Monday, July 13, 2015

A Call to Investigate Amazon from the Authors' Guild

I post this for anyone interested in the field of publishing. . .


The recent decision in United States v. Apple raises the spectre once again of Amazon’s excessive power in the publishing landscape. The federal appellate court in the case agreed with the lower court that Apple had indeed violated antitrust law by cooperating with publishers to establish agency pricing for e-books (which allows publishers to set their own prices and pay the retailer a commission). The irony of this decision is that Apple’s actions actually helped to open the e-book market and to reduce Amazon’s monopoly from a 90% market share in 2009 to around 67% today.

Without commenting on the outcome of the Apple case, or the facts that led the majority to its conclusion, we’d like to point out the long-term dangers of interpreting antitrust law solely to favor low book prices over a thriving, competitive and robust literary marketplace. The majority’s opinion takes a narrow view of antitrust law, assuming that low book prices to consumers trump all, even if the low prices are artificial loss leaders intended to lure buyers into a single company’s shopping platform. The much larger issue in our view is the dominance that Amazon—through its artificially depressed book prices—wields over the book ecosystem, and the potential repercussions on the free flow of information and free expression.

Despite the decision against Apple, Amazon’s tactics seemed troubling to the court. All three opinions, the majority, concurrence and a dissent, referred to the fact Amazon controlled 90% of the e-book market in 2009, and two of the three judges expressed clear concerns regarding Amazon’s anticompetitive behavior.

Judge Dennis Jacobs, in dissent, characterized Amazon’s behavior as so extreme that Apple had little alternative other than to enter the market on the terms that it did in order to create needed competition. Judge Raymond Lohier, concurring in the majority, found some “appeal to Apple’s argument that the e-book market, in light of Amazon’s virtually uncontested dominance, needed more competition.” Judge Lohier, however, felt that “more corporate bullying is not an appropriate antidote to corporate bullying.”

What, then, is the appropriate antidote?

We once again request the Department of Justice to investigate Amazon for its anti-competitive behavior, a far more dangerous variant that Apple’s.

Here is a letter to the Department of Justice, written by Douglas Preston and Barry Lynn in cooperation with the Authors Guild. Preston is a Council Member of the Authors Guild, which from the beginning has been a partner in this initiative. Last summer he spearheaded a grassroots protest against Amazon’s punishment of authors during its dispute with the publisher Hachette. Under the rubric “Authors United,” he gathered over 900 authors’ signatures and took out a two-page advertisement in The New York Times, in a public challenge to Amazon’s actions.

This letter addresses the larger issue of Amazon’s control of the book market and requests an investigation of the company by the Department Of Justice. The Authors Guild supports Preston’s actions and endorses his request, as do the American Booksellers Association and the Association of Authors’ Representatives.

Roxana Robinson

President

The Authors Guild

Business in the Intuition Age


Penney Peirce says, “We’re leaving the Information Age and entering the Intuition Age. A new time is upon us, bringing profound change that pressures us to learn the rules of a greatly expanded new world—one where consciousness skills will become the most valued resource.” Today, the secret to business growth lies in accessing higher dimensions of awareness and developing techniques that originate from that new level of perception. 

The Intuition Age is bringing new ways to do traditional business tasks—like managing, innovation, sales, strategic planning and goal-setting, and production—that reduce struggle and optimize results. For example, by understanding how subtle factors—like alignment, attitude, energy level, internal pictures and “postures,” the inner blueprint, hidden agendas, and mindfulness—affect outer results, we can narrow the time between concept and fulfillment of goals, and reduce error caused by too much ego, unspoken assumptions, or the autopilot-mind. 

Tangible successes in business will increasingly depend on the mastery of intangible systems and the maintenance of a positive internal “state” in ourselves, the workers. Personal stress is at an all-time high and we’re nearly maxxed out on methods that rely on will power. To get the edge now, we need to be aware of more—with less strain, and continually restore freshness to our work life. To do that, we must be authentic, in the moment, and much more attentive and fluid than ever before. Renewal today will occur when we stretch into a new perspective. The first step to greater organizational health is recentering on the personal. The next is learning to perceive intuitively. 

In the 21st century, knowledge workers will develop an “inspiration capacity” and subtle consciousness skills that include: the ability to access visions, understand and work with energy, focus and direct thoughts intentionally, master emotional expression and empathic abilities, communicate without words, and work with the power of the present moment and the unified field that physics describes.

In the near future, we’ll know how to use intuition to scan the future of any process, be committed to encouraging the chemistry of an aligned group mind, understand how to manipulate the energy blueprint of an idea to work out problems before they occur physically, and be able to expand into the visionary state to refine and adapt plans. 

Copyright by Penney Peirce

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Riding the Wave to Our Destiny


It’s now that we must pay close attention to who we want to be, and do whatever it takes to maintain our highest consciousness and physical energy. Otherwise we run the risk of succumbing to the victim identity, which is pouring up out of the collective subconscious as never before.

If your life is building in intensity, if you are facing the things that scare you most, please don’t freeze in the worry-mind, or in the duality reality! This is the time to actively look for the oneness and the underlying sanity in all things. This is the time to believe in your own destiny, which is the manifestation of Who You Really Are. Choose what’s choosing you! Enter the experience that’s seeking you and trust its compassion. Live it out in an engaged way, and keep walking, keep inviting in your destiny, even if you can’t imagine how amazing it’s going to be. Don’t worry about not being up to it. You ARE it. When it finds you and you flow into it, you’ll be saying, "You mean I get to do THIS?"

How DO we achieve our destiny? On the one hand, I might have a bumper sticker that says DESTINY HAPPENS (not unlike "S - - - Happens") because I believe that we eventually get where we’re going simply by pursuing our natural interests, letting life flow as it wants, and being in harmony with that flow. On the other hand, I also believe that focusing on goals and enthusiastically working toward them is an equally important way to do things in the world. But there are times when my mind becomes inflated and I get ahead of myself, thinking I know the way a path of action is going to work out, and thinking it HAS to follow my prescribed itinerary. When things seem to go astray, it’s easy to assume I’ve made a terrible mistake, and that life is rejecting me.

Our destiny is programmed into our bodies, however, and our bodies are inseparable from the unified field of energy and consciousness we live in here on earth. When you feel outwardly from the center of yourself, you’ll experience the oneness of you and the "outside" world. You’ll know it’s not on the other side of some imaginary boundary, but is actually your extended body, your extended self. The world, and all its people, objects, and events, is your greater mind, your greater identity. One loving intention flows through the whole — to help each part evolve and become the truest self. 

I assume that when that truest self can integrate entirely into the body and mind, we immediately achieve our destiny. We share from our giftedness then, create much more than we previously thought possible, and feel utterly rewarded in all things. It is impossible to lose your destiny, because it’s encoded in every molecule of the physical plane. And yet, life often takes us on what seem like sudden detours, events that derail us from our will-driven tracks. Even these are invaluable teachings about trusting destiny, and its sometimes convoluted unfolding through unusual twists and tests.

Copyright by Penney Peirce

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Power of Your State of Being

I was talking to a client recently whose focus was on how to advance in his corporation to make more money. How could he find a "sponsor" to recommend him for the next level even though he hadn't been there very long? There was the implied idea that he would only receive value personally if he received more money and if he felt more valuable to the company via that particular measure of success.

I heard myself say that the real issue was that he needed to shift from that external measure to an internal direct experience of what he wanted. In other words, he needed to feel that he was enjoying the work he was doing, enlivening it for himself—even though he harbored thoughts of leaving and starting his own business—and he needed to totally commit to the reality at hand, for now. That the real measure of success for the deep self might actually be satisfaction and engagement in one's experience. Relaxing into his experience, which his soul had engineered and materialized for a good reason, would soften his demeanor and allow others around him to feel good about him; if he were enjoying his work, they would enjoy him, and thus support him, and perhaps that would encourage a sponsor to naturally occur.

And finally, the irony was that when he was getting value from what he did—because he was choosing to get value from it—the result in his "form reality" would be money. The money would be a symbolic materialization of the value he was living in and surrounded by, as a STATE OF BEING.

Another client had decided to move to a new city and was receiving visions of herself beginning her work as a counselor, and restarting her private practice, in a totally different way than she'd always done it. She didn't want to use will power and market herself heavily. Instead, she saw herself having a drop-in group where she would get to know new people in a casual way, and they her. And that would expand naturally to more groups and services.

After she described this reality to me with great clarity, her doubting mind asserted itself momentarily and she said, "Do you think the new place will welcome me, though?" And I said, "You are in a welcoming state of mind; remember what you just described about welcoming new people into your drop-in group, how open and relaxed you were feeling. That attitude is a state of being, and as you live in it, you'll probably find that your environment welcomes you in exactly the same way. It's all connected! It's all one thing, doing one thing. Perhaps you wouldn't even have thought of how the drop-in group would feel unless the new town also felt the same to you intuitively. That means you—the soul— are showing you—the personality—that you're ready for a new way of life. The power of "welcoming" is making itself known internally and externally.

And finally, I spoke with a client last year and evidently saw small colorful birds showing up in her energy field—a symbol of new life and new insights. I just received an email from her saying that a bright yellow Goldfinch had appeared at her home office windows, moving from one window to the next, peering in at her, flapping its wings, for over ten minutes straight! She took a video of it, and sent it to me, saying that the materialization of the vision was an incredibly powerful omen for her—a real validation of new life and new direction showing up. The image in this blog entry is from her video. It's all connected. Pay attention to your STATE OF BEING. It's in you, you're in it, it's around you, it's everything in your present moment.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Poem about Now


I just noticed a swelling of love

I just noticed
this very moment
a swelling of love
coming from me!
for no reason and
I'm all alone and
I'm swooning!
my old-self-mind-self is not in control
dulling me so I match the dull world
some new force is surfacing
stronger than past definitions
more magnetic than my attachments
to who I've been in the world
and how I make this life real
the volcanic upswell will not be stopped
molten stone will explode in vapors of steam
and I will feel ecstasy
not programmed sadness
about something being destroyed

I love horses and dogs
I love the hearts of flowers
I love unselfconscious people
I love trees I love dirt
I love not knowing
I want to know everything
because I am so excited
and I know I know a lot already
because I am so peaceful too
I want to know others deeply
find common ground or differences
because both are so fun to experience
I long for what is faraway to be normal and local
I want to combine odd elements to see what will happen
I love to be thrilled
and never know what will thrill me and I love
the surprise and what people are capable of
and what life has yet to reveal.
I can't contain it all
don't want to contain anything
holding blocks me
I want You to affect me
I want to feel how the energy around me
and in me
is You

I want to love You
I want to dancecreateplayflowdissolve with You
maybe if I take all the spaces from between the words
mash it all together
I might experience more of what Spirit knows
love knows no gaps
lives in the gaps
love is everywhere
and it's taking me
absorbing me into it
and I can't maintain identity
am forgetting that I need or want to
be somebody
I am so so FULL
and now: FULLER
and: FULLER YET
and, NO!

it does not stop!

—Penney Peirce

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Total Lunar Eclipse for Easter, and a "Blood Moon" too!


From Lynda Hill:  April's Libran full Moon is a total lunar eclipse. It is a "blood moon;" when the Earth casts its shadow on a full Moon and eclipses it, the Moon may get a red glow. Total lunar eclipses are rare — only about one in three lunar eclipses are total. About four to five total eclipses can be seen at any place on Earth in a decade. Once in a while, four total lunar eclipses happen in a row. This is called a lunar tetradClick here for more information. 


This is yet another powerful full Moon, and, it is the last full Moon that is involved so closely with the Uranus/Pluto square. We are seeing the winding up of that particularly huge social movement that we've been experiencing. Other things, of course, will take its place, but, at least, we are seeing the end of the Uranus/Pluto squares that have been so incredibly intense and meaningful over the last 3 or so years. 
So, this powerful full Moon is opposite Uranus and square Pluto; it is yet another transformational lunation. This, then, is a major time of letting go — of purging those things that no longer work for you. Saying goodbye to things that are holding you back is key. Jupiter in Leo is sextile the Moon and trining the Sun, providing a way out — it can bring instances of good luck, serendipity and breakthroughs. 
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The action begins at 3:16 am PDT/6:16 am EDT on the morning of April 4 when the edge of the moon first enters the amber core of Earth’s shadow. For the next hour and 45 minutes, Earth’s shadow will move across the lunar disk, ultimately covering the entire moon at 4:58 am PDT/7:58 am EDT. The moon’s red tint is caused by the Earth covering the sun. This red light from the rim of the Earth then beams onto moon, transforming it into a giant red orb.
The total phase of the lunar eclipse will only last about 5 minutes, making it the shortest lunar eclipse of the century on the morning of Easter Vigil, traditionally observed as the period between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The eclipse also falls within the first night of Passover, observed by Jews worldwide beginning Friday at sunset.
Some total eclipses last for more than an hour, in this case, totality spans just 4 minutes and 43 seconds since the moon will be skimming the outskirts of the Earth’s shadow, rather than passing centrally through it.
This Saturday will be the third of four total eclipses in the 18-month long tetrad series. Previous eclipses occurred on April 15, 2014 and Oct. 8, 2014. After Saturday, the next one is expected on Sept. 28, 2015. Such a closely-spaced succession of eclipses is a fairly rare occurrence.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Mindfulness in Education Conference in NYC

For anyone interested, here's the link for The Mindfulness in Education conference, sponsored by Omega Institute, in NYC, March 13-14. It's for K-12 grades.

http://www.eomega.org/visit-us/omega-nyc/mindfulness-education-conference-in-nyc

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Painting by Peter Esdaile

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Listen to Penney Peirce and Christine Upchurch. . .


You can listen to an lively and interesting interview with Penney Peirce and Christine Upchurch (or download the file) at http://www.cuhealing.com/The-Christine-Upchurch-show.html

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Make space for something better that isn't based on unfairness and self-sacrifice.



We are in a period where the intensification of the last wave of high-frequency energy has ebbed slightly, letting us make sense of things, get caught up, and integrate new insights so we can use them creatively when the next surge occurs. Now it's time to feel your core self, practice smiling, and experience your perfect, harmonious energy body vibrating inside and around your physical one.

Gather yourself. Enjoy yourself and the pure simple pleasures of being. Yes, some places are flooding, some are too hot and dry, and the earth is rumbling. A rebalancing of emotion and feeling habits is underway. Perhaps you're finally ready to change something about yourself? See what it is. Can you sense what's brewing as your next step? Because you're close! Opportunities are getting ready to materialize that may not fit your old "pictures."

Are you hanging onto any old sadness, grief, resentments, remorse, feuds, or vengefulness? Let it all go now and sweeten up. Make space for something better that isn't based on unfairness and self-sacrifice.

Center and quiet yourself, then call to mind the problem you want solved and the way your mind thinks it should be solved. Then use your intuition to feel through this outer level into what's underneath. What does the soul really want to experience? What really wants to materialize here, independently of your will power? Are there conditions in the energy world or thought world that might be softened, shifted, released, or smoothed to allow a better flow? 

As you track through a naturally flowing process in your imagination, are there places it bogs down that you might pay closer attention to? Listen and allow more nonlinear, magical synchronicities to occur in your imagination, then let the correct strategy emerge from the soul's true intent.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Penney Peirce on The Dr. Pat Show; listen at the Archives

You can listen to the latest interview with Penney at 

http://www.thedrpatshow.com/shows/drp-150106-peirce.mp3

Monday, January 12, 2015

Penney Will be in Seattle for the Women of Wisdom Conference, Feb 2015


Please join me, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Patti Conklin, and others for the 23rd annual, 2015 Women of Wisdom (WOW!) conference, Feb 12-16. The theme is: "I Am We: Hearts Connecting Communities."

I am presenting an evening introductory workshop (open to men) on Thurs 2/12, and an all- day workshop on Fri 2/13 (only women). The topic of both will be The Power of Personal Vibration: Change Your Frequency and Change Your Life!

I will be available for a limited number of private sessions at my hotel. Contact me via my website if you're interested. www.penneypeirce.com

Find out more at: http://womenofwisdom.org/events-reg-2015/  and http://womenofwisdom.org/2015-featured/

Friday, January 9, 2015

Mindful Living Book Club & Study Group Is Doing FREQUENCY Next!


My good friend Diane Fleck has begun a wonderful, active book club. You might like to participate, as she's chosen FREQUENCY as the next book. Here's the announcement:

The Mindful Living Book Club and Study Group kicks off the New Year with a truly amazing book that will change your life. The book I’m referring to is Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration, by Penney Peirce.

The message to the reader, written by Penney says, “ We’re becoming increasingly aware of internal and external energy, its qualities and the principles by which it functions—frequency, vibration, resonance, waves, oscillations, cycles, octaves, and spectrums. We’re discovering that these concepts are at the heart of the newest techniques for knowing, doing and having everything. In other words, your personal vibration—the frequency of energy you hold moment by moment in your body, emotions and mind—is the most important tool you have for creating and living your ideal life. If your energy frequency is high, fast, and clear, life unfolds effortlessly and in alignment with your destiny, while a lower, slower, more distorted frequency begets a life of snags and disappointments.”

Through the book club study group, you will be able to experience and actualize Penney’s information and processes while integrating them into your life. Diane Fleck, soul reader, coach and astrologer will be your facilitator throughout this adventure.  As a group, sharing your real world experiences and wisdom helps everyone move into a higher vibration faster and more easily. 

This is a 6-week program, meeting via teleconference call. Group size is limited, and offered in 2 or 3 group settings to accommodate attendees' schedules. If you’re unable to attend one of the sessions, the conference calls are recorded for everyone. If you can’t find a schedule to suit your needs, please email Diane@DianeFleck.com and we can see how to accommodate a day and time that works for you.

The first study group will begin Wed January 21st at 10-11:00am PT/1-2pm ET.  
To register for the Wed group, click over to http://tinyurl.com/oykutge

The second study group will begin Mon January 26, 6-7pm PT/9-10pm ET.
To register for the Mon group, click over to http://tinyurl.com/osgza42

The Study Group fee for the 6 weeks is $72. Space is limited. If you have further questions, call 925-586-6060 or email Diane@DianeFleck.com

www.DianeFleck.com or http://www.meetup.com/Pleasant-Hill-Mindful-Living-Book-Club/

Thursday, January 8, 2015

For Anyone Interested in Copyright Protection


As a member of The Authors Guild, I like to follow the lawsuits they have been diligently pursuing, fighting for authors' rights. Here's the latest news:

Court papers filed yesterday evening brought to an end the Guild’s copyright infringement lawsuit against the group of research libraries known as the HathiTrust. The Guild claimed the library group infringed by reproducing copyright-protected books for inclusion in its HathiTrust Digital Library, a searchable database.

The case arose in June 2011 when the HathiTrust announced its “Orphan Works Project,” which would begin freely distributing digital copies of “orphan works”—books that are still under copyright, but whose rightsholders cannot be found. HaithiTrust abandoned the Orphan Works Project shortly after the lawsuit was filed. The Guild had demonstrated that the copyright owners of most of the books were easily found, forcing HaithiTrust to acknowledge that its search methodology was flawed.

The resolution of the case follows a June 2014 decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which approved two limited uses of the HathiTrust Digital Library—full-text search and display to the print-disabled—but sent down to the district court the question of whether the copies made by HathiTrust for “preservation” or “replacement” purposes were done in accordance with the copyright law’s exceptions governing libraries, which require that libraries determine that the original was either damaged or lost and not obtainable at a reasonable price before making a copy to replace the original.

The agreement filed in the lower court should resolve that question. In it, the libraries represent that their copying complies with these requirements and will continue to do so unless and until they provide written notice to the Authors Guild. If the libraries change their copying practices, or if they unilaterally decide to distribute so-called orphan works under a new iteration of the abandoned Orphan Works Project, the Guild will have the right to bring a new lawsuit.

“Our pursuit of this claim was ultimately a success,” said Authors Guild Executive Director Mary Rasenberger. “It led directly to HathiTrust’s 2011 abandonment of the Orphan Works Project. Moreover, the stipulation filed today resolves one of our biggest concerns with the HathiTrust Digital Library—namely, that its copying wasn’t done in accordance with the rules for library copying laid out in the Copyright Act.”

A related case—Authors Guild v. Google—is currently under consideration by the Second Circuit, which heard oral argument from both parties on December 3.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Link to Listen to CCC Dec 4 Teleconference Call Recording with Penney Peirce

For those of you who have asked, here's the link you wanted for the Co-Creators Convergence call:



Saturday, December 6, 2014

8 Current Trends in Photography and Why They May Be Occurring Now

Here are 8 interesting current trends in photography and why they may be occurring now:

dynamic women, original, quirky, surprising, not just gorgeous models posing
What I think: We are coming into a greater emphasis on feminine consciousness, the divine feminine, the right brain, the need for women leaders who have more open intuition. And, we’re getting away from men’s idea of what the perfect, “sexy” woman must be like.



letterbox look: wide narrow formats like the new tvs
What I think: we’re widening our horizons, moving beyond the little box, thinking more globally, though still focusing in the horizontal, physical world.


all kinds of people; humankind’s giant mixing bowl, kids and seniors, all races, cool hipsters in traditional settings, being real not different
What I think: We’re becoming aware of collective consciousness and how interconnected we all are; learning to be less judgmental and separate.

monochromatic color, high contrast, black and white or light duotones, brings a feel for nostalgia and the richness of the old “film” look
What I think: We want to simplify and be more centered, pay closer attention to real, core things.



our own point of view; not just selfies but cameras on surfboards, helmets, up close, unexpected perspectives
What I think: We’re starting to legitimize our own experience and way of seeing the world, and to appreciate other people’s ways of seeing. We are using our attention more consciously to notice what we’re noticing.




sensory immersion with pixels that elicit all sorts of sense experiences; vivid macro images that heighten awareness, create a sensory wonderland
What I think: We’re learning to be more centered in our body, to feel into things, to get out of the left brain and appreciate pure experience.



super still life; inanimate objects cause us to pause, we explore the artistry of still life in the moment; interesting angles and arrangements, big dynamic images
What I think: We’re over-stimulated and need to slow down. We’re learning to be more mindful, to engage with the moment, to penetrate into what we’re noticing and focus on beauty.

complex photos with type overlays in boxes and layers
What I think: We’re multi-tasking to keep up with the acceleration, challenging our brains to work with both left and right hemispheres simultaneously, make intuitive connections, integrate faster.





Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Co-Creators Convergence Teleconference Call - Dec 4th

Anyone is invited to be in on the call I'm doing with Nina Patrick of the Co-Creators Convergence group, Thursday Dec 4. 

CoCreators Convergence Teleconference Call with Penney PeirceHosted by Nina Patrick with Noel & Bob Warner

Dial: 559-726-1300; PIN: 158352#Time: 5:30 PM PT; 8:30 PM ET

What is the perception of the future? And how do we get there now? Attention skills have never been more important!

Join Penney Peirce and Nina Patrick for a discussion of some of the following ideas from Penney’s newest book, Leap of Perception: The Transforming Power of Your Attention, which won 2014 Book of the Year from the COVR Visionary Awards.

We are in the midst of a global transformation of consciousness; the Information Age is speeding toward a “leap” into the Intuition Age. The resulting new reality will operate by different rules and we will know ourselves as a new kind of human being. We’ll live in a world that’s functioning entirely in the present moment, close to the speed of light.

In this time of shallow, fragmented attention, distraction, and “attention deficit,” it is only through new, conscious “attention skills” that we will enter and live successfully in the Intuition Age. These skills include: direct knowing, undivided attention, flow attention, unified field attention, collective-self attention, and working purposefully with the imaginal realm to materialize new realities.

“To transform, you must make a profound shift in the way you know things. How you make your world real to yourself must undergo deep revision. You can’t just keep processing data the way we’re doing it now—with an almost desperate need for speed. You need a new methodology that lets you naturally and effortlessly jump into expanded perception.”

“As the world increases in vibration, processes become more instantaneous. Cause-and effect ceases to be the primary rule for materializing results. What you want to create happens effortlessly, miraculously, with no logical explanation, in a twinkling. Everything is faster and easier.”

“Think of Intuition Age attention as something that fills the present moment fully, encompassing the entirety of your sphere. It allows you to perceive any amount of time and space, any frequency or dimension, and any depth of understanding you need. Your attention matches the scope of your sphere and brings you the understanding of a complex, holistic pattern of information all at once via direct knowing.”

“These days, with the world’s acceleration, expanded abilities are likely to develop without trauma, just by keeping your vibration at the level of your home frequency, working to become more transparent, and settling into the realization that you are much more than you’ve ever thought. You’ll find, too, that as one ability opens, it’s tied closely to other abilities, and several may occur in rapid sequence.”

“Attention is valuable because it’s not just an act of focusing your mind on a single point, it is the bringing of your very essence, your soul—the most valuable thing you have—fully into the moment, to perceive with clarity. When used properly, attention is life promoting and soul revealing, and it leads to conscious evolution.”

All quotes are from Penney's book, Leap of Perception.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Moving Beyond Suffering


If you believe in suffering, you feed it with your attention and keep it in existence. If you resist suffering, try to avoid it, or overcome it and save people from the experience of it, it means you believe in it, and you are keeping it alive with your attention. If you agree with suffering, thinking it is the normal human condition, and resign yourself to it, or even decide to create more of it for yourself (becoming a victim) or for others (becoming a monster), it means you believe in it, and you are keeping it alive with your attention. To move beyond suffering you must not participate in its reality. Instead, eclipse that polarity and move into the realm of spirit, of the soul, of unity, where suffering is unknown. To do that, you must focus on the experience of Love.

It's deceptive when people advise you to "just love yourself" and everything will be fine. Our predominant model of living is linear, that is, we visualize projecting or sending love to one another across time or space. So we naturally use that image when thinking about loving our self. But how can we get outside our self to project love back to our self? You cannot be separate from yourself in order to see yourself, or love yourself. If you can love something, that means you already contain love and the ability to experience it and exercise it. It is fundamental to your identity—in fact the experience of love is your core identity. You can only be yourself and that means if you are love, the only thing you can do is love. 

Love is who you are and love is what you do. So, don't love yourself, just love. Just love, just love, just love. "I am Love, I am Loving." Don't try to receive love: Be love. The only time we move into suffering is when we try to receive love, when we try to love other people so they will love us, or when we try to love ourselves by looking at our image through other people's eyes. Then we lose the connection with the experience of being love and how all we really want is to radiate it, share it, experience it, and feel it in motion. Not being able to do that causes pain.

If you knew who you truly were, you would never stop yourself from doing that! You need to remember this core experience. You need to go into a deep state and feel—sense—the truth about who you really are, then from that place say, "Everything in my world springs from my huge, divine consciousness. There's nothing else in this world except me, and I am Love, so my whole world is Love. And I will not allow anything that is not this, that does not have this quality of oneness and compassion, to exist in my world, in any of my dimensions. So—the alternative to suffering: the statement "I AM." And the deep experience of what that entails. 

First have the experience of yourself, and second, bring that experience into the body, into the here and now. It must become a full-on feeling state. How do you do that? Center! Bring your awareness inside your skin: Here. What does "here" denote? It denotes the body in space. Then come into the now. Now denotes the body in time. Time and space—put yourself squarely in the intersection of time and space where your physical body exists; bring your attention into alignment with that. As you do, say, "I am Love; and I am Here, and I am Now. 100%. There's not one part of me that isn't Love, not one part of me that isn't Light. I—the Big Self—am everything." This is the warrior's stance—total presence, total conviction, total knowledge, no doubt. So, you are Love, you are Here, you are Now, you are in the body, you have BECOME the body AS the higher superconsciousness. 

Next, expand the bubble of your present moment, in terms of space and time. So from the awareness of being the body, next become the aura; "I am everything around me for 3 feet, 5 feet, 10 feet, above and below. I am the luminous egg. I have no skin; my body is open. I am light permeating everywhere. I am a collection of particles of light floating in space; a ball of light." If the light seems cloudy or foggy, let it clear until it becomes transparent and glossy, and you simply feel its presence in everything. Continue expanding yourself, gradually including everything in your consciousness until you reach a point where nothing in this world exists outside you. "I am the world; the earth exists inside my consciousness; the peoples of the world live inside me. The solar system lives inside my awareness." You can go as far as you want, making the universe personal—then you can come back again to your individual, physical self. 

Realize that as you increase your awareness of size, which is space—you have also increased the amount of time you have. You have empowered yourself for action, because you have unlimited time and space. And, if you have included other people inside your consciousness, they are being created by the Big You, the Loving You, and are therefore an aspect of you. And they must be embodying a certain thought or facet of your identity. So there is a learning here—that as you look at others and say, "This is me. How is this me? What is the message they bring?” then you know more about your own inner dynamics and the ingenuity of your creativity. 

The skin is no boundary. What occurs inside your mind, the thoughts that are seeded to you from the inner self, are also happening in the outer mind, that which we often refer to as the "environment" or your world, your reality. The environment is your outer self. The inner and outer selves always act in unison because they aren’t separate at all. If you start matching up or aligning the occurrences in the "world" with the same thoughts inside your mind, you will feel bigger, more confident and at peace, and more of your Loving Self will be available to the conscious you.

So, to summarize a bit, the key to ending suffering is to be fully present, here and now, as your true Self, including others within you as your Self. If your Self is Love, they are Love. If you are in harmony, they are in harmony. If you are Love, your whole world is Love, if you have merged with your world. If you are loving, the world is loving, the people in your world are loving, loving anything in their world, and if you come near them, they love you. You are "in love" together.

If you are your Self, there is no suffering. And yet there will be people who occur within you who still suffer. Just be with them. Don't believe them. Think, "I hear you, and I know you are not hearing your Self. I am going to be with you, fully, for even just one moment." Let them feel your presence, let them merge into it as much as they wish, let them become you, as you become them. Let the experience of being equalize, and your certainty will transfer to them and they will KNOW. 

And it won't be you, the little personality who's done it; it will be you, the Big Loving Self who has done it, combined the same Self in them. It's your alignment with and affirmation of what is already so, being communicated to the part of them that knows this is true as well, to that little spark inside them which has never been blown out. That little spark perks up, says, "You are right! That's what I've been waiting for, and now I can come into activation. And I will displace through my own presence all that is not true in this personality." As this occurs there is the possibility of instantaneous healing, sudden positive personality changes, and personal transformation. Suffering is forgotten, as though a distant memory, as though the pain may have belonged to someone else.

Copyright by Penney Peirce 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Starseed Beings


I have dreamed about highly evolved intergalactic beings for many years. And, though I resonate to these frequencies, I also feel a huge love for the earth and all its manifestations. It’s a fine-line balancing act to maintain connection to the home place in spirit while also making the earth the home place. After moving to Florida last year, I began to have a greater incidence of “noticings” concerning ancient aliens, vortices off the coast, and attunements to large esoteric evolutionary patterns of knowledge. I had let this particular sort of consciousness vibration slide, in favor or writing popular books that would translate higher concepts into ordinary life. But now, something is asking for attention; something old wants to be remembered and activated.

So, poking around online, I found this piece on a site about intergalactic beings: (http://www.siriusascension.com). I have edited it a bit to make it simpler, less “out there,” and with not so much tendency for ego distortion. I’m thinking about the word “activation” and how it may be a way of saying that Memory is coming into the conscious mind, in the present moment. Are we now in need of remembering who we really are and why we’re here? Time to really, really wake up?

Many Starseed Beings Are Nonphysical

Most starseed beings operate within a group consciousness. This means that their shared identity with their species or group is more important than any sense of personal identity or personality. This is natural for a group of higher consciousness beings. They experience a collective awareness, identity, intelligence, and communication system. They are part of the group because they want to be and not because they are forced to be part of it. To be part of a group consciousness, a being needs to have transcended any strong tendencies to identify with personal ego and personality. 

It can be blissful to be merged in a group consciousness where the individual is intimately connected to a large vibrant energy field and consciousness that is “the self.” Within this there is very little pain and suffering that is typical of what beings experience when they operate from the deep sense of separation that comes with an ego/personality identity. We have to remember that Source/God is a group consciousness and all beings through the process of evolution are ultimately returning to this state. 

It is the destiny of humanity to construct its own particular group consciousness. It is important to note that when we attune to starseed beings, we connect to the group consciousness as well as to the individuals, simultaneously. We cannot have a human-style relationship with a group consciousness—it may feel detached, as if it is lacking personality. If we can get over the normal human tendency to want personal relationships with starseed beings, we can begin to appreciate these wonderful group consciousness experiences.

Some Starseed Beings Are Incarnate; Perhaps You Are One

Most starseeds have difficulty being in the sort of dense physical body that we have on earth. Those who incarnate need to fall in love with physicality and know how to connect to the goddess (divine feminine), which is the creative source for this physical universe. This is important for all starseeds (and all humans) as it helps them feel that they belong on earth and are a vital part of what is HERE.

All starseeds must find harmonious and positive ways to interact with humanity. It is easy to see the negativity and dysfunctional states that plague human beings on earth, but starseeds must see beyond this and express compassion and unconditional love to humanity. If starseeds personally have problems in these areas, then it is their responsibility to seek help so they can transcend the tendencies.

Starseed beings are portal beings—their actual spiritual energies take people from one point to another in energy and consciousness. Portal beings are like walking doorways through which humans are attracted to other dimensions of existence. 

Mary Magdalene was/is such a being. She is a portal to other realms and dimensions, which others access simply by being in her presence. She teaches about universal truth and the divine feminine in a humble fashion, free of ego. Her communication is not so much verbal as it is directly through her presence and energies. 

Starseed Beings Have Particular Abilities

Starseed beings who are now incarnate have particular abilities. They can:

• raise their vibration to be more aware of the unseen spiritual realities of guides, energies, and other dimensions of experience 

• receive communication from the Star Masters and all guides through intuition, telepathy, psychic abilities, and pure knowing 

• be sensitive to spiritual energies and “read” them 

• hold and flow spiritual energies for self and for others to perform healing and activation work 

• act as a portal so others can enter spiritual realms and dimensions 

• function at higher levels of group consciousness when necessary. Higher consciousness means to be aware of more and adopt the perspectives and plans of galactic and universal beings 

• awaken self and others at the right times to implement life missions 

• activate self or ask for activation in energetic terms when changes in life are needed and the starseed is leading this process by transforming their own consciousness


I wonder whether starseed beings are simply those who have remembered more of their true origins as spiritual entities. That “humans” are those who have dived the most deeply into the physical world. We who are physical all know pain, suffering, shame, ego, and that sort of extreme “bi-polar” shifting between oppositional realities and states of consciousness. We all have the same potential which is really another word for destiny.