How do I know it’s real?

How do I know if something that comes to me in a seidr session or trance is real and not just a result of my imagination?  Here’s a quick rundown of how I check.

If it’s something I have totally never encountered before my first stop for verification is the lore. Can I find some mention of something similar in the works we have left as guides?  Oftentimes there will be a mention somewhere in the Lore that I can turn to. The lore is filled with mentions of esoteric examples. If it’s mentioned then I have a pretty good answer that the information I received was authentic.

Then I turn other written sources. Was it similar to something an other author wrote about?  I have a pretty extensive library so there are a lot of references at my disposal. I place some validity in the fact that others have found it important enough to mention in their writings. At this point I’ll also try a peer review. I’ll ask others if this information sounds correct and valid. If others I know and trust give it a green light I know I’m good to go.

I also rely on personal experience. Have I personally encountered this or something similar before?  If so I can trust that I’m dealing with something real. I haven’t gained years of experience in these matters to throw it away. That and my studies which are pretty thorough. If it’s been written about by others I’ve probably studied it in the past. My own dealings with the esoteric do play a part in my deciding whether or not to pass on information to a client.

And really it’s a combination of all of these examples that come into play. I rely heavily on my own knowledge gained from years of studying and practicing. But in a pinch I know there are other sources I can turn to. When in doubt research!

So those are the ways I decide if something I get in trance is real. Sounds complicated. But I know if there’s a reference somewhere or someone has experienced something similar before it’s authentic. I tell my clients upfront that I may have to get back to them with results of a session. I’d rather be reasonably certain I’m correct than give out bad information.

So the answer to my question is research research research. And find other similar examples. Every session brings up something new but this practice has been around long enough that precedent exists. All you need to do is study and practice. And ask for help when you need it. That’s how I know if something is real.

Author: vitkimusings

A fifty-something Vitki living in the suburbs of Chicago. Follower of the Nordic Path for the last fifteen years. Student of runes for the last 23 years and seidr for the last seven years. Always learning and growing!

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