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What are some spiritual connections/meanings to sleep paralysis?

I know what the scientific meaning of sleep paralysis is, and i know what it’s caused by in the brain.

But, I’m looking for more spiritual answers for it.

Because, it’s started happening to me, and just recently I’ve been studying the practice of Astral Projection and Dream Control. And just before one of my major sleep paralysis episodes, I was telling a friend of how I’d much rather sleep my life away; that way I wouldn’t have to deal with the “bullshit” things everyone goes through. And i wouldn’t have to think, i’d just dream.
Then this starts happening, and I realized, if this happens then i do not want to be sleeping.

So, does anyone have any spiritual answers for/about sleep paralysis?

*keep in mind that i said i was studying the practice of Astral Projection & Dream Control.

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The sooner you realise sleep paralysis is spiritual the better for you. Pray and pray

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it has happened to me a couple of times. there were times that i didnt feel a presence of something. but still i couldnt move. the first time it happened to me, i woke up,then realized i was still in a dream. it was so dark i kept shouting ’mama’. but no sound came out. i was aware of where and how my body was,i could still feel my soul in it but i was paralyzed. i was thinking that im gonna die that moment. but luckily mom beside moved her body,which caused me to wake up and i felt… Read more »

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I had the sleep paralysis for the first time last week. I had to have my lovely pussy cat put to sleep. I had lost the will to live. I woke up but had that sleep paralysis thing. Was trying to move and force my eyelids open but could just not move a muscle. Heard my bedroom door open and a heavy weight on me, then felt like someone lay down next to me and put their arm around me. Think it was about 2 minutes of me struggling to open my eyes & when i finally did open my… Read more »

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Greetings! Sleep paralysis is something I know all too well. It’s been going on since childhood, and until recently, I’ve been seeking answers. The physiological and psychological causes (like stress) appear to contribute to SP, but I feel that the real source (or cause) goes beyond the physical realm. I believe that sleep paralysis is actually a “gateway” to the spiritual realm. A person’s “third eye” opens, and he or she has an enhanced awareness of his/her surroundings. When I fall into this state, I can see or sense entities, some of which that are terrifying. I’d wake up fearful… Read more »

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I don’t think sleep paralysis has a spiritual connection really. If it had anything to do with astral projection then you’d be seeing your body from the outside and not be able to move it, with sleep paralysis your inside your body and can’t move. I think that it’s purely just your body taking more time to wake up than your mind. Although i have read accounts that Spirits and Aliens can cause it (ok i know how that sounds but i’m not kidding, people have told me Aliens can paralyze you for a short amounts of time while they… Read more »

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It is a well-known and documented fact that Sleep Paralysis links to the dreaming stage of our sleep, indicated by REM (Rapid Eye Movement). When dreaming it is important that our body does not act out our dreams or we may end up fighting our partners, trying to run, dance, swim etc. In order to protect us, therefore, our brain switches off our muscles, or relaxes them to the point of paralysis. Waking up while your body is still in this state is pretty horrifying for you are in a betwixt and between stage; sleep is trying to drag you… Read more »