How do we know whether we are connecting with a higher being or a different entity?
Blessed one, in the spirit there is only light and love. Any connection you have with a higher being should make you feel comforted. You should feel this peace and light, almost a headiness. It is a bright and wondrous love that never would judge you, but always support you. Not to say that that these beings wouldn’t at some point perhaps give you you one direction or another, but it would always be with words of love and words of gentleness.
There is no evil in spirit. Evil dwells in your physical world but not in spirit. Evil is the making of mankind in order to not take responsibility for their own choices–a great guise to get money from people; a great guise to control others. There is no devil. You might wonder if there is no positive there must be no negative, if there is no negative there must be no positive. In your world there are both sides, but not in spirit. In your world there is yin and yang, male/female, good/bad–always. To seek a balance on this path you must walk on there must be both sides for all learning. There must be friction between the two to cause the learning.
In the spirit though, this is not the way we learn. It is through you that we learn, when you find love and you make choices that are of the highest for your being. When you make a choice that is right in your truth, we grow. Does that help you my dear?