Do you ever close your eyes to meditate or fall asleep, and you start seeing faces flashing across your minds eye?
Seeing faces at night like this is something that used to happen to me when I was a kid, and then it started up again in college, and to be honest it really freaked me out! Before going to sleep I would see faces flashing before me, one after another like a slideshow of ghosts mysteriously appearing before me in the dark. I thought they were the faces of actual ghosts, which at the time scared me, but as I've continued to open my third eye, and learned to tune into the realms of spirit, I now understand these faces to be something else entirely.
There's actually a scientific term for the phenomenon of seeing faces, whether they are in clouds, trees, texture on a wall, the shower curtain, or even a piece of toast. 🙂 It's called pareidolia, and is the result of the brain processing visual information like random lines, light, color, and texture. The brain is constantly seeking to understand reality, and so it works to assign meaning to what you see. In the case of pareidolia, indistinguishable patterns shapes, and textures are mentally matched up with concepts we can easily understand, like faces.
So with this in mind, lets look a bit deeper into seeing faces when you close your eyes to meditate or sleep.
As you develop spiritually a natural part of this development is the opening of your clairvoyant sight through your third eye. When you're relaxed, like right before bed, or during a meditation, it's easier for you to receive clairvoyant information, and to become aware of it.
Usually, your first clairvoyant visions will be colors, flashes of light, shapes, and geometric forms… This can all be pretty abstract, and so your brain may try to associate these random stimulus like light flashes, energetic signatures, and vague visual imagry into something tangible and meaningful, like a face. 🙂
The opening of your third eye may happen completely out of the blue, or it may come about as a result of spiritual and intuitive development, including deliberate attempts to open to clairvoyant sight. For me, my third eye started opening completely out of the blue, as I mentioned above it really freaked me out, but after some time I finally put into the effort to develop my clairvoyance, and then my psychic visions and impressions (and nighttime faces) began to make a bit more sense.
While I first worried these nighttime faces were ghosts, and you may be wondering about this too, they usually aren't. If you keep seeing the exact same face, there is a chance this may be a spirit with a message for you. But, if you're seeing the ‘show of faces' flashing across your minds eye, this is much much more often the reflections of your inner thoughts and impressions which you're starting to tune into clairvoyantly, somewhat like gazing into a mirror. When this happens, your brain works to assign characteristics to the vague patterns of light and energy you're receiving, and you start seeing a string of faces in the dark.
In addition, seeing faces with your eyes closed can be the beginning of receiving visions of future possibilities, people you will meet, histories you have lived, and ancestors you are connected with. You may be catching a clairvoyant glimpse into parallel realities, alternate dimensions, the Akashic records, or you may simply be receiving psychic information regarding the various stages of the human experience. You are after all one with everyone and everything, and as you open spiritually you will begin to tune into and experience this in your own unique way.
As I mentioned above, rarely is seeing faces at night the result of spirits visiting you… So don't worry! If you do find yourself responding with fear, know that you can call upon Divine white light, and on Archangel Michael for protection.
You can also call on the angels for help opening your third eye more fully so you can better understand what you're seeing, and to decipher the information you do visually receive. By staying focused on responding to life with love and compassion, developing spiritually, and raising your vibration, you will naturally open your third eye.
With many blessings of love, light, and gratitude,
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