The Literal Truth

Mark J. Janssen
4 min readJan 25, 2024

Once more a friend asked recently if what I write about my mystical metaphysical life is literal or metaphorical. I gave her the same answer that I have given friends, family and strangers all of my life. This is the real deal. It is the literal truth.

When I speak or write about seeing and communicating with God, angels and spirits of various ilk, it is the same to me as seeing and communicating with humans. When a spirit someone walks into my day — or night — there is some difference from humans.

Humans, for example, are physical beings that exist within a corporeal frame. To other humans that sounds fantastic. That’s the way life is supposed to be. Of course, we have physical bodies.

To those of us who are flesh and blood yet find ourselves living much of our lives outside of physical time and space, this is a start. The human body is only a beginning. Is it how humanity has always existed? Have humans always been within physical structures and strictures? Or has the human race previously existed as spirits? Is it possible the human race will become pure spirit, for the first time or again?

Was the loss of our spirit life mankind’s fall from grace? Or was it a choice we made with our Creator? Was a joint decision made to bring into reality what has evolved into our current life on earth?

Look at pictures sent by the Hubble and Webb telescopes. You will begin to see life lived outside of human constraints. Scientists had no clue that there were so many galaxies and stars. It…

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Mark J. Janssen

Mark Janssen is a spiritual warrior, mystic and author. His writes a weekly blog. His memoir “Reach for the Stars” is available online and in bookstores.