Peace On Earth

Christmas is the time
We sing ‘Peace On Earth’
As we joyously celebrate
The truly wondrous birth

The Baby, Heaven sent
To shine His Love and Light
Forever changing our world
Through the ages, glowing bright

Jesus, born to be a guide
As He walked His Earthly way
Illuminating the path of peace
We can still follow today

Unconditional Love and compassion
Living each day through our Heart
Forgiveness to others and ourselves
Is the way to make a start

Peace On Earth is our plan
At Soul level we all agree
And slow, but sure, it’s presence
Comes forth for us to see

The Prince Of Peace was born
To be the Christed Light
All man’s dark ages and wars
Could not dim its pure might

And now we have passed
The point of no return
The path to Peace On Earth
We can walk with no concern

For it is now in our sight
Like never on Earth before
As many Lighted Souls
Are living through their Core

They have raised the planet
As the Master taught to do
By following His example
More Christed-Light shines through

Now it may seem that there is
So much going on all around
The darkness is no longer hidden
As the Light-Power is so profound

It is going to take some time
But it speeds up, you’ll see
As more Souls are Awakened
More Peace On Earth there’ll be

Peace begins in the Heart
Of each and every Soul
We all have the choice to make
Is Peace On Earth your goal?

Trina Graves – 14th December 2019


About This Poem

Written for Christmas, but relevant every day of the year!

I truly believe we are now in a new era where so many have Awakened that our path is now set to bring about peace on Earth. It will take time, probably a couple of generations to really see the peace settling around our world. Of course, if you listen to the media (in all it’s forms) and follow the high drama portrayed, you will not be in a  position to appreciate this, as they continue to give their attention to any negativity going on, but eventually this will change. One day we will be daily fed by all of the Good News going on everywhere!

Peace On Earth - Insspirational Christmas poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
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Christmas Celebrations

A King born in a stable
A magical story to behold
Throughout the many centuries
The telling still never grows old

No grandeur at the birth
To be seen with an Earthly eye
Only a large guiding star
Shone brightly in the sky

But there was a great rejoicing
Going on in dimensionality
Angels, many Beings of Light
Were there, the Babe to see

Celebrating this precious time
Knowing of what it would bring
To the Earth and the humans
Hallelujah, they did sing!

With Awareness of God within
Jesus would show His Divinity
Present in a human living
In Earth’s difficult density

Teaching by His example
Giving only Light and Love
His footsteps on the Earth
With God, not only up above

He came to tell who’d listen
All possess His ability
Each born with God within
Seek inside to set Love free

Now, over two thousand years
Since that momentous birth
Each year we joyously celebrate
The Presence of Jesus on Earth

Born to shine His Light
Born to guide our way
Born to Unconditionally Love
Born here to always stay

Trina Graves – 14th December 2019


About This Poem

Rather late, I know! Just didn’t get the chance to complete the picture and post on time. But I thought I’d still add it as we are still in the festive season.

Happy New Year!
May your 2020 be Blessed with Love, Light, Joy and Good Health.

Christmas Celebrations - Inspirational poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
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Potential At Birth

The baby in a manger
Looking human and frail
Possessed true Divinity
And came to leave a trail

Known as the Son of God
Born on Earth to inspire
And lead humanity onwards
To evolve Spiritually Higher

He taught in simple ways
The path of Love and Light
Unconditional forgiveness to all
Not judging wrong or right

What made Him a Master
And different from everyone
Was His aligned Awareness
Since His life begun

Full of potential at birth
As all babies truly are
The Master was Enlightened
Born with a sign of the star

He was fully Aware and Awake
To the All-That-Is within
God’s Essence always present
In each Heart to purely sing

The potential is always there
From the moment of birth
To every single human
Living on this Earth

Freewill to choose when
Or even, not at all
God within, always present
Waiting for your call

With intention and trust
You can unlock the door
To your Divinity within
And let your potential soar!

Trina Graves – 14th December 2019


About This Poem

Throughout 2019 many synchronicities have flowed in my life bringing me to a much greater understanding of just about everything that I’ve ever wanted to know. This culminated a few months ago to me coming across the teachings of Kryon (through Lee Carroll) which not only confirmed other things I’d learned this year, but also gave me answers and clarity to so many experiences in my life. I have written a few poems about some of these (I’ll be posting them soon) and I know I will be writing more!

This poem is about one of the aspects that I now have greater clarity on. Of course, this is my truth, but I know it is not everyone’s truth and in no way do I say, I am right and any other way is wrong. There are a multitude of paths to God.

Potential At Birth - Inspirational Christmas poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
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I have written six new Christmas poems, and will be adding all of them in these last few days before Christmas 2019. I have a link page for my Christmas Poems, if you would like to read more from this year, or previous years.

Happy Christmas to you and all your loved ones
And may you all be Blessed with an abundance of Love, Light & Joy
Now, and as we step into the new energy decade of 2020
Trina ❤  

All The Twinkle

Remembering those happy days
Of many Christmasses ago
When innocence fully reigned
And time passed by so slow

For many moons, excitement built
Longing for the day to be here
But still enjoying every moment
Fond memories are crystal clear

Christmas carols, full of joy
And fun songs on the radio
Looking out at the sky
And wishing it would snow

Taking part in Nativity plays
Or singing in a choir
Building precious memories
To lift, and to inspire

A Christmas tree, now indoors
Altogether to decorate
Tinsel, lights, an Angel on top
The natural scent, so great!

Depending on your age, you might
Still reminisce when you smell
The aroma peeling a satsuma
At Christmas, only available to sell

Counting days by calender
In times, changed to opening doors
With a Christmas picture inside
And now, out chocolate pours!

Another festive treat to enjoy
Were nuts, all cracked by Dad
Waiting your turn to receive
With only one nutcracker had!

Being given some spare tinsel
To play wih, making a belt
Or a crown, to wear, to shine
As much inside as out

Little things brought such joy
And made an indelible print
On the path of your life
And now give off a glint

All the twinkle of the lights
All the twinkle of the past
All the twinkle of the simpleness
All the twinkle imbued to last

Trina Graves – 5th December 2019


About This Poem

Some of the simple joys of Christmas are timeless and some change a little with each generation, as mentioned in this poem.

For me, as a child, I simply counted the days until Christmas, but when I had my children (late 70’s to early 80’s) there were advent calenders for them to open a window each day and see a Christmas picture inside, they were so excited to do this! But, of course, with my grandchildren’s generation they now have advent calenders with a chocolate for each day. I don’t think they’d be very impressed to just look at a picture! I do hope the trend does not progress to giving children even more.

My parents tell me of their delight of receiving an orange in their Christmas stocking as a special treat for them. In my childhood, we all enjoyed having a large bowl full of fruit and nuts to choose from, and especially the Christmas treat of satsumas, which were only available in the shops at that time of year. I can’t remember when they, and the other varieties (mandarin, clementine) became available all year round, but it must have been at some point in my children’s childhood, as the smell of peeling them does not invoke memories of Christmas for them.

All The Twinkle - Inspirational Christmas poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

I have written six new Christmas poems, and will be adding all of them in these last few days before Christmas 2019. I have a link page for my Christmas Poems, if you would like to read more from this year, or previous years.

Happy Christmas to you and all your loved ones
And may you all be Blessed with an abundance of Love, Light & Joy
Now, and as we step into the new energy decade of 2020
Trina ❤  

The Everlasting Light

based on: O Little Town Of Bethlehem by Phillips Brooks

O little Earth of duality
How still you show the lie
Some still deep in dreamless sleep
Awareness passes by
Yet in the dark streets there shines
The Everlasting Light
Waiting there so patiently
To meet when your time’s right

The Cosmos of stars, together
Knew of the Holy birth
To bring forth the Heavenly King
Heralding Peace on Earth
For Christ was born of Mary
And so below as above
While mortals sleep, Spirits keep
Present, with Unconditional Love

How silently, how silently
The wondrous gift is given
So God imparts to human Hearts
The Blessings of His Heaven
Freewill to choose acceptance
Of the Divine within
Each chooses if, and when, to walk
The Christed-Way, to begin

O Holy Child of Divinity
Come to show the true way
Eternal Loving, Peace to bring
Be born in us today
We hear the Christmas Angels
And joyful, join to tell
You are in us, please meld with us
Our Lord Immanuel

Trina Graves – 5th December 2019


About This Poem

To get some ideas for Christmas themes to write about I read through some carols and noted which lines stood out to me. I also wondered if I could have a go at updating any of them for my collection of Affirming The Classics, but thought not.

Obviously, from the title of this poem, you can see what got my attention when I read O Little Town Of Bethlehem, and I also wanted to write about the ‘dark streets.’ I never intended to use the whole carol, but that’s what flowed when I wrote!

I haven’t categorised it with the Affirmation poems as it doesn’t totally fit with my aim of re-writing old classics making them into personal affirmations of positivity.

Original carol:

O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight

O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God the King
And peace to men on earth
For Christ is born of Mary
And gathered all above
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love

O holy child of Bethlehem
Descend to us, we pray
Cast out our sin, and enter in
Be born in us today
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell
O come to us, abide in us
Our Lord Immanuel

Phillips Brooks  1835 – 1893

I have written six new Christmas poems, and will be adding all of them in these last few days before Christmas 2019. I have a link page for my Christmas Poems, if you would like to read more from this year, or previous years.

Happy Christmas to you and all your loved ones
And may you all be Blessed with an abundance of Love, Light & Joy
Now, and as we step into the new energy decade of 2020
Trina ❤  

The Everlasting Light - based on O Little Town Of Bethlehem - by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
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The Original Christmas Gifts

Giving gifts at Christmas
Has always been a part
Of the Christmas tradition
Right from the very start

Three wise men, magi
Or Kings, we are told
Were the first with gifts
Frankincense, myrrh and gold

Traveling a great distance
Following the heralding star
They came to give homage
From their lands of afar

Giving valuable gifts
To the newborn, Divine King
To represent His Presence
Why these, did they bring?

Gold, a precious metal
Of worth, fit for ROYALTY
Giving status to the ‘King’
His Highness, for all to see

Frankincense, an incense
His DIVINITY to represent
An anointment in worship
For the Babe, Heavenly sent

Myrrh, a valuable oil
To signify His HUMANITY
Medicinal, and used in death
Humans united in destiny

Gold for a Royal King
Myrrh for His Human part
Frankincense for the God
He truly was at Heart

And now, eons passed
We still use this tradition
Although consumerism’s made
Gift buying such a mission!

Many now seek simplicity
Bringing Christmas back at last
To the innocence and the joy
Of the Christmasses of past

These first gifts can be used
As a symbol, even today
Their wisdom can be a guide
To show another way

Give a Royal Gift of Gold
Nothing to do with money spent
Something they want or need
Individual ‘worthiness’ intent

Give Divine Frankincense
In a Spiritual Growth Gift
From development, or just fun
To let their Spirit Lighten, and lift

Give the Humanity of Myrrh
Anything worn, in varies forms
Or enhances the physicalness
More than just the body warms!

Something for their physical body
Something to quench their desire
But especially remember to give
Something to lift their Spirit Higher!

Trina Graves – 5th December 2019


About This Poem

I wanted to write one or two new poems for this Christmas, but knew I needed to wait until we reached December before giving it a go. In 2016 and last year I’d written several Christmas poems, so I did wonder if I would be able to think of other Christmas themes to use. A few days into December I knew the first one was going to be about Christmas gifts. I ended up writing three when I sat to write, and then three others more recently.

I will be adding all six poems in these last few days before Christmas 2019.
I have a link page for my Christmas Poems, if you would like to read more.

Happy Christmas to you and all your loved ones
And may you all be Blessed with an abundance of Love, Light & Joy
Now, and as we step into the new energy decade of 2020
Trina ❤ 

The Original Christmas Gifts - inspirational poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
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Jesus: The Christ

At Christmas we celebrate the birth
Of the Son Of God who came to Earth
Our Saviour, Lord, Holy One, Messiah
The King Of Kings to lift us higher

As many names, as ways to show
He came to teach us how to grow
A Prince Of Peace, The Lord Of All
Would we listen and heed His call?

The Lamb Of God, Chosen One, a Rock
A Good Shepherd tending His flock
The Way, The Truth And The Life
Light Of The World to heal all strife

I Am, the Alpha and Omega
A pure essence, He was eager
To show the truth ‘Emmanuel’
Means ‘God is with us,’ He came to tell

The Nazarene, the King Of Jews
He led the way, but we can choose
Our thoughts and belief in His way
His Unconditional Love is here to stay

Now two thousand years have gone by
Since the Son Of Man from on High
Walked His Earthly path in physicality
Yeshua, a blessed guide for you and me

Trina Graves – 10th December 2018


About This Poem

I definitely wanted to write some new poems for this Christmas and after writing a couple on handmade gifts I knew I needed to write one that focused on the actual reason we celebrate Christmas. I also didn’t want to write one that was too long so that I could use it for my Christmas card.

Making myself a cup of coffee before settling down to write, I gave the poem some thought and knew I wanted to start it with ‘At Christmas time we celebrate the birth of Jesus who came to Earth’ so I quickly jotted that down before I forgot! 

Sat drinking my coffee I was thinking how I have recently felt more comfortable with the name Jeshua instead of Jesus, so I Googled names for Jesus and decided to write a list of the ones I found that appealed to me. There were twenty one, with so many to choose from I thought I might be able to include a few of these in the poem. Interestingly, Jeshua didn’t come up but Yeshua did.

Once I was ready to start I prayed and asked for guidance (as I usually do) but this time I also asked for guidance from Jeshua and began to feel very emotional. Not wanting to get caught up in the tears (of joy) that I could feel surfacing, I gave thanks and started to write. The list of names was beside me and I knew straight away to use ‘Son Of God’ in the opening sentence (rather than Jesus). Although I had previous ideas about some of the things I wanted to cover in the poem, I now knew that this poem was going to include many of these names. I looked at the long list and thought there was no way I could do an inspirational rhyming poem with all these names that wasn’t too long! Of course, my doubts were soon cleared as the words flowed, and it wasn’t too long before I realized every one was used, including the meaning of Emmanuel which I had also noted. Writing the last verse it dawned on me that I hadn’t added to the original list: Jesus and Christ, but then knew this was obviously the title. 

The next day I posted a Christmas poem I’d written in 2016. I hadn’t read this poem since last Christmas so I was surprised when I read the first sentence: ‘Christmas is the time we celebrate the birth of the Son of God brought down to our Earth.’ My first thoughts were, no wonder that sentence came into my head and now I’ll have to change the new poem. But, after thinking more about it, I thought does it really matter? 

Jesus: The Christ - Christmas poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By
front of my Christmas card 2018 (nativity from Pixabay)

Christmas Blessings of Love, Peace & Joy to you and all your loved ones.

 

 

 

A Handmade Gift

I give you this gift
Intending it to lift
You, as it did me
In the making, you see..

All the hours that went
Into this present I sent
My thoughts were of you
And the time really flew

Love was in my heart
Right from the very start
As for you, I truly care
My love, I want to share

The true power of thought
Is not so often taught
What we do, and do not see
Everything is an Energy

Imbued in this small thing
Is the joy that you bring
To me, when I think of you
And my love is in there too

With this gift, I impart
A pure energy from my heart
Love & Light, powerful rays
May God bless you, always

Trina Graves – 10th December 2018


About This Poem

I had already written ‘A Handmade Christmas’ a few days earlier, but what I thought I could use as a short poem to give at Christmas turned into something way-too-long, but I was happy with it, so I knew I needed to write another!

With the intention of writing something that conveyed the thoughts that go into making something for someone you love, and the power of thought, this poem was also short enough for me to make into tags for my handmade Christmas gifts.

A Handmade Gift - Inspirational Christmas poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By
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A Handmade Christmas

As each generations continues on
The hype of Christmas seems to grow
But some simple things never change..
Children never-endingly hope for snow

My aged parents reminisce the stories
Of their innocent childhood days
Delighted with one or two gifts, and
An orange in their stocking always

It’s a natural feeling wanting to provide
Your children with all you possibly can
My siblings and I had a several more gifts
A wonderful Christmas, as always, the plan

With my little Angels the trend continued
My husband and I strived to give them more
It began with a large sack full of presents
As years passed they overflowed to the floor

I would always make some of the gifts
Knitting and sewing I thoroughly enjoyed
Dolls clothes; a favourite, made many times
Winter evenings I was merrily employed

But back then I never gave it a thought
To the seeds I unknowingly planted
Into their open, fertile young minds
A need for more was being started

And now with my grandchildren I can see
Especially when money is short, it’s tough
To provide all they feel they should give
The spiral.. will it ever be enough?

Over the years I continued making some gifts
As with each new blessing my family grew
An often challenge to make-ends-meet
Creating handmade presents saw me through

But in recent times I’ve pondered more on
The effects, what I’d change if I could live
Those Christmases all over again
So, this is the advise I would give…

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Ditch the relentless consumerism
Impregnated into the mind
Insistent, but only about the sell
A relief and freedom you will find

Simplify your Christmas
Focus on the love and joy
Being together and having fun
Instill this in every girl and boy

Only give them a few presents
You’ll be planting the purest seeds
Of gratitude, love and acceptance
That simplicity fulfills all their needs

Make as many gifts as you can
Developing your own creativity
Time spent is a worthwhile investment
In yourself, you’ll soon clearly see

Everything in life is made of energy
Even objects can contain our thought
Making gifts with love enhances them
Much more than anything ever bought

When creating for that special person
Always work with love in your heart
Enjoy the process of your making
Your higher vibration you will impart

Children truly learn from example
Easily accepting the way you show
Teach them the joy of simple giving
Their hearts will bloom and grow

All ages of children can take part
In creating something for those they love
A hand drawn around, or simple picture
Giving easily rises them above

I know now I would cherish such gifts, from
Children & grandchildren through the years
A treasured collection all made with love
Would bring joyous memories and a few tears

It’s never too late to start
This poem is not a lament
If these words ring true to you
Take action on your intent!

Trina Graves – 6th December 2018


About This Poem

As the poem tells, I have been thinking of what I would change about the Christmases of my past, not that I regret anything because I know that I did the best I could with what I knew at that time, but more as to how I would advise future generations.

The commercial side of Christmas has infiltrated so deeply into our lives and influences all ages, putting so much pressure on everyone who celebrates Christmas to buy more and do more, in an ever-increasing amount.

In my poem I was focusing on the gift side of Christmas, but I have just read a wonderful post from EarthSkyAir: Solstice that mentions an over-the-top light display nearby, and it reminded me of how, not only do the outside house decorations get bigger every year (in a seeming competition to do the most) but also I’m stunned to see Christmas trees and decorations up inside homes as soon as we begin December! 

As EarthSkyAir so wisely says:
“The awesomeness of our universe shows us so plainly that love itself remains the truly treasured gift in our lives.

It’s beyond amazing, the gifts we’ve been given. Who needs to go shopping? Let’s just pause and be astonished by what we have.”

Profound words of simple truth, I’ll leave it at that!

A Handmade Christmas - inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By
the reverse side of my Christmas card 2018

My Christmas

My Christmas: As A Child
When I was a little girl. Christmas was so very exciting
Counting days, and wondering what Santa would bring
I loved dolls, books, and writing equipment best of all
It seems my Path was set, from when I was so small

A picture of Father Christmas always went up on the wall
Two weeks before Christmas Day, Santa watched over us all
The picture had been given to my Dad, when he was a baby
Santa wrote in his pocket books who was good or naughty

On Christmas morning Nanny Evelyn would be with us
Watching the opening of presents. and just to make a fuss
Of her grandchildren, who she only had a short time to be with
Passing when I was six, in my Heart she will always live

Once I had a huge present, from my uncle who lived next door
Boxes within boxes, revealed a present that was so small
I don’t remember how old I was, but I loved the cross and chain
The excitement and the beautiful gift, happy memories remain

The nativity story always fascinated me, I read it many times
At school I was so proud to be the Angel, and given many lines
My Mother made my robe with wings for me to hold up so high
Another year, to a class I was the Mother making a mince pie

One of my favourite things to do was singing in the choir
Christmas carols, full of joy, I know now, lifted me higher
What made it more special was being in Dorchester Abbey
A Sacred place, with beautiful stained glass windows to see

One year at my Fathers workplace party, I sat on Santa’s knee
Unknowing that under the beard was my own Dad, I couldn’t see
It was years later, after a few tellings that I finally knew the truth
I accepted, let go of the fairytale, losing my innocence of youth

In my teenage years we had pop music with the radio on,
Top Of The Pops on TV too, Dad would burst out into song
Slade’s ‘Merry Christmas Everybody,’ we’d all be joining in
Mum would be up, and around the room she’d be dancing

My Christmas: As A Mother
When I was a young Mother, Christmas was so wonderfully magical
Although at first my Husbands Christmas Eve tradition seemed radical
No decorations were put up before the children went to bed
The Christmas Fairies came with Santa, to do the job instead

The look of amazement on the children’s faces on Christmas morn
Made up for the complete lack of sleep from not going to bed till dawn
Surprise and delight glowed on little faces when they entered the room
Lights and colour everywhere, just like a garden in summer’s full bloom

I had my own tradition to bring into my growing family
My Father had given me Santa’s picture to oversee
My children, two weeks before Christmas they began to look
The third generation hoping their names were not in the black book

As all other Mothers, I wanted my children to have more than me
From my one sack, to their sack and presents under the tree
New outfits to wear, toys to play, books, puzzles, and more
There is a warming pleasure in giving to the ones we adore

In early years of their childhood there was no brussel sprout
So I could spend more time with them, the traditional dinner we left out
When they were older we decided to begin, and they did appreciate
The special meal shared together, though sprouts they never ate!

Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ first came out
Teaching us how fortunate we were, without a doubt
‘The Power Of Love,’ from Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Taught a truth, pure and simple, we all understood

Every year there were parties, with my husbands family
Grandparents, siblings, cousins, getting together to see
Sharing fun with games, and magic tricks into the night
Chatting away for hours, and setting the world to right

It took a sad occasion to persuade my husband to spend
Christmas with my parents, so some support I could lend
My gentle Nanny Jennie passed, just before Christmas 93
Being with my Mum for that Christmas was so important to me

In 1995, a totally different Christmas we planned
To spend our yuletide together, in a hot far-away land
Two children were getting older, almost ready to move on
Jamaica, our last holiday together, and then they were gone

All the delights of Christmas, through my children I lived the days
The excitement and high spirits, they sparkled in gorgeous ways
When they were younger I told them the story of the baby from above
They are my Angels, who came and taught me true Unconditional Love

My Christmas: As A Grandmother
Now I am a Grandmother, Christmas is plainly simple
It’s all about the Love we share, but there’s also a pull
Now we are not all together, which way do I go?
Spending time with everyone, my Love I want to show

My parents may not have many more Christmases to share
And it really is a time to let those you Love know you care
But little ones at Christmas bring so much pleasure, and joys
Their effervescent spirits light up, I can’t resist those girls and boys

Through the generations the same Christmas songs we hear
Although it seems they get to be played earlier each year
Marching around the room to Jona Lewie’s ‘Stop The Cavalry’
Children and then grandchildren, it is so enchanting to see

Christmas with your children is the pinnacle of perfection
It’s not until they are older that you can see the direction
Time plays tricks, the years seem at first to go so slow
In the blink of an eye, they’re gone.. where did the time go?

Watching the little ones, I see Christmas through their eyes
Wishes, dreams, the magic and awe of it all, joy multiplies
Passing on traditions, memories planted, as Love is shown
Generations evolve, moving on, and making their own

Christmas is not about the presents under a pretty tree
It’s accumulating Love and memories, in your sanctuary
As generations come and go, Christmas will always be
A time to share the Love and Joys of being with your family

Trina Graves – 11th December 2016


About This Poem

In 2016, after writing: Christmas Through The Family and The Heavenly Birth I felt I’d like to write more for Christmas. Many of my poems are written for my family members so I wanted to create a poem for them (and me) to remind us of our Christmases. 

Before I started, I wrote a few notes of different memories and the traditions I wanted to include. The poem actually took four days to complete (I started on the 11th) as I kept remembering more to add!

One of the reasons I like to write my poems is because I am sharing my thoughts, beliefs and memories. Most of my family are not interested in poems, so they don’t tend to read them now, but I know that one day (maybe when I am no longer here) they more likely will. When that time comes I hope they will enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them, and that they will evoke happy memories, or tell them of family stories that they have long forgotten or maybe never knew.

Trina Graves quote from poem: Christmas Through The Family - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
some of my grandchildren (Christmas 2008)

The Heavenly Birth

Christmas is the time we celebrate the birth
Of the Son of God brought down to our Earth
A Pure, Unique Master-Being from Heaven above
Sent to guide through all Eternity with Divine Love

His birth is a wondrous story, enchantingly told
Mother Mary young and pure, a heart of gold
Visited by an Angel with Heavenly praise
“The Son of God, you and Joseph shall raise”

Joseph’s character was obviously strong and good
Although not the true father, he declared he would
Unite with Mary and become the dad
To love and support the growing lad

The story unfolds with drama and suspense
To Bethlehem they travelled, the journey immense
For heavily pregnant Mary, arriving on a donkey
Needing a place to give birth, to be a sanctuary

With everywhere full, the only place to stay
Was in a stable, with a manger to lay
The newborn baby, the Heavenly King
Now present on Earth, Enlightenment to bring

A brilliant sign heralded the birth
Notable enough for many to seek it’s worth
Kings or wisemen, and even shepherds too
The Heavenly star shone to guide them through

Each came with praise and a gift to give
Knowing the Son of God was here to live
A physical life, even from a baby so small
Showing a connection to God, available to all

***

Everyone has their own personal belief
And I do not wish to cause anyone grief
But we all decide how much of this tale is true
Our perceptions give us our own unique view

I asked for guidance before beginning to write
Asking to share some loving Christmas ‘Light’
What came to me at that moment, for what it’s worth
Is the Divine importance of every single human birth

Jesus grew up knowing he was God’s Son
No limits were placed, He was the One
Sent to Earth to share true Love Divine
And through eternity, boundless by time

With no restrictions to cause Him doubt
He grew to share God’s Love throughout
His life while here upon this Earth
All starting with that momentous birth

If the King of Kings can be born in a stable
What of other births? We should be able
To see the wisdom and Light showing us the way
To celebrate the truth of births each and every day

For all mothers are pure with hearts of gold
And fathers if present, strong and bold
Each one is doing the best they can do
Which is all that God asks of you

No matter where the birth will take place
The Divine is there, but you won’t see a trace
Lowly or regal, it matters not who you are
Beings of Love and Light come from afar

They come to witness the transition of a Soul
On it’s journey to Earth to learn to be whole
In physical form, the journey it takes
To become Aware as the Spirit Awakes

For every single baby contains God in their heart
Illuminating so brightly right from the start
If we placed no limits or doubts in their minds
Their genuine Divine Presence in life we would find

Trina Graves – 8th December 2016


About This Poem

In December 2016, after writing my first ever Christmas poem Christmas Through The Family’ to be used for my Christmas cards, I had no intention of writing another that year.

A few days later I decided to do my next quote poem (back then I only added my poems to my website: Spiritual Quotes To Live By). I had a list of quotes in my notebook on my desk, so I switched off the computer (no distractions) and got ready to write… but then I could not find the notebook! I searched the desk (there was not a lot on it) but still couldn’t find it, even though I knew I had seen it. ‘Weird’ I thought!

However, knowing from experience that once I prayed and asked for guidance I would receive whatever I needed, I let go of the mystery and went to the kitchen to get a glass of water. On returning to my desk… there was the notebook so clearly in view!!! I laughed and knew that I was not meant to write a quote poem. So, I asked for guidance, now thinking, perhaps something else for Christmas?

I knew then that it would be a poem about the importance of births and would start with the birth of Jesus. But, I was quite surprised that the whole nativity story just flowed out.

The Heavenly Birth - Christmas poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
picture from Pixabay

Christmas Through The Family

To a child Christmas is the most magical time of the year
Full of wonder and excitement waiting for Santa and reindeer
Counting down each day, with even a tree indoors to decorate
Captivating memories through childhood years accumulate
Each intense and thrilling Christmas morning finally arrives
Bringing presents galore, heaps of fun and maybe a surprise
Days of new toys, sweets and other delicious things to eat
For Christmas to last forever, they’d wish in a heartbeat

For parents Christmas creates a mixture of things
The stress of it all contrasts the abundance of joy it brings
Worrying about what to buy and how to pay for it all
Disappears when seeing the delight on their child befall
With so much to get done, the clock ticks away so fast
But how they wish the enchantment of that day would last
Because for their own sweet child, anything they’d do
To make all their wishes and dreams come true

Young siblings at Christmas share the joys
Of the escalating excitement thinking of toys
They might receive if Santa thinks they’ve been good
Talking into the night, how they wish he would
Childhood Christmas days spent with sister or brother
Amasses laughter and sharing to re-discover
In later years when in family-get-togethers they meet
And to another generation their stories repeat

For teens and young adults Christmas is for fun
Celebrating with friends, just has to be done
It’s a balancing act fitting in family and friends
As their time and attention splits then blends
The greatest pull can come with blossoming love
From their first relationship, as if from Heaven above
First love at Christmas brings them a new dimension
As the joy of giving to love expands their comprehension

A Grandparent’s Christmas is full of timeless memories
Evergreen moments shared with their beloved families
Going way back to the times when their children were small
It’s only the enduring love and happiness they recall
Time’s moved on and now they have grandchildren to treasure
Each precious jewel brings more love and the purest pleasure
The family continues to expand as the years go by
Bliss of Grandparenthood lifts their Soul sky high

All through these stages of Christmas days
Life moves on through time, expanding always
Change is inevitable, time can not stand still
So appreciating these moments is vital to fill
Your heart and Soul with joyous memories
Of the stages of life spent around Christmas trees
Because that is what family at Christmas is for
To celebrate, the joy and love you share, above all

Trina Graves – 8th December 2016


About This Poem

I often like to make my close family’s Christmas cards, usually using recent or old family photographs. In 2016 I had gone back to writing more poems, so I thought I’d have a go at writing one for Christmas to use for the card. This poem was the result.

I didn’t plan to write anymore Christmas poems but a strange thing happened a few days later that led to more… (The Heavenly Birth)

 

Trina Graves quote from poem: Christmas Through The Family - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
My children – Christmas 1984

 

 

The Message

Thousands of years have gone by
With many Master-Beings from on High
Sent down to teach the people of Earth
The Message they knew at their birth
Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha are the same
Although to different peoples they came
Their Message through centuries echo
But at our core we already know
We are ONE ~ Beings of Love and Light
We are ONE ~ Love is the Way to Unite

Watching over your life and mine
Are Celestial Beings from the Divine
With hearts of gold and wings of pure white
Unconditional Love is their Heavenly delight
We each have our own Guardian Angel too
Always at our side to guide us through
Whispering gently into our inner ear
The Message, we already know, so clear
We are ONE ~ Beings of Love and Light
We are ONE ~ Love is the Way to Unite

There have always been people around
Who through their own life path have found
The Message, wanting to show and convey
To others, so they can find their own way
They bring forth the wisdom and sing God’s praise
Gurus, Teachers, Authors, there are many ways
To teach what we already believe in our heart
The Message they lived their life to impart
We are ONE ~ Beings of Love and Light
We are ONE ~ Love is the Way to Unite

All around us and everywhere
Is another dimension, always there
Where we come from and we will go
At the end of this life, an eternal flow
Spirit is our true and pure essence
Opening up we can feel their presence
Showing us The Message anyway they can
We came already knowing the plan
We are ONE ~ Beings of Love and Light
We are ONE ~ Love is the Way to Unite

Star Seeds and Indigos are names given
To some children who are now living
Among us, bringing their insightfulness
Showing The Way, our lives are blessed
But also children with a ‘special need’
Are here to teach, our hearts to heed
For they bring The Message loud and strong
There never is anything with us ‘wrong’
We are ONE ~ Beings of Love and Light
We are ONE ~ Love is the Way to Unite

We all have a connection to our Source
Remembering this we can stay on course
But we tend to get pulled by Earth’s density
Spiralling down, tangled in the nitty-gritty
Recognizing this is a lesson to learn
And then to our Inner Guidance we can turn
The more we connect, the stronger we’ll be
And The Message we’ll remember and see
We are ONE ~ Beings of Love and Light
We are ONE ~ Love is the Way to Unite

Embodying The Message our lives will arrange
The course of history to make a great change
No wars or conflicts, expressing we are One
What we do to another, to our-self is done
We do not have to agree on everything
Respecting diversity, the truth will bring
Enlightenment to our heart and mind
To everyone we’ll be loving and kind
We are ONE ~ Beings of Love and Light
We are ONE ~ Love is the Way to Unite

Human Beings come in all colours and size
Living The Message we open our eyes
To seeing the beauty in One and All
Negative filters of the mind’s eye will fall
Being The Message the veil is raised
No more shadows will be cast on our days
Setting love as our moment-to-moment priority
We’d be living in joyous, peace and beauty
We are ONE ~ Beings of Love and Light
We are ONE ~ Love is the Way to Unite

I Am One ~ United with you
God is Love flowing through

Trina Graves – 17th December 2016


About This Poem

As you can see from the date of this poem, it was just before Christmas. I had written a couple of Christmas poems a few days earlier but wanted to write another, so as usual, I prayed and asked for guidance and immediately I knew the title was The Message. I then asked for ‘the message’ and after writing it down I knew it was going to be included with each verse. I then wrote the rest. With the last little bit on the end I was unsure whether to include this, but after questioning myself, I knew it was part of the poem.

The Message - Spiritual Poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By