Synchronicity is amazing, isn’t it? I just spend the last 3 hours reading all of the submissions for this week’s carnival and the way things came together is astounding. I don’t think I can even express it in words, but I think you’ll get it anyway.
For every question that came up, I received an answer. At first, I struggled over my self-imposed obligation to include every submission. I don’t like to hurt feelings, receive hate e-mails, or cause political ill-will. Then along came a post to adjust my attitude. (Don’t worry – it was included!)
There was one article that upset me and I wanted to include it, but I felt the author left out the part that would make the post work for this carnival. Not to worry, the forces of the universe apparently wanted it included because they sent another author along to finish it out and make us all feel better.
A good two hours in to my reading I was unclear as to a theme. I like to have a theme because doing so brings succinctness to an otherwise broad topic. Once I aired my concern I received the divine idea to list the posts in order of my favorites and - voila – a theme appeared. I will explain more as we go along, but for now I don’t want to hold you back another moment from this delightful and very thought-provoking carnival.
Jealousy is an emotion I do not feel very often, but when I read How to Feel Good Every Day by Raymond David Salas I admit that my true reaction was, “Why didn’t I write that?” A fellow Abraham-Hicks fan, Raymond does a fantastic job of bringing home one of their key concepts. If you enjoy this post half as much as I did it will make your day.
Ready for contrast? Here’s a spin on the same topic, but if you’re an Abraham-Hicks fan, you’ll have to chew on this one for a while, or at least, I did. I still believe that good feels good and bad feels bad, but the overlying concept that Matthew Spears is trying to get across here is a good one – your joy is always present no matter what is going on in your physical experience. Read this and see if you agree with me. Joy at all times.
I love learning new concepts. This article is everything I look for in a carnival submission: it’s not too long or too short, the idea is fully developed, explained, and well-written. The author presents something new and yet stays on the intended subject which, in this case, is healing and feeling good. Photos and diagrams are supplied for visual learners and the writing remains straight-forward. Perfect, Carole, thank you! For your educational moment today, as well as an enlightened way to feel good, read Mudras – Yoga Healing for Your Hands and Fingers.
Another perfect post comes from Pat Doyle at DoggieWoggie.com. While it’s not a how-to, it is definitely a right-on! Read this one all the way to the end – don’t worry – it’s not long. What Dogs Can Teach Us About Handling Disability
Hueina Su has some great tips for us on how to avoid Deadly Conversations. I agree 100% Heuina, great job!
A person after my own heart, Robinson Go gives us a short little snippet on why it’s important to Start Every Day with a Smile. I’m sure Rob had no idea when he submitted this that the carnival host would be the wife of a dentist who’s totally hung up on The Power of a Smile. (My own contribution to the carnival!)
Tupelo Kenyon’s article inspired me to stick to my guns in putting together this carnival. Excellence is worth striving for, both for outward appearances, and our own inner satisfaction. To get inspired yourself, read Choose Excellence and Lose Mediocrity.
I like Bob Crawford’s take on the Be, Do, Have principle. In this article, he focuses on Be, and really hones in the thoughts and methods of Being our desires. Check out Create Your Day the BOB Way!
Cathy Loewen tells us the ups and downs of getting on the “gratitude train” in her post, Is Gratitude for You?
I know a lot of people who feel good after a hard workout. Learn how to shape your abs with Paul Heingarten’s well-written and informative post Abs Training – Wrench Your Guts Out!
With an explanation of the Glycemic index and why we feel better after eating certain foods, Stanimir Sotirov presents, What is “Glycemic Index?”
At first I was going to leave this article out of the carnival because I could not see what it had to do with healing. The article provoked me and opened my eyes, but I could not get past my anger and apparently, neither could the author. However, after reviewing all of the submissions, I found the following post which completes this article and brought me to a fuller understanding of what is really going on. This entire experience is why I don’t watch the news - it requires too much analyzing of it to remain in a state of joy. So while I still believe in doing what our first featured article proclaims, I decided to include this post after all with the following one to develop it deeper. So start with Marcella Chester’s Shawn Hornbeck Saved Himself from Murder Attempt, then read John Hill’s article on Self Hate to get a fuller understanding of what is going on – on many levels. I was able to use the second article to reconcile the first, and then let it go. Remember, we have enough of our own issues – don’t own everyone else’s. What’s important is self-awareness and understanding the big picture. My reflection on these two articles brought me to a new level of self-awareness, and shed much-needed light on the actions (and words) of others.
After reading Shannee Green’s post I felt it was important to include it in this carnival. It is on topic and could help many women. If you or someone you know suffers from a heavy menstrual flow, read Wisewoman: Flooding
Lastly, here’s a summary of the Aspen Health Forum from Alvaro Fernandez.
A special thanks goes out to Mary Kearns, Ph.D., at Becoming Your Stellar Self, for hosting last week’s carnival and for including my submission.
Our host for next week is Lola at Real World Spiritual and Personal Development. Lola sounds like a hoot! I can hardly wait to see how she puts the carnival together for us.
For past carnivals, more information about the Carnival of Healing, or to learn about becoming a host, visit the Carnival of Healing Home Page.
Until next time, live joyfully!
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