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Beyond Surviving To Thriving

Cultivating Hope, Peace and Resilience Through Our Unique True Identity:

While external circumstances can often be challenging and unpredictable, cultivating hope, peace and fierce resilience through an understanding of our unique true identity is a game-changer, providing a stable foundation upon which to navigate life's ups and downs.

The Scarcity Mindset:

Many of us have a distorted view of our identity because of traumas in our upbringing and the temptation to view our lives from a scarcity mindset.  The scarcity mindset is simply “I am not enough” and “there is simply not enough for everyone”.  We tend to identify ourselves through these coping mechanisms, which is our false identity.  Our achievements, possessions, relationships, and even our physical appearance unfortunately can be filtered through this incorrect lens of “not enough”.  Relying on our false sense of identity always offers continuous striving, fear, guilt and shame thus leading us to navigate our lives through insecurity, anxiety, and inner turmoil. There is a far better choice – True Identity. 

The Search for True Identity:

Our true identity goes beyond the external. It is something innate, something that is always there regardless of the circumstances. It comes directly from our Creator and can never be diminished or depleted if we choose to live in it.  Discovering our unique true identity is the key to cultivating lasting hope, peace and resilience while freeing us to receive life’s most powerful gift - love. 

What is True Identity?

Our true identity is the essence of who we are. It is the core of our being, untouched by the fluctuations of life. It has everything to do with who we are and nothing to do with what we can do. Recognizing our true identity involves understanding that we are more than just the sum of our experiences and circumstances.

Here are some aspects of true identity:

  1. Spiritual Essence: At the core of our being, we are spiritual beings having a human experience. This spiritual essence is eternal, unchanging, and indestructible.  We are made with unique giftings and talents that are highlighted by our passions and interests. 

  2. Inherent Worth: Our worth is not dependent on external factors. Regardless of our achievements or failures, we are inherently valuable and worthy of love and respect. 

  3. Connectedness: We are all interconnected with each other and with God. Understanding this interconnectedness fosters a sense of belonging and unity, reducing powerful feelings of isolation, loneliness and separateness.

  4. Unconditional Love: Our true identity is rooted in love. By embracing this love, we can transcend fear, guilt, resentment, anger, and shame releasing all concerns of abandonment, rejection and separateness.  Therefore, leading us to how we were always means to thrive with inner peace and harmony and love for ourselves, God and others.

Cultivating Peace and Resilience:

Once we have a deeper understanding of our true identity, we will naturally begin to cultivate peace and resilience in our lives. Here are some practices to help us on this journey:

  1. Prayer and Meditation: Practicing prayer and mindfulness meditation to become more aware of our most important thoughts and emotions.  For example, asking God “what is the most important thing that you want me to see right now” will bring affirming and loving truths that beacon you ever more deeply into your unique true identity. 

  2. Self-Compassion: Give yourself grace and self-love.  Treat yourself with kindness and compassion, especially during difficult times. Remember that failure is not the opposite of success; it's a stepping stone to success. Every setback is an opportunity to learn, grow, and eventually triumph.  Acknowledge your struggles and remind yourself that you are worthy of love and acceptance.

  3. Gratitude: Cultivate an attitude of gratitude by focusing on the things you are thankful for. Gratitude helps shift your perspective from lack to abundance, fostering inner peace, creativity and joy.

  4. Letting Go of Attachments: Release your attachment to external outcomes and circumstances. Understand that true peace comes from within and is not dependent on external factors.

  5. Service to Others in Community: Engage in acts of service and kindness to others. By helping others, you can experience a sense of purpose and fulfillment that greatly contributes to your overall well-being while fostering unity and inner strength.


Cultivating peace and resilience through your unique true identity is a transformative journey that requires self-reflection, self-love, practice, and patience. By recognizing our spiritual essence, inherent worth, and interconnectedness, we can dispel the scarcity mindset and find freedom in the deeper waters of love and lasting peace and resilience within ourselves. I would be honored to assist you in embarking upon your journey of embracing your unique true identity as it is the guiding light on your journey to deep love, inner peace and resilience.



Dr. Joan Housley, a 25-year veteran in chiropractic, specializes in natural healing. She has a passionate heart for witnessing the restoration and wholeness of her patients, helping them realize and live in their full potential. Joan provides a powerful and multifaceted approach to health through several portals of entry: Physical, chemical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual. After spending her high school years abroad in England, Dr. Joan pursued a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University, a Doctorate Degree from Life University, and has received thousands of graduate and postgraduate hours in emotional healing, whole food and herbal nutrition, as well as many physical modalities. Dr. Joan possesses the innate ability to uncover the root cause of issues; she then assists in their uprooting, and helps empower each individual to make choices that lead to the freedom and restoration of hearts, souls, and lives.


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