it seems a lot of the people here are quite obsessed with the sleep paralysis phase and are especially confused on what exactly goes on when it does happen. while im not here to talk about what it is, i would like to address the FEAR regarding this situation.
one can not dismiss the fact of how startling a SP experience can be, especially if this is your first time experiencing a SP your heart would probably race through hell and youll find yourself in a situation one would only think happens in movies. whether it is hallucinations, entities, beings, mind stuff/energy i will leave you to decide, this really shouldn’t matter right now. whatever you believe, this is all comes down to the fact that it is none-physical.
knowing that single fact and as part of dealing with the fear in the situation of SP you can always rest assure that it has no power over you, in none physicality you will not get hurt.
you see, if you are going to delve into lucid dreaming this is a phase you will probably cross a few times, its important to know how to deal with it since you can also use it for your own advantage. so yes, your first time? youll probably be scared poopless, but take this to heart and know that the next time you have this experience you shouldnt feel any fear simply because it has no way to hurt you, no power over you, you are in control and thus, why would you fear at all?
what happens is as human beings most of us have this deep “fear” of the unknown, we are used to life carried out in a certain way and when something too bizarre and out of the ordinary unfolds this fear of the unknown explodes in our face, in situation such as this our primal survival instinct kicks into action and the ‘fight or flight’ response turns on - we hysterically panic, wanting to run away out of fear but, well, what do you know… paralysis… cant move.
the idea is that this survival instinct can be changed, modified, it is a part of you just as your bladder, and if you dont pee in bad any more, if you got that nervous bladder under control! so can you do with the survival instinct system.
but why do i have SCARY “hallucinations” ?
well this is exactly why!
youre panicking cause you cant move, this unfamiliar situation. but we must take account of your own state at that time.
as you must heard a lot SP is actually a good sign, its the middle ground of transitioning into the dream, perfectly normal phenomenon which happens every night its just that now youre moving through it consciously. BECAUSE it is this middle ground - you are awake yet in sleep, which is a VERY interesting phase. so, youre in the physical, the waking state, while still being affected by the dream state.
the two combine, you are aware of both physical and non-physical, awake yet dreaming and in this orchestra the two blend and although youre in your room you get to see things which does not “belong” there, thing of the dream realm.
we go back, why scary characters?
it is just as in the dream, you bring about the idea of fear, and fearful experiences will unfold instantaneously, and … vise verse.
yeah! its your emotional state that brings upon the scary figures/experiences/situations!
sounds fun, no?
well this is exactly the right approach to make this happen, take it as a challenge, remind yourself each time youre there it cant hurt you, you are in control, you might even go with “it is a part of you”, it is something unknown to you, so why would it be bad? just because you are not familiar with it? because you dont quiet know what it is? because that guy has three eyes and that monster looks hungry?
it still has the same chances of being good just as it is of being bad 50%-50%.
and slowly you will get use to it more and more, and this is speaking from my own experience. at the very least, if you calm yourself in that state, this figure in front of you will just slowly vanish.
take CONTROL! be a HERO! make COMFORTABLE the uncomfortable, make a STAND! CONFRONT your fear! ENJOY the experience.
<if this is not an appropriate place for this kind of post please move it to the right section of the site, i would like for as much as people as possible who are afraid of this experience to read this>