Welcome to the April 15, 2007 edition of the Meditation, Yoga and Spiritual Growth Carnival. This is our very first Meditation, Yoga and Spiritual Growth Carnival and as you can see below, we got a fantastic response from everybody. So first off, thanks to all of you who participated and shared your thoughts and words with us. There are a wide range of great articles below which I am sure, readers and authors will find interesting, inspiring, useful and enjoyable.
In creating this edition I found many interesting blogs, full of rich content and here are some of my comments and highlights (in no particular order). The comments are followed by all the carnival submissions. Don’t assume the ones I did not comment on were not also excellent so check those out as well.
Albert Foong’s Urban Monk is always worth visiting. In the article, Happiness: How to Maximise Pleasure and Joy, below he speaks about the process of bearing witness to pain and pleasure and indicates how to impersonalize these sensations. He also goes into the art of “opening the senses” to the wonders of the simple, present moment.
Christina Mitchell provides a handy 5 Minute Stress Buster. Which I just did btw :-)
Ben’s Dreaming Life Blog. If you are interested in Dreaming and Lucid Dreaming bookmark this website.
Craig Harper’s Article on “Do It Yourself Prison.” For those who are fans of Osho (Rajneesh) and G. I. Gurdjieff, both Masters of the Fourth Way, you will enjoy the inspiration Craig provides to challenge the comfort zone we imprison ourselves in. He motivates us to have courage and face our fears.
Brandon Peele’s blog on Generative Transformation. Blog includes many interesting and illuminating posts which require a careful read to fully appreciate.
I really enjoyed Walk The Edge’s post, Be the Change: The Story of Kalsang’s Cousin and the Incense Man, and the experience she reveals in it. Is can be summarized as “If I want peace, I need to be peaceful.”
I found Caroline Latham’s article on Easy Steps to Improve Your Brain Health Now to be a very easy read and full of good advice.
John Hill takes on the challenge of defining What Is Spirituality? and in his post, among other interesting concepts, he emphasizes the interconnectedness of all.
Amanda Herrington very correctly points out the important connection between Yoga and Ayurveda in GET THE YOGA/AYURVEDA CONNECTION. Hit this post to get a good overview of what Ayurveda is… to give you a start, it is the “Ancient holistic medicine system from India…”
I saved the best for last. Kara-Leah shares her experience of Kundalini with us in this very open, insightful and informative post Kundalini awakening or bi-polar surfacing?. She points out, not only the beauty, mystery and reality of Kundalini, but also the difficulties, which can arise, if this awesome power within us, is not approached with respect and intelligence. Bookmark her blog like I have and enjoy her wonderful, inspiring writings.
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Zantariah presents The Amazing Emotional Freedom Technique posted at Zantariah, saying, “EFT (emotional freedom technique) is an amazingly simple and effective tool for clearing away all manner of emotional clutter. It’s a down-to-earth technique that you can test for yourself. The results can be surprisingly comprehensive.”
Raymond David Salas presents How to Heal Yourself posted at ZenChill.com – Power Tools for Mind, Body, and Soul.
Caroline Latham presents Easy Steps to Improve Your Brain Health Now posted at SharpBrains, saying “Contemplative practice has been shown to change how the brain actually functions and improve brain health. Go even further in your practice by addressing the other pillars of brain health as well.”
Albert Foong presents Personal Development – The teachings of the Urban Monk » Blog Archive » Happiness: How to maximise pleasure and joy posted at Urban Monk
Andy Schmitt presents “The Secret” iPod Experiment posted at TheDailyPositive.com, saying, “This blog is dedicated to providing you with guidance and support for starting, creating or manifesting a more productive life for yourself. It all starts with taking 100% responsibility for the decision you have made, are making and will continue to make. I am currently working on two experiments. The Law of Attraction experiment is focused on creating a roadmap based on my experience of putting the beliefs of “The Secret” into action. My second experiment, The Secret iPod Experiment is an experiment focused on sharing The Secret with as many people as I can. My experiment has also been approved by Paul Harrington, Prime Time Productions, the Producer of “The Secret”.”
Nneka presents The Secret Remixed: It’s Not About The Stuff! posted at Balanced Life Center, saying, “The Secret and The Law of Attraction have taken the US by storm, but something got lost in translation. The Secret is about much more than the stuff.”
Craig Harper presents Do It Yourself Prison posted at Renovate your life with Craig, saying, “I’ve done some work speaking in prisons and I gotta tell ya, they’re not that much fun. I’ve also done some work with people who have never been near a (real) jail…. yet in many ways, they are more ‘imprisoned’ that anyone I’ve ever met on the inside.”
David Richeson presents How To Define Your True Purpose and Passion in Life posted at 360 Degree Success, saying, “Practical questions to help you live a happier life with passion and purpose.”
Jane Chin presents Things To Do Once in a Life Time posted at Jane Chin PhD, saying “Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, when we are here, we are living our one life time. I wonder how many things I could have done – and would have wanted to do – at least once in my life time, before it ends.”
Shama Hyder presents I am Sorry, Please Forgive Me posted at SHAMA HYDER. com, saying, “This article is about a Hawaain healing technique that helps release negativity and allows us to connect to our higher-selves.”
Andy Schmitt presents The Law of Attraction Experiment posted at The Secret Law of Attraction, saying, “This is an experiment in the Philosophy of “The Secret” and the Law of Attraction. I am building a roadmap as I create it. This is a journey from my first exposure to the present as I experience first had the power of “The Secret” and the Law of Attraction.”
Ben presents The Shaman?s Dreamtime, My Diet with Ajo Sacha – full report posted at Dreaming Life, saying, “”During my one week diet with the teacher plant Ajo Sacha, I had so many lucid dreams that I was astonished. There were by far too many lucid dream experiences to journal on a daily basis, but I did have an MP3 voice recorder which allowed me to record almost every single dream experience upon awakening before the memories would fade. Since I literally had enough lucid dreams to fill a book, I decided to find the major “themes”and “lessons” that Ajo Sacha shared with me during the diet and write about those to give everyone an idea of how the teacher plants actually teach.””
Andy Schmitt presents The Secret DVD Experiment – UPDATE posted at TheDailyPositive.com, saying, “This blog is dedicated to providing you with guidance and support for starting, creating or manifesting a more productive life for yourself. It all starts with taking 100% responsibility for the decision you have made, are making and will continue to make. I am currently working on two experiments. The Law of Attraction experiment is focused on creating a roadmap based on my experience of putting the beliefs of “The Secret” into action. My second experiment, The Secret DVD Experiment is an experiment focused on sharing The Secret with as many people as I can. My experiment has also been approved by Paul Harrington, Prime Time Productions, the Producer of “The Secret”. This article outlines how The Secret DVD Experiment will work.”
Andy Schmitt presents The Secret DVD Experiment Begins posted at The Secret Law of Attraction, saying, “The Secret DVD Experiment is an experiment focused on sharing The Secret with as many people as I can. My experiment has also been approved by Paul Harrington, Prime Time Productions, the Producer of “The Secret”. This article outlines the beginning of the Experiment.”
Walks The Edge presents Be the Change: The Story of Kalsang’s Cousin and the Incense Man posted at walkstheedge.com.
Hueina Su presents The Most Important Relationship in Your Life posted at Intensive Care for the Nurturer’s Soul, saying, “Most people are either looking for love in all the wrong places, or entering/staying in a relationship for the wrong reasons. There is one single most important relationship you need to work on, in order to ensure happiness in all of your other relationships.”
Amanda Herrington presents GET THE YOGA/AYURVEDA CONNECTION posted at healthsundae.com — your daily scoop of health, fitness, and nutrition.
Anmol Mehta presents 3 Most Powerful Yoga Pranayamas and Kriyas Part 1 posted at Mastery of Meditation, Enlightenment and Kundalini Yoga, saying, “One of the most powerful Breathing Exercises known in all of Yoga.”
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