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Don’t fall for fear’s little trick

Just because you feel a ripple of fear move through you in the face of this circumstance or that doesn’t mean you are somehow unworthy. It doesn’t mean you are a coward. It doesn’t mean you have to chastise yourself.

This is one of fear’s favorite little tricks. He (if it is a he) enters your house of being—which is not in the least bit difficult, since fear hangs like a vile smog over every inhabitant of this planet – and then turns around with a smug smile and says to us: “Ah ha. Gotcha. You felt fear just now, didn’t you. Come on, admit it. How long have I been telling you you’re not worth anything?”

The good news is this. We are angels in human form, you and I. We are spiritual beings who clothed ourselves in a physical body to achieve certain purposes in the earth, to give our own unique gift in this unique corner of the cosmos.

Your essence, your eternal self knows nothing of fear.  The truth of you is love, ageless, inviolate, untouchable, shining like the sun each and every moment.

Don’t let fear succeed with its clever little sleight of hand.

Take a moment to get still. And then, in stillness, which is your natural environment, listen with your inner ear to the beautiful presence of eternal love emanating in and through you--your own true nature, just waiting to be expressed. It is the answer to all our woes and it is untouched by fear now and forever.

I wish you well and as always, would love to hear any thoughts you may have on the above.

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Barbara May 29, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Well, this was timely. My sleep apnea has been giving me a good fight. Forever faithful in using the equipment, but right now…well, it is fighting back. Fear has set in. OK, after reading this post I see I need to let go of that fear. Let it know it does not have me in its grasp. I am in control!
Thank you, Christopher!
Barbara

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Christopher Foster May 30, 2015 at 9:10 am

Hi Barbara, many thanks for your comment. I do wish you well in your situation. The biggest lesson I have learned about fear is don’t try to ignore it, but be willing to face it and feel it. It’s not comfortable “feeling” fear, our natural inclination is to try to stuff it under the rug. But once you bring it into the open and face it you open a pathway of re-connection with love. And love really does cast out all fear, just as the scripture says. Blessings.

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Sima May 30, 2015 at 12:01 am

Thanks dear Christopher for addressing the demon ‘fear’!
I am in grip of this demon for quite some time now. And I am strong enough to fight it anf carry on with my life..but I must confess that it has squeezed the happiness out of my life.
I have fear of ageing, getting wrinkles, becoming weak, of illnesses and most of all of death! The untimely/sudden deaths of a couple of relatives have played havoc with my mental equilibrium and now after numerous panic attacks and severe anxiety, I am now a depressed person most of the time.
Your article on ‘Fear’ is very helpful because it has filled me with a new courage to fight it out and and live in the natural environment of stillness. YOUR THOUGHT ON OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND ETERNAL LOVE IS SO BEAUTIFUL.
You are an enlightened Soul, Christopher.
Warm regards and best wishes,
Sima

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Christopher Foster May 30, 2015 at 9:22 am

Thank you for sharing, Sima. I’m with you in your journey. The fear of death is very strong in our culture and yet it’s actually a strange thing because death is not the terrible thing we think it is. It’s not an end, it’s a beginning, a return to the boundless freedom of our heavenly reality. You might like to take a look at a book by Eben Alexander MD entitled The Map of Heaven, I think he does a great job of reminding us of our immortal nature. I appreciate your comment on stillness: we’ve become so disconnected from stillness in our society yet in it, I have found, is the answer to all our fears and troubles. My love to you Sima, stay strong.

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Valerie Baker May 30, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Thank you for this thoughtful article, Chris. It seems most everyone is dealing with elevated levels of fear right now – I know I certainly am, and can relate to Sima’s comments above.

How good to be reminded that fear is a hoax and that in remembering our true calling, we find the strength and confidence to move beyond it.

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Christopher Foster June 6, 2015 at 9:34 am

It’s good to hear from you Valerie. You put it beautifully, it’s as we remember our true calling, which is love, that we find the strength and confidence we need to face fear.

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Linda Long June 1, 2015 at 6:27 am

Thank You for a lovely beginning to my day. You’re piece was pure peace.

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Christopher Foster June 6, 2015 at 9:35 am

Thank you Linda. Your words much appreciated. Blessings.

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Wow what an inspiration

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Christopher Foster June 6, 2015 at 9:35 am

Thank you friend. All the very best.

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Christopher Foster June 6, 2015 at 9:36 am

Thanks for your comment Sabikun. I wish you all the very best.

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Maureen June 3, 2015 at 11:06 am

Eloquent and impactful words Christopher. Somehow it made me think of the innocent Jews brutally imprisoned during WWII. Before becoming a counselor, I taught The Diary of Anne Frank several years to junior high students. One cannot teach such literature without serious history lessons on WWII. The many stories of survivors of the concentration camps left a deep impact on myself and many students.

How does a human survive such inhumane treatment; not for days but years? I wish I knew then what I know now, that their survival and endurance was attributed to their indomitable inner spirit…they could not touch the true essence of who they were. This truth does not minimize the horrific circumstances, but it helps me understand the depth of our ability to rise above fear, even in the face of annihilation.

I don’t know why there is insanity and brutality in our world, it is sadly a reality. But we can remember who we are every day; as you say Christopher, Angels in physical bodies. Inner peace is our best defense:-) Much love to you and JoAnn.

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Christopher Foster June 6, 2015 at 9:55 am

Maureen, thank you so much for your eloquent and powerful comment. It is remarkable how sometimes difficult or indeed horrific circumstances can draw forth that indomitable spirit that is the true identity of each of us. But as you indicate, any moment, even the most simple moment, is an opportunity to remember the courage and peace that dwells eternally in our heart. Much love to you too Maureen, it’s good to be on this journey with you.

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