Why I Never Was A Lightworker

Someone made a reference to me a couple of weeks ago as a lightworker.

For those unfamiliar with the term, it’s one of those that’s thrown around rather frequently in new age circles.

“A light worker is someone who wants to see healing in the world on a large scale, considers themselves able to detect subtle healing energy, and has had some kind of a mystical awakening in their lives, be it current or a past life.”

A lot of people who read this probably won’t like what I’m about to say, but to me, the entire concept is bunk. It’s just a label. And many times I see people using it as a way to puff up their ego and feel important, or they took a quiz on the internet that told them they were even though the “signs” are so vague they could literally apply to billions of people.

Actually, it probably should apply to billions of people. Seven billion, to be precise.

Because everyone is a lightworker. Every. Single. Person.

Don’t we all want to see healing in the world on a large scale? The real question is, what does that healing look like to you? We all have different ideas and not all of them agree.

A lightworker considers themselves able to detect subtle healing energy? I can detect subtle energy, healing or not. So can you. It’s how you’re built. In fact, you do it so often and so frequently that you probably barely even notice that you do it.

A lightworker has had some kind of a mystical awakening in their lives, be it current or a past life. Well, since there’s no such thing as time and all of our lives exist simultaneously and the entire purpose of our existence is to “awaken” then we’ve, quite literally, all had that mystical awakening in either a past, current or future life.

Nobody is special, or else, we all are. Because we’re one.

If I had to call myself anything, I’d say I work more with the shadows than the light. I encourage people to look at the darkest, ugliest parts of themselves and realize that it’s all an illusion. A belief. An idea in your head. Your greatest fear. It’s all the things that are holding you back. I encourage people to run toward it, not away from it. Dive into it. Explore it. Understand it. And then release it.

So no, I’m not a lightworker. I never was. Neither is anybody else. You know, unless it’s just what you want to call yourself…but I’m not really into labels.

We’re all just here, doing what we came here to do in our own, unique way.



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  1. Bingo. I have thought this all along, too. Thanks for stating this so eloquently.

  2. Wow – a new favorite post! I just love your delivery, Ashley – this was excellent!

  3. I always considered myself more of a Darkslacker.

  4. Good point – I hadn’t considered that before!

  5. Thank you! I had considered I was a light worker, as in being loving and helpful when I could, working on bettering my heart and soul. And yes, an online test will probably reveal that you are light worker, yet I then started reading that there are only 144,000 light workers on the planet; that’s about 20 in a city of a million. They apparently have light colored, large eyes, sharp pointy noses, angular features, high cheekbones. Racist much? That eliminates most African, and Chinese/Asian people right there. I have light colored eyes and (boo! Lol a pointy nose), but to think being kind and working for love has physical characteristics is so much bull. Along with being loving and helpful, I’m sometimes grumpy and have moments of selfishness. Like, I’m human! And still wanting to better myself and the planet. I agree we are all light workers, we are all evolving, spiritually, mentally, and psychologically, although I’m not sure about physical evolution at this point. Anything’s possible though!


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