Sleep paralysis and nightmares are common nocturnal experiences. Desperate people write to me saying they are too frightened to sleep because they get pinned down by demons or attacked by brutal nightmares. Their fearful nocturnal experience dominates their lives to the point that it not only prevents them from sleeping, it also affects their daily interactions and relationships. They end up living a smaller life than they deserve… and all because of fear.
When we release fear in all areas of our lives, we set ourselves free and anything seems possible as we move into our larger potential.
In this 30 minute audio talk, I describe how we can release fear, freeing up powerful creative energy with which we can embrace our lives with joy and wonder. I offer tips for how to shift from terror in sleep paralysis into a beautiful lucid dream, and I discuss the value of nightmares as healing gifts that help us to live a clearer, more authentic life.
[This interview is part of The Dreamwork Summit, a free online event featuring visionary speakers who illuminate the healing and transformative powers of your dreams. For more information, please visit thedreamworksummit.com. This recording is a copyright of The Shift Network. All rights reserved.]
I used to struggle and fight in sleep paralysis in my early twenties, until I figured out a way to relax, breathe, and visualise wonderful scenes…
Soon I managed to perfect the art of wake-induced lucid dreaming (WILD) and have long, stable lucid dreams at will. Since then I have had many thousands of awesome lucid dreams and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon…
Based on the ancient meditation practice of yoga nidra (which means all you have to do is lie down and relax!), my new video & audio courses draw on my best tips from those turbulent times. Yoga Nidra for Lucid Dreaming, Healing, & Blissful Sleep has seven videos and six one-hour lucid audio journeys. The course teaches you how to have lucid dreams whenever you like, using WILD and other techniques. Dream Yoga dives into out of body experiences, conscious reality creation, lucid dreaming, and how to manifest your heart’s desire.
It’s a beautiful reality creation practice, to turn a potentially scary sleep experience into a fabulous lucid dream.
Sleep paralysis can be seen as effortless lucidity – a golden gateway into new adventures of the spirit.