reply to post by lifecitizen
I don't pretend to have THE answer, but I have my own interpretations, call it temporary belief structures that I don't let solidify in my mind but
I work with them none the less.
I feel sleep paralysis is a separation of levels of consciousness. You can dream from that state, sort of shifting around and its like full power and
lucidity to your imagination, or you can project into the same or different world or whatever it is, many call it the astral but I don't assume to
have full knowledge of other..dimensions!.. or something of that nature. I look at all movement itself as concept, the experience of location.. how do
we experience our physical world anyway.. i mean REALLY? I look at projecting as just that, like projecting force field, your astral body or
something, like a different way of experiencing what could be the same "place" as dreams etc.
I have projected from a fully awake state before and its a trippy experience to say the least, considering I had my eyes open and then suddenly my
world that looked the same I was able to fly off my bed and through the wall.
You know that ringing in your ears that has somehow has been termed "tinnitus" as a dissorder? When waking up if you tune in on that sound, make it
louder and really focus on it, I find that leads to sleep paralysis if I'm lucky..in fact I find that tinnitus sound we hear throughout our day to be
a lower volume of pretty much exactly what I hear in sleep paralysis (noticeably different each time).
So you know all these things give clues to the nature of sleep paralysis... as you go into sleep paralysis, the ringing in your ears gets louder, your
body more numb, a sublte shift in mind, perhaps some bodily vibrations etc..
As member RobertPaulsim said, I like his idea, that beliefs can serve as vehicles. That's pretty much what they are to me, something to work with but
not to get too attached to, so we can stay open minded... but the current "vehicle" I'm working with is that we have some sort of consciousness and
it locks into the physical realm, the physical body, and when we sleep it goes elsewhere because it doesn't need to rest. We wake up and experience
a loss of time perhaps because we can't interpret or translate to our physical counter-part what our experience was half the time, that is why dream
journals are useful.
Do I feel we have a soul? Yes something like that.. call it a working pattern that I don't feel we're bound to, and I feel it can kind of shift
around as it pleases. I look at the synchroncities of life, meditation experiences and "other" experiences and it appears to me that life is like a
movie and I keep getting more hints at the script.. its like a dream to me and just in that sense, I think what goes on when we sleep, "dream" or
otherwise is no less real.
Glad you find that little bit useful, I should be in bed myself but perhaps I needed to do something if you catch my drift, lol... no and its not ego
"oh i am so helpful".. its observing how co-incidentally *%^$^ keeps lining up, kind of like tarot cards, they make me laugh how I always get a very
detailed reading... its all a dream to me man, all a dream.
So have fun with it, learn, grow, evolve, etc.
edit: too tired i'm skipping words.
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