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.


“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.

The Hidden, Yet Absolute Need for Humility

Our lessons come in many ways. In fact, there is no end to when something will come into our life from which we can learn – including for psychics.

I’ve been Clairvoyant for many lifetimes. I’ve worked at this ability each opportunity it comes. Yet, the learning continues even past today.

One of the lessons I learn is humility. For me, this lesson comes via learning that what I have to say and write is not for everyone. In fact, there are many people with whom nothing I have to say is for them. This is a very difficult lesson because I know that there are words of wisdom and help that will help heal every soul. The lesson is that it is not I that can give these words to them. In fact, for some, anything and everything that would come from me would be rejected even if it were exactly what would be needed. It would be, and is, rejected for the very reason that it comes from me.

This is the humility which I am to learn – that I am not the person able to help them. I am not the person that will give them light or learning or any words or concepts which will be the key that will unlock their chains.

This is a lesson that so many of us must learn – that we are not the person that will unlock the suffering for many others. Even Christ learned this lesson of humility – that even though He knew He could help, He also knew that some people rejected and would reject everything that He would give.

When He said, “Do not throw your pearls before swine”, He didn’t see people as swine – as “less than” any other soul. He saw the consciousness of the person as being someone who would no more hear, see or understand His words in a similar way that a farm animal could – a farm animal whose main focus is to eat and have babies. A farm animal is not open to understand the words of Christ. (For the record, even farm animals respond to kindness, to love, to patience, to compassion and to mercy.)

Human beings are not farm animals. They have the choice to have an open mind and open heart – open to all the Christ has to teach. All human beings also have the choice of having a closed mind and a closed heart. As you and I are, so are all other souls. We have the potential for making any and all choices.

There is a saying, “Don’t try to teach mathematics to a turtle. It will annoy both you and the turtle.” It is a lesson in humility, to recognize when we are not able to help. Perhaps all we can offer some souls is to pray that God be with them or bless them in whatever way they need. God alone has Infinite Insight into what will help another and how best to bless them.


One of the best mantras to help with learning humility:

“It’s not about me.” K.G.