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After The Emptying – The Filling

“All this is full. All that is full. From fullness, fullness comes. When fullness is taken from fullness, fullness still remains.” ~ Shvetashvatara Upanishad

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Jars from January’s Wolf Full Moon medicine making and an audience with the High Priestess and Shamans.

And under this quiet and still blanket of Winter, I’ve been gathering with this collection of teachers. They speak of old Earth Wisdom, the kind that has been passed along the ages. The kind that lingers in our bones. “In Winter, when the green earth lies resting beneath a blanket of snow, this is the time for storytelling. The storytellers begin by calling upon those who came before who passed the stories down to us, for we are only messengers.”

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The Transforming Power of Your Attention

A Where Is My Guru review of Penney Peirce’s Leap of Perception
by Jenn Grosso #BookGuru

Posted originally on the WIMG blog.

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Penney Peirce, you had me at Perception. I have to admit, I’m a big nerd when it comes to understanding how we perceive our world, the power of our attention, and the possibilities of changing our reality by shifting our thoughts. These are all topics that interest me tremendously. So when I received Penney Peirce’s book Leap of Perception as my very first Book Guru review, I thought to myself “THIS is so my jam, right on”.

“Attention only functions in the present moment; in fact, if you pay attention, the very act brings you into the present. When you’re present, you have presence – and presence is the experience of the soul.” ~ Penney Peirce, Leap of Perception

I love a book that asks of you to look at yourself differently, to contemplate your thoughts about yourself and your interactions with the world around you. Leap of Perception does just that, through Penney’s meditation, visualization and journaling exercises, she renders some pretty abstract concepts about how we look at things and how our mind interprets information and makes it more concrete.

This isn’t a light read, however it isn’t a dense scientific presentation of the power of our minds. Penney does a great job of keeping the intense information on a relatable and accessible level to everyone. You don’t need any background on the subject to be able to get a lot out of this book, however for those Quantum Physics enthusiasts like myself, it was a great addition to my arsenal of consciousness expanding information.

Leap of Perception is like a compact journey into ourselves as we come face to face with our ego and the “I” that perceives our surroundings. By the end of the book, one would definitely have a shift of point of view and a lot to consider on how to integrate our connectedness and the power of our attention.

“By simply ‘being with life’ and ‘letting things be’ as they are, you return to an experience of your own ‘being’ – your soul – which was always present under the distractions.” ~ Penney Peirce, Leap of Perception

Tune in to this Friday’s WIMG radio show to find out more about Penney Peirce’s Leap of Perception.

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A Book Guru Mystery

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Book Guru self-portrait… that’s right.

It’s been announced over on Facebook as well as Twitter, that I’ve joined the fabulous tribe over at Where Is My Guru as one of three Book Gurus! Hope, Nick and I will be reviewing and reporting on the best books around in the fields of wellness, spirituality, yoga, and fiction. Check out the WIMG newsletter where Guru-in-charge Jessica give us Book Gurus a stalkerific welcome!

To kick off my very first Book Guru review, which will air live at the end of May on the Where Is My Guru Radio Show, I’m leaving you with a little mystery… what am I reading?

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Classified WIMG Information… for now.

All will be revealed shortly…

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~ Dr. Seuss

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Found Wisdom

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THE stack these days. In no particular order. Book and journals, journals and books. Day 84 – 365 Project.

Finding inspiration in the words that I’ve gathered around me.

“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering its a feather bed.” ~ Terence McKenna

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Photo: Pinterest

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

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