New Moon No. 19, Fall


“Another year gone, leaving everywhere its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves, the uneaten fruits crumbling damply in the shadows.”
Mary Oliver
My dears,

Fall has arrived here in the Pacific Northwest, and as an East Coast native, my worries for lack of fall foliage have been quelled as the leaves are bursting with saturation in shades of bright fuchsia, deep burgundy, and rustic, brick brown, and burnt orange. All set against a backdrop of lush evergreens, of course. The contrast is stark and makes the turning of the leaves ever the more precious to someone who adores this aspect of autumn. 

The fall season always offers an opportunity to slow down and reflect on what is making sense in my life, what may need some reevaluation, and what downright does not resonate with me anymore. I've been realizing that the format of these new moon Lumen Letter editions, the separation of MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT sections, isn't really doing it for me anymore. I always struggle putting things into boxes. A lot of the time I feel as though there's too much nuance in life for a reductionist approach. So I'm letting go of that format and restructuring my new moon letters in a way that leaves room for more nuance. I'm not entirely sure what that looks like from letter to letter, and that's also part of the point - to not confine myself to a particular box that I must work within.

One thing will stay constant regardless of how these letters shape shift as they find their form from one new moon to the next. I can promise you that I'll continue to serve up some serious gems to help you align with a holistically human lifestyle.

I hope you enjoy this newfound freedom in form as much as I do.
Luminous Elixirs has made one full spin 'round the sun!
One year, four seasons, twelve products.

& after some time spent as a kitchen witchin' working with fall's botanicals, I've brewed up three improved products for this year's fall offerings.

Fall Essence // Fall Myst //  Fall Soak


PDX women, the time has come!

After a summer full of transitions, I'm feeling grounded and ready to begin hosting women's gatherings here in my new home base. The details of location, date, and time will be settled shortly. In the meantime, learn more about what this gathering will entail, reply to this email if you're interested, and I'll be sure to send you a personal invite very soon.
& if you missed the last Letter, I’ve curated an autumnally inspired playlist.

Take a listen & fall in love with fall.
May you stay rooted in the rhythms of fall.

Luminous love,

restorative yoga + essential oils

Sunday October 14th 5:30pm - 7:00pm @ The Grinning Yogi PDX

$10 members / $20 drop in

Space is limited to 20 people - sign up ahead of time to reserve spot!

Stay luminous!
This is Lumen Letters, a writing platform where I share my thoughts on holistically human living. Hopefully, you find the general information in this letter informative and helpful, but it is not intended to replace medical advice and should not be used as such.
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