Pull The Plug

News on the radio every hour
Delivered in papers every day
But is it really words of truth
In what they all will say?

On TV too, there’s no escape
From the focus being taught
Consistently throughout life
Infectious ‘fear’ is caught

Instilling in all minds
Of everyone young and old
You have to Pull The Plug
To get free from the mould

Light and Peace are the powers
That are dominant everywhere
All people want to be happy
And all have love to share

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Adverts have a goal
To sell, no matter how
Tactics taught by science
Ensure they grab you NOW!

Not only on television
But wherever you go..
Brainwashing incites consumerism
Making it harder to say NO!

Pull The Plug on media adverts
To eliminate their sales pitch
Question all other advertising
To not fall into their ditch

Of course, some are good items
But you can sense this at the start
If you follow your intuition
Always guided by your heart

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By far the greatest impact
In recent times is Smart Technology
It enables an immense advance
In our linking and learning capacity

But as with most things in life
There is a darker side as well
Addictive and impressionable
The full damage?.. Only time will tell

Pull The Plug on using 24/7
Chat more with those around
If not alone ignore the beeps
Or better still, turn off the sound

Disconnect from negativity
In all its myriad of ways
Look up at the actual world
And live the reality of your days

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Gossip comes in many forms
Spoken or read in a magazine
Social media contains so much
The actual truth is hard to glean

Infectious it causes drama
As it’s so rarely positive
You have to ask the question
“Is this how I want to live?”

Pull The Plug on the ‘Glossies’
They’re full of gossip and adverts
Don’t speak the words you hear
To not expand any hurts

Weed your social media
Unfollow, unfriend the negative
You’ll radiate and attract
The Light and Love you give

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Gaming is another addiction
Taking hold in modern times
Mostly focused on violence
Fighting, killing and other crimes

Although it is all ‘pretend’
It still impresses on the mind
With hours of this ‘enjoyment’
Aggressive thoughts overwhelm the kind

Play more games in the physical
With the young especially
Being present in the interactions
Develops much more than what you see

Pull The Plug on all violence
If you wish to be of the Light
Shining brightly with your Love
Acts of violence are NEVER right

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Music is deeply impressionable
It’s vibration will easily flow
Memories and emotions surface
From all music, fast and slow

Adding words increases the depth
Often heard, imprints on the mind
Many decades pass without hearing
Music starts, and the words you find

Does it make you feel good?
Pull The Plug if it doesn’t lift
Your heart and Soul to the rhythm
Music and song are a pure gift

If they always bring you higher
They develop and expand your core
Remember the vibration and words
Become a part of you forever more

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Never give away Your Power
Speak out clearly with your voice
No matter who says what
You always have a choice

Don’t feel intimidated or lost
Even by doctors who ‘know best’
You hold all the real power
No matter the result of any test

Live by your intuition
Pull The Plug and escape the herd
You’ll begin to see the truth
So much they do is really absurd!

Your beliefs shape your thoughts
And they both create your reality
The placebo effect is absolute proof
Your mind controls your physicality

Trina Graves – 5th December 2018


About This Poem

This was another poem that started with an idea that came to me when answering a comment on Amira’s (BodyAndSoulNourishmentBlog.) Unfortunately I forgot to write down the post it was on, but my comment was:

   I too, stopped viewing (or listening to) all mainstream news many years ago, and not long after pulled the plug on TV viewing. I also diligently guard my social media to ensure I only receive positive posts. As Amira says, we now have so many inspirational things to listen to and watch. And as each of us make these choices of Light, Love & Peace, we radiate our more powerful force and we are changing our world.

Years ago I thought nothing of doing most of the things mentioned in this poem, but my awareness of the negativity grew once I had children and began to realize how much they are being fed each day with the things I took for granted as being okay to do. And then, once I began to consciously walk my Spiritual Path I slowly began to see the damage they do and have now ceased or tightly control my allowing of these to be in my life.

I could write so much about all of these things, infact, as I prepared the draft for this post I did write abundantly on each point, but now – today, before I publish – I know it is not what I should do, so I’ve deleted that and I’ll just tell of one experience:

For several years before I learned of the fact, I believed that certain types of music had the ability to heal. I also acknowledged that music could change how we feel. This was made very evident when one of  my granddaughters was about seven (she’s now sixteen). Being home-schooled meant that she was at home more than most other children and during the day there was often music of all types being played in the background. Over a period of time it came to my daughters attention that whenever sad music or songs were played her daughter would start crying. Once she realized what was causing the tears she ensured that only uplifting music was played. Testing the theory out every-once-in-awhile it took several months for the effect of music to not have such a dramatic effect on her daughter, but it was a wonderful lesson the whole family learned.

Another thing I would like to add is… this poem was written at the beginning of December last year, and now.. only a few weeks later.. for me (and I believe others too) it is so ‘old news’ because the Powerful Light Energies of this new year have escalated to such an extent that the following quote from the poem is so much more of the focus now.

 

Trina Graves quote from inspirational poem: Pull The Plug - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

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Love Changes Everything

“I’m never going to get married
My animals are all I need”
The young girl would often say
To whoever would take heed

Then one day she met someone
And took a chance of fate
Would he be the one for her
The consequence may be too great

He thought she was too young for him
But she did not agree
The wait seemed endless for him to choose
Somehow she’d make him see

Before too long they were together
A couple, an item, a pair
Their love for each other began to grow
As more time they began to share

The future for her began to change
Now there were new ideas to explore
How happy she’d be with him by her side
To love and be loved forever more

At first there were the wedding plans
Which had to change when fate stepped in
A baby on the way to complete the change
So much joy these events will bring

Due to a difference in religion
Their marriage will not be trouble-free
But love will carry them over many hurdles
Respect and truth, give and take, cést la vie

Trina Graves – 24th April 2002


About This Poem

This poem is about my youngest daughter and the beginning of her relationship that began with many doubts because of a difference in religion (she was non-religious, but brought up in a family background of Christianity, and he was a Jehovah’s Witness) and an age gap of eleven years – which although at some stages makes no difference, did at that point because she was only eighteen.

They married in May 2002 and now have one daughter (16) and three sons (14, 6, 4), along with two dalmatian dogs (who have had two litters of puppies in recent years!) As with all marriages there have been many ups and downs, but their love gets them through.

My daughter is now more Spiritually inclined and her husband is no longer a Jehovah’s Witness, but still believes in many of their teachings. Their children have not been brought up to follow any ‘religion’ but have learned from their father about his faith and from their mother of her thoughts and ideas. And of course, I talk to them about my own Spiritual belief and, with the older ones, encourage them to search for their own truth.

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Nothing Stays The Same

Title Quote: Neale Donald Walsch

In this constant journey that is our life
Nothing stays the same
Whoever we are, whatever we do
Nothing stays the same

From birth to childhood, teen to adult
Nothing stays the same
Old age and death the cycle goes
Nothing stays the same

With each new experience we face each day
Nothing stays the same
People we meet, decisions we make
Nothing stays the same

Our thoughts and feelings are powerful energy tools
Nothing stays the same
In each moment of NOW we create ourselves anew
Nothing stays the same

With each new thought, good or bad
Nothing stays the same
We become much more than we were before
Nothing stays the same

Through the cycle of lives we come and go
Nothing stays the same
Manifesting all through our attitude and focus
Nothing stays the same

What’s the purpose of it all you may well ask
If… Nothing stays the same
Remembering we are all One, Eternally growing
So… Nothing stays the same

Trina Graves – 21st October 2012


About This Poem

Many years ago, after several years of marriage, my husband said to me that I had changed over the years.  I was in my early twenties and had not begun my quest for spiritual and self-knowledge, so to me, I was the same person I had always been. I denied his observation, but thought that he was the one who had changed! Of course, once I began to learn, I understood the truth that we are all constantly changing throughout our lives, but this memory of first awareness of change, (or should I say ‘lack’ of awareness) has stuck with me.

Writing poems based on the concepts from ‘Conversations With God’ by Neale Donald Walsch were my first ‘quote poems’ and at that time I had no intention to write any more, they were just a way for me to focus on the concepts for my own greater understanding.

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The Veil To All Knowledge

From where do we come from
And at death, where do we go
These are the questions in life
That we all want to know

Is there a God out there? We ask
At times of suffering and woe
How can he let these things happen to us?
If he truly loves us so

Unconditional love is the key
To unlock the mysteries of time
God loves us unconditionally
No matter what our crime

We have free will to do what we like
We decide how we want to live
We can do no wrong in God’s eyes
There is no sin that God won’t forgive

This is very difficult for most to understand
It doesn’t fit in with what we have been told
We’re taught that God is to be feared – so don’t sin
Do as they say, your life has to fit the mould

But we are all individuals
Our lives aren’t supposed to be the same
What’s good for one person might not be for another
And nobody is to blame

If we could just learn to love as God
Unconditionally to all
We would know the answers to life and death
The Veil To All Knowledge would fall

Trina Graves – 31st October 2001


About This Poem

This was one of my earlier poems and although it is not using a ‘Conversations With God’ (Neale Donald Walsch) quote I can see now that it was based on the teachings from these books. The idea that God sees no wrong-doing was new to me at that time, and writing about it helped me to absorb the teaching.

I had written the above paragraph and then thought I’d check my database to see how early the poem was, and how it fitted in with my Conversations With God poems. This was my second poem intentionally written without a specific event to prompt it, and I was surprised to find (although I shouldn’t have been really) that it was written the day before my first Conversations With God quote poems! 

Trina Graves quote: If we could just learn to love as God, Unconditionally to all, We would know the answers to life & death, The veil to all knowledge would fall. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

 

In God’s Hands

Some people’s lives seem to be
An immense, tempestuous, tidal sea
Waves of problems relentlessly pour
Often knocking them to the floor

But then the ocean can be calm
Many years pass with no harm
They sense the peace, here at last
Hoping all worries are in the past

Then out of the blue, a tsunami hits
Can they survive and keep their wits?
Or will they be taken down to the deep
Drowning in sorrow, a quivering heap?

But they are stronger than the most
From years of living by the coast
Building their resilience over long days
Of many harsh storms and healing sun-rays

Elements of Nature enhanced their core
Enabling them to rise-up, off the floor
‘This too shall pass,’ experience brings
Knowledge and wisdom in all things

Those who have the greatest ability
To rise above the turbulent sea
And walk on the soft, golden sands
Leave their doubts all in God’s Hands

Whatever we face in this life of ours
Frost and storm, sunshine and showers
Gives us what we came here for
Our Soul develops as it experiences more

No one escapes the storms of life
In some way there will be some strife
There’s many who’ve survived worse than you
Use them as inspiration to get you through

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I know I’ve been luckier than many it’s true
With fluffy white clouds and skies of blue
Of course there has been a storm or two
But I had something to get me through

I was blessed with a mother who taught me
To Let Go And Let God always be
The way to remain centred, be still
Even when facing the rockiest hill

Always holding love in my heart
Clears grey skies, clouds depart
Bringing the sunlight of God’s love
Answers flow from the Divine above

Trina Graves – 27th October 2018


About This Poem

In a few days it will be my mum’s 80th birthday, as I have mentioned before, my parents now look forward to receiving a personal card from me of some compilation of family photos along with a new poem written for them. 

As it is going to be her 80th I wanted to create something special for her, so I have been compiling a book of all the photos and poems I have sent over the years, to bring them all together. I have also written her several new poems to add more. Due to being personal I will not be adding them all on here, but this one was written so that I could share it. Many years ago my mum told me that whenever she had a concern and didn’t know what to do about it she would place it in God’s Hands knowing that the problem would be solved or she would be shown the way to proceed.

When I wrote this poem it was using the quote title of ‘Let Go And Let God’ (unknown) but, once I’d finished and read through I decided to change it to the expression that my mum  originally gave me, which basically means the same.

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Inner Guidance

What do you want to know?
For the answers will appear
If not right before your eyes
Then somewhere very near

Tapping into the fountain of wisdom
Is so easy, once you know how
The truth is, we already know
The answers, right here and right now

Just trust and let the energy flow
In whatever way suits you best
For some it’s with the written word
Go on, put yourself to the test

For others the truth is with their feelings
With their intuition they lead the way
They will know by their gut reaction
If there’s truth in what you say

Maybe your wisdom is experienced on a wider canvas
The world is a place of many scenes
One day something that you hear or see
Brings definition to your wildest dreams

Whatever your way just trust and believe
Your quest has just begun
Fill your life with joy and love
And remember we are all one

Knowing the questions, or what you want to do
Is the hardest part for you

Trina Graves – 20th June 2002


About This Poem

When I wrote this poem in 2002, I had started to notice all of the synchronicities in my life that had brought me to where I was at that time. It had been almost ten years since I became more interested in the spiritual side of life, and over those years whenever I ‘asked’ a question the answer would come to me in some way or another, but it wasn’t until looking back over the years that I could see a pattern of the answers appearing in various forms.

Trina Graves quote: Whatever your way just trust and believe, your quest has just begun. Fill your life with joy and love and remember we are all one. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

It’s The Same World

Quote Title & Theme: 

Loving People Live In A Loving World.
Hostile People Live In A Hostile World.
But, It’s The Same World. 
(Wayne Dyer)

What is your view of the world
Do you think it’s a terrible place?
Full of hostility, dangerous crime
Neglect, greed and waste

Or do you see the true Light
That shines everywhere around?
Strangers are just friends, not met
Love in all, can always be found

Why do some people live in fear
Always worried of things they dread?
Yet others bless each new day
Giving thanks for all that’s ahead

What you focus on you will see
In your world each and everyday
All your experiences you bring forth
In what you think, do and say

In truth negativity has to exist
For positive to show the way
Free-will is given to all
You choose the path you lay

Everyone has negativity and doubt
Much instilled when they were young
Layers built through the generations
Enveloping since their life begun

Topped up with spoon-fed lack
Materialism, aggression and fear
A them-verses-us life attitude
Ensnares all who don’t steer clear

Thoughts and beliefs are the key
To unlock your perception door
What you expect you will see
Ingrained ‘truths’ permeate your core

Your world is an extension of your beliefs
Projected for you to experience and grow
If you’re not happy with what you see
Change your thought-channel for a new show

Intention powers resolution
When improvement of Being is sought
No matter the depth of a belief
Everyone can change a thought

To keep positive in this world
You have to remain aware
Of what you feed your mind
And whose company you share

Feed yourself Love and Light
Through all your senses each day
Steer away from the opposite
And in Source-alignment you’ll play

To live in a world full of Love
With beautiful sights everywhere
Use your heart as your eyes
And God’s view you will share

Trina Graves – 20th October 2018


About This Poem

This is one of my favourite Wayne Dyer quotes as it’s simplicity clearly explains a great truth: Our perception creates our world.

When we are born we are pure beings of love, with no fear at all. Over the early years we take on the emotions of those around us and it’s not until we are around seven that we begin to start forming our own ideas of the world, but it will stem from whatever our experience has been. Over the following childhood years, wanting to fit in with our peers, their energy patterns easily merge with our own and it’s usually years later before we begin to truly question our ingrained beliefs and thought patterns.. if at all!

I have a list of quotes to use for poems and when I chose this one yesterday it was for no apparent reason than it stood out to me. Now in writing this I am aware of a link to a programme on Netflix I watched the day before: Derren Brown’s show ‘Sacrifice’ in which he worked with a man who had been ingrained with a strong prejudice against illegal immigrants. Derren wanted to see if he could make this man ‘take a bullet’ for a complete stranger who was also an illegal immigrant. I won’t say too much about what happened incase anyone wants to watch it. But, it clearly shows many insights. One of the exercises in feeling compassion and empathy was so simple, but extremely powerful and beautiful.

Although I don’t share all of Derren Brown’s views, I do enjoy many of his shows as he demonstrates the power of the mind so brilliantly. It’s some of his television specials that I find particularly fascinating, apart from ‘Sacrifice’ (2018) the other ones are ‘Hero At 30,000 Feet’ (2010) in which Derren took an ordinary man who felt stuck in a rut and coached him to take control of his life and achieve his aspirations, culminating in him taken a flight (he had a fear of flying) and volunteering to land the plane when the pilot was supposedly unable. And in ‘Pushed To The Edge’ (2016) Derren demonstrated how easy it is for people to be totally manipulated, even to the point of pushing someone off a roof to their apparent death!

Although Derren’s shows are very dramatic, often with very negative aspects and these are the types of programme I make a point of not watching, I know it is okay to watch them because no one will in-fact be harmed, and they always demonstrate and teach a greater understanding of mind power which by far outweighs the negativity.

Trina Graves quote: Feed yourself love and light, through all your senses each day, steer away from the opposite and in Source-Alignment you'll play - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
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Reflections

If personal development’s something you pursue
There are many helpful exercises to follow through
A while ago I came across one, but put it aside
Feeling unsure, from the answers, I chose to hide

The idea is to send a message to people you know
And ask them to help you in your quest to grow
By them disclosing what they truly think of you
Warts ‘n’ all, requesting a completely honest view

The positive answers are a blessing to read
Building self-esteem is something we all need
But the negative ones are what you really seek
To find out where your personal qualities are weak

By using these answers as a guide
You work through the ‘problems’ identified
To enable yourself to blossom and grow
Living more as your Higher-Self, you’ll show

Recently I received this request from someone
I couldn’t refuse, it just had to be done
I respect her for how much she has grown
I started to contemplate and not postpone

It was so simple to think of the positive things
The abundance of love and support she brings
But the negative… I just didn’t want to find
Why was this? I had to delve deeper into my mind

I have been on my own journey of growth
And now live each day by my personal oath
To always look on the positive side
And use my intuition as a guide

I found my intuition was saying, No, not this way
The message is not the right one to convey
For in truth we are all ONE and the same
Together we grow, expansion’s our aim

All the varied relationships are a way to show
Where each individual needs to develop and grow
For every person is a mirror held up to you
Reflecting all back, to give you a clue

Whatever qualities you see in another
Whether stranger, lover, friend or brother
Are only reflections showing you the way
To expand your consciousness every day

All those niggling problems that you see
In anyone around you, is guidance for free
Look into yourself and you will find them there
Waiting for your attention and loving care

The Law of Attraction plays a part
By showing you what is in your heart
It is impossible to see in anyone
A quality that in you had not begun

So now I see this development exercise
Is a tool not for self, but a way to be wise
Of other’s qualities that they want to shift
The reflections we find are an insightful gift

Trina Graves – 29th November 2016


About This Poem

Hal Elrod author of the international best-selling ‘The Miracle Morning’ advises the use of this exercise for self-development. I loved this book and Hal’s miraculous story, and so told someone I know all about it, as I knew she would love it too. I had forgotten all about this exercise, I suppose because I never did it, so was slightly surprised when I received an email asking for my insight into her character.

This person has been in my life for many years and has been one of my greatest lessons of life. Years ago I could never understand why she was the way she was, and her hot-headedness led to a dramatic incident between us that sparked a rapid change in her character. Over the following years we grew closer and now, although I don’t see her very often, we have a great relationship and share a similar outlook on life.

I thought about how to answer her request and then sat to write some notes, but instead wrote this poem. As she knows all about the Law of Attraction (and that I write poems!)  I knew she would understand my answer.

I have already posted another poem based on the acronym S A V E R S which Hal Elrod uses as a reminder of the six tasks to complete if following his Miracle Morning. 

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Adopt The Pace Of Nature – Her Secret Is Patience

Title Quote: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature’s secrets are incredibly inspiring and bountiful
Life lessons are learnt that are not taught in school
Walking in Mother Nature, God’s natural Kingdom
With Awareness, will bring you insightful wisdom

Her efflorescence beauty is shown everywhere
Even in the depth of winter when much lies bare
There’s always splendour and miracles to view
When with your Soul Eyes, you choose to look through

In winter when all the leaves fall from a tree
The intricate branches are visible for scrutiny
Extending onwards and upwards into the sky
As we expand our consciousness up so high

Then spring arrives to enliven and lighten our days
Nature manifests its perfection in numerous ways
Beautifully delicate, pure blossoms flourish for a while
Showing us to appreciate NOW, then let go with a smile

Summer bestows nature’s miraculous abundance
Flowers overwhelming beauty give more evidence
Of the variety of life, it’s shapes, colours and size
Everyone is just perfect in God’s All-Knowing Eyes

Summer turns to autumn, or as some say fall
Change is in the air and nature heeds the call
Leaves burst into colour, then wither and die
As do all human beings, including you and I

The cycle is complete, a year has come and gone
Nature will eternally repeat it’s wondrous song
Teaching us through Awareness, year after year
If we are Open to it’s wisdom and ready to hear

All this is provided at a sure and steady pace
Nature is perfect, there’s never a need to race
Everything is accomplished, in a time of her own
Nature’s secret is Patience, to us she has shown

Trina Graves – 4th December 2016


About This Poem

As I have mentioned on some of my other posts, I was rather blind to the awesomeness of nature until I began to follow the teachings of Abraham-Hicks. I was awakened to its magnificence on a simple walk to get some photographs to use for quotes on my website (Spiritual Quotes To Live By) and have been amazed at the sights and lessons taught by nature ever since.

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The Family Is A Link To Our Past, And A Bridge To Our Future

Title Quote: Alex Hayley

The family is a link to our past
Building treasured memories to last
All through our whole life long
As the generations continue on

We are each born into a time
Being the next in our family line
Our parents very own offspring
To them, the future we will bring

Grandparents told us stories of old
Sometimes tales, bleak and cold
When getting by was truly tough
So we realize, we have enough

But they also loved to tell
Of times they remember, oh so well
With their siblings, mum and dad
And the simple happiness they had

Through the years our parents will
Tell us their history to instill
Their unique guidance, a way to live
Wanting all their help to give

Family togetherness through the years
Sharing all the joys and the tears
Births, deaths, parties, illness, weddings
All the diversity that human life brings

Our family history is a part
Of who we are deep in our heart
Our roots are firmly set in the ground
As we branch out in life all around

Either we agree or do not
With the guidance that we got
Both will set us on our way
Steering our life, day by day

Each family member is a link in a chain
That through our life will remain
An Affinity bracelet we all wear
Glistening gold from the love we share

Not all are blessed to cross over
The Bridge Of Parenthood, covered in clover
Gaining access to the future ahead
By their children, they will be lead

Stepping into this miraculous land
Changes forever our Affinity band
Now it contains a precious jewel
Sparking the Light in our heart to rule

The circle of life continues on
Our parents, to the ‘Grand’ now belong
Our tales are added to the stories told
To impressionable minds, setting paths to unfold

Time moves on, our jewels have grown
To live their truths, a life of their own
Guided by the way we lived each day
Their roots are strong, their links a ray

There is another bridge of pure Light
That brings a future of complete delight
Diamonds with platinum links in our chain
Grandchildren are a family’s ultimate gain

Trina Graves – 21st March 2017


About This Poem

I was drawn to adding this poem today because of two events that happened this week that bring focus to the past and the present in my family, and fit perfectly with it too!

The first was a visit to my parents of my mum’s brother, sister-in-law, and one her (3) sisters. My mum will be 80 at the end of this month and doesn’t get to see her brother or sisters very often now, it can be several years in-between visits. She was greatly looking forward to seeing them and they all thoroughly enjoyed spending a few hours together reminiscing over the past. Family history is of course something they share, but they were all surprised to be told stories of previous generations that one or the other knew, but the others did not, even after all those years.

The other event was the announcement of a baby to be born in March that starts the next generation of off-spring; my parents will become great-great-grandparents! News my mum was especially thrilled to hear, as to her (and me) there is no greater blessing to the family than another precious bundle of joy.

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The Greatest Illusion

When we arrive on this planet
We know we are One
A part of All-That-Is
Shining brightly as the sun

Not able to tolerate
The density of 3D
We escape to the other side
Sleeping blissfully and free

But we chose to come here
So get stronger each day
We have years to adjust
As we learn through our play

Those early years shape us
In innumerable degrees
Anchored to who we are with
Through their calm or rough seas

Our intellect develops
As the years pass on by
But the beliefs we took on
Are our truth, even if a lie

The memory of Oneness
Lies hidden, waiting inside
The mass-conjured illusion
Takes us on a dramatic ride

Daily fed with society’s ways
Wanting to belong, to be a part
Seeking the elusive Oneness
We forget to follow our heart

Keeping the people occupied
On materialistic endeavors
The dark illusion makers
Gather and tighten all their tethers

There have always been those
Who remember or never forgot
Standing out from the rest
Often persecuted or even shot

Their sacrifice showed the way
Inspiring others through the years
To live from integrity of the heart
Letting go of illusionary fears

As generations continue
The greatest illusion is wearing thin
More arrive steadfast in Oneness
Knowing their connection is within

We are part of a Cosmic Family
Each a spark of One Source
Infinitely connected
To All-That-Is, the Divine Force

Trina Graves – 2nd October 2018


About This Poem

This poem came about because of a comment from Amira  (BodyAndSoulNourishmentBlog) that she added to my poem ‘You Cannot Be Separated From Source’ on her blog. 

“There are times when we feel lonely, and it’s our illusion of separation that makes us feel like that in this 3D reality. However, the greatest truth is that we belong to our Cosmic Family, we are part of the One Source, and that link is always there, we just need to remember.” – Amira

Amira and I have never physically met, but are most definitely kindred spirits, as this has happened several times where I have been inspired by her comments, or in writing a comment to her, the inspiration for another poem manifests.

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Lowen (2014)

 

 

Change The Way You Look At Things – And The Things You Look At Change

Title Quote: Wayne Dyer

No matter what you look upon
Whether physical or not
Your thoughts and beliefs have control
And show you what you’ve got

Do you look at your past with regret
Wishing you’d done so much more?
Or do you look back with understanding
Knowing expansion’s what you came for?

Do you worry about your future life?
There’s so much in the world to hate
Or do you view the world you see
With abundance of beauty to appreciate?

Do you spend your time each day
Rushing from here to there?
Or do you do your best to live
Mindful of the moments you share

Walking with Mother Nature in your view
So much can be seen as all the same
But open your eyes and heart to reveal
Nature’s awesomeness in every frame

Relationships come, but they can go
Leaving us lost and maybe in a rage
But every relationship teaches us more
About life as we let go and turn the page

Parents, Teachers, Employers, Spouse
Throughout life many have us under their control
Or do they just influence our attitude
As we are free to choose our own role

When a loved one passes on in death
We can grieve greatly and shed many a tear
Or choose to focus on all the love we shared
Knowing full-well they are always near

The Law of Attraction rules our world
With our every thought we do create
Whatever you put your attention on
Returns to you, it will always cooperate

Whatever experiences we face in life
Improvement we can always arrange
Change The Way You Look At Things
And The Things You Look At Change

Trina Graves – 27th November 2016


About This Poem

This is one of Wayne Dyer’s most popular quotes and one of my favourites too. It is such a wonderful quote because of it’s simplicity and absolute truth. Once you know and understand it you can apply it to everything in life.

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We Only Part To Meet Again (2)

Title Quote: John Gay

The very first time we had to depart
We don’t remember, but it’s deep in our heart
We left our true home up above
Coming to Earth to create joy and love

All too soon as a child we face the loss
Our parents leave us and we get cross
It’s a vital early lesson we learn then
We Only Part To Meet Again

As the years go by friendships do too
Some people have many, others a few
Romances are another tug at the heart
When often we have to be apart

Leaving our parents is a parting we make
It’s a difficult step for each side to take
Mothers especially feel the loss, but then
We Only Part To Meet Again

All these partings that through life go on
Show us that we can survive and be strong
Separating can hurt for a time, but we must
Let go and move on, in faith and trust

All of us one day will make the journey back
Leaving our bodies, no clothes to pack
They’ll be rejoicing from many in Heaven when
We Only Part To Meet Again

Trina Graves – 25th November 2016


About This Poem

This was one of the times that when I had completed a poem using a quote as the title and theme and felt I wanted to write another but from a different perspective.

The first poem – We Only Part To Meet Again (1) –  I wrote for my family and friends, hoping that when my time comes to leave this Earthly life they will be able to read my words and feel uplifted by them. But, I am aware that the words I share also give meaning to others who read them too. 

Before writing this second poem I hadn’t given any thought to all the partings we experience throughout our lives, but of course, these are only physical partings because in reality we are never truly apart.. for we are all ONE.

We Only Part To Meet Again (2) Inspirational poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

Nothing Is By Chance

Title Quote: Eileen Caddy

Why do the ‘bad’ things happen
Causing shedding of many tears?
Atrocities, neglect, futile wars
Still going on throughout the years

Why are innocent little babies born
With problems right at the very start?
Or ‘lost’ even before the first breath
Breaking open their parents heart

Why do some people have to struggle
Through a life of torment and dread?
For them nothing ever seems to go right
Poverty and debt looms over many a head

Why do fatal diseases like cancer
Exponentially continue to grow?
While cures are available, but not used
Unless you’re alternatively ‘in the know’

Karma is one of the reasons
For challenges we all must face
But, we make the choice before birth
To learn with experience and good grace

For our Souls are on an eternal journey
To experience and grow through life
Reincarnating in a myriad of roles
We need it all, including the strife

The Law Of Attraction is also paramount
An all-encompassing force, a powerful magnet
Negativity or positivity breeds and grows
Claiming all thoughts and beliefs that fit

We are powerful Spiritual Beings
Radiating our energy all of the time
Absorbing others emotional rays
Can lead us to love or even to crime

Together we can unite our strength
Experiments have proved in the past
Groups of people meditating on peace
Plummets crime, a true love blast!

As a species we are Awakening
To the extent of our true power
At long last The Light is toppling
The Dark’s encompassing prison tower

The Illuminate-elite have finally lost the war
They have raged through countless years
Controlling and manipulating us all
By producing lies and illusions of fears

Their grip on our lives has been brutal
Overshadowing from the cradle to the grave
Now knowing we are pure Souls of Light
We no longer submit to be their slave

The rocky days ahead may be tough
As their ghastly deeds all spill out
But nip in the bud any anger or revenge
Compassionate forgiveness needs to be felt

For in the grand old scheme of it all
There has to be those to play the part
Of the ‘bad’ guys, for the good to rise
So love them all unconditionally from your heart

Trina Graves – 17th September 2018


About This Poem

Well, Nothing Is By Chance… but this poem took me totally by surprise!

I wanted to write a poem so I chose a quote that jumped out at me from my long list. As I made myself a coffee and toast, I began to think of how it would shape and knew it would obviously be about coincidences and synchronicity. Not wanting to start writing without my usual prayer of thankfulness and asking for guidance, I first checked my emails while I had my breakfast, which led me to read a few articles from a blog I had been sent a link to a couple of days previously (remember Nothing Is By Chance!)

Years ago I followed many blogs etc.. that dealt with the dominating elite of our world, of how we are controlled and manipulated. But, I eventually realized that as I chose to focus my attention on the positive I had to let go of keeping the wrong-doings so fully in my sight. The only blog I continue to follow, from back then, is Blossom Goodchild because her channellings from The Federation Of Light are so full of love and upliftment and sing so true to me. And it was a link from Blossom that led me to the blog of Deus Nexus. I read the article she linked to about observatories closing and began to browse the blog. I immediately realized it was the type of site I used to follow, containing all the latest news about what is going on, but there was also a balance of ‘good’ stuff too, so I went to take a look at the ‘About’ page. There I read the poem ‘Consider A Tree’ by David Nova (the author of the blog) and I immediately knew this was a synchronistic link. The poem is so beautiful (please do read it) I just had to ask if I could share it on my Spiritual Quotes To Live By site. (permission was granted)

From their I found that David is the author of a metaphysical fiction series, so I checked Amazon and read the beginning of his first novel and was hooked! So I bought it. I haven’t had a lot of time for reading since then, so I am only a few chapters in, but it is very intriguing.

So, because of this synchronistic link the darker side had crept back to my attention.

Going back to the creation of this poem..
After praying for guidance and visualizing the completed poem ‘out there’ uplifting people around the world, I got ready to write… I read the quote again and thought of coincidences, but nothing came to my mind, which is very unusual for me. I read the quote again and thought, ‘What am I going to write?!!!’ And the questions of the first four verses flowed quickly. As I was writing them I was thinking this is way too negative! – I try not to have anything negative in my poems unless it is really needed to tell the story or help explain a concept. But, I knew that as there were questions, I would go on to answer them.

The answer verses followed easily but then I was writing about the ‘dark side’ in more detail than I would like. I finished the poem and didn’t even bother to print it out, I just let it go, thinking it was all too negative. Usually when I am not happy with a poem I continue straight on to write another with the same quote, I was thinking this would be so easy to do with this one, as I already knew I could write about coincidences. However, nothing flowed, so I gave up.

The following day I had another attempt to write a poem with the same quote, but still nothing!  It was interesting that I just couldn’t seem to get the words for a quote that I knew I could write so much about! So, I re-read the first one and gave it some thought…

If I truly believe – and I do – that ‘Nothing Is By Chance‘ – then I was supposed to write this poem and not one about coincidences.  And, if I truly believe in what I wrote – and I do – then I should share it… negativity and all!

By the way, because of the way this one developed, I also believe that once this poem is published I will easily write another using the same quote.. so watch out for that one too!

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Human Beings Can Alter Their Lives

Title Quote: William James
Human Beings Can Alter Their Lives By Altering Their Attitude Of Mind

If there is anything in your life
That you would like to change
What is going on in your mind
Is what you need to re-arrange

For it is the thoughts you think
That always creates your reality
Bound with powerful emotions
You attract everything you see

Continued thoughts become beliefs
The attraction will speed up fast
What you believe is true for you
Will manifest as if a spell is cast

Your thoughts, beliefs and emotions
Consistently shape the life you live
So there’s an aspect to consider
Are they positive or negative?

To work out which is the one
Isn’t always simple to decide
So does it feel good to you?
Your emotions are your guide

Everyone has negative thoughts
But the key is not to linger there
Use them as helpful stepping stones
Along your path to become Aware

By focusing on your thoughts
And realising some are negative
Lets you know what you don’t want
So you can find a better alternative

To change those negative thoughts
When faced with trouble and pain
Find a thought that feels a little better
It’s an easy way to relieve the strain

If you can continue to always look
For the thought that feels better to you
Your vibration will incessantly rise higher
Lifting you up and getting you through

Keeping positive as much as possible
Helps you to feel good every day
You then radiate your beneficial energy
To everyone, in what you do and say

You’ll attract all the good things in life
Love, beauty, wisdom and happiness
Appreciating simple wonders each day
You will feel so Heavenly Blessed

Your thoughts, beliefs and emotions
Are the devices with which you create
And to bring an abundance of the joys
You need to give thanks and appreciate

Whatever you experience in this life
Your attitude is one of these aspects
Positive or negative, train of thought
From your mind, your world reflects

Trina Graves – 11th Dec 2016


About This Poem

Along with William James (1842 – 1910) other well-known people throughout history have been consistently teaching us how our lives are shaped by our thoughts and attitude… 

All that we are is a result of what we have thought.
The mind is everything.
What we think we become.
Buddha
624BC – 543BC

People get disturbed not so much by events,
but by the view they take of them.
Epictetus
55 – 135

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius
121 – 180

Whether the events in our life are good or bad,
greatly depends on the way we perceive them.
Michel de Montaigne
1475 – 1564

The mind is its own place,
and in itself can make a Heaven of hell,
a hell of Heaven.
John Milton
1608 – 1674

Nothing can stop a man
with the right mental attitude
from achieving his goal.
Thomas Jefferson
1743 – 1826

Whether you think you can
or think you can’t..
you are right!
Henry Ford
1863 – 1947

Attitude is a little thing
that makes a big difference.
Winston Churchill
1874 – 1965

Outer changes always begin with
an inner change of attitude.
Albert Einstein
1879 – 1955

Change the way you look at things
and the things you look at change.
Wayne Dyer
1940 – 2015

Most of us know it’s better to think positively than negatively, (although some people believe if they think negative they won’t be disappointed when the positive outcome doesn’t happen!) but, knowing you should be positive and doing so when faced with a negative thought or situation is something many do not know how to achieve. So this is something I wanted to convey in this poem.

Always seeking for a better feeling thought was something I learned from following the teachings of Abraham-Hicks. For me, Abraham speaking through Esther Hicks have been the greatest teachers of living a life of love, peace and joy.

Human Beings Can Alter Their Lives - inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Thank You

Thank you for your Mothering, right from the very start
You nurtured our family, consistently working from your heart

Thank you for Leading me to become an intuitive mother
Using my inner guidance not just the advice of any other

Thank you for all the little things you have ever Said and Done
That have made my life so happy, full of delight and lots of fun

Thank you for your Presence, I know at all times you will be there
Whenever I need you, it’s heart-warming to know you always care

Thank you for your Guidance all through the many years
Your love and support has helped me wipe away the countless tears

Thank you for your Honesty you always taught me right from wrong
By your example I learned, and now live with integrity my whole life long

Thank you for your Morality although nothing much was said
I grew up choosing to truly be in love, before I share my bed

Thank you for your Positive Attitude, it’s truth has helped me see
I reap what I sow in life, my thoughts guide who I will be

Thank you for your Happiness, always showing me a smile
Even when clouds are present, you know they will only last awhile

Thank you for Teaching me life’s challenges are often like a test
I’ve learned from your example, to always strive to do my best

Thank you for your Wisdom, when things all get too much
You say, “Hand it over to God” to feel His guiding touch

Thank you for your Love, given to me unconditionally
Someone who consistently radiates that love is who I yearn to be

Thank you for your Knowledge, you may not think I’ve gained this from you
But degrees can’t teach the highest lessons, the most important is love, is so true

Thank you for Faith in the presence of God above
It’s been a guiding light for me, knowing of this love

Thank you for your Spiritual Essence, it’s helped me find my way
You taught me to seek my own path, I live it each and every day

Thank you for your Example to live a life of simple things
The joy of family and peace of nature, gives our spirit wings

Thank you for Providing a sanctuary of home, a feathered nest
Where all through the years I’ve been welcomed to return to for a rest

Thank you for your Life, though one day physically we will part
But I know we are eternally joined, by the love we share in our heart

Thank you for your Blessings that I know are always with me
I bless you and know our love unites us, forevermore into infinity

Trina Graves – 14th March 2015


About This Poem

The week before Mothers Day (in 2015) I sat to write a poem for my mum, but after asking for guidance what poured out instead was a poem about being a mother:  ‘Those Moments I Treasure.‘ So, a few days later I had another go and this poem was the result. After praying for guidance I knew it would be a ‘Thank You’ poem, so I first wrote a list of all the things I wanted to say thank you for, then I just went with the flow and didn’t put them in any particular order. 

I used photographs of me and my mum through the years to add to the poem to make a print for her. (below)

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Light Tomorrow With Today (2)

Title Quote: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Tomorrow never comes
We all know this is true
For once we get there
Tomorrow’s not in view

We can only live each day
One at a single time
Being in the present moment
We are living at our prime

Live each day in love and joy
Focused from your heart
And see them returned to you
In abundance, if this you start

The Law of Attraction brings to you
Everything you think and feel
So now is the only time to be happy
As you create the you that is real

It’s a short quote, in simple words
But with so much wisdom to convey
To live your life achieving your dreams…
Light Tomorrow With Today

Trina Graves – 27th November 2016


About This Poem

When I began collecting quotes for my website Spiritual Quotes To Live By I came across this one from Elizabeth Barrett Browning and added it because I liked it.  I realize now that I never really understood the meaning. Through learning more about the Law of Attraction since 2010, I now clearly see that by living today focused on love, peace and happiness will more easily bring a tomorrow full of the same.

I write poems using quotes as the title and theme to add interest to my website, back in 2016 I was working my way through a list of quotes. Sometimes when I’m writing I get other ideas for using the same quote, or I might not be totally happy with the first poem so I’ll write another. This was the second poem on this quote (which is why it is numbered) I will add the other poem at a later date.

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A Gentle Soul

Many people shape our lives
Especially during the younger years
With us through the blessed joys
And there to wipe our tears

Some are as large-as-life
Their presence takes centre stage
It’s easy to see how their character
Is written on our biography page

But some are quiet in nature
Their presence ever-serene
Life continues on around them
As though they’re hardly seen

They may not have much to say
But their words are kind and pure
Just being in their company
Will affect you at your core

They are the ink to our pen
Without them we couldn’t write
The story of our lives, no words
Would show in dark or light

Their flow brings our life to focus
Through the years their aura imparts
Blessing us with their lighted goodness
That moulds and forms our hearts

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Jennie, my maternal grandmother
Was one, a truly gentle Soul
Petit in stature, not essence
An epitome of the mother role

A mother in time of war
I can’t even imagine the fear
Daily she must have felt
In London with bombs so near

Giving up home and possessions
Evacuating, for her daughters sake
Many years would pass by before
Their own home she could re-make

Times were hard and relentless
Death and Illness she had to face
But her beloved five children
Were cocooned in her warm embrace

Years passed as they all fled her nest
Moving on, to create their own family
And onward through the generations
Her tranquillity shone out so clearly

On the passing of her husband Alfred
Frail and alone, the future bleak?
She had another lesson to teach us all
How to live on? What should you seek?

The blessing of her life was her family
And through them she developed strength
Staying with grandchildren brought her such joy
Her years continued for a much greater length

It’s now been 24 years since she moved
To our true home in the Heavens above
But what she left behind in many hearts
Is her pure and simple, unconditional love

Gentle was Jennie’s nature
Pure was Jennie’s Soul: :
Jennie taught by example
Peace: life’s precious goal

Trina Graves – 24th October 2017


About This Poem

I wrote this poem for my mum’s birthday last year, I made it into a card so that the first part of the poem was on the outside, then when she opened it there was a full length picture of her mum with the rest of the poem about her.

I have written several poems for members of my family and had no intention of sharing most of them, but reading through them I thought some could be suitable to share, this being one.

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Jennie with some of her children (my mum is the youngest girl)

 

We Are Just Walking Each Other Home

Title Quote: Ram Dass

It’s a well-known way to view life
As a ‘Path’ we all must take
The Path can be rough or smooth
Depending on the choices we make

We can travel on our track alone
Or with close and trusted friends
There presence gives us support
As we navigate the dips and bends

Varied loved ones will accompany us
Along the majority of our life path
The love we share gives us direction
The joy, lightens our way as we laugh

But where does this pathway begin?
And where does it go to, and end?
Or is it a vast circular Highway
We want to know, to comprehend

I believe the two points are the same
From Source we arrive at our birth
Wandering along to find our own route
The reason we decided to come to Earth

Experiencing the joys and the beauty
Giving unconditional love to one-and-all
Discovering our unique gift to share
Is the true path we all came here for

Sharing our love and our gifts
With any who join us on our roam
Enlightenment comes to let us know
We Are Just Walking Each Other Home

Trina Graves – 5th December 2016


About This Poem

When I am out taking nature photographs one theme I am always on the lookout for are pathways, as I know many quotes (and my poems) use the expression of life as a path we all follow. Wooded footpaths and beach footpaths are my favourites to photograph and use. When out for walks with others I will purposely lag behind so that I can get a shots of people usually in the distance of a footpath as I think they make excellent pictures for quotes.

When I sat to write the poem for this quote I thought it would be a sympathy poem, but when the words began to flow it was obviously going to be about the path of life.

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You Will Know Your Path.. By The Fun Of It

Title Quote: Abraham-Hicks

Many of us feel there is something
We should be doing that we’re not
Nothing seems quite right for us
No matter what we’ve achieved or got

We all come to Earth with a plan
There is something special we came to do
And nothing will ease this empty feeling
Until we set on our path that’s true

But some of us can’t seem to find the way
Even to ‘see’ the path we should take
It seems there are too many roads to choose
How do we know and not make a mistake?

The secret is to always look for
The thing that you find is fun
What is it that you love to do?
If you had a list, what’s number one?

What is it that eradicates time?
You don’t notice the ticking of the clock
When doing the thing you love
It’s as if time has hit a block

What is it that gets you all fired up?
Burning with a passionate desire
Some way of helping others is the key
To know it’s the path that will raise you higher

You may find you begin many trails
There are an abundance of fun ways to go
But taking many paths won’t fill your aching need
Your progress on ‘The One’ will be too slow

If you find it difficult to make the choice
Which ones could you live without
And which is the one that keeps calling
It may start as a whisper, but becomes a shout

                            ***

In my life I’ve started various paths
Many similar, but I was never quite sure
Which was my one true path I should tread
To fulfil me and make my heart soar

It’s taken me numerous years to realize
One of the earliest I took was my authentic path
But I believe everything happens for a reason
So joyfully I walk on, and at myself I laugh

And now that I know I’m on the right path
I follow its course each and every day
I know in my heart it’s the one for me
No matter what others may say

There are times that I might stumble or fall
The way ahead is not always level or smooth
But I’ll just get back up and carry on
Onwards and upwards I’ll always move

If I have a difficult decision to make
At any junction or crossroads on the way
I always know how to make the choice
Which one would be fun to play?

I know my path by the fun of it
I enjoy what I am doing it’s true
So I hope this poem will shed some light
On the fun path ahead for you

Trina Graves – 19th November 2016


About This Poem

As I mention in the poem, it took me many years to realize what my ‘true’ path was. Although looking back now I can see indications going back to my childhood, there was always something blocking my knowing. I can see now that quite often I would listen to others about what I ‘should’ be doing, but that never brings our true path. Self-doubt and self-criticism were obstacles too. For quite a few years I believed my path was to be a healer, I was told by several mediums that I could heal and I had great success with a new technique (EFT) at that time (2002) when I used it with family members and myself. I ventured into teaching others how to use this amazing self-healing tool. It worked really well on the few people I taught, and I always loved the feeling of helping someone to help themselves, but I can see now that my love and enjoyment for it was not 100%. 

For a while I had two websites going, my Spiritual Quotes To Live By and one called Healing DIY. Eventually I came to realize that I had to let one of them go because I had so much to add to each one and I wasn’t happy with the slow progress with working on two. So, it really came down to the choice of which one could I live without. I felt I am a healer and should be teaching people self-healing, but I knew that I could never live happily without continuing collecting uplifting quotes and writing inspirational poems. This, for me, is definitely more FUN!

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The Simple Things In Life

If ever you are feeling down
Whatever it is that makes you frown
Just open your eyes and look about
You’ll find something, without a doubt
To make you smile and appreciate
That the simple things in life are great

A smile, a glance, a hug, a touch
From someone that you love so much
A flower, a leaf, a blade of grass
Nature’s treasures we blindly pass

The serenity of a sleeping child
Even if, in the daytime they tend to run wild
A newborn baby so complete yet so small
You can’t help but wonder the miracle of it all

Trina Graves – 15th November 2001


About This Poem

This was one of my earlier poems, the only thing I can remember about writing it is that it didn’t take very long! 

What I can say now though is, back in 2001, I was most certainly blind to the treasures of nature! Yes, I liked trees and flowers and pretty scenes, but I had not developed any sense of the awesomeness of nature that would have me spellbound by a dandelion seed head or a daisy (two of my now favourite small things of nature). Back then it was babies and children that would inspire me.

Until I began my Spiritual Quotes To Live By website I never took nature photographs, all my photos were of my family. If we went for a walk to the woods, the photos would be of the children playing. But, in 2011 because I wanted to start making some photo-quotes I went with some of my grandchildren for a walk to a small woods nearby, intending to take some nature shots too. It was spring time and there was blossom on some of the trees, (I always liked blossom) and as I walked along looking for nature shots it was as if my eyes were opened for the very first time! I was mesmerized by the simplest of things, it was on this first walk that I took a photo of a dandelion seed head that I use as my logo on my site and Facebook page. I was so struck by the perfection of this ‘weed,’ for me it is a simple reminder of that first walk and my eyes being opened to the perfection of nature.

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Brothers Joey and Tyler (2014)

 

Who Am I?

From the moment I was born
Many roles did I receive
Placed within my Being
What depth would I believe?

A Human-Being of planet Earth
A Girl of physicality
English by place of birth
Premature was little me

Born into the Working Class
No ‘silver spoon’ to be fed
No ‘blue blood’ in my veins
Into this Ordinary Life I was led

First Daughter to my parents
First Granddaughter on both sides
A Sister to my brother
Niece and Cousin, timing provides

Five roles of relationships
Fifteen Family Members I affected
But none will observe the same
In the Baby they inspected

A Son or Daughter is a different person
To each and every mum and dad
Gender expectations are impressed
From their own upbringing they had

A midwife delivered me that night
At home, doing her chosen work
Present for the miracle of birth
My entry an Occupational Perk

Visiting Doctors and Baby Clinics
About the town, going for walks
I became a Patient and a Citizen
A source of gossip in their talks?

Overly shy, I did turn heads
As I screamed the places down
Many must have considered me
A Toddler nightmare, with a frown

Two more brothers came along
But no sisters were for me
My brothers have a different Sister
From the perspective of each three

Starting school I became a Pupil
To be taught all the right ways
Of education at that time
And the rules a Child obeys

Through the many years of schooling
Various teachers made their mark
I, their Student was seen differently
A Character of light or of the dark?

Different levels of friendship
Came and went over the years
Playmate, Classmate, Acquaintance, Friend
Some brought joy and others tears

Out into the world of work
Stacking shelves as a teen
An Employee I became
Another role to be seen

Many jobs, many views
Of people I would instigate
Interactions and experiences
Would affect my chosen fate

Being in love changes people
The pair together and those around
The power of love is so great
Its expression and depth truly profound

Seen with eyes of love is so awesome
When two blend it’s like a drug
Loosing yourself in the emotion
Even apart, enveloped in a warm hug

To the one who stole my heart
I became their Lover, Fiancee, Wife
So intoxication the roles I played
But would not remain throughout my life

My most blessed role of all
Would bring bliss so pure and true
Becoming a Mother woke me up
Unconditional love coming through

I placed this role as my priority
And was blessed with two more
Angels added to our family unit
To love, cherish and to adore

I am a Mother to three children
But, each see a different kind
Inner truths and insecurities
Develop and influence the mind

I saw my role as a joint Parent
As two equals in the giving
Babies need nurturing and love
Adults adapting to daily living

I never knew for many years
The change in my role of a Wife
My intense love for our children
My husband felt as lack and strife

So another role I took on
A Divorcee feeling remorse

But it heralded great change
My true purpose was on course

I became a Spiritual Seeker
Limitations gone, I was free
To live and learn and grow
To be The Me I Came Here To Be

Becoming a young Grandmother
Was the icing on the cake
Unconditional love for these jewels
Brought the Poet in me awake

Many lessons I have experienced
From becoming a Mother-In-Law
Different characters and views
Letting go of any control at all

Daughter, Sister, Mother
Friend, Stranger, Wife
Spiritualist, Blogger, Inspirer
Are just a few roles of my life

With each, whoever’s looking
At me, has filters on their eyes
Their perception alters the view
Adapting to where their truth lies

But who am I to me?
Is all I should focus on
It can take many years to see
I am more than the roles I don

I am a Spiritual Being first
A Spark of God to spread the Light
I came here to experience it all
The joys and sorrows are all alright

I am United in Oneness
With All-That-Is and will ever be
I am the Alpha and Omega
We all share this in Individuality

Before my birth I knew it all
At my death, I will re-unite
All my experiences good and bad
Bring truth and clarity of sight

Each role that I have played
In this beautiful game on Earth
Has brought me to where I am
Opening the knowledge of my worth

Although these words are about me
My life and the path that I took
We all play roles in our own story
What are yours? Why not take a look?

Trina Graves – 17th August 2018


About This Poem

I was reading a post from Amira: Accepting Change, Releasing Limitations, and while reading it a quote came to my mind, the combination of the two inspired me to write this poem. I am pretty sure the quote was from an unknown source and I thought I had it written down ready to add to my quote site, but I couldn’t find it. From my memory it was: “I am a Mother to three children, each of them has a different Mother and none of them are me.”

Many of my poems are personal to my life and might be totally irrelevant to others lives, but I believe reading other peoples ‘stories’ can shed light on our own and open doors to greater understanding.

I thought this photograph of us playing roles was perfect for this poem! 

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With my children: Julie, Kevin & Emma (2016)

 

We Are Being Taken Over!

Poem based on quote by: James A. Simpson

We Are Being Taken Over…
This is NOT a conspiracy theory!
You will KNOW this to be true
If you read all the way through.

We Are Being Taken Over…
They are already here living among us
They arrive each and every day
There is no stopping them.

They are positioning themselves in all walks of life
All races, all cultures, all classes, all abilities
They are willing to infiltrate them all.

They don’t have control yet
But they will… it’s only a matter of time.

Slowly, but surely they will take over…
They will be in control of every village, every town,
every city, every country and every nation.

They will be in every profession…
Teachers, Shop Workers, Lawyers Nurses,
Social Workers, Authors, Doctors, Carers, Bankers, Police…
Every single occupation.

They will command and be the governments and armies
of every single nation.

Their influence will touch the lives of us all.

They will be the parents of the next generations
Instilling their own beliefs and their own way of life
On the children of the future.

They are everywhere, waiting for their time.
In the years ahead they will take over…
No one will be immune to their domination
They will have total control.
Wherever you go on this planet…
They will be there.

Are you concerned about this?
Are you worried what will happen?
Surely somehow they can be stopped?
What if we close our borders?

But they are not arriving in that way
They have another means of entry.

This invasion has been going on since humans began
We are powerless to stop it.

But, thankfully scientist have recently discovered that we can gain control.
They have found out that when these Beings arrive they are not fully programmed.
We have the power to install the software that can benefit us all.

It is a mammoth task, but it’s doable, if enough of the right people take their part.

These beings use a type of mind virus to adapt to our world
They learn to behave like us humans by memes.
They watch our every move, listen to our every word
Copy our mannerisms, actions and habits.

They can even tune into our thoughts
So we will have to be Aware at all times.

We need to use our hearts and minds to focus on how we want our world to be…
Loving, Peaceful, Supportive, Generous, Helpful,
Compassionate, Forgiving –  in all its Diversity.

Caring and Sharing the abundance of resources available for everyone.
Living in Appreciation and Gratitude.
Treasuring our planet and every living thing on it.
Then we can programme the new arrivals with these qualities.

We will have to be very careful to do our best to live these qualities ourselves
Because their complete core programming takes about six years.

It will be very easy at first to nurture them
Showing them only love, compassion and joy.

But, as time passes and we have bad days
Getting stressed out about this and that, it becomes harder to stay aware…
They will always mimic our every mood
And install it.

As I said, it is a tremendous task
But it would be worth it…

What a wonderful world we could all share in the future.
And in our aging years we would be surrounded by loving, caring citizens of Earth.
We would be joyously happy to let these new beings take over, everywhere.
The future of life on Earth would be safe in their capable, caring hands and hearts.

So, who among us is up for the job?…

Well, actually, they have already chosen you!

Who are these infiltrators?
And where do they come from?

They are Pure Beings of Love and Light
Sent to Earth to guide us and to teach us to remember who we are…

We are Beings of Love and Light.

They come from God/Source/All-That-Is.

They are…

Our Children.

Trina Graves – July 2016


About This Poem

This poem is based upon the following quote by Rev. James A. Simpson.

“An army is invading our country. It is going to capture and take possession of everything we have, every political office, business, school, college and council. Nothing will be left to us. This army is composed of the babies and youngsters in our homes. They are the future citizens, the future teachers, directors, politicians. What happens to them, the kind of people they will become, will determine the quality of life in this country twenty-thirty years from now. No task is therefore more important than the education and training of these children in honesty, self-discipline, generosity, love and forgiveness.”

When I first read this quote I thought it was very thought provoking in it’s truth. I had previously been reading about how children have no filters in their early years and just absorb everything from those who surround them, so I wanted to bring these together in a poem. I also liked the idea of making it like a Conspiracy Theory of us being taken over, so I did not want to reveal until the very end that it is all about children.

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Every Instant Of Time Is A Pinprick Of Eternity

Title Quote: Marcus Aurelius

Time: A simple word that evokes so much
In the modern world it imprints on all we touch
Lives are ruled by the ticking of the clock
Conforming to its pace, we heed the tick-tock

It’s a man-made concept all so easily seen
When twice a year we have to adjust our routine
Changing the clock first forward and then back
Why does it continue? Is it sensibility we lack?

Fitting everything in at the allotted time
Being late is frowned on, considered a crime
Forcing people to be the same as each other
Obeying the system, natural alignment we smother

In the times of old, nature ruled the days
Governed by the sun’s lightening rays
Dawn, mid-day and dusk were the cue
To the timing of all they needed to do

It’s funny how the same minute can be long or short
Hours, days, even years, it seems time can distort
Why is it that the exact same duration
Can change? Is there really an explanation?

At embarrassing moments time just stands still
As our mind freezes or overdrives to try and fill
The awkwardness with maybe something funny to say
While we silently wish it would all just go away

As we get older it seems that time goes so fast
Speeded up from our childhood days, long in the past
When school summer holidays seemed to last forever
We played happily all day, no matter the weather

There are things we experience where time goes so slow
Dealing with pain, physical or mental, is one we all know
It doesn’t even matter if the pain’s not our own
It’s excruciating when loved ones suffer and moan

Special occasions with family and friends speed by
Enjoying time together, no matter the reason why
Moments to treasure in our memory forevermore
Love is the key to transcend time’s prison door

Feeling lonely or neglected time drags its feet
Sinking deeper with the darkness, sat in our seat
Days are endless, stretching into the gloom
The pendulum of time heavily digs a tomb

Doing something we love time will rapidly pass
We don’t notice the hours go by so fast
Engrossed in pursuing our passion of heart
Time’s inconsequential from the moment we start

Someone sitting quietly in meditation
Can experience time in it’s duration
As though an hour is a few minutes, no more
As through they’re consciousness they explore

But another can sit the precise same stretch
And be tormented with all the thoughts they fetch
Bored or anxious and worried about what’s ahead
Time’s lethargic pace expands the points they dread

In childbirth time plays an important part
Counting the minutes right from the start
Hours draw out as the intensity increases
But time stills, as the magic moment reaches

With a baby, days and time have no meaning at all
Except for the duration between the newborn’s call
Getting everything done in between each wail
We’re wrapped up in the little one’s timescale

Being a parent time is a total quirk
The monotony can really be an irk
But looking back, where has the time gone?
The years flash by, we wish they’d prolong

The baby days that seemed so endless at the start
Are over so fast, now time hits our heart
As our children zoom through the years ahead
Before we know it, from the nest they have fled

As age takes its toll time can certainly slump
Especially if taken the attitude of a grump
But those who keep mind and body active
Will tinker with time and enthusiastically live

So have you noticed the difference between
Time being fast or slow, or how it is seen
Our perception alters our focus upon
Each moment, making it short or long

All of the spans of time so vast
Are caused by negative attitudes cast
Upon the focus, the perceptive view
Sending time off and all askew

When thinking positive as much as can be
Time moves faster, it is so easy to see
How living joyously in the moment brings more
To enrich our lives and enlighten our core

When aligned with your Source, the real you
Living in joy, with love coming through
There’s no need to watch the clock on the wall
Law of attraction will answer you’re heart’s call

Every instant of time is a pinprick
Of eternity’s candle, we are the wick
Vital to it’s radiance, expanding perpetually
Aligned with Source we are timelessly free

Trina Graves – 8th February 2016


About This Poem

When I sat to write the poem for this quote I knew I wanted to cover how our perception of time is affected by what we are doing and our thoughts. I follow the teachings of Abraham-Hicks so I always do my best to focus on the positive and not give my attention to the negative, so I try not to include negative aspects in my poems unless I feel it is needed and I would only use them sparingly. However, I felt that this poem needed all of the contrasts, so it has many more negative experiences than I would usually include.

Most people agree that time seems to speed up as we get older, but I truly believe that time has actually sped up since we moved into the ‘New Age.’ When I look back to the 70’s/80’s/90’s I can’t believe all the things it was possible to do in one day! And now, my days go by so fast, in comparison it seems as though what was a morning is now a whole day! I know I am older so have slowed down, and as much as possible I spend my day doing what I love to do (which speeds time up) but, as each month passes in what seems not much more than a week, I sometimes wonder, with the ever-increasing speed, what will eventually happen?

However, I know that time is just a concept we need to experience our life here on Earth and in other dimensions it does not exist in the same way or at all. And most importantly the only time I need to be: concerned about, focused on, appreciating, living, being, loving, blessing, enjoying is NOW.

What do you think?

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The Super Power

We all have a Super Power
The strongest there can be
Universally given to all
Young and old, you and me

It can penetrate all substances
Fly around the world in no time
Melt even the coldest of hearts
And cease the hurt of any crime

You can build up its strength
With the more that you use
This Power is Invincible
Blasted to wherever you choose

Our Power brings forth good
Showering others in it’s rays
Bringing joyfulness as it lands
Empowering in abundant ways

It’s rays can heal all disease
Illnesses fatal and those slight
The person receiving the Power
Just has to believe it is right

This Super Power has no limits
Even dying cannot stop it’s depth
It is the only thing to penetrate
The two worlds of life and death

Superman or Superwoman
Superbaby and Superchild
We need no special outfit
Just let your imagination run wild

Shine your Green Lantern or any colour
Be The Flash that shows the way
The true Guardians Of The Galaxy
Will then appear and they will stay

LOVE is our Super Power
LOVE will always save the day
LOVE is God, the ALL-THAT-IS
LOVE unites us in every way

Trina Graves – 12th August 2018


About This Poem

I awoke this morning with this title imprinted on my mind, although I gave up watching Superhero films many years ago I knew that the poem I was to write had to feature them!

There are three things I can think of that may have given way to this theme:  I have been wondering how I can write to attract and appeal to a younger audience, and have some fun topics. Also, somewhere over the past few months I read about why there is such a fascination for Superheroes at this present time. The article (I have not been able to find it, but if I do I will add an update) said that it is because people have an inner-knowing that we do indeed possess Super Powers and as more of us become Aware and Awake these powers will manifest more easily.

I think this has been the fastest I have ever completed a poem:  title, writing the poem, making the picture and doing the write up all in a few hours. The longest part was finding the right photograph! I knew I had one of my grandson dressed up and climbing a door-frame which I thought would be perfect, but then I discovered this one taken on the same day and thought was even better! I also would usually leave a poem for a day to re-read with fresh eyes, but I feel an urgent need to get this one ‘out there’ TODAY!

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Grandson Seth (2008)

 

Give And Take

Quote Title: Kahlil Gibran
Give And Take: For To The Bee A Flower Is A Fountain Of Life, For To The Flower A Bee Is A Messenger Of Love. And To Both, The Bee And The Flower, The Giving And The Receiving Is A Need And An Ecstasy

Give and take – it’s all about the balance
Both are vital, it’s certainly not by chance
That if we favour the one, over the other
Our growth in life, we will then smother

It’s easy to see how people who take always
Are blocking their integrity in selfish ways
Someone who just blindly focuses on self
Will never gain true freedom, or true wealth

Surprisingly though what many do not know
Is focusing on self is actually the way to grow
Seeking our Soul Guidance we become Aware
Of our true selves, then we desire to share

The difference is our attitude, or way to be
Focusing on self, but with a heart that’s free
Open-eyed and embracing, seeking love and fun
Living consistently with the truth: We Are All One

The Givers, we always respect and admire
Icons throughout history perpetually inspire
Teresa, Gandhi, King, Mandela – to name a few
They evoke our Awakening to the path so true

Worldwide there are billions of people everyday
Giving of themselves to aid others, in their own way
There are no actions or gifts that are ever too small
For even a smile uplifts, giving to the One-And-All

For all the givers there have to be
The ones to receive, even you and me
Both are essential in life, we need the contrast
Enriching each other, we weave a web so vast

In life there are Infinite ways to give
Embodying this is the way to live
Balanced with receiving in Gratefulness
We’re open and flowing, our lives are Blessed

Trina Graves – 31st January 2017


About This Poem

I work my way through a list of quotes to use on my quote poems and this was most definitely one I thought would not be easy. So, when I got to this one I read the quote and did my usual praying for guidance, and then realized it was obviously way to long to use the whole quote for the title. Cutting it in half was still too long, so I thought to just use the start.. so much easier! Once I had this shortened title the words began to flow.

Reading through the poem today I thought the word ‘take’ has a bit of negativity to it, so I just checked my dictionary to confirm the definition and was amazed that there are 35! As I perceived it as a more negative word, as in taking without gratitude, I’m now wondering does that reflect on something I need to work on, or is it a universal way of seeing the word within the context of ‘Give and Take?’ What do you think?

Many people inspire us, along with the great icons of history there are our own heroes, whether well known, or people who are part of our everyday lives. 

The people who have inspired me have changed over the years: As a child it was my teacher, who developed my love of music.  As a young teen it was the Osmonds with their music and values of family and faith. I can’t remember any strong influences from the 80’s, but in the 90’s, and until today, it is those who have a strong connection to Spirit or God/Source: Betty Shine, Eileen Caddy, Neale Donald Walsch, Wayne Dyer and Abraham-Hicks. Also, I have two amazing friends who inspire me with their creativity and ever open hearts. We no longer live near to each other, so I don’t get to see them very often, but they are both so caring and wonderfully inspiring. They are both a blessing in my life.

Who has inspired you in your life? And why? I’d love to know, if you’d like to share. 🙂 

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The Miracle Morning – SAVERS

Title Quote: Hal Elrod

Silent meditation at the start of your day
     Source is connected to guide your way

Affirmations plant positive seeds in your head
     Allowing them to bloom in the days ahead

Visualization sets your desired goal
     Virtuous images delight your Soul

Exercise benefit’s the physical part of you
     Essential balancing with mind and spirit too

Reading self-growth books will provide ideas and more
     Recommended wisdom opens many a door

Scribing your thoughts and journey, the path you take
     Supports all your Miracle Morning, your Soul will Awake

Trina Graves – 6th January 2017


About This Poem

Several years ago I came across Hal Elrod online and read of his amazing recovery from a fatal car crash that left him in a coma with serious injuries. He went on to achieve great success as a speaker, life-coach and author. His first book was an autobiography of his story: ‘Taking Life Head On (How To Love The Life You Have, While You Create The Life Of Your Dreams’)

I added this book and The Miracle Morning to my Amazon Wishlist (which contains way too many books!) thinking I must read them one day.  I also added several of his positive attitude quotes to my website, which is why I easily remember his name. A few years later I was at the library with my grandchildren. I hadn’t gone to get any books, but I always take a look at the ‘Mind, Body, Spirit’ shelves just to see what’s there. I noticed a Hal Elrod book, The Morning Miracle, so I knew I had to borrow it! I was hooked within a few pages and devoured it, making notes. I knew I had to do this!

The Miracle Morning encourages you to wake early each morning and do a list of six things to transform your life. As a guide to remember the six things he uses the acronym SAVERS:
Silence, Affirmation, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, Scribing. 

I must admit that I only stuck to it for about six months, it certainly did make a difference, but I found that I was so absorbed in doing the things and began adding more and more to the list, it would take up ALL of the morning, no matter how early I got up!!!  So I let go of ‘having’ to do it, and instead just keep it in mind as beneficial things to do every day.

Miracle Morning SAVERS acronym poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Speak Your Truth

We all experience life
In our own unique way
No two people are alike
In what they think, do, and say

From the moment of our birth
Some would say even before
We absorb from those around us
Their beliefs, it builds our core

Our lives are moulded and shaped
By our experiences every day
Fuelled by all those beliefs
Unchallenged, they become our way

We all have a story to tell
Of the life we live and see
Guided by our beliefs and thought
We create our destiny

But some have limiting beliefs
That can shrink their self-worth
Only one or two know their truth
Hidden from the rest of Earth

Others have tried to share
But faced ridicule and jest
Bruised and battered by remarks
Their truth no longer expressed

We can learn from one another
Others’ experiences we can take
And mull over to decide
Will they enhance the life we make?

So listen to everyone
Tell their stories on their path
Forget those that make you cringe
Remember what makes you laugh

Often it takes a hard knock
To open our path’s true door
Disease, break-up, death
Can Awaken us to much more

Or sometimes just one thing
Happens that blows our mind
Changing forever our future path
Limiting beliefs we leave behind

Those near-death experiences
Past-life recalls and even dreams
Can bring important messages
Much more than at first seems

Encountering other forms of life
Ascended Masters, Angels, Spirits too
Cosmic Beings, or just a UFO
Brings true Awareness into view

We are now in a special time
It’s been called the ‘New Age’
Darkness is being overpowered
And the Light will turn the page

Onwards we will all unite
Sharing our truth from our heart
Bringing Love and Light to all
Is a very good place to start

Speak Your Truth of Love
Speak Your Truth of Light
Speak Your Truth of Sensing
Speak Your Truth of Sight

Trina Graves – 3rd August 2018


About This Poem

Sometimes (often in the morning on waking up) I get the title of a poem just come to me, and it will keep coming to mind until I write it. I awoke with this title a few weeks ago after someone told me of something very unusual they had seen as a child.

A few days ago I wrote ‘What Would Love Do Now? but after finishing and reading through, I thought it just wasn’t right. I don’t like to finish with not being happy with my writing, but I know the best thing to do is leave it alone and write something else.  My computer wasn’t on to get a quote, so I just went for the words that have been hanging around waiting to be spoken! The interesting thing is that the next day I re-read the first poem and knew there was nothing wrong with it, it seems I just had to get this one done!

Although I have been using some of my poems on my other site since 2010, I very rarely wrote about unusual happenings or my spiritual messages etc.. I knew that some people would think them strange, wrong or nonsense! So, I held back. But when I linked up with Amira (bodyandsoulnourishmentblog) and started this blog I just felt differently about sharing everything, so now I just follow my intuition. Bless you and thank you Amira for the Light you have shone into my life in such a short time – I would not be sharing this poem, or my truths, if not for you. 

I have had this poem in draft ready to add for a couple of days now, but for some reason I have known that it was not the time to publish. For whatever the reason, today is the day! 🙂

Speaking My Truth –  (things that come to mind as I write this)

I have experienced the indescribable all-encompassing love flow through my body that ebbed away when I began to question it, but left me on a love-high for days after.

I have received countless messages from Spiritual Mediums that have proven to me we do not die, they have told me things that no one else knew, and things that have shaped my future life.

I believe I am guided in writing my inspirational poems, I have no idea who by, it could even be just me (my Higher-Self), I don’t feel it really matters who, as long as the message is of love and light.

I have had objects move in front of my eyes with no apparent cause (eg. keys in a bicycle lock coming out – for no reason – and horizontally moving about two feet before falling, this was indoors.

I have seen numerous un-explainable lights in the sky, moving in odd ways.

I have taken loads of photographs with orbs in them. I can take a photo with no orbs and then ask for them to appear and they usually do.

I have had many visualizations/daydreams of meeting with someone and receiving inspiring messages for myself. See the poem Insight for my first meeting.

I have been told by many that I have a calming influence on people.

I have only been angry once in my life. I have wondered about this often as I know you should not suppress emotions and I have tried to work through situations in my life that ‘should’ have caused anger, but I have come to the conclusion that it is just not a part of me and I just needed to experience it once as a learning. 

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Update: 11th August 2018

If you read the comments below you will see that this poem was written for Amira, but at the time that I posted it she had not ‘Spoken Her Truth’ it was infact Amira who told me of seeing a UFO as a child. In one of our continuing synchronicities, Amira had written a poem about what she had seen, but was hesitant on publishing it until she read this poem. You can read Amira’s poem and her story (in the comments).

 

What Would Love Do Now?

 

Title Quote: Neale Donald Walsch

When faced with a decision
Not knowing which way to go
Choices lay before you
Confusion blocks your flow
Worrying about the wrong one
Puts a frown upon your brow
Just ask yourself the question
What Would Love Do Now?

All experiences are beneficial
Even the bad ones play a part
They can break down the barriers
To open up your heart
No matter what the problem
You can get through it somehow
By asking yourself the question
What Would Love Do Now?

Whether just beginning your path
Or seeing the end in sight
It’s your course that you follow
Only you know what is right
Which twist or turn to take ahead
Rest now or onward plough
Always ask yourself the question
What Would Love Do Now?

A negative side has to exist
For the positive to simply be
So you can always take that view
And a darker side you’ll see
But if you choose the Light
A channel of Love you allow
You’ll embody with each step
What Love Would Do Now

Trina Graves – 3rd August 2018


About This Poem

When I was doing this part for yesterday’s poem ‘Is This Who I Am?’ (based on a Neale Donald Walsch quote) ‘What Would Love Do Now?’  came into my head. I started to write about this quote too, but then thought it would make an excellent title for a new poem. While it was fresh on my mind I Googled the quote (as I knew I had read it somewhere) and found a beautiful song by Jason Mraz.

Searching some more I discovered, and shouldn’t have been surprised, that the quote was from Neale Donald Walsch. So, I got on with writing the poem straight away. 

Sometimes when I’ve finished a poem I read it and think it’s not alright, this was one of those times, so I went back to yesterday’s ‘About This Poem’ and deleted everything about this new quote. But, as with what usually happens, the next day I read the poem and see it with fresh eyes.

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Is This Who I Am?

If ever you’re unsure of what to do
This is the question that will help you through
Ask yourself, “Is this who I want to be?”
The answer will guide you to act correctly

Every second and every minute of every day
You create yourself anew with what you do and say
“Is this the greatest vision of myself?” you might ask
Whenever you are about to carry out a task

What is the grandest vision that you can conceive
Of your life right now, it’s possible to achieve
Whatever you believe to be true
Your life’s what you make it, so create a new you

Decide who it is that you want to be
Express and fulfil this and you will soon see
Another grand vision that you can aim for
Your Soul is experiencing life and evolving more

Trina Graves – 30th June 2002


About This Poem

I had written several poems in late 2001 using the Core Concepts from Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch as the title and theme. On this day in June (the following year), I had just written God Talks To Everyone to add to my list and then wanted to do another poem, but the concept/quote that was getting my attention was much too long to use as a title:

Your Purpose In Life Is
To Decide & To Declare, To Express And To Experience
WHO YOU REALLY ARE
This Is The Purpose Of All Life
That Is Evolution.

So instead, I chose to use a simple question based on this quote: “Is This Who I Am?”

Is This Who I Am? Inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By