Happy New Year and Happy New You

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Happy New Year! 

This is the time of year when many of us review the past and make resolutions for the new year.  Maybe we make lists of goals or plans to make dramatic changes.  On and on the list grows: Lose Weight.  Exercise more.  Make X amount of money. Give more to charity. Be less critical. Begin meditating.  Be nice to your mother in law.  You might castigate yourself for “failings’ in the past year and for making the same, unfulfilled resolution every single year.  Perhaps you will decide to “manifest” what you want and your resolution is hitched to a secret practice of turning mind matter into the material. 

Happy New You!

But perhaps you are resisting the notion of a review or a list of resolutions.  What if you actually believe that, right now, in this moment, you are fine just as you are.  How radical would it be if you embraced the notion that you are, in fact, and in the view of Divine Truth, of Consciousness, of God, perfect just as you are right now.  That you have always been embraced in unconditional love.  That you are far more than all the pufferies of the world.  That whatever measurements the world takes in defining your worth have little to do with what is held with ease and comfort in the heart of your very Being.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with making lists and plans.  It is one of the ways the world seems to work. January 1 is just a date — nothing special except that we make it so. Many on the spiritual path see time and space as errant dimensions. But, if we play the game and if you start from this novel (for most of us) loving approach, your list might include some items like this:

  • I will be more accepting and gentle with myself. 
  • I will see myself in a more loving and forgiving way.
  • I will try to delete stress and anger and not worry so much. 
  • I will do more “self” care. 
  • I will laugh often and be in good humor.
  • I will take a few moments every day to be in silence
  • I will let go of negative thought patterns
  • Whatever I decide to do will revolve around a spirit of patience and compassion. 

Then you can add those thing like lose weight, exercise more.

Whatever you do, I hope you will remember that love dwells within you in abundance and that you are the essence of love.  That is MY wish for you for the New Year!

For more thoughts, go to: www.deannemincer.com and https://deannemincer.wordpress.com

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About deannemincer

Deanne Mincer has been a long time student of religious and spiritual studies. For many years, she was a practitioner of yoga and in the late 1980's she was drawn to share her enthusiasm by becoming a yoga teacher. Her certification, from the Himalayan Institute, was a comprehensive two year program including the study of anatomy, diet, nutrition, Ayurvedic medical practices, the methods of teaching hatha yoga, the science of breath and the study of raja (the royal path of yoga) philosophy. She has taught yoga, meditation, and spiritual classes for more than twenty years. In the mid 1990's she became a follower of Siddha Yoga where she experienced a spiritual awakening called shaktipat and her teachings took on a new and freshly informed understanding. As Deanne continued her studies, she learned level one in Reiki and also sutdied with Henry Grayson, Ph.D. where she refined her work with muscle testing and the complex of energy healing methods Dr. Grayson has developed for use with his patients. Dr. Grayson's work is illuminated in his books, Mindful Loving and Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind. Deanne teaches group and private classes in yoga as well as stress reduction programs and meditation in many forms (sitting, walking, whirling, meditation in action, and "sleeping" meditation called yoga nidra). She has developed methods of using yoga in treating those with life threatening diseases as in the programs she designed for Gilda's Club and Friends in Deed in New York City. She was a consulting producer on an alternative health program for CNBC's Alive and Wellness, and she has demonstrated yoga on network television. Deanne created the audio DC, Inner Light Yoga with Deanne Mincer and she has spoken widely and demonstrated meditation in many venues. Deanne is an enthusiastic and joyful teacher. She is known for the keen interest she takes in her students' physical and spiritual development. She stresses that each student should work at their own pace in a non-competitive and caring environment. You can read some of the comments her students have shared in the Tesimonials Section of this site. Her teaching is grounded in her own steadfast spiritual awareness - that each of us is a being of eternal light and love and that we can all come to knowing this truth for ourselves. She is eager to help guide you on this joyful path of body, mind, breath and spirit.

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