This work is wondrous. My amazement never ceases. Thank you so much for helping me deal with the identities, perfectionism and "Don't make a mistake" fears that have governed my life.
I didn't realize that the Internship as a Master involved receiving so much. I thought it was all about giving. The relentless generosity of the Qualified Masters fills me with overwhelming gratitude. Thank you!
Leigh Rees- Australia
We are really more than ever in gratitude and awe of your work and the mission, and of the field of grace we live in as your Qualified Masters.
Here is a sampling of some of the things people at the Science of Compassion Conference have said to us:
A person from Stanford University, formerly from a well known School for Personal Growth, "Oh, you are with the Avatar group. Everybody is saying what good work the Avatar's are doing."
Another from the University of Texas said "Oh my god, you are with Avatar. I have your Compassion Exercise poster hanging in my office. I love your work."
A Doctor attending the conferance, a translator for the Dali Lama, said " The scientists have to be really careful, because they have to be 'legitimate'. They could loose their funding. It is a really big step for them to get behind Compassion and it is also very exciting for them to start to have ways to prove the validation of it. That perspective in the world is important to the evolvement. People rely on science."
Also a local engineer attending the conference said "I am just a retired engineer, but I have always been curious about my world. I can feel that there is some wholeness that is trying to emerge and I think it is related to this work."
Everyone here is very grateful for the Compassion Project and for the cards you sent.
Sending you so much love,
Beth White, Beth Edwards, Cata Low, Summer Jones, Beth Nelson- USA
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
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you again for all the work you've done to bring Avatar to the world.
I use the tools regularly and in the 10+ years since I first took Resurfacing and all the courses up though Wizards (and two wonderful internships!), my wife and I have rebuilt our marriage, launched two highly successful sons on the world, changed careers, started a new business and I've taken up ultra-marathoning! I'm attempting a 50 mile race on June 2!
You and Avra and many other great Trainers and Masters have my unending gratitude!
Thank you, again,
Warren Nelson- USA
It has been an amazing adventure here in at the Avatar Course in Columbus, Ohio!
With a team of 15, we passed out 1400 Compassion Cards to Doctors, Lawyers, Social Workers, Advocates, the Attorney General of Ohio, CPAs, the Chief Magistrate Judge, hotel workers, artists, and students. We also connected with the Ohio State Representative Tim Ryan's office in Washington DC. He recently wrote a book called "Mindful Nation" about using meditation to create a better nation. We sent him a letter, compassion cards and "What is Avatar?" brochures.
We also connected with two judges who are interested in possibly exploring using Avatar in their judicial training.
People were very moved by your Compassion Project and were very thankful and touched for the Compassion Card. Several had tears of gratitude when they did the exercise.
It feels like many seeds have been planted and are sprouting on their way to Wizards. Love,
Bill Lee and The Columbus Team- USA
Hey hey Harry,
I'm so glad that I took Wizard Course this year. Harry your speeches were utterly impressive. I now decide to stand out. And I actually do it. From then on, I began to proudly introduce myself in public and talk assertively about what I aim at. My new Avatar blog has been running for one month. I applaud for myself as I've kept working on it. Furthermore, I decide to give out many Compassion Cards and my hugs to strangers in busy Shanghai tomorrow! It's a challenge to me. I'd love to face up to it. I will bring you back my amazing experiences later.
Tianyu Feng- China
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
Thank you for these incredible Avatar tools! A few days ago I went for a 30 minute walk doing the exercise from ReSurfacing "Minding the Edges". I experienced true freedom for the first time. I realized and experienced being outside of a life time creation of fight or flight.
As I felt the freedom, I also felt how painfully limiting this identity was to everything. Cowering from all of life's offerings is like experiencing them through a narrow tube.
So much attention was tied up in this and I believe also supporting many other identities. That structure feels like it is collapsing. For the first time I feel like I am not afraid to be seen.
Thank you for the light you have shed onto a dark world. Along with our wonderful Sangha! Love to you and Avra,
Chuck LaChapelle- USA
Avatar is the power to be happy , peaceful and successful indefinitely. I feel too much better now. Thank you!
Shahriar Kayhani- Iran
I watched a Video about a handicapped veteran that fought through obstacles and limiting beliefs and using his will he lost lots of wieght, got rid of his handicap and came out strong and able. This brought back a lot of memories from my Avatar Course. Thank you for inspiring and helping people to believe in themselves, others, the ability to change and creating the impossibly possible goals for their life. :)
Jonathan Norton- 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