I See Faces When I Close My Eyes. Why?
seeing faces in meditation, what it could mean
Amanda Linette Meder
Seeing faces in your mind’s eye? This post discusses -
When I first started re-developing my intuitive abilities, I began by practicing guided meditation exercises on YouTube.
Then, I went into dream work. And then, I went to an afternoon sound healing retreat in the Palm Desert with a couple of family members.
The retreat was doable within a day and consisted of the central portion of it being a 23-minute musical concert played with only pure quartz crystal singing bowls, inside a domed wooden structure.
When we arrived, we were expecting to be one of several people attending. Instead, we found ourselves outside the retreat in a small crowd of people, complete with a host and a check-in attendant.
While we settled in, we waited outside under a few Eucalyptus trees in the near-silence of the other guests waiting, whisperingly contemplating what might happen next.
There, as we talked, we realized we all signed up out of just plain curiosity and agreed that we still didn't know much about what to expect.
Soon, we were invited single-file into the building to prepare for our musical healing experience.
As you walked in, the foyer area had numerous blankets, pillows, and body props available, and for you to borrow, so you could be in absolute comfort during the 23-minute sound healing concert.
To get into the sound healing chamber, as a group, we had to climb up a ladder to the top of the building.
The sound healing chamber itself was housed inside a wooden dome with not much else inside, aside from singing bowls, an altar for donations and wood floors to lay on.
We were encouraged to get on our backs and lay belly up on the wooden floors for the sound healing concert, so we got comfortable with our other concert mates.
Within minutes, everyone was settled in.
The concert began and what followed was hard to describe. Ringing, harmonies, echoing, and resonances with the sound of chimes and bells began to fill the room, my ears and started to permeate through my entire body slowly.
I closed my eyes and can't remember what happened during the next 23-minutes.
Except for one part.
I was now seeing faces behind my eyes.
Human faces of different shapes and colors. Faces began floating from the left, the right, and directly at me, from within the center of my vision. They appeared in outline, full color and in black and white. Sometimes, only face shape traces of glowing light.
My eyes were closed, and I wasn't asleep.
Now, years since that day in the Mojave desert - I've seen lots and lots of faces, even figures, shapes, and entire people - all with my eyes closed, in meditation and in my work. I’ve now coached many others through the same, and found some similarities of what the faces could symbolize.
So if you’ve seen faces in a vision -
What do the faces mean?
They could be the faces of spirit people, such as the faces of ancestors, spirit guides, or even those departed you don't know. Mediums (who see and sense the deceased) will sometimes see their spirit people like this. Some people will see their guide's faces for the first time in their meditations, only to have this later validated when visiting a medium. These faces could be faces of your spirit guides coming through.
What could seeing faces in meditation or liminal state mean?
Generally, after working with people to connect them with spirit, I've found the faces you see with your eyes closed are typically the faces of those in spirit who support and guide you.
If the face you see in meditation is a spirit guide, sometimes they will appear only to show themselves to you.
If you believe the face you see is of the deceased, it could be that they have a message. They could also be the images of the deceased that you know or whom know you, such as ancestors (who may want to deliver a message to you or someone you know).
Some people will see faces of random spirit people, and this is typically considered a message that means 'hello from the spirit world.'
The faces could mean there is a message the spirit people have for you, it could also mean you can see clairvoyantly and these are just the images coming forward.
Intuitive Journal’s author, Laura Warnke, has another interpretation though, she suggests seeing faces could be the people you’re coming into contact with soon, or perhaps a projection into an alternate reality.
Why is this happening?
Seeing any images, including faces in meditation, could be a sign your third eye, the energetic center for clairvoyant abilities, is opening.
When someone's third sight is opening, some people start by seeing lights in their meditations, and this is typically the first sign the third eye is opening.
Seeing full images, including faces, would be the next sign, and one that means your abilities are getting even more detailed.
If you are wondering "why now" am I seeing these faces.
Did you recently do any additional spiritual growth work?
Overcome any recent personal battles/triumphs?
Have you been detoxing and doing positive energy work?
These are all events that can crank up spiritual awareness and pop you open to the next level of psychic sight.
Seeing faces before sleep or during meditation?
Spirit can visit you in your dreams, and sometimes, they prefer to show up while we are still conscious enough to remember the entire vision and relaxed enough to receive it - such as in meditation or liminal state.
It doesn’t have to be just in meditation when you see these faces. People have also seen faces like this in shamanic healing work, when doing a variety of other types of spiritual healing practices, when alone at night or during a spiritual awakening.
To recap, seeing faces in meditation?
Could be your guides
Could be the deceased
Could be spirit people saying hello
Could be a glimpse into your future relationships
What's the next step?
Typically the next step after meditation is relaxation. If you’ve just had a healing, nourish yourself. If you see these faces in your room, you can bring the energy in the room down through relaxing scents, music and lighting, all of this can relax psychic activity.
Beyond that, the next step is to begin to learn about your clairvoyance and mediumship abilities, if you haven't already.
Then I would suggest moving into learning about Spirit Guides and predictions, where there’s a fun arm of scientific research,
For more articles on clairvoyance and guides, check out the links below -
Amanda Linette Meder
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Last Updated 2019.08.06