POEMS: “Reflections” by Trina Graves

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“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

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To find out the story behind this beautiful poem please visit Trina’s site at:

https://spiritualquotestoliveby.wordpress.com/2018/10/11/reflections/#comment-773

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  1. Trina Graves says:

    Thank you for sharing Amira ❤

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    1. My pleasure dear Trina! I loved this poem!!! ❤

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  2. LindaP says:

    I loved this poem too! Isn’t it funny how we are attracted to the qualities in others that we like in ourselves, but sometimes what we don’t like in others is usually the the things that we find in ourselves as well ,but don’t always look deep enough to admit it! Only then can we truly grow!Love and blessings, Linda.

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    1. Great words of wisdom Linda! That is a profound truth, the faults we see in others can reflecting parts of ourselves that we may not even be aware of. It’s worth taking a look inside to get to “know” ourselves better. 🙂 Sending love and blessing back to you!!! <3….

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