There is no logical way to the discovery of elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance. –Albert Einstein

Spirit Guide drawing

Today I’m pleased to share an enlightening guest post about connecting to your spirit guides through the attunement process from Julie Barrett.

What is “an attunement?”  

To attune means to adjust or become accustomed to, or bring into harmony.  In the spiritual sense, it is a formal introduction to those in the spirit realm who are on your spiritual team and who will work with you in accessing intuitive guidance.

If you’ve ever looked into Reiki or at intuitive development courses, you’ve probably noticed that the instructors offer an attunement as the centerpiece of the program.

The teacher works with spirit to design a “secret key” for entry into this realm for the student.  Even though intuition is open to everyone, there are certain ways of accessing that information that are passed down from person to person.  It’s a bit like being in a secret society – it grants permission to enter.

The purpose of an attunement

The purpose of an attunement for a professional intuitive is to introduce you to your Akashic Records Guide, otherwise known as a Conduit Guide. This guide has been present but lain dormant until such time as you hear the call as a healer or teacher who is meant to do intuitive work for others.

In the vast sea of the Universal Collective Consciousness, or Akashic Records, there exists the record of everything that has ever occurred.  In order to access the right record with the correct information, you need a Guide.  This is the entity which directs you to accurate information, swiftly.

An attunement to meet your Spirit Guides provides you with a mechanism to do so.  It’s not that you cannot do that on your own – it’s just that if you have tried and feel you’ve failed, you can set the intention to meet them.

An attunement led by a teachor provides you with that extra “spark”; the professional assistance that helps you leap you over what you previously thought of as a hurdle.

How the process of attunement works

Typically, an attunement is done through a guided meditation.  You close your eyes, clear your chakras, ground and protect yourself, and listen to the voice of someone who has gone before you guide you to that exact right place you need to go to have access to your guides in Spirit.  You will be instructed to bring “power objects” of your choosing.  These are items such as crystals, pendulums, and oracle cards that will be “charged” during the attunement so that they may be used going forward to do readings for others or for yourself.  Holding or touching your Power Objects instantly bring you to “that place” where you recall your attunement and are in immediate contact with your guides.

Why attunement is needed

An attunement brings you into a universal structure or language that has been used for centuries.  The experience is magical and often is the place where you have your first true contact with spirit.  They have been right beside you all along, but it is through an attunement that you recognize them, often for the first time.  This is where you have the opportunity to see, hear, feel and communicate directly with them.

You can meet your guides on your own, but you cannot give yourself an attunement.  An attunement is appropriate for anyone who wants to connect with their guides for personal or professional reasons, such as performing intuitive readings for friends, family and clients.  Consider it an introduction into a new world – once you are “in”, you can take it from there and explore vast new worlds, previously unseen.

Proof of the attunement

It is common to ask your guides for physical evidence that the attunement “worked” – a confirmation here in the physical world that the experience was not a product of your imagination.  You may get a gift from Spirit, such as an object or a repeating of your guide’s name here in the physical.

What to expect after an attunement

After an attunement, you can expect to see the world with new eyes.  Everything is not as it seems, and for most people this is their first true introduction into the world of spirit.  It is proof.  It is evidence.  It is one thing for someone to tell you that Spirit Guides really exist, but it is quite another thing to have your own personal experience!  You will become aware that your guides have been with you all along, and begin to see the way you can form a personal relationship with them, similar to a friendship.

Have you ever experienced an attunement? What was it like and how did it affect your life afterward? Share with us in the comments.

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Julie Barrett, intuitive, is a teacher of spiritual development, signs and synchronicity. Visit her blog,  A Clear Sign where she writes about intuition and spirituality, especially signs and synchronicity – which are evidence of your own spiritual team speaking to you and providing you with guidance and protection. If attunement sounds like just what you need – do yourself a favor and check out Julie’s new in-depth intuitive mentoring program – Psychic Sparks – here

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