connecting with the essence of plants
Your wellbeing is related to unseen and unspoken energies which we call your mauri or life force.
Your mauri tells us who you are as an individual, where you come from, and where you are going.
This is an important part of MindKai, and it is why each customised blend is levelled up by the channelling of three native plant essences specific to you and your spirit at a cellular level. These come following your pu manawa - gut instinct and numbers that you manifest during your MindKai quiz.
To manifest their power - reflecting on them whilst mindfully applying your MindKai to your face will ensure their magic, intent and healing are released.
The MindKai Healing Matrix
A SPIRITUAL INSIGHT INTO THE CONNECTIONS AROUND US.
In your wairua reading, each number you select corresponds to a rongoā rau.
Each rongoā rau has a healing power.
Each healing power falls in to supporting one of five healing kete (bags) in the MindKai healing matrix.
Each kete has a unique focus to assist you in your life.
The creation matrix
This kete of healing is focused on personal evolution and represents your source of life or whakatangata (human attributes).
The rongoā associated to this kete help you to change your attitude so that you move from darkness to light - or negative to positive. These rongoā are kaihua, tāranga, matata, koru, puarangi, kohepiro, titoki, kanuka, rengarenga, mingimingi, akatea, akepiro, te rahiri, kokoromiko, puatea, makomako, hinau, manuka, houhere, poroporo, kowhai, karo, karaka, kopakopa, mairehau, ngaio, tukauki, horokaka, rewarewa, heketara, pānakenake, rauhuia, pohutukawa, harakeke, maire, tawake, tarata and kōhia.
I see the Huia as the kaitiaki (guardian) of these rongoā as they are a revered treasure for Māori and symbolise leadership and mana - something that we must grasp hold of if we are to take the journey of personal growth - 'find strength to evolve'.
THE STAR MATRIX
This kete of healing is focused on helping you to let go, and represents your emotional response or raupapa pūngao (energy path).
The rongoā associated to this kete help you to clear trauma by starting a new phase in life by letting go and moving foward. These rongoā are paratawhiti,
pukupuku, turawera, ponga, kiwikiwi, mākaka and heruheru.
I see the Kotare (kingfisher) as the kaitiaki (guardian) of these rongoā as they are a symbol of awareness. This is because they are known for perching motionless then attacking their prey from out of nowhere. The kotare also knows what to do and when to act - it is patient and alert to subtle changes in the environment - 'find understanding to let go'.
the essence matrix
This kete of healing is focused on bringing you balance in your life so you can find your 'potential energy' or huringa pūngao (energy transformation).
The rongoā associated to this kete help you to find stability and equilibrium. These rongoā are kahikatea, matai, totara, kauri, maire, miro and rimu.
I see the ruru (morepork/owl) as the kaitiaki (guardian) of these rongoā as they are a symbol of guardianship. Their watchful nature asks us to take heed and they also bring messages of forewarning, grief and awareness - 'find awareness and balance'.
THE LIFE GIVING MATRIX
This kete of healing is focused on helping you create new pathways to improve your outlook on life, or gain mātauranga pītau ira (dna knowledge).
The rongoā associated to this kete help you move past your fears by finding healing in the life you have. This means helping you let go of things in the past that may hold you back so you can be present and future focused. These rongoā are repehinapapa, nikau, turutu, neinei, wharangi, kohekohe, hangehange, houpara, ramarama, te kouka, raupo, and kapuka.
I see the Tui as the kaitiaki (guardian) of these rongoā as they are a symbol of adaptation. This is because the Tūī imitates the songs of other birds and even people. They are also known for having no problem flying in and interrupting other birds with their abrupt entrances - 'new paths'.
the lunar matrix
This kete of healing is focused on bringing soul advancement and represents your 'joy for life' or ngākau (seat of affections).
The rongoā associated to this kete help you to learn lifes lessons by channelling your power and strength - so you move from a fixed to growth mindset. These rongoā are: kōtukutuku, akeake, rangiora, mahoe, rātā, mokimoki, panako, mouku, aruhe, whau, punakuru, kumarahou, kōwhai, ngutukākā, putaputawētā, pohue, karamu, taraire, kohepiro, pukatea, horopito, puawhananga, kawakawa, tororaro, wheki, huperei, puriri, korokio, koromiko, patē, and tanekaha.
I see the Piwakawaka (fantail) as the guardian of these rongoā as they are a symbol of change. Their restless movements suggest a part of you is ready to end and a new experience is ready to come forth - 'soul growth'.