Meditation, Yoga & Spiritual Growth Carnival- Edition #12

Welcome to the January 14, 2008 edition of the Meditation, Yoga and Spiritual Growth Carnival.

Lots of great article and great variety again in the submissions below.  The carnival includes articles on diet, happiness, meditation, miracles, lucid dreaming and much, much more.

I ask the authors to please link back to this carnival from your Blog, as well as submit the carnival to your favorite social bookmarking sites (Stumble Upon is preferred).  More link love the better for everyone :-).  Authors that submitted multiple articles, I selected the one I thought would be best to include.

Enjoy Everybody!

Featured Articles:

John Penberthy presents Life is a Journey from I to We posted at John Penberthy’s Blog.  Great article from John about what eating the last bite of ice cream taught him.

Patricia Singleton presents First Darshan In The Ashram—India Trip posted at Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker, saying, "What a wonderful way to start off my stay in the ashram of Sathya Sai Baba of India. A young Indian woman shared the story of two miracles that happened to her."

Tina Su presents The Secret to Self Loving posted at Think Simple. Be Decisive.

Samuel Bryson presents Living In the Now – The Philosophy of Happiness with a Twist of Zen posted at Total Wellbeing.

Health and Wellbeing

SJ Yee presents Detoxifying the body, My 10 day Vegan Diet Experience posted at Personal Development for the Book Smart.

Aparna presents When exercise can be harmful posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming, saying, "Exercise is great. It’s good for your physical, mental as well as your emotional well-being. But exercising outdoors is not as healthy and as safe as it used to – especially in cities where pollution is rampant. People living in cities with high pollution levels should be extra cautious about exercising outdoors as the possible damage to health far outweighs the benefits from exercise."

Hueina Su presents My Young Living Story and Exciting News posted at Intensive Care for the Nurturer’s Soul, saying, "I’ve found the tools to help me regain my health. My husband and I are amazed at the turnaround I’ve made since last winter. Here’s my healing journey and some exciting news to share."

FitBuff presents 4 Tips on How to Live Longer posted at’s Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog, saying, "What if you could live 14 years longer by making 4 lifestyle changes? Notice, I never said easy (that’s subjective), but there are 4 very concrete things you can do to possibly add a decade and a half to your time here…"


Jeanie Marshall presents Easing the Beginner into Meditation posted at JMviews Meditation and Empowerment, saying, "Many people who have never meditated are often concerned about “doing it correctly.” Many teachers and programs are available to teach various processes. These can be extremely valuable when your inner guidance prompts you to them. I like to encourage people to experiment to find their own way. The most important thing is to start. If you wait for the “perfect” program that someone else has developed, you might delay your start or not ever get started."

Jeffery A. Smith presents How to Meditate the YooperSmith way posted at

Albert Decker presents Yer a tool posted at Resonant Enigma, saying, "A bit of personal development involved here, but it’s in terms of meditation."

Ion Diaconu presents Spiritual Development: Where to Start? Learn Meditation posted at Crystal Clear Sky .com, saying, "This is a post for the absolute beginners in meditation."

Asteroth’s Apprentice presents The Art of Meditation – Part One – Relaxation | Asteroth’s Domain posted at Asteroth’s Domain.

Personal Development

Ralph Jean-Paul presents Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions posted at Potential 2 Success, saying, "Start sticking to those New Year’s Resolutions by learning what resolutions really are, why resolutions don’t work and how to follow through on them."

Al presents How Maya Angelou Saved My Life posted at 7P Productions, saying, "This post by Al at 7P Productions describes how the words of a poet inspired a young man to live a conscious life."

Akemi presents How to Forgive Safely posted at Gratitude Magic.

Kate Luther presents 10 Ways to Get Out of a Rut posted at Happy Go Kate.

Jack S. Keifer presents Reality Shift!!! posted at Jack S. Keifer.

Ralph Jean-Paul presents Hunter,Scavenger or Prey:Which Life Are You Living posted at Potential 2 Success, saying, "Are you actively pursuing your goals or passively waiting around for them to come to you? Learn to how passionately achieve your goals with the skills of an efficient hunter."

b12dreamer presents An Introduction to Lucid Dreaming: Part I posted at Lucid All Night.

Hakado Ru presents REVIEW: Dan Millman’s "Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior? posted at The Outdoor Journey.

Alfa Mercado presents Is it Selfish to Want to Let Go? posted at Unforgettable Blog.

Alex Blackwell presents And a Side Order of Positive Attitude, Too Please posted at The Next 45 Years.

Spiritual Growth

Tupelo Kenyon presents How to Live the Life of Your Dreams Through Intuition posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, "Intuition feels good. That should be enough of a clue it’s something that can be trusted. But, our culture has done a thorough job of instilling doubt about the wisdom of following our instincts. Instead, we are taught to think things through and be logical. These mental tools are important, but they were never intended to be used instead of intuition. They work better when used in conjunction with intuition. If we are open to it, we get nudges and insights to move us in the direction of our greatest joys, our most valuable contributions, and our most satisfying life. Those quiet whispers and gentle taps on the shoulder are examples of inner guidance in action – intuition. (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free.)"

James DeLelys presents Look with your Heart! posted at Author James DeLelys.

Pat Ruppel presents Attachments posted at Plain Talk and Ordinary Wisdom.

Ian Welsh presents John and Elizabeth Edwards: A Dream To Live For | The Agonist posted at The Agonist, saying, "Some people measure how much they’re loved by what that person gives up for them. Others think that if they love someone, they should make that person give up as little of what they truly care for as possible."

Jonathan Reynolds presents Buddhism’s Emptiness, Dependent-Arising, Karma, and No-Self posted at Meditation Vinyasa Yoga.  Great stuff from Jonathan as usual!

Jonatan Ruohomäki presents Beliefs hold us back posted at Lines of Truth.

Desikachari Nadadur presents A Surefire Recipe for Successful Manifestation of Your Wishes and DesiresDesika Nadadur’s Self-Mastery Blog | I am My Own Master, saying, "If you want to know an efficient way for spiritual growth through desire manifestation and the subsequent wisdom gained from experiencing the results, this article describes the dos and don’ts." posted at

Todd Goldfarb presents Healing From The Inside Out- A Remedy To Save The World posted at We The Change, saying, "hi Anmol– here is a good article about the need to heal from the inside out, enjoy! Todd"


Julie Heath – More4kids Inc. presents Pregnancy and the Benefits of Prenatal Yoga posted at Julie Heath – More4kids Inc..


Pat Ruppel presents That Special Someone posted at Plain Talk and Ordinary Wisdom.

Shirley presents How to overcome those bad days. posted at Brighter Days for you and me!, saying, "We all have bad days. Times when we lose our temper, our stress levels rise and we lose our perspective and happy smile. So it’s important to have a game plan to get back on track when things go wrong. Here are a few of the ideas I use to get myself centered and balanced when things seem to be headed in the wrong direction:"

Danogo presents Pushing the Limits of Creativity for Personal Development and Business Innovation posted at – Discover. Inspiring . Media, saying, "An overview of the creative process and the importance of it in developing personal and business innovation."

Albert Foong presents The life that has gone on before: The Perils of Compassion, Part 2 posted at Urban Monk. 

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of meditation, yoga and spiritual growth carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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18 replies

    Indeed a great post, Apart from this I would like to share about Jason Halek. I really got inspired by him when I read about him in business magazine. Jason Halek was only 10 years old when he started his career now he is successful entrepreneur & owns several oil and gas production companies. Even he is a great personality as he understands his responsibility towards the society particularly about children that’s why he established Halek Charities & nonprofit organization dedicated to providing assistance to various humanitarian causes. I really got inspired by him.

  2. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hey Desika/Jeff,

    Thanks for stopping by and am glad to have included your entries.

    I need to figure out if my trackback/pingbacks are working or not :-P. Desika will check at the slash business for sure, thanks for the tip.


  3. Jeffery A. Smith
    Jeffery A. Smith says:

    Anmol: Thanks for linking to my submission!! I took me a while to find out that I was accepted. I found the link on a Google search…means my SEO plugin must be working.

    THANKS! I will add your site to my blogroll.


  4. Desika Nadadur | I Am My Own Master
    Desika Nadadur | I Am My Own Master says:

    Hey Anmol,

    Thanks for posting my article. I did not get a trackback into my article, so I did not know this got posted until now. Did the link contain a trailing ‘/’. Sometimes without that trailing ‘/’ wordpress does not do a trackback. I found this even with version 2.1 that I use.

    Anyway, thanks again.

  5. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hey Albert,

    Your article is really really good. I found it very inspiring. It is due to be included in another post I am planning :-).

    Thanks for stopping by.


  6. A. Decker
    A. Decker says:

    Anmol, I haven’t had a chance to look around much yet, just wanted to let you know I linked to the carnival on my blog, and thanks for including my post. I’ll be back when I got more time. Thanks again!

  7. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Aparna | Jonathan | Shobha,

    Thanks for your feedback and am glad you are all enjoying this collection. I agree, there are some really good articles in this edition.


  8. Shobha
    Shobha says:

    amazing carnival. I have just got started. Tina’s article on Date with myself is fantastic. Sai Baba’s stories are true and it has a lot of influence on many a people. This beautiful ocean of good reading will keep me busy for a while. Thanks for organizing it and bringing such a variety / flavors to us.


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