Attunement: The Holy Place and the Heart

Each Attunement I share reinforces a deepening respect for the design and beauty of Being. As King David said in Psalms 139:14, “…for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:” The two complementary energy systems in the human temple—the energy of Being directly through the endocrine system (7 glands) and the energy of creation through the chakra system (7 major chakras) with the intricate and delicate nervous system—work in union to implement the design of Being and to receive the response to that radiation. These systems meet at the pineal gland/crown chakra, the thymus gland/heart chakra and the gonads/root chakra. Marvelous, magnificent, and mighty are the ways of Love.


In a recent Health Light Newsletter’s blog on depression Dr. Anthony Palombo has his own way of addressing the elements of emotional/feeling energy in his article. He touches upon the fact that the heart realm is created for the expression of love and joy.


“Depression is fundamentally about the suppression of energy.  In a certain sense, it is a spiritual event. All energy is love. Love is all that IS. Energy expresses through form, and when that expression is thwarted, suppressed or shut down, pressure begins to build behind the dam of resistance to whatever is trying to find expression, which is love or joy.  The expression of love and joy allows for release of this energy. Elation is the result. On the other hand, suppression of love and joy prevents the release of this energy. Depression is then the result.”


In my natural health and healing practice I am finding the seeds of more patterns of distortion and discord originating in the heart. Whether they are difficulties of the digestive system or reproductive problems or mental and emotional stress, these traumas and their energies eventually lead back to a disturbance at the heart level. When and if the heart core pattern of misalignment and imbalance is touched and released by the radiation of Love, everything changes in the overall life-pattern. I know this to be true with people in the office and in my own life as well.


Heart balance and coherence includes awareness, understanding, intuition, insight and wisdom. It is born of Love and Love’s radiation. It brings the intelligence of union and a balance in living—“How do I fit into the larger picture?”—that emerges through prayer, meditation, alignment and Attunement with Being. It brings joy and elation as Dr. Palombo’s blog article mentions. You cannot find such balance and coherence in living through a book or from a teacher or mentor, although they may help inspire you. Spiritual things are spiritually discerned in and for oneself. You can only live your life; you cannot control another’s life experience and know balance. The loss of balance and coherence at the heart level brings discord and disruption.


From the Institute of HeartMath website….“the state of coherence is so important in helping each of us maintain our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. Coherence, in relation to any system, including the human body, refers to a logical, orderly and harmonious connectedness between parts. Borrowing from physics, when we are in a coherent state, virtually no energy is wasted because our systems are performing optimally and there is synchronization between the heart, respiratory system, blood-pressure rhythms, heart-rate variability patterns, etc.”


The heart represents the ‘holy place’ in each person. In the old testament of the Bible, the Children of Israel, led by Moses with his wisdom and understanding of the design of Being, camped in the wilderness in such a way as to honor the living divine design. There was the holy of holies (where only the high priest could enter in and function— the place of consciousness), the holy place (where the priesthood operated—where deepest feelings were only for the things of Being), the outer court (where the mind functioned and education and business transpired) and finally the encampment (representing the operation of the physical body or the mass body of whatever group of people—in this case the Children of Israel). I mention this example of design because it illustrates that in one’s living the heart belongs in the holy place. I was taught by my Attunement mentor, and have found it to be true in my experience, that one’s deepest feeling energy belongs to Being and not to the world of effects! One’s feeling energy is one’s living prayer.


The Attunement technique for creating and maintaining sacred, holy space for the heart is quite specific. The larger implications, understanding and wisdom of this approach began to open for me during a talk that Joseph Antell gave during the 2009 Attunement Intensive. Here are a few quotes from that talk where he was discussing the two aspects of each endocrine gland.…


“… The posterior pituitary holds what we have called the Spirit of the Womb. This is the spirit that is aware of all things simultaneously… There is another portion of the pituitary called the anterior pituitary… There is a different vibratory pattern to both sides of the pituitary because they have distinctive roles… The difference relates to the spirit of design and control in the person… The perfect pattern originates in the anterior pituitary and moves out into creation through the posterior pituitary. 

“…                   … The thymus is a ‘flaming sword that turns in every direction’. It is the protector of the heart of Being, so nothing can enter in that defiles, works abomination, or makes a lie. It is the guardian angel gland in representation for each person…. The left side of the thymus handles the complexities of life, the outer human world and collective emotions… Moving to the right side, this again relates to the tender heart of the person, to their personal emotions, and that is what we are touching into.  Here is the protective power of Love…

                        … The left adrenal relates to the focus and release of an individual’s power into the world. We have described it as the Spirit of the Single Eye. You can often observe an outpouring radiation here as you work with an individual, particularly if that person is putting out substantial amounts of focused, creative energy….”

The living heart of each belongs in the holy place, the place of Love in expression in human form. Here is how I assist through Attunement in creating this sacred space and addressing discordant patterns that defile and don’t belong in that sacred setting. Pristine perception, timing, respectful care, and deft sensitivity are required before moving into this type of Attunement.


Attunement Technique: RH = receiving hand, GH = giving hand


  • Balance the cervical life-pattern
  • Balance the top four endocrine glands
  • Balance anterior pituitary (RH) and the heart (GH)
  • Balance the right side of the thymus (RH) and the heart (GH)
  • Balance the left adrenal (RH) and the heart (GH)


A pattern of spiritual control is now established that will let the Attunement Practitioner work in the holy place. If there are other specific heart areas of need you can use any or all of the steps below.


  • Balance the heart (GH) and the left arm contact point (RH) halfway between the shoulder and the elbow (great for smoothing out arrhythmia and re-establishing true rhythm)
  • Balance the heart (GH) and a contact point (RH) behind the heart between the left shoulder blade and the spine (useful for helping the heart to increase its rate and blood pressure)
  • Balance the heart (GH) and a contact point (RH) slightly inside and a few inches above the left knee (helpful for grounding and providing a safe place for an unsteady person and lowering blood pressure)
  • Balance the heart (GH) and a contact point (RH) in the left hand just under the pad of the ring finger (assists in pulling the excess heat and chaos energy out of the heart).


At this point, the various factors relating to the heart will have been balanced and the energy brought into coherence. Carefully proceed with the next step.


  • Place both hands over the heart, giving hand over the receiving hand—let the radiation intensify and when appropriate, a prayer request asking that the discordant pattern be dissolved and released out of the person and that the dissonant energy find resolution in the radiation of Love. Further, request that light and love fill the empty space (left by the discordant pattern) in the person’s heart and creative field
  • Re-balance the cervical life-pattern


The creative field of Love’s union is no longer restricted. Abiding in the unified field of Love, there is true freedom. Attunement in the holy place allows the primary vertical connection and communion with the Creator, and an opportunity to re-balance and to bring into coherence the appropriate open aperture to the outer world (outer court). The heart returns to its true position allowing the conscious flow of Love’s radiation to bless the world body.

Attunement Blessings,