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The Insidiousness of Sleep Paralysis

posted by CyFLY on January 15, 2015

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Find Out How to Turn Your Sleep Paralysis into a Positive Out-of-Body Experience

 

Last week ended one of the longest stretches I had ever had in my life without a sleep paralysis attack. My last one previously was on April 7th, 2013. I know this because it was one of the most terrifying attacks I had ever experienced. I couldn’t forget it. It haunted me all day. I had to write a poem to try and shake off my fear.

 

The demon seems to be back. I’m not sure I believe there really is a demon haunting me, but I am writing this at 2 AM, January 15th, 2015. Over a year and a half without out an attack had been great. I’ve now had a second attack in as many weeks. The first attack of this year was strange, atypical. Instead of my haunting demon, I merely thought there was a burglar in the house and I was unable to move to defend myself. But the attack I just woke up from was the most intense attack I think I ever had.

 

It’s been thirty minutes since I woke up and I am still shaking.

 

Before, the demon—the shadowy presences I often see during my sleep paralysis attacks—would stand at the door of my bedroom just staring at me while I lay pinned on my bed, unable to move. Tonight, it hovered over me, an inky shadow, drifting slowly closer to me, trying to touch me. To enter my mouth. There was a whispering voice. I couldn’t understand it, I had never heard it.

 

Sleep Paralysis

Is Sleep Paralysis a gateway for demons?

 

 

Never before had the demon of my hallucination enter my room. Sleep paralysis is so insidious. I try to rationalize it away as a nightmare. Some product of my subconscious. It couldn’t really be a demon. But when your lying there, unable to move, seeing this inky darkness swirling above you full of hatred, it is so hard to be sure.

 

There is one thing that almost convinces me that it is real. The door opening. A few years ago, I began to notice a pattern that proceeded my attacks. My bedroom door would open. I had a bad spate, where I would get attacks every few weeks. There was this moment when I would dream my bedroom door open and I would know an attack was about to happen, feel my body begin to paralyze, and I would wake up. After a few times of waking up, the attacks lessened. I was on to it.

 

Then things changed in my dreams. Instead of the door opening on its own, it would be people I know coming into my room on innocuous requests. Tonight, right before the attack, I dreamed my roommate was dropping off a package that had been delivered. It tricks me. It gives my subconscious a plausible reason why my bedroom door is opened before attacking.

 

READ THE ARTICLE  “10 Interesting Sleep Paralysis Facts That’ll Probably Amaze You”

 

 

See. It’s so hard not to think it’s a real demon and not just some vagary of nerves firing in my mind. It is so insidious. It undermines my belief in what is real and solid and what is in my imagination, blurring the lines. Where do dreams and nightmares end and reality begin?

 

J.M.D. Reid is an aspiring Fantasy Author living in Tacoma, WA. You can check out his Blog where he has written several poems and articles on sleep paralysis, including Hovering, inspired by his latest attack. You can like him on Facebook and follow him on twitter @JMDReid.

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How to Break Free From Sleep Paralysis

posted by CyFLY on February 12, 2013

Sleep Paralysis - Astral Projection - Lucid Dreaming

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Paralysis in sleep is a normal condition. The body secretes hormones (Glycine, GABA) which relax certain muscles and prevent you from acting out your dreams.  If it didn’t you would be in quite some danger every time you went to sleep. The process of waking up might seem quite simple to you. But it’s actually a complex process involving many physiological changes. One of these is the reversal of the paralysis. People experience sleep paralysis (Gui Ya, Kelumpuhan tidur, dormire paralisi) when the hormone doesn’t wear off fast enough as they wake up. They remain paralyzed though conscious. Because they have little sensation from their body, if they are lying on their backs, it can feel like someone is sitting on their chest or lead to the fear of someone choking you. Eventually the paralysis departs and you return back to a normal state.

If you know someone who has experienced this phenomenon they may try to explain how terrifying it is… Here are some ways to break free from sleep paralysis next time it happens.

 

  • Do not fear the experience (this is very difficult and takes mind control) the more you fear it the more intense the paralysis becomes and the longer it may last…
  • Wiggle your toe or maybe try to clinch your fist… (yes I know you are paralyzed so this may not seem like an option but again it is a test of will power)

 

HOW TO STOP SLEEP PARALYSIS

 

  • Don’t fight it – go with the flow… understand that this is a unique experience and nothing negative is going to happen to you although you may feel like there is.. this can lead to an out of body experience – astral projection… you will then have a personal testimony that you are a spiritual being having a human/earthly experience.
  • Control your breathing… relax and determine what type of breathing calms you down.. short quick breaths (like you are having a baby) can bring you out of the paralysis faster.
  • Have your sleep partner wake you up by shaking you back to normal (you may have to grunt to get their attention, and this may not work if your partner is sound asleep next to you already)
  • Call out in the name of JESUS (your faith in JESUS as your protector will have this experience dissipate immediately)  Checkout http://www.Facebook.com/SleepParalysis to see the testimonies from people this has worked for (including myself!) Luke 10:17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”

 

Please post any other suggestions you may have for the benefit of others!!!

 

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Why You Never Had Sleep Paralysis?

posted by CyFLY on January 1, 2013

OBE, Sleep Paralysis

Sleep paralysis can lead to lucid dreaming and out of body experiences if you can fight the fear…

 

Some people feel left out and get upset with the fact they have never experienced this; sometimes once in a life time paranormal event. They must not understand the terror that comes with it; and should appreciate the fact they haven’t experienced the torment as 40% of the population does.  I would imagine that the percentage is higher; seeing that most people don’t even talk about it or share it with others because it can be so freakish and anyone would look at you demented that hasn’t experienced it.

 

It has happened to me pretty much half my life (less than 10 times total) beginning from age 10 to about 22. I would go years without an experience; then have 1 episode in a year then go years without having it. It wasn’t until I was in college and I learned about it in one of my PSYCH courses. My eyes illuminated and was relieved I wasn’t crazy (well I am crazy just not as much as I thought) and that other people have experienced it and it has a medical term to it. What offsets this phenomenon?; the experts in this field don’t even know. They say it is due to stress and lack of sleep..  if that was the case I would be having #SleepParalysis every damn day… in fact all of us would, not just 40% of the population. There is something else involved and although it usually happens when sleeping on your back I have a few occurrences of it happening while sleeping on my side.

 

After studying and analyzing this mystery for years I have come to spiritual and scientific conclusions (even though I believe the two can not be separated). After interviewing people and evaluating the insights of people who have experienced it I did find a trend. Sleep Paralysis usually occurs in people between the age of 16-25 and they are mostly male. Although it can happen to anyone from anywhere it does seem more apparent in minorities. In fact India is where many of my fans are from second to America, talking to people from there it is almost an epidemic; where it is called eureup-eureup and kelumpuhan tidur. Studies have also shown that it happens more to college students (this is also when I had my most vivid experiences); although people in college tend to be between 18-23; people that age not in college had less experiences.

 

I have also noticed that it happens to people that are not of Christian faith, and this is where the demon hallucinations come into play. It is something that is genetic (my mother has had experiences) even though you can be the first in your family to encounter it. So the main questions are;  what offsets this random occurrence and why does it end when reaching your late 20’s? I studied the Pineal Gland (Very important! Some of our drinking water actually calcifies this gland.. it should be taken care of.. I find Simple Sunsets to have pure #EssentialOils as nutrients for the brain) and the chemical released from it called Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) which is responsible for the hallucinations. I am more than convinced this is an experience that allows you to encounter the spirit world giving proof that there is more to life that meets the eye.

 

I would not have agreed with the following superstitious religious babel years ago.. but another factor is if you are involved in any cult like practices.. demonic books, ouija boards, Charlatans, occult learning, mystics and magic you are opening the gateway to have these dark hallucinated entities pursue you. So are you in your 30’s and it has never happened to anyone in your family.. then you are most likely free and clear. If you are a 19 year old Indian boy in college and you don’t have a religious belief… you may be what’s next on the devils agenda but hopefully the experience will lead you to religious truth like it did for me…

 

Do you think Sleep Paralysis is a curse/disorder or do you think it is a gift only given to a select few?

 

CyFLY

 

 

 

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