posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 01:05 AM
Sleep paralysis to me is a very common occurance. I have had it more then once in one night, and also at work while sleeping (yes, but anyway). I used
to be terrified of the feeling of absolute dread that overcomes you when you realise you cannot move. But then things changed..
I have been into lucid dreaming and astral projection for the better part of my life, twenty three years of age at the moment. What I have noticed is
that the paralysis effect usually co-exists with the very beginning phases of astral projection. It happens so frequently now that I recognize the
situation and use it to my advantage. I have never been able to astrally project on my own, but, with the help of sleep paralysis, I usually can
"roll" out of my body. Last week in fact, I successfully did this three times in the course of a night, each time starting out in a "paralysis",
but being able to roll out of it. It seems once your able to leave your body, it is much easier to move around. If anyone has ever practiced any sort
of lucid dreaming technique, im sure the feeling is very natural to you. Sometimes it is accompanied by a very loud sound, think a freight train
moving through the same room as you.
Anyway, the point of my post is. Embrace it. Learn from it, and recognise the signs. If you can overcome the intense fear, you will be left with a
magnificent and literally out of this world experience. When you feel yourself wake up in such a state, as hard is it is to move, try to "roll" out
of yourself, I find this much easier then moving individual limbs until I am completely free from the "force" if you will. Hope all the best to you,
and remember, there is nothing to fear but what you make of it. Take care and best of luck!
One last thing, i'm not sure if anyone has experience with this or not but, I have noticed that sleep after taking an opiate based drug usually
results in very vivid dreams. I remember them like it was a normal day of life, and much easier to become lucid during. While personally I have had
the most profound (three successive lucid dreams in one night) and meaningful dreams under the influence, this is not something I suggest nor
encourage, just food for thought.
[edit on 21-6-2007 by deadline527]