I wrote the following for the 181st issue of The Culture of Awareness Weekly Newsletter, which I offer for $11.11 a month.
To begin for this week – I don’t usually care much for labels, but there’s one label I think is misunderstood in the conscious community: lightworker.
People associate it with things that are considered ‘new agey’, and while I’m not condemning those things because I think people should embrace whatever helps them, I don’t think the word lightworker needs to be associated with them.
Specific beliefs aren’t required to spread the light, and you don’t even have to use the word lightworker. It’s easy to feed the spiritual ego by getting distracted with labels, but genuine divine truth has little to do with what we call ourselves.
It has more to do with our ability to calm the overactive mind and utilize the heart’s wisdom, and when the heart is open, enlightening vibes pour through that we can share with everyone who’s beginning to wake up.
This is where the idea of the lightworker comes in.
In my eyes, to be a lightworker means you spread the light and try to raise the consciousness of the planet; nothing more, nothing less.
The word ‘lightworker’ is defined differently by each person who embraces it, and we can make of it whatever we want. The problem is that some people have a fixed idea of what a lightworker is, and they don’t resonate with the philosophies with which it’s associated.
It seems like the new age movement is the spiritual community’s favorite thing to criticize, and I guess it’s because spiritual people don’t want to be associated with people who are also spiritual but believe things that they think are too wild.
They want to be taken seriously by a society that tends to lump all spiritual people into the same group, and some of them criticize the new age movement in an effort to make their spirituality seem more sensible.
To be a lightworker doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a ‘new ager’, and I’m probably one of few people who doesn’t criticize the new age movement.
We’re all on a unique path back to God, and for some, the way is paved with channelings, tarot card readings, discussions of UFOs and other things the world isn’t ready for yet. I’m sure people will eventually open up to all of that stuff, but those of us who want to spread the light should be able to do so without condemnation regardless of whether we embrace the new age.
If you share your love with the world, you can call yourself a lightworker regardless of your beliefs.
If you’re like me and use writing, music and other outlets to uplift people, I’d say your lightwork is just as effective as the work that’s done to directly change the world.
We can spread the light with creative or spiritual work while addressing and solving the world’s problems, and an absence of social and spiritual consciousness will have devastating consequences. Even if we’re aware in one area, our awareness isn’t complete if we’re blind in another.
I don’t know if it’s appropriate for spiritual people to put all of their attention on spirituality, because there are serious problems in this world that’ll go unsolved if we’re all too busy trying to evolve to lend a hand to those in need.
If you believe we’re all one, then you could see helping others as a collective spiritual exercise. Think about it; we rekindle our oneness when we have enough compassion to help the needy, and we know that on a deeper level, we’re no different from them.
We’re all spiritual beings walking around in these heavy bodies that allow us to live on this planet, and deep down, we’re all aware of the oneness we share. We have yet to rekindle this awareness at the surface, however, and the first step to rekindling it is to help others.
Therefore, it’s not only necessary, but important to focus on the world’s problems while subsequently spreading the light and trying to spiritually evolve. A combination of love and social/spiritual awareness will allow us to change the world while glimpsing enlightenment and helping others reopen their inner portal too.
Let’s not be afraid to call ourselves lightworkers, and let’s remember that we don’t have to follow the new age movement or any spiritual trend to reconnect with our creator and share the positive vibes that result.
As long as our inner fire is lit, we’re connected with the source of all guidance and creative inspiration (which is love) and we’re willing to help others, we’ll achieve all of our goals and more. We’ll finally make the changes this planet has needed for centuries, and the combination of inner and outer change will allow us to create heaven on earth together.
We have the potential to transform this world by pouring massive amounts of light into whatever we use to wake people up and share our light (again, I prefer writing and music), and we just have to understand our potential and act on it.
I gladly consider myself a lightworker, because deep down, I know I’m here to raise the world’s consciousness. You probably are too, and you can call yourself whatever you want, or choose not to call yourself anything at all, as long as you work hard and fulfill your mission.
This is the most important part of it, so let’s never let our love deplete. It’s our greatest tool in the planet’s transformation, and it alone will inspire us to uplift ourselves and our broken world.
By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness, January 17, 2016 – http://tinyurl.com/jm8lxmp