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What makes me believe?

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"He is dead in this world who has no belief in another."
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I gave a radio interview with a young man who stated he was not really a believer until he was faced with spirit contact that he could not explain away. It was contact that deep inside, he knew was meant for him. Deep inside he knew who it was that was reaching out from beyond the veil of death.

For most humans we experience departed souls, regularly, but most of us are so closed off to belief in anything we cannot see or touch, that it takes direct contact to change our reality. I ask this question often, what does it take for you to believe in something that goes against your "normal" reality? All sentient beings have a "sixth sense."

We all have an inner voice, a feeling, an intuition that we trust, or that we should trust. This is something designed to protect us. A mother is standing in her kitchen washing dishes, when two miles away, her child falls off of a bicycle and breaks a bone. The moment the accident occurs, mom knows that something terrible has happened to her child. How does mom know this? If she acts upon this "gut intuition" that something terrible has occurred and she goes to look for her injured child, then she is using her belief that this inner voice is as real as if it were a phone call from a stranger saying, 'your child has a broken arm.' She absolutely trusts that her intuition is valid. Though she may not have been a previous believer in anything that she could not see or hear, when she arrives at the accident scene and verifies that her child is hurt, she is now without a doubt, a believer.

For most, it takes standing "face to face" with a departed human soul, before you actually believe "they" are real. For most, changing the reality that you have become accustomed to and feel safe with, is a scary notion. Atheists often use someone's belief system or faith in a higher power as a weapon. 'If you believe in something, you are simply psychotic.' Well they may indeed be 'psychotic,' however that does not diminish a belief or faith that was present at one time in their life.

I was always a believer. As a child I grew up in a haunted house, belief in 'ghosts' was something I was a child with faith as well, but I also questioned. It was normal to question someone who was dictating how I should pray and whom I should pray to. I was a child with a brain and a will of iron. You can't tell me there is some magical being among the clouds and expect me to follow him, blindly. Faith comes to us by accident. You aren't born with it and no one can instill faith. Faith just happens. My belief in 'God' never matched what I learned in some church. I am a believer that 'God' has many faces. I believe there are many paths to the "light." The "light" is something I know is real, because I have actually seen it. Two near death experiences allowed me to see beyond the veil that surrounds us. But again, this is something I am not able to convince someone of if they have not experienced it. This is my faith and my belief and my reality. I have faith in humanity. Though we're inundated with evil, we humans still reach out to those who fall between the cracks and we lift them up. Grown men risk their lives to save stranded animals. I believe in humans.

What makes you a believer? I would love for you to respond below with your experiences with faith and belief.

Copyright©2014 Michael Einspanjer

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