Jesus: The Christ

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 10th December 2018


About This Poem

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

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

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

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

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

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front of my Christmas card 2018 (nativity from Pixabay)

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

 

 

 

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A Handmade Gift

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 10th December 2018


About This Poem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

***

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 8th December 2016


About This Poem

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

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

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

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

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picture from Pixabay

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.

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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! 

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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

                          ************

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.

In God's Hands - inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

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.

The Greatest Illusion - inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By
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God Is Communicating With Us All The Time

Title Quote: Neale Donald Walsch

God is all around us and eventually
If you open your mind you will see
The little things that show He is there
Whenever we need an answer to a prayer

Know that He will answer, if you wait
Have faith that He will communicate
Be open to His wisdom everywhere you glance
For nothing that happens in life is by chance

Quite unexpectedly one day
It may come in something you hear or say
Just listening to the radio or watching TV
You’ll realize that this was meant to be

The answer may just drift into your mind
God has many helpers who are always kind
You may hear a whisper into your ear
To let you know that God is always near

The answer may take you by surprise
God is communicating right before your eyes
The slightest little thing can happen at any time
You have to be open to see the sign

He will always answer it’s plain to see
For God loves us all unconditionally

Trina Graves – 1st November 2001


About This Poem

The ‘Conversations With God’ books by Neale Donald Walsch really resonated with me and struck a deep chord with my Inner-Knowing, so even the concepts that I had not come across before I took on, and began to understand their truth also. 

In 2001 I had written just a few poems, but I thought it would be a great idea to write some more using some of the Core Concepts of the Conversations With God: Book One  as the title and theme. This Concept attracted my attention because I had been noticing signs in answer to my questions for several years, so it was an easy one to write about.

The picture below I put together today. It was an easy choice of which photograph I should use, even though I have used it many times before! This dandelion was the first photograph I took that really opened my eyes and heart to nature, so for me it was a sure sign from Source in May 2010.

God Is Communicating With Us All The Time - inspirational quote poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

The Most Perfect Prayer

Title Quote: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Prayers are said the world over
In a variety of different ways
Many pleading for assistance
To ease their saddened days

Most are taught as little children
Prayers to say before they sleep
Generations passing down words
Children’s Souls, they aim to keep

For some, prayers are repeated
Words they learned ‘off by heart’
Repetition brings them soothing relief
Releasing thought right from the start

Even those who do not believe
In the existence of a Greater Power
Will ‘pray’ in their own way to receive
Throughout life, a Blessings Shower

Whatever you’re version of prayer
I respect your truth and your way
I, like all, have my own beliefs
I follow my own path, wherever it lay

In deepest truth there is no right or wrong
The intention of the prayer is the key
Our beliefs throughout life are just perfect
In each moment, for who we came to be

Prayers are uttered to many ‘Gods’
Time and religion changes the name
But in Essence, they are all One
And we too, are of the same

One single grateful thought raised
To Heaven is the most perfect prayer
Feeling the prayer is already answered
Will manifest blessings everywhere

Like many I believe that Gratitude
Appreciating all my Blessings each day
Is the ultimate communication of prayer
Thankfulness felt in every word I say

I Commune with the Forces-Of-Creation
The All-That-Is, Source-Energy of Love
I surrender my Heart and Soul to the flow
And unite my own Light with God above

Trina Graves – 25th September 2017


About This Poem

Although I used the quote from Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729 – 1781)  

One Single Grateful Thought Raised To Heaven Is The Most Perfect Prayer.’

for the title of this poem, I also wanted to incorporate a quote from Gregg Braden (1954) I heard years ago watching one of his videos, that really stuck with me. 

‘Feel The Feeling As Though The Prayer Has Already Been Answered,
And In That Feeling We Are Speaking To The Forces Of Creation,
Allowing The World To Respond To Us.’

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Switch To High Beam

We’ve been arriving steadily as planned
Each year our numbers grow strong
As each generation brings forth more
Lighted Souls, on Earth we will throng

Yes, it’s true all Souls are Lighted
The All-That-Is is part of us all
But some Lights are buried so deep
Hidden from sight they flicker so small

We’ve come with a pure Inner Knowing
That Love is the only true way to be
No matter the way of the world
Unconditional Love we want all to see

Growing up we tended to stand out
Not necessarily in a ‘good’ way
Our truth made us seem to shout
“Look at me, I’ve something to say!”

We’ve come to change the system
Ingrained in all those who sleep
Through life, by following the herd
The status quo they unknowingly keep

For we have been ruled for millennia
By an elite force who’ve had control
Of everything in life we seem to need
They cast a veil over the sleeper’s Soul

These ‘Elite’ are the ones whose Lights
Are buried so deep down within
They’ve craved and perpetuated negativity
And praised all misfortune and sin

They’ve controlled in a myriad of ways
Their fingers were in all the pots
Religion, media, education, government
Medicine and money: they’ve called the shots

But now the tsunami has changed
The wave of Love and Light is a pure force
Much more powerful than the dark
We’re prepared and set on our course

The time has come for us all
To shine our Lights like never before
This is the reason we came here
Wayshowers to open the bedroom door

Some sleepers are just only napping
Turning on our Light will bring them Awake
But others so deep in their slumber
Will balk from the nightmare of mistake

Our Loving Light will gently ease them
As they finally stretch and open their eyes
Learning they really do have the power
And releasing all established believed lies

Switch To High Beam Beloved Lightworkers
Let’s finally Light up this world and ignite
The Soul Light in all others to truly shine
For United our future sparkles Star-Bright

Trina Graves – 20th September 2018


About This Poem

After posting my last poem, Nothing Is By Chance, I had a lovely comment from Amira (BodyAndSoulNourishmentBlog) who I have been very much synchronistically aligned with since she started posting my poems several months ago. As I was writing my reply to her comment, I knew that what I was writing would make a very good theme for a poem.

     “Another point that made me go ahead and share this one is that Blossom’s messages teach that we ‘Lightworkers’ will be needed when everything comes to light about what has been truly going on. In the confusion of those who were in the dark, our lights must shine to show the way – it’s what we came here for. And it makes sense not to wait till the last minute to turn on our light.”

The amazing thing is that this has happened several times before in our comments back and forth! And as the last poems states.. Nothing Is By Chance, so I got on straight away with writing it. The words flowed quickly – apart from having to stop to check on the precise definition of some words to ensure I was using them correctly. I always find this part so fascinating as words that I don’t normally use come to my mind and I think I know the definition, but check to make sure, and find they are a perfect fit! 

I had the title ‘Shine Your Light’ at the start, but after writing it I wanted to emphasize that it’s now time for us to shine even brighter, so I changed it to ‘Switch To Full Beam.’ However, something led me to check the definition of ‘full beam’ and I discovered it is a British term and the American is ‘high beam,’ so that seemed a better fit!

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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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What We Are Today Comes From Our Thoughts Of Yesterday – And Our Present Thoughts Build Our Life Of Tomorrow. Our Life Is The Creation Of Our Mind.

Title Quote: Buddha

My thoughts of yesterday
Were cloudy and unclear
Overshadowed by the patterns
Of all those who I was near

Unguided and docile
I joined the massive herd
Plodding on through life
Not living as I preferred

But there came moments of Light
That sparked my inner core
I stepped on my path of truth
That led me to the Spiritual door

Discovering the energy of thought
Creates everything we live
I began to understand my life
And the affect of those I’m with

Now the negativity of my past
Thoughts of hopelessness and lack
Are dissolved from my mind
Knowing Source Energy has my back

My power is in each moment
Not the years, days or hours
If I focus on love, beauty and joy
My life will blossom and fully flower

                         ***

What we are today comes from
Our thoughts of yesterday
They establish and manifest
In all we do and what we say

Our present thoughts build
Our life of tomorrow
Are your thoughts right now
Building a life of joy, or sorrow?

Our life is the creation
Of our mind, is so true
Thoughts of love and joy
Will create a happy you

Trina Graves – 5th December 2017


About This Quote

As this quote is rather long I did consider just using the last part ‘Our Life Is The Creation Of Our Mind,’ but once I began writing I knew I would use the whole quote. 

When I first learned of The Law Of Attraction I was also discovering how much we are manipulated and controlled.  I could see my past in a new light, which also gave me a knowing of how I wanted to change my life. For a while I focused too much on all the wrongs in our world, but I came to realize that whatever has happened in the past, whether it’s my personal past, the atrocities evident in history, or even globally in the present day, by focusing on any of it brings more of the same.

And the only way forward is to bless the past for the lessons it has brought, send love, compassion and forgiveness to ALL those involved, then let it all go! By focusing on being happy, at peace. and flowing love to all, in each and every present moment, is the path I now choose to follow.

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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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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)

 

Assimilation

Babies are born into this world
As pure Spirits, into our care
Most think of them as totally helpless
But they are Awake and Aware

It’s true they need to be looked after
The physical body takes time to train
Unlimited potential lies ahead for them
After mastering their body and brain

But these unique and pure Spiritual Beings
Are learning and adapting as they grow
Throughout pregnancy, birth and early years
They assimilate everything you show

We are all essentially Spiritual Beings
Therefore words and actions do not convey
As much as the energy we constantly radiate
Through our thoughts and feelings every day

Our thoughts, beliefs and perception
Will build our world, our exclusive reality
Children mimic from those around them
Familiar traits to become their personality

Surrounded by nurturing, unconditional love
Supported with flowing positive praise
Encouraged to independently think
A child will embody all these ways

Trina Graves – 5th December 2016


About This Poem

Many of my poems are about babies and children because they have been the main focus of my adult life. I had my three children at a young age and became a grandmother at thirty-six, my oldest grandchild is now an adult (21 this year) with others ever fast approaching!

One of the main things I wish I had known all those years ago when my children were born was that they are like sponges, taking in everything around them with no filters. I guess at an unconscious level I knew this because I was always wary of what was going on around them. But I never understood that it wasn’t just my words and actions, but my thoughts and feelings that had an effect on them. It’s all so clear to see now in their adult lives snippets of reflections of how I was back then.

And now in my grandchildren I see them develop as mini versions of their parents and the people that surround them. I always knew that we are influenced by the way we are brought up, but I never realized the extent of how it all programs our minds. 

Although, another interesting point is that some people who have had unstable or even terrible upbringings are able to put their focus on achieving everything opposite to their personal experiences. Two wonderful examples of this are Wayne Dyer and Anthony Robbins. Wayne Dyer had an alcoholic father who left his family of three children under four, his mother couldn’t cope so she sent one child and Wayne to a series of foster homes, and the other to live with a grandmother.  Wayne chose to perceive this experience as a lesson in self-reliance. Anthony Robbins childhood was abusive and poor, it was an anonymous gift of a food basket on Thanksgiving (when he was still a child) that changed his life, as he then set his focus on being able to help others in the same way.

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Granddaughter Amy (2010)

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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We Shall Not Die Alone

Title Quote: Blaise Pascal

There have always been stories
In modern times and old
How at the time of passing
There are Heavenly re-unions to behold
We Shall Not Die Alone
Heavenly Re-unions Will Bring Us Home

We all have our own Guardian Angel
A Celestial Messenger from above
Always by our side throughout life
Giving guidance and unconditional love
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Guardian Angel Will Escort Us Home

There are other Divine Beings
Who agree pre-birth to take the part
To guide us through our life
Giving inspiration to our heart
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Spirit Guides Will Guide Us Home

We all have lost beloved family
Who’s passing made our hearts cry
Regardless of their time spent on Earth
It was so painful to say goodbye
We Shall Not Die Alone
Beloved Family Will Take Us Home

There are even many family members
Who we never met in this present life
They passed over before our day of birth
But watch over us through trouble and strife
We Shall Not Die Alone
Past Generations Will Support Us Home

We’ve also had devoted friends
From our youth or recent days
Who’ve transitioned to the other side
And we miss them in so many ways
We Shall Not Die Alone
Departed Friends Will Accompany Us Home

Some have known the Unconditional Love
Of a faithful, friendly pet
Dog, cat or whatever animal
Their presence we never forget
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Faithful Pet Will Walk Us Home

All through our lives there have been people
Who have inspired us, guided and taught
Through school, books, history or whatever
Knowledge and wisdom they brought
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Teachers Will Lead Us Home

Strangers cross our path through life
Sometimes briefly or moments that last
But we always meet for a reason
Untold Blessings exchanged as we passed
We Shall Not Die Alone
Blessed Souls Will Greet Us Home

If it’s meant to be our treasured loved ones
Will be physically present on that day
We’ll have the chance to say farewell
And together for peace will pray
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Loves Will Bless Us Home

But, even if their physical presence
Is not there at our last breath
Our love is a bond that unites us forever
Their Devoted Spirit will be present at our death
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Loves Spirits Will Send Us Home

We all have our own Inner Guidance
Our Source, Spirit, Higher-Self or Soul
When aligned our lives are Blessed
We are Loving, Joyful and Whole
We Shall Not Die Alone
Our Higher-Self Will Unite Us Home

Some are truly Blessed with a Divine Encounter
Of a Being so High and Supreme
Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, whoever they are
Their Blissful Presence will be like a dream
We Shall Not Die Alone
Ascended Masters May Enlighten Us Home

So you see the journey we all take
Is never a lonely one
With so much Love surrounding us
Our home-coming celebrations will have begun
We Shall Not Die Alone
An Abundance of Love Will Transport Us Home

Trina Graves – 17th November 2016


About This Poem

There are so many wonderful near-death experience stories shared by people from all walks of life and different religions, I have always enjoyed reading them and find them so comforting and inspiring. I think in every one I have read the person who ‘died’ came back and lived a different life than before, they were more loving, compassionate and spiritually minded.

Before my maternal grandmother died in 1993 she had several heart-attacks, after being resuscitated from the first one she told my mum that she was no longer afraid of dying because it had been so peaceful. Also, not long before she died she had a dream of walking on ahead of her children. 

My mother also told me the story of another relative who was in bed, unable to move for his last days, but just before passing he sat up and was happily talking to ‘someone’ in the room.

I truly believe that we are never alone in this life or the next, so, of course we will be ‘met’ for the crossing over. I also believe that as we create our world, we can therefore focus on and choose who we would like to be with us at this time. My paternal grandmother died when I was seven and my older brother was nine. We lived next door to her so were very close. My brother strongly believes that she will be the one to meet him when he dies, so I too am positive that she will be there for him.  I personally feel no need to determine ‘who’ will be the first one to greet me, it will all be a Blessed Re-union. 🙂 

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Radiate An Energy Of Serenity & Peace

Title Quote: Wayne Dyer
Radiate An Energy Of Serenity And Peace, So That You Have An Uplifting Effect On Those You Come Into Contact With.

We all radiate our energy
Although our eyes do not see
Its presence, everywhere we go
Is yours dull, or do you glow?

When you walk into a room
You can sense the joy or gloom
From whoever is there inside
Energy shows, it cannot hide

Someone might be feeling sad
Or stirred to anger, getting mad
If you’re not conscious of your flow
Negative vibes in you can grow

But, you don’t have to let it be
Your thoughts and feelings set you free
Focus on Love and Joy always
Your energy, true and pure, will raise

You will then radiate and give
Upliftment to all those you’re with
Serenity and peace glow from you
In all you say, and all you do

Infuse yourself in Love and Light
Be a beacon burning bright
Radiate, Illuminate, Sparkle, Shine
At one with all, Spirit Divine

Trina Graves – 12th November 2017


About This Poem

Many years ago, before I began my Spiritual Path, I would wonder how it was possible to sense when someone was in a bad mood. They didn’t need to speak or even look at you, just walking into the room they were in, you could feel it! But what was more alarming was the way their bad mood would soon affect everyone else around them!

I was given plenty of experience in this phenomena, which at the time I certainly did not appreciate, but now I can see it was a learning experience. We mostly have to experience things to truly understand them and by living through some bad situations we know exactly what we don’t want, and so can strive for what we do. And the only way to do this is to be grateful for the experience, forgive yourself and whoever it concerned, bless it and let it go. And then, put all your attention on what you do want, never giving thought to what you don’t. Then, as more and more of what you do want shows up.. Appreciate it! Give thanks for it! and you will receive more of the same.

Another thing that baffled me was that sometimes people would say they felt calm when they were with me, I probably hadn’t said much at all, as I have always tended to listen more than talk, so I couldn’t see why they would say that. Of course, now I know we radiate out the energy of how we are feeling, and also we can intentionally send out energy to others too.

There is someone I know who had told me he heard and sensed thoughts, I rarely see him, but once (several years ago) when I was visiting someone he was there. I thought I’d try something and while they were talking and he had his back to me I built up a strong sense of love and blasted it at him! He immediately turned around to look at me and smiled, then continued talking. I had no doubt that he felt what I sent.

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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)

 

Love Is Eternal

Our lives are blessed with loved ones
Which makes it harder to bear
When they are taken from our sides
And are no longer there

We miss their smile, their warmth, their love
And sink deeper into our grief
We’re told that time will heal the pain
But still there is no relief

At quiet times we may feel their presence
But pass it off with a rebuff
We think that our minds are playing tricks
As if we’re not suffering enough

The key to it all is an ‘open mind’
With this you’ll know the way
If your mind is open you’re willing to be
Ready to accept miracles each day

Our loved ones are not that far away
Although it can be hard to believe
Just reach out with your thoughts and love
And be open for the gifts you’ll receive

Love is eternal it never dies
When we pass, it’s all that we can take
The love we share is never lost
The bond will never break

Trina Graves – 7th October 2001


About This Poem

Love Is Eternal was my very first attempt at writing a sympathy poem. It was also the first poem I intentionally wrote. I have always been drawn towards sympathy poems, not because of the loss of anyone close, but because I find most of them to be so uplifting. Looking back now, I can also see that this was part of my life path.

In January 1992 an uncle died. He was my mother’s oldest sister’s husband, and as I grew up he seemed to me to be a dominant man with old fashioned views of women. However, a few years before he died I spent some time working with him (my father had his own business, I worked in the office and my uncle helped out in establishing the marketing) and got to know a different side of his character. Now, I easily see where his views on women came from, as along with it being an older generations views, he only had the experience of brothers and sons. 

At the get-together after his funeral there were two printed out poems that were passed around, I read them and liked them so kept a copy. They were: I Am Standing On The Sea Shore (Luther F. Beecher, but often credited to Bishop Brent) and Death Is Nothing At All (Henry Scott Holland).

I read these many times and found them so uplifting that I began to look for more inspirational words, quotes and poems. And I started to write them all down in a special notebook with my favourite family photos on the inside covers. Thus began my quest on my spiritual path, that would lead me to begin my Spiritual Quotes To Live By website in 2010 and to write my own poems.

It is only in writing this now that I have realized: the influence he had on my life while he was alive was small, but since his passing, it has launched me to where I am today, because he also gave me a message in 1994 (through a medium) which has greatly affected my writing. You can read more about this with my poem: ‘Insight.‘  I think I should point out that he was not a ‘Spiritual’ man during his life, at least, not that I knew of.

How do you view sympathy poems? Are they something you only read when a loved one has passed or missed? Or, like me, do you find them uplifting and reassuring to speak of life continuing on?

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Granddaughters Jessica & Lucy

Stillborn

The devastation that you bear
Causing your heart to rip and tear
I know there’s nothing I can say
That can take this pain away

The reason for this parting you don’t know
At times life can hit with a mighty blow
Wrenching deep down into your core
Changing your life forever more

In the days, months and years ahead
Through tumultuous emotions you’ll be lead
In time acceptance will seep through
Knowing there was nothing you could do

All I can hope is that you feel
The love that can help you heal
From so many close and far
Who care about how you are

Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you
Though there’s nothing physical we can do
So we all embrace you in pure love
To help protect you like a glove

Your precious little one
Who’s physical life never begun
Will always be in your heart
And you’ll never be apart

I would like to share with you
My beliefs, though you might think untrue
In time, the words I hope will bring
A ‘Light’ to ease your suffering

You felt their presence in the womb
Just as though they were in the room
Their core essence you could feel
Spiritual energy is truly real

We are Spiritual Beings first and bodies last
When on this Earth a spell is cast
To make us forget the plans we made
With other Souls a path we laid

Your special little Angel agreed with you
To bring an experience so raw and true
Of the sanctity of a non-physical life
That would at first cut you like a knife

You both knew you would always share
A connection, though they wouldn’t be there
Living the life you envisioned and planned
Through pregnancy, before death played its hand

Your dreams of happiness were crushed
As this tragedy unfolded and rushed
Into the depths of your very Being
To change forever your way of seeing

Sadly, some never wade the loss and grief
Pinning for years with little relief
Turning to addictions to ease the pain
Looking for answers and reasons to blame

Others, though hurting and feeling the loss
Know they have the courage and support to cross
The bridge over the river of perpetual sorrow
Glimpsing there’s always a brighter tomorrow

They know their Angel will travel on
Growing in Spirit, but never ‘gone’
Always hearing every thought and prayer
Throughout their ‘lives’ they continue to share

The limit of sight should never be
A definition of reality
Your little one is never far away
Although you can’t see them here today

It is through an uplifted, loving heart
That it is possible to even start
Connecting a stronger Spiritual link
It’s all to do with the way you think

In your dreams, in bed at night
You can visit the world of Light
And hold your precious little one
Until the dawning of the sun

I believe your path is the most difficult there is to face
With not even minutes of a life to treasure and retrace
So I send my Love, Light, Blessings and Prayers to you
Asking Heavenly Assistance to guide you through

Trina Graves – March 2017


About This Poem
I won’t say much about this poem as all my feelings about it are expressed in the poem. I have not shared it before except with the parents who it was written for. They have now been blessed with another addition to the family, although I know it does not take away any of the feelings of love and loss for their first son, it brings another joy into their lives and additional strength to move on.

So I would like to now share these words, hoping they will be of some upliftment to anyone who has gone through this heart-breaking experience. Of course, they are also for those who had a limited time with their precious ones – whether minutes, months or several years. 

Stillborn - sympathy 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. 

Speak Your Truth - inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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).

 

Flowers Are Words That Even A Baby Can Understand

Title Quote: Arthur C. Coxe

The basis of everything is vibration
In this wonderful world of ours
All the people, all physical objects
All of nature including its flowers

Everything in life we experience
In each and every single day
We identify through our senses
There truly is no other way

The five basic senses of hearing
Sight, taste, touch and smell
Are the ones we are taught to use
And they do serve us quite well

It’s the vibrational frequencies
Our organs transmit to our brain
The world around us we distinguish
But what does it really contain?

Science in the past has always
Used physicality as a proof
If you can’t see something’s there
How can it be real or the truth?

Today the atom can be viewed
To see what there is inside
They’ve found just empty space
Now the truth just cannot hide

But the most astonishing discovery
Science has made in more recent years
Is that the observer changes the outcome
Everything alters as perception interferes

Science and Spirituality are merging
Whichever way you look, you will find
It is all about the Energy and Vibration
Of how we perceive and are aligned

We all have another sense, the sixth
Though many chose to ignore or forget
The importance of sensing energy
It’s been the most misunderstood yet

We all have this sense to use
From the moment of our birth
We use the energy around us
For all our years on this Earth

Some people can use this sense
So much easier than the rest
They always trust their intuition
Not having to put it to the test

Whatever we may do in this life
Begins with a simple thought
Created by what’s around us
From the vibrations we import

Thoughts usually turn to words
As we convey our desires and express
Through the way we have learned
But, have we really progressed?

A baby understands so much more
Than we could ever truly know
They are aligned with vibrations
That to them so easily flow

If you’ve ever held a baby
When you’re in a bad mood
You know they’ll pick up on that
And either cry or be subdued

All babies come into our world
With so much love and wisdom to share
They’re pure spirits, aligned with Source
And can teach us how to be Aware

Trina Graves – 3rd December 2016


About This Poem

In 2011 I began to blog by writing about the photo-quotes I added to my website and Facebook page, both called Spiritual Quotes To Live By. I actually started it here on WordPress, but after awhile moved it over to my site.  For simplicity reasons, I thought it best to start with the first photo I added and work my way through, so that I knew exactly what I’d used. However, when taking a peek ahead to what was coming I would occasionally think ‘What on Earth am I going to write about that one?’ Always wanting to ‘go with the flow’ if I was stuck on what to write.. I didn’t. So there would sometimes be long gaps.

At the end of 2016, because I had began to write many more poems I decided to write a poem for each quote instead. That was before I had looked at what the next quote would be! When I saw this one it was definitely a ‘What can I write?’ moment! But after praying and asking for guidance the words just flowed quite easily and I was really pleased that the poem ended up covering so much with what at first seemed a difficult title!

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Born 3 weeks apart, grandsons Tyler & Benjamin (2014)

Magic Eye

It was the latest craze in the 90’s going around
Looking at pictures and what could be found
Inside these pictures was another to see
Hidden from view and apparently in 3D

I tried to see what it was all about
I couldn’t see anything so began to doubt
That anything was actually there at all
So I got a big picture to put on my wall

Patterns, shapes of many colours and size
Covered the picture before my eyes
I stared at it umpteen times a day
But nothing appeared in anyway

I tried to look as the instructions told
Relaxing the eyes, no focus to hold
Looking through the picture was described
I began to think the instructions lied

But other people said they could see
Objects appear, like a bird or a tree
I continued to look determined to find
But my magic eye just stayed blind

Giving up hope that I’d ever get to see
On day I glanced, not bothered and lazily
Suddenly on one side a shape appeared
I was so surprised, I could have cheered

I looked at the shape, but it was gone
Now I knew I could do it, I continued on
Relaxing my eyes and looking through
That was all I ever really needed to do

It didn’t take long to see the whole thing
An aeroplane in 3D with extended wing
Coming out of the picture towards me
I was elated that at last I could now see

After that first time it was easily achieved
Seeing the aeroplane, I now believed
I could do it, so it was easily done
Picture within picture was such fun

Now I could see with my magic eyes
I sought out pictures and showed other guys
But the thought that most stuck with me
Was what else is there we do not see

The point of all this I’ll come to now
Because over the years I wondered how
Some people can see the non-physical
A gift from Spirit I believe is so magical

Becoming interested in the Spiritual side
I’d wanted to see auras and so I tried
But nothing happened, I could not see
I guessed it just was not meant to be

The magic eye pictures showed me how
To unfocus my eyes to see differently now
So I tried this new way, looking at my hand
Although my gaze on it, did not land

Without success, I tried looking at a tree
Outside the window and it seemed to me
Around the leaves there was a slight glow
I could see even though the wind did blow

By relaxing my eyes and focus I knew I could
See the energy from plants, I understood
The energy was always there, not in view
If the magic eye is not looked through

Eventually I got to see the light
Around my hand, an amazing sight
But over the years, time moved on
I didn’t practice this, had it gone?

A few days ago I gave it a try
Looking at my hand held up high
And around it I could see a light hue
A glowing beautiful shade of blue

All who are blessed with the gift of sight
Have the ability to see the light
Around living things, when they try
To use their own magic eye

Trina Graves – 18th December 2016


About This Poem

There is not a lot I can say about this poem really as the story is all there in the poem, except that I haven’t developed any further seeing auras, as it’s not something I have practiced. But, in recent conversations with Amira (boundlessblessingsblog) we have both discussed things that we have learnt in the past which need re-visiting, so I think this is definitely one for me.. I await to hear from Amira for her comments about this! 🙂

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Can you see the picture?

God Talks To Everyone

Title Quote: Neale Donald Walsch

Some people find it hard to believe
That a conversation with God is easy to achieve
For there is no one that God does not talk to
God communicates with us all, no matter what we do

The real question is, are you listening out
For God communicates not with a shout
God’s words may be ‘heard’ as a feeling so real
You’ll know it’s the truth from just how you feel

Or maybe the next person that you meet today
Will give you an answer to show the way
We are all One, linked to God above
That person is an ‘angel’ sent from Heaven with love

Perhaps on the radio a song that you hear
Will bring the answer ever so clear
A film, or a book that just comes to hand
Is ‘meant to be’ that’s the way God planned

So if there is anything you’re concerned about
Just talk to God in a whisper or a shout
God is always there with us, waiting to give
Help and guidance to how we might live

You may not get the answer immediately
Be patient and wait for you will soon see
If you’re willing to be open to whatever comes your way
You’ll be blessed with God’s Words, day after day

Trina Graves – 30th June 2002


About This Poem

I had written a few poems over several years,  but in 2001 I had the idea to write a group of poems using the Core Concepts from ‘Conversations With God’ by Neale Donald Walsh as the titles and themes. At that time I wrote four poems (to be added) and the following year I wrote this one. I never knew back then that this would be the start of writing poems using quotes as titles!

Although this poem uses God as the focus, it can of course be read as whatever word anyone uses for the omnipotent and omnipresent force that we are a spark of. I do not believe that God/Source/All-That-Is (my favourite ones) cares in the slightest what word we use, the feeling and knowing are far more important!

Another way to look at the poem is the coincidences that happen in life. Many years ago I believed what I had been taught: coincidences are just things that happen, but have no relevance or meaning. But, as I began to explore the Spiritual side of life I immediately noticed how these coincidences kept happening, and the more I noticed, the more they happened! I now know that these synchronicities are about being in alignment with our true selves and are confirmations and guides along our way.

Neale Donald Walsh quote used as title and theme for inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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! 

One Day My Body Will Cease To Be - part of poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

 

You Are The Light Of The World

Title Quote: A Course In Miracles

We are all born shining bright
Oozing our pure Divinity Light
Babies are a source of loving joy
Each and every new girl and boy

As the years pass the Light within dims
But remains steadfast, illumined within
Waiting for intuition to take a hold
Not just doing as we’ve been told

Once we set on our true life-path
There’s more to life, we love and laugh
Knowing Source will guide our way
Our Light grows stronger day-by-day

Our inner Light regains its glow
Radiating out always on show
Drawing those who think alike
Sparks fly as matches strike

All this Light we constantly emit
Doesn’t fade, or droop or sit
It ignites flying high into the sky
Surrounding Earth in the blink of an eye

Always available to those in need
The Light is a constant source to feed
People whose Light seems to be fading
Taking in Light initiates mending

Our capacity to love and share
Showing to all we truly care
Makes us sparkle and beam
United together as a team

Every Light is needed here
To eliminate hate and fear
We can do this, we are One
Together as blinding as the sun

All our Lights together combine
To make all of humanity shine
Exponentially we excel and grow
Together we make the Earth glow

As each Light joins to be a part
Of what we came here to start
The chains of negativity we break
More Souls we will Awake

Your Light is a precious part
Of your Soul, felt in your heart
So let it out, uncovered, unfurled
You Are The Light Of The World!

Trina Graves – 24th July 2018


About This Poem

I wrote this poem straight after Teach Only Love, as with that poem, I didn’t have anything in mind to write for this part. But, it all fell into place after I visited Amira’s blog! (you can read more details on Teach Only Love).

Yesterday as I was writing about Lightworkers, in my comment to Amira, I had forgotten that the previous day I’d written ‘You Are The Light Of The World’ – yes, I know it was in my mind somewhere! but I wasn’t thinking about it. – Later in the day I made a picture with the whole poem, but then realized that by taking just three verses it made a short poem on the Lightworker theme, so following the synchronicities I chose to use this one instead. I don’t think I would of noticed this inner-poem without the connection with Amira.

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Teach Only Love

Title Quote: A Course In Miracles

Teach Only Love
To those closest to you
Family is a learning core
Of bringing love through

Teach Only Love
To friends both far and near
Love is the strongest connection
Give it to all, who you hold dear

Teach Only Love
To all the children you meet
The future of our world
Lies always at their feet

Teach Only Love
To each stranger passing by
Just a friendly greeting and smile
Can uplift a spirit so high

Teach Only Love
To all your colleagues at work
Kindness will soothe and ease
Even those who seem to irk

Teach Only Love
To all those who’ve done wrong
Forgiveness and compassion
Will guide their steps along

Teach Only Love
To all animals of land, sea and air
No matter what the type
Creatures of God deserve your care

Teach Only Love
To trees, plants and flowers
Nurturing nature enhances life
Bringing many blessing showers

Teach Only Love
To all landscapes of planet Earth
Appreciate all the aspects
And know its true worth

Teach Only Love
In your ideas of cosmic life
One day we will all meet
And it is love we want, not strife

Teach Only Love
For the law of attraction will bring
Your thoughts and beliefs to manifest
Creating your world and everything

Teach Only Love
It is by example you go far
In teaching the love of God
For that is truly what you are

Trina Graves – 24th July 2018


About This Poem

As you can see I wrote this poem yesterday, I have been meaning to write a ‘quote’ poem for a very long time now, so yesterday I decided to get on with it! I had a short-list of quotes to choose from and two jumped out at me, both from A Course In Miracles: Teach Only Love For That Is What You Are & You Are The Light Of The World (I will post this tomorrow).

I wrote the poems in my usual way, this one first, and thought of posting it yesterday, but I didn’t have a picture made to go with it, so rather than rush to do this, I chose to leave it till today. So, this morning I began to think of what I could write about for this poem, but I had no idea!

With that on my mind I began to check through my emails, and one was of a post by Amira, a Haiku poem called Space, on reading, I thought of what great timing this was (law of attraction) as my poem had a verse about cosmic life and it has been on my mind to write some poems soon on this topic. I wrote a comment telling Amira I believe we are not alone and went on about Lightworkers, forgetting this linked also to my second poem!

Before ‘meeting’ Amira, and starting this blog, I was hesitant to be open about my thoughts on some topics, and to share poems such as Insight because I know many people would not believe such things. But, since we began this sharing connection, and with all the encouraging comments I have received (on Amira’s blog) it has been far easier for me to be open with the stories of my poems and to just follow my intuition and write anything! 

It is so fascinating how we can meet some people and instantly know there is a connection that will develop into more, and even change our lives. This hasn’t happened for a while for me, but I certainly felt this with Amira from the very first email we exchanged! Who knows where our connection will lead?!!! Bless you Amira. 

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Two of my granddaughters, perfect photo for this poem!

 

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.

Abraham-Hicks quote: There is great love here for you - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

Insight

Before writing a poem I pray for guidance
But today, I still couldn’t get the theme
So I decided to visit my tranquil beach
Where my answers are revealed in a dream

This simple, insightful tool I discovered
Many years ago in a Betty Shine book
Meeting my Guide at my peaceful place
Counsel I’d always get, if the time I took

By just letting whatever images flow
Without blocking them by my thought
My questions are always answered
And wise guidance to me is brought

My first ever visit to The Beach
In summer of 99, I soon forgot
But years later I found my notes
Understanding then hit the spot

I had gone to seek the ultimate answer
Of what I was here in this life to do
I walked bare-foot on the sandy beach
And was met by someone I never knew

I didn’t have to ask his name
‘James’ just slipped into my mind
He was about my age, in a robe
Serene, gentle, loving and kind

We were looking out at the ocean
He said “It’s a vast world out there”
Then he turned me around to the beach
And hundreds of people were everywhere

They were rushing around in fast motion
As if watching fast-forward on TV
James told me to hold love in my heart
And reach out to touch someone carefully

As I touched someone they stopped
Relaxed, slowly moving on, smiling at me
I was told that by touching people’s lives
I could set them on their path to God naturally

James asked me to do it again
This time a child stopped as I reached out
“Children are easier to bring back to God
They haven’t strayed as far,” without a doubt

At the time of that very first meeting
I wasn’t ready to ‘hear’ or understand
The momentous, insightful wisdom
Available to all and so easily at hand

So, getting back to my visit today
James met me on the beach as before
Immediately, I knew what my theme would be
The Beach and what I came here for

Trina Graves – 2nd December 2016


About This Poem

This is one of the experiences of my life where I received something, but never understood or appreciated its meaning for many years – as another poem says: You Only Hear What You Are Ready To Hear.

I am truly grateful for a message I received at a Spiritualist Church in May 1994, I had only gone a few times before and different mediums had given me a couple of messages from unknown sources, but this one was different. Not only was I given his name, but the medium described how, for the last few years of his life, this person had to stand leaning over against a chair/table just to be able to breathe a little easier. She also described his personality exactly right, so I had no doubt that it was my uncle, who had emphysema and died in January 1992.

The main point of the message was that I should write everything down, because one day I would need it! I had on-and-off kept a diary, so I tried my best to continue. But, I would always write down on bits and pieces of paper anything that I thought relevant or unusual that occurred. Without this advice I would not have re-discovered earlier experiences  to learn and grow from.. and also write poems about!

When I originally carried out this visualization exercise in 1999, I just thought it was interesting and (following the advice) wrote it down and put it away. I’m not sure when it was I recovered the notes – I probably have it written down somewhere! – but I do remember feeling totally amazed, not only in the words and understanding their significance, but also in wondering why I never realized it before! I typed out the story on a photograph of a beach and placed it where I could see it often, to remind me of why I am here.

I have taken other trips to the beach (and other locations) in visualizations and had some more interesting encounters, but I don’t do it very often as I don’t feel the need and think it would make it less remarkable.

Insight - Spiritual Poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By