Seeing Faces When You Close Your Eyes? (This is Why!)

If you're seeing faces when you close your eyes, it could be a sign of good things to come.

If you’re seeing faces when you close your eyes, it could be a sign of good things to come.

If you’re asking, “Why am I seeing faces when I close my eyes?” you aren’t the only one.

These faces can be surprising at first, especially if you stumbled upon your spiritual awakening without any practice.

While you may be a bit nervous, this isn’t anything unusual – it’s actually something you should celebrate.

These faces are a mark that you’re experiencing a spiritual awakening.

Why do you see these faces and what do they want?

We’ll answer these questions below.

Updated 2/11/2020

The Influence of Pareidolia

Pareidolia isn't the reason faces are appearing in your mind.

Pareidolia isn’t the reason faces are appearing in your mind.

If you google “Why am I seeing faces when I close my eyes,” you may get a list of results that have to do with the pareidolia phenomenon.

Although pareidolia is real, it’s not what causes these faces to appear in your mind.

Pareidolia is the phenomenon where people see faces in inanimate objects.

Have you ever heard a story about someone seeing the Virgin Mary in a piece of toast?

That’s pareidolia.

Scientists believe this happens because, as humans, we’re conditioned to seeing faces.

For that reason, shapes can sometimes appear to be in the form of a face, even though they aren’t.

Although pareidolia explains part of the reason you could be seeing these faces, it’s not the cause of seeing faces when you shut your eyes.

Now it’s time to get to the core of what’s going on.

Clairvoyance and the Third Eye

Opening your third eye can be a jarring experience, especially if you aren’t ready for it.

Some people practice opening their third eye, and they probably already know the signs that their third eye is opening.

If yours opened by accident, you may be a bit scared.

Usually, the first sign of clairvoyance comes in geometric patterns and flashes of light.

You may feel pressure in the center of your forehead or between your eyes.

It’s almost as if an invisible finger is pushing slightly on the area.

This is perfectly normal, and probably occurs when you see these faces behind your eyelids.

While many people begin to experience their third eye awakening when they’re in a state of relaxation (i.e., meditation or right before bed), you may start to experience clairvoyance in your everyday life.

You’ll be able to tell someone is telling the truth or be able to visualize something simple like where you put your keys.

When this happens, your third eye will usually begin to throb.

Some even refer to the third eye as a “radar,” as its normal to feel it activate in truthful, connected, and spiritual contexts.

Why Am I Seeing Faces When I Close My Eyes?

The faces you're seeing could be ancient, spiritual signs.

The faces you’re seeing could be ancient, spiritual signs.

Part of why you might be seeing faces might have to do with pareidolia, though this isn’t true for everyone.

When you first open your third eye, your logical brain might try to make sense of these light flashes and patterns.

They could manifest themselves as faces to your conscious mind, but they’re really ancient spiritual signs.

If this is the case, these signs will probably reveal themselves once you get used to seeing them.

Pareidolia isn’t the only reason you see faces, though.

Many psychics believe that these faces are of spirits on the other side.

If you see the same face of a stranger when you close your eyes, they might want to give you a message.

If you see a variety of other faces, you might be experiencing something else.

Some will tell you that these faces are projections of your future life.

They’re people you’ll meet on your path to spiritual enlightenment.

They may even play a pivotal role in your journey.

Others will tell you that these faces are from past lives or connected ancestors – maybe even signs from an alternate dimension.

Everyone interprets these faces a different way, so it’s important to follow your intuition and develop your own understanding of who these people are.

An Awakening

Many who study clairvoyance interpret these faces in different ways.

It would be disingenuous to give you a definitive answer for who these faces are and what they want.

You need to develop your own understanding of your newfound intuition.

We can tell you why you see them, though.

You’re experiencing an awakening, and you’re not alone.