A Birthday Revelation

Waking in the early hours
Of my birthday this year
No idea why I couldn’t sleep
Now I know, the reason so clear

I had recently re-visited
A visualization exercise
I’d began the summer of 99
Twenty years, my..  how time flies!

Usually on a beach I’d meet
My guide James and we’d talk
His wisdom often very profound
As in the sunshine we would walk

I hadn’t done this for a long time
No meeting place had seemed right
But, the re-visit a few days before
Brought back a memorable site

Dorchester Abbey, a childhood place
I loved, so I’d met James there
Getting back to the morning
My birthday joy I wanted to share

As I walked down the aisle
I saw James in the front pew
Then he leapt up, facing me
Arms outstretched, at once I knew

He was Jesus, and not James
Surprised! I wasn’t expecting this
Time stood still as it sank in
And our past visits I reminisced

I thought of how I’d wondered
Before of the similarity
A pure and gentle loving nature
Looking how I thought Jesus would be

But I’d always tell myself:
“Don’t jump to that conclusion
It’s just your wishful thinking
Creeping into this illusion”

As Jesus waited patiently
For my mind to take in it all
Not one word did He say
But His embracing smile I recall

Just as I accepted the truth
My human doubt gave me a kick
‘Delusions of grandeur’ my thought
So I left there, rather too quick!

The significance of the date
Was this a sign? Could it be?
His Lovingly Blissful Presence
At my birth, my mum did see

But I never ‘felt’ a thing
So I let this vision go
Forgetting it even happened
I put a block to that flow!

A week or two passed
Then began a constant process
Many synchronicities and signs
Miraculously tuned my awareness

Listening to a radio talk-show
Emailing messages to a friend
Thoughts came to me often
Bringing clarity, for me to mend

Through these I learned my blocks
Self-worth, fear of it all being real
And not feeling the Divine Bliss
Now, how from these could I heal?

I knew I had to visit Jesus
To find out some more
So to the Abbey I went
In my mind just as before

Jesus then explained to me
Why I’d blocked His identity
I just was not at all ready
My doubt would make me flee

So over the years we’d met
To establish a relationship
My friend, a brotherly companion
No ‘Deity’ worship taking a grip

Being worthy of His Presence
Now I could understand
Every Soul that ever exists
Is truly worthy to take His hand

My fear of it being real
I soon came to realize
I’d have to share this truth
Would other people criticize?

The last block to dissolve
Came from words of my own
My latest poem, just before Christmas
Wow! The seed was really sown!

Jesus: The Christ was the poem
All about His many names
And the reason for His Presence
So why could one not be James?

The significance of this poem
Was that I’d gone with the flow
No intention for the words
The relevance now clearly on show

And then I read the words
Added to my blog in December
Preparing to write the poem
I did something I didn’t remember

I always ask for guidance
Before each poem I write
But this was the first time I asked
For Jesus, to guide my words right

As I asked I felt overwhelming
Tears of pureness and love
I unthinkingly immediately blocked this
Still remaining connected to the above

So here, in my own words, my reason
For not feeling the immense emotion
On being in His Presence
I’d given myself the notion!

Everything happens for a reason
I have always believed to be true
All those years of preparation
Were meant to happen too

Trina Graves – 11th June 2019
Vision: 18th January 2019


About This Poem

When I posted my poem ‘Footprints Of Light’, in the ‘About This Poem’ section I had already written about the story of my ‘Birthday Revelation’ there are more details there than I have included in the poem, and at the end I also mentioned that I now believed I needed to write more poems on my experiences to share with others, so if you are interested in finding out more, please take a look there.

‘Jesus: The Christ’  as mentioned in the poem is all about His names and you can also read what I wrote before posting this on Christmas Day.

There is also a link page to my other ‘Vision Poems.’

quote from poem: A Birthday Revelation by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

The photo is an old one I took years ago of looking down the aisle of Dorchester Abbey. I got the picture of Jesus online (dressed in white as I saw) so I placed it where He was stood in my vision.

We Shall Not Die Alone

Title Quote: Blaise Pascal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 17th November 2016


About This Poem

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

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

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

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

We Shall Not Die Alone - sympathy poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

While We Are Sleeping Angels Have Conversations With Our Souls

Title Quote: Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trina Graves – 15th February 2016


About This Poem

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

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

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

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

I have dreamt of what I believe are passed lives.

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

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