Who and What Is a Lightworker?

The term “Lightworker” is fairly common within the spiritual community. And although there are well-known variations of the term, such as healer, student on the path, etc., the term Lightworker itself is fairly new and actually has its own distinct meaning.

The answer is fairly simple—yet profound. God is Light! And we, being made in God’s Image, are also Light. And any of us who choose to work on remembering and developing our Light are, by definition, Lightworkers. This definition also makes it clear that being a Lightworker is also a choice. Being Light is not a choice, as it’s what we were created to be. But having the dedication to develop this memory is a choice. And the beautiful thing is that all beings will one day make this choice; “free will” merely allows us to choose when. But a Lightworker is anyone who chooses to take their spiritual presence to the next level by being of service and making a difference for themselves and others in this world.

History of the Term “Lightworker”

The concept of Lightworkers is as old as creation itself—ever since there was a single being who ever thought about remembering their true identity and helping others to do the same. But technically, as far as it is known, the term was first used by Michael Mirdad, in his newsletters (called “The Lightbearer”) back in the early 1980’s. So the term “Light-worker” was just an extension of the term “Light-bearer.” Then, Patricia Cota-Robles used the term Lightworker in a book published in 1989 called, “The Next Step,” followed by the release of a book by Doreen Virtue in 1997 called, “The Lightworkers Way.”

The distinct difference between Lightworkers and all other people on the spiritual path is that people on the spiritual path might be very casual about their personal work or their spiritual development. In fact, most people around them might not even be aware that the person is even on the spiritual path. But Lightworkers are not casual at all about their spiritual work. Instead, Lightworkers have a strong dedication to their awakening, and feel a calling to make a difference in the lives of others. It’s not that a Lightworker is pushy about their spiritual path, but they are keenly aware that they want to “make a difference.” Also, Lightworkers prefer hanging around other people with a similar dedication. A person on the spiritual path might enjoy their studies and practices, but a Lightworker is fully aware that there is a purpose to these studies AND that this greater purpose involves being part of a Divine Plan for the awakening of humanity.

Yes, we are all created from the Light of God, but not all of us access that Light and use it to illuminate the world around us. Those of us who do shine our Light as part of our soul’s purpose, are Lightworkers. And we are not alone. We are part of the Divine Hierarchy of Light that emanates from God Itself and shines onto the earth, passing through all other dimensions—wherein we find other Lightworkers doing a similar service to humanity relative to their dimension. These include the Christ, Mother Mary, Angels, Ascended Masters, Intergalactic Lightbeings from other star systems such as Sirius, Arcturus, and Andromeda, the great brotherhood-sisterhood of Light, and of course all of the Lightworkers on earth.

There are currently hundreds of thousands of Lightworkers on planet earth—many with websites and facebook pages. Not all of whom have the depth and integrity we would like to see, but some of them are quite beautiful. In regards to our own website, it serves as a hub and place of networking for all Lightworkers throughout the Universe. Our website features articles, ads, products, videos, and more, that you, as a fellow Lightwoker, are welcome to submit. Everyone is welcome to request admission into our facebook group. And feel free to pass the word about the UniversalLightworkers.com webpage, as well as our Universal Lightworkers facebook group.

If you are wondering if you could be a lightworker, read Seven Characteristics of a Lightworker.