In this world of common cruelty, we need people that can heal us from the hurt. Every day we face trials and suffer great pains, physical and emotional, that makes living hard.
That’s why we turn to lightworkers: pure souls who want to bring light into the darkness.
Here’s what you need to know about them.
Who is a Lightworker?
Most of the time you’ll see this word used in spiritual circles, usually new age, but lightworkers can be found in any spiritual or non-spiritual context.
Lightworkers are normally spiritually awakened and enlightened individuals who understand the purpose and sacredness of life. Clergy, spiritual leaders, and ascetics would all be considered lightworkers, even if they live in cloistered environments, because their goal is to get closer to the spiritual origin of the universe and use that spiritual energy for good.
But lightworkers can have more practical applications. Doctors, first responders, counselors, animal caretakers, and other service professions are comprised of lightworkers.
Just because someone helps others wouldn’t make them a lightworker. Intention matters, because spiritual energy is used in their efforts based on the intention of their heart.
Someone who’s a doctor for prestige may not have adequate compassion to transfer their spiritual light into the world. Likewise, a construction worker may have a very pure soul and heals their family and friends with their spirit every day.
Every lightworker desires to create a better world to live in, not to master that world themselves. Even many spiritually awakened people would not be considered a lightworker if their soul’s purpose isn’t oriented towards this common good.
That’s not to say a person who isn’t a lightworker is bad, or that they can’t perform lightwork themselves, but rather their soul’s purpose is found elsewhere.
Lightworkers Can Have Difficult Lives
It’s not easy to be a lightworker. Because of their special gifts, they often grew up with distinct personalities and perspectives on the world. They might have been called an “old soul” or “sensitive” and struggle to live normally.
This can manifest some unfortunate traits, such as mental illness, or make them the target of people full of darkness who want to extinguish their powerful light.
It’s a bit like being an introvert, but lightworkers can be extremely extroverted too.
How you can differentiate introverts from lightworkers is where they spend their energy: introverts reflect energy onto themselves or their objects of interest while lightworkers (even introverted ones) expand energy to help other people.
They can’t stop themselves from helping others – even when they’re exhausted. For this reason, lightworkers often need time in seclusion to heal and sometimes suffer from serious emotional burnout.
How to Be a Lightworker
You may have realized you share some of the same traits as a lightworker and want to express your gifts with more strength. Or perhaps you aren’t a lightworker, but you’d still like to shed some light on the darkness too.
Recognize that lightwork is difficult and you need to be in a good place to get started. Meditation, prayer, or other spiritual rituals help you get into the right mindset. However, you also need to spend enough time on self-care and rest to avoid burnout.
Once you’re ready, try to identify where you can do the most good. Your own family should always be your first stop, and then your friends, your community, and finally the world. Lightwork can be spiritual (such as providing religious guidance) or practical (like animal charities).
Be aware that politics and activism are not lightwork. These usually set you in an antagonistic relationship with another person or group of people.
Acts of compassion are what lightwork is made of.
Can Lightworkers Make Money?
Yes. Many lightworkers may disagree, but a lightworker who makes a career from their gifts is entitled to derive a living from it.
That’s why doctors, teachers, and artists sell their lightwork so they can continue in their specialization at a professional level. This affords the world a lightworker’s focused spiritual energy.
But not every field of lightwork has an industry and not every lightworker is cut out for a long weekly schedule using their gifts.
For example, many lightworkers who become teachers soon find that they don’t have the emotional stamina to continue in their profession, so they switch careers. But they usually continue their lightwork in another capacity, such as tutoring.
All lightworkers, or those interested in performing lightwork, shouldn’t make career decisions based on money, but on what they can do effectively with the gift they have. If that happens to provide a living, then all the better – but it won’t always be the case and should never be the priority.
Lightworkers are special and rare people, but they’re all around us. Chances are, either you or someone you know shines light into the darkness and makes the world a better place.
Always look for the helpers, but don’t be afraid to shine whatever light you can too.