Commentary on New Age and Light Worker Deceptions

Hello friends. I have recently been reading some articles about how the authors no longer identified with the term “Light Worker” anymore due to all of the deception involved with the title, and also how negative and false the “New Age” movement had become. While I agreed with some of the points in these articles, I also strongly disagreed on others. I am not going to site these articles directly, but will call upon several of the general points that they put forth.

1) Ascended Masters & other beings are light are deceivers. – Unless they’ve been living under a rock or completely in la-la land, most people on a path of spiritual awakening are aware that there is a “matrix” of deception and illusion that exists on planet Earth. It’s everywhere we look; in advertising, television, environmental pollution, tainted vaccines, GMO foods, etc. etc. It’s also evident that there is some kind of warped intelligence driving this as well. It’s also true that some non-physical beings can shape shift into whatever form suits their purposes.

These kinds of statements regarding the deceptiveness and nefarious intentions of ascended masters and other light beings certainly have quite a charge and are in my opinion meant to be distracting and fear-producing. To me this is rather like saying, “Well you’d better not go outside today or something bad may happen to you.” This implies a victim mentality and also that we have NO control over our spiritual experiences, which is UNTRUE. It’s also important to remember that the controlling interests of the planet may have won a few battles, but they have already lost the war.

The Remedy: Do not develop your channeling or other spiritual “siddhis” (gifts) without a balanced path of meditation, ego control and working with your “stuff.” Get a teacher/guide who has worked his/her stuff and will not just tell you whatever BS makes your ego happy. Our Buddhist friends call this our “shenpa.” It is the painful, sh**ty stuff that we’d rather avoid looking at, but when we do we realize how much power it holds for our own awakening and awareness. Those who follow depth psychology refer to it as our “Shadow.” We all have one, and those who deny theirs are definitely in worse shape than those who don’t.

Another important point is that the I AM/Source presence within you is more powerful than any and ALL illusion. Deceptive beings with unsavory agendas cannot touch this, and they know it. I personally find it rather distracting and unsettling that a “light worker” would even go to print with that type of a view as it is strongly dis-empowering and implies that we should be afraid, very afraid. Besides, WE are the ones with the power in this place. That is, the ones who are currently embodied. Our spiritual friends are here to help assist and guide us, but we are the ones working our karma and doing this earth walk, no one else is. Which brings me to point number 2.

2) New Age “Religion,” judgment and escapism. - All religions have what is called a “Zealator” phase, and unfortunately now the New Age is no different. We’ve all seen them, especially online. Those who efficiently parrot the phrases and words with no real understanding of what they mean, and/or are in harsh judgment and criticism of others who do not share their views. Unfortunately this turns some spiritual or “New Age” philosophy into a religion, complete with strict dogma and rules. I can’t tell you how much criticism I have received over the years in my work because I actually (gasp!) have openly discussed darkness, negativity and the Shadow.

Life on planet Earth (especially now) is not a cake walk by any means, and many people are looking for a way off and out. To go to a bunch of workshops and hang out in spiritual Valhalla all day seems like a good way to do that, but it’s not and may very well create a whole other set of problems. Again, HERE is where life happens for us, not in the 9th dimension. Well there may be a soul aspect of ours hanging out there, but he/she’s not the one paying the bills if you know what I mean. 

The Remedy: To realize that just with all spiritual teachings and philosophies they can only go so far. Also to recognize when you are “zoning out” or running away from the pain or struggles in life by hiding behind a bunch of feel-good “light work.” It’s easy to do, especially now. Again, this is why a good relationship with both our inner and outer teachers is the wise way to go. It’s always been very important to me for example, to have someone to serve as a good “BS detector.”

3) Channeled information is deceptive and dis-empowering: Well as a channel/telepath myself I’m going to disagree with this statement, not entirely however. There is some material out there that is alarmingly NOT from high spiritual sources and to me it’s quite evident. Some of this material is widely popular in the general public too. This however does not surprise me, as I describe some of this material as “Spiritual Cotton Candy.” It sounds sweet, light and really says a whole lot of NOTHING. It also adds to the “feel good” factor that so many are seeking right now. It’s not that I really blame them mind you, but I also know spiritually from personal experience there’s “no free lunch.”

The Remedy: As with ALL media (print, video, social media, etc.) using your own discernment is key. Just because your friends and everyone in your meditation meet-up group think it’s the bomb, doesn’t mean that you have to. High frequency/relevant information is loving, encouraging and doesn’t have a “god complex.” It also is not critical, finger-pointing nor demonstrates a dualistic “us vs. them” mentality which are all aspects of the egoic/ordinary mind.

The most evidently deceptive and harmful channeled material is patronizing, dis-empowering and encourages humanity to be socially and spiritually complacent. One of the higher purpose of channeled spiritual material is to serve as a remembrance and to encourage further awakening. If some material is really *off* with your own personal discernment, there’s usually a good reason for that.

The cool thing about being a “Light Worker” is that you get to do it exactly how you want to do it! This is a fairly new designation in this place and we’re making it up as we go along. I know some Light Workers who’s mission is to openly discuss the disharmony and negativity on the planet and to find solutions for it. I know others who are quietly working behind the scenes raising vibrations in their own communities, and nurturing their own children who will carry the positive teachings and attitudes forward into the future.

For me, being a Light Worker is all about aligning with that which is TRUE (Love) and though acknowledging fearful things exist both in the world and Universe, tuning into another “channel,” where the frequencies of love, empowerment, peace and harmony are the norm. It is also about walking our own path of Light in full personal integrity and responsibility. We are all dreaming the new world into being, and so as the Mama’s & the Papa’s so sweetly sang, why don’t you “Dream a little dream with me?”

Love & blessings all.

There are so many among you now that carry the light and wisdom of Awakening. You have become an unstoppable force. Do not be swayed or deterred by events in the outer world; even of threats of poverty or violence. As you align more completely with the great Soul Force that you possess within, your success is assured. To answer your question; Source/Spirit *has* responded to the cries and prayers of humanity, and the answer is you. Also in all of the beatific unseens that are also present to assist. Shanti. ~ The Keepers, 8.26.12


Skyhawke8 28th August 2013 8:41 am

Wow! I really loved hearing this! Thank you for your candor and clarity! I found this to be very empowering and something that resonates with me.

Thanks Rev! :thumbs:

Martin1111 28th August 2013 9:58 am

This so Resonates :thumbs:

QuantumRok2010 28th August 2013 11:25 am

And here it is that I thought I was the only one who could see this growing farce called THE NEW AGE INDUSTRY...Good for you Irma...I applaude your beauty and courage to lay it on the line...I always read your articles and they are always balanced, thoughtful, and enlightening.

akashicstargirl 28th August 2013 11:34 am

Thank you to all who commented on this piece, and gratitude to you Rocky. I'm so happy to hear you have been enjoying my work. Namaste & blessings.

sixtinaf 28th August 2013 12:21 pm

Dear Irma,
thank you from the depth of my heart; I READ ONE OF THE ARTICLES you reference and actually got really upset and low vibrational from it; actually I personally felt it had negative energy; it was helpful to see your response so I felt in sync with what my own reflections were, blessings and light

Charmedself 28th August 2013 1:12 pm

Thank You! I have read the article that you were referring and it made me feel "dirty" for its fear based commentary. My experience is far from it. I agree we must practice discernment and listen within.

Homeostasis68 28th August 2013 2:48 pm


wow, thank you so much for being so candid. I have made so many bad experiences with psychics and channels, looking back now it was quite damaging. Thank you so much for addressing this, I really, really appreciate it.

queens4freedom 28th August 2013 5:41 pm


melcolton 29th August 2013 2:51 am

I was so glad to see this article as I too had read one of the "other" articles.
The "other" article did not resonate with me, either. I have been a Lightworker for 28 years and the biggest and most important lesson I have had to learn (and am still learning), is the lesson of discernment. That being said, we each have our own Path to travel, and it is not my place to judge. I will only say that I am honored to be a Lightworker and to be of service to this planet during these amazing times.

Maximizer 29th August 2013 6:49 am

You nailed it! Thanks for the clarity, we need as much as we can get in these times. :)

jambo 29th August 2013 3:38 pm

All religions have what is called a “Zealator” phase, and unfortunately now the New Age is no different.

I think this statement is integral for someone to consider. True sovereignty and liberation will not be aligned with a specific movement, a religion or a philosophy. It will utilize tools, and not provide a security blanket that ultimately entraps. As the saying goes, one's medicine can also be/become one's poison. The human being's biological wiring desires certainty and belonging; true certainty and belonging come, ultimately, from neither of these as found through entities, words or other people.

The 'new thought movement' has also usurped and disseminated, usually in diluted form, wisdoms and tools that cannot be gained through reading words of comfort. And spiritual hierarchy is a mimic of the current dominant hierarchy playing out in the world in 3D. Spirituality has no hierarchy and no permission granted; it does have layers of understanding and awareness. Ex: Whenever I see posts that say 'We are now being allowed or given', it's a red flag for me.

jambo 29th August 2013 3:41 pm

Also, thanks for your posts, Irma.
Ultimately, new age thought or movement, if it is to truly serve in freedom and enlightenment, needs to be recognized as a temporary at best measure to provide tools and communication avenues, not as a final goal in and of itself. Because it is not a structure or a 'thing'; it is a set of beliefs and unfortunately, beliefs try to hold onto things and like to have security, lest they be challenged. True sovereignty will be an experience, not a set belief. Cheers to all!

highestvision 30th August 2013 1:34 am

Rev. Irma, I feel you are absolutely correct. I am a student of the Masters and a member of a Mystery School. I couldn't agree more. I have a blog and would love to post this article on my blog. Would that be ok to share it there?

This is a meditation blog and generally a way to reach out to the community here in Vegas. Have a great weekend and God bless you.

Rev. Julie Nourish

88888888 30th August 2013 2:12 pm

Yes this was great to read and confirm many thoughts about
all the backlash to awakening. However we awake, the most important is that we wake up. Sleeping to all the powers within us is what has created the mess on this planet. Most of my awakening this year is just spending time with my dog and feeling all the unconditional love as a normal frequency.
But I wouldn't even know about frequency if I didn't read about it in a new age material. I've been able to care more for myself and others which I wouldn't be able to do before. The material of the new age is varied but it has done more good than all the powers behind creating wars on this planet.

Thank you Rev Irma for your discernment on this subject!

Peace love joy!!

akashicstargirl 31st August 2013 9:07 pm

Rev. Julie Nourish,
Thank you very much. I have also responded at your site (lovely, by the way!) Please do share if you wish and I thank you.


SerenGrace 2nd September 2013 11:43 pm

BRAVO!! :thumbs: Divinely written with divine resolutions!
I love how Gracefully & Loving this message was sent out as well as the follow up advice with divine inspired Remedies !Especially the reminder and empowerment for people to use their own discernment

" As with ALL media (print, video, social media, etc.) using your own discernment is key. Just because your friends and everyone in your meditation meet-up group think it’s the bomb, doesn’t mean that you have to. High frequency/relevant information is loving, encouraging and doesn’t have a “god complex.” It also is not critical, finger-pointing nor demonstrates a dualistic “us vs. them” mentality which are all aspects of the egoic/ordinary mind." I Also Loved what being a lightworker means to you - Thank you for sharing the LOVE and the message - perfect timing for me !

Dreaming a little dream with you :smitten:
Love Seren Grace


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