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What is a Lightworker?

The term lightworker was first coined by author and teacher Michael Mirdad in the early 80s. Later, in 1997, Doreen Virtue released the book The Lightworkers Way.

The simplest way to describe lightworkers would be as beings who feel an enormous pull towards helping others. Also referred to as crystal babies, indigos, Earth angels and star seeds, these spiritual beings volunteer to act as a beacon for the Earth and commit to serving humanity.

A lightworker is anyone who devotes their life to being a bright light in the world. A lightworker is a person who has chosen to come to Earth (you may want to research "soul contracts") especially at these times, to help transmute the darkness into the light, to serve humanity, and help to anchor the Divine. They tend to be sensitive and are often the default advice-giver in their group of friends and may be known for their healing skills.  They choose to change the world by raising the vibration of the self and others. There are many paths to higher vibration and all of them are viable: it is not the details of how you get there, but the outcome that is of greatest importance.

Not all lightworkers realize the nature of their spiritual calling right away, but their "mission" is to spread light by the various gifts and talents that come naturally to them. Lightworkers  feel an enormous pull towards helping others. Each fear-based thought, feeling, or action one chooses to transform into light serves not only to themselves, but everyone. As a lightworker learns to anchor more light in all layers of the body (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual), the more they help others to do the same.

Lightworkers help others to awaken. They do so by healing others through their voice, words, or hands.

Many lightworkers are (but are not limited to) called to be: Activists, Actors, Artists, Charity workers, Chefs, Dancers, Emergency Service workers, Holistic Practitioners or Doctors, Massage therapists, Midwives, Musicians, Nurses, Reiki practitioners, Teachers, Veterinarians, Writers, Yoga instructors, and more…

Some lightworkers don’t have any particular or "fancy job title." They just need to be here in the physical world anchoring "light" or a higher vibration that helps with transmuting lower-vibrational energies. 

Lightworkers are strategically placed throughout the physical world. 

Here are some characteristics of a Lightworker. If you relate to many of the items that I have listed below, you are likely a lightworker.


  • Are awakening or awakened.

  • Are drawn to spiritual and personal development.

  • Are highly creative.

  • Are highly sensitive and empathetic.

  • Are powerful manifestors.

  • Are rebels.

  • Attract people with problems.

  • Believe that spiritual methods can heal any situation.

  • Believe with deep conviction that we are not alone in this universe.

  • Can be an Empath - Not all empaths are Lightworkers and not all Lightworkers are empaths. But, yes, it is quite possible to be both!

  • Consider yourself to be intuitive, have the gift of mediumship or are very sensitive to energy.

  • Desire to live only from love.

  • Enjoy alone time.

  • Feel a deep connection to, and respect for, Mother Earth.

  • Feel a sense of time urgency to fulfill your mission before you know that you are here for a higher purpose or even if you are unsure what it is or how to fulfill it.

  • Feel a sense of urgency to find their path and live up to their purpose.

  • Feel called to heal others.

  • Feel compelled to write, teach, or counsel about your healing experiences.

  • Feel connected to a higher power.

  • Feel drawn to spirituality.

  • Feel the live for a higher purpose.

  • Frequently think outside of the box.

  • Have a passion for helping humanity grow and transform.

  • Have an inner drive to make positive change in themselves and others.

  • Have an inner knowing that there is more to our soul’s existence than our physical world.

  • Have an interest in ancient history and philosophy

  • Have an unexplainable feeling that you waste your time/wasting time.

  • Want to heal your own life as a first step in healing the world.

  • Want to resolve the world’s social and environmental problems.

  • Want to save the world.

  • You are not afraid of death or dying. In fact, you may have had a near death experience.

  • You notice that you don’t fit in any type of class or group.

Lightworkers, there are no limits to your light — the world needs you wherever you are.

If you are looking for more information about lightworkers, or if you would like to connect with more like-minded people, consider joining my private Facebook Group:

Follow this link to see what I have saved on Pinterest under "Lightworker." Also, check out some of my blog posts on either of my blogs both here and here.

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