Several years ago I had a dream.
I was in a world – whether another part of the universe or a parallel world here on Earth I cannot say – where there was a school in which I and many others were students. We, the students, were people of all ‘kinds’ – all ages, ‘races’, ethnicities, male and female.
We were learning how to work with the Light.
The teachings were presented in a series of classes. The classes were sequential and progressive. We were taught by the teachers that we must follow the instructions exactly and precisely. We were also warned that if we did not handle the Light exactly as shown, or worse, misused the Light, we would cease to exist.
I had missed some classes. Why, I do not know. When I returned I saw a small group of students, about 5 to 7, gathered around an apparatus used as a teaching tool. They were being instructed by an advanced student who became a teaching assistant.
I felt a tinge of loss and fear for having fallen behind. I wanted to speak to the head teacher about catching up. I then joined a group of other students casually walking down a ‘street’ that had no cars. The school was set up like a campus and it seemed to be indoors, under a roof seemingly, yet it was outside. I cannot explain it in understandable terms.
As we walked I, on impulse, went to climb a tree that stood at the side of the ‘street’. The tree had no leaves yet was fully alive. It was so tall I could not see its full height and its trunk as wide as the length of a car. Its bark was a peculiar pattern of what appeared to be braided rope and its branches hung low like stiff ropes.
I climbed the tree easily using only my hands to a great height above the ground. When I stopped climbing I must have been about 5 stories high. I then launched myself from the tree and took flight, swooping down and rising up freely and joyfully.
A student said she wanted to fly like I was and wondered why she couldn’t. Another teaching assistant answered her saying, This one is able to fly because he celebrates life and living.
So then – what, or who, is a Lightworker?
Truthfully, I don’t have the answer to that. I am not in a position to qualify or disqualify such an individual, or even to understand the meaning of Lightworker.
However, I believe the dream I described above might provide some clues….and these are only clues.
Might a Lightworker be a student? A learner?
What are the attributes of a student, a ‘good’ student? A student is open, receptive, willing, committed, focused, and sharing. A participant in learning and in life.
Might a Lightworker be a participant in community?
Students commune as they learn, participating in exchanges of knowledge and development of the self as they do. Additionally, students work in solitude as a complement to their communal learning. Teachers, equally, participate in community – how can a teacher not do so? The giving and receiving, the sharing, employed by both student and teacher are inherent to the calling.
Might a Lightworker be a teacher?
Teachers know that teaching, sharing, is their avenue towards mastery, or greater mastery. Teachers teach out of their love of learning, sharing, and assisting in the development of others. Teachers may show where to look but they do not tell what to see. Teachers also understand when not to teach, when to withdraw so as to allow the student his or her own space to figure it out.
Might a Lightworker be a ‘flier’?
One who takes flight ‘leaves’ the Earth toward the heavens and descends from the heavens toward Earth. One who takes flight occupies the space between the heavens and the Earth and by doing so, bridges the two. The one who flies is the bridge between the Human and the Divine and in this capacity the ‘flier’ shows all of us what is possible, what is our potential, and demonstrates the power that resides within each of us.
What might the Lightworker’s approach to living be?
Life itself is a school, and living a mode of learning and growing in all aspects of our Humanity, individual and shared (which are one and the same in an energetic universe where each thing impacts all other things) . As illustrated before, this is the Student archetype, and the Teacher archetype, whose approach to living revolves around a love of learning, and sharing, that is lifelong and unrestrained.
Yet, there is more. Life is a boundless sea of blessings and as such is to be celebrated and uplifted. The celebration of Life, and Love, is grounded in acceptance of and gratitude for all things.
Look up the etymology of the word celebrate and you find the meanings to honor and to frequent. To celebrate Life is to honor Life in all of its expressions with all its diversity and, at times even, its pains as they both are vessels of Wisdom. And to frequent Life means to fully engage in it, to fully immerse yourself in Life without qualification, without walls, without withdrawing, and without complaint. Celebration is a doorway to flight.
What is the material, the clay, in the hands of the Lightworker?
Every worker works with something(s). The mason works with stone and brick; the carpenter works with wood; the healer works with herbs, energy, and the Human body and soul; the artist works with color or paint, or with music or words.
The Lightworker works with the Light! The Light within and the Light without. Light is an essential condition for seeing, for vision. Light is understanding, wisdom, truth, and the root of enlightenment. Light is mental and spiritual illumination. Light is the fabric of the cosmos, of your Being, your Self. Light is the matter of all things, a universal expression of energy and consciousness.
Light is true knowledge that endures for eternity, occupying infinite spaces. Light is self-knowing, self-expression, and self-love. Light is the knowing, expression, and love of all things, by all things, for all things. Light, and Love, is our essential nature and condition in the innermost realms of our Being.
Character is also the material of the Lightworker. The cultivation of a character that bears the intention of for the good of ALL concerned. The character that does what is right even when nobody sees. The character that is imbued with love, wisdom, grace, gratitude, honor, integrity, peace, courage, understanding, compassion, respect, humility, patience, honesty, and authenticity. This kind of character results from constant and perpetual personal, spiritual work through reflection, contemplation, service, sharing, connection and spiritual exercise. This kind of character gives you greater access to inner power.
Are you one of the Lightworkers?
(Part 2 to this post will appear tomorrow, February 10, 2013 @ 7am PT)