reply to post by iced_blue
is there a certain way of doing this because it seems quite complicated?
Osho said that the mind makes things complicated. Thinking and doing are two different modes of operation. The first is just simulation and doesn't
help much. Doing is so much better. What I mean is don't think about it too mcuh, just jump in and start playing around, experimenting, tinkering.
I promise you'll figure it out if you put your mind to it.
But, to give you something to chew on, just learn how to be aware of yourself. It's called self-remembering. Whatever you are doing, remember that
you are, and despite everything around you, there is a core you in there somewhere. But, don't get lost in imagination. The imagination is just a
simulation tool for forecasting events. Be in the here and now all the time and pay attention to as many things as you possibly can while also
Then, carry this same awareness with you while you are going to sleep. But, it's a subtle kind of awareness. You are allowing yourself to drift
off, while just a tiny part of you is not "falling" asleep and losing consciousness. No matter what parts of your psyche and body start to go into
sleep mode, maintain just enough awareness so that the central part of you is still awake and watching it all. It's a very delicate operation
because too much energy will keep you awake. But, being sleepy helps because you will feel the natural tug into sleepiness and all you have to do is
allow it to happen while watching it. It's not a tense energy, just a calm non-interfering, non-fighting awareness... that's probably the best way
to put it.
This stuff is always hard to explain. That's why you just have to do it and then you'll figure things out on your own. Trust me, it's not any
kind of gift... anyone can do it.
About the sleep paralysis, you won't be dreaming during sleep paralysis. You're eyes may even be open. You'll be fully awake and alert mentally,
but your body will just be locked down. That's the scary part. You will be totally paralyzed and it takes an enormous amount of effort to break
free. I've only been able to do it a few times and only because I wanted to see how impossible it was.
Anyway, you point about dreaming during it... you'll just have to try and relax and not freak out and start witnessing yourself fall back to sleep as
you did when you first went to bed. Now, you have a big advantage since your part of your brain is already fully asleep, or so it thinks. But, it's
easy to get scared and just allow yourself to lose consciousness and fall asleep the normal way at this point. But, still, you may go lucid in your
dream afterwords, or at least, remember any subsequent dreams you have for the rest of the night.
It's a crazy experience and if it happens to you, you'll probably naturally start to struggle against the motor lock down until you are exhausted
and freaked out and then kind of pass-out into sleep again. I describe the experience as being enclosed in a giant food storage freezer bags with on
of those machines sucking the air out until you are completely immobile and can't move... although you can breath fine, the feeling can make you
think that you can't breath and you can panic. But, you'll then wake up in the morning and you'll remember it, but you'll also know that
everthing is OK now. Then, the next time it happens, you'll be a little more prepared.
In the old days, the myth was that the succubus came to sit on your chest and drain you of your life energy. But, now we know what is really
Now, have fun dreaming! Let us know how you do!