Friday, October 20, 2017

Two High-Quality Free Summits: "Mindset Mastery" and "Sound and Soul"

Penney Peirce is participating in 2 very interesting—and highly useful—free summits:




Your Mindset Mastery: Winning Strategies to Create More Time, Money & Meaning in Your Life & Business hosted by Judi Glova, Oct 24-Nov 5. Penney's Talk is the first one, on October 24th! Tune in for some fun insights.

My friend, Judi Glova, executive business coach and leadership development facilitator, is bringing together over 25 experts, including me, for a brand new, no-cost, online video interview series focusing on: SHIFT YOUR MINDSET, TRANSFORM YOUR RESULTS.

Sign up for the free summit here; and watch the video here.

You'll discover how overthinking and worry can create blocks, and find everything you need to overcome the blocks so you can find the meaning, fulfillment, and breakthrough you crave. You'll also discover:
  • A clear picture of how your mindset is wired 
  • How you get in your own way and what to do about it
  • Dozens of practical tools so you can make the time, money and meaning you desire
  • And so much more!
You'll walk away with greater self-trust AND the methods for achieving greater productivity, better financial rewards, and more success (however you define it)!

http://yourmindsetmasteryseries.com/

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The Sound of Your Soul: 12 Days of Sound Healing, sponsored by TogetherWeAre, runs Oct 26-31st. In it you will learn to reconnect with your intuition using sound, music, and 3D binaural beats. Join us for a unique online sound journey.

Sign up here. Receive free sound journeys and the summit workbook upon enrollment.

Workshops will be led by 12 visionary thinkers, scientists, musicians, and sound healers (read about them here) who can help you find and express your inner voice and inner wisdom. You will learn:
  • What binaural beats are and how to use them to synchronize your left and right brain (and you’ll get to try it!) 
  • What your unique voiceprint and personal frequency are 
  • How music and sounds influence your mind, body, and spirit (and it’s science—you’ll never look at music the same way)
  • How various frequencies can help you find your own inner voice and personal “joy zone”
  • How to open your inner wisdom by singing or simply listening to music (or gongs!)
  • What morning and evening routines you could set in place to find harmony
Among the other presenters are: David Gibson, Lynne McTaggart, Kevin J Carroll, Satyaa and Pari, Vilmar Schiff, Lilia and Denis, Donna De Lory, and Richards Walters.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Transparency: Moving Out of the Opaque Reality


“Most of us live in opaque bodies in an opaque world. We do not see through to what’s real and are rarely seen for who we truly are. We are resigned to an old, slow kind of perception in what’s becoming a painfully dense—or opaque—reality. Think how much of our time, energy, and resources is spent on self-protection and defense, keeping secrets, lying, hiding, and living by outmoded mores. Think how much misunderstanding and waste result from the belief that we live in a destructive, inimical world instead of an evolving, compassionate one.
     
These things are symptomatic of a reality we’ve long considered to be inevitable. It’s a reality where we live, partially hypnotized, believing we’re at the mercy of uncontrollable, unfair, random forces that prevent us from becoming our totality. It’s a reality where our original Light is dimmed and often blocked from penetrating into, flowing through, and radiating from us. This is the “old normal” way of life—the opaque reality.”
         
So begins Chapter 3 of my new book, Transparency. The planet, our bodies, and our reality have been accelerating for many, many years, and we are reaching a point where the old dense way of life, where suffering has been the norm, just doesn’t cut it. At this higher frequency, we naturally think there must be something better, lighter, more free, more loving. We want to be free of the opacity and fear—and many of us actually are finding the doorway through to the reality we have always called the “ideal.”
         
We are fortunate to live at a time where this magnificent transition, or transformation, is taking place. The early stages of it, granted, are chaotic and it can seem that negativity is dominating (I almost said trumping!) the good-hearted, common-sense way that has been valued by those who possess “character” throughout the ages. But this is a clearing of fear-based ideas and behaviors is part of transformation. We must clear our clutter—everything covering over our true, core selves, or our souls—so we can experience who we are without distraction. We now need to understand what causes the opaque reality and that can clear it to reveal the transparent reality where souls, in their vast wisdom, cocreate an enlightened world.

Here are some of the things that contribute to the opaque reality:
·    Physical/individual consciousness, only seeing the physical, isolation
·    Either-or thinking, polarity thinking, narrowing possibilities
·    Negative emotion, negative thinking, contractions of the Flow
·    Fixed ideas and rules, too much definition, partial view of life
·    Separation from soul, from others; fear of attack; need to defend
·    Linear perception; seeing gaps between things; breaking time into past, present, future; projecting the mind away from present moment
·    Lack of trust in self, others, the Flow

And here are things that help facilitate the transparent reality:
·    Connection to nonphysical realms and identity as soul
·    Naturally entitled to your destiny and self-expression
·    Positive emotion and thought; joyful creativity
·    Experience of oneness and belonging, safety
·    Trusting self, others, and the Flow; experiencing fluidity


I invite you to read more about this process of becoming personally and societally transparent in my new book, Transparency: Seeing Through to Our Expanded Human Capacity. It’s widely available at bookstores and online.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Penney Peirce Interview with Christine Upchurch and Matt Belair


You can listen to Penney's interview with Christine Upchurch at: http://www.christineupchurch.com/penney-peirce-on-the-christine-upchurch-show-10062017.html

You can watch Penney's Facebook Live interview with ZenAthlete Matt Belair at 
https://www.facebook.com/pennpeirce 
or the fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/penney.peirce/

Friday, October 6, 2017

Transparency: The End of Secrets, Lies, and Hiding?


Transparency is a word we’re hearing in the news and on talk shows almost daily now, as our current administration continues to create confusion and obfuscation of the truth. In this time period, which I’ve been calling the end days of the Information Age, the idea of transparency naturally relates to freedom of information and unrestricted access to truth. We are still mainly perceiving life as a three-dimensional, physical thing and our understanding of transparency is limited by that worldview. In my new book, Transparency: Seeing Through to Our Expanded Human Capacity, I call this “horizontal transparency.”

The urge to know what’s really real is rising into ascendancy, though; we want relief from the tension and pressure of secrets. No longer are we capable of hiding, avoiding, and suppressing things we don’t want to know—things that make us feel the uncomfortable emotions connected with fear. The subconscious mind which, until now has been the storehouse of denied experience and feeling, has increased in frequency along with everything else on the planet: our bodies, emotions, thoughts, time, the creative process, even the core vibration of the earth itself. The zone where fear used to hide no longer exists. The old fears and memories are being released; everything that could previously be hidden and ignored is now popping to the surface, into our consciousness, to be seen, known, understood, healed, and the energy freed to move into new combinations and creations. Secrets are difficult to maintain.

This flooding of old fear ideas into the conscious mind is what is causing some people to either avoid the fear even more intensely—look at the opioid addiction that has arisen—or try to protect their old way of life vehemently—especially conservative, fundamentalist people who feel threatened by the changes at hand. Others want to clear the fears, limitations, and stuckness and are crying for more truth, more revelation, more innovation and growth, more light, more soul.

I think we must explore horizontal transparency thoroughly as a precursor to discovering “vertical transparency.” As we can see through the fear flooding the world, and understand the process of acceleration and transformation behind it, we can then experience the kind of transparency that results from realizing: “Hey! I AM the soul! I’m IN this body and IN this personality, and I’ve always been here. It’s just that my mind didn’t recognize it. And, Spirit—or our core consciousness and energy—is inside all matter, and always has been!”

When the nonphysical world is seen to be integrated with the physical reality, our sense of self shifts dramatically. Partly, that’s because souls, and the spiritual realm, don’t know fear—there is literally no comprehension of it. As a result, all the fear ideas we’ve been harboring suddenly have no reality. That way of thinking doesn’t compute. It dissolves and we are left with an odd feeling of just having awakened in a bright world where we can create anything we want. We have permission and support. There is no need to protect ourselves, hide, tell lies, wear masks, keep secrets, or act out negative emotion. We have moved from an opaque reality to the transparent reality. And that is what’s coming as we transform and make the important shift of consciousness, or “leap of perception” into the Intuition Age.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Poem by David Whyte


Everything is Waiting for You

Your great mistake is to act the drama as if you were alone.
As if life were a progressive and cunning crime with no witness to the tiny hidden transgressions.
To feel abandoned is to deny the intimacy of your surroundings.
Surely, even you, at times, have felt the grand array; the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding out your solo voice.
You must note the way the soap dish enables you, or the window latch grants you freedom. Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.
The stairs are your mentor of things to come, the doors have always been there to frighten you and invite you, and the tiny speaker in the phone is your dream-ladder to divinity.
Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the conversation.
The kettle is singing even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots have left their arrogant aloofness and seen the good in you at last.
All the birds and creatures of the world are unutterably themselves.
Everything is waiting for you.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Penney Peirce's Philosophy


I offer this, from my website, because there are some key points that might resonate with you and reinforce certain important ideas.

Penney feels that life functions according to innate natural principles, and when we live in alignment with these truths, things work smoothly and effectively. She knows firsthand the intricacies of the emotions, the dreamworld, altered states of consciousness, and the path to spiritual enlightenment. She sees intuition, compassion, and energy or frequency skills as keys to spiritual growth. 

Penney's goals are to cut through fear and the chaos of the Information Age to find inner peace and accurate guidance. Her joy is helping people discover and live their destiny and helping leaders and groups solve problems to free the Flow, so win-win-win innovations based on universal truths can materialize easily.

Penney understands:

• We are made of various frequencies of energy; we are unlimited, radiant, love-based, universal beings. Limitation is not natural to us, yet we have become resigned to it and simultaneously resistant to it. In spite of fear, love and truth are the supreme healing forces.

• Negative behavior and thinking are bad habits we learn by watching, then unconsciously copying, other suffering human beings. We hold these contracted energy patterns in our body, emotions, and mind, yet they really don't belong to us. At our core, we are ashamed that we spend so much time acting out these contracted, sour responses. Shame and self-punishment are a waste of time. Letting go of these false identities and returning to the feeling of our original self is a large part of the work of becoming intuitive and enlightened.

• The soul is evolutionary; once we can feel how something can get better, and feel how much better it would be to live the improved way, we will do what it takes to change. Until we really "get" it, we stall. 

• If we believe the best about people, and see them as their soul, eventually they will live up to our vision of them.

• The same universal principles affect individuals, relationships, families, corporations, nations, and planets. Any organism or system can be empathically, clairvoyantly "read" to find the extent to which it is out of alignment and balance, and to discover ways integrity can be re-established.

• By balancing, then unifying the body, emotions, mind, and soul—intuition opens. Intuition is a doorway through which unlimited knowing and the transforming power of love pours. Accurate intuition is accessible only in the present moment, only from within the body, and only when the heart is open and we're vibrating at our "home frequency."

• Intuition reveals the new reality of The Intuition Age. Life is shifting to become soul-based, not ego-based. As this happens, the rules of the way things occur and function change. Our perception is transforming dramatically now, and our understanding of time and space is transforming as well. This is an exciting time to be alive!

• Each generation of people has a role to play in the furthering of enlightenment on the planet. The younger generations may indeed be "wired" slightly differently than older generations; they are ushering in important puzzle pieces in our spiritual growth—like embodying and demonstrating the reality of collective consciousness, or of the speed of the "mental plane" merging with the physical. We must work intergenerationally now as never before.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

We are "Subtle Citizens" of a "Subtle America"


In this article, David Spangler gives us his ideas on how to adjust our inner perceptions in dealing with the current divisions in our country. He calls it being a "subtle citizen."

We are each subtle citizens of Subtle America. In the physical world, being a citizen means I am engaged with the laws and democratic processes of the country. As a subtle citizen, however, I engage not with laws or political processes but with the subtle energies generated by me and my fellow citizens through our thinking, feeling, and actions. 

As an American citizen, I am blessed with freedoms and opportunities that many people in other countries can only dream of. Whether I take advantage of them and how I do so is another matter, but the principles embedded in the Constitution, its Bill of Rights, and in the Declaration of Independence guarantee me an environment of liberty as long as the American democracy exists. 

Keeping it in existence, protecting and defending it, is not just the responsibility of those who take public office and swear an oath to do so; it is really the responsibility of all of us as citizens. On the physical level, we do so through all the means that are available to us: protecting a free press, voting, making petitions and referendums, contacting our State and Federal representatives, supporting good candidates for office or running for office ourselves, peaceful protests, and so forth. Simply, we keep our democracy strong by participating in it and by not taking it for granted.

Ideally, we are each custodians of the values and ideals set forth in our founding documents. Ideally, our responsibility is to ensure that all our fellow citizens, men, women, and children, are treated equally and have equal rights and opportunities for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In a democracy, this is not just the responsibility of government officials and politicians; it is the responsibility of each of us as citizens. For the fulfillment of the promise of America takes place through our individual lives and actions. This is what being a citizen is all about.


Of course, in practice, such an ideal citizen often does not exist. The promised values and principles of America are often taken for granted, abridged, or subverted. In this sense, the full incarnation of the spirit of the United States has yet to happen. But it will not happen through institutions. It can only happen in the lives of citizens who take the promises of the Constitution seriously and seek to embody them in their actions and relationships, as well as in their politics.
 


Being a subtle citizen also carries responsibilities, but given the different nature of the subtle worlds, the responsibilities and how we fulfill them are different, too. Just like as a physical citizen I have a calling to protect and defend the values and ideals of Constitution in my everyday life, as a subtle citizen I have a calling to protect and defend the spiritual destiny of the United States, which for me is that of becoming a “planetary nation” as I described in the Topic on Subtle America. 

The two are certainly related. I also have a calling to do what I can to see that the incarnational Light that flows into the nation is given clear channels through which to express. I feel called to protect and defend the subtle environments in which I live and work, to do what I can to bring clarity, harmony, and wholeness to the subtle environment so that the Light That Renews can flow freely within it.
 
• On the physical level, I may see a need and a calling to protest and oppose actions, practices, political and social efforts, and so on that diminish the values and promises of America and its democracy. I certainly have a right as a citizen to participate in vigorous debate with those who have different views of how to accomplish the goals of our Constitution, and I have a right to let my voice be heard in support of whatever positive vision inspires me. 

As a subtle citizen, though, I need to be aware of the kind of subtle energies I bring into the process. It is all to easy to give in to anger and even hatred born of fear, despair, and even simple dislike of differences. It’s all too easy to see my opponents as my enemy and to think of them and feel towards them in destructive ways. When this happens, I am contributing to the turbulence and disharmony of the subtle environment.



Here is the paradox of subtle citizenship. As a citizen, I may feel called to oppose something I see as injustice or as damaging to the spirit and vision of America, damaging to its democracy and its Constitution. If I do see such a thing, then I should oppose it with all the wisdom, strength, courage, and skill that I can, as appropriately as I can. If I, as a citizen, do not Protect and Defend, then I can’t always depend on my elected officials to do so. 

But as a subtle citizen, I have to find my way into love of some level (see the Spectrum of Love Topic) in order to build connection and flow in the subtle environment. I have to discover how to combine good outer citizenship with good inner energy hygiene. I may need to be disharmonious in the outer environment, but I need to build harmony in the inner environment.

• What as subtle citizens we grow to understand is just how powerful our thoughts and feelings are in influencing and shaping the inner environment, and given how inner and outer environments can be “coupled” and mutually influential, how I affect the inner world can definitely have an effect in the outer world and vice versa.



This is a balancing act, and no one, least of all me, would ever claim it’s easy. How much I want to engage with it depends on the level of subtle citizenry to which I aspire. I want to remember, though, that the state of Subtle America, at least in its energetic personality field, reflects the collective thoughts and feelings of the citizens. Here’s an example. We are told over and over again lately how divided the United States are, and this past election would seem to confirm this. 

But if we think of our country as divided and put energy into that belief, then as subtle citizens we are building thought-forms in the subtle environment that will, indeed, continue to foster outer divisiveness. Some, not all, of my inner colleagues believe that there is a growing probability that the United States will splinter into separate, smaller nations. They have shown me the energetic “fault lines” that are developing around the country that would lead to this eventuality. They’re not predicting it as a certainty, but as one of them has said, “You are moving back again to where you were when you had your Civil War.”



For this reason, their advice is, “Stop seeing each other as enemies.” There may well be strong divisions in politics, culture, racial relationships, and so on, but if the inner attitude is one of emphasizing and embracing these divisions, then a tipping point may be reached that manifests as a politically divided country with all the turmoil and potential violence this would create.



So as a subtle citizen, if I accept I have a responsibility to Protect and Defend not just the Constitution and its values but the inner, subtle wholeness of the United States and its spiritual destiny, then I can’t afford to think of any of my fellow citizens, no matter how much I may disagree with their politics, as my enemies. I can’t deny them wisdom as well. I can’t deny that they also possess value. I can’t be biased to say that all that is good is on my side with “my people” and my way of seeing things. We know that there are people who are doing precisely this and thus contributing to the energetic fault lines that are afflicting the subtle field of the United States. The question is, are we going to do it, too?

Illustration by Jill Badonsky

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Hero and Heroine’s Journey and the Journey of Re-enchantment


The path of transformation is what people often call the Hero’s Journey—it’s the quest to “find oneself.” This has traditionally been seen as a male process, popularized by Joseph Campbell. When asked if there was a female version, a Heroine’s Journey, Campbell was said to have responded with the idea that women “are already there” and don’t really need one. Let’s first look at the process as Campbell outlined it. There are 12 phases. 

1. Ordinary World
This is where the Hero exists as the story begins; it’s the safe, everyday life, where he is defined by culture, family, and deeds. 

2. Call To Adventure
The Hero's adventure begins when he receives a call to action, such as a direct threat to his safety, family, community, or way of life. It disrupts his comfort and presents a challenge or quest that must be undertaken.

3. Refusing the Call
The Hero may be eager to accept the quest, but he has doubts, second thoughts, or fears of inadequacy that need overcoming. If he refuses the call he may suffer somehow. 

4. Meeting the Mentor
Now comes a turning point; the Hero needs guidance and meets a mentor who gives him something he needs—an special object, insight, wise advice, or practical training that builds self-confidence. 

5. Crossing The Threshold
The Hero begins his quest, whether it be physical, spiritual or emotional. He crosses the threshold, entering an unfamiliar world. 

6. Tests, Allies, Enemies, Obstacles
Out of his comfort zone, the Hero confronted a difficult series of challenges that test him in a variety of ways. He must overcome each to move toward his goal. He may earn allies who help prepare him for greater ordeals yet to come. His skills and/or powers are tested.

7. Approaching the Inmost Cave
The inmost cave represents a terrible danger or inner conflict, which until now the Hero has not had to face. As the Hero approaches the cave he again encounters doubts and fears, may need time to reflect and integrate what’s happened so far, and make final preparations for taking the final leap into the unknown.


8. Ordeal
The Supreme Ordeal involves facing a deadly foe, physical test, or deep inner crisis that the Hero must survive, or so the Hero’s world will continue to exist. Only through some form of "death" can the Hero be reborn with greater powers or insight necessary to fulfill his destiny. This is the high point of the story, where everything he holds dear is put on the line. 

9. Reward 
After defeating the enemy, surviving death, and overcoming his greatest personal challenge, the Hero is transformed into a new state, emerging as a stronger person, often with a prize. The Reward may be: a power object, secret, great knowledge or insight, or reconciliation with an ally.

10. The Road Back
Now the Hero must return home with his reward but this time the anticipation of danger is replaced with that of acclaim, vindication, or exoneration. He must cross the threshold again back to the Ordinary World. Before he commits to the last stage of the journey he must choose between his own personal objective and that of a Higher Cause.

11. Resurrection
This final climax or battle represents something greater than the Hero's own existence. The outcome has far-reaching consequences to the lives of those he left behind. Ultimately the Hero succeeds, destroying his last blocks to total clarity and wisdom.

12. Return with the Elixir
The Hero returns home to his Ordinary World a changed man and now looks forward to starting a new life. His return—with proof of his journey—may bring hope and new perspective to those he left behind, or a solution to their problems. The Hero's doubters will be ostracized, his enemies punished and his allies rewarded.


Certainly women go through many similar stages in moving from the limited self to the fully integrated spiritual self, but they don’t do it alone; they often enlist a team and work with and for their loved ones. They speak truth to power and bring forth their masculine power to balance their feminine power.

But there is a newer idea of the mythology, described by Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.,
called The Journey of Re-enchantment—and it applies equally to both men and women.

It starts with a world of magic where dolls and plants speak to us and animals are magicians. Daydreams are real. As we get older we encounter disenchantment, forgetfulness, and adaptation; we learn to adapt to society’s right-brain world where birds stop bringing messages and imaginary friends go away. We try to be grown up. And we move into alienation from the magical. We almost forget it was ever there. Creativity gives way to adult “practicality.” 

Next we experience rupture and underworld descent. When we detach too long from the numinous, intuitive side of life, it summons us, through our own unconscious via negativity, stuckness, nightmares, or prolonged dissatisfaction. What we thought was normal turns inside out; nothing is as it seems. Life tells us, “You were made for more.” And so, we begin the first seeking where we ask the big questions and begin to study our existing worldview. 

The very act of sustained searching for a path brings renewed life and yearning and we experience the next stage of re-emergence, where there is a feeling of relief and vital energies flow again. We haven’t found the ultimate answer, so we keep looking and enter the next stage of more seeking. Now we find mentors, learn new truths, discard toxic people and situations, find new self-expression, and feel more upbeat.

In the next phase, we find the magic door. We pass a threshold and awaken to the richness of our own imagination. Life makes sense in a deep way. What was fragmented connects. The heart opens. Next, we learn to live in both worlds—moving between the physical and nonphysical realities and merging the two. In other words, we know how to balance left and right brain perception. As we become adept at this, we open the door for others; we mentor and teach others, become thought leaders, and examples for others. We share how we moved from innocence to disenchantment to re-enchantment and invite others to find their own path. We see life as truly magical.

I suggest you look at your own process of personal growth so far, and see how you have traversed these various stages.