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Week 16 – The Hero’s Journey – Just Be Yourself


I am Nature’s greatest miracle.  Yes, I am realizing that my mother was right all along.  She always told me, “Just be yourself.”  She’d say, “Don’t try to be like someone else when you are already perfect.”

Og writes, “Vain attempts to imitate others no longer do I make.”

Be yourself!

Now that this thought has really started to sink into my being, I have found my voice.  I am writing with so much more clarity, so much more honesty, and wisdom, and bravery.  Og suggests proclaiming your uniqueness to the world, which I’ve done, (read my week 15 blog.)  The flash cards were the key to my awakening to my uniqueness.  I’m so happy I can finally see that.  I read my flash cards twice a day.  I do not want to lose this feeling that embraces who I really am.

Live happily ever after!

Live happily ever after!

My second awakening for this week was finding my ideal.  I always thought my purpose was to write a book.  I thought the book would create wealth and I would be rich and live happily ever after.  But this is only half of it.

Haanel writes, “Wealth should then never be desired as an end, but simply as a means of accomplishing an end.  Success is contingent upon a higher ideal than the mere accumulation of riches, and he who aspires to such success must formulate an ideal for which he is willing to strive….There must be a definite fixed purpose, an ideal.”

Aha!  Light bulb alert!

Ta Da!

Ta Da!

Haanel is saying that the wealth I acquire should be used to give back.  This I will do by forming a foundation which creates world awareness of the damage caused by the toxins in our food, and will fight for children’s rights to organic school lunches.

My book and the ensuing riches are the means to the end.  The foundation is my ideal.

I wonder what I’m going to learn next week.  I can hardly wait.



Virginia Perl

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  1. Mom knows best. At least in this instance.

    Love your compass. And you’ve gained more valuable insight and focus. Cool.
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  2. So true Virginia, the flash cards have opened my eyes too. Love the choices for your foundation, Marj and I are thinking similarly. One of mine is Manna worldwide and you are so right, children need clean, nutritional life giving food. I went back through my Dmp checking for alignment to the ideal. Seeing it is in alignment gives it even more feeling after this Haanel section. Sending you an “air hug”, you are a blessing for everyone.
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  3. Virginia, you’ve uncovered pure gold! I resonate with your thoughts because I too have been revisiting my DMP after reading the same passage. So I’ll use some of the light energy you’re radiating and dial into the same frequency – might be less static from the guy in the mirror when I do. Thank you!
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  4. The world will be blessed by your book and your foundation. Thank you for being you!

  5. Great thinking if you can’t be yourself who can you be

  6. Great post, very inspiring! Let’s change the world together! We all desperately need people with inspiring ideals!! Thank you Virginia

  7. Virginia your posts are always exciting and inspiring. I need to revisit my dmp. Thank you for being you
    Virgina ❤❤

  8. Mom is always right. 🙂 I, too, am not trying to be anyone else anymore. I did not think I was, but in reading the scroll, I realized that in some ways I was. Isn’t it exciting to be freed to be ourselves???
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