When we live in the light and serve as lightworkers it is both a choice and a calling. We chose to be incarnated to help to serve humanity and the planet it lives on and the universe it revolves within with compassion, empathy, grace, and love. We chose to answer the call to live a life so full of love that the light energy is evident as we move through our day. Are we perfect in this endeavor? Not by a long shot. There have only been a few that have risen to that higher level while incarnate and it is not perfection that is the measure of their success, but their ability to love through the challenges of the darkness, to lift others up and into the light, and to stand beside them. These are masters whose connection to the grace of the Creative Spirit is a bond we all have, but few recognize. Yes, we chose to live in and of the light so we can serve through the energy of love.
But, it is also a calling. We are called with a clear intent to move beyond our daily impulses and further into the realm of parting the darkness and letting our light shine into the unlit corners that fill with the energies of those who work only in and of the ego. We are called to offer solace and a space of peace and acceptance to those who are afflicted by those living within the darkness.
Lightworkers are increasing in number or at least in courage, because it takes courage to face the darkness, call it out for what it is, and send light to vanquish it. It takes courage to stand up and speak out against the avarice that is accumulated on the labors of others. We are increasing in numbers because the need for the light is so exponentially increasing at this time that every lightworker is being called to bear witness to this love energy and open our arms to those who need the compassion this light brings.
Those who live in and serve the light are aware of the sensation of the light/love energy vibration. There are moments when this energy so fills every pore of their physical beings that there is no doubt that there is more than what we can see with our five physical senses. There is more, indeed, than the physical plane. The sensation is one of quiet effervescence. This amazing vibration fortifies and sustains the lightworkers’ spirits and their soul connection, one to the next so when there is a gathering of these lightworkers, whether purposefully or not, there is a melding of energy so strong that the light becomes palpable. Each person present knows there is more, so much more to do and by being aware of their numbers, they gain the courage to continue on the path.
And, it does take courage to serve the light, the courage of not knowing if the effect of their very existence here, at this time, will, indeed, make a difference that can change the course of things that are into the positive potential of what could be. When lightworkers become aware of their greater mission, there is a moment (or, in some cases, many moments) of wondering if it is a delusion, or, indeed ego that is driving their impulse to be of service. This misperception is not helped by those who do not recognize the light in this person, but, rather, are drawn to perhaps question the sanity of the lightworker. For how can such a thing exist, the doubter wonders. How can anyone be called to live in and of the light in this age of so-called advancement of the planet? The mundane, the everyday existence that holds people in its grasp is not a reflection of the greater existence of the All, but, rather, simply a space of lessons for spirits at all levels of learning. There are those who are progressing at a slower rate than their classmates, and these are those who doubt the most but need our compassion the most. It is within the realm of courage that we can reach out to them and gather them into our arms that they can feel the energy of light sent to them within the embrace. When we embrace these people, we embrace the spirit within them that reveals to them the connection of us all.
When lightworkers focus their energies on service, miracles happen. They are impelled to sense and heal the negative energies and forces working on the planet. They pour forth compassion, empathy, and love to heal those who need these energies, and they work to promote peace within communities. Their service helps to raise the consciousness of the planet and, in doing so, increase the measure of light available to those who live on it. They are open to the guidance of those on other planes whose wisdom can help to mitigate feelings of doubt and inform the spirit working in and of the light of the pathwork necessary to continue their walk within this energy. It is also reassuring that these beings offer their own level of light to protect and nurture the incarnate worker so that if their toil is not made easier, at least it is not made more arduous.
Lightworkers know that there is a universe of guides, teachers, masters, and angels on other planes that sustain their work and that within the light they are bound to these loving beings. They also know, when they feel the encroaching darkness, that they can call on these lightbeings for protection, as a shield against such forces. By imagining, which is the same as creating, a light pouring down from above and cascading around them, they can retain their center, continue their work, and know they have nothing to fear.
And now, here is the secret….we all can be lightworkers of one measure or another. We can all work in and of the light. We can all avail ourselves to the energy of love that is ours because it is the source of our creation. We are beings of light and we can all work to serve that energy, which means to let love be our guiding force and a beacon to others.
If not now, when? If not us, who?
When I give a reading or facilitate a séance, I always start by lighting a white candle and saying that I will only accept messages in and of the white light, which, now that I am thinking about it, is also the energy of love. Not just any love, but agape love, which is a spiritual love, the energy of which created us. We were created by and through the energy of love and that is where we also live. We live in the light of love. Each day, we see examples of those who have closed their eyes to this light and have, instead, chosen to focus their energies on the energies that are not in and of the light of love. How can these negative energies exist when everything is connected in the interdependent web, which connects through these positive energies? The answer is that free will allows us to choose to work within this love light or within the darkness, which is created by ego, not by spirit. If we were spirits without any need to learn and to grow, we would not be having a physical experience and therefore we would not be connected to the ego, which exists in the physical plane and not the spiritual one. Ego is not connected to the etheric body, the spiritual body, but, rather, solely to the physical one. Ego is part of the consciousness of the physical being.
This is a revelation I had when considering where the darkness comes from. It is not a part of the Creative Spirit’s creation of the All. It appears that we, as incarnate spirits, created the ego as part of our consciousness that resides in our physical bodies. I had always wondered about where the darkness and dark energies came from as these were not part of the original aspect of the All and it never occurred to me that it was incarnate humankind that created these negative forces. When filtered through the emergence of the ego, though, it makes perfect sense that we could become creators of base forms, known as negative elementals, in which to house these energies. So, the ego of the physical being, practicing a toxic level of ego awareness, created the darkness and the dark beings. This serves to create more lessons for those of us dedicated to working within the light, otherwise known as Lightworkers, because confronting these negative forces nurtures and enhances our compassion and empathy as we seek to overcome the darkness. In others words, we raise our vibrations as we confront and overcome the dark forces.
Lightworkers have egos but they choose to place altruism above egoism. An antonym of ego is altruism: “the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.” As we become more confronted by the extreme egotism of those in our government who only practice self-centeredness and self-gratification, we are impelled to work against these forces by increasing our altruistic practices, by giving to others through the mindfulness of community.
The practice of mindfulness can help to diminish the power of the ego as much as possible, to take the physical self out of the equation and focus, through the spirit, on others. To be mindful of others is part of the practice of spiritual love. And we can strive to mitigate the power of those who live in and of the ego. We can send light and love outward to those who are working with a deficit of these qualities and, further, we ourselves can strive to always, in all moments, act within the light and energy of love. And we can join together so that our spirits can co-exist in community to raise positive energy to overcome the darkness.
On a clear night when the light of the stars reaches from the furthest distances in time and space and the silence grows into a deepness beyond sound, there is a peace that begins to well up within me that surpasses any earthly feeling. Within this light and silence there is an abundance of love that surpasses any other love. This is agape love, which is the love from the Creative Spirit and which is expressed between spirits on all planes. It is a manifested selfless and compassionate love. It contains no tinge of ego. It is the love energy that is the basis of miracles because nothing can break its vibrational pull toward the highest good.
As we stand up to the waves of acrimonious, belligerent meanness and cruelty that are flowing from those in power, we need to be fortified by this agape love and allow our spirits to thrive within its energy. We need to join together so that this highest love energy grows into a great beacon of communal love so bright and so broad it eclipses the encroaching darkness. When we allow ourselves to accept and transmit agape love, we can truly be the change we wish to see in the world. We can create miracles. We can overcome intolerance. We can truly accept each other as being a part of the same moment of creation. We can find the fortitude to stand up and stand together to vanquish willful ignorance and cruelty through compassionate kindness. We can, through agape love, through that spiritual love that is more powerful than any other force in the universe, create a more inclusive and nurturing world.
We seem to be sitting at the edge of a dark precipice that hides what could be impending doom or, alternatively, the chance to fly. There is a pervading meanness and willful ignorance and selfishness that appear to be in control of our country. The world, especially the enlightened parts of it, are beginning to notice that things are not right here, and I can almost feel a wave of compassion coming toward us as though the world knows we are not in charge of our destiny as a country at this time. I suppose it is going to take a bit of time to begin to eradicate the darkness, and I am constantly reassured that another election cycle will help. But, in the meantime, we cannot allow ourselves to simply rail against the oppressiveness of the situation, allowing our weary cries to echo back from the governmental abyss, which at this moment, we are unable to change. Instead, we can look inward, find that spark of our being that is bright and eternal, and focus on that light rather than the darkness that is trying to vanquish it. There is no religion or political organization or power in this world, on this plane, that is stronger than that little flame that lives inside of us. It is our essential being, and when we look outward using that light as a beacon, we can find that others are doing so also, seeking a community of light. And the way to begin to bring these lights together into a blazing fire of compassion, empathy, and love is through practicing small acts of kindness.
When I taught English, I would have my students perform acts of kindness and then have them write about what they did and how it affected the recipient and themselves. I was always surprised by the few that did not want to take part, did not think this was worth the effort, and wanted some other way to fulfill the writing assignment. I always held firm and said it could be as small as paying for someone’s coffee or saying hello to someone who seemed to need a friend. It was the most reluctant among my students who were most surprised by the change such a small act made in the recipient and in themselves. The small act changed them, and they wrote with great detail and thought about the difference giving had made. Some said that they would continue performing small acts of kindness because it felt good to do something for someone else that was not an expectation, but rather, an act of love, what is known as agape love. The lesson was more about the act of kindness than the writing, but these essays were always among the best of each semester.
So now, in my best teacher mode, I urge each of you to do one act of unexpected kindness, perhaps even anonymously, and see if it doesn’t create a change in the world, even in the small space in which you live. Each act of kindness, added to the many acts of kindness can help, especially in this time, to bring the light of the spirit into the world. That light can overcome the darkness we are experiencing. Kindness is expressed through the energy of love, and we need to spread more of that around right now, and open our wings and choose to fly into a space of light, peace, compassion, and love.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” (Mahatma Gandhi) In this, we must first give up fear. Fear keeps us from being all that we can be. Fear freezes us into a stupor of inactivity and lack of will. When we give into fear, we relinquish our ability to nurture ourselves and others. When we live in the state of fear, we live narrow lives full of futility and darkness. When we live in fear, we cower in corners waiting for the next onslaught of actions, the intention of which is to keep us in those dark corners rather than facing the healing sun and taking on the enemy with courage and conviction of truth. As beings of eternal light, we need to take the reins of our lives and break through this wall of fear that has been created in order to control us. Full of hope and the potential for positive change we can overcome the darkness and return to living the lives we are meant to live. We need to acknowledge who we are in the larger universe and live our lives in creative peace and love. We need to love our neighbor as we wish to be loved, with reverence, respect, and kindness. We need to remember that we are spirits having a physical experience and treat our bodies as the sacred vessels that they are and nourish our spirits through mindful pursuits. We need to know and fully acknowledge that we are part of a great and wonder-filled experiment, that we are put here to serve each other that in that grace we become better reflections of the Creative Spirit, who created us in and through the energy of love.
Writer, Creative Mystic, Teacher, Consultant, Public Speaker