Urantia, August 20, 2012. (date of transcription).
Teacher: The Beloved One.
Subject: “A Lesson on Culmination.”

Received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “Allow Me to speak a few words on the subject of culmination, which might perhaps represent the end result of a project you have put your heart and soul into. It can signify a triumph of a kind, and I would liken this to the way you are living your life. How do you imagine you would feel at the end of this material existence? Would you feel like you have accomplished something worthwhile? Would you perhaps feel somewhat despondent in case life had not turned out the way you expected it to? You see, there will be a broad range of feelings which will confront you when your mortal demise is staring you in the face. At least, this is so when you live out your life in a reasonably span of time. I am not speaking about those whose lives are prematurely ended through illness or accident.

“What I am attempting to teach you in this lesson on culmination is for you to ponder for longer than just a cursory moment what it means to have accumulated some ‘universe credits’ for the next stage of your existence. Surely you must have realized by now, that although your material temple will return to the earth, your spirit will carry on. Once this new reality is called to life, it will take on a more exalted form, which will increasingly become more perfect according to your personal free will decisions. This then is the subject I would like you to start thinking about from time to time. It is not as has been depicted in your olden records that at the dissolution of mortal life it will be the end of the road for you, and that you will instantly have become perfect. Oh no. This one-off material life is only the first move you are making into myriad future ethereal lives, before you will arrive at lives’ culmination by standing in truth and fact in the Presence of the All That Is.

“I point out to you that the more you become aware of your personal actions and reactions in daily life, the easier you will make up your mind which behavioural aspects need most improvement. To live a godly life entails that you do begin to, once in a while and thereafter more regularly, think of what is expected of you in this life, and whether or not you are fulfilling the divine blueprint of your soul. All of My deceptively simple lessons so far are meant for each of you individually as a kind of map to help you gain the greatest possible perspective on life that you are presently capable of. The lessons will become increasingly more complex, and yet remain so simple that even an innocent child can learn these lessons, because they are still un-encumbered by pre-conceived notions, ideas, old and negative habits and superstitions which adults find so much harder to shake.

“Life consists of little lessons learned, culminating in small triumphs over the lower self, because your higher nature is ever more taking charge of you. Instead of your being controlled by the whims and circumstances of life, you will decide to start living according the prompts of the Spark from God within you. You still remain and always will be a free-will person, who chooses the way you shall live whilst allowing Me to become your steady Companion in whom you can confide at any moment of your day. This, My beloved, is the best way to live as you will have already made a start on the next phase of your existence. This is the true triumph and culmination of a life well lived. Ponder these, My words. Then forgive and forget the past and start living with Me in the now, so the future can take care of itself.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
Try coming out of the shadows, a little at the time—TA.