When having to make a decision, how do we know which inner voice has our best interest? How do we choose between the two voices in our head, Spirit or ego?
I found some guidance reading today’s section in the text of A Course in Miracles that helps me identify each voice.
In the section titled The Voice for God it says:
“The Call to return is stronger than the call to depart, but it speaks in a different way. The voice of the Holy Spirit does not command, because it is incapable of arrogance. It does not demand, because it does not seek control. It does not overcome, because it does not attack. It merely reminds. It is compelling only because of what it reminds you of. It brings to your mind the other way, remaining quiet even in the midst of the turmoil you have made for yourself.”
The Call to return is definitely referring to returning our mind back to the truth, back Home to God.
The Voice of the Holy Spirit is always reminding us of our true Self, with gentle nudges and signs; it feels right and peaceful, whereas the ego’s voice is loud, pushy and demanding. It tries to force us into doing something we don’t really want to do.
With practice, trust and faith, we get better at discerning which voice has our best interest. And, when we feel unsure, we pray, we get still and sometimes even wait.