Practical & Mystical
by Harry Palmer - feel free to copy,
pass to friends
As long as you are willing to
go down the path that leads to greater honesty with yourself, the Avatar
tools will work for you.
Feel free to copy, pass to friends
For anyone who is encountering the subject
of Avatar for the first time, Avatar is a nine-day self-empowerment training
delivered by an Avatar Master. The Avatar tools are a synergy of exercises,
drills, and procedures that when properly understood and used increase
your ability to live deliberately.
They are remarkably effective and efficient
tools for taking control of your life. If you need to identify and resolve
a self-sabotaging belief or behavior, the Avatar tools can help. If you
want to create a harmonious relationship, or achieve success, or just reach
a pleasant state of joy and contentment, the Avatar tools can help you.
They are also effective for removing grief and stress from your life, restoring
health, and achieving peace of mind.
Living deliberately means to operate
as a creative source - at least within the confines of a certain domain
of reality. A creative source acts deliberately out of its own inner determination;
it is responsible.
There are many domains of reality, and
each contains many levels of creative source. What you can create, control,
or change through your own efforts and willpower determines the size of
the reality domain in which you can operate as a creative source. Not all
creative sources are equal.
The evidence that the Avatar tools are
working for you is that certain things that you could not previously create,
control, or change through your effort and willpower alone, you now can.
In other words, within the reality domain that you are experiencing, you
have moved to a higher level of creative source. You have acquired or recovered
a greater ability to live deliberately. This happens when some resisted
experience, or inability, or behavior that was holding you back is removed
or positively changed. You move beyond your former limitations. The size
of your reality domain increases, and along with it, your influence, your
opportunities, and your confidence increase. Your power as a creative source
These are expected results of the Avatar
training. Students who feel they have not achieved these results by the
end of the second section of the three-section course are entitled to a
Most of the people who sign up with a
Master for the Avatar training have the immediate goal of improving their
lives. Friendly intercourse and intellectual curiosity may be important
factors in their decision, but the strongest factor is usually, "Will it
work for me?"
You want to be happier. You might feel
that there is something keeping you from happiness. The "something" may
be specific in your mind, or more likely it is something vague and indiscernible,
some stress or invisible pressure. These are often the things that you
mistakenly believe that you must learn to live with. These barriers to
true happiness are tucked away in your mind, carefully avoided, but their
destructive effect on your life keeps showing up. So the immediate question
in many minds is, "Will it work for me?"
This is not always a question that an
Avatar Master can answer. Showing someone how to use a tool, even when
the presentation includes many hours of drilling and exercises, will not
always turn out a successful or motivated craftsman. Verifying that the
tools work for others is not really the answer to,
"Will it work for me?"
The real answer to this question is a
question in reply,
"How honest with yourself are you willing
How vulnerable will you let yourself
become? The reason this is asked is that the real causes of your unhappiness,
whatever they may be, and the causes of your failures, whatever they may
be, are buried beneath blankets of your own resistance. And while an Avatar
Master can guide you, can create a safe, compassionate space, in the end
it is your willingness to be vulnerable that dissolves the blankets of
resistance. Then the true causes of your unhappiness are revealed, and
you can put the Avatar tools to work for you.
As long as you are willing to go down
the path that leads to greater honesty with yourself, the Avatar tools
will work for you.
After you have successfully mastered
the Avatar tools, you can use the tools to reshape or change personal realities.
Abilities are recovered. Limiting and self-sabotaging beliefs are discreated.
Life goals are discovered. In a sense, you square your life away. Fixed
attention is liberated and your awareness expands; the mind relaxes. And
within the mental quiet, more distant questions arise - mystical questions
about life and death. Who am I that thinks? Why am I? What is my purpose?
What is the purpose of anything? What will become of me when I die? These
questions are doors to the inner mysteries.
One of the inner mysteries revealed in
the quiet mind Avatar state is that there is a gentle urging or intention
underlying the unfolding of life. It is like some divine cosmic order that
quietly, compassionately whispers the perfect suggestions to you at exactly
the right time. But it does not impose it will; it is not insistent; it
does not command. In all likelihood it has not been heard, or if it was
it was ignored. Very few people understand this universal inner Tao. For
most it has been lost in the din of thoughts. Many people have intuitive
flashes, but even these flashes come with strong doubts. So beyond material
success and happiness, in the here and now moments free of mind, new priorities
What is really important?
Which of my actions are of consequence
and which actions are trivial? Why am I so concerned with impermanent things?
These are questions found along the path
of self-honesty. They do not merely elicit answers; they create moments
of sudden intuitive understanding - epiphanies.
Certain qualities start to evolve in
your life: serenity, compassion, and consideration for others. The experience
of a transcendent moment and a realization of your own connection to source
are mystical but unquestionably real experiences of your Avatar training.
If you've got the courage to try it,
you're in for a wonderful trip.
When you find yourself wanting to explore
the inner workings of consciousness, wanting to become more familiar with
the creation that you regard as self, we recommend reading Living Deliberately,
by Harry Palmer: The Discovery and Development of Avatar as the first step.
Still Curious? For information
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