a reply to: seaswine
I had sleep paralysis episodes off and on for years, among other such incidences. I even figured out some of the things that triggered them for me,
which is why I almost never have them anymore. The sleep paralysis episodes only started after I basically "went too far" with some of my meditation
Every single time it was like a demon trying to tear my soul out of my body. Sometimes it would "kneel" over my body with an incredible bloodlust and
I could see it & feel it's breath just as I could a person. Though the appearance was always different, it was exactly the same rage-filled presence
I've known all my life as "Shaytan". Strong willpower & reciting the "Fatihah"
in Arabic always pushed the
presence away & snapped me out of it. And btw, I don't use any intoxicants either, alcohol included.
Anyway, one of my exes & I had a shared incident, though not of sleep paralysis. We'd both had large amounts of "supernatural/paranormal" incidences
in our lives and neither of us used drugs or intoxicants. One night, we were just laying in bed, lights off, with the moonlight shining through the
window. Both of us were completely silent, laying perfectly still, and both just staring at the ceiling. I'd felt a heavy presence in the room earlier
& it kept whispering for me to do evil stuff to her. I was silent & didn't say anything because I honestly thought I'd finally lost my mind. I could
vaguely see a blurry shadow right above me, hence why I kept staring in silence at the ceiling.
After at least 30 minutes of pure silence & while still looking at the ceiling, the following conversation took place:
Me: (whispering) Hey ____, are you awake?
Her: Mmm hmm...
Me: Uhh, do you notice anything "strange" in the room right now?
Her: (silent for a few seconds) Yeah, there's something here that keeps telling me to kill you.
Me: !!! Holy _____!! Me too! I thought I'd finally gone crazy!
Me: Uhh, you're not going to do it are you?
Her: No, but I wasn't sure if you were...
Me: Huh? No, I'd never... Wait, you can see & hear it too?! (note: yes, I'm slow sometimes, leave me alone)
Needless to say, we both got out of bed, turned on the lights, and stayed up the rest of the night. We were both very religious (don't judge me lol)
so we had deep conversations about it. It turned out that she'd noticed the presence just as often as I had, if not more.