12/26/2005

Introduction

Hereby i want to post the last two week's practices we did at the academy. We tried them out and they really work and were real eye and mind openers. If you are serious and join your efforts with one or more that you gather for this practice you will be amazed at the results that honest and sincere practice of these lessons will bring. Practice them exactly as they are laid out for you and structured to guide you along the way in which to come to a new experience, an entirely all-encompassing vision and recognition of your Self through the works of forgiveness, decision-making, declarations, vigilance and repetition of these ideas that are vital to an effective change of the world. They are effective in the sense that trhe world changes as a direct outcome of the genuine change that will take place in your mind. What was most noticable to us who practiced during these intensive classes i held here at the academy was the infinite possibilities for the expansion of our minds that was facilitated by taking and allowing the exact period of time that is suggested to go through the exact sequence of exercises as they are described in each of the lessons. If you do decide to take the exact time in which to do them you will see miracles happen.

Structure and Spontaneity
I would like to take this opportunity to give you my spontaneous view and understanding of how Jesus structured these lessons and the personal and impeccable manner in which these exercises represent him as the Way, the Truth and the Life. He is entirely present with you in his facilitation of the training of your most precious and all powerful mind.

To write this essay i looked closely at the manner in which the lesson sequence 73 up to lesson 78 is structured.
I will give you a brief description of each element that i discovered in most of these lessons and i trust and belief them to be part of the way that each lesson in the workbook is designed to bring about the change of our minds. After you read through this essay and you want to go in deeper, read some of the sections from the course that i refer to in this essay.

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Within the starting paragraph(s) of some of the lessons or somewhere during the reading that leads up to the practice you are reminded of the relationship and relevance of the previous lessons to the lesson of this day. At some stages during the sequence of lessons you and are made aware of the relationship of today's lesson to the lessons that are to come especially concerning the form of practice that is projected for a cluster of lessons.

Jesus will do everything to tie in whatever elements are relevant for the stage of practice that you are in at present. Anything that is irrelevant and might cause distraction is wisely left out. A theoretical foundation such as the text provides is necessary to make the exercises in this workbook meaningful. It is in doing these lessons however in which the goal of this course is accomplished. The exercises are the means to accomplish the goal of this course. So in the workbook we are only concerned with efficiency and the direct application of all aspects of our mind.

Setting the goal
In a one-liner in one of the beginning paragraphs of each lesson you will find a simple statement of the exact aim of that particular lesson. In order for the lesson to be most effective the goal has to be stated and agreed upon at the outset. Like he says in the section as paraphrased above is that without setting the goal at the beginning of any undertaking stuff just seems to happen without any apparent reason and without you having had any say in what the outcome is going to be. Remember that we are training ourselves to be mindful and not merely passive actors or reactors to a scheme of things, situations and people beyond our grasp and control. Our minds are very active and therefore need to fall under clearcut direction and guidance provided for us in these mind-training lessons.

~Setting the Goal(Ch.17VI) ~

Identity and function
During the introduction of the lesson you will often be reminded of your Identity and the function that you are asked to fulfill.
So that in accordance with the goal of the lesson and its exercises you are reminded who you are and what you are here to do. Positive statements about yourself and the function that you automatically fulfil once you recognize who you are, will bring you in more fully and wholeheartedly. We are making real attempts at salvation and therefore you need to be brought in with your hands and feet, your heart and soul.

Motivation
During the following paragraphs that lead up to the actual longer practice period Jesus will make you look very closely and clearly at what it is you really want. He frees up your mind from all the obscurity with which you cloud it. Through reason and self-reflective and rhetoric questions he will quickly lead you to a singular and natural application of the power that your mind represents.

~The function of reason(CH.21V) ~


Acceptance of responsibility
Every lesson has an element in it where you are presented with the responsibility of being the sole cause of every situation, emotion and experience that you encounter and the liberating fact that you are not delivered to outside conditions or factors for your own well-being or that of others. In a gentle yet incessant manner are you made aware that you determine the outcome of any situation, the whole way in which you see yourself, the personalities all about you and the world around you. In this mind-training you will become increasingly conscious of the fact that nothing takes place outside your mind and as you practice you are making your dedication to an altar that exists within you, an altar so holy that it needs to be treated and approached with the uttermost respect and care. For the desired outcome of true peace and joy you will find your mind has to be placed at the service, divine guidance and direction of our Source and the one who thought of us at first our one and true Father who is in Heaven.

~Responsibility for Sight (Ch.21 II) ~
~Reversal of effect and cause (Ch28II) ~


Proper attitude
Desciption of the proper attitude during the actual exercises.
You will be told what your role is in the exercises and what the proper attitude is for doing them. You will always be surprised at how little is required of you. Never will you be asked to sacrifice anything that is dear to you. Always will more be added unto by honestly and sincerely practicing these exercises.

~The Little Willingness (Ch.18 IV) ~


Specific Instructions
For the longer practice period you will find nothing short of a script that will lead you through the actual practice of the exercise, here you are told exactly what to do during the time that you set aside for practice.
The exercises are done through repetition of the central idea in several related forms to ensure the total transfer of today's idea to transform you perception of yourself, 'others' and the world leading you to a whole new experience of your self in direct relationship with God. During these exercises all means are geared towards the accomplishment of the goal as stated earlier in that lesson. Sometimes you are asked to take a certain inventory concerning grievances or laws that you set up for yourself. Sometimes you are asked to visualize your enemy and to see him transformed before your spiritual eye. Other times you will be asked to freely associate and add ideas of your own to strengthen your involvement with the central statement that preceded this task. Whatever it is you are asked to do, you are led step by step to the exact universal experience that is aimed for.

~Introduction to the Workbook (page 1 Workbook) ~


Life saving decisions
After setting the goal, remembering who you are and what you do here, having listened to the voice of reason, aware of your responsibility, with the proper attitude and under direct and specific instructions we are led to make life-saving decision(s).

At this point you will be urged to realise how much the outcome of the state of universal affairs is dependent upon your personal determination and perseverance to apply the power of your mind to make utterly simple but vital decisions. Your mind is brought into alignment with God's will. Never ever however does Jesus skip over the preliminary step of showing you that what God wills for you is in complete concordance with what you want for yourself and for which you expressed your allegiance earlier in all honesty and with sincere desire. Now you are ready to make the apparent and obvious decisions without hesitation or doubt within your heart. You always choose God, to be who you are and to do what you are designed to do in your creative function.

~Rules for Decision (Ch.30 I) ~


Divine assistance
To ensure the desired outcome that is aimed for during these exercises, a call for help is made. You are gently motivated to invite a power greater than your self to come to your aide. You will now ask for divine assistance to enter exactly at the place and time you have just set up to apply your mind to practice these exercises. Now that you have set the ball rolling and are actively involved in the first phase of the exercise you find yourself ready and willing to bring in the power of God, Jesus and/or the always supporting helping hand of the Holy Spirit. This way you will unite your desire with the power of the universe to guarantee success in accomplishing this world's salvation and to bring about fulfillment of the part that was assigned to you in God's plan for salvation.

~The Power of holiness (Ch. 16 II) ~


*Shorter practice
At the end of each longer practice period you will be asked to continue your practice through predetermined intervals during the rest of the day. This is the maintainance phase of your practice. What use would it be to set aside 5 up to 30 minutes a day for a longer practice when for the rest of the day you will be lost in worldly and bodily affairs. In these shorter periods of your practice you are asked to repeat the ideas for the day in a structured and consistent manner. You are told that these exercises will help you to stay clear of situations that you tend to react to in certain habitual manners. You are asked to be vigilant all through the day not to react to situations that used to call forth grievances, guilt-ridden emotions or fearful avoidance.

The ideas that are given you for that day will come in place of your conditioned behaviors and habitual thought-patterns. You will learn to make positive all-encompassing statements about your reality instead. Statements that you share with God and everything that is a part of what He created.

You are literally saved through the repetition of the most simple and clear-cut one-liners in the face of the most baffling, head-crunching and heart-breaking situations.You will be asked and instructed to continue to make these personal declarations to yourself, God and to others. You speak the words of truth concerning your true identity and thereby you assert your true will and put to work the forces of the universe that work together towards the good of everyone and everything during the rest of your day. These declarations are all-powerful and Jesus knows it. He asks for your active cooperation in governing God's universe.

~The reward of teaching (CH.16 III)~


I hope you feel more motivated to do the lessons that I clustered together for the Workbook Intensive classes and for the continual practice of the lessons as you are asked to do them one a day. I hope you will be as inspired as I am by the simple exercises in alert meditation and prayer which these lessons really are.

With love and dedication Bastiaan.

I posted the actual assignments right below this post.

Workbook Intensive 3+4
First is the second cluster of lessons that came after we practiced the first fifty lessons. This assignment is called "the Salt of the Earth". A title that indicates that these lessons will train your mind to recognize your true function in God's plan for salvation. A real awesome, integrating and emancipating lesson in order to grow up and mature in your saviorship.

The next assignment contains the third cluster of lessons that followed after the first fifty.
I named this workbook practice "Thy will be done". These lessons will in a miraculous impeccably structured sequence lead you to the full realisation and acceptance of God's will for you and the recognition that His will is identical to yours. It will clean out your mind entirely and undo all doubt and uncertainty about what it is you are here to do.

Have fun. Hopefully you can practice these lessons with at least one other person and preferably with a little or larger group. Merry Christmas to you as we are leading up to the new year in which we will start practicing clusters of seven lessons in the series from 1-50 of the workbook of A Course in Miracles.

Lots of love and light Bastiaan.

The Salt of the Earth
“My brethren, as I send you forth, you are the salt of the earth, salt with a saving savor. But if this salt has lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is henceforth good for nothing but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men."

Lesson 67 Love created me like itself
Lesson 68 Love holds no grievances
Lesson 69 My grievances hide the light of the world in me
Lesson 70 My salvation comes from me
Lesson 71 Only God’s plan for salvation will work
Lesson 72 Holding grievances is an attack on God's plan for salvation

This intensive if done properly will take about 90 minutes. The lessons require a longer practice period of 10 minutes for each lesson. Make sure you watch the clock or look at your watch to take the exact period of time for each practice. Don't be afraid cause 10 minutes might all of a sudden look like an awful long time. Just relax and take this time.

Thy Will Be Done
“Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen"

Lesson 73 I will there be light
Lesson 74 There is no will but God’s
Lesson 75 The light has come
Lesson 76 I am under no laws but God’s
Lesson 77 I am entitled to miracles
Lesson 78 Let miracles replace all grievances

Again take 10 minutes for each practice period. And the total time for this intensive might take you somewhere between one and a half and 2 hours if practiced properly. Goodluck.

Thank you for doing the actual work that is required as the means to accomplish the goal of this course which is to reach God's infinite peace, to clean up all useless past ideas, to strengthen your commitment to a real purpose and true function in active and direct cooperation with God's will for you. Don't give up. Keep standing in this effort of immens magnitude for the clean up of your mind and the salvation of the world.

"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life"

Time to Teach assignment
Dream World

He came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.
And he left them and went away again and prayed the third time, and he said the same word.
Then he came to his disciples and said to them, Sleep from now on and get your rest; behold the hour has come, and the Son of man will be delivered into the hands of sinners.
Matthew Chap. 26 - 43,44,45.

The theme of this week’s assignment is: the transition from being first-aware that you are dreaming, to the waking moment of the escape from the dream.

A. Chapter 18 II The Basis of the Dream,
Lesson 140 Only salvation can be said to cure. Why does only salvation cure?
Workbook 7. What is the Holy Spirit?

What is the dreams’ origin? What pervades the dreamworld? What do dreams show you? How do you attempt to make your sleeping dreams come true? How does the Holy Spirit use your dreams?
How will the H.S. gap the bridge between dreams and reality?


B. Chapter 29 IV Dream Roles
Lesson 137 When I am healed....
Workbook 5 What is the Body?

What is that makes dreams, dreams?
What is the material of dreams?
How are dreams escaped?
What always causes and justifies your attack?
From what do your fears arise?
Why is the core of the Holy Spirit’s dream different from yours?
What is your brother really for?
What is the dream’s opposite?
How does the body function within the dream?
Where is every dream born?
Where does your safety and salvation lie?

What is the World?
What does the world symbolize?
What must we do to save it?

Presentation.
Talk about your awareness of the dream you are dreaming.
Talk about your awareness of the real world.

“I am the Way, the Truth, the Life” Love Andy

12/13/2005

Three Time to Teach assignments in this one post.

What A Miracle!
Do you believe in the Son of God? He who was healed answered and said, Who is he, my Lord, so that I may believe in him?
Jesus said to him, You have seen him, and he is the one who is speaking with you.
He said I do believe, my Lord; and fell down and worshipped him.
Then Jesus said to him, I have come for the judgment of this world, so that those who cannot see may see; and those who see may become blind.
When some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these words, they said to him, Why are we also blind?
Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, We see; because of this your sin remains.
~John Chap 9 - 35,36,37,38,39,40,41.~


Everyone read
Chapter 1 1. 50 Principles of Miracles

Choose
A. Chapter 1 ll. Revelation, Time and Miracles
Workbook lesson 77 I am entitled to miracles.

B. Chapter 1 lll. I Atonement and Miracles
Workbook Lesson 91 Miracles are seen in light.


Inquiry
What is a Miracle?
Can you earn release from fear?
Why do Miracles heal?
What is your natural profession?
Do you have a part in the Great Crusade?
Why must you release your brother?
Can you meet a stranger?
What does Revelation unite you too?
What do Miracles unite you too?
Who bridges the gap between you and God?
Who is in charge of the Atonement?
Are Heaven and Earth Separate?

Presentation
Demonstrate Miracles are your right.
Pick 3 Miracle principles from the 50, read each one aloud and expand upon it.
Explain the difference between horizontal and vertical perception.
Give a personal example your experience of a Miracle.



To Be Born Again
Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, If a man is not born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to him, How can an old man be born again? can he enter again a second time into his mothers womb, and be born?
Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, If a man is not born of water and Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
What is born of flesh is flesh; and what is born of Spirit is spirit. Do not be surprised because I have told you that you all must be born again.
The wind blows where it pleases, and you hear its sound; but you do not know whence it comes and whither it goes; such is every man who is born of the Spirit.
~John C. 3 - 3,4,5,6,7,8 ~

Everyone read
From Urantia "The Second Discourse on Religion" (below this post)

Choose
A. Chapter 18 V. The Happy Dream
Workbook lesson 191 I Am The Holy Son Of God Himself.

B. Chapter 18 Vll. I Need Do Nothing
Workbook Lesson 109 I Rest In God.

Inquiry
What is undone when you are born again?
Is being born again the end of dreams?
Do you know when you advance or retreat toward your awakening?
What does the holy instant have to do with joining?
What is your way in awakening?
How long does it take to be born again?
Does doing something save time?

Presentation
Use your presentation do demonstrate you are born again.
Can you prepare the body to be born again?
What does it mean to be born again?
What part does the Holy Spirit play in being born again?
Where does the Holy Spirit abide?
How does being born again save time?
Is being born of flesh fearful?
Is being born of Spirit fearful?
Who is your Daddy when you are born again?

"I am the Way, the Truth, the Life"
Love Andy

The Second Discourse on Religion
I have called on you to be born again, to be born of spirit. I have called you out of the darkness of authority and lethargy of tradition into the transcendent light of the realization of the possibility of making for yourselves the greatest discovery possible for the human soul to make--the supernal experience of finding God for yourself, in yourself, and of yourself, and of doing all this as a fact in your own personal experience. And so may you pass from death to life, from the authority of tradition to the experience of knowing God; thus will you pass from darkness to light, from a racial faith inherited to a personal faith achieved by actual experience; and there by will you progress from a theology of mind handed down by your ancestors to a true religion of spirit which shall be built up in your souls as an eternal endowment.
Your religion shall change from the mere intellectual belief in traditional authority to the actual experience of that living faith which is able to grasp the realty of God and all that relates to the divine spirit of the Father. The religion of the mind ties you hopelessly to the past; the religion of the spirit consists in progressive revelation and ever beckons you on toward higher and holier achievements in spiritual ideals and eternal realities.
While the religion of authority may impart a present feeling of settled security, you pay for such a transient satisfaction the price of the loss of your spiritual freedom and religious liberty. My Father does not require of you as the price of entering the kingdom of heaven that you should force yourself to subscribe to a belief in things which are spiritually repugnant, unholy, and untruthful. It is not required of you that your own sense of mercy, justice, and truth should be outraged by submission to an outworn system of religious forms and ceremonies. The religion of the spirit leaves you forever free to follow the truth wherever the leadings of the spirit may take you. And who can judge--perhaps this spirit may have something to impart to this generation which other generations have refused to hear.
Shame on those false religious teachers who would drag hungry souls back into the dim and distant past and there leave them! And so are these unfortunate persons doomed to become frightened by every new discovery, while they are discomfited by every new revelation of truth. The prophet who said, "He will be kept in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on God," was not a mere intellectual believer in authoritative theology. This truth-knowing human had discovered God; he was not merely talking about God.
~Urantia pg 1731~


Body Building
You do not seem to doubt the world you see. You do not really question what is shown you through the body's eyes. Nor do you ask why you believe it, even though you learned a long while since your senses do deceive. That you believe them to the last detail which they report is even stranger, when you pause to recollect how frequently they have been faulty witnesses indeed!

Reading
A. Workbook, What Is A Body?
Lesson: 151 All things are echos for God.

B. Text, Chapter 4 V The Ego-Body Illusion
Lesson: 199 I am not a body. I am free.

Inquiry
What is the body?
What is the body for?
Do you doubt any detail the bodies eye show you?
When was your first memory of being body?
When was you first memory of not being a body?
Can a body die?
What is the foundation of the World built upon?

Presentation
Use your presentation to teach by example that you are not a body.
Where does freedom lie?
Is the body useful?
Do you need to take care of your body?
Does your body need healthy food and special exercise?
Can you live longer better?
Where does health and healing come from?

"I am the Way, the Truth, the Life"
Love Andy

12/07/2005

Hello everyone. It's me Bastiaan. There has been a new development around Time to Teach and that is why you haven't received any messages the last two weeks. Time to Teach is branching off in two directions. On the one hand we will continue with Time to Teach as a teacher initiative that evolves around a certain theme/topic with its necessary preparation, self-reflective inquiry and concluding presentation. A good friend of mine and committed Teacher of A Course in Miracles in his dedication and recognition of the inspiring and joyful manner in which Time to Teach helps one to come into the certainty as a Teacher of God, has taken on the responsibility of continuing this teach and learning program. So if you would like to keep receiving new Time to Teach assignments please send an E-mail to>Andy@cardhappy.com. My own personal direction as a Teacher has altered and deepened a little. It was time for me to let go of the particular format in which i presented myself as a teacher because i felt it was time to let something new come in. And very exciting it is indeed to open up the space in my mind and let God come in deeper, more personal and direct. I made a connection with Josh one of our msot inspiring teachers here at the academy. He has been doing a mind-training class every monday with a group of student/teachers. I recognized ever since his first class the importance of facilitating this mind-training, since it is the exact work that is asked of us as followers and disciples of Jesus. To do the work that God requires is to believe in the one that He sent. And Jesus says that our mind is entirely undisciplined and needs to train itself to think in a entirely different manner in order to accomplish anything. A Course in Miracles is a required course and only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will is a deeply cherished human illusion. My will is God's will. His will for me is to be happy. The way that i allowed my mind to wander in the past was the cause of all my pain, unhappiness and depression. The key is in training my mind in a serious and dedicated way. Not to get away with>believing i read a lesson real quick in the morning>just to depend on external things again right after>that half-hearted moment where i read an incredible>idea and having it merely be part of my short term>memory during that day. I recognized it is time to>apply my mind and i like to invite you to join me in a>structured and committed format to come together and>expose our thinking to the corrective and>revolutionairy format in which Jesus our Master leads>us into an inevitable and extremely natural and joyful>experience of the purest light that we represent.>I am really excited and i hope you will join me in>this adventure into, in, within our own precious mind.>>So practically i will send you the mind-training>lesson every week unless you send me a message to get>off my list. You will not get the Time to teach>assignment unless you send Andy a quick message with>your Name and E-mail adress. An exception are the>brother's here at the academy who already requested to>receive the new assignments from him. The assignments>that are to comr are either newly developed, corrected>and improved or previously published assignments. We>will also be working on a book that will contain a the>whole curriculum of Time to Teach A Course in Miracles>assignments and a website that will facilitate Time to>Teach in a much broader way. Those are projects in the>make.>>Both programs work hand in hand and are one and the>same. One is a little more towards understanding and>undergoing of the experience through the theoretical>approach offered to us in the text, lessons, manual>for teachers, new testament and other related articles>and the other is purely the mind-training intensive>directed towards the actual work of practicing the>lessons in different formats and settings. This world>will change through you and no other means can save>it.>In love and dedication Bastiaan

Practice
You are the light of the world. A city set upon a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and be led to glorify your father who is in Heaven.

Lesson 61 I am the light of the world
Lesson 62 Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world
Lesson 63 The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness
Lesson 64 Let me not forget my function
Lesson 65 My only function is the one God gave me
Lesson 66 My happiness and my function are one.


Participation
The practice of this cluster of lessons will take approximayely one and a half hour if you follow the instructions. Have a great experience.

Workbook Intensive
the light of the world
You may complain that this course is not sufficiently specific for you to understand and use. Yet perhaps you have not done what it specifically advocates. This is not a course in the play of ideas, but in their practical application.

Instructions
First read the whole lesson through before you do the actual exercise(s). Read out loud, and alternate the reader for each lesson.Then go back to the beginning of the exercise period and practice for the exact time you are asked to. For lesson 61, 62 and 63 take 5 minutes to practice the exercises. Look at your watch or the clock to keep track of the time for each practice period. Practice individually and if you forget the specific instructions just reread them quietly to yourself, relax cause you have plenty of time.Feel free to softly pronounce the central or your associated ideasas long as you don’t disturb members from your group during their practice.After the time for your extended practice is up, move right along to the next lesson. The next person reads and then enter the next exercise period etc.Go around the group until all the lessons are done.Shortly read out and answer the questions listed below with your group and come up with suggestions to change or improve the format for today’s intensive mind-training practice.

Reflection
Was one and a half hour enough, too much or not enough, to work through all the lessons?
Did you feel safe and secure to read the lesson(s) out loud and to expose yourself within the group?
Do you have any ideas with which to improve the particular mind-training practice we did today?
Think of the time element, available assistance, the specific manner in which we practice the lessons, the order of events, the instruction before/during and after the practice etc.

I know you will have a great experience with these lessons that bring you directly to your true function as the light of the world.
With love and dedication, Bastiaan

12/04/2005

Branching off

Hello everyone. It's me Bastiaan. There has been a new development around Time to Teach and that is why you haven't received any messages the last two weeks. Time to Teach is branching off in two directions. On the one hand we will continue with Time to Teach being a teacher/learner initiative that evolves around a certain theme/topic with its necessary preparation, self-reflective inquiry and concluding presentation. A good friend of mine and committed Teacher of A Course in Miracles in his dedication and recognition of the inspiring and joyful manner in which Time to Teach helps one to come into the certainty as a Teacher ofGod, has taken on the responsibility of continuing this Teach and learning program. So if you would like to keep receiving or these Time to Teach assignments for the very first time send him an E-mail at Andy@cardhappy.com.

My own personal direction as a Teacher has altered and deepened. It was time for me to let go of the particular format in which i presented myself as a teacher for a couple of years now. I felt it was time to let something new come in. And very exciting it is indeed to open up space in my mind and let God come in deeper, more personal and direct. I made a connection with Josh one of our most inspiring teachers here at the academy. He has been doing a mind-training class every monday with a big group of student/teachers. I recognized ever since his first class the importance of facilitating this mind-training, since it is the exact work that is asked of us as followers and disciples of Jesus. To do the work that God requires is to believe in the one that He sent. And Jesus says that our mind is entirely undisciplined and needs to train itself to think in a entirely different manner if it wants to accomplish anything. A Course in Miracles is a required course and only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will is a deeply cherished human illusion. My will is God's will. His will for me is to be happy. The way that i allowed my mind to wander in the past was the cause of all my pain, unhappiness and depression. The key is in training my mind in a serious and dedicated way. Not to get away with believing i read a lesson real quick in the morning just to depend on external things again right after that half-hearted moment where i read an incredible idea to have it merely be part of my short term-memory. I recognized it is time to apply my mind and i invite you to join me in a structured and committed format to come together and expose our thinking to the corrective and revolutionairy format in which Jesus our Master leads us into an inevitable and extremely natural and joyful experience of the purest light that we represent. I am really excited and i hope you will join me in this adventure into our own precious mind.

The assignments that are to come are either newly developed, corrected and improved or previously published assignments. We will also be working on a book that will contain the whole curriculum of Time to Teach A Course in Miracles and a website that will facilitate Time toTeach in a much broader way. Those are projects in the making. Both time to teach and workbook-intensive programs work hand in hand and are one and the same. One is a little more towards understanding and undergoing the transformational awakening-experience through the theoretical approach offered to us in the text, lessons, manual for teachers, new testament and other related articles and the other is purely the mind-training practice directed towards the actual work of practicing these revolutionary lessons in different formats and settings. This world will change through you and no other means can save it.

In love and dedication Bastiaan