Have you ever woke up and you are totally aware of your surroundings, but you do not have control of your own body? Were you unable to move, talk, and think? Have you ever felt held down in your bed? Did you awaken to someone on your back or chest? Did you see, hear, or feel someone else in the room, but you couldn't do anything?
This is often classified as "Sleep Paralysis". Some classify it as a medical condition and others accept it as a psychic trauma.
Some doctors classify it as a dysfunction of the body. The body induces paralysis in order to protect the sleeping body, and in some cases individuals wake up and are unable to move.
Doctors believe hallucination are common in sort of a waking dream. According to doctors it isn't unusual for people to feel held down, a weight of an unseen force on them, sexual experiences, as well as visual and auditory hallucinations.
Some believe that sleep paralysis is demonic oppression, or even demonic and spiritual attacks. The entity makes their prey easier to handle with the inability to move, think, or speak.
There is a division of believers and non-believers in the phenomenon of sleep paralysis. I tend to reject the medical explanation as I too have been a victim of attacks and have experienced sleep paralysis.
I believe the medical community has provided a scientific explanation of a symptom that is a psychic or spiritual occurrence. They do not acknowledge mystical, psychic, or other entities as real in their scope and perception of reality.
I'm sure the medical community has all sorts of explanations of many things that I would accept as a spiritual or psychic experience. Otherworld entities and psychic abilities would be considered delusion, possession may be considered a dissociative disorder, and spiritual attacks may be considered paranoia.
But just because a scientist may not consider sleep paralysis as anything beyond a bodily dysfunction, does not remove the fact that it is real. It doesn't eliminate the possibility that an entity is the cause. Just because the medical community doesn't acknowledge many of the things I believe to be real, does not make my reality fantasy.
Those with psychic abilities tend to see the world in a different perspective. They experience the world in ways that science cannot comprehend. And yes, there is the small percentage of scientists that do acknowledge the world we experience on a daily basis. However, those scientists that embrace the world outside of the physical are often marginalized by the majority of their constituents.
I have had experience with sleep paralysis. It has only occurred a few times, but each time is very real, traumatic, and it makes you feel vulnerable and powerless. I have been held down, scratched, and had lost the ability to think and speak. I was not in control of my body while my attacker fed on me or sexually assaulted me.
I fought back with everything in me, and it was so difficult to gain control of my body again. I could think of a word or two, but it was a huge struggle. I felt like something had prevented access to my body. I was conscious but unable operate beyond this consciousness.
I felt the weight of a body on top of me, feel the hot breath on my cheek, and heard their voice in my ear. I felt the claws digging into my skin, and the pressure of hands on my shoulders.
I had to fight to call out to my Watcher, and in seconds she was there. The experience was less than a minute, but it was so exhausting and traumatic that I didn't sleep well for some time.
I know my experience was real. It was not a dysfunction of my brain or a waking dream.
It has only happened a few times, but they are experiences I will never forget. And I was lucky that I have friends that were sympathetic and understanding. I think my experience would have been more difficult if I didn't have people that understood and believe what happened to me.
I think if everyone told me my experience was sleep paralysis, which is a dysfunction of the brain that causes hallucinations, it would have traumatized me all over again. It is almost like someone saying you weren't really sexually assaulted, it was all in your head.
If you have a friend that describes sleep paralysis to you, don't write it off as a medical condition with symptoms. It is a traumatic experience that is very frightening, especially for those that have very little experience with the dark side of the paranormal world.
Listen, sympathize, and help them. Likely they will continue to be attacked by whatever entity has gained access to them. If they do nothing, it will happen again and again. Direct them to someone that can help.
A doctor is not going to help remove negative entities from their lives or give them protection from demons. Doctors will try to diagnose an individual in a one night stay at a sleep psychology center, in which the entity will not make an appearance. Their diagnosis will be negative and the patient will be sent home. And if they report the symptoms to the doctor again, they will likely be sent to a shrink. This will not remove negative entities from anyone's life.
So next time someone tells you they experienced sleep paralysis, don't write off their cry for help as a medical condition. They have been violated, raped, molested, and traumatized. Do not traumatize them more by telling them it is a body dysfunction or all in their head. Direct them to someone that can assist them.