Ambition Changes With Spiritual Evolution

The difference between ambition that comes from the ego versus the ambition coming from Spirit.

I have been a very ambitious person in the past, but my ambition is not as it used to be at all, and by that I mean it’s not there in the same way at all anymore, it has completely lost it’s ‘original meaning’ to me.

Today my view is different, and I would not even necessarily use the word “ambition”.

As I have shared before, when I had the shift in consciousness, all my plans and goals lost their meaning and they just fell away, completely.

It was such a liberation I didn’t even know something like that was possible.

Today I have a different view on ambition, and I prefer using words like being totally devoted, because there is no personal agenda involved. (Or “dedicated” is also a word that goes with having spiritual ambition).

When we are totally devoted to Truth, we can’t help but act – in fact, we become a true force of nature, but it has nothing to do with the old way of ‘going after our desires’; not the slightest!

Look at Gandhi for example.

I would not call him ambitious in the worldly sense, but rather very (fiercely even) driven, but not driven by a ‘self’, but by Life itself, by righteousness and compassion, Love and fairness.

Complete devotion/dedication does that, it has the effect of taking over once we give ourselves over to It.

In the process of spiritual awakening (as it seldom is a one-time big-bang-kinda thing) this change can be very uncomfortable for the egoic mind, because suddenly it has no “job’ anymore, there’s no need for it to make plans, there is no direction other than the present moment awareness, no looking out in the future to make goals about how it will be some day, not even a purpose is present anymore.

As the image of ourselves crumbles, and the ego dies so to speak, it obviously looses its purpose as well, because the realization comes that we are not that person, we are Life itself, and that Life is making itself known in a completely different way than before.

Life (God/Source etc) has now taken the steering wheel and the ego becomes like the third wheel (to us, not Spirit), as our humanness (and ego) can’t stand not knowing what’s around the corner, it can no longer think it has control, it can no longer know anything, and at those times the old ways of ambition comes in for a moment again grasping for some kind of understanding of how to move forward. (The ego is never present in the Now moment)

But Life doesn’t move that way.

The old ways become very apparent and we can clearly see that it has a negative vibe to it as it makes us suffer.

There’s craving, desiring, grasping and clinging – desperately trying to take control over the situation to ‘make things happen’.

That’s coming from the ego, while desire coming from the Spirit is not about our personal desires, it’s Life’s desires to express itself through us – it’s a loving and determined force that is fair and compassionate.

There is no way we can ignore it, not for long.

It’s the power that caters for the whole of the Universe, and as the ego gets out of the way then truly great things in life can be accomplished, both globally and in our own lives.

But not because we want them to (desire/wish/want), but because it’s the purpose of nature itself to sustain and take care of itself.

It’s the attachments to our little goals and plans that creates stuckness and ‘blockages’, but there’s no need to try to get rid of the so called blockages, just let go of the person you think you are that creates them and the “problem” is solved!

I’m not saying it’s just to let go and that’s an easy task, but it can be (we don’t know beforehand), if we are willing to investigate into who we really are with true sincerity and honesty.

The desire to get rid of desires are also a desire and all that does is that it’s creating more suffering, more clinging to trying to take control over the situation, more grasping after solutions, more craving for a way out.

Give up the desires all together and only as much as you’re capable of in this moment.

Not tomorrow or later tonight, don’t worry about that – only think of how much you can let go of in this precise moment and see if that doesn’t create a relief within you right away.

Sometimes we need to spend some time in a spiritual waiting room

We come to a point in our evolution when we simply don’t know which way to go or where to turn.That’s all a part of the process. The realization will come that the only option we have left is to surrender to the process and trust it.

Can you let go – just now? And now? .. and Now?

Life is like a river, and it flows all by itself, and it’s unstoppable in it’s ways.

You are unstoppable too when you let yourself be carried along as a part of the river which you indeed are – do your best to be light about it, as much as you can. Let go as much as you can and not more, don’t make it into yet another goal to be someone who has surrendered.

The day will come when the grasping stops and ambition changes to total devotion to serve Truth (Intuition) and when your brave enough to follow your heart all the way, unity happens (or the experience of unity, we are never apart from Life itself) and Life will express itself through and as you with a force completely different to any force you have ever felt before.

It’s the incredibly powerful force of Pure Divine Love.


I found an old post that I wrote in 2010 that you might like:

Transformational coaching

Book a private one-on-one with me.

Any kind of suffering such as stress, fear, self-doubt and struggle comes from being out of alignment with ourselves and the flow of Life. Freedom, inner calm and confidence comes from awakening to who we really are and integrating our soul and humanness into a state of wholeness and alignment with the flow of Life.

Make the Shift - Transformational Coaching and Energy Healing

Could not more highly recommend

Maria is the real deal. You will sense it the moment you lay eyes on her. She offered much, much more than I’ve derived from other teachers; highly specific and personal recommendations. It is as though I got a crash graduate course from spirit. Could not more highly recommend!

Catherine Rondeau, Westport, Connecticut, USA

Maria is beyond amazing

And with only that one session and the healing she carried out, I’ve been without grudges, feelings of being hurt or anything on those lines. This feeling of peace and freedom is priceless. Maria is beyond amazing. Had I not experienced it myself, I would probably not believe it. I recommend anyone who is trying hard to be truly free and really start walking down the path of self fulfillment and happiness to book a session with her.

Maria is leading people to a new way of being

Maria is changing the world by her presence. She’s leading people to a new way of being. She’s rare because she’s able to see where you are at in your journey and will eagerly show you the way forward. I feel so incredibly grateful that she has been a companion during this time of change. If you feel drawn to connect with Maria I encourage you to move forward with confidence.

Carolyn W. USA, Asheville, NC, USA

I am ready to take on the world!

Maria, you are truly godsend. I cannot describe how happy I am. I have no idea what you did and how you did, but I am truly grateful to you. My words in this email cannot thank you enough. Today is the first day that I woke up feeling as if I am ready to take on the world. I am so glad that I reached out to you. I am truly grateful to you. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family!


I’ve never had a conversation like that before

I just wanted to say thank you so much again for our session yesterday, I’ve never had a conversation like that before and it was truly amazing. I could feel weight lifted as we were talking and for the first time my mind did not try to make sense of things, it was all truly felt in the heart space.

Val, Melbourne, Australia

Maria helped me recreate my life

Maria is amazing. She is a gift to this world with an incredible intuitive ability. She has helped me to refocus my energy and recreate my life.

C. Málaga, Spain

I certainly did not expect this!

I certainly did not expect this, l have had periods of such intense joy and bliss, Love with an underlying peace that’s been consistent. l don’t understand it intellectually but my heart see’s it clearly. It’s been wonderful, I feel a true sense of connection and being rooted with in and there is just an openness and trust, and a sense of wonder and amazement. I am truly grateful, Thank you. Sincerely.

Mark Neely, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

I cannot believe what you were able to achieve in one session

I don’t really know where to start. I find myself at a loss for words. I have had many years of trying different therapies and solutions to my problems. All I can say to you is Thank You. This was unlike any healing session that I have ever been in and I say that from the bottom of my skeptical, over analytical heart who had literally tried every cure one could think of. I cannot recommend you enough to other people, you are a gift. I also cannot believe what you were able to achieve in one session, to me it is groundbreaking. Thank you!!!

Rosie Bebawi, Marbella, Spain

I have never felt more aligned to my true self

Maria’s awareness of energies and the conditions of the mind are truly impressive. She knows exactly what’s going on. She is so attuned to other peoples’ energy that she just knows where you’re at. After working with her I have never felt more alive and aligned to my true self.

Andrew B, San Diego, CA, USA

Her unique ability to read your state helped me to breakthrough

Maria’s intuitive abilities have been instrumental to the personal growth I’ve experienced as a result of working together. I’ve had HUGE shifts in my beliefs. Her undivided attention, presence and unique ability to read your state helped me to breakthrough and release old patterns and replace them with new self-empowering practices that have truly shifted my life. I would highly recommend Maria to anyone. I am forever changed and forever grateful!

Joanna, USA

I was going through a spiritual shake up

Had it not been for you, I would have possibly fell into madness thinking I was just domestically “crazy” vs. going through a spiritual shake up. So, thank you for helping and giving me the encouragement to stand strong amidst experiences that I didn’t understand.

T. Freeman, Atlanta, USA

Profound shift

I can’t put into words how much you have helped me. I couldn’t have kept it all together had I not experienced a PROFOUND shift during and after my session with you.

I feel blissful

I don’t know if I make sense, but all I can say is that I feel blissful. And I can’t thank you enough for that. I don’t know exactly how you managed this, but you have really made a difference in how my mind works.

Silvia, Marbella, Spain

I was taken over by a peacefulness

After our session, something happened within me that I cannot explain nor would it even make sense to anyone. There was a part of me that felt my being been taken over by a real peacefulness that I’ve never encountered before. Sounds odd but it’s the truth.

The feeling of peace and freedom is priceless

With only that one session and the healing she carried out, I’ve been without grudges, feelings of being hurt or anything on those lines. This feeling of peace and freedom is priceless. Maria is beyond amazing. Had I not experienced it myself, I would probably not believe it. I recommend anyone who is trying hard to be truly free and really start walking down the path of self fulfillment and happiness to book a session with her.

Maria has an extraordinary insight on the process of spiritual awakening

Maria has an extraordinary insight and awareness on the process of spiritual awakening. My favorite thing about her is her honesty and transparency, she shares her experiences without holding back, and that makes her real and approachable.

Gia, Texas, USA

Working with Maria has been more transformational than any other thing that I’ve tried

I highly recommend Maria! I don’t even recognize the person who started working with her a few months ago. Maria clearly sees what is blocking, stopping or limiting you. Working with her has been more transformational than any other thing that I’ve tried. There have been profound shifts in the way I see myself and the world, so many shifts in my energy and life. I find myself so much lighter and freer. Thank you Maria!

Britt, Marbella, Spain

It was more than I could ever hoped for or expected

My experience with Maria was more than I could ever hoped for or expected. I had such a positive experience working with her. I feel like a huge weight have been lifted and I have so much more perspective on what I have been struggling with. She cleared up my energy and I feel more myself, more at peace and all around better mentally and emotionally since my sessions with her.

Miriam, Espoo, Finland

A calm came over me

I could feel the tension leaving my body and a calm came over me by just being in her presence. Everything flows so naturally with her and my life is more beautiful and I feel at peace knowing I have her by my side. I feel blessed to have her in my life.

Cecilia, Stockholm, Sweden

My life has changed dramatically

Since plugging in to your words of wisdom my life has changed dramatically. You pointed me in the right direction and that gave me courage to continue moving through whatever process I may find myself in and the ability to take refuge in the truth within me.

You can trust Maria with your heart and soul

I can’t stress enough what a gift it is to be able to work with somebody like Maria. Talk about amazing grace! I feel like this heavy weight of negativity has fallen away from me and I couldn’t get those awful feelings back if I tried. If you can trust one thing in your life right now, trust Maria. You can trust her with your heart and soul. I can tell you with absolute honesty and conviction that having a session with Maria is life-changing!

Lisa, USA

The distance healing was amazing

I felt at peace, and had a complete turnaround to my situation so many thanks for helping me transform something I had lost hope about. It’s a miracle and the outcome could not have turned out better! If you want to see a real shift not just psychological but spiritual shift, then Maria is the lady to see. I am so glad I found you and will book in another session soon!

Sophie P

Maria Erving membership site


  1. Pingback: A Life Worth Living · Maria Erving

  2. Madeline

    Again lovely words of wisdom Maria, makes me want to cry with relief! Always your writings woo me with love and truth. It’s like there is no where that the mind can go with all its twists and turns, fears and delusions that love cannot cover and I find that sweet place of rest! Thank you so much Maria. “It’s life’s desires to express itself through us” Yes I’ll have that!! It was SO GOOD also to have the face to face coaching session with you today, great getting some specific questions answered and I’ll definately be putting your suggestions into practice! 🙏💓xx

  3. You’re so very welcome Madeline, thought that you might like it so I’m glad to hear it was helpful to you. It’s a very old article, from when I lived in Norway years ago.

    Thank you also for your kind words, it’s an honor to be part of your journey at this time in your life and it was a pleasure talking with you today. 😊

    Maybe I’ll see you here in Spain in the spring next year! 🌞

Add A Comment