and insights we are receiving from our students.
When I visited her in February, we had many opportunities to talk as we walked on the Palisades in Santa Monica. One evening the park was deserted because of the misty fog. We felt that we were in our own protected sanctuary. The street lights filtered through the palms and gave a private light to our conversation.
She confided that even with all the therapy she had had that she still couldn't let go of the anger and resentment she felt toward her step-mother. (My mother is eighty-three years old now.)
I listened to her and felt her. I asked if she would like to let all that go. Her tears were genuine.
I led her through the Compassion Exercise from ReSurfacing After awhile, we walked on together.
Today she thanked me. She told me that she hasn't experienced any of the old resentment since that night.
Thank you AVATAR for this gift.
Basically, I felt a great uplifting feeling during the ReSurfacing course that I shared with you and Lamar and the others present during this fantastic journey. I was prepared for a lecture format and a lot of writing and intellectualizing, much the same as I have experienced in other workshops.
I was so happy that my experience was totally the opposite. I went out into nature and began divesting myself of all the professional jargon and intellectualizing conversations (the self-talk I have been so used to in preparing for responding to the instructor). That didn't happen.
I began to re-discover myself through the trees, rocks, flowers, birds, squirrels, ants, clouds, smells, sounds, strangers, the universe. I felt like that little person that I knew back in my innocence during my early childhood. It was absolutely beautiful. I had feelings in my stomach, in my body (which felt many times lighter), in my head, in my eyes. I was rediscovering the beauty of life-my life that had been ignored for so long. The tears in my eyes and the lump in my throat were feelings of wonderment and satisfaction.
The greatest feeling was that I wanted more, more, more! And in fact I did do more. I did the full Avatar course and that was a whole different and wonderful experience on which I plan to build by going on for the master's course.
To those people who are considering ReSurfacing and the one-day course-I highly encourage you to do it-You will love it and what's more you will love yourself for having done it.
After the one-day course we started to do the Compassion Exercise together, and we verbalized our appreciation for each other. We did this every day. Within just a few days there were visible signs of love, caring, understanding, and there was a lot of hugging. It just turned our lives completely around.
I then signed up for The Avatar Course. My personal life then changed so much that everywhere I went people remarked how much better I looked. My wife and children kept commenting about how much I'd changed: from a man who had so many fears and so much anger to a compassionate man, appreciating everyone and everything.
Harry, you are the greatest, thank you. It is because of Avatar that I have changed. Through me my family has been touched, and we are all together now.
I have taken control of my life. I am now flowing, and I know the direction that I want to go. I have been able to get rid of so much garbage. I know now what it is to live deliberately, and I know that lots of exciting things will be taking place in my life and that of our little family.
My life's goal is to reach out to other human beings with love and compassion and spread Avatar and enlightenment after I have completed The Master Course.
I am happy to be me.
Through the exercises in the ReSurfacing workshop I gained practical tools for looking at any challenge I have, determining where it comes from and more importantly, how I can make the changes that I choose for myself.
I gained a perspective of myself as an unlimited being-through actually experiencing it. I was able to work through two of the most powerful challenges in my life right now. It has been a liberating and empowering experience.