Urantia, June 17, 2012 (date of transcription).
Teacher: The Beloved One.
Subject: “A Lesson on Wisdom.”
Received by Lytske.
The Beloved One: “Today, let us learn something new about wisdom. To acquire wisdom may sound like so very simple a project. However, in reality to apply all your learned experiences slowly and imperceptibly into a better behavior is difficult. For long, your impulses caused you to react instead of to act. There exist an ocean of difference between known facts and experiential knowledge. The latter is acquired through trial and error, and wisdom grows by your increasingly appreciating the difference. It would be an easy life in which you would, in every way, and at all times, just know the proper thing to do, but then you would have a total lack of experiential knowledge. For this reason tiny infants start their mortal life lacking all wisdom. They must build this up throughout the maturing process, which is a life-long happening. Indeed, one never stops to learn.
“Even from birth children soon learn whether their surroundings are loving or cold and distant. They also have to learn patience, as this is a most needed and important acquirement in life. Instant gratification does not teach one the wisdom one needs, except perhaps through the mistakes one makes to grasp how not to repeat a mistake. Thus, one may instead learn to persevere, and make the best of any situation. And this brings us to perseverance which is also needed to acquire wisdom. It is often obvious in a painful and slow ‘awakening’ that things could have been done differently, and so wisdom is acquired through experiencing situations which may result in costly ramifications. Such troubling outcomes will perhaps build on previous experiences and so wisdom is garnered, slowly, and at times painfully.
“The mental and emotional costs of gaining wisdom need to be balanced by spiritual growth; otherwise this process is thrown out of balance. Sooner or later, something will happen which will cause this unbalance. Some humans are ‘hauled up short’ by some calamity or other, which serves as a wake-up call. Others watch those near and dear to them, through terrible suffering and wonder why, and ask what could be the sense of such distress. Some after their experience, or during their suffering, start to wonder if perhaps there is a better way. Every one gets their individual wake-up call to the real reason of being alive, why they are here, and where they are going. It is up to each individual to take note, and to intelligently follow up on this.
“All His children have a chance to bond with their Creator God, for no creature in all of our universes is a cosmic orphan, or cosmic accident. People may cause accidents, but the Creator does not. This needs to be clearly understood. There is great wisdom in the fact that God gave all humankind free will to choose, and to make their decisions, for this is the only way in which you can garner wisdom. You are starting out on the bottom of the evolutionary scale with the capacity for future worship and wisdom. Animals lack these two capacities, so you are a favored species to be evolving towards perfection. Each mortal garners his or her own wisdom in the fabric of life, and no one ought to be despised for being slow or different, as it still adds up to the one thing – experiential wisdom.”
© The 11:11 Progress Group.
Try coming out of the shadows, a little at the time—TA.