Tune in to hear Irma Francis and co-host Ernie Vecchio discuss spiritual bypassing. We may be using spirituality to bypass difficult issues in our lives. True and lasting healing comes from integrating the personal and transpersonal which allows for healthier interpersonal connections. This integration opens us to self-love, spiritual integrity, authenticity and relationships based on wholeness rather than co-dependency.
Spiritual bypassing is a tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks. ~ John Welwood
From a spiritual perspective, the ego is that aspect of the self that considers its distinction from others through identification(s). In short, the ego is our sense of ‘I’ and ‘Me’ that tends to approach life through our thinking. Spirituality, our true state of existence is discovered through identification with the Soul. From the soul’s perspective, we can choose to live our day to day life with the consciousness of observation or true witness. Psychologically, we define ego as pride about oneself. Thoughts such as my intellect, my life, my wealth, my wife and children, all need to be a specific way to acquire happiness. Where the soul reveals how life truly is, the ego tells us how life ‘should’ or could be.
Tune in to this episode as Irma Francis and Trauma Psychologist Ernie Vecchio discuss life from the ego’s perspective and life from the soul's perspective and why making a shift from ego perspective to soul perspective is life changing.