To feel. What a gift! To let go. Another gift. Thank you! To live out my life, my struggles, my successes, my proud moments and my shameful ones, here, on The Avatar Course among these loving and compassionate people.
To witness how I trust myself, what I think about myself and how I feel about myself and how that limits me. Thank you for the ability to discreate any of these things. Last night someone was working with late into the night and it worked despite my pushing her away. Thank you!
Amy Flynn Speir- USA
It is so wonderful to experience so many big beings in little bodies on this International Avatar Course. The children are wonderful! I've been blown away watching the kid Avatar Masters working with kid Students in little bodies. I even observed one translating for another Master as they worked with their younger Sister.
I find it amazing how available you have made these materials for all consciousness whether big bodies, small bodies, all races, all religions, cultures, demographics and psychographics. I see watching the kids how simple it can be, how light, how relaxed and how uncomplicated.
And I continue to be amazed what grace there is in sitting in a corner, using the Masters tool to appreciate all, with baby eyes and feeling the room. Lots of love,
Lisa Perkins- Australia
My life has been a series of stories based upon the impressions in consciousness left behind by my experiences. My stories run to vast extremes, some wondrous and amazing, some awesome and shocking, many filled with pain and passion, beauty and power, pride and prejudice, both bitter and sweet to the very end. Essentially they are all stories of adventures and explorations.
There was a time I loved nothing but writing. But I abandoned that many years ago. I have now deliberately decided to re-create that love in this writing. So I am sharing this most recent history as a tribute to all those in humanity who may be now reading this. Those who may be struggling to find some sense of direction, clarity and freedom in an un-free world.
Prior to discovering Avatar I was looked upon as what you may define as a lost cause, a dropout of society, a dropout of humanity. Past beliefs and experiences had assured me that humanity was unkind, undeserving, repulsive and hence unworthy of enlightenment or even illumination. As such I separated myself from humanity by creating a world of self-imposed exile. And so it was, I became comfortably numb with my own discontent.
In an ironic twist of fate I ventured out recently to view a probable stirring of attention within the Orlando area. I decided to visit the annual Mind, Body and Spirit expo held in Maitland. Of course, I held the view that I would attend as a non-interfering spectator and that I would not actually interact with any humans or any of their belief systems.
Oddly enough, on walking towards the Expo I accidentally crossed paths with an Avatar Master who proceeded to walk me directly to the Avatar booth display inside the Expo. He spoke about compassion for humanity and he politely introduced a compassion exercise for me to read. Having already amassed an immense wealth of knowledge on all the various subjects and sciences of humanity, I expounded my view that I had no interest in humanity and that I had already deduced that humanity was worthless and unworthy. In yet another synchronicity, he gently smiled and pointed out that a DVD presentation by Harry Palmer, the founder of Avatar, was just about to start.
Disturbingly enough, I found this DVD presentation rang with great truths, masked behind simple stories that he told. To my surprise, I felt profound wisdom being imparted to the audience. Of course, being the perpetual analyst that I was, I quickly labeled him as being a renegade program running loose within the matrix of humanity, a controlling artificial entity created under the deceptive guise of world governments. I was sure that it would only be a matter of time before he would be targeted for deletion.
Taking the early exit route I had planned earlier, I accidentally bumped into another Avatar Master from New Zealand, who softly proceeded to explain the Avatar Path. Of course I resisted all his attempts to penetrate me. Being already an established wizard at these arts, I elucidated that I held no desire or interest in any belief systems and that all system beliefs were just controlling agents of entrapping entity systems, created for the sole purpose of engendering distraction.
In making a final dash for the exit doorway, the Master surprised me and politely brought to my attention that I had walked off with one of the Avatar books in my hand. I recognized this as an impossibility that had suddenly occurred. "How could I have not seen that?" I asked myself. How in the world could it have escaped my view? Two glitches had repeated in one event. Very amazing! Something in the matrix programming had been changed to blind my view. With my analysts hat on, I concluded that there was something here worthy of solving. Which further aroused my curiosity. And so I quickly purchased the Avatar Power-pack.
On my return the next morning, the same Avatar Master, pointed out that I could schedule an introductory session. "How about right now?" I asked. And so it happened. In yet another discovery, I realized a third programming glitch occurred following the introductory session. I uncovered a secret back room that existed behind me, where a transparent program or belief was at the helm of the controls and had been actually controlling everything that occurred in my life.
Needless to say, I decided to attend the Orlando International Avatar Course and had moved on to explore my own consciousness. The rest is now history. I am now rewriting my sad story and enjoying the very simplest things in life.
There is indeed a deliberate purpose why I have written my encounter story with Avatar impressing such precise details. It seems that life sometimes works in mysterious or roundabout ways, when you least expect it and when it is trying to get your attention! I am telling my story not to impress you, but to impress upon you, that even when you have lost all hope in life and lost all reasonable reasons to live, when you have lost all your most cherished beliefs in humanity or when you have even lost your mind, you can still rise above all of that and proceed to deliberately live, acquire and actually achieve greater levels beyond your belief. As long as you retain some semblance of that essential spark of feeling and belief. The belief that something or someone somewhere still exists that loves and cherishes you!
If there is only one thing that you can remember from this perhaps perplexing story then remember only this: "To thine own self be true". Resonate with this and you may very well discover the power, the glory and grandeur offered by Avatar.
We are really more than ever in gratitude and awe of your work and the mission, and of the field of grace we live in as your Qualified Masters.
Here is a sampling of some of the things people at the Science of Compassion Conference have said to us:
A person from Stanford University, formerly from a well known School for Personal Growth, "Oh, you are with the Avatar group. Everybody is saying what good work the Avatar's are doing."
Another from the University of Texas said "Oh my god, you are with Avatar. I have your Compassion Exercise poster hanging in my office. I love your work."
A Doctor attending the conferance, a translator for the Dali Lama, said " The scientists have to be really careful, because they have to be 'legitimate'. They could loose their funding. It is a really big step for them to get behind Compassion and it is also very exciting for them to start to have ways to prove the validation of it. That perspective in the world is important to the evolvement. People rely on science."
Also a local engineer attending the conference said "I am just a retired engineer, but I have always been curious about my world. I can feel that there is some wholeness that is trying to emerge and I think it is related to this work."
Everyone here is very grateful for the Compassion Project and for the cards you sent.
Sending you so much love,
Beth White, Beth Edwards, Cata Low, Summer Jones, Beth Nelson- USA
Thank you for helping me remove some of the negative labels I had given myself! On this Avatar Course I experienced the relationship between my beliefs and my reactions to others. Through the Source List and Releasing Fixed Attention exercises, I realized my negative reactions to others were actually produced by my resistance to the real negative beliefs I held about myself. What a great telief for myself and the other person! Thank you also for teaching me the value of teamwork and the ability to become a better version of me! It feels great. Thank you and much love,
Rachel Tooman- Australia
I thank you for creating the tools that have helped me transform my life! After doing many other courses and not being able to walk away with any sense of personal responsibility, Avatar seriously holds its own as more than just another course. It is a life changing course that I have witnessed any age can do.
When I first came across an Avatar Master at a spirituality expo I was taken by her presence, patience and ability to be comfortable with any responses I had. The first tool she taught me was the Compassion Exercise. After excepting her invitation to an Introduction to Avatar event, I found all the other Masters there literally in the present moment; No bell and whistles just them as their true selves. This was the point where I became really interested in what was going on. I went along with that feeling and have now finished ReSurfacing and Section II. I have yet to finish Section III. Furthermore I will see you at the Wizards Course this year! Thank you Harry.
Brian O'Hagan- Australia
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you again for all the work you've done to bring Avatar to the world.
I use the tools regularly and in the 10+ years since I first took Resurfacing and all the courses up though Wizards (and two wonderful internships!), my wife and I have rebuilt our marriage, launched two highly successful sons on the world, changed careers, started a new business and I've taken up ultra-marathoning! I'm attempting a 50 mile race on June 2!
You and Avra and many other great Trainers and Masters have my unending gratitude!
Thank you, again,
Warren Nelson- USA
It has been an amazing adventure here in at the Avatar Course in Columbus, Ohio!
With a team of 15, we passed out 1400 Compassion Cards to Doctors, Lawyers, Social Workers, Advocates, the Attorney General of Ohio, CPAs, the Chief Magistrate Judge, hotel workers, artists, and students. We also connected with the Ohio State Representative Tim Ryan's office in Washington DC. He recently wrote a book called "Mindful Nation" about using meditation to create a better nation. We sent him a letter, compassion cards and "What is Avatar?" brochures.
We also connected with two judges who are interested in possibly exploring using Avatar in their judicial training.
People were very moved by your Compassion Project and were very thankful and touched for the Compassion Card. Several had tears of gratitude when they did the exercise.
It feels like many seeds have been planted and are sprouting on their way to Wizards. Love,
Bill Lee and The Columbus Team- USA
Wholeness to me is being balanced spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically, intellectually, financially, and any other "ly" that makes me Me. "Hole-ness" (that state of feeling as though something is missing) creates an unbalanced state that literally cries for wholeness/completeness. Changing one's beliefs about the "holes" in one's life leads to wholeness. Thankfully, I decide what I believe. Thank you, Harry Palmer, and the entire EPC team for creating and holding space to realize this and for the tools to know how to operate my mind. I am forever grateful.
Ann MacGuyer Cox- USA
Thank you for these incredible Avatar tools! A few days ago I went for a 30 minute walk doing the exercise from ReSurfacing "Minding the Edges". I experienced true freedom for the first time. I realized and experienced being outside of a life time creation of fight or flight.
As I felt the freedom, I also felt how painfully limiting this identity was to everything. Cowering from all of life's offerings is like experiencing them through a narrow tube.
So much attention was tied up in this and I believe also supporting many other identities. That structure feels like it is collapsing. For the first time I feel like I am not afraid to be seen.
Thank you for the light you have shed onto a dark world. Along with our wonderful Sangha! Love to you and Avra,
Chuck LaChapelle- USA