Ever Wonder Why Your Eyelid Twitches? Here’s What the ‘Experts’ Have to Say

*My eye has been twitching like crazy over the past couple of  days. It’s annoying more than anything. I began to research the cause of this and it got deep. It depended on which eyelid was twitching? Right of left, and how long has it been twitching… for an entire day?

Well dang.  I really hadn’t thought that deeply about it.

Then I happened to mention it to a friend from Senegal, and of course, this totally different culture had its own centuries-old beliefs. “In my country, it means you will soon see something,” he said.

“Oy vey,” I thought to myself, rolling my eyes in a here we go kind of way.

“See something?,” I asked, wanting him to elaborate. “Did they quantify it? You know, say whether the ‘something you’re going to see’ will be good or bad?”

“Good!” he said.

I allowed myself to surrender my sarcasm long enough to dream. “Wow!” I thought. “Maybe I’m going to get a huge payday! Maybe my book will be a bestseller! Maybe I’ll meet the love of my life!”

As it turns out, the experts chimed in, saying the involuntary eye spasm known colloquially as when your eye “jumps”—or twitches without warning or reason has multiple parts and meanings depending on which eye is affected. They kind of confirmed my friends’ belief, but called it a “superstition” that says if your right eye jumps, you are going to hear good news.

OK. We covered that. So it can only mean one thing right… if its your left eye… bad news is on the way?

Before I continue, I must confess, my right eye is jumping like crazy now. I am starting to think all that I am learning about this eye-jumping thing is stressing me out. 

Just as I suspected…

  • If your  left eye jumps, you ARE going to hear bad news.

This is how they broke it down, eye by eye, so to speak, and even give suggestions on how to stop it.

  • If your right eye jumps, someone is speaking well of you.
  • If your left eye jumps, someone is saying bad things about you.

However, if you think of the name of people you know, when you name the right person—who is speaking badly about you—your eye will stop jumping.

Keep in mind, if you’ve got a LIST, this could take all day!

  • If your right eye jumps, you’ll see someone you haven’t seen in a long time. 

Since its the good luck eye, we can safely assume its someone we actually WANT to see.

  • If your left eye jumps, a loved one/friend is doing something behind your back.

Oh this could start all kinds of drama!

  • If your left eye jumps, a love one/friend may be in trouble.

This may be easier to deal with. Helping someone else always takes my mind off of ME!

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