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.
No matter what you look upon Whether physical or not Your thoughts and beliefs have control And show you what you’ve got
Do you look at your past with regret Wishing you’d done so much more? Or do you look back with understanding Knowing expansion’s what you came for?
Do you worry about your future life? There’s so much in the world to hate Or do you view the world you see With abundance of beauty to appreciate?
Do you spend your time each day Rushing from here to there? Or do you do your best to live Mindful of the moments you share
Walking with Mother Nature in your view So much can be seen as all the same But open your eyes and heart to reveal Nature’s awesomeness in every frame
Relationships come, but they can go Leaving us lost and maybe in a rage But every relationship teaches us more About life as we let go and turn the page
Parents, Teachers, Employers, Spouse Throughout life many have us under their control Or do they just influence our attitude As we are free to choose our own role
When a loved one passes on in death We can grieve greatly and shed many a tear Or choose to focus on all the love we shared Knowing full-well they are always near
The Law of Attraction rules our world With our every thought we do create Whatever you put your attention on Returns to you, it will always cooperate
Whatever experiences we face in life Improvement we can always arrange Change The Way You Look At Things And The Things You Look At Change
Trina Graves – 27th November 2016
About This Poem
This is one of Wayne Dyer’s most popular quotes and one of my favourites too. It is such a wonderful quote because of it’s simplicity and absolute truth. Once you know and understand it you can apply it to everything in life.
The very first time we had to depart We don’t remember, but it’s deep in our heart We left our true home up above Coming to Earth to create joy and love
All too soon as a child we face the loss Our parents leave us and we get cross It’s a vital early lesson we learn then We Only Part To Meet Again
As the years go by friendships do too Some people have many, others a few Romances are another tug at the heart When often we have to be apart
Leaving our parents is a parting we make It’s a difficult step for each side to take Mothers especially feel the loss, but then We Only Part To Meet Again
All these partings that through life go on Show us that we can survive and be strong Separating can hurt for a time, but we must Let go and move on, in faith and trust
All of us one day will make the journey back Leaving our bodies, no clothes to pack They’ll be rejoicing from many in Heaven when We Only Part To Meet Again
Trina Graves – 25th November 2016
About This Poem
This was one of the times that when I had completed a poem using a quote as the title and theme and felt I wanted to write another but from a different perspective.
The first poem – We Only Part To Meet Again (1) – I wrote for my family and friends, hoping that when my time comes to leave this Earthly life they will be able to read my words and feel uplifted by them. But, I am aware that the words I share also give meaning to others who read them too.
Before writing this second poem I hadn’t given any thought to all the partings we experience throughout our lives, but of course, these are only physical partings because in reality we are never truly apart.. for we are all ONE.
Nature is so awesome Its beauty is beyond compare It’s everything natural around us Always willing of itself to share
From a tiny little seed A mighty tree can grow From such small beginnings Strength and beauty it can show
With love and appreciation in your heart Just take a look around you and see The abundance of natures forms Its silent miracle is the key
Open your heart and open your eyes To the wonders all around Nature’s always there, waiting patiently Until the Eyes Of Source you have found
Beauty and perfection can be seen In the smallest, simplest flower Just living, growing, adapting, changing, being Its message can bring such power
Love is what you really are It’s the truest abundance of wealth Looking at the world through The Eyes Of Source You are being your true self
Trina Graves – July 2012
About This Poem
Looking ‘Through The Eyes Of Source’ is one of my favourite quotes from Abraham-Hicks as it gives an easy reminder of the ultimate perception of everything we see.
As you can see, I wrote this poem in 2012, but years later when I was going through my poems to add them to my website (Spiritual Quotes To Live By) I decided not to use this one but instead to write another using the same quote. At that time I had recently gone for a walk locally and been so awestruck with the simple beauty surrounding me and one tree in particular had literally brought tears to my eyes! so writing the newer version was easy to do: Through The Eyes Of Sourceis one of my favourites of my poems as for me it brings back the memory of that walk.
Although this poem was originally called Through The Eyes Of Source, I have edited the title to differentiate between the two poems.
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!
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!
The Law of Attraction is becoming well known We are all searching for the way To bring more joy and love to our lives To appreciate each and every day
You are the creator of your own life experience Can be difficult at first to take on ‘How can that be true for me,’ most would say ‘I wouldn’t create everything in my life that’s gone wrong’
But the Law of Attraction is a powerful force Which we apply just by our thought It knows no difference, yes or no are the same So everything to your life you have brought
Always remember a positive thought Is more stronger than a negative one And keep on reaching for better thoughts This ‘work’ is on-going, it’s never done
It doesn’t matter what’s happened in your past All that matters is this moment right now By accepting yourself where you are You can go on to create a life that will – Wow
To create the beautiful life of your dreams Just focus on following your bliss If you let go and are open to let it all flow ‘Coincidental’ opportunities you will not miss
Each day bring your focus on all The love, joy and beauty around Live each moment with inner peace And Heaven on Earth you will have found
Trina Graves – 12th May 2011
About This Poem
I have learned and come to understand how the Law Of Attraction works mostly through the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, which is why I am drawn to using their quotes as titles and themes of my poems. This quote is one that that many find hard to get their head around when first hearing of the Law Of Attraction, and needs full understanding to implement into everyday life.
By giving attention to anything you don’t like, or want, in your life, you are actually going to bring yourself more of the same! Of course, it’s impossible to never think of, or see anything you don’t like, but by being aware of your thoughts and feelings about things, enables you to choose whether to continue with the thought or change it to something that feels better. In fact, knowing what you don’t want, is kind of essential to knowing what you do want, just don’t spend too much time on the negative!
This poem was written for my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary earlier this year.
With family and friends around On a March day you were bound Together, young and in love Blessed in church by God above
You vowed to always stay together Through sunshine and stormy weather Life would throw all aspects at you But your love would pull you through
Now sixty years have gone by Speeding time does surely fly And here you are together still After surmounting many a-rocky hill
Standing steadfast where you are From that hill-top you can see far You’ve created a spectacular view With the love that came from you
Generations have blossomed and grown From the love that you have sown Each a blessing, flowering in your light Ever present, ever bright
Scattered around you, each flower grows All different: cosmos, forget-me-not, rose Beautiful blooms growing strong Seeding more as time moves on
Some little buds don’t really know you are there Watching over them because you care But still, you send them your light and love From your vantage point on the hill above
God bless you for all you’ve done Creating the view since your love begun Now rest and enjoy the outstanding view Eternal love and blessings, to you two
Trina Graves – 20th March 2018
About This Poem
As mentioned above, I wrote this for my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary on 22nd March 2018. As with all couples they’ve had their ups and downs throughout the years but have remained steadfast in their love to see them through.
Below is the front of the card I made for them (with the poem inside) showing their four children, nine grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. As I am sure with most families, as they grow and expand out into the world the early closeness with grandparents changes as lives move on with another generation. Get-togethers don’t happen as often so great-grandchildren don’t know their great-grandparents as well as they know their grandparents. But, the great-grandparents always love to hear about and see (if only pictures) all of their little blossoms.
Title Quote: When They Placed You In My Arms,
You Slipped Into My Heart. (Unknown)
When they placed you in my arms For the first time after your birth Is my most precious memory Of my life here on this Earth
After endless months of waiting Anxious that all would be well Relief mixed with anticipation As I floated under your spell
My love for you had grown stronger Each day through pregnancy In that moment it exploded Awakening the Core of me
I gazed tenderly into your eyes Then mine watered with a tear The pure bliss of the moment As I embraced you, my dear
The weight of your little body As I held you close and tight Feeling your physical presence Sensing your true Spirit Light
The warmth of your precious form Now tangible at long last Melted time’s candle to me You became my future and my past
The sheer miracle of life I possessed in my arms Blessed always to be Captivated by your charms
When they placed you in my arms You slipped into my heart Through Eternity we are bound Entwined Souls to never part
Trina Graves – 24th February 2017
About This Poem
As I say in this poem (and have mentioned before) this is my most treasured memory and is what I recall whenever I want to feel a strong sense of love and upliftment, it never fails to bring a smile to my face and warmth in my heart.
When my time comes to leave I really do truly believe The goodbyes may be hard, but then We Only Part To Meet Again
I will leave my overcoat behind No use to me anymore because I’ll find Expansion, Freedom, Unlimited Love When my Spirit is released to the up above
It might be easier for you to think of me As gone on a journey across the sea To a far away land as in times gone by Before inventions enabled us to fly
Although we won’t be able to phone You can still reach me when you’re alone In Love and Peace, Uplifted in your heart It will be as though we were never apart
Have an Uplifted Open mind and I’ll be there The Energy of Love means we can share Think of what to say to me and you will find I can talk to you through thoughts in your mind
Remember me by the love we shared And know for you I always deeply cared Our love goes on through all Eternity So together forever we will always be
Trina Graves – 24th November 2016
About The Poem
I love to write uplifting sympathy poems as I have no doubt whatsoever that we continue on, so I want to share my beliefs with whoever is drawn to my words. None of us know when our last breath will be (in this life) and so I also want to leave words of love and spiritual wisdom for my family and friends when my time comes to go home. This quote from John Gay (1695 – 1732) fitted perfectly for my more personal words.
I write poems using quotes for mySpiritual Quotes To Live Bywebsite and sometimes after finishing a poem I know there is more for the quote and write another, which is why the title has a (1). I will share the other poem at a later date.
Title Quote: William James Human Beings Can Alter Their Lives By Altering Their Attitude Of Mind
If there is anything in your life That you would like to change What is going on in your mind Is what you need to re-arrange
For it is the thoughts you think That always creates your reality Bound with powerful emotions You attract everything you see
Continued thoughts become beliefs The attraction will speed up fast What you believe is true for you Will manifest as if a spell is cast
Your thoughts, beliefs and emotions Consistently shape the life you live So there’s an aspect to consider Are they positive or negative?
To work out which is the one Isn’t always simple to decide So does it feel good to you? Your emotions are your guide
Everyone has negative thoughts But the key is not to linger there Use them as helpful stepping stones Along your path to become Aware
By focusing on your thoughts And realising some are negative Lets you know what you don’t want So you can find a better alternative
To change those negative thoughts When faced with trouble and pain Find a thought that feels a little better It’s an easy way to relieve the strain
If you can continue to always look For the thought that feels better to you Your vibration will incessantly rise higher Lifting you up and getting you through
Keeping positive as much as possible Helps you to feel good every day You then radiate your beneficial energy To everyone, in what you do and say
You’ll attract all the good things in life Love, beauty, wisdom and happiness Appreciating simple wonders each day You will feel so Heavenly Blessed
Your thoughts, beliefs and emotions Are the devices with which you create And to bring an abundance of the joys You need to give thanks and appreciate
Whatever you experience in this life Your attitude is one of these aspects Positive or negative, train of thought From your mind, your world reflects
Trina Graves – 11th Dec 2016
About This Poem
Along with William James (1842 – 1910) other well-known people throughout history have been consistently teaching us how our lives are shaped by our thoughts and attitude…
All that we are is a result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become. Buddha 624BC – 543BC
People get disturbed not so much by events, but by the view they take of them. Epictetus 55 – 135
Our life is what our thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius 121 – 180
Whether the events in our life are good or bad, greatly depends on the way we perceive them. Michel de Montaigne 1475 – 1564
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of hell, a hell of Heaven. John Milton 1608 – 1674
Nothing can stop a man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Thomas Jefferson 1743 – 1826
Whether you think you can or think you can’t.. you are right! Henry Ford 1863 – 1947
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Winston Churchill 1874 – 1965
Outer changes always begin with an inner change of attitude. Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015
Most of us know it’s better to think positively than negatively, (although some people believe if they think negative they won’t be disappointed when the positive outcome doesn’t happen!) but, knowing you should be positive and doing so when faced with a negative thought or situation is something many do not know how to achieve. So this is something I wanted to convey in this poem.
Always seeking for a better feeling thought was something I learned from following the teachings of Abraham-Hicks. For me, Abraham speaking through Esther Hicks have been the greatest teachers of living a life of love, peace and joy.
Thank you for your Mothering, right from the very start You nurtured our family, consistently working from your heart
Thank you for Leading me to become an intuitive mother Using my inner guidance not just the advice of any other
Thank you for all the little things you have ever Said and Done That have made my life so happy, full of delight and lots of fun
Thank you for your Presence, I know at all times you will be there Whenever I need you, it’s heart-warming to know you always care
Thank you for your Guidance all through the many years Your love and support has helped me wipe away the countless tears
Thank you for your Honesty you always taught me right from wrong By your example I learned, and now live with integrity my whole life long
Thank you for your Morality although nothing much was said I grew up choosing to truly be in love, before I share my bed
Thank you for your Positive Attitude, it’s truth has helped me see I reap what I sow in life, my thoughts guide who I will be
Thank you for your Happiness, always showing me a smile Even when clouds are present, you know they will only last awhile
Thank you for Teaching me life’s challenges are often like a test I’ve learned from your example, to always strive to do my best
Thank you for your Wisdom, when things all get too much You say, “Hand it over to God” to feel His guiding touch
Thank you for your Love, given to me unconditionally Someone who consistently radiates that love is who I yearn to be
Thank you for your Knowledge, you may not think I’ve gained this from you But degrees can’t teach the highest lessons, the most important is love, is so true
Thank you for Faith in the presence of God above It’s been a guiding light for me, knowing of this love
Thank you for your Spiritual Essence, it’s helped me find my way You taught me to seek my own path, I live it each and every day
Thank you for your Example to live a life of simple things The joy of family and peace of nature, gives our spirit wings
Thank you for Providing a sanctuary of home, a feathered nest Where all through the years I’ve been welcomed to return to for a rest
Thank you for your Life, though one day physically we will part But I know we are eternally joined, by the love we share in our heart
Thank you for your Blessings that I know are always with me I bless you and know our love unites us, forevermore into infinity
Trina Graves – 14th March 2015
About This Poem
The week before Mothers Day (in 2015) I sat to write a poem for my mum, but after asking for guidance what poured out instead was a poem about being a mother: ‘Those Moments I Treasure.‘ So, a few days later I had another go and this poem was the result. After praying for guidance I knew it would be a ‘Thank You’ poem, so I first wrote a list of all the things I wanted to say thank you for, then I just went with the flow and didn’t put them in any particular order.
I used photographs of me and my mum through the years to add to the poem to make a print for her. (below)
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.
Tomorrow never comes We all know this is true For once we get there Tomorrow’s not in view
We can only live each day One at a single time Being in the present moment We are living at our prime
Live each day in love and joy Focused from your heart And see them returned to you In abundance, if this you start
The Law of Attraction brings to you Everything you think and feel So now is the only time to be happy As you create the you that is real
It’s a short quote, in simple words But with so much wisdom to convey To live your life achieving your dreams… Light Tomorrow With Today
Trina Graves – 27th November 2016
About This Poem
When I began collecting quotes for my website Spiritual Quotes To Live By I came across this one from Elizabeth Barrett Browning and added it because I liked it. I realize now that I never really understood the meaning. Through learning more about the Law of Attraction since 2010, I now clearly see that by living today focused on love, peace and happiness will more easily bring a tomorrow full of the same.
I write poems using quotes as the title and theme to add interest to my website, back in 2016 I was working my way through a list of quotes. Sometimes when I’m writing I get other ideas for using the same quote, or I might not be totally happy with the first poem so I’ll write another. This was the second poem on this quote (which is why it is numbered) I will add the other poem at a later date.
Many people shape our lives Especially during the younger years With us through the blessed joys And there to wipe our tears
Some are as large-as-life Their presence takes centre stage It’s easy to see how their character Is written on our biography page
But some are quiet in nature Their presence ever-serene Life continues on around them As though they’re hardly seen
They may not have much to say But their words are kind and pure Just being in their company Will affect you at your core
They are the ink to our pen Without them we couldn’t write The story of our lives, no words Would show in dark or light
Their flow brings our life to focus Through the years their aura imparts Blessing us with their lighted goodness That moulds and forms our hearts
Jennie, my maternal grandmother Was one, a truly gentle Soul Petit in stature, not essence An epitome of the mother role
A mother in time of war I can’t even imagine the fear Daily she must have felt In London with bombs so near
Giving up home and possessions Evacuating, for her daughters sake Many years would pass by before Their own home she could re-make
Times were hard and relentless Death and Illness she had to face But her beloved five children Were cocooned in her warm embrace
Years passed as they all fled her nest Moving on, to create their own family And onward through the generations Her tranquillity shone out so clearly
On the passing of her husband Alfred Frail and alone, the future bleak? She had another lesson to teach us all How to live on? What should you seek?
The blessing of her life was her family And through them she developed strength Staying with grandchildren brought her such joy Her years continued for a much greater length
It’s now been 24 years since she moved To our true home in the Heavens above But what she left behind in many hearts Is her pure and simple, unconditional love
Gentle was Jennie’s nature Pure was Jennie’s Soul: : Jennie taught by example Peace: life’s precious goal
Trina Graves – 24th October 2017
About This Poem
I wrote this poem for my mum’s birthday last year, I made it into a card so that the first part of the poem was on the outside, then when she opened it there was a full length picture of her mum with the rest of the poem about her.
I have written several poems for members of my family and had no intention of sharing most of them, but reading through them I thought some could be suitable to share, this being one.
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.
Many of us feel there is something We should be doing that we’re not Nothing seems quite right for us No matter what we’ve achieved or got
We all come to Earth with a plan There is something special we came to do And nothing will ease this empty feeling Until we set on our path that’s true
But some of us can’t seem to find the way Even to ‘see’ the path we should take It seems there are too many roads to choose How do we know and not make a mistake?
The secret is to always look for The thing that you find is fun What is it that you love to do? If you had a list, what’s number one?
What is it that eradicates time? You don’t notice the ticking of the clock When doing the thing you love It’s as if time has hit a block
What is it that gets you all fired up? Burning with a passionate desire Some way of helping others is the key To know it’s the path that will raise you higher
You may find you begin many trails There are an abundance of fun ways to go But taking many paths won’t fill your aching need Your progress on ‘The One’ will be too slow
If you find it difficult to make the choice Which ones could you live without And which is the one that keeps calling It may start as a whisper, but becomes a shout
In my life I’ve started various paths Many similar, but I was never quite sure Which was my one true path I should tread To fulfil me and make my heart soar
It’s taken me numerous years to realize One of the earliest I took was my authentic path But I believe everything happens for a reason So joyfully I walk on, and at myself I laugh
And now that I know I’m on the right path I follow its course each and every day I know in my heart it’s the one for me No matter what others may say
There are times that I might stumble or fall The way ahead is not always level or smooth But I’ll just get back up and carry on Onwards and upwards I’ll always move
If I have a difficult decision to make At any junction or crossroads on the way I always know how to make the choice Which one would be fun to play?
I know my path by the fun of it I enjoy what I am doing it’s true So I hope this poem will shed some light On the fun path ahead for you
Trina Graves – 19th November 2016
About This Poem
As I mention in the poem, it took me many years to realize what my ‘true’ path was. Although looking back now I can see indications going back to my childhood, there was always something blocking my knowing. I can see now that quite often I would listen to others about what I ‘should’ be doing, but that never brings our true path. Self-doubt and self-criticism were obstacles too. For quite a few years I believed my path was to be a healer, I was told by several mediums that I could heal and I had great success with a new technique (EFT) at that time (2002) when I used it with family members and myself. I ventured into teaching others how to use this amazing self-healing tool. It worked really well on the few people I taught, and I always loved the feeling of helping someone to help themselves, but I can see now that my love and enjoyment for it was not 100%.
For a while I had two websites going, my Spiritual Quotes To Live By and one called Healing DIY. Eventually I came to realize that I had to let one of them go because I had so much to add to each one and I wasn’t happy with the slow progress with working on two. So, it really came down to the choice of which one could I live without. I felt I am a healer and should be teaching people self-healing, but I knew that I could never live happily without continuing collecting uplifting quotes and writing inspirational poems. This, for me, is definitely more FUN!
If ever you are feeling down Whatever it is that makes you frown Just open your eyes and look about You’ll find something, without a doubt To make you smile and appreciate That the simple things in life are great
A smile, a glance, a hug, a touch From someone that you love so much A flower, a leaf, a blade of grass Nature’s treasures we blindly pass
The serenity of a sleeping child Even if, in the daytime they tend to run wild A newborn baby so complete yet so small You can’t help but wonder the miracle of it all
Trina Graves – 15th November 2001
About This Poem
This was one of my earlier poems, the only thing I can remember about writing it is that it didn’t take very long!
What I can say now though is, back in 2001, I was most certainly blind to the treasures of nature! Yes, I liked trees and flowers and pretty scenes, but I had not developed any sense of the awesomeness of nature that would have me spellbound by a dandelion seed head or a daisy (two of my now favourite small things of nature). Back then it was babies and children that would inspire me.
Until I began my Spiritual Quotes To Live By website I never took nature photographs, all my photos were of my family. If we went for a walk to the woods, the photos would be of the children playing. But, in 2011 because I wanted to start making some photo-quotes I went with some of my grandchildren for a walk to a small woods nearby, intending to take some nature shots too. It was spring time and there was blossom on some of the trees, (I always liked blossom) and as I walked along looking for nature shots it was as if my eyes were opened for the very first time! I was mesmerized by the simplest of things, it was on this first walk that I took a photo of a dandelion seed head that I use as my logo on my site and Facebook page. I was so struck by the perfection of this ‘weed,’ for me it is a simple reminder of that first walk and my eyes being opened to the perfection of nature.
Don’t bother with a funeral It is a ceremony of old The one we’ve clung to longest It’s so hard to break the mould
Traditional Christenings and Weddings Have moved on with passing time Some have let go of the old ways Knowing their absence is no crime
For God is not only in a church Or wherever we go to pray All-That-Is lives in our hearts And Omnipresent, every day
Why put people through the agony Of saying a last goodbye? Producing memories of sadness That linger and make us cry
Their passing causes enough pain So why create even more? Especially as they live on The other side of a locked door
The door is locked to us for now But one day we will have the key And be united through our love Together again, our ‘eyes’ will see
When our coats are worn and old We all just easily throw them away The body is just an overcoat we wear Containing our Spirit, for our Earthly stay
Duty and respect are words we use Keeping people locked in, to follow rules It’s time to let go of past reasons And follow our heart, to where it pulls
If we didn’t visit them much in life Why do we haste to say goodbye? Maybe guilt and regret play a part ‘Paying Respect’ a fitting white lie
Beautiful flowers adorn the box Where our overcoat is laid to rest But in life did we give them flowers? When they can enjoy them, is truly best
So don’t bother with my funeral No need for ceremony to say goodbye Love me as in life, as I love you And in death, I’ll wait to say ‘Hi’
Oh please, I do not want a ceremony I’ve just got rid of my overcoat I’m free now to be omnipresent Into your thoughts I will easily float
I mean it truly, don’t give me a funeral My dearest ones, I love you and truly care Remember the happy times that we shared And know, for you I will always be there
Trina Graves – 27th April 2016
About This Poem
I’m not too sure why I felt the need to write this poem, I guess it just brought together my thoughts and feelings on funerals.
I personally believe…
If you are a flower-giver, they should be given to people while they are able to enjoy their beauty, I think it’s crazy to spend lots of money on elaborate arrangements for funerals, especially if you never gave the person flowers when they were alive. Flowers would be better off sent to the ones who are grieving to brighten up their home and show them they are being thought of.
Everyone should talk of their life stories to family and friends, it’s so much more personal and memorable to hear them from the actual person, than words spoken by another at a sad time.
The people we love should hear our words of love, respect and thankfulness while they are alive. Although I know they can also hear them when they are passed, we should all let them know they are loved and appreciated NOW.
Empty bodies do not need ornate boxes, elaborate vehicles for conveying or any other of the trappings of funerals. They do not need to be buried and visited. If cremated, it matters not what is done with the ashes.
I know most people would not agree with all of my thoughts, and I greatly respect whatever theirs are. As with everything in life, we live and die by our own choices.
My dad is in his 80’s and my mum will be 80 later this year. When I visit my parents and they mention anything about dying or their thoughts on their funerals, they are always apologizing for talking of such things. I constantly tell them I am happy to discuss this topic and don’t think of it as something we shouldn’t talk about. Only this last week both of them changed some of their wishes, so I guess it is something we continue to adapt as we go through life, however long we are blessed to be here.
At the moment, my wishes are for my empty body to be cremated as soon as possible with no coffin and no attendance from my loved ones. I like the idea of giving my loved ones a video of my favourite quotes and poems (including some of mine!) words of love and appreciation for the part they played in my life, photographs and my favourite uplifting songs, so I am working on that. I do not want a funeral service, but if my loved ones want to have a gathering, it is up to them. And hopefully (if I am blessed to have completed it in time!) they will have my choice of music and words to reflect upon!
The greatest gift in life, you’ve received today The birth of your precious little one, safely here to stay Entrusted to your gentle, loving care God knows that you are a wonderfully, devoted pair
Your lives will never again be the same Now that you are parents, you have a new aim To love and protect her, to nurture and to care The joys of parenthood are beyond compare
The happiness, joy and love you now feel Will stay with you forever, this love is so real There is nothing in life that can compare to this The birth of your cherished baby, brings you pure bliss
Trina Graves – 20th August 2007
About This Poem
This poem was written eleven years ago today! The years have certainly flown by and the precious little bundle of joy is now almost as tall as both her parents.
My oldest daughter, Julie, always wanted to be a mother. From a young age she looked forward to the time when she’d get married and have children. With that attitude I always thought that she would be the first of my three children to make me a grandmother, but her brother surprised us all by becoming a father at seventeen. Julie of course became a wonderful aunt to her niece. Then five years later her younger sister, Emma, got married and had a daughter too, closely followed by a son. Julie doted on her nieces and nephew, but her relationships, so far, had not been right to settle down and have children. However, it wasn’t too long after this that she met a new man who seemed perfect to her. They moved in together and it wasn’t too long before she became pregnant. Becoming a mother was such a longed for experience I wanted to write something to remember it by.
They are now married and have two other children, Amy (8) and Lowen (3).
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!
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.
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.
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.
Time: A simple word that evokes so much In the modern world it imprints on all we touch Lives are ruled by the ticking of the clock Conforming to its pace, we heed the tick-tock
It’s a man-made concept all so easily seen When twice a year we have to adjust our routine Changing the clock first forward and then back Why does it continue? Is it sensibility we lack?
Fitting everything in at the allotted time Being late is frowned on, considered a crime Forcing people to be the same as each other Obeying the system, natural alignment we smother
In the times of old, nature ruled the days Governed by the sun’s lightening rays Dawn, mid-day and dusk were the cue To the timing of all they needed to do
It’s funny how the same minute can be long or short Hours, days, even years, it seems time can distort Why is it that the exact same duration Can change? Is there really an explanation?
At embarrassing moments time just stands still As our mind freezes or overdrives to try and fill The awkwardness with maybe something funny to say While we silently wish it would all just go away
As we get older it seems that time goes so fast Speeded up from our childhood days, long in the past When school summer holidays seemed to last forever We played happily all day, no matter the weather
There are things we experience where time goes so slow Dealing with pain, physical or mental, is one we all know It doesn’t even matter if the pain’s not our own It’s excruciating when loved ones suffer and moan
Special occasions with family and friends speed by Enjoying time together, no matter the reason why Moments to treasure in our memory forevermore Love is the key to transcend time’s prison door
Feeling lonely or neglected time drags its feet Sinking deeper with the darkness, sat in our seat Days are endless, stretching into the gloom The pendulum of time heavily digs a tomb
Doing something we love time will rapidly pass We don’t notice the hours go by so fast Engrossed in pursuing our passion of heart Time’s inconsequential from the moment we start
Someone sitting quietly in meditation Can experience time in it’s duration As though an hour is a few minutes, no more As through they’re consciousness they explore
But another can sit the precise same stretch And be tormented with all the thoughts they fetch Bored or anxious and worried about what’s ahead Time’s lethargic pace expands the points they dread
In childbirth time plays an important part Counting the minutes right from the start Hours draw out as the intensity increases But time stills, as the magic moment reaches
With a baby, days and time have no meaning at all Except for the duration between the newborn’s call Getting everything done in between each wail We’re wrapped up in the little one’s timescale
Being a parent time is a total quirk The monotony can really be an irk But looking back, where has the time gone? The years flash by, we wish they’d prolong
The baby days that seemed so endless at the start Are over so fast, now time hits our heart As our children zoom through the years ahead Before we know it, from the nest they have fled
As age takes its toll time can certainly slump Especially if taken the attitude of a grump But those who keep mind and body active Will tinker with time and enthusiastically live
So have you noticed the difference between Time being fast or slow, or how it is seen Our perception alters our focus upon Each moment, making it short or long
All of the spans of time so vast Are caused by negative attitudes cast Upon the focus, the perceptive view Sending time off and all askew
When thinking positive as much as can be Time moves faster, it is so easy to see How living joyously in the moment brings more To enrich our lives and enlighten our core
When aligned with your Source, the real you Living in joy, with love coming through There’s no need to watch the clock on the wall Law of attraction will answer you’re heart’s call
Every instant of time is a pinprick Of eternity’s candle, we are the wick Vital to it’s radiance, expanding perpetually Aligned with Source we are timelessly free
Trina Graves – 8th February 2016
About This Poem
When I sat to write the poem for this quote I knew I wanted to cover how our perception of time is affected by what we are doing and our thoughts. I follow the teachings of Abraham-Hicks so I always do my best to focus on the positive and not give my attention to the negative, so I try not to include negative aspects in my poems unless I feel it is needed and I would only use them sparingly. However, I felt that this poem needed all of the contrasts, so it has many more negative experiences than I would usually include.
Most people agree that time seems to speed up as we get older, but I truly believe that time has actually sped up since we moved into the ‘New Age.’ When I look back to the 70’s/80’s/90’s I can’t believe all the things it was possible to do in one day! And now, my days go by so fast, in comparison it seems as though what was a morning is now a whole day! I know I am older so have slowed down, and as much as possible I spend my day doing what I love to do (which speeds time up) but, as each month passes in what seems not much more than a week, I sometimes wonder, with the ever-increasing speed, what will eventually happen?
However, I know that time is just a concept we need to experience our life here on Earth and in other dimensions it does not exist in the same way or at all. And most importantly the only time I need to be: concerned about, focused on, appreciating, living, being, loving, blessing, enjoying is NOW.
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. 🙂
As a little girl I held your hand tightly For the world was a scary place. As the years went by our clasp loosened As I became eager to explore Then the day came that we both let go And I was able to walk alone.
Whatever I have faced in my life I’ve known your hand is always there For me to hold, if I need. The warmth of your love And guidance of your hand Has steered me through the crowd of life To bring me through.
Now as the years pass I hold my hand out to you For I will always be there If you ever need me. Take my hand and together We can walk the rest of the path.
Trina Graves – 21st October 2001
About This Poem
When I was about nine or ten, I wrote a poem for my mum called Mother’s Hand. My mum still has it! So, when I began writing poems (as an adult) I wanted to have a go at re-writing it for her birthday.
I can’t believe it was almost seventeen years ago! And there was me thinking she was getting old reaching sixty-three, but in very few years I will be that age!!! Over the years I have written quite a few poems for my parents as they always love to receive them on special occasions. My mum will be eighty in October, so hopefully I will be up to the challenge of writing her something she will treasure. Now, as each birthday, anniversary and Mother’s/Father’s day comes round I begin to doubt that I can come up with something, but when I ask for guidance, it always comes. 🙂
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.
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!
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?