This experience took place in the first few years when I was exploring different methods for astral projection and waking up in dreams as talked about by Belsebuub in his works.
Belsebuub’s Method for Waking Up in Dreams
From reading his book the Astral Codex, I came across the notion that increasing our awareness during the day will also make our dreams clearer. So I was making efforts during the day to be aware of myself and my surroundings, going for walks trying to explore awareness.
I would stop what I was doing in the middle of tasks and ask myself if I was dreaming, when did I last go to bed? Is there anything strange happening around me? I also asked to be helped to remember to question my reality in dreams, and doing spiritual practices to elevate my inner state throughout the day.
Finding Myself in Another Dimension
At night in a dream I became aware that I was dreaming. I was in a room and looking around at things, and this was amazing. I was in another dimension, there were real things there and I was able to explore it. For some reason experiencing another dimension consciously, the fact that I was verifying there was another dimension, was more amazing to me than knowing I existed outside my physical body, which felt natural.
Help From a Friendly Guide
My surroundings started to fade however, I lost my vision and felt myself starting to return to my body. Then I remembered Belsebuub mentioning how it might help to stay in the astral plane to hold onto any astral matter you can get hold of.
So I started holding onto something, which turned out to be the leash of a friendly, gentle, beautiful animal. It felt like he had come to help and guide me, and he pulled me back into the astral plane, with me holding onto the handle of the leash.
He took me to another place. It was a corridor with a window in a big building. I looked out and could see a long wall, another wing of the building, with a window on the far end. It was exciting to be looking out of a window in the astral plane. My vision was clear and I was able to see things just like in the physical world.
Next I went to the sitting room. By this time the experience was becoming a bit more dreamlike. I saw a bookcase and a fireplace and was examining things that were in the room. Then I walked around a corner and into the kitchen.
Encountering an Obstacle in the Astral Plane
Here I was met by an unpleasant surprise. The small kitchen was filled with a group of ugly negative entities looking at me sneering, dressed in a way that they knew would alarm and provoke me. They were just teasing me with their presence and appearance, but I was afraid.
I felt confused and bewildered, as I hadn’t expected this, even though I had read about negative entities and ways to get rid of them effectively. Those ways didn’t occur to me at the time. They were not doing anything threatening or trying to attack me or anything as they knew only their presence was enough to scare me. I jumped out of the window, not knowing what else to do and wanting to wake up to get away from them quickly. This woke me up in the physical body.
The Importance of Overcoming Fear
That time I incorrectly thought I couldn’t defend myself against them, but in other experiences since then I have found that the recitations Belsebuub gives to get rid of negative entities work well. I could have easily used them in that situation had I remembered to try. I knew that the entities couldn’t harm me physically, while I was in the astral, so I was not in any danger. It was just my fear creating this feeling of having to get away and ruining an experience that could have still continued, and the bad guys knew this.
Had I persisted and overcome my fear, I could have defeated them. Yet it was a helpful and inspiring experience, showing me not only what an obstacle my fear was, but that the astral dimension is real and can be explored, and that help is available.