Guest post by Ainslie Kincross
Once I watched a carpenter with a handsaw, a hammer, screwdriver, and homemade plumb bob build a nifty little cabana on the west coast of Nicaragua. The wood was salvaged, as was the tin roofing, but the cabana was perfect – the joints were tight, the saw cuts true, his menagerie of nails and screws carefully placed according to the amount of strain at each point.
He worked deliberately, but seemed to be enjoying himself immensely and was happy to stop and chat with a neighbor or fellow-carpenter who came by.
I felt privileged to watch. Could my life be like that? Simple, but steadily built with care, creativity and appreciation. What "tools" could I use? A "tool", according to the dictionary, is a device or instrument that aids in accomplishing a task, specifically to shape something like metal or wood.
If "life" is the raw material, what are the best tools I can use to shape it?
A good way to describe The Avatar® Course is that it offers you a set of tools to refine and shape your life – your work, your relationships with others– and to create whatever is important to you.
More specifically, the Avatar tools empower you to shape your life by shaping your beliefs:
"Avatar equips you with the tools to deliberately restructure the beliefs that form the pattern of your life. Your own beliefs are actually the most powerful forces that influence your existence. They determine what you perceive and how you perceive it. They influence your thoughts, your expectations, and your actions. They shape your personality. They even affect the outcome of your actions and the way others perceive you and respond to you." (from theavatarcourse.com)
I like to think going to an Avatar course is like walking into a wonderful carpenter's shop filled with beautiful woodworking tools. The different tools each have a specific use, and once an experienced woodworker has shown you how to use them, you're ready to start working on the wood you've brought with you—and the final creation is yours to design!
Because even the finest tools in the world won't produce fine results without skill in using them, the Avatar tools come with nine days of coaching and practice from Avatar teachers who have experience in how to use them. The learning environment is compassionate, caring and gently insistent on your success – which is why many people say it's the high point of their life!
So imagine yourself walking into this wonderful shop, where there are many others working on their own projects with the tools, sharing experiences and insights, and helping each other out along the way. There's a sense of camaraderie as people celebrate each others' successes... Now you have the feel of an Avatar course!
What if you had the tools to deliberately shape your life and make it the expression of your highest dreams? What would you create?
The Avatar Journal would like to thank Ainslie for sharing her experience. Read more Avatar experiences at AvatarResults.com
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