"When you like who you see and who you are, other people are off the hook. They don’t need to validate you because you validate yourself.”
"What I wanted out of this class was a commitment from me to me to reconnect with the parts of me that I left behind. I'm looking for the buried treasure of me. Because I know it's there. "
Always a Difficult Path
In her own words, Ginny LeBleu feels her life has been an uphill climb. For nearly 7 decades, she has sought exercises and therapies to better her life. She is not a stranger to trauma, and unfortunately, she carries that in all facets of her identity. For her to join the program was - seemingly - another tool to add to her toolbox of healing. Alongside her faith, she felt that she was enrolling in another therapeutic exercise that would get her further up the mountain.
She didn’t expect at all to arrive at the apex of her mountain, looking peacefully at what’s ahead. This was hard work for her, but it was so worth it.
In Her Own Words
Ginny shares her story.
What happens when you love yourself first.
Manifesting the Program
Ginny, as we mentioned above, had spent a lifetime trying to right the wrongs that were done to her as a child. She spent decades trying various remedies to foster self-love. As she was making progress, sporadic life events would always knock her back down. Her marriages’ ending, her brother’s chronic illness...there were many times that she was pushed off-track because of life’s circumstances.
She admits, this happens to everyone. We all face strife and overcome it in our own way. But this particular time in our lives is very different than any of us could have predicted, with the arrival of a global pandemic, Ginny’s life was majorly shifted. Her brother contracted the virus, suffered an amputation, and then lost his life. His passing was such a blow to Ginny - she had spent the past several years with her brother as her best friend and confidant. He was the family member who was always there for her.
Ginny felt the course manifested itself to her because of her heart's desire.
When he passed, Ginny felt that she slid back down her mountain of growth. She’d lost her best friend. Her circumstances were so stacked against her, and she needed the exact right remedy to become herself again.
This, naturally, was a tall feat ahead of Ginny. Not only was she responsible for her own happiness journey, but she was now majorly affected by her brother’s death. She asked her God for a solution, a therapy, and a tool to help her recover. Julie’s course was that tool.
Ginny felt the course manifested itself to her out of need. Ginny couldn’t have done the self-recovery work without guidance. And today, Ginny still says: Julie was the guide, and Ginny was her own tool.