posted on May, 6 2006 @ 02:28 PM
There typically nothing to be afraid of.
One approach you could take, if you're really aware while in SP, is to just simply start doing meditation (as in focusing on the breath or
sensations), and block out everything around you.
Experiment: Try to enter focus with the body if possible, I don't know if it will break the sleep paralysis.
When you're aware of your SP, tell yourself that there is nothing to be afraid of, and everything that happens around you is natural. The crackle in
the stairs and doors, the sound of birds and whispers of energy, the darkness filling your eyes... Theres nothing to be afraid about.
In some cases, you may experience figures coming into your room for example... Like an old woman with an ugly terrorifying face. She will climb onto
you and try to strangle you (FOR EXAMPLE). When this happens, acknowledge that you are dreaming, and dismiss her... You have nothing to fear from her
or anything, you know you are dreaming, and you know that when you look at the figure, you see only an image, a warning from your subconscious. It
can't hurt you, though it might feel as if it can.
I hear sleep paralysis can be a stage in trying to obtain an OOBE.
As for what you can do to try and achieve more lucid dreams: You should think daily about your dreams. Try to train yourself in remembering the dreams
you have from resent nights, then think about them in the day. As your dreams reflect what you think about in the day that has passed, it will also
mean, by continuously thinking about dreaming, you strengthen the "realness" of it... Thus becoming lucid dreaming.
Eventually you will achieve an OOBE if you keep wishing for it, and desiring it to the limit. Train yourself, and your chakras. And remember, religion
has nothing to do with spirituality.
Dream and spirituality is much like trying to open a box. The box is very hard to lock-pick. You struggle to pick the lock, and eventually do only to
find another box inside. You repeat the structure, and by each box you get through, the lock is easier to pick. In the end, when you reach the last
box and open it, you will find a black space within that box.
The black space within that box will make you aware of something else than 'box'' (something higher than this world) and you will begin to look
around yourself, only to find out that you, yourself is trapped within a box. It becomes new to you, as you have to find a way to pick the lock from
within, but you find that by becoming aware of the box, it opens itself. When it opens itself, you will see that the box you were in, is inside a much
larger box. The structure will repeat, until you have become so aware, that all box' are unlocked. And everything you ever knew your whole life was
"lock-picks and box'". When that final box opens, you will discover so many things that your mind is unable to grasp, for you have limited yourself
to this life for so many years... You will continue to learn what is outside, but will never truly grasp it, as spirituality is endless.