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I've had sleep paralysis for a long time. I used to have it often when i was younger. Nowadays i have one once in a while. Sometimes it's when i'm stressed and other times it just happens. It still freaks me out. This is what happens to me, i feel paralyzed, i feel myself breathing really shallow breaths, then i try to scream out and see if anyone who hears me can come help me move, but i can't scream. I start to get scared. Before this went on for what felt like a few seconds, but lately it's been feeling like it's longer. I'm afraid that one day i'll not get up from my sleep.
One time i felt like i got up from my sleep and had gone into the kitchen to make some breakfast for my son, but then realized that i was still dreaming. I had to wake myself up to get out of it.
Sometimes when i get myself out of paralysis, and i lie back down on my bed, i fall back to paralysis. That pisses me off. Sometimes it goes on and on unless i move into a different sleep position. A couple times i've even had to get up and not sleep anymore.
I've read other things, that this is something called 'awaking sleep paralysis' and that it's a stage before 'out of body experiences' but i don't really know what it is.
Is this the same thing that you used to go through in school? As we would call back home: "Being born with the helmet" or is this a whole new turn of events?
I have only had two experiences similar to this, where I actually woke up and the fear in me was the fact that my "dream" wasplaying of inside my room. To the extent that all around me felt alien but still I knew that I was where I was suppose to be, only the energies of force that were present weren't supposeto be there. The worse thing is that you can not shake it off for days thereafter.
I went through a spell of insomnia, but that was just due to stress of being in a new place and not finding my feet. Now I get it at random due to stress of having to deal with the growth of a new company. I do not know what is worse though, having insomnia or not being able to switch of from all the stresses in life at all, not even for one second. Where you find yourself constantly thinking, thinking, thinking...
This tend to drain me more, simply because my mind starts raising in all directions, even through my sleep, chasing chasing...
Then I rather appreciate insomnia, that time awake I can at least use for creative thought or to finish a good book that I've been dying to finish. Please explain to me this experiences you go through, who knows knowing me knowing you I might have some advice.
Use your insomnia to the best of your advantage. Get the stresses in your life to the foreground. Face them and aliminate them. At those times get up, light a couple of candles put in Flying Carpet by Claude Chall and just release yourself. Soar over that mountain that you've always dreamt about travelling to, start reading about lost civilisatons, create your own.
I've got to cut this short, but I'll be back again to chat more and to help you developoe this inner sanctuary.
Life is a journey, not a destination:" Enjoy the ride!!"
I would say that it is somewhat the same as what i went through in school, the only difference this time is that the emotions i go through while in this state is much more forceful than it use to be. Maybe it because of the fact that i am older now and more mature to be able to scrutinize it. While the difference with a child in this state of mind is, that the child's brain would promptly tell her that it is something weird and scary and then the child would try to just forget about it in order to feel save again.
These days i have taught myself to not freak out and rather try to remember the scientific logic behind it all, sleep paralysis is after all just the connection between the brain and the spine that has an "error". That kinda helps me through it when it happens to me. As well as the fact that i have the ability and the strenght to "wake myself up" when it happens.
My distress is my dreams. For the life of me i cannot understand how it is remotely possible for one person to dream the horrible things that i constantly dream about, i do not understand it! Sometimes it will get so bad that i would for days after my dream, still smell the distinctive smell that i smelled in my dream, i will steel feel the precise emotion i went through while in that dream.The smallest little detail i will remember as if it happened just moments ago. And what i do not understand is that 90% of the things that i have seen in my dreams, i have never ever seen before with my own eyes, i haven't even seen it in a horror movie, my mind is not sick, it scares me and i dont like it. And the worst thing of it all is the fact that no matter how hard i try, i do not have the power while busy dreaming to tell myself it is only a dream and to try and control the dream.
As far as insomnia goes, i have made peace with it.
Use your insomnia to the best of your advantage
I do use my insomnia to the best of my advantage, after all, i would rather choose to not sleep than to fall asleep and dreaming all of those horrible stuff. And there's nothing so nice to clean house at 2.00am in the morning:-) I always feel like John Travolta in that movie phenomenon,i am always trying to come up with a new invention that will shock the world,hehe!:-)
When i get insomnia, i will always see it as "my time", just time for myself and for my thaughts... so it is not always a bad thing....!
Dream of an insomniac
In Thailand people call it Phii and there are different type of Phiis. The majority in our world believes in them, mainly in Asia and Africa people would very well know immediately what you are talking about. What you have experienced was not a dream, it was a ghost.
Your western education may forbid you to believe it, but if you take some time to think about what happened you will realize it is true.
I usually don't talk about this because most people will put you off as a nutcase. Since you don't seem to know what you are dealing with I will tell you.
In Asia people distinguish between different type of ghosts. Most ghosts are bad but a few are not. The type of ghost that attacked you was a so called Phii Am, one of those that hold you down and don't let you move. I have experienced this myself and it is an absolute terrifying experience. The fear can be so immense that I believe you could die of a heart attack.
You want to talk or to scream but you can't. You want to move but your body will not react on any order you give to him. Usually this situation comes together with the feeling of a strange and strong presence around you that is not visible but still clear and present.
Sometimes the ghost takes cover in the form of a dream and approaches you, but then again you start to awake but can not move.
If you believe in some kind of god in most cases the ghost will immediately disappear if you call your god. In case you are a Christian the call for Jesus or God will make the ghost disappear immediately if you truly believe in God. Only very strong and very bad ghosts will not vanish by this call. Although you can not speak you will yell the name of Jesus in your thoughts which will be enough to scare the ghost away. In your head you screamed at the top of your lungs but still no piep will leave your mouth.
If you experience that this does not work there are other, stronger measurements you can take but I will not talk about them in this forum.
What is really worrying about your experience is the fact that it did not happen once bur several times. This is quite unusual.
Please think about the times this happened to you. In some cases the attacks take place in certain rhythms like once a week every Sunday or so. If this is the case you can be sure that someone is attacking you on purpose. This would be a human that knows how to control such forces.
However, not all ghosts are bad and some of them are just as confused as you might be.
My personal experience taught me that ghosts usually appear in hot climate or during the hot season.
I once lived in Kenya in Africa and there people believed that the ghosts only "lived" in the coastal areas not in the highlands. There were certain form of protections the natives took when they traveled from Nairobi to Mombassa but I did not believe in the rather primitive precautions they carried out. It was quite amusing though.
I usually don't deal with these kind of things but since I was attacked too, I had to protect myself and I found ways to do so permanently.
Please think about what I said and try to use the measures I mentioned. If the measures show no effect and you find truth in my words you can contact me and I will let you know what further steps you can take.
I already posted this comment to another member of this site yesterday. I was not aware of the fact that there are so many people out there suffering from ghost attacks.
Your western-orientated education make you search for explanations that can not be found without opening your mind for truth that lays beyond what you have learned in the western society.
It was not my intention to start a discussion about ghosts because I don't believe this to be wise and see negative aspects in doing so. But since my aim is to help I will write more if it can help.
After reading this forum last night I spent hours on writing a very long resume to describe what those of you who are suffering can do.
I have just decided not to post it.
Out of my experience I have certain reasons to refuse a discussion about ghosts and some things must be left unsaid.
On the other had I want to help and especially Geneve needs quick help. As far as I can say Geneve is under intended attack. Someone in her surrounding is calling the ghosts on purpose. Maybe this person just wants to scare her a little but the result can turn out far, far worse.
To all of you who really need protection read the following book:
Judy Hall, The Art of Psychic Protection
I strongly advise all others who are just curious NOT to read this book! I am not happy by naming it in an open forum like this anyway.
For those of you who might think there is some kind of secret wisdom you can find in this book forget it.
This is simply about protection, learning about your aura and your chacras. Learning about visualisation and how and who to call for help in case you are attacked by ghosts.
Readers who have not experienced ghosts will not get the message in the book. Be grateful you never had to deal with these kind of things I mean it!
All others will find the help they need to permanently protect themselves.
'The horror, the horror.'
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
Hi you will have to forgive me because I dont know anyone here but have ran across this and too am going through the "sleep paralysis"I have never ever heard anthing like it before and literaly thought I am going crazy.It only happened to me 4 times and I dont know when It going to happen or why it does but Its very frightning to try to call for someone thats right next to you and you cant.Its also been very hard to explain my look of shock because my eyes are open and my boyfriend thinks im just goofin off because I cant reply back to him for a few min.I know that none of you know who I am but this is very scary at times for me and I am happy to see Im not the only one.
Hi...looks like i am not the only one in the world who have experienced this.
I am aged 14, from Singapore, and i come from a highly stessful environment. I have a very strong body and strong heart. Recently, i juz lost my girl to a good friend, he backstabbed me. Yesterdae at midnight, before i went to sleep, i was thinking about how unfair my life was... and was so fed up of my friend who have backstabbed me. A few moments later, i decided to go to bed.
The dream started when i just fell asleep. At first it was only images of the girl and my friend together. However, suddenly it changed to another scene, where a flirtatious friend of mine confronted me. He started to insult me for being a failure in love. He said i gave in too much and I was an idiot to do so, and insulted me in some other ways, I couldn't remember everything clearly. I started crying in my dreams, and he turned into a black cloud, he came closer and closer, while i struggled to get away. I struggled hard to get awake, and fiinally, i managed to feel my presence in the reality.
However, the nightmare did not end there. This was the worst part. I was paralysed,i felt like dying. I felt tat i was going to die at the moment. I was lying on my bed, unable to move. I could feel the presence of the black cloud. He was laughing at me right above my face. He was floating extremely near me, such tat the my entire vision was all him. I tried to shout, nothing came out. I tried to move..but the more i struggled the more i felt i was pressed down. My muscles were all fully flexed. I fought and i fought to get out of the ordeal.
It lasted for a minute, one entire minute. When i shouted god in my mind, he began to fade. After that i was able to move my left hand, followed by my right.
I guess this was the darkest moment in my life so far.
What should i do, even now images of the black cloud kept appearing in my mind.
Could i have been oppressed?
Guys, do you think sleep paralysis has something to do with poor blood circulation? I've been going to the gym now and have lost 15 pounds in two months and gained some muscle. I'm assuming this also improved my cardiovascular health. Since i've started, i've not had a single case of sleep paralysis. And before, there were certain sleeping positions i avoided because they increased my chances of experiencing it. But now, I can sleep in whatever position I want and and I'm still okay.
To God, there is no zero. I still exist. Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man
Does working it out reduces sleep paralysis? I am not sure about this, but i have been doing intensive weights at least 4 times a week, for the past one year. This is because, i am a national thrower for my age group. True enough, I have had less nightmares and sleep after i went for the regular weights training sessions. However, I feel that though a little exercise might help to reduce this problem, I feel that it usually happens to me when i am exhausted and spiritually and mentally down. As such i feel that the best way to conquer sleep paralyse is to remain optimistic and pray to god at every night. Worrying or thinking too much about problems, contributes a lot to the chances of getting sleep paralysis. For me, tunning on to the radio overnight does help too. I have never had sleep paralysis in such a situation before.
Yes. I had more chances of having sleep paralysis when I am sleeping on my front. If memory serves right, I don't think i had sleep paralysis while sleeping on my side before.