When a person falls asleep, their soul leaves their physical body (while remaining attached to it by the subtle bond known as the silver cord), and bored at finding itself among other sleeping human beings, it goes to where everybody is awake, on the other side of the planet. There, unknown and unseen by them, it mingles with them and takes an active part in their lives.
In this way, while you are awake in the daytime, you may be visited by many men and women who are asleep on the other side of the globe. Their souls come and whisper in your ear, confiding to you the story of their lives and all their problems and woes.
Sometimes, when you feel sad or uneasy, it is because the feeling has been communicated to you by these people. You think that your distress is of your own making, when in fact it may come from the souls who have left their sleeping physical bodies on the opposite side of the world. If these souls choose to come to you, it is because your thoughts and daily preoccupations create vibrations that are attractive to them.
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. Read more
Omraam Mikahel Aivanhov,
Izvor Book 228, Looking into the Invisible, Intuition, Clairvoyance, Dreams