Meditation, Yoga & Spiritual Growth Carnival- Edition #13

Welcome to the February 4, 2008 edition of the Meditation, Yoga and Spiritual Growth Carnival.

This carnival is simply Massive!  It is absolutely full of excellent articles and the variety is fantastic.  There is great stuff on meditation, ego, transformation, happiness, forgiveness, personal spiritual stories, emotional mastery, energy, healing, fitness, the list goes on and on.  So dive in and grow.

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!

Health and Wellbeing

Carole Fogarty presents Easily delete obstacles and welcome a rush of amazing new opportunities: posted at THE HEALTHY LIVING LOUNGE, saying, "The energy in which you think, eat, sleep, meditate, work, play and live in greatly effects the flow of your life."

Samuel Bryson presents Discipline Vs. Desire – Is Discipline Really Such an Omnipotent Virtue? posted at Total Wellbeing.

Alex Blackwell presents Five Good Reasons to Exercise posted at The Next 45 Years.

Chris presents Don’t Snooze In Your Cubicle: Here Are Four Ways To Snack For Higher Energy posted at The Healthy Snacks Blog.

Ron Brown presents The Cultivation of Wisdom and Well-Being, Installment 1: Mindfulness and Meta-Cognition « The Frame Problem posted at The Frame Problem.

Aparna presents Hypochondriacs over the net posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming, saying, "Ever heard of a ‘cyberchondriac’? It’s a term coined for those hypochondriacs who search online for information about their supposed medical woes."

FitBuff presents Power of the Mind – Much Stronger Than Your Biceps! posted at’s Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog, saying, "If you’re a longtime FitBuff reader, you may remember I’ve personally experienced the power of mind over muscle in one of my workouts when I lifted 50 pounds with my mind!"

DotLobby presents Neurolinguistic Programming 101 – Rediscover Yourself! posted at DotNLP, saying, "Neuro, meaning mind, and linguistic, meaning language, combine to make NLP one of the most powerful techniques to change the way you see yourself and your world."


Leisel presents Benefits Of Meditation | 4Mind4Life.Com posted at 4Mind4Life.Com, saying, "Check out this high-quality, well written article describing the benefits of meditation! The article also includes a few basic meditation strategies for learning how to meditate. I highly recommend that you take a look @ this article."

Matthew Spears presents What is enlightenment? posted at Loving Awareness, saying, "The perception that most people would call “enlightenment” is simply an awareness of the fundamental interconnection of All That Is. Because it is a perception, from this state there is nothing that happens to you (an external force operating upon you) but rather simply experiences of you meeting your Self. Externally this looks identical."

D. C. Wartenberger presents What is Meditation? posted at MindPowerSource.Net, saying, "Meditation is not only part of religions but as well a very important and strong path toward personal development."

Alvaro Fernandez presents Mindfulness and Meditation in Schools for Stress and Anxiety Management posted at SharpBrains, saying, "Several recent news pieces have reported on an emerging trend: schools using techniques such as yoga and meditation to help students manage anxiety and stress. To better understand what is going on, we are pleased to bring you this article thanks to our collaboration with Greater Good Magazine."

John Gillespie presents The day the gods go on holiday posted at A Sensitivity to Things, saying, "An article of meditation for your carnival. Thanks."

New Age

Roger Haeske presents Stench of burning flesh; what is hell? posted at Raw Food Diet, Bodyweight Fitness and Peak Performance Living.

Personal Development

Akemi presents Forgive, Not Forget posted at Gratitude Magic.

Paula Gregorowicz presents Is Your Life One Dimensional? posted at Coaching4Lesbians.

Tupelo Kenyon presents » How to Accelerate Manifestation posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, "Whenever a new desire or grand plan is born within us, the tendency is to share it with others. Every time we talk about it, the energy of the dream seems to deflate a little more, until it becomes merely a topic of idle chatter. Why is that? How can we add to the excitement and urgency of our dreams instead, and speed up their manifestation? (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus song selections with lyrics related to each article – all free.)"

Frederic Patenaude presents The Power of Rituals: How to Build Positive, Energizing Daily Rituals posted at Frederic Patenaude Talks, saying, "How and why of instilling automatic rituals into your daily routine for fulfillment of personal goals."

Jenn Givler presents Marketing as Wonky Flummoxing posted at Create a Thriving Business.

Jeanie Marshall presents What to Be or Feel, that is the Question posted at JMviews Meditation and Empowerment, saying, "Years ago I made a decision to be happy. It was one of the single most important decisions of my life. I consider this a “high level” or “broad” or “over-arching” decision. It was life changing. It was the type of decision that helps me to make the everyday decisions to choose something that makes me happy rather than something that makes me unhappy. This broad decision serves as a barometer, a gauge so that I can hear my inner guidance more clearly."

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

Frederic Patenaude presents The Benefits of the 24-Hour Fast posted at Frederic Patenaude Talks, saying, "Excellent blog article on fasting in general…explains, why and how…other resources that are quite effective are part of the same website. FASTING helps."

Andrew presents 9 Smart Perseverance Tips posted at Personal Hack, saying, "*** Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. ~ William Feather *** Perseverance, or persistent determination, is a common personal development topic, and therefore I will not be discussing perseverance in it’s traditional sense. What I will be discussing is smart perseverance. The problem with the traditional concept of perseverance is it’s vagueness. When should you persist and when should you just quit and move on? When is perseverance smart, and when is it just a waste of time? Smart perseverance simply is a conscious persistent determination. It involves regularly evaluating each one of your goals and actions deciding whether or not you should keep going. These tips will shed a lot more light on smart perseverance."

Thomas Sweeney presents To come into the present… posted at Think Soul Matter.

Rebecca Suzanne Dean presents How To Research 5 Times Faster posted at Rebecca Dean.

Moses E. Miles III presents Celebrating Character posted at Three Sticks, saying, "Developing your character can lead to a hopeful more positive life"

Spiritual Growth

Jenn Givler presents Is it wrong to be abundant AND spiritual? posted at Create a Thriving Business.

CJ presents Is our spirituality about finding happiness or finding Truth? posted at

Patricia Singleton presents Prelude To Forgiveness posted at Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker, saying, "This article gives you a list of steps to prepare you to do forgiveness."

Andrea Hess presents What’s Your Story? posted at Empowered Soul Blog.

John Wolfe presents Eternally Expansive Consciousness posted at Season of Shadows Blog, saying, "Do we really think the very energy that created this entire Universe; the very energy that fuels our awareness (to whatever extent we are letting it) would end a major production, like each of our lives, on a pathetic and limp note? This adventure never ends because the Universe and our place in it never cease to expand."

Stephen Miracle presents 5 Ways You Are Connecting With God.. And Don?t Know It. posted at, saying, "Every moment of our lives, we are connected with God. Our problem is that we just don’t realize it. We try so hard that we end up getting burnt out on "getting right with God", but it is not our job to reconnect with God. God has allready done it."

CG Walters presents Ego as Spiritual Ally posted at Into the Mist, saying, "A common “suggestion/implied obligation” encountered in one’s spiritual study is to “overcome the ego.” As a tool to avoid misidentifying myself as only ego, it has often been suggested to me to consider “the watcher” that remains outside the psychodrama of any moment of my mind or life—a marker to bring my awareness to the true, higher self. I, however, would suggest that as long as there is a “watcher,” there is ego…and it is not the enemy."

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, "Visualize (Dream with feeling) your way to manifesting your desires and wishes, on your way to Self-Mastery, Enlightenment and Ascension." posted at

Jonatan Ruohomäki presents Ego posted at Lines of Truth.

Gabriella Kortsch, Ph.D. presents The Unexamined Life posted at Psychology, Transformation & Freedom Papers, saying, "It was Socrates who in 399 BCE said the unexamined life is not worth living. Most of us live unexamined lives. Why? Because that is how our world – generally speaking – is. We may examine our outer circumstances: our profession, our homes, our standing in society, our finances, etc., but we tend not to examine our inner lives."


Marilyn Terrell presents Yoga + Reggae = Yoggae? posted at Intelligent Travel, saying, "Mary Beth Laure goes to Jamaica for a yoga vacation."


gia combs-ramirez presents Living with Higher Sense Perception posted at The Science of Energy Healing, saying, "Learn about your near and far senses and how you can balance them to help open up your higher sense perceptions. Includes a mp3 podcast meditation for balancing the senses."

Lexi Sundell presents Encounter with Cow Energy posted at Energies of Creation, saying, "Working with an injured calf introduced me to the essence of cow energy, a new experience for me."

Patricia Singleton presents Expectations—India trip posted at Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker, saying, "The reality of my trip to India was so much bigger and better than anything that I imagined and wrote about on the airplane while we were flying somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean."

mike skinner presents What is Mindfulness Meditation? posted at meditation for the masses, saying, "what is mindfulness meditation"

Al presents Controlling the Sun posted at 7P Productions, saying, "We don’t have to let the calendar or even the clock dictate when we should start fresh and anew."

Tina Su presents A Guide to Happiness via Self Forgiveness posted at Think Simple. Be Decisive..

Rich Vosler presents Finding the lesson in your struggle posted at Sales Training Tips.

Rose Walbrugh presents Is Mindfulness Meditation the key to applying the Secret? posted at FreeMyMind.Net, saying, "We understand the "The Secret", and we’re keeping a positive, open mind and trying to feel good. Yet it’s been a few months, and nothing has really changed. Why isn’t it working? Are we missing a key ingredient? Read on for new insight into applying the secret through mindfulness meditation…"

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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5 replies
  1. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hey Patricia / CG / Alex / Gia,

    Thank you all for stopping by and am very happy to host your work on this carnival.

    Thanks for the stumbles and bookmarking as well :-D.


  2. CG Walters
    CG Walters says:

    Thank you, Anmol, for the work to put together an excellent collection of works…that will keep me reading for some time.
    I have bookmarked this carnival on several services so that others may benefit as well.
    Peace and wonder,


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