Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Penney Peirce's January eNewsletter Has Just Been Released


You can read Penney's latest newsletter and her previous newsletters at: 

Penney Peirce's 2016 Letter Is Available!


Every year Penney writes a letter about what she senses the year will bring in terms of personal growth and transformation. You can access the 2016 Letter and previous letters in the righthand margin of her website's homepage (www.penneypeirce.com) or click HERE for the new one.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

1000 Nuanced Flavors: A Love Poem


it doesn’t matter
where I am on this earth
You are always in the air
all around me
and in the food and water I take inside me
and in the trees and leaves, and birds and feathers
and rocks and rainstorms
that I love so much

I stop, stand still, drop in
and here You are
loving me
right here in my kitchen
in this town

if I want knowledge You bring it
in bits or floods
if I want love You reveal it
as flame or afterglow
if I want energy You awaken me
to radiate or absorb
if I want beauty You begin my swoon
and take me down the deep crevasse to ecstasy
if I want to serve, You arrange circumstances
for the perfect exchange
if I need help someone comes
if I need love someone comes
when I need, it is just me remembering
to think of You and feel You

it is impossible, really, to speak of You,
since You are inside me and in all the forms
and as soon as I feel You, there is no outside
and everything and everyone is merged
and words have nowhere to go so they can't form

You're like a slow-cooked, perfectly strained broth,
clear and sweet, essential
preserving each flavor nuance.
But who is this broth, this nectar,
this diamond light in the air,
this sweetness,
this one who is always here,
so loyal with
such absolute undivided attention?

as a person it’s hard to receive this much
my gratitude reduces me to a final
openness where I melt down
and know it’s Us now, not Me, not You

copyright by Penney Peirce 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016

Seeing through Shocking Situations


Spiritually, shocking experiences are full of divine compassion because their function is to return your awareness to what's most important and indestructible in life—the simple core experience of Love. Shock and trauma often occur when you've become too hypnotized or forgetful, too willful, too isolated and separate, or too far off-center from your life purpose and destiny. So, ironically, shocking experiences—far from being detrimental—actually carry the potential to make your life fuller and better, and to speed your spiritual growth.

Part of the problem in dealing with shock is that it's, well, so shocking! It stops us in our tracks, our mind freezes up, and we may revert to behaviors we relied on when we were four or five years old. This book helps you take a refreshing breath, diffuse the reactionary paralysis, gather your adult wits about you, and gently move forward, not only to a solution, but toward a new, more creative way of living.

We live in a time when shock and trauma seem to be everywhere. Stories of personal shock, as well as reports of shock at a national and international level, fill the airwaves. Life is shifting from an old reality construct—call it the Industrial/Information Age—where solidity, control, competition, and logic have been the rule, to a whole new kind of reality. This new "Intuition Age" will be rooted in a fundamental experience of energy, awareness, unity, cooperation, and flow, and as we grow accustomed to the new way, life will become much more magical and effortless.

For now, though, the "rules" of how life works are in a process of transformation, and I'm sure this is why we're seeing an increase in dramatic, sudden change across the board. Many of our old systems just don't work anymore, and old ways of thinking need to be revised. This is a profound shift, and if we don't understand what's happening, how the overall process works, and what's coming, we're likely to fear and resist the change. Sudden shock can be the result of that subtle resistance, as the accelerating life waves break through logjams to free the Flow.

The important thing about addressing sudden times of difficulty is that we be realistic without wallowing in the drama of negativity, that we don't gloss over things with a superficial Pollyanna positivism, but understand the true nature of the soul's compassionate, sane, positive, forward evolution of our awareness. Our souls use everything to evolve us, even if it's painful. If you have recently experienced a sudden shock, rest assured that your own highest, wisest self is repositioning you, showing you how to find a new view, a new soul-filled experience of yourself and life. 

Copyright by Penney Peirce