When I first started re-developing my intuitive abilities, I began with practicing a few guided meditations on YouTube. Then, I began telling myself that it was OK to have dreams. And then, I went to an afternoon sound healing retreat in the Palm Desert.
With my sister, Sarah, and her husband, Tom, we drove 3-hours into the late summer Mojave desert to listen to a 23 minute musical concert played with only pure quartz crystal singing bowls, inside a domed wooden structure.
As soon as we arrived, I was expecting to be one of several people attending the afternoon retreat, but rather, we found ourselves waiting outside the dome structure in a small crowd of people, with a host and check-in attendant ready to take our names and help direct car parking. When we settled in, we waited outside under a few Eucalyptus trees in near-silence and among whispers, contemplating what might happen next.
We signed up for really no reason at all, other than just plain curiosity and while waiting there, we realized that we still didn't know much about it.
Soon, we were invited single-file into the building to prepare for our musical healing experience.
Walking in, the foyer area was filled with numerous blankets, pillows and body props, to make sure you could be in absolute comfort during the 23 minute singing bowl concert. Sarah, pregnant at the time, I’m pretty sure used 60% of the props available to us, in order to get comfortable. To get into the sound chamber, we had to climb up a ladder, and to help Sarah get all set up, Tom and I carried her entourage of props - graciously, of course - up the ladder stairs.
The Sound 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 upon.
We were encouraged to get on our backs and lay belly up on the wooden floors for the next 20 minutes of the concert, so we got comfortable - as did an entire crowd of once strangers, now setting up their own small blanket nests, all around us.
Within minutes, everyone was settled in. A slender, tall and very quiet man then climbed up the ladder. We all assumed he was the one to make the singing bowls - well, you know - sing.
The concert began and what followed is . . . 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 slowly permeate through my entire body. I closed my eyes, and can’t remember the next 23 minutes.
Except for one part.
I was 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 were appearing in outline, full color and in black and white. Sometimes, just face shape traces of glowing light.
My eyes were closed and I wasn’t asleep. And while at this point, I already knew I could sense Spirit and sometimes saw them with my eyes open - I had not yet seen people with my eyes closed. . . at least not outside of my dreams.
Now, several 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. At first, I thought I was alone, but as I write this blog post for you today, I’ve now been contacted by over 100 people who have had the same experience.
And if this is happening to you, or you know someone who has spoken of experiencing something similar, I’d like to explain it. Because now, after some time, I understand it.
Who are these people?
These are people who are no longer living. Deceased people. These could be either deceased people that you know, deceased people that you have not met yet or deceased people who have become Spirit Guides, either for you or for other people that you know.
Why is this happening?
This is a side effect of the opening of your third eye, the energetic center for your intuitive clairvoyant abilities. Some people see lights, flashes and colors with their eyes closed and when they try to fall asleep. Seeing images within the light or images within the color outlines, is the next step of opening for your clairvoyant ability.
Think of “lights and colors with your eyes closed” as Stage 1 and “faces and images with your eyes closed” as Stage 2.
This can happen naturally, as part of your soul’s path and growth, or this can happen after intentional attempts at developing your intuitive abilities - even if you attempted other methods of development with no or little success.
Is it a sign or a message for something?
Yes, it’s possible that it’s a sign or message for these things:
It’s time to intentionally learn about and develop your gifts
You have strong clairvoyant and/or mediumship abilities
There are Spirits who want to deliver a message to you or someone you know
What’s the next step?
The next step is to begin to learn about your clairvoyance and mediumship abilities. Then, to begin to learn about Spirits - and not the spooky kind - you want to learn about the Spirits who are on your side - such as Spirit Guides, Guardian Angels and deceased Loved Ones (yes, even ancestors you have never met in person!)
Generally, the faces or people that you see with your eyes closed, when either meditating or going to sleep, are faces of those in Spirit who support and guide you (such as your Spirit Guides) or they are the images of the deceased (who want to deliver a message to you or someone you know). Spirits can visit you in your dreams and sometimes, they show up early!
It’s nothing to be scared about, in actuality, it’s a sign you have a gift.