So I’ve been meditating and I often can shut my mind down but sometimes I’ll swear something comes to me. Like once I thought I saw a valkyrie - imagined my convo with her and everything. In these cases, I’ll ask it to prove it was there by manifesting itself in some way, I’ll trust the process, and then NOTHING happens. My imagination is insane - I’ve been visualizing things ever since I was a child, and apparently have seen things since I was a kid (I used to regularly talk to a man with red eyes - still NO idea who it was). My family is highly spiritual and gifted, as well.
So, how do you know when it’s your imagination vs. an actual entity or experience? I can imagine, on cue, what it feels like to be crushed. Or what it feels like to swallow fire. I just need to know when its me vs something else.