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The Avatar Course
My life has been a series of stories based upon the impressions in consciousness left behind by my experiences. My stories run to vast extremes, some wondrous and amazing, some awesome and shocking, many filled with pain and passion, beauty and power, pride and prejudice, both bitter and sweet to the very end. Essentially they are all stories of adventures and explorations.
There was a time I loved nothing but writing. But I abandoned that many years ago. I have now deliberately decided to re-create that love in this writing. So I am sharing this most recent history as a tribute to all those in humanity who may be now reading this. Those who may be struggling to find some sense of direction, clarity and freedom in an un-free world.
Prior to discovering Avatar I was looked upon as what you may define as a lost cause, a dropout of society, a dropout of humanity. Past beliefs and experiences had assured me that humanity was unkind, undeserving, repulsive and hence unworthy of enlightenment or even illumination. As such I separated myself from humanity by creating a world of self-imposed exile. And so it was, I became comfortably numb with my own discontent.
In an ironic twist of fate I ventured out recently to view a probable stirring of attention within the Orlando area. I decided to visit the annual Mind, Body and Spirit expo held in Maitland. Of course, I held the view that I would attend as a non-interfering spectator and that I would not actually interact with any humans or any of their belief systems.
Oddly enough, on walking towards the Expo I accidentally crossed paths with an Avatar Master who proceeded to walk me directly to the Avatar booth display inside the Expo. He spoke about compassion for humanity and he politely introduced a compassion exercise for me to read. Having already amassed an immense wealth of knowledge on all the various subjects and sciences of humanity, I expounded my view that I had no interest in humanity and that I had already deduced that humanity was worthless and unworthy. In yet another synchronicity, he gently smiled and pointed out that a DVD presentation by Harry Palmer, the founder of Avatar, was just about to start.
Disturbingly enough, I found this DVD presentation rang with great truths, masked behind simple stories that he told. To my surprise, I felt profound wisdom being imparted to the audience. Of course, being the perpetual analyst that I was, I quickly labeled him as being a renegade program running loose within the matrix of humanity, a controlling artificial entity created under the deceptive guise of world governments. I was sure that it would only be a matter of time before he would be targeted for deletion.
Taking the early exit route I had planned earlier, I accidentally bumped into another Avatar Master from New Zealand, who softly proceeded to explain the Avatar Path. Of course I resisted all his attempts to penetrate me. Being already an established wizard at these arts, I elucidated that I held no desire or interest in any belief systems and that all system beliefs were just controlling agents of entrapping entity systems, created for the sole purpose of engendering distraction.
In making a final dash for the exit doorway, the Master surprised me and politely brought to my attention that I had walked off with one of the Avatar books in my hand. I recognized this as an impossibility that had suddenly occurred. "How could I have not seen that?" I asked myself. How in the world could it have escaped my view? Two glitches had repeated in one event. Very amazing! Something in the matrix programming had been changed to blind my view. With my analysts hat on, I concluded that there was something here worthy of solving. Which further aroused my curiosity. And so I quickly purchased the Avatar Power-pack.
On my return the next morning, the same Avatar Master, pointed out that I could schedule an introductory session. "How about right now?" I asked. And so it happened. In yet another discovery, I realized a third programming glitch occurred following the introductory session. I uncovered a secret back room that existed behind me, where a transparent program or belief was at the helm of the controls and had been actually controlling everything that occurred in my life.
Needless to say, I decided to attend the Orlando International Avatar Course and had moved on to explore my own consciousness. The rest is now history. I am now rewriting my sad story and enjoying the very simplest things in life.
There is indeed a deliberate purpose why I have written my encounter story with Avatar impressing such precise details. It seems that life sometimes works in mysterious or roundabout ways, when you least expect it and when it is trying to get your attention! I am telling my story not to impress you, but to impress upon you, that even when you have lost all hope in life and lost all reasonable reasons to live, when you have lost all your most cherished beliefs in humanity or when you have even lost your mind, you can still rise above all of that and proceed to deliberately live, acquire and actually achieve greater levels beyond your belief. As long as you retain some semblance of that essential spark of feeling and belief. The belief that something or someone somewhere still exists that loves and cherishes you!
If there is only one thing that you can remember from this perhaps perplexing story then remember only this: "To thine own self be true". Resonate with this and you may very well discover the power, the glory and grandeur offered by Avatar.
Thank you for helping me remove some of the negative labels I had given myself! On this Avatar Course I experienced the relationship between my beliefs and my reactions to others. Through the Source List and Releasing Fixed Attention exercises, I realized my negative reactions to others were actually produced by my resistance to the real negative beliefs I held about myself. What a great telief for myself and the other person! Thank you also for teaching me the value of teamwork and the ability to become a better version of me! It feels great. Thank you and much love,
Rachel Tooman- Australia
Wholeness to me is being balanced spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically, intellectually, financially, and any other "ly" that makes me Me. "Hole-ness" (that state of feeling as though something is missing) creates an unbalanced state that literally cries for wholeness/completeness. Changing one's beliefs about the "holes" in one's life leads to wholeness. Thankfully, I decide what I believe. Thank you, Harry Palmer, and the entire EPC team for creating and holding space to realize this and for the tools to know how to operate my mind. I am forever grateful.
Ann MacGuyer Cox- USA
A reluctant starter with a broken toe and crutches coughed and sputtered her (my) way through excessive attention on self to appreciating and empowering another, to soaking in and sucking up the training with the new materials. She made it through unvoiced secondaries to laughing her way through creating Primaries, to feeling the shield of invulnerability and popping out the other side of it. Feeling vulnerable and learning the grace and safety of that. Feeling the kindness of the Sangha and experiencing the non-judgment when seemingly unforgivable transgressions have been committed.
Letting go of the class dunce identity recreated for four and a half decades, to sharing the Compassion Project and awakening the spark in others. She found her life's purpose, leaving her crutches behind, she got excited about the power of the tools.
It has been quite an Avatar Course! Thank you to all the Masters and especially "ginormous" gratitude to Avra! Love.
Fiona Campbell- New Zealand
The Feeling and State of Residence in Impermanence ... Completeness. He is and I am the Creation itself.
No value is so more or less important and infinitely measurable when we feel that point of Original Creation - I Am - Is.
Hercules Jose Silva Dias- Brazil