The Soul Minimalist

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Thanks to Mari Kondo, minimalism just got it’s mojo back.  Though it isn’t realistic to live in a constant state of simplicity. It’s achievable, and has become one of my #lifegoals #2020vision

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The goal of minimalism is not just to own less stuff. The goal is to unburden our lives so we can accomplish more.”

Joshua Becker, The Minimalist Home

While minimalism is a powerful practice to apply in your home, imagine what happens when you apply it to your soul. 

Becoming a Soul Minimalist does not mean that you should hold on to nothing, but rather that nothing should have a hold on you.

When my soul feels crowded like EDSA traffic, with a lot of tension, amidst delayed movement,  cramming for output with hurried input;  it brings peace to embrace the concept of minimalism. I can’t say what the result of this might be for you, but I can tell you for me, the best way to uncover a bit of white space in my own soul is to be still…… find small cracks of time to be silent and still; making space to access courage and creativity,  quieting to hear the voice of God.

Stillness is to my soul as decluttering is to my home. 

If you’re having a hard time focusing on daily tasks, learn to prioritize. Although this is better said than done especially at this time when the tv in your living room is now in your pockets. Trying to focus on what you need to do first and not what you want to do, will be one step towards finishing your task, so you can later do what you really want to do, at peace.

There is freedom and wisdom available to you when you silence distractions.

“For me, that looked like turning off all notifications on my phone.

Maybe you did this years ago, and if so, you’re already ahead of the game! You already know it’s a small step, but it’s also a tiny declaration. Facebook, please no interruptions. Instagram, you have no permission to tap me on the shoulder whenever you want to. Headlines, I can read you all at once later. I do not need to know the moment news breaks. Phone, you are not allowed to boss me. I have good work to do. I have a life to live.”

Good decisions require creativity, and creativity requires space.

“Of course our life is filled with natural interruptions and distractions, and this is often where our real life happens. As you embrace your own version of becoming a soul minimalist, I hope you’ll receive the wisdom to begin to give up what you no longer need, like fear about the future or regret over the past. I hope you’ll embrace a willingness to face the silence within and not worry so much what you may or may not hear. I hope you’ll be willing to create a little space for your soul to breathe so you can discern your next right thing in love.”

This excerpt is from Chapter 2 of Emily P. Freeman’s book The Next Right Thing, Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, ©2019 , used by permission.

From all of us at The Soap Farm Ph, Warm hugs and Happy thoughts and may 2020 be your Happiest, Most Abundant & Fruitful Year! 

https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/need-clarity-and-peace-try-being-a-soul-minimalist.html

Sea Water & Seaweeds

Soap updates

Do you have a favorite place? so beautiful, that everytime you go there, you’re in awe of God’s creation and His amazing grace?

The Soap Farm Ph, took the sea water from the deepest part of this side of the Pacific Ocean, and the Seaweeds found on the shore of this secret hideaway, and made our first sea water + sea weed soaps ❤️

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

1. Hydration – seaweed is full of Vit E!

2. Youthful-looking skin – the amino acids in seaweed help your skin to plump up, smoothing out fine lines with its anti-aging properties.

3. Heals acne, rosacea and sensitive skin problems – the natural minerals contained in seaweed, which include omega, zinc and magnesium, create a barrier to protect skin from harsh weather (or overly dry environments) while helping to heal skin of any infections.

4. Evens skin pigmentation – the antioxidants that include vitamin B and C, help to heal the skin and clear pigmentation that developed after it was exposed to the sun’s rays for too long.

#seawatersoap #seaweedsoap

Half the Sky

Soap updates

Remember our call for donations for a new soap plant and training centre for women?  ( Please read about it below ) We got a donation in kind 🙂  so our office design vision has changed to match the donation. We will be receiving huge aluminium glass windows and doors from an old building that is due for a total renovation. So, it just got even better.  What we need now would be the funding for the labor costs in getting the materials up and into the look that we want and can only dream of, now.  We have started building our soap commissary though, and will be making soaps out of my kitchen in the meantime 🙂

Help us empower undeserved women from our communities through skills development and financial independence. In Melinda Gates new book “The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World”, it is clear that when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.

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pictures of proposed project inspired by http://www.contemporist.com

 

If you want to help us, you can donate and we will send you soaps or just buy soaps or donate through this website. Please email: thesoapfarmph@gmail.com, you can also text or call 09175608109

_ _ _ _ ____ ____ ________  call for donations in February 2019

Imagine, more than a month without blogging!  Please forgive us. Mea Culpa. Busy, not an excuse.

First off, we plunged head on with our Workshop Series. Since we’d like to really work towards our 20/20 vision, that is, to make Quezon Province the Organic Soap capital of the Philippines. 🙏🏻 Can you help us pray for this?  So we can provide more jobs for women in our community and in Quezon Province.

We’re also working on a crowdfunding project, so we can move to a new place where we can train more women & make more soaps! And to be able to make our store and soap making workshops one of the tourist attractions of Quezon Province.

We already have a bare lot that we’d want to build our “dreams” on.  But we’re thinking people like you, who believe in dreams, might want to be part of it too.

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Here’s our Container of Hope Project  :

If you want to help us, you can buy soaps or donate through this website. Please email: thesoapfarmph@gmail.com, you can also text or call 09175608109

Thank you!

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