Ok so I have had many episodes of sleep paralysis since I have been 11 years old. I am now 41. Still have them. I always thought they were nighttime seizures or similar as the spinning and vibrating effect was so strong.
They terrified me and I fought them hard and often. When I was young I would come out of them with multiple cramps in my muscles. Now that I understand what exactly I am experiencing, (believe it or not, thanks to my doctor), I am now okay with them and can tell if I will experience it before I even get comfortable in bed.
My question is this, upon research everything relating to astral projection and sleep paralysis focuses on increasing your chances of an OBE through relaxing and faster vibrations. I however, have found that when I “fought” the paralysis I would go back into a “fast” spin or vibration and it would last longer. If I just breath and say to myself “ride it out”, it ends quickly.
I picture it like I’m a tube (horizontal obviously) and I’m spinning on a rotisserie (I’m horrible at explaining – sorry); and when it starts to slow down I have to pick the perfect moment to “jump off”. If I try to jump off (aka move) at the wrong time, the speed picks up full force and I have to wait another (30 seconds?) for it to slow down. So in my relaxing, I’m actually coming out of it faster.
Any suggestions on how to attempt an OBE while remaining relaxed but not fully waking myself?
I’m curious to know if I might even actually be partially “out of body” when this spinning goes full tilt.
Note: I have never had hallucinations or felt negativity around me. Scared to death when I was younger but it was just about realizing I was aware of my body freaking out. It ALWAYS happens upon falling asleep as opposed to waking up and while on my back. If I wake and go right back to sleep without physically changing sleep positions, I will fall right back into it again. If I try to scream (and I have to see if my husband can tell me what I look like 🙂
) or move, it lasts a LOT longer. Hope this helps.
Wow it sounds like you’ve had quite a few strong experiences. Whenever approaching Astral Projection, it’s best to stay as calm as possible and realize you are the one in control. You are ultimately in control because this is your body and your soul, with practice and concentration you can get better at learning to control this. It really is about learning to relax and let go of fear entirely in this state of mind.
The medical explanation is that sleep paralysis happens when the mechanism, that prevents you from physically acting out your dreams, doesn’t shut off when your dream-stage of sleep concludes. You awaken from the dream, fully aware, but paralyzed; you’re not asleep, actually.
It seems like you are getting stuck between the hypnogonic state and the departure state.
The vibrational state will be you feeling your energy body, full of tingling sensations and usually you will see a void like space. This is usually where you can feel like you’re almost in hyperspace, you want to concentrate here and see that you are deeply in control, it’s best to stay relaxed and push your energy into this void space you are seeing. Imagine a box or a circle and push your energy into it to feel the vibrations.
This is a wonderful step by step guide: http://howtodoastralprojection.blogspot.com/2010/07/simple-method.html
It just takes lots of practice but your ultimately in control and that’s the big thing here it’s about learning to control your astral body and the astral state. these vibrations are simply your energy body andtorus aura, which is why it can create a spinning effect. It’s your energy aura at work essentially. I would practice being in control of your vibrations to help you have a peace of mind. It’s always good to remember the Universe is more playful than serious.
hope this helps
Much love <3