Meditation, Yoga & Spiritual Growth Carnival – Edition #8

Welcome to the October 14, 2007 edition of the Meditation, Yoga and Spiritual Growth Carnival.  This is our eighth Meditation, Yoga and Spiritual Growth Carnival and thanks to everyone who participated.

The edition has received 40 plus entries and there are a wide array of fantastic articles below.  These range from topics including Brain Health, Law of Attraction, Starting Meditation to Love, Joy, Happiness & God.  I am sure, readers and authors will find this collection interesting, inspiring, useful and enjoyable.  

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.  This will help others gain value from it, as well as give the collection more exposure.  In addition, please only submit 1 article per blog so we can keep the number of entries to a manageable number.

Since the number of entries is getting quite high, I am switching this carnival back to bi-weekly so each article can get more focus.  Also, we are a little light on the Yoga category, so if you blog about Yoga I would love to include your work in these carnivals.  Enjoy!! 

Health and Wellbeing

FitBuff presents New Wii Fitness Game Coming Soon posted at’s Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog, saying, “Want to have fun and lose weight at the same time? Who would’ve thought INntendo of all people would make it possible. Aren’t video games suppose to represent the opposite of health and fitness? Not anymore, because the Wii is capitalizing on it’s health benefits and dedicating an entire game to getting in shape!”


Chris presents Learn How to Meditate: A Simple Guide posted at Martial Development.

gamy presents Your Mind Receives Subliminal Messages Without Your Permission! posted at Mind Think Success.

Andrea Hess presents Is meditation not for you? posted at Empowered Soul Blog, saying, “Inspiration for the beginning of a practice”

Rahul Bhambhani presents » Introduction to Meditation posted at Personal Development Advice, Tools to Improve the Quality of your Life, saying, “Useful meditation techniques”

Greg Laden presents Science: God is all in the head posted at Greg Laden.

Personal Development

Tupelo Kenyon presents Make Assumptions Obsolete by Communicating posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, “We assume because we don’t know. We don’t know because we don’t ask. We don’t ask because we act as if we already know. Or, we don’t want to appear stupid. So we make an assumption. Then we forget it is merely something we made up, and we behave as if it’s a fact. When the facts are known, it would never occur to us to assume. The solution is clear communication. When we know the truth, assumptions are forever unnecessary. (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free.)”

Tristan presents Arland Dean Williams Jr: The Ultimate Act of Unconditional Love posted at The Synergy Institute, saying, “Life Coach Tristan Loo shares a story of one of his heroes that will touch your heart. This is a true story of courage, compassion and the unconditional love between complete strangers placed in a life or death situation.”

Bert presents Attention posted at Ask-Bert, saying, “I want to discuss the importance of our attention. I personally feel it’s a crucial lesson that leads to success in all aspects of life. However, especially in our society, it’s something that is not only not taught, but actively abused. I hope to shed some light on this lesson and bring its importance to our conscious awareness.”

Arnold Brod presents How Our Words Impact Our Spiritual Growth posted at Spiritual Healing and Spiritual Growth.

Todd Goldfarb presents Why Your Smallest Actions Define You posted at We The Change, saying, “Hi– here is a great article on perspective and how our smallest actions define us! Enjoy…”

Daylle Deanna Schwartz presents Aging with Joy! posted at Lessons from a Recovering DoorMat, saying, “Many people see getting older as a clock ticking on life going downhill. Aging with Joy is a lot more fun! I share some tips.”

Ralph Jean-Paul presents Develop Mental Toughness posted at Potential 2 Success, saying, “MVPs, CEOs, extraordinary leaders, and successful people of all kinds have it and so should you. Develop, strengthen and master your ability to perform under pressure, bounce back from failure, and excel in life 

Ralph Jean-Paul presents Be Smarter in 30 Days posted at Potential 2 Success, saying, “Be more productive, focused, and successful by increasing practical, emotional, abstract, and social intelligence. Take control of your own mind and begin to attract the things you want”

Bob Crawford presents Create Your Day the BOB Way! Part One: Your Morning posted at Growing Your SELF Blog – Bob Crawford Online, saying, “Learn to create your day! Give yourself the edge when it comes to manifesting your dreams. It’s your day – you get to choose what kind of day it will be. Choose well!”

My Bubble Life presents Where is your focus? posted at Unleash Your Potential Through Christian Faith. 

Ian Welsh presents Morality posted at The Agonist.

Lola Fayemi presents Embracing all of you posted at Real World Spiritual and Personal Development, saying, “You can only get so far without embracing ALL of you.”

Meredith Mathews presents Eat Pray Love: 3 Rituals for your own Inner Journey. posted at Lemonade Stand, saying, “When in the corners of despair, one must rebuild the soul by finding his or her own path back from the darkness.”

Kevin Blackwell presents Decoding the Secret – How to Best Use the Law of Attraction to Fulfill Your Soul’s Intention Part 1 of 2 posted at The Media Messiah.

Paula Gregorowicz presents When Silence Isn’t Serene posted at Coaching4Lesbians.

Cathy presents Is Gratitude Good For You? posted at Joy Thru Generosity, saying, “How was I able to bridge the “gratitude gap”? After all, I can ‘complain’ with the best of them! I can’t say it was easy; in fact, some of life’s events are downright painful! However, I reached a point where I needed to choose how I was going to perceive the world and how I wanted to live in it. This is where gratitude comes in. Yes, it takes work, discipline, awareness and focus, but the payoff is worth it. Individuals are embracing many ways to get on the “gratitude train”.”

Alex Marlin presents Most Educated People Have No Social Skills posted at Life Improvement Tips For Thin and Small People, saying, “Your are an educated person, so why are you not making it? Learn exactly what is keeping you back.” 

Bob Crawford presents Growing Your SELF – Bob Crawford Online posted at Growing Your SELF Blog – Bob Crawford Online, saying, “Choose how to create your day. Part two of this popular article.”

Spiritual Growth 

Dr Martin W. Russell presents A Foundation For Self Help posted at Dr Martin W. Russell. 

Raymond David Salas presents How to Have Conversations with God posted at Power Tools Blog. 

Louise Manning presents International Day of Peace posted at The Human Imprint. 

Tupelo Kenyon presents Methods As Temporary Tools Instead of Lifetime Crutches posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, “We are obsessed with our methods. We become attached to our particular way of doing things. The trouble comes when we cling to an old method that we have outgrown. We feel bogged down and then stuck when our personal development potential is being limited by an outdated method. If your method feels more like a crutch than a tool, it’s time to take an objective look at it. Is the method in question bringing you peace and joy? Is it helping your personal growth, or is it just a familiar and comfortable habit of thought? (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free.)”

Janet Erickson presents How Our Words Impact Our Spiritual Growth posted at

Phil B. presents Atheists have Morals « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, “I believe atheists are more moral than theists, because theists’ beliefs are much more stagnant while atheists are more willing to adapt their morality to a changing world where new ideas are always evolving.”

Albert Decker presents Truth, Justice, & the American Way… posted at Resonant Enigma, saying, “My current thought–and, hopefully, feeling–on the subject of truth. Please, don’t let the title put you off. That’s just my bent attempt at a humorous hook.”

Gary van Warmerdam presents How the Mind Affects Your Happiness posted at Happiness, saying, “As humans we live in two worlds. There is the external physical world of work, family and friends that we travel in. Then there is the world of our mind and imagination. It is a virtual reality that can appear and feel just as real. When it comes to your emotions the virtual world of your mind can be more real. If you are seeking to create greater fulfillment and happiness in your life most sources will point to making changes in your external world. However it is changes in the virtual reality of your mind that will make a lasting impact on your happiness and fulfillment.”

Nancy Fuller presents New Age Spirituality posted at Info for Your Potential, saying, “My post concerns New Age Spirituality.” 

Matthew Spears presents The unity in Love posted at Loving Awareness, saying, “Love is always a journey towards oneness, toward unity. Because the use of the word Love is so pervasive in Hollywood, psychology and everyday use, it is used in many cases in contexts which does not imply this. For instance, one phrase incorporated into cultural awareness is: “You cannot love another more than you love yourself”. While true, this implies of course there is a distinction between loving yourself and loving another. There is no difference. Loving yourself is loving another, and loving another is loving yourself.”

Robin J presents Intuitive Self posted at Soul Seeds of Inspiration, saying, “Finding your intuitive self is a realistic look at meditation and connecting with your Higher Power whoever or what ever who deem that to be 

Kevin Blackwell presents Decoding the Secret – How to Best Use the Law of Attraction to Fulfill Your Soul’s Intention Part 2 of 2 posted at The Media Messiah, saying, “Part 2 of 2”


Tarakananda presents A Yogi’s Recommended Reading List posted at The Atma Jyoti Blog.


Stephanie West Allen presents Conflict: Is it all in your head? posted at Brains On Purpose™. 

Stephanie West Allen presents Mind advice? Bring attention to the conflict posted at Brains On Purpose™.

Phil B. presents 9 Suggestions for Exercising More « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, “We all want to be healthy and fit, yet we really don’t want to exercise. Do we?”

Arin Vahanian presents How One Quote Can Change Your Life posted at Super State. 

Albert Foong presents The Flower of Love posted at Urban Monk. 

mberry presents The Lucid Dreamer posted at, saying, “This is the first article in a 3 part series that examine lucid dreaming and its potential as a life changing tool”

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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12 replies
  1. Gamy Rachel
    Gamy Rachel says:

    Hello Anmol,

    Thank you for including my post at your carnival.
    I like your blog color, very pleasant to the eyes.

    Blessings To You



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