I believe knowing how to connect to and to form relationships with Plants and the rest of the natural world is an ancient human trait that is built into our DNA. On the grand scale of human history, up until fairly recently, we have depended on a deep connection to and communication with nature to survive. Read More
There are still societies that continue live this way, but they are in the minority. The trappings of modernity have given most of us the luxury of not having to forage for our own food and find shelter in nature—which is amazing. However, I think along with the technological advancements of AC, TV, internet, large scale food production, etc., is a misguided ethos that modernity espouses: that technological evolution is equated with human advancement and is measured by a society’s growing distance between and submission of—Nature.
New Moon in the Forest was created with the belief that there is immense value and healing potential in rekindling that individual spiritual connection to nature, beginning with the Plant Spirits and their biochemically dynamic essential oils. In my experience, modern life, incredible as it is, can also be isolating and energetically hollow. The message I wish to share with my clients is that there is so much nourishing energetic support in nature around us at all times. The services New Moon offers clients are not so much about learning–but remembering–how to connect and build respectful trusting relationships with Plant Spirits, and as an extension of those friendships, with the natural elements that clients interact with in their daily lives as well.
What I didn’t know when I was growing up—but learned as an adult on my healing path–is that when I felt unsupported, exhausted, and disconnected, and I was not physically near my special calming places in nature, I could still energetically access the strength, support, and magic of the natural world. I could call on the specific Spirits I had built relationships with to help me—these could be plants, animals or geographic features—or I could find whatever aspect of nature was near me– a tree on a busy city sidewalk, some weeds pushing through the concrete, a bird pecking through garbage, or a single flower in a vase—and connect to the energetic support of nature that way.
I regard each of the essential oils included in New Moon’s services as the physical manifestation of a particular Plant Spirit. When used with reverence, in my experience, these oils are one’s immediate connection to pure, concentrated, wild, magical nature. I send the oils to you in pouches, so that they can safely travel with you, wherever you go, so that your connection to nature is never far away.
My goal is for you to hopefully feel a sense of calm, relief, connection, revitalization and empowerment when you smell your oils, not only because of the biochemical messages that are being sent to your brain, but also due to the energetic connection that is being fostered between you and these particular Plant Spirits. Building your relationships with these oils and their Spirits does take some time and attention. Having these Spirits and their oils as your friends, for me, is like having a crew of besties—who happen to live in the Spirit World—who know your story and have your back.
Like human friends, you might find you become very close to one or two Plant friends while the others might be lighter friendships or seem more like acquaintances. I have had some clients tell me stories about when they did not have their favorite go-to oils on hand to smell, but when they called out to those Plant Spirits for support, Spirits have appeared and helped them. I am convinced the support the Plant Spirits offered my clients is a reflection of the trusting and respectful relationship they built with each other over time.