Lomandra - Lomandra filliformis


Healing Challenges

  • For jealousy and simmering rage – white anger.
  • For resentment, blame and bitterness.
  • For sharp barbs directed towards another or others.
  • For keeping a ‘hurts and slights’ mental account book.
  • For the controlling personality.
  • For energetically supporting arthritis, hardening patterns such as artero-sclerosis, alkalising spondylitis (fusing of the spinal column), rigidity of the musculo-skeletal system and gallstones.

Healing Outcomes

  • For clearing long-held anger.
  • For forgiveness.
  • Facilitates assertion.
  • Encourages tolerance.
  • Supports co-operative attitudes.
  • Energetically assists with flexibility.
  • Brings back the sweetness in life.


Creamy white flowers forming flower heads or clumps along a flowering stem, with spikes interspersed between the clumps.

They are tufted plants with tough, narrow, linear leaves. The tiny flowers of cream and yellow, sometimes with brown markings, have six petals and are clustered into dense spikes or heads. The flowers grow in little heads made up of the tiniest little flowerlets, each of which opens separately.

In bud form, the flower is creamy white, with tiny spots of reddish brown. There are three sepals holding the petals closed. Each flowerlet is in the shape of a tiny heart. As the flowers come to bloom, the sepals partially open to reveal the creamy petals inside, but the flowers never fully open. On maturity, they fall from the stem only half-opened.

At each node along the stem, a flower appears and then branches out. Each branch has three to four flower heads made up of twenty or more flowerlets, which appear in a sphere-shaped clump.

Doctrine of Signatures

Grows in a clump, like the masses of resentment we hang onto. The flowers cluster on the flower stalks, appearing like arthritic nodules on a finger. Arthritis represents emotional holdings of bitterness, regret and resentment that we hold against others, in particular, or at the world in general.

The flowers have an exquisite fragrance, sweet and honey-like but impossible to access because the spikes on the flower stalks prevent getting in close to smell the flower. It is as if the barbs keep others away from experiencing the inherent sweetness within.

The colour of the flowers is creamy white — blanched like cold, white anger that has lost its fire because it hasn’t been expressed.

The reddish-brown stains or spots on the flower are reminiscent of the toxic liver indications seen in the iris of the eye in Iris Diagnosis. Compressed anger creates toxicity in the liver.

The flowers are heart-shaped, but they never completely open and fall to the ground when spent as if not fully realized. Three sepals clamp down tightly on each flowerlet, holding it closed, like claws around the heart.

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