“Changing our inner reality changes our outer world.”
Penney Peirce is a respected and gifted intuitive empath with deep psychological understanding, visionary ability, and business sense. She is one of the early pioneers in the intuition development movement, having worked since 1977 with organizations like the Center for Applied Intuition, The Institute for the Study of Conscious Evolution, and The Intuition Network. Her work has been used as part of the curriculum at Coach U, The Coaches Training Institute, Holos University, the Spiritual Psychology program at University of Santa Monica, and the University of Johannesburg Graduate program in Business Leadership. Additionally, she works with The Arlington Institute, a group of futurists in Washington, DC. She has also been on the faculty of The Kaiser Institute, teaching in their Intuition Fellowship program.
A popular author, lecturer, counselor, and trainer, Penney specializes in intuition and sensitivity development, skillful perception, personal energy and frequency training, dream work, and future trends. She travels widely, has led spiritual tours, and has counseled tens of thousands of people worldwide. She also has worked with trance medium Kevin Ryerson, who gained wide popularity through his connection with actress Shirley MacLaine.
Penney is the author of Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration, The Intuitive Way: The Definitive Guide to Increasing Your Awareness, Dream Dictionary for Dummies, Dreams for Dummies, and The Present Moment: a Daybook of Clarity and Intuition. Penney has also contributed to or been featured in numerous books by other authors and in magazines.
Q. What is the greatest challenge facing society?
A. Fear. We believe suffering is normal, that life has to be hard, that we won’t get what we really want. These beliefs contribute to personal and cultural negativity that creates negative, dysfunctional mores and structures. When new possibilities show up, we often belittle or derail them because we’re so accustomed to lack and strife. However, deep down, we harbor hope. More and more of us are choosing love and truth now, as the frequency on the planet increases. As we do, we spread this new reality to others. Then problems that looked impossible to resolve turn around. Changing our inner reality from fear-based to love-based changes our outer world. We still need to take action to ease people’s suffering, just as we have always done, especially in America where philanthropy is strong and we can influence other nations to do the same. I do think that now, though, higher consciousness is streamlining our efforts.
Q. What advice would you give someone just starting on his or her spiritual path?
A. I think mindfulness, or what Buddhists call “The Path of Inquiry” is very important. When you notice what you’re noticing each moment and ask, “Why am I noticing this?” it helps you get in touch with your deepest self and truest motives. It eventually helps you clear away the clutter of other people’s ideas and false programming. For example, you can notice when you feel fear, which contracts your body, and joy, which relaxes and expands it. When you’re mindful, you can choose between these two feeling states, which is the path to freedom. At our soul level, we are perfect. All we need to do is listen to and act on ideas that emanate from there, moment by moment. Of course, the quieter you become, the easier it is to hear those messages. In the velvety silence, you can easily connect with inner wisdom. And then, when you put your attention in the outside world, you’ll find yourself in everything and will no longer feel separate, but connected to it all. So turn off your cell phone and really listen!
For the rest of the interview, please check out the book, Seek The Lover Within: Lessons from 50 Spiritual Leaders.