In the New Age community, we are taught self-empowerment and sometimes resist the idea of praying because we don’t want to surrender ourselves. We feel it makes us powerless or helpless. But the truth is, you have angels, guides, and a Creator that are on the other side of the physical plane and are eager to lending a hand of comfort to you.
The astral plane is not the only spiritual plane. There are many other higher glory realms populated by beings of light that want nothing more to reach out to you. Their goodness and fairness prevents them from violating your free will. When you pray, surrender, and reach out from your own free will, you will always be heard and protected.
Praying is extremely powerful but there are other ways to withstand negative energy.