Originally Posted by Angela
I don't know.... I'm not convinced there is supernatural source for what psychics provide -- my feeling is that it is a natural phenomenon -- and yet the advise, assistance, and support Erin gave me during a reading was tremendous, really helpful. And she mentioned that she felt a floodgate of information coming through, so you never know.
I think part of it is that, whatever the source is, I have a very deep trust for and sense of connection with Erin, and I think that opens the broadwidth of the very real and remarkable benefit she provides. I haven't had that with other people who call themselves psychic.
It's kind of like the Abraham/Hicks thing -- I don't think it's necessary to believe in the supernatural to get really life-altering benefit from what's given.
Hm, this thinking follows the line that some things are "natural", and some are "supernatural", when basically everything is really just "natural".
But I agree, you don't have to believe in how a message arrives on your doorstep to accept the message itself as true and/or helpful to you.
Originally Posted by AuspiciousEight
At this point, skepticism is the only thing I struggle with in life. If I knew for certain that God was real, that there is an after life, and that physical life is just a staging area for this, I would already be in heaven.
Outside of this, there is nothing else I struggle with in life. I have everything else already figured out. Or, at least, to the point where I am tremendously happy about it.
Ah, but don't you realize that you have a choice here? You have the choice to believe in whatever you wish. And if something is odd about your current model of reality (or faith/religion), then the answers to the "why" are also inside of you.
So, you're afraid of going into the "big nothing", just dying and withering away, atoms scattered by the wind across the countryside (or rotting underground and eaten by bacteria and maggots). Sure, you will still be "around" in one form or other (your atoms are, after all), but I assume you are afraid of losing your conscious personality, right?
Well, I've come to think of dying more and more like waking up from this life the same way we wake up from a dream.
Anyhow, I just thought that this might not help you at all, because you're so afraid of this never happening. You seem to rationalize things a lot, judging from your claim of having "everything else already figured out". Why do you need 100% certainty in this one thing, when there is no 100% certainty in about anything else in life? Life IS uncertainty...and the more we think we control it, the more we are roughly shaken out of our fantasy when something happens we just never thought could happen to us.
When you die, you die. It could happen anytime. Walk across the street - blam. Walk around a corner and get mugged - blam. Slip in the bathroom and hit your head - blam.
If you cannot logically be sure about life after death...can you be sure about life BEFORE death? If you cannot be sure about life after death...how do you decide to live your life until you find out "for sure"? Because after you die, either way that knowledge will not help you one bit in this life, today, now.
Basically, unless you have some experience about the afterlife as others have, you just pick what you wish to believe in. If you can't do that...maybe you don't really believe in it, after all. Go learn about other beliefs, and find something that simply "feels right", something where your gut tells you "this is it, this is what I've been looking for".
In the end, all roads lead to Rome. We all die, eventually, and find out.