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Sleepwalking - Is Reincarnation or the Supernatural the Answer

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Nell is fascinated by dreams, sleepwalking and sleep paralysis, and has studied them for many years.

Sleepwalking reincarnation

Sleepwalking reincarnation

Sleepwalking

Sleepwalking, somnambulism, call it whatever you like, it can be pretty frightening. There are many reasons why we walk in our sleep.

And nearly all that you read will be scientific, concerning health, lack of sleep or even the tablets that you take every day that may be upsetting your sleep cycle.

But what if it's not any of those things?

Or more to the point, let's say, apart from those things, is there a more sinister reason why we sleepwalk?

Natural science

Natural science

Is science always right?

Of course, it's not just sleepwalking that can be a problem, as you will see from my story below.

There may be other reason behind this strange phenomenon.

For example, the Supernatural or Reincarnation?

Or maybe even Genetic Memory?

Yes I know that sounds rather 'out there,' but maybe now we have modern science explaining everything that was a mystery for thousands of years, we have lost the natural sciences that carried us through all of those times.

For example, Witchcraft or the old wise woman who grew herbs and flowers that helped women through childbirth. And of course all the ills of the day.

Most people believe they were women who knew the properties of flowers. But that wasn't always the case.

As science has discovered, many plants and herbs need to be picked at night because their healing properties only appeared then. Witches or wise women always knew this without the help of science.

And in the same way, now that we seem to have an explanation for everything scientific, how do we know that science has the best explanation for sleepwalking?

Sleepwalking aid.

He can't draw in the day, but at night he sleepwalks and paints!

sleep walking child

sleep walking child

I nearly killed my Brother!

Many years ago, when I was just a child, I used to sleepwalk every single night. In the end, my mother had to put a gate up at the top of the stairs to stop me from falling down.

I only remember that one time, waking up in my kitchen, I was standing by the hallway door and my mother was guiding me back towards the stairs.

I turned to her and said, 'I cannot go without my hat. Where is my hat?'

I saw her laugh, and move me towards the stairs. I don't remember anything after that.

But one particular night something happened that scared me so much, and nearly gave my mother a heart attack!

She had gone to sleep and it was around 2 am. Suddenly, a mother's instinct or the fact that she must somehow have heard something in her sleep made her jump out of bed and come out onto the landing.

There, in the light from the window, she saw me standing over my brother in his room. I was holding a metal Tonka toy truck and was about to smash it over his head!

She quickly ran over and grabbed me, the truck and all, and literally threw me back into bed. Then she quickly locked my brother's bedroom door!

What the hell?

Reincarnation or Possession?

Well let me tell you, that scared the BeJesus out of me!

What was I thinking?

Something or someone had taken me over and I was just about to smash my brother over the head! I loved my brother. There was no sibling rivalry, we got on very well.

And that is my point. If it wasn't 'me' or hatred, then what made me do it?

I could have killed him.

I believe it was something supernatural, possibly even reincarnation.

Many people have dreamed that they were someone else. They walk in unknown places, speak different languages and even love someone within their dreams.

When they wake up they are so surprised to find that they are in fact, just in bed in their real house.

Real Sleepwalkers - On a lighter note!

Sleepwalking Stories

Peter Langdon 59:

'I have been sleepwalking for many years, and I drive my girlfriend mad as I am convinced the front of the house is falling off!

I constantly dream of Tsunamis, and I chased a non-existent thief along the first-floor ledge of the Barracks (in the army). One of my roommates slept with a knife under his pillow, convinced that I would try to kill him.'

Eleanor, 28 London:

'I woke to find myself in the bath holding a razor. Luckily I had only shaved my left leg!'

'Another time my boyfriend caught me foraging through the fridge looking for food for the 'man in the yellow jumper'.

Zoe Ford 30, Oxford:

'I woke up to find myself just about to jump out of the window! It was only the cold that stopped me. I also wake up screaming or shouting. I also feel that there are other people in the room.'

Sleepwalking Creepy

It gets weirder!

In the video (above) we see four people sleepwalking. Each of them acts out in a way that is completely alien to themselves in the daytime.

Strangely enough one of them gets up at night to eat. I get the impression that maybe reincarnation is involved here. Maybe she starved in her last life?

Olivia is a little girl who sleepwalks most nights. But that's not all. She talks to someone in her bedroom that is obviously not there. Or are they?

And what about sexomnia?

A partner who gets amorous and rough. Sounds scary? Well yes, especially when the wife states, 'He's definitely not the same person.'

And we see more of Lee Hadwin and his amazing talent for sleep drawing.

But there is one thing rather spooky about Lee.

Every single one of his paintings or sketches is different. Not the subject itself, but the 'hand' that draws them.

In other words, each painting seems to be by a different artist!

Tiger dream meaning

Tiger dream meaning

Another Dimension?

For over 20 years, I have dreamed that I live somewhere else. I live this other life in a town by the sea. Looking down on the town from above, I can see the old and new town. There is a lot of military activity, planes etc. On the right hand side, is a hill where fete's, fairs and markets take place.

Long story short. It's as real as it can be.

I have never sleepwalked in this dream, thank goodness, but I am aware that others have when dreaming so vividly.

I have also dived out of bed, half awake afraid that someone is after me!

Psychiatrists claim that if you dream of being chased, you are just acting out your fears.

But how much do they really know?

I studied psychology back in the 1990s. I remember sitting there all expectantly waiting to hear the secrets of the mind. Only to be told that most of the diagnosis of dreams, sleep, and sleepwalking is purely guesswork!

Bang went that idea then.

Let's take a look at what happens when we sleep.

Jump to 4 mins 10 seconds

Not dreaming can cause Mental Illness

Basically what is said in the video, is that even though we sleep, our brains do not. And people with any mental illness such as schizophrenia and depression do not have a proper sleep pattern.

Each part of the brain overlaps the mental cognitive side.

In plain English, if you do not get enough sleep, then it can cause mental illness.

But what is my point?

The point is unless we see pictures in our mind (dreams) then it can cause mental problems.

But why do we see things that have no relevance to us?

Going back to the point that I jumped out of bed to get away from someone chasing me, surely that suggests a real life humdinger of a memory?

Adrenaline the glue that sticks the memory

Adrenaline the glue that sticks the memory

Adrenaline is the glue that binds

I mentioned before in my article 'Are you dreaming your Ancestors Memories?' that there must be a reason for particular memories to come through. And after researching why certain memories keep on occurring, it seems that I was right about one thing.

Strong memories need glue. And that glue is Adrenaline.

Adrenaline + Memory = Dreams, strong memories and feelings.

So, surely if we need adrenaline to strengthen and glue our memories, then sleepwalking must be a strong reaction to the adrenaline memory?

In other words, something must scare the beJesus out of you to make you (me) jump out of bed, rush into the bathroom, bang against the wall and cut my arm!

(Yep, that's what I did! Ouch!)

Is dream interpretation sleepwalking up the wrong path?

I think people are quick to jump on the 'Dream interpretation' idea. In fact lots of people earn a lot of money from interpreting your dreams in such a way that they make you believe them.

For example

'I dreamed of a Tiger chasing me.'

'That's easy, something at work is worrying you, you are being chased by a deadline and the Tiger in your dream is actually your boss.'

Er yeah right.

Who said that's true?

Maybe, just maybe the Tiger that chased you was real.

It's called Reincarnation!

I believe we need to look into the sleepwalk dreaming thing. Something is going on.

And trust me, I can still remember with horror being told I had nearly killed my brother with a Tonka Truck!

What do you believe?

Write it down

Write down your dreams when you wake. try to do it as quickly as possible before they disappear.

If you or someone you know suffers from sleepwalking, get them to try and remember as much about it as possible. Even going to a regression therapist may just work.

Any thoughts or comments please let me know below, thank you.

Sources

https:/ /www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/24/sleepwalkers-stories-sleepwalking

https:// www.choc.org/health-topics/kids-and-sleepwalking/

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Nell Rose

Comments

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 03, 2020:

Thanks Peggy, yes, phew! lol! Its very weird and rather scary phenomena. Thanks as always.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 02, 2020:

I do not think that I have ever sleepwalked, but I do have vivid memories of my dreaming. It is lucky your mother found you in the nick of time.

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 05, 2020:

Thanks MG Singh, glad you liked it.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on January 02, 2020:

A fascinating article. I have never across a sleepwalker but I am sure there may be quite a few in the world. Your article kindled a lot of interest. Thank you

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 11, 2019:

Thank you for reading taskeinc, glad you found it helpful.

taskeinc on December 11, 2019:

March 2018 I started logging my dreams. I have logged close to 1000 dreams since. Dreams offer a peak into the spirit, into our super-subconscious mind and provide a spiritual / psychological roadmap for us to follow. The more you can understand these night visions, the more you can comprehend and make necessary life adjustments. The sleep-walking phenomenon, I have no experience with so your profound article has shed some light on this subject. Thanks for sharing.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 19, 2019:

Thanks Devika, yes its fascinating isn't it?

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 16, 2019:

I heard of people sleepwalking, talking in their sleep but it didn't affect anyone close to me. Informative, and I am curious to know more of this topic.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 17, 2019:

Thanks Lora, Dreams and sleepwalking etc fascinate me. I would love to know why we do them. Thanks so much for reading.

Lora Hollings on October 16, 2019:

I had a sister that did this, Nell until she got to be about twelve years old. This is a very interesting article especially about the guy who paints so well in his sleep and your experiences as well. I don't know if I would attribute sleepwalking to reincarnation or a supernatural event but your article certainly gives us much to ponder about and there are many questions that remain a mystery when it comes to the mind! I really enjoyed delving into this mysterious world with you, Nell. Excellent article.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 16, 2019:

Thank you Dora, glad you liked it.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 16, 2019:

Hi Ruby, you did what? LOL! now I would like to have seen that! thanks as always.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 16, 2019:

Thank you MG Singh, glad you liked it.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 15, 2019:

Didn't realize that such dangerous things can happen in sleepwalking. Seems like a topic I should know more about. Thanks for the interesting information you share here.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on October 15, 2019:

I used to sleepwalk when I was a kid, in fact, I walked over to our neighbor's house during the night and vomited, turned around and went back home, never waking up. Then one night after I married, my husband had to pull me out of the venation blinds, He woke me up and asked me what the H I was doing. I have no answers. Who knows what lurks in our mind's? Enjoyed reading Nell. There's a lot we do not know.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on October 15, 2019:

I have read a lot of stories and a few films of sleepwalkers but never saw one in real life. This is an interesting post that satisfies a lot of curiosity. Thank you.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 15, 2019:

lol! I can imagine Bill! Did you remember doing it? thanks

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 15, 2019:

Thank you Chitrangada, yes you may well be right in a lot of cases.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 15, 2019:

Hi Lorna, lol! how funny! As for your brother, how amazing is that? maybe he was a bird in his last life, lol! thanks for reading.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 15, 2019:

Hi John, LOL! Brilliant! Thank goodness it was only newspaper!

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 15, 2019:

Hi Flourish, it's pretty scary isn't it? always having to keep an eye on them while they do it. Thanks as always.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 15, 2019:

I did this when I was a kid...stopped by my teen years. Scared the hell out of my parents on more than one occasion. lol

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 15, 2019:

Excellent and insightful article! Your writing is the best on such topics.

I haven’t seen any real life examples, but have seen people sleepwalking in the movies. Sounds scary to me. I believe, it to be a medical condition, or may be mental stress or lack of sleep.

Thanks for sharing this!

Lorna Lamon on October 15, 2019:

I was fascinated by your article Nell and as a child I remember my brother sleepwalking. He appeared to follow the same pattern and always ended up climbing out of his bedroom window and on to a large tree. My Gran who was known locally as a healer said he was a child of nature and just let him be. I like to keep an open mind, mainly because there is still so much about our brains we don't fully understand. Sleep is so important to our overall health and I certainly notice the difference when I don't have a good nights sleep. On a funny note - my sister had a dream where she woke me up to pay the ice-cream man who came out of our bedroom wall. I paid him and pretended to lick an ice-cream. She was so angry and said that she didn't buy me one and I had stolen hers. Does it get any crazier than this. Great article.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on October 15, 2019:

Another subject to be filed under the "unexplainable tag. I am not aware of anyone in my family sleepwalking but they do tend to talk in their sleep. My sister once woke as a child with aching legs (growing pains), she went into our parents bedroom and asked my mother (who was sleeping) what to do. Mum said "Just rub them with newspaper." The hnext day my sister told our mother she did what she suggested and it didn't work.Our mother had no idea what she was talking about.

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 14, 2019:

My daughter used to sleepwalk and frequently talked in her dream as well. It interfered with my sleep trying to keep up with her but she grew out of it for the most part.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 14, 2019:

Thanks Mary, yes it's pretty bizarre isn't it?

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on October 14, 2019:

I really don't know what to believe. It scares me reading these stories. I wish I know the explanation.