I remember it. Be. Do. Have. One of the multitude of platitudes I heard on the path to enlightenment pre-avatar course. Pitched as an easy path to create the life of your dreams. I was intrigued by the vibe. Also felt that like a Zen koan in that it could be interpreted in a variety of different ways.
I remember reading an article in the avatar journal when I was still young, but keenly chasing the path to awakening, by a man named Keith Varnum, who as fate would have it would years later turn out to be my masters master. In the article he explained why affirmations and pretending and even prayers don’t usually work that great for reality creation. Because you’re trying to install new beliefs (software) smack dab on top of older beliefs (an older OS). You have to get in there and dislodge the previous program before you can install new software. You have to discreate prior created beliefs before you go trying to create new ones if they directly oppose each other. Logical.
I was in my teens at the time. It would be a few more years before I took the Avatar Course. But what he said made perfect sense to me at the time. It helped me understand why affirmations and prayers and “be do have” didn’t work that well, and inspired me to take the avatar course as soon as I was able to. The ability to not just control what is happening to us, but to create and discreate the underlying beliefs. This was a revolutionary idea back then. Still is to most people. Sounds like voodoo. But after 20+ years of practicing using the knowledge and tools and countless courses, I can attest that it’s very real. In reality we change our beliefs all the time in the real world. Perhaps not deliberately, but we do. It’s not that mind blowing.
Every time we fall in love with someone or fall out of love with someone, there are a whole host of beliefs we’ve both discreated and created. Every time we learn to like a new food that we previously believed we “didn’t like”, that’s a new belief. Raised religious and then become an agnostic later in life? New beliefs formed. Or for some the opposite is true. They’ll spend years agnostic and then discover an inner longing for spirituality and start a spiritual practice or start actively practicing being religious again. New beliefs. The truth is we literally do it almost every day. The only difference is that when you go on an Avatar Course, you re-learn that we have an innate though forgotten ability to discreate beliefs with ease as well as create them. And you start practicing how to do it deliberately, not just based on a reaction to some outside event.
That’s the magic. And magic it is. Nothing less than THE moment of enlightenment. I’ve seen hundreds of people (thousands probably now) go through it and it’s always a tear jerker. Those eyes when they first light up and realize “I I I I’m creating this? All of it? Holy cow I’m creating THIS! I’M CREATING THIS!!!! All of it! Holy crap!” It’s never not a mind blowing experience watching someone wake up for the first time. It’s an insanely beautiful and inspiring trip to behold or be a part of.
Years ago, a man I didn’t know wrote a short simple article in a new age journal about enlightenment and beliefs and as a kid I read it and it inspired me to try this strange and mysterious sounding Avatar Course out for myself. And the rest was history. Though I never met the man, I will always feel tremendous gratitude for his gift. The truth and beauty of legacy is that we don’t/won’t always know when or how our words or actions may inspire or encourage others; but they do. So we continue the pursuit of noble goals with faith and commitment that down the road or perhaps even right this very second the breadcrumbs we leave along the path will help another.
– Posted by The Ambassador in the form of Ed Hale using BlogPress on an iPhone