a reply to: justbe
Hi there again justbe, I just read through your last post and it seems that it was quite a positive experience on the balance.
I think the whole thing with sleep paralysis is, that occasionally our physical body does enter our awareness, and I have heard the scientific
explanation that when some people report the terrors, it usually involves some entity sitting on there chest.
In some cultures is has been described as the ‘old hag’ The scientific explanation says that we become overcome with fright and being in a lucid
state we sort of conjure up something evil looking because our mind has become fearful.
The weight experienced on our chest is attributed to the very shallow breathing that our bodies fall into during sleep, but we become aware of it, and
interpret it as something sitting on our chest. It’s not a bad explanation and to a degree I would concur with that.
In your case your lucid dream was that you where awake, but you where in fact sleeping and snoring which by your description seem quite probable,
given the position you found yourself in. Of course the sensation in your throat was your snoring which I believe you realised when you awoke.
I can’t say, that in all the times that I got the buzzes and entered into lucid dreaming that I ever felt entirely comfortable with the experience
because you feel quite alone. On a number of occasion I have reached out to my wife just to feel normal again and of course I couldn’t wake her
because I was still actually fully asleep lucidly dreaming.
The last time, only a few weeks ago, I swung my legs out of bed and stamped the floor and convinced myself I was awake but I wasn’t. That is how
real it appears.
As I have explained before, I can’t say that I remember astral traveling out of our dimension but I am sure I do, but my veil of memory is very
complete and I never get to bring anything back with me, but I still believe I travel.
I just had to take my dog outside for his last leak before bedtime and something came to me that may explain something.
According to hylozoics we are constantly present in three distinct dimensions. The physical the emotional world (maya) and the split dimension of
mental and causal dimensions.
In the lower emotional world Maya, our physical world is still visible to our consciousness. When we see the room around us in our lucid dreaming
state we are most likely in Maya the world of illusions.
It is most likely we hang onto this vision as it is our comfort zone and so logically if we where to visualise another place in that state we would
find ourselves there.
Because we are tethered to our physical body, we most likely conjure up an illusion that is very real, after all this is the world of illusions and a
recollection of many astral travels could well be these illusions manifesting in our mind.
When we die, according to hylozoics, it is this world that we first visit with our discarnate consciousness but our experiences seem even more real
then, as it drift between our illusions and a sort of permanent reality on the emotional plane. The longer we are there the more we can discern
between the two.
I think the most important thing for you to remember is that it is a natural thing,and nothing to be fearful of. If something not nice does show up to
just tell it to leave and know that you are loved and protected from a plane much higher than the emotional plane.
You are tethered to your body which is very resilient and is in a way your life line. It is as strong as the life force within you and cannot be
severed by anything outside of the physical world so don't worry about that. Just don't panic and remember you are protected always. Sometimes you
can feel as if you can't return but if you relax you will just slide back into awareness albeit sometimes a little ruffled.
Happy lucid dreams mate!