I was having an interesting conversation with my friend Tiago the other day. For him, life is played like a game. He was always into games growing up and nowadays he brings that attitude into his real life interactions.
In his business, the “game” is to get as much money as possible. It’s like the high score. However, he’s also interested in being a lightworker and is trying to sort out the inconsistencies between these two goals.
I suggested to him a tip which I’d originally read from Steve Pavlina somewhere on his forums. Steve Pavlina is also a big gamer and likes to use the lens of “life as a game”.
Steve had the same issue as Tiago when he was moving into a more lightwork-oriented lifestyle. He overcame it by finding a new sort of “high score” for life.
Instead of money as the high score, the new high score for the Lightworker Game is the amount of good you’ve done for the world. That could be the number of people you’ve helped and the amount you’ve helped each one. Or perhaps an overall conglomerate of the good vibes you’ve sent out into the ether.
That’s harder to measure than money or Net Worth, but it’s also much more satisfying as a goal.
To measure my own high score, I try to look back and identify the moments where I feel that I’ve made a significant impact on someone’s life; really bumped them into a new, more positive path. These moments have been somewhat easy to identify because they were usually accompanied by an expression of gratitude and joy from the recipient (if they were aware of my help).
I’ve got some great “thankyou” comments and emails related to the work I’ve done on my blog to look back on. And then there’s the effective help and advice I’ve given to real life people. The general sense of appreciation I’ve received from friends and acquaintances.
All these add up, and provide a very motivating cloud of good vibes I can use to keep track of my progress.
Personally my one most popular blog post is “How To Tell If You Are Indigo“. I’ve gotten all sorts of positive reactions from that: people have told me that it’s made them cry, that it’s helped them immensely; one person started a road trip to find themselves after a conversation with me where I forwarded them this article. Real, measureable results.
Looking back at this is great because I can see a great way of replicating these results in future: revamp my blog so that this article is more prominent. I’m also working with an SEO-oriented friend (coincidentally, the same Tiago I mentioned here) to get it to rank higher for its keyphrase. Perhaps I’ll even make “helping indigos” part of my mission statement on this blog, or mention it in my tagline.
So I’m satisfied with my gains in love and light points this quarter. Lots of growth and lots of potential for future growth. Lots of lovely packets of joy and appreciation. I’m so revved up about this! How is your own lightworker score shaping up?