Tuesday, February 28, 2017

We Are Not the People’s Enemies

I'm sharing this letter from the Authors Guild:

On February 20th, the Authors Guild released the following statement denouncing President Trump's “declaration of war” on the press. Since then, the situation has only worsened: On February 24th, White House press secretary Sean Spicer prevented reporters from CNN, The New York Times, Politico, the Los Angeles Times, and BuzzFeed from attending a press briefing. This was an assault on the free flow of information, and it cannot be countenanced. Spicer seems to have forgotten one of the fundamental principles of democracy, as he expressed back in December when he said, “I think we have a respect for the press when it comes to government. That is something you can’t ban. . . . I think that’s what makes democracy a democracy versus a dictatorship.”

First President Trump complained that “the media” was biased against him. “Dishonest.” Presidents have made such complaints before, in moments of weakness and self-pity. Then he labeled the media as “the opposition party.”

Now he has declared journalists to be “the enemy of the American People.”

We at the Authors Guild hear that as a declaration of war. We know our history. Enemy of the People is a phrase long favored by authoritarians and tyrants. The “correct Russian term,” Gary Shteyngart points out, is врагнарода, vrag naroda. Long before Lenin and Stalin used it, Robespierre inaugurated the Reign of Terror by declaring that the Revolutionary Government “owes nothing to the Enemies of the People but death.”

An earlier president, John F. Kennedy—when he was taking a beating in the press after the Bay of Pigs fiasco—was asked if he resented the media. He said this:

“It is never pleasant to be reading things that are not agreeable news, but I would say that it is an invaluable arm of the presidency, as a check, really, on what is going on in the administration … I would think that Mr. Khrushchev operating a totalitarian system, which has many advantages as far as being able to move in secret, and all the rest—there is a terrific disadvantage in not having the abrasive quality of the press applied to you daily …Even though we never like it, and even though we wish they didn’t write it, and even though we disapprove, there isn’t any doubt that we could not do the job at all in a free society without a very, very active press.”

President Kennedy was a member of the Authors Guild. So are many of the journalists now covering the Trump presidency, the historians who will soon reflect upon it, and the novelists who challenge us with their imaginative—and, yes, subversive—visions.

The administration is now said to be preparing the elimination of the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities under the false guise of budgetary necessity. We understand this, too, to be part of an attack on the free expression of diverse views.

The Authors Guild serves writers as a nonpartisan advocate. Our members represent a broad spectrum of social and political views. But blanket attacks on writers and journalists, as a class, are not a partisan issue; they are attacks on democracy itself. And, as advocates for authors and the first amendment rights of writers, we cannot let these attacks go unanswered.

We are not the people’s enemies. We are the eyes and ears of the people. And we are the people’s memory.

Friday, January 27, 2017

My Ant-like Mind: The Cheerful Cherub

Another from The Cheerful Cherub, a book of uncanny wisdom by Rebecca McCann, 1932.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Acceptance: Cheerful Cherub

Friday, January 6, 2017

Penney Peirce's 2017 Oracle Letter Is Available!

I breathed a sigh of relief as 2016 finally finished up! Did you? For most people I spoke with, it was an intense, unrelenting time of energy wave after energy wave, calling us to adapt, adapt, adapt to higher frequencies. We’d be pushed, then frustrated, pushed, then frustrated. Act and wait. I often could not sleep at all at night and was drawn to nap for several hours in the middle of the day, in a sort of dead, coma-like sleep—as though my left brain just HAD to shut down—right now! Perhaps this was to quiet me and take away the interference so my internal systems could adapt to the new energy levels.

All year, the energy seemed choppy and disruptive. Events would come and go suddenly, and my consciousness would shift without warning from left to right brain and back again. I was trying to write a new book all year and needed to access certain higher states of consciousness to bring through the insights I wanted, but I was routinely interrupted by the physical world demanding attention. I felt like a yo-yo.

And yet, the situations I dealt with were plainly for the purpose of helping clear old habits and mental and emotional clutter. I spent the first three months dealing with my mother’s estate; she had died at the previous Thanksgiving. So many ties to my past surfaced, precious items were sorted and given to others, and physical ties to identity released. After that was finished, I promptly got sick and lost twenty pounds. More lightening up and changing ingrained patterns.

As I finally began the new book (due out this fall), my refrigerator broke, the contents melted down, and I spent the next 2 months dealing with repairmen who “sort of” fixed it, but left it making a high-pitched squealing noise, which drove me insane! Was this a higher frequency I was supposed to match, or eclipse, so I wouldn’t be bothered by it? By November, the refrigerator had melted down four times! I finally bought a new one. If it were a dream symbol, I’d interpret all the melting down as me allowing all my frozen fear ideas and emotions to soften and release. But four times?!!

Then my disposal broke. Now the symbolism pointed to the idea of my ability to truly wash that waste down the drain. Was I actually letting it go? Soon thereafter, the gearshift on my car came loose and almost detached from the transmission. Was I telling myself that I needed to get into gear, engage with life, and move forward?

And then Hurricane Matthew hit the east coast of Florida! It blew through with 80-100 mph winds, first from the southwest, then from the northeast, and pulled trees out of the ground, lifted roofs from houses, and washed out the entire underpinning of the coast road north of us. It was incredibly exciting! There was no resisting it. Such fresh energy, and so great to be without power, lights, computer, TV, and phone—reading ever so quietly by flashlight.

And just when I thought it couldn’t get more intense, the presidential election proved that, yes—Pandora’s Box really IS opening and we here in the United States are going to now deal with the rise of the fear-based subconscious mind and the pride-filled collective ego as it gleefully seeks retribution, destruction of ecological and heart-based developments, and works to isolate us from the rest of the world.

So this is our segue into 2017!
(continued on the pdf/Download Here/4pp)
photo by Madison Grunor

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Opaque Reality

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Penney Peirce on Higher Journeys Radio: The Trump Factor and More

Join Penney and Host Alexis Brooks on Higher Journeys Radio as they have a conversation about the Trump Factor and how it fits with this time of evolution and paradigm shift. Available on Youtube, Conscious Life News, as well as at iTunes and Stitcher.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Inspire Possibility Radio

Penney is a guest with Host Mark Susnow Sun Nov 20 at 6pm PT on BBS radio:


Thursday, November 3, 2016

You Were Made for This, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations of what matters most to civilized, visionary people.

You are right in your assessments. The luster and hubris some have aspired to while endorsing acts so heinous against children, elders, everyday people, the poor, the unguarded, the helpless, is breathtaking. Yet, I urge you, ask you, gentle you, to please not spend your spirit dry by bewailing these difficult times.

Especially do not lose hope. Most particularly because, the fact is that we were made for these times. Yes. For years, we have been learning, practicing, been in training for and just waiting to meet on this exact plain of engagement.

I grew up on the Great Lakes and recognize a seaworthy vessel when I see one. Regarding awakened souls, there have never been more able vessels in the waters than there are right now across the world. And they are fully provisioned and able to signal one another as never before in the history of humankind.

Look out over the prow; there are millions of boats of righteous souls on the waters with you. Even though your veneers may shiver from every wave in this stormy roil, I assure you that the long timbers composing your prow and rudder come from a greater forest. That long-grained lumber is known to withstand storms, to hold together, to hold its own, and to advance, regardless.

In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world. Do not focus on that. There is a tendency, too, to fall into being weakened by dwelling on what is outside your reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there. That is spending the wind without raising the sails.

We are needed, that is all we can know. And though we meet resistance, we more so will meet great souls who will hail us, love us and guide us, and we will know them when they appear. Didn't you say you were a believer? Didn't you say you pledged to listen to a voice greater? Didn't you ask for grace? Don't you remember that to be in grace means to submit to the voice greater?

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good.

What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second, or hundredth gale.

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity.

Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it. If you would help to calm the tumult, this is one of the strongest things you can do.

There will always be times when you feel discouraged. I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it. I will not entertain it. It is not allowed to eat from my plate.

The reason is this: In my uttermost bones I know something, as do you. It is that there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here. The good words we say and the good deeds we do are not ours. They are the words and deeds of the One who brought us here. In that spirit, I hope you will write this on your wall: When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.
Author of the best seller Women Who Run with the Wolves

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Forever and Infinity

Penney Peirce's Unshakeable Soul Interview

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the Unshakeable Soul Summit here:


Penney Is a Guest on The Awakened Goddess Radio Show

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Leap of Perception Now Available in Paperback!

Winner of the 2014 COVR Visionary Awards for
Book of the Year and Best Alternative Science & Spirituality Book
Winner of the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award 
for Science/Cosmology

Penney's latest book, Leap of Perception, was released in paperback October 11. It's available at amazon, B&N, and at your favorite bookstores. 

Penney Peirce's Oct 20 Newsletter is Available

Read it here in the archives: 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October 2, 2016 Intuitive Way Newsletter

Here's the link to Penney's October 2 newsletter:

Monday, October 3, 2016

Do you want to know about it, or know it?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Discount for Beyond Words Valentines Week Cruise!

We wanted to remind you that after October 3, the discounted group rate for the February 2017 JOURNEY TO LOVE Cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale goes up several hundred dollars. This is a great time for a cruise in the Caribbean, and there will be some fantastic teachers sharing good information. Read more and sign up at www.beyondwordscruise.com

Please consider joining us! I'd love to see you.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Penney Peirce Interviewed in 2 Free October Online Summits

I invite you to join these 2
FREE online summits,
both beginning October 10!

Kim Arana is a spiritual and intuitive counselor who has created a great online gathering called THE UNSHAKABLE SOUL EXPERT SERIES with 18 interesting expertsShe says:

  • Do you know how to tell the difference between a passing feeling and a true insight?
  • Do you feel like you have personal power–you saw it around here somewhere–but you just can’t seem to pick it up and work with it?
  • Do you want to stop sabotaging your goals and second-guessing your purpose?
  • Are you feeling called to show up and serve the world in a bigger way, but you’re just not sure how you can? 

Now is the time to step up and TRUST yourself in ways that maybe you haven’t been able to before. Now is the time to stand tall in your gifts, your power, and contribute to creating a beautiful world. We need you—in all your beautiful, unfinished, making-it-happen glory—NOW.

This series runs October 10-19, and Penney's interview happens on Tues. October 17. There will be an after-party on Facebook, Oct 19 at 5pm ET. 

Sign up and find info here.

Stacy Weber is a talented life and career coach and she has put together 21 people focused on women's consciousness. This summit, CHOOSE FREEDOM AND JOY: A WOMAN'S GUIDE TO HAPPINESS, SUCCESS, AND BEING IN THE FLOW OF LIFE, covers a wonderful array of topics. She says:

As women, the pressure to build a successful career and raise a family is more intense than ever. You may find yourself questioning whether it's possible to actually "have it all" – career, family, and romance.

And if you’re working hard toward that ultimate goal, you've probably also experienced some combination of feeling over-stressed, overwhelmed, and over-worked. You may feel like you don't have time to do anything for yourself … or, if you do, you feel guilty about it.

You wish you could just take control of your life and make it what you truly want it to be … that you could live with real joy, rather than being on autopilot most of the time. In this series of interviews, you'll learn:

  • How to use your energy, thoughts, and focus to create more of what you want in your life, and less of what you don't.
  • Strategies for handling scary or stressful situations with more confidence and ease.
  • How habits affect the results in your life, and which key habits are important if you're serious about increasing your success.
  • How to tap into your inner power to create freedom and inner peace.
  • What habits will help you have more abundance in your life.
  • How to stay in the moment and have more ease and flow on a daily basis.
  • The power of choice.
  • How to identify and clear blocks in your life that are keeping you stuck.
  • How much power you have within to heal yourself.

This series runs October 9-30, and Penney's interview happens on October 18. 

Sign up and find info here.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Excerpt #3 from Leap of Perception by Penney Peirce

The Turning Point: Surrendering to the Pause that Refreshes

The effort of avoiding and re-suppressing subconscious blocks eventually wears you out, and the exhaustion can make you feel disillusioned, unmotivated, and hopeless. But actually, this is good! You’re at the turning point. The last gasp of the negative path to transformation is when you’re finally so tired of resisting and controlling, and so overwhelmed by complexity, that you stop; there is nothing more you can do. It’s the end of progress, and willpower alone won’t work. Wallowing in negative judgments and interpretations just drains you.

You’re forced by the process to simply be with what’s happening— to be with yourself and with the fears and pain. You must experience the state you’re in directly, without voting on it or having to act. By simply “being with” life and “letting things be” as they are, you return to an experience of your own “being”—your soul—which was always present under the distractions. This is when you engage with silence and enter the nonphysical reality. And this is when your intuition opens. Now your soul can shine through, shedding light on everything. Revelations emerge. Understanding and compassion dissolve the fears. There is release, relief, and a return to joy. You feel so much better!

This is the turning point in the transformation process—when the fixed mind surrenders and precipitates a huge expansion into the consciousness of the heart, body, unified field, and the wise, evolutionary Flow. Your new shining identity emerges, along with a new world. After this, you’re more deliberate about practicing the consciousness-and-energy skills that help you stabilize your new Intuition Age perception and reality.

Transformation Can Feel Exhilarating and Enlivening!

You have a choice at every point along the way to evolve smoothly and rapidly, in harmony with the planet and the Flow, or to evolve jaggedly, with self-created pain and suffering. When you embrace the heightened energy and the clearing process, the Flow moves through you, lifting you to a higher vibration and increasing your love, understanding, and
health. It’s easier then to engage with what emerges, without judgment or recoil—it’s all useful data. A surfacing fear simply points to an area that needs sweetness, compassion, and patience. And as you “be with” the fear, it unclenches, tells you its story, and you gain a calm perspective. The energy becomes contented, like a small child comforted by its mother. Smiles return.

One of my colleagues went on a pilgrimage to Tibet, and while she was there something mysteriously shifted in her. “It’s hard to describe,” she said, “but it’s like I just became myself. It felt like I stepped over the forty-nine yard line into my own territory.” I’ve found her comment echoed by many others. Something they all say is, “There’s no description of what this is like, of what happens to you. I thought I was going crazy at first! I was different but more real, more relaxed, and more excited—all at the same time.”

I know only too well that even when you’ve begun to see the light, you can still be affected by other people’s fears and still wrestle intermittently with societal beliefs in sacrifice and suffering. You gain insight then backslide a bit, like Sisyphus pushing the rock up the hill every day only to have it roll back down at night. This is natural. Making the new transformed reality normal requires a repeated choice to maintain your personal vibration at the level of soul, or what I’ve called your home frequency. We’re breaking an old habit—unlearning and relearning the principles of how we live, create, and grow—and it requires practice.

Entering the World Again as a “New Human”

After the turning point, you feel who you are as a soul. You know how you want your life to feel, you have a new set of criteria for making choices, and you trust your intuition to guide you. Problems you thought were so terrible before change effortlessly, turning into opportunities. The Flow becomes your best friend, and you don’t want to lock down any ideas—you want to leave space for everything to evolve and improve naturally.

As you review your successful navigation of the difficult stages in your transformation, you see that your success was due to the way you used your attention. You made choices, consistently, to not activate old habits that were holding you back and causing you to suffer. You notice that this practice changed your life for the better. Good opportunities, people on your wavelength, and interesting new creations emerged from your home frequency. It becomes second nature to be vigilant concerning what you notice and how you use attention. Now you want to refine your attention skills even more to be able to know and do what’s possible in the Intuition Age.

Art by Phoenix Manos

Penney Peirce's August 2016 Newsletter: The Cruise!!!

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Penney Peirce Video Interview with Mary Kane on Enchantmentality

Check out the latest interview, from New Mexico, with Mary Kane. It's available at: https://youtu.be/FC0pjqo-cbY  and at my own youtube channel: