A lightworker is a term used to describe someone who possesses a deep desire to help people and the world around them. While there are different types of lightworkers, at their core, all lightworkers were made to heal, to teach, and to bring more light and consciousness to the earth and humanity.
Lightworkers are incredibly rare, so rare that even lightworkers themselves sometimes don’t realize what they are. As such, here are eight concrete signs you’re a lightworker (without even realizing it).
1. You are incredibly sensitive to the energy of others.
So sensitive that you end up absorbing the energies of those around you. For better (and sometimes for worse), you end up taking on the moods and feelings of other people. While this does make you more empathetic than most, it also makes you more susceptible to feeling drained after socializing. You need plenty of alone time to recharge because of this.
2. You’re deeply intuitive.
You have a strong connection to your intuition. Your gut feelings never steer you wrong. You’re able to effortlessly discern the true intentions and characters of others. You are able to pick up on even the most subtle of clues that will tell you everything you need to know about any given situation.
3. You’ve been described as an “old soul.”
If you’re a lightworker, you tend to be an old soul as well. Old souls are people who possess a special kind of wisdom, one that usually does not match their physical years. Like old souls, lightworkers often seem older than they actually are.
4. You will do whatever you can to help others (even when you’re struggling yourself).
If you see someone hurting, your first instinct is always to jump into the trenches with them and pull them out. It doesn’t matter if you’re drowning, too. You feel a literal calling to help others, no matter what.
5. You have a strong connection to nature.
Because lightworkers have a calling to better the world, they also have a strong connection to nature. Lightworkers realize the beauty and necessity of the natural world and want to protect it, nourish it, and celebrate it.
6. You often feel as though you don’t really belong anywhere.
You feel fundamentally different from everyone in your life. For as long as you can remember, you always felt a bit like a lone wolf, maybe even an outcast.
While you sincerely love your family and friends, you also know there is some kind of disconnect that exists between you all. You just haven’t been able to put your finger on what that might be just yet.
7. You have a strong sense of purpose.
And that purpose is serving humanity and the world. You want a more just, kind world for every single person and life form that exists on this planet. Your life philosophy is based on the idea that we’re all here to heal one another.
8. At some point in your life, you had something completely shatter your whole world.
Despite their name, lightworkers have traveled through some of the darkest of places. Lightworkers have learned how to navigate their way through hell and come out on the other side with a more positive, grounded perspective.
Whatever your experience was, it changed you forever. It launched you into a spiritual awakening and made you realize that you’re here for something bigger and more powerful than yourself.