“Living with Compassion starts to change our experience in the world.” ~ David Bennett
Have you ever heard of Acutonics? Meet Leeza Gordon; rock jock, horse woman, Acutonic practitioner, my good friend, and Stacy Yelton’s very mostest BFF. I’ve known Leeza nigh-on twenty years, and I’d heard rumblings about her Acutonic practice, but it wasn’t until today that I found out what it really is. In short, Acutonics is The Entrainment Transformation Principle, that is, “A physics phenomenon of resonance… defined as the tendency for two oscillating bodies to lock into phase so that they vibrate in harmony. It is also defined as a synchronization of two or more rhythmic cycles. The principle of entrainment is universal, appearing in chemistry, pharmacology, biology, medicine, psychology, sociology, astronomy, architecture and more. The classic example shows individual pulsing heart muscle cells. When they are brought close together, they begin pulsing in synchrony. Another example of the entrainment effect is women who live in the same household often find that their menstrual cycles will coincide.” If you are a woman, and have lived with another woman (including your mother and sisters), then that last sentence will ring very true. I had first heard this theory decades ago when I read Music of the Spheres, wherein the cosmos (and by extension humans) is in resonance such that everything carries a tune, as it were, and that harmony is the perfect resonance; the divine. (It’s been years since I read the book, so understand that this is a very simplistic description of its deeper scholarly work). This theory isn’t new. Discovered in the 17th century, it’s only been in the last sixty years, give or take, that it has been used to tune a human, if you will. Leeza had been planning a visit to see Stacy, and when she learned that I was suffering from one of my two-day headaches, she asked to see me, tuning forks in hand. Tuning forks are precisely how Acutuning is performed. Forks of particular pitch are struck, then placed along meridian lines throughout the body; the same meridian lines as those followed by acupuncturists and acupressurists. In fact, acutoning is, to some degree, acupressure with a bonus. Leeza spent about an hour working on me, and I have to say that I was completely headache free for the first time in 48 hours when she was finished with me. Leeza has asked to see me again tomorrow, and I will oblige. Every body needs some harmony from a friend, and I will gladly accept Leeza’s tune any day.