The Lightworker Syndrome – The Obstacle That Traps A Lot Of Highly Conscious People

The Lightworker Syndrome – The Obstacle That Traps A Lot Of Highly Conscious People

The Lightworker Syndrome – The Obstacle That Traps A Lot Of Highly Conscious People

One obstacle that traps a lot of highly conscious people is what I call Lightworker Syndrome.

This is what happens when someone wakes up to a higher level of consciousness, but they can’t figure out how to live on purpose and feed themselves at the same time. Such people have a lot of trouble staying connected to higher levels of consciousness while also remaining solidly grounded in the physical world. Many of them get so frustrated with the experience they become depressed and have feelings of wanting to give up and just “go home” (i.e. return to the nonphysical world).

 

Spiritual connectedness vs. physical groundedness

These troubled lightworkers often feel they must compromise: either stay connected up top and be totally ungrounded, or lose that higher connection and become more grounded. But this is a really tough compromise, so many of them oscillate back and forth, never quite sure which is the right way to go.

Consequently, these lightworkers either do empty work they don’t enjoy but which pays OK, or they do purpose-centered work that hardly pays anything. They end up sacrificing either their purpose or their income, since it’s very, very challenging to satisfy both at the same time. But this either-or decision takes a toll in the long run. It’s hard to stay on purpose if you’re worried about paying the rent, and it’s hard to generate good income if your work doesn’t inspire you.

The real trap is the either-or belief itself. It’s a mistake to think you can’t attract abundant resources doing what you love. It’s also a mistake to think that staying broke is the best way to help other people. Many lightworkers are so sensitive to the idea of sacrificing their purpose for money that they figure it’s better to have no money at all… or barely enough to get by.

As is typical of other lightworkers, I’m very sensitive to the idea of making money “the wrong way.” I have a strong disinclination — I would actually call it total disgust — of violating my values to generate income. However, when you’re faced with financial scarcity and have to pay the rent or lose your home, it’s really tough to maintain integrity because under stress you’ll likely lower your vibration and bring your awareness down. You effectively become a different person. When your survival and stability are threatened, those become your priority. Fortunately I haven’t been in this situation for a long time, but I certainly know what it’s like. It’s pretty darn hard to think about serving others when you’re behind on your rent, deep in debt, and you discover a 3-day pay-or-quit notice taped to the door of your apartment.

I’m not going to tell you the solution is to choose between your higher connection and your groundedness. As you can probably guess, the solution is that you need both. But you won’t be able to get there until you understand why you don’t already have both right now.

 

Fearing your own power

the-lightworker-who-wants-to-save-life-1024x768The reason you can’t maintain your stable connection to Source AND remain grounded at the same time is that you’re afraid of what it will mean if you succeed.

There’s a good chance you won’t agree with that statement — I wouldn’t have agreed with it a few years ago — but please keep an open mind while I explain why this is so.

First of all, it is possible to stay connected to Source and be grounded at the same time. This isn’t just some new agey concept — it’s downright practical.

On the one hand, I have my purpose, my spiritual beliefs, and my feeling of connection to everyone. When I resonate with those thoughts, I’m motivated to serve and help people all day long. On the other hand, I also live in the physical world. I need to provide the basic needs for myself and my family, which in practical terms means I need an income. So I can’t be too airy-fairy if it means I don’t have a place to live. I have to stay properly grounded.

 

Connectedness + groundedness = synergy

At their core these two sides aren’t really in conflict. They may be different energies, but they’re not inherently opposed to each other. In fact, they serve to support each other. The spiritual side provides abiding motivation. When I feel connected up top, I’m driven. I’m passionate. I’m energized. And I’m also peaceful. That’s powerful motivation to do some kind of work — work that could very well help me become more grounded simply by generating some income. And on the other side, when I’m more grounded, more physically and financially stable, I have more freedom. I have a greater capacity. I don’t have to worry about paying the bills. And that lends itself to the spiritual side because I have the capacity to devote more time to spiritual pursuits. So these two energies are naturally complementary. When they work together, they work synergistically.

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Truthfully I can say to you that this is what I experience in my life as my normal state of being. I feel I have a great balance of conscious connectedness and physical world grounding. I attend to both sides.

This did not happen by accident though. It happened by conscious choice. I really had to stop and do a total life redesign to make it work. That happened in 2004 before I made the decision to start this web site.

 

What will happen if you succeed?

Now this may sound a bit strange, but for me the decision wasn’t as balanced as I probably just made it sound. I know a lot of would-be lightworkers are concerned they can’t make a living pursuing their purpose. I didn’t have that problem though. I felt confident I could make a living at it somehow. What really held me back was whether I felt comfortable doing it at all. My real fear was: What’s going to happen if this actually works? What if I succeed?

Only after I achieved a stable balance between connectedness and groundedness did I begin to recognize this same pattern in other lightworkers. At first I figured it was unique to me, but I was wrong about that. I see the same pattern everywhere now. Whenever I see a broke lightworker, I invariably see an underlying fear of success. If I confront the person about it, they will usually resist the notion, which I completely understand, but the pattern is so strong that once you see it, it’s undeniable.

The real barrier to achieving the connectedness-groundedness balance is the limiting beliefs you may have about what will happen after you achieve this balance. What will realistically happen when you’re honoring your life’s purpose and making more than enough money to sustainably do it for the rest of your life?

Well, I can tell you what will happen because I’ve already turned that page. Here’s what’s likely to happen. You’re going to succeed in a big way. When you’re doing what you love and generating plenty of income from it, it creates a positive spiral. Those two sides support each other. Your purpose drives your actions, your actions drive your results, and your results produce income. Your income gives you more freedom and more fuel for your purpose. And the whole thing just keeps going because once achieved, it’s a stable pattern.

 

With great power comes great responsibility

With great power comes great responsibilityThis might sound like a good thing. And truthfully it is a good thing. But I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “With great power comes great responsibility.” And that is exactly what lightworker syndrome sufferers fear most. They fear that if they actually succeed, they’ll have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders.

That fear is what kills their income. The best way to increase your income is to help more people. In practice it’s not that difficult to do — IF your beliefs will let you. The desire to reach out and help more people is what drove me to build so much web traffic. I’ve met many lightworkers who are able to provide genuine value to others, but they’re doing so on a very limited basis.

When I toss out a few simple suggestions on how they could fairly easily double their income (or more) by doubling the number of people they help (without working harder or longer), the usual response is resistance and excuse-making. I can see the real answer in their eyes though — they fear what will happen if they actually succeed. So they keep themselves in a position where they make just enough to maintain the status quo, but not enough to get ahead. And if they do somehow make lots of money, they’ll keep themselves so busy they won’t have the time to seriously think about their true purpose for being here.

 

Overcoming fear of responsibility

I ran this exact pattern for many years. The only way I escaped it was to confront those fears head-on. I admitted to myself that I had the internal resources to be doing much better, but I was holding myself back. I knew I wasn’t doing my best, but why not? I wasn’t doing my best because I wasn’t ready to accept the consequences of doing my best.

If I really did my best, I’d have a bigger impact. I’d draw a lot of people to me. I’d end up with a lot of responsibility. Scary.

Well, guess what. Those fears were accurate. I do have a lot of responsibility. Once I achieved the connectedness-groundedness balance and got that positive spiral going, my results took off. They’re still taking off. This web site is now getting about 200,000 page views a day. I’m generating way more income than I need to cover my basic needs… more than $1000 per day, whether I work or not. I fully expect this increase will continue spiraling for a long time to come. But I didn’t reach this point by focusing on getting more and more for myself. That kind of motivation would have been too weak. My real motivation comes from a deep desire to make a positive difference in the world. My passion comes from my purpose, not my income.

However, I couldn’t tap into that motivation until I first overcame my fear of success. I had to first accept that if I did my very best and succeeded, I was going to end up with far more responsibility. I had to become a “vibrational match” for that scenario; otherwise I’d never be able to attract it and maintain it.

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I had to answer those tough questions: Who am I to reach the point of influencing thousands of people a day, even while I’m sleeping? Who am I to tell people how to improve their lives? Who am I to try to make a difference?

Subconsciously I couldn’t handle those questions, so for years I just maintained my status quo position as a seemingly contented computer game developer. Occasionally I would journal about them though, but it wasn’t enough to get me past the underlying fear of success.

 

Position vs. power

Position vs. powerWhat eventually allowed me to break that pattern was when I looked at the situation from a different angle. I was thinking about the idea, “With great power comes great responsibility,” and I noticed I’d been assuming that my power would increase if I really did my best. In other words I equated power with position. As my position increased, so would my power… and thereby so would my responsibility.

At that point I had a revelation that threw me for a loop. What if power didn’t come from position? If I have the potential to achieve a greater position, but I’m not pursuing it, doesn’t that mean I actually do have the power? If I don’t exercise my power, it doesn’t mean I’m powerless. It just means I’m inactive.

I thought to myself, “Crap! I’ve been thinking all this time that I’m staving off power (and thus responsibility) by declining to act. But all I’m really doing is giving up control. If I have the potential, then I have the power, which means I have the responsibility too, whether I act on it or not.” Failure to act does NOT relieve one of responsibility.

It was then that I had an epiphany. I realized I could never escape responsibility by failing to act. The only thing I could escape was control. This is why I say you can give up control but never responsibility. Responsibility is a given.

That realization gave me a good kick in my complacency. Even though I felt like I was in a relatively powerless position on the outside, in that moment I finally accepted my inner power. That included accepting responsibility for that power. And of course by the law of attraction, once I began resonating with that inner power, it was only a matter of time before the outer world reflected it. If you’ve been following this web site for a year or more, then you’ve seen that manifestation unfolding before your eyes, and you’ll see that process continue over the next year as well.

 

Responsibility is a privilege

That thinking process got me out of my ego and past my fear of success. When I realized I couldn’t escape responsibility no matter what my external position looked like, it made sense to just accept it. My fear wasn’t at some distant point in the future — it was already here and now.

You see… even though my external position may seem more burdened by responsibility than yours, in truth you have just as much responsibility as I do. And that’s because you have great inner power just as I do. Maybe you’ve accepted it, and maybe you haven’t, but the power is there, and the responsibility it bestows is inescapable.

Even though we’ve probably never met, I feel a deep sense of responsibility towards you right now. I feel honor-bound to do the best I can to help you grow — because I can. It may seem like my position gives me the power to do that, but that isn’t accurate. Power doesn’t come from position. Position comes from power. Because I have the power to help you grow, I must help you grow. You may not accept my help, but that doesn’t make me feel any less responsible to you. I feel responsible to everyone.

That feeling of responsibility, however, isn’t the burden I once feared it would be. When I accepted my inner power, responsibility became a privilege. I’m truly grateful to have the opportunity to help so many people each day, even while I’m sleeping.

 

Overcoming Lightworker Syndrome

Overcoming Lightworker SyndromeSo what does all of this have to do with overcoming Lightworker Syndrome? Lightworker Syndrome is a lack of acceptance of one’s power. That lack of acceptance is what manifests the apparent conflict between connectedness to Source and groundedness in physical reality. As within, so without. Your inner conflict manifests in your external reality. In truth you are simply getting what you’re intending. You fear your real power, so you silently intend it to remain dim. This manifests a never-ending series of distractions to keep you preoccupied enough that you don’t have to think about what you’re really doing — keeping yourself small because you’re afraid of too much responsibility.

If you recognize you’re suffering from Lightworker Syndrome right now, I have a lot of compassion for you. Having gone through it myself, I know how hard it is. But you must recognize you’ll never solve this problem at the same level of thinking that created it. Realize you’re the one who’s manifesting the annoying health problems, the “unexpected” financial crisis that suddenly wipes out your savings just when you start to get ahead, the unfulfilling relationship, etc. You’re manifesting all of it because you’re resonating with fear — it’s one giant distraction. You can hack at the branches all you want, but you’ll only be spinning your wheels. Whenever you’re ready, you have the power to turn off those petty problems and stop manifesting them, but once you do that, you’re going to have to deal with the real issue of why you’re here. Deep down you know that’s the truth, don’t you?

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The major turning point for me occurred when I finally surrendered and said, “Enough already! I’m done with living small. I’m tired of dealing with one pointless crisis after another. I know this isn’t what I came here to do. I don’t know if I can handle what might happen if I tap into my real potential, but I can’t accept going my whole life without finding out. So I’m going for it. If I go broke, I go broke. But if I go this route in good faith, the universe had damned well better back me up.”

I have to credit the results of the past two years to that decision. That’s what cured me of Lightworker Syndrome. Once I experienced the inner shift, I entered that positive spiral where my connectedness and groundedness supported each other beautifully. Attracting more money and a larger audience just means I have a greater capacity to give. And I’m always finding new ways for my connectedness and groundedness to move into better harmony with each other.

 

Embracing your inner light

If you consider yourself a lightworker, understand that your real work is to accept and embrace your inner light. You are meant to shine, not to be snuffed out. If you feel that life in this physical universe is dragging you down, it’s because you aren’t yet in vibrational harmony with your light. The more you fear it, the more you’ll attract distracting problems that have little or nothing to do with your purpose. But whenever you’re ready, you can say to the universe, “OK. I’m ready. I’m going to pursue my purpose with all my heart and soul, and you’d better back me up.” Once you make a committed decision, you’ll attract all the help and resources you need. You’ll be shocked at just how easy it is.

You came here to do some serious good for this planet, so get busy and go do it. You’re not fooling anyone by standing still. You’re responsible to do what you came here to do whether you do it or not. And if you’re going to be responsible, you might as well accept and embrace the power to do something about it. Staying small serves no one, least of all you. This planet needs you now, not tomorrow… not someday. Don’t let us down, and especially don’t let yourself down.

I shall leave you with a quote from Marianne Williamson:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

 


By: Steve Pavlina

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25 Responses

  1. George says:

    This article is the typical american “spiritual philosophy”. You got to be rich to bee good. Money is spiritual and if you had not, you are a lazy person. Usually you put good articles but this is not the case.

    • ingridarg8 says:

      i well i think it’s part of the abundance,
      It’s also about the la of attraction and the needs, we know there are people that are more in touch with their divinity, the best example is Krishna, whom always devoted his superior Brahma, and so on. What i mean is that we all can achieve ourselves as a superhuman, a superhuman can achieve their labor and their dreams, our mission to become is to think about our dutties and ourselves as one with the humanity, one with the world. And of course we mostly need to get pay at some point, but we can also volunteer. At the end doing what you love is karmically rewarded.
      That’s my point of view.
      For example i am a dentistry student and is very difficult because of the kind of people that aspire money, but there is also the altruism point of view, in my case i choose this study because i am very good a treating with people and i love medicine and the assignatures look quite good. In there is very hard to see the light, i am young, and i really want to finish what must be done, and care about old people feeling comfortable while eating, my point of view is altruism, but also would like to be economicaly dependent.
      I am also a writter, and i say this because i can not flow against my own natural DNA gifts.
      So at the end, the impulse will grow till i reach a point were i will be pay for altruism and expression, living simple, caring for my soul and other’s necesities. <3

  2. clairerobin says:

    I totally agree George. In this article, money is intertwined with spiritual success, when the most likely scenario is there are many other planets and many other realities where money doesn’t exist at all. And those other planets and other realities are MUCH more spiritually evolved than us. It’s also very negative and counter productive in my opinion. Does that make Donald Trump the most spiritual person in the United States? After all, he’s created more abundance for himself than anyone else. Money is a measure of nothing.

  3. dana says:

    So what is the best platform to use. I do not like WordPress? And what is your primary service?

  4. Debbie says:

    Beautiful article. Met me right where I’m at right now. Thank you.

  5. Veronique says:

    That is exactly what I needed to hear, thank you! Making the shift tonight and every night until it becomes reality.

  6. First of all, thank you very much for sharing your deep insights and experiences here freely to support those who want to receive. I red every word with an open heart and mind and like to share what I think and feel about it.

    Well I can say, I was a lightworker for many years and I know and experience the extreme gap between inner and outer world, which means my purpose is high, my financial situation quite challenging. Even though I feel I am a very grounded person as I do love and respect the simple daily life and its pyhsical needs on all leves and do take care very well in the actually given frame set.

    So, on the one hand I do understand what you are talking about.On the other hand I meantime have quite other experiences and thoughts about life and the way it really “works” since I became a Christian woman, from an inner guidance deep within. Before that I already knew “only” God for many years and trusted HIM. And I had an incredible experience. I was guided on a four-year-lasting pilgrimage (not knowing any detail about it before) and jumped into the nothing. My purpose became first priority, I live(d) (and still do and try my best) from my heart. I followed my inner guidance, I gave up control. I went through all kind of fears we can have on this planet concerning suriving. I only had a little pocket money per month, not enough to “survive” in the normal world. To cut things short…I had one strong thought, all the time, which was, ok, GOD, I am going to do what YOU want me to do here (so I gave up my own will freely to serve God’s will for me), but please let me never feel hungry or having to sleep outside. So despite of any securtiy in the material world, GOD kept his promise (this was given to me long time before in a personal message) and provided all I needed always just in the right moment.

    In this time of life I really learned to live from a new principle which I describe and experience as
    “LOVE FLOW SHARE”, which is also title of my book in progress, where I describe my experiences with a totally new way of life, where the rules are turned upside down.

    Regarding your experiences, in many points we have similarities in our views. The difference I feel and speak up for, is, that I cleary say, I can’t make it happen myself. It is not “My” personal power that creates my life’s opportunities. It was given to me by my beliefs and things sometimes happend in a miraculous ways, I could never have expected. For me, it is part of the game, to be able to wait, to trust, to be patient, to accept fear and struggle until time comes. I mean, I am still in a very challenging position of life. I learned all about how to Love and how to flow easily but I am still struggling with how to SHARE from an abundant place, as I believe that this is our future. We need to share freely who we are and what we have, is my deep inner feeling. All is there, if we only share. All I want is to share freely what I know and have experienced as my support to the world and to receive freely what comes to me, from whom ever, to support me on my path. It will all work out in an organic we, if we all live and act like this. This is my dream, my vision, my message of GOD who guids me from within and it lives on the base of LOVE given by Jesus Christ in advance as a free gift…as we need to be loved and provided first fully before we can give into the world freely.

    I truly say, I have tried nearly everything a human being can try on its own. For me this does not work any longer, by own efforts, We belong together. We are all one. We need each other and we depend on someone’s love who is much bigger than anyone of us. and that really helps me to let go control and feel like a child of GOD who is willing to take care for me through all my brothers and sisters and the other way round.

    God bless you.

  7. billielight says:

    Bravo!!! & Thank you…Divine Timing just set me up to see your generous message…feeling it loud & clear! and your personal declaration to self smacked me awake >>>
    “Enough already! I’m done with living small. I’m tired of dealing with one pointless crisis after another. I know this isn’t what I came here to do. I don’t know if I can handle what might happen if I tap into my real potential, but I can’t accept going my whole life without finding out. So I’m going for it. If I go broke, I go broke. But if I go this route in good faith, the universe had damned well better back me up.”

    Brightest Blessings & Big Love,
    Billie Light Walker

  8. Clare says:

    Great article thank you. A very important lesson for Lightworkers!

  9. Kelly says:

    Thank you for your words and your bravery. This is what I totally needed to hear. It’s crazy how spirit and the internet is connected. I have been trying to break though and now your words really resonated with me.

  10. S. L. says:

    Thank you!!! I can feel your pure desire to help, and as someone who often feels “left out” or “on the fringe”, it’s nice to feel your care and to receive some guidance. Thanks!! (p.s. Why do people always feel the need to criticize in the comments? Ugh. Humans.)

  11. DIEDRE BROOKS says:

    I still don’t know EXACTLY what to do…I just help people with love..and spread love..I despise money and what it does to the mind…I follow the heart…Lovelight Lightlove

  12. Tifany says:

    Thank you

  13. J says:

    This is everything I needed to hear right now. I’m definitely stuck in manifesting petty problems that keep me diminished to the point where I’m just fed up and frustrated now. So thank you for this brilliant insight! Time to turn things around and embrace my power and inner light 🙂 namaste

  14. Beth says:

    Thank you for this article and this is what I needed to hear as a Lightworker for many years. Blessings,

  15. Alice Sisemore says:

    This is so me, I came to that conclusion a couple weeks ago and am working on being more intimate with my universe. Thanks…..love your site.

  16. Alyssa Page says:

    This is so spot on for me & I’ve been getting the same messages over & over again that what I’m really afraid of is not failure itself, but my own power when it ignites. I really have not understood what this meant fully until now & looking back at past core wounds, I realize this fear stems from constant negative messages throughout my life that aimed at putting out my inner light & too much responsibility put on me as a child. I allowed others to tell me that I was too bright and then dim me down & I feared responsibility because I felt like I wasn’t powerful enough to handle the people I was given to heal and guide, let alone my own life mostly because societies expectations were that I wasn’t old enough and therefore didn’t know best for myself (though now I know my inner self was always aware of what was right for myself and those who needed me). I wasn’t afraid of creating my hearts desires and failing at them, I was afraid of creating them and trusting my power and responsibility that would come from them because for far too long I allowed society to tell me that I didn’t know what was in my best interest, that I couldn’t handle the outcome & that I couldn’t take any path alone. It may of taken 28 years, but what an incredible illusion to wake up from! & Even better is that I truly don’t blame societies misconceptions as a whole or the people who (mostly unintentionally) put out my light or myself for being blind to the truth, unaware of it. There is no anger or judgement or hate or retailiation or animosity in my heart anymore after realizing these truths. I’ve read a beautiful quote recently that said that those who have suffered the longest are those who have the most beautiful transformations that come from those sufferings. I feel that I’ve dimmed my light for so long, sabotaging my success, that now that I’m awake and aware and healed once more, that my life will not only be magical and filled with light from now on, but that my inner power & foot print in this lifetime will be beyond my wildest. As Rumi said, the hole is where the light shines in.

  17. SHELL says:

    This was desperately needed today. Being confused, doubting, fearing and insecure. Thank you for your words. Appreciated them very much. (slap I needed to get my head outta the sand) At our small biz we just want to help people and in doing so, make ends meat, but were struggling with “who are we to advise, teach, help people”. Our purpose is clear. And onward we go.

  18. Deeep098 says:

    I wont say to much I would just like to thank the writer of this post personally if possible. You have been an incredible help I hope you find more light and joy more power to you I love you with all my heart.

  19. Meriam Salem says:

    What you forgot to mention was that the transformation was not overnight. Perhaps this is another article, but so many Light Workers get caught up in the struggle to climb the mountain; to get to the other side that they so often give up becaus eit’s actually really fucking hard sometimes. I’m sure you didn’t get to thousands of subscribers and thousands of dollars generated in revenue a day overnight. There was a bravery process of sweat and most likely tears that accompanied that success. Too may Nue Age/ New Thought writers and coaches now-a-days focus so much on the sensational “Change your Thought, Change Your Life” mentality, all while completely leaving out the main course of what this process consists of…. So, let;s really be the change.

  20. What an amazing post. I have been a light worker for over 22 years. I wish, this article was around back then. I can’t thank-you enough for writing it. Sometimes, it takes us looking at things from a totally different angel to change. I have actually saved a link to this article so that I can come back and read it again.,

  21. Alex says:

    hmmm – whereas there is some truth here, it seems pretty reductory to simply blame every lightworker’s money worries on a fear of success… I am a lightworker, I pay my rent with Lightwork, BUT I do not swim in abundance! Don’t get me wrong, I live comfortably (well, comfortably now, I still have not managed to save any reasonable amount for retirement….) ALSO I needed to compromise. Initially I just wanted to do Spiritual Healing but that utterly flopped! Only when I added massage (and it had to be tantric to get enough bookings) did I become able to sustain myself. Do not get me wrong I enjoy what i do, and I do love the combination of massage and healing work, but it did not make me a millionaire yet!!!
    Some might advice me – invest more in advertising! I have done that though, it was mostly money down the drain!
    I have written a spiritual book too, and spend thousands to get it edited and published. 2 years on I am still far off of getting a return on that investment/ work!!! Again I loved writing it, even though it was a lot of work and hard at times, but according to the above logic I should be a best selling author already….
    That does not mean that I have given up hope! i have simply learned to go with the flow. Sometimes the outside/ collective has to become more ready yet, to be able to accept Lightwork. That can take years! It is happening for sure. More and more folk meditating, taking up yoga etc., but than more and more people want to be e.g. meditation teachers, with offers outstripping demand yet…
    Being a Lightworker I can only recommend to stay grounded and practice patience! Who knows maybe working as an accountant for now might feel unholy, but being a Light in a corporation, might affect greater change for the good (or the same amount), as giving spiritual healing to hundreds of people….

  22. Karen Widmer says:

    I’m not too keen on the cheesy commercial advertisements that appear on this page, and so many others. It seems to me a bit of a “sell out.” But is that just part of the process of a successful web site? I am inherently turned off by the news leads that tout “29 freaky women you wouldn’t believe exist!” and “Remember Her Try Not to Gasp when You See How She Looks Now!” When I see those types of leads on a page I automatically lose a large percentage of respect for it.
    What percentage of your income from this site comes from such news feeds? And do you suppose you could survive without perpetuating the misogynistic and sometimes hateful fantasies these feeds are selling? I liken it to an organic health food store with a giant free big gulp machine at the front door, pumping out chemical laden sugar water.

  23. diane s arp says:

    Amazing article, I could see myself a few months ago. Then as Steve explains I had an awakening. I too was sick of poverty, sick of not having power, sick of avoiding responsbility, tired of being in fear. So I started to write about power, feel having power, dream of living like big spiritual teachers, imagine helping others with my writing and coaching, energy work, etc. Then the eclipse hit and after getting back into emotional stability, I was fine with accepting responsibility, accepting learning how to market my services, ok with trusting my inner self and writing what came through without censoring. I was going to make it and so far The Universe is cooperating. Yes, you have to get to the do or die I will do my mission NOW. amber deANn

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