My name is Lyn Pacificar and I am the founder creatrix of Herbalaria.
I am an albularya descending from a long line of Filipino healers and spiritualists on my dad's side of the family, from the islands of Leyte and Samar in the Philippines. My mom's family hails from the Islands of Mindanao, Panay, and Bicol - all within the Western Visayan region of the Philippines. An albularya (or arbolaryo) is a traditional folk herbalist and spiritual healer using a combination of modalities including prayers, ritual, diagnostic readings, smudging, ancestral communication, and mediumship to achieve a certain goal for the recipient.
Growing up, I used to observe and learn from my dad practicing old methods of healing that were passed down to him energetically and through shared knowledge. People would come to my house and enter his healing room, a special place in our home. And when those people left, they were either feeling better or completely well. He was referred to as a manghihilot, a traditional healer using different methods of prayer, massage, special oils, and energy work. At a young age, my dad introduced me to the different types of oils and balms he made and brought back with him from the Motherland. These bottles were prepared in ritual, each ingredient carefully added-- herbs, moss, ground minerals, and corals in a base of coconut oil. I felt connected to the medicine, which is very much a part of my own healing practice today and the foundation for Herbalaria.
My dad passed away in September 2015. Before he died, he said I would receive full energetic transference upon his death. I knew his time was short with me. Little did I know it would happen three days later after our last conversation together. The moment of transference occurred at Tinuy-an Waterfalls, in Bislig, Surigao del Sur, on the island of Mindanao. I connected with the spirits of the land there, and waded in the deep and pristine blue waters of the Hinatuan Enchanted River.
One day as I was meditating, I received ancestral message to reclaim our ancient plant medicine and bring forth awareness of our Philippine culture through my own experience as a Filipina American lineage healer. It was through this revelation that Herbalaria was born.
I began creating custom made, specifically intentioned products as a teenager for my friends. It started with love powders and herbal mixtures to burn as incense. Then my formulations expanded to making oils, and perfecting the combinations necessary to bring about the needed change in one's life. Today, I continue to give birth to effective products that assist in healing oneself spiritually and physically, with tangible results applying ancestral solutions. Everything is made by hand, within ceremony, and is consciously created for people who have certain food, environmental, and energetic sensitivities.
Therefore, all products made are:
- all natural
- full of positive energy
- with crystal essences
- created with auspicious astrological timing
- comprised of organic ingredients.
Herbalaria seeks to be the foremost representative of the art of Filipino plant and energy medicine. To guide others in the design of their own destiny. To inspire people on a path of connecting back to their roots, no matter what culture they come from, and to enkindle a relationship of spiritual self-care in others.
Lastly, Herbalaria is an extension of me, reaching out to kindred spirits as a healer, and making available the medicines that were given to me by my own ancestors.