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Plant Profile: No 54 Houpara

Pseudopanax lessonii

I bring the light of awareness as you rediscover the mysteries of compassion and right relationship. Through me a seed of peace is restored to Earth.

No 54 Houpara brings us the gift of compassion, beauty and trust as it restores within us the original DNA pattern of right relationship with all of life. Relationship is a key word for the Aquarian Age and it is time for us to take responsibility for our own wellbeing and healthy relatedness to the world around us. No 54 Houpara’s key attributes are tenderness, empathy, consideration, deep understanding and surrender to one’s soul self. No 54 Houpara addresses primal fears of rejection, betrayal and heartfelt trauma. Midwinter is a time for introspection, looking within to examine the state of our relatedness and to work in co-operation with nature to remove blocks that are preventing the perfect expression of our true soul-self.

These blocks appear as fears and limiting behaviour patterns:

  • a fear of rejection, betrayal or being deeply hurt
  • a fear of intimate relationships and deep love
  • a lack of compassion, heartlessness
  • cold, uncaring, ambivalent behaviours in relationships
  • grief, loneliness and a feeling of abandonment

When we use No 54 Houpara essence, there is a sense of coming home to oneself, becoming whole, with the masculine and feminine aspects of ourselves in harmony. We are at peace with the needs of the soul. We can fully enter into heart centred relationships without our limiting fears of getting hurt or being abandoned.

— Lesley Lydford-King
Lesley Lydford-King is a First Light Flower Essences of NZ® Registered Practitioner and Teacher teaching both on the North Shore Auckland and Tauranga. She is also a Certified Body Talk Practitioner and is able to tune in to the specific needs of a client in a very effective way. Lesley can be contacted via or Ph: 09-410-6011 or 021-111-2700