Left & Right Eye Twitching Spiritual Meaning

by Ryan Hart | Updated on May 8, 2021 | Post may contain affiliate links

Wondering what it means when your eye twitches?

I did, too!

So I went on a journey to find out why my eye kept twitching and was shocked to discover the spiritual meaning.

In fact, I learned that a left or right eye twitch can mean completely different things! I’m excited to share these discoveries with you.

Plus, at the end of this article I’m going to reveal the most common signs from heaven that a deceased loved one is still with you.

Ready to find out what it means when your eye jumps or spasms?

Let’s get started!

Related: What Does it Mean When Your Hand Itches?

Woman with Eye Twitching

What Does it Mean When Your Right Eye Twitches?

Superstitions around the world say that when your right eye twitches it’s a good sign. This is supported in the Bible as well, which says that eyes are a window to your soul:

"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light." (Matthew 6:22).

So when your upper or lower eyelid starts twitching here’s what it means:

You Have Unused Creative Potential

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If your right eye jumps or twitches this is a sign that you are a very creative person. You likely have much-unused potential inside you.

You are full of light and express your unique personality in everything you do. A look around your living room might reveal your hobbies or artistic talents.

Your friends or coworkers might comment on the beautiful clothes and vibrant colors you wear.

However, you have yet to find a way to express this creativity in your career. You would like to start a side business that gives you more freedom to pursue your passions.

When your right eye twitches, this might be a sign to follow your heart.

You Have Big Dreams or Goals

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Your right eye might start twitching when you have a big goal you are working towards. What’s so special about this spiritual message is that you might not have told anyone about this specific plan or dream, yet.

How amazing is that?

This could be a sign that you need to share your dream with the world, rather than keeping it a secret.

You might be dreaming about helping others, starting a family, or buying a new home.

However, there is currently an obstacle in your way that is keeping you from your dream. These roadblocks are making your dreams seem impossible.

When you feel like you aren’t making progress towards your goals, remember that God has a plan for you.

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”

You Are Very Intelligent

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The fact that your right eye twitches tells me that you are very intelligent. This is often the case for people that have high IQ’s or have various college degrees.

You often think about things differently than most people. New concepts and ideas come easily to you. These talents may have led you to consider a career as a teacher or trainer.

While you enjoy sharing what you know with others, you also realize that sometimes it’s best to keep certain things to yourself.

You have come to learn that knowledge is power. Sadly, this power can be used for both good and evil. So you are careful when sharing your ideas with people not in your inner circle of friends.

Armed with your vast knowledge, it makes wonder how so many unqualified people are given opportunities before you.

If only you were given more responsibility, you might be able to change the world for the better. However, most people don’t think the same way you do.

Other people around you are trying to take less responsibility, not more. This burden likely causes you much stress or anxiety.

When your right eye twitches, take a moment to pray for God’s guidance in your life.

What Does it Mean When Your Left Eye Twitches?

Left eye twitching is often thought to be an omen of bad news. While there are many different superstitions around the world about eye twitching, the bible reveals the true meaning.

Eye twitching or winking can be a sign of evil intentions. For example, Proverbs 6:12-13 says, “A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, who winks maliciously with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers, who plots evil with deceit in his heart—he always stirs up conflict. Therefore, disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.”

With this in mind, here’s what it means when your left eye starts twitching:

You Are Thinking About The Past

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When your left eye twitches, this could be a sign that you are worried about the past.

No matter what you do, you can’t seem to forgive or forget someone from your past.

Their words or actions caused you so much pain, that you are not ready to move on. Forgiveness doesn’t seem like an option.

The Bible reminds us that left eye jumping is a sign that we are behaving unacceptably: “Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity; whoever purses their lips is bent on evil” (Proverbs 16:30 NIV).

Your thoughts about the past are causing you to act stubborn, or difficult. At the moment you are unwilling to forgive others for the pain they’ve caused you.

Eye twitching might be a reminder to have an open heart and stop feeling resentful towards those that have hurt you.

Consider saying a prayer for those that have wronged you and let God take matters into his own hands.

You Care Deeply About What Others Think

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You often second guess your decisions because you worry what others might think of you. You don’t like disappointing others.

This is difficult for you to deal with since you spend so much of your time and energy trying to help others instead of yourself.

You might even wonder how your life might be different if you had focused more on yourself instead of sacrificing for those you love.

Many times throughout your life you’ve passed on financial opportunities and given them to someone more deserving.

So when someone makes a hurtful comment about you, it really stings. They don’t realize that you spend so much time thinking positive thoughts about other people.

Psalm 35:19 says, “Let not those rejoice over me who are wrongfully my foes, and let not those wink the eye who hate me without cause.”

If your left eye is twitching this could be a message from God to stop worrying about the people that dislike you for no reason.

Focus on shining your light for others and bringing glory to God through your actions.

What Causes Eye Twitching?

Eye twitching is simply the result of involuntary and repetitive eyelid muscle contractions. The medical term for eye twitching is called myokymia.

While the cause is unknown, several factors are known to trigger eye spasms.

You might experience eye twitching if you are currently dealing with stress, lack of sleep, or using stimulants such as caffeine or tobacco.

Common Causes of Eye Twitching:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Irritation
  • Scratched Cornea
  • Fatigue
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Allergies
  • Stress

Although eye twitching is typically harmless, it can still be irritating. One way to stop eye twitching is to use eye drops to keep your eyes hydrated.

If you are experiencing eye twitching often, try to reduce stress in your life and take care of your health. Consider getting more sleep and stay away from caffeinated drinks like coffee, tea, or Red Bull.

You can also try putting a warm washcloth over your eyes when your eyelid starts jumping or twitching.

Signs From Heaven That a Deceased Loved One is with You

Here are the 15 most common signs that a deceased loved one is with you:

1. Feathers on the Ground

The next time you pass by a feather on the ground, don’t ignore it. Feathers are one of the most common ways to receive messages from angels and deceased loved ones in heaven.

2. Finding Pennies and Dimes

One way that a deceased loved one might send you a sign is by placing pennies, dimes or quarters on the ground in front of you. I like to call them “pennies from heaven” and they are a special way to remember loved ones that have passed away.

Click here to see the entire list of signs from heaven

Now It's Your Turn

And now I’d like to hear from you.

Does your left eye or right eye twitch more often?

What do you think it means when your eye jumps?

Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.

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Comment on this article:


Ryan Hart
When was the last time your eye jumped or twitched? Please leave a comment and let me know.
Shantray Vernon
Thinking someone is talking about me
Paul Opudo
My left eyelid has been twitching for the last 3 weeks now
sonali mishra
my right eye is twitching today and I've heard from my mother that it's a good sign if your right eye twitches but I was not sure so I came here to know if it's true
Jahdiel Sunday
My left and right eyes keep twitching
My upper left eyelid twith/jumps in the evening around 7:30 to 8:30 pm and I don't know the reason.
Recently, I have been carrying a burden for something that happened in my childhood. I have confessed and Although I know I am forgiven, lately satan has been accusing me (again). My left under eye has been twitching so much.
Am glad I now understand theeating of eyes twitting. I am also happy that I have been guided through some bible verses. Thanks and God bless you.
My left eye starts twitching 2 day ago and I'm really irritated no medicine for it?
Wow my left eye is twitching, and I am so thankful for your interpretation on the left eye and why it's twitching. I truly felt Holy Spirit when I read it. Thank you
Yes my eyes are twitching..sometimes the right one and sometimes the left..and even on my body like shoulders,arm,legs,forehead and leaps..it has been a month an a half that its twitching everyday.
Mary mumbua
Thank you for the information I didn't know
Good morning Mighty man Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. I am facing the similar problem thanks for deliverance.
My left underlid has been twitching for a few days but Ihave been lacking sleep due to work. I am dealing with stuff from my past currently and am working to find peace with it, because the person is making amends now. I think the twitch is because of my lack of sleep and dealing withpast issues that have hurt me.
Thanks a lot for the clarification about eye twitching. My left eye has been twitching for quite some time. At times it is the upper eye lid and at times it is the lower eye lid of my left eye. I now know what to do when the spasm occurs
Inner upper corner of left eye started twitching so bad after 7pm today & now after 1.5 hours, it's still twitching. Although, at 5.30pm, I found out about some negative gossip someone close did about me which hurt me so bad emotionally because that knowledge came so unexpectedly at a time I was quite happy about certain matters. But the eye started twitching only after I made a call to inquire some information about setting up a small biz set up that I have been thinking of for quite a long time now. The response was not so positive but I was told to wait 2 days for further info which may turn out to be positive. So I am kinda puzzled the twitch is to indicate the emotional hurt of 5.30pm or some hopeful positive news which I may receive in 2 days time. *Sigh*
Bridgett Arnold
Both Eyes Twitch And I've Never Understood Why. So I Googled It And I Still Don't Understand It.
I believe that twitching of my right eye is a sign of receiving good news or will receive a present
My left eye were twitching yesterday and 10 oclock last night my son came home with the police. He got stabbed and beaten. Today my left eye is twiching and i hope not to hear any bad news again. Not a supersticous person.
I am so grateful to you for sharing this translation coz my lower right eye has been switching for almost 2 weeks and i thought it was a sign of bad news. am so relieved. thx
My right eye is twitching I believe goid things are coming my way
Well, my left eye twitches whenever am praying I really dont understand what it means and why it twitches me during prayers Hear fro u soon thanks
Lana D R
So sorry to read about the son who was stabbed & beaten. Hope he is recovering well & baddies were punished accordingly. Sending good vibes.
My left eye jumps and I belive that this understanding meaning of this experience is to be carefull like trouble is comeing I belive everyone experience is not the same but for my experience I learn that right eyes for me is telling me trouble I need to get ready for it. Also the left eye for me tell me that I ma going to meet someone from the past experience
Samantha Walker
Yes my right eye been jumping since last Friday
Agatha Ugbogu
My lower left eye keeps s twitching Often heard it’s a bad sign like something is gonna make me cry I just don’t wanna believe it! I’ll keep praying 😞
I'm not sure if i believe this, because in my case it's been different. Like everytime my right eye twiches, something bad happens (it can be to me or anyone, and it happens at anytime) and everytime my left eye twiches, it means that something good is going to happen, and I can really say that since I was in grade 10, I started to notice it, and someone once said in Afrikaans, "hoe regter, hoe slegter" & "hoe linker, hoe flinker" so I have believed that for 5 years. Today was the first time I googled it just to find out it's the other way around and it makes no sense, coming from my experience.
Both my eyes twitches,they just exchange, sometimes they twitch at the same time.what does it mean?
Sonya Gaddy
My right eye has been twitching for a little over a week now, that I have noticed. Your reading seems to line up with the my symptoms. Thanks for the information.
My left eye was twitching for a week and the following week my grand mother passed on🙄🤔
edna floyd
thank you very much , those words help me.
Whenever my eyes twitches; either the left or right, i see unexpected visitors and the second one is: Money will come my way no matter how little it is. I think i will start monitoring the two eyes to see the real function of each. Thank you.
Eyes have too and bottom lid. When my right top lid twitches hard it means some close region is Dying and when it twitches Lighly it means an aquiatance is dying. It started happening with me when I was ten and now I’m 60. But I can’t tell who is until I find out later. I can even write the date and time when they took last breath.
Jennifer England
My right eye has been twitching for months. I even went to the eye doctor and regular doctor. No known cause!
This makes total sense to me, my left eye twitches when I have been triggered from past trauma’s that are still not dealt with some are more recent, but I am awakening and loving learning and I am feeling in a place I can forgive. It has always been left eye and if I let it run it’s course and take over I often end up having a seizure. So yesterday my right eye first time ever decided to start twitching I wasn’t feeling well with my anxiety and being triggered in the morning by a person that caused me years of abuse, BUT I refused to allow this progress into a seizure researched my butt off on how to calm myself, still a lot to work on and I am so happy I’m finally on the right path. I’ve been receiving a lot of angel numbers literally all of them someone is trying hard to communicate with me and I am open to listening. I also asked my angels to please help carry the burden of my anxiety and triggers yesterday and I had arc Michael card pulled randomly for me by a tarot reader not planned I am being protected and on the right path to my Devine purpose, just need to remember it’s a marathon and not a race patience and knowledge are key. Sorry for The load of info.
David Henry
hi Ryan thanks for a really good article. I was wondering about why my right eye was twitching for so long and I thought I better check that out spiritually I never knew that it meant good things were coming to me or that prosperity was on its way I have been working so hard on abundance through Abraham Hicks teachings it's really nice to get this information from you about my right eye twitches I do have big dreams and goals and I was very happy to learn that it reveals that I am very intelligent something I'm always telling myself is that I'm dumb When I googled eye twitches earlier I came up with this A right eye twitch in men means there will be a fortune in the workplace and personal life along with a big incoming flow of money and then it goes on to say that eye twitching can be caused by stress, a lack of sleep etc it also said if the upper part of the eye twitches, which mine does on the right, it means good income will soon come It means someone is speaking very highly of me and I will receive good news very soon or that I'm going to reconnect with someone I haven't spoken to in a long time and as a matter of fact about 4 days ago I did reconnect with someone from my past It didn't turn out well but we did reconnect for a moment or two That's when I stopped reading those articles Previous to that I had read an article which I don't remember the source of now, but it said that twitching, right-eyed twitching relates to creativity and it's about unused creativity that I have and about not pursuing my passion Then I found your article and I have been writing this out ever since So thanks again Ryan I hope what I've added helps in your research of eye twitches I like the fact that you included Bible verses I've written down the one from Matthew that says the eye is the lamp of the soul and that if my eyes are healthy my whole body will be full of light I had cataract surgery last year and ever since my eyes haven't been the same I'm working with information from Louise Hay also about eyes What she says about eyes is that for people that have had cataracts it means that they have an inability to see ahead with joy and they see a dark future and her affirmation for that is Life is eternal and filled with joy I also have astigmatism she says that that represents 'I' trouble, it's a fear of really seeing the self and her affirmation for that is I am now willing to see my own beauty and magnificence She has metaphysical causes and affirmations for a lot of eye problems and other dis-eases like for instance, I'm nearsighted and that means that I have a fear of the future and her affirmation for that is I accept Divine guidance and I'm always safe She's spot on with these things I go to check anything that's going on with my health with her Heal Your Body book I usually get a really good answer I find what she is saying is usually applicable to my life and the affirmations for the dis-ease are helpful I'm really glad I found you tonight Ryan thanks very much you are a really good writer and you express yourself really well I learned a lot by reading your article tonight I'm going to check out more of yours in the future I added your website to my home screen so I'll be looking at your stuff Sorry for this long email, hope you don't mind Hope you're having a great Holiday Season Thanks again, David Henry Seattle WA
My right eye twiches the most. I was feeling quite low and suddenly my right eye start twiching. I heard from my grandmother that there is always a sign when your eye twiches. So I searched google to know about it. After reading this I gain more confidence and I felt better. I didn't know its true or not but it truly makes me feel better and I definately found a lot common as written
My eye on the right sometimes is twicking the whole eye but I know they telling me some massage but I don't know what is the unswer
Buteme caro
My right has been twitching alot and was wondering what could be the problem thanks for ur interpretation
I am so very appreciative for this insight you have provided in this article. I was so afraid that all articles regards spiritual causes for eye twitching would all involve “superstition” in the caption so imagine the delight of finding this! I have found this article to be VERY helpful as it is my upper eyebrow on the left that has been twitching for days feeling like a sign that I finally arrived here to find. The first one I find the most accurately relative but truthfully it was all relative concerning left eye twitches.. much gratitude for the read and the experience. The Bible verses used/placed in this article were also very helpful. Thanks again!
Regina V Huggins
My right eye was jumping for 6 days now is that's good news and good luck?
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My right under eyelid is twitching so bad
Monera ruiters
Myleft eye jumping every day
Thanks for the article . My right eye it jumping all day but this hasn’t been the first time my right eye always jump all day all week at a fast movement. St first I didn’t understand what was going on til I read ur comments. I have things that’s going on right now in my life that’s kinds of stress me out . But I pray and keep My faith and now reading this I hope and pray that something good will come my way because I know deep sown in my heart I am a good person and so do my family friends coworkers and children may Hod be there for me always .
Jessiciah Mendez
My right eye always twitches and I’ve always wondered the exact reason why. Normally it twitches then I get some enlightening messages or just a lot of energy. I find feathers and pennies everywhere! About two days ago I had all kinds of coins literally dropping down on me.
My right eye has started twitching in the past few days. For the past 3-4 months, I have been on a massive spiritual awakening with God and routinely practice biblical meditation as per Scripture. I have a big opportunity I’m waiting to hear back on. This was deeply insightful. Thank you.