If you’ve ever woken up at night in that half sleep state and felt what you perceived to be a ghost or negative energy, along with a pressure on your chest, I personally believe at least some of the time it can be explained by what you’ll hear in this video about the REM sleep states.
I was a sleep paralysis sufferer for a really long time. Around 20 years to be exact, and I have spent a lot of time investigating it. I haven’t had it now for a year or two, but I found there was a number of things that triggered it for me. Stress, strange irregular sleep patterns and laying on my back were a few.
I remember being rather insulted one time when discussing this phenomenon with an anaesthesiologist, and being told it was all a dream. Sleep paralysis always came hand in hand with what seemed to be an “other worldly” intruder in my room standing by the bed, or worse, on top of me. It always felt so real, so being told it was all a dream just felt so dismissive.
Over the years lots of people have told me about mid-sleep experiences they’ve had where they have felt a negative energy or “ghost” and describing not being able to move, and/or pressure on their chests. I have experienced this myself and it’s awful. I definitely think what Charlie describes here regarding the lungs/respiratory system, and the mind needing to place things, explains a vast portion of these experiences.
If you’re a sleep paralysis sufferer, the good news is that you’re probably an excellent candidate for lucid dreaming. And, you can use Lucid dreaming to help you integrate your Shadow. The image here could also be in reference to you and your shadow lol. I love it.
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