Well, RM, if it is a, "spirit or demon following your progress" trying to scare you, then they appear to be succeeding.
You need to understand that what we call "thought" is a primary energy. In other words, what we concentrate our thoughts upon, tends to come true. However, on the Physical, the connection between your thoughts and the subsequent effects are not so obvious. Though, naturally, some Physical situations that are manifest can be more obvious, or more hard-hitting, than others.On the Astral, however, the connection is always *instant*
I read a recent post from a chap who said he had read about all the tremendous fears one can have at the onset of an obe. Now, as he is at the onset of an obe, he experiences a tremendous sense of fear.
Problem is, a person in that situation will think what he originally read in the book was correct. As such, it is only natural for a person to then try and seek a solution to what is viewed as a problem, or stumbling block, that he is facing which is outside of himself.
Like, this fear is not being reflected but actually being transmitted in a kind of pointed attack. It is only then natural to go one step further and think that there must be some "entity" that is the cause of this attack (as the energy must be eminating from somewhere).
The feeling they are experiencing is fear, which is very unpleasant. It is again only natural to assume the entity orchestrating this "pointed attack" is unpleasant also. Plus, as the action is perceived to be undertaken deliberately, then it is further assumed this entity must be "evil".
Problem is, the fear is being released from within himself and the Astral merely reflects it back.
Therein lies the humungous danger.
When a person feels the reflection, they tend to take it that the original fear was justified. Which naturally makes them even more fearful, which is merely reflected back at them, which makes them ever more fearful..............
So the downward spiral continues.
I have a regular guide I nicknamed Harry who takes me around the Astral and shows me interesting ex-Earth cases of people who are locked in various emotion-fuelled spirals and loops. I became fascinated by this topic after spending around 5-years locked in my own emotional interplay.
With many of them the emotional-lock could so very easily be undone: if they would just stop for a moment and observe just one little aspect about what they are doing. But they go on missing it by a whisker, each time. So the loop, or spiral, continues.
Another thing I discovered from Harry, which I think may be relevant, is about situations where Earth residents try and make contact with what they perceive as their guardian angels, and the like. Generally they ask for some kind of "sign" that they exist.
According to Harry, however, there is a delicate balance that needs to be maintained. On the one hand, the spirits they are communicating to would love to give them one big "sign" but that would merely scare the person sh*tless. What they have to do is try and give more subtle "signs" that they know the person in question can mentally withstand at their particular level of Spirit development
The big problem is, says Harry, the signs of the like they can dish out, tend to be too subtle to be noticed in the hurly-burly of people's everyday Physical lives.