What Is A Lightworker? (Lightworker Meaning & Characteristics)

Sasha Citrine


What Is A Lightworker? (Lightworker Meaning & Characteristics) 1


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Lightworker. It’s the latest buzzword in just about every New Age self-development circle. But what does it really mean?

Despite hundreds of popular books and articles that complicate the topic, the concept of a Lightworker is actually beautifully simple and straightforward–

Quite simply, Lightworkers bring spiritual Light into this world to help others.

And most importantly, becoming a Lightworker is accessible to anyone!

“Lightworker” Meaning

A Lightworker is any being who consistently brings spiritual Light into this world for the benefit of others.

Like physical light, spiritual Light has two important qualities – it both ensures the absence of darkness (or persistent negativity) and provides the ability to see more clearly.

Historically, spiritual Light has represented God, or the Divine. More recently however, spiritual Light is associated with a much wider range of emotional & energetic states.

Spiritual Light can take the form of:

  • Joy
  • Euphoria
  • Contentedness
  • Fulfillment
  • Peace
  • Relaxation
  • Healing
  • Spiritual awakening
  • LOVE

Lightworkers are able to channel spiritual Light (in its many forms) so that others can learn, grow, and heal as spiritual beings.

What Do Lightworkers Do?

Lightworkers are considered to be spiritual healers, helping others to live more spiritually awakened, abundant, and joyful lives.

The work of Lightworkers comes in many forms: 

  • Teaching
  • Writing
  • Art
  • Public speaking
  • Mentoring
  • Parenting
  • Body work
  • Energy work
  • Medicine
  • Therapy & psychiatry
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Community organizing
  • Religious leadership

… just to name a few!

Regardless of the exact format, all Lightworkers tap into the spiritual Light of the Universe (in its many forms), and channel that power for the benefit of other beings in this world.

Lightworkers can also transmute darkness and low vibrational energy– often in the form of trauma, negativity, abuse, toxic relationships, and mental health problems like depression and anxiety.

By bringing Light into those areas, Lightworkers are able to transform negative energy and destructive patterns into positive, healing energy.

How Can You Tell if Someone is a Lightworker?

Lightworkers are easily identified by the powerful, positive energy they emit.

They are high vibrational beings who immediately bring a sense of love, happiness, peacefulness, and big picture perspective to any situation.

Many people incorrectly claim that you can identify a Lightworker by looking into their eyes or judging from their physical form.

Although some highly sensitive people, empaths, and intuitives can identify Lightworkers by subtle metaphysical clues, such as auras, the best way to identify a Lightworker is by how they make you feel.

Lightworkers make people feel:

  • Loved
  • Positive
  • Warm
  • Radiant
  • Compassionate
  • Appreciated
  • Reassured
  • Inspired

But the truth is that a Lightworker’s soul transcends the physical realm. Lightworkers can be born into any human form, and anyone can become a Lightworker if they have the desire and do the work.


It’s no wonder that so many people today are interested in becoming Lightworkers.

Our world is awakening and we have many traumas to heal. Lightworkers are essential guides during this time of change and transformation.

If you feel drawn to explore the Lightworker path, please check out my comprehensive guide on becoming a Lightworker.

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Hello! My name is Sasha. I am a writer, spiritual teacher, and creative soul based in California. My purpose in this life is to help other humans heal, grow, and transform.

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