and insights we are receiving from our students.
I just came home from the Integrity Course in Willingen. On the last day I made a primary to really connect with my extended family.
My plane was an hour late getting to Edinburgh and when I got off the plane I bumped into my ex husband which is the second time I have met him in 2 weeks after a gap of around 15 years. We just said hello because he was going off to meet someone.
Seconds later I heard a voice calling my name. When I turned round my former stepdaughter, who I haven't seen since she was 14 about 20 years ago, ran up to me and threw her arms around me and said "I am so happy to see you". It was a beautiful moment of reconnection.
I wasn't even thinking about that part of my family when I made the primary. I am very happy! Thank you for these wonderful tools!
Margaret Williamson- Scotland
When I first started Avatar in 2006, I was very backwards and inside out in the way I related to people. It amazes me that it is possible to restructure consciousness with the Avatar tools, but with a lot of work with the Avatar tools over time, I did just that (and still am). My presence and orientation with people has shifted in ways that are very palpable to me. I have grown tremendously with Avatar, and am thankful for the opportunity.
One quality that has come up recently is that instead of being filled with integrity issues, resistance and fear when I relate to authority figures, I can now identify with them with appreciation and compassion. It is very sweet to connect with understanding, appreciation and kindness for their skill and service.
I was working through the Forgiveness Mini-Course today, and I love the feel of the materials. It feels like you are speaking directly to me, and I am with you for every word and every idea. Just as it would be a mistake to read the materials without doing the exercises, it would also be an error to do the exercises without the reading. It carried me along into greater compassion and understanding. Your feel through the materials, the courses, and the ever present love of the network inspires me to rise into the greater purpose through Avatar. We come in as students tangled in patterns and unaware of ourselves; and for those who continue to on this path, we grow up into our broader purpose for being in this world at this time. Thank you for your leadership and extraordinary wisdom.
Tracy Robert- USA
I just returned home from the internship at the International Avatar Course. On that one, I was having a lot of discoveries about how I had abandoned parts of myself in my childhood, so even when I was creating primaries, there was a layer of pretending—that I had to hide who I was, and create the primary from a place other than my ordinary, day-to-day self.
As I was working on that, I began to call it a "toxic waste dump," down below the surface—of shame, that I had buried below a layer of concrete, so no one could ever know.
At the end, I was working on the reality that the world, is a reflection of me. I said, "oh my God!" Because where I live in Albuquerque, there is an Air Force base, and there is a scandal because they had let this very toxic jet fuel leak out under the ground for .. decades. It has been seeping towards the water table, and it felt like it was not being handled — too much denial. (—But now, it's coming out.)
— How's that for a reflection of the military, and also, having started during the Cold War!?
Recently, I moved closer to this place — though I felt source — I was moving close to it. Interesting. Moving towards it, but also feeling good, and knowing it will be handled.
So then I had the "oh my God, this toxic waste dump — this toxic spill is such a reflection."
So that's all very amazing and interesting. But here's the clincher.
I come home from the course—having freed up all this attention on all this old, buried, "toxic" stuff in my consciousness. And, I sit down to my coffee in the local coffee shop, and what's the headline, on the front page of the Albuquerque Journal?
"New study says there's more breathing room on jet fuel spill."
We're all just _pretending_ to be separate, aren't we?
Chris Burbridge- USA
I just completed my first Integrity course and it was so amazing. I finally feel gratitude and reverence which is so humbling. I have fully awakened and have no excuses any more, it's my turn to step up and be responsible. It feels so empowering and excitingly scary! Thank you so much for bringing Avatar into the world xx
Hinu Komene- Australia