posted on May, 18 2011 @ 01:12 PM
One consistency i have noticed amongst "sufferers" of sleep paralysis (including myself at one time) is fear. If not of something nebulous, then of
the sleep paralysis itself.
i feel the root of it, or at least what has fixed it for me and some i know, is becoming more aware of ones body when they are awake. Perhaps it
seems irrelevant, but ill explain my own reasoning and just say it has worked for "fixing" sleep paralysis in those i know. i dont think i saw
anything like this posted, but i apologize if it was. This usually starts with becoming simultaneously aware of the thought processes/mind and the
lungs breathing as two equal parts of the perspective. One doesnt try to understand the thought processes through the lungs, and one doesnt try to
understand the lungs through the thought processes.
Most i know are under the illusion of movement, akin to thinking about ones arm moving instead of moving ones arm. We "think" about the movement,
and then none is made. Most of it happens only in the mind, which is also the source for sleep paralysis. Even when an arm is moved, it is not
understood by the arm moving, it is approached by how we think about the arm moving. At least in those i have known and myself, sleep paralysis was
indicative of "spiritual" (terrible word choice, but hopefully the point still gets across) paralysis. It was partially seen as a clear
demonstration of the difference between the observer and the action, and why they can be viewed as individual, but not separate, parts of the same
system (our body, in this case).
As they say, its all in your head/mind. But if one does not know how to approach systems within their own body through ways other than just
thought processes, there is.. no where else to go. Dreams will sweep one away like a river, etc, and it has more impact on "waking life," as it
were, than might be seen at first glance. As our thoughts will still sweep us away like a raging torrent.