When we take this understanding of a Universe made of many moving parts, we can begin to understand that every situation we discover is constructed in a similar way: as above, so below. The Universe LOVES patterns.
Just as water is made up of two hydrogen atom and one oxygen atom, a situation may have different "chemical parts". If we wish to influence the final shape, we must consider the individual moving parts and how best to ease, change, or redirect each of them according to our wishes. As we do this, we then can come to understand that certain materials reflect that basic nature.
Chaparral represents water and more importantly, its flow. Mugwort manifests as that which causes movement, inciting it to action. Frankincense clears obstacles by way of purification, binding you a thing and changing its shape. Hyssop sanctifies and makes productive. Dragon's blood glues together and makes a thing stronger by increasing its resilience. As you explore herbs and their innate qualities, you will too come to understand what they "bring to the party", so to speak. Contemplate every situation you greet using this awareness, breaking it down into its fundamental qualities. Consider fully the moving parts, including the ones that are necessary for your goals to be made manifest and the things that work against your goals and extrapolate what can be done to improve the flow according to your wishes.
All magic functions in this way, so comprehending this lesson and putting it to good use will directly contribute to your success.
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