It was a typical night, filled with dreams and the usual scenarios that can often play out from the screen of my subconscious mind. I’m often found around others, sometimes helping them, sometimes working with them, or on my own busy doing something that seems important at the time. There seems to be no rest while dreaming such things.
This one particular dream had me sitting in the study, talking on the phone with my sister. It felt as though I had been on the phone with her for a little while. I was sitting slightly away from my desk, looking down at the floor while holding the phone and listening to her talking. I also recall the feeling of needing to get off the phone, as though I had something urgent or pressing to do. Instead of saying anything to my sister, I patiently kept listening to her.
At one point, while she was talking to me, I looked up towards the tall boy. On top of the tall boy I saw a floral patterned sheet. It had been left there unfolded, all untidy as though temporarily and quickly dropped there. I questioned “how did that get there?” There was a lingering feeling that remained once those words were thought of. That simple question seemed to instantly trigger me into a lucid state. I suddenly realised I was in the astral and that I was in a dream.
As soon as I realised I was in the astral, I dropped the phone (even though I could hear my sister still talking) and simply walked out of the study, made my way to the lounge room and kept going towards the front door. I went straight through the front door (I did not bother to open it!) and onto the veranda. I stood there for a moment noticing my surroundings. I was in my house but in the astral. It looked exactly the same (except for that floral sheet that was on the tall boy which triggered the lucid experience).
The landscape was the same too. It all felt clear, calm and familiar. I was gathering my thoughts (in a manner of speaking) working out what I needed to do next. Suddenly the feeling of calmness was being disrupted. Something no longer felt right.
The experience was still clear but it felt as though I was not alone anymore. I quickly looked around and noticed this vague entity standing in my neighbour’s back yard, which was a level lower than my balcony. He seemed to be there innocently as though just ‘hanging around,’ casually standing there, but my ‘internal radar’ was letting me know this is not a friendly being.
He was dressed in light clothing, a casual jacket and casual pants, dark hair, strange facial features and smoking a cigarette. He seemed to avoid my eye gaze, pretending he had not seen me, yet knew I was there. I could feel that he knew I was there and was casually waiting to see my next move. I quickly acted on the decision to take off in flight, into the sky and to fly as fast as I could.
I did not think to do a recitation or to ask for help. I simply wanted to get away as fast as I could, to carry on with my astral experience. I made a leap into the air rather quickly, in the hope that I could be fast enough to get away from him, to lose him. This was not to be the case. He was able to leap up and grab onto my legs as I took off in flight, weighing me down, slowing my flight speed.
I noticed that his legs did not seem human as he leaped up to grab onto me, they became animal like. This only reinforced that internal feeling that this creature was not human, was only mimicking being one. I still did not resort to using a recitation or conjuration to help me get rid of him. I simply forgot to do that and yet it has always been a powerful strategy/technique to help clear the air, to remove malevolent beings, to extend an astral experience.
We struggled for a bit. It seems my struggle led to the experience coming to an end, this entity was successful in stopping me from exploring the astral in a conscious way. Once back in my body, I was left with the feeling that this entity had been sent to stop me, somehow he had been ‘alerted’ to me being lucid and was sent to stop me from continuing my venture.
As I woke up, I thought about how there seem to be entities that want to hinder my astral experiences, or that it feels as if they want me to give up and to become despondent. It’s made me question what is it they are trying to hide from me? Or do not want me to realise or understand? Perhaps how the astral is a true spiritual place of discovery as Belsebuub talks about in his work and how I simply need to persist with my experiences of discovering more of its true purpose and possibilities.