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The Avatar Times

exploring consciousness
issue twenty

Avatar is a set of tools that allows people, in a very short time, to identify and change the conclusions, decisions, and agreements that are shaping their lives. You could call it a mental editing technique, a belief management technique, or a spiritual empowerment technique. You could call it a lot of things, but the most important thing is that the tools work for you, and they work extremely well. People are amazed..

Avatar Redux

by Harry Palmer
photo of Harry PalmerAvatar students systematically change their attitudes, remove self-imposed limitations, and end old hostilities that may be souring their experience of life. They set new goals or revive old ones, and using their rediscovered powers, create opportunities, motivation, and the courage to pursue dreams. In some cases, they restructure their own consciousness; in other cases they literally reshape physical reality. Yes, it is powerful stuff.

You could just stop reading now and do Avatar, you wouldn't be sorry. But there is more to the story than personal development. There is something subtler that happens to you when you use the Avatar tools; a transformation takes place. For some, it happens in a matter of days; for others it takes considerably longer, even of chocolate covered cherry

The transformation takes one of two routes. The first route could be described as satiation. Satiation means to fully satisfy a desire.

photo of money When you are deliberately able to have, experience, or create the object of your desire, the result is not obsession or addiction; the result is satiation. That is a concept that is fully understood only after you become successful. How many chocolate-covered cherries can you eat? How long can you feel the best you've ever felt? How much money is enough? How much success is enough? (The joke answer is "a little more," but there really is a point of satiation.) When your personal desires are satiated you look for other ways in which to express your competence.

image of self-examination The second route of transformation begins when you become so skilled at self-examination that you begin to discover, deep within your mind, the conclusions, decisions, and agreements that are creating your desires. The enlightened insight is that with Avatar you can create or discreate anything you desire, including the desire.

image of construction sign This is the point where you begin to explore consciousness at a level beyond self-centered thinking. The self that you were being turns out to be a mental construct of conclusions, decisions, and agreements. A new self beyond mind awakens, right here, right now. You are now able to observe human consciousness from an exterior perspective. New possibilities appear. Values change. Awe and appreciation replace selfish desires. Compassion replaces antagonism. Cooperation replaces competition. Learning and social evolving replace intolerance.

Ultimately you ask yourself the questions that every being in the process of spiritual awakening asks, "What am I doing here? What is this really about? Why am I participating in this creation of life?"

image of contemplation And as an Avatar you know the answer – know it as a faint intuitive impulse that does not arise from forgotten mental indoctrination or identity ego-hunger. You are the answer, and are sustained by the realization that you have something to contribute to the creation of an enlightened planetary civilization®; that is what you have always been about.


The Story of The Avatar Course

How is it that you were able to succeed in the self-development field when so many of your colleagues failed?

You are right that I came out of a post-Vietnam era that was rife with well meaning, but totally bizarre, spiritual practices. Many people submitted themselves to spiritual teachers who exhibited outrageous attention-seeking behaviors. In some circles, exhibitionist behavior, including promiscuity, was a sign of enlightenment, but getting beyond your sexual hang-ups really didn't lead anywhere.image of spiritual group

Some chemical paths were toxically self-destructive; cults were disruptive of families; empowerment therapies were financial enterprises in disguise. Eastern religions were a thorough indoctrination into generations-old belief systems, very ego gratifying in terms of agreement and group status, but personally disempowering. Most of these spiritual paths were dead ends. Hope and pretense were substituted for real experience; in the end was disappointment and betrayal. I was there.

image of crystal ball The search for higher consciousness began to be included in the same categories as UFO abductions, global conspiracies, and spirit mediums. Skepticism ruled the day. The popularity rating for spiritual seekers plummeted; the sale of business suits soared. The final insult was a suggestion that spiritual enlightenment might actually be a psychological condition caused by hormonal imbalance.

image of business suit That pretty much describes the self-development scene that I lived through. There were a few spiritual overtones in the human potential movement, but mainstream facilitators tried to minimize them with hip jargon or psychological terminology. The ideas of achievement and success were more in vogue than spiritual awakening. Yoga meditation centers hosted sales seminars to pay the rent.

image of jumping for joy Even so, a few people were still on the trail of a spiritual awakening technology, still looking for the keys to that intoxicating experience of awareness without limits; that aware-no-space that finally and irrefutably answered the who-am-I question; that close encounter with an experience so awe inspiring that it put the games of the world into minor perspective. I was fortunate to be one of those people. The details can be found in Living Deliberately. You can download a free copy of the book Living Deliberately here.


Extraordinary Moments

Dear Harry,

Thank you so much for this wonderful work.  I am so grateful that I am able to participate and contribute to making change in the world this way.  This week, I have experienced the magic of gratitude.  Whenever things started to dip or get a bit sticky with a student I would decide to create gratitude and immediately a shift would occur.  Amazing.

photo of Avatar CourseSo many have expressed gratitude for the changes they have experienced and I am seeing how an outflow of gratitude creates an inflow, and keeps everything moving.  It's wonderful.  With Love and Gratitude. –S.D.

This is my first Internship on an International Course and it is amazing!  I don't have any words to describe this experience.  I learned that communication happens when trust is there, and team will be built when everyone supports everyone without any hidden agenda. I felt there is nothing but love, caring, sincerity, trust, and supportiveness in this course.  I'm so glad that I can work to create an enlightened planetary civilization, EPC.  Thanks to everyone and thank you Harry. –T.W.L.

I am so grateful.  I got just this morning that true detachment is not about giving up, not caring, or losing anything.  It's really about gaining everything.  And again, that's another way to look at it.  Thank you  does not express my gratitude! –S.D.

I have struggled with feeling alone and isolated for most of my life.  It is amazing the depth of connection I have experienced with others in such a short amount of time.  Releasing hardness, fear, and distrust of others, opened up a space where other gentle ones came in. –M.

This course has had its ups and downs. Each day is an experience unto its own.
I was wondering why I was feeling all of these strong resistances and I realized that for the first time I am feeling these resistances without pushing them away. It made me realize how so much of my attention has been placed on internal struggles that I have created. There has never been a time in my life where useless battles and thoughts of money and success have not controlled or been the focus of my life. A new door has opened and now it's time for me to decide my path, and service to others is on the top of my list. –R.P.

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With Avatar everyone wins. Every person who becomes an Avatar shifts the collective consciousness toward greater tolerance and understanding. Helping yourself with Avatar helps everyone else at the same time. – Harry Palmer


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