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issue ten

What do you want to believe? At first this question may seem like an invitation to abandon reality for delusion, but asked at the right time, it is not. In fact, it can be an invitation to abandon the delusion of being trapped in a reality that you feel you can do nothing about.

Shaping Your Own Reality

by Harry Palmer

picture of Harry PalmerReality comes in at least three flavors. First there is the physical reality of things as they are. Not much you can say about that other than it is what it is. Second there is the perception and interpretation of this it-is-what-it-is reality. This is where variable realities begin to form (it-is-what-you-believe). Some people think snakes are beautiful; some people think snakes are ugly. Reality is not the same from every viewpoint. Perception affects reality. The third reality is your mind. For most people, this is life. It is how you feel about things, where you make decisions, and who you honestly are when no one is looking.

It would be nice if everyone could become aware that what they believe has a direct consequence on their lives. In the realm of mind, believing makes it so. Unfortunately, most people are bombarded from an early age by what they should believe. The result is that what they sometimes say they believe, or even say they want to believe, is far different from what they honestly believe. If you expect your mind to operate according to what you have been told to believe, or according to what you want to believe, you are likely to be disappointed. Mind is shaped by your beliefs; it is not shaped by the "should" or "like" beliefs, but by the "I honestly believe" beliefs.

picture of trainer and student On the Avatar Course you experientially discover that the beliefs you truly hold, the ones you decided to honestly believe, without doubt, will cause you to create or attract experiences that will verify them. This may be good news, or not so good news. To the degree that you fail to manage your beliefs, mind-determined reality will remain beyond your control.

The beliefs you have accepted from others, although they may reflect reality, will not shape it. If your only aspiration is to live as another has lived, then believing what you think they believed will probably create the pretense you are seeking. Yes, pretense! Because fundamentally, you are not them! You will never be them, and you may even be mistaken about what they believe. You are you!

When you allow, accept, and settle effortlessly into you, you will discover the beliefs that were shaping your reality. And with a little practice and instruction you can learn how to change your "I honestly believe" beliefs and shape your life.

You do experience what you honestly believe. If you don't honestly believe that you experience what you believe, then you won't, which still means the first statement is true.

picture of happy Avatar students You may honestly believe that what you experience will surprise you, which then it usually does. You may honestly believe the experience will enlighten you, which then it probably will. You may honestly believe you will have to look long and hard to find the experience... You may honestly believe you will never find the experience... You may honestly believe there is no experience to find... You may honestly believe there is nothing you can do about it, even if you find the experience... You may honestly believe the experience you find is not the experience you believed you would find... You may honestly believe anything you please, and when you learn how to honestly believe it without doubt, it is what you will experience as reality.

Mind-determined reality is anything you honestly believe it to be! (As long as there is not a conflict with your previous beliefs.)

The only thing independent of all realities is you. Source being!

picture of student meditating Source being is awareness with abilities but without definition. You are you. From this awakened state, time (arguably a conscious phenomenon) is the only difference between what is believed, what is experienced, and what is experiencing. You are everything and nothing. It is a wonderful and awesome paradox.

When your beingness descends from being the source of beliefs, you become the experiencer of your beliefs. Who creates you? You do! You may not have created all facets of your identity voluntarily, but the truth is you did create them, some from desire, some from resistance.

image of viewpoints Identities are layers of beliefs starting from source being. The first belief of source being is always, "I am."

Sorting out all of the above can be a daunting task. You will find the Avatar tools are of great assistance. But once it is sorted out (and it should be sorted out) you will find yourself with a new dilemma.

For a very long time you have weighed evidence, analyzed, and taken measurements to answer, "What should I believe?"

It's now clear that this is the wrong question to ask a source being. The right question is, "What do you want to believe?"


Viewpoint and Belief

Excerpt from LIVING DELIBERATELY by Harry Palmer

image of fiberopticsA belief has definition and influence; it is the building block of consciousness. Believing creates beliefs. Believing is the act of creating and structuring consciousness.

Beliefs have the capacity to stimulate impressions, to filter impressions, or to react to other creations. Beliefs that have the capacity to stimulate or react to other creations are called viewpoints.

A habitual viewpoint it is called a self. The identity, or personality, of the self is formed by beliefs. The more defined and inflexible the beliefs, the more defined the identity. The more flexible the beliefs, the more flexible the identity.

image of person watching sunrise Behind viewpoint is the timeless, space-less, mass-less, energy-less awareness that underlies all creation. It perceives by becoming the thing perceived. In this mode of perception there is no separation between the perceiver and the perception. Perception is the same as being.

Realities are projected from viewpoints. Viewpoints react and interact with their own projected realities to produce the phenomena of energy, space and time.

Don't Miss Next Week's Article: Who Do You Think You Are?

The Story of The Avatar Course

Why should I consider doing the Avatar Course?

picture of Avatar student smilingAvatar is a powerful and extremely effective course that is based on the simple truth that your beliefs will cause you to create or attract the situations and events that you experience as your life.

The goal of the course is to guide you in an exploration of your own belief system, and to equip you with the tools to modify those things that you wish to change. The Avatar Course opens a window on the inner workings of your own consciousness. The abilities and skills you develop on the course will help you re-structure your life.

The Course teaches world lessons (experiential) rather than word lessons (intellectual). For this reason it requires a trained Avatar Master to guide you into the actual lessons that are already contained in your own consciousness.

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Excerpted from ReSurfacing®

To determine if the beliefs you hold are helpful or harmful, deliberately created or indoctrinated.

Expected Result:
Insights, restructuring of personal reality.

• List five things you believe about yourself.

• List five things you believe about relationships.

• List five things you believe about money.

After each belief note whether you experience the belief as helpful (H) or impeding (I).
Also note whether the belief is a belief that you created deliberately (D) or was the result of indoctrination (IND).

ReSurfacing book

Techniques For Exploring Consciousness

by Harry Palmer

ReSurfacing refers to the action of disentangling yourself from old creations and rising back into awareness.

Who am I?
Why am I here?
Where am I going?

ReSurfacing is a new approach to these age-old questions. You will find the answers by exploring the underlying structure of your own consciousness.

You will discover new insights and realizations about how your life works - or why it doesn't.

$15.00 USD.

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Extraordinary Moments

During the Thoughtstorm's first question, I started to feel a warm intense feeling in my head that kept growing during the session. I never experienced this feeling before and it surprised me how good it felt. So this is how it feels. :-)

The rest of the day, I did the Source List exercise and I really enjoyed the connection I felt with all different people. I also noticed that the feeling of being me slowly starts to enjoy being me. I really laughed all day without wondering where it was coming from. Thank You very much Harry.

P.S. I will continue this all the way through to Wizards. –M.D.

I would like to say Thank You to Harry for creating this course. It is really good and I've found some very strange beliefs. Even though I am 8 years old, I really enjoy experiencing Avatar. I have done ReSurfacing before and I liked doing it for the second time. Your books are really interesting and I redo the exercises when I need to. I like your videos, too. –C.S.

Dear Harry,

A warm Thank You for creating such a wonderful organization. I've just completed my first Internship; in Melbourne, after three months of starting Avatar. In my life, l've never come across such a 'real, caring, loving, supportive' bunch of people. There is nothing else out there that has this effect on Humans and the Goodness of the Planet. To experience the awakening of Self and to witness it in others? there are no words that can explain. Thank You for having the will and courage to share this with the world. See you at Wizards. -J.L.M.

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