Amazing things happen when opportunity knocks

Free download of my book available now

 

First, I want to let you know that a free download of my book, The Raven Who Spoke with God, is available right now and this special offer will continue on April 6, 7 and 8. The regular price of this book is $7.99, but you can get it for free by clicking the link at the end of this post.

The link will take you to my book page at Amazon where the $7.99 price is crossed out and new price of $0.00 is shown. This price includes free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet. Just click on the buy link, with options to deliver the book to Kindle or other device, or download it to your PC with free Kindle reading app.

Some lessons I have learned in the past few weeks

Second, I’d like to share with you some of the amazing things that have happened and the lessons I’ve learned in the past few weeks. I thought my raven book was “dead and forgotten.” It was only because of a neighbor’s love for the book and her skill with Kindle that synchronicity clicked in and I was given the opportunity to say “yes” to a new opportunity in my life.

1. Wisdom is not afraid of fear

I have come to realize more clearly than ever before, since starting my Kindle adventure recently, that we are never alone when we confront the unknown. Wisdom is always with us. It is our ally, and we can trust our inner wisdom absolutely.

For example, fear has arisen in me at numerous steps along the way. At first it was a vague, underlying fear of the unknown. Then it got more specific. “Will I be able to make this process work?” “Will I be able to understand what needs to be done?” “Will I find the support I need?” “Will anyone like my book?” And so on.

But faced with this anxiety – perhaps natural enough when we take a step into the unknown – I have learned a wonderful, wonderful lesson. As I say, I’ve come to realize more strongly than ever before that wisdom is always with us, and it is not afraid of fear.

2. Feelings are simply energy on the move

I’ve realized too how when we feel something – “comfortable” or “uncomfortable”– what we feel is simply energy on the move. It is life flowing through us in all its wildness and beauty and terror. It comes and goes. But our timeless, pure presence does not change.

3. Wisdom helps me know when it is time to act or not act

As I have moved through my Kindle adventure there have been times when there was so much to do I thought I would surely drown. But wisdom has helped me see that no matter how busy things may seem to be, there is actually only one thing I really need to do in any moment no matter what is going on. And that is to listen to the wisdom and stillness of my own heart.

I’ve learned that the wisdom within me knows precisely what needs to be done in the moment, and what doesn’t need to be done. And I’ve learned that if I trust this silent voice everything works out fine – just as I suffer any time I ignore it.

4. I have learned once again to be patient and persistent

So many wise men and women have spoken of patience and persistence through the ages. And there is a reason for this. Patience is our true nature. Persistence is our true nature. And as we are true to our true nature, we know fulfillment.

It will be wonderful, fabulous to be honest, if my animal fable about the unconquerable spirit does well in its new incarnation as a Kindle book. But in that calm place where wisdom dwells I know that as long as I give my best – and keep on giving my best – I can’t help but be fulfilled. What more can any of us do but give our best?

5. We are fulfilled when we give our best

Does it seem to you sometimes as if fulfillment is elusive, and your dream is yet far off? It seems that way to me sometimes. And yet as I work my way through this new adventure I realize more and more clearly that fulfillment is not in the future. It never has been, and it never will be. When we give our best in the moment, and are patient, persistent, and trust life, and trust our friends, we are fulfilled right now no matter what our age.

Click below for free download

Please click this link for download: 

                 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007OLLQYM

I wrote this book in longhand on yellow legal pads in a coffee shop in Denver soon after moving to the US from British Columbia to marry my wife JoAnn. Please let your friends know about this free download, won’t you?

I hope so much that the book will remind you of the beauty of life and of your own indomitable spirit. And I hope that as you follow the adventures of my brave young raven you may see your own challenges and dreams portrayed – and your own triumph as you give the gift that is yours to give.

Again, please share this post and help me spread the word about the free download.

Picture credit: Moyan_Brenn

 

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Sandra / Always Well Within April 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Christopher,

Congratulations! I’m so happy for you and for all you will be able to read this wisdom fable. These lessons are wonderful reminders to constantly practice reconnecting with our true self in every moment.

I was especially interested in what you said about the “vague, underlying fear” as often this is what gets me. When it’s not so obvious, but is still bubbling there and impact one’s energy and clear seeing. Great reminder that it’s all energy moving through and that everything is truly perfect right here now in this moment.
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Christopher Foster April 7, 2012 at 9:37 am

Sandra, thank you for your words, and your friendship. What a rare gift friendship is. It should be treasured because it is priceless. I’m thankful with you that everything really is okay right now, in this moment, no matter what is going on, and that within each one of us is a source of wisdom and peace that is timeless and cannot be touched by anything. Bless you Sandra. Be well.

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Denise April 5, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I just have to thank you for your wonderful blogs, I enjoy them each time and get inspired by them each time!
I am also excited that you have offered the Raven book in this way as I had my own copy which I lent out and never had returned, and just loooooooooove it and had missed it, so am happy to have another copy this way, am very grateful to you.
I would also love to get hold of another copy of your wonderful book about the Redwood tree and the whale, the title slips my mind, but that one also was never returned to me, which doesnt surprise me as they are such wonderful books, who would want to part with them !!
Anyway just know that I have been inspired by all your books over the years and now you continue to be an inspiration with your words……… Bless you

Denise

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Christopher Foster April 7, 2012 at 9:19 am

Thanks so much for your comment Denise. It was kind of you to take the time to write and I’m thankful to you for your kind words. The book you mention about the redwood and the whale was entitled “Winds Across the Sky,” and I got the idea for the title from a wonderful quote from the Native American Indian tradition. It went like this:

“Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the time I am being carried on great winds across the sky.” So much truth and beauty in these words. I have come back to them many times. Love and greetings to you.

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Manal April 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

Christopher,

Just wanted to stop by and thank you for your always inspiring message and journey. You are truly a gift.

All the best with your kindle adventure. May success always be your companion.

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Galen Pearl April 7, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I have heard such excellent things about your new book. Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it.
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James April 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Thank you very much!

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tinafreysd April 9, 2012 at 8:08 am

To learn to start taking advantage of opportunities, change your thinking and see obstacles and problems for what they really are – opportunities…
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Laura May 11, 2012 at 8:23 am

The book you mention about the redwood and the whale was entitled “Winds Across the Sky,”
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