Alright, so this happened back in early November. There's a bit of background for this, so I apologize for it being so long. It is all relevant.
In October, I was going through a rough breakup. Both of my partners had left me (if you have any feelings on my lifestyle choices, please keep them to yourselves) and so I had exiled myself to sleeping on the couch instead of sharing the bed. My ex girlfriend, who was the newest to the relationship, had spent a lot of time talking about how she tended to attract darker beings. She had shared with me that she used to have a regular issue where she would wake up from nightmares every night to see an old woman hanging over her bed. This same old woman at one point had actually managed to possess her and attempted to attack others in her household.
Based on this information alone, I felt it was possible that she had brought some dark things into our household. On top of that, once she came to live with us, the spiritual activity kicked up quite a bit. More strange noises. More sightings. Mild poltergeist activity, such as doors opening on their own, or things falling for no reason. An increase and the dark and negative energies in the house.
Also, I have experienced sleep paralysis twice in my life. I think it was possible that these two times, I was about to astral project, but never did. I would just lie there trying to move, to no avail. I couldn't even open my eyes. Keeping all this in mind, I will tell you about the night I wanted to address.
The night in question, I was sleeping on the couch, and I had a dream that I was sitting in a room with two other people, and suddenly a black cloud escapes from the TV and starts crawling around the edges around the edges of the room until it had reached me and started forcing itself into my mouth. In the dream, I became paralyzed and fell back onto the couch and I could feel my actual body start twitching around to try and fight off the attack. In the dream, I managed to prevent the entity from taking over my body by sending out pulses of bright light/energy to banish it. Even in the dream, I knew I was asleep and that I needed to wake up to keep this thing away.
I woke up just as my ex girlfriend was leaving the bathroom and heading back to the bedroom, and begged her to stay up with me for a minute because I was so scared. She obliged, but after a few minutes, I let her go back to sleep, and tried to settle down myself, but there was suddenly a very dark and evil presence emanating from the area of the TV, and I couldn't take my eyes off it, let alone allow myself to sleep. I ended up crawling into bed with my exes because I was so scared and unnerved of whatever it was. Nothing this dark had ever been in my own home.
I finally felt safe. Unfortunately, it wasn't over yet. I felt myself slipping into unconsciousness when suddenly, I felt myself rising and sinking at the same time, and I could sense that I was about to become paralyzed. Due to my past experiences with sleep paralysis, I started jiggling my foot and wiggling my fingers to make sure it didn't happen again. The feeling passed, so I relaxed, but a minute later, it started again, more intense, and I even felt a bit dizzy this time, so I started jiggling my foot again. This continued for a while. If I stopped moving something, it felt like I was, for a lack of a better words, being pushed out of my body.
By this point, I was sure I was being attacked, but didn't know what to do. Both of my exes were sleeping, and even if they weren't they couldn't help me. I had always been the spiritual protector, protecting them from the things that wanted to hurt them. I had to keep fighting off whatever it was for what felt like an hour or two, but it may have only been a few minutes. I don't even remember what happened when it stopped, so I am pretty sure that as soon as it felt safe again, I passed out.
The next day I did a cleansing, but the energy was still pretty heavy. Whatever it was didn't bother me again in the time up until I left (I moved out in late November), but I never did figure out what it was, or what even occurred. I feel that whatever it was was trying to force me to leave my body, and that it was brought there by my ex girlfriend. However, I don't have enough experience in those areas to say for sure. I wanted to get some other opinions from people who may have a better understanding.
What do you think happened to me? What do you think attacked me?
Anything would be helpful.
Thank you for your time and consideration.