Finding your spiritual voice

Finding Your Spiritual Voice:

Everyone has an inner voice.The inner voice can also be explained as your intuition and connection to your higher self or true self. For me, the problem lies with knowing the difference between my inner voice and my ego. I can’t always tell the two apart. I hear them both clearly. They sound alike in tone, pitch, etc. Telling the two voices apart has to come from within. The voice causes a feeling with it. The ego voice usually comes with nervousness, anxiety and doubt. The inner voice is loving and kind.

When listening to your inner voice, you are listening to your soul. When your soul and self connect you have come to the place of your “True self”. Its your authentic “you”. Where you are happiest. Its where we want to be but we give the ego way too much power. To open the spiritual door to the true you we need to release the power of the ego and clear a path for the true self to be heard and felt.

Ask yourself:
Do I give my ego too much focus? Power? Energy?
Do you work hand in hand with your ego by trying to be constantly better in a material sense ( keeping up with the Jones)?
A power sense – looking for status? titles?
Do I always need to be better then others? Comparing myself to others?

Start going deeper – answer the questions below without your ego. So, you can’t answer the questions below with money, power, status material goods or looks. It needs to be answered from a place outside your ego.

Who do I want to be ? What type of person?
What legacy do I want to leave?
What changes in the world do I want to make?
How can I be more loving?
How can I be a better person?
How can I be closer to nature? animals?

How to reduce the power of the ego:
Loving yourself removes the power from the ego. The more you love and trust yourself the less power your ego has.
How can you be more loving to yourself? Kinder to yourself?
How can you express more gratitude? Start doing gratitude checks daily or gratitude journals.
Have you paid attention to your own body to hear what it truly needs? It might need more love? Self-care? more time in nature? silence?

Remove the ego by accepting yourself completely.
Accept who you truly are. This doesn’t mean you don’t make changes or strive to be your best but the changes come from a place of love.
Acceptance is loving yourself with all your flaws.Its seeing your imperfections/flaws as beauty because its all a part of you.

Releasing the ego means asking for help- you come from a place of vulnerability.
Saying your sorry, asking for and giving forgiveness releases the power of the ego.

Trusting your inner voice, your connection to the source and your highest self.
Your inner voice would never say your a failure instead it would ask what have I learned?
Your ego would say your not worthy of love but your inner voice would tell you your worthy of love and you are love.
Your ego would say NO! while your inner voice would say YES to life
Your ego is fearful but your inner voice is open to new possibilities and experiences.
Your ego is harsh and negative but your inner voice is kind and loving.
Your inner voice talks to your from a place of growth.
Listen and trust your inner voice.

About Finding your happiness

Diane Lang, practicing therapist, national speaker, educator, and certified positive psychology coach, has her master’s degree in counseling and is an adjunct in psychology at Montclair State University. She has written three books, and has been featured in various publications, and on TV and Internet shows. Diane speaks on various mental and emotional health topics including Happiness, Resiliency, Stress management, Parenting Positive Aging, Anxiety, and Depression in both teens and adults. Diane also specializes in Positive Psychology Positive Education and Positive Parenting. Thousands of individuals have benefited from Diane’s motivational and educational speaking, trainings, and coaching. Her Hands-on approach along with her background, education and experience has proven to be beneficial to all who attend her presentation. To learn more on how you could bring Diane to your organization please email
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4 Responses to Finding your spiritual voice

  1. Ashley Pederson says:

    Love this post- all very true. I discovered my inner voice once I read a wonderful book titled, “Reclaiming the wild soul” by Mary Reynolds Thompson Many spiritual books ignore our planetary predicament, as if our souls weren’t impacted by the context in which we live. Reclaiming the Wild soul connects the environmental crisis and soul crisis in ways that expose our shared destiny with wildness everywhere.

  2. Ashley Pederson says:

    You’re welcome! Enjoy!

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