Well, I'm the other side of the coin, as a Christian. I think that sleep paralysis is what we do to ourselves. I come out of sleep so quickly that
the paralysis left in place by natural processes are still in place when I wake up. I don't hallucinate during it, I'm rarely having a negative
dream before it, and yes, the terror from it doesn't feel like it's my own. It's a part of the process.
I had 1 happen when I was younger, and got angry at what "felt like a presence", as soon as I could move, I addressed it, told it to "gtfo" and
went back to bed. Fro months I played music as I slept (the noise disturbs our regular sleep patterns, is the best guess). This one did not terrify
me, although I felt the start of panic and fear. I was pissed.
The ones that happened just a few months ago were far more frigtening--not because they were any different, but because of WHAT triggered it. I was
spending time on netflix, trying to get through a show called Paranormal State. Ghost and demon investigations on TV. I conceptually believe in
Demons, but have no real interaction with anything I could prove was one, so I'm skeptical of anything being a Demonic force, right off the bat.
So, anyway,watching this show at 1 in the morning, right before I go to bed, while everyone else is asleep in the house, and the house is an older
home? It's asking for paranoia. But I'd fall asleep on the sofa, alone, instead of in my bed with my husband, and all of a sudden I'm waking up
to this crud? Especially after watching an exorcism? It was plain asking for it.
Anyway, after a few times of going through this, I decided to stop watching the show that was triggering it until I got myself under control. Part of
the problem is so many people dwell on the chance of it happening, that they're likely to trigger this stuff. I did finally go back to watching the
show, but I do so with people, and I don't spend time up at night, thinking paranoid gullible thoughts, lol. It doesn't matter whether it's
monster or me, I don't belong to it, I belong to the living God, and it's about time I acted like it. lol I'm quite sure I'll experience it
again, but I won't set out to trigger it like this ever again.
Just one caution to calling on the name of Jesus: if it's a real entity, and you call on a power you have no right to, then it may turn on you.
To dream that you are in terror indicates unresolved fears or doubts that needs to be confronted.
To dream that you are scared indicates that you are experiencing feelings of self-doubt, incompetence, and lack of control in your waking life.
Perhaps you are having second thoughts about a decision you have made. Anger often masquerades as fear, so also consider issues about which you are
angry about in your waking life.
To dream that you feel fear indicates that your achievements will not be as successful as you had anticipated. You are experiencing anxieties
in various aspects of your life. The key to overcoming your fear is to discuss them and deal with them openly.
To see a foreigner in your dream represents an aspect of yourself that is unfamiliar or strange to you. You may be neglecting or ignoring some
important feelings or talents.
To see an Asian person in your dream represents an aspect of your own self that is unknown to you. Additionally, to see an elderly Asian person
represents tradition, wisdom and knowledge.
To dream that you have a third eye symbolizes inner vision, insight, instinct or some psychic ability that you have yet untapped. You are able
to see what others cannot. Or you need to start looking within yourself and trust your instincts. If you dream that someone has three eyes, then it
indicates that you are seeking out their advice. Pay attention to the message that this person is conveying.
Frankly, the dream, to me, is straightforward.
You're messing with a knowledge of yourself , and in walks a personification of knowledge, and it triggers the fear which is a personification of
your self doubt about the knowledge of yourself. This is so neatly tied up, you've basically got 3 different aspects of 1 issue.
When we grow, as adults, we have to learn when our instincts are based upon reality, and when they are based upon how our biology works. It's a
scary thing to learn to trust yourself--especially when you're switching from the "I'm always right and know everything" aspect of childhood into
the much older adult thought process of "the older that I get, the less I realize I know". For instance, becoming involved with a site like this
can be an eye-opener about what people are willing to question, when they're not following the mainstream views. It's a scary world, and your dream
was your personal social commentary.