"Now I know that I am the creator of these beliefs.
I no longer feel powerless to change them.
I have the tools to discreate them with ease."
The following interview can be found in the
Fall 2000 Avatar Journal, Vol. 14 Iss. 4.
Born in New York
City, a child of the 60's, I spent the 70's travelling to India and then
living in an international spiritual community practicing and teaching
Kundalini Yoga and meditation. In the 80's, I expanded beyond the now
too small definitions of that spiritual community to work in the world
as a restoration carpenter and active supporter of women's issues.
Discovering Avatar was a dream come
true, the ability to have a spiritual life in the world. I now delivers
Avatar in Austin, Tx and other places to all who are ready expand beyond
their current definitions of self. I can be contacted at the Gratitude
Avatar Center in Austin, Tx at 512-447-8560 or 888-447-8560.
AJ: How did
you discover Avatar?
Shakti: In 1994, I made a deliberate
decision to move from the East coast to Austin, TX. Having grown in New
York City, Austin was the most beautiful, warm and friendly place I'd
ever been. Austin has a reputation for being a fun place where young people
go to retire. I thought that I fit the profile. But there was trouble
in paradise. After 25 years of spiritual searching, I still didn't know
who I was or what my purpose was in paradise.
Then one day an Avatar Journal arrived
in the mail. My partner read it and I didn't. Her excited response, to
my surprise was, "This is it. Avatar is what I've been searching
for. I'm going to do the Avatar Course!" I wasn't ready.
Over the following months, I watched
as her life changed dramatically for the better. I even encouraged my
friends to do the Avatar Course. I still wasn't ready. The she went to
the Master Course. Upon her return, she said, "I have a primary,
'I am happy.' Do you want to be happy?" The tears came as I realized
that I had never even considered being happy in my life. I had created
a life of resistance. I was certain what I didn't want, but had no idea
of what I truly wanted in my life.
We spent a few hours together doing
exercises from ReSurfacing. I felt tremendous relief... One week later
I was on my first Avatar Course.
AJ: How did
your life change after Avatar?
Shakti: Prior to the Avatar
Course I had tried many techniques to quiet my mind. At times it was a
three ring circus.
In Section II of the Avatar Course,
there is an exercise that enabled me to increase my awareness and connect
with everyone and everything. In that moment, I achieved what I had been
longing for for 25 years, the experience of a quiet mind.
For many years prior to Avatar, I
struggled with anger and depression. I felt it was out of my control.
I had tried to process it, restructure it, put it on the side, and even
put it behind me. But still I carried it through my life. With Avatar
I discovered the beliefs that were creating the anger and depression.
They had been transparent to me. Now I know that I am the creator of these
beliefs. I no longer feel powerless to change them. I have the tools to
discreate them with ease.
AJ: What do
you feel is special about Avatar?
Shakti: For me, the magic of
Avatar is its simplicity. So many of us (myself included) have lived life
through the belief that anything of value comes from struggle, that "no
pain no gain" thing.
I feel as if we are now in a very
accelerated time on the planet. Many people are discovering the value
of meditation. They experience peace during meditation, yet find it difficult
to experience peace in the world. There is a separation between the spiritual
world and the material world (actually an ancient spiritual belief).
What I love anout the Avatar tools
is that everyone has the ability to be happy to live in the world and
have a spiritual life. You actuall begin to experience life as a meditation.
The result I see is people become more at ease with taking responsibility
for their lives.
AJ: What is
the most interesting or rewarding part of delivering Avatar?
Shakti: Each and every time
I am with an Avatar student who has come face to face with a difficult
life situation that they thought would never change and through the compassion
of Avatar are freed from the past, I experience a miracle.
Recently, I had the honor of having
my parents participate in the ReSurfacing workshop. They are respectfully
70 and 80 years of age. Prior to the workshop I had held them in the limitation,
"perhaps they're too old to change." To my surprise they were
not the most senior students on the course (the oldest was 88). We were
all so excited by the insights and gains they made from ReSurfacing.
AJ: What do
you see as your role in assisting planetary transformation?
Shakti: When I was a child
I always knew there was something more to life than what was being presented.
The theme that was running through
my life was to find a way to make the world a better place. But I never
knew how I could make a difference. Why was I here?
The idea of service to humanity was
just that, "an idea."
I realize now that it's not revolution
but evolution that will create planetary transformation, one being at
a time realizing their full potential. I am very excited to be a part
of this process. Being an Avatar Master in the world is about taking full
responsibility for my life, not blaming others. It's creating the life
I want and assisting others to do the same. There are many paths all with
the same goal: peace of mind. I see the momentum building for Avatar to
spread throughout the world as we all become more willing to take full
responsibility for our lives. It's the end of separation created by belief
systems and I am grateful to be of service in the creation of peace of
mind on the planet.
If you are looking for peace of mind, I would love to assist
Dev Kirn Khalsa
Licensed Avatar Master/Wizard
The following interview can be found in the
Summer 2002 Avatar Journal, Vol. 16 Iss. 3.
I have been a
professional Avatar Master since 1995. I live in Austin, Texas and deliver
with my partner Shakti Khalsa at the international Avatar courses and
cooperative Avatar courses in Austin and around the world. You can contact
me at 800-492-8827, 512-447-7460 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
interested you in Avatar?
Dev Kirn: My life's dream has
been to find a group of people working and growing together to create
a caring, compassionate, and sane world. I walked down many paths, turned
over many stones, and took on many different belief systems, but none
of them really created the dream I was looking for. I wanted to connect
with people who were truly working to create something bigger than themselves.
I found that in The Avatar Course and the Star's Edge network.
When I read Living
Deliberately I could feel what Harry Palmer was saying; he called
it an EPC, an Enlightened Planetary Civilization. I experienced a renewed
excitement about life and all of its possibilities. Now I can say that
what I was dreaming of is not only possible, it is creating.
AJ: How have
you seen the Avatar network grow?
Dev Kirn: I have been an Avatar
Master since 1995. When I first took The Avatar Course the idea that beliefs
create experience was not commonly held. Today, that concept permeates
the world. The Avatar classes are now filled with people from every culture,
age, race, and class. So many books have been written about enlightenment,
changing your beliefs and designing your own life that there are now more
people seeking to be empowered and in charge of their own destiny. They
now believe it is possible. I see that the Avatar tools take them from
the concept into the experience, and I feel them enjoying that same renewed
excitement about life that I experienced eight years ago.
One of the biggest and most
exciting ways I have seen the network grow is with the creation of the
international Avatar courses. This is where the aligned team experience
really comes to life. The combined energies of 100 Masters and 100 students
all with the powerful intention to create a better life for themselves
and a better world for everyone is magnificent. I see lifetime friendships
forming across cultural barriers, limitations falling away, and human
beings really caring for one another. With such a compassionate team and
so much assistance, the Avatar students are certain of success and a deep
level of integration of the tools of Avatar in their lives.
AJ: What is
your most memorable Avatar experience?
Dev Kirn: Being a Master is
so rewarding. Recently I was working with a student who was having difficulty
taking responsibility for the circumstances of her life. She was struggling
to be honest with herself, she wasn't able to trust others, and she didn't
feel safe. I was deeply touched by her willingness to perservere through
the uncertainty and to begin to trust herself and the Avatar tools. I
watched in amazement as the days passed, and she began to feel more related,
more connected and truly alive - perhaps for the first time in her life.
In these precious moments I feel certain that these powerful tools can
work for anyone who is willing and has the intention to create a better
AJ: What is
your role in planetary transformation?
Dev Kirn: Recently I was reminded
of the book Hundredth Monkey, by Ken Keyes, Jr. In short, when
a critical number achieves an awareness, this new awareness will be naturally
communicated to all in consciousness. Since the events of September 11,
I feel that my role now, more importantly than ever, is to assist others
to have certainty that beliefs create experience. When enough of us are
certain that we create what we believe, and when we know that what is
outside of us is only a reflection of what we hold inside, then the separation
can truly fall away. Then everyone will experience that they are the source
of their own lives, and they can create what they prefer.
Please call me to chat about Avatar and to find out how
you can join us on our next delivery.
to find out when the next Avatar Course is being offered.