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Why Can't I Move?

 

I have had this strange phenomena happen to me which I think began in my teenage or early adult years. It was so petrifying that I would dread nights and bed time. On certain occasions, mostly when I was over-tired or exhausted, and laying in bed preparing to sleep, I would feel like my whole body was being pressed down into the mattress. I would be fully conscious but not able to move a muscle, not even blink if my eyes happened to be open, and not able to resist once the process had started.

I knew I was awake because if the T.V. happened to be on I could still see the same show on and the surroundings in my room etc. It was even more terrifying to me if my mouth happened to be closed because I sometimes suffer from blocked nasal passages and I would literally be struggling to breathe.

On many occasions I feared I would die from lack of air if the demons or devils or whatever don't get me first. In addition to this, I would hear loud screeching noises or sometimes inexplicable sounds directly in my ears. I would be straining to move or even just take a deep breath but to no avail, so I would just panic and struggle until I finally burst out of this condition gasping and panting for air and out of fright. If I attempted to calm down and go back sleep, it would happen repeatedly.

I have been reading a lot about astral projection, out of body experiences and so on and I think I may have had an episode of sorts once when I decided to relax instead of panicking the last time this strange occurrence happened but am not entirely sure.

Here is what happened: Instead of panicking, I just relaxed into the state and almost immediately had the sensation of moving through blackness. Swiftly, then slowly almost to the point of a standstill, then swiftly again and so on. Although it was dark, wherever I focused my sight it would be illuminated and I could see. I saw a wall, which I passed through (I didn't see or feel my body), I passed through an old wooden type of window covering with some type of wicker, geometrical design and a ragged hole down in the right hand corner and it was very dusty and seemingly old. I passed through something else and ended up inside a large, high-ceilinged hall which I had the feeling to be a mausoleum. I wasn't afraid (which is a miracle for me) and I drifted down and to and then through one of the drawers. At the end of the long drawer, there was a plaque with my last name, but the first two names weren't mine and I know this because even though I didn't remember them, the initials stuck out in my mind. Then I just 'woke up'. I didn't have the sensation of returning to my body. After this episode it hasn't happened again.

If anything like this has happened to anyone, I would love to hear about it. If anyone has any possible explanations as to what the phenomena might be, I would love to know.

Sincerely, Timeless*

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E (guest)
 
10 years ago (2008-03-06)
Look up sleep paralysis... Sometimes the brain is half conscious when the body is completely knocked out, for lack of a better explanation of the phenomenon. I think it might explain the first half of your post. :) The out of body jaunt, not so much... Perhaps because you were in a state of sleep paralysis, your mind was more open to such a thing?

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Symple (1 stories) (26 posts)
 
10 years ago (2008-03-05)
Hey Timeless, I have had something sorta like this happen to me. I was very young when it happened, around 9 or 10. I was drifting off to sleep, and like you said you can see that the TV was still on I saw the TV also, when suddenly everything started going black. Then I couldn't move and every time I tried to scream, nothing would come out but, I could move. I tried shaking and shaking, then I finally came out of it through shaking, but, vigorously. It happens to this day but I am so scared that I won't wake up if I let it go any further. It's really scarry and I know, of, what you have been through, well, without being pressed into my bed. I thought I was the only one. Thanks for sharing your experiance. 😊 Symple
timeless (1 stories) (4 posts)
 
10 years ago (2008-03-05)
GlendaSC - Yes, I believe you are right. Since I have been somewhat enlightnened, it amazes me how blind I used to be to certain things. However, I had a strong desire to find a better way to be. And a strong desire to understand the purpose for life and existence which led me to the point where I am now. It amazes me that the majority of the people in the world just 'stick their heads in the sand' when seemingly inexplicable, strange and/or tragic occurences come to pass instead of opening up to all possibilities or seeking knowledge/answers on their own. I will pass on your sensible advice to her and also give her some info on psychic abilities to maybe help her understand what she may be experiencing.
GlendaSC (5 stories) (1475 posts)
 
10 years ago (2008-03-04)
timeless - I think one thing about being sensitive is that it makes you aware of the absurd. When I was in my twenties maybe, I noticed that some people killed themselves practically to get money. And they bought four-wheelers and TV's. Then I saw that now famous bumper sticker, "When you die, the one with the most toys wins..." I live in a gated community. I see it almost daily. I give their kids spending money (they "help" me to earn it but work very little really) and try to guide them. Their parents buy new stuff. I envision their grave markers, "Lovely Living Room Furniture and Large Plasma Screen Televisions..." We scrape by just fine. I paint rooms myself when they need it.
GlendaSC (5 stories) (1475 posts)
 
10 years ago (2008-03-04)
timeless - I don't think the world is ready for this kind of crime detecting. Now I say that, but basically, to please my husband, I haven't really tried. It is interesting that our first house was next door to the Crime Lab Manager and our second house was across the street from a female police officer and her husband. But, I just don't feel inclined to go there. Perhaps I haven't been brave. But, I can tell you that even when I've said something that literally saved someone's life, they seem to resent it. It scares them maybe. I've never understood that part. Sometimes it even makes me angry. I have been called names, hurtful ones just letting something out that seemed necessary. I don't think the world wants this kind of help yet personally. My own parents who loved me dearly had problems with it and they saw it when I was two. So, tell her to live her life, do her best, and try not to feel frustrated. A wise person once told me, "Rest and back off..." I don't feel so guilty doing that now.
timeless (1 stories) (4 posts)
 
10 years ago (2008-03-04)
Glenda SC, Lol, that IS funny! Sounds like something I would do! I can probably have a good laugh in any occasion (sometimes not every one will feel me though!). My doctor said I have a nervous reaction but I say I just have a spirit with a great sense of humor. Also Glenda, I just met a lady yesterday who has revealing visions about local crimes and once had an out of body experience with a very tall 'person' whom she couldn't make out. This 'person' showed her the vicinity where murdered twin brothers were dumped. This ability frightens her and frustrates her as well since she has been to the police on a couple of occasions and been ridiculed. Is this similar to what you went through? Would you have any advice for her?
And thank you Edmund, I shall!
GlendaSC (5 stories) (1475 posts)
 
10 years ago (2008-03-03)
Timeless - A lot has to do with your attitude and courage on dealing with this stuff. I tend to crack jokes. I did in labor too. Once, at 19, had a burgler pointing a weapon at me. There was nothing really for me to do. It must have been a Sunday because the night before I had watched Sat. Night Live and the very first showing of "Mr. Bill..." I almost died laughing. I was the right age then. I just looked at him and did a great, "Oh Nooo" He smiled and did one. Then I did another. Then I died laughing again, thinking about it. I think I said something stupid like, "I love Mr. Bill..." It was a connection. We both felt it. He left, laughing. I went back to whatever.
Edmund (578 posts)
 
10 years ago (2008-03-03)
timeless... Well... Materialism does tend to breed some lingering emotions in people long after this life is over... So I hope it was a one time event and conquering your fears in your "journey" is always a good thing. Rest well !
timeless (1 stories) (4 posts)
 
10 years ago (2008-03-03)
Hi GlendaSC,
I am aiming to get to the point where I actrually look forward to go to sleep! I would like to be over the fear completely so I may fully explore OBEs etc. I read extensively and have begun to meditate as well.
timeless (1 stories) (4 posts)
 
10 years ago (2008-03-03)
Hi Edmund,
there are hardly any reports of psychic experiences in Bermuda. I live on a very materialistic 22 square mile island, where money and possessions take precedence over anything for most locals. So for me, it is really beneficial to be hooked up to the internet in order to get in touch with more open minded people. It hasn't happened any more after that last experience. I have a feeling that since I faced my fear I may have been freed from it, but I don't want to talk too soon!
Edmund (578 posts)
 
10 years ago (2008-03-03)
timeless... Wow that's an experience just got the feeling that your getting the brunt of a psychic attack because of something that a relative did in the past. I don't really have a reason for saying this... But the entity who did this sure wants to make a point. Is there anything else going on where you live or is this just when you go to or try to sleep thing... And does it still go on or was it a one time event ?
GlendaSC (5 stories) (1475 posts)
 
10 years ago (2008-03-02)
Timeless - I don't mean to sound like the guru of OBE's but I've had them. I think they are to escape bad stuff and to get in touch with good stuff. We know it's out there and we are seekers. I could write you a book. But, they are strange. Once you realize what is happening, it is really scary. I use to think they were just dreams and enjoy them. Then I knew they were actual trips. Sometimes what I saw happened on the news later. They still scare me. This is about the only thing in life that does scare me personally. But, I'm still trying to figure them out. Not knowing scares me. When I know, for sure, they shouldn't. Mostly I enjoy them now.

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