Core exercises for today’s brave lightworkers and healers

Abstract-Light-Wallpapers7-300x168It is not easy being a lightworker and healer in today’s world. Challenges have been plentiful and hard-hitting and there have been portals of initiation that have moved you to a new platform, a new way of being. It’s as if you have stepped up and into an expanded perspective. You are operating from a higher vibratory position. You are stronger, more resilient, and deeply rooted. You are also wiser and more compassionate. You have walked through your challenges and portals; you have learned well the big lessons of gratitude, forgiveness, and acceptance. And, of course, you will relearn them, again.

So, how do you keep your vibrations percolating, your flow flowing, and your eyes open after all of your extraordinary efforts?

Here are some core exercises to help you maintain as well as flex your special brand of sparkle and light:


The more stuff (physical, mental, and emotional) that we carry and accumulate, the more burdened and overwhelmed we can become. It’s a drain on our energies.

Cultural anthropologist, Angeles Arrien has a great assignment: Take 3 weeks and attend to, take care of, and deal with all of the old stuff that has been haunting you. Clean, repair, recycle, put away, give away, delegate, delete, forget, and forgive all of those old piles of unread magazines, receipts, sewing, ironing, decorations, whatever-it-is that calls your name and lassos your guilty attention when you see it or think about it.

Take the time; take care of the screaming corners, closets, desks, lists, piles, and files. Make the decisions to keep or not keep; fix or recycle; delete or file. You will no longer carry the drag and pull of the dead weight. You will no longer feel guilty, embarrassed, or aggravated. You will have taken care of business and you will feel good, maybe, even, inspired. And, more importantly, you will change your energy, and this allows you to feel lighter in a variety of ways.


Lightworkers and healers are not only bombarded with the inordinate stimuli of today’s world, but also can be exhausted and overwhelmed from collective empathy, compassion fatigue, and, even, burn-out. It’s tough being a caring, energetically sensitive person in today’s fast-paced whirl.

This is a gentle – and essential – message for lightworkers and healers. You must tend to your physical self. You are absorbing more and more energies on a daily basis. Further, through your work, many of you are being rewired to operate on a higher frequency.

Your body needs TLC on a regular basis. Not only will it help you move out of your over-active mental jungle, but these pockets of rest and rejuvenation are requisites for your creative self. Massage, energy work, salt baths, fresh air, more sleep, more greens, all the loving reminders you would give someone else, now, give to you.


To maintain your optimum energetic operating system, you need to be congruent and coherent. In other words, be in alignment with what you think, act, say, do, intend, and whisper under your breath. Endeavor to take the high road and act with integrity and kindness. Clearly, this takes practice to be loving, truthful, and whole with ourselves as well as others.

Remember your giant Light body and be courageous. Speak the truth and walk your truth — this is the foundation of your congruency. All the while, please make sure that you feel safe and you feel sane (in other words, not crazed and reactive). Nothing has to be forced and everything unfolds in right timing.

When you exercise congruency, you practice energetic self-care and self-awareness. You discover that your well-being is stabilized and you are grounded in a place of personal peace.


This, as you well know, is the bottom line. You know it. You often do it, but, there can be moments when your connection with the divine feels faint or distant.  In those desert days, the best medicine is to maintain and/or renew your spiritual practices. In other words, keep the faith – and the light on – as the desert will, once, again, become an oasis.

However, there is another matter.  Today’s brave and stalwart lightworkers and healers have hidden or minimized their light. Like the hermit card in the tarot deck, their light in hidden under a basket and not seen or shared by others. This can happen out of fear from this lifetime or others, encoded belief systems of limitation, feelings of unworthiness, and the like. It all gets in the way of your full-self being seen.

Please, come to understand, believe, and feel, that you raised your soul hand to be here now, at this juncture in time and space, to offer your particular combination of skills, talents, and light for the good of all. Accept the fullness of your God spark and allow your sparkle to shine freely and fully.

P.S. If you the missed earlier pieces in this three-part series, do check out

Part I:  Challenges for Today’s Brave Lightworkers and Healers

Part II:  Portals of Initiation for Today’s Lightworkers and Healers



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10 Responses to Core exercises for today’s brave lightworkers and healers

  1. Adele Ryan McDowell March 10, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    Thank you, dear Lee, for your kind and supportive words. I can feel your bubbling good energy.

    Love the idea of consciously replacing lotions and lipsticks et al, then, choosing anew with consciousness and congruence.

    Dear One, you most certainly walk your path with awareness and light.

    Much love.

  2. Lee Brown March 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    My Dear Adele,
    Bless you, bless you, bless you for sharing your love and wisdom! Maria V. and I were speaking of you last night over dinner.

    Thank you for the Core Exercises. They couldn’t be more timely. I love, love, love honoring my God spark and I think I exercise congruency daily. However, I’m in the process of decluttering my home and life. It is a monumental task. I pray continually for assistance. What I have neglected to do has been to honor my physical self. Thanks to you and the penguin, I plan to something daily to honor me. Today, I’m going for a long walk, later in the week I’m purchasing new lotions and lipsticks to replace the outdated ones and I’m booking a much needed massage. Thank you dear one.

    I’m doing extremely well. As soon as I progress a little further with my decluttering, I wish to invite you to my home for lunch. I’m an excellent cook—my mother’s receipes. The month of June for sure.

    I send you much love and God’s blessings Love, Lee

  3. Adele Ryan McDowell March 8, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

    Loretta, you are full of light, but glad the reminders are helpful. Much love.

  4. Adele Ryan McDowell March 8, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    Oh, Meredith, Queen of Words, I thank you.

  5. Meredith Blevins March 8, 2014 at 10:00 am #

    You are two women with a terrific way to weave words, and thank goodness — there is so much we want to hear from you!

    Best — Meredith

  6. Loretta stagen March 8, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    Dear Adele. Thank you for the sage advice in your “core exercises”. I needed the reminders of de-cluttering and honoring my physical and soul bodies. I strive to keep the light within me intense, so that I may share it with all of life. Love, loretta

  7. Adele Ryan McDowell March 8, 2014 at 9:17 am #

    Meredith, I think that is so interesting that 90% of the data that we currently have has been around for two years. I mentioned the anecdotal info in my book, Balancing Act, that purportedly the amount of data we receive every five minutes is equivalent to the entire body of knowledge during the Renaissance. Whatever the real numbers are, the Information Age is loud and exploding. Many thanks and much love to you, joyful one.

  8. Adele Ryan McDowell March 8, 2014 at 9:14 am #

    You are most kind, Naama. And what you add to the conversation expands and deepens and is always gold! Much love.

  9. Na'ama Yehuda March 7, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    A great culmination post to a great series, Adele.
    Yes to taking care of clutter (a MUST DO in small NYC apartments–especially multi-function ones–and especially good at reminding to attend, or get swamped; make time, or be forced to spend in on searching for; clear space, or drown)–but not only the physical clutter (no small thing in this culture of ‘never-have-enough-stuff’ media push to shop), but also the other, more insidious and no less overwhelming clutter of life regrets, unnamed feelings, pushed-away realizations, over-drawn dreams …
    Yes to liberating what matters, finding the surfaces and clean desks and open minds to new and flowing creativity.
    Yes to caring for these precious bodies we receive–with whatever quirks and creaking they may come and accumulate.
    Yes to being honest–with ourselves, with others, with how and who we are and why and what are we doing on this earth, at this time, in this day, this moment, this breath–Now.

    Thank you for the reminder, and the teaching. This will be a ‘refer to’ series, for days when clarity can use a gentle nudge back to the lighted path…

    You are a wonder, Adele. Thank you for YOU.

  10. Meredith Blevins March 7, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    The other day, I was listening to a social media expert that I respect. In other words, she has been around, and she is sane. Mari said that 98% of the data we now have has been accumulated in the last two years.

    I can feel that. I am sure other people can, too.

    Agreed, Adele, it is especially important to attend to our selves right now. We are on overload. We need to feed our souls. We need to feel our bodies in a new way, a joyous and grateful way.

    Not an easy time for sensitive people of all sorts, but aren’t we fortunate to be here now, to be part of it?

    Adele, thanks for your love in this world, and thank you for giving us tools.

    — Meredith Blevins