◄ by Chris Jorgensen – Gladstone, MO ► In his 1948 book, The Message of The Divine Iliad, Walter Russell says, “We are deceived by the seeming advancement of science into believing that we are highly civilized. As long as we have not arrived at a point in which we know the nature of God sufficiently to know of our unity with our fellow man, to make it unthinkable to even hurt another, much less kill, rob or exploit him, we are still uncivilized barbarians.” I am currently using Attunement to work with a pervasive pattern that touches the lives
◄ by Karen Knox – North Kansas City, MO ► Opening words from “Death and Dying Through the Eyes of Substance” IAAP International Teleconference Call on September 29, 2013. In 1998 I was living in an ashram in New York State when I received word that my mother died unexpectedly in a car accident. Although I would not describe my relationship with my mother as a close one, I was aware of the intense energy surrounding the event of her death. Returning to the ashram after her funeral, the enormous energy continued to build until I felt like nothing was
◄ by Reven Bronson – Shawnee, KS ► Opening words from the “Death and Dying Through the Eyes of Substance” IAAP International Teleconference call on September 29, 2013. My first experience with Attunement and the dying process was a few years ago when I decided to work long distance with my husband’s grandmother as she began her transition. I would sit with her life pattern everyday for a couple of weeks. Then one evening, I began to feel contractions as her Being was preparing for the transition. They became stronger and stronger, each one like a big wave of energy.
◄ by Andrew Shier – Hancock, NH ► If you wait upon It, It will come. This phrase is obviously a twist on the popular comment from the movie, Field of Dreams; “If you build it, they will come.” Following my experience of teaching Attunement two weekends ago at the first session of a 5-month Attunement Practitioner’s Course, I am impressed with the process of waiting. I have been teaching these courses since 1996. I guess you could say that I know the material inside and out at this point. However, months prior to this current course I had a
◄ by Teri Frailey – Shawnee, KS ► My friend, Chris Kenyon, passed away at 1:55 a.m., Sunday, September 30th. Chris was a Board Member of IAAP in its early years, and an Attunement practitioner with too many interests, skills and degrees to list. I’ll miss our conversations, weekly shared Attunements and all that fills a friendship; yet I know that, for Chris, All Is Well.
◄ by Chris Jorgensen – Gladstone, MO ► I love Attunement – in the office, at home, in long-distance work – in all aspects of my living. For me, Attunement is a conscious way of serving and living the radiation of Love. One of the more enjoyable facets of the Attunement experience is teaching Attunement. Last weekend we started a four-weekend Advanced Attunement Class in Kansas City. Interestingly enough, over the same weekend Andrew Shier began teaching an Attunement Practitioner’s Course in New England. Two separate settings but one powerful line of agreement in the Attunement current. During the weekend’s
◄ by Chris Jorgensen – Gladstone, MO ► Have you ever felt that the weather influenced your behavior? Conversely, have you ever had the thought that your ‘presence’ influences the weather? While catching up on the latest news via the internet the other day I came across a scientific study suggesting that weather influences human beings. It was written by Solomon Hsiang, Marshall Burke, and Edward Miguel–out of England. Their article was entitled: Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict. Here is a quote from their interesting work. “A rapidly growing body of research examines whether human conflict can
◄ by Chris Jorgensen – Gladstone, MO ► As Joseph Antell wrote about a few weeks ago, Joe Antell, Sr. passed away on July 5, 2013 following an illness and two weeks in the hospital. He was almost 90 years old. On August 11th in Kansas City we celebrated “a life well lived” with people from the local Attunement Community. And on Saturday, August 24th, Joe’s family and friends joined in a ceremony of thanksgiving as we buried Joe’s ashes at a cemetery in Epping, New Hampshire. I wrote the following words conveying an essence of the beautiful, vibrant man
◄ by Chris Jorgensen – Gladstone, MO ► The political debate is on – what to do about Syria? World opinion is split, some in favor of a punitive military strike and some not. The US Congress is split over what to do. The headlines in the news this morning announced: “Obama confident Congress will vote to strike Syria. President Obama is meeting with key members of Congress today, telling them he wants to send a clear message to Syria.” If you watch the news, as I often do in the morning, to catch up on what is transpiring (energetic
◄ by Karen Knox – Kansas City► I believe service is one of the primary reasons we take birth if not the most important reason. In offering selfless service I receive inner awareness and gratitude. Selfless service is without attachment to the fruits of my efforts, service is worship of divinity, service is without desire for personal gain, an offering without personal motive, an offering for the highest purpose which I cannot fully understand, service is recognition of the divinity in others, service is with the awareness there is nothing, no one who is not God, and service is an