A New World Retreat

Expressions of Personal Experiences from a 9-day retreat with Tim Christopher at La Finca de Milagros, Benitachell, Spain.
Nov 3-11, 2018.
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An out-of-time sanctuary offering a unique forum to focus on the powerful individual atonement curriculum of A Course in Miracles. We join in the enlightening acceptance of the singularity of the Word of God, and the joyful self-discovery of the illuminate reality of resurrected mind in Christ.

“The ark of peace is entered two by two, yet the beginning of another world goes with them. Each holy relationship must enter here, to learn its special function in the Holy Spirit’s plan, now that it shares His purpose. And as this purpose is fulfilled, a new world rises in which sin can enter not, and where the Son of God can enter without fear and where he rests a while, to forget imprisonment and to remember freedom.”   T- 20.IV.6 

Maria – “Total gratitude to Tim and his team of miraculous workers.”

“I was eager to go, be and share the joy, light and love of God.

When I arrived at La Finca, it was like falling into a mattress of clouds, rejoicing to be in heaven that spread throughout the event.

Total gratitude to Tim and his team of miraculous workers.”

Holly – “The joy was palpable and all encompassing.”

“The retreat was beautifully presented: halfway through there was a 3 day sequence beginning with an all-night vigil around the fire with songs, prayer and laughter; followed by a gentle day of rest and silence and then a day of fasting. I was able to become fully present with the incredibly high frequency energy/mind/thought that always becomes available to me through Tim’s retreats. I had the opportunity to sing with my brothers and present a beautiful music evening for the last weekend. The joy was palpable and completely all-encompassing.

Tim’s teaching throughout was of an incredibly high frequency and continues to be the backbone and foundation of these events. You will not find a mind with greater clarity of what the Course is teaching and with greater certainty of its power and truth. The energy and love that is transmitted through this mind is the power and love of God and hence the healing that occurs is genuine and life-changing.  It is deeply fulfilling to have complete clarity and complete certainty that what I have given myself to is able to lift anyone who wants to awaken from the dream of separation into a completely joyful rollercoaster ride of homecoming to eternal life. That is the best thing I can possibly imagine. Thank you Jesus, thank you Father, and thank you Tim and Lambie for making this possible for me, here and now, within this lifetime. And thank you to every one who is a part of this with me.”

Mark – “Very soon I became happy and my mind was at peace.”

“I am so glad that I was there for The New World retreat.

Very soon I became happy and my mind was at peace.

And, above all, the sense of gratitude as I witnessed those new to the Course In Miracles as they experienced the light that is available to everyone.”

Debra – “I really felt the love and gratitude pour through me to my brother.”

This was my third time at La Finca and the experience just gets more and more amazing. Tim’s teachings, service tasks and music, this was the first moment I really felt like I was giving myself to my brothers and to my Father, by being of service to Him.This is where I really felt the love and gratitude pour through me to my brother in this beautiful and joyful gathering out of space and time.”

David R. – “I am most grateful to everyone who worked tirelessly to make the retreat happen.”

“I find it so difficult to describe an experience. Especially one that changes my conceptual mind so profoundly. Every retreat seems to improve, each opportunity to join in mind serves to break my density down and allow more light to flow.
 
The only resistance to this is me, the only remedy is for this self I made to step out of the way. To resign authorship of all my egoic traits and accept that I do not know best, that in truth, I know nothing.
 
To surrender and hand over the proverbial reigns, to ask with sincerity to awaken and see with the vision of Christ, to go beyond these compilations of light I have projected ‘out there’ : these forms that I write my story over. I only have to ask to experience this joy and remember love, and this state of ‘un-being’ is accessible at gatherings such as these.
 
I am most grateful to everyone who worked tirelessly to make the retreat happen. To Tim for his delivery of the uncompromising truth, and this gift he has given me in his ability to teach me. To all the brothers who were there, including Lambie and Philly. Thank you for all that you do. Love David”

Rafa – “The message of A Course in Miracles I received at the retreat was very eloquent and whole.”

“There is always a need to heal false beliefs and prejudices that surround me. 

I want to say thanks to all for my acceptance of healing at la finca.

The message of A Course in Miracles  I received at the retreat was very eloquent and whole. I can only continue to give thanks.

I am still amazed to have had and actually sustained an experience that aims always deeper within me towards the certainty that we are One mind – a single Being.

There is nothing more powerful than the power of Love through true forgiveness, and a new world is possible now … happily.”

Garry – “The retreat was an incredible speedup.”

“I am very grateful for the opportunity this retreat provided to come together with other minds in a true and shared purpose. I am reminded that the Course in Miracles is a practice of learning how to be my Self (how strange that would need to be learned. Such is the nature of the impossible dream of separation). 

This was a helpful and safe  situation in which to put the Course into practice. The retreat was a real speedup and what very quickly became available as a result of the powerfully singular sessions was an intensive immersion in the present moment in which extraordinary healings occurred.

Some of the experiences I had there elude description as they are ineffably real and cannot be adequately symbolised using clumsy words and concepts. What I can say is there was a lot of light, a lot of joy, laughter and love. The whole array of ‘little’ self-identity thoughts; private thoughts, attack thoughts, body thoughts, doubts, fears anxieties that can get blown out of all proportion in the dream of separation became insubstantial, meaningless and laughable in this healing haven.

It became much easier to let go of the burdensome sense of self (with a small ‘s’) and remember Who I really am. I am very grateful.”

                               

Sakeena – “My experience of La Finca epitomises all the beauty and realness that we are being led to seek in the Course in Miracles.”

“My discerning compass within pointed directly to La Finca, somewhere I’d never been and knew nothing about.  From the moment I expressed an interest I began to realise the generosity, sincerity and genuine nature of what I was about to experience. 

Days and nights spent with fellow truth seekers, hearing truth and experiencing truth.  My experience of La Finca epitomises all the beauty and realness that we are being led to seek in the course in miracles.  I cannot express my gratitude to the team who organised the  retreat, you were aware and made possible every detail that emerged. My experience was powerful and transformative. Thank you xxx”

Mary – “This is the most valuable gift in the world.”

“It is impossible to put into words the depth of experience facilitated at the amazing La Finca retreat…. it was miraculous and life changing. Tim is both an inspirational and relatable teacher of A Course in Miracles who utilises its teachings to argue you out of your conceptual mind, creating the conditions for an experience of “Christ Mind”…. of oneness, joy, love, and peace.

The music he plays, alongside other spiritual practices, the international community of brothers and beautiful setting of La Finca, all further encourage such experiences, within a safe and supportive sanctuary. I am sure this has accelerated my spiritual evolution and has inspired me to continue to focus on ACIM, and to spread the word to others. I am so grateful to Tim and the whole team of ACIM UK who work so hard to make these retreats possible and are so dedicated to the healing of our Mind. This is the most valuable gift in this world.”

 

 

Allan – “Immediately on arrival I could feel the light, the energy, and the love.”

 

“I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve now been to La Finca since my first sortie in 2016. However , I anticipated this retreat with excitement , and was even more eager than usual to join again with my dear brothers. I really needed a healing booster and was determined to go regardless of the obstacles that always seemed to present themselves as the time for the retreat approached . Immediately on arrival I could feel the light , the energy ,and the love. All the now familiar amazing sensations both physically and mentally came back to awareness and I was “ in the zone “ already ! And then we started in earnest.

Tim’s Sessions are intense, they are meant to be and they are very carefully thought out. It’s done this way to help enable me to have the experiences promised in our course in Miracles and speed up the interval to my awakening to the truth of my identity as the son of God. Did I have experiences not of this world ? Yes of course I did . Did I experience miracles ? Yes of course I did .. Why else would I keep coming back ! The difficult task is turning up and taking your seat, and that can be difficult indeed. But once you have showed that little willingness you may well surprise yourself. I love you all for being exactly as you are..”

Steve – “I had some amazing experiences during the retreat.”

 
“I had some amazing experiences during the retreat, and lots of opportunities to let go of painful ideas.
 
Although I have been to La Finca on many occasions, it was very new and different this time.”

Begoña – “A true healing experience.”

Begonya (right)

“A true healing experience.

One of the gifts of this retreat was to be able to experience my true Self and the power and strength that emanates through me.

A thousand thanks!”

Maribel – “It’s amazing how much love can be shared at these retreats.”

“It is amazing how much love can be shared at these retreats. Transformation, emotions, intense light, all supported by a beautiful family of light.. I love you all. It was a sacred space and time where the focus on the experience of our true nature of joy, peace and eternal was the purpose. I am immensely grateful to Tim for his great generosity, mind and heart. A delivery without conditions.

The campfire, the all-night vigil, music, teachings, meditations, videos, dance … many moments remain engraved in my heart. On the last day during the closing circle, many of us expressed beautiful words,  gratitude, and shared our experiences. Then, a new girl who was at her first retreat and who had only spent a day and a half there, expressed with tears in her eyes how grateful she was for the experience, for having seen, she said, so much magic, and so much love that it surpassed all her expectations, and she would never forget it. It had touched her heart. I saw in her a pure mirror that reflected to us all a lot of what had occurred there … Thank you. I love you all.”

Carlos – “Thank you

“As much as I try, I cannot describe everything that this retreat has meant to me.

A  journey through fear to find the meaning of true forgiveness.

The real challenge is to accept forgiveness and atonement for myself.

The only thing I can say with total certainty is THANK YOU.

Thank you Tim, Thank you Jesus, Thank you God.”

Rosa – “I feel so grateful to you all.

“I feel so grateful to you all. For all the Love, and I am even grateful for the fear that sprung up, and I do want to see it in another way. I thank the organisers for their total dedication, Tim for his example, clarity, his firmness and insistence on showing me my role and encouraging me to accept it, to God for filtering through any opening He can find and opening the Heavens.

I give thanks, sometimes, for not speaking English and so not being able to share stories about ‘Rosa’s dream.’ I thank those who refuse to correspond in “dreaming” with me and who stop when I try to do it. I thank those who have allowed me to use the key of forgiveness, I thank whoever has made it easy for me to love, I thank myself for discovering what I want and focusing on that and only that.

Thanks for the Confidence. Even if it falters sometimes, it always reappears.

I remember that on the silent day, I sat in a meadow of white flowers and had an experience with them: I was watching for a while as they rocked with the wind, and the bees settled on them, and I saw them so peacefully, and so in accordance with what was happening. They were so close and so I asked one of them:

Rosa: “Flower, do you not want, at some point, to be in a different place than you are? For example, in the place where that other flower is? Flower: “Where I am, I’m happy, so I cannot even think of being somewhere else if I’m already where I want to be.”Rosa: “When the wind rocks you, you let yourself rock, does it ever occur to you to fight and want to rock in the opposite direction side to the way the wind blows you? Or with a different level of strength?” Flower: “I feel happy with that movement, so why would I want it to be different if it is already the way I want it to be?” Rosa: “And would you not like to have a different form than you have? To look like your fellow flower? Flower: “I feel complete being who I am, so why be different from who I am.” Rosa: “I see that the bees are landing on you. Do you not worry about falling over? Or that they may rest more or less on another flower than on you?” Flower: “I always feel that I get the Glory, that nothing could be better or improvable, that I am safe.”

They showed me my madness in the questions and without any judgment, they spoke to me of acceptance, of simply flowing with Life, and with much sweetness they told me that they simply trusted, totally, fully. Trusting that everything happened according to a Divine order and that is why their happiness was continuing. They did not have to do anything, they just let it happen. THANK YOU “

David H. – “I totally miss you guys.

“I totally miss you guys. I don’t know what anything means but I’m truly grateful. Where I live…   I didn’t recognise…it looks so incredibly beautiful.. what an incredible upgrade.

La Finca – a rhapsody of sorts. Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see. Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters. Too late, my time has come. Sends shivers down my spine, body’s shimmering all the time. Goodbye, everybody, I’ve got to go, Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth. Mama, ooh, I don’t want to die. I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all. Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very fright’ning me. Magnifico! Spare him his life from this monstrosity. So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye? So you think you can love me and leave me to die? Oh, baby, can’t do this to me, baby! Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here! Nothing really matters, only One can see. Nothing really matters. Nothing really matters to me”

Gonny – “Every single day offered so many experiences.

“I don’t know exactly why, but every new retreat with Tim is always better than the retreat before.

Perhaps it’s Tim ( but I don’t think so, he is always great) , perhaps it’s the group (also not sure about this, the group is always marvelous), or perhaps I’m growing up and understand more……who knows ?

To describe the  last retreat (from 3/11 to 11/11) in Spain at La Finca,  is almost impossible. Every single day offered so many experiences. The teaching, the collaboration, the one goal: the awakening, the cooking, the shopping, the singing, the vespers, the silence, the fasting, the staying awake, the joy and the love…..all so amazing and powerful…..everything  was a gift. That’ s why I can only  say: thank you, thank you all !!”

Nathalie – “It was magic!

Anca and Nathalie

‘When I think of my first retreat in La Finca beginning of November loves flows and the sun appears with a big smile. It was magic!  

And yet …..So many challenges, trying to catch the flying balloons of understanding and too often missing the target.

But then…on the last day…the revelation. Merci teacher, merci brothers and sisters to be there sharing with me joy, laughters, tears and above all immense Love.’

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