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Spirit versus Ego

Updated: Jun 30

We speak about ego and spirit, but what does that mean and how does this affect us in our daily lives.

The ego is the voice in you that tells you you’re not good enough, it’s all your fault, or you’ll bother them. Your ego would like you to believe this and much more because it’s trying to keep you safe. However, your ego is acting out of fear, doubt and passed hurt and is suppressing your spirit.

The spirit on the other hand is the voice in you that acts from love, peace and trust. Your spirit is directly connected to the universe and is what we talk about when we speak about our higher-self or true-self.





Your ego is the image you have of yourself, it’s the way you define yourself. The ego is the mask you show to the world.


The thoughts and inner dialogue that come from your ego are the ones that you can’t stop thinking over and over, that keep circling in your mind, that you obsess over. Your ego will often go to the worst case scenario, rather than consider all options. Your ego is what drives you to seek validation from other people and from society. Your ego is easily bruised, it gets upset when things don’t go your way, when people disappoint you, and when people do things to offend you.


The following are examples of ego thoughts: “Why me? I’m not smart enough. I’m not good enough, I’m not beautiful, I can’t do this. I don’t have what it takes. I messed up. I’m an embarrassment. I am awkward. My life doesn’t mean anything.”


None of these thoughts are truly who we are. Who you truly are is your spirit, your essence, your true self. It is who you are behind the titles, beneath the roles, the expectations and the masks.

Here’s how to understand who you really are, how to recognise messages from your spirit:


A gut feeling, an intuition, or an inner voice that exhibits zero judgment comes from your spirit. When your spirit is in charge, you love and accept yourself deeply and completely.


Your spirit doesn’t do anything for praise or for rewards. It does what’s right and doesn’t expect any recognition. It is our ego that craves praise, compliments, and rewards. Our ego strives to be stroked, while our spirit is happy as is, unnoticed, doing good things for the sake of goodness.


When you are living through your spirit everything will begin to feel effortless. The right circumstances will be drawn to you like a magnet, the universe will open the right doors, get you in touch with the right people, and give you all the resources you require.


We can help you live your life to the full. Start making positive changes to your life now and get in touch with Pauline Smit Reiki for a free consultation.



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