Are You Loving Yourself Completely NOW? Lesson One


Love is the beginning of the journey, its end, and the journey itself.

These are the wise words of Deepak Chopra, a renowned medical doctor, prolific author, and spiritual guide.  Have you begun the journey of love?  It starts with you, no one else.  By loving yourself completely and unconditionally, the love spills from you and, like a fragrant flower, is enjoyed by all those around you.  You share that love secretly,  like a gift that only you can see.

But maybe you want to share it openly. Perhaps you would like to bring another on the journey with you, like a traveling companion.  Sometimes sharing spiritual practice has a special pleasure all its own. Maybe you want to invite someone — a friend or neighbor, a co-worker or spouse, a parent or a child.  Then you have the chance to support one another.  You can ask “Are you loving yourself completely now and reminding yourself of this as often as possible?”  If conflict arises or it seems hard to remember to stay on track, you can talk about it with a kindred spirit.

Of course, you know I am on this journey with you as well.  You and I are traveling together.  Even though I have followed this practice for a long time, I am giving special attention to this all week.  A few people have remarked on how happy I seem right now.  Could it be the practice?  Who knows?  Perhaps our combined effort is lifting all of us.  I do know that I am having fun! So, if you need to ask me any questions or make comments, I am here.  You do not nor will you ever travel this road alone.

In 1 Corinthians 4 of The Bible, NRSV, it is written:

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude.  It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing; but rejoices in the truth.  It bears all thing, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

The strength and power of Love is our gift and our blessing. You can count on it, always.

I LOVE MYSELF COMPLETELY NOW!  There, I said it again.  If you could see me, you would know I am smiling

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With love and namaste, Deanne

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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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