Urantia, June 27, 2012. (date of transcription).
Teacher: The Beloved One.
Subject: “A Lesson on Importance.”

Received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “Let Me begin by stating that it is essential to determine the difference between what is important and what has importance. The first one alludes to the present time, also to the future, and for you to pay attention to the immediate situation at hand. The second ‘grouping of things important’ needs to be mentally tabulated in order of their priority at a given time.

“There is an essential distinction between the two, as one learns to place one matter of import before another. When situations arise which need your scrutiny, it is truly useful to give it some time to let the importance of the situation with which you are confronted sink in. Based on your conclusions you can decide what has priority and what has not. This is the difference between the immediacy and the deferral of an issue.

“There are many important matters in life which are indefinitely placed into a ‘future file’ to possibly never see the light of day again, and so remain forgotten until a situation arises which jogs your memory, for you to suddenly realize what is important or what has importance in life as everything takes on different priorities. There are situations like a sudden calamity, illness or accident, which might throw the routine of business, expectations and rules out of the window, and an altogether greater urgency becomes attached to what is important. This, I would like you to take a closer look at.

“Humans who regularly make it their business to think deeply about important issues in life, and who have learned to be more discerning, become less perturbed about unexpected events happening on a daily basis. Then there are the ones, who live thoughtlessly and appear to be un-awakened by events, who will experience the most extreme jolts into reality. It is extremely important to remember, that life goes on after the dissolution of your material temple. What you think, do or neglect to do, will powerfully impact on your next stage of existence.

“This fact is not something which you can conveniently place on the backburner of life, because sooner or later you will be confronted with the fragility of being. It can be taken away from you during an unexpected circumstance or happening. This is why I like to give you a little jolt in the area of thinking, what is the most important thing you would do if you had only one day to live. Think about this and take note if this somehow changes the immediate relationships in which you find yourself.

“I dare say that through a ‘wake-up call’ like that you would look at life quite differently and make room for matters which are really important to you. To love your family more, to be more forgiving, to not leave any unfinished business behind which needs to be done and not put off until another day which might never come.

“Life would become far more meaningful and precious. You would not be living life as an automaton, and take it all for granted. You would make the most of each day and reap greater enjoyment from the most ordinary of chores, previously so often undertaken out of habit. You would also place greater value upon your personal connection with your Spark of God within. And you would more clearly realize what a precious gift everything is to not be squandered so aimlessly with the many other things of unimportance.

“This is living fully in the Presence of God.”

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