Dear Espavo Family,

It is with deep sadness as humans that we are writing to let you know that our beloved Barbara made her transition Home on May 6, 2021, held in Steve’s arms and surrounded by her loving family. Our spirits now turn to celebrate the vibrant Welcome Home! we know she is receiving.

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN for Video of Barbara's Life.

Having just celebrated their 25th anniversary of Lightwork around the world, Barbara was not only the Matriarch of the Rother family and our Espavo Family, she was also the Matriarch of a Global Family. She exuded the grace of a loving mother, a caring sister and a sassy friend to so many of us around the world.

At every team meeting Barbara always asked each and every staff member how they were doing. At every seminar around the globe, she would look out into the audience and make eye contact with every person in the room. Known as “the Kleenex Lady” she vowed “to never let a tear hit the floor” and to our knowledge, none did.

She always reminded us to find the joy in every moment and to look for the rainbows amongst life’s sorrows. Barbara loved rainbows. Her giggle was infectious. She had a way of making you feel like you were the most important person in the room and everything you had to share mattered, that you mattered. She advocated for love everywhere and in everyone.

Barbara’s voice captured your heart and when she sang the air filled with magic. Everywhere she traveled, taught and connected with others (because this happened in grocery stores and elevators all over the world and not just at seminars) she created a magical connection to others with her loving heart.

We will be honoring Barbara with an online memorial service on May 29th, 2021 at 11:00am Pacific Time in lieu of the VirtualLight Broadcast. You can watch it here.

If you’d like to send your support to Steve, you are invited to send an email to He would like to thank everyone who has reached out to him for the many emails he has already received. He hasn’t had time to respond to them and will require some time and space. We thank you for your understanding.

Until soon, we leave you with these lyrics that express Barbara’s heart as we know it and we invite you to share with us the loss and the sadness but also the joy and celebration of her Homecoming.

There is no doubt in our minds that Elrah is getting the first dance.

Watch the video of her life by clicking on the picture below.

Look for me in Rainbows

Time for me to go now, I won’t say goodbye;

Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.

In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,

Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Time for me to leave you, I won’t say goodbye;

Look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky.

In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,

Just look for me and love me, and I’ll be close to you.

-Vicki Brown