11 Foundation - 礎香
A perfume to face and get along with yourself.
Perfume that helps you to control fear.
Intention - I will settle down so I can build.
Lightness to pull upwards, ability to stand upright, perseverance, waiting for flowering, hope for tomorrow, putting down long and strong roots, growing in water, growing in sand.
Possible Past Condition -
Fertile but a competitive space.
Possible current condition -
Basic fear -
Being dictated. Having to confront.
Basic inward desire -
Having time of own.
Basic outward desire -
Giving support and Security
Positive Attributes -
Negative Attributes -
This formula supports Root and Sacral Chakras→
Explained in Yin Yang Five Element
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 competition.
"Therefore I need to be grounded"
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.
Message from plants
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.
Role - Common Name - Latin Name - Family - Parts Used
Chief = Hiba - Thujopusis olabrata - Cupressaceae - Root ball
Chief = Vetiver - Vetiveria zizanoides - Poaceae - Roots
Minister = Atlas cedar - Cedrus atlantica - Pinaceae - Wood heart
Minister = Calamus - Acorus calamus - Araceae - Roots
Minister = Nagarmotha - Cyperus scariosus - Cyperaceae - Roots
Assistant = White Lotus - Nelumbo nucifera - Nelumbonaceae - Flower
Messenger = Camphor - Cinnamomum camphora - Lauraceae - Wood heart