Is your Spiritual Ego taking over? To find out, read this article and see if it resonates.
“…The more we learn theoretically about spirituality without applying it to our everyday lives, the more likely we are to become egocentric in our spiritual beliefs. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the spiritual ego can hide behind judgment, religious dogma or a false sense of moral superiority over others. This is harmful, as it deprives us of the impetus to do the deeper spiritual work we need to grow and heal.”
Thank you Evolutionary Mystic for raising the question.

Evolutionary_Mystic Post

Though many of us may have a love-hate relationship with our ego, it’s necessary to remember that it serves an important spiritual role. In the positive, it gives us a distinct personal identity that helps us fulfill our life purpose, allowing us to share unique soul gifts with the world while working out our karma.

In the negative, the ego fools us into becoming overly identified with our bodies, thoughts and emotions. This attachment tricks us into believing we are fundamentally separate from God, one another and even our own souls, which leads to suffering. Over time, enough profound suffering eventually leads us back to God, completing the cycle.

As the world evolves spiritually, many seekers are awakening from soul darkness and beginning to step slowly away from body-centered ego-consciousness. Instead of identifying as mere physical bodies that are born and die, we begin to see ourselves as spiritual beings…

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About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

21 comments on “* The Spiritual Ego Trap

  1. Thank you Val for this post — and the link to the Evolutionary Mystic!

    Profound.

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    • It made me pause and reflect Louise. There is a lot of really well written articles and references on the blog. Its good to get multiple perspectives and broaden our own along the way! xo

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  2. This was so good Val, thank you for sharing it. x ❤

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  3. suzicate

    Thank you for sharing this. I find ego to be a daily battle. My opinion is each of us will be less informed or enlightened than someone else though we might be more informed or enlightened than some others; but this is of no consequence as the journey we should concern ourselves with is our own…and wherever we are is where we are supposed to be. Most of all, BE HERE NOW!

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  4. Enjoyed this Val. So topical. I’ve always been deeply grateful to Jung, whose birthday it was I think the day before yesterday, for his treatment of the ego. I think it is the most sane and balanced view presented and I’ve always tried to hold on to it.,

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  5. Thank you for this message, Val. I agree that we are all spiritual beings. Some people think I’m too sensitive or however they want to describe me because they don’t feel spiritual.

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  6. thefeatheredsleep

    Brilliance I love this so true

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  7. Very true, and I think we fall into this more than we realize. Great post and thank you for giving us this link. It is so easy to get caught up in what “we” are doing that we miss the big picture completely and the important things in life.

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  8. I brought this same concern in Ann’s blog. I think the ego is something to observe carefully…

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  9. Thank you very much for sharing this article Val, really interesting. I think it is very important to question ourselves about our motives, before we just act. Often the ego will try to join.

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