One of the really interesting things we’ve learned from the hundreds of psychic mediums we’ve seen, interviewed or featured on our platform over the years, is the surprising amount of personal suffering a true “light worker” experiences while sharing their gifts with others.

As famous mediums like Theresa Caputo, John Edward, George Anderson and even more recently Tyler Henry have revealed in very public ways…..it’s not always EASY taking on the suffering of others. As an empath, healer or spiritual medium, we often ABSORB the energies of others in ways that can hurt our hearts in deep and profound ways. This is the true burden of the “light worker” or the spiritual sensitive person that is rarely discussed in public. (it’s not all ice cream and unicorns@! 🙂

Continue reading as we take a deeper dive into the empathic experience, and if you see yourself in these words…..share your thoughts in the community comments below!

“1. A true lightworker isn’t someone who thinks she is better than everyone else. Instead, she has dedicated herself to making OTHER people better…..even if she needs to suffer more”


2. Healers move through the world in a very unusual way. We can be chameleons in both function, and form. Sometimes we may seem to be invisible to others – navigating space with serenity and a smile. Other times we are impossible to miss, stepping up, standing out and standing up for those who need a voice, need a hand or merely need our help. We didn’t choose this path.  We feel in our bones….that it chose us” – Angela li


 

Are you a light worker?  Are you REALLY here to gather your goodness and spread love, learning and light to folks who need it most?  What are the most common signs that you’ve got this very special gift?

In this 10 question quiz….we look at some of the most common signs that you are in a select group of PASSIONATE, purpose driven professionals and “enlightened” entrepreneurs who are here to care, share and transform the lives around you with wit, wisdom and spiritual service.

Remember, you don’t need a “job” to be a light worker – only engaged, inspired, moved and motivated to make those around you grow and flow in the direction of their dreams.

Curious to know more?  Let’s dive in and do it with the full list below!

1 – You see the good in people rather than the bad

At it’s core, this is probably the #1 sign you are a light worker – you see GOOD in everyone. We are all born with the same sized soul….and no matter how much darkness may seem to blot out the good in people, the light worker has an uncanny ability to see and spot that in others – and gather the goodness others would dismiss.

The truth is, if our lives, especially those of us who are committed to contribution DO have a magic, and a mystery and a meaning to them that is bigger and bolder and more beautiful than meets the eye….the ability to elevate others by lifting THEIR light out of the shadows, and showing them how to shine rather than shrink…… is the greatest gift you’ve got to give the world around you.

2 – You prioritize PASSION and purpose over profit

When it comes to your livelihood…and doing what you love, you prioritize PASSION and purpose over profit, and a genuine sense of contribution over cash.

Want to know what I see in my own spiritual coaching practice ? Lots and lots of the light workers I’ve met have been broke! And that is NOT to say you can’t make an amazing living while waking up the world with your work, it’s just that many people who prioritize spiritual service, tend to have difficulty (or feel guilty) being paid well for the contribution to others that they feel authentically called to create.

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If that sounds like you…..it’s time you said GOODBYE to the guilt.  Why?

It sounds trite……but it’s 100% TRUE:  You deserve to be rewarded for your work in ways that allow you to expand your influence and flow and grow in the direction of your dreams.

When you sell yourself (and your services) short………you not only hurt yourself, but your cut off your ability to contribute to the community of people who NEEDS what you know, and will LEARN from your “light”.

You simply can’t do that If you’re  worried about putting food on the table or keeping the lights on.  (not the one that burns within you – but the ones that are tied to the BILL you get every month 🙂

The sad fact I’ve learned through my own travels, trials and tribulations is this:  

Purpose driven professionals are often underpaid and under appreciated, simply because they have chosen the wrong world in which to work.

Do what you REALLY want to do and in the places and with the faces that make you come ALIVE.  And then see the love and light within yourself so strongly – that you allow yourself to be compensated fairly for your gifts.

3 – You follow your heart, more than your head

A light-worker is often guided by their intuition, rather than the traditional intellect. You FEEL things….and move towards inspired ideas and issues that call to you in a very heart centered, intuitive way.

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While others are picking their professional path based on what sounds good, or looks good on a sheet of paper, you are often hurdling head first (no pun intended) in different directions based on what your heart is telling you to do. (even if your head is warning you to go the other way)

4 – You are incredibly empathetic

Said simply, you connect with the energy, emotions of others in an overwhelming way. People’s problems become your problems. Other people’s pain often feels like your own.

what do empaths see

From my perspective, working with lots of professional intuitives, psychics, mediums, spiritual coaches, teachers and trainers, one of the most endearing (and ever-present) qualities in the very BEST of them is this:



They are so good at what they do, NOT because of some incredible genetic gift – but rather because they are able to cultivate SUCH compassion, and then such CONNECTION with other people, that seeing, feeling and sensing spiritual solutions is a natural extension of the energetic connection that arises from AUTHENTIC empathy for others.  (and the close, symbiotic spiritual sensations that exist between EVERYONE who taps into this  embracing energy as well)

5 – You are ADDICTED to Spiritual Growth (Or are a Psychic Junkie like me 🙂

How can you tell?  Maybe people around you may roll your eyes at the sort of stuff you believe – or the experiences that you appreciate – or the ideas that you aspire to embrace.

Normal people and plans – even those that love you as family or a friend, chuckle at the things you gravitate to.

Maybe you love watching psychic or spiritual programming on TV  – or get geeked up when interviewing spiritual teachers and authors like me – or maybe you find Oprah, Eckart Tolle, mindfulness and mediation more motivating than the Keeping up with the Kardashians or whose winning (or losing) on the Bachelorette! (it’s okay to like them both – don’t worry, we won’t tell!)

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But, at your core…..where it matters MOST, you love nothing more than growing, flowing and evolving in directions that cultivate your capacity to EXPAND….and standing still or staying put on the “inside”, where true growth matters most – is not an option.

7 – You CELEBRATE Success (even when it has nothing to do with YOU)

A real light worker has no problem ignoring her ego while others achieve amazing things. You get joy and juice and jazzed about seeing others succeed.

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Rather than feeling threatened by the success of others, you celebrate it! You don’t feel diminished when others accomplish and exceed their goals, instead……you feel inspired and excited and motivated to do more, create more and give more of yourself.

You are able to ignore your individual ego – see the “big” picture – and understand that we’re ALL in this together – you are the consummate contributor – AND cheerleader as well!

8 – You are eternally optimistic (even in the face of fear of the future)

Simply stated – you see light at the end of every tunnel. Maybe it’s because you don’t see any “end” to anything…..just a continuous journey of learning, loving, growing and flowing in the direction of our destiny.

You can’t help but find spiritual solutions to problems that cause others to panic, and no matter how bleak something looks, you can see a bright and beautiful light at the end of the road. Your passion – and sense of purpose – is to share that vision with those that you love. (and quite often, if you are like many light workers in our community – you DO find that communicating this eternal optimism is a challenge, but at your core, part of your own life purpose as well)

9 – People trust and open up to you in unexpected ways.

…..Even strangers on the street…..or in line at the store!  You are are the spiritual storehouse for secrets that others tell no one else.

You can’t explain it, but people (even strangers) simply recognize something real about you, and want to tell you their problems. Sometimes, you sense, feel or connect with people you don’t know, and intuitively understand their pain or problems BEFORE they express them.



But for reasons you’ve never fully understood, folks connect with you, and tell you things that are surprising – even strangers. They see in you the light of intuition – and empathy – and feel drawn to your energy and understanding, even if THEY don’t fully understand why.

10 – You are simply spiritually sensitive!

How so?  You’ve probably had experiences of deja vu, or amazing intuitive awareness, or feelings of powerful precognition.  You may have had a near death experience (a POWERFUL and little known but VERY common “side effect” of having an NDE are psychic or energetic awakenings) maybe you have seen or spoken to “spirit” like many in our psychic medium community regularly demonstrate for others.

Maybe you’ve had an OBE, or experienced the magic, mystery, beauty and BLISS of a deep meditation, or have luscious lucid dreams, or  have gotten a sneak peek into the wild, wacky and wonderful world that awaits us all.



If you walk in these worlds…….these are NOT weird or strange sensations that should shame you – they aren’t paranormal either- they are how you are wired – the way your brain and your body interface with the environment around you – the energy – the emotions – the intentions of other people, places and things you bump up against on a daily basis.

These are the GIFTS of the light worker…..and embracing them, sharing them, and helping others navigate the same terrain is your TRUE calling, and what the world needs you to do.

Any of the above sound FAMILIAR?   Guess what?  If you’ve read this far…….the likelyhood is, I’m describing YOU!

Some parting thoughts……the BIG takeaway and a LEAP of FAITH that can change your life

If you sense that these are qualities or everyday experiences you have – it’s your RESPONSIBILITY to discover your dharma and take action on doing what you love for a living.

Cultivate your courage and embrace the idea that you are truly here to SERVE – to strive and thrive and help other people transform.

That is your gift….and each and every day that passes that you don’t share your unique gifts with the world – those are magical moments you will never get back – and lives that you will never touch.

So begin!

Take a leap of faith….dive in and discover your dharma!

If you are already a transformational teacher, trainer, psychic, medium or spiritual coach, Connect with our community and share your flare with the world!

Your peers are  professional people who share your passion and sense of purpose about contribution, and connection and doing wonderful work to wake up the world, and there is strength in numbers.  You don’t have to walk this path alone.

signs i am a lightworker

That is the highest calling of the light worker – none of us can do the work of the word by ourselves – yet together – we are spiritually strong, alike, awake and inspired…..and committed as a community to going, growing and flowing in the direction of our dreams, and destiny!

Finally…….

How can we help YOU do what you LOVE for a living…and wake up the world with your work?

If you need help getting your inspired message out to the masses, and are a light worker truly wants to change the world……we want to help you do it!

Tell us what YOUR #1 challenge is when it comes to turning your life PURPOSE into profitable spiritual services professional practice!

Share in the community comments below, email us @suddenlypsychic@gmail.com or connect with us on TWITTER right HERE.

(we’ll even show you exactly how to do what you LOVE for a living and turn your purpose into a profitable, professional spiritual service if that is your ultimate goal)

And if you are NOW convinced that you are indeed a light worker.….rejoice, celebrate,  EMBRACE and SHARE your identity with the world!  (you’ve earned it!)

 

The Enlightened Entrepreneur: How to Start a New Career as an Empath, Healer, Lightworker or Spiritual Seeker

Comments

  • Susan Stanger
    Reply

    Hi! 🙂
    I always knew I wanted to do something in the field of social work at some point in my life. I do have my BSW, it’s just that I’ve never used it. However, I do incorporate being of service to others into everyday life. Usually these are small things that don’t cost anything, like lending an ear or dropping off donations. I’ve noticed the times I have gone out of my way to help who I thought was a friend out, or a “cancer patient,” I got severely taken advantage of, or outright stolen from. As a result, I’ve become way more guarded and a lot less trusting.
    The sad part is, people will pass judgement and limit the label of a thief, a fraud or a con to the drug addicted homeless person on the side of the road. In the past year, I’ve been defrauded by a roofing company and their insurance company, who caused about $80,000 in damages to my house, a mental health M.D. who strung me along charging me month after month, in the hopes of obtaining TMS therapy for depression, and a total of four veterinarians in the past six months alone. That is where I drew the line. Because of false diagnosis’s, and straight lies from an Emergency Room vet practice, my dog did not receive proper treatment for his true underlying ailment and instead, I was treating him for an ailment he wouldn’t have had if not for the underlying issue. I believed he had hepatitis/ liver disease because that was what they told me. In reality, he had a blocked bile duct that had gotten an infection, causing his liver to be inflamed. All he needed were antibiotics and a bile acid. It would had been cheap to treat. Instead they told me he needed expensive plasma transfusions which I had to decline due to the risk involved. I had, by the grace of God, asked for antibiotics in case the cause of his hepatitis was an infection. If not for me asking, they would have sent him home without. Six months later, on November 19th, he passed away. I made him a promise if he passed, it would not be in vain. I’ve written the state veterinary board, consumer protection, spread awareness via social media, and even contacted an investigative reporter. No one will take any action or do anything to help. Part of the reason is bc the Emergency Room Vet is a corporation and I surmise money gives them the green light to mistreat animals and ultimately give them death sentences. Their reviews online tell hundreds of similar stories, all ending with people’s beloved pets getting harmed or killed. I will not post their name in case it goes against your guidelines. Which now brings me to present day, and I would like to honor the promise I made for my dog, Pressley. My life purpose is to spread awareness about this place in particular, but other vets that operate in a similar, inhumane fashion. The longer these people are in practice, the more our animals are needlessly suffering and dying. I don’t want anyone else, animal or human to have to go through what we did. Hell, I don’t even care if I didn’t make any money in my professional practice. How can I make my mission and life’s purpose saving animals, especially dogs, from these predatory vets? How can I raise awareness when all my attempts have been ignored? Their online complaints tell it all, yet no one is listening or doing anything about it.
    Thank you!

    • goodkarma
      Reply

      So sorry to hear about your terrible experience! We are listening – and having a sick dog at home (which we do as well) your story makes me feel more attentive and aware of being mindful and careful with the opinions and advice we are getting. I’m so sorry you lost such an important part of your family and I guess the best advice I can offer is – people are often listening far more closely than you realize – and there is much power in having such a noble purpose – maybe the outcome you are looking for (punishment) isn’t really the end outcome that is most important – maybe you are simply saving lives without realizing or recognizing that others hear you and are making better and more intuitive decisions as a result. That is a gift – and in the end, it may be the real fufillment of your promise 🙂

  • Tasha
    Reply

    Thank you so much. I want to step out in faith with this. But I’m afraid of not being able to provide without my job that I hate so much. I am new to this, but I am also attached. Where do I even start?

  • Lisa Alleyne
    Reply

    Thank you for sharing, I know I was s light worker years ago. I connect to the water, I go to the beach 7 days a week. I am connected to love and light, people come up to me all the time and start sharing stuff so much so s few started calling me sun shine, they see the ight in me I guess. I had a lot of friends but since I got serious about my path, I got one friend left and many acquaintances. Thanks again for letting me know I’m on the right path.

  • April Berg
    Reply

    Could someone tell me if these are signs; I’ll start thinking or talking about someone I haven’t heard from in years and I’ll get a message or a call from them, I’m emotionally drained after I go out in public, I’ve got out of a car bcuz something was telling me to and they wrecked shortly after, I can feel people’s anxiety or if they’re lying. I’ve literally been on my death bed like 30 times, like in ICU.

    • Julie Ramian
      Reply

      Well I know everyone says it’s a gift but I swear it’s a curse!!! I try to ground myself and I try to tell myself to feel me…I know it sounds weird…but it works…sometimes!! Water water water is the best thing that helps!! Shower listening to the waves at the beach!! When I’m in the lake I swear I feel the energy of though my hands and I can feel the lake!!! I swear people think I’m crazy and laugh!! They are like just Julie being Julie!!

    • Anearia
      Reply

      Thanks. Great article. I will mail in rather. I’m not a very public person on these type 9f platforms.
      Thank you
      Anearia Roubaix-Shiels

  • Melody
    Reply

    I am yes to all the questions….I have always thought I had a special gift but I do keep it to myself for the most part I don’t let it out to much but I can even meet someone online and i can read them like a book of what kind of person they are i tend to read a lot of people on line that i meet and they are like how do you know these things…..it scares me even when I do it….I try and learn all I can about me and my gifts.

  • Nawaaf Kamal
    Reply

    I am glad I came across this article, you have just DESCRIBED ME,

    I have fought with myself over and over to change, but I guess this is my nature. Putting other people first instead of myself.

    I was a psychic until I managed to close it up, the de jevu were to another level, i could predict the future till it came a point, life had NO MEANING , NO SURPRISES, NO EXCITEMENT, i could stop what was to come, and made changes. Let say I accidentally open up my third eye, the astral travels were too many, i did a lot of stuff to the point I wasn’t sure if i saw it in what realm. I could be talking with someone while i leave my body with him come back in a flash and tell him about a visitor and what he will be wearing.

    But people being drowned to me is still there, they open up even though I don’t do any readings on them, i feel like it is not right to stick my nose in their business, mostly strangers they pour their heart out.

    I take people’s problem than my own, I remember when i used to go to college, when the results are out, i go on the notice board to check how my colleagues performed forgetting that i did the same test with them and check for my results.

    Life has never been about me, i have been giving and giving, to the extent people are taking advantage of me, i know it and I cannot help it i still lend a hand, i have lend people even though I definitely know they have NO INTENTION of paying ME back, with all these givings you would think that when i cough people will be running to my aid but not a single one.

    BUT THIS IS WHO I AM

    • goodkarma
      Reply

      Thanks so much for sharing your experience, Nawaaf! One of the very common challenges “lightworkers” seem to face is the often lonely, and selfless service piece of the process – it seems that far too many people who extend extraordinary kindnesses to others, are often repaid in disappointment when the favor isn’t returned. There is a great quote I’ve always liked that applies to empaths, healers and anyone who is dedicated to a life of spiritual service – how people treat you is their karma – how you respond is yours. I think that you are in this for the long game – and in the end – your efforts, I hope – will be richly rewarded.

  • April
    Reply

    Hi this was great, you just described what happens to me on a daily basis, brilliant. I’ve always helped people they seem to gravitate to me, yes people complete strangers do this to me practically everytime I go out. People seem to stare at me, I once asked this woman why she keeps on staring at me and I swear her answer was “truthfully I really can’t say why” which I found a bit strange, but since going through my awakening it all makes sense. I have always felt people since I was young, my dad god bless his soul always said to “your like a Xmas card always greeting” I was an emotional wee thing but now I know why. I truely love my gift most of the time lol I would go out my way and have done to help people in need. Animals seem to listen to me like I connect with them which I do. Empath need to retreat to solitude for to recharge thier energy, plus a bad habit of empath forget self love as I found out recently, we truely need to guard our energy. Energy vampires and narcissists, they gravitate to us. So please everybody retreat in solitude from time to time so as not to burn out, we never do but you know what I mean (I hope lol) thank you for taking the time to write this for empath, we are heartful souls with a huge bright burning light, love and blessings always aprilx

    • goodkarma
      Reply

      thanks so much for sharing, April – and welcome to our community – really appreciate your words and wisdom!

    • Sara
      Reply

      Your comment resonates with me because I never knew why people stare at me (I thought it was because I am above average height for a woman 6’ and it has created such insecurities I battle myself worth daily. I Give way too much of myself that it takes me days to recover from energy vampires and I live with 2 my husband and son. So I’m in the finding my way stage. Learning how to protect myself in a healthier way then I have been

      • goodkarma
        Reply

        Thanks for sharing, Sara – your height is a beautiful blessing – and while it may be hard to believe, most of those who stare do so out of envy and appreciation of a strong and powerful presence – no doubt you emanate that and much more.

  • Colleen Loehr
    Reply

    Now that I’ve retired because of physical disabilities, I find that my concept of usefulness is becoming tainted. I’m unable to be out among people where in my life of 63 years I always found daily opportunities to serve. If you have suggestions to alleviate this obstacle and to keep me active in the life of service to the Creation energy that quickens us all, please, contact me via my email. I am grateful for the words of recognition and encouragement.

  • Allie
    Reply

    I see things have for many years some good and some terrifying things. These things flash and disappear they scare me at first. I don’t really know how to make them stronger. I want to help people with this please help and teach and guide me. Thanks so much.

  • Barbara Mills
    Reply

    Ive known for a long time that I was a light worker and “sensitive”. It’s taken me many years of reading and understanding this “gift” I’ve been given.

    What’s sad is we ALL have this ability, but so many are wrapped up in daily hustle and bustle and don’t take the “quiet” time to be with themselves and nature.

    I so enjoy helping others and yes, people are always talking to me and opening up without even knowing them. Love is the answer to everything as far as I’m concerned, as well as a strong respect for Mother Earth and ALL its inhabitants; right down to insects.

    Am truly a believer that the next generation is going to change the world with love and empathy. I call it the “awakening”.

    Anyway, was nice to read this and give a comment.
    Blessings,
    Barbara

  • Jolanka
    Reply

    Thank you ever so much for this clear information! Reading it made a lot of sense to me, How good and caring from your part to put this into writing,Be Blessed,
    Jolanka

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