What makes me a Lightworker?

What makes me a Lightworker? - Jen Merkel Holistic Hypnosis and Wellness

There is a plethora of terms that seem to be thrown around a lot in the world of holistic health and wellness – empath, HSP, intuitive, Lightworker – even the word holistic itself! Terms like these have become overused to the point where they are often misconstrued, misused, and/or watered down. My goal today is to share what makes me a Lightworker, what it means, and to help you discover whether you are one too.

What makes me a Lightworker?

Please keep in mind – if you are a Lightworker, your list of what makes you one may slightly differ from mine.

I am spiritually conscious

After years of being oppressed by “the man” in corporate America, I had an awakening. Surely there was something more to life than working 60 hours a week, paying bills, and being taken advantage of in the process. Fortunately, Divine Light stepped in and guided me to a better way of living. Over time, I traveled along on my spiritual path and learned quite a lot along my journey.

My awakening wasn’t one single moment, although for some people it certainly is. I didn’t just wake up one day and was suddenly “conscious”. While doing a lot of reading, taking classes, and listening to thought leaders online, I became immersed in a world of self-discovery. The things I was learning about really resonated with me. Over about a 12-month period, I slowly developed into a “conscious” human.

To me, conscious means that I recognize Source energy (aka Spirit, God, the Creator, the Universe, et al). It is in me, and it is in you. It connects us to each other and to everyone and everything within both the physical and spiritual worlds. This is called collective consciousness.

What makes me a Lightworker? - Jen Merkel Holistic Hypnosis and Wellness

I dedicate my spiritual journey to bringing loving, light energy into the world

This is actually the definition of a Lightworker. Our life purpose is to bring more loving light into the world – into the Universe, really. It’s to raise our collective vibration, promote peace and harmony, and facilitate healing for the Earth and all her inhabitants.

There are many ways for Lightworkers to accomplish this task. My own path includes doing things like:

If you are a Lightworker, you may do some of the above things or perhaps find different ways to practice. You can (and should) choose your own way. Just do what you are passionate about!

I follow my own unique spiritual path

I was raised within organized religion. Although I have a respect for anyone who follows their beliefs, when I was in my 40s I found myself extremely conflicted about it. I realized that at my core, I did not believe everything the religion stood for. I asked myself, how could I call myself a member of that group if I don’t believe in all of their teachings?

Fast forward – after much learning and soul-searching, I can now stand firm in my beliefs. My relationship with Source is very strong and very personal. It isn’t part of any organized religious group. And the best part about it is that I get to decide what I believe. Never before have I felt more “spiritual” than I do at this point of my life. Never before have I felt so FREE.

Clarification: I am not at all saying that you can’t follow a religion and be a Lightworker. But if you consider yourself part of a religion that you don’t 100% fully believe in, are you really being your authentic self?

I only work with “light” energy

What makes me a Lightworker? - Jen Merkel Holistic Hypnosis and Wellness

I choose to work with light energy, rather than any dark forces. Although I respect anyone’s individual path, things like hexes, curses, and dark magic have just never resonated with me.

This is because I believe in the Universal Law of Free Will. That means that everyone has the right to make their own choices without interference from others. I would never want to infringe upon anyone in that way, for any reason. I believe that things which are meant to be, will be.

Even if someone put a spell or hex on someone, the Universe is going to trump it every time, because it will always give you what is truly meant for you. It will also always send you the lessons you need to learn, again and again if need be. This is because the Universe always works for your greatest and highest good. So I believe that doing a spell or hex is just postponing the inevitable and slowing your spiritual growth in the process.

I was a priestess in a past life

I had my first-ever psychic reading when I was in my 30s at a corporate event. There was a palm reader there and he informed me that I was a priestess in a past life. This intrigued me, although at the time I wasn’t really sure if it was true.

Fast forward about 15 years. I had a dream of being in a past life where I was a spiritual leader of some sort, in a coastal village in perhaps medieval times. I just knew it had to be a past life because it felt so real! And a year ago, a past life hypnosis session confirmed this.

The hypnosis session was in much greater detail and had many more facets. I learned the details of my true purpose during that lifetime – to assist the King when he needed guidance. I was his respected advisor from his birth until my death many decades later, at a very old age.

Many Lightworkers are spiritual leaders in past lives, and continue that work throughout multiple lifetimes. It is work that we love doing, and we do it well!

What makes me a Lightworker? - Jen Merkel Holistic Hypnosis and Wellness

I am helping with the global awakening

Most humans are not awake to the concept of collective consciousness and how we are all connected by Divine energy. Often, they are ruled by their egos and are caught up in the minutiae of their daily lives. Because of this, they forget to express gratitude. They often pay more attention to what’s going wrong rather than what’s going right. Their thoughts and actions are driven by fear rather than love. This is why our world is experiencing so much unrest, and so little peace and understanding.

But the good news is that more and more people are awakening every day. This is because of the Lightworkers. Our life’s work is to provide encouragement, advocate self-awareness, and set a positive example for others. We are the tools the Universe is using to promote the greater good of all.

That said, we are still human beings! We are not “better” than anyone. We make mistakes and bad decisions. Lightworkers are learning life lessons just like anyone else in this world. But we know that if we can keep ourselves focused on our directive to help make the world a better place, then we are all making a positive contribution to the Universe.

Are you a lightworker too?

To be a lightworker, you don’t need to pass a test or get a certification. You don’t need to know anything about your past lives. You just need to make a commitment to help the world become a better place, and act on it.

“The only requirement is a desire to connect with your own authentic light and a longing to serve the world.”

Rebecca Campbell on being a Lightworker

As a lightworker, my life purpose is to bring loving light energy into the world. As a Transformational Life Coach and Certified Hypnosis Practitioner, I help people train their brain to break old, unwanted patterns. Book your free consultation and assessment online.

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