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Coming Out of the Spiritual Closet: Lightworkers and Lightwork

In some cosmopolitan circles in the big city, it simply wasn’t done.

You didn’t talk about it. It was somewhat taboo. When I hosted over 130 Meetup events in town, there were 2 subjects you hoped your gatherings would avoid: religion and politics.

Unless you hosted an event specifically geared at one of those topics, of course.

I remember one event that will forever be ingrained in my mind, when someone brought up religion at one of my events. Someone who seemed to be of a somewhat racist bent decided to talk about how Ramadan was a terrible event that forced children to starve themselves. This she said right to the face of a Muslim person, also attending my event. Ironically, we were all sharing a meal together. I was quick to diffuse the situation, changing the subject and smoothing over things with all concerned. But it made me think about how religion – and spiritual beliefs – are just not discussed in certain circles.

But where and when CAN you discuss spiritual beliefs?

I have been thinking about my spiritual journey lately. And I thought about how we all have that special moment in time, when as spiritual people, we decide to share our spiritual beliefs, with other like-minded souls, in a public way.

I remember when a wonderful fellow soulful traveller friend of mine decided to speak of her beliefs on Facebook. Do I or don’t I? What will my friends think if I post and write publically about this? Will I still be accepted by my friends?

Those were questions she asked herself. And those are questions I asked of myself as well, when I decided yes I would blog about God and my spiritual beliefs. And yes I would share my spiritual beliefs on my Social Media Channels and elsewhere.

At the moment I have just finished reading a most wonderful and inspiring book: “The Lightworker’s Way: Awakening Your Spiritual Power to Know and Heal” by Doreen Virtue.

In her book, she describes her struggle – and decision – to Come Out of the Spiritual Closet. You can read more about in this article she wrote:
Coming Out of the Spiritual Closet.

Once upon a time, I came out of the spiritual closet myself. For years, I have been having discussions online and in person with fellow soulful travelers and kept coming across this word: “Lightworker”.

Something about it resonated with something inside of me. Something about it felt right, like coming home. But for years, I circled around it, coming closer and closer without fully accepting it for myself. I spoke with and exchanged messages with many people around the world who identified as Lightworkers, in order to learn more about what exactly Lightwork was all about, and why people identified as Lightworkers themselves.

Until one day I finally said both to myself – and the world – yes I am a Lightworker.

But what is a Lightworker? And why do I consider myself to be one?

Google “Lightworker” and you will find hundreds of links describing what it means, with many different variations. The term Lightworker has changed since I began my own spiritual journey decades ago. Lightworkers are now everywhere and are found in so many different and varied forms.

I see a Lightworker as being a combination of a couple of different perspectives:

“Lightworkers are souls who carry the strong inner desire to spread Light – knowledge, freedom and self-love – on earth. They sense this as their mission. They are often attracted to spirituality and to therapeutic work of some kind.” from Jeshua channeled by Pamela Kribbe

“The term ‘Lightworker’ has been around for many years, initially used to describe people doing spiritual, humanitarian or healing work. The definition of Lightworker has evolved as our understanding & consciousness has evolved…..as we have evolved.

Today it is understood that Lightworkers are people at the leading edge of transforming human consciousness. They themselves are ‘waking up’, experiencing expanded consciousness & a reconnection to the infinite intelligence accessible to all via our inner knowing. In the process of their own development Lightworkers are influencing others & catalysing their awakening, even without consciously trying to do so simply due their increasingly clear, light & positive vibrational output. A defining quality of Lightworkers however is their conscious awareness, this is where their true power lies.” from What is a Lightworker? Are YOU a Lightworker?

What I would add to those definitions is that Lightworkers come from every faith and belief system across the world. There is no particular religion, but every faith and religion, that Lightworkers come from. They are the ones who are called to share their Light with others on our planet Earth. That common message Lightworkers have is that We Are ONE, united in LOVE, part of the same Divine Plan, sharing this LOVE vibration with fellow souls in order to uplift the vibrations of all souls on our path, in this life and beyond.

Why do I identify as a Lightworker?

For many years, I have been working on myself and one thing I have embraced is the fact that I feel the need to share Light with others. Sharing Light means sharing LOVE, that vast infinite profound eternal and bottomless fount of Unconditional Love that comes from the Divine Source, from God. Sharing the Light also within myself, loving myself unconditionally because I know I am a perfect creation made by God, with an eternal shining soul that is limitless and ever shining.

I have also always had the feeling and INTUITION (common among Lightworkers) that I have a Mission in life, in walking this Earth, that basically God means me to do something, and that purpose is to serve others – somehow.

The how and the details – that I have still to discover. But I am meant to do something to better the world we live in.

In order to discover my true purpose, I have continued my dialogue with fellow Lightworkers and possible aspiring Lightworkers.

I had a chat with a wonderful soulful friend of mine awhile ago, where I talked to her about how I was trying to discover my true path as a Lightworker. We have been friends for many years now, since the exciting early days of Facebook, when I connected with so many other inspiring souls in spiritual discussions. My inspiring friend, who I have learned much from, with her ever shining and LOVE-filled example, suggested my Lightwork gift lay in my writing, as she told me that I have written many inspiring things over the years.

Yes, my writing. That resonated with me. I feel that my writing is a soulful path that may be what I am meant to do.

When I read Doreen Virtue’s inspiring story in “The Lightworker’s Way”, she spoke of how she had an image in her mind of being published, and of writing spiritual and inspiring works. As she spoke of that in her book, she encouraged all who read of her journey who also felt the call to write and publish, to pursue what their intuition told them to do.

And so I let my words bring me to where I may go….who knows of the infinite possibilities to be found in my future?

In the mean-time, I continue to create various spiritual experiments, where I hope to continue the spiritual dialogue with fellow soulful travellers.

Last year, for a short time, I led a Lightworkers discussion group here in town, and it proved to be a most illuminating experience.

With that weekly discussion group, I had stimulating discussions on a variety of topics, with people from many different ethnic and spiritual backgrounds. From Zen Buddhists, to New Agers, Pagans, people following Shamanic traditions and more. What was wonderful was to see how our dialogue raised our energies where we bounced off spiritual ideas off each others, being inspired to new thoughts and ideas from learning from each other. It was like an amazing buzzing HIGH, speaking with others who had also been exploring different spiritual streams of thoughts for years.

That spiritual experiment was wonderful and I learned much from that sharing. I feel that I will continue that dialogue again, somewhere and some time.

Time will tell where next my spiritual path will bring me.

Namaste,

Anima Blue 😀

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Shifting into 2013

2012 was a special year.

Special for my life. Special for our world and planet.

What comes to mind when one says 2012?

2012 was a year of tragic events. A senseless school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut (for my thoughts on this, see The Last Day).  A hideous gang rape and beating of a beautiful girl in India. The strange wave of natural disasters blasting our earth, such as was in the case of Hurricane Sandy. Hurricanes up north in New York and New Jersey?

What is happening to our world? What is happening with our planet?

Oh and say 2012 and what else comes to mind?

A little thing called “The End of The World”, predicted by ancient Mayans.

It seems that the world was filled with fear and violence.

And so was our very own planet, rocked by the violence of natural disasters. Tsunamis in odd places. Earthquakes everywhere.

Our Earth was hurting. Our Earth’s citizens were hurting.

But that is the fear-based thinking our media promotes.

If you followed the spiritual currents and discussions, a special Shift was happening.

A Shift filled with the higher frequencies of Love and Light.

A Shift passed through a wave of awakening humans, sharing love and light, spreading messages of joy and bliss.

A simple message anyone and everyone on our planet could share:

 WE are ONE.

Over and over, this message has been beamed all across our planet and out into the stars, through our hearts and minds,

Although many people laughed about the Mayan Prophecy, when the end of the world they thought it meant did not happen.

But the Mayan Prophecy did not signify the End of the World.

Distortions of the original Mayan predictions were interpreted as the end of the world, when the Mayans actually said it would be the start of a new era in their long-count Mayan calendar.

Want to know more?

Check out what NASA says on the subject:
Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday

The true meaning of the Mayan Prophecy was the End of the World As We Knew It, and the Beginning of a New Era.

For many months, those following the spiritual currents across the world, as I have, have known that a special Shift was taking place. Soulful travelers and lightworkers such as myself have been participating in this Shift.

What is this Shift?

The Shift is about people waking up and deciding to awaken their personal power and expand their consciousness.

But The Shift is also about people leaving the lower and negative frequencies emanating from our fear-based societies, leaving all fear behind, and focusing energies on transmitting unconditional LOVE and LIGHT. Filling our hearts and minds with that LOVE and LIGHT. And sharing that LOVE and LIGHT with fellow soul travelers.

The Shift is also about sharing that HEART FREQUENCY with our planet, GAIA, and healing the wounds of our hurting planet Earth.

I would say a really great thing happened with the Mayan Prophecy.

EVERYONE across the earth was focused on this Mayan phenomenon, a SPIRITUAL phenomenon. Thousands of people became curious about a SPIRITUAL phenomenon, and maybe – just maybe – some of those people woke up to wanting more meaning in their spiritual lives.

Now that is a great thought!

Let us thank the Mayans for making our Earth Citizens think about their lives and the meaning in it!

My dream would be that The Shift in human consciousness that is occurring through thousands will expand more and more, and more humans will share LOVE.

Enough LOVE to heal us all from the hurts of the earth, more LOVE to heal us all of the violence of our most terrible news stories that have hit our communities.

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As part of this NEW POSITIVE ENERGY, I have revamped the links on my blogs to include fresh, new categories:
Fellow Soul Travelers, Inspirational Links, and Montreal Inspirational Resources

I hope you enjoy reading the people and links that have inspired me!

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What a wonderful world it would be if our world became a LOVE-BASED place, instead of a fear-based place filled with violence.

AMEN to that.

Blessed be.

Anima Blue 😀

P.S.

Check out some links about The Shift:

2012: Mayan Prophecy and the Shift of the Ages

Be A Part Of The Shift 2012

The Voice and The Silence

In order to find my voice, I had to lose my voice.
Life is funny that way, no?

I recently came down with a throat infection and literally had to stop talking. And those who know what a chatty cathy I can be, would know that losing my voice would definitely impact me.

But I discovered that I liked having no voice.

I was stuck at home, voiceless, delirious with fever, and it gave me time to think about things. Yes blogs I want to write. But also about my dreams and things I want to accomplish in my life.

Suddenly I had a craving for complete silence, going beyond just the silencing of my own voice, and I turned everything off, to not hear the sounds – the noise – distracting me from my thoughts.

The only thing I listened to was the whispering of the trees. I had missed hearing it, noticing it, that soft sigh. For the whispering of the trees is a sacred sound to me. It reminds me to look around at this miraculous thing called life and the miraculous organisms living around me. It reminds me to look deep inside myself, to listen to my own heartbeat.

With the whispering of the trees I connect to a profound Silence. A silence felt in my soul. Kind of like the mad scientist’s aha! moment, but sounding more like a simple YES. In that simple YES there is a remembering of who I am and my soul’s path in this life.

The timing of this also fit in well with my reading a whole bunch of books from one of my favourite authors, The Great Alchemist, Paolo Coelho. More about his writings to come in another blog.

I had forgotten the bliss I felt when reading Paolo Coelho’s books. In his writing there is a sublime simplicity, a Truth of All Things, which often makes me stop to absorb these wonders.

And with the five Paolo Coelho books I read within my convalescence, it also brought me back to that sacred and profound Silence of The Soul. When the soul realizes its magnificence and abundance and is simply happy to *be*.

I hope you are blessed with a Silence of The Soul as well.

 Anima Blue 🙂

A Light Touch / A Touch of Light

This phrase kept playing around in my head this week.

I like the play on the word “light”. A light touch. A gentle touch. Feather-soft. Tender touch. The brush of one hand on another saying “happy to see you”. A tough of light. A sharing between two friends, between two people who care about each other. Sharing soul food for thought. Sharing thoughts of love. Sharing something that warms your heart and soul. Bringing some light into your daily life.

I experienced both this week in so many small yet wonderful ways.

I ran into someone I hadn’t seen in many months during one of my weekly outings and we were both so happy to see each other. She took her hand in mine and smiled as she told me how good it was to see me again, as I told her the same. We exchanged numbers and suggested going for coffee.

This week, I ran into another friend online, a friend I hadn’t chatted with in months as well. What a wonderful thing it is to hear a friend tell you, “I really miss you my friend” and “Love you”. How I missed him too, this extraordinary, wise young man who had brought some beautiful light into my life, and still does.

And then I received a very special touch of light in my day: a letter from my dad.

Yes, a real, hand-written, airmailed letter from my dad that came from far across an ocean. I hadn’t received a letter from my dad in ages. I had called my dad a few weeks ago, after not having talked in some time. And I had asked my dad to write me a letter, as I know he’s not one to call. So I was super happy to see my dad had followed up.

My dad’s letter was such a special treat for me, that I carried it around all day, not wanting to open it just yet because I wanted to prolong the anticipation and excitement it gave me to open it.

My dad’s letter, filled with light and filled with love.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the special people I know who live far away, who have touched my life and who have a special place in my heart. Maybe that thought has been my mind because of these light connections this week. But also because a dear friend of mine told me recently she will be moving away, due to a great opportunity that crossed her path. I know that we will do our very best to maintain and nurture our connection. She’s someone special who has brought light into my life every time I’ve seen her, talked to her or emailed her. She’s just that kind of lightbearer who makes the people around her feel that way.

It’s such a gift to have a light touch and a touch of light in our lives, n’est-ce-pas?

Anima Blue 🙂

Beautiful Day

I have never had so many people tell me I was beautiful in the space of 24 hours. Honestly.

On Friday, April 25, I made a change in my life that was 10 years coming.

I cut my hair. Short.

For the past 10 years, I grew my hair long & longer.
And then one day, I said that\’s enough. So I cut my hair.

It took me awhile to write this blog, but thought I would share this momentous occasion in my life.

Now why is cutting my hair so remarkable?

Because I want to make changes in my life.
Change how I feel about myself & how I look out at the world.

So I cut my hair one day and people have just not stopped complimenting me on it.

Now I am not a supermodel. I am a real woman who has a real woman\’s body.

And it felt great to hear all these men & women telling me how beautiful I looked with my new hair. To literally have men & women do a double-take at the sight of me. I\’ve never had so many male friends & acquaintances take a different look at me….seeing me in a different light like this.

And it feels great.

It feels great inside & out.
I feel literally so much lighter.
Free.
Happy in the way a little kid can be happy.
I feel 10 years younger and then some.

It feels great to make a radical change in my life.
And other things have been changing in my life as well.
I have been making lots of changes.

And it\’s a beautiful day to be me.
It\’s a beautiful day.

Anima Blue 🙂

Reconnecting The Soulful Dots

Lately my mind has been occupied with one of my favorite activities: counting my blessings.

And when I count my blessings, the very special people in my life, who have crossed my path, are at the top of the list.

This past week, I tasted the tastiest soul food of hearing from not one, but 5 people who all hold a special place in my heart. Five souls that I lost touch with who I was so very happy to hear from again.

One was a dear friend I studied with many moons ago, who moved so very far away. A soul-sister with whom I used to share little haikus, silly little doodles, and moments of mindfulness. Another soul sister whose beautifully generous spirit I shared soul-nourishing alternative books and philosophies and a tender softness that comes with the best hugs. Another was my one & only treasured childhood friend that I still keep in touch with. The one I shared the madness of teen years with, and decade after decade of life-changing events. Another was a special young man, who sadly had moved to Toronto sometime ago. A young man filled with such a bright light and wisdom and love. And another special young man who is a very talented photographer. The young man who took my very mischievous portrait picture that grace a few of my websites.

Ah what goodness, what light from them all.

My day was made all the brighter from hearing from each of them.

And hearing from them made me think of all the areas of my life where I have been blessed with the connections that feed my soul.

All those Positive People in Toronto & all over the world who shared this spiritual journey with me.

The wonderfully eclectic collection of wonderful new friends I´ve made from the many events I´ve hosted & attended in my ever-busy social life.

The dear friend I found again after 10 years of searching. So far away across an ocean but so often in my thoughts.

My best buddy with whom I shared a night of sci-fi movie goodness and most excellent cheese, not too long ago.

My dear dad. Much too far away from me, who is in my heart and thoughts every day.

It is time to catch up with all my emails, all my phone calls, all my messages, with all the soulfully-rich people who have touched & blessed my life.

The Healing Power of Babies & Kids

I will be adding more about this soon….stay tuned folks!


Video Montage: The Flow
Following the flow of the universe, with a photo montage I created. The song is "Twisted Hair" by Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble, featuring the sublime operatic voice of Sioux singer Bonnie Jo Hunt, who sings over the sound of crickets.
Also posted on youtube:

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