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Are You Seeing Colors During Your Meditation?

Seeing colors or flashes of colors during your meditation practice is both an awesome sign and experience!

They can serve as messages of confirmation, affirmation, and even warnings from your Higher Self which you can use to improve your life both in and out of meditations.

Not everyone experiences these visual cues but if you’re starting to see them, it’s an exciting time that I promise will change your life!

Colors, Energy Centers, Locations, and Implications

My Experience With Seeing Colors During Meditation

The first time it happened, it honestly freaked me out. But I realized that I was seeing them during my meditations for a reason.

Once I learned what each color meant, it gave me the knowledge to be more intentional during my meditations.

It’s my hope that armed with this knowledge, you’ll be able to fast track your connection to your High Self and really get the most out of meditation sessions and life in general.

Key Takeaways

  • Seeing colors during meditation is often associated with chakra activation and spiritual meanings.

  • Colors seen during meditation can be interpreted as messages from the subconscious or higher self.

  • Using colors as a guide in meditation can enhance spiritual awareness and guide you towards practical ways you can make positive changes in your life.

are you seeing colors during your meditations?

Are you seeing colors during your meditation and not sure what they mean?


Not everyone experiences seeing colors during their meditations but I remember the first time it happened for me.

It kind of freaked me out. 

I had so many questions like, “What does seeing red during meditation mean?”, “What are chakra energy centers”, and “Where are they located in the body”?

Everything I ran into was either dry, hard to understand, or not very practical.

So, after years of meditation, I decided to write this article and share everything I’ve learned in simple terms.

In this article I’ll talk about colors, their associated chakra centers and where these centers are located.

I’ll also share tips and insights on how you can interpret and use these colors and chakra centers to enrich your experience during and outside your meditation sessions!

Without further ado, let’s get started!

This is from my blog about Meditations and Personal Development in general. Here are the 9 Personal Development Skills that changed my life.

Why Are You Seeing Colors During Meditation?

why are you seeing colors during meditation

Ever noticed how, when you close your eyes, you sometimes see colors or patterns of colored light?

It’s not just me, right? 

Many folks report seeing colors as swirls, blobs, dots, or even flashes. It’s like a little light show behind your eyelids!

And it’s not only during deep meditation; this can happen any old time. 

But what’s the deal with these colors?

Well, some say these colors have spiritual meanings, like each color is trying to tell us something important. 

Here’s a quick rundown of what some people think:

  • Red: Passion or energy
  • Orange: Creativity or playfulness
  • Yellow: Optimism or happiness
  • Green: Growth or healing
  • Blue: Calmness or peace
  • Purple: Spirituality or intuition

These colors might be more than just random.

It feels like they’re either somehow linked with how the deepest parts of us feel.

Or… they could even be messages or signs, guiding us or showing us something about ourselves.

It’s pretty cool to think that our brains could be throwing us a mystical party, or maybe giving us a heads up about something. 

But remember, it’s always good to listen to your gut. If something feels off, or if you keep seeing the same color and it’s bugging you, it might be worth looking into a bit more.

Connecting Colors to Your Chakras: Chakra Energy Centers and Color Frequencies

connecting colors to your chakras, chakra energy centers

But there’s also a very specific way of interpreting colors in the world of spirituality and other Eastern healing systems.

It’s all about our chakras

So what are chakras?

Just think of chakras (or chakra energy centers) as power stations of energy that run up and down our spines

There are 7 most commonly talked about chakra energy centers in the meditation practice and each chakra center comes with its own color. 

When we meditate and see one or even multiple colors at once, one or more of these chakra points are ‘activating’, or ‘lighting up’. 

It’s nothing to worry about, in fact it could be your body or Higher Self trying to tell you something:

Your own secret message of wisdom, confirmation, or even warnings!

Seeing a specific color can mean that a particular chakra is super active. For example, if I see a lot of red, it might mean my root chakra is asking for attention, maybe I need to feel more grounded or secure. 

There are many possible colors you might be seeing from the color spectrum but here are the main seven energy centers and their colors you should know:

  • Red: Root chakra (“Muladhara”, feeling grounded and safe, ready to grow)
  • Orange: Sacral chakra (“Svadhisthana”, creativity and emotions)
  • Yellow: Solar Plexus chakra (“Manipura”, gut instinct, confidence, and power)
  • Green: Heart chakra (“Anahata”, love, kindness, and healing)
  • Blue: Throat chakra (“Vishuddha”, communication, self expression, and speaking your truth)
  • Indigo: Third Eye chakra (“Ajna”, intuition and foresight, 6th sense)
  • Purple: Crown chakra (“Sahasrara”, spiritual enlightenment, higher states of consciousness, spiritual awakening)

I describe where each chakra center is in the body in simple terms in their own sections!

Sometimes, I feel like I’m tuning into a different frequency, almost like I’m adjusting the dial on a radio, but with my own energy. And when that happens, colors can pop up in my mind’s eye (my imagination), showing me which chakra is getting a workout.

It’s not just about seeing pretty lights, though. These colors can be a sign that something deep inside is waking up.

And if you’re into things like Quantum Jumping Meditation, you might even think of it as shifting realities. It’s like your inner world is getting colorful and saying, ‘Hey, pay attention to this!’

So next time you’re sitting there with your eyes closed and colors start to dance behind your lids, remember, it could be your chakras saying hello!

Is Seeing Colors During Meditation Practice Good? Bad? Something to Worry About?

Positive Meanings and Psychic Indications

positive meanings and psychic indications

When I meditate and see colors, it’s like I’m getting a special message just for me. 

The fact that you’re seeing colors can mean a lot of different things, and they’re usually all good!

Regardless of the particular color and its meaning, seeing colors at all is a sign that:

  • Your psychic abilities are activating
  • Visionary experiences are opening up to you
  • Trusting in your intuition and insights will lead to greater experiences
  • You are on the cusp of or experiencing a spiritual awakening

For example, when I see white or golden light, it’s like a sign that I’m tapping into something bigger than myself. It could be a hint that I’m on the right path to understanding the universe and my place in it.

Sometimes, the colors are a confirmation of what’s going great.

Sometimes, the colors are nudge to pay more attention to my inner voice and the wisdom it’s trying to share.

So, if you’re seeing colors too, don’t worry. It’s not something to be scared of. It’s a chance to learn more about yourself and the mystical world you’re tapping into.

When Colors Might Signal a Need for Help

when colors might signal a need for help

But it’s important to be aware that all messages can be interpreted in different ways.

And sometimes, the message is begging you to check in and pay attention to a certain area of your life.  It’s like my body’s way of sending me a signal that something’s up.

In the physical sense, if I start noticing colors popping up with other weird stuff like headaches or a numb feeling, it might be time to check in with a doctor.

In the non physical sense, if I start noticing certain colors mixed in with emotions like sadness, irritation, or things just ‘feel off’, it might be worth digging into it a little bit more.

The important thing is to:

  1. notice when you’re feeling certain sensations
  2. in combination with the color you’re seeing
  3. and ask why

If you keep experiencing any physical discomfort, please go to the doctor and get it checked out!

But also just realize that our physical bodies and our emotions are so closely related that what might feel like a physical reaction might just be an emotional one. It just takes time to tease apart the difference.

  • Take note of patterns or triggers
  • Pay attention to other symptoms
  • Reflect on thoughts and feelings

I remember reading about how the purple color or seeing purple during meditation could mean I’m getting deeper into my spiritual side. 

But if those purples come with a side of pain or certain negative emotions, it might be more of a warning rather than an affirmation. Just something to keep in mind!

It’s all about being aware and mindful. If everything’s cool, then those colors might just be messages from my subconscious, telling me I’m doing great.

But hey, if there’s a chance it’s something more serious, I won’t ignore it.

Better safe than sorry!

What Does Seeing Colors During Meditation Mean?

So, we know certain colors are associated with certain chakra energy centers, and we’ve talked about the importance of getting the right message from the colors we’re seeing.

Let’s dive into what each color generally tends to mean.

Use these as a basis to understand the nature of the message and meditate further on it for the fuller picture.

Seeing Red During Meditation Meaning

seeing red during meditation meaning

The root chakra, known as “Muladhara” in Sanskrit, is like the foundation of a house, but for your body’s energy system. 

Where is it located? – Imagine it sitting at the base of your spine, right where your tailbone is. It’s not something you can touch or see; it’s more like a feeling or a sense of being grounded.

What is it about? – The root chakra is all about feeling safe and secure, like having a good place to live and enough food to eat. Being at the bottom of the spine, it’s all about feeling grounded.

Sometimes, seeing red means there are things I need to fix in my life, like if I’m worried about money or not feeling safe. It’s a sign to look at what’s bugging me and find ways to feel more stable.

Here’s what I think about when red pops up in my meditation:

  • Am I taking care of my body?
  • Do I feel safe where I live?
  • Are my family and I getting along okay?
  • Is money stressing me out?

Red is usually a reminder for me that I might need a bit more physical and mental relaxation. Also, to make sure I’m taking care of the basics in life. I try to find comfort and get into a calm state of mind, which some folks call the alpha state.

So, if you see red while you’re chilling with your eyes closed, it might be a nudge to check your relationship with the necessities of life. It’s nothing to get stressed out about, but it’s good to be aware you might have something to work on.

Seeing Orange During Meditation Meaning

seeing orange during meditation meaning

Now, let’s glide up a little from the root chakra to discover the sacral chakra, known as “Svadhisthana” in Sanskrit. 

Where is it located? – Imagine this one as a glowing orb of energy sitting in your lower belly, just a couple of inches below your belly button.

What is it about? – This one is all about creativity, emotions, and sensuality.

These are some examples of what orange light visions can mean during meditation:

  • A spark in creativity
  • A surge in my emotional world
  • A call to embrace my sensuality
  • A sign of fertility or the beginning of something new

Sometimes, this orange glow is a gentle reminder to let my feelings flow and not bottle them up. It nudges me to be in tune with my emotions and express them in a free and healthy way.

I’ve learned that incorporating the color orange into my meditation can amplify these messages. 

Whether it’s visualizing orange light, lighting an orange candle, or even holding an orange crystal, it helps me focus on the sacral chakra’s energy. 

And let me tell you, it feels like unlocking a treasure chest of emotional richness and creative potential.

Seeing Yellow During Meditation Meaning

seeing yellow during meditation meaning

Moving on up! 

Next, we explore the solar plexus chakra, known as “Manipura” in Sanskrit. 

Where is it located? – Picture this energy center like a shining sun located around your stomach area, just above your belly button and below your rib cage. 

What is it about? – This one has to do with the core of your personal inner power and confidence. Your ‘gut instincts’, or that little voice inside you that’s telling you ‘I can do this’. It can also mean intellect and optimism. It’s like a high-five to your brain, telling you that you’re on the right track with your thinking and learning. Overall, a very positive uplifting energy.

When I see yellow colour, it’s like a signal that I’m growing in my understanding and awareness.

It’s not just me, though; lots of folks find that the yellow color pops up when they’re tackling something tough or learning something new.

Here’s a quick list of what yellow might mean when it shows up during meditation:

  • A sign of intellectual growth
  • A nudge towards creativity
  • A reminder to stay aware and alert
  • Sometimes, it can also mean there’s a bit of fear or anxiety to work through

Remember, these colors are like messages from your mind. They’re not just random; they’re clues about what’s going on inside you.

So next time you’re meditating and a splash of yellow comes along, take a moment to think about what it could be telling you. 

Maybe it’s cheering you on, or maybe it’s a heads-up to watch out for something. Either way, it’s all part of the journey, and it’s pretty cool to think our minds have their own way of talking to us, don’t you think?

Seeing Green During Meditation Meaning

seeing green during meditation meaning

Now, let’s gently float to the heart chakra, known as “Anahata” in Sanskrit. 

Where is it located? – Picture this beautiful energy center right in the middle of your chest. Not just on the left side where your physical heart is, but right in the center, glowing with warm, green colors of light

What is it about? – The color green can symbolize growth, healing, and balance. Love and compassion are also heavily associated with this color and chakra center.

When I see green, it feels like a gentle reminder to take the focus off myself and channel it outwards. Turns out it’s really hard to in touch with love and compassion when you’re being self absorbed!

Another reality I check is gratitude.

If you want to get out of yourself and activate the heart chakra, one of the best way to do that is by feeling the emotion of gratitude.

As Dr. Joe Dispenza always says, gratitude is the ultimate state of receivership and is a necessary step to not only achieve higher levels of consciousness during meditation, but also to live from that high level of consciousness in your daily life.

Here’s a little list of what green might mean when it pops up during your quiet time:

  • A call to foster personal growth
  • A sign of healing taking place
  • An invitation to balance your emotions
  • A nudge to engage in more compassionate love
  • A need to embrace gratitude

This is a big one folks. So the next time you’re deep in meditation and a wave of green washes over you, take a moment to consider what it’s trying to tell you. It might just be the insight you need to focus on your heart’s journey.

Seeing Blue During Meditation Meaning

seeing blue during meditation meaning

Ascending further, we arrive at the throat chakra, known as “Vishuddha” in Sanskrit.

Where is it located? – Envision this energy hub located right in the center of your throat, glowing with a soothing, blue colour light.

What is it about? – Blue is often linked to the throat chakra, which is all about communication, expressing ourselves, and speaking our truths. When I see blue, it’s like a gentle nudge reminding me to share my thoughts and ideas more openly.

  • It’s a sign of improved self-expression or a need for improvement in my self-expression.
  • It could mean a burst of creativity is coming my way so I need to prepare to express it fully.
  • Maybe it’s a hint to cool down and soothe my emotions so I can communicate effectively.

I’ve also heard that blue is tied to wisdom and truth. So, seeing blue might be a way of my inner self telling me to listen more closely to my intuition. It’s like getting a thumbs-up from the universe for following my gut feelings.

Sometimes, I just sit with the color blue in my meditation and ask for clarity. It’s like having a silent conversation with my deeper self.

So next time you spot blue in your meditation, take a moment to think about what it means for you. Maybe it’s your turn to speak up or create something amazing!

Seeing Indigo During Meditation Meaning

seeing indigo during meditation meaning

Climbing higher, we reach the third eye chakra, known as “Ajna” in Sanskrit.

(by the way, indigo is a shade between a darker blue and just a smidge of purple!) 

Where is it located? – Picture this fascinating energy center located right between your eyebrows, glowing with a deep, indigo light. Hence the name, ‘Third Eye’.

What is it about? – When I meditate and see the color indigo, it’s like a signal that I’m tapping into something deep inside me. This one is all about intuition and insight.

It’s like this color is a buddy, helping me to listen to my inner voice and see beyond what’s right in front of me. Indigo can also mean I’m looking for peace or trying to sort out my thoughts. 

Sometimes, it’s a sign that I’m working through some sad or anxious feelings. 

But it’s not just about feeling blue; it’s about healing and finding my balance again.

  • Peace and serenity: Indigo helps calm my mind.
  • Inner dialogue: It’s a time for self-reflection.
  • Healing: It can help with headaches or inner ear issues.

Indigo isn’t just a color I see; it’s a part of my journey, helping me to heal and grow.

Seeing purple During Meditation Meaning

seeing violet during meditation meaning

Finally, we ascend to the crown chakra, known as “Sahasrara” in Sanskrit. 

Where is it located? – Envision this ultimate energy center like a radiant lotus at the very top of your head, glowing with a purple or white light, connecting you to the universe and the divine. 

What is it about? – Just the other day, I was sitting quietly, focusing on my breath, and out of nowhere, this beautiful shade of violet filled my vision. It was like a soft, purple blanket had been draped over my mind’s eye. I felt a sense of peace and a deep connection to something greater than myself.

The crown chakra is your spiritual connection point. The color purple represents higher states of consciousness, where you feel a deep sense of unity with all that is.

Imagine it as the part of you that transcends the physical and connects with the infinite, the feeling of being part of something much larger than yourself.

Here’s a little list of what purple might mean when it pops up during your meditation:

  • Divine connection
  • Enlightenment
  • Spiritual guidance
  • Transformation

Think of the crown chakra as the source of enlightenment and spiritual awakening. It’s where you find a sense of peace, wisdom, and a deep understanding that everything is interconnected.

When this chakra is open and balanced, you might feel blissful, truly alive, and in tune with the universe and your higher self.

You won’t feel so rushed. You’ll have peace. The lower vibrational energies of jealousy, envy, and frustration will seem so foreign to you. It’s a wonderful place to be.

And if you’re curious about how to bring more of the color purple or violet into your meditation, try these tips:

  • Visualize yourself surrounded by a purple light.
  • Light a violet candle to set the mood.
  • Hold an amethyst crystal for that extra spiritual oomph.

Sometimes, the colors we see can be a nudge from our subconscious, telling us to pay attention to certain areas of our lives or to let go of something that’s no longer serving us.

Remember, there’s no right or wrong here. It’s all about what feels true to you. So next time you see a burst of purple, take a moment to appreciate the message it might be carrying for you.

Seeing White During Meditation Meaning

seeing white during meditation meaning

Sometimes you’ll see white light near the crown chakra, the previous energy center we just talked about at the top of your head.

When I meditate and see white, it feels like a blanket of peace wrapping around me. White often symbolizes purity and clarity, and during meditation, it can mean a lot of things.

For me, it’s like my mind is telling me that I’m on the right path, that I’m clearing out the clutter and noise from my life.

Visualize yourself surrounded by a soft white light. It’s not just about the color; it’s about the feeling that comes with it.

Here’s what I think when I see white:

  • A sense of calm and peace
  • A feeling of being connected to something greater
  • A reminder to focus on the present and let go of the past

Sometimes, seeing white can be a sign that you’re tapping into a higher state of consciousness. It’s like you’re opening up to new possibilities and insights that you didn’t see before.

Remember, meditation is a personal journey. What white means for me might be different for you. But if you’re curious, why not explore what each color brings to your meditation experience? It could be a fun way to deepen your practice.

Concluding Thoughts On Seeing Colors During Meditation

concluding thoughts on seeing colors during meditation

Seeing colors during meditation is a fascinating and mystical experience that many people around the world have reported. 

Whether it’s the activation of chakras, spiritual symbolism, or simply our brains having a light show, the colors we see can hold personal meaning and insights. 

By paying attention to these visions and trusting our intuition, we can explore the depths of our inner world and enhance our meditation practices. 

When I see a color and I’m not exactly sure what it means, I like to engage in other forms of meditation like Analytical Meditation to figure out what exactly the Universe is trying to tell me.

So, next time you see a burst of color during meditation, embrace it as a unique journey into the realms of your mind and spirit.

I hope this helps you on your journey!

And if you enjoyed this read or looking for another form of meditation to add into your practice, try Somatic Meditation. It’s a completely different approach to meditation that I think you’ll enjoy.

Happy Meditating!

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes us to see colors with eyes closed?

Beyond scientific explanations, many believe seeing colors with eyes closed has spiritual origins and meanings. Chakra activation is one explanation, where each of the 7 chakras corresponds to a color frequency. When we meditate, our chakras become stimulated, which we may perceive as colors related to the active chakra.

How can I interpret the colors I see during meditation?

You can meditate on the colors and ask for clarity, look up the metaphysical meaning of the colors, symbols, numbers, or shapes you saw, and talk to someone knowledgeable about energy, dreams, or mysticism for an outside perspective.

Are specific colors associated with certain practices like meditation and chakra healing?

Yes, colors are used in practices like meditation and chakra healing. In meditation, colors are used to focus the mind and calm the body, while in chakra healing, each chakra is associated with a specific color to promote balance and harmony in the body and mind.