What would you say is the most pivotal factor in the human experience worldwide? Big question, I know.
Of course, different cultures, and groups within cultures, have different ways of naming all the dimensions of human experience. But if you were to look at the situation from 10,000 feet—or while orbiting in a space capsule around the earth—what would you see?
And what do you have in common with all the rest of humankind that is most pivotal for you? Don’t you wonder if there is a central piece upon which all the rest depends?
All of human experience is important. Health, money, professional endeavors, relationships, and so much more. But what is the straw that stirs the drink? The linchpin, the cornerstone, the apex, and the keystone?
A keystone is a stone at the top of a stone archway. All the other stones in the arch rely on the keystone to remain standing. If you remove the keystone, the whole archway tumbles to the ground.
In the same way, without Attunement, the human experience collapses. And all the practices that might assist a person who is in Attunement are not enough to hold them together.
For a person who experiences Attunement, all the factors of their life begin to come together.
Isn’t the keystone of human experience Attunement with the universal life energy within us? Attunement with the source of vitality, wisdom, love, and power? We know for ourselves because when we access universal life energy, it is incredible. We witness other people who attune to the source within themselves in astonishing ways. Whether you live in the Australian outback, New York City, Paris, or the Gobi Desert, the keystone for the human experience is Attunement.
I don’t care very much what someone calls it. I don’t care if you access it through meditations, prayer, mindfulness, or a walk in the woods. But I care massively about Attunement, however it is named or understood, and however a person knows it for themselves. And I care deeply about my deeply connected experience of the universal energy within me. I know that a person’s life changes when they change their relationship with the source of their own wisdom and power. That is Attunement.
Something happens when we fully enter the present moment and attune. Coherent energy enters our physical body. Our mind becomes tranquil and focused without tranquilizers. Our emotions enter a state of flow. We begin to deeply understand ourselves and the people in our life.
We begin to think about things that hadn’t entered our mind before—creative ideas about our life path and the world around us. We have a new awareness of the closest relationships we have. And we respond differently to the opportunities life presents to us.
We become more keenly aware of being fully present in the now. And we have a different sense of what the future has in store. Mental anxiety dissipates. Our physical body relaxes in an alive kind of way. Emotions of love, empathy, and compassion deepen. We have new feelings of appreciation for the people around us, even those that have tended to get on our nerves. And we feel more in touch with a love that is available for us.
A person who experiences Attunement may become aware that a subtle spiritual energy is emanating from them, not because they are trying to make it happen. It just is. And their mental state and emotional capacity channel that energy to other people. They may become aware that this energy radiates a positive, uplifting activation. Or they may be aware that it is surrounding another person, enfolding them in a bubble of spiritual support. This is Attunement.
At Sunrise Ranch, we teach how a person might consciously attune more fully with the source within themselves and then share Attunements with other people. We teach Attunement as an energy medicine practice and a conscious spiritual practice. We hold a deep knowledge of how Attunement transpires in the human experience and how to facilitate it.
But while we take credit for developing the practice of Attunement that we teach and share here, we didn’t invent Attunement. What I have spoken of here as Attunement is universal. It is how we are all made as human beings. But for the architecture of a human soul to be fully activated, it takes conscious participation. Attunement isn’t imposed on us. We have to desire it and then deliberately create a mental and emotional state that is conducive to it. What happens in a person’s thoughts and emotions matters.
A person who learns the practice of Attunement knows that it is both a specific energy medicine practice and a meta practice, meaning that it sits behind and spiritually empowers any healing modality and any moment of their life.
A person who is attuned within themselves has a far greater opportunity to find Attunement in the important relationships in their life. Their emotional and spiritual energies communicate an inner harmony that can include another. They build a field of connection, empathy, and Attunement that lives within the bubble of an attuned relationship.
It was in the early 1950s that, for the first time, Lloyd Arthur Meeker led the Attunement school at Sunrise Ranch and offered three six-month residential trainings. He introduced the word Attunement for the energy medicine practice we teach and the conscious spiritual practice behind it during this period.
The leaflet we passed out at that time said that we were “offering a new word into the vocabulary of healing—the word ATTUNEMENT” And that “Although the word is new, in its application to healing, the rendering of Attunement service is not new, except to people of this age.”
Sunrise Ranch has been offering Attunements and Attunement training since that time, right up to today.
So, if you desire a greater experience of Attunement personally…
If you want to gain a deeper understanding of the conscious practices that let the Attunement process deepen…
If you have the urge to share the energy medicine practice of Attunement with other people…
Here are some possible next steps:
▪ Subscribe here to my Attunement Meditations blog on attunement.org. It is free. Each week, I share a quote from our library of Attunement literature and briefly offer my reflections on it.
▪ Send an e-mail here to receive a remote Attunement from one of our Attunement practitioners. Currently, with Covid restrictions, we are not offering in-person Attunement in our sanctuary. We offer Attunement on a donation basis.
▪ E-mail me here about our next Attunement training.