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Why Do I See Faces When I Close My Eyes?

If you do a google search for “Why do I see faces when I close my eyes” you will get over 5,000,000 results in less than one second! Astonishing right? So many people have this question, doctors and scientist try to explain it but the reality is, there’s a lot more going on than what meets the eye. (HA…do you see what I did there?)

Before we jump right into the psychic stuff, let’s talk about a thing called Pareidolia. This is where you see faces in things such as tree trunks, a piece of toast, or even a floor tile. Pareidolia occurs because our brains like to make sense of things. If we see a pattern or shape that doesn’t make sense to our mind it will try to make sense of it for us; this is why we can start to see faces in inanimate objects. Seeing faces when you close your eyes, however, is NOT the same thing.

So the big question now is, do you see faces when you close your eyes?

Perhaps this has happened since childhood, maybe you had a recent awakening, or you’ve been intentionally working on your third-eye. Whatever the case may be, seeing these faces or even lights when you close your eyes is a sign that you’re clairvoyant!

Since childhood every time I laid down to go to sleep I would start seeing tons of faces. Sometimes they looked at me and smiled, sometimes they made me uncomfortable, and other times they didn’t even notice me. Being that I have been intentionally working with my clairvoyance over the past few years I now not only see these faces when laying down but almost anytime I close my eyes for more than 2 seconds. It can be pretty distracting!

97% of the time, these are faces of people I don’t know or have never met before. This is why I understand it to be spirit and not just a hallucination. If this happens to you, don’t be alarmed, you have the ability to control it and you can turn it down anytime you like. Trust me, I know what it’s like to see visions for 15-20 minutes instead of falling right asleep!

One of the most common questions I am asked regarding these visions is “who are these people and what do they want?” Here is what I say….

These can be spirit guides, ancestors, deceased loved-ones of people you know, or in some cases someone that you have no direct connection too. Occasionally they are there to deliver messages to us but most times, they aren’t.

What is happening in most cases is that we are simply tapping into our clairvoyance. This means that we are seeing spirit even if unintentionally. While most of the time those spirits can see us, sometimes we are simply just seeing them. Kind of like looking through a window!

You are not obligated to introduce yourself to every face you see while falling asleep nor should you…that would be exhausting! Seeing faces upon closing your eyes is simply a sign that you’re clairvoyant and you have the ability to tap into it should you choose to do so! Remember you’re always in control if the visions are too much just dial them down!

But why are these spirit’s choosing me if I don’t have a direct connection to them?

Mediums, psychics and intuitives alike, are similar to lighthouses in that in a sea of dark their light can be seen from miles away. When you are highly intuitive whether you choose to work with it or not your light can still be seen by spirit. This is why mediums usually have intense dreams throughout their lives.

When you’re ungrounded and unsure of how to set boundaries your lighthouse is basically open to whoever can see your light. This is why it is so beneficial to get to know your spirit guides and work with them because they can protect the gates! Sure you will still have spirit visitations nightly but at least your guides can make it so only those in the light can come to you!

If you want to tap into your clairvoyance you could start with guided meditations, take a course, or even work with a mentor!

With love, Ashley

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