Inspiring & Enlightening Spiritual & Personal Growth Articles – Carnival #31

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Welcome to the 31st Yoga, Meditation & Spiritual Growth Carnival.  In my article, 3 Simple Tips to Invite Enlightenment, I mentioned that "Reading Enlightened Material" is an effective source for inviting enlightenment experiences, so I hope you are able to find such profound material in the great list of articles below .

Below, in addition to yoga and meditation articles, you will find lots of information on personal development, spiritual growth, diet, fitness, weight loss techniques, relationships, and more.  Hopefully you will find some great weekend reading in the list below.

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Shannon ODonnell presents a little introspection…ten days in solitary confinement posted at a little adrift: a rtw travelogue, saying, "A day-by-day inside look at an intense 10-day Vipassana meditation course taken in Nepal."

Sonia Gallagher presents Meditation and Peace of Mind | My Meditation Garden posted at My Meditation Garden.

Asmoday presents Rooting Exercise (Basic) posted at The Asmoday Experiment, saying, "An ancient practice can be combined with a specific goal of increasing your personal power, to use to achieve any goal. In this article, I explain how."

Axel presents Insight Meditation Techniques posted at axel g.

Wendy Piersall presents Mandala Coloring Pages for Kids & Adults posted at Fantasy Jr.

Spiritual Growth

Byteful Travel presents Why Relationships are like Sandcastles before Tide posted at Byteful Blog, saying, "Relationships come in waves. They are forever in flux, forever in change, and holding onto something tightly is like trying to stop the tide from coming in and destroying your lovely little sandcastle. But the sandcastle was not made to remain in that form. Becoming attached to a single person, or a set of people, is a completely natural reaction; but always remember that you are in the midst of a sandcastle before the tide."

Catherine VanWetter presents To the Heart of the Matter – The Power of Words and Thoughts posted at To The Heart of the Matter, saying, "It is important to watch the words that you use and the thoughts that may be ruminating around in your head. It is believed that we have between 60,00 to 80,00 thoughts per day and most of them are repeats from yesterday. This article provides helpful tips to become aware of your words."

Joe Tichio presents The Greatest Inspirational Spiritual Quotes posted at Inspirational Quotes Blog, saying, "Inspirational spiritual quotes."

Gayathri Moosad presents 8 ways to embrace Spirituality in everyday life for Personality Development posted at The Personality Development Workbook.

Kaushik Chokshi presents Awakening is Simple – FREE!! ebook excerpts posted at Beyond Karma, saying, "Simple and easy techniques to heal, be aware, and awaken!"


Andrea Drugay presents Yoga: A Pose a Day posted at Holistic Radiance, saying, "Thanks for the opportunity to share!"

Nilendu Bhattacharya presents How to take care of your Heart with Yoga posted at Health Through Yoga and Related Practices., saying, "This article discusses the importance of heart, and how to take care of heart and blocked arteries through Yoga Postures, Pranayama and Diet." 

New Age

Akemi Gaines presents Creating The New World, Part 1 Love posted at Yes to Me, saying, "First of my Creating The New World series, honoring light ascension."

Health and Well-being

Farid presents Dry Skin Care Solutions posted at Gold Investing, saying, "Dry skin is problematic, physically and socially. Physically – dry skin can be irritable,uncomfortable and have long-term detrimental effects on the condition and appearance of your face. Socially – dry and flaking skin can lead to a lack of confidence in social situations. Dry skin can manifest in many different forms and conditions. Everybody may experience slight dry skin within their lives, when skin burns and flakes, for example. However, if facial skin is insignificantly hydrated for extended periods of time, skin may become unbalanced."

Cory presents What Is The Mediterranean Diet? posted at Eating Healthy, saying, "Description of the Mediterranean Diet."

Aparna presents Home remedies for indigestion posted at Beauty & Personality Grooming.

Catherine VanWetter presents posted at To The Heart of the Matter, saying, "How some folks are dealing with their stress through the various coping mechanisms or habits that they turn to when they feel threatened. This is an excellent time to become curious with how your various coping strategies serve you, and whether or not they provide the relief that they may have in the past."

Cash Tree presents Home Workout Regimens: Something for Everyone posted at Home Workout Regimens, saying, "Everyone wants to find the right home workout regimen. However, what might be right for you could be a completely wrong fit for the next person. We all have different fitness goals and different priorities. Some people value muscle growth over weight loss while others are concerned about finding a home workout regimen that will fit nicely into their daily schedule. Whatever it is you need from a home workout regimen, we likely carry a program that is perfect for you."

PegasusTeam presents 5 Weeks To A Slimmer You With Self Hypnosis posted at Self Hypnosis Exposed, saying, "This time, it’s going to be different. After all our past attempts, we have finally learned every lesson the hard way. This time, we are going to stay on track, lose that extra weight, and keep it off for good. Be honest with yourself; you have gone through this before."

Personal Development

Jim DeSantis presents 7 Ways To Develop Your Magnetic Attraction posted at On Line Tribune | Abundance, saying, "Attractiveness, male or female, provides a golden reflection of your shimmering inner essence. It reflects true self-perception as well as the extent of one’s discipline. But, how do you get there? What do you need to know to transform yourself? Here are 7 proven techniques you can put into action today!"

Vincent presents How To Conquer Your Fear In 4 Simple Steps posted at Hit Your Goals, saying, "Learn how to conquer your fear in 4 simple steps."

Warren presents What to do with your Strengths posted at, saying, "OK, so you know what your personal strengths are. Now what?"


Kathleen Gaga presents Stand By Me! posted at Daily Awareness, saying, "When we subscribe to the belief that all are connected, we tend to seek ways to move in the space of resolution rather than conflict."

Robert Galway presents Health benfits of Ginger posted at, saying, "Herbs and spices have a traditional history of use, with strong roles in cultural heritage, and in the appreciation of food and its links to health. Demonstrating the benefits of foods by scientific means remains a challenge, particularly when compared with standards applied for assessing pharmaceutical agents. Herbal ginger has the ability to stimulate the circulatory system. It is also used for increased blood flow to the surface of the skin."

Brain Blogger presents Lose Weight to Go Green posted at Brain Blogger, saying, "The newest target of the worldwide “Go Green” campaign is obesity. Virtually everyone understands the concepts of reduce, reuse, and recycle in the context of being better stewards of the environment, but now “reduce” may mean reducing your waistline. An article recently published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, suggests that the prevalence of obesity in the population today significantly contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change."

Paula Kawal presents Buidling a Conscious Connection to the Unconscious Mind posted at Journey Inward Productions, saying, "Some of my most transformational experiences have been heralded by Spirit Animals and dreams. My first Spirit Animal was the wolf. When I was fifteen I dreamed of them constantly and then could not stop my mind from wandering back to my dreams. Like the tongue that endlessly explores the empty cavity of a lost tooth…every time my focus slipped and I became lost in thought, I was back with the wolves."

J.D. Bell presents Free Hypnosis Online Resources posted at Manage My Stress.

Jack Russel presents Six posted at Pure Acai – Acai Berry Info Blog, saying, "You may have heard of the acai berry health craze through television, the Internet, and health stores. Manufacturers of acai products promote the berry"

Brent presents Shoot the messenger posted at A Long Trail from Mormonism, saying, "Recently, I’ve discussed with several people the tendency for others to blame me personally for the things I’ve discovered. Others I’ve spoken with have mentioned how others have blamed them as well for the things they have studied and shared with loved ones. For example, one fellow explained that he studied the Mountain Meadows Massacre, and that he was surprised at what he had found. When he shared his discovery with a church leader, the church leader asked him if he had thought about what effect this research would have on his family."

Robert Fenn presents Salvation Illustrations posted at Salvation Is From the Jews.

Britannica Blog presents Just Who is the Dalai Lama? posted at Britannica Blog, saying, "Toward the end of April I noticed that the Dalai Lama would be visiting the United States for a short tour of Boston and New York. I later read about his visit to Harvard and began to ask myself what I really knew about this ubiquitous figure on the world stage."

Cody Butler presents 7 reasons you may be failing posted at Dream Life Coaching Blog. Ask your questions., saying, "If you are not succeding in life this may be why."

Nina presents Create Quantum Leaps with These Meditation Techniques posted at Metaphysical Teachers, saying, "In addition, meditation can lower your blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol. Studies have also shown that when you practice meditation, you may have lower levels of cortisol and free radicals, which reduces stress and slows the aging process."

Cecille Carmela presents The Many Names of Jesus posted at Rightful Living.

Erika Collin presents 100 Clever Ways to Change Your Habits and Improve Your Life posted at Masters of Healthcare.

Lucky Balaraman presents See Yourself with Your Eyes Closed! posted at Calm and Cool.

Brian Maxwell presents Secrets of Success by Established Men and Women of Business posted at Live Your Life With Prosperity and Success, saying, "Discover the formula for success from successful and established men and women of business. The secrets to success when starting a business"

Arin Vahanian presents Why Life is About Choice posted at Super State.

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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