sAngels in the heavens...star ships in the skies...freedom for all humanity!

Angels in the heavens...star ships in the skies...freedom for all humanity!
You are reading this blog because your soul knows you are Galactic Federation of Light Ground Crew. We came to Earth to help humanity ascend with Gaia to the higher dimensions. May this blog inspire you during this extraordinary time (please use discernment - posts are my opinion only). My email: sierra336@live.com
Onwards and upwards, fellow Ground Crew members!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

The leaf message

This afternoon I was standing by the river, asking the Universe for ideas on the best way to cope with the powerful rush of incoming energies. At that moment I looked down at the water and a small leaf floated serenely past...

I watched the leaf gliding slowly, effortlessly on the water. It didn't need to do anything on its journey to the sea except sit back and enjoy the scenery. It wasn't alone - there were fish beneath it and birds above. It looked pretty content to me.

Message received, thanks Universe. :)

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Moscow Ballet

Last night I was blessed to attend the Moscow Ballet Company's production of Sleeping Beauty. What a magical night! The beauty, colour, athleticism - it reminded me of our purpose in coming to Earth, to explore and hone our wonderful creativity.

Love is all that matters. Love is the key to this Ascension journey and will carry you through whatever lies ahead on your path. See love everywhere you go...feel it in your heart, especially when you most don't want to...know and trust that you are deeply loved by the Supreme Creator/All That Is.

I am enjoying a holiday weekend with a visiting friend, doing touristy things in Wellington. What fun!

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Friday, May 29, 2015

Listen to your heart

The most important thing you can do in coming days is remember to breathe slowly, centre yourself and listen to your heart. You may read channeled messages, discuss events with fellow lightworkers, but ultimately there's only way to make sense of anything in Creation: listen to your heart.

So read this message with your heart: http://carolineoceanaryan.com/2015/05/29/a-message-to-lightworkers-may-29-2015/. For me this message is echoed by much I have read over the years. Also, it's what I would like to see happen! It is time, it is time, it is time.

Life is a whirlwind of closing karmic ties and last minute reunions. I constantly ask my heart, 'Who am I in this situation?' When my heart settles into peace, I have my answer. I wish the same for you...

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members..
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Stay strong

A neighbour's large dog barks constantly because it is lonely while its owner is at work. Today the neighbour was rude to me while I tried to discuss it - it's the first time I have heard my new name spoken in malice. The encounter left me feeling shaken and nauseous.

Then I read three loving emails and immediately felt better. I refuse to let the neighbour rain on my parade! I was restored to full Light within half an hour. I relate to this article by Wes Annac: http://cultureofawareness.com/2015/05/27/youre-here-to-help-others-so-keep-your-strength/.

'We have to look difficulty and negativity in the eye and boldly proclaim that they won't stop us from shining our light. We have to find our sacred centre no matter what difficulties we have to deal with every day.' I have realized that I achieved another step in mastery because of the neighbour, not in spite of her.

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Teeth cleaning

Here is a fun little message from St Germaine. During meditation this morning, I asked him for an update on progress towards the announcement of NESARA. This is what he said:

'Do you know what it's like when you have thoroughly cleaned your teeth but there is an annoying seed stuck in the back that you have to work hard to get rid of? That's where the situation is with removing the dark cabal. There is one last little bit to get rid of, then we are all home free...'

Sounds great to me!

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Freedom for humanity

Sometimes the suffering of humanity overwhelms me. National Geographic (March 2015): 'There were 51 million forceably displaced people around the world in 2013, a UN report says - the largest number since the end of World War 2.' Reading about the 1.5 million Syrian refugees is heartbreaking.

It inspires a rallying cry from deep within my soul: Freedom! St Germaine's divine quality is freedom. Send Love and Light to St Germaine and the countless brave lightworkers who are working so hard to bring in NESARA.

Visualize the extraordinary joy that accompanies freedom for every single person on this planet. Believe - with all your heart - that it is possible.

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

...So close now...

I love the honest sharing of fellow Antipodean Blossom Goodchild. Yes, the patience of lightworkers is being stretched to almost breaking point, but still we keep on keeping on... http://www.blossomgoodchild.com/index.html?page=BG248may23.html.

These words from the Galactic Federation gladden my heart (Blossom's capitals!): 'SO CLOSE NOW, SO VERY CLOSE TO THE WINDS OF CHANGE GUIDING YOU SAFELY INTO SHORE...AT LAST, AT LAST...In reverence...through sparkling eyes...you say to each other.. WE DID IT.'

I have seen that scenario often in my meditations - ecstatic lightworkers hugging, yelling, 'We did it!' What a massive achievement it will be. It's really only about keeping on just a little bit more..

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Monday, May 25, 2015

Matthew's latest message

As you know, I like Matthew Ward's channeled messages. They are pragmatic yet reassuring, and I believe the information is factually correct: http://www.matthewbooks.com/may-23-2015/.

Matthew discusses the Nepalese earthquake and how the souls directly affected by it chose the experience for rapid spiritual growth. He also talks about the history of the Illuminati, and the importance of Love and Light to the Earth plane.

Are you undergoing intense (self-chosen) last minute challenges? In a perverse way I welcome my challenges because I'm sure I chose to pile on the spiritual growth opportunities at the eleventh hour - which means the finish line is near. Yay!

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Snow on foothills...

...Winter - my most challenging time on Earth - has arrived. This morning during meditation I visualized myself going on board The New Jerusalem mother ship as usual. I saw myself telling crew members, 'Brrr, it's cold out there today...' as if I was returning home from work.

It helps to cast your mind outside the 3D illusion. Recently a friend traveled from New Zealand to Europe - she was shocked by the graphic violence in the in-flight movies that fellow travelers of all ages were watching. She spread Love and Light around the plane.

The Illuminati is still desperately producing dark movies and music videos to influence the masses. This will end soon! Then creative lightworkers (maybe including me) will make uplifting spiritual movies to gladden every heart on fifth dimensional Earth.

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Divine plan is perfect


Once again, SaLuSa has nailed it - I love his latest summary of the Ascension process. It resonates with information I've been reading for many years...http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/Mike%20Quinsey/channeled%20messages/May2015/salusa_22_may_2015.htm

SaLuSa says, 'The plan for man is perfect and each soul will find themselves exactly where they are intended to be...' I have read those words from many different sources. You will be in the right place!

It's a lovely day so I walked down to the river. I watched the surface ripples (analogy for the dark forces) and the still calm of the deep (Spirit). God speaks to us through peace and beauty, so do join Him/Her/It as often as you can. I love, love, love the outdoors. :)

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Friday, May 22, 2015

Bring it on...

This morning I received emails from two people on the other side of the world, USA in fact. Both emails contained such joy, compassion and humor that my heart soared.

I have written often about the decades of isolation on my spiritual path. Suddenly it's as if God has turned up the sunshine in my life. The old me would be concerned that God would flick the switch off and I would be plunged back into darkness. I mean, good things don't last, right?

Wrong! The good things that the incoming fifth dimension energies are bringing in not only last, they get brighter and brighter and brighter. It's our divine right as children of God to experience bliss. So bring on the bliss, I say...:)

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Thursday, May 21, 2015

'Brother Sun, Sister Moon'

I love the movie about St Francis, Brother Sun, Sister Moon. As you may remember, I visited the tomb of St Francis in 2013 where I had a profound experience. Here are the words to a beautiful song from the movie: http://prayerfoundation.org/san_damiano_song_lyrics_donovan.htm.

I want to live by those words, moment by moment throughout this extraordinary time of transition upon the Earth plane. I want to have a simple life, go slowly, appreciate everything and everyone around me.

The sun is shining today, yippee! This morning I walked by the river - I am so grateful for the oceans, rivers and lakes of this beautiful planet. I am restored in spirit around these gracious bodies of water.

...And the sun always comes out in the end, banishing the fears and worries of the darkness.

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Goodbye car...

I've written often about how challenging I find change. Yet in the last thirteen years I have lived in eight different homes, including my current one, and been through two divorces. Not exactly a stable environment for a human, but rich with experience for a soul!

Today I'm getting a newer car, replacing my car of six years that has seen me through many recent changes. My car has been my daily anchor, comfortingly familiar like a pet. Therefore it's not surprising that I feel slightly nauseous at the thought of its departure. But I know it's time...

Spirit has recommended that we toss out the rule book for living on Earth: it doesn't apply any more. There is only one 'rule' to live by now - listen to your heart. It knows your truth at all times. Trust it!

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra





Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Last stage of birth

It's cold! One of those bone-numbing days when you want to transport out of here. I allowed a spell of self-pity to creep in but thankfully it didn't last long...

I visited a work client, a lovely man, and soon I was smiling again. As I drove home I thought, 'There is still good on this planet.' The cabal-run media is working hard to prove there's no good on this planet, to maintain their fading power. Don't believe it! Don't give a moment's credence to their deception.

Look at your life: does it seem that many pieces of the big puzzle are finally falling into place? I know it's chaotic - the last stage of birthing labor always is - but somehow it still feels right, doesn't it?

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Monday, May 18, 2015

Beautiful rainbow star ship

Last night there was a beautiful rainbow star ship in the sky, one of the best I have ever seen. Usually rainbow ships tend to flash just red and green light but this ship flashed gold and blue light too. Yay!

As we head into a New Zealand winter, I am very grateful for heart-warming greetings from our galactic friends. Their message is clear: 'We are here for you, you are not alone.'

The waiting game for events to unfold is a time of enormous opportunity for spiritual growth. We will never get this chance again to evolve so rapidly in such a dense environment. So welcome your challenges! They will be unique to you, tailored for last minute learning. Good luck...

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The 'event'

This excerpt from the Matthew book Revelations for a New Era is a good summary of what to expect at the start of the long-awaited 'event':

'The first reforms are in governments...Please know that trustworthy souls with spiritual integrity and expertise...are ready to take the helm and bring order as rapidly as possible...Honest, knowledgeable people will keep disruption at a minimum as they fairly distribute the world's wealth.'

I have read similar information from other channeled sources. It makes sense that the current corrupt leaders must be replaced before wealth distribution can take place. Much of the wealth is the Illuminati's ill-gotten gains so they have to be removed from power first. Patience, and more patience - we are nearly there!

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Saturday, May 16, 2015

We are stationed on Gaia

Sometimes a phrase grabs my attention: https://sacredascensionmerkaba.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/the-purification-phase-aa-metatron/. The phrase? '...stationed on Gaia'.

When I read the words 'stationed on Gaia', I am instantly reminded of my true identity as a Galactic Federation member, working undercover on the Earth plane alongside millions of other lightworkers. Earth is not my home - it's my workplace.

I haven't seen sunshine for a few days and I can feel my vibration sinking. So I take remedial measures such as hot baths, visiting loved ones and being extra kind to myself. After all, I am a spiritual being having a human experience on the densest planet in the Universe - as are you!

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Friday, May 15, 2015

Leaving on a star ship

Last night I re-watched Close Encounters of a Third Kind with my best friend. The last scene, where Roy leaves on the star ship with the extraterrestrials, is deeply moving and profound.

I said to my friend, 'I am willing to be an ambassador for the Galactic Federation. If their craft land soon and I'm invited on board, I want to have the courage to do it.' The movie made me realize that such a decision seems easy in theory but it's a huge deal in reality.

Roy left his wife and children behind when he stepped into the star ship, heading for a destination 'far far away...' Yet we are never separated from our loved ones: we are always together in our hearts because home is love, not a place or location.

Love, Light and Laughter fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra 


Thursday, May 14, 2015

My daily meditation

I haven't written about meditation for a while so thought I would share with you my daily practice...

I start with the Gayatri prayer (http://www.lucistrust.org/en/service_activities/e_mantrams/the_gayatri). Then I link with my spirit guides followed by sending Love to my loved ones. Then I visualize myself going on board The New Jersualem, the massive mother ship that is HQ for Commander Ashtar and Lord Sananda.

I meditate with Ashtar, Sananda and other Ascended Masters and Archangels. Remember you can do this too! The only thing stopping you is a belief that you can't. Think about that...

We send the Violet Flame over the whole Universe, to all civilizations beaming Light to Earth, the entire Galactic Federation fleet, then over Earth itself and all humanity. I focus on the current trouble spots, like Nepal. I end with the Great Invocation, which I've been saying every day for 25 years: http://www.lucistrust.org/en/service_activities/the_great_invocation__1 

And that's it!

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Vatican art collection

This is a great article by Gregg Prescott about 5D Earth: http://in5d.com/transitioning-into-5d-earth/. I toured the Vatican Art Museum in Rome in 1980 - it took three days to view the expensive art collection. I wasn't spiritually awake then but I could see the obscenity of it when many Catholics in third world countries are so poor.

I agree with Gregg regarding the collapse of the Big Four: Government, education, religion and banking. We can clearly see that all four are collapsing already, so it's not 'if' but 'when' a major tipping point manifests to change this reality forever.

Stay on high alert - channeled sources indicate that once everything starts to happen it will be like dominoes toppling one after the other, such will be the speed of change. Bring it on!

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Coffee and cellphones

This long article by Sandra Walter is worth reading...http://www.sandrawalter.com/embodiment-how-to-lose-your-mind-without-losing-your-mind/. I relate to this quote: 'This provides the "in this world but not of it" sensation. We are still able to function in these lower realities...however we are not stimulated by them.'

Yesterday I had a surreal experience when I walked into a women's business network meeting. The women were all drinking coffee and texting on their cell phones (I don't drink coffee and I left my cellphone in the car). I felt like an alien who dropped in from another planet! For a few moments the scenario looked bizarre.

I am definitely 'in this world but not of it'. That's why my spiritual friends are vital to my sanity and serenity, and that includes lovely blog readers who email me. I always appreciate it!

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A significant dream

I am estranged from my entire human birth family - parents and three siblings. Every night for the last few weeks I have been having dreams about them, obviously releasing unfinished business that can't be done on the Earth plane.

Last night's dream was just my mother and me. We have always had a difficult relationship. In the dream we were pleasant to each other. I was visiting her home which had lots of windows overlooking a lovely view. It was a sunny day but all the drapes were closed.

I said gently, 'Why don't we open the drapes and let in the light?' She replied, 'No, it's more comfortable this way...'

It speaks for itself, doesn't it? We have let each other go, with love, on the higher planes.

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew membersw...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Monday, May 11, 2015

Another lesson learned

As we await the unfolding of events, we can take advantage of this last minute opportunity to cram in some learning. Mine is around faith.

Within recent years I sold three expensive properties myself. I was consumed with fear that they wouldn't sell - many a sleepless night. Of course they sold, and for a good price. I repeated the fear cycle as I awaited the sale of my caravan which also concluded successfully.

Now on a much smaller scale, I am awaiting the sale of my car. Not one single inquiry so far. The fear factor? Zero. I have finally handed it over and I'm trusting the process 100%. Yippee for lesson learned!

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Riding the rapids

This is a reassuring message from the Arcturians: http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/05/10/the-arcturians-via-suzanne-lie-earths-multidimensional-university.

I relate to Suzanne Lie's embarrassment over her reaction to the computer problem. I was very embarrassed by my 5am meltdown yesterday. We lightworkers need to treat ourselves with the same kindness and concern we would our best friend.

The incoming energies are amplifying all your feelings. You'll often feel confused and bewildered: 'What on Earth was that about?' Surrender to the flow and you'll emerge from the rapids into the calm. Rest awhile; remember we are nearly there!

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The 5am blues

I was woken suddenly around 5am by a loud noise outside. Unfortunately I didn't go straight back to sleep as I usually do. I lay awake, letting my head drive me crazy with all sorts of imaginary problems. Arrrrrgh!

Today is Mothers Day in New Zealand. The part I love the most about this planet is being a Mum. I adore my two adult daughters, and I'm so proud of them. I received two beautiful Mothers Day cards and instantly I remembered the only thing that matters: Love. All else is a poor imitation of reality. My 'problems' evaporated.

Jesus said to Steve Beckow in an interview, 'When you are in the Love, in the divine essence, then you, by definition, are in balance.'

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Friday, May 8, 2015

Disclosure update

This is an informative channeling about the progress of Disclosure (announcement of inter-galactic life): http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/05/08/transcript-commander-ashira-galactic-projects-with-earth-have-mushroomed-may-5-2015/.

I resonate with Commander Ashira's comment that Disclosure will be a 'quiet announcement' rather than a speech on the White House steps. He says it's about 'acceptance' and that the Galactic Federation is steadily increasing sightings of star ships to acclimatize humanity.

Three years ago I saw my first moving star. It progressed to regular star ship sightings, and now those sightings are a common occurrence - virtually nightly. I have been spiritually awake for thirty years and I still needed three years to get acclimatized, so imagine how it is for the average person. A 'quiet announcement' makes sense.

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Wisdom from Paul Coelho

I was drawn to read The Oprah Magazine from my local library, not my usual choice. Oprah interviews Paulo Coelho, author of the hugely successful spiritual book The Alchemist (it's a great book).

Oprah says to Paulo, 'The alchemist teaches Santiago, "Listen to your heart. It knows all things..." At that precise moment there was a thunderclap in the sky. Paulo says, 'This is a moment. It's a sign. Don't cut it from the interview!'

In late November 2011, Paulo faced heart surgery the following day. He says, 'I know that I will die eventually. And when I do, I want to die with the same sensation I had that night. Knowing that I fought the good fight and did not lose my faith.'

That's exactly how I feel. I don't believe I will physically die - I think I'll ascend with all my bodies intact. However, no matter what the future holds, I know that I fought the good fight and did not lose my faith.

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

I please myself

I always enjoy Emmanuel's articles, he is a humble, joyful lightworker: http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/05/06/emmanuel-dagher-energy-forecast-may-2015-the-bells-of-freedom-ring/.

I answered 'Yes' to all three questions in his article. But it was this question, 'Has your desire to please others in order to receive their love and support diminished in the past few months?' that resonated the most with me...

Several months ago I wrote that I didn't think of myself as a 'people pleaser', yet that tendency came into my life around then to be recognized and released. Now I notice that I do things to please myself, not to garner praise or approval. It's a great feeling!

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hopping between dimensions

I like this summary of Ascension (ignore the repetition errors):http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/05/05/vidya-frazier-the-fifth-dimension-2/. 'Dimensions are not places or locations; they are levels of consciousness that vibrate at a certain rate.'

You are automatically attracted to the dimension/level of consciousness that matches your vibration. We lightworkers are hopping between dimensions/levels of consciousness as we help humanity ascend. Most of us have already experienced Ascension in other realities - we are using that experience to help humanity.

(I wrote this next part before reading Vidya's description of the Fourth Dimension!). We are the bridge between dimensions/levels of consciousness, guiding people who are drawn to our energy to cross over to our dimension/level of consciousness.

That's why you often feel dislocated/a sense of deja vu throughout the day - you are not fully in any one dimension. We need to accept this situation, relax into it, and get on with our loving service work.

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Monday, May 4, 2015

Remember the basics

Years ago before time became so speedy, I often struggled to find things to write about for this blog. These days there's such a lot going on in my inner and outer worlds that I'm always inspired to write - except for today.

So I just want to remind you of the basics...

Are you getting outside every day? Today I got caught in a shower of rain on my daily walk - it was invigorating after being stuck inside working. Are you meditating? I need to check in with my multi-dimensional self, guides and teachers every day. Otherwise I would believe the 3D illusion.

Are you practicing gratitude? No matter how hard your life is, there is always something for which to be grateful. I pray for people worse off than me when I struggle with ingratitude. And most importantly, love yourself, because God love you unconditionally.

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Abundance is everywhere

This morning as I awaited the result of my loan application to upgrade my car, I thought, 'It's already happened'. I saw myself driving the newer car with a big grin on my face. Five minutes later, the bank consultant approved the loan.

I am experiencing a lovely flow of abundance at present. There were several occasions in the last few days where people offered me discounts off purchases, or I was drawn to a certain shop that stocked exactly what I needed.

Abundance is not just about big windfalls: it's the little acts of generosity or serendipity you receive throughout the day. Notice them. Be grateful for them. If you do, there'll be more where that came from!

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra

Saturday, May 2, 2015

There are no leaders...


Here is a reminder from Sandy Stevenson in her book The Awakener that we lightworkers are here to help humanity move away from a dependence on gurus and teachers, and attain self-mastery

'There are no leaders or authorities bringing in the new age of Earth. Millions of people are involved, each seeking the truth within themselves rather than from an outside authority. All are becoming masters and seeking their own connection to the purity of God/All-that-is/The Source. This is the perfection of the Divine plan on Earth.'

Countless lightworkers channel messages from the higher dimensions. There is only one way to know if what you are reading resonates with you: listen to your heart. Your truth is in your heart. No one can ever tell you differently.

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra


Friday, May 1, 2015

Believe it!

I have printed SaLuSa's latest message because it is so hopeful. I intend to read it several times a day: http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/05/01/salusa-via-mike-quinsey-may-1-2015/.

When you have been spiritually awake for decades, as I (and many other lightworkers) have been, you know what it is to spend years and years walking amongst a sleeping population, with only a glimmer of light and hope to keep you going...

Spirit promised that when humanity started to awaken the number of awakened beings would grow exponentially. That is happening now, aided by Light pouring down upon humanity from advanced galactic civilizations. Therefore everything we have worked so hard for is close to fruition. Believe it!

Love, Light and Laughter, fellow Ground Crew members...
The best is here in the Now!

Sierra