Affirming The Classics

I Breathe The Breath Of God - Affirming The Classics by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Affirming The Classics is my series of poems I have based on old, well-known inspirational poems and hymns. I am re-writing them to be full of positivity and to make them into affirmations.

Although the originals are all wonderful poems, most tend to focus at least half of the poem on negative aspects. At the time they were written this was suitable, but, nowadays we are much more aware of the importance of focusing on the positive to bring about the changes we desire in our lives.

Many people use affirmations (positive statements, in present tense and using I, my or we) to create a change in their consistent thoughts and beliefs. The words ‘I Am’ are often used in my poems, because saying ‘I Am’ announces the presence of God within, and are therefore powerful words of creation for whatever completes the sentence.

I have an ‘Inspirational Poems‘ blog where I share all of my poems. There, with each these poems you can also read the original version and my ‘About This Poem’ part in which I write how each poem came to be written or my thoughts on the poem.

Affirming The Classics are listed
alphabetically on original poem title or first line

A Affirming The Classics

Amazing Grace – John Newton

Amazing Grace: Awakened Senses

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That tuned my aural energy
I once was lost, deafened by duality
But now I hear the harmony of Unity

Amazing Grace, how beautiful the sight
That cleared my optical energy
I once was lost, blinded by duality
But now I see the vision of Unity

Amazing Grace, how delicate the touch
That bathed by cellular energy
I once was lost, dis-eased by duality
But now healthy in the Well-Being of Unity

Amazing Grace, how delicious the taste
That imbued my appetizing energy
I once was lost, drip-fed by duality
But now I partake the menu of Unity

Amazing Grace, how fragrant the smell
That permeates my olfactory energy
I once was lost, clogged by duality
But now I inhale aromatic Unity

Amazing Grace, how Blissful the feeling
That flowed, uplifting my vibrational energy
I once was lost in Earth’s dense duality
But now my senses are Awakened in Unity

Trina Graves – 18th September 201

B Affirming The Classics

Breathe On Me Breath Of God – Edwin Hatch

I Breathe The Breath Of God

I breathe the Breath of God
I Am filled with life anew
I Am Unconditional Love
I do what God would do

I breathe the Breath of God
My Heart is open and pure
I am aligned with God
Now and forever more

I breathe the Breath of God
I Am a Spark of the Divine
This Earthly part of me
Glows as Gods Essence is mine

I breathe the Breath of God
Through all eternity
I know I shall never die
My Soul is God as me

Trina Graves – 8th February 2019

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D Affirming The Classics

Desiderata – Max Erhmann

Desiderata Fulfilled

Wherever I Am, I remain calm and tranquil.
I Am always at peace in the silence of my Heart.
I accept all people just as they are.
My Unconditional Love and Light flows in Oneness.

I speak my truth clearly with an open Heart
I listen attentively to all the people I meet…
We exchange our stories,

and always learn something from the experience.
My energy of Love and Light attracts only those

on the same vibrational Path.

I appreciate those I perceive as having more

of whatever focus I Am placing…
Their Light shines before me, as I also shine my Light for others.


I enjoy my achievements and my plans.
I know everything always works out for my Highest Good.
I follow my passions, so I Am guided to live in abundance, truth and joy..
Working alongside others who walk the same Path.
I thank and Bless all those who inspire, in all the diversities of life.


I Am a Divine Being of Love and Light
I see this in Everyone, and Everything, as Love is All-That-Is


I gracefully change through the moments, days and years.
I let go, and let God nurture me in strength of Spirit.
I Am of the Light, therefore darkness is an illusion.
We are all One, so loneliness is an illusion.
I am kind, gentle and Loving with myself, and all others.

I Am a child of the Divine Universe.
I Am as needed and precious as the trees on Earth,

and the Cosmos of stars.
The Universe continually unfolds

and expands for the Highest Good of The-All.

I Am at peace with my own connection and perception of God.
I Am contented knowing

others will always have their own perceptions.
I Am truly at peace in the Inner-Knowing

and stillness of my Divine Soul.

My powerful thoughts and beliefs create my world.
I Am living in a beautiful world of Love, Light, Wonder and Miracles.


I Am perpetually happy, because no matter what:
ALL IS WELL.

Trina Graves – 2nd February 2019

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F Affirming The Classics

Footprints In The Sand – Unknown

My Footprints In The Sand

One night I had a dream.
I dreamed I was walking along a beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand;
one belonging to me, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of my life flashed before me
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that sometimes along the Path of my life
there was only one set of footprints.

Then I realized that it was when I moved closer to the Lord
and our footsteps combined that I was happier.
These were the times in my life I felt an abundance of Love,
Gratitude and Peace.

The Lord said to me:
“You are my beloved, precious child of the Light.
I Am with you now, and forever,
but you always have freewill to follow your own Path.
My footprints are there beside you, to guide you, if you choose.
No matter what, I Will Always Love You Unconditionally.”

Trina Graves – 6th February 2019

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Footprints In The Sand – Unknown

Footprints Of Light

I walked with my friend Jesus beside the sea
Knowing that with me He would always be
I was on the damp, dense sand of the Earth
He on soft, light and golden, with me since birth

We turned to look at the footprints we’d made
But only one set could I see out there laid
Weaving in and out of the waves of the sea
At various depths were the footprints of me

I recalled and went to a time in my past
Heavy-hearted, my feet sinking fast
Into the sea of life I’d gone too deep
But near to me Jesus would always keep

Looking back at our footprints I now saw
Rays of Light I did not notice there before
Straight and True, His prints were of The Light
A way to Be, His Loving Path shined so bright

Then I noticed the more delicate steps of mine
Were as I moved closer, and I did combine
My own Path with the Light of His Way
On soft, golden sands with Him, I now stay

One more lesson His Footprints came to tell
Gratitude to Mother Earth, and to keep her well
He left no imprint, only Blessings of Light
My Inner Being knows this vision to be right

Trina Graves – 6th February 2019

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G Affirming The Classics

God Be In My Head – Book Of Hours

God Is In Me

God is in my head
And in my understanding.

God is in my eyes
And in my looking.

God is in my mouth
And in my speaking.

God is in my Heart
And in my thinking.

God is United with me
In Eternal Oneness.

Trina Graves – 11th February 2019

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H Affirming The Classics

Holy Spirit, Hear Us – W. H. Parker

Holy Spirit, In Me

Holy Spirit, in me
Infusing as I sing
Breathes into the music
United joy, I bring

Holy Spirit, joins me
Linking when I pray
Always there to teach me
Love, always the way

Holy Spirit, shines on
All I see, and read
Opening my Heart to
The compassion I need

Holy Spirit, lifts me
So that I now find
My way to be like Jesus
Gentle, pure and kind

Holy Spirit, guides me
With pure Divine Light
My true Path is clearer
Using my Source sight

Trina Graves- 16th October 2019

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Holy Spirit, Truth Divine – Samual Longfellow

Holy Spirit, All Divine

Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
Is within this Soul of mine
Words of God and purest Light
Are my Spirit and my sight

Holy Spirit, Love Divine
Glows within this Heart of mine
Shining out for all to see
God’s Higher Love flows through me

Holy Spirit, Power Divine
Fills, and is a strength of mine
I Am Powered by pure Light
All I need, to do things right

Holy Spirit, Light Divine
Leads and is The Way of mine
God is present everywhere
In His Light, my life I share

Holy Spirit, Peace Divine
Always is the core of mine
I Am serene and tranquil
Steadfast in God’s Peace, so still

Holy Spirit, Joy Divine
Constant is the aim of mine
Beauty surrounds, life is fun
Sings my Soul, we are all One

Trina Graves – 12th March 2019

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I Affirming The Classics

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise Walter Chalmers Smith

Immortal And Visible

Immortal and visible, God is all wise
In Light and accessible before my eyes
Most Blessed, most Glorious, in all of my days
I Am victorious as I follow His ways

Perpetual calmness and silence I find
Freewill acceptance, I’m given my own mind
I climb beautiful mountains high soaring above
And float on the clouds of His Goodness and Love

To all life God gives to both great and the small
In all life He lives, the true life of all
I blossom and flower as leaves on a tree
Eternal in Oneness, as God is in me

My Father of Glory, Purity and Light
The Angels adore You, Love shining so bright
All round me Your presence, I now clearly see
And Your Light is the Love around and in me

Immortal and visible, God is all wise
In Light and accessible before my eyes
Most Blessed, most Glorious, in all of my days
I Am victorious as I follow His ways

Trina Graves – 11th March 2019

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M Affirming The Classics

Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace – St. Francis of Assisi

I Am A Channel Of Your Peace

I Am a channel of Your Peace.
I bring Your Love.
I bring Your Pardon.
I bring true Faith in You.

I Am a channel of Your Peace.
I bring Hope.
I bring only Light.
I always bring Joy.

O Master, with You I seek..
To Console,
To Understand,
To Love with all my Soul.

I Am a channel of Your Peace.
I forgive and I am forgiven.
I give to all and I receive.
We are One in Eternal Life.

Trina Graves – 18th January 2018

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Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace – St. Francis of Assisi

I Am A Channel Of Your Love, Light & Peace

I Am a Channel of Your Peace.
I Am a Channel of Your Unconditional Love.
I Am a Channel of Your Forgiveness to All.
I Bring Constant and True Faith in You.

I Am a Channel of Your Light.
I Bring Confidence in Your Ever-Present Goodness.
My Light Shines United with Your Pure Radiance.
My Presence Uplifts with Our Combined Perpetual Joy.

I Acknowledge Oneness and Your Universal Laws.
As I Comfort Others, I Am Comforted.
When I Accept and Understand All people, it is Reflected back to Me.
Unconditional Love is My Source, My Essence: The All-That-Is.

I Am a Channel of Your Love, Light and Peace.
In Oneness, I Forgive and I Am Forgiven.
Whatever I Give in Life, I Always Receive.
There is no end: Only Oneness In Eternal Love.

Trina Graves – 28th January 2019

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O Affirming The Classics

Open My Eyes That I May See – Clara H. Scott & Frederick P. Morris

My Eyes Are Open

My eyes are open, I now see
The Light of truth You share with me
I have in my hands the wonderful key
My Heart is open, I Am set free
Silently now I commune with Thee
I Am ready my God, for all to see
My eyes are open, You are in me
Spirit Divine!

My ears are open, I now hear
Voices of truth, pure and clear
Divine Energy speaks in my ear
Messages of Love, my way to steer
Silently now I commune with Thee
I Am ready my God, for all to see
My eyes are open, You are in me
Spirit Divine!

I speak my truth, and I share
Peace and forgiveness everywhere
My Heart is open, I truly care
My Unconditional Love I lay bare
Silently now I commune with Thee
I Am ready my God, for all to see
My eyes are open, You are in me
Spirit Divine!

My mind is open when I read
Of Your Love, it plants a seed
Love and Light are all I need
To blossom, grow and succeed
Silently now I commune with Thee
I Am ready my God, for all to see
My eyes are open, You are in me
Spirit Divine!

Trina Graves – 8th February 2019

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T Affirming The Classics

The Lord’s My Shepherd – Scottish Psalter

The Lord’s My True Guide

The Lord’s my true Guide, All-That-Is
He respects my free-will
Now that I follow, in His way
In Loving Peace, I’m still

My Soul, it is aligned with Him
Rejoicing as I take
Steps on the Path of Pure Love
As footsteps of Light I make

As I walk towards my life’s end
I feel only the Bliss
For I am never alone, His Love
Is comfort, I never need miss

My life is abundantly Blessed
In truth, I have no foes
Every Soul is Heavenly sent
My Pure Compassion overflows

Goodness, Love and Light, all my life
Are always there for me
God is in me, for evermore
I live to express this, to Be

Trina Graves – 16th October 2019

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The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer: In Oneness

Great Spirit, God, The All-That-Is,
Known by many names, all One Source
Uniting Heaven and Earth in Oneness.

I give thanks for Your everlasting abundance,
And for Your gift of freewill to choose my own way.

I open my Heart to Your Omnipresence and guidance,
As I now choose Your path of:
Love, Light, Peace, Forgiveness and Joy.

I acknowledge my Soul is a spark of You.

I Am always in Your Kingdom.
I Am Your Love and Light,
United with Your Divine Power and Glory
In Eternal Oneness.
Amen

Trina Graves 28th March 2019

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The Lord’s Prayer

The I AM Prayer

All-That-Is, God, The I AM Energy,
Known by many names: All One Source…
Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent.
Physical and non-physical dimensions are United in Oneness.

I Am thankful for the abundance You eternally provide.
I Am thankful for Your gift of freewill to choose my own way.
I Am choosing to be open-Hearted to Your Presence and guidance.
I Am living the way of:
Love, Light, Peace, Compassion, Forgiveness and Joy.

I Am a particle of You, as we all are.
I Am in Your Kingdom, respectfully alongside many other forms of life.
I Am Your Love and Light.
I Am consistently radiating this to wherever it is needed.

I Am United in Your Power and Glory, in this life,
and throughout Eternity.
I Am Blessed and Divine.
I Bless and acknowledge the Divinity in all things.

I Am Joyous as each moment unfolds
to bring the Highest Good for the All,
In Eternal Oneness.
Amen

Trina Graves – 28th March 2019

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W Affirming The Classics

Walk In The Light: So Shalt Thou Know – Bernard Barton

I Walk In The Light

I walk in The Light, as I know
The fellowship of Love
God’s Spirit is a part of me
And flows from Light above

I walk in The Light, and I find
My Heart melding with His
I Am enshrined in the pure Light
In me, no darkness is

I walk in The Light, even death
I embrace, as I share
The Joy, the Love, the Light, the Truth
And Christ awaits me there

I walk in The Light, the Love way
My unknown Path glows bright
God exists in the Heart of me
And God Himself is Light

Trina Graves – 16th October 2019

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Based On Classic – (but not completely affirming)

O Little Town Of BethlehemPhillips Brooks

The Everlasting Light

O little Earth of duality
How still you show the lie
Some still deep in dreamless sleep
Awareness passes by
Yet in the dark streets there shines
The Everlasting Light
Waiting there so patiently
To meet when your time’s right

The Cosmos of stars, together
Knew of the Holy birth
To bring forth the Heavenly King
Heralding Peace on Earth
For Christ was born of Mary
And so below as above
While mortals sleep, Spirits keep
Present, with Unconditional Love

How silently, how silently
The wondrous gift is given
So God imparts to human Hearts
The Blessings of His Heaven
Freewill to choose acceptance
of the Divine within
Each chooses if, and when, to walk
The Christ-Way, to begin

O Holy Child of Divinity
Come to show the true way
Eternal Loving, Peace to bring
Be born in us today
We hear the Christmas Angels
And joyful, join to tell
You are in us, please meld with us
Our Lord Immanuel

Trina Graves – 5th December 2019

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