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Originally posted by getreadyalready
So a lot of you guys have done this and gotten through it to a pleasant experience?
I often, and I mean OFTEN have sleep paralysis. I hammer through it with shear willpoower and wind up scaring the hell out of my wife.
It goes like this everytime:
1. Something "knocks" me awake, and I can feel it behind me. It is sudden, and I can't believe that my wife or kids or dog don't jump up.. I can open my eyes, and I can even move them a little. I 'know" that it is behind me, but I have never seen it.
2. I panic for a second and think of where is my shotgun, where is my bat etc, but I realize that I can't move, and I also begin to rationalize that I am not in any pain, and whatever is behind me doesn't know that I am awake.
3. I slow my breathing I focus all of my energy into one place depending on how I am layhing. If I am tangled or covered, then I focus on my voice, but if I have a free arm, I focus on it. If I am near the edge of the bed, I focus all my energy on rolling out of bed.
4. Once I have devised a plan, and I focus all my energy, I just conjur up all my adrenalin and I give it a go.
Sometimes I throuw myself out of bed, sometimes I whack my wife with my arm, and sometimes I can only mumlbe her name in a scary gurgly voice (she really hates that one).
The worst comes when I do all of my best effort and she refuses to wake up, or I can't get myself to move. When that happens, I have to "give up." I make peace with myself, I pray a simple little prayer to let God guide my wisdom and strength and I just relax back to sleep. It feels like I will never wake up again, but now that I have gone through it many times I know that I will be ok....probably.
I hate this, I really hate this, so if there is a way to meditate or control it, or make it pleasureable, please do advise me.
[edit on 5-7-2010 by getreadyalready]