I still lurk these forums on and off, and this post actually got me to remember my login info again just so I could respond, some 10 years since last
discussing this. Haha. I've been a member for ~10 years and am 32 now to put things into perspective.
Anyway I used to get Sleep Paralysis ALL THE TIME, it would come and go. Definitely throughout college and many years afterwards, now just every once
in a while, it's been a few months since I've gotten it though. I used to suffer from it chronically, hundreds upon hundreds of lifetime experiences.
Over the years I've learned A LOT of things about it, so I am a wealth of information for anyone that wants to pick my brain.
Of my many episodes, most of which were pretty terrifying - I have had 3 or 4 that have honestly shook me to my core and made me question reality.
I've experienced auditory, visual, and physical sensations during these. There was a period of a year or 2 solid that i had multiple sleep paralysis'
a week. I've gone through phases of inducing them as a means for Astral Projection, fighting them off at all costs - and everywhere in between.
If you'd like to know, i can give you some pointers on exactly how to increase your chances of experiencing them, how to lessen your chances, how to
fight your way out of it, or how to let it overtake you.
To touch on a few different aspects of this thread, in my standard SP I can typically manage to move my head slightly, and crack my eyes open barely,
and toss myself out of it through sheer will and practice (though not always quickly). The "inverse room" that I saw someone mention, that is
actually the best way to get yourself into a lucid dream (not AP yet). Things that in reality you know are different, but your brain is rearranging
them in a different way in your dream. Another great way is (while awake) to always look at a clock or watch with regularity, make it a habit over a
few weeks, in defined intervals or when you do things at work/around the house - that way in your dreams you begin to do that same action too. Over
time in your dreams you'll soon realize that when you look at your watch and it says: "11:22PM", and then you look away and instantly right back at
your watch and it says "8:45AM"...you know you're dreaming. It then becomes a lucid dream and you can control it. The watch is just my example,
there are other ways. But I digress..
So anyway remember that when you're experiencing a sleep paralysis episode, your mind has suddenly become aware but your body is still
physically/chemically asleep which is regulated by your pineal gland - so you've just come out of a full deep-subconscious state of mind. All of your
senses are EXTREMELY heightened. The slightest sound from a TV, car honking outside, wind, barely perceptible clicking of your hard-drive, static
noise of a monitor, even shadows that your partially opened eyes can see - your senses process these hundreds of times more powerfully than if you
were fully functional. These can spawn haunting sounds, screams, wails, hallucinations, anything your sick twisted mind can conjure up. All thanks
to your Pineal gland being caught with its proverbial pants down. I'm not saying there aren't malevolent entities out there, as I have trained to
consciously OOBE and travel the Astral Plane on numerous occassions, and have had my share of "fun times".... But sleep paralysis is definitely a
conscious gateway to that realm when you can control it, all due to the relaxed and mental state that your mind is at during sleep.
So who wants the bullet-list of best ways to induce SP? Lol.
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