Originally posted by Dae
What pain, where did you feel it, was it physical?
The first sleep paralysis I had was when I was 18. An athelete, non smoker or drinker, never did drugs, just an average with no heavy stress, happy go
lucky kinda guy, not that keen into the paranormal nor sought for such knowledge, let alone astral projection of which I knew absolutely nothing
The pain was as if a hundred blacksmith's anvil weight were placed on my chest. I found it hard to breathe, and couldnt even move a muscle. I thought
I was wide awake then, as it was still dark, with the moonlight filtering through my window and could make out that I was in my own room.
I couldnt even turn my eyes anywhere, and couldn't even utter a sound. It was terrifying. I struggled for quite some time, as it was my first
experience, and did not know what it was. After a long while, the pain was gone and I could start to move my muscles. I checked around the room, but
there was nothing, and wondered if it had been a dream, a bad one.
Subsequently, after discussing it with my friends, I found out it was termed as sleep paralysis, nothing frightening along with laymen scientific
explanations. The attacks continued, to a stage I got frightened of sleeping. One night, I turn to the source of all spiritual power - our common
Creator and the Messiah, by praying during one of those attacks, and strangely, the effect was immediate with that heavy physical pain on my body
gone. I could wake up.
After a few more times, I suffered no more 'sleep paralysis', even as I grew up over the years, with stresses and the suchlike any normal human
Is sleep paralysis a medical condition or a spiritual one? I strongly believe it to be a spirtual one. As I knew nothing about astral projection
then, nor sought for such 'powers' today, my fears was based on the physical pain I felt in those situation/dreams and thought it 'evil'.
Sometimes, I wonder - could it be that that immense weight upon our bodies when we suffer from sleep paralysis a heavy chain to prevent our body from
leaving, or perhaps a specific gene within our bodies that does not allow our subconscious mind to control the spiritual side of us from leaving the
physical body, perhaps, because we do not understand what is involved for it to work as well as the risks it may bring. .....