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11 Foundation - 礎香

Metal of Water Element - Yin of Yin/Yin Element - Plant Self
Period of personality imprint - During gestation to birth and up to seven years old.

Five Questions (Existential) - How Are You?
Five Questions (Metaphorical) - If you describe your upbringing as a plant, what kind of soil have you grown up in?

A. Fertile soil. But because of it, there were a lot of competion.
"Therefore I need to be grounded"

Possible current condition - Feeling unsettled.

Basic fear - Being dictated. Having to confront.
Basic inward desire - Having time of own.
Basic outward desire - Giving support.
Positive personality characteristic - Grounded. Giving
Negative personality characteristic - Stingy. Monopolizing

Intention of the perfume - I will get down so I can move forward.

Composition
Chief = Hiba - Thujopusis olabrata - Cupressaceae
Chief = Vetiver - Vetiveria zizanoides - Poaceae
Minister = Atlas cedar - Cedrus atlantica - Pinaceae
Minister = Calamus - Acorus calamus - Araceae
Minister = Nagarmotha - Cyperus scariosus - Cyperaceae
Assistant = White Lotus - Nelumbo nucifera - Nelumbonaceae
Messenger = Camphor - Cinnamomum camphora - Lauraceae

Hiba is the chief plant. This Japanese cedar tree is also know as Asunaro, meaning “Let’s us be tomorrow” A tree grows to 20-30 meters high. The essential oils comes from the area of heartwood that submerged in the earth.

Vetiver is the second chief. This rice family plant is often planted on the edge of farming ground to keep soil from eroding. The root system can grow meters deep.

Atlas Cedar, Calamus and Nagarmotha are the ministers. Atlas Cedar, a coniferous tree is included in this formula for strong upward moving energy. Calamus grows in waterlogged soil, the energy to counter rotting.
Nagarmotha thrives on sandy soil and its medicinal property is fixed in its root system.

White Lotus the assistant. The flower symbolizes the Buddha’s enlightenment, which came after years of persevering suffering. While White Lotus is known for the beauty of its flower, much of its life is spent underwater.

Camphor is the messenger, in order to bring the downward energy up to the crown chakra to balance the formula.


A Few Words about the Condition

A house must have a firm foundation to stand for the structure above, and to withstand severe weather.
It is difficult to achieve anything of value without first learning the basics.
Just the same, in order for a plant to grow vigorously, its roots must firmly and securely planted in the ground.

This formula is placed at the Yin of the Water element.
Water Element relates to the first and second Chakras. Much of issues that leads to hardships in Water element are set before one’s birth or during the early years.

There are two extreme situations.
If the family had to move around due to the economical reason, or parents’ relationship, children would obviously suffer from the loss of connection.
On the other hand, the family may have been financially well off, but there were too much competition for attention/love.

The fertile earth may not always be the best earth, for there are countless others looking for the opportunity to take up the space.

The condition during the formative years become the habit in later years. When an adversity hits, people often repeat the same action in later years. The difference is as an adult you are responsible for all your actions.

11 Foundation - 礎香
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