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Avatar in Life

What an exciting place to be


I decided to contribute to the creation of an Enlightened Planetary Civilization. What else was I going to do? What else could be a more worth while goal. Increasing people's level of awareness and personal responsibility toward making the world a better place. What a great idea. Who thought of it? Harry Palmer. How did he know? He asked the guy in the mirror. How did he know? He was in exactly the right space, place and time to make it happen. We all have a bathroom mirror and we all have a guy or girl looking back at us reminding us of what we can become or tempting us to be someone who we would rather not be. That was me or it was until I stepped up and took on the challenge of becoming an Avatar Master. An incredible journey that only gets better with more realizations and insights into the way that human consciousness operates. What an exciting place to be.

Andrea Heal- USA

A vacation from my mind

Dear Harry,

I took a vacation from my mind yesterday! What a relief. Most fun I have had for a while. I celebrate with you and my gratitude expands for the gifts you have given us and our opportunity to return the gifts to you and pass them on to the world! Wishing you the best year ever!

Nadine Raffelson- USA

My constrictive reality bubble

Dear Harry,

I am so grateful for your gift to the planet. The tools and the sangha have changed my life and I am very grateful! To get out of my constrictive reality bubble has been my goal. Fear and doubt have ridden my back, keeping me down anytime I went out. I feel like I have moved beyond this and I am better able to stay there. Hugs and love from my heart,

Linda Dean- USA


The state of Exhaustion of Attention

Dear Harry and all who work for Star's Edge,

I'm a composer and orchestrator, and also a Avatar Master since 2005. I've challenged myself to live abroad, here in France and 'difficult' circumstances made me feel very exhausted. Including childbirth of my wife and linguistic problems. Above all, Musical composition needs a lot of attention, and composers easily fall in a situation so complicated. At some moments, it's uncontrollable.

Yesterday I opened the book 'ReSurfacing' and did some exercises. Wonderfully, they worked. I got important insights. If I name the experience passed, it was 'The state of Exhaustion of Attention'. And I solved it - just yesterday - by 2 exercises, 'Releasing Fixed Attention', and the method for situations when the attention is exhausted.

The 1st exercise was wonderful because it really worked for me, who was totally 'exhausted' by worries, continuous thinking, chaos. Artistic elaboration often go into the sphere unknown, composers project their identities into it. What happens? They have absolutely lost themselves in boundless universe without any fiducial point. Their egos dance, emotions exhausted. But with this exercise, it's favorably solved. Concentrate, relax, concentrate, relax.... deliberately, it's not kind of pushing to make something appear, or just let myself rest until some inspiration come into my brain, no, we can discover clear shapes, directions, answers, lightning inspiration by which the whole structure of work is shown. No other method is simpler than this, but it's the decisive technique for any artist.

For 2nd method, I don't know how to describe this. It's about organizing things, but related with drift of attention. Why is this  important for musician? It's because the technique of synthesizing the sub-structures, sub-techniques, or details, to a perceivable, perfect unity was regarded as just a matter of 'talent'. Now I think it's not just a talent. I found everything we deal with is related to drift of attention. I guess we are already progressing so far in developing human ability. Just with the simplest techniques. Thanks, with much love,
Raehyun Yoo, France

Living a healthy, active, deliberate lifestyle!

Dear Harry,

My Ex-wife found Avatar through her desire to be a better person. She relentlessly encouraged me to take part in this amazing process. I resisted. I also saw changes in her behaviour, she was more confident, more impulsive, brave and, I thought, annoying and deceptive (both labels I'd put on her.)

I was an angry person who believed that the universe had put me in a place and life where I had no opportunity to be anything like the person I wanted to be. Although I was angry, nobody knew, I'd hid it with so many layers of personalities, I didn't know who I was. (I'd forgotten mostly and thought I could never achieve anything.) Then all of a sudden I felt a truth in everything she was doing. I saw the smile on her face every night when she went to sleep.

I was inspired! So, I visited the Avatar Master my wife worked with. WOW! I think this was when I knew I was not the only person on the planet that thought like or felt like I did. I wanted to make my world, my planet, my life so much better than what it was.


Without these courses I would not be the person I am today! I am who I choose to be, not who I am told to be. I am now living a healthy, active, deliberate lifestyle doing the things that please me and still managing to have the material objects I've always been used to. I am doing courses in Personal Training (not bad for a 5 foot 11, formally 120kg, 34 year-old.) I weigh 90 kgs, run everyday and encourage people to be better, loving and inspiring.

I am happy.

My ex-wife and I are friends and in the future, with our love of our daughter and Avatar we will be great friends.
We are all the happiest weve ever been, our friends feel it, our relatives know it and I love it.

Troy Edwards- Australia

Happy Plateau

Dear Harry,

Tonight I was chatting with some of the other Masters about feeling like I was on a "Happy Plateau". Not high,not low- just happy to be me and everything okay. Then I realized that this morning I did some major work around my Mother and also completely resolved the tension between myself and my roommate! Most people wouldn't have accomplished that in a whole year. And I had thought I was just having an okay plateau day! This is amazing. What a gift.

I will never take this for granted. I align myself with Avatar and my heart with the mission of creating and EPC. Thank you for caring so much! Love,

Deborah Knight- USA

Boy am I a different person


Insights! Insights! Insights! Boy am I a different person from the one who finished the Avatar Course 3 years ago here in Santa Fe, New Mexico! Thank you and Avra for allowing me to review the course here.

Sharon Digby- USA

An opportunity for expansion


I just experienced being with "Myself" and that being okay. Knowing I can always go there for nourishment is wonderful as well. Seeing my time here on this planet as an incredible opportunity as spirit to deliberately create positive change, by being that as an example, I accept all that is as an opportunity for expansion. Thank you for helping me back to "feel"! Cheers!!

Lynsey- USA

The different perspectives

Dear Harry,

So I was eating Nachos at a restaurant across the street from my Avatar Course and I came to the conclusion that I was seeing a perfect example of Thoughtstorm from Section two of the course.

When I eat from the Nacho plate all by myself(look at an idea), my single viewpoint is pretty inefficient. Looking from just one side makes finding good "chip grabbing" opportunities (idea insights) difficult. When eaten (explored) in a group, the different perspectives of the platter (idea) are always providing great chip grabbing opportunities ( "Aha" moments). And furthermore, when I spin the plate around to different viewpoints I am Thoughtstorming about my Nachos!

Joseph Wanzor- USA

I've been doing it alone long enough!

Dear Harry,

Gee- I've been sooo competitive. I can feel how I've wanted to get ahead, be first, win and leave everyone else behind. I have been irreverent to my connections.  I'm beginning to feel how important and reverent each connection is.

It's amazing to look back on the definitions I have created around winning. I played basketball in high school and, even though it was a team sport, I had a goal to be the most valuable player and to break the scoring record. I was successful at both, which brought me lots of press and attention. I have felt a shift now as I have been coaching other people. The shift from attention on self, in pretense of being in service, to attention out on the consciousness I'm coaching and in reverence for the experience. I'm also experiencing a shift from not being a team player. I've been doing it alone long enough. I've created being an only child. My Mom always told me she didn't want other children, so I wouldn't have to share. I bought that belief and have used it for 50 years in this lifetime!

So...I'm not alone. I don't have to or want to do it alone. I want to connect- to be real and to help contribute. Thanks for the tools that support these realizations. Much love,

Pam Ciganik- USA


I can directly share with my children


My first Avatar experience was last September. I was 7 months pregnant and felt more beautiful, more confident and less heavy (!) than ever before. This April I came with my 4 month old baby girl to the Master Course. Every time my daughter came into the Avatar course room, she turned into a very peaceful, always happy to everybody, smiling girl! And I could develop my own growth in consciousness making new goals for now and in the future. Everything I learned I can directly share with my children, a present for them, as a guide to their future. Thank you for sharing Avatar with us!

Perla van Dyk- The Netherlands

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