I have been practicing Kundalini Yoga for awhile now, and I can get into a pretty deep altered state very easily. Recently, while meditating by candle light, and with my eyes open, I saw a bright flash of blue light, not directly in front of my gaze, but just to the side of me. I am not talking about a pin point flash like you sometimes get normally (which is related to neurons firing if I remember correctly) but this was about 2 feet in height and about 1 foot wide, and ovoid in shape.

Now, I am not the type to be frightened by supernatural / mystical experiences as I have had Out-Of-Body Experiences all my life (they happened on their own,…. for all you people against the Occult!) But I was not exactly expecting to physically see something like this during meditation, and was just wondering what it was or if anyone else experienced it before. It didn’t scare me, but it caught me off guard and I lost it right away as soon as I turned my head to bring it into direct line of sight.

I read that ether (etheric level which is a part of the physical… like an overlay, and science is even trying to prove it’s existence… so athiests, please don’t say it’s hogwash!) Anyway I read ether is seen as blue physically and some people see a blue mist (natural seers and people who meditate) but this was definitely not a vague mist… it was a definite ovoid shape of considerable size… and BRIGHT like an electrical flash!

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  • I often see orbs floating around after meditation. I believe that when you are truly at ease some kind of veil is lifted and things that are probably always there float in because your seeing becomes multi dimensional. But once I did see the kind of flashes you are talking about and I believe it was some kind of angelic experience. I was sitting up in my bed in the dark. I had just turned the light off and I felt so calm I had no fear of the dark. I had been reading a lot about angels and I thought isn’t it about time I saw one so I just said “Come on Angels if you are out there show yourself to me” and before I had even finished saying the last word two beams of light came into my room and moved towards me and settled each side of my head and, it felt, around my head, like they had become a helmet. It was as if they were downloading something. I felt total love. I then saw the brightest blue flash 9 similar to the one you are talking about) and then the brightest pink flash and it was all over.

  • This is really something to discus about.
    It was just last night, I was sitting in seiza posture and was closing my eyes as like always for meditation. But all of a sudden when all my thoughts and emotions were disappearing, I saw this bright light, it did not scare me but it did take me off guard, that was the first time I had such an experience in all my life. I think it was some kind of Third eye stuff that the wise one use to speak about, but I was not sure, may be that was our source from where we came to existence.

  • I have a real question. Sometimes when i am trying to sleep i will see white or orange lightining (that’s the best way i can dicribe it) and vivid shapes will start to appear, i want to know what that means but i can’t really find anything about it.

  • I have many experiences of paranormal activity so to speak, since I was a young child I am now in my 30s and joined a spiritual circle about a yr ago since then I have more clearer experiences, seeing spirits and hearing them. For years I have heard loud banging as I fall asleep even thou my house and street is silent as I get up to check I have recently started seeing flashes of white light when im laying in bed as if someone has a flash camera I sit up and look round my room is covered in white mist and im boiling hot?? Thanks

  • It certainly seems that many of us have experienced bright lights, sometimes during meditation and sometimes not. For me the Bright Light has announced itself for about the past year and a half, almost every time I meditate and sometimes during my sleep. It began as the blue light so many people report here, and lately has been completely white. Initially I perceive the Bright Light as a pinpoint with radiant beams. Gradually it grows in intensity and size until it consumes my entire perception. Equanimity meditation has helped me to accept the experience so that it lasts more for than a moment. I add that in 1988 I had a near death experience that featured the same Bright Light (only more so!) emanating immense love. I understand now that when I meditate and I see the Bright Light it is the One. Certainly I do not know where any of this is going, but rather I accept and count my blessings to be awakening.

  • I’ve seen light dancing on my bottom eye lids that looks as if lit energy is swirling through each eye quickly.

    I have see light in the darkness that appears like a orbish base with rays radiating down. The more I meditate and breathe, the brighter this light becomes.

    I have seen blue, red, and white light figures that appear to be either animal or human most of the time.

    It seems the more I learn about history, philosophy, all religious teachings, and listen to the world in almost a schitzophrenic way to hear, what I believe is, a secret message from the Universe, the more light figures, energy blobs, information I come up with that I cannot explain, and more occurs.

    I suggest anyone with any type of fear or mental health issues to be very careful with deep meditation. You need to be ready for what you may see, learn, feel, and hear. In yoga, the force that causes the light and learning is called Kundalini, Chi, Qi, Lifeforce, Soul, God, Lucifer, Ouroboros, Dragon, and many many more names. It is an experience that you must perceive yourself to even being to understand the odd beauty in our lives.

  • I thought I was going crazy but at least now I know I’m not not the only one… I’ve never done any meditation, breathing, centering or any other that sort of stuff. However, a few months ago my friend told me about the 5 Tibetans and I though I might give it a try. I just increased to 9 repetitions 2 days ago and got a weird side-effect – blue light. After my excercise I go to my bed, shut the lights, close my eyes and continue deep breathing for a while and I usually don’t feel too special nor “clear” while doing it. But for the last 2 days, I see a bright dark blue or occasionally purplish light radiating in the darkness, it seems very close, almost inside my head. It grows out of the darkness when I breath in and fades away when I breath out. I got me freaked out a bit so I quit deep breathing and it disappeared.

    Thanks everybody for sharing their experience even though there I thought I was going crazy but at least now I know I’m not not the only one… I’ve never done any meditation, breathing, centering or any other that sort of stuff. However, a few months ago my friend told me about the 5 Tibetans and I though I might give it a try. I just increased to 9 repetitions 2 days ago and got a weird side-effect – blue light. After my excercise I go to my bed, shut the lights, close my eyes and continue deep breathing for a while and I usually don’t feel too special nor “clear” while doing it. But for the last 2 days, I see a bright dark blue or occasionally purplish light radiating in the darkness, it seems very close, almost inside my head. It grows out of the darkness when I breath in and fades away when I breath out. I got me freaked out a bit so I quit deep breathing an it dissappeared.

    Thanks everybody for sharing their experience even though nobody really explains it. I will try not to get scared next time and see what happens!

  • I had an experience years ago when out of the blue my head was filled with brilliant white light and in that same instant I felt as if i knew everything that was to be known and everything was as it should be.It only lasted an instant but the feeling of calm and peacefulness it engendered still laststo this day.A feeling that all will be well no matter what happens

  • Today 8:45
    I just Tray to Focus i breith i See Schoking Vibrationen room picture whit very nise sound whit something like Flushing light
    Is that something ??

  • My experience is somewhat different. I have been meditating for a couple of months and joined a spiritulist church. At the last meeting which was an ‘Open Circle’ I had a strange experience.
    After a poor start I saw the usual ‘blue circle’ bright and outlined in white, it normally expands then contracts but on this occasion it expanded fully and all I could see was blue. A metamorphic shape comprising of millions of purple and metallic dots swam around my vision appearing 3 times as a dolphin. At the end of the session I was very emotional and at the time could not explain what I had witnessed. Since then when looking at any dark area a thin gauze appears and as I watch, I see the circle of blue light which strengthens and opens up as more and more dots join in. I felt apprehensive then but as the days go by am more at ease with this. I used a grounding meditation with no change.

  • The blue/white/indigo lights flashing either while eyes are closed are open is your Third Eye chakra opening. Nothing to get frightened over, be calm and know that it is just a sign that you’ve “awakened”. I’ve experienced this after a couple of times after intense spiritual workshops, usually where meditation has been practiced. Yesterday, while meditating to Tibetan crystal singing bowls and experienced everything going completely shining white under my eyelids and my body tingled all over. I consider this a GREAT thing! For more info on colors while meditating, research the Chakras.

  • I’ve seen the big blue flash, as well as green. They seem to be lightening shaped.

    I have also seen long, string like light, about eight inches long, floating near the celing, and te floor. They float slowly then fade away.

    Lately, and frequently, there is a flash so bright that everything disappears for a split second, and all I see is white. It happens when I close my eyes as well, but then the flashes tend to have a reddish hue.

    I also feel something that’s difficult to describe. It’s as if I feel some kind of earth quake, but it’s happening within. It’s like I’m being dislodged or something.

    I’m not meditating when any of this happens, although I suspect I have been living in an altered state for about ten years.

  • I see those bright blue flashes too. I feel that they are ok. They feel ok. This has been happening for years but have never had a clear idea what they are about

  • I am a Psychic Medium and came on this site after having an experience I never had before.. I googled what happened and this site appeared..I tried to read other sites too that were listed but the pointer kept scrolling to this site.

    I dont sleep well and tonight have been highly excited and anxious about an event I am having in 2 days. all nite I have been praying and talking to my Spirit guides and Angel ten decided I had to sleeeeep. so I closed my eyes and it was like lightening flashing and the array of the color blue exploding // It was dark and light blue with the white flashes. I got nervous and opened my eyes and every time I closed them it would start again..it lasted for about 2 min and then I was able to close my eyes to normal darkness…Being Spiritual and what I do and my nite of praying and thinking about this event. I know this was something special happening but I dont know what or why. ..what is even more intriguing is I never used the color blue or white in my search engine…would like to see an answer on this please.. have a Blessed Day

  • yes i see yellowish white light to begin with and this light is encircled by blue light some time entire vision turns into blue. all these things start to happen after 15-20 minutes of closed eye meditation. during meditation i experience lot of thing going on in my back up to neck and forehead (bit inside). all these experience gives lot of pleasure

  • I have also seen these bright blue sparks of light, while using a frequency meditation cd for the first time! was a little freaked. The sparks all gathered together into one biggers, vibrating spot of deep bright blue with purple tint . And now randomly I’ll see a random spot of blue spark during my daily activities.

  • Ok I. Came to this site looking for an anwser about me seeing this BLUE FLASHES OF LIGHT and I’m leaving with more questions than I did before, because all of this people talk about is their expiriences but they don’t really have a definite anwser I mean not even the doctor that check my eyes and told me they were fine!

  • My experience of this is different. I mediate every day and when I meditate everything that I’m seeing at the time is colored blue, as if it were lit up by a blue light. To be honest there’s also sometimes yellow mixed in with the blue, and the colors perceived are different after doing Yoga.

    I do not see flashes of light or blobs of light but instead, every single time I meditate I see blue and yellow colors.

  • I’m so glad I found these posts! I had the same intense blue/white flash just as I was falling asleep. It made me fliing my eyes open and wonder what the heck had just happened! That day and the previous day, I had been in workshops doing meditations and prayer circles which opened up my healing energy.

  • I had the same experience as well with a quick flash of blue light like lightning but happened real quickly while I was meditating and drifting off into sleep. I looked up some information on this phenomenon by simply doing a search consisting of the words ‘blue light meditation’ at books.google.com and saw references it to stating that blue light symbolizing healing energy and also giving examples of blue light being used deliberately within a in meditation to awaken the third eye.

  • i just recently have had the same experience only i got the crackling sound that came with the flash of light, I’m taking this at the moment as telling me to back for awhile i am seeing energies all around me and sparkles of light but this was enough to break me out of meditation and leave it alone it felt like something out of poltergeist

  • well i had a experience and my body vibrated and i saw like orange yellow light pulsing then it turned white and like a cloudy haze of blue that’s when i came out of trance. Now some one please answer this I been searching for this answer it did stop my foot pain I had for several, well a long time since the military and it was painful. but I keep having a pulsating forehead in the center between the eyes and up a little i sometimes get light headed like being drawn to a walking sleep very weird feeling. My brother and i even noticed this shady dark circular formation there. and its cold then warm feeling tingling and my stomach feels like its still in a meditative state like something is there. its very strange to me I was thinking about going to a doctor and did ask a online doctor in wellness. who said that a regular doctor could not diagnose it, its really more a neurological theory diagnosis. some one answer this please I copy pasted this on several sites looking for answers i haven’t allowed my self to go into that state of deep meditation again yet like I can still do dream manipulation or OBE how ever it is when i wake in my dream state I challenged my self with people in chat rooms. once I know where you live I can project my thoughts there within my dream state and find your house and describe it to you, [ the interior]. note; this just started after that experience what the hell is happening? no drugs don’t drink i was fasting for 4 days when this ac cured

  • I’m so relieved to read this stuff. I’ve been seeing flashes or sparks of light for about 2 and a half years. I’ve been practicing mindfulness meditation for about 15 years. I never connected the two because I primarily see the flashes of light while not sitting. They are typically electric blue but occasionally can be white. Oddly, the lady I started dating at the time reported the same experience. She mentioned it first — so I don’t think she was pretending. Since breaking up, I see these flashes on occasion, but not like before. I mentioned it to a meditation teacher who just dismissed it. Then two teachers said “Oh yes, blue, white, or red in color.” So both seemed to know what I was on about. They got the colors right. But they refused to tell me more about what it was. Any help out there? It’s a hard topic to Google…

  • I’ve been seeing flashes or sparks of light for about 2 and a half years. I’ve been practicing mindfulness meditation for about 15 years. I never connected the two because I primarily see the flashes of light while not sitting. They are typically electric blue but occasionally can be white. Oddly, the lady I started dating at the time reported the same experience. She mentioned it first — so I don’t think she was pretending. Since breaking up, I see these flashes on occasion, but not like before. I mentioned it to a meditation teacher who just dismissed it. Then two teachers said “Oh yes, blue, white, or red in color.” So both seemed to know what I was on about. They got the colors right. But they refused to tell me more about what it was. Any help out there? It’s a hard topic to Google…

  • Yes, I too see flashes of light, sometimes blue sometimes white. Mostly with eyes closed while “abiding in equanimity” meditation. They are usually on the perimeter of my inner vision. Occasionally I see them while in non-meditative state with eyes open. I usually have the “feel” that they represent a “smile” or warmth, or encouragement – kinda like “I’m with you.” I also get clouds or mists of colours shifting shapes and moving, and feel like things are not resolved, and many times can let these move until the space becomes calm and clear and I feel at peace in this more quiet still place.

  • Hi, my name is Alex. I saw it tonight, that is why i am on this site as it came on GOOGLE search about seeing the light. I am practicing meditation/trance on and off for almost ten years, but this is the fist time i had this type of vision. I was coming out of a deep trance and was already pretty conscious when it happened. I did not expect or think of anything, just relaxing before waking up completely. The light appeared right in the middle of a dark field before my eyes, it was intense bright and irregular in shape with small thin rays emitting. I had enouhg time to to wonder if something shines right through my eyelids, then i remembered I had a black T-shirt folded over my eyes. It was there for some time, then I got pretty anxious and it was gone. It was so bright. however not blinding, then I remembered that I am not seeing it with my eyes. Unexpected experience. Anyone saw something of that kind? P.S. I started the meditation with a music file.

  • Hi my name is Sarah. This is the first time I have seen a site with this kind of information on it.
    I had an experience many years ago and have referred to the experience as “The Meditation of ’91”. I have talked to many people about it, but have not gotten very far in understanding what it was myself.
    Like Matt, the meditation I did was more of a surrender meditation. In that I mean, trying to relax and let go of areas of trauma in my life and circumstances at the time.
    I had my eyes open too, not sitting, but lying down and using a meditation method that I had seen a video by Shirley McClaine. Yes, it did the trick of relaxing me. That’s when I saw it; the light. It was blue and round and it seemed to have a mist around the outside of it. I connected the image with the third eye.
    There’s been times in my youth 8, 10, and 12 when while walking or sitting, I would close my eyes and move my eyes upwards like looking at my forehead with my eyes closed and seeing flashes of blue, red, green, orange lights. I remember asking God or the spirit guide who may or may not have been with me during the meditation what the flash of light and the flashes of lights were in my youth. Whatever it was, it had a very calming, peaceful and accepting nature about it and I felt more at ease with myself after that for several months.

  • I see blue flashes of light frequently. I would describe them as electric or lightning like, however their size is perhaps only 2 to 7cm. I’ve experienced different states of our consciousness through surrender meditation. I’m not sure if I have some kind of eye problem or what.

    • Matt, I see exactly the same thing! Just blue flashes , something I can only describe as looking like lightning. I wondere what this means?

  • Hi I see those and many other shapes and colors all the time as i put my customers in a trance they too see these shapes and mist or solid shadows i even have a few pics go to my website southwestdreams.net and look at the photo where im teaching a class at night and a shape appeared in front of everyone above an unlit candle,i call spirits on a regular basis and my clients have reported hundreds of purple or black or blues shapes. check it out southwestdreams.net

  • Well synergie it has never happened to me and I haven’t heard before, but once at a time I had experienced different. One line of blue light of a human height, was seen continuously oscillating from right to left and left to right, as if one divine was to enter into my aura. After some time she succeeded to enter. She was a deity called Santoshi Mother, but this didn’t happen during meditation. She remained with me for some minutes. It was surprising that I knew her, who she was. But in our case we do not take it seriously because this not our path and we the religious devotees are least concerned with such type of events. We take it that our True Guru shows us that deities have no value, they can not give you any thing.

    Synergie our target is not awakening of Kudlini, but it is to realize with that one and only super natural power the almighty GOD. Our method is not of yoga. We follow the path shown by our true Guru. This path is called the path of ease( that is Sehaj-and that is easy going). Our meditation is different to Yoga. In Yoga you concentrate your mind most probably at the center of eye brows during meditation, and you do not chant any mantra.

    We concentrate on listening of word of Guru mantra inside and follow it from where the voice is coming. But we do not give any stress on brain. Gradually the mind becomes thoughtless and we can listen our voice of chanting of Guru mantra more clearly and that goes on clear to clear with the passage of time. For the years togather this practice goes on. The word of Guru has all magical powers and takes us to our destiny, the tenth door, the residence of almighty God, with this we get all magical powers of God and rather no difference remains in we and the God.

    dhasam dhuaaraa agam apaaraa param purakh kee ghaattee ||
    The Tenth Gate is the home of the inaccessible, infinite Supreme Lord.
    {Bhagat Beni Ji Raag Raamkalee 974}

    http://www.sikhitothemax.com/page.asp?ShabadID=4135

    I had to leave typing the answer for some work. Well synergie this is not hard and fast to have same experience for every one while meditating whether on Yoga or religious basis, except some common points. Meditating person may experience so many types of weird feelings.

  • Could be any number of things – did you get a sense of a presence, or was it simply the light flash?

    If there was a sense of presence, then you could have momentarily picked up on something astral. I’ve sometimes been “bothered” by astral wildlife during deep meditations – they just get curious about the energy and in trace it’s much easier to perceive them. This phenomenon, if distracting, can be easily avoided by enacting a simple shield before spiritual practice. Another type of presence that it might have been was a guide of some sort – shields wouldn’t block them, and why would you want to anyway? 🙂 However seeing them when you don’t expect to can be jarring.

    It could also have just been a burst of energy, either coming from you as your energies were shifting as part of the meditation, or something naturally occuring on the very subtle energy levels which you normally wouldn’t have noticed had you not been in trance.

    Normally with this kind of thing I find that in the microsecond that it occurs, I get a full sense of “knowing” what it was. Once my conscious mind gets a chance to start thinking about it, the experience can get blown way out of proportion, become frightening, over analyzed, etc. Generally I recommend going with whatever your gut told you as it was happening.

    Obviously if it starts happening more frequently you’ll have more of a chance to figure out what it was for sure. Otherwise, I would just note it as ‘one of those things’ and not worry too much about it.

    • I have a question maybe you can help me with.today when i was out side i happen to see a bright light like you have described.except its all white,ver,very bright,it was on a window of a house,there was no way it could have been a flash of any sort bec it was aound the windown as we;; ans i know for sure no one was home,it comsumed the entire window and the outter edges of it as well.i know how crazy this sounds,when i tol d my roomate he looked at me like i had 3 heads/very bright white.and i saw it and a sec later gone.hmmm,,????not sure???? feel free to email me if you have any ideas. roberts.tessa80@yahoo.com

      • No offence guys.. but I don’t meditate or anything and the same thing happen to me.. 3 times in a periods of about 5 minutes. I did a bit of research and I know its fun to saw its some supper natural thing, but its not. It’s just caused by little dust particles in the air. There’s no “spiritual beings” creeping around. Just go to your doctor and he’ll give you some eye drops.

  • yes especially when im tripping on acid

    im just playin meditation is a very good thing. im just sarcastic today.

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