Seeing White Light During Meditation (What It Means)

Seeing White Light During Meditation

Have you been seeing white light during meditation?

If so, this is completely normal. At least, seeing colors and images while meditating is. It’s going to mean something, it’s just finding out what it means to you that you need to explore.

What does seeing white light during meditation mean? The color you see while meditating often relates to a chakra in your body. The white chakra relates to the crown chakra and is located at the top of your head.

Why Do We See Colors While Meditating?

Seeing colors while meditating is a very personal experience and can mean a number of different things.

It’s generally believed, however, that you’re seeing the aura or energy from one of the chakra points represented in your body.

We all have 7 chakra points running from our feet up to the top of our heads.

These are represented by the following colors:

Root chakra Red – This is the chakra that helps us feel grounded.

Sacral chakra Orange – This chakra represents how well we connect with others.

Solar plexus chakra Yellow – This chakra represents how in control we are and our confidence.

Heart chakra Green – This chakra represents our ability to love and relationship strength.

Throat chakra Blue – This chakra represents our ability to communicate with others.

RelatedSeeing the color blue while meditating? Here’s what it means and how it connects to your throat chakra.

Third eye chakra Purple – This chakra connects us with our third eye. A powerful way to open our minds in a way we can’t while fully conscious.

Crown chakraWhite / Violet – This chakra allows us to connect with our spiritual side and achieve a higher state of awareness.

If you have seen any of these colors during your meditation, you should investigate if it’s connected to that area of your body.

What Does the White (Crown) Chakra Do?

The white chakra – also represented by a violet color – is the energy center in our bodies that is associated with consciousness, metaphysics, bliss, and love.

Activating the crown chakra often takes meditation practitioners a long time to engage with. So, if you’re seeing a bright, white light, this is a sign that you’re reaching a deep state of meditation and connecting with your deep subconscious mind.

It’s also a sign for most people that they’re activating their third eye, which I’ve covered in more detail before on the blog.

Being at the top of the head, it’s seen at the point that helps us make a spiritual connection. Often described as shining like a halo and giving people the feeling they are connecting with a higher power.

If you’ve experienced this yourself, how did you feel during and after it happened?

I remember, the first time, in particular, I felt immense joy and ecstasy. I had a really deep sense of happiness I had not felt in a long time, if ever.

I’m sure I’m connecting with my spiritual side and a higher power through a higher state of awareness when I see bright white light during my meditation, but I’m still trying to fully understand it myself.

RelatedSeeing purple colors while meditating? Here’s what this means.

What Is the Spiritual Meaning of Seeing a White Light?

What Is the Spiritual Meaning of Seeing a White Light

Some people feel a strong spiritual and religious connection when they see a white light.

Looking at it from a religious viewpoint, white light is the space within the universe that represents positive energy.

Spiritual healers call upon a white light as a healing tool, or a way to gain protection for themselves or others.

This is interesting because white light also represents similar things when seen during meditation and looking at its relationship to the 7th crown chakra.

I’ve read some accounts from people who have spoken about their own experiences. A few people say that when they see white they are sure angels and other protective beings are present.

In Summary – Seeing White Light During Meditation

Of all the colors you may see during meditation, each represented by a different chakra, seeing a bright white light is one of if not the most positive colors.

From a scientific standpoint, it’s a sign that you are activating your pineal gland which is associated with your third eye.

From a spiritual and mental standpoint, it’s a sign that you are connecting with your crown chakra.

It’s evidence that you’re reaching a deep meditative state. You are experiencing a higher state of awareness and consciousness, opening your mind to divine wisdom, and making a connection with your spiritual side.

The bottom line is that it’s nothing to be worried about. In fact, it’s something you should encourage and explore further – while not forcing or focusing on it when it happens.

I would love to hear about any experiences you’ve had. Please feel free to leave a comment below to share your experiences and thoughts with others.

If you’re seeing images, too, you’ll be interested to read what seeing a baby while meditating means.


Calling upon the white light – Learn Religions

Image credits – Header image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay, in-body image by Jared Rice on Unsplash

33 thoughts on “Seeing White Light During Meditation (What It Means)”

  1. I just started meditating and saw the white light today, while trying to connect with my son.
    It was amazing! I felt so much love and protected. There were flashes of gold at times, but it was complete white light. I hope I get to see it again. I feel at peace. That my son was telling me he is safe and I will be too.

  2. That’s something special, Jennifer. I appreciate you sharing that here.
    I’m sure it will happen again. Just don’t expect or anticipate anything and allow it to be – as hard as that is when something so moving happens!

  3. So I’ve been doing guided meditation every day for a little over a month and I’m loving it. Today, I decided to listen to binaural beats while meditating without guidance and a REALLY bright white light appeared and a even brighter white triangle showed up. It was wild, never had something like it before. Afterwards I felt perplex but at peace. It was definitely an incredible experience.

  4. Thanks for sharing that, Felipe. I need to try binaural beats more, I’ve only listened to them a few times.

  5. Thanks for your article! I’ve been seeing the white light for 40 years and I always wondered what it was. It starts with my eyes closed and a white light will sometimes appear above my eye level in the blackness. Then waves of light like the ocean waves will fall down around my inner vision till it disappears out of my vision. Recently the waves have been coming from many different angles not just the center. Once I asked what it was and it said Iam.

  6. This is a comment for Jennifer. Have you heard of Jurgen Ziewe? His book MultiDimensional Man is quite amazing. One story was about his mother who was depressed when she was alive. He visited her on many occasions when he became lucid in his dreams. Btw he has been meditating since the 70’s. What he noticed was that after while instead of this dark cloud of depression that previously had hung around her there, she had transformed into a young hip woman in her 20’s.

  7. Last night before bed I lit some purifying candles infused with oil, and called upon my female ancestors to come to me and guide (without shocking me). As I meditated to sounding bowls (YouTube) and asked them to come, I saw a bright, white light start to appears over my head.

    It scared me and I shook myself out of my trance! The room was dark and my eyes were closed.

  8. Hey Phil,

    So I have been meditating from past almost 1.5 years and intermittently I sense a bright white light coming onto my eyes and forehead. I always feels joyous and excited as it gives me. Wonderful feel whenever I feel the light.

  9. Hi, I have just come across this page for the same reason. Twice this week I had a flash above my head. Once was a white flash and then last night while listening to binaural beats there was a blue flash but it stayed longer. I’m very intrigued as to what it could be. I tend to see it every few normally. Sometimes during meditation but also in awake state at 3am.

  10. Hi, I’ve just started meditating (almost 2 weeks now) recently, and experienced this bright white light on my forehead twice while meditating. Both the times I felt extremely anxious and opened my eyes almost immediately. Can anyone let me know why this might be? I’ve read a lot on how white light indicates angels or activating the third eye but having just started meditating it seems a bit surreal for any of it to be happening. If there’s anyone who can shine a light on this for me, please do.

  11. I’ve only recently been trying to connect with the universe and my spiritual side.

    Last night, before bed I was meditating and I noticed a tiny purple dot between my closed eyes. I tried to concentrate on it and it suddenly turned into pulsing white flashes. It felt like a light was on in the room, but when I opened my eyes to check, they were off. When I closed them again, the white light returned.

    I’ve been having massive migraines for days, so I suppose the colors could have been a result of that, but my Google search lead me here. Any insights?

  12. I’ve seen a small bright white light, for years when I meditate but also while working out. I listen to music and shift my consciousness so it’s easier. My ego isn’t telling me how hard exercising is, lol. The light will change size a little and will slowly move lower into my minds eye. Sometimes when I try to draw it near, it floats back upward, or disappear altogether. When I relax my mind again, it pops back into my vision. It’s such a divine experience. Always wondered what it was. Feel so blessed and grateful to see it.

  13. The third time I meditated my body filled with light after taking no thought and staring at the third eye. The word Mother came out of my mouth and all the breath left my body then my Kundalini spun so strongly and I felt like I was going to leave this body but I messed up and asked what is this? Then it all disappeared. Everything changed in this life as I knew it. I haven’t been able to return to Christ conscience since but will never stop trying. If you are seeing this light then go deeper until you are one with it.

  14. I started meditating a month or so ago and saw a purple / white pulsating light with my eyes closed. I had to go online to Google what this might be. I think it’s either my crown chakra or third eye opening. My experience is very much like some of those mentioned on this message board. Starts off as a small pin prick of purple light with prism of colours around it. If you relax the light will pulse brighter and can start moving around. When I wake in the morning I check and see and it’s normally pulsing so I think it must be activated when sleeping. I have very lucid dreams. When meditating with the light pulsing, I make intentions to tap into my spiritual self and higher consciousness so that I can benefit from my higher knowledge to help me deal with some stress at work. This really helps me stay calm and better deal with stressful situations. I can now see the light with eyes open. I’m not sure where else to go with my meditating. I think I’d like to connect to family members who have passed on but not sure how to go about it and it scares me a little!

  15. This happened to me for the first time last year. I wasn’t trying to make it happen, I didn’t even know it was a thing that could happen. I wasn’t meditating but I was sitting on the sofa with my eyes shut and there was a bright light above my head and sort of behind me a little. The first time was confusing for me because I kinda hadn’t noticed the light, but at the same time I did notice it if that makes sense. I had been assuming a lamp was switched on, then when I opened my eyes and realised the room was dark and there was no lamp there, that’s when it actually occurred to me that there had been a light there with no explainable source. When it happened the second time I recognised it. It felt good, and has happened a few more times over the past year (it always happens by accident, I’ve never intentionally tried to make it appear, I don’t know how) I had no idea what it was, I tried to research it before and found nothing. The last time it happened was last night, I was a bit taken aback because I wasn’t expecting it. I somehow went ‘into’ it this time, I communicated with it, my initial feeling was immense gratitude and I felt honoured to be in that moment (I don’t know why!) but the moment that stood out for me was when all of my feelings of anxiety automatically tried to bubble up and as soon as they did I felt this instant sense that I was somehow being silly or insulting to ‘the light’ by having negative feelings of worry, that they weren’t necessary and it was showing some sort of distrust? There was no negativity in this realisation, it was an amazing feeling. I got a really clear sense of what the ego is. Apologies if that was confusing, it’s very hard to put into words, I just wanted to share my story as I have found the other stories here really helpful.

  16. I started meditation only abt a week ago after realizing that I have a connection to I’m not sure but I believe to spirits as I have two spirits living with me and they’ve been with me for as long as I can remember. Anyways I finally decided to expand my spiritual awareness and strengthen my spiritual connection instead of being afraid of them and trying to hide away from them or trying to expel them. I started reading books on how to expand my mediumship. The first meditation I did was to meet my spirit guide or guides. And I did! It was the most amazing, freeing, comforting and awaking of my life! And I was hooked! I started meditating every time I got the chance just to see my spirit guides again! But just now I was meditating and I entered a deep meditative state but I tried to concentrate on opening my third eye. All of a sudden there was a white light started above my head n eyes and slowly while pulsating came down further a little past my eyes and then just stayed there pulsating. I wasn’t afraid or anything I actually tried to turn my head in a way to be more in The light. It was like when winter is over and you have the first sunny warm day of spring and you out side and you lift your head so the strong warm sun is directly on your face and you feel that feeling that you’ve longing for ALL WINTER! It was calming, and felt beautiful like I’ve been waiting for it, needing it for my whole life but didn’t know that feeling ever existed. So I jumped online to figure out what exactly I had just experienced naturally lol thank you for giving me some direction on where to start processing this magnificent, elevating experience! Yet again I can’t wait to meditate and see what else is lingering in my spiritual awakening journey! Thank you!

  17. I never meditated before and I wasn’t yesterday either. It felt like an outer body experience, I was watching tv and knew I was but it wasn’t me watching it. In my forehead I saw a white glow about the size of a grapefruit in my forehead. It was very bright and my body was numb. Then I couldn’t sleep last night because I could still see/feel that bright white light in my forehead. What does this mean?

  18. Heidi Susan Porada

    It was last year in September in the evening on the 7th 2021 I had a spiritual connection and and my crown chakra was activated I saw in my mind a white Divine sanskrit it was brilliant shiny white light it was magnificent to see & I saw the another soul entered & so his face with a smile. I did told the person his name is David Hope that he just telepathic me to activate my crown chakra. Namaste 💗💫💜💫⭐💫❤💫🥰

  19. When I was meditating during the day time I suddenly visualize a blue drop like something then as I continue it was like a drop fillling with water and slowly turning in to ocean. Then when I meditate again the next day I saw violet or purple not sure but it was as if I was going above and above and then suddenly falling down and the whole place was surrounded by violet or purple cloud. Then for the third time I saw a bit white like when rainfall down on a pond….

  20. Very good info! I did Reiki Attunement and during the meditative state saw purple with a pulsing white light that emerged in the center. It felt beautiful, but i was confused when the Reiki master said it may be negatuve energy trying to push thru… I didnt feel that and was confused by her interpretation.

  21. I’ve Seen The White Light And I let It Get Bigger And i literally left my Physical Body And I Felt Wind I Even Pet My Dog And Felt It And There sound Like and i can Do It at Will Now I Just started 2 days Ago

  22. When I was 27 my life was a wreck. I saw a green orb after rubbing my eyes from being tired. I followed it for about an hour with eyes shut. It turned white. Then got bigger. Infinite white. The white turned to clouds, and then I saw stars I was in space. I saw religious symbols, and was told by something that I needed a restart. I have never been the same since. I have been a spiritual advisor/psychic for 18 years now, and completely cured myself of many bad habits. I thought I was crazy, my subconscious came alive and walked me through my new life like a puppet on a string. I was Saved by my higher power when nobody else on earth trusted me. Quite amazing. I consider myself the luckiest man on Earth. A walker between worlds.

  23. Today marks my first experience seeing or rather I was surrounded by “white colors” during meditation this morning. The significance of this meditation is the location in which I decided to be in, which was my front living room that faces East. It so happens that this particular space of my house is brightest room in the morning during Sunrise, plus there is a huge skylight window with no coverings. In other words, I never bothered with placing shades or shutters on it because I enjoy the natural lighting it provides. However, this is also the reason I rarely meditate in that particular room. Imagine being outdoors on a summer day only to mediate facing the Sun, and when you close your eyelids all you would see are the bright remnants of the colors yellow and red from the Sun. Well, that is the best explanation I can offer to describe when I attempt to meditate in my front living room.

    But today, as I began to reach a meditated state, I found myself being surrounded in a plush, soft white color of light (like being surrounded in Cool Whip?). At first, the white color was drawing closer and closer to me, then the white color transformed to a film of white paint (something that happens when a paint begins to dry), then it turned into the white plush and soft Cool Whip color that expanded and grew in great space each time I said “I love you. Love is our greatest protection”. I must have recited that over and over again until I realized the plush white color appeared as though I was inside a snow cave and suddenly I felt a cold or chilled feeling; this is when I opened my eyes and was met with a piercing Sunlight directly hitting my face. What did this all mean? What was I experiencing? I am still trying to sort it all out. Thank you for allowing me to express this experience.

  24. Hi my meditation was myself as a young girls with white long dress andblonde hair twirling in a circle with my arms raised above me twirling in the light sent from above rays of bright light been sent down a gift it made me feel emotional and blessed

  25. I just sat down tonight to meditate for the 1st time in months and saw a white light I felt at peace a bit but was shocked out of it because It felt like someone touched the center of my forehead is that normal?

  26. While explains to my boss about a potentially dangerous situation that may occur in the near future , I felt as if a sliding door opened across my scalp and rays of glittery sparkling golden beams like sunlight
    entered thru it.
    As I was repeating the words to him slowly and softly I heard in my head , I heard him say stop it your scaring me.
    The next day four layers came to sue our business but left after he repeating the 25 words I told him the day before in
    He also said my eyes went all white,and that’s why he said I was scaring him.
    My third eye opened that day.

  27. Hi, I had a reiki treatment over the weekend and when the person’s hands were around my head I saw a bright white light, it seemed like someone had turned a spotlight on or turned a bright torch in my face. I felt a bit emotional and tired afterwards but realised I need to push forward and change aspects of my life and sort my head out.
    I have never experienced anything like it.

  28. The white light that I see is sometimes in the form of points of light that are approaching, hollow masses, sometimes in the form of lines and flashes or shapes like the Star of David or sacred geometry.
    A few of these cases involved masses of light that, as I got closer, I realized that the center was empty. When it got closer again, I realized that it was made up of wool-like compact light strings, each of which vibrated and moved quickly like a living being. And their density in the center became less and less. What can this type of light mean?
    Several times I have seen a scene from the near future immediately after seeing masses or points of light, and the same thing happened a few hours later.

  29. I just had this experience right now… I didnt knew how to react… it was all dark… then i felt waves of eneregy.. then a white bright light.. so bright that it covered the entire darkness… i was confused.. it is something that i never felt before.. that light was so pure but i was also feeling anxious and fear at same time… i broke my meditation right away in utter confused… it searched through out the internet to understand what this thing is all about.. it has been more that 30 mins that i broke my meditation.. my head is feeling weird.. i dont want to utter a single word… i am feeling peace.. but i dont know how to control this

  30. Hi I’ve been meditating for quite a few years now and its only recently that I’ve been experiencing white lights. Very bright white lights when I meditate and Sometimes when I wake in the night and think that the light has been switched on. It’s always white and darts from one side to the other. Also up towards my brow. can you give some advice on how to build on this please. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you 🙏

  31. I’ve been meditating for some years now. While meditating recently I had an experience I’d never had before. I saw a pin point of white light right in middle of my eyes. It was not a bright light and kinda reminded me of the light of a far away train. I was not concerned but very curious. My reaction after meditation was it was a light at the end of a tunnel. What are your thoughts?

  32. I just started meditating. I can tell when I am deep, because I feel like I’m on the verge of sleep. Then I sometimes get a quick glimpse of an image and I wake up. I try again and the ‘whiteness’ comes. Not so much a light, but an aura. I feel like someone is there. My body feels like I’m passing through something. I tried again tonight and the aura changed to red. How do I strengthen this state of mind?

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