Have you ever heard a knocking that you couldn’t explain? Perhaps it scared you at the time, but you shouldn’t worry.
Rather, you should try to understand the deeper spiritual meaning of the sound – and to help, in this post, we answer the question, what does it mean spiritually when you hear knocking?
What Does It Mean Spiritually When You Hear Knocking?
1. You need to be more receptive to spiritual messages
If you hear unexplained knocking, the most obvious interpretation is that it is a message from the spirit world telling you that you need to be more receptive to other messages you are being sent.
Throughout our lives, we are constantly being sent messages by spirits, guardian angels and even departed loved ones, but we need to be in tune with our spiritual side to receive these messages or we can miss them.
However, our guardians and other spirits are not easily put off, and if we are not receptive to some of the more subtle messages they send us, they may try more direct approaches that are harder to ignore – like knocking.
This means if you hear unexplained knocking – or you hear somebody knocking on your door, but nobody is there when you open it – consider whether you are neglecting the spiritual aspects of your life and are becoming too focused on your physical existence.
If you are, try to concentrate more on spiritual growth, and by becoming more receptive to the message you are being sent, you will begin to receive more guidance from your spiritual guardians.
2. You’re not alone
Another similar possibility is that you are being sent messages from the spiritual realm to tell you that you are not alone.
It could be that you have been feeling particularly lonely recently, or perhaps you have lost someone close to you.
In this case, the knocking could be a message to tell you that your spirit guardians are close at hand – or that your recently departed loved one is still with you and that all is well with them.
3. Have confidence in your decisions
The knocking you hear can sometimes be a manifestation of the confidence you have in your decisions.
Think of the courage you need to knock on the door of a stranger – in the same way, hearing knocking can represent your courage to take decisions and face their unknown results with aa brave face.
In this case, the knocking should be taken as a sign of encouragement that you are on the right path.
Alternatively, if you are feeling indecisive, the knocking may be a sign that you should have the courage of your convictions because the decision you are about to take is the correct one.
4. Rejecting negativity
If you hear unexplained knocking, it could represent your ability to shut out negativity. The knocking represents negative thoughts, energies or people trying to find their way into your life, but you are refusing to open the door and let them in.
Again, this could be taken as a sign of encouragement for your positive attitude and unwillingness to allow negativity to affect your life.
On the other hand, it could be a sign that you are letting too much negativity invade your spiritual space – so you need to try harder to shut negativity out.
Through deep thought and meditation, you will be able to find which of these interpretations is most relevant to you.
5. Your soulmate is near
Another common interpretation of the sound of knocking is that your soulmate is near. It could be a sign that you are about to meet the person you will spend the rest of your life with, but you need to be receptive so you don’t let the chance pass you by.
When you hear knocking like this, it doesn’t mean you need to get up and open the physical door to your home. Rather, it is a metaphor for opening the door and letting the person into your life.
Don’t be resistant to or afraid of starting new relationships – and don’t stay shut up at home either since you’re unlikely to meet this important individual without going outside!
6. Fulfil your potential and follow your dreams
If you have unfulfilled potential or unachieved dreams, hearing the sound of knocking could be a message to unleash your talents or chase those dreams.
By focusing too much on the material world – and doing things you feel you have to do but don’t want to, such as working a boring job just to pay the bills – you may have suppressed your natural talents and your cherished dreams.
However, they are still there below the surface knocking to be let out – and hearing this sound could be the signal that now’s the time to do it.
7. Unprocessed emotions
Similarly, knocking could represent suppressed emotions that haven’t been fully processed.
Did something difficult or upsetting happen to you in your past that you didn’t fully deal with? If so, the knocking sound could be your emotions bubbling up beneath the surface urging you to deal with them before they burst out in more unhealthy ways.
8. God wants to come into your life
If you are a Christian, a knocking sound could be a message from God telling you that he wants to come into your life to forgive your sins and welcome you into heaven.
Many passages in the Bible describe knocking, and this action and its sound are deeply significant in the Christian faith.
Even if you aren’t a Christian or don’t believe in God, the knocking could carry a similar message – since Jesus could be trying to contact you to open your eyes to the truth and welcome you into his flock.
9. Something is missing from your life
Often when somebody knocks on our door, it means somebody is bringing something to us, usually something we want or need.
For this reason, hearing knocking can mean that something is missing from your life – and that you need to open the door to receive it.
To explore this idea further, you should take time to be still and at peace, and through meditation and asking yourself deep questions, you will be able to discover what it is you require to make you complete.
After that, it’s up to you to go out and grab whatever it is you’re missing.
10. Something good is about to happen
Sometimes, like when receiving an unexpected but welcome visitor, hearing a knock can be an omen of welcome news or good fortune to come.
11. Impending danger
At the same time, sometimes an unexpected visitor who comes knocking can be unwelcome, and hearing a knocking sound can also foretell ill fortune on its way.
It can be hard to know whether hearing a knocking sound is a sign of good or bad luck, so just like when opening the door to a stranger, you should proceed with caution.
The best approach is to hope for the best – but be prepared for the worst.
Spiritual Meanings by number of knocks
As we have seen, there are several different ways to interpret a knocking sound, and to understand the meaning, you need to consider how the message may relate to your life and any questions you are seeking to answer.
You should also look out for any other clues that may guide your understanding of the message, and one of these is the number of knocks you hear – so now let’s consider this.
1 One knock – A message from the other side
If you hear a single knock, either on the door or elsewhere, it can be taken as meaning that somebody is trying to send you a message from the other side.
A loud knock can mean that the message is especially important or pressing – but an aggressive-sounding knock may foretell bad news.
2 Two knocks – Relationships and love
The number two is closely associated with love and relationships, so if you hear two unexplained knocks, it tells you that this is where to seek the answer. Perhaps hearing two knocks tells you the message is related to romance.
3 Three knocks – Completion and wholeness
Three is a significant number for several reasons, and it often refers to completion or wholeness.
For example, it represents the union of the soul, the body and the spirit, and the message may be telling you to spend more time exploring your spiritual side or becoming more in tune with the universe to gain more fulfilment in life.
In the Christian tradition, three also represents the Holy Trinity, and in the Book of Jeremiah, God says “Call out to me, and I’ll answer and show you great and powerful things you don’t know about” – so three knocks could be an appeal to let God into your life.
4 knocks – Consistency, stability and continuity
Four knocks represent consistency, stability and continuity, encouraging you to pursue your goals with determination to reap the full benefits.
5 knocks – Positive change is coming
Hearing five knocks is a powerful message that can’t be mistaken or ignored. Five is an important number, symbolizing the five elements of earth, wind, fire, water and air, and when you hear five knocks, it tells you that positive change is on its way.
Many ways to interpret knocking
There are many possible interpretations for hearing the sound of knocking. However, if you are fully in tune with your spiritual side and open your heart and mind to the messages you receive, your intuition will help you find the correct meaning of what you heard.