In today’s episode, I’m going to share how I distinguish between my ego and my higher self.
And I invite you to try this out for yourself and see if this makes sense for you too.
Alright, so lets get started….
So for today’s topic, I’d like to thank Brandi who reached out to me via Facebook messenger asking me this question, and I thought why don’t I share this on my podcast, so that everyone can benefit from it.
So the question that Brandi has asked is “ When you hear that inner voice inside, how do you know whether it’s your ego speaking or the voice of your higher self?“
I think that’s a great question and something that made me think deeply because this is something I’m sure you’re going through as well.
I’m going to give you 5 clues to determine whether that voice stems from your ego or from your higher self.
Clue 1) Check in with yourself and listen to your ‘whole body’:
When you’re hearing this voice from within, then firstly check in with yourself.
What are the emotions that you’re going through right now?..
How is your body reacting to that voice?..
What are you feeling?..
Is this a good feeling or does this voice make you feel uncomfortable and uneasy…
For far too long, we’ve been trained to make decisions based on our intellect, but it’s important to listen to our whole body when receiving information.
And if the message or the implications of that message make you feel stick to the stomach, or hurt in the heart or deeply disconnect from your root, then chances are that you need to listen to it and do something about it.
So firstly, whether or not the message is from your ego or from your higher self, it’s time to start making whole body decisions rather than depending solely on your intellect an logic.
Does that make sense?…
So clue #1 is to check in with yourself and listen to your whole body.
Clue 2) Assess the short term and long term implications of the voice:
Now as you listen to that voice and check in with your whole body, it’s also important to project into the future and assess the short term and long term implications of the impending decision.
Because what I’ve found is that our ego usually drives us towards short term benefits, but our higher self wants us to understand the importance of patience when it comes to long term benefits.
Here are a few examples..
Often times, it is our ego that craves for the immediate satisfaction of gulping down 3 scoops of that Oreo ice cream in the fridge..
On the other hand, our higher self lets us know that the love and comfort that we seek doesn’t come from the ice cream.
The excess sugar and fat in the ice cream might satiate our desires in seconds, but in the long run, it will lead to dissatisfaction in the form of illness and visits to the doctor.
Another example is about relationships with loved ones..
When it comes to arguments and disagreements, our ego voice always wants us to be right.
It always wants us to have the last word..
It wants us to have the upper hand..
Now that might feel great in the short term, but in the long term, such an approach is deteriorating your relationship.
Your higher self on the other hand wants you to think about the relationship in the long term.
It wants you to put yourself in your significant other’s shoe and feel how they’re feeling.
It wants you to go beyond words and sense the energy and the intentions of the other person.
Do they have love, mutual respect, affection and care for you in the long run?..
Your higher self wants you to know that any form of relationship, especially that with your husband or wife, takes effort, planning, work and some sacrifice..
And that means…
Not winning every argument, but working together for a mutually rewarding and nourishing relationship.
Does that make sense?
So clue #2 is to assess both the short term and the long term implications of the voice that you’re hearing.
Clue 3) Notice the signs:
Now firstly, based on what I’ve noticed, our higher self talks less in words and more in the form of signs and symbols.
So very often, you might receive a message or hear a voice accompanied by a sign or a symbol within a matter of minutes or even hours..
So for example, you might get a message that it’s time to change your job and almost immediately or within a few hours, you might get an email from a recruiter about a new opportunity..
Or you might receive a message that it’s time to get healthy, and within a few hours or immediately, you get a call from a friend who works out daily.
Or maybe you lose your job or get fired and as you’re heading out the doors of your workplace, you look at you watch and guess what, “it’s 11:11 am’.
This is most definitely a sign from your higher self, that change is here, but this temporary loss is only because your higher self has bigger and grander plans for you…
So I’d say don’t just pay attention to the voice, but also pay attention to what’s happening around you.
Notice the signs, symbols and numbers around you.
Clue 4) The spiritual struggle:
Your higher self doesn’t not always guide you towards the easiest and simplest path.
So for example, you might get a message from your higher self that you need to write a book..
Or that you need to start a podcast like mine..
Or that you need to start a new business..
Or that you need to wake up a bit earlier in the morning..
And as soon as you get that message, you begin to feel amazing, and you get flooded with emotions of excitement and promise..
But within a few minutes, you might feel a bit dejected or sad because you have no idea how you’re ever going to get there or make that happen.
Again, this second emotion is your ego speaking because your ego assumes that all the efforts, all the ideas and all the inputs have to come from within YOU…
But your higher self recognizes that you are connected to a larger collective consciousness, and that if you tune in to the right frequency, then the entire universe will conspire to make things work for you.
But from your limited vantage point of your ego, you’re not able to perceive the whole picture.
It takes going inward.
It takes having the faith that even though you don’t see the entire picture, you will trust your inner voice, you will take one step at at time and you will raise your vibrations so that you can attract the conditions, circumstances, opportunities and people that will help you co-create your magnificent vision.
But again, that doesn’t mean that everything will be easy..
Your higher self wants you to be bold enough to think big, think long term, feel the fear but take the first step anyway.
Does that make sense?
Clue 5) The outcome must be for the greatest good of all concerned.
So what do I really mean by this?..
Well, when you have this voice inside of you?
If I listen to this voice and do as it says, will it lead to the greatest good of all concerned?
If it does not, and if it’s something that doesn’t really light you up, and you’re doing this because otherwise people might judge you or make an impression of you, then it’s probably you’re ego mind that is trying to sneak in there.
An example of this could be if you’re inner voice tells you to act a certain way or pretend like you enjoy a sport..
Or show that you have an affinity for a certain set of ideals, just because it will help you look good in front of a group of strangers in a social situation (maybe at a gathering or a in a restaurant)..
Have you ever experienced something like this?..
You…pretending like you’re someone else is doing nobody any good.
Just let your guard down and be your authentic, genuine, raw, unadulterated and imperfect self.
Don’t worry about what people might or might not think about you..
Everyone has those thoughts on in their mind, which is actually driven by the ego.
When you take the lead by being you, you let others be themselves as well, which is a powerful phenomena!
Because people can sense your energy.
And being YOU is definitely in the interest of the greatest good of all.
Being YOU has the effect of raising your vibrations, and when you do that, you’re more in touch with your higher self and your spiritual essence.
So ask yourself…
“Will this decision or this action or this behavior lead to the greatest good of all concerned?
Does that make sense? :
So there you go Action tribe..
Those were some clues that help me differentiate between my ego voice and that of my higher self.
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