Hmmm…what an interesting Avatar course this has been! The roller coaster seems to have been faster, longer, have deeper slopes and quicker turns than I’ve ever experienced before. Wheee!!
This morning is day eight of the course and I experienced for the third time this week my “desperate trip into desperation/discouragement swamp. It isn’t pretty there and seems quite terrifying. Finally I have returned to awareness of Source. The experience I want to share with you is that I realized, with the help of a good coach, that accepting something as “my fault” and “taking the blame” for something only takes you deeper into the swamp (the creation). But recognizing yourself as Source(creator) of the experience takes you out of it! Being Source is the way home! Thanks for the tools to find my way home! Love,
Ann Cox- USA
To you and Avra I want to share how I am amazed at the shift your materials have helped me create this week at the Avatar Course. I have gone from someone who uses their victim-hood to stay small and to make sure nobody gets a win, to a Source Being ready for anything!
I realize that doing the exercises until I feel "a bit better" is not doing the exercises and that you created them in a way that empowers us as Source Beings to take personal responsibility for our results and successes. I really learned this week that taking personal responsibility has not so much to do with what I do, as with how I am being and the internal creations I project out on the world.
I feel I have found myself again and I have remembered what I am here for. Much love and gratitude,
Margaret Williamson- United Kingdom
This Avatar Course really feels like the cockpit of some sort of starship or a broadcast station radiating love to the planet. It only gets better and better! Even this atrium in the hotel is so cool!
I am finally getting a little hint of where my attention has been and how important, basic but vital, Attention and Will Exercises are to develop altruism and help the planet awaken. As you have said it can so simple, yet so profound.
I love your posting on Facebbook. What a cool way to connect and share. Thanks for that too! From the center of an Enlightened Planetary Civilization I send you my love.
Carlos Roche- USA
I presented the Compassion Project Card to my local City Council meeting last night. Thank you for these amazing materials! In the three minutes we get for public comments I told them about the project and took them through the exercise.... I was able to connect with a few people and a local reporter will write about it in our city newspaper. I gave the Mayor and Council members compassion exercise cards, and the woman who spoke after me vouched for the importance of the card telling everyone to make sure they read it! (I had given her one a few days prior). She admitted to the council she was "choked up" after my presentation. I love this mission!
Also, it really helped me that right before the meeting I read Chapter 12, Getting Your Thinking Straight from your book "The Avatar Path. The Way We Came." I thank you as well for the other exercises I used to calm my nerves before the meeting. Muchisimas gracias!!!
Nori Sogomonian-Mejia- USA
I just want to say how I feel after doing the Creation Exercises in Section II of my Avatar Course. I feel calm, like I have never felt before and so ME! Thank you for waking me up to be me, just the way I am!
Dannielle Vope- Brazil
I had another chance to use the Compassion Exercise recently. In my garden there are many iguana's. They love papaya leaves. I had two trees close to a concrete wall and the iguana's could easily reach out for the leaves. They continued eating until the last of the leaves were gone. It hadn't rained in a while so I felt compassion for the iguana's.
When it started to rain I planted a new tree. I put a fence around it to keep the iguana's away. I even bought an expensive spray called "Iguana Rid". But probably the young papaya leaves were too good. The iguana's climbed the fence and didn't even notice the expensive spray.
I was very disappointed and found something to cover the top of the tree. The iguana found a way in and again ate all the leaves. I fixed the hole and hoped they would not find another way in. A few days later I saw an iguana going through a hole for the leaves. I felt my belief "Stay out of my territory or I will punish you" as absolutely true. My identity lowered on the scale and as the iguana walked away, I through a big brick at it. It hid under some grass and seemed to look at me begging for its life.
I felt very ashamed and went inside to work on the identity. The iguana walked away very slowly, but what I did to this creature stayed in my mind. I did the Compassion Exercise. I could feel lots of compassion and how this creature was just like me, trying to fulfill his/her needs in life.
Madzy Macolonie- Venezuela
Dear Harry, Avra and all the Masters and Wizards,
I have just reviewed the Avatar Course and I want everyone to know how much I appreciate your gentle, caring response to me during my Avatar path. I now have more of myself than I have ever had even after seeking a spiritual path for many years. This is the only program that is giving me the tools to understanding intentions and feelings and putting them together in such an understanding way.
I will always be grateful to you all for your courage to "keep on keeping on" creating these tools to give us peace and serenity. The path to freedom is sometimes long but your integrity is leading the way to a better and more compassionate world. I am honored to know you all. With love and appreciation,
Eugenia Cannon- USA
I am in the International Avatar Course in Orlando. I appreciate the exceptional organization of the course, including the Materials, the audio/video, the scheduling etc. You have got top notch people running the show and I am impressed!
I'm doing a Source List with my roommate and he is doing so well! And we are having fun with it. I've noticed that, this morning at least, doing the Exercise with my new perceptual skill I learned, is working some muscles in my brain. The objects, people, etc. are clearer and my attention is much more focused. I tend to be "all over the place" and rather helter-skelter. Just doing the exercises I've learned in ReSurfacing and Section II of the course is creating perspective I have never noticed before.
Thank you, Harry, also for you free online videos. They are awesome!! Thanks to all your associates in peace making; first peace with ourselves and then with the world. P.S My Masters (mentors) I am working with are great!
Clay Sylvestor- USA
I just did the labeling exercises from Section II of the Avatar Course. It felt like a vacuum cleaner for my consciousness! It is so good to see clearly what is going on in my mind and then be able to let it go. Thank you for writing all these materials and then getting them to us!
Rike Ehrhardt- Germany
I am at the International Avatar Course and quite expanded now. I just finished the Initiation beginning Section III. When I fully recognize and acknowledge the grace of this process, that is what is happening here, I may weep for my previous lack of full recognition.
When I am so expanded I lose sense of time, space, boundaries and all sort of things. Then I seek to redefine them and generally recreate them just as they were before. "This is how time works and this is how space works" or "This is how boundaries between people work" etc. The humorous thing about this is that I had thought these creations of time, space, etc. were the "real" ones even though I have been privileged to see the undefined space that exists prior to them! Here I am, being totally undefined, and then I "naturally" returned to the "normal" state that I am "used to". Backwards!
I assume I can also create things just as well to look in other ways! Wow! It's all custom! I just remembered what you said about how type two beliefs "appeal to the needs and insecurities of people". So do I return to this definition of time because it is time? Or do I do it because all my friends are? Ha! Ha! I guess it's just comforting like the pair of slippers my mother gave me to wear! I often think life is more like High School then we all want to admit! It's clearly full of High School fundamentals like peer pressure, popularity and fitting in. Ha!
You are so honest telling how everything works from such a fundamental level. Anthropologists should be told if they really want to know how culture is created, do Avatar! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Love,
Chris Burbridge- USA