Have you ever experienced Sleep Paralysis?

According to wikipedia: Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which people, either when falling asleep or wakening, temporarily experience an inability to move.

If you have ever experienced sleep paralysis, you know it feels like a force trying to pull you to the depths of hell. Everyone goes through different emotions and feelings, but here are a few things that you may have experienced before. If you have never experience this, consider yourself lucky :).

 

-The feeling is basically like this: you fall asleep and it feels like within a second you’re awake again. However, there is a plot twist: you may be awake, but your body is numb. Yes, you’re frozen, except you don’t feel cold (nor hot).

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-I’ve gotten better at sleeping with the lights off, but a while ago I had to have some sort of light source. When you are under sleep paralysis and your lights are off, you feel like you just died (no joke). If you have your lights on, at least you know you’re alive, because you see something that’s familiar. It makes a difference to your sanity.

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-Now that you are aware you are under a paralysis, it just gets worse. The dreadful feeling of being hunted by a demonic beast begins to cover every inch of your body, making your heart palpitate and begging the angels to stop the fear. Oh, and did I mention you can’t move at all? Oh yes, I did. No matter how hard you try to move, it feels like your soul has left your body and no matter how hard you try to touch something, you can’t.

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-All you have left is your will to survive, but now that’s starting to fade away as you begin to hallucinate. Oh no, we’re not talking about fairies, unicorns, or leprechauns saving the day, we’re talking shadows, ghosts, evil laughter, you name it. It’s like one of those dreams where you run, but you can’t get away from whoever is chasing you…

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-…because when you’re under sleep paralysis, the evil beings DO catch up to you. Sometimes, you’ll feel someone tickling or clawing you. Again, you can’t do anything but scream in your mind. It feels as though all your bad karma is sitting on your chest trying to kill you. You feel like you’re not breathing, but you really are, it just feels that way.

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-Solution? What I found works for me is as soon as I’m aware of what’s going on, I just try to relax as much as possible. You don’t know when it’s over until you fall asleep and wake up again, but it really doesn’t last as long you think it does. Like I said, it’s different for everyone. Sometimes you’ll hallucinate and see a shadow standing by your door creeping at you (scary stuff), sometimes you’ll feel violated by some dark being, or you’ll just stay still trying to touch things around you. It also helps if you’re stress-free before bedtime.

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

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Home – A to Z Challenge

A to Z Challenge letter for today: H

 

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Home

What is home? Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no …wait, wrong song! But, yes I do want to talk about this. What is home? It is hard to see during hardships, but it is always there and we often find our way after we drift away. The beauty of this question is that there is no correct and definitive answer, because we all have different views on what home means to us. It doesn’t necessarily mean that home is one thing during a specific time and place, it is whatever we want it to be. I love tea, and after a long day at work home is sitting in front of my laptop, drinking tea, and catching up with everything. Other days, however, I find my home inside the bed sheets while I watch my favourite movies, or I feel comfort just munching on popcorn while I watch Charmed. How about Photography? Of course, that can be home, as well. Painting my nails, doing my hair, talking on the phone, writing on here, my home is universal.

When we feel down, we seek to do the things that cheer us up, and that is home. There are no boundaries to what makes us feel at home, and no one can take it away from us, nor should we let anyone do so. All of us here have something in common, we call WordPress our home; we feel at home because we love to write and inspire. Let yourself be lost in your own serenity and always appreciate the fact you have a home, literally everywhere. Home is where you feel safe, where you feel comfort, and where you forget your troubles. Always remember not to choose the path of self-destruction, because once you get lost in it, it will be hard (never impossible) to find your way back home.

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤