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A lightworker is a person who feels inspired to help others through spiritual meditation, teaching, healing, prayer, writing and speaking through unconditonal love. The term was popularised by Doreen Virtue in her book The Lightworker's Way published by Hay House in 1997.
Lightworkers can come from a variety of spiritual traditions and backgrounds, yet generally agree that the healing light they work with is comprised of eternal energy connecting everyone and everything in the universe, and that it is possible for people to connect consciously with divine light energies through intention.
This energy is sometimes viewed as the energy of the divine creator (or God) within us all – sometimes referred to as "inner light" or divine spark.
The term Lightworker also refers to a person who works with light energy according to a wide variety of New age and Alternative healing practices. Some of the more common forms of this form of light work are: healing modalities that use different energetic processes such as reiki, and balancing or connecting energies from one place to another, such as from the universe to the earth grids. Pleiadian Lightwork created by Amorah Quan Yin is another system that employs the term itself. A new form of energetic lightwork is Vortex healing which is derived from the Merlin lineage and also encompasses angelic healing.
Probably the most common form of Lightwork would be a person who chooses to "shine their light." The premise behind the concept of "shining your light" is that our world and society are improved by people being kind, compassionate, loving, and considerate to each other. It is choosing to use actions, thoughts and words to create situations that show others they are appreciated, cared for, and loved. A person who chooses to use the label lightworker, often indicates a person who sees being loving and compassionate to others as a spiritual path – a path to connecting with the divine. One film which incorporated some of the beliefs of lightworkers is the film what the bleep do we know. 
"Holding [someone] in the light", is similar to the Christian idea of saying a prayer for a person. It means that one is sending the universal love energy (or divine energy) to a person who is in need of help or healing. "Holding one in the light" is a term used by many of those in the New Age movement. It is also used as a form of prayer by The Religious Society of Friends (commonly known as Quakers or Friends).
From lightworkers.org: "Light Energy has many names. Some names include, the oriental Chi, Yin and Yang, the Indian Prana, the Greek Aether and the modern Matrix. The light Energy pervades all. It encompasses all things. Its is all things.... "[A Lightworker's mission is] to walk upon the face of the planet lightly, as the rainbow warriors of our time, and shine our love, happiness, and peace into the world. To calm the inner turmoil, to just be, and be happy with who you are, to love life, to love all that is, that power some call god, and of course to love one and other unconditionally.”
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