The Avatar Times
Avatar's Expansion: It's Showtime!
(Part 1 of 3)
by Harry Palmer
Six months after the first Avatars, we were invited to California to deliver the first west coast Avatar class. There were supposed to be eleven people waiting to enroll in the class, but just before we arrived I learned that none had actually paid. All were waiting to hear me speak before they made their final decision. This was a surprise to me, because I had not prepared anything to say.
More surprises came at the airport. Our luggage was still in Pittsburgh, and the friend who picked us up told us that in addition to the eleven probable students, there were another fifty people waiting at his house to hear me speak. What am I going to say?
So, dirty, sweaty and tired, I found myself perched on a stool in a California living room with sixty strangers sitting on the floor around me. If the Avatar processes ever worked, they had to now. I closed my eyes and spent a minute handling my own doubts and nervousness. I applied the processes and the doubts slipped away. When I opened my eyes, I floated in compassionate, undefined awareness. How are you my friends? Have I got a treat for you!
"I will try to describe Avatar without conveying too many of my own beliefs or perspectives to you. The reason I say that is because The Avatar Course is about your beliefs and your perspectives."
Absolute motionless silence! Sixty people, two babies and a dog, and you could hear the clock on the kitchen wall tick! It was so quiet that it finally unnerved the dog, and he surprised himself with a muffled bark. I felt I had said enough. They know. Let them feel me. Underneath the beliefs and body suits, we're part of this same awareness. Feel it.
The room relaxed as the fog of questions cleared. We had touched someplace behind it all and now were friends. We were in love. Eyes filled with tears. Gentle, accepting smiles. I love this feeling. We're real. The costumes are off and we're real. Together, for better or worse, part of a shared destiny.
"What you believe has consequences in your life. The Avatar course helps you to make the connection between what you are experiencing and the belief that is creating the experience.
"Imagine enrolling on a course where the study materials consist of your own consciousness. The teachers will provide navigational tools, a blank map, and emotional support. It's your exploration; you will bring your own terrain.
"Our purpose is to assist you in returning to the level of consciousness at which you are the knowing creative source of your own beliefs. Along the way you are going to learn that what you believe is not nearly as important as knowing how you believe. In this case, understanding the container is more important than understanding the contents. Empty the contents. Marvel at the craft that creates the bowl.
"Creative source is an effortless state of being. Don't confuse it with an attitude or identity that may be on automatic and seems effortless. Creative source is effortless, accepting and undefined. (Desiring and resisting are efforts. Accepting and appreciating are effortless.) From this state of being you can experience anything, and within extremely broad limits (perhaps boundless) change it as you decide.
"This is the state of being that we call Avatar, and we have found a very simple and very effective procedure for achieving this state. It can be done in a matter of days when presented under the guidance of an experienced master. With this sense of presence and the tools we teach you to use, you are equipped for the exploration of your own consciousness."
...continued in Issue 3
The Story of The Avatar Course
How is it different?
Avatar is more like a passport than it is a belief system. Its mission is to catalyze the integration of all belief systems.
In the last fifty years a lot of belief systems have been spawned--all sorts of "-isms". "-ologies", and "-ings". Nearly everyone had a favorite and believed beyond a shadow of a doubt that they were on the right path. Well they were for that moment, but right-path-mentality did very little good for world harmony. Intolerance and separation became a badge of your faith. "You are either with us or you are against us." "You are either part of the solution or part of the problem."
Avatar students quickly comprehend that this black-and-white thinking is headed nowhere. Different stages of consciousness afford different opportunities for growth and development. Belief systems should offer growth experiences not prison experiences. Avatar is the tool that allows you to fully experience a belief system and then moves on.
The Avatar experience is the opportunity of many lifetimes. I am really starting to get it. I am not who I thought I was! True "I" can go out and watch from outside of any creation, or go in and willingly experience any creation. Sometimes it happens simultaneously.
I can now watch what I used to think of as "I". Wow! I like this viewpoint. The horror is gone. There is nothing that cannot be handled from this viewpoint. –A.G.
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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.
It's Getting Better
From the video by Harry Palmer
Take a walk and notice something that moves. Ask yourself: What is the purpose of that movement? Where did it come from? Where is it going? Continue the exercise until you experience a broadening in time and a new understanding of your perception.
This broadening of perception in time is a conscious ability called prediction. It is following the direction of a cause and effect sequence into the future for the purpose of getting an idea of what is to come. It is a natural ability that almost all people have, although most people have it on automatic.
Following motion in time is part perception and part imagination. This podium, while it appears to be in the same location as when I walked out on stage, has actually been moving forward in time. It is in the same space, but in a different time. Had it not kept pace with me, I would be here and it would still be in the past, and I wouldn't have anything to lean on.
Watch It's Getting Better
by Harry Palmer