Originally Posted by Mayo
By saying of many who experienced OBE it seems that the astral world is no less dangerous than this world, populated with astral wild animals, daemons, evil lost souls... Do we need also to learn active self-defense for astral world also??
Also when achieving OBE, had we risen the Kundalini within?
Can the astral OBE affect our mental health, or even kill our body?
Many questions here,..... (^_^)
Erin has already covered your astral self-defence question, and indirectly, your other questions as well (on her blog). If you haven't read the following articles already, they should give you some valuable info:
Originally Posted by Erin Pavlina
Well, yes and no. Yes, it's easier to identify evil on the astral plane.
In the physical realm there are lower and higher vibrations, but I personally don't believe humans are evil. I think they can be very negative, selfish, hateful, mean, cruel even, but to me evil has more to do with conscious intention than with people who decide to do negative things because they are disconnected from Source.
I guess it would depend on the true nature of "evil" (in both humans as well as negative, low vibration beings) as well as how it came into existence in the first place (ie. whether it is a reflection of humans in some way and is created by us, or whether it is created in some other sort of way... personally, I’d be inclined to believe evil beings, and evil itself, exists to balance the system of “the universe”, which could mean that they are indeed created somehow by humans... a sort of negative energy residue if you will. I'm not implying that we cannot be without negativity/evil, but it would seem that if we are indeed the creators of it, it has something to do with our current type actions or lack thereof -- probably actions related to fear, resistance, and the like).
On that note, the answers to the above would also depend on ones beliefs about reality (ie. if you take a subjective approach, evil would be a by-product of your thoughts/belief, so you did indeed create evil, which could be the result of some sort of karmic balancing effect... an objective approach, and you have a whole new ball game).
I’m definitely not as experienced with the paranormal as you are, Erin (at least not in such a broad sense), but I personally don't see too much difference between an "evil" being and an "evil" human. The former seems to pray on people/beings for their energy due to their lack of a connection to Source, while the later can also do the same. Question is, can a human, and for that matter, a negative entity as well, ever be fully disconnected from Source? If “Source” is what we are at our core, it seems unlikely you can ever shut yourself off from it. Even if a negative being shuts him/her/itself from the conventional life-giving Source, it can still be connected indirectly by leeching from the energy of those who are
It would seem that both parties (humans and evil beings) are trying to live the only way they know. I suppose the real question would be whether or not "evil" beings can be redeemed. Humans certainly can, so it seems it would make sense if other beings can as well. Generally in order to get cut off from something (ie. Source, assuming you can get cut off completely) you would have to first be connected to it (or so I imagine).
And if anyone is wondering how this is relevant to the thread, I believe it is relevant because having the knowledge of how evil/negative, low vibration entities/beings came existence and what it's/their true nature is will allow you to make intelligent and most importantly, accurate (and hence, effective/empowering) decisions about how to deal with any number of situations you may experience in the astral realm, including those that involve negative evil/negative, low vibration entities/beings. I don't pretend to have the answers to those questions, but I thought I'd throw a few thoughts & ideas out there for anyone who's interested. For some further reading on matters relating to what I brought up in this post, see below:
- People and Subjective Reality (When Steve says "people" and "human beings" in this article, substitute it with "other beings and entities -- both positive and negative" and you're good to go)
- Subjective Reality Analogies (semi-related... a bit of info on perspective, which I believe is very much related to "evil" being, entities, and humans in the sense that in order to perceive something as "evil" you must also perceive its opposite. It also raises questions about whether or not the concept of "evil" is merely a result of perspective, something brought up in Adam's article that I linked to above)