We have the basic cause of all physical illness, we have the basic cause of all mental disturbance, we have the basic cause of all emotional turmoil, we have the basic cause of all ill characteristics in the spirit pattern of the envelope of being. This envelope corresponds to the envelope of atmosphere, air, which surrounds and envelops the earth itself. We have recognized that, from the standpoint of servers, our business is to begin to change the envelope in the persons whom we serve, or which surrounds the persons whom we serve. We know that whatever we may seem to do in relationship to the physical, the mental, the emotional, in any direct sense, has no bearing, no meaning, no value whatsoever, except as by that means we are afforded an opportunity to begin to change the individual’s envelope. And by reason of our previous meditations, we clearly recognize that the changes in the physical organism, the mind and the heart definitely follow as the envelope is changed.
Lloyd Arthur Meeker
The founder of the Attunement process, Lloyd Arthur Meeker, first spoke these words in 1953. At the time there was little general understanding of the science of epigenetics. Reiki was yet to become popular in America and Therapeutic Touch wasn’t yet practiced. So the awareness of the principles of energy medicine was in its early days in Western culture as Lloyd Arthur Meeker did his pioneering Attunement work.
Today, serious energy medicine practitioners understand that there are patterns within the envelope of atmosphere surrounding a person that shape the human experience. Rupert Sheldrake might call this envelope a morphic field—a pattern that works like memory or habit. Another person might call it the aura. An Attunement practitioner might call it pneumaplasm.
Whatever, you call it, the envelope of atmosphere surrounding us is a vital factor determining our life experience. It contains patterns which we keep revisiting, for better or for worse.
Here are two powerful practices that change one’s own personal envelope:
1. An energy medicine treatment from an enlightened practitioner
2. A daily mindfulness practice that repatterns the envelope through creative thought, emotion, words and actions.
Mikao Usui Sensei, the founder of the Usui Reiki healing system, offered these five admonitions to his students:
What are the thoughts, emotions, words and actions for you to express today that re-pattern your personal envelope of atmosphere?
Attunement is a consciousness practice and an energy medicine practice that leads to personal spiritual regeneration.