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About the Foundation Formulas

My intention in creating the Flora of Asia combination formulas was to design a series of essence formulas to form an integrated framework, with formulas that interrelate to one another. These blends were created out of both personal and professional experience, to give you the benefits of a balanced and structured formula to support yourself in a simple yet effective way.

The Three Primary Wounds

The triad of formulas at the base of the Mandala are termed Foundations of Wellness Formulas, and work with three core wounds. I call these Foundation formulas because when these wounds are active and unhealed, they cause turmoil and instability in all aspects of our lives. Addressing these gives us a solid structure from which to grow and flourish.

In his book, The Mind Body Code, neuropsychologist Mario Martinez asserts that there are just three primary wounds: abandonment, shame, and betrayal. He thinks that all wounds have their root in one of these, and that we can have more than one, if not all three, working away in our psyches.

In response to this insight, I’ve reflected on how often these primary wounds come up in the practice of flower essence therapy – and once identified, how effective well chosen essences are at working on this level of core wounding. These long standing wounds do take time to heal, so once you have chosen a formula you will want to continue with it for an extended time. 

Dr Bach’s recommendation was to take an essence for one month for every year you have had the issue. When I tell my clients this I wait a moment for their mental calculation, and the inevitable sound of dismay. Then I reassure them of two things – that they are likely to start feeling a lot better within a few weeks, and that most of the time six months on a formula for a core wound creates a durable change. The trick is to keep going with the essences – the shift can be quick, but the shift back to the old pattern is very common.

Taking a formula over a longer period can help build your inner strength to solidify the new, healthy structure and avoid regressing into the previous pattern.

The Foundations of Wellness Formulas

I’ve created short videos to help you get a feeling for these formulas – consider them mini-immersions into the energies of the essences. Enjoy!

Safe: The Wound of Abandonment

Innocent: The Wound of Shame

Trusting: The Wound of Betrayal