Flickering lights have spiritual meaning under some particular circumstances. Are you experiencing a spiritual phenomenon right now?

Electrical interference has associations with spirits, energy fields, and auras.

The link was known many years before it was fully understood – pretty much as soon as we had electric lights, people started noticing strange goings-on.

Later, after the theories of electromagnetism and electrons matured and became well understood, it became apparent why flickering bulbs were so associated with the spirit world and cosmic energy. 

We know that your lights flickering can have one of three spiritual causes: a spirit, a surge of cosmic energy, or the presence of a powerful aura.

Have you experienced flickering lights and want to know the spiritual meaning? Read below:

Flickering Lights Spiritual Meaning: Spirits

The presence of a spirit in an area can cause electric lights to flicker.

If you have recently lost a loved one and the lights affected are in a place of importance to them, then this is the likely cause.

The reason a spirit can have this effect is that they are energy beings.

Pure energy beings have no physical body and therefore exist as pure energy vibration.

It is the reason that spirits cannot be seen with the naked eye unless they appear in orb form, or unless you have the gift of sight to see them.

And sometimes you can’t see them but you can feel them or you can hear them talking to you, or both.

The energy has an interference effect on the electrical signals in the wiring of your lights, causing the flickering that you are seeing.

But not every spirit causes the lights to flicker when they are present.

If the energy of a spirit causes it in the room, shouldn’t it always happen whenever a soul is around?

Remember that spirits are sentient, powerful and wonderful beings who wield their vibrations with mastery.

If they didn’t, they would not be able to manifest on this plane.

Most of the time, a spirit will hide its presence from you, controlling its energy so that it can remain undetected.

It is why the lights don’t always flicker.

So why are they now? The answer is quite simple: the spirit wants to talk.

There are only a few ways that pure energy beings can affect the physical plane, and messing with the lighting is one of them.

Others include effecting temperature, humidity, and ambient sound.

If you suspect a spirit is causing your light bulbs to flicker as a way to get your attention, you should contact a medium or try and hear them and talk to them.

Meditation in the space can also help you to connect with the spirit.

Dream Contact Helps

If you are having trouble connecting with the spirit who is playing with your lights, then take the time to master your dream recall.

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Chances are they are already conversing with you there but when you wake up you forget.

Using a dream journal is a great way to start. It can take time but is well worth the effort.

I have been working with my dreams for so long that a journal is no longer necessary.

In fact I have have amazing extra time with my Mother who passed unexpectedly a few years ago.

She has come to see me many times in and out of my dreams.

I can feel her the instant she turns up and can do the same with any spirit that chooses to visit…I have had some amazing visitors!

Flickering Lights Spiritual Meaning: Cosmic Surge

Spirits aren’t the only way that cosmic energy can cause dimming and flash in your electric lighting. Any cosmic surge will do the trick.

Energy is all around us, all of the time. I can hear it change in frequency as it pitches and curves through time and space.

We are energy; the Earth is energy – even the void of space is a crackling sea of cosmic energy at the lowest possible vibration.

It can build up in certain places. You know this from experience if you have ever been to the site of a battle or an old prison or asylum.

The “feeling” of a room is caused by the cosmic vibrations within it, absorbed over time from the people that have passed through and the events that transpired there.

When a massive amount of cosmic vibration builds up in one place very quickly, it can cause the flickering lights you are experiencing.

Think of the air in the room as bustling with vibrational waves, bumping into the electricity on the wire and adjusting its rhythm.

The cause of this will be evident to you. Such a substantial cosmic surge must have a significant cause, and that cause is usually traumatic.

Has something awful happened in this room? It will feel thick in the air full of blocks if it has.

On the other side of the scale a room will feel full of a beautiful comforting energy flow when all is good.

Lots of arguments, the breakdown of a relationship, the loss of a loved one, receiving bad news – all of these things can cause cosmic energy to surge.

Of course, it could also be positive. Maybe you discovered true love in this room or made a life-changing decision.

Whatever it is, there was a deep spiritual meaning behind it.

Flickering Lights Spiritual Meaning: Powerful Aura

Lastly, flickering lights can be a sign of the presence of a powerful aura.

This type of powerful aura will typically only be found surrounding very advanced spiritual practitioners, healers, and psychics.

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However, animals and objects have auras too. Everything has an energy blueprint and can bee seen as well as felt.

Their auras aren’t usually as large or powerful as ours, but sometimes through sheer luck or synchronicity, they can have a powerful aura imbued upon them.

In a way, the cosmic energy inside a room could be considered its aura. Usually, it is not seen this way, though.

A powerful aura can cause flickering lights in the same way as the cosmic energy or spirit would – the high energy vibrations mess with the electrical signals.

The difference is the source – and it is easy to spot the source if this is it.

If your lights only flicker when a particular person, animal, or object is in the room, then the source is in the energy field that surrounds them.

If the culprit is an object, then you could use psychometric (or clairvoyance) to identify the reason behind the intense energy field that surrounds it.

If it is an animal, then there is likely a spirit inside the animal or one that sometimes acts through it.

But if it is a person, and that person is you, then you have a robust and powerful aura and should learn some more about it.

Of Course, It Could Be Mundane…

While there are spiritual reasons that your lights might be flickering, there are also mundane reasons.

Be sure that you don’t waste time looking for a spiritual explanation before you have checked with an electrician (or someone handy) that the wiring isn’t damaged.

Electrical faults in the home are the leading causes of fires.

But if you have someone look at it and the problem doesn’t present itself… well, you now have the tools to discover for yourself precisely what is going on!


I hope this blog post has given you some insight on how flickering lights can have a spiritual meaning.

Whether it’s creating an atmosphere or reminding us of the eternal flame, flickering lights are found in religions and cultures all over the world.

In fact, many people feel that when they see these types of lights they experience heightened senses and emotions as well as feelings of peace and tranquility.

Flickering lighting can be an indication that something important will happen soon, whether good or bad.

It’s not always easy to decipher what the light is trying to tell us and these messages may take on different meanings depending on who you are as person.

For example, if someone has had a string of negative events in their life they may interpret this event as being very unlucky for them personally rather than seeing it as a warning from above about coming danger that everyone should know about.