posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 12:22 AM
This is why I sort of get annoyed when people talk about things like always looking at a clock at a certain time. It has happened to me before, but I
finally realized that there were many times that the time read differently, but people forget those. With superstitions it is sort of the same. If you
believe something, you will block out all evidence to the contrary, and will continue to believe, no matter if it makes sense or not.
And then there is the ability of the subconscious mind to influence you in various ways. If you believe something down to your core, even when you are
not thinking about it your subconscious probably is, and this can affect your actions and thought processes. Some phenomena that we would deem
paranormal involves the same concept. While there are legitimate paranormal experiences and happenings, there are some things that are more related to
the person's brain. For instance, I believe that when someone begins to attempt lucid dreaming, meditation, or anything that involves an altered
state of consciousness, their subconscious beliefs and fears have a tendency to manifest themselves while the outside layer, or conscious part, of
your brain has been tuned out.
I think this may go for what one sees during sleep paralysis as well. I do not know if this is the case, but it is possible. So I think that people
need should probably affirm to themselves what they do and do not believe, so that when something manifests from your subconscious you may be able to
recognize it as such, instead of believing it to be some external force. It could be external, but how will you know if you do not know what is coming
from inside your own mind?