Inner Discernment

Now is the time for discernment
Much more than ever before
We have to own our power
And be who we are at our core

The balance of power is shifting
After immeasurable eons of time
We no longer will be controlled
By those who flourish with crime

They don’t intend to make it easy
Intensively set in their vengeful ways
Chaos, disruption, immense webs of lies
Will ensue as they are ending their days

We’re in a pivotal tunnel with two exits
One radiates it’s eternal Light
The other is shady and dim
Now you get to chose which feels right

For some the Light is too much
They’re not ready to let it all in
God gives us freewill to decide
Guidance is always found within

But if it were not for the dark ones
We could not perceive our own Light
So love and forgive them always
And bless them as they move out of sight

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Many have come to our planet
With a message of love and peace
To be thwarted, ridiculed and enmeshed
Even in their death it does not cease

The dark ones dish out more dirt
Stampeding us into the mire
Unless we take a stance
Using inner-discernment to inquire

Did the messenger bring you Love
And inspire goodness in you?
All humans will make mistakes
But overall did Love and Light shine through?

Michael Jackson inspired this poem
His music and danced thrilled my years
But a life in the limelight fueled by media
Caused confusion, doubt and fears

As his uniqueness and empire grew
So did the accusations and scorn
Even though others did defend him
The dark ones played with their pawn

It never really sat right with me
The things that were said in the press
But I never gave it much thought
I knew God would sort out the mess

His passing seemed way to early
But I know we all chose the day
I had recently began to see the truth
In the words he came to clearly say

So I came to my own conclusions
Society’s rules saw him as wrong
A man of peace, innocence and love
Inspiring humanity with dance and song

Then recently coincidences flowed
And I watched a channelling of him
Loving Light flowed and understanding
A pure Soul who went ‘out on a limb’

He talked of bringing inner-child healing
Through at this time of a great transition
I knew this as truth and was given proof
Of my pure healing as I did listen

Since that time a few weeks ago
My heart has opened-up wide
Bringing me expanded awareness
And synchronicities flowing as a tide

I’m aware that positivity is needed
As my focus I always aimed
But now I feel my Light needs to shine
On Michael, his energy still being maimed

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We are being given choices
To accept what is portrayed
Or look within to inner truths
And break free or remain a slave

Our energy is their fuel
Keeping it negative to charge
Closed minds and hearts are easy
To manipulate society at large

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I never watch or listen to the news
But now one story finds its way
To come to my attention
Repeatedly day after day

Synchronicities I now know
I have to act on when they start
I am guided to share my truth
Always speaking from my heart

I do not know her name
Or the truth of her story at all
But what got my attention
Was the immense attacking of her call

I see this as another chance
To discern and lead the way
A world of love and forgiveness
Is the one I choose each day

There was no question in my mind
Of her admittance to the UK
Leaving as a child at fifteen
Manipulation was clearly at play

I know her mind is corrupted
But where is she likely to heal..
Staying where she’s lived with horrors
Or leaving and learning loves feel?

Living in fear of what she might do
Was the reason behind the deluge
She’d made her bed, let her lie in it
Was their judgmental refuge

Empathy, compassion, forgiveness
Understanding and unconditional love
Would have healed her and those who judge
Walking the path of Jesus: The Christ above

I am also now aware of other stories showing up
Of individuals who were once of the Light
Changing to darker or being found corrupt
Use inner-discernment as your true sight

Love, Light, Forgiveness
Peace, Gratitude and Joy
Jesus, Buddha, Michael, Diana
Their discerning guidance I employ

Trina Graves – 21st February 2019


About This Poem

I mentioned in the last poem ‘The Vision Box’  that it led to a synchronicity that made me write this one. In that poem one verse was:

It’s now more important than ever
To have discernment overall
Taking control of the remote
We have the power to cause the fall
Of the Elite who’s manipulation
Coerced the silver screen
Greater in number are now awake
Heralding Love and Light to be seen

On the day I wrote this, later that evening Amanda Ellis posted Michael Jackson – Answering Allegations. In it she spoke of the importance of using our discernment and hesitantly mentioned those who are on the darker side of life that manipulate, using money as an incentive, to damage those of the light.  I had known for a while that I would write a poem called Discernment, but the morning after watching this video I just knew I had to write it straight away!

My aim with the poem was to write about using our inner guidance to discern whether the things we are bombarded with every day are ‘truth’ to us, or not. After watching Amanda’s video I knew I wanted to bring Michael Jackson into the poem, as what is happening at the moment, concerning him, is so very relevant. I never intended to write about my experience of healing through Amanda’s channelling of Michael, but that was how the poem flowed. 

I had never heard of Amanda Ellis before Christmas last year, but was drawn to one of her videos that came into my Youtube feed because it was of her channelling George Michael. I have always loved George’s voice (to me, the tone of his voice is angelic). I felt there was truth in her video and intended to watch some more, but got side-tracked and didn’t return. However, a few days later something in my Facebook newsfeed got my attention. and I was amazed when I read it and discovered, that although not using the same name (Angelic Celestial Colours), it was Amanda. Watching this video on the blue light over New York, I soon realized that this was a synchronistic sign, so I then subscribed and started to watch everything that Amanda posted.

Mainly working with Archangel Metatron, Amanda has been led to begin channelling a group of Souls who she has named ‘The Heart Squad.’ So far this has been: Princess Diana, George Michael, Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. There are also a few other well-known names she will be working with in the future. All of these channellings have been so full of love and light, along with talking of their human frailties, that for me they all sing so true. 

As I mentioned in the poem, it was the Michael Jackson channelling where I not only had proof of Amanda’s work, but I also received a healing. The channelling was very interesting and full of surprising details that lead to a greater understanding of Michael’s childlike attitude. It was also emotional and it was not until the very end of the channelling of Michael’s energy that I was hit by a realization and felt a release that I cannot put in words. As the first few seconds of the video started, without thought, I had picked up a crystal from a few that were nearby, it was not until the parting message from Michael that I realized I had held the crystal against my heart for the entire two hour video. The message was that the easiest way to connect with Michael was through a Rose Quartz as it opens the heart… and of course, the crystal I was holding was a Rose Quartz!

But, it wasn’t just this amazing synchronicity that blew me away! Just over twenty-four hours later a series of events happened, that not only lead me to a physical healing technique that had immediate results (Buteyko Method), but also I had a Spiritual experience that has been a difficult thing for me to accept, however the constant synchronicities happening since then are telling me it is true. 

Recently I have been adding my poems on a Friday or Saturday, and this week I wasn’t sure whether to add ‘Footprints Of Light’ (which has been ready for some time, and with it I have told of my experience) or this one. But after watching a video posted on Friday Dark & Light – Rallying Call To Action from Amanda Ellis, I was in no doubt that it had to be this one, as Amanda speaks of the negativity that has built up on this planet for eons of time, and of how now it is all coming to our attention because so many of us are no longer blinkered, we can now see what is going on.

It may seem as though there is too much darkness at this moment in time, as layer after layer is uncovered, but the light is always stronger and much more powerful than the dark. So, as each layer of darkness is uncovered all we need to do is to show and stand steadfast in our light to eliminate it.    

I totally intended to get this posted on Saturday, but for various reasons I never quite got it finished, but today the reason for my holdups seems clear…

Today Amanda posted a video 6th/7th March Join Me Here and asked people to share it!  If I would have posted this poem yesterday I would not have this link!!! Amanda says:

“Next week I will be uploading two very important videos tied to coincide with the release of Leaving Neverland here in UK … at 9 pm GMT on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th March.”

“As light workers we will redress the balance, work with both Archangel Metatron and Michael Jackson’s energy and bring in healing, light and a portal for love.” 💕

“To get maximum benefit from the forthcoming work next week watch the previous three videos I have done on this subject so you understand why we are doing this.”

“This has the potential to be a huge opportunity to shift the barometer back from fear and into light.”

I will definitely be there!
You can see, just from reading this, that I have been noticing a definite alignment with Amanda’s work, and this is just some of what has been happening! Yet another thing came up in this video today, Amanda mentioned to listen my all-time favourite song: Return To Innocence by Enigma.

If you are a ‘Lightworker’ please do consider watching these two videos, if you cannot do so at the stated time it doesn’t matter as time is not linear, your Light can still shine as we unite to “bring in healing, light and a portal for love.”  There are some things Amanda suggests to do before then, so please watch the link above to find out more.

Getting back to this poem and the other story…
I live in the UK and as I have mentioned before I do not watch or listen to the news, I also filter my social media to only allow positivity (as much as I can). However, a little while before I wrote this poem, one news story kept coming to my attention…

Setting off in my car a chat show was talking about it: a nineteen year old girl wanted to come back to the UK to have her baby. She had gone to Syria recruited by Isis when only fifteen. She was not denouncing her past, but as a British Citizen wanted to come back for the safety of her child, as she had already had two children who had died in Syria.

Then later that day in my Facebook newsfeed someone had commented on a post about this, they were saying that they would be fearful of what could happen if she was allowed back to the UK.  I noticed there were hundreds of other comments, so I briefly scrolled and noticed they were so full of hate. I was shocked at the total lack of compassion for a young girl who was so obviously manipulated to do something so drastic at only fifteen.

And then the following day I was just helping my dad with his tablet, he opened it on Google and there at the top of the page was a picture of this young girl. I knew then that this was story was coming to my attention for a reason and I did wonder if I should write about it, but I decided no, because it is too full of negativity.

I had no intention of writing about this story when I began the poem, it was just how it flowed. Also, when I wrote the poem all I knew is what I have mentioned here and that she was refused permission to return. I intentionally did not research it. After finishing the poem I sent it to my wonderfully helpful friend Amira (BodyAndSoulNourishment) for advise on whether it needed more detail to make sense. Amira had not heard of the story and told me it was helpful to know more, which is why I am giving more details than just what is in the poem, and from Amira I also got the girls name: Shamima Begum.

The end of the poem also relates to things Amanda has talked about and things I too have noticed. With all the negativity, bias and even bare-faced lies in the media, it is so difficult to know who is telling the truth. And as more and more stories surface, over coming times, it is so important for us all to use our own inner-guidance to discern where we want to put our energy/attention… as always it really boils down to: Follow Your Heart!

part of 'Inner Discernment' poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

 

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Pull The Plug

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 5th December 2018


About This Poem

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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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Flowers Are Words That Even A Baby Can Understand

Title Quote: Arthur C. Coxe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 3rd December 2016


About This Poem

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

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

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

I Shall Not Altogether Die

Title Quote: Horace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


About This Poem

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

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

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

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

 

 

You Are The Light Of The World

Title Quote: A Course In Miracles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 24th July 2018


About This Poem

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

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

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The Best Way To Make Children Good

Title Quote: Oscar Wilde

We want our children to be good
Do as told, and as they should
We give rules and we instil
Our beliefs, their minds we fill
With all the ways that we know how
To live as best, in these times now

From the moment of their birth
And for all their days on Earth
Our one hope above the rest
Through all joys and times of test
Is that they will be happy every day
No matter what will come their way

We all wish them lives of love
Some wish alignment with above
We all want them to be healthy
Some wish them to be wealthy
But all these are not true worth
Without happiness and mirth

Making them happy seems the way
To please them each and every day
Giving all we can to their joy
Buying each a brand new toy
Not having much time to spend
On making a living we do depend

The cycle of life continues on
Before too long the child is gone
Now an adult the world will see
But your child they’ll always be
Still you long for joy and happiness
Their life to be full of purest bliss

However, you know life will impart
Many arrows deep into their heart
Each one’s shadow will hit you too
Because they are a part of you
You give your love and support
Wishing more you could have taught

If I knew then, what I know now
So different I’d be, I would allow
My Inner Guidance to show the way
To all I think, and do, and say
My children I know I guide
By my ‘Being,’ I cannot hide

Back then, I know I did my best
So I can lay my past to rest
Now time moves on, flashes by
I have more to give, I can but try
Showing other generations a way
My words of truth I yearn to display

We cannot make them be
Open your mind and you’ll see
Everything we are, they will take
And with that, they will make
Our attitude and feeling core
Will open their life-path door

Children are the greatest treasures
Our lives continuing measures
Of all we are and will achieve
Growing on from what we believe
How we live, what we are
What guides us, near and far
Our hopes, our loves, our goal
How much we follow our Soul

The greatest gift we can give
To our children is to live
Always guided by our Light
Our Inner Knowing shining bright
Giving it strength by positive thought
It is by example children are taught
Be their map for a life of joy
For every precious girl and boy

Trina Graves – 11th January 2018


About This Poem

I write poems using inspirational quotes for my website: Spiritual Quotes To Live By. After praying for guidance I write what flows, but sometimes once the poem is finished, I know I need to write another one using the same quote. This was one of those times.

The full quote from Oscar Wilde is: The Best Way To Make Children Good Is To Make Them Happy. I have cut it short for this poem just to differentiate between the two.

The first poem (to be added) focuses more on how children learn by example but also have their own inner guidance. I felt I needed to write more to include how wanting our children to be happy is something that continues throughout their, and our, lives. – Even my parents, still say all they want is for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to be happy. – I also wanted to write a more personal poem.

As we grow older and look back at our children’s childhoods it is so easy to see the mistakes we’ve made and to wish we could have done things differently, but to have inner peace we have to accept that we did the best with what we knew at that time.

I share some of my poems with others in my family, especially if I write a personal one for them, but most are not on the same wavelength, yet! Which is one of the reasons I write, someday they may see and know that they were my inspiration.

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My children (1986)

Let Them Follow Their Own Compass

Title Quote: Wayne Dyer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 5th December 2016


About This Poem

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

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

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

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My grandsons Joey & Tyler (2014)