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Accepting our abundant nature

I stepped out on the front porch first thing this morning to connect for a moment with the larger world of which I am part, and was overwhelmed by the grandeur of it all.

It’s one of those clear, sunny days that Colorado is so good at, and as I looked up at the blue vault above me I realized, not for the first time, that here was my own boundless nature being reflected back to me.

A jet liner was streaking across the sky like a slim white dagger and I reflected for a moment on another miracle: inside that sleek projectile were a hundred or two hundred or however many people each with their own dreams and their own part to play in the cosmic dance.

I saw vastness and I saw also the wonder of tiny things: the elegance of grass and fallen leaves; the proud blue spruce tree outside my study window that remains unperturbed by any of our human perplexities and is one of my best friends.

“Better late than never,” they say. I guess that’s me. Here I am, 82 years old, and only now, it seems, is the abundance of my own true nature – your true nature -- dawning on me.

We are not the creatures of poverty we sometimes imagine ourselves to be. We are Children of Light and we have been born rich.

All the wealth of the universe is ours: the wealth of love, the wealth of truth, the wealth of imagination and new ideas, the wealth of courage -- and, as I was discussing a few weeks ago, the wealth of inner peace.

All we have to do is to give expression to the wealth that is within us. All we have to do is to accept our abundant nature.

My love to you. As always, I’d love to share any thoughts you may have.

PS I have been working in recent weeks to finish a short non-fiction eBook about my experience with cancer during this past year. It will be a positive book, with a positive message about this much-feared illness. I hope to publish it early in the New Year. I’ll keep you in touch about this, if I may.

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Gloria Rubin November 29, 2014 at 12:12 pm

So true Chris…just look up! Mirrors do not reflect the true vision. The brightness we see even throught older eyes, is ours reflected back! But you Chris really know that evident by the brightness you share! Love and hugs always, gloria

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Christopher Foster November 29, 2014 at 5:44 pm

It’s always a joy to hear from you, Gloria. Thank you for your words. Blessings to you and it’s good to be on this journey with you.

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M.Vaillancourt November 29, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Dear Christopher,

Thank you for this food for thought. We are indeed in position to appreciate all that comes our way and to pour our love into every moment. It is creating a returning cycle that allows our consciousness to be in tune with the All that is of which we are a part. As David Karchere would put it we are living our reciprocity with life.

One with You,
Michel

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Christopher Foster November 29, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Great to hear from you Michel. Absolutely. When we appreciate all that comes our way and let love flow through us we can’t help but be in tune with the infinite from which we all come. My love to you Michel. Be well.

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Susan Short November 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Hi Chris,

What a beautiful gift your blog is at this time of gift-giving. I know these gifts that you speak of. Your reminder is a light shining in the chaos of these days – take that step and accept, live and express from that reservoir of abundance. Once we remember and recognize our true inheritance, we bring that to remembrance in others as we live with appreciation and generosity. This is the only path I know to joy and freedom. Good to be with you in this, Chris.

Love,
Susan

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Christopher Foster November 29, 2014 at 6:01 pm

We’ve been on this journey for quite a while, haven’t we, Susan. Thank you for your words. What a miracle that there is a way through the fog and chaos of this world as we remember our true nature — a way that leads, as you say, to joy and freedom. Love to you.

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Ken Harris November 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Dear Chris,

They say one should save the best wine for last. Your writing gets better and better with aging. The paradox of being in a flesh body we call Human is that when we gaze outward we are sometimes may be fortunate to come to the conclusion that what we are looking at in the Cosmos is simply a reflection of our own TRUE nature which is LIFE itself in myriad forms everywhere we look.

I recently had the experience some weeks ago after a brief period of meditation of becoming the “witnessing presence,” losing all identification with my human self identity! It was Blissful! I have a suspicion that when I drop these capacities of body, mind and emotions one enters this Witnessing Presence state of BEING!

We are all in for a treat if this is what happens to us in the so called Unified State once the illusion of separation ends!

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Christopher Foster November 29, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Hooray, hooray, hooray. Your words are beautiful, Ken. Thank you so much for sharing.

I like the idea that the best wine comes at the end of the feast. Kind of the opposite of what we have been led to believe, isn’t it. We’ll find out when that time comes. But I do believe we are in for a treat, just as you say, when we loose our moorings with mother earth. With you on the journey. God bless.

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Marisa November 29, 2014 at 4:27 pm

My dearest heart friend,
As you know, I am an educator. Each time I read your words I come away with an inner peace, understanding, and visions of change. Once again I find myself reflecting on the beauty of each moment, of each day, and of each being.

Some of the children have been with me over 6 years. The canvas we are all given, at birth, to make our spirits soar, our gratitude to surface, love to embed in each cell of our being, is ours to paint. Sometimes we have the perfect color, the perfect brush, and the inner peace to share our own essence. Sometimes we “hibernate” to refuel our heartfelt intentions, acceptance of reality, and our willingness to go forth again.

I have often shared your blogs with my older students.
Several weeks ago an older student told me when he was little he thought I was powered by batteries. Now he thinks I am powered by my love for children. I thanked him and we talked about being “rich” with love of everything is more important than being “rich” with dollars.

Every word of your blogs, and your books, have become part of my canvas. I have grown, I have found perfect brushes, I have heard the words of others, through their comments, and I have found many new colors of brilliance.
Thank you,
Marisa

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Christopher Foster November 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm

You are a true artist and a true teacher, Marisa. You paint with words as well as pictures. Thank you so much for your comments. They leap from the page and call forth deep love and appreciation in my heart. Your children are fortunate indeed to have you as their mentor.

I’m with you on your journey. Love to you and your students.

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Camilla GantnerDunn November 29, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Beautifully written … thought provoking … meditative space
thank you with love

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Christopher Foster November 30, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Thank you Camilla. Always a pleasure to hear from you. Have a wonderful holiday season.

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scott November 30, 2014 at 5:47 am

This sums up our inherent nature so wonderfully. I too was standing in my small garden this morning and just felt a very strong need to stand under the tree i have at the bottom of my garden. I looked up and could hear the birds singing their joy and watched small wispy clouds drifting along so peacefullu on the blue of the sky. There was just peace within and all around me. How joyful to be breathing and alive in the moment.
Peace and blessings to you.

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Christopher Foster November 30, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Scott, thank you for your beautiful comment. I was sharing the experience with you. What kind of tree are we talking about? Anyway, I do wish you all the very best. Peace and blessings to you too.

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Lucille November 30, 2014 at 10:16 am

Thank you, Chris, for your beautiful expression always revealed in “The Happy Seeker.” It’s always a joy to read what you express from your heart, sharing that with all of us. You speak so well of Spirit as being OUR dominant Spirit and expression. Our bodies are not our main focus though we are responsible for them and must take care of them in a spirit of Love.

Just recently I’ve had some major surgery done and to some degree it is a set-back from what I was able to do previously. Knowing this, I can be patient and let healing in my body continue; this, to me, is accepting the abundant provision of Nature. I seek to take a 15-20 min. walk outside when I’m moved to do so. It doesn’t matter if it’s sunny or cloudy or a bit chilly out, I enjoy the walk and thankful for the beauty of Nature surrounding me, as well as being so thankful that Life still moves these limbs to walk. Much Love and Blessings to you, Chris.

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Christopher Foster November 30, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Bless you Lucille. Your words are heart-warming indeed. Thank you for your support and encouragement. I’m sorry you needed to have surgery. “One step at a time,” my wife keeps telling me. She’s been drilling it into my head for the past 17 years. I’m glad to hear you are following this wise approach also.

I send blessings and love and wish you all the very best with your healing. Keep up the walking and remember, one step at a time, okay?

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Bonnie Palombo December 1, 2014 at 12:17 am

Beautifully put, as usual, Chris. So glad for your offerings.

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Christopher Foster December 1, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Thank you Bonnie. Good to hear from you. Blessings.

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Bill Perkins December 1, 2014 at 8:36 am

Thank you for writing such uplifting words. Right now I’m sitting in the waiting room of the cath lab of an Austin hospital waiting for the results from my wife’s angiogram.

I needed the positive words.

God bless.

Be healthy.

Bill Perkins
Austin, Texas

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Christopher Foster December 1, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Bill, thank you for sharing. I send love and best wishes to you and your wife. Please don’t hesitate to write if you feel so inclined. Blessings to you both. JoAnn sends love too.

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Susan December 1, 2014 at 9:07 am

Blessings Chris; I look forward to receiving your happy seeker newsletters; I’m also looking forward to viewing your new publication.
Susan Shimodaira

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Christopher Foster December 1, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Lovely to hear from you Susan. Blessings to you too. I hope you enjoy the articles and thank you for your interest in my upcoming ebook.

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Lisa Diaz December 2, 2014 at 11:29 pm

Thank you for your wonderful posts. Your words remind me of all the reasons to be happy and loving.

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Christopher Foster December 3, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Lisa, thank you for your kind words. It’s a pleasure to re-connect, I hope all is going well and wish you a very happy Christmas season.

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Wendy December 11, 2014 at 6:31 am

What an absolute joy to come across you and your beautiful writings Christopher! Thank you for sharing your thoughts, your heart and your wisdom. I find you to be inspiring and encouraging and I look forward to reading your uplifting thoughts regularly.
With love and thanks,
Wendy, from Victoria, Australia 🙂
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Christopher Foster December 29, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Wendy, thank you so much for your kind and most welcome words. I apologize I didn’t answer sooner. I’m afraid that your comment somehow got lost in the confusion and turmoil of the season. Blessings and have a wonderful New year.

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chu bo December 29, 2014 at 2:38 am

Dear Chris
That’s right! The world is around us in every single minute. But we have many ways to receive and perceive the world around us. We can find peace in noisy places. We can find the good in everything. We can not control everything around us. The one sure thing is that we can master our emotions. We just need to choose carefully the thoughts that will bring us joy, peace and happiness. Then life would be easy!
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Christopher Foster December 29, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Thanks so much for your comment, chu bo, it’s a real pleasure to hear from you. I love your encouraging message. Indeed we can find peace in the midst of turmoil, we can face our emotions — and we can see where our thoughts are going and emphasize what is beautiful and true.
I send you blessings and love and best wishes for a very Happy New Year.

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lukovski z. March 23, 2015 at 9:17 am

Wow…was that a short and yet such a powerful message! Our nature is abundant indeed, and your life work is indeed a prove to it! I wish your “82” years to receive then number “1” before them! Keep up the amazing work!
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Christopher Foster March 27, 2015 at 11:04 am

Thank you for your kind words. I wish you every success and happiness.

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