Overall, lightworking is about being positive with whatever spiritual teaching, guidance or practices we might have at our disposal. Although New Age ideas are at the heart of the way many people speak about the concept of lightwork and lightworkers these days, it can take in aspects of all sorts of spirituality and different beliefs so long as the person drawing upon them is doing so for the good of everyone. In this sense, lightworkers can basically be anyone who wants to do something positive for others around them, no matter what religion they belong to or how they might identify spiritually. Teachers, spiritual guides, reiki practitioners, transmuters of negative energy, gatekeepers, ascension guides and even artists can all be considered as lightworkers in that regard. Indeed, there are many more examples than that.
A lot of people who are describing themselves as lightworkers would say that they are on a spiritual journey. As such, very few people would consider themselves to be the finished article when it comes to lightwork, or that they are some kind of experts who have reached the highest level of what being a lightworker means. Rather, they are on a pathway to greater spirituality or enlightenment
and simply sharing their knowledge and skills with the wider world as they move along on that journey, and all for the common good. The work of lightworkers may sometimes go unnoticed or perhaps even unappreciated, but that is not stopping people from all over the world from pouring their positivity into it.