If you feel as though you have a special calling to help, heal, or counsel other people, you can consider yourself to be a lightworker. Having an open heart and a loving spirit are the first and most basic requirements for lightwork. When we feel naturally compelled to open our hearts and to share our gifts with other people who are in need -- whether it's through the giving of money or material items, sharing advice, helping with small tasks, or even just a sympathetic ear and a hug -- we are performing a valuable service for one another, and in turn, for the universe.
Lightwork is about more than simply using new age methods to heal and help others. It can manifest in very practical applications as well as more esoteric, spiritual ones. When we have a look at the larger picture, we can understand that our calling to help other people is a calling for lightwork at its most basic spiritual level.
When you're compelled to be a loving and giving person, or called to help others, you are a lightworker!