Spirit Animals

I am currently writing this with one of my living cats by my side, craving some attention. Since as long as I can remember, I have been a magnet for animals and vice versa. The connection has always been there. I have tattoos of various animals covering my body out of love and respect for them, including my cats! It is no surprise that I am less haunted by the human species and mainly haunted by cats. The best kind of haunting, in my opinion!

During times of stress and difficulty, I will see a cat jump into the sofa to greet me, only for a small amount of time, then it would vanish. Initially, I would think that it is one of my existing cats, yet they would all be either outside or asleep in another room.

Some of these entities are jet black, or they appear to have similar features to my living kitties.

Upon recording our Spirit Animals episode, myself and Melly experienced a collection of cat-related synchronicities. We would open Facebook and see reports of famous cats who had passed over, our friends posting images of their cats and posts from our friends asking about seeing spirit animals. We went outside for a break and saw cat-like figures in the flat opposite. Were our minds becoming accustomed to the idea that cats are always around us, or was this some sort of sign?  

Tune in to our episode to find out about our experiences and discover how other animals see the world!

Artwork by Melly

Corrine

Sleep Paralysis

Sleep paralysis is a very intense, terrifying experience. It usually happens just before you sleep or just as you are waking up. It typically includes a high-pitched ring or a buzzing sound, followed by the feeling of electricity running through your body, an intense pressure followed by paralysis and hallucinations. The below illustration by Melly shows just how scary these hallucinations can be.

For some reason, I never spoke about sleep paralysis as a child. I thought people would think I was crazy. It wasn’t until later years that I finally did some research into my experiences and realised that it is a widespread experience. In recent years, I have tried to embrace these experiences and pay attention to my surroundings when sleep paralysis occurs.

Recently, I have witnessed many shadow figures roaming around the room along with inaudible conspiring whispers. On one occasion, I could see the faint shape of my Nan who passed away a few years ago, sitting on our coffee table watching me.

Are these experiences hallucinations, or are we being paid a visit?

Many articles suggest that Sleep Paralysis occurs during adolescence and times of stress. They suggest that this experience is a sign that the body is not moving smoothly through the stages of sleep. Research indicates that experiencing sleep paralysis upon waking up is your mind regaining consciousness before your REM sleep cycle is finished (Rapid Eye Movement).

Sleep Paralysis is also associated with abductions, amongst other things which we mention in our second episode. https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-v4cu5-e02826

This episode also talks about a recent terrifying experience, when meeting this guy:

Enjoy!

Corrine