and insights we are receiving from our students.
I was just sharing an experience with someone who said "Share this with Harry!" So here I am.
Serious Drill has become very valuable in my teaching of Piano. I have I have been a "serious" musician and have approached music and now teaching from a "serious" place.
So last fall I found myself having a first piano lesson with an 8 year old who was unruly and had a "no" or negative response to everything I introduced. The piano was too loud or the sounds hurt his ears and he said he couldn't (wouldn't?) use his hands Of course playing piano requires using your hands.
After 15 minutes of trying every trick in the book and feeling absolutely frustrated, I asked him to tell me about himself; why he was there etc. I began doing Serious Drill. I'd been too caught up in his resistance earlier!
He spoke clearly & with insight. He said his parents were making him take piano, he hated it and was never coming back. He expressed he knew ALL music and was more intelligent than almost everyone. I just serious drilled and he began to soften. I then played for him and he began telling me of visuals he had as I played. I was totally in feel and played nothing that was familiar to him. We ended up on a feeling of having shared ourselves with each other.
I forgot to mention he would yell and scream out if I played notes on the piano that "hurt" his ears. The lesson ended and I chalked it up to "this is a special needs kid and I may not be the teacher for him".
I talked to the Registrar at school I'm at and she told me he was an "Asbergers" type and was sorry she hadn't let me know ahead of time. It seemed pretty irresponsible at the time, but we agreed i would teach him a couple more lessons and then decide if he needed a musical therapist type etc.
I decided to call his mom in the AM and ask her more about her son and request her presence in the room. She called me first.
She was ecstatic! She said he had skipped all the way home and he was totally excited. I admitted to her the difficulty I had had with him and after she continued on with what a break through this had been, I asked her what she thought had shifted the lesson.
Her son told her that "I had Got him" and that I really "listened to him". I credit the Serious Drill. It didn't matter if he played piano he just needed to be heard!
Needless to say he has continued on with me and has continued to develop his skills. He recently started using both hands at the piano. He is also going to go beyond being home schooled this fall and his mom attributes his greater social skills to piano lessons.
So he'll be in a with other gifted children this summer. I've integrated him into an improvisational piano group which is challenging and changing his life. He is enormously creative and very musical.
Who would've know? He's becoming a kinder, gentler being on this planet.
Long story short without the Avatar tools he may have gotten lost in the cracks. Hi anger and frustration are transforming before my eyes. Thank you Harry for making this journey amazing!
Deb S.L. - USA
I am at a cross road in my life. Avatar has given me direction and new focus in my life. Using the tools I feel more confident and able to choose the right path for myself for the future.
I would love to say a big thank you to all the Avatar Masters who have so patiently helped me on the way. Avatar is one big, happy and caring family changing people’s way of viewing the world and each other.
It sure changed mine! Thank you!
Please let me thank you for your efforts to develop the Avatar tools. It is such a great gift! Maybe it is interesting to you to hear what happened after I used some of the tools.
As I I drove by car to the internship as an Avatar Master, I got a call from a client. He said “your company was not selected for this order, there are two other competitors with a better ranking” (I’m a MD of a small software company). You need to know this order has a volume of about a 1 MIO EURO (my company has an annual revenue of a million), so this was really a bummer not getting it after two years of intensive business development with support of many people in Germany and Pakistan.
Actually, I had some reactions and I was for some moments, completely out of my intuitive mode. Honestly, I felt frustrated and very discouraged, because not knowing what we really did wrong, what this Manager told me didn’t fit into the picture.
The next day, when there was the alignment meeting for the Masters, in the evening I got another call, from an existing customer. He told me frankly, he is so sorry, but his procurement department can’t give us the next order (volume 250 K EURO) because we quoted in a public bidding process a price, which is double compared to two other competitors. Then, I felt panic, essential basics seemed to break away and no sight of other orders in that volume,
I was totally discouraged. First, I had an impulse to push my desperation, my fear and pain, away. However I felt my resistance is blocking me and this will have a negative impact on my student when he learns the Avatar tools. So, I decided not to push it away, but to tell what happened to my Qualified Avatar Master. I told her honestly what happened and how desperate and blocked I felt. She discussed with a Trainer what to do best. They offered that I do immediately the on of the programs and the mini course “forgiveness option”. In the same evening I started and completed this with the support of a Qualified Master. It was great to see how the local Avatar team helped me, really, thank you!
During the Forgiveness option mini-course I found interesting results which released my fixed attention immediately. Then I saw an interesting pattern in my life, which I haven’t seen before. The thing was, I made mistakes, which created damages to other people. In those situations I wouldn’t say honestly “I did it”, but I just tried to block myself, not feeling the pain of my damage to others. I just had a feeling the best would be just to have it disappear. Simply said, I couldn’t say “I did it and I’m really sorry”.
Now, many years later, I can do it, and it has released so much attention that I really felt open and powerful to look for new clients, new solutions. That was really good and I was determined to find something which would help the company and all involved people (my company has a few project managers in Germany, and many employ offshore IT scientists and software developers in Lahore, Pakistan. We really need these orders to “feed” this people).
In the morning I did a discourage drill and created a primary “I will learn and do all what is required to create success to my company and the involved people”. What happened then?
A few hours later a lady from the procurement department from the company with the big order (1 MIO EURO) called me and told me, she is sorry what happened. She said “the person who throw us out of the bidding process was not in charge to do so, also the information he gave us is not correct, our offering is on position two from all bidders and actually they are very interested in us. She said their company grew so fast that we have sometimes such problems that our people make such mistakes, we need to handle that, we need to apologize...!”.
To make a long story short, she gave me all information, that we can adjust our quote and told me we have a real opportunity to win this order. Now, I’m in that process to align our order. I was really surprised and thankful, the honest discussion with the client and the opportunity. Now everything fits together, and we can still win the order.
Another day later, the manager of the other company with the smaller order called me. He said “the comparison of the different quotes revealed that our competitors didn’t quote correctly, they left out important things, which we have included. Procurement will ask me for a statement that our delivery is really complete, then we are again in the bidding process”.
Wow! Honestly, I never before experienced such things that a customer apologizes, and changes his mind, and now we have two customers,… Wow! I’m just thankful and happy to experience that.
I thought I need to tell you, Avatar works. Again, thank you! I will do my very best to contribute to the creation of an Enlightened Planetary Civilization.
Regards, see you on Wizards Course.
Bernhard Schimunek- Netherlands
I just have to share this win with you.
So upon hearing about an incident between my 11 year old niece and her step father I instantaneously decided that this was really the last straw. And by that I mean I was no longer going to support her being a victim. If ever I have made a decision as a Source Being Harry this was it.
And before I share the win, I need to add why I felt so empowered to really go for it. It was because at Wizards this year I took responsibility for what I created as a child. Mostly around my father and the experiences/ creations I created. I can't begin to express my joy at this integration. And also because I witnessed another student do the same. I feel very grateful towards her for her courage and a relentlessness that still wells me up when I think about it.
So when the moment presented itself, I expressed to her that it was time for her to start taking responsibility for what she experiences. She replied with "do you mean with what happened with my step-dad?". But my intention for her was/is so far beyond that that I said "no I mean everything that you experience". She felt me. And through some light conversations about her late father, what she'd prefer to experience and her attention, things just led me to demonstrating Restoring Attention Exercise. She got it. And we pretty much left things there.
So here is the win ( as if demonstrating a Resurfacing Exercise wasn't it lol). Olivia played netball later that afternoon. A few days later I found out from her mother that she played the best game she has ever played. I instantly tied this to me connecting with her that morning. But it was only just now that I spoke to her and she told me that she did the exercise right before she played netball. And further more she's been randomly using it and embracing it. I actually feel silly for feeling that this being who looks up to me, who placed their hope in me, would do anything but. I told her how and when I use this exercise. I gave a couple more examples as to when she could choose to use it. And again, we pretty much left it there.
Harry, I can't tell you how my relationship with her has changed. I feel like I am seeing her as a Source Being as opposed to "my niece". My reverence, patience and appreciation for her have increased dramatically. Not to mention the elation my mother is feeling right now, or the follow on affect for Olivia and the rest of my family.
I feel grateful to be able to support her (and my family) in this way. I sincerely appreciate you Harry for creating/ discovering the Avatar materials. Thank you so much. Thank you for all the stretches you have made, for all the work you have put in to support others and to light the path.
I appreciate you Harry.
George Sechos- Australia
I have learned so many things at this incredible International Avatar Course! Doing some personal work as an Advanced Intern I began to see that I didn't connect my actions and intentions with a result unless it was immediate or right in front of me. More of a cause and effect.
As I integrated/cleared this, I looked around as one of your DVD's was playing. I became aware that I was surrounded by 3 of my students, now interning as Masters, and the six Avatar students they had brought with them who were all family members or close relationships to each other in some way.
In that moment I realized that this was the manifestation of my primary and intention, which connected to other primaries and intentions, which connected to your primary and intention. I suddenly felt how it really works; how things manifest and create. I was awed and humbled and grateful!
My Primary to show up and help change the world is in and it feels just right. I am so happy to be right here doing this now! Thank you Harry!
Joanne Partington- USA