posted on Jun, 25 2009 @ 06:09 AM
To answer your questions in short: in the astral when your astral form is harmed it is the same as if in this world someone would say something to you
that would hurt you. Don't confuse it with the physical body, the astral form doesn't bleed or become bruised, it just becomes brighter and stronger
(generating bliss) or fades and loses will power (generating sorrow and sadness).
Imagine your best friend telling you he thinks you're a nobody and can convince you of that just by words and ideas; by believing him you hurt
yourself. Just so in the astral an entity can play you so that you will feel miserable and suffer. That is all there is to the astral: things that
make you feel better and experience bliss or feel miserable, depressed and suffer for just believing in a thought. There's nothing more to it; you
can build worlds there just as if you would create a computergame in virtual space but in the end it is all but a game that will make you feel good or
bad, create grand images in your mind about the glory of creation or simply having a otherworldly sexual experience.
Become too depressed and your work might suffer; you might lose your house or become strangers to your friends because they do not share your
interests or laugh at your experiences. Become too enthousiastic and you might make a fool out of yourself by running down the street naked and
rejoicing, wanting to make others happy and tell them the happy message.
The astral has strange rules, one of the most important is that you can never be killed. It is impossible for the mind to kill itself, the mind thinks
it is has killed itself, the mind thinks it is dead, the spirit believes it is dead; there is always something aware of that which cannot be killed.
It might happen a particular place is so addictive (like heaven) you might not want to go back in the physical but the physical has power over the
Spirit as well and will pull Spirit back when it is time to wake up. As if the body has a will of it's own and it wants to move about but cannot do
so without spirit. If you are extremely afraid; just put an alarm clock near your bed with your favorite music and program it to wake you, the sounds
of the earth will then reach you and lure Spirit back even if you are in a dark place.
Personally I don't believe in protection because if you think in terms of protecting something, it means you open yourself up to something that might
attack whatever you are protecting. There are entities out there that might attack you just for fun, because they don't know anything else or because
they are like hunters and you happen to be game. Then there are those who believe you have a mission and need protection, they will help you out with
testing your defenses but without letting you know you are on the same side. When I started exploring my mind the best "defense" I had to prevent
fear is telling myself it's all CGI, computer generated graphics, special effects and prerecorded sounds.
The greatest victory is a battle that never took place is a quote from aikido, a purely selfdefense style. It might work on earth but in the astral
you should work towards being in a place that has no threats, where there is no danger. If there is something that attacks you it is only to make you
become aware of an aspect of your being, something touches you and you can investigate. If you believe an attack is something that happened because
there's something which can be destroyed you will end up spending a lot of time and energy inventing new ways to defend yourself. Some of the highest
beings have done this and they depend upon many entities for protection. Independence in the astral planes to me would be the highest achievement
Even the thought of the Self having or being something precious or valuable is what attracts thieves in the astral planes, or entities that wish to
research whatever you believe you have (usually to recreate it for themselves), both can be very difficult to deal with and prevents having a good
experience, it might even lead one into the more frightening places.
The most grueling entities are ofcourse those who wish to takeover your physical body and control your being. Usually they are people from the past
who tried to astral project, experimented in mystical teachings or magic, but misinterpreted teachings and became deformed spirits. To complete
themselves they might resort to using other entities (akin to psychic vampires). While it is impossible to truly takeover someone it is very real
those entities might be able to influence your thoughts and drive you mad just for their amusement.
Believe it or not, just as people like to watch romantic movies, there are people who enjoy horror movies - the latter would go into these dark places
and enjoy suffering while the former would likely go to angelic places and enjoy bliss.
[edit on 25-6-2009 by Dragonfly79]