and insights we are receiving from our students.
Avatar Professional Course
Thinking about a better world a long time ago I thought "If everyone takes care for somebody else....everybody will be taken care of."
Avatar is for me a sort of coming home with this thought. Especially in this course when you mentioned it in your talk.
I feel the courage to live that way.
Tjipco van der Laan
To be here in Orlando at the Pro Course is a big gift. The present you gave us is unbelievable and expand everytime I do the Pro Course since I follow the Avatar path.
Already the first day I had so many big wins in freeing up attention and gaining skills to connect with people in such a loving way, that it felt for me as if I was here already doing this course for the whole week.
It felt complete.
It was a big celebration to work with the materials which make it so very, very easy to go through creations and handle them with care.
I am drinking in so many good things here and have so many realizations already. It is awesome.
With the Pro Course materials we can do so many things in the world in a compassionate and responsible way.
Thank you for the connection skills. We can do the work now and create together the E.P.C.
Love from David
Okay. Round 3 of me and Avatar Courses. I get on a roll with my commitment to the materials, attending courses and inspiring students and just when I am at a certain level of responsibility I disappear. I have disappeared twice from my Avatar path. The last time I had been honored with becoming a Jr. AI and was happy to have the responsibility and commitment. Then "poof." What was that about?
On this Professional Course I decided to attack this entity; this lack of presence. Using the exercise to Intensify Attention, I explored what started with "worrying about how I present myself." This issue/creation was totally overwhelming every aspect of my life. I absolutely have to "look great;" have everyone believe I'm happy and healthy and have other Avatars notice I am present.
I have moved up the levels of responsibility in relationships, at school, and in careers. Inevitably I get almost to the top and "poof" I disappear. When the realization of this repeated creation surfaced it made so much sense. Self sabotage! I realized that if I took "the next step" I would have to be accountable and present and would not be able to fool anyone. Well, I was just fooling myself.
Now I am ready to take the next step and all steps after that. Finally I feel that this presence, the real me (yahoo!) is going to stick around.
Early in the course one of the Wizards, a trusted guide, told me I needed to fall apart. Wow. Well, I did. I like what I found amongst the pieces.
Thanks for everything!
I arrived at Pro discouraged and shut down. I wouldn't let myself feel what this work, this mission and this Sangha means to me anymore.
I feel as though I've come more and more back to life as this week has gone by. I created the "rat" "I don't deserve to succeed" today and I know that this has changed my life.
I am so excited to reconnect with my life and pass along the joy, inspiration and compassion. I am so thankful and so proud to be a part of this. What a life!
Thank you, thank you, thank you.