Keeping calm during paralysis
Type of Spiritual Experience
A generic observation covering a large number of people
A description of the experience
William Buhlman – The Secret of the Soul
People often report a feeling of paralysis as a prelude to an out-of-body experience. My OBE survey indicates that 72 per-cent of the respondents experienced this as a prelude to their out-of-body adventure.
Feelings of paralysis can be extremely frightening, especially to those who are not familiar with the out-of-body experience. Some people report feeling a heavy weight upon their torso, while others relate the inability to move their arms and legs. Many perceive paralysis to be a strange or negative event, while others regard it as a simple sleep phenomenon.
Having read thousands of people's experiences, it is now clear to me that this is a positive opportunity to explore our inner self, a clear indication that we are close to full separation from the body. Paralysis is the natural result of the transition of consciousness that occurs when our awareness shifts from our physical body to our higher vibrational energy body.
The ideal response is to calmly surrender to the paralysis and allow it to saturate your entire body. At this point, focus and direct your undivided attention upon a location away from your physical body. This will initiate complete separation from the body and immediately end the paralysis. When you fully accept and embrace the paralysis, it becomes an important ally. However, any fear-based response will turn the experience into a frightening struggle to obtain control over the body.