I've been trying to develop myself for quite some time now. I'm learning the Tarot, always keeping my candles on, incense burning and water in a crystal glass so that no evil spirits or entities come into my spiritual moment. I also imagine myself surrounded by a white glowing shield for protection.
One night before I went to sleep I meditated in bed and I asked my spirit guide and guardian angel to guide me into seeing what the future holds for me. After a while I felt like I was in a limbo state (half asleep and half awake). I started to smell a putrefied odor (like something was rotten) and I felt that something evil was coming towards me, I dared not open my eyes. All of a sudden this evil entity passed right through me and laid down behind me and grabbed me by the neck and was shifting my soul on the bed (I know it was my soul because I felt as if I was going to fall off the bed but my body didn't move physically). I was terrified at what was going on and I was verbally telling the entity NO, NO and then I started to imagine my white glowing shield all around me, but it wasn't letting go, then I started to pray the Our Father over and over again and shouted out and asked (more like a demand) God to come within me and give me strength to fight this evil away.
All of a sudden, I felt a subtle change of temperature, like a chill starting from the top of my head to the tip of my toes and I saw my hands glowing. After many prayers, all of a sudden I felt that the entity let me go and it was really close to my face, like if it was smelling me, still I didn't want to open my eyes, because I was scared of seeing it and then all of a sudden something walked off the bed and I felt peace and not afraid anymore. Then my husband, in his sleep, turned over to my side and slept right behind me and his shoulder touched mine and I was at ease and finally fell asleep.
I was so shaken by this experience the next morning that I didn't meditate for a week. I haven't had any more experiences except for feeling cold spots in my house and sometimes I feel like someone is watching me. As a child I used to suffer of sleep paralysis and see shadows leaving my room, but I have never experienced an attack of this kind and I don't want to go through that again, can anyone give me advice and some info as to what really happened?