Currently one of the most discussed topics related to dreaming, sleep paralysis is also one of the least understood. The Mystic’s doorway into the higher worlds, the paralysis state can become a treasured experience, once understood and the physical body is properly prepared to receive its intense vibrational forces.
The experience is simply the result of quickening, the body tuning into receive the intense vibrations of heavenly realms. For some, a state of complete bliss – and for others, sheer terror. So how does one person resonate with the experience, while others resist? It’s about vibrational resonance.
If the dreamer has completed the spiritual purification work necessary for entrance into the higher realms before these intense energies are directed upon us, every cell in the body will vibrate in unison, in Oneness with the Universe. There will be no resistance and the result is that a direct path of communication is established with one’s higher power.
But if there are too many lower energies within the body, or specifically spiritual wounds that prevent our being from changing its frequency to vibrate with the higher worlds, severe discomfort results. What is experienced can be something as simple as discomfort and suppression, to feelings of restraint and doom, or much worse. The darker aspect of paralysis can result in enough resistance to open doors to lower worlds, where demonic forces can arise and enter our personal space. Some dreamers report sensations of being paralyzed, unable to move while seeing horrific visions.
Why does this phenomenon occur?
Regardless if we are having a light filled experience or a traumatic one, there is great purpose in such an event. In many cases, our guides and spiritual teachers have decided it is time for us to feel the pull of awakening, to attain more consciousness in our lives. These nudges toward a higher life, even if experienced negatively, still lead us to becoming more aware of ourselves. A negative experience most definitely shows us that there is darkness that exists within us, as without that corresponding darkness inside, darker forces outside of us would not be able to manifest in such close proximity.
Imagine a glass of water, how you can tap the rim with a spoon sending shockwaves throughout. Concentric circles of vibration can be seen forming on the surface as all of the molecules vibrate in harmony with the wave created from the tapping. Every molecule participates…
Now let us add something denser than water into the cup, perhaps an ice cube that floats just below the surface. Now when we tap the rim, the vibrations are disrupted. Instead of the water’s surface vibrating in harmony, waves are bouncing off the cube – the ice is unable to vibrate at the same frequency as the water. This of course, is the analogy for what occurs when darkness is within us. Untruths, fear, wounds – all resist the vibrations of the higher world’s energy descending upon us. And this incongruence and suppression can result in an uncomfortable sleep paralysis, turning a mystical experience into a torturous one.
The darkness within, can have many sources. We may carry wounds from past lives that exist only in our subconscious minds, resulting in unconscious PTSD that we have carried into our current physical life. Or they also might be from internalized and fragmented trauma from childhood, or even recent experiences in the current life. When we experience something that is too overwhelming for us to emotionally face and deal with, the mind can just shift the awareness from the trauma, fragmenting it from the body and our consciousness. In some cases, it can be severed so well that it no longer physically makes an impact on us. Even so, it still resides in our light body where it will remain with us till released, even following us into future lives. This energy is what can prevent us from blissfully enjoying sleep paralysis.
So how does one remedy this, to become more resonant with these vibrations?
The answers are found in any work that helps us to change our own vibration. Eastern philosophies teach many spiritual practices – simply think in terms of sound and vibration. Massage, chiropractic, reiki, drumming, and sound healing are all practices to change the vibration of the body. They do this by helping unconscious fear, stored in body, vibrate loose and rise to the surface where it can be released. There are many other spiritual healing modalities, like entering a personal vision quest, participating in a sweat lodge, dreamwork, contemplation and journaling. Writing in particular induces consciousness.
You may have experienced, in this mystical state (or even a hazy dream) light being sent into your body from the heavens. (The only difference between the paralysis state and a hazy vision, being the amount of consciousness directed into you.) This is yet another way that the coarser energies in our body are broken up to free us. The light interacts with darkness within our body, transmuting its energy so that it may be released. Our allies in spirit are often working on us unconsciously in order to awaken our vision.
But all of these modalities have one thing in common, in that they break down the coarser molecules in the light body, into finer ones. This resulting purification allows the soul to enter higher spaces in the ethers where vibrations are much smoother. When one’s spiritual vibration can become smooth enough to enter these higher realms, one is then truly gifted with celestial visions.
Developing a spiritual practice, a daily routine of activity that stimulates and grows our awareness during our waking hours, change the vibrational frequency of the body and simply make us more resonant with these frequencies. The result is that this seemingly traumatic paralysis state, returns to its original purpose – acting as a corridor into the higher realms of life and experience. And what we might find there, is far more grand than words could ever describe.
Magic awaits . . .