Lightworker // Terminology // What Is A Lightworker?
A Lightworker is any one person who is committed to living in alignment with the spiritual, ethical and joyous practices they teach and they are often teachers of love and healing, primarily consisting of any person or groups of persons seeking to live a more positive life while helping others do the same. Lightworkers are the opposite of a darkworker, or someone who is focused on the world of the grey, the negative.
There are three main types of energies on this earth - positive, negative and neutral.
As a lightworker, you must encounter all of them. This is something Amy Oscar and many others have written about when discussing the truth of lightworker land; it includes all phases.
Each of us cycles through each these planes of reality throughout our journey, eventually choosing one overriding theme that we strive for throughout our lifetime. On a chemical level, yes, we have each of these energies inside of us at all times, but that's beside the point here. There are three main paths we can choose: one of negativity, one of apathy, or one of forward movement, idealism.
If a person chooses to live in pursuit of the positive, the beautiful, the truth, the healing of society, doing the least harm to others, then congratulations you're on team light, making you a lightworker.
What's the purpose of a lightworker?
To create healing and enlightenment in the community you live in and to live in the pursuit of ultimate truth, beauty and joy, helping others do the same - regardless of field, class or culture.
Being a lightworker raises your vibration, which is metaphysical speak for improves your mood, and it also raises the vibration of others because in doing your work to heal the world or your community with your talents, you are helping others lives to be better.
The best example we can use here has already been illustrated for us in the famous magicians series, Harry Potter (Amazon Link).
In this story, child magicians from around the country are called together from their neighborhoods to go to a magic school. After attending school, and in between semesters the magicians-in-training return to real life, living and working amongst the humans, who in this story are referred to as Muggles, or, non-magical people.
Like Hogwarts, lightworkers can fill any role in everyday life, and they can be found in any job, be any gender, and are located throughout the world, existing in all walks of life, cultural groups and socioeconomic classes. They can be veterinarians, counselors, party planners, makeup consultants, lawyers, investment coaches, and baristas. These are all roles lightworkers can take to make a positive impact in the world using their gifts, training, and knowledge. In fact, many lightworkers choose to take jobs, switch jobs, or change jobs, so they can use their expertise to spread more light.
If you are a lightworker and thinking about changing jobs, know that it is not unusual for a lightworker, someone on "team positive", to be moved, willingly or not, to many different fields of work throughout their lifetime.
The more places you work, the more opportunities you have to spread your message and do your good work, so hopping around from career to career only does more good to the earth and you may even be guided to do so. Lightworkers call jobs assignments and you will know when your current job/assignment is "done" and when it's time to move on to another area because it will feel like you have grown and thus the environment has grown from you, as much as it can.
What do light workers look like / do they have physical traits?
As mentioned above, lightworkers come in all walks of life, as a lightworker indeed is any person committed to living as joyously as possible, helping others do the same, raising the collective planet's consciousness together.
However, while lightworkers all look different in physical appearance, I have found that most lightworkers:
Have a glimmer in their eyes
Are really peaceful and positive to be around
Are blatant, and graciously honest
Hold a caring face and facial expressions
Often will wear some sort of emblem that identifies them, you can find it if you look
There are also physical and intellectual symptoms and signs someone might be a lightworker, such as:
They have a deep knowing there is more to life
They are known as the advice person in your circle
They have traditionally been somewhat of a psychic or mystical person, a seeker of truth
They have experienced some sort of trauma in early life which they then are guided to help others with (this isn't mandatory, but many lightworkers turn their pain into their purpose)
They tend to value alone time and also resonate with being a sensitive
They are on a perpetual, almost obsessive, quest for knowledge
All in all, being a lightworker is synonymous with wanting to live your purpose and help others while doing it, and it is a job that can be filled in many roles, in many ways, through many paychecks, monetary or not.
If you aren't sure what your purpose is and thus what your job is, check out this article for clues or check out the Redefining Your Purpose Meditation or the Higher Self Meditation in The Member's Meditation Room (*must be a website member to access). Anna Sayce also writes a great piece on how you are to find your purpose, how you use your light or what audience it's meant for at this time, in her article, How to Find Your Calling As a Lightworker.
And I do want to mention it again: you can do your purpose covertly from many positions and many clients of mine actually choose to go undercover in the business world to get more of their messages out there.
Lightworkers are meant to use both their earthly training and their spiritual knack to spread the positivity and healing whether that be through science, public speaking or working at the post office, being the friendly face that people trust.
But it's not about always throwing rainbows around, most of the time it's about listening, and sitting through grief and sadness, and witnessing others vulnerability so that you and they both find the light in the darkness. It's like sifting through dust at a mine: somebody's gotta do it if you're ever gonna find the diamonds. Most people will find their own light when allowed to release their darkness.
This is why Joanna Turner mentions that most lightworkers are known as the counsel and often become that in their lives. It's always why many lightworkers are awakened to extra planes of understanding, such as mediumship and psychic abilities, which they often use to feel their way through the dark.
What about lightworkers and relationships?
As a lightworker, you will most likely be paired or coupled with other lightworkers (positive healing bearers) and they may work in different fields or have different realms of expertise entirely. Some lightworkers aren't even aware they are lightworkers because that's just who they are and have always been, so they may need to be told. If you notice a lightworker out there doing good know it doesn't hurt to acknowledge it.
Some lightworker couples work in the same field, but many don't. The idea behind this is that you are partnered with someone who can amplify your gifts and you, theirs; meaning the gifts you each have are sometimes complementary but not the same.
I get a lot of questions about lightworkers getting married or getting into relationships and whether they should or shouldn't. The clear answer is that being paired with another lightworker at some point can only double and accelerate the purposes and trajectory of both or, at the very least, make the journey more enjoyable.
I like to think of lightworker relationships or lightworker marriages in terms of a Captain Planet team and a 'may our powers unite' type of thing.
Yes, lightworkers do marry other lightworkers but no, they are not all yoga instructors. They often work side-by-side in complimentary planes or fields of expertise, helping to accelerate the journey of each other offering what the other needs to support each other's goals.
Do lightworkers experience more hardships in life than others?
Many lightworkers need darkness to draw upon for their work, it's just the cycle of things, and it's what gives the work meaning. It's like having a pile of coal which you light to create the fire. Animal Healer Ana Vasquez calls this turning your pain into your purpose. Permaculturists will call this turning your black gold manure into your prize crop. Whatever you call it, to be a true lightworker, taking the hardship you are given and turning it into beauty is your challenge and it can be easily done through processing your experiences, sorting out the wisdom and sharing it wisely.
So there are some schools of thought that say that yes, lightworkers, as a whole, sign up for more challenging soul contracts than others but having a hard life doesn't necessarily qualify someone for being a lightworker automatically.
To be a lightworker doesn't just mean you have a challenging soul contract. You also have to consciously choose to become the alchemist, turning that darkness into light and learning how to harness the power of your lessons for the greater good.
All in all, lightworkers are people who pursue truth, live their highest self, helping others heal barriers and challenges in their life so they too can live their ultimate best life. We all do this in different ways. And best of all, you can be in any field to be one.
My eBook Spiritual Security helps lightworkers sort out the dark from the light in their eternal and physical plane lives and the eCourse Open Your Gifts assists lightworkers with getting to know all the tools in their spiritual toolbox so they can go on to do even greater work in this world. Many lightworkers have a strong connection to spirit and spirit communicates with us all in different ways to help us do our work.
For more on this, check out this article here.
Amanda Linette Meder
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Last Updated: 24 October 2018