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Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
People want anything that they can use to convince themselves they are somehow special and different from other people.
Technically, everyone has "sleep paralysis" in the sense that the body is paralyzed for the most part to keep you from acting out your dreams in a way that is dangerous to you. What is less common, is waking up while still in that state, and experiencing the paralysis.
Originally posted by Dance4Life
I've had it many times before. I haven't spoken to anyone whom has ever experienced it to "enjoy" it. For me it was always terrifying. Sometimes I saw this gnome looking thing with red eyes and a hood staring at me. Completely dark face other than that.. decked out in some druid robe - or something akin to that if you can imagine.
I would not call that part of my life a sober one by any means. FWIW
Originally posted by juleol
reply to post by scrtsxcgirl
Simple.. Because you can use them to induce lucid dreams and you can also control them so they are no longer frightening experiences. Whatever you expect or believe/think in that state can affect what you will experience, so the trick is to realize that you can control it just using positive thinking.
If i have a SP i can nearly always easily induce a lucid dream within a minute or less.
There is absolutely nothing to be afraid of.. whatever you see, feal or hear is all a product of your own brain.
Edit: And for those who want to experience this for yourself, then i recommend the WILD technique for inducing lucid dreams.edit on 6-6-2011 by juleol because: (no reason given)