Demons, negative entities in the astral realm.
Many people are afraid to lucid dream or experiment with their multi dimensional travel abilities because they are fearful that they will have an encounter with a negative being or some type of experience that will traumatize them. I completely understand this fear; I have had a few unpleasant astral experiences that made me question the point of astral adventuring. The solution to this fear is to educate ourselves as much as possible about the dynamics of our own consciousness and the realms we merge with when we dream lucidly.
We Fear the Unknown.
As our conscious mind has few reference points and little solid (conscious) experience with the higher dream realms so in our life these worlds represent the unknown. Naturally we fear this unknown space, we don’t feel like we have control there, we don’t know what to expect, and we feel vulnerable. One of the biggest fears that humanity as a whole has is the unknown and astral travel becomes the vehicle for these fears to manifest.
Are “demons” and “negative entities” appearing in your astral experience? Congratulations, you are being asked to raise to the occasion!
One mistake that many people make is that they are somehow victims in their astral experience- that demons or negative beings attack them or manipulate them. Although it cannot be denied that scary encounters can happen (and they can be quite terrifying) your point of power in these situations is the realization that these beings are in fact a representation of your own consciousness. They would not be standing before you in your dream state if on some level you were not calling them there. Our very existence is a game of attraction and magnetics; everything that comes into our waking or sleeping life is a key to our next step in expansion.
We work through our egoic beliefs and paradigms in the astral.
There are a few egotistical belief systems that we carry over from our third dimensional existence when we journey into the astral realm, these belief systems end up manifesting in unpleasant ways in the astral. The astral realm is not as heavy and slow as our 3.d existence so our karma and the reality of our current level of consciousness becomes front and center in our experiences. The fears and skeletons in our closet come and dance with us on our astral journeys, they challenge us to face them so we can move onto calmer more controlled adventures. They only come forward because you have the capability to transcend them, that action is truly how we “earn our wings” in multidimensional travel, they are our greatest teachers.
The best way to release fears about astral travel is to change the way you look at it. Your point of power is always responsibility, figure out why these experiences are happening. If you are being victimized in the astral do you have a victim mentality? Do you find yourself being a victimizer or overly aggressive with people? Or perhaps you have been told that scary things happen in the astral and it is not safe and as a result subconsciously manifest the experiences. Take responsibility for why it may be happening to you; try to be objective with yourself.
My Astral Trauma.
I had a re-occurring negative experience with an astral being a 8 years ago, it would hold me down and no matter how much I tried to move I couldn’t, I would wake up sweating and seriously wanted to quit my lucid dreaming practice. I decided to sit down, get still and allow the reasons for this experience to come forward in my mind and heart. I immediately felt fear come forward, oddly enough the fear wasn’t of the monster that was victimizing me in the astral, it was a deep fear of moving forward with my life. At the time I had made decisions because it was easy, I was deeply afraid of following my heart. In the meditation I saw the monster holding me down as a fearful aspect of my own consciousness that was holding me back. The monster was a direct manifestation of my own fear, I was the monster, I was holding myself back. It was shocking to me that something so nasty and mean was an aspect of my own consciousness! Of course my first reaction was to blame some discarnate, creepy, entity that runs around victimizing underserving people as they sleep. The truth is I was getting a good look at myself and how I was conducting my life. I was avoiding taking responsibility and my subconscious needed to get the message across to me. Thoughts are things in the astral so many times the aspects our ourselves that we don’t want to look at in our waking life appear as people, monsters or scary E.T’s , that is the nature of the higher dimensions, it is our job to learn how to navigate the landscape. After sorting out that experience I moved on and the negative astral experiences went away. I now had the confidence and a newfound passion to continue exploring the astral realms, which I now see, is really just higher aspects of myself.