and insights we are receiving from our students.
Today we had a parent-teachers meetings day in the school. The teacher shared with us how wonderful it was that Talya (11 years old) guided her classmates through the compassion exercise last month. She said they really got into it, and suggested she would do it with them once a month, so they can practice and integrate it in their daily life.
Then she said we need to go see the headmaster.
We went to his office, a bit apprehensive, not knowing what this was about. He asked Talya if she knew why he had invited her. Finally he told her that she was an outstanding student, not because of her success in classes, but because of her kindness and good heart. He told her he wanted her to know they have noticed that, and they appreciated how she always helped everyone, without anyone needing to ask. He also commented on how she was not changing in her kind attitude, staying in that with everyone.
It reminded me of the personal primaries she created on her Avatar course, 3 years ago. One of them was "I help people, I am always there for them". Doing Avatar was the best thing for her, it brought out her gift and gave her wonderful tools to share it with others and not be changed by the discouragement in the world. I am for ever grateful for that and for the future she will create thanks to the tools!
Lots of love,
Miri S. - Tel Aviv, Israel
As part of the Earth Compassion Team Project in Israel/Palestine, 255 packages, 50 each, of Compassion Cards in Hebrew and Arabic were sent to mayors, heads of local and regional municipalities in Israel. 255 men and women from different religions and origins received the gift of the pack of 50 cards.
The packages were prepared by Avatar Masters, including our youngest Masters, who were very happy to assist! The delivery man that brought the boxes loved the card and wished us success, the lovely clerk at the post office, loved the card also and wished us success, as did anyone else who heard about the project.
Two of the mayors of big cities already wrote back to thank the project team and appreciate the gift. One of them wrote he is looking into using the cards in the education system in the municipality!
Good people in local communities want to live together in peace, and the Compassion Exercise, this project and Earths Compassion Team gave them a great push forward and a wonderful tool to spread compassion and tolerance! Yes, there is hope for the world!
Thank you so much Harry for sharing this gift with us, and the courage to go for it. I am so happy and forever grateful to have taken part in this project.
Miri S. - Israel
Last night I met a person I had given the Compassion Card to 18 months ago. It was so touching for me to learn he had been using the Compassion Exercise frequently on his Father who is an alcoholic. He said not only had the relationship improved as his heart opened up, but also because of the Compassion practice, he was able to see the good work and efforts of his Father. He said " The man showed up at work everyday to provide for his family even when he was feeling sick."
He said he then passed the Compassion Card to his Mother and he could feel her heart open up to his Dad too.
It is so awesome for me to understand the feeling that an Avatar Master's success is not only to be measured by how many new Avatars produced. Thank you for the Compassion Exercise Harry! Thank you for sharing these tools. Thank you for being so real. Love,
Elona Bicoku- Albania
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
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