– Protect yourself while you are asleep
At the same time as the earth travels in orbit round the sun, it spins on its own axis, making one complete revolution every twenty-four hours. This explains why, in that same twenty-four hour period, every part of the globe moves alternately from night to day and from day to night. While one part of the world is asleep or preparing for sleep, another part is just getting up or already at work. The fact that people are fast asleep in one part of the world, while, in another part they are going about their business, is at the origin of some very interesting phenomena in the subtle dimension.
Depending on your affinities and sympathies, it is you who determine whom you will associate with and the kind of psychic environment in which you will dwell; even if you move to another town or another country, you will always attract the same souls and be surrounded by the same atmosphere.
If you work to become a magnet that attracts luminous entities, you can go to hell itself and still be surrounded by angels, and with their help, drive out the demons who will be afraid of the angels destroying their kingdom. On the other hand, there are people who would always manage to surround themselves with demons, even if they were transported to paradise. You must be constantly on guard, therefore, and waking or sleeping, do your best to attract only the presence of benign beings.
This is why, before going to sleep, it is important to protect yourself by asking spirits of light to guard you. And don’t forget, the encounters you may have on the astral plane will not always be very reassuring. If you have an experience of this kind while you are meditating, remember that the first thing to do is to get back into the shelter of your physical body.
But if you want to advance and evolve you are going to have to accept not only that these unclean entities exist but that you must defend yourself against them. And you can do this by asking for an angel from heaven to come and look after you and lead you to the Lord’s school where you can learn love and wisdom. In this way you will always have a guardian to watch over your body at night and prevent malignant spirits from taking possession of it.
Omraam Mikahel Aivanhov,
Izvor Book 228, Looking into the Invisible, Intuition, Clairvoyance, Dreams