Truth is a big and heavy word when we’re talking about belief. There’s the truth as I experience it, and as I believe it (for example): the world is full of magic, the universe supports us when we support ourselves, and we are spiritual beings living temporary physical lives in order to learn, and have fun.
Then there’s the truth as someone else experiences and believes it: We are alone in this great big universe, we are the only life out there, and when we die - that’s it.
A person who believes that we don’t get reincarnated can choose not to reincarnate. But what ultimately happens doesn’t change the nature of their experience right here and now, as defined by their belief. If you believe that the universe is cold and unforgiving, then you will experience a cold and unforgiving universe.
Your belief is your truth.
And when it comes to the big religions, and the mass teachings, I think what we’re really seeing is different people getting different reflections.
You know how when you look in the mirror, you might think: Gah, I don’t like how my nose looks. And these clothes are terrible.
But if someone else looks at you: You’re gorgeous! What nice clothes! Oh my gosh!
I think religion is like that. Every religion and experience of it is like looking into a mirror and evaluating our reflection with incredible bias, and judgment. But a Muslim looking into the mirror is still going to see a human, at the very core, and one that can smile. A Christian is going to do the same.
So we have these major truths that resonate across religions and belief systems. Still, if you’re looking into just one of the mirrors then you can’t get the whole picture!
So few people know/accept the “truth” (as perhaps we believe and experience it) because the reflection that they see is different from the one that we see. Perhaps the idea of looking into another mirror is too scary to them, or they were told that if they turned away from their mirror, they’d go to hell. Perhaps they were taught that what they see in the mirror is ugly, and that there’s only one being that they’ll ever see standing next to them, and that’s God.
For me, energy is truth because I sense it. Spirit guides are true, because I see, hear, and feel them. These things are true also because they feel right.
Do I have the whole picture? I’m 99% sure that I don’t, after all…I’m looking into a mirror just like everyone else is.
All we have are the threads of truth that we can all grasp when we look in our mirrors. Most people see a divine light, something/someone that cares about us. Most people see that we have free will. If I want to walk away from this mirror, then so be it, I can and will do it.
Most people see that we are human. We are incredible. We can do amazing things, and we can do terrible things.
Everything else is debatable, and subject to how we interpret our reflections.