On Our Death Bed

With Covid-19 causing many deaths in the US and everywhere on the planet Earth, this blog title is sadly realistic for people dying “before their time” or what we would think would otherwise be before their time. Who among us is ready for when our last moments on Earth arrive?

None of us or perhaps a very extreme few of all the billions of people on Earth.

However, we don’t consciously choose which moments are our last moments. It is a sober experience to consider. This experience is seemingly forced upon each and every person that gets Covid-19 – to consider the outcome – recovering or dying. Along with this experience forced upon us, is what we assume is part of the experience – looking back on our life –

“…when there’s no more lying
about living or dying,
when there’s nothing left,
but life or death.”

Usually we don’t look back at our life, unless we’re forced to … like some people who are in the hospital, either recovering or dying from Covid-19, but alone and separated from family, …

In a person’s final moments, I don’t think anyone on their deathbed thinks…

I wish I’d spent more time at the office.
or
I wish I’d watched more television.
or
My regret is that I didn’t get better at video games.

Many are dying from Covid-19, right now, … and dying from many other things. As I mention above, some are dying alone, with no family around them – away from those who love them or they love.

Are their last questions to themselves:
“Should I have shown more disrespect to others in my life?”

Who among us dying in a hospital bed might think:

“I wish I would have had even greater resentments and bitterness towards people in my life?” as they lie in the hospital bed hoping they could see their loved ones.

or “I wish I could have placed more guilt and shame on people with whom I’ve been in contact.” while their family and friends are somewhere else.

In the same way, who among us would consider,

“I wish I could have blamed more people for problems in my life and problems in the world”,

or

“I wish I could have been even more condemning and judgemental of people.”

Sadly, I can’t help but think that there are many of us human beings who are walking around in the world, making the choice to be bitter, to blame, to condemn, placing shame and guilt, choosing these attitudes in our lives, not dying from anything at this time in our lives, and not looking back on ourselves and the life we live.

But, if we think about it, at anytime we can consider other questions to look at how we’ve lived our lives so far – questions usually kept back to only ask ourselves on our death bed:

Did I ever love anyone?
… so that they could know what being loved is?

Did I ever forgive anyone?
… anyone who was not a friend or family or who I knew?

Was I ever kind to anyone?

Did I ever show mercy to anyone?
… anyone who was not someone I liked or loved or even knew?

Did I ever help comfort anyone suffering or in pain?

Was I ever patient with anyone who desperately needed it?

Did I ever experience suffering for the sake of the lives of any others?

Did I ever feel compassion towards anyone?

Was I ever unselfish with what I had, in any way with anyone?

Did I ever give of myself for someone else’s life?

Was I ever humble among others who had less?


In some ways, we can indeed say “Yes” to many of these questions, which, obviously, in our last moments of life, will be the more important questions to us. But yet, we don’t have to wait. We can ask ourselves these questions at anytime – like when we wake up each morning, or when we go to bed each night.

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“In a world with no forgiveness and no mercy, there will be no Peace on Earth.

Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men – will only happen to a people who bring forgiveness, mercy, compassion and loving kindness into the world.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2020, by Jodie Senkyrik)

“God bless us, Everyone.”

Falling Flat on Our Faces

Even though no one ever wants to do this – it’s embarrassing in front of others – it reduces our self-view – it gives us even one more chance to belittle ourselves – etc., etc., etc., it also has its good points.  Falling flat on our face has good points, if we look at it from a perspective of being on a spiritual path.

There are real benefits, or rather real things to learn with falling flat on our face.

  1. The experience gives us a very clear view from the inside out just exactly how it is for others who go through the “Falling flat on our face” experience.
    • This is probably the most important reason of all, because it helps us to experience what it is like to be a human being.  Human beings fall on our faces all the time – even with the act of walking a spiritual path.  While we talk the talk of “walking in someone else’s shoes”, the experience of FFOOF, or FFOYF (Falling Flat on Your Face) puts our feet in the shoes.
  2. The FFOOF experience helps us to see our fellow human beings “eye-to-eye”, instead of being “above them” (or below them).  All humans have all the qualities available to all humans.  (Remember that.)  Seeing ourselves and others “eye-to-eye” not only puts us on the same footing, but can actually show us that we’re bonded together among our fellow humans with the fact that we all have human experiences.  Human beings are alike, no matter where you go.  This includes the having of the FFOOF experience.
  3. The FFOOF experience can help us restart at “Go”, instead of pulling the “Go to Jail” card (in Monopoly).  When we’ve been throwing ourselves off balance with a skewed perspective of ourselves, (thinking we’re all “spiritual” and stuff) we can start over by once again, being human.  There is a phrase somewhere in the Edgar Cayce Readings that states, “God loves a soul that’s willing to start over.”
  4. The FFOOF experience allows us the chance to laugh at ourselves, while we dust ourselves off, and try again.  If we actually do have a sense of humor, we can get the best material for laughs by looking at ourselves when we puff ourselves up.  Human nature is the best place to go to get a good laugh.
  5. To learn to give ourselves a break.  Many of us beat ourselves up – a lot!  And we do so thinking that it’s justified and that we should beat ourselves up.  (Just be careful not to over do it.  If we’re going to beat ourselves up, we need to do it just the right amount – not too much and not too little – just the right amount of beating ourselves up.)  Once more, lesson #5 is “to give ourselves a break”.  We have eternity to accomplish it all.  Eternity.
  6. Okay, I’ll say it before someone else does.  Humility.  Put another way – eating humble pie.

I’m sure there are many more reasons why FFOOF is an opportunity to learn and grow… and laugh.  These are just a few.  For anyone who acknowledges that they are on a spiritual path, don’t try to avoid the FFOOF experience at all costs.  It’s meant to teach, and we’re meant to learn.  When we try to place ourselves above others, we throw ourselves off balance.  Thank God we have the FFOOF experience to help us back to our place of equality as a human being among all human beings.

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“Human Nature is the best place to go to get a good laugh.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1995, 2016, Jodie Senkyrik)

“We have eternity to accomplish this.”  (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1997, Jodie Senkyrik)

“All humans have all the qualities available to all humans.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2016, Jodie Senkyrik)

PS.  Having Eternity to do something or figure something out can be very helpful.

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Do you think the agenda 21, well,now agenda 2030, is a bad thing? people are going around saying that its an evil plan to take away our rights and will eventually lead to killing off over 90% of the population. thoughts please.  T.

That which you’re referring to is at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld
The people who are saying what you’re repeating have as their basic premise and belief that ‘people are bad’, and that ‘we should believe the worst about people.’ This is the message these people are giving out. If you believe the same way they do, then believe what they say.
But, for me and mine, we will believe in and follow the Living God. God created us from the substance which God, Him/Herself, is made of. We are parts of God. What they say about people, they must believe about God, also.
You can decide what you believe. I believe the opposite of what they believe. Remember, there were people who spoke the worst about Christ, also – a person who loved and demonstrated love to such a degree that people’s lives have been changed just by touching the hem of his clothing. Still, they said horrible things about Him, because their message was “People are bad.” and “believe the worst about people.”
Now, it’s up to you to decide what you want to believe, but I would suggest that you look around at the people in your life.  Do they reflect the worst things in life or do they have hope for the future, and strive to do their best as much as possible to add to a better future?  And you, what do you reflect?  There is your answer.