What Is Sleep Paralysis?

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I’m sure that by now, many of us have either heard of and/or experienced sleep paralysis. I’m guilty on both counts. Here is an interesting video that a friend shared on Facebook today…

…and another great video on the subject from one of the greatest YouTube channel’s I’ve ever come across, Top5s…

For years, I never really had a clear understanding of what causes sleep paralysis because I’ve heard of many different explanations.

The first explanation I ever heard was from a psychic medium named Sylvia Browne, who used to be on the Montel Williams show every Wednesday (remember, back in the day, fellow Americans?). I was a kid and I have no idea why I still remember this but I remember an audience member standing up and telling Sylvia about her sleep paralysis experience and wondering what caused it. Sylvia told the woman that when we have sleep paralysis, it’s because while we sleep, our spirits leave our bodies (to do what? I wonder???) and when they return, sometimes sleep paralysis can occur just as our spirits are re-entering our bodies. Sounds insane, right? Hey, I’m just the messenger. Haha.

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During my very first sleep paralysis episode 10 years ago, I saw an image (eyes closed) of a woman’s torso going into my body over and over again, as if she was on a wheel or something, entering my body, going through it and under my bed and re-entering. She was wearing a Victorian style dress (white with black accents) and that was all I saw going into my body…not even her face. That image was accompanied by the sound of a train on train tracks. I remember being so scared because I felt like I was being held down and had trouble breathing and I couldn’t even scream. It was terrifying!

After that scary experience, I obviously wanted to know what the hell happened to me and why. One of the first videos I came across on YouTube mentioned that visiting a psychic can cause one to have sleep paralysis. It apparently opens some kind of portal. This struck a nerve with me because I had, in fact, very recently made a visit to a psychic for the first time. I took a mental note of that as a possible answer and moved on with my life.

I’ve experienced sleep paralysis probably about 5 or 6 times after the first time over the last 10 years. The scariest part is when you feel like you can’t breathe properly. Although I did have an experience where I saw a vision (eyes closed) of a devil hovering over me and smiling in my face as he held me down.

Another time, while I experiencing sleep paralysis while sleeping on my stomach, I definitely felt FINGERS pressing down on my upper back, shoulder area which was very creepy. What kind of shit is this, where sleep paralysis can make you feel someone else’s fingers on your body??? Strange stuff.

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While I am more on the side of believing that the cause of sleep paralysis has to do with stress, depression, anxiety, etc. (I was always dealing with stressful situations during the times I had sleep paralysis, so it makes sense), I do also believe that there are other factors that can come into play when it comes to people feeling like they’re being held down in their beds at night, struggling to breathe. For example, if a person is living in a haunted house, there’s a chance that they’re experiencing something that’s a little less sleep paralysis and a little more of a not-so-nice spirit trying to get their attention. And who knows? Perhaps there is some type of sleep paralysis portal that can open up after visiting a psychic for one reason or another?

There are so many possible causes that very well could be true for anyone but there is one solution that could help with each cause and that is to simply do your best to take care of yourself always. Sometimes when we are going through stressful situations, for some reason, it just brings on more of the bad and sometimes, sleep paralysis can come into play. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep and all that other good stuff you need.

Feel free to do your own research on sleep paralysis to find out more and even how you can stop it…or at least mostly stop it. Okay, this concludes my random post on sleep paralysis. Haha. Byyyeeee!

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Infuse Your Water With High Vibrations

The year was 1996. I was about 12 years old and during that year, I watched a good ol’ movie called, “The Baby-Sitters Club” probably about 2 dozen times (I watched a clip of it on YouTube just now and cringed. LOL) on VHS in the comfort of my childhood bedroom.

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I didn’t know it then but it was from this movie that I first learned just how powerful words can be. I learned from this movie that words can be so powerful that they can even help (or not help) a tomato plant to grow (during the movie, a mom was in awe of how “huge” the tomatoes had grown after her little daughter sang “show tunes” to them instead of her usual “torch” songs).

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There was an experiment done by a man named Dr. Masaru Emoto who proved just how powerful words can be towards not tomatoes, but white rice. Watch this quick clip…

….and just in case you don’t want to watch, I’ll explain: He took three glasses, filled them with uncooked white rice and poured water over them. Every day for a month, the three glasses were treated differently: he’d lovingly say, “thank you!” to cup number one, he’d completely ignore the second cup and to cup number three, he was a jerk to and called it an, “idiot!”

After the month was up, cup number one’s rice was still nice and white. Ignored cup number two’s rice was beginning to rot. Finally, cup number three’s rice went completely black after being called an idiot wayyy too many times ;-).

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I really appreciate Dr. Emoto’s rice experiment. Definitely try this experiment at home yourselves and see how it turns out (I don’t think I could do it…knowing me, I’d probably cry while feeling bad for how I treated the third glass of rice LOL). My guess is you will find out what we all know to be true already: words, good or bad, truly do have an effect on us and everything around us.

Getting to what I really wanted to share on this post today (see title), I wanted to mention another cool way to help you manifest all of the things that you want. What is it? Water. That’s right. Water. You can use your powerful mind to make some powerful water to drink so that you can soon become all of the magical goodness you infused into your water.

Water is already high vibrational on it’s own because it’s good for us (so yes, eating better also helps you manifest.  Hey, I don’t make up the rules, I get this stuff off of YouTube). So why not practice taking it up a notch like this adorable person did for their adorable pet?…

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See? They put that note on the bowl with love and so now the universe must obey. You can do this for yourself too of course (I just thought the pet water bowl picture was cute).

Stick Post It notes that say, “I have lots of money!” or “I’m thin and healthy!” or whatever you please on your glass or  even on the table and let your glass sit on top of it for as long as you want before drinking it, leave it over night….it’s whatever you in your heart knows will get the job done. You just have to feel great while doing it, no matter how silly it may seem. Keep your attitude right and when the time is right, the universe will work things out for you so your dreams come true.

You don’t even have to put a Post It note any where near the glass of water if you don’t want to. You can just put your hands close to the glass like this and say the words like you mean it (this is what I like to do)!…

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…and then drink up!

This post was inspired by a guy named Gavin on YouTube who has a channel called, “Wake Up Fulfilled.” He is how I found out about the water manifesting technique as well as the rice experiment by Dr. Emoto. He talks about all of that in this video from a few years back…and he has a British accent so enjoy…

Until next time, folks…

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A.S.M.R.-Don’t Knock It Til You Try It, Honey!

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Here’s what our good friend, Wikipedia, says about A.S.M.R….

“Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a term used for an experience characterised by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. ASMR signifies the subjective experience of “low-grade euphoria” characterised by “a combination of positive feelings and a distinct static-like tingling sensation on the skin”. It is most commonly triggered by specific acoustic or visual stimuli, and less commonly by intentional attention control.”

In a nutshell, ASMR makes you feel like you’re this guy…

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It’s been about a year since I first came across ASMR on YouTube accidentally. Honestly, I wonder just how far deep in the YouTube universe I traveled in order to accidentally come upon it.  You know how it goes: one minute you’re looking at cat videos and then an hour goes by and you’ve come to a video titled, “Flying Whales: Do They Really Exist?” LOL.

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The first ASMRtist I came across (if I’m remembering correctly) was ASMR Darling. Check out her YouTube Channel here: Click Here For ASMR Darling.

After watching a few of her videos and learning a little more about how ASMR works, I was reminded of the very first time I experienced ASMR in my life that I could remember. It was a few years back in Los Angeles. I was in a Japanese nail art salon getting my nails done. The salon was silent. I was relaxed with two woman working on my nails at once. As they worked on me, they were whispering to each other in Japanese about what I can assume was life, work and maybe even me (no, they were really kind I would hope not). Haha. The sound of their whispers was so relaxing to my ears! I felt like I was being hypnotized to sleep just from the sounds of their whispers. Very strange but every cool!

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There are people who are immediately turned off by ASMR without even properly educating themselves on the subject, “Ewww, it’s too fetish-like for me…” What?? No, it’s actually you making it fetish-like. They’re not pulling out whips and tying viewers to imaginary bed posts before spanking them for crying out loud. LOL (although if you travel deep enough into YouTube, who knows…). I personally, like to darken my laptop screen before bed, pop in those ear phones and just listen. It’s all about the sounds for me.  Although watching an ASMRtist brush their hands softly in front of the camera in an up and down motion can definitely help lull me to sleep as well.

Definitely give this a good go and explore different ASMR videos and discover what your triggers are. Do you like the sound of whispering like I do? Did you feel like falling asleep in a silent high school class room back in the day when there was nothing but the sounds of pencils on paper and the turning of pages? Do certain visuals help relax you? These are examples of triggers. Type them into the YouTube search and go from there. You may just find yourself addicted some day and you won’t be able to get enough of your ASMR videos before bed (or whenever) or you may decide it’s not for you at all. Promise me you’ll at least try it out ;-).

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There are great benefits to ASMR too.  It can help with insomnia, lower stress levels, help people with anxiety and I even read something about the digestive system and weight loss (the last one doesn’t work for me *ahem*)! These are only a few examples of what ASMR can do for you but most importantly, it makes you feel good and when you feel good you’ll start to do other things to take better care of yourself.

Okay, now it’s time to list my top five favorite ASMRtists:

Maria (Gentle Whispering)

Emma (WhispersRed)

Gibi (Gibi ASMR)

Dmitri (Massage ASMR)

Fred (FredsVoice ASMR)

There are many, many, many more great ASMRtists out there but these are the four that I personally check in on the most to see their latest videos <3.

I’ve come to appreciate ASMR so much that I was inspired to start my own embarrassing YouTube channel called, “Just ASMR Audio” a while ago. I wanted it to be just focused on just the sounds because that’s what I like and let’s be real, I don’t want to be on camera. LOL.  I don’t know if I’ll create more videos in the future but feel free to check out the first four videos I put on my channel here if you’d like: Just ASMR Audio  Maybe they’ll be of use to you or maybe you just want to have a laugh at an ASMR newbie (please let it be the second reason. :-P).

That is all for today, folks! I just wanted to give ASMR a shout out today and I hope you enjoyed it. Until next time…

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$$Let’s Start An Abundance Log!$$

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I have been learning about the law of attraction for over a year now and I find it very interesting and fun. The easiest way to explain the law of attraction is this:  whatever vibes you put out into the universe, whether it be with your thoughts or with your actions is what you will get back.  It’s important to love yourself and treat yourself accordingly. It’s important to have a positive attitude as often as you can. It’s important to do things that make you happy as often and you can. Do these good things and you will attract more good things back to you…and yes that includes money ;-). Karma is legit, folks.  If you say things like, “I’ll never get that job I want” or, “there are no good men/women out there” then the universe will make it so. It’s time to flip the script to something better!

I seem to remember the moment in Peter Pan when the pixie dust that was sprinkled onto the kids still wasn’t enough to make them fly. They had to think positive thoughts too!

Sometimes keeping a positive attitude isn’t the easiest thing to do and believe me, I completely understand that. Every day I need to check myself because I have my moments where I get sad because I know I deserve so much more good things in my life.

That right there! That’s where a lot of us go wrong and we need to work on not saying things like that to ourselves. We have LOTS to be grateful for and we need to start showing it every day.

An Abundance Log is just one of the many ways you can keep yourself in check. It is money focused so if you want to manifest more money into your life (I’ve manifested over $200 bucks with no current day job, thank you very much), this fun daily activity is just for you. Honestly, even if it’s not about the money, I think it’s great for anyone because it’s about being grateful for everything, no matter how big or small.

I first learned about this technique from a wonderful YouTuber named Leeor Alexandra in one of her live video chats.

Here’s her YouTube Channel here (She is an amazing young woman who will teach you how to keep your vibrations high): Click Here For Leeor’s You Tube Channel

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For your Abundance Log, get yourself a journal to write in or feel free to open up a Word document and type it there (I do this).  Title it whatever you want but here’s what I wrote for mine:

$$$$Abundance Log$$$$” and then for fun I wrote…

“$$$$Money flows to me constantly in all different ways. I will post daily examples of the abundance in my life. Thank you God and Universe for every experience I write about.$$$$”

Now, it’s time to start your log. Every day, if you find a penny? If a friend buys you a coffee? If someone pays you money for a service? If your mom brings you food or cooks you a meal? You write it down in happiness! These things all represent something of value that has been given to you. You are grateful for all of these things and the universe is watching and thinking, “Wow, look at that list of things they’re thanking me for…I’m inspired to give them more of what they want!” That’s how this works! It’s as simple as that.  Let me remind you again that I’ve made over $200 while basically sitting on my ass while on a hunt for a new day job.

Have a better attitude about life. Know that everything is not happening to you but for you and watch the goodness keep rolling in for you. Keep your eye on the prize and don’t worry about how it’s going to happen. Enjoy the ride.

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That’s all I wanted to share with you lovely people for today. Follow Leeor Alexandra and I’m going to list two other greats I’ve come across on YouTube who can inspire and teach you so much about the Law Of Attraction. Through them, you’ll discover lots of people who will inspire you to be better for yourself and those around you who you love.

The first is Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters): Click Here

Ralph posts inspirational videos every day on many different subjects. You’ll be sure to find some that inspire you.

The second is Suyash (Mind Body Spirit): Click Here

Suyash explains the law of attraction like no other and posts videos almost daily that feature stories from people like you and I, telling their stories of their law of attraction success. So when your abundance log works for you, you can tell him your story and he’ll read it for everyone and it will inspire others to try what you did and also become successful at it ;-).

Alright, folks! Get to manifesting your dreams!

Until next time….byyyyeeee!…..

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Here’s Me Thinkin’ Of You, Kid…

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You are AMAZING! You deserve to be loved. You deserve to be happy. You deserve nothing but the best of people surrounding you at all times. Know that when people treat you badly, it’s because there are issues within themselves that need to be fixed and they’re just taking it out on you until they get their shit together. Smile in their face and kill them with kindness always. It can be hard to do this but know that it’ll do you good and maybe them too.

Do nice things for yourself. Go outside more often. Go to the beach and sit by the ocean and let the magic happen to your soul. Start doing things that you’ve always wanted to do, even if it means doing these things by yourself. If you’re a loner type? Who cares? Guess what? By doing all the things you love, no matter how strange, goofy, weird others may think they are, you will end up meeting people who love the same things that you do. Usually it’s people you meet doing what you love who are the most worthy of being in your presence. Those are the greatest kinds of friends.

If you have any talents, please don’t let them go to waste! The world needs to see what you can do. If you enjoy doing something but you’re not that great at it, the world STILL needs to see what you can do. You’ll be setting a good example to others by showing them the importance of having fun and doing the things they enjoy no matter what. Never give up on your dreams. Work hard until you are where you want to be and allow no one to discourage you.

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Be a good person as often as you can (hey, we all have our bad person moments). Donate to charities and help others whenever you can. When you do good and be good to others, good will come back to you (that was good, right?).

Educate yourself on new topics you’d like to learn about just for fun by hitting up Google or your local library (Google is my friend). I once watched an entire astronomy course on YouTube because I adore space.

Get out and exercise a few days a week if you can, it’ll do you good. If there’s anything you know you can cut back on food or drink wise, please do that for your health and don’t wait until an organ starts having slight pains (not writing this from personal experience at all). Drink enough water every day. “Enough” is different for everyone, it depends on your weight (download water drinking apps or Google it), but at the very least, drink as much as you can every day without going overboard.

Keep your room/home clean, organized and pretty. It will actually make you feel good about yourself and like you can accomplish anything (no wonder I’ve been feeling like shit lately).

If you have any way of bringing some positivity into the world, online or off, please do it because it’ll make you feel good and happy as well as others (I no longer feel like shit ;-P)

Have a lovely day.

Until next time, folks!….

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