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Warning: Unconventional Interpreter…with good intention(s)
Attuned – “aware of and attentive or responsive to something” (Merriam-Webster)
Attunement – state of receptivity and/or awareness, be in harmony with (amalgamation of definitions)
We (14 of us) sat around the circle unconsciously reflecting one another, pondering how we had come to this place. Each adding their unique incandescence to the currents in the room as their turn came up. Each constructing a bridge over the gentle undercurrents of expectation, newness, confusion, receptivity.
Gather a group of disparate individuals, mixed gender, unique perspectives, and add water. A gentle maelstrom becomes the effect. So alluring as it draws one’s gaze almost without volition. Then add a guide, Nancy Frederick, who graciously adds spaciousness and blessing to the mix and the resulting swirling mass of undercurrents intertwining and inductive current becomes potent, mesmerizing.
What is this Attunement thing? How does it work? What’s this process? Nancy led us into the world of Attunement, delicately weaving concept and context into a comfy lexicon of familiarity and connection almost before we knew what was happening. It felt natural. Introducing us to Lloyd Meeker (Uranda) and the Attunement Community while lightly sprinkling the leavening of the vesica pisces and the 7 Levels of Being into the flow of her presentation. Soft cushions to spring from and to land on. Homey.
Some of us were soaking in the feel of rhythmic ebb and flow in the eddies around us, others were exploring the mutuality of sharing another’s sacred space. As we were moving through this opening and preparing our senses to receive with Open(ing), the Heavens (protocol) became an easy, organic gateway into giving and receiving.
The energy felt wonky to me, a pounding beat of in and out
turning inside out just before it re-upped, loop-de-looped.
One side was which way, the other steady, and I couldn’t feel the beat
though I knew it was there
and wanted it to stay, needed to stay
till the toss between began
from one side – lilting its sing thru the other, like glass magenta
coming, a little bit more there.
Like music, you know, when the melody rolls into a tuneful and almost but not quite same resonance. We all sensed each other as we moved through the 7 spirits – Love, Womb, Life, Purification. Yours truly letting nervousness arise at calling for the first time interfere. Still it was beautiful. The room was deeply quiet with the concentration of being there, of feeling the vibration as it beat, almost as loud as sound.
Then not. The words were getting mixed up but the feel was clear: here next, stay there, connection. Continuing: Blessing, Single Eye, New Earth. The shape coming into view as the Attunement fills it in. I am truly looking forward to being guided by the connections in company as we progress.
The Long-Bone (protocol) calls like a fog horn in pea soup fog. The nature of the oscillation of the bones maybe. It felt like we were all answering it together in harmony. Pulling in unison. Across, cross-wise, transversal, cater-corner.
About Hilary Budet: I am a quick, slow learner and joyful receiver of the just started and continuing 5 Month Attunement Practitioner Course being guided and taught by Nancy Frederick in Portland Maine.