“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
~Carl Gustav Jung
Like a person with a shirt that says “swag” or “savage”, these types are usually compensating for something. Light and love is something more likely that they are trying for, hoping for, because its more often those who are lacking who put so much emphasis on those things.
What good is being in the light, talking about light? What good is light if it is not going into the dark places, having the courage to deal with the disturbing truths of our human condition? True “lightworkers” show people whats in the dark, the things that have been working against them, and humankind unbeknownst.
I dont talk much about light and love because thou art that.
I talk about the things that people keep hidden. Nothing of value is discovered in the light. Treasures are found in the dark. The truth is that most people hate true light workers because they expose their bullshit. The light burns them, their rhetoric becomes empty slogan exposing a circle jerking orgy of the fearful, those who only dwell in the well lit corners.
They call themselves lightworkers, but are easily offended, and refuse to deal with the “negativity” in the world, only surrounding themselves with those who buy into the cult of positivity. They are new age deceived.
Lightwork isnt talking about love and flowers, doing yoga, and going vegan; its about going into the darkness of the world and most of all, yourself, so if you are on social media spouting this rhetoric all the time, but only have safe conversations, only care about being liked, and only surrounded by smiles, you have little to no light.
I write this not to hurt those people, or for an ego boost, but to let others know, the ones that follow the dim, because of their appearances and talk. Those who go out of their way to only show themselves in a “light manner” are not the ones to follow if you yourself are seeking light in your life. Light comes when you do the work of transmuting that darkness within yourself first, understanding and coming to terms with it.
No amount of hippie music, new age bullshit memes or burning man festivals is going to do that. You have to have some balls, go into the darkness, and deal with yourself first.
Beware of people constantly spouting rhetoric about love and light. They are hiding something, or better yet, hiding from something.
“To begin a mystical journey, you have to start with a sense of wonder, of not knowing where you are going or how you will travel. The initial phase of alchemy is called the nigredo-it’s the phase of darkness, when it’s ‘blacker than black.'”
~ Mary Pope Osborne
And how pretentious is it to call yourself a lightworker? Are you trying to attract a mindless cult?
A true lightworker doesnt tell everyone that they are that. Its apparent. Far more times than not, it is those who burn us with the truth, the things we didnt see before they came along, that are the brightest, and the very ones we turn away from, to go back into the comfort of ignorance; talking about light, but not being.
Most of all though, true lightworkers dont talk most exclusively about light and fluffy things. They talk about the shunned and forgotten things, because by sharing their understanding of the heavy, the painful, the dark, they bring light to where there was little to none.