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SP Happens To Me All The Time... Using Prayer To Overcome The Fear!

by Lam
(Montreal, Canada)

Hi there. I experience sleep paralysis on a relatively regular basis. Most of the time, my body just becomes paralysed while my mind is fully alert, and I don't feel any "evil" presences. However when I first started having them, I would feel those presences quite often: demonic laughters (male and female), footsteps in my room while I'm being pinned down by some kind of hellish animal or dog, feeling the breath of that hellish animal, etc.

My answer to those "presences" was to pray. The more I would experience them, the more I would pray during the day. Anyways, I now go to mass and say my rosary regularly and ever since I started doing that, I'm still having the sleep paralysis from time to time, except that now, the "evil presences" are gone!

Today, I was a bit lazy and haven't said my rosary. That hasn't happened to me in quite some time. And guess what? I had a sleep paralysis episode where I could very strongly feel and hear that stupid hellish dog again. I haven't had such a bad episode in a very long time! As I was able to move again, the dog of course vanished. I then started reflecting about the whole experience and realised I hadn't said nor planned on saying the rosary that day.

I can experience sleep paralysis no matter what position I sleep in. However it looks as if my sleep paralysis episodes are not accompanied by evil presences on days when I have prayed whereas the evil presences manifest themselves when I become lazy with prayer. This is just what I have noticed about my own sleep paralysis experiences, I don't know if it would apply to everyone.

Although having sleep paralysis isn't fun, it's not something that scares me. Whenever it happens, I just say in my head the "Hail Mary" (I'm a Catholic) and it's usually just a matter of seconds for the paralysis to break, whether the paralysis is accompanied by the evil presences or not.

So prayer works for me! Hope my testimony can be helpful to some people.

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Dec 13, 2010

by: Anonymous

*coughcough* placebo *coughcough*

Sep 25, 2011
Ignorance does not solve problems
by: Anonymous

I have had sleep paralysis since I was about 17. I am now 25. I agree that saying prayers help and I don't agree with the previous comment that it was a placebo effect. I am a medical scientist and I come from a field that scientific proof is always needed.

I have noticed that sleep paralysis occurs when you are deprived of sleep. Usually after the gym, eating a big meal, or forcing yourself to stay awake to study, etc. Each time I had sleep paralysis there were always dark figures laughing and running around, even creeping up and staring at you. The human body has many senses and I believe there are still some that we have yet to understand because we lack the technology to test it. A small experiment that you can do is stare at somebody across a crowded room. That somebody will most likely "feel" that you are staring at them. It is similar to having an eerie feeling or getting goosebumps, it is a way for the body to alert you that there is something there. If these senses seem unbelievable, we can look to nature and how sharks can detect an ounce of blood thousands of miles away. Nevertheless, the point that there are people reporting similar experiences is a mystery. I wonder, why do most if not all people experience an evil entity rather than a good entity? Are these not "OUR" hallucinations? We have good dreams and bad dreams but why is it always bad when we experience sleep paralysis?

All I know is that the entities I see are separate from my dreams. I have had experiences where I hear my sister and brother talking/ laughing together and then right before I wake up an evil voice says, "So you can hear me!" I learned that they mimick your love ones voices to see you reaction and that's how they"ll know you can hear them. It sounds like I was going crazy, but my parents were very spiritual and I decided to tell them. Sure enough I started praying while I was experiencing sleep paralysis. I different voice yelled out, "shut the f... up".

Your dreams is a representation of your experiences through life. But this was no dream, if it were hallucinations it still would have to come from your own experiences. I would never in my wildest dream talk to myself in the third person and let alone threaten myself. But this is what had happened while i was under sleep paralysis. I still have it, but the evil entities have left since I started praying. I no longer experience fear and I just wait until my body gains control again.

It is only theory but it works. Faith seems to solve the problem. But if there is one evidence that it might be true then it is no longer theory. It turns into probability and how you can gain more evidence to support your claim.


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