How Do You Know?

I get variations on this question a lot:

“How do you know that you’re really talking to spirit guides and not demons?”

“How do you know the memories you have of the ether are accurate?”

“How do you know the information you’re getting is correct?”

“How do you know you’re not just imagining that you’re hearing spirit guides?”

“How do you know what’s going to happen in the future?”

“How do you know there is life after death?”

I want to address this because these are very good questions.

There is a difference between believing and knowing. For example, I know the sun shone yesterday, and I believe it will rise again tomorrow. I know I’ve written 500 blog articles and I believe I will write another one. I know I am a female, and I believe I will remain one until I die. I could be wrong about what I believe.

In truth, there is no way for us to know what is real. We believe we are human beings experiencing life here on Earth, but in reality we could be imagining this entire experience. We could be hooked up to machines and dreaming this entire existence. We could be a bunch of video game characters on God’s computer, or characters in a holodeck on a starship. We just don’t know. We can’t know. And any information we gather could just be part of the simulation or hallucination.

Given that we can’t really know what’s real, what are we supposed to do? How are we supposed to behave? How are we supposed to go on if we don’t really know what’s real? How are we supposed to trust any information our brains give us when all that information could be programmed at the whimsy of a machine, an alien, or a higher consciousness?

The answer is that we can’t know. We can’t ever really know. Even when we die and have some kind of experience, it could all be part of the hallucination.

But so what? We’re here. We’re conscious. So what if we don’t know how we got here or who made us or programmed us into existence? Trying to figure that out could drive you insane. No matter how we got here or who is in charge of us, we’re here. We have free will. We can choose our emotions. We can choose our own experiences. And we can choose our own beliefs.

Now … in MY world, in my existence, I seem to be able to get information from seemingly out of nowhere. Accurate information. I seem to have developed a method to be able to tune in to … something… that gives me information about my clients that helps them on their path. I believe this information is coming from spirit guides, but in truth, it could be that I’m hacking into the program, or the aliens are feeding me info, or there’s an evil demon that broke ranks and wants to help people. I honestly don’t know for sure. The only thing I know is that I can do it, it works, and it helps people.

So going back to the questions above:

I know I can get accurate information that helps my clients. I believe it comes from spirit guides, angels, and higher selves.

I know I have memories of my time before I incarnated, and I believe they are accurate but I can’t know for sure.

I know the information I’m getting is correct because my clients tell me I’m correct and I’ve read for thousands of people accurately. I believe I can continue to do so.

I know I’m hearing something that gives me accurate information, and I believe it’s from the guides but I don’t know it with 100% certainty.

I know I can tell people things that do come to pass, but I don’t know how I’m able to do that. I believe that trusting what the guides tell me is the best way to continue to use this ability.

I know I’ve had the experience of leaving my body behind, so I believe the soul continues on after the body dies. I believe there is an afterlife, but I can’t know for sure until I get there myself.

The point is… we create our own realities using knowledge and beliefs. If you can create your own reality, create something that serves you, that makes you feel happy, or safe, or comforted. Why plug in to a reality where some evil god in the sky can smite you if you sin? Why plug into a reality where you are bereft of hope because you think there is nothing after we die? There is no evidence either way.

In my world, psychic abilities exist, and I can use them to help people find happiness in their lives, careers, relationships, etc. I’ve told people about health problems they didn’t know they had, and they’ve received medical attention that saved their lives. I don’t really care where that information comes from. It hasn’t let me down yet.

I know I am able to help others, and I believe that’s a good way to live a life. So I’m going to continue to do it. And if one day I find out that all the information I thought I was getting from spirit guides was actually coming from a bored alien on a spaceship who had nothing better to do than broadcast this information to me, so be it. I will have chosen to spend my time in service to others, and that’s a choice I would make regardless of what is real and what is not.

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