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10 Embrace - 包香

Water of Water Element - Extreme 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. Hard, dry soil. It was difficult to spread root. Lonely because there was not enough of us around.
"Therefore I need gentleness and comfort"

Possible current condition - Unsettled. Feeling unease. In need of gentleness.

Basic fear - Poverty, lack of comfort.
Basic inward desire - Peace. creating a comfort zone or nest.
Basic outward desire - Giving/offering a comfort zone or nest.
Positive personality characteristic - Gentleness, Deliberate.
Negative personality characteristic - Too passive. Slow to make action.

Intention of the perfume - I will create a safe and comfortable space for myself.

Chief = Carnation - Dianthus caryophyllis - Caryophyllaceae
Chief = Myrrh - Commiphora myrrha - Burseraceae
Minister = Benzoin/Stylax - Styrax tonkinensis - Styracaceae
Assistant = Carrot seed - Daucus carrota - Apiaceae
Assistant = Patchouli - Pogostemon cablin - Lamiaceae
Assistant = Amyris - Amyris balsamifera - Rutaceae
Messenger = Tulsi - Ocimum sanctum - Lamiaceae

Myrrh is the chief plant. The legend has it that Christ was anointed with oil of Myrrh to recover from crucifixion. Myrrh trees thrive in the desert where heat and dryness. Water in the tree forms to resin to prevent from evaporation and to protect itself from surface wound.

Carnation flower is the second chief. Carnation symbolizes loyalty and love - kind of love that you have with your mother.

Stylax (Benzoin) is the minister, has similar property as Myrrh, but the tree grow in climate with humid heat. The scent is more sweet which gives the sense of comfort.

Amylis, Carrot Seed, and Patchouli are the assistant. Amylis and Carrot Seed have the scent quality of water contributing to the formula with the sense of being in a womb. Patchouli is earthy, giving the grounding energy while also giving the feeling of freedom.

Tulsi is the messenger in the formula. Known as Holy Basil in India, as if to say “you are perfect just the way you are.

A Few Words About the Condition

This person may have had difficult pre or after birth.
The hardship can come from both parents’ state of health in all aspect - physical, mental, emotional, economical, and their relationship with each other. It results in you being mal- or under nourished.
As you have not yet been on earth long enough to fend for yourself, you feel helpless which arises the emotion of fear. Fear is the primal emotion against death. We experience death many times in our lifetime. For example, your love relationship ending against your wish because your partner does not give you chance to even fight.

The only you can do for things beyond your control is acceptance, forgiveness and trust. The fact is that you have survived to this day and now are able to solicit assistance of plants’ wisdom.

Seeds that falls on hard, dry soil have less chance of surviving the critical sowing stage. Those who do have to compete for the limited available water, primal element of life. Those who manage to mature learns to keep a certain distance from each other.

10 Embrace - 包香
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