posted on Nov, 2 2009 @ 05:53 PM
As an avid astral projector, I will say sleep paralysis is one of the catalysts I use to be successful. When in a sleep paralysis state, that allows
you to move your astral body away from your physical body without actually moving. If you were to move your physical body, you would wake up.
When I move my astral body, its usually a rolling out to the left, where I then roll off the side of my bed and float to the ground. It really does
feel like I am rolling over, and I consciously have to do it. When I know I am on the ground, I wait a few seconds and open my eyes to my bedroom.
Once out of body, I float up off the ground and proceed out my door or through my door, depending if its closed. I tend to follow the same paths I do
when I am awake - I'm guessing its habit - although instead of opening a door I usually just float through it.
Sleep paralysis for me is a random event, and took me quite some time to get used to the feeling. Sometimes the paralysis isnt total, but you may only
be able to move in very slow motion. Occasionally I hear chattering, loud rumbling train-like noises, and can see through my eyelids.
I think that you are able to get sleep paralysis more often if you can teach yourself to recognize the phase of sleep where you are conscious, yet
entering the dream state. This is where you need to keep yourself in order to project. If you go too far you will just fall asleep and dream. If you
dont go far enough you will still be awake. It is usually best to try to project in the early morning hours after you get about five to six hours of
sleep. This allows you to fall back into the necessary state very quickly, but not be so tired as to where you instantly fall into a deep sleep and
past the key waking-sleep state.
I wish I was able to project at will, and still practice it in hopes of being able to one day. Although currently I project naturally at times, I find
by putting into your subconscious that you are going to project that night you tend to have better results. Techniques such as reality checks I find
to be extremely helpful as well to help recognize when you are awake vs dreaming and subtle differences between the two.
Without sleep paralysis, I would probably not be able to project nearly as often, and as scary as it used to be I am completely thankful for this
necessary step to such a wonderful ability. I implore everybody to not let the fear overcome you, and to be strong. By relaxing during the paralysis
and going with it, you may find yourself out of body before you know it.
Lastly. A falling sensation is also sometimes noted as well when you are in the between state of awake and falling asleep. This is probably the
rarest, as well as the scariest way I have used for separation, but it does work. After being able to not have the crap scared out of me by the sudden
falling sensation, I was able to let myself continue with the fall until I no longer felt like I was falling. When I opened my eyes, I was outside of
my body. I'm sure many of you have experienced this falling sensation when going to sleep and if you can keep your cool and go with it, I think you
will be quite amazed with what happens at the end. I believe the falling sensation is actually caused by yourself randomly astral projecting, but the
fear often wakes us up.
Anyway, I just wanted to chime in a bit about sleep paralysis and that its not all bad. I have many other threads on this topic you can view by going
through my profile. Hopefully this helped even just one of you and I hope that one day you can overcome the fear and enjoy a world you'll never want