A Belief Is Only A Thought I Keep Thinking

Title Quote: Abraham-Hicks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 12th May 2011


About This Poem

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

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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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Feeling Is The Language Of The Soul

Title Quote: Neale Donald Walsch

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 1st November 2001


About This Poem

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

Trina Graves quote: We all look at life in different ways, understanding each other through our perceptual haze - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

You Are Unique

In all the worlds seven billion or more
There’s not another you, and that’s for sure
Wherever you go, you’ll never find two
Because there is only one of you

No one has the same teeth, eyes or hair
Your smile, your frown or the way you stare
You are so special and beautiful too
The world just isn’t complete without you

The way you sing and the way you talk
The way you run and the way you walk
All these things make you unique
No one in the world has your physic

Your own unique body, you will find
Contains your Spirit and your Mind
Looking after your body is important to do
But remember, it’s not the only part of you

Your mind is an unlimited, powerful tool
Not only to be used for learning in school
You have the ability and power to create anything
With the energy of joy, what makes your heart sing

It’s important to know what you believe you create
But don’t worry about the past, it’s never too late
To change your life, start from today
Be happy in all you think, do and say 

There is the most amazing energy of Light
A part of you, though hidden from sight
You really are a Being of Light and Love
With a body that fits, covering like a glove

You can talk to this Light inside of you
It can guide your way in what to do
Sit still and be quiet and you will find
The answers will appear into your mind

Some call it your Spirit and some your Soul
It is the real you and makes you whole

Trina Graves – June 2013


About This Poem

In 2013 I wanted to create a page on my website (Spiritual Quotes To Live By) of inspirational poems for children focusing on spiritual themes and the law of attraction. Others already on this blog are: Before We We Born, Why Did You Come Here? and another written many years before: Where Is God?  

You Are Unique - inspirational poem for children by Trina Graves
My granddaughter Amy

Reach For A Thought That Feels Better

Title Quote: Abraham-Hicks

If you’re needing help in any way
To keep yourself positive
Reach for a thought that feels better
Is the best advice anyone can give

No matter how you are feeling
Whether angry, depressed or lost
Reaching for a better thought
Brings relief at no great cost

Even if from depressed to angry
Is the step you need to take
As long as you don’t stay in anger too long
You’ll feel better with each step you make

Always reaching for a better thought
Is a wonderful habit to pursue
You will raise your vibration incrementally
And create a blissful, beautiful you

Trina Graves – 12th May 2011


About This Poem

Years ago I quite often felt upset about so many things, my tears of sadness could easily flow, especially if I was alone and dwelling on negative things. But when I began to understand and use the teachings from Abraham-Hicks I noticed that I was feeling much happier about everything. I didn’t really appreciate how different I felt until I suddenly realized that I hadn’t really cried at all for many years, just the odd tear drop from joy or compassion for others. This quote has been one of the most helpful in changing my whole attitude and perspective on life. 

Nowadays I rarely have to think about ‘Reaching For A Thought That Feels Better‘ as I now naturally don’t dwell on anything I find negative, but a couple of days ago I did have the old experience of feeling sad and helpless. It came out of the blue and because this hadn’t happened in many years I began to think about it more, and then I felt myself sinking and getting sadder, I knew I shouldn’t dwell so I tried not to think about it, but of course that didn’t work! Then I remembered this quote and changed my thoughts to something a little better and put on some uplifting music. This helped a lot but I still didn’t feel my usual self, so I then took my mind totally away from thinking by watching a comedy and by the time it was finished I felt so much better. After that there was no negativity when I thought about the whole aspect of that experience. I now see this as a positive reinforcement of my power to change how I feel.

Although, writing this now another interesting thing has come to my mind…
I now have a much smaller list of my old poems to add to this blog and (unless I’ve written something new) with what I have left I’m finding it not so easy to complete the ‘About This Poem’ part of each post. So, today when I looked through which poem to add (I had nothing new) this one really jumped out at me with the significance of my recent experience!

So, I now have to ask myself, did I (my Higher-Self) create this flash-back to bring myself this clarity? And ultimately words for this post!!!

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The Law Of Attraction A – Z

All of your life is always created by you
Beauty is everywhere, if you choose to see it
Create anything by thinking about how it would feel to have it
Decide to live each day focusing on the good in all people
Enthusiasm is a guide that you are doing the right thing
Forgive and let go of all negative past events
Go ahead and do what you love
Happiness is a way of Being now, and not something to strive for
Inspiration is available everywhere
Joy is not in material things, it is in us
Keep focusing on love, beauty and joy
Law of Attraction is always working, whether you believe in it or not
Make time every day for fun
Now is the only time that matters
Open yourself up to receive abundance
Positive thinking creates a positive life
Quiet moments make it easier to connect to your Source
Reality is all about individual perception
Stay young at heart by seeing the world through a child’s eyes
Thoughts and beliefs create your world
Use your emotions as a guide, if it feels good, keep on doing it
Value all experiences, even bad ones (they let you know what you don’t want)
Whatever you are feeling, you are constantly attracting more of the same
X kisses and hugs are deposits of affection, keep family’s love-banks topped up
You have all the power, no one else does, unless you allow them
Zest for life will increase the abundance of joy in your life

Trina Graves – 28th November 2016


About This Poem

Always on the lookout for ways to develop my understanding of the powerful Law Of Attraction I got the idea of doing this A to Z from the following by the Dalai Lama:

A To Zen Of Life
Avoid negative sources, people, places and habits.
Believe in yourself.
Consider things from every angle.
Don’t give up and don’t give in.
Everything you’re looking for lies behind the mask you wear.
Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.
Give more than you planned to.
Hang on to your dreams.
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
Keep trying no matter how hard it seems.
Love yourself.
Make it happen.
Never lie, steal or cheat.
Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
Practice makes perfect.
Quality not quantity in anything you do.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Stop procrastinating.
Take control of your own destiny.
Understand yourself in order to better understand others.
Visualize it.
When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
Excellence in all your efforts.
You are unique, nothing can replace you.
Zero in on your target, and go for it.
(Dalai Lama)

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My mum, Linda (sister-in-law) and myself

 

The Veil To All Knowledge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 31st October 2001


About This Poem

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

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

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

 

 

Thinking

(Poem for children)

What are you thinking, right now this minute,
Is it a good thought with you in it?
Or is it a thought that you are not good enough?
You can’t do something because it’s too tough

Are you thinking about having some fun
Playing with friends out in the sun?
Or are you thinking your friends won’t play
Because they were unkind to you yesterday

You might be thinking of your birthday treat
All the presents you’ll get and good things to eat
Or are you thinking your birthday is so far away
There is no point in getting excited today

There are good thoughts and there are bad
Some make you happy and others make you sad
If you are not sure if one is good
Does it make you feel better as it should

Try always to do your best
To think good thoughts above the rest
Whatever you are thinking, you can change that thought
Into your mind, a better one is easily brought

Although there are two ways to think
What is most important is their special link
For the more often you think in one way
Will affect what you do and what you say

Over time what you think is what you become
So think happy thoughts and you won’t be glum
Whatever you are thinking is important you know
For it will determine which way you will go
No matter what happens you have the choice
So listen to your friendly inner voice

Trina Graves – 15th May 2013


About This Poem

One of the first poems I wrote ‘Where Is God? was for children. I had not intentionally sat to write that poem many years ago, but it just came to me when my mind was drifting sat on a bus journey through the countryside. In 2013 I decided to have a go at writing some more poems for children that covered spiritual and law of attraction principles. My favourite one was ‘Why Did You Come Here?‘ and there was also one about reincarnation ‘Before We Were Born.’ This one was to teach children about the importance of their thoughts.

part of inspirational children's poem: Thinking by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By
granddaughter Lucy

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

 

Inner Guidance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 20th June 2002


About This Poem

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

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

It’s The Same World

Quote Title & Theme: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 20th October 2018


About This Poem

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Three Women’s Love

This poem was written for my dad on his birthday.

Evelyn was the very first
With a love so strong and pure
A mother’s love is limitless
Continuing on forever more

Doreen’s love has been steadfast
As girlfriend, fiancee and beloved wife
You’ve shared so much over the years
With all the ups and downs of life

Trina, your only daughter
Has loved you all her days
Being together changes over time
But the closeness always stays

Love comes in different forms
In many ways it is shown
It’s what life is all about
Through love we all have grown

These three women of your life
Will always shower you in love
Whether here on this Earth
Or from the Heavens above

Trina Graves – 18th October 2017


About This Poem

As you can see from the date of this poem it was written a year ago today. As mentioned above, I wrote it for my dad to go inside his birthday card. Today he is 82 and I have just got home from visiting him and my mum. Yesterday I wrote another poem that sort of continued on from this one called: Three Sons – To Be Proud. I am not sure yet if I will be sharing that one though as there is a lot of personal information about my brothers in it, so I need their permission first. 

I used to only occasionally write poems for my parents on their birthdays, anniversary or mother’s/father’s day, but over the years they have come to look forward to what they call my special cards. I always include some sort of family photo arrangement which they always love too.

Three Womens Love - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

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

Title Quote: Joyce Brothers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 4th January 2016


About This Poem 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Title Quote: Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 11th January 2018


About This Poem

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

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

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

Reflections

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 29th November 2016


About This Poem

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

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

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

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

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Death Is Not A Bad Thing… But A Joyous Thing

Title Quote: Abraham-Hicks

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 16th November 2016


About This Poem

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

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

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

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Adopt The Pace Of Nature – Her Secret Is Patience

Title Quote: Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 4th December 2016


About This Poem

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

Adopt The Pace Of Nature, Her Secret Is Patience - inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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

Title Quote: Alex Hayley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 21st March 2017


About This Poem

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

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

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

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The Greatest Illusion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 2nd October 2018


About This Poem

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

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

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

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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.

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

Title Quote: Wayne Dyer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 27th November 2016


About This Poem

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

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We Only Part To Meet Again (2)

Title Quote: John Gay

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 25th November 2016


About This Poem

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

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

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

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The Eyes Of Source

Title Quote: Abraham-Hicks

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 Source is 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.

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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!

Nothing Is By Chance - inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

 

You Are The Creator Of Your Own Life Experience

Title Quote: Abraham-Hicks

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! 

part of poem: You Are The Creator Of Your Own Life Experience by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

The View

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.  

Mum & Dad 60th Anniversary Card

 

When They Placed You In My Arms

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 They Placed You In My Arms - inspirational poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By
top: granddaughter Lucy (2002) bottom: grandson Tyler (2014)

We Only Part To Meet Again (1)

Title Quote: John Gay

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 my Spiritual Quotes To Live By website 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.

We Only Part To Meet Again - sympathy poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By