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Sleep paralysis and seeing figures

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Sleep paralysis and seeing figures

Postby doubleg35 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:17 pm

I have had sleep paralysis my whole life and seen entities and such. I have had an experience happen to where in sleep paralysis state, when I am being attacked or in danger I feel a internal rage which removes all fears, all doubts and my vision becomes focused and I gazed upon the entities or beings and sometimes they become a cloud of dust and disappear. Like smoke. One time I felt fear in sleep paralysis state. I felt someone in the hall in my house staring at me. I felt my hand being forced out of my body. Suddenly I felt this internal rage and gazed in zoom like focused vision at the hall and that entity I felt and knew it got scared or second thought about hurting me. Thing is when this happened, I didn't feel like it was me.
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Re: Sleep paralysis and seeing figures

Postby firebirdflys » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:05 pm

Sounds like you are experiencing hypnagogia, and that can be pretty frightening. It basicly is dreaming while awake but unable to move.
You might want to try asking these figures what they want of you, but in the end request they leave. Thank them for what ever message they may or may not have given and tell them they are free to leave.
unless of course you think you want to work with them.
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Re: Sleep paralysis and seeing figures

Postby Imperious » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:47 am

As mentioned, it sounds like you're struggling with hypnogogia or hypnopompia, depending on whether you're falling asleep or wakening up. Essentially, these are the transitional periods between different levels of consciousness where the two can bleed into one another. I experimented with lucid dreaming several years ago, and found that my instances of both hypnogogic and hypnopompic states went up quite dramatically.

Sleep paralysis is rarely any fun. The symptoms you're describing, however, are all common enough for sufferers, so it might be worth reading into it a bit and deciding how you'd like to move on. :)
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