Light Tomorrow With Today (1)

Title Quote: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Light Tomorrow With Today
As aligned with Source you stay
Law of Attraction will obey

Light Tomorrow With Today
Negative thoughts are kept at bay
Sending problems faraway

Light Tomorrow With Today
All good things you convey
Happiness comes your way

Light Tomorrow With Today
All worries are castaway
Your joy will be on display

Light Tomorrow With Today
All niggling doubts runaway
Your dreams do not decay

Light Tomorrow With Today
Life is fun, as a child at play
Your bright future set in clay

Light Tomorrow With Today
From your Life Path you will not stray
And you’re well-along it by midday

Light Tomorrow With Today
Love and Blessings you giveaway
Your presence is a healing ray

Light Tomorrow With Today
Words of love and wisdom you say
As your pure Soul you portray

Light Tomorrow With Today
With your Higher-Self you pray
And your Spirit shouts ‘Hooray’

Light Tomorrow With Today
The perfect way to live everyday
For blessed memories of yesterday
Light Tomorrow With Today

Trina Graves – 27th November 2016


About This Poem

When I originally added this quote to my website (back in 2010) I now realize that I didn’t fully understand it. But, through the teachings of Abraham-Hicks I came to see the ‘Light!’

Although the quote is mentioning tomorrow, it’s actually about today. With focusing on all the good and ‘Light’ of today, the Law Of Attraction we will bring a ‘tomorrow’ of goodness and Light. There is no need to worry (or any other negative feeling) about tomorrow if today we are living each moment in positivity, and when a negative thought or situation arises just ‘Reach for a thought that feels better.‘ (Abraham-Hicks quote)

This was the first poem I wrote using this quote, but as sometimes happens, when I finished I knew there was another one to write using the same quote. This first poem was more of a fun one, but I wanted to write one that explained the quote. The second Light Tomorrow With Today was my favourite of the two.

Trina Graves quote from poem using E. B. Browning quote as title and theme - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

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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.

Nothing Stays The Same - Inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

A Belief Is Only A Thought I Keep Thinking

Title Quote: Abraham-Hicks

Our lives are made up of many beliefs
We learn most when we are small
Most of us don’t even realize
How much they affect us all

So many beliefs are ingrained in us
We don’t even realize they are there
Maybe hearing things often as a young child
Or sensing our parents despair

Although we don’t need to dwell on the past
Sometimes it can be helpful to find
Those negative beliefs that are holding us back
By being dominant in our sub-conscious mind

A belief is only a thought we keep thinking
So our beliefs are easy to change
We just change it to a positive thought
Which at first will feel a bit strange

By focusing on the positive thought
And repeating it often each day
Soon you will find your new belief is there
In what you do and in what you say

For instance, one of the most common beliefs
That many of us have taken on
Is the ‘I’m not good enough’ syndrome
It’s a belief that is so strong

‘I am good enough just as I am right now’
This new belief will affect your life dramatically
By accepting yourself just as you are
The door opens to abundance, you will soon see

Trina Graves – 12th May 2011


About This Poem

Another one of my early Abraham-Hicks quote poems. Although now I can see ways to improve this (and other) of my earlier poems, for now I am sharing them as I originally wrote them (unless I find obvious mistakes 🙂 ) but maybe someday I will update them a little… or a lot!

Trina Graves quote from poem: A Belief Is Only A Thought I Keep Thinking - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

You Are A Physical Extension Of Source Energy

Title Quote: Abraham-Hicks

Your body is not the real you
You are so much more than what you can see
For the real truth is quite simply
You are a physical extension of Source Energy

Source Energy is what some call God
It doesn’t really matter what name you use
It is limiting to believe that you are any less
But you always have free-will to choose

Each and every Soul upon this Earth
Contains the Spark of Source within
With some it can be buried so deep
Negativity can lead to a life of sin

With others their Light can shine so bright
They are a beacon that shows many the way
But Source loves us all, the good and the bad
Knowing we will all become the Light one day

Trina Graves – 22nd July 2012


About This Poem

I follow the teachings of Abraham-Hicks as for me they resonate the highest truth. On my Spiritual Quotes To Live By website I have many pages of Abraham-Hicks quotes on various topics, so I was definitely drawn to using some of these quotes for poem titles and themes.

part of poem by Trina Graves - You Are A Physical Extension Of Source Energy - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Feeling Is The Language Of The Soul

Title Quote: Neale Donald Walsch

If ever you are unsure of what to do
Look to your feelings for they will be true
Your feelings about something will never lie
Use them to guide you, go on, give it a try

Words are so easily misunderstood 
We all have our own views, which aren’t always good
We all look at life in different ways
Understanding each other through our perceptual haze

By using your feelings you’ll learn to live intuitively
You’ll start to become who you really want to be
The path is not always easy to the light
So don’t be afraid to do what you feel is right
Your Soul will guide you always wanting what’s best
So put your feelings to the ultimate test

Trina Graves – 1st November 2001


About This Poem

This was the first poem I wrote that used a Core Concept from the Conversations With God Book 1 by Neale Donald Walsch as the title and theme. Others that I have already posted are: God Is Communicating With Us All The Time and God Talks To Everyone.

Trina Graves quote: We all look at life in different ways, understanding each other through our perceptual haze - 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
Grandsons Joey & Seth

 

When You Look At Your Life, The Greatest Happinesses Are Family Happinesses

Title Quote: Joyce Brothers

As you get older you more often reflect
The course of your life and you introspect
Remembering all the ups and some downs
The beautiful sights and wonderful sounds

The focus you chose and decisions you made
Became your life and your path was laid
Life continues to expand, there’s always more
To experience the joy is what you came here for

Reminiscing those carefree days of childhood
When all you wanted was to feel good
Playing with siblings, friends or by yourself
Imagination was your greatest wealth

Childhood memories of the long ago past
Fade through time, but the ones that last
Are the happy ones spent with mum and dad
Sharing time and love, feeling cherished and glad

Picnics, walks or playing board games
The simple shared pleasures are what remains
In your memory to treasure forever more
The love you experienced developed your core

Time progresses and moves on so fast
Life brings experiences, the landscapes vast
The greatest gift, if blessed, you will know
Is being a parent, as the purest love will grow

Creating your own precious unit of family
Brings an overwhelming abundance of ecstasy
The immense love you feel will always remain
Though expressing the depth is hard to explain

Just watching your baby grow, develop and explore
Their world around them brought you even more
Happiness in all the countless, simple, delightful ways
Treasured memories gathered throughout those days

It’s peculiar, but often you will find
The simplest moment stuck in your mind
Your child running to you with arms open wide
Their pure love and elation they couldn’t hide

The years of parenthood continued on
Time seemed slow, but soon they were gone
Young adults replaced the children you raised
Vibrant, onto their own paths they blazed

With parents eyes you developed a different view
The world was changed and you understood too
Your parents love for you became crystal clear
They did their utmost to love and hold you dear

And now your children are parents also
Blessings of love forever bloom and grow
Watching your child’s parental love and joy
Blossom with each additional baby girl and boy

With the old eyes of wisdom, you can now see
So clearly the pure contentment of your family
These precious little angels sent from up above
Grandchildren bring bliss and quintessential love

Trina Graves – 4th January 2016


About This Poem 

Sometimes in my dreams I am the mother to my children and grandchildren at the same time, or I’m a child the same age as both generations with my parents as the parents of us all.. but in the crazy world of dreams it all makes perfect sense!

In a similar way the generations do seem to blend together as the years zoom by at an alarming rate. As my grandchildren are now racing toward adulthood (the oldest is 21 at the end of this year and the next 16 in a few weeks) it seems such a short time ago that they were tiny babies as I watched my children become parents but… it hardly seems any more distance in time that they were babies in my arms too! And yet, in a few months even my youngest child will be 36, which was the age that I became a grandmother. 

I’m not sure if it’s a sign of being older or a sign of Awakening that time is losing all meaning to me. The days pass by in what seems a few hours, weeks a few days, months seem to be only a couple of weeks long and years only last a few months! It’s akin to sleep where you close your eyes in one moment and open them in what feels like a minute or two later to find many hours have passed – in the blink of an eye!

Does anyone else feel this way?
I think I got a bit side-tracked here, but I suppose it is about looking back over family life! 🙂 

Trina Graves quote: With the old eyes of wisdom you can now see, so clearly the pure contentment of your family... Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

The Best Way To Make Children Good Is To Make Them Happy

Title Quote: Oscar Wilde

Making children do anything
Will not achieve your true goal
They are unique human beings
With their own guiding Soul

They will submit to all your rules
As you teach, shape and mold
Bending to your whims
Mostly doing as they are told

But deep within they know
They have a true guiding light
Smothered by fitting in
It flickers waiting out of sight

So how do you let them learn
To follow their own true heart?
While still guiding and protecting
Right from the very start

It is really all up to you
In the way you live each day
For even in the nurturing womb
They know what you do and say

Do you follow your own heart
Always aiming for your best?
Through life’s ups and downs
Anchored with love, do you rest?

The things you say and do
Will of course have an effect
But much more is said than words
With thoughts and feelings you select

Young children absorb it all
With no ability to understand
Not all experiences are true
You have the upper hand

Teach them by example
Follow your own inner guide
Be who you came here to be
Shine brightly, do not hide

For everyone has their own path
In the life they came to live
Unique in its twists and turns
Guidance by example you can give

Stand strong in your beliefs
Hold fast in your integrity
Show your love and appreciation
Giving thanks for all to see

Trina Graves – 11th January 2018


About This Poem

This was the first poem I wrote using this quote as a title and theme, but after writing it I knew I wanted to write another one. ‘The Best Way To Make Children Good’  focuses on how wanting our children to be happy is something that continues throughout their lives, no matter how old they are, and is a more personal poem.

Quite a few of my poems feature the unknowing lifetime impact parents have on their children, not just with their words and actions, but their thoughts and feelings, because it is the most important thing I wished I’d known when my children were little ones. 

The Best Way To Make Children Good Is To Make Then Happy - inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By
My children with some of their cousins (1990)

Death Is Not A Bad Thing… But A Joyous Thing

Title Quote: Abraham-Hicks

Why is it we all grieve
When someone passes on?
We’re just not connected to our truth
When we believe that they are gone

We’re taught as we grow up
That physicality is all we are
Limiting our perceptions
Blocking assistance from afar

In truth we are all Spirits
Whether here or on another plane
On Earth we live our lives
For the experiences we gain

Over there time is not measured
There are no limits to believe
We are One always together
There is no reason to grieve

Just because we cannot see them
Doesn’t mean they are not there
Our thoughts of love bind us together
All the treasured memories we share

Death is not a bad thing
We all make the transition home one day
But a joyous thing when we discover
Heaven is not so far away

Trina Graves – 16th November 2016


About This Poem

None of us want our loved ones to die and the majority of us grow up with a dread of this event happening to ourselves or anyone we know. However, all of this worry and heartache is only caused by our perception of death.

If we could only perceive and live as our true selves: Spiritual Beings Of Love & Light, Here To Experience Life, with no limits of self-doubt, separation and time, we would fully appreciate the death experience as we move ever onward on our Divinely Joyous journey. 

Abraham-Hicks also teach that we all choose the time of our death, whether this is at a grand-old age of 100 plus, an adult, child, baby or even stillborn. There are many reasons for the chosen length of time we might be physically in this world for this present life, and one day we will know the answers.

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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

 

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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I Shall Not Altogether Die

Title Quote: Horace

I am a Being of Light and Love
Sent to this Earth from above
My true self is a Spirit so high
I shall not altogether die

I am a part of the Infinite Whole
The Light of God contained in my Soul
I remember this whatever I try
I shall not altogether die

No matter which path in life I choose
I will succeed, I never lose
Lessons are learned, even from a lie
I shall not altogether die

I came here to always do my best
Sometimes it seems life is a test
But it matters not if I laugh or cry
I shall not altogether die

Love and joy are my goals while I’m here
Following my intuition, it becomes so clear
These are the treasures, so in bliss I sigh
I shall not altogether die

Loved ones leave, as I know they must
Although I grieve, with faith I trust
Our love will unite us, that is why
I shall not altogether die

One day my body will cease to be
But I know that’s not the end of me
I’ll be Aware when my passing is nigh
I shall not altogether die

My Soul will journey on and on
Through many lives and bodies I’ll don
My Spirit growing as the times go by
I shall not altogether die


About This Poem

One of my all-time favourite quotes is: You are not a human on a Spiritual journey. You are a Spirit on a human journey. (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin) so this is something I do my best to convey in many of my poems. 

I have no doubt what-so-ever that we survive death. In the past I have had many messages through different mediums that were either unusual knowledge of myself or members of my family, or, I was given advice that would have a dramatic affect on my life. I no longer go to Spiritualist Church for various reasons, but I am grateful for all the messages and knowledge I gained over the time that I did. 

‘Sympathy’ poems are something I am drawn to and love to write. Death is a large part of life but is not talked about by so many people, it is also mostly considered to be a feared and extremely sad event. My wish with my poems is to bring this topic to everyone, not just to those who are grieving, and to shed light and cheerful acceptance on dying.. for we will all go through it ourselves one day! 

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There Is Great Love Here For You

Title Quote: Abraham-Hicks

Of all the words to remember
This is so important and true
No matter what you are doing
There is great love here for you

For the Source of All-That-Is
Loves us all unconditionally
If we open our hearts to receive it
Love flows to us effortlessly

There is nothing we could do
That would ever stop the flow
We are given our birthright of freewill
Regardless of anything, God loves us so

If only we could do as shown
And give to all our unconditional love
We would raise our vibrations up so high
The Earth would become as Heaven above

Trina Graves – 18th May 2011


About This Poem

‘There is great love here for you’ is stated at the end of every Abraham-Hicks session, so if you are someone who often listens or watches Abraham speak through Esther Hicks, (as I do) it is something that sticks in your mind, which is why when I began to write Abraham-Hicks quote poems it was an obvious choice.

I think it is such an important truth to fully comprehend that no matter who we are or what we could ever do, God/Source/All-That-Is (or whatever name you wish to use) will eternally love us unconditionally. That love is always present and always flowing to us, only we are the ones who block it with our limiting thoughts and beliefs.

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All Is Well With My Soul

Title Quote: Julian of Norwich

We all have countless troubles to face
Through our lives, whether young or old
Even those we perceive to be immune
Harbour burdens, if their truth be told
All Is Well With My Soul

I grew up no different from others
I too, had problems and doubt
But ‘Everything Happens For A Reason’
Was the belief I clung to throughout
All Is Well With My Soul

My children were my joyful anchor
I lived each day blessed by their light
Without them my boat would have sunk
Negativity all around, was hard to fight
All Is Well With My Soul

I questioned, why are we here?
Why is there suffering and hate?
How can innocent children be hurt
Surely, it’s not just about fate?
All Is Well With My Soul

Once I set foot on my Spiritual Path
Things began to change for me, all around
I didn’t realize for quite some time
It was ‘The Law Of Attraction’ I had found
All Is Well With My Soul

Looking back now, my path was long
For many years I hesitantly plod
Now I see all the signs along the way
Showing me my own pathway to God
All Is Well With My Soul

My Soul, my Centre, my Essence
Has always been aware and awake
Even at my lowest of low
It still shone, for my own sake
All Is Well With My Soul

Hate is required to learn forgiveness
Darkness is essential to perceive light
Loss is necessary to appreciate love
My Soul brought me through my night
All Is Well With My Soul

We come to experience it all
God Sparks within us, we create
In our unlimited world of free will
We choose what’s to be, not fate
All Is Well With My Soul

I am now focused on love and light
Blind to the negative others choose
I let go of trying to control anyone
The true game of life is impossible to lose
All Is Well With My Soul

I know there will not always be calm seas
Twists and turns may lay in my path ahead
But I came to live in this divergent world of choice
To anchor and shine my light, wherever I tread
All Is Well With My Soul

The All-That-Is, Source Energy is my anchor
My life-jacket of love and light keep me afloat
Whatever waves may toss and turn in my life
I choose to remain calm in my aligned boat
All Is Well With My Soul

The ending of my path is ahead somewhere
At least for this life, as me, playing my part
But I know the love and light I have shone
Continues in my Soul, as it did from the start
All Is Well With My Soul

No matter what has happened or will be
My Soul keeps centred and whole
The positive and the negative…
All Is Well With My Soul

Trina Graves – 4th October 2017


About This Poem

Although not brought up as a regular church-goer, I always loved uplifting hymns. My primary school was next door to Dorchester Abbey so we would often go and sing in the Abbey. One of my favourite memories of childhood is singing Christmas carols while looking at the magnificent stained glass windows of the Abbey.

As an adult, for a few years, I occasionally went to various Spiritualist Churches and had some amazing proof of life after death, but one of the things I most enjoyed were the hymns, they were always joyous, uplifting ones and I just found it so inspiring singing along with others.

So, on my Spiritual Quotes To Live By website, the words of uplifting hymns were something I wanted to include. When I was compiling the page I thought it would be good to add some videos, so I Googled and searched, looking for the right ones. During my search I discovered a whole new genre of music I never knew existed, I’m not sure of the right title but I call them Modern Hymns. I began to listen to them almost everyday and one in particular stood out to me: It Is Well by Kristene DiMarco, based on the original hymn of Horatio Spafford, It Is Well With My Soul.

The quote kept coming back to me, so I wrote it down on my list of quotes to use for poems. However, when I sat to write the poem ‘It’ is well didn’t seem right and I kept wanting to use ‘All’ instead. I knew that Louise Hay used ‘All Is Well’ often in her work, and by doing some research I found that the quote went all the way back to Julian of Norwich 1342 – 1416. 

I went ahead and wrote the poem in my usual way – praying and asking for guidance first – but when I’d finished I still wasn’t sure about IT or ALL. So I just put it away, knowing that I would know which when the time was right. I came across the poem in a pile of paperwork a couple of weeks later, read it through and knew instantly it was to be: ALL Is Well With My Soul.

Quote from All Is Well With My Soul, Inspirational poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You

Title Quote: Wayne Dyer

You came here with a message
You came here with a plan
Somehow you would contribute
To elevate your fellow man
Everyone of us is unique
No two are ever the same
Your exclusive inner calling
Is your Souls indelible aim…

Music touches everyone’s Soul
In so many different ways
Relaxing, enlivening, provoking thoughts
Bringing emotions to everyone’s days
If composing or playing music
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You

Books are an unlimited way
To share, teach and inspire
Enabling the use of imagination
They aid to focus your desire
If eloquence through the written word
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Book Still In You

Art has an abundance of forms
To push your creativity
Whether the artist or the viewer
There’s more going on than what you see
If expressing yourself through art
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Art Still In You

Performers delight us all
In the myriad of ways they choose
Entertaining on stage or screen
Audiences are enthralled whatever they use
If sparkling on centre-stage
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Performance Still In You

Websites and Apps are relatively new
Communications that exponentially grow
Transmitting to the entire world
Positive energy can ultimately flow
If lighting-up through the network
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Website Still In You

Speeches can be timeless
Simple words touching eternity
Enthusiastic depth of feeling
Give hope, strength and clarity
If articulate public speaking
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Speeches Still In You

Inventions change the world
The Universe will eternally expand
Ingenious minds can create great things
When placing their vision in their hand
If creating inspired ways to help others
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Invention Still In You

Charity affects all humanity
A kind, giving nature shows a pure Soul
Working tirelessly, even behind the scenes
Contributes benefits to the Whole
If supporting with your time and assistance
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Charity Still In You

Healing is a Divine offering
Coming through an abundance of ways
A doctor or nurse in modern medicine
Or a channeller of Spiritual Rays
If nurturing health and well-being
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Healing Still In You

Charismatic people can shine through
Life’s challenges, doubts and fears
Their presence influences others
To be optimistic and wipe away tears
If radiating positive joy
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Charisma Still In You

Love is the greatest blessing
To give and to receive
Above all else it is the one true gift
That survives us when we leave
No matter the other reasons
Love Is always what you came here to do
Share your true passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Love Still In You

Trina Graves – 9th November 2016


About This Poem

I, like many others around the world, felt a change when the wonderful Wayne Dyer made his transition to the other side. His loving presence is now so much closer to us all. From his humble beginnings to becoming the world-renowned author and spiritual teacher, he was, and still is, a source of abundant love, wisdom and inspiration.

I love so many of his enlightening quotes and this one was an easy choice to use for a poem. I began with a list of ideas to cover, obviously music was the first and I also wanted to include websites and writing to remind myself to ‘get on with it!’ I have a close friend who is an artist so that gave me another verse, and performers of stage and screen were an obvious option. The rest just came out in the writing.

I believe we are all here for a reason, whether it’s to become known worldwide or just in a small family group, it makes no difference – everyone is important and has a vital part to play in this game of life. 

Don't Die With Your Music Still In You - Inspirational Poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Let Them Follow Their Own Compass

Title Quote: Wayne Dyer

A baby contains an inherent, infinite Light
That shines so brightly from it’s Soul
Vividly luminous with Source Energy
We’re captivated, adoring beyond control

Time advances, the baby becomes a child
The Divine illumination begins to dim
Their link to Source has been shadowed
By the negativity they have taken in

As the child goes out into the big-wide world
School and society’s control gets a strong-hold
‘Bright Sparks’ may seem to be encouraged
But they too, must fit into the defined mould

Adolescence then adulthood urges onwards
By now most Inner Lights have been blocked
Conforming to everyone, but not their own desires
Keeps the door to their Soul firmly locked

But remember, there is nothing wrong about this
We planned our whole journey right from the start
By learning to follow our own Inner Guidance in life
We would retrieve the Light through our heart

One of life’s immense joys is parenthood
Overwhelming gifts this path can bring
Unconditional love its purest treasure
Lifting the Spirit, the Soul will truly sing

Whatever path we choose to take
No one else will be on the same
It’s so important to remember this
When focusing on your child’s aim

The Light inside them is also a compass
It can guide them their whole life through
Teaching them to choose right from wrong
Inner Guidance is always clear in what to do

Their Light Compass will always be there
If ever they have any troubles or doubt
What to do about it, which path to take
Their Inspiring Light will always shine out

Learning to use and trust their intuition
Connecting to their own Source Energy Light
Is the greatest blessing you can ever give them
And by example is the only way to teach it right

Trina Graves – 5th December 2016


About This Poem

Sometimes I come across a quote that I just know I need to make into a poem. I write it down in my notepad that I keep just for my poems. – I prefer to hand-write in pencil first of all, I have tried typing straight away but it just doesn’t feel right! – I also keep a list on the front inside cover of any titles or ideas that come to me, this happens most often upon first waking. Anyway, this quote from Wayne Dyer was one that I knew would be a poem.

With this title the poem was obviously going to be about letting children use their own intuition, to be connected to their own inner light rather than follow the guidance of others, even though it is thought to be in their best interest.

After praying and asking for guidance my thoughts drifted to how babies are so mesmerizing as if we are under their spell and I realized it is because they exude Source, they are pure beings of light.  But then why does that change? Why do we enter this world as the true beings we are but then become so much less? I hope this poem sheds some light on this and show that the only way to teach them to follow their own compass it to follow our own.

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My grandsons Joey & Tyler (2014)

Through The Eyes Of Source

Title Quote: Abraham-Hicks

My physical eyes have limited sight
Filters of thought and belief blur my view
But if I look Through The Eyes Of Source
I will see everything clearly and true

To look through with the Eyes Of Source
I first need to change and lighten my mind
I let go of any not-good feeling thoughts
And think ones that feel better and kind

I talk to myself about things that are good
And things that I really appreciate
Then as I feel that upliftment in me
Through The Eyes Of Source I will vibrate

Looking Through The Eyes Of Source
It is easy to appreciate and expand
By noticing all the beauty there is
Wherever my enchanted gaze may land

Walking outside with Mother Nature
Using the Eyes Of Source as my looking glass
My vision sometimes gets blurred with tears
At the intense magnificence of everything I pass

With the colours, shapes, size and variety
Of the infinite abundance of nature’s forms
From the majestic tall trees to a daisy in the grass
Looking Through The Eyes Of Source, my heart warms

In every face there is a simple beauty
The Eyes Of Source will always see
Wrinkled, scarred – it matters not
Even looking in a mirror at me

The intoxication I feel has seeped into my life
I am now selective on where my focus will be
I’ve lost interest in looking with my dull ‘human’ eyes
As Through The Eyes Of Source I now choose to see

Trina Graves – 19th November 2016


About This Poem

In 2012 I used this quote for a poem, but when a few years later I decided to compile a page on my website (Spiritual Quotes To Live By) of Abraham-Hicks quote poems, I was not entirely happy with it, so I decided to write another. I particularly wanted to include this quote as it is an easy reminder for following the Law Of Attraction. I wanted to convey how our thoughts and beliefs affect what we see and also give some guidance on using the Law Of Attraction. 

I must admit, I was blind to the magnificence of nature before 2010, the only time I looked through the eyes of Source was when looking at babies and children (especially my own.) It was the teachings of Abraham-Hicks that made me begin my website (doing something I loved to do) which then led me on to taking nature photos for quotes. I remember well the first walk I went on with my new eyes! Before it would have been my grandchildren in all the photographs, but I was awestruck with the simplest of things. It was on that day I took the photograph of a dandelion seed-head that I use as my logo. I had never really looked closely at one before and was amazed at the sheer perfection! 

This poem is now one of my favourites.

Through The Eyes Of Source poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

 

You Only Hear What You Are Ready To Hear

Title quote: Abraham-Hicks

Even though we are all one
We’re also individuals too
Which means we are each unique
Looking at life with our perceptional view

It seems our lives are moulded
In so many different ways
But the truth is we are the source of it all
With our own thoughts we create our days

You only hear what you are ready to hear
Many people are not open to see
Whatever is going on in their lives
They created their own reality

But all is not lost by such words
The seed is planted and you will find
One day in the future, something will ‘click’
And the truth will blossom in their mind

Trina Graves – 18th May 2011


About This Poem

This quote has been a much learned teaching in my life, for example…

In 2006 I was looking for a book to take on holiday and rather than a novel I was drawn to a book called  ‘Ask And It Is Given’ by Esther & Jerry Hicks, it was one of those times that I knew I had to buy THIS book and not any other. I read most of it on holiday and thought it was interesting, but I obviously wasn’t quite ‘ready to hear.’

I had been learning of the Law Of Attraction through various others, most especially Neale Donald Walsch and Eileen Caddy, but it was to be Abraham-Hicks that really set me on my path to changing my perceptions and attitude.

At some point between 2006 and 2009 I had discussed this Law Of Attraction and the idea that you create your own life with a very close (spiritually-aware) friend, although she didn’t tell me till years later, she was very upset that I would tell her she had created the problems in her life (I obviously never explained it very well!) I had also mentioned to her about the film ‘The Secret.’ 

On a visit to me in 2010 she was very enthusiastic about a film another friend had told her about, she told me I really must watch it, and went on to tell me that she now understood what I had tried to tell her a long time before, but at that time she found deeply upsetting. The film was called.. The Secret!

But what makes it all the more interesting, to me, is that this was a catalyst bringing me back with greater awareness and eagerness to explore and learn all I could about the teachings of Abraham.

Since I began to fully understand and implement their teachings my perceptions and attitude towards everything in life (and death) have changed for the better. I am now living each day in joy, happy with where I am in each moment, and eagerly allowing life to bring me more evidence of joy.

Although Spirituality and the Law Of Attraction are, for me now, an essential part of my life, I rarely talk to my family, friends etc.. about them. I now know that the best thing I can do is to live my life to be an example for them. Of course, if they show an interest or ask questions I will share. One of the reasons I love to write my poems, do my Spiritual Quotes To Live By website and share my inspirational photo-quotes is that I know I am providing the knowledge for when they (or anyone else who is drawn to it) are ready to hear what I have to say! 

Abraham-Hicks quote: You only hear what you are ready to hear. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

While We Are Sleeping Angels Have Conversations With Our Souls

Title Quote: Unknown

While we are sleeping
We let go of physicality
To experience our true form
Of Spirit, unlimited and free
We can go anywhere at all
With no limits of time or space
Explore our magnificent Universe
Or our past-lives we can re-trace

While we are sleeping
The concept of time disappears
Losing all of its boundaries
Only to the physical it adheres
After closing our eyes to sleep
It seems only minutes have gone by
When many hours later we awaken
And adapt to times apparent lie

While we are sleeping
The door is open wide
To step through and appreciate
The world on the other side
Our Spirit leaves our body
Resting peacefully in our bed
We’re attached by a silver cord
It only breaks when we are dead

While we are sleeping
Our true self guides the way
We regain our pure perspective
And digest the current day
Although plentiful things transpire
Remembering only happens to a few
But just because we have forgotten
Doesn’t mean it isn’t true

While they are sleeping
Those nearing their life’s end
Are making preparations
To more easily comprehend
The letting go of this world
And moving on to better things
They are more likely to remember
The messages ‘sleeping’ brings

While we are sleeping
We can visit those we love
Here, or those departed
Transitioned to the Above
Sometimes we can recall
A ‘dream’ of those who’ve died
Our love unites us forever
Meeting eases tears we’ve cried

While we are sleeping
Some give assistance in many ways
Helping others make their transition
At the ending of their days
Or being with someone who’s down
Needing an uplifting smile that’s all
We are all linked together
Supporting each other forevermore

While they are sleeping
Babies bask in Spirituality
New to physical restrictions
Their Souls requisite to be free
Growing so fast requires sleep
As their minds and bodies change
Over years time works its wonders
And sleeping patterns rearrange

While we are sleeping
Our body’s cells all adjust
Unhindered by limiting thoughts
It’s why sleeping is a must
Our bodies can miraculously heal
And sleep plays a crucial part
In recovery from disease or wounds
To mind, body and emotional heart

While we are sleeping
We connect to our Higher-Self
And can take the opportunity
To assess our abundant wealth
In the multiple aspects of life
Our goal is to constantly do our best
Our Higher-Self knows the plan
Enlightening us when we’re at rest

While we are sleeping
Our Guides are always there
To support and give assistance
Because they truly care
They chose to be with us
For our life here on this Earth
Always giving loving guidance
Before and since our birth

While we are sleeping
Heavenly Angels gather around
Pure, Divine Beings of Light
To us mortals they are bound
Giving constant unconditional love
Helping us reach our goals
So, While We Are Sleeping
Angels Have Conversations With Our Souls

Trina Graves – 15th February 2016


About This Poem

This is one of the poems where, after praying and asking for guidance, I first wrote down a list of the ideas for each verse: being in Spirit, concept of time, visiting those passed on etc..

Some of the basis of this poem comes from my experiences…

I have been told by family members of how when some of there loved ones were nearing death they had vivid dreams of: climbing, crossing over, leaving family –  but always knowing what they were moving onto was good or better. 

Many years ago, at a Spiritualist church the medium spoke of how many people spend their sleeping hours working on the other side. She talked to one woman about the love and comfort she was giving to babies that she cuddled each night. I loved this idea and the thought of it stuck with me.

I have dreamt of what I believe are passed lives.

The verse about babies being new to physical restrictions and therefore needing more sleep to be free, was not something I ‘thought’ about, but once written made so much sense to me, so it is my favourite verse from this poem.

While We Are Sleeping Angels Have Conversations With Our Souls - Inspirational poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

 

The Amen Of Nature Is Always A Flower

Title Quote: Oliver Wendell Holmes

At the bus stop, passing time in my solitary thoughts
My gaze rested upon some nearby empty ground
There was nothing much at all to see, it seemed
Some grass, soil and stones were all my eyes found

Nothing changed over those cold winter months
As each week I waited patiently and surveyed
When rain fell soaking the earth, I noticed
Muddy puddles developed, where children played

As the days began to get a little longer
They became brighter and warmer too
I began to notice a change on the ground
Signs of life were starting to break through

The weeks went by as Spring finally arrived
Some days of rain, but mostly warm and bright
Various shades of green shoots covered the ground
Although different, united in seeking the light

Showers of petals from nearby blossoming trees
Cascaded upon me as I gazed at the ground
Gone now the blankness of winter past
Abundant foliage and flowering buds I found

I’ll never forget that summers day I arrived
My senses were blasted by the sheer power
Of an awesome scene of vibrant colour and beauty
The Amen of nature is always a flower

Trina Graves – 31st January 2015


About This Poem

This was the first time I wrote a poem for my blog.  On that day, after writing my thoughts on the quote, my thoughts wandered to when I lived in a village that had a long walk to the bus stop and the idea of this poem came to me.  When I write in ‘first person’ it is almost always a true part of my life, this poem is one of the exceptions, but it is based on my experiences.

While looking back through my previous blogs, in December 2016, I came across this poem and thought it would be a good idea – and an interesting challenge – to change the way I did my blog, so I began to write inspirational poems for each quote, rather than my thoughts on the quote or photograph. 

Oliver Wendell Holmes quote: The amen of nature is always a flower. Spiritual Quotes To Live By