I believe that each person has a personal mission in life—something that you agreed to learn during this lifetime. It could be patience, forgiveness, compassion, balance, self-care, integrity, and so forth. Everyone is working on a soul-growth lesson.
In addition to their personal missions, some individuals agreed to take on “global missions,” which involve helping people, animals, the environment, or a cause other than themselves. Not everyone has a global mission. Some people on Earth are only living for their own personal growth.
Those who have global missions are known as lightworkers. This is a name I’m using that encompasses similar terms such as Indigo, Crystal, and Earth Angel. You know you’re a lightworker if you feel compelled to help others, and deeply care about the world. You attract people who need help, and you’re sensitive to the needs of those around you. In fact, you sometimes feel that you’re a bit too sensitive, as you absorb energies from others’ moods.
A Sense Of Purpose
As a lightworker, you’ve always felt a sense of purpose, as if there’s something important that you’re destined to do in this lifetime. You may not know what this destiny entails, but you can feel it. All lightworkers do.
A Sense Of Urgency
There’s even a sense of time urgency associated with this, like an alarm clock ringing in the pit of your gut, urging you to go, go, go and make a positive difference in the world. These feelings are universal among lightworkers.
The great news is that, as a lightworker, you’ve been making a positive difference your entire life. You radiate healing energy that soothes others and brings peace wherever you go. That’s because your main global purpose is to love, which is something you do naturally. You care about people; and you wish that everyone could be happy, healthy, and well provided for. You are a giver.
So, the form that your mission takes is secondary as long as you extend Divine love. In other words, when you think about a career as a spiritual healer or teacher, the type of work you do isn’t important. Whether you teach or practice Reiki, Angel Therapy, mediumship, or some other modality . . . if it’s done from a place of loving service, everything else is details.
With that in mind, there’s a practical consideration when deciding on a teaching or healing modality. You’re forming a long-term relationship with your chosen field, so please make sure it’s an area that truly excites and interests you. It’s not smart to select one just because you’ve seen another person gain material success by that avenue.
Whatever type of healing or teaching you choose, please be certain that you love it. I’ve watched lightworkers create career goals with their heads, using business plans and projections, only to meet with one obstacle after another because their hearts weren’t in the work. And while planning and projecting can be helpful and prudent starting points for new business ventures, make sure that you’re leading with your heart.
In spiritually based careers, your feelings and intuition are your road map. Your head is second in charge, as the employee of your heart.
So what topic—even if it seems illogical—really excites you? Let’s ask your higher self:
Take a moment to relax in a quiet place, either lying down or sitting. Close your eyes if possible, and give yourself full permission to dream about your ideal career. Then notice what images, thoughts, and feelings come to you:
- Are you working alone, with a co-worker, or with several co-workers?
- Do you operate from home, out of a healing center, or where?
- What type of clients or students are you involved with?
- How do you feel about this work?
As you allow yourself to imagine your ideal career, notice how warm and fulfilled you feel. These feelings are the ultimate paycheck, the greatest reward. And as you feel satisfied, your material benefits are drawn to you by the Law of Attraction.
Your dream of having a full-time career as a spiritual teacher or healer is much more than a dream. It’s a sign. If you continually imagine yourself having a meaningful career that supports you and your family financially, emotionally, and spiritually, then this is a sign that your life purpose involves this type of work.
Lightworkers are, by definition, sensitive. They’re receptive to the energies in any room they walk into. They’re attuned to other people’s moods and feelings and to environmental factors such as chemicals, pollution, or noise. They’re conscious of the presence of angels.
And they’re also sensitive to other people’s opinions. This sensitivity is both a gift and a lifesaving instinct. You see, your overall personality remains fairly constant throughout lifetimes. Once a lightworker, always a lightworker. Remember: You already are a spiritual teacher and healer. You were born one, and you’ve been practicing your art for lifetimes.
About the author: Doreen Virtue
Doreen Virtue holds three university degrees in Counseling Psychology. She was clairvoyant as a child, and had many profound spiritual experiences as she was growing up.
Doreen worked as a psychotherapist specializing in healing eating disorders, until her life was saved by divine intervention on July 15, 1995 during an armed carjacking. After this experience, Doreen focused solely upon researching and teaching about divine intervention. Doreen is the author of over 50 books and 25 oracle card decks, on the topics of angels, fairies, healthful living, vegan eating, and spirituality, published in 38 languages globally. Doreen traveled worldwide giving workshops for the past 25 years. She now creates online workshops, and spends her time with her family, animals, and practicing yoga. Doreen has appeared on television and radio worldwide, including Oprah, CNN, Richard & Judy, Coast to Coast AM, and The View.
You can listen to Doreen’s live weekly radio show on Hay House Radio, and call her for a reading, by visiting her show, Angel Therapy on HayHouseRadio.com®. You can also connect with Doreen Virtue on her website, www.AngelTherapy.com and on her Facebook page.
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