The inner light is the soul. A Lightworker is an awake soul who has made the conscious decision to live in alignment with their soul. They know that we are all interconnected and that their presence has the potential to create a positive change. They have made the conscious decision to devote their life to following what lights them up and by default, to lighting up the world with their presence. They understand that their actions (no matter how big or small) have the potential to create change.
A Lightworker is not all about light and love, quite the contrary. Light is not possible without journeying to the depths and facing the shadow. They know that being a lightworker involves continually facing their shadow in order to transmute their wounds into gifts. And that proper light work is not possible without doing so. This is what it means to WORK your light, which lightworkers are committed to doing. It is a way of living, not a one time thing.
Lightworkers are not just tie-dye wearing hippies and healers. Far from it. They are teachers and chefs, writers and singers, producers and cleaners, mothers and mediums. They’re at the sports club and the nightclub, in the café and crèche, the boardroom and the art room.
A Lightworker is someone who makes a conscious decision to endeavour to answer the call of Source over the call of the fear.
Lightworkers are in tune with the callings of their soul and act on its whispers regardless of fear. They are committed to living a courageous life.
Through my soul readings and mentoring, I have discovered that most Lightworkers fit into two categories: Newly Awakened Lightworkers and Old School/Retro Lightworkers. I wrote about this in my first book, Light Is the New Black.
Newly Awakened Lightworkers tend to have a significant awakening experience spurred on by a life event. Once awakened, it is hard for them to go back to sleep and there is a feeling that things can never be the same. Their consciousness has shifted and they may decide to answer the call to be of service. Newly awakened Lightworkers seem to be able to jump right in and make big life changes in response to answering the newly awakened call within them.
Old School/Retro Lightworkers come in knowing. They have been doing this work for lifetimes and as a result may find that they have considerable fear around stepping forward (due to a soul memory of persecution). They are likely to have always had a knowing that they were here for a reason and that there was work to do, and a feeling that time is running out. It’s common for this type of Lightworker to erect a spiritual closet from a young age, and as a result, revealing to the world who they really are is a scary process for them.
While some Lightworkers alive right now incarnated with a conscious mission to be of service (and have been doing so for lifetimes), there are countless souls awakening to the call to be of service. Anyone who chooses to devote their lives to being a bright light in the world IS a Lightworker. There are no snobby spiritual tests to pass or assignments to hand in. The only requirement is a desire to connect with your own authentic light and a longing to serve the world. I call it working your light.
Just by reading this you are working your light. By following what you love, you are working your light. By choosing a higher thought when you find yourself in a bad mood, you are working your light. By encouraging someone instead of criticizing them you are working your light. By sharing your unique gifts you are working your light. By connecting to the unlimited supply of love in The Universe, you are working your light. By being true to yourself, you are working your light. By being kind and compassionate, you are working your light.
My definition of a Lightworker is: someone who wholeheartedly makes the decision to make the world a brighter place by them being in it. The more conscious we get, the higher our vibration, and the more aligned to Source we become. The more conscious we are, the more we see how everything is connected and how we fit into a larger whole.
Many Lightworkers may find that as they raise their consciousness, they become more energetically sensitive, picking up other people’s feelings, energy and thoughts. You may notice that you find it hard to watch the news or violent films. You may also find that old relationships that were built on manipulation, control and fear are starting to drop away as you are no longer an energetic match to them.
For some time now, we have been living in a largely unconscious state. In order for Mother Earth to survive we need a global awakening. This awakening has already begun and I believe that you are one of the souls who chose to lead the way.
So what kind of Lightworker are you? Are you a newly awakened Lightworker who has answered the call to be of service and ready to step up? Or are you an old school retro Lightworker who came in knowing and maybe has spent a bit of time hanging out in a spiritual closet?
If you resonate with being a Lightworker and want guidance on embracing your soul gifts and answering your calling, check out my first book, Light Is the New Black and my oracle deck, the Work Your Light Oracle. Or for a deeper dive, take a look at the Work Your Light Online Course + Community for Lightworkers.