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Fear not

I woke last night to go to the bathroom, nothing unusual there, but as I was getting back into bed I experienced a thought, or realization so encouraging and uplifting I wanted to share it with you.

I remembered a familiar quote, attributed to Jesus, that goes like this: "Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom."

What do these words really mean? I asked myself.

Here's the answer I received, as best I can frame it:  We are not who we think we are, you and I. We are not mere humans at the mercy of fear, or tyrants large or small, or passing events.

We are children of Heaven who have been gifted with the gift of immortality. What can compare with this gift? Yes, we feel and experience the pain and suffering of this world, that's part of the deal, part of the reason we are here. But no harm can come to the truth of you, the truth of me. Our spirit is forever untouched and unharmed by any of the ills or misfortunes that may come our way.

My love to you, and if you have any thoughts on the above, please share.

 

 

 

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Angela Artemis February 11, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Chris,
What a beautiful and uplifting post. Thank you.
It is just what I needed to be reminded of today.
Hoping you are well and sending fond regards,
Angela

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Christopher Foster February 11, 2018 at 6:19 pm

Thanks Angela. It’s always a real pleasure to hear from you. Doing well thanks. All the very best, and take care.

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Eric Dunn February 11, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Amen!

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Christopher Foster February 11, 2018 at 6:20 pm

Hi Eric. It’s good to be sharing the journey with you.

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Durwin Foster February 11, 2018 at 2:58 pm

A lovely reminder that at any moment, we can choose to let go of the small “s” self by attuning to the “Isness”, as Mooji would put it.

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Christopher Foster February 11, 2018 at 6:22 pm

Thank you Durwin. Proud of you, dear son.

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Russell Boreham February 11, 2018 at 3:39 pm

Thankyou Chris for this as I give thanks for this beautiful Queensland morning!
Gratitude!

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Christopher Foster February 11, 2018 at 6:24 pm

Thank you Russell. Wishing you all the very best, and please say Hi to Queensland for me.

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Lorne Kozak February 11, 2018 at 5:33 pm

I AM the Eternal Infinite
I stretch the scope of my wings across a symposium of space,

Connecting yesterday to tomorrow with an ocean of living breath.

I stealthily spill through the halls of time with the potent presence of immortality,

Entering and exiting all the myriad doors of history in the brilliant blink of an eye.

I am born and died and recycled from beginning to end,

Flashing through creation mysteriously in the middle of the moment.

I am the glorious giver of my own perfect presence,

That all forms may exist and experience the manifest magic of possibility.

I am the center of all that is, was and ever will be,

Circling the circumference of the cosmos,

Now and forever more.

I AM therefore I AM.

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Christopher Foster February 11, 2018 at 6:28 pm

Thank you so much for sharing, Lorne. Magnificent.

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Barbara Ferreiro February 11, 2018 at 10:55 pm

Hello
Thank you for reminding me that we are cocooned by the promises of God. Truly loved by him and sealed with his Holy Spirit.
Our fears are in our imagination, brought to us to immobilize us. We over come because Jesus gave us all authority to do so. We simply become blinded by the deception blanketed over our hearts. Thank you for bring out the truth. Blessings – Barbara

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Christopher Foster February 13, 2018 at 4:04 pm

Thank you for your strong, positive comments, Barbara. It’s good to hear from you. Blessings to you too.

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Heidi Hornlein February 12, 2018 at 6:07 am

Hi Christopher,
Durwin sent me your post and it awakened in me nice memories of our conversation with you both more than a year ago. It was very touching and you probably remember it. It is here, in case you want to watch it again: https://thewisdomfactory.net/christopher-and-durwin-foster/
I hope you are fine. The post inspires me to think that you are really well on your way to completed wisdom and love!

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Christopher Foster February 13, 2018 at 4:09 pm

Heidi, it’s so nice to hear from you. Thank you for your words and also the link to our conversation a while back, it was a special experience indeed. I really appreciate the work that the Wisdom Factory is doing. Blessings to you both.

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Sandra Oliverio February 12, 2018 at 4:11 pm

Christoopher,
I want you to know, this part of the 12th Chapter of Luke is a familiar place for me also. But, in this often frightfully dark world, that we are now experiencing on our journey, I do sometimes lose sight of this promise. In that Chapter of Luke, Jesus speaking in a parable as he often did, is looking to comfort the people to not worry what they might eat, or where they might live or be clothed. And, today with so much uncertainty, lack of morality and man’s inhumanity to man, it seems fear can come so quickly just by reading the news headline.
The other night my husband began to worry before bedtime, “What will we do if I lose these two accounts that I have?” That is a lack of faith, isn’t it? And I have been so sorrowful over the mental illness one of my daughters has been suffering from, thinking to myself, “What if her mind doesn’t heal?” Again, a lack of faith.

But, in this parable prior to the verse you quoted, Jesus tells the people that they need not fear these things, if we believe in Him. He says, “But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Luke 12:31 It seems to me that we so often fail to understand that we are not in control. That we need not worry, if we truly believe His promise.

Thank you for the reminder. God bless you and thank you for being on this journey with me.
Love and comfort my friend,
SandiO

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Christopher Foster February 13, 2018 at 4:36 pm

Dear Sandra,

First of all, thank you for sharing these very tender thoughts. The world can be a dark place, just as you say, and life can be hard, very hard. We do indeed live in a time of gathering intensity.

Some words of David in the 23rd psalm come to mind often: …Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou O Lord art with me.”

The wonder I have discovered, in the midst of the pain and fear that visits us all, is that the Presence of which David wrote is with us all, all the time. It never changes. It is always with us us, and in it is joy that leaps effortlessly over any doubt or fear.

Thank you for sharing about your husband and also your daughter, and thank you also for your love. I send my love and best wishes back to you and to them. Stay strong and take care Sandra. You have a loving and indomitable spirit.

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Evan Griffith February 12, 2018 at 8:11 pm

Christopher —

Ahhhh that was beautiful on two accounts:

1. The gift you have for imparting universal truth so effortlessly that it slides deep within

2. That you had this realization while getting up to pee in the middle of the night!

(I’m still waiting for my late night epiphany 🙂

Evan
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Christopher Foster February 13, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Evan, thank you. You are a true friend, filled not only with wisdom but also, if I may be so bold, a unique and slightly wicked sense of humor:-). My love to you and your loved ones as always.

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Roberta February 15, 2018 at 7:28 am

My situation has changed dramatically these past few weeks; I am so glad that I read your “Fear Not” email. I have been ruminating on it and feel uplifted by it.

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Christopher Foster February 16, 2018 at 3:48 pm

Thank you so much for your input, Roberta. Love and blessings to you.

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Cliffe Connor February 15, 2018 at 6:59 pm

Thank you, Chris
May we each offer these truths in the illuminating action of our daily living that the world comes to know them as their own.

Love,

Cliffe

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Christopher Foster February 16, 2018 at 3:49 pm

Amen. Thank you Cliffe, and God bless.

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Maureen Moeller February 17, 2018 at 12:11 am

I agree we are more than our sometimes painful journey on this earth. I believe Jesus was an enlightened man of his time. Certainly his words, as transcribed by men of that era, carry wisdom and a path to peace if one chooses to follow that path. Your words carry such deep faith and gratitude Christopher. I am so happy for you and your joyous epiphany, no matter when it happens. By the way, I truly enjoyed Lorne’s poetry. Love to you and JoAnne aa always.

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