5 Spiritual Meanings of Eye Twitching

by Ryan Hart

Updated on August 13, 2019

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!

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Now It's Your Turn

And now I’d like to hear from you.

Does your left or right eye twitch?

What do you think it means when your eye twitches?

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