Some have asked me where I got the name StarLightworker. My favorite definition of a lightworker comes from wiktionary.org. “A person driven and motivated to do work which makes the world a better place, improves people’s lives, and/or elevates people to a higher level of consciousness.” I couldn’t say this better. I first heard the term in Doreen Virtue’s book, The Lightworker’s Way. The book starts out “Lightworkers are those who volunteered, before birth, to help the planet and its population heal from the effects of fear.” It doesn’t matter if I chose this path before I was born or not, all I know is that I was driven to do that work after reading her book. It was a wake-up call for me to get busy doing what I’m supposed to be doing. Of course, this doesn’t mean I conquered fear. Just pressing send on any given post makes me feel that emotion intensely. But I choose to move forward anyway, facing the fear that holds me back and no longer serves me or anyone else for that matter.
“Star” is because of my affinity with the stars. Over the years I was often asked what planet I was from and as a youngster I can remember laying on a helipad after dark on an August night with my family. We were watching a meteor shower with a group of fellow campers. Being afraid of actually seeing UFOs made me want to look away but I also remember being unable to take my eyes off the stars. There were so many and they were so beautiful. Thankfully I did not get my UFO experience that night. What I was left with was an insatiable thirst to know more about astronomy and of course, the possibility of life beyond our own planet.
The two words came together at a beautiful ceremony I attended during my journey to wholeness in which I created a spirit drum for myself. The final step was to engrave my name on the inside. Everyone else was choosing a spirit name for themselves. I didn’t have one. Actually, I was embarrassed to use the term StarLightworker because at the time I didn’t feel I fit into the role. But it was the only name that came to me and I was encouraged to use it anyway and it grew on me, or rather, I grew into it.
So, the result of choosing the name of StarLightworker caused me to fully embrace and accept the call to be a worker of “Light” and to learn to incorporate the energy of the stars in my healing work. Anchoring this healing light into myself and our planet helps me overcome fear which sets me free.