Nurture your nature – women’s circle

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We are living in a time of great collective transformation – most of us are being forced to shift. The Divine Feminine is ready to return, back to create balance with the Divine Masculine. We are being asked to remember who we are, to step up and stand for our truths, and to learn to become our Goddess Selves, once again.
We are sacred creators, nurturers, manifestors, protectors, mothers, and sisters of the Earth and Universe. We are women asking to be heard. It’s time to align with our souls and share the voices of our hearts.

় On this New Moon in Cancer, join us in creating a sacred space with other sisters – an open space to dream, share our thoughts, and connect with the Divine Feminine within.

় Nurture Your Nature with a sound activation and womb meditation that will bring us to deeply connect to our feminine bodies, to each other, and to Mother Earth’s beating heart ♡

় The world is ready to listen. It’s time to re-awaken and be heard.

Monday 20th July
8PM Philippines / 8AM Eastern Time on ZOOM
Energy Exchange ₱200 / $4
-PayPal: retreats@soulsierra.ph
-BDO: #004930164136
(Details for the ZOOM call will be sent after payment is made)

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⭒ What to prepare for the circle:
𝒮𝓊𝓇𝓇𝑜𝓊𝓃𝒹 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇𝓈𝑒𝓁𝒻 𝒾𝓃 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝓈𝒶𝒸𝓇𝑒𝒹 𝓈𝓅𝒶𝒸𝑒 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝒶 𝒸𝒶𝓃𝒹𝓁𝑒, 𝒾𝓃𝒸𝑒𝓃𝓈𝑒, 𝒸𝓇𝓎𝓈𝓉𝒶𝓁𝓈, 𝒻𝓁𝑜𝓌𝑒𝓇𝓈, 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝒶 𝓁𝑒𝓉𝓉𝑒𝓇 𝓉𝑜 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒰𝓃𝒾𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓈𝑒 𝑜𝒻 𝓌𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝓌𝑜𝓊𝓁𝒹 𝓁𝒾𝓀𝑒 𝓉𝑜 𝓂𝒶𝓃𝒾𝒻𝑒𝓈𝓉 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇𝓈𝑒𝓁𝒻 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓃𝑒𝓍𝓉 𝒻𝑒𝓌 𝓂𝑜𝓃𝓉𝒽𝓈

You may also prepare a warm cup of cacao or tea for our hour together 🙂

We can’t wait to share this beautiful evening with you!
Stay tuned for future Nurture Your Nature events – 𝒮𝒶𝒸𝓇𝑒𝒹 𝒲𝑜𝓂𝑒𝓃’𝓈 𝒞𝒾𝓇𝒸𝓁𝑒𝓈, brought to you by Soul Sierra & Saraphi House

Why I chose a vegan lifestyle and what happened next

I had an epiphany while visiting Daku Island back in February 2016 – a beautiful island just off Siargao, Philippines… an epiphany that gave me a purpose.

I have always loved nature; the sun, the sea, the stars, the trees, and all the living creatures that inhabit it, and on that sunny day, I walked from the beach into the coconut trees that filled Daku Island. There was a small, pink piglet tied to the trunk of a coconut tree. He was scratching his back against it and he looked like he was struggling. I went over and scratched his back for him. He was adorable. I could see the rope around his neck was tied on ever so tightly, it looked painful. I looked around and there were over 10 pigs, in all sizes, all tied up to different trees. You could see they were afraid and wanted to be free from being bound. This made me so upset. Yes, this isn’t the first time I’ve seen such cruelty to animals, but for some reason, something transformed in me that day…

 I traveled back to Cebu the next day and filled my Google tabs with TED Talks by Gary Yourofsky (a wonderful animal activist), documentaries about the meat industry, and vegan recipes. That day, I was convinced that turning vegan was the best thing I could ever do for the animals, for the environment, and the best thing I could ever do for my mind, body and spirit.

 I haven’t consumed meat in over 11 years. I LOVE animals and I could never imagine eating them, again. I was, however, pescetarian for 4 years after I moved back to the Philippines. It was tough going out to restaurants for meals and traveling with only being able to eat vegetables. Here in the Philippines, Filipino diets mostly consist of pork, other meat, fish, rice, and rice products. Surprisingly, I rarely met anyone who ate even one vegetarian meal a day! So, I slowly started changing my vegetarian ways and adding seafood to my diet… BUT since that day on Daku Island, I couldn’t put anything that was even produced by an animal, into my mouth; no dairy, no eggs, none of that.

Through the diet and lifestyle transformation, I began to feel more connected to Mother Earth – all Her elements, and beautiful creatures. I felt closer to the Universe, which led me to connect deeper within myself. It was a ripple effect – one transformation led me to another and then another, until I found myself diving deeper into Self-love, Self-development, healing, holistic wellness, and spirituality.

I not only love how veganism and holistic health has improved my skin, mental health and energy – I am entirely grateful for how connected I feel to life itself – to my truth, to unity, love, compassion, God.

I hope this site can act a guide, help lift your spirits when you’re down, bring contemplation into your thoughts, give helpful lifestyle tips, and bring compassion and mindfulness into your everyday life. Your questions and thoughts welcome here ☺

Love and harmony x

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Listening to your Body

For years, I treated my body as if it’s purpose was to be in service to my desires.
I shut my body’s voices off when she needed nurturing, rest, or was longing to be touched.
I was disconnected to her.
Through my practices such as meditation and free movement/dance, her voices started to grow louder and louder until I couldn’t ignore them anymore.
The voices both excited and frightened me.
I knew changes would come and that they were necessary, but I didn’t know if I was ready.
But, when are you really ready?
I silenced the voices of my mind and finally chose to listen to the expressions of my body…
I cried. I shed. Yet, never felt more complete.
– raw. awakened. wild. ruthless…. unapologetic in my evolution.

Re-connected ❤
My body is my sanctuary, my portal to this life. I will bless and honour her for as long as I possess this gift.
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Do you listen to your body?
Are you doing anything that causes harm to your body?
What does your body long for?

Namasté

P.S. I am using the coffee scrub I made in one of my last posts!

Poet, ballerina, spiritual seeker

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A bleak poem from my 8 year old self 💀

When I look back at who I was as a child, I laugh. I mean, I was so many things! I was a poet, a sorcerer, a dancer, an actor, a ballerina, an introvert, an extrovert, a bookworm, a singer, a tree hugger, a dreamer, a goofball, a bully, a spoilt brat, a goodie-two-shoes, a tattle-tale, a best friend, a bad friend, a mermaid, a gypsy, insecure, proud, bossy, I could go on!
But, throughout the Kymberly time-line, and though I still believe that I am still some of these things, there is one thing that has always been imprinted in my being… I was a spiritual seeker –
I questioned authorities, I questioned religion, I questioned human emotion, I questioned existence. The things I was being taught weren’t “true enough” because I didn’t know the true origins of the teachings. Who were the authors? Why should I trust them?
So, I went on my own path to seek what was true to me, regardless of all the things I was being taught and told. You know that feeling you get when someone tells you a story or theory that makes every atom in your energy field vibrate, like it’s recognizing or it’s reexperiencing that story/theory you just heard? That feeling. There is nothing more true than that feeling. The knowing = truth. That to me, is spirituality, and that to me has always been most important.

Now, we all have different truths; my truths may not be true to you, and your truths may not be true to me, but that’s just the beauty of life and diversity. And in this era, we must seek unity in the adversity 🙏🏼

I have taken different paths – many years in which I lived unaligned with my truth, and some years completely disconnected from my intuition. Living in alignment is an ongoing process and is never always easy, but I stand proud and grateful for all that I was and all that I am. The spiritual seeker within has brought me here, and I have never felt so connected and aligned ✨

Through this roller coaster of life, I thank this weird poem I found that brought me back to where it all began ♥️
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Are you a spiritual seeker?
Are you living your truth?

Namasté

Skin Positivity, Not Skin Perfection

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I have been a skincare addict since I was a child, passed on by my mother who smothered my sister and I with lotion after every shower. I thank her. I learned to be responsible for the care of my skin. To listen to my skin and understand her. To nurture her. But, even through all the care I gave, skin problems arose. For most of us, this is inevitable.

We live in a society where media has brought upon us stigma and skin discrimination. There are thousands of skin conditions and millions of people struggling with these so called, “imperfections”, yet the media mostly shares only models with “perfect” complexion and photoshopped skin. Throughout my teens and young adulthood, I was sucked into this belief that my skin was ugly because of it’s imperfections, so I did what I thought was all I could do… buy cosmetics that will “fix” my skin, and cake my flaws with makeup. It took me YEARS of researching, self-diagnosing, and going within to finally treat my skin the way it was crying out to be treated and heal myself. My experience did not only leave physical scars… I am nearly 31 years old, and I am still healing.

A message to those who want to treat skin issues:
– it’s not just about what you put on your skin. It’s a balance and combination of mind, body, mental, and spiritual health.
– what you put into your body matters MOST. Drink plenty of water and stay away from refined sugar, dairy and meat.
– don’t put all your trust on every derma or doctor you visit.
– learn to listen to your body, especially your gut – your gut health matters sooo much.
– natural remedies and products that don’t have harmful chemicals are best. Beware of chemicals that can bleach, burn and irritate your skin.
– don’t give up. Be patient with your healing. All of our bodies work differently.

P.S. Your relationship with your skin is personal to you. What you may care about may not matter to someone else. Heal what you can but embrace what you can’t. And remember, WE ARE BEYOND ANY SHAPE OR COLOR.

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I would love to hear from you! Please answer below:
– Are you struggling to love your skin?
– Do you have any skin problems? How is it affecting your life?
– What do you love about your skin?

Love & harmony x

you are love

love is not a feeling

love is embodied in all things created

love is your skin

love is your scar

love is the light

love is the shadows

love is the fire that burned your house down

love is the water that ended that fire

even when your world is crumbling, never lose sight of who you are

you are love

love connects us all

ahiṃsā vida

Trust

Last Thursday, I chose a card from my mentor’s super pretty oracle deck which read, ‘Trust your path.’

I used to constantly question my life path and my choices and found that trusting myself was one of the hardest things to do. I realized that feeling that way put me in a stagnant cycle where I was stayed stuck and obstructed any real growth in myself and in my life. I do still struggle with trusting some of the decisions I make, but I have stopped questioning my path.

Living everyday knowing that there’s so much to learn, remember, and share gives me a reason to live, have faith, and look ahead. Whatever path you are on, trust it. There is always gain where there is trust 🙏🏼

[Telling myself this while I do tarot readings haha… practice makes perfect 😆 trust trust trust!]

PS. I started practicing tarot about a year ago with Windy at The Gassho Center in Cebu. Fell in love with how they serve guidance to everyday issues, questions or thoughts and I continue to do self-readings and (rarely) read for others as I am still learning to TRUST myself 🙏🏼♥️ For those who are interested in learning, do some research and don’t be afraid! It’s fun and they can assist you in life!