What Is A Lightworker?
Anna Parkins, Reiki Master Teacher
Lightworkers by definition are people working with the higher vibrations of light and love,
dedicated to uplifting humanity, often very sensitive and empathic to the needs of those around them.
Lightworkers align with their life purpose of bringing light energies to Planet Earth and operate as healers,
teachers, wayshowers. In addition to being aware of their purpose, they are also sensitive to the need to
take care of themselves physically, mentally and emotionally. By that I mean, keeping yourself clear of lower
vibration energies (fears). So good health, balance and exercise are important. Spiritual health is vitally
important as lightworkers communicate with the higher realms of angels, nature spirits, etc. With the
responsibility of self comes the desire to help others and be of service. So you will see concern for the
environment, children’s education, communication with angels, etc.
David Cousins, who wrote “A Handbook for Light Workers” published in 1994, stated in 2001 “ A
Light Worker in the proper sense is someone who has balance and a cosmic sense of understanding while in
personality form. Ideally they should have access to the mental planes. This then gives them the capacity to
always see the bigger picture and not to drown in the smaller one and be overcome by animal instinct. Light
is information; therefore a Light Worker has to have the capacity to receive and to transmit in co-operation
with the plan. Therefore a Light Worker should, as a personality, be able to endure and understand, utilizing
natural law to afford balance. A Light Worker will not be bothered with the outer opinion of humanity, since
a Light Worker is focused internally and can therefore balance both the inner and outer world. So when you
look for a Light Worker, they should radiate calm, understanding and have a capacity to co-operate with all
life forms and be working with intuitive instinct as opposed to animal instinct.”
Doreen Virtue has written extensively about lightworkers, defining them as those who have
global missions which involve helping people, animals, the environment, or a cause other than
Put another way, “A Lightworker is a spiritually inspired person who has incarnated to Earth
to bring spiritual awakening to Humanity. Through their special skills they are able to inspire others to
seek out their own psychic abilities and follow a spiritual path. A lightworker is aligned with the
divine will, cultivates universal love, and holds a higher light quotient.” Words written by one of the
spiritually gifted and psychic beings called Indigos, those children incarnating since the mid-60’s who have
It was in the late 90s that I attended a Lightworker’s Conference in Dallas and I think that
was the first time I came across lightworkers. Since then the term lightworker has mushroomed with
lightworker gatherings, lightworker websites, books, articles, etc. Just recently I defined a lightworker as
someone who works with light, a little blasé perhaps, but in my opinion, true.
Considering the turmoil we see around us today, which innocuously seeps into our consciousness
if we let it, it is urgent that we surround ourselves with light and love and be of service to our companion
beings on Earth. Rather than take on buzzword status, please align with your life’s purpose and embrace the
ideals of a lightworker who can help heal and uplift our wonderful earth home.