Wednesday, April 16, 2014

For anyone interested in publishing. . .

The Anti-Google Mass Book Digitization Campaign Goes Global

Authors Malcolm Gladwell, J.M. Coetzee, Michael Pollan, Margaret Atwood, Peter Carey Support Lawsuit Against Google’s Theft of Books Through Digitization

New York, NY- Prize-winning authors, international rights organizations, and legal experts Monday joined the Authors Guild in fighting what they call Google’s dangerous and unprecedented violation of copyright law. They filed eight stinging friend-of-the-court briefs in support of the Guild’s appeal in Authors Guild v. Google, agreeing that Judge Denny Chin’s decision in the case should be overturned.

“Google’s ambitions respected no borders,” said Authors Guild president Roxana Robinson. “Millions of copyrighted books by authors from every major country were swept in to Google’s scheme. As the new filings demonstrate, not just authors but also photographers, visual artists, songwriters, and publishers around the world find it particularly galling that a wealthy American company would try to find a way to use their creations for free.”

Authors from Australia, Canada, and South Africa joined one brief, including Margaret Atwood, Thomas Keneally, J.M. Coetzee, Yann Martell, Peter Carey and Michael Frayn. In a separate filing, an array of international rights organizations warned that if this massive expansion of “fair use” is allowed to stand it turns the United States into a rogue nation, in violation of international norms of copyright.

Copyright experts, including Marybeth Peters, Former U.S. Copyright Register, Jon Baumgarten, Former General Counsel, U.S. Copyright Office, and professor Raymond T. Nimmer, filed briefs as well.

American authors Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Pollan, Karen Russell, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ron Larson, Taylor Branch, Tracy Chevalier, Lawrence Hill, Diane McWhorter, Robert Christopherson and Tracy Kidder submitted a brief that highlights how Google has left little room for authors and publishers to develop partnerships and licensing opportunities of their own.

And fifteen U.S. groups, representing textbook authors, songwriters, visual artists, illustrators and photographers, filed briefs of their own. These organizations collectively represent thousands upon thousands of individuals dependent on copyright for their livelihoods. Their conclusion sums up the strong case against Google: “One group cannot simply be allowed to take from creators and give works to the public for free with impunity. This undermines the very purpose of copyright law and ultimately of fair use.”

The Authors Guild first sued Google in 2005, citing “massive copyright infringement” in developing its Google Book Search database. The Guild filed its brief on April 11, 2014 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Court in Manhattan.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Times of Stillness

I'm passing this along, as it is very simple and clear:

Hilarion’s Weekly Message, March 23-30, 2014from Marlene Swetlishoff

More and more people on Earth are awakening to discover that the world is in a state of rapid metamorphosis. They look around and see their neighbors embracing concepts that they were not open to before. Everywhere, this awakening energy is clearing ages-old cobwebs from the consciousness of humanity and it is not an easy process. It is very uncomfortable to watch the events taking place in the world and within one’s own personal world, and each individual is struggling at this time to establish and maintain inner equilibrium.

This creates a feeling of stress and tension in the collective consciousness energy field which affects the individuals who are sensitive to the energy flows around them. This tension and anxiety is felt in the solar plexus/stomach area of the human body and is a sign that it is time to get out in nature and stand or sit near a member of the tree family and ask that these tense and anxious feelings be lovingly transmuted and dissolved from within you. The tree family is extremely adept at providing this service to all of humanity and it allows them to be in divine service and to work upon their own evolutionary path.

It is very helpful to pay attention to all of the life forms that coexist around you, and all of the elements. During these unstable energetic shifts, it is best to make one’s life as simple and uncomplicated as possible. By training your mind to go into a quiet state without getting involved in complex and abstract thought patterns that are constantly being stimulated by the communications one receives each day, and doing simple chores around one’s home or yard, one can avoid the feeling of overwhelm which tends to drain a person of their life force and higher energies.

Taking time out to relax often is also most important and just laying down and putting your feet up for a half hour can replenish your vitality. Seek out beauty in all its wondrous forms and do so with passion in your heart. Watch the sun rise and set, the cloud formations, the stars in the night sky, the birds and insects, the flora and fauna. Life thrives and pulses around you but you must become the observer of this and gain the sublime gifts that it brings you.

You must take times of stillness to realign with your higher self and your inner guidance. Practice deep breathing each day to fill you to the root chakra, holding the breath for a moment and then expel the breath knowing that all stale energy is being released. Moving your body many times a day in stretching activities or walking also helps to move the energies through your meridians without becoming stagnant and creating blockages.

Clean out your closets, your cupboards, your garage and other areas of your home and remove all that you no longer use and you will find that by doing so, it creates a greater feeling of well being within you and this will help keep your energies flowing in a positive and constructive manner. Making room for the new, physically, energetically and symbolically, fills one’s soul with spiritual renewal and rebirth.

Until the Earth’s core is activated and sustained by the great light from the cosmos on a stronger level, you as divine energy conduits must continue to anchor and ground your light into the Earth on a daily basis. This activity done several times a day by each of you helps more than you can know to keep the Earth’s energies in greater stability. In effect, you are giving the Earth the boost of spiritual energy that she most needs. Your love sustains this magnificent being as she transitions from lower density into the higher, more rarefied levels of light and consciousness. In turn, you are finding that your every need is provided for, as and when you need it and as this becomes more noticeable, you will be filled with the knowing that you are loved beyond measure.

How quickly the world will move into the new paradigm when the energy of divine love intensifies in its frequency level. When each person is in a state of joy and bliss, it will be very difficult to convince them of the old stories that have been told throughout the ages.

When each member within the human family feels good within themselves, then this will be reflected back to them and great strides will be taken as the Earth moves into the new dawn of the golden age, where there are no limits to the positive possibilities and potentials that can unfold.

Evolving Consciousness Conference, Oslo, Norway

If you're in the neighborhood, please join Penney, Jude Currivan, and Freddy Silva in Oslo, April 4-6 for a fascinating exploration of the higher consciousness affecting us all. I will also be doing a 1-day Leap of Perception training the following Saturday, April 12. And private sessions. You can sign up for everything on the website.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Worry Addiction

Perhaps it is a carryover from last year's roto-rootering, clutter-clearing, realigning-with-core-truth energy. This year feels like a continuation of the "reveal," of what the soul wants to do now that it's more in charge. Some people are experiencing the red carpet being rolled out, with new creative projects looming and even seizing them, moving them into new enthusiasm and a productivity not driven by will power. Others are still in the grip of what appears to be an addiction to worry and panic. Perhaps it is really an addiction to the left brain and the fear-based worldview it perpetrates.

It occurs to me that worry may actually be a positive thing if we can reframe it. After all, worry tells you about what would bother or upset you, and that is useful information. It speaks to you in a loud inner voice about what might happen that is negative, or what might not happen that is negative. Those ideas come from two places. The left brain may be speaking about something that would threaten the status quo and cause the experience of heightened fear or terror, even bordering on the possibility of annihilation. It might start as something fairly innocent, however. 

For example, the neighbor to the back of my new house now shines some giant, ultra-bright floodlights out into her yard at night, which come into my kitchen and bedroom, blinding me and making sleep difficult. They're bothersome, and even painful if I look at them. The upset begins with physical discomfort, but if I pay attention, it deepens into a feeling of being invaded and helpless. To find a comfortable way to exist, I have to install blackout blinds and curtains, and live defensively, which is not how I want to be in my life. I can't connect comfortably to the outside world and nature. There is fear there under the surface—fear that I will be forced to live in a contracted way just as I am beginning to truly expand into a larger identity. That is akin to a feeling of imprisonment, of "soul murder." See how fast an innocuous thing can become truly life-threatening?

But the worry may also come from the soul, showing you something that is important to you—and the left brain interprets it negatively. What if we turned it around to see the positive symbology and meaning? Perhaps my soul is showing me that I need to expand my sphere to include my neighbor, make friends with her, find a win-win solution. Perhaps she is afraid of a home invasion. Maybe we can help each other. Maybe the extra "light on the subject" (me and my new location and life) is a sign for me to look more deeply into the potentials of what I'm doing here in Florida (since life seems to have plopped me here, somewhat unwillingly). Maybe I'm becoming more visible and have to learn to be more comfortable with that.

So, wherever you're caught in worry or panic, try writing down the negative or limiting statements your left brain is declaring. Try penetrating down to the underlying experience that scares you. Write down those sentences. Then turn around the statements to see what you, the soul, are trying to show yourself. What about this might lead you to a larger reality? What action might be indicated that could dissolve the contracted energy? 

If you have become addicted to the left brain's negative view, and the feeling of the adrenaline rush that comes from fear, ask yourself very clearly: Is this the way I want to spend the limited time I have in this lifetime? Stalling myself? Living in a tiny box? If the answer is "No," then every time the tendency to fall back into those negative default settings occurs, pull the plug, perhaps even get mad at the tendency and yell, "Get out!" Then, re-imagine the enthusiastic reality your soul has begun showing you. It's a longstanding habit we are breaking, and it takes practice to turn around the thoughts and internal dialogue. But we can do it! There is enthusiasm, even passion, under every worry.

Monday, February 24, 2014

New Symptoms of Transformation

I have recently been having an email conversation with a woman (L, noted below) who is experiencing many new symptoms of transformation. We agreed to post the conversation, in case any of you are experiencing similar things. I invite you to email me with your experiences and perhaps I'll do a Part 2 after I gather more stories. . .

L: Penney, I know you’re busy but I was led to email you this morning. I experienced something last night that was odd but wonderful, and was wondering if it could have been a universal event. I was watching a show when suddenly something shifted—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It was a major shift, as though I was transported from somewhere else and placed in my home! I missed parts of the show and am not even sure I was watching a show before this occurred. I physically felt my body being “placed” and there was a feeling of alignment. I knew this was right and a veil of peace washed over me. Have you experienced anything like this? What ever it is, it's wonderful! 

P: I can feel what you're describing and it feels like an exaggerated blinking out and back experience. We all rock in and out of form constantly, but this feels like you energetically stayed out longer, allowed yourself to realign with a higher frequency pattern, like a spiritual chiropractic adjustment, then snapped back to your "normal" reality. It feels like you slowed the process down, so you become more conscious of its dynamics, like there was a deliberate and higher sort of consciousness applied to the re-formation part of your process, so you experienced it as being “placed.” Watch now for subtle changes in the way things work over the next few weeks, as the new higher-frequency pattern begins to function, and let me know what you notice. I feel like this happened to me for most of last year, but stretched out over many months.

L: I'm not sure what has happened to me but please tell me I didn't just go crazy—and I'm very serious about that. Ever since that "blink," I hear the prayers of the world, and the heartbeat of the earth. These were happening for a short time before the blink but now I "know things" that I don't want to say I shouldn't know, but things are so clear! It’s like walking through a sleeping planet. I am so filled with an extreme love that I cry over this feeling. I know what it was like before humans manifested everything that we have today and polluted our spirits. I hardly know who I was just a short time ago. I don't want to sleep and I awake every night at 3 am.  

I KNOW that everything I desire is already here and I desire nothing. By the way, I have a terrible headache! I'm sure I was somewhere else last night. It felt as though my body was physically there. I would appreciate any insight you have, even if it's "get to a mental institution!" LOL.

Wait—maybe I shouldn't be laughing out loud at this. Was this a shift into a 5th dimension? Was this an activation of some kind? Please tell me I'm not the only one experiencing this! 

P: I never am sure about the terminology people use to describe dimensions. I would simply say that you had a conscious experience of going into the nonphysical, spiritually-based realm. I like your idea of walking through a sleeping planet though! I often feel this, like other people are moving in slow motion or speaking a language that is in an ancient dialect, with old phraseology. Or, there is a sort of suspended animation with some people and a very heightened action with others on higher frequencies. At the same time, it’s like walking through love; the love is like slippery, shiny air. I can notice it or forget to notice it, and the world changes in an instant depending on which thing I pay attention to. The life I left in California, which I was so steeped in for so long, now seems like a dream, and the new life seems like a dream as well! 

Similarly, I feel little need to push to make my work “work.” Where ambition used to be, there is now simply a feeling of enjoyment and excitement. There are no shoulds left. I sense everything is “just right” and that it will become ever more “just right.” I don’t need the same things I used to need and am happier with what I have and with what comes.

L: You had asked me to share some of the changes I experience with this shift. First: Waking every night at 3 am. I no longer feel as though I'm a spiritual being in a human body but that this body is becoming spiritual. Almost an interweaving of the two. The physical body no longer holds the limitations of boundaries. I trust you will understand this. 

P: Yes, I have had the waking at 3 am thing for many years. It was often accompanied by remembering a visionary dream. But it evolved into a pattern where I was unable to fall asleep and was often simply awake at 3am. Now, my sleep patterns change often. I sleep different hours, and sometimes none at all. And yet, I am not exhausted the next day—as my left brain would have me believe. I sense much energy adjustment going on during the evening hours when my left brain is quieter. I too feel like the field is my body.

L: Next: Words that would normally upset me seem to have no emotions attached to them. They are just words. When something starts to align with a frequency lower than what my higher self desires, there's like an "automatic correct" that activates to adjust my thoughts. 

P: I think this is part of us moving beyond old perceptual patterns. People who react with anger, meanness, or pettiness, just seem boring to me anymore, or I feel drawn to give them a blessing. Part of this is a lack of interest in the news; I don’t want to add attention to the negativity. The old patterns of taking offense seem to be a waste of time and energy. Better things to do!!

L: Third: The two worlds or realms don't always exist separately anymore. What I used to hear and see using "spiritual gifts " are now just appearing! For example, sounds that are so clear that everyone should hear them, but they don't. People and objects appear from nowhere. I know these things weren't there before. Such as someone walking down the street, or a random object appearing on the table I just cleared off. Coincidences that I know are not! 

P: Exactly! I find a synchromesh sort of occurrence of the answers to my sometimes idle thoughts. I need/want to find a new bedskirt for my bed, and the perfect one appears at the consignment store, discounted that day to $3! It happens with timing for appointments, and how and when I answer emails. Clients say sentences that are the perfect answer to something I was thinking about. Everything seems coordinated by a higher force.

L: Fourth: I can't even imagine the person I used to be just a short time ago. 
Things I longed for, I no longer desire. Everything seems, for lack of a 
better word, "perfect”—in a universal way. This has all happened so quickly but without the experience of time. And by the way, I have a white owl, actually very beautiful, and an enormous hawk, as my animal spirit guides. They both appear during the day and night together. These are real birds! Pretty wild, huh!

P: I can relate to all the things you say! I had a hawk come down onto a low branch of a tree next to my kitchen window recently. He just sat there and looked in the window at me. As to “my” history, and “my” story—I feel I continue to hold my history to myself as a way to be real to others, to have something in common with others, and though I can project my attention back into the “memories,” and feel all the sensations associated with the experiences, I can feel how I’m not at all invested in them, or the meanings I may have attached to them previously. I feel a deep sense of satisfaction, really, with remembering, gradually, the fullness of all the lives I’ve lived, and who I really am. 

L: These are such dramatic changes and without knowing others are experiencing these same things, I feel it could take a toll on us.  Now I know why I've connected with you! Did this all happen to you quickly or over a year? I know time doesn't exist but it seems so compacted like there's so much more to come. 

P: All these symptoms of the transformational shift have been happening to me for many years, but intensifying recently, especially last year in 2013. If you read back through my Oracle Letters (on my homepage), you’ll be able to track my perceptions.

L: Here’s a new one: The 1 am Metamorphosis. LOL. For about a week now at 1 am, I wake up and have to literally get out of bed and stretch my spine. I continue this for 5 to 10 min. I thought this must look like one of those shows where the guy turns into a werewolf! But I was given the vision of a butterfly coming out of a cocoon. I'm not talking about a little stretch. My spine feels like it's getting longer. I feel—"grander" Is the word I'm given, which is pretty cool since I'm barely 5' tall! 

Also my body is tired but then I want to take a walk. I don't feel like doing anything but then I feel as though I need to be doing something and this carries some urgency with it, but it's OK if I don't. Does this make sense? So, OK if you have the stretching or the "do this, don't do that, and it's all OK", (LOL) then I think we are really on to something here.

If we make our own realities and things are appearing and disappearing, what do you think happens to the people in our lives who no longer fit with our vibrations? Do they just disappear since we are creating a new world? 

I was shown a vision of two worlds being pulled apart like 2 pieces of plastic wrap stuck together and being separated. The top one was transparent and the bottom one was heavy. The top transparent one is the new higher vibrational world and the bottom is the lower vibrational world. The lower will remain a "training ground" while the higher will be... I suddenly have no words here but instead of erasing this I'm to leave it for you. 

P: I also have begun to be conscious of getting all the kinks out of my spine; I seem to do it every few hours all day long, and especially first thing in the morning, when I do lots of stretching. Perhaps we are sensitive to any blocked flows of energy now—wanting the body’s information without having it jam up. 

When people no longer fit with your reality, I sense they simply move to a different part of our spherical field, and we pay attention to other frequencies. Other people, who match those frequencies, begin to materialize in our personal realm. The other people aren’t gone, but they aren’t the focus of our attention. Our reality adapts to the focus of our attention.

Your vision of the worlds being pulled apart is quite accurate, I think. I have had visions about this as well. I have written about this vision several years ago; it was published in my newsletter in 2003. 

Here it is:

Becoming Transparent:Preparing to Live in the Permanent Present Moment

Copyright by Penney Peirce 2003

The dream woke me at exactly 3am, as is the case with every visionary dream I've ever had. In it, I was camping in the desert, "holding a spot" for what seemed like a week or two, just waiting and maintaining a steady vibration, following some sort of higher, intuitive orders. My mother was with me, and as we lounged in our folding plastic chairs, she told me she was worried about the future. I was reading a book, written in a series of different sized dots and circles. Looking at the pages, they were literally covered edge to edge by a field of these spheres, some yellow, some blue, some purple—looking very much like a close-up of round cells under a microscope. And yet, it made perfect sense to me and I read it by tracking through the field, following various sequences of rotations of the spheres, like tracing the flow of oil through a complex series of gears. 

I said to my mother, "Oh, Don't worry. It's not going to be that bad. See? It says right here. . ." And I proceeded to describe what the book depicted. There was a "cosmic event" happening WAY WAY out in the far reaches of the universe. In fact, it had already occurred and had set in motion this particular sequence of rotations, where the collision or spin of one celestial body affected another, and then another, and another, until the wave of spiraling energy would reach our own solar system and planet. When that happened—and it wouldn't be too much longer now—the book said that people would attribute the result to erroneous causes. 

The dream scene suddenly shifted and I was standing in a room talking to a male colleague, a healer who was dressed in a gray business suit who had just returned from the big cities of the East Coast. "Those suits are really solid!" he exclaimed. And I thought, the business mentality is hard to get through, or maybe the bodies themselves are like suits. He looked at me and said, "Well, you look fine; you're right on schedule." I looked down and my left arm was transparent up to the shoulder. As I saw this, memory suddenly flooded into me about what was really going on. We were approaching an important time in the history of the planet. There would be an "event," related the the cosmic event from the far-distant universe, that was called "The Void." I knew I'd been living all my lifetimes, and preparing diligently, to be able to live through this event. In my consciousness, it was something exciting and joyful, yet I knew many people would lose their lives. "How could I possibly have forgotten this!" I thought. 

Then a voice said, "To survive The Void you must become like the void." And I knew then that we were all in a process of becoming transparent, every inch of us. To be transparent meant to hold nothing to yourself, to release all ego, to be soft and adaptable, porous and permeable. To be transparent meant that we would learn to live in a state without the need for fixed identity, without a set history, without limitation, without beliefs, without fear and reactionary behavior. Those things make us opaque, solid, and dense. 

During The Void, which I sensed to be somewhere in the first twenty years of the 21st century, there would be a powerful phenomenon akin to the stopping of time. It would primarily occur in the higher dimensions, the mental and emotional planes, yet it would have an effect on our physical bodies. I knew that as we experienced this "Pause," we'd have no idea how long it was lasting, because time would not exist. It's like we would blink out, then blink back in again. Those of us who had become transparent—in other words, who were fluid, fully in the moment without expectations or projections into future or past, and who held no fixed ideas—would simply flow with the situation, not experiencing much of a disruption to our ordinary way of being, since we already knew the sort of timelessness or timefulness inherent in the present moment. 

But people who were still living with the concept of linear time, projecting into the future, rushing to meet deadlines or dipping nostalgically into the past, would have their worldview shattered. There would be a tremendous flood of energy running through the planes of existence, through the "energy bodies," and anywhere there was too much holding on, or holding back, or holding out, that mental fixation would act as an impurity in the system, causing an implosion. With no holding patterns, the energy would simply flow through harmlessly, giving the "transparent" person an experience of heightened divinity and light. Those who were still "opaque" with fear and controlling behaviors, would likely die from the overload. 

And yet, there was no tragedy. Those who died physically in the blink of an eye, would not realize what had happened consciously, and they would reincarnate right away onto a planet that was of the same vibration as the one they'd just left. Their earth would function in much the same way as it always had. Those who blinked back in, having absorbed the huge new dose of light, would reincarnate onto an earth that was more etheric, yet seemed just as familiar to them. Neither group would suffer alienation. In effect, there would be a bifurcation of the world, and two planet Earths would exist side-by-side in parallel realities. 

Since this dream, which happened about ten years ago, I have wondered about the process of becoming transparent, wondered if I was making any progress. In the past few years, though, I've had a stronger sense that this was indeed happening. More people understand what it is to live in the present moment, and how this kind of centered consciousness literally changes the rules of the world. We're learning about the new paradigm consciousness, and how powerful the unified field is as a medium of awareness. The more we keep ourselves centered in the now, the higher the frequency of our consciousness. The higher the frequency of our consciousness, the less capacity we have to suppress fear and hold negative beliefs. This means that all the interferences, the impurities in our systems, are now rising to the surface to be dissolved. Misunderstandings ask to be re-understood. 

We will see an increase in voluntary loss of ego and overly-structured identity. More people will become beginner shape-shifters, reformulating themselves easily again and again, as the needs of the collective pull new interests and desires up from the collective unconscious. If you are in a period of loss right now, don't worry. It's really a period of gestation, a gift that allows you to drop into your own deep waters and feel what wants to be real NOW. A friend of mine said she had a dream where she was inside a cocoon, very tight and alone. Suddenly it exploded and she was a swan swimming peacefully on a glassy lake, with many other swans. She said she realized that what was coming would be an experience of greater connectedness with like-minded others, that she would no longer have to do everything alone. 

Here are some things you can do to further this process of becoming transparent:

> Center yourself repeatedly inside your body, in the moment, and see what you already know about whatever's just been on your mind.

> Absolutely STOP self-doubt thoughts, yes, but's, cynical or critical thinking, and negative comments.

> Saturate yourself in thoughts of what you love, what excites you, what brings simple pleasure, what opens your heart. 

> Release other people's ideas that you mistakenly carry and hold as your own. Release opinions, beliefs about your identity, or what you think you have to do. 

> Visualize yourself uncluttered by shoulds, old ideas, and negative feelings. Let yourself experience spaciousness, openness, expansion, clear light all around you.

> Let go of any ways you hold on, hold back, hold forth, hold out, and hold up.

Remember: In any now moment you can be transparent. Just focus your whole self into the moment and breathe diamond light, radiate diamond light, and relax any urges to control yourself and the world. You don't have to know who you are. You're much bigger and more complex than you could ever imagine. The soul will make you into whatever is needed for the next moment of life. Go with it! Discover yourself as you become, then discover yourself anew.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A New Issue of Penney's Newsletter Is Available!

Finally! I've been in transition and in limbo so much of 2013 and catching up with clients, bookkeeping, and getting settled in Florida, that I've fallen down on the newsletter. But here is the latest, with upcoming events and my 2014 letter.

Please do join me if you can, in Chicago with the Infinity Foundation March 15th for a Leap of Perception training, or in Oslo, Norway in April for the Evolving Consciousness Conference.

I am slowly catching up with clients, so if you sent an application for a private session, please know I am gradually opening spaces for new appointments. Just send me an email if you'd like something soon!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

New Issue of the Intuitive Way eNewsletter is out!

You can read the latest issue of Penney's newsletter at: 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Join Penney at Kripalu Center, October 18-20, for an In-Depth Training

Leap of Perception!
Refine Your Attention Skills to Ease Your Transformation

As the vibration of the world and your body continues to accelerate, you enter a new kind of knowing — a leap in perception. Some call this "transformation," and it truly is a shift into being a new kind of human, and living in a new reality that functions according to new rules. Penney Peirce, author of Frequency and The Intuitive Way, calls this transformed reality "The Intuition Age." In the Intuition Age, you'll use more than your brain to perceive, and you'll develop new attention skills that will help you succeed in a world that's functioning entirely in the present moment, close to the speed of light.

In this workshop, Penney will teach many of the ideas in her new book, Leap of Perception. She'll help you feel what the transformed reality will be like, and will guide you through the stages in the shifting of your consciousness, tying it to the use of your brain, body, and personal energy field. You'll learn to ease the difficult stages of the transformation process, and use your attention consciously to find a deep connection with life and soul. You'll learn to:

• Manage your increasing ultrasensitivity and empathic ability

• Identify old perception and new perception, and be able to shift out of the old at will

• Understand what spherical-holographic perception is and practice it

• Work with "direct knowing" to decode "energy information," which includes telepathy and precognition

• Use collective consciousness techniques to improve your ability to materialize the life you want

• Expand your imagination and understanding of how it relates to your creative process

Penney Peirce is an articulate and accurate clairvoyant empath, visionary, author, and a popular lecturer. She is a trainer specializing in intuition development, inner energy dynamics, and expanded perception, working throughout the US, Japan, South Africa, and Europe since 1977. She coaches business executives, psychologists, scientists, and those on a spiritual path about the hidden dynamics of what makes for true success. She lives in Florida. Penney is the author of 6 books, including Leap of Perception, Frequency, and The Intuitive Way — which she calls her "Transformation Trilogy."

Saturday, September 28, 2013

An Intuitive Thinks about Transforming the Entertainment Media: Part 3

The Nine Stages of the Transformation Process
We might also look at the transformation of entertainment media by understanding the stages of the personal transformation process‚ since the same stages occur in organizations and groups. There is a roadmap; I outlined nine steps in great depth in my book Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration. Here is an abbreviated summary.

1. Spirit Merges with Body, Emotions, and Mind: The physical and nonphysical realities are beginning to be able to see and feel each other as the vibration of the world rises, bringing us closer to the vibration of spirit. Now there is more bleed-through from higher dimensions. Note the increase in psychic, spiritual, sci-fi, extraterrestrial, and superhero themes in the media.

2. The Frequency of Life Increases in Every Way, Everywhere: Our bodies are vibrating faster, and we're experiencing discomfort, irritability, and physical symptoms like increased heat, rashes, heart-pounding, insomnia, hyperactivity, and electrical buzzing. Everything is speeding up and becoming more intense. We can try cocooning, or just become addicted to the adrenaline. How about a shoot em up movie with lots of loud crashes, bloody murders, and lightning fast edits? Media becomes escapism and a method of distraction.

3. The Personal and Collective Subconscious Mind Empties: There isn't really a place for low vibrational fear beliefs to hide anymore since the vibration of the whole physical plane has increased. That means what used to be able to be suppressed and denied is now released into the conscious mind and becomes the stuff of daily life. Collective subconscious fears surface as dramatic events in the news. This amount of freely circulating subliminal fear and ugliness can be very disturbing. Reality TV, anyone? If we can't suppress it, let's get into it!

4. We Retrench, Refortify, Resist, and Resuppress: The ego doesn't want to face fear, so it reacts with various avoidance and control mechanisms designed to resuppress the dread and anxiety. Here's where we get conservative politicians stonewalling any real progress for the people, and entertainment executives repeating mindless formulas for programming that worked once in the past. Just keep making money, maintain power and dominance, and avoid change. Keep everyone else addicted and in fear, so you can feel free to do whatever you want.

5. Old Structures Break Down and Dissolve: We can only resist so long before the water that built up behind the dam breaks through. What used to work doesn't work anymore. Logic, cause-and-effect thinking, will power, goal-setting, and having too much hierarchy and fixed structure becomes outdated. People feel disillusioned and hopeless, but at the same time, innovation breaks through! The old fades down while the new rises through every crack. With the entertainment industry this may look like: people not going to movie theatres anymore, the old formulas for making money with film failing to produce the same results, actors becoming disillusioned with what's available for them to do, and writers feeling sickened by the violence and negative ideas they have been spreading throughout the world.

6. We Enter the Void and Find Our Truest Self:  We tire of resisting and striving; we reach the "end of progress." Nothing works. We stop identifying with ego, let the ego "die." We let go and simply be with what is. We enter the silence and spaciousness, feel into life, experience communion with spirit and higher-frequency realities. We remember who we really are and return to a natural sense of joy and inspiration. An actor, writer, director, or producer goes through a soul-searching, life-changing experience and allows the "world to stop" and be reinvented.

7. We Re-emerge into the World Like the Phoenix: We begin a new cycle of creativity based on easy flow from spirit to matter. Our creations find a home, we inspire others and set good examples. Here is where the transformational stories actually get made, where new forms of communication begin to influence the forms of the media. Here is where a new motivation for a new kind of spiritually-based content takes hold. No longer do people want to numb themselves or distract themselves‚ they want full consciousness and for entertainment to provide a virtual experience of love and healing.

8. Relationship, Family, and Group Experience Is Revolutionized: Now we realize we don't have to do everything alone, we have tremendous support to fulfill our destiny, because it's a win-win-win proposition. Competition is a thing of the past, mutual support is in. We experience a convening, where people of like vibration simply appear in our field, and we appear in theirs. We gather with our soul groups to cocreate fun things that serve each other and the planet. Our talents fit together perfectly like puzzle pieces. New production companies spring up, formed by actors and directors who are friends and who may write together or dream together. New talent is encouraged, new forms are tended.

9. Enlightenment Is Grounded into Every Bit of Matter: As we identify as the soul and merge the physical and nonphysical realities, the physical plane itself becomes enlightened and "transparent." We may see nonphysical beings as plain as day, we may be capable of tremendous new human abilities that have always been thought to be supernatural. For the entertainment industry, we may see a merging of previously separate forms of art. We may see virtual immersion media experiences and totally new, telepathic forms of film. Meditation and inner journeying may be the new form of entertainment! Everything is possible.

I know from my experience teaching intuition to executives, that there is little success going into their offices, where they're dressed formally in suits sitting behind square desks in hard surfaced rooms lit by fluorescent lights. There they are right and I have something to prove. The energy flow is against the whole proposition. It's the same with trying to change the entertainment industry from the top down. The kind of transformation we want must seep in without seeming threatening; it must in fact seem like the next exciting thing. We must create a hub of private enthusiasm and activity outside the norm, "over there," so those within the establishment will become like curious children, and come peeking over the fence. We simply need to remain in our "home frequency‚"the experience of our soul in our body, or our preferred state. We are the thought leaders, the innovators, the healers of people and crippled inner blueprints.

The whole outer world and its forms are a signature of the inner world.
Jacob Boehme

Copyright by Penney Peirce 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

An Intuitive Thinks about Transforming the Entertainment Media: Part 2

Leaving the Physical World, Where We Love Definition
As individuals, to allow, and invite, transformation, we must leave the physical world and enter the nonphysical world. We must recognize the nonphysical world, not as “the Void,” full of fear, or as an experience of the collective unconscious, but as a full, rich, vital, interconnected superconscious field teeming with every possible idea, ready for materialization, and freely given for the asking. We must spend quality time in the nonphysical realms—though time as we know it doesn’t exist there. Language doesn’t exist there. This is the world of direct experience, immersion in the unified field, and saturation with life. This is the realm of telepathy, direct knowing, and high-vibrational “impressions.” We must learn to feel as at home there as we feel here in our skin, in our car, in our living room.

In effect, we must consciously act like quantum wavicles. Now I’m an individual personality in the particle-based reality; now I’m an unlimited being of pure consciousness-and-energy—a wave, a frequency—in an infinite sea of consciousness-and-energy. I constantly rock back and forth, creating and dissolving, involving and evolving, ever renewing myself. I have two related, interconnected, mutually dependent identities and realities: soul and personality, unified field and physical locale. A colleague of mine, who’s developing computer software to help us learn to do this, calls this the “interface” and says we need to learn to make the “round trip.”

Leaving the Nonphysical World, Where We Love Love and Creative Evolutionary Flow
Before we can influence the transformation of entertainment and media in the physical world, we must know its counterpart intimately in the nonphysical world. What is entertainment like in nonphysical reality? What is communication like? We must be saturated with that experience so fully that new forms emerge spontaneously from us without mental struggle, will power, or even intention. The new forms must flow through us like water, inspired and invited by a joyful attitude and sustained, appreciative attention.

We must also understand an important principle of interdimensional work: Change the inner blueprint (pattern in the nonphysical world) and the outer result (form in the physical world) changes instantly. This is more and more true as we realize we are living entirely in the present moment and the physical and nonphysical worlds are already merged and mutually sourcing. So, to solve the seemingly serious problems in the physical world of the entertainment industry, we need to look at its nonphysical patterns and consciousness-and-energy underpinnings, which are based on fear beliefs.

The kind of greed that hog-ties creative genius, the mindless repetition of formulas for film and television that worked once in the past, the delivery of violence and intense adrenaline-producing stimuli that result in numbness and addiction—these are behaviors that come from people who are locked into the isolated world of the left brain, where motivation is about survival, control, and domination.

The kind of stories that make us sick mentally and emotionally, that are toxic to our souls, that exacerbate our tendency to destroy our planet and hurt each other—these are chosen by industry leaders who are uneducated about the transformation process underway on the planet, out of touch with their own heart and inner life, and avoiding a fear of the unknown. The limited, biased business structure generated by these leaders is a form of censorship as insidious as that generated by conservative religions and dictatorial governments.

The Tyranny of the Left Brain and Ego
An industry can be dysfunctional psychologically just as an individual can. In fact, the documentary, The Corporation, compares the behavior of psychopaths and corporations, and finds strong parallels, coming to the conclusion that corporations actually are psychopathic. Focus too much on the need for definition and security as an antidote to anxiety, and left-brain perception dominates. We become trapped by ego, which thinks it’s the boss of the world. But the ego-left brain only sources itself from the past; it doesn’t allow the right brain—what I consider the present-moment doorway to the nonphysical worlds—to access intuitive insight that’s accurate in the here-and-now. The path to genius is blocked. Staying aligned with the planet’s increasing frequency and evolution is impossible.

We need to help change the inner blueprints of the entertainment industry and its leaders. But first we must change our own inner blueprint so we won’t be sucked into contracted, oppositional, conflict-oriented ways of framing problems and solving them—that’s old, left-brain, linear perception. In stories, I learned at this meeting, the antagonist is an important driver of progress. The antagonist is the guardian of the gate, the symbol of the very thing we must heal or transform in ourselves.

In this case, the antagonist is the collective of entertainment executives who make decisions based on limited perception and righteousness. They sound so convincing! “We produce the kind of programming people want!” they say. They don’t say, “People want this kind of programming because we’ve fed them a steady diet of it. People want what we tell them to want.”

If we are to pass through the gate in the hero’s journey to succeed in shifting the kind of content people want and demand, we must shift from identifying ourselves as our left brain and ego, and stay out of fear-based, reactionary thinking. We must not think about what the negative outcomes might be if we don’t do something. We must not think about “urgency” as though we are paramedics rushing to the rescue.

Instead we can calmly identify ourselves as our soul and understand the universal principles of the way consciousness-and-energy actually functions. We can simply do what we feel like doing, what we are drawn toward doing, what feels good and right, for the pleasure of the creativity of it. We must not resist or fight the “titans,” but eclipse them. By unplugging our attention from what’s so bad, we can create a reality that is perfectly aligned with the coming Intuition Age, and evolves along with the times. We can plug attention into the creations that stream through us and gather our collective energy into a magnetic core that radiates invitingly.

Copyright by Penney Peirce 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Penney's Travel Schedule October-November 2013

Come enjoy the fall color!

— Penney will teach a weekend intensive on her new book Leap of Perception at Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, MA Oct 18-20.

— Penney will teach and do in-person intuitive consultationsat Circles of Wisdom Center in Andover, MA Oct 21-25.

— Penney will teach and do in-person intuitive consultations in Baltimore, MD Oct 27-Nov 4. Download the pdf flyer.

— Lots of new radio interviews in September and October; please check the website calendar page.

An Intuitive Thinks about Transforming the Entertainment Media: Part 1

There is a part of every living thing that wants to become itself—
the tadpole into the frog, the chrysalis into the butterfly, 
the damaged human being into a whole one. That is spirituality.
—Ellen Bass

What are the problems with entertainment media today? If we look deeper, inside each problem, what useful insight might we find about how to change things for the better? And, where’s the urgency? What’s at stake if nothing changes? These are the questions a group of transformational educators and entertainment professionals asked at a recent summit meeting or “wisdom council.” The aim of this alliance was to begin a process that could help transform the quality of the content now being served up to us by the varied forms of the entertainment media. Everyone present recognized how powerful these seemingly ordinary but highly invasive sources of content really are—how they shape our consciousness and culture, and how they're influencing us negatively today.

The First Steps of a Journey Symbolize the Rest of the Journey
These are great questions—good, logical, left-brained questions—yet as I listened to the fleshing out of the responses, I felt slightly uncomfortable, like the cart was in front of the horse and we might trip over it. Sure, films and television are glorifying and perpetuating shallow, intolerant attitudes and violent, reactionary behavior, but to my mind these things are not really the problem, they are physical materializations of one stage in a much larger—and very positive, I might add—transformation process.

From my intuitive observations, this process is already underway in the nonphysical world. It is accelerating and progressing steadily under its own steam, while the physical world tries to adjust the way it’s materializing so the form we know in the external world accurately matches the rapidly changing inner energy blueprint in the nonphysical world. The transformation process is sweeping everyone along with it—some people embrace it and enter the flow joyfully, while others fear it and try to stop it. What we’re seeing in the entertainment business—to broad-stroke it—is the materialization of the inner blueprint of a group of powerful people who basically fear and resist the part of the transformation process that requires the reinvention of self.

I think my ever-so-mild sense of tension with the way our meeting began came from several things. First, we were focusing on a part of the process as if it were the whole thing. Second, we were framing things negatively, seeing obstacles that needed to be overcome, and even anticipating negative outcomes. By focusing on blocked dynamics, we ourselves could be inadvertently influenced by fear thinking, reducing our ability to access fresh inspiration and visionary ideas. Third, I wondered if we all had a common understanding of the transformation process and its stages that would serve to put the other questions in their proper context.

Author Tracy Kidder writes, “. . .usually what’s missing isn’t a story. What’s missing is a broader way of thinking about what makes a good story.” Perhaps we might have started by thinking about the best way to frame a “problem,” and at what depth to begin. Perhaps the first questions might have been: What is the transformation process, how does it work, and what are we transforming into? Then, how does the state of the entertainment industry parallel the state of our own transformation? And what stage of transformation does the entertainment industry seem to be experiencing now?

I’d like to summarize what I know about the transformation process; perhaps this will help clarify a few things about the way I’m thinking. Transformation is not just a change of form. It’s not about doing more of something, or doing it better, or differently. It’s not about the sort of change where we begin in the physical world and rearrange things into new patterns that are still in the physical world. Transformation is something else altogether—it’s an alchemical change in the basic nature of something, a shift from one consciousness-and-energy state to another, a startling change that occurs as if by magic.

Transformation is actually a profound shift in how we perceive. It is the process by which consciousness itself can move from knowing reality as a point, then a line, then a plane, then a cube. These are examples of shifts of dimension, of frequency, that entirely transform our identity and reality simultaneously. So that’s where we are now: in the cubic, three-dimensional world of linear time, space, volume, and form. In fact, most of us are stuck here, covered over and blinded by wet blankets of limiting beliefs and fears, hypnotized into thinking this is all there is. Yet because of the rapid acceleration of energy on the planet—and thus in our bodies, emotions, and minds—we are also in the early stages of a shift to the next kind of identity and reality. Many of us are in the throes of this birth process already, experiencing the uncomfortable symptoms that come with clearing the clutter so we can remember who we really are. What could be beyond what we know so well and assume to be truth?

We are moving from the current Information Age into an Intuition Age, from old, left-brain dominated linear perception to new right-brain influenced spherical-holographic perception. In the Intuition Age, everything we know from the Information-Age point of view will become a new, higher-frequency version of itself. Everything! So when we talk about transforming the entertainment media, or writing the transformational story arc in screenplays, we must acknowledge that, in addition to changes of plot, character, and theme, the very form of story and narration will shift from an “old” linear structure to a “new” nonlinear, spherical, spiraling, holographic structure.

Perhaps we will soon see story and plot “lines” as boring, and move toward something akin to fireworks going off, lighting up many points and experiences in our field of consciousness simultaneously! Perhaps the lighting up of points in the field will trigger different memories and connections for each recipient, and each person will make the story meaningful to themselves in their own way. Perhaps we’ll “get” an entire story in two minutes, via direct impression, and when comparing it to someone else’s impressions, will have a second, third, and fourth new story as well, from the same initial imprinting stimuli.

Copyright by Penney Peirce, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Energy Tsunami of 2013

It is interesting to me that the intensity of 2013, being like a tsunami, seems to be carrying us each toward our evolution. For some of us, there have been many dramatic, life-changing experiences—which, if lived moment by moment, aren't bad at all. In fact, they can be seen as an adventure, a way to practice bringing one's home frequency into each situation. I've begun asking: What does the inflow want to do now? Where does the energy it's bringing want to go next? What am I trying to be aware of?

For me, I have quite suddenly left northern California, where I lived for 35 years, and have found myself in FLorida after a month-long drive across country. It's a bit like a near-death experience. Other people I know have gone through a similar kind of move, either downsizing or moving to a new place. Others are dealing with injuries or illness. And yet others have found that the tsunami has lifted them into the nonphysical world through the transition of death.

Several of my friends have died this year. I mentioned CIndy Black, my publisher. And after I wrote the last blog piece, someone from Japan wrote and reminded me that another dear friend had died earlier this year—Hiroshi Ohuchi. He was a beautiful, kind, smart spiritual teacher who translated many books, and I was close with his family. I looked on his website ( and found the following bit of an interview he did with someone. I found it very moving, and in it, a feeling of the attitude I want to carry in my life.

Question: How do you want to be remembered when you do die?

I want to be remembered as Hiro-chan, innocent Hiro-chan. The books I have translated will carry my name and all of that, which I also cherish. But as a human being, I am innocent Hiro-chan who is friends with many people. And by my family, my children, in addition to that, I want it to be remembered that I loved them unconditionally no matter what they did, or no matter what they didn't do. I accept that and I respect that. I just love them. That's how I feel. My parents left me that legacy, and that legacy I'd like to continue.

Question: Do you know what you'd like on your tombstone?
Yeah. "Here lies Hiro-chan, who, to the best of his ability, fulfilled his mission, and enjoyed this life tremendously. And who was blessed by many, many human souls, and by God and angels."

Blessings to everyone, wherever you are on your own tsunami!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Thank you, Cynthia Black!

I just learned that my friend and publisher, Cynthia Black, has died, at age 61. She was President and Editor-in-Chief at Beyond Words Publishing, a branch of Simon & Schuster.

Cindy has been a fine mentor to me and so many other authors over her long career. She has always had clear intuition and a strong sense of what books fit the Beyond Words’ motto: Inspire to Integrity. I find I must speak of her in a present-tense way, since I still feel her kindness and steady midwifing consciousness. I would not be where I am with my writing, my ideas, and my ability to reach people, were it not for Cindy. She took a chance on me. And she read my manuscripts as they unfolded, giving me important reality checks.

Cindy and I traveled to Peru together in 2009, for an important women’s meeting in Lima, and went on to Cuzco and Machu Picchu for a brief vacation afterward. I remember us eating a plate of quinoa and some sort of simple meat in Cuzco for lunch one day, a real peasant meal, wonderfully satisfying, as we talked about male and female energy, the horrors of dating, and good writers we liked. An old, colorfully-dressed Native woman and her llama sat on the curb outside. She could have been an angel for I all know.

I can only imagine the sort of deep internal processing Cindy went through in the last year of her life. She has always been intent on evolving and on clearing herself of blocks to full memory of who she really is. I think of her now in a joyful state of clarity and appreciation, as her worries have fallen away, as she can now truly see how many people she has positively affected around the world.

I sense she may be resting a bit, taking it all in, and I feel strongly that her core service motivation will continue without much of a lull, now that she can perceive so broadly and understand some of the more magical principles of working with consciousness-and-energy. Helping to influence the innovators from heaven would be something she would no doubt want to do, something that would be fun for her. Like my three-year-old niece said to me once, “When you’re dead, you get to reach your hand down through the sky and sprinkle fairy dust on your family.” And Cindy’s family, her soul group, is quite extensive. Thank you SO much, Cindy. You have been one of my great benefactors and I won’t forget you. You have inspired me to always pay it forward in my own life as much as I can.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Penney Peirce on Paradigm Shifters 9/17

Veronica Entwistle and I did a wonderful interview, a weaving of many fine points. . .

Paradigm Shifter Penney Peirce says we are making A LEAP OF PERCEPTION. Don't you love leaps? Life's process feels more arduous than that at times, doesn't it? We'll talk with Penney about this, the third book of her trilogy that maps the shifting frequencies on our planet and beyond. Will we feel the shifts to group consciousness, becoming aware of dualistic concepts, in a holograph to release tensions? To unfold evolution through conscious focused attention? Isn't it is a thrilling thought that because of the accelerating frequencies, the change in our hearts, our society, and our personal existance can be both smooth and exponential.

Penney is a popular intuitive, speaker, teacher, and writer about frequencies, intuition, healing, and perceiving beyond.  For a number of lifetimes she has been an inspiring purveyor of wisdom and conscious evolution.

Tune in Tuesday Sept 17th 8 - 9 PM PDT, 11 PM EDT, 4 AM in the UK. The podcast will be up on Wednesday Sept 18th.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Penney's Cross-Country Trip Leg 5: Nashville, TN

I was so pleasantly surprised by Nashville! Enjoyed visiting with my friend Susan DePue, and Henry Smiley (and clan), and felt a vital energy there. It's a place with alot of creativity and potential for growth of all kinds! And, finally, someone GOT my addiction to the tv show Nashville!!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Penney's Cross-Country Trip: Leg 4

Here are my photos from NM through TX-OK-AR to TN:

Leaving the west and especially the colorful, dramatic, artistic landscape of New Mexico, was difficult for me as I have come to see myself as a person of the West, over the past 35 years. Coming down from high altitude, and merging myself with the plains, and the Ozarks, and the green hills and trees of Tennessee, required an openness and neutrality that was rewarding in the end. I met so many really sweet, polite, mannered people, with a rhythm so unlike the rushed, pressured, perhaps overly intellectual vibe of the west coast. It was refreshing. I grew up in the midwest and loved it then. In later years I have flown over it coast to coast and haven't connected with its reality, its earthiness. Our country is very, very beautiful!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Penney's Cross-Country Trip: Leg 3

I stayed in New Mexico about 10 days, as it is like a spiritual home to me.

You can view my photos here:

The first weekend was Indian Market with many Native American artists from all tribes showing their art. It's a big event with thousands of tourists flocking to town. I visited friends—intuitive Suzann Owings, graphic designer and artist Jaye Oliver and her daughter Palin, author (and clown!) Morgana Morgaine, author Anne Heath Widmark, astrologer and expert in Hawaiian mysticism Norma Tarango, David Langer and his wife Adonna, and longtime friend and colleague (we used to work with the Japanese together) Jon Driscoll. I toured the new Japanese restaurant being built at 10,000 Waves, which Jon designed and is supervising construction of. It's gorgeous and is slated to be finished in October.

We had some refreshing, brief rainstorms that kept things coolish. It was amazingly restorative for me, seeing friends, and art, and the gorgeous skies there.

The Flow, Driving in It

I've been reading (finally!) Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Dillard says, and I can relate after driving for days: "At my back the sun is setting—how can I not have noticed before that the sun is setting? My mind has been a blank slab of black asphalt for hours, but that doesn't stop the sun's wild wheel."

And she says," It has always been a happy thought to me that the creek runs on all night, new every minute, whether I wish it or know it or care, as a closed book on a shelf continues to whisper to itself its own inexhaustible tale. ...I can hardly believe that this grace never flags, that the pouring from ever-renewable sources is endless, impartial, and free." Then she has a turn of thought and says, "The damned thing was flowing because it was pushed."

I am in a Flow that is carrying me to a new sort of reality, and, yes, I'm in it now, and there is more to come. I have left familiar territory and am currently driving through the Ozarks, listening to the radio filled with country music, Christian sermons on weekdays, and Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. In general, I like country music. The hills and lakes are beautiful, though the temperature is baking.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Penney's Cross-Country Trip: Leg 2

You can view my photos of the second leg of my move from Marin County, California to Ormond Beach, FL at:

From Los Angeles I drove east on Rt. 10 across Arizona in 111 degree heat, and stopped in Palm Springs for a Starbucks, right next to the huge statue of Marilyn Monroe. I continued to Phoenix, then north on Rt. 17, finally  stopping in Sedona for the night. I stayed with my friend Glenn Scarpelli, and had dinner with him, Jerry Gilden, and Andrea and Gary Smith, who own a gallery in Tlaquepaque. Glenn and Jerry are creating a new consciousness festival, to be held annually on Presidents Day weekend, in Sedona, called World Wisdom Days. See their fb page: 

The next day I headed up Oak Creek Canyon to Flagstaff, caught Rt 40 east, had some welcome rain, cooled off a bit, drove through Winslow and took a few pictures, and stopped in Albuquerque for the night.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Penney's Cross-Country Trip: Leg 1

You can view my photos of the first leg of my move from Marin County, California to Ormond Beach, FL at:

I began by staying with my longtime, dear friend, author Carol Adrienne, for a few days at her home in El Cerrito, CA. I really needed the recuperation time, as I was deeply exhausted from the pressure of packing a house almost entirely by myself. We went to see Woody Allen's new film, Blue Jasmine, which we both loved!

I stopped first for a few days to visit with Terri Jentz, in Ojai. She is the author of the powerful book, Strange Piece of Paradise. I met Ellen Hall, director of Meditation Mount, a learning center in Ojai. She and Terri and I hiked up to see Whale Rock and Dolphin Rock at dusk. Fantastic!

I then spent a bit over a week in Los Angeles teaching a workshop and doing private sessions for some of the grad students from the University of Santa Monica Spiritual Psychology program. In Los Angeles I stayed in Tarzana with Joyce Averna, and Judi Glova from Beverly Hills was instrumental in organizing everything for the program. Thank you, thank you! It was a blast. All the participants were so open-minded and accustomed to looking deep into themselves. I also met with John Raatz, who helped found GATE, the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment. I will be working with them as plans come together.