I have some questions:
As young I had terrible nightmares over a long period (maybe 2 years) I was waking up my family screaming each nigh.
I remember I sometimes woke up under a OBE state where I saw a very scary monster right in my face, maybe 2cm from my own face.
For some reason I solve my fear since they stop coming, and I haven't explore them since.
My question is that they are still in my memory, and since I have always used 2-3 hours to fall asleep I still feel fear when I get visuals for them to come back.
How do I really work on this fear ? Some nights I feel brave and just say "let them come" but could I do something more practical ?
Mooki, my sister went through the same thing when she was about ten years old. I think they're called night terrors? She'd wake up crying and would respond verbally, but was in a semi-lucid state, like she was in two reality frames at once - this one and somewhere else that was totally freaking her out. Her pyjamas would be soaked in sweat from the sheer terror of the experience. When you asked her what was wrong, I forget exactly what she said, but it was something like you describe, i.e. she could see something awful like a monster or demon and when you asked where it was, she'd point somewhere in the room. It was impossible to snap her out of the experience and all we could do was comfort her until it was over. I don't remember whether my parents did anything more to help her, but eventually the night terrors stopped occurring. I too would like to hear Tom's comments on this.