reply to post by sk0rpi0n
I am a sleep paralysis suffer... well, not really any suffering now...
When I first experience SP, it scared me very bad. I had no idea what was happening and really thought I was dying. I was very young, I am 34 now.
The next few times I experienced SP I became more comfortable with it and accepted it as something that is just a fact of life. It wasn't until a few
years later that I discovered not everyone experiences 'Waking SP'. Although SP occurs in each and every single healthy person alive, only a
fraction of us are conscious during any part of sleep paralysis. This is because a proper sleep process will awaken you only once the SP has been
It's unfortunate that everyone doesn't experience SP, this would eliminate all those people who believe it is not real, the experiencer is being
deceitful, or the experience is just plain WaCk-O.
One specific event occurred several years ago. During a particularly intense SP episode, I found myself completely immobilized, with the exception of
I had an overwhelming feeling of a presence nearby. I scanned the room as I fought to break the SP's grip. As I looked toward the foot of my bed, I
saw a short, hairy creature. It had completely black, beady eye, some sort of cloak or hooded jerkin.
The most terrifying feature of this creature was it's teeth. They were incredibly menacing and there were 2 rows of them.
It stood at the end of my bed and stared directly at me the entire time I was trying to break the SP's grip. As before mentioned, this was a
particularly intense episode, so it lasted longer than usually - about 45 seconds +/-.
The paralysis faded and I began to regain movement, first in my hands & then gradually on to the rest of my body. As in conjunction with the fading
SP, the entity dissolved at the same rate, until it had vanished entirely.
Many SP episodes are incredibly frightening for the experiencer, especially first time experiencers. Sometimes it is the fear itself that helps break
the grio of SP.
I have always had peculiar sleep related experiences, including lucid dreaming and OBE (Out of Body Experience). However, it wasn't until a few years
ago that I realized they are not separate episodes but are all related.
Once I discovered this, I was able to practice the different stages of sleep and eventually developed a personal process that allows me to enter OBE
pretty much whenever I want (I don't mean to say I can achieve OBE while standing in line at Taco-Bell, the environment must be established before
OBE is attempted).
The 2 most difficult aspects of achieving OBE are;
1. Remaining completely Lucid while tricking your brain to believe you are asleep and initiating SP.*
2. 'Getting Out' of my body when SP has been established.**
* You must remain absolutely motionless and extremely relaxed. As SP begins, you can feel it start at your toes as it begins creeping up your body.
Every place where SP is taking hold feels like a heavy lead blanket is being laid over you. It's hard to remain calm, motionless, and extremely
relaxed as this unusual sensation encapsulates your entire body.
** Once SP is achieved, the next step is leaving your body. You must remain calm, as it can be exciting and frightening at the same time. I get out of
my body by simply standing up (or attempting to stand up).
You can imagine the struggle to separate from the physical body as feeling like 2 magnets stuck together and you are trying to pull them apart.
Once out of the body, you will find everything is 99% identical to the room you fell asleep in. You may see a window exactly like your bedroom window,
but it may have different drapes, etc.
Sorry for the long post, I'll stop it here and if you'd like to learn more about SP or OBE, let me know and I can go into a little more detail for
It is truly amazing, floating, flying, walking through walls, and the ability to, sometimes, ask questions and, sometimes, get a reply. I wish
everyone could have a true OBE just 1 time. It has potential to be a life-changer for some people.