Here’s a super subtle thing I teach, that winds up making all the difference in the world to a girl’s self-perception, inner confidence, and divine connection:

There is a difference between ‘the truth’ (Divine truth) Vs what ‘feels true (wounded truth) about ourselves.

For example:

Wounded truth: Feels true that “I am alone. If I am fully myself no one will like me.”
Divine Truth – “I am loved and supported. When I am fully ‘me’, I attract who I am meant to.”

Another example:

Wounded truth: “I need to work hard to prove myself and earn respect and approval”
Divine Truth: “I am already enough, loved and supported.”

 So, what is a “Wounded Truth”?

Wounded truths are stories our minds came up with when we were younger to explain or rationalize life events; they attempt to cover or protect us from subconscious wounds.

They feel super true even though they also make us sad, because they were built from self-doubt.

Conversely, wound-free and connected to Source, our higher selves know how loved we are and that the difficult life event was perhaps a lesson, but had nothing to do with our self-worth.

I can intuitively see and feel my client’s wounded stories about themselves, as well as which wound is causing the confusion and creating the disconnection from self-love.

This is an important topic in my REVIVE group coaching and soul support program. We look at which wounded truth is most in our way, and keeping us ‘stuck’ right now.

We also cover in REVIVE: How to reconnect to our intuition and KNOW which is divine guidance compared to a wounded mindset trying to protect us.

Whatever difficult emotion is coming up for you, a great question to ask yourself is – What am I thinking this situation is saying about me?

It typically isn’t the current event itself, but a deeper and older wound being triggered causing your intense emotional reaction. 

When you know your triggers, awareness brings with it the ability to heal and change our life experience. 

Breathe beautiful, I’m sending so much love to you as you navigate your journey! 

Joanna Peters, Coach & Author: Guiding soul weary women to heal from their painful pasts, shed shame and finally live with the peace and self-love they deserve. 


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