Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
William Buhlman – The Secret of the Soul
Todd S via email
When I was eleven years old I had a recurring event that terrified me. I would awaken in the middle of the night and be vibrating and paralysed. I would try to scream out for my mom but no sound would come out of my mouth. It was horrible. Finally, after several minutes of absolute terror, my voice would work again and I would scream for my mom. She would rush in my room and comfort me, saying, ‘It was just a nightmare. It wasn’t real. It's only a nightmare’. I would try to explain to her that I wasn’t dreaming, that it was real, that I couldn’t move or talk and my whole body was tingling and numb. I was so scared I couldn't go back to sleep. Generally she would let me get into her bed. For some reason it never happened in her bed, only in mine. For over a year I was afraid every time I went to bed.