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What Is the Avatar Course? (And How Can It Help Me?)

posted by Chris Valentine

Are you familiar with the Avatar Course? If the answer is no, then you are not alone. The Avatar Course is part of the Human Potential Movement that evolved in the 1960s that is based in humanistic psychology.

The goal of the movement is to unlock the potential of the human. The belief is that with direction and guidance you can manifest the outcome of your life you desire.

The course is designed to help you harness that internal power. The course also focuses on creating a more positive view of the world. Read on to learn about what is the Avatar course and is it right for you.

What Is the Avatar Course?

The mission of any Avatar course is to create an integrated belief system. We all see the world through our own set of “rose-colored” glasses. However, our perception is not necessarily reality or the reality we desire.

We have the ability to create our beliefs and with those beliefs then find peace with the natural world. Peace with the natural world creates a world that is not full of friction and war but one of acceptance and love.

These concepts are at the foundation of the Avatar course. Throughout the three-section course, you are taught to harness your beliefs to achieve higher self-potential. You can find out more about the course here.

How Long Does the Course Typically Take?

The course is designed to be done in an immersion fashion. It is an intense, packed, 9-day training. It is taught by an Avatar Master. While there are drills and exercises, the course focuses on self-empowerment and personal responsibility.

Fundamentals of the Avatar Course

Personal responsibility is the ability to determine one’s own decisions, choices, and actions. In Avatar, this is called being a source. Once you begin to take personal responsibility, the natural outcome is to gain control or the ability to control aspects of our lives that have felt out of control.

The more control you have over your own life, beliefs, and actions the better your interaction with the rest of the world. This personal responsibility then leads to the larger goal of an Enlightened Planetary Civilization®.

During the course, you are given the tools that you need to take control of your life. You will identify self-sabotaging behavior. As you do, you will see shifts in relationships, stress levels, and happiness levels. All stemming from the new set of skills and the clearer perspective you have on the world.

This course can be helpful for individuals who are experiencing grief and significant stress. Often, there is a return to a healthier physical body as well.

How Does the Avatar Course Work?

Avatar works through belief management. Throughout the course, you learn the tools that you need to consciously focus on your beliefs. It is our beliefs that create our repetitive actions, or patterns in our daily lives.

Beliefs, self-talk, are all-powerful forces that influence our mind, how we perceive the world, how we perceive others, and ultimate influence our existence.

Our beliefs shape our actions, whether or not we are conclusions of our behavior. In the Avatar Course, you are able to gain consciousness of your beliefs and therefore modify them and your life. Beliefs shape our personality but are not hard fast unchangeable forces.

Avatar helps you explore “behind the scenes” to identify the beliefs that you may not be aware of, and can help you discover the unconscious beliefs and actions/behaviors that are causing your life to be as it is.

Is Avatar a Religion?

Avatar is not a religion and graduates actually belong to all different types of religions. There is no effort to instill one set of beliefs on you. The goal of the course is to empower you to take control of your own life and strengthen the beliefs that you embody.

The Avatar course is focused on self-development. As you focus on your own self-improvement you can overcome places of stagnation to reach your highest human potential.

Who Takes the Avatar Course?

The majority of people who attend the Avatar course are professionals. Many of them are doctors, lawyers, engineers, politicians, and business people. There are many reasons for this, the first being that without having your basic needs met, you cannot focus on achieving a higher potential.

This aspect of the Avatar course is based on the work of Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. His work in the 1950s & 1960s focused on self-actualization. He acknowledged that if a human does not have food, clothing, shelter, safety, love, and esteem then they are not able to become self-actualized.

The Avatar course acknowledges the same set of principles.

What Makes Avatar Different?

As previously mentioned the Avatar course is not giving you a set of beliefs but helping you to realize the beliefs that are closest to your true self. There are no  “good” beliefs and “bad” beliefs. There are only the beliefs that you wish to experience and the beliefs you prefer not to experience.

You create an experience of yourself as the source, or creator, of your beliefs. From that place, it is very natural and easy to create the beliefs you prefer.

Now that you have a fuller understanding of the Avatar Course, you can make a better decision if it is right for you. This is an important decision and should not be taken lightly. In order to manifest your highest potential, you must put in the work/practice to harness your beliefs.

This is not a magic bullet or pill that will solve all of your problems. However, it will give you the tools to take control of your life and create the life you desire to live.

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