So, what exactly is a lightworker?

The most common definition of a lightworker is someone who has a strong urge to make things right and help others.

Lightworkers—also known as star seeds, Earth angels, empaths and Indigos—are special people who are wholeheartedly drawn to healing people and the Earth from all the negativity by using their special abilities.

Lightworkers are also powerful manifestors, and they have the ability to create things with the law of attraction or control things using their thoughts and psychic abilities.

They are souls with a higher level of consciousness who have chosen to incarnate on planet Earth at this time and make the world a better place.

They are old souls who are driven by their inner guidance, positivity, and light energy which has the power of teaching healing modalities like mediumship, Reiki, Angel Therapy, etc.

They are special human beings who have been sent here to shine light in the world and raise the levels of positivity, empathy, and understanding.

They understand that their words and actions (no matter how big or small) have a significant impact on raising the awareness and positive vibrations among people.

There are different types of lightworkers like gridworkers and gatekeepers, divine lightkeepers, transmuters, healers, seers, psychics, clairvoyants, divine blueprint holders, dreamers, messengers, divine blueprint creators and manifestors, ascension guides, and wayshowers.

Each type of lightworker has their own lightworker gift or special ability, and yes, you can belong to more than one type.

Now that we understand the definition of a lightworker, it’s time to learn about the signs that define these special individuals and find out whether you yourself belong to the crew!

22 FOOLPROOF SIGNS YOU’RE WHAT’S KNOWN AS A ‘LIGHTWORKER’

You feel a sense of higher purpose

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Whenever someone asks you or you think about the meaning of life, you have this concept of higher purpose in your mind.

You’re convinced that you’re alive for a divine, higher purpose that is linked with transforming your own life and the lives of other people.

You feel like there is so much more to life than just finishing college, finding a job, getting married or having kids.

These are also important aspects of one’s life, but the one aspect that is beyond all of them and that encompasses all of them is the sense of a higher purpose.

You implement this sense into every section of your life. As a result, you’re constantly pursuing the real meaning of life.

In other words, the real values and things that truly matter in life. You know that your higher purpose is to make the world a better place.

You are highly intuitive

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Do you often feel like you have this psychic ability to sense and predict future events? Do you have overwhelming sensations warning you when something bad is about to happen?

If yes, it means you are highly intuitive, and, like myself, you probably weren’t even aware of it.

It took me a long time and a sequence of weird events to accept this fact and understand that all this time, I had this strong intuition within me.

For example, I remember when I was home alone still sleeping, and all of a sudden, I felt this strong sensation in my body, like warm waves that woke me up while I was in the middle of dreaming.

These sensations were telling me that someone was coming, and I couldn’t really see clearly who was coming, so I got up, washed my face, and after a minute, I heard a car entering our yard. It was my aunt.

Other examples are some situations during my college years.

Before an exam, I would often just go through some questions and turn on my intuition button to tell me whether this particular question was going to be in the upcoming exam.

And, to my surprise and disbelief, 90% of the questions I intuited truly were on the exam.

Also, I remember warning others when something bad was about to happen and choosing different paths in order to avoid clashes and inconveniences.

If you have had similar experiences like me, you can be sure that you’re highly intuitive, and it’s a true gift of every lightworker out there.

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You are sensitive to other people’s energy

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When you see a person, do you instantly feel their energy, and you can even tell if their energy is on higher or lower vibrational wavelength?

Do you often feel drained by the amount of negative energy around you and because of that, you always need some time alone in order to recharge?

If yes, then you know you’re a lightworker who is extremely empathic and sensitive to other people’s energy.

You are truly gifted, and in case you’re wondering why and how, let me explain it to you!

Being sensitive to other people’s energy means having the ability to recognize when someone is in pain, when someone is happy, confused or when someone needs your help.

This empathy you feel toward other people is so strong within you that you can’t help yourself but follow it and act accordingly.

You can’t help yourself but right the wrong, be there for those who need you, and give love to those who are broken-hearted.

And that’s what makes you truly powerful and beautiful.

You have struggled with a series of traumas, mental-emotional issues, and challenges in the past

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Many people think that lightworkers are people who are sent to Earth as such, but the truth is that lightworkers are people who need to go through a sequence of painful or traumatic life events in order to become their true selves, in order to align with their higher purpose.

So, if you have struggled with a series of traumas, mental-emotional issues ( depression , anxiety ) and various challenges in the past, all of these have made you who you are today.

All of these made you stronger, wiser, and bolder and prepared you for your higher purpose which is making the world a better place and helping to heal others.

You know what they say: What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. And no matter how cliche it sounds, it’s true.

If you don’t go through pain, you don’t really understand how it feels to be broken, alone, and scared.

And in order to be willing to help others and change things in life, you need to understand the burden of pain.

In order to become a true lightworker, you need to go through a series of tasks that will turn you into a gifted person with special abilities that have the power to change the world for the better.

You’re determined to become the best version of yourself and help others do the same

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I’m sure you’ve already heard the phrase: ‘Change comes from within you!’ Lightworkers know that very well, and that’s why they’re determined to become the best version of themselves and also help others achieve the same.

Lightworkers take their decisions, actions, and words seriously because they understand the impact of them on their lives.

They spend lots of time exploring things that could improve their lives such as reading self-help books.

They take care of both their bodies and minds by exercising, living healthy lifestyles, learning new things, having hobbies, and nourishing connections with their close people.

And they strive to help others do the same by giving them helpful advice, by having meaningful conversations, and by giving answers to difficult questions.

Lightworkers are inspiring people whose lifestyles serve as a worthy example and motivation to others.

They aren’t satisfied with mediocrity, and they’ll never stop working on themselves no matter what.

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You are spiritual, but steer away from traditional religion

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You know that you’re a legit lightworker if you’ve always been fascinated by spirituality, ancient texts, and if you’ve always spent time on spiritual new age sites and similar.

If you do this, it means your desire to become aware of your higher purpose and discover the meaning of life is really strong.

Also, you have a strong desire to share all of this with other people as well.

You know that you’re a lightworker if you’ve always believed in the sheer power within an individual and if you were always determined to empower people to discover it within themselves, to see their unlimited potential in all aspects of life.

Lightworkers are spiritual, but they steer away from traditional religion because their sense of spirituality is not letting them believe in only one concept or in ideals imposed by the authorities.

They believe in awakening the unlimited power within each human being, and that’s why they observe things from a different perspective.

You are naturally creative, and you think outside the box

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You have this inborn creativity that you implement in every aspect of your life.

You’re creative in some of the following fields or in every single one of them: writing, singing, drawing, cooking, verbal expression, fashion, creating things from scratch, and so on.

You also think outside the box, and you can easily fill in all the gaps, unlike the majority of other people.

For example, some people might see a vase, but you see a vase lacking flowers. You easily solve riddles and other enigmas of the world.

You have this ability to imagine things vividly even though you’ve never really seen them in person.

Lightworkers are often artistic people in some field who are gifted with creativity that becomes their way of life.

They don’t see things as regular people do because their brains are on a higher level of consciousness where different processes occur and different chemicals are released.

In order to change the world, you need to be able to think outside the box and see things from a different perspective, and that’s exactly what’s happening in the mind of creative people—lightworkers.

Their motto is: Where there is a will, there is a way, and they don’t give up until they find a way.

You fit the definition of an old soul

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A person who is an old soul is wise and mature beyond their years. Such people are full of wisdom and helpful advice for themselves and others.

So, you know that you’re a lightworker if people always come to you for advice or when they’re having difficulties understanding something.

They do that because they regard you as a spiritual teacher who can teach them your ways.

You might be a 20-year old, a 30 year-old or a 40 year-old, but your soul is ten times older than you because you carry all the wisdom in your heart and mind.

And by constantly questioning everything, looking for your higher purpose, and discovering the meaning of life, you become even wiser and more mature.

With every challenge, your soul becomes more mature and eligible to improve the lives of other people and make the world a better place.

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You’ve always been different from others

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So far, I’ve witnessed this syndrome called ‘being different from others’ one too many times. Indeed, I’ve always felt that way, but I didn’t know that others saw it, too.

Lightworkers are truly different from others in terms of their way of thinking and overall behavior which becomes evident in their everyday lives and to people who observe them.

So, if you’ve ever been told that you’re the black sheep of the family, that you differ from your peers in one way or another, that you have a unique personality, and that you’re special, you can be sure that you belong to the crew of lightworkers.

These spiritual individuals don’t really care about what others will think of them.

They don’t bother with trivial things, and they are not afraid to be who they really are.

And because of that, they stand out from the rest of civilization by their unique approaches, thinking, and actions.

Lightworkers don’t follow the crowd, latest trends or similar. Instead, they create their own in accordance with their beliefs and mindsets.

They don’t worship fake ideals, but focus on the little things that mean a lot in life, and that’s why they’re often regarded as being weird and simply distinctive from others.

You’re constantly thinking about the meaning of life and your higher purpose

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Those people who simply live for the sake of living without questioning anything don’t have this sense of higher purpose and because of that, they are satisfied with the ordinary.

But, lightworkers are the total opposite. They are constantly thinking about the meaning of life and finding their higher purpose because for them, life is so much more than just living and blindly following the rules.

So, you know that you’re a true lightworker if you can’t stop contemplating things like: What are we doing here? What is my purpose?

How can I make the world a better place? What is the meaning of certain things in life?

How can I become a better person and influence or change the world and influence others to do the same?

All these questions are essential when it comes to finding your higher self, and they evoke empathy, and motivation to keep making an effort, to continue fighting for what you see as the real things and what you believe is the right thing to do.

These questions help you deepen your spirituality and maintain the title of being an inspiring lightworker.

You are a powerful manifestor

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Do you have this tendency to attract things into your life just by thinking about them?

Have you ever practiced the law of attraction to manifest certain things, and you succeeded at it in no time?

If yes, then you’re a lightworker who is a truly powerful manifestor.

This means that your body and soul are connected with the universe and because of that, the universe works in your favor.

The only thing you need to do is wish that something will happen, and you’ll attract it with minimum effort.

Another reason why this is happening is because you’re grateful for the things you already have in life.

Those people who find it hard to appreciate things they already have, find it hard to attract positive things into their life.

When you’re grateful for everything deep down in your heart, you’re creating a cloud of positivity that serves as a transmitter of your dreams and wishes to the universe.

When you’re thinking positively, you attract more positive things into your life.

You become a powerful manifestor and only chosen people have this ability.

Only people who have been through a lot and who are in tune with their true selves have the ability to be in tune with the universe and their higher selves.

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You appreciate the little things in life

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You don’t worship fake ideals, but you’re an open-minded person who embraces real values and appreciates all the little things in life.

You know that happiness cannot be bought with money, and that’s why you seek happiness in the little things that are priceless to you.

You never miss the opportunity to smell a beautiful flower, to admire a night sky filled with shiny stars, to appreciate the moment of your loved one kissing you on the forehead, and to enjoy long, meaningful conversations.

You are always looking for chances to laugh and act childishly from time to time, to cuddle with your pet, to surprise your loved one , to smile at strangers, to make angels in the snow, and to enjoy hot cocoa on a long, winter day.

You don’t see life as a final destination or as a timeline filled with things that you need to achieve in order to become truly happy.

You see life as a chain of moments that needs to be worshipped and lived with a positive outlook.

You see life as a mosaic of little things that enrich your existence and give meaning to everything you do.

You see life differently from other people because you’re a lightworker, and you experience things on a deeper level that is unknown to other, regular human beings.

You’re deeply connected to nature

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You worship nature more than other materialistic things in life. You embrace all the magic of the natural world—mountains, trees, flowers, grass, sea, rivers, and so on.

You would rather spend time outside than sitting in the house (especially on a sunny day) because you feel drawn to nature.

You appreciate fresh air and going on a picnic more than sitting in a smoky cafe.

It’s because your soul is deeply connected to nature, and it’s the only place where you feel like you’re in tune with your higher self.

As you’re observing beautiful, natural miracles, you feel inspired to contemplate the meaning of life and your real purpose, and somehow nature is the only place that can give you perfect answers without saying anything.

In nature, you learn to listen to your gut and intuition. You boost your energy and stamina, and you recharge in full.

You feel like nature is your home because it’s the most powerful source of spirituality and wisdom.

For every lightworker, nature is a place where they can reset, find new perspectives, and then spread their wisdom and positive energy among the rest of the population.

You experienced a strong, spiritual awakening

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At one point or at multiple points in your life, you experienced a strong, spiritual awakening that has changed your mindset and overall viewpoint.

Before this spiritual awakening, you were feeling confused because no one could answer your questions.

You didn’t really understand the real reason for your existence and the things happening around you.

And then something happened—as if you shifted from your own body and mind to someone else’s.

You experienced a strong, spiritual awakening that changed you completely.

You got rid of all of your limiting beliefs that were preventing you from entering the world of spirituality and from reaching your higher self.

The process of spiritual awakening was really exhausting.

It was a tiring journey, but once you reached its final destination called a spiritual station, you felt an immediate relief, and now you understand why you had to go through all this.

You understand that this process was necessary in order to grow and become the best version of yourself.

And now, you see the world with different eyes, and you observe the world with spiritual glasses that are extremely powerful.

That gives you a sense of understanding and purpose.

You see things differently because you’re different, and now you have the power to act and make differences in the world instead of only observing.

You are sensitive to injustice

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You have this strong sense of distinguishing right from wrong, and you can’t stand injustice in any form.

You are extremely sensitive to injustice, pain, and observing the victims of such treatment.

When you see an animal on the street that is wounded, you feel deep pain inside yourself because someone has left that hurt creature alone on the street without even trying to help it.

And you take matters into your own hands and make sure to help the poor thing.

When you watch the news and see the injustice done to people by politicians and governments, you experience it intensely.

You feel like you’re going to burst from all those overwhelming feelings of wanting to right the wrongs and change things.

Every type of injustice makes you irritated and frustrated.

At the same time, it gives you this abnormal strength, making you feel ten times stronger, as if you are capable of dealing with things that are bigger than you.

And that strength motivates you to take things into your hands—at least things that you can deal with.

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I remember when I was in college. We had this terrible professor who was tormenting us mentally on so many levels.

Exams were more like quantum physics, and the criteria were impossible. I was the only one who somehow managed to pass the exams.

All my colleagues were failing it multiple times.

So, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

I politely asked the professor why he was doing this to us, and since he didn’t really give me a satisfying answer, I contacted those who were above him.

They were shocked by his behavior, so they told him to change his approach and make things right.
And he did it.

He gave them the same exam but changed the criteria, so every single one of them passed.

What is specifically interesting is the fact that the professor also contacted me and asked me: Why have you done this since you have passed my every exam without any trouble?

And I told him that I did it for the others. I couldn’t stand the injustice, so I decided to do something about it just like every lightworker out there.

You have a strong urge and desire to make the world a better place

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When you’re observing the world we live in, you see things realistically.

You don’t turn a blind eye to all those negative things happening around us, but you observe them carefully and with understanding because you have a strong urge and desire to make the world a better place.

You’ve never been focused on yourself only because you care deeply about other people’s happiness.

You care about your family, your pet, your friends, strangers on the street, and every other human being on Earth.

You want all of them to be happy, carefree, and blessed. But, you’re aware of the fact that this is not really possible because every person’s life will always have both negative and positive sides.

And that’s where you come into the story.

You feel inclined to be the one who will deal with those negative sides in order to make things right, to make others happy, and to raise the levels of happiness in the world because you have a strong desire to live in a pure world and not a toxic one.

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You can’t stand lies, prejudice, mockery, molestation, manipulation, and any other thing that belongs to the group called ‘pollutants’ of the society.

And whenever you have a chance, you make sure to do the right thing, to help others, to listen to them, and to make others happy because other people’s happiness is a reflection of your own.

You feel satisfaction in giving and helping others because you understand that it’s your higher purpose to change things for the better.

You’re driven by spiritual motivation, selflessness, abnormal strength, and a strong will.

And all these are aspects of a true lightworker. These are aspects of a person who has a strong desire to change the world and make it a better place at any cost.

That’s the real magic and beauty of being a special, sensitive person—of being a true lightworker.

You often feel like you don’t belong here

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You love your home, your family, friends and the environment you live in, but you still feel like you don’t belong here.

You often have this feeling of emptiness within your soul because you feel as if you were born in a different place, far away from the world you live in.

You feel this way because your soul family is spread out all around the galaxy, and you miss all these connections.

You feel homesick because your true spiritual home is somewhere else.

These feelings of homesickness can make you feel drained, lost, and utterly confused to the extent of not being able to function properly.

Although you might want to talk about it with someone, you know that no one will understand you (unless they’re going through the same thing).

When I was younger, I remember that I had this weird feeling and assumption that I was adopted because I never felt like I belonged to the place where I lived or to my family.

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And no, I wasn’t adopted. When I crossed that off my list, I was constantly in pursuit of finding reasons and explanations why I felt this way because it was really draining.

And then, a few years later, after a series of spiritual events, I found myself getting closer and closer to the real answer.

And the answer was lightworker.

In the past, I didn’t understand that lightworkers have an inborn feeling of not belonging here because they are spiritual beings, and their real home is somewhere else.

But, when you accept the fact that you’re here for a higher purpose, it gets easier to accept the fact that this is the place where you should be for the time being.

It’s easier to understand that Earth is your second home in which you’re on a mission to change things, fight against evil, and spread joy.

It’s a mission that will change you completely, awaken all of your senses, and connect you with your higher self.

You have a rebellious nature

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Since you have this tendency to question everything and to constantly weigh right and wrong, you also have this rebellious nature.

You simply refuse to blindly obey without requiring valid reasons why you should do so.

Your rebellious nature doesn’t fit into traditional authority models and the rules imposed by them.

You can’t understand why we have to follow this monotonous sequence of getting up, going to work, going back home, watching TV or something else, going to sleep, and then doing it all over again without ever questioning everything.

You can’t understand why we’re killing ourselves for a piece of paper that is called ‘money’ when we could be doing more adventurous and valuable things that could benefit the whole world.

You’re feeling rebellious about all these questions, and you can’t stand authority in its every form.

All you want for yourself and everyone else is to live carefree, to have as much as needed, to share joy and wisdom, and to focus on things that really matter in life.

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You don’t want to chase happiness. You want to create happiness, and the authorities are making it quite impossible, so the only thing left is to change things bit by bit and to protest whenever you have the chance to do so because that’s what lightworkers do.

Lightworkers don’t fit into modern workplace structures either and because of that, it’s really hard for a lightworker to find something they truly enjoy doing.

Their sense of a higher purpose makes it difficult for them to fit into any job category, but there are some occupations that are the closest to the concept of lightworker.

These are teachers, writers, preachers, singers or any type of artist.

From my personal experience, I can undoubtedly confirm that this is really true.

From the above mentioned choices, singing and drawing abstract art are my hobbies, while I write for a living.

All these activities make me feel complete and in tune with my higher self because I create, and by creating, I’m sharing particles of myself and my spirituality with the world.

You enjoy deep, meaningful conversations

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Lightworkers can’t stand trivial or fake conversations, and they simply are not satisfied with small talk.

Instead, they enjoy deep, meaningful conversations that include topics such as the meaning of life, the pursuit of happiness, spiritualism, and also some weird topics like alien invasions or embarrassing moments.

As already said, lightworkers observe the world with different, spiritualistic eyes, and that’s why they require more when it comes to conversations.

They are not satisfied with a conversation that doesn’t make them think outside the box or influences them to change their perspective and see things from a different angle.

Deep, meaningful conversations are like food for every lightworker because through such conversations, they grow and become more in touch with their true selves.

Also, they share a part of their mindset, their wisdom, and their spirituality with the person they’re talking to.

To every lightworker, this is a gift and at the same time a curse because it’s hard for them to find people they will truly enjoy talking to and to find people who will understand their need for bonding through long sessions of deep conversations.

So, when they finally find someone who will be able to reciprocate, it feels like a real jackpot.

You understand the difference between fake ideals and real values

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Some people’s life goals are limited to buying a powerful car, expensive clothes, makeup, and so on, but the life goals of lightworkers significantly differ.

It’s because lightworkers understand the difference between fake ideals and real values.

They don’t pursue materialistic things in life. Instead, they invest in things that can make them richer mentally and spiritually.

If you’re a lightworker, you would rather spend your money on travelling than on expensive clothes that you’ll wear just a few times for specific occasions.

If you’re a lightworker, you can’t stand people who pay more attention to things than their behavior.

You can’t stand manipulation by the media, their propaganda of perfection, and their brainwashing people to buy certain products in order to become truly happy.

You know that all this is just a big pile of bullshit and one of the biggest problems of today’s society.

You have this urge to tell people to open their eyes and stop investing in makeup and other artificial things in order to become beautiful.

You want to teach them to invest in their mind and soul because that’s what makes them truly beautiful.

Real values like love, patience, understanding, compassion, effort, and trust are often neglected, and you feel like it’s your holy duty to bring them back to life and to show to the world that these are the only things we should focus on if we want to reach ultimate happiness.

You understand that everything happens for a reason

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When something bad happens, most people naturally react with dissatisfaction and madness.

They feel hopeless, but lightworkers experience these things differently. They understand that everything happens for a reason, and that’s why they don’t have this need to curse everything and everyone because of it.

Instead, they have a higher consciousness about good and bad. They see good as a state that’s most comfortable to be in, and they see bad as something necessary for our development instead of something totally undesirable.

So, you know that you’re a lightworker if you accept everything good and bad that happens to you with understanding and with the mindset that everything happens for a reason.

You understand that every heartbreak makes you stronger and wiser, that every bad thing teaches you a valuable lesson, and that the universe never takes something away from you without replacing it with something better .

You understand the saying: ‘If you want the rainbow, you have to deal with the rain’.

And you’re fully determined to deal with that rain; with all the bad things because you know that these things will shape you into the person that you ought to be—into a true lightworker who has a sensitive heart, sharp mind, and strong desire to improve things around you.

You feel the presence of divine guidance

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Every human being has their own spirit guide and angel of protection.

The difference between regular human beings and lightworkers is in the fact that lightworkers have the ability to realize this and connect with these spiritual beings earlier during life.

And that’s the main reason why you feel the presence of divine guidance.

You feel their presence because you’re aware of your spirituality and of the presence of these spiritually energetic beings in your life.

You’re aware of their divine guidance because you understand that the reason you’re here is to change the world and do things that will improve the lives of others and the world in general.

This presence of divine guidance comes as a feeling deep inside you.

It’s like a warm sensation that constantly reminds you of your “higher duty”, of right and wrong, of good and bad, and of being a lightworker—a chosen one who was born to light up the world!

“A lightworker is not someone who ignores the darkness, it’s someone who transforms the darkness.” – Marianne Williamson

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