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Sleep Paralysis and Anger

by Joshua B.

I'm a 23 year old Male and I've been having these sleep paralysis episodes for years, the earliest one that I can remember being when I was 8 or so. I was actually sleeping with 2 other relatives in a bed and woke up paralyzed and scared seeing a figure in the window in the room, and it seemed like it was clawing on the window. After this i would not sleep near a window or if i was near a window i would cover it until i was around 14 and i grew out of the fear.

Since then i have had 20 or more occurrences of waking paralyzed usually with a tingly feeling throughout my entire body and feeling scared, seeing a shadowy figure in the room or standing over me or just like a darkness sort of a cloud in the room, it has never spoke or made noise.

Most recently when these SP's happen I've actually been getting mad (but also always scared) at the "figure". When in SP I'll be so mad I'll try to like fling my body up and like attack the image which of course never works cause i cant move but when i finally snap out of the SP i actually get out of my bed and either fling the closet open or door or so some other kind of aggressive act almost like I'm trying to scare the "thing" or shadowy figure away.

This actually seems to help me go back to sleep and i recommend it to other people, I just get this anger like screw this "thing" you're not gonna bother me anymore and the scared feeling goes away and i go back to sleep without incident.

I don't really believe in god, I more believe in energy and Consciousness, when we die maybe our Consciousness energy enters another world and we are eventually reborn when we decide to be.

Kevin: Cool Joshua, thanks for sharing your experiences. For a way to better understand these shadowy projections, and an alternate take on the aggression treatment (one based more on using each SP experience as a learning experience about your mind and body, or as a gateway into a lucid dream), I suggest checking out this book by dream researcher Ryan Hurd.


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Sep 13, 2016
Soldier of the Dark NEW
by: Anonymous

I never really got sleep paralysis bad. I would see black figures and they would always try and touch my hand. A few times though, my boyfriend at the time got it really bad every night, and probably still does. I was in his dreams, and fighting the dark figure. Never scared, but the figure just stood outside the bedroom door. Trying to get in, and get to him. I can't explain the rage that went through my body in I'd say an act to protect him. I never told him about it, but whenever that'd happen he'd always wake up and say he had the best sleep. I don't drink or do drugs; just something interesting that would happen on occasion. I don't know if anyone else out there has had similar experiences?

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