; a shamelessly wicked person.
Even though it is speaking of before receiving ‘Grace,’ to ever perceive ourselves in such negative ways is destructive. Thinking of ourselves in this way, or as a sinner that needs to be ‘saved’ is the old energy of humanity, that is now clearing away.
We all contain the essence of God, it’s just a matter of how much we acknowledge this, and align ourselves with living from that essence.
When I started this re-write I intended to do as I’ve done before, in going through each verse and make them as positive and affirmative as I could. However, this one went in a different direction, and I soon realized it was to be all about the senses Awakening. I did wonder whether or not to include this in the series, as the words are not all totally positive with each verse containing the ‘lost in’ part, but I believe it needs to be with the others.
Although I haven’t done it yet, I will have another go at working through the complete original hymn…
Amazing Grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now I see
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace those fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home
The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail
And mortal life shall cease
I shall possess, within the veil
A life of joy and peace
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God, who called me here below
Will be forever mine
When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we first begun
John Newton 1775 – 1807
The last verse (my favourite) was added at a later date by an unknown American.
Update 30th May 2023 – The Great Awakening
In this time of The Great Awakening it is important to recognize in our world of duality it is up to us to choose which side we want in our lives to be dominant: negative or positive. It takes constant focus to remain in the positive as we have been manipulated all of our lives to live in fear of our lives, health, livelihood etc.. and it is heavily pushed that there are always others who are against our way of life.
In 2020 so very many people were manipulated and programmed through a well-planned psy-op to live in great constant fear, resulting in them not questioning absurd rules and doing as they were told, also enabling themselves to be used for a experimental treatment. From the very beginning of Covid, so very many things made no sense whatsoever if even just a little critical thinking was used. And now, three years later it is so sad to hear of all the devastated and lost lives that continue to be a result of this experiment.
From a much Higher Perspective, we all choose our time of death and all those who have passed during this time chose to aid humanity in The Great Awakening by taking their part in this way. They are Blessed and are now at Peace, watching us continue on with this momentous task, so it is important to share with the world the damage done, so it will never happen again, then they will not have died in vain, but for the greater good of all humanity.
Living in fear we are ‘lost,’ as we are not being our true selves – Divinely Powerful Beings of Love – becoming Awakened is realising there is nothing to fear, and as Awakened Souls in Unity we will change our world and never be pulled into the overpowering density of negativity again.