Sleep Paralysis – An Opportunity for Something More
you ever tried waking up and suddenly you can’t seem to move anything but your
eyes. You try to shout but your lips are shut tight. And then after a few
minutes, you finally have control over your body. A lot of people might say this
event is caused by a bad entity. Some people would even see some kind of demon
lurking around or right in front of their faces. Are these things just
hallucinations because of waking up from a lucid nightmare? Or could this scary
situation become something more?
The general term for being unable to move your body upon waking up is “sleep
paralysis”. Sleep paralysis occurs to prevent a person from acting out his/her
dreams. Some studies show that sleep paralysis occurs more to people with
sleeping disorders. Other people who have experienced sleep paralysis claimed
that it tends to happen after a very realistic dream. Obviously, you lessen the
chances of it happening when you sleep regularly. Another method is not to sleep
on your back. Research says that sleeping on your back increases the chance of
suffering from sleep paralysis. But there is an alternative to this. Instead of
preventing sleep paralysis, why not look at it as an opportunity for something
Out of Body Experience
What’s interesting is it links to a situation called, OBE (Out of Body
Experience). There are some cases where during sleep paralysis, some people
experience floating off their bed and see themselves sleeping when they turn
around. What’s more surprising is that after they regain their consciousness,
they see the exact same things they saw from when they were floating around
their room. In some countries, the elders believed this to be a bad thing. They
believed that it’s the soul floating up away from the body and it could get lost
and never return. Conclusively, it’s a dangerous situation for them. But we’re
in a new century now and most people wouldn’t search for advice from the elders.
Instead, they go to the Internet for scientific and factual answers. If you ever
research about OBE over the Internet you will see that definitions will vary.
OBE is simply switching your consciousness to another body of yours that is
already co-existing with your physical body. Some call this the Astral body.
Energy is Everywhere
is made up of energy, this notion was proven by one of the pioneers of science,
Albert Einstein. His equation E=MC2 means that Energy is equal to
mass. That means everything that our five senses translate to our mind is
energy. Your hand is made up of energy, so are the other parts of your body, as
well as everything you see, feel, touch, smell and hear. Our Astral Body is
another form of energy that exists with our physical body but vibrates in a
different frequency. There are other bodies of energy aside from the Astral
Body; one commonly known example is the soul. However, the Astral Body vibrates
more closely to the physical so it’s easier to shift our consciousness there and
while our Physical Body rests, we can still be conscious in our Astral Body.
What can you do with OBE? There are a lot of things you could do outside your
physical body. Talk to your guardian angels or relatives that have passed away,
fly to far away destinations and be there faster than a plane could, shift to
another multiverse, go to outer space and visit other planets and a lot more.
You could imagine how broad this topic can be. It goes from the many branches of
science to spirituality. The only thing you have to do is be knowledgeable about
it and it will be easier for you to do. We always do it in our sleep, so you
could expect it to be easier than learning how to play an instrument for the
There is a company that is famous for researching about OBE topics. It’s called
the Monroe Institute founded by Robert Monroe. Robert Monroe wrote books about
OBE and I would say you will never find a good article about OBE that does not
have his name on it. Robert Monroe wrote about his travels (experiences out of
the body), what he saw outside, and the things he did. What’s great about his
experience is that he did all of it scientifically. He always connects it with
psychology, neurology and other branches of science. The Monroe Institute
developed a sound wave based from binaural beats and called it Hemi Sync to help
synchronize the brain. Lately however, more groups are creating their own
version of the binaural beat. It plays two different frequencies in both ears
and the mind gradually blends the two. A binaural beat works by “defragging” the
brain. It is believed that it can make the mind think clearer, retain stronger
memory, increase focus and of course aid in achieving OBE.
There are different techniques out there for everyone to try but not every
technique is for everyone. You just have to try and see what suits you the best.
Here is one of the many methods that you can try to be able to experience OBE or
- When you are ready to lie down, tell yourself: “I will keep my mind
awake, body asleep”. That is the key to astral projection: being able to
keep your mind awake while your physical body dozes off.
- Lie on your back and position yourself as comfortable as possible.
- Keep your arms and hands rested comfortably by your side.
- Wear light clothing and do not lie underneath heavy covers. Also, remove
accessories or jewelries that could distract you from your astral
- Once you are lying down in a comfortable position, take deep and long
breaths; stay focused on your breathing.
- Once you feel really relaxed, allow your breathing to flow as naturally
as possible. No focus is required at this point.
- The moment you feel a tingling or vibration, don’t try to control it or
get too excited. Stay relaxed. The tingling sensation is the first sign that
your astral body is starting to get out of your physical body.
- Never lie down with a heavy stomach.
It’s during the vibration phase where weird things happen. You may hear loud
banging sounds, or some kind of loud voice from someone inside the room. The
important thing is to remain calm during this stage. It will not take long for
you to get out after those events.
If this method does not work, I advise you to just keep looking and trying
out other techniques. The experience may be different at times but you will be
surprised how many people have experienced this OBE or astral projection. Happy
traveling and keep researching.
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