Originally posted by Turiddu
reply to post by cripmeister
Pretty much what I was thinking. I've suffered from it before and I can tell you the feeling is horrifying.
I too suspect that the OP is experiencing the onset of sleep paralysis. I have this frequently and I can actually tell when this is going to happen
long before Im sleepy or its time for bed due to a feeling very like what the OP describes.
While its a challenging experience it doesn't have to be terrifying. Its all about our attitude to it. For instance many people speak of 'suffering'
from sleep paralysis, whereas others actively seek sleep paralysis and even enjoy it.
Why? Because they know it is the precursor to stunning experiences like wake induced lucid dreams or out
of body experiences. The unknown is always scary. But if we constantly resist it and see it as bad we feed
into fear and never cross the threshold into new experiences.
My advice would be, stop resisting and reacting with fear. Arm yourself with empowering and positive thoughts, by whatever means is natural to you,
and the next time you have this feelin lie down and go with it.
Most likely you will feel your body begin to paralyze, dont resist, then a tremendous swirling, pressing, energy sensations, dont resist, then a
roaring, buzzing, rushing sound. Then stillness and calm.
Most likely, at this point you'll be where many people try desperately to be: outside of your body and able to explore a whole other world of infinite
What happens next will likely be determined by whether you give in to fear or muster your courage, trust and positivity
edit on 18-2-2011 by
Malcram because: (no reason given)
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