Cordyline ballerina







Cordyline stricta



Healing Challenges

  • For fear of being alone, abandoned or deprived.
  • For fear of not being in a relationship.
  • For co-dependency.
  • For women who give their power to men.
  • For issues with the father.
  • For fear of men.
  • For ‘sexism’.
  • For feeling that the male in your life is more important than you are.
  • For fear of intimacy, and of being seen as vulnerable.

Healing Outcomes

  • Re-establishes trust in oneself.
  • Assists easy acceptance of single status.
  • For joyful acceptance of being a female.
  • Heals the relationship with the father.
  • Assists women in healing sexual abuse in the past.
  • Assists women to access their feminine intelligence.
  • For embracing the male and the female within.


Cordyline stricta is known as the Narrow-leaved Palm Lily. It is a member of the Asteliaceae family. In days gone by, it was included in the Agavaceae family. There are many species in the genus and eight of these are native to eastern Australia.

Cordyline stricta is a tall shrub of about 2–3.3 metres tall with long, linear leaves and pendulous clusters of purplish-appearing flowers in spring. It stands erect, or curved, depending on what it has to grow around, with long sheathing flowers.

The flowers are small and bell-shaped, and grow in dense panicles from the upper part of the plant. They appear as small white to purple flowers in winter and spring in clusters (panicles) from the upper leaf axils.

Fleshy, shiny black fruits follow the flowers. Both flowers and fruits are attractive features of the Palm Lily. Although individual flowers are small, they are sometimes visited by honeyeaters.

Cultivated for their foliage, the leaves are deep, glossy green, linear in shape and up to half a metre long by about 2.5 cm wide, with a sheathing base.

They require a rich soil and a shaded position with plentiful moisture.

The fruit develops into a crab apple-looking seed, which, when broken open, looks like the human multidimensional anatomy, or human being, complete with surrounding aura.

Doctrine of Signatures

The flowers are small and detailed, and each individual flower seems to be lost in a crowd. They stretch outwards and upwards as if reaching out.

The leaves are showy and overshadow the tiny but beautiful flowers. These plants are cultivated as decorative plants for their foliage rather than the flowers. It is as if the real beauty is overlooked while the misplaced focus is on the leaves.

Although the flowers are the parts of the plant that ensure survival, they appear to be insignificant.

It is as if the important aspects of life are trivialized and inconsequential with no attention being paid to them.


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