Response to the Source of Wisdom, Love, and Life Force
Attunement is one of those words that says just what it means. We tune a violin or a trumpet so it will be attuned to the rest of the orchestra.
We tune the radio to the station we want. The purpose of the Attunement process is to tune into the source of love, wisdom, and life force within a person.
Attunement brings tranquility to the mind and peace to the emotions. It assists the body to relax, replacing stress with ease and vitality.
Unhealthy Influences in Our World
There are so many unhealthy influences to which a person could attune.
Within all the spheres of human experience—from personal relationships and family life to organization and community, and to world affairs—there are all the ups and downs of human psychology. There are those blessed people in our lives that bring us a deeply connected feeling of harmony and hope. And on the world scene, there are those noble individuals whose presence we respond to; people who bring vision and inspiration to the world.
Don’t you sometimes wonder how a certain person could get like that? How could they have such a lack of understanding? How could they have such a lack of awareness and compassion?
This can happen with people close to us. And we can certainly be witness to destructive words and behavior on the world scene—untruths spoken, violence committed, and outright war.
The culture represented through the media can celebrate egoism and personality, arrogance, and vindictiveness. But we don’t need the media to feel it in the jangled vibrations of a large city. Or the sometimes cold atmosphere of a gated community.
If you attune to all that is going on in the world around you, you can’t experience Attunement. Your response to the good and the bad, the ups and the downs, creates a connection to influences that pull you in a million directions. Stress escalates. Your health suffers at all levels—emotionally, mentally, and physically.
Attunement Is a Mindfulness Practice
Attunement is a mindfulness practice that supports a person to be present in the world as it is. It helps them to respond to an inner calling that transcends human personality and culture.
Attunement assists people to establish an atmosphere of peace
in their soul, known in the present moment and carried through their lives. That’s why Attunement is relevant to all facets of human experience. It permeates all our relationships and all our endeavors.
When a person knows Attunement, it becomes central to everything they experience. It creates a conscious, energetic focus that brings the creative forward movement of life.
So the daily mindfulness practice of Attunement does not cause a person to withdraw from the world. Their focus infuses their relationship with the world with new life. Instead of attuning to destructive influences around them, they are experiencing Attunement inside and offering it to the people and circumstances of their world.
Attunement and Emotions
It is nearly impossible to know Attunement without emotional intelligence. Without wise stewardship of a person’s own feeling nature, their emotions will respond unconsciously to the destructive influences of the world around them.
Emotional intelligence is not “managing emotions.” And it is certainly not shutting them down.
Emotional intelligence is a deeply felt heart response to the spiritual source inside oneself. That deep response is what creates the connection that we call Attunement.
As human beings, we have an emotional experience around every facet of our life. For someone who is consciously practicing the art of living in the present moment, they are all opportunities to know Attunement more deeply. An attuned person infuses all their relationships with the life-giving current of Attunement.
Attunement is an Energy Medicine Practice
In addition to being a daily conscious practice, Attunement is an energy medicine practice. Practitioners attune the human energy field of their clients by channeling life energy through their hands.
The Attunement process opens the spiritual gateways related to the seven major endocrine glands. These are ductless glands in the human body that release infinitesimal amounts of powerful hormones directly into the bloodstream.
The endocrine glands respond to the conscious state of the person, particularly the flow of emotions. They are also influenced by the flow of energy shared by the Attunement practitioner and their clients.
People who receive Attunements feel more inner peace and harmony. The energetic support of another person creates a bubble of energy in which their inner resources can regroup. They know greater tranquility. The heart can find peace. Their body can relax.
Lloyd Arthur Meeker and the History of Attunement
Lloyd Arthur Meeker shared the first Attunement in Wichita, Kansas, in 1929. From that date, he developed the practice and teaching of Attunement. He offered sessions to clients and he taught the principles of Attunement throughout the United States and Canada. He began to write about Attunement under the pen name Uranda.
In 1952, Lloyd Arthur Meeker initiated the Attunement school at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado, USA. He was joined by an association of chiropractors interested in energy medicine. They were led by George Shears and known as the GPC chiropractic movement.
Today, the Attunement School at Sunrise Ranch offers training to become an Attunement Practitioner. The School is staffed by teachers who are members of the Attunement Guild.
Changing the World
Looking out at the world in which we live, we see crises of all kinds looming. And human tragedy.
Every human crisis has a set of factors unique to itself. They can be cultural, technological, environmental, financial, and much more.
What is behind all that we face as a human species? Of course, the common element is us. And what is at issue for us as a species? What is the one crisis we are facing that is behind all the others?
It is our Attunement. Without that, everything else goes wrong.
I believe that Attunement is the answer behind all the answers we are looking for in the world today.