April, 2010

Issue 251

Amy Pierce
Seven Steps to Embodying Authentic Self —
The Universal Child of Consciousness


Each of us in our deepest heart longs for connection, yet this longing often competes with a belief and fear that we’re ultimately alone—a fundamental feature of the human condition. The longing we experience exists, however, only because the connection also exists, and so this longing can be met and satisfied. Ultimately, we’re longing for capital-h Home, which is called by many names: Source Energy, Brahman, the Divine, First Cause, Ground of Being, God.

Authentic Self is what most of us call the Higher or Greater Self, and what Amy Pierce calls the “Universal Child of Consciousness.” This self has never left Home; it experiences itself simultaneously as oneness as well as in the duality that characterizes life on the Earth plane. By believing in the duality, or separateness, we become fearful; through our unexamined fear and the choices we make based on it, we create suffering for ourselves and others.

Living authentically is not necessarily the same as living from Authentic Self. For example, one may be the best and most fulfilled gardener on the planet, feeling he or she is living an authentic life by making use of gifts and talents — yet, may be doing so while also abusing one’s children. This would be living as authentically as possible given one’s level of unhealed personal pain and suffering, but it would not be living from Authentic Self. To live from Authentic Self, though, is most assuredly living authentically. Your personality self is one of many aspects (in form) of your Greater Self, or Highest Self, with which most of Earth’s children are not yet in conscious contact. Though the personality self can believe it is living an authentic life – and it can be – most of the time it is not living from the Heart of the Highest Self.

Amy has developed a process of seven steps for embodying this Authentic Self into our worldly lives. In this evening of words and music, she will share her process, accompanying each step with
music selected to set the stage and to inform the accompanying aspect, or step, as well as to help cement that aspect within us. Step One is to assume that the ground of being—the “I am that I am”—is a literal oneness from which we cannot be separated, both containing
and infusing all that is. Step Seven is consistently to honor Spirit and
to respect the spirit, mind, body, and emotions of ourselves and others, taking what direct responsibility we can for creating a loving world in service to oneness and to the One we all are. These two steps comprise a container for the other intermediate five, each of
which involves a commitment and dedication to quite specific education, healing work, and applied practice, which Amy will share with us.

By the end of the evening, we can expect to have a more open heart and a clearer understanding of the Authentic Self and some ways to embody it; what it is and isn’t; why it matters; expanded
understanding of forgiveness and responsibility; and what your life—
and our lives together—may look like when our personalities and our
Authentic Selves are merged.

Amy Pierce is an ordained Minister in Integrative Healing and a teacher of Consciousness Evolution. She has a Master’s degree in Applied Healing Arts from Tai Sophia Institute. She offers a holistic and ecumenical approach to spirit-mind-body healing; teaches and
writes about Authentic Self; and works with individuals, couples, and children through her spiritual counseling ministries, Authentic Self spiritual counseling, AirGiving
for Caregiving, and Sophie’s Gift animal loss support.

In 2008, Amy developed a teaching series called “Conversations
About Authentic Self,” a series of five topics discussed in seven
conversations. The material created for the series is being turned into a book.

Amy will give us a lyric sheet for the music she’s using, a list of all the seven steps, and a recommended reading list for further study. To learn more about Amy and her work, visit her website, www.AuthenticSelf.us.



Early Meditation - Free

6:30 - 7:00 PM in the Ralph Waldo Emerson room

Come early and treat yourself to the gift of a healing and centering meditation. The first few minutes are focused on sending healing love and light to Mother Earth and her inhabitants.

Then enjoy a spirit guided meditation led by Tatiana Irvin. Tatiana has studied many healing modalities, including clinical aromatherapy, subtle energy healing, Languedoc flower essences, chakra balancing, anointment healing, Sekhem Reiki, crystology balancing, and medical intuition; sessions with her are guided by the assistance of higher beings. She has a bachelor’s degree in metaphysics from the University of Metaphysics in Sedona, Arizona, and is working towards her Masters and eventually her doctorate as a practicing metaphysician.

For more information, you may contact her at Tatiana11118@yahoo.com.

Find us on Meetup

Amy Simpson is the very active moderator of our Meetup site. You can find out about SFF events, RSVP for events, contact other participants or pay for events there. Check us out at Meetup.com. Find us by searching for spirituality in Raleigh (Zip 27607).

April 1, 2010

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church
3313 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27607
Note: SFF is not affiliated with the Unitarian Church

Early Meditation: 6:30 PM (free)
Doors Open:
6:45 PM
Lecture: 7:15 - 9:30 PM
Cost: $10
Seniors/Students: $8 with valid ID

Light refreshments, provided by SFF, will be available at the break

A Workshop with Amy Pierce

April 24 or 25, 2010

Note: This is not an SFF event; contact
Amy directly for details and registration:
919-554-2711 or by email at



This Month's Angel Door Prize


The CD, Waltz for the Child

This Month's Raffle - $5

Purchase a ticket for a chance to win

Buy a ticket for a chance to win Tarot Birth Profilecards with Beth Owl's Daughter, an $85 value. A full hour is perfect for a general reading, or it can be used for several shorter readings on multiple items of concern. In either case, there is also usually enough time to draw follow-up cards, if further clarification is needed on anything that may come up.

For nearly four decades, Beth has been a seer and guide in the non-ordinary realms. She is a full-time intuitive and an ordained inter-denominational minister; her passion is working with the beautiful, mysterious Tarot. She practices in the Reclaiming and Faerie traditions of the craft. She writes and teaches magical, seasonal lore on her daily blog; to learn more about Beth and her work, see www.OwlsDaughter.com.


Artesian Spring Water

Once again, we will have really good artesian spring water for you provided by Tom Hildebrand from his Happy Hill Springworks. See his website to read more about this wonderful water.


We will be providing light refreshments at the break. This month, the refreshments will be provided by SFF.

If you would like to sponsor the refreshments at one of our monthly events, please see any of the board members. Your contribution is tax deductable.

Upcoming Events

May 6, 2010
Psychic and Healing Fair
Our Annual Fundraiser




Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Raleigh Mission

At SFF, our mission is to enhance the spiritual, mystical, and metaphysical awareness and consciousness of our community by sponsoring programs that facilitate personal growth and development and a holistic approach to health and living.

Within the scope of our mission, we choose speakers who offer a variety of views and philosophies, but SFF does not endorse any speakers’ statements or beliefs. You are invited to come with an open mind and depart with all that feels true for you.


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