"We were talking
About the space between us all
And the people
Who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion
Never glimpse the truth
Then it's far too late when they pass away
We were talking
About the love we all could share
When we find it
To try our best to hold it there, with our love, with our love
We could save the world, if they only knew
Try to realize it's all within yourself, no-one else can make you change
And to see you're really only very small
And life flows on within you and without you
We were talking
About the love that's gone so cold
And the people
Who gain the world and lose their soul
They don't know, they can't see
Are you one of them?
When you've seen beyond yourself then you may find peace of mind is waiting there
And the time will come when you see we're all one
And life flows on within you and without you" - George Harrison
Thank you so much for your kind words @Roxaglyphs. Your dose of love is a great gift with great potential. I hope you don't bury it (from whom much is given....much is expected!).
When one initially begins to recognize that lucid dreaming (and much non-lucid dreaming also) is actually astral projection then over time you will create a, "portal". Just happens!
Now when this portal is created initially many spirits from the other side are gonna come through your portal.
With barely more than your self-realization and awareness you have created a portal that actual spirits will attempt to utilize for a wide range of reasons I suspect. Many pass with unresolved issues with loved ones and will often attempt to make contact or use someone that has the, "awareness", of, "both sides in an attempt to resolve these issues (don't hold grudges and match pride of loved ones you love...instead love em here/now and forgive....you only hurting yourself with grudges).
I still recall the hair on the back of my neck standing up the first time I saw (and felt) someone sitting on the edge of my bed (on side against the wall where no room to sit). Saw the actual bed/mattress press down right next to me.
Earlier I wrote, "I hate ghosts". I actually love all souls but hate the way ghosts can sneak up on me. Also, the ghosts that are here are here for a reason and believe me you don't want to stay in levels that overlap this one after you pass because this ain't a cool place to be (evil has access to this level).
The main reason you don't want to be here when you pass is because there are many more much nicer places where no evil dwells. Most ghosts here (excluding those who don't know they are dead which is often caused by extreme trauma associated with their passing for example like weather/natural disaster events, etc.) put themselves here by strongly believing that there was nothing beyond all this (the power of belief is a strong thing).
So the hassles may involve dealing with some ghosts at first. Once they see that you are not a medium and they can't talk too (or through you because you won't allow it) then they will eventually go away. If you notice for example that your dog is afraid to come into your room then you will know why.
If you find you can hear them (and suddenly someone else shows up glowing light (usually a mom that already passed)) then divert the ghost's attention to the glowing light and tell them to go into the light and not be afraid and usually they gone instantly. Can't even begin to count the number of souls I've helped pass (too be discussed more later).
If you have love then you have God. All love springs forth like a fountain for all to drink of from God. If you have love then you have God and if you have God then you are protected from evil spirits (believe it!).
Some Christian denominations actually play games with demons and evil spirits producing actual supernatural phenomenon so as to deceive onlookers into believing they have, "the power of God". Problem is the supernatural phenomenon isn't coming from God and some of these Christian denominations are actually working for evil and don't even know it. Strange place this planet is.
So the hassles are minimal at worse and a learning experience (and test of your fortitude) at best in dealing with those curious souls that may initially visit you upon your gaining control of your dreaming.
Now if you think the hassle part of this was strange get ready for some real strange stuff, "the helpers"!
I have had many helpers! Some I have seen and many I have not.
One of my first remembrances were many nights of same hand grabbing my wrist (and I would naturally grab wrist of hand grabbing my wrist as was pulled). So I got pulled out of my body to many places by some hand pulling me (and never saw a face or more than the hand). Happened on and off for months.
One of the strangest times was, "awakened", in this chair inside a glowing bubble and shot off somewhere only to be startled the next day by my neighbor (a dentist). He kinda yelled at me what did I think I was doing shining a light into his bedroom (as he pointed up to a second story window on the side of his house).
I said, "I didn't shine any light into your window last night".
He replied, "It woke me up it was so bright and I got up and looked out the window and saw the light was coming from your window there" as he pointed at my first story bedroom window.
I told him I didn't even have a flood light/spot light and didn't know what he had seen but knew right away it was me in a glowing bubble chair...lol.
For many years I had the same woman and man (looked like maybe late 20's early 30's) showing up together off and on for many years helping me. I'm sure they both are angels. Funny, last time I saw them (many years ago) they showed me that I would be looking in from the outside (could not completely join with the human race in their ways). Strange place this planet is.
Had many encounters with obvious, "yogis" helping me on the other side.
Although, my greatest training/helper (starting at age 7) was fear. My training is ongoing (too be discussed more later)!
Not far from where I live here in New Mexico is a place I used to hang out a lot by myself (solo camping) and would spend the night sitting on top of a very large sand dune watching these balls of light zig-zag around.
They are about the size of a basketball and strobe white,red,yellow,blue,green in no particular order and float above the ground usually from 4 to 10 feet. They kinda bounce and dance around. I have attempted to walk towards them and they always moved away or disappeared into the ground as I got close.
I have taken many, "tough guy", friends out into the desert (another place they show up also) and told them in advance what they would see and they all said they wouldn't be afraid. But they all were scared to death and frantically wanted to leave right away they were so afraid.
I (due to my greatest helper, "fear") was not. Even took my wife out there and she actually did better then three guys I showed them to but she also wanted to leave right away.
I told one of my friends after he refused to walk towards them, "let's just sit down here and watch them for awhile". He replied, "no let's get back to the truck and leave". Two of my, "tough guy", friends were crying they were so afraid. Easy to be tough until you experience the unknown/supernatural yourself. Fear is a great teacher!
Which brings me to my first experience at age 7 that likely started everything off.
A ball/sphere of light approximately the size of a basketball comes through my screen-less window (not sure if screen mattered but were interestingly enough off for cleaning and hadn't been put back on (second story bedroom) and I'm awake on my back and it comes within approximately a foot above my face and drops what looks like millions of glitter into my eyes.
I reach up instinctively to wipe the bridge of my nose (as know some must have also fallen on my nose) and the sphere darts back out the window. Outside my window is the sound of a UFO. My mom had commented when she put me to bed while looking out the window that there was a strange light in the clouds. I also looked and just looked like a glowing cloud.
What does a UFO sound like? Whirling sound. Kinda like if you took a large steel ball at the end of a steel cable and swung it around fast with a slight echo/reverberation.
I was so scared my legs were shaking uncontrollably/spasmodically (never happened since then). The sound of the flying saucer was so loud I couldn't understand why my whole family wasn't up. The sound finally started to fade and when I could just faintly hear it I started to yell for my dad (always prior when sick, toothache, etc. had yelled for mom). As soon as I started to yell the UFO (and sound) came back loud.
Three times I tried to yell yet had to remain silent for what had to be hours waiting to be sure it wouldn't come back before safe to yell. It wasn't long after this experience that my first, "out-of-the-body", experiences started.
The ball/sphere of light that came in my window at age seven looked the same as the balls/spheres out in New Mexico desert. Been kinda mad in a way at that ball of light my whole life because been like wtf!?!? Why me!?!? Just wanted to be normal!
So one night I had another somewhat close encounter out in the desert at night by myself but wasn't a little kid any more.
This is double story as is also a ghost story (some people have all the luck..not).
So out wandering the desert in a favorite area in middle of nowhere and my K-5 Blazer parked some miles away (too soft of sand even for four wheel drive) and nearest paved road more than 10 miles (crappy road) and nearest highway about 50 miles away. Nearest Airport over 250 miles away.
It was early fall so mild temps in high 70's so dressed in shorts, shirt, small day pack, and with a windbreaker. Suddenly a storm moved in quickly and as dark clouds approached and knowing I was not dressed for evening temps if wet so I ducked into a century old abandoned adobe house with no windows or doors and partially caved in roof that I knew was in the area.
Here is a sketch I did years ago of the house. Bottom cut off some to hide my name.
There was enough of a roof to keep me dry and so I thought I would just have to wait out the hard part of the rain and could move on (typical for desert). Well the rain just wouldn't let up and I was miles from my truck and next thing I knew the sun had set and it was dark.
Already shivering I could hear noises. I count off the noises in my mind. Tree rubbing on roof sound at back of house..ok. Pack-rat in wall sound..ok. Rain dripping sounds. But there were other sounds I couldn't explain. Like someone walking around sounds.
Crap! Damn ghost in this house! Typical of homesteaders to not want to leave the house they built (even after they pass). Many ghosts stay back in their house for various reasons.
I'm thinking of making a break for it as is just a light drizzle now and doesn't even feel that cold. Problem is that since it's dark (and the, "no moon", kinda dark) then I have to take what once was the long driveway of this house to a dirt road and walk the road back (which is longer) to my truck. Whereas in daylight I could have cut across a much shorter route overland but in the dark running into cactus ain't much fun so the road I will have to go.
So I'm standing there debating in my mind to go now or wait for possible, "no drizzle", when suddenly a loud vocal exhale was produced inches from my ear. I immediately turn my head expecting to see someone and in an instant realize the ghost just did that.
I bolted out the door-less front doorway into the dark and drizzle and headed down what once was a dirt/sand driveway! I had once parked part way down the driveway years before and was then when my wife saw, "the lights", at the house. They were darting in and out the windows and open doorways.
Usually the lights were further down the valley/large arroyo. I hit the main dirt road after a long walk down the old driveway and looked back through the dark towards where the house would be and saw nothing. Oftentimes I had camped and spent nights out there in that area when the lights didn't show up so wondered if they would that night.
As I walked the dirt road I saw a light out of the corner of my eye and turned to look and sure enough there it was. Only one light. Usually there are two but have seen three.
As I walk it parallels me across the field some distance away. I soon realize (knowing there is a right hand turn coming up) that if it continues on it's course we will meet shortly after the turn.
I get to the corner and turn and eye the light suspiciously as it has stopped some distance away. It's not bobbing, or zig zag or even strobe (is this a different light?).
Next thing I see is it's coming right for me fast.
I want to run!
The tingles at back of my neck cause my hairs to stand up and my eyes to tear.
I want to turn and run but I don't!
I stand there facing my angst at these damn things wanting to know not so much what...but why! Why me?
But that alone didn't keep me from running. My trust in, "love", was (and is the only thing I know of) that can overcome fear.
The sphere of light after racing across the field towards me pulled up and stopped approximately 20 feet away. I was greatly relieved (as you might imagine).
We looked at each other a brief time and the sphere turned and went off at an angle and disappeared into the ground a short distance away.
Two experiences with a sphere of light (maybe same light) many years apart (one when age seven others more recent). My training in controlling fear (reliance on Love) has brought me far when compared.
Your best helper/trainer is fear itself. It will force you to rely on the only true power in the universe...love!
Earlier, someone posted (forgive me for not looking back) they weren't afraid of demons but ET's scared him.
I affectionately call ET's, "my buddies"! No need to be afraid of them....at least not yet (there is still some time)!
The most terrified (and most reliance needed upon, "love") I have been has been when dealing with a major demon (there are seven chief demons and I have dealt (beat) five of them. Both sides are supernatural.
What people don't understand is that the, "family of God", (even God has a Father) is they kinda messed up with Lucifer. Lucifer was (and still is) the most powerful angel (He used to run everything himself) so, "family of God", wouldn't be bothered with stuff. They created a being that was almost as powerful as themselves and more powerful than all the angels (even Michael).
Fortunately, round one (only two rounds to go) will be fought at this level giving Michael an advantage (too be discussed later). Strange place this planet is.
The important part to remember is that true fear comes when dealing with true supernatural powers and the only remedy/recourse is reliance on, "the power of love". Not all angels and demons are equal and some have considerable power.
I always warn people to avoid the occult (and associated movements/groups) as this stuff is real and for one unprepared and not knowledgeable in these things could seriously open themselves up to evil spirits and/or a world of hurt and misfortune.
Next time...more lucid dreaming training examples