posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 02:54 PM
I posted in another thread that was then re-directed here, so instead of retyping my other posts, I will simply cut and paste.
I used to suffer from night terrors regularly from child-hood until about 3~ years ago. So that was 20+ years of what I thought was psychic attack.
My religious parents thought it was possession or a demon trying to claim me. They had the house blessed by a priest, to no avail. It happened whether
I prayed or not. Nothing seemed to help.
Then a few years ago I read about sleep paralysis and how night-terrors are related. The next time I had an episode I thought "This is not real" and
calmly waited. The perceived menace and what I thought was a demon or some other malignant spirit then evaporated.
I have had 2 episodes since then, and each time I have just thought "this is not real" and regained conscious control of my body and was completely
awake in moments. And in the last 2 encounters, the feeling of dread and a dark presence was absent.
In my case at least, it was sleep paralysis and I learned to control it. The whole night-hag aspect was just a product of having been influenced by my
parents and not knowing that it was a mundane aspect of our sleeping lives rather than a spiritual encounter.
I believe it was a case of making my own reality. And now that I know differently, I don't suffer from the same fear and panic when it happens.
I suggest you remain calm next time it happens, and repeat in your thoughts "This is not real, I will wake up shortly".
I have no answer as to why we all see the same thing. It could honestly be our imaginations, or maybe it could be a spiritual presence. I cannot say
for other people, but as I have stated, for me it was just a case of sleep paralysis.
If it happens to you again, just remain calm and believe your own words when you say "This is not real."
Then again, it may have been spiritual in nature, but my BELIEF that it is not real and that I am in no danger protects me. Who knows? The imagination
is a powerful thing.
In either case, both when I suffered from night terrors and now that I am convinced that it is just a normal phenomenon it appeared that I was
responsible for any feelings of fear or calm.
Before I knew any better, I thought it was an evil entity. Now that I know it was just sleep paralysis I am perfectly fine. No panic, no fear. No
entity. Just calm.
Hope this helps you.