Have you been seeing golden light in meditation? Maybe you’ve seen a bright white or yellow light too?
Seeing any of these lights while meditating often means you’re activating the spiritual or third eye.
The third eye, which is the sixth “Ajna” chakra is located in the forehead. It’s associated with a powerful “sixth sense”, enabling us to transcend beyond what we feel, smell, and see while conscious.
What one sees, feels, and experiences while activating their third eye is personal and different for everyone.
I can share some of my own experiences, however, and hopefully, help you better understand this powerful and profound experience that happens during deep meditation.
Why Do I See Light When I Meditate?
You may or may not have heard of the “third eye”. I wasn’t fully aware of what it meant before I started investigating why I was seeing lights while meditating, but it all started to make sense once I did.
The third eye is located where the pineal gland is, a small pea-shaped gland that regulates some of our hormones.
It’s also believed to be able to release DMT and some other powerful chemicals that may be responsible for the bright lights
From speaking with dozens of other meditators, it’s something that either takes time or practice to engage with, that much I know.
If you’re not there yet, don’t worry. If you keep meditating it will happen. I’ve also included a meditation technique in this article that will help you focus on your third eye while meditating.
Related – Seeing an eye during meditation?
What Does Seeing a Golden Light in Meditation Mean?
Seeing a golden light means different things to different people, but it’s important to be aware that it’s a positive thing.
A few accounts I’ve read from meditation teachers and spiritual leaders include:
It means you’ve connected with your supermind. A state of awareness and consciousness higher than the physical mind.
It’s an aura surrounding you giving you protection and bringing forth peace and clarity.
It signifies divine protection and enlightenment. A sign that you’ve activated your third eye and connected with your deep subconscious.
It’s a sign that your mind and body are in a state of healing. If you’re going through emotional or mental illness you’re in recovery.
You’re increasing your self-awareness, happiness, and inner peace.
As you can see from the comments above, seeing a golden light while you’re meditating is a very positive sign with numerous healing and spiritual benefits.
What Does Golden Light Mean Spiritually?
Spiritually, golden color is typically associated with compassionate energy, generosity, and protection.
If you look at the chakra most closely resembling golden, the yellow chakra, this relates to self-confidence, power, and vitality.
This is why it’s believed that when you see a golden light during meditation it’s your subconscious mind telling you positive things are going to happen.
Meditation Techniques to Activate Your Third Eye
If you want to actively focus on opening your third eye, here is the best meditation technique to do so:
- Sit in an upright position somewhere you are comfortable and free from distractions.
- For most people, the Lotus position (crossed-legged) is the best. If this is difficult, then sitting in a chair is fine.
- Keep your back straight, and rest your hands on your knees facing up.
- Start taking deep breaths in through your nose, and out through your mouth. Settle into a breathing rhythm that’s comfortable for you.
- Focus on each part of your body, starting from your feet and working up to your head.
- When you get to your forehead, imagine the bright light starting to form like a ball of energy where your third eye is.
- You should start to feel an energy, or you might notice your thoughts going to a new place.
- Just try not to focus or distract your mind from your meditation. It’s about being present in the moment but letting the moment guide you.
It may take some practice to get to the point where you’re regularly activating your third eye. But it will come with practice.
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Next time you see a light while meditating, try not to focus on it. Just allow whatever lights and images that appear, do so.
You can reflect on what you experienced later to search for answers. You’ll start to notice that it’s not just while meditating you get these deep, profound feelings, too.
You’ll start to feel more enlightened and connected with your subconscious mind while going about your day. This is normal, and it’s a truly wonderful thing to experience.
Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.