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Christmas Gifts

Aisling FitzGibbon

I love the Christmas season as it lights up the darkest and possibly the coldest time of the year. During this season of goodwill and cheer  people tune into the high Solstice energy that prompts an opening of hearts and camaraderie. This time however does not come without its stressors, wondering what to get for whom and whether or not they will like it. So this year I am compiling a list that may help you to give the gift that makes a difference.

1)   Kate Northrup’s Money, a Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Wes and Create the Life you Really Want. This book helps to craft our relationship to money which as we know represents our personal power. It shows how to create a healthy relationship with our money so that we can create abundance and financial freedom.

2)   Gabrielle Bernstein’s Judgement Detox. Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back from Living a Better Life. This is a guide to healing our relationship with judgement that can prevent us from fully participating in our relationships. Based on The Course of Miracles, this book is a six step approach to releasing judgement and resentment. This is essential to raising consciousness and to attracting new opportunities from a place of higher frequency

3)   Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map Planner 2018. This is a must for people who want to balance busyness with reflection and connection with how they want to feel.  I am a huge fan of Danielle LaPorte who asks us how we want to feel. This leads us to greater awareness and charts our response to our actions. Each page has a thought provoking soul question and has room for your schedule. When a new month begins you are asked to reconnect to your core desired feelings, your goals and intentions. I ordered one last year – it reminded me to do things in the way I wanted to feel. Truly revolutionary

4)  Jonathan Acuffs’s Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. This book outlines the reasons why 92% of New Year’s resolutions fail and what you can do about it. Learn about how fun and taking the pressure can be more helpful to you achieving your goals. This is a must read for those who find it easy to start things but who fail to finish. This book will make you feel alive with new possibilities

5)   Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations is a cook book that should be in every kitchen. It is ideal for people who choose to avoid grains and who want delicious paleo recipes that don’t compromise on flavour and  taste. 

6)   I love Dr Bronner products. They are so gentle on the skin.  They're  made from organic ingredients with perfectly blended essential oils. Choose from either the soaps or the liquid soaps

7)   Skin can feel dry and taut from indoor heating. Dr Hauschka’a Rose Day Cream Light is ideal for dry or sensitive skin. It is super hydrating and you only need to use a little to cover your skin 

8)   I recommend Dr Hauschka’s foundation as it only uses organic natural ingredients and does not use animal testing. It blends really well and doesn’t cake. I find that it lasts all day and gives incredible coverage 

9)  Treat yourself to a homemade facemask made from Bentonite clay over the holidays. This is amazing to make your skin feel so fresh and soft. It is really helpful for people with acne as it helps to draw out the toxins from the skin. This is wonderful value for money as the container lasts for a long time

10) Christmas is not Christmas without the customary pjs and slippers. I have had a pair of Devalverde slippers that’ve lasted for years so this year I have ordered another pair. They truly are gloves for the feet  

11) If you have not already invested in a rebounder then think about getting one this year as it really makes a difference to fitness and tone. I recommend the Fit Bounce Pro as it’s durable, of high quality and doesn’t make any squeaky springy noises. Rebounding benefits have been recognised by NASA. It is so easy to exercise using the Fit Bounce Pro  during the cold winter months when you feel more like cocooning than exercising 

 

Homespun Foods with Erica

Aisling FitzGibbon

Granola for the Soul

Erica Sheehan’s family background imbued her with a passion for real food and healthy values that would eventually influence her career path. Time spent in the healthy lifestyle of California made Erica realise she wanted to open a business in the health food industry. She started experimenting at home with popped quinoa in her granola, instead of the standard oat mix. The positive feedback from farmers markets showed her she was on the right track making granola with a nutritious twist.

I discovered Erica’s Home Spun granola products in my local SuperValu. I was very impressed with the ingredients and her use of coconut oil instead of cheaper oils such as rapeseed. How can something so healthy taste so utterly gorgeous? The secret, it seems is flavour. According to Erica, flavour is key to sustaining healthy eating habits. The alchemy of goodness, taste and pleasure of the crunch have made her products irresistible.

Erica’s products are stocked in health stores and Artisan shops throughout Ireland. They are also sold in Harrods Knightsbridge in London and in Spinneys stores in Dubai. Erica’s products are handmade in West Cork and are an example of what can be achieved when the health promoting qualities of food are a business’s priority. Erica’s business won the Gold Award both in 2016 and 2017 in the Free from Food Awards competition.

Erica works on keeping herself healthy and happy while being a full -time mum and working in her business Homespun. Her background in PR, marketing and journalism have given Erica the skills that she needed to grow her business organically from her kitchen table. She is delighted with the support she has been given by Irish consumers who like to support Irish businesses.  One of her secrets to success is to be her own cheerleader both in the good times and in those early days of business when mistakes are made.  

Erica has two types of Quinoa Crunch, one with goji berries, cashews and coconut and the other with pecan and cranberries. I am a fan of both as they are delicious either on their own for breakfast or as a healthy topping for porridge. These products are high in fibre, vitamin E, potassium and folic acid. They are sweetened with honey and contain half the amount of sugar of other granolas. I have experimented with the goji berry, cashews and coconut quinoa crunch added to homemade chocolate, it's delicious.

I wish Erica all the best in her business and am delighted to be able to connect with a wonderful lady who lives her health philosophy and translates it into her business. 

Connect with Erica: Homespun Foods.ie

Find Erica on Facebook: Homespun Foods

Clearly Filtered Water

Aisling FitzGibbon

In this week's episode of Aisling's Holistic Health Show I had the pleasure of speaking with Asaiah Passwater of Clearly Filtered.com

Asaiah reached out to me at The Girl Against Fluoride to connect and let me know he was attending the Fluoride Action Network Conference in Washington D.C this September. Soon after I recorded this interview with Asaiah and he shares his impression of the campaign for fluoride free water in Ireland. Asaiah established his company Clearly Filtered.com 7 years ago to provide clean safe water solutions for households young and old. Asaiah pointed out that there are many contaminants in our drinking water aside from fluoride that need to be filtered out. 

Asaiah has kindly donated 4 Clearly Filtered Jug filters for my Holiday giveaway. I will be filming a live weekly draw on Facebook Live in my Group Energy is Your Currency Community starting this Thursday 30th November at 8 pm, ending on Thursday 21st December at 8 pm. 

To be in a chance to win please Sign Up to enter the draw. 

 

Is the Pull of The Past Holding You Back?

Aisling FitzGibbon

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We don’t just inherit our ancestral genes. We inherit ingrained attitudes, beliefs, memories and the unresolved emotional baggage that previous generations may have left behind. This is how the past seeps into the present and can prevent us from manifesting the reality that we want. 

According to new insights in behavioural epigenetics traumatic experiences in our past and in our recent ancestral past leave molecular scars adhering to our DNA. The experiences of those who have gone before us become part of us. The DNA remains the same but psychological and behavioural tendencies are inherited. Some psychologists like Carl Jung believed that we were born with the memories and experiences of our ancestors imprinted on our DNA. If trauma was severe it could impact on the genetic material, disturbing our energetic pathways.

How we inherit memories and feelings was demonstrated by scientists at Emory University. They showed how fear can travel quickly through generations of mice DNA. It was found that the experiences of a parent influence both the structure and function in the nervous system of future generations, showing the intergenerational transmission of risk for phobias, anxiety and post-traumatic disorder. Mice were trained to fear a specific odour through the application of electric shocks when exposed to the smell of cherry blossoms. When those mice bred, both their children and grandchildren demonstrated a fear of cherry blossoms the first time they smelt them.

Although I initially worked on improving my physical health, I knew that I had to clear my emotional body to feel fully clear of unprocessed emotions. My grandmother on my father’s side had a disappointing life. She, who had wanted to become a nurse or a Home Economic teacher was prevented from doing so as her parents wanted her to get married and married women were not allowed to work.  She subsequently married my grandfather, a Catholic without the approval of her Protestant parents. It was an unhappy marriage that caused her to be very frustrated and joyless. Although she loved her children, they were not immune to the emotional fallout that blighted their later adult lives with addiction, broken marriages and unhappiness. This cycle I decided would have to end with me.

I was determined to rid my ancestral issues from my tissues and when I made this declaration to the universe, my life took me on a journey that included EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Integrated Energy Therapy. However, it wasn’t until I was introduced to the oils of Fragrance Alchemy that I finally discovered how to remove my own emotional blockages and also those I had inherited.

Specific fragrance alchemy oils are used on points on the meridian pathways to clear the blocking emotions. The oils work by dissolve the matrices of belief systems and the emotional baggage from the past. Neroli oil is used to remove grief and intolerance from the lung meridian and replaces it with deep comfort and optimism. Sandalwood helps to release the hold of the past and instils hope.

I had to clear insecurity that had been passed onto me from my grandmother who had never felt financially secure with her husband. I had to clear frustration, disappointment and grief that was blocking my energy pathways. This required working with and engaging with the Fragrance Alchemy Oil protocols. As I shed the distorted emotions, the matrices that were preventing me from moving forward in my life began to dissolve. I was finally able to create the building blocks of my new reality free from the baggage of the past.

We cannot create the building blocks of a new reality with the blocks of the past. If we do we are energetically creating more of the same and no matter what we intend we invariably slide back into past habits and ways of doing things.

I am currently enrolling for my Trust is My Default Setting Programme until Monday 13th November. I have only 3 spaces left. If you are interested, please fill in the clarity call application.

References

http://news.emory.edu/stories/2013/12/smell_epigenetics_ressler/campus.htm

 

Beyond the Seen at Halloween

Aisling FitzGibbon

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Today marks the end of the Celtic year, the eve of tomorrow’s Celtic New Year. It is the juncture between two halves of the year with the notion of casting out the old to move into the new. Samhain (Halloween) is when the veil between the seen and the unseen becomes thinner.  It’s a time to reflect on those who’ve gone before us and to recognise the role they may have played and continue to play in our lives.

We were not born with a blank slate as we have been born into families whose lives extend back through generations. We inherit from them not just our DNA but also cellular memories from beyond this life. Our ancestral energy resides in our cells -an energy that has been programmed from the beliefs and attitudes that created the reality of those who walked the land before us.

The issues of the past that we refuse to deal with, will always tend to reappear as fate. Carl Jung

As families, we can inherit beliefs that have been handed down through the generations.  For example, parents who didn’t follow their dreams and were disturbed from doing so, may pass this damage into their children by telling them not to follow their dreams and to be practical. When this happens, even if a child has a particular calling or gift, their belief prevents them from following their life’s mission. Even though they may get a “good” job they fail to follow what inspires them and may end up feeling frustrated and cheated. Another belief could be, that in order to succeed in life you need to work very hard. This can cause a child to feel their sense of value only comes from work and may affect their health and family life.

In some families,  humour is outlawed, in others feelings are ignored or anger is controlled and secrecy is encouraged.  All of our families carry scripts that run through our lineage. Sometimes these scripts are either consciously or unconsciously running through our energy body. For instance, we may have had a self- sacrificing grandmother whose lack of self -love was passed down to her daughter and then onto her own child. Unless those beliefs are unearthed and released, we stay bound by invisible cords to our ancestral patterning. This in turn affects our level of consciousness, our health and our destiny.

The imprints of ancestral pain, hurt and tragedies can prevent the healthy flow of energy in our body. They stay stuck at a cellular level in our energy pathways and unless dealt with, may find a physical manifestation through an illness. Unresolved traumas that have never been faced can pass down the family line. When a conflict is not resolved in one generation, it can pass onto future generations. So although we can work to increase our energy and to deal with our own emotional baggage we may have generational patterning imbedded into our cells. Trauma and unhappiness don’t just die with those who pass over.

Some symptoms of ancestral bondage include a sense of back luck in the family, an inability to move forward, compulsive behaviours, irrational fears, addictions, inability to forgive and rage. These imprints carry the frequency in which they were created in the first place and can even attract back to you the same people and places in an effort for them to come into consciousness. What may have been repressed in one generation is expressed in another as unresolved traumas that have not been faced tend to recur again and again. If alcoholism, suicide abuse and unresolved grief have been swept under the carpet, the next generation are left to pick up the pieces.

On my healing journey, I started on my physical healing which took place over several months.  When I was physically well I began to look at ways of healing my emotional body. I recall telling one of my aunts that I was determined to heal my ancestral DNA. Fortunately ,the right teachers appeared at just the right time and I was introduced to the oils of Fragrance Alchemy.

These Fragrance Alchemy oils help to clear the blockages on the meridian pathways such as fear, guilt, shame, disappointment etc. By using the oils with the various meridians I was able to unblock the cellular memories that were preventing me from moving forward with my life. Genetically I take after my dad’s family whose past was fraught with conflict, fear and money worries. As I worked on healing my ancestral line I noticed that I was able to release not just my pain but the pain of generations past. I found that as I healed the past, it was easier for me to feel compassion for those who walked before me and to extend that same compassion to myself. I discovered that ancestral imprints are not fixed and impermeable as we can release them.

There is a wonderful line in a Course of Miracles that says "When I am healed, I am not healed alone.” When we change ourselves, we affect both the past and the future. We even affect our existing relationships with family members with whom we may have had a fractious dynamic. In my free ebook Moving from Fear to Trust I explain what happened when I began to clear my meridian pathways and the synchronistic events that followed.  If you are interested in a free copy please sign up below.

Homemade Healthy Chocolate Energy Bars

Aisling FitzGibbon

Recipe in 2 steps

First step your base

Ingredients

1 cup of desiccated coconut

3 Tablespoon Extra virgin coconut oil

1/4 cup of maple syrup

1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract 

3/4 cup of Macaccino Dark Powder

2 handful of goji berries 

Method

Melt your coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water, stirring gently.

Add your heated coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract  to your bowl of desiccated coconut, macaccino dark powder and goji berries and stir until fully incorporated. 

Add your mix to your Pyrex dish and firmly press into an even shape. Pop in the freezer covered with lid or a layer of baking paper while you make your homemade chocolate. 

2nd Step

Ingredients

1 cup of cacoa butter 

1 cup of cocoa powder

1 cup of coconut sugar (milled finely)

2 tablespoons of vanilla extract

pinch of sea salt 

Method

Melt your cacoa butter in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water and stir until fully melted. 

While your cacoa butter is melting, add your 1 cup of coconut sugar to a high speed blender and blend until finely milled. Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix until fully incorporated. To ensure it is fully blended I like to mix through with a hand held whisk to ensure it is smooth. 

Remove your base from the freezer and pour over with your chocolate mixture ensuring an even distribution. Don't worry if the chocolate spills over as you can make this extra chocolate into small shapes. 

I hope you enjoy!

Aisling  

 

Interview with Niamh Burke

Aisling FitzGibbon

Niamh Burke is a Nutritionist practicing in Galway. I met Niamh at the Bill Walsh training course in Dublin last November. Niamh studied art before she trained as a Nutritionist. You can tell from her beautiful style and presentation of her food photography. Niamh loves teaching, cooking and sharing her love of real food and healing the body naturally. I enjoy watching Niamh share her great content with the world.

Niamh focuses primarily on Hormonal issues.  Within the hormonal picture, a common issue Niamh treats is constipation which is often overlooked in terms of importance for our overall health. Constipation can have many root causes depending on the individual. Some of the factors causing constipation include the following: 

Stress. Stress is carried in our bowel which can impact on its function. Think blogged pipes due to blocked emotion.

Lack of fluids. The colon is the organ that registers dehydration. 

An accident to the body that requires treatment to realign the body. An osteopath is a good place to start if this may be the cause of your constipation. 

Low thyroid function can create constipation. Low thyroid function is extremely common with woman due to lack of iodine in the diet and high stressed lifestyles that deplete adrenal function. Healthy adrenals are the foundation of a healthy thyroid. 

Food intolerances can be a factor. Exploring an elimination diet is a great place to start to investigate what foods you may be intolerant to. Elimination diet is helpful to cut out foods for 2 weeks then reintroduce one at time for 3 days to assess reactions in your food diary. 

Fibre feed the good gut bacteria. Lack of good gut bacteria can lead to constipation.

Support the liver to eliminate toxins. A sluggish liver can impact your bowel function leading to constipation. 

Magnesium relaxes, calcium contracts – may need magnesium if you have constipation.

Nutrition helps to find the root cause as the cause is different depending on a unique individual.

Niamh’s top 3 tips for health:

1) Eat your vegetables. Eat a rainbow of colours. Cruciferous vegetables help to detox your liver, for example; Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collard Greens, Kale.

2) Good quality grass-fed meat from free range animals

3) If you’re not happy with your health, get support. Reach out to who you feel can support your wellness journey. 

Connect with Niamh at NiamhBurkeNutrition.com

Connect with Niamh on Facebook at The Happy Hormone Clinic

Is Stress Zapping your Fertility Hormones

Aisling FitzGibbon

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Women are biologically and emotionally different to men. However, as women, we’ve been made to perform in a society that has elevated the masculine at the expense of the feminine. While I acknowledge the incredible work achieved by past generations of women to earn us equal rights, financial empowerment and the freedom to work in areas previously dominated by men, it has come at a price. That price is our health when women are called to work in testosterone fuelled environments whose pace doesn’t suit our natural rhythms.

Stress sends the body the message it’s in danger and in response, cortisol and adrenaline are produced. Now this would be very beneficial if you were being chased by someone in a dark alley because it would give you the fuel to run quicker to get out of danger. When the danger is over the stress hormones would decrease and you'd be able to relax. What's happening with women is their stress hormones are continuing to stay high and this affects their ability to conceive.

Women’s bodies are particularly susceptible to the effects of stress on their sex hormones. Cortisol suppresses ovary function and reduces oestrogen and progesterone secretion. Reproduction is not on the body’s to do list when it's running on stress hormones. The stress could be due to working in a high performance competitive environment where being constantly on high alert is needed to get the job done.  

Some women are crushed from the expectation of having it all. Women are outperforming men at universities but once in the workplace are expected to combine a high-flying career with motherhood. Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, a sleep, stress and energy expert, says that her clinic is filled with professional women who are finding it difficult to do everything. This is because the female body has specific needs and rhythms and when these are not met, health problems such as adrenal exhaustion, anxiety, infertility and weigh gain can manifest.  Women are more susceptible to stress levels. It has been proven by scientists at Ohio State University that emotional and physical pressures can double the risk of infertility in women.

How do I know if my cortisol levels are out of whack?

Cortisol levels tend to peak between 6-8 am which helps us to get up in the morning and get going for the day.  However, if you’ve been exhausted and have had trouble sleeping then your levels could be too low in the morning making you feel sluggish and groggy. If during the day you are exposed to stressful events then the adrenal cortex will pump out cortisol in response.

High Cortisol can cause

·        Rapid weight gain

·         High blood pressure

·        Impaired ability to absorb the necessary vitamins and minerals from food

·        Blood sugar imbalances

·        Poor sleep

·        Hormonal imbalance leaving to irregular periods or cessation of periods

·        Cravings for high calorific foods causing weight gain especially around the belly

·        Insomnia, if cortisol continues to remain high at night when it should naturally lower

If the stress response continues then cortisol levels lower.

Low Cortisol can cause  

·       Feelings of exhaustion not relieved by rest

·       Jittery feelings

·       Mood changes & depression

·       Low back ache

·      Chronic inflammation leading to autoimmune disorders

·      Weight loss

·      Poor bladder capacity

·      Cravings for salty foods

·      Infertility as progesterone is now used to make cortisol

How I work

As stress makes it less likely for a woman to conceive, I use my Occupational Therapy skills to teach my clients how to create work life balance to reduce stress levels. I show them how to get in touch with their natural rhythms to optimise their energy levels. The word progesterone means “for gestation” which means that women need this hormone to become  pregnant and to stay pregnant. I offer tailor made nutritional programmes with foods and supplements to support adrenal health and reproductive health.

I help create the pillars of health my clients need to regain their health and fertility. I offer saliva testing to check cortisol levels and solutions to naturally balance these levels. I use the tools of Fragrance Alchemy to help balance the hormonal system and to unblock the emotional stressors that may be contributing to their problems with conceiving.

If you are interested in working with me then please fill in my clarity call application form. I look forward to connecting with you.

Aisling  

 

 

Infertility. Your Call to Incredible Transformation

Aisling FitzGibbon

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The desire to have your own baby can be all consuming so when it doesn’t happen as quickly as planned many couples opt for invasive procedures without addressing the underlying reasons for infertility in the first place. There is a tendency into wanting what we want when we want it so rather than exploring alternative options many couples rush into treatment. Bamboozled by statistics that show declining fertility with age, there is a fear that if they don’t do something right now, it might never happen and that the baby they so long for will never arrive. 

The patriarchal culture, following the current medical model seeks to regulate and control the body. This is no different when it comes to reproduction. Too often the IVF route is being prompted as the most viable option when a couple present with fertility problems. Most people who undergo IVF have no clear idea of why they need it as they embark on this expensive procedure. It can cost anywhere from 5000 to 20, 000 euros, depending on the number of attempts the woman has to undergo to get pregnant. While medical interventions offer much needed hope, studies show that they also add to the grief and stress that couples already experience from infertility. These interventions do nothing to address the underlying health reasons of infertility. Some women do not respond well to IVF and the percentage success rates depends on the mother’s age and whether or not, she is using donor eggs.

How I work

Some women get pregnant the first time they try. Others need to take an initial detour as their body invites them to transform. Fertility cannot ever be seen in isolation as it is an extension of our health. Infertility is a wake -up call to heal ourselves and come home to ourselves, before we embark on the sacred journey of parenthood.

I go on a journey of discovery with my clients to uncover the underlying physical, mental and emotional reasons that are preventing conception. I work in 4-6 month packages where we have a weekly online consultation and email support. These weekly sessions hold you accountable to your journey and support your engagement with the process.

As a Nutritionist, I use diet and supplements to optimise your energy levels. I use foods and supplements to address deficiencies/excess while concentrating on boosting your fertility. I address adrenal health, methylation pathways and thyroid function.

As an Occupational Therapist, I address the necessary lifestyle changes that help manage and protect your energy. I use relaxation techniques to reduce stress hormones that compromise pregnancy hormones. I introduce emotional release tools to dissolve negative emotions such as fear to put you into the best possible heart space.

The changes we make together are implemented easily into your life on a weekly basis. It is my privilege to facilitate this journey and to turn infertility into lessons on fertility that take you closer to your goal of becoming a parent. 

If you are interested in working with me then please fill in my clarity call application form. I look forward to connecting with you. 

 

 

 

 

The Jam Goddess

Aisling FitzGibbon

In this week's episode of Aisling's Holistic Health Show Podcast I interviewed the lovely Corina Maeting of The Jam Goddess. I've had the pleasure of getting to know Corina through working with her as a client in my Holistic Nutrition Practice and during our business coaching course. Corina has a background in the Corporate world which prepared her for the birth of her first company The Jam Goddess, producing beautiful sugar free jam using organic stevia, chia seeds and top quality seasonal fruits handmade in small batches. 

I must say I was seriously impressed by the quality of The Jam Goddess jams and was over the moon that there is no refined sugars in her jams. For extra transparency The Jam Goddess has been accredited by SUGARWISE  The Jam Goddess works really hard to make products that are truly nutritious as well as delicious. Removing sugar was a conscious decision.  All three flavours went for extensive lab testing at Sugarwise. There is a lot of products out there claiming to have no added sugar which are still not truly low-sugar.  The Jam Goddess is happy to report that the lab testing has confirmed that their products contain less than 5% of free sugar per 100g. Independently verified and now certified by Sugarwise, so everyone can enjoy what they offer without having to worry about sugar! Hurrah!

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Thank you Jam Goddess for doing what you do with such love and care. If you enter the discount code "Energy is Your Currency" you will receive a 10 % of your first order of The Jam Goddess Jams. 

https://www.thejamgoddess.co.uk/

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The Jam Goddess is accredited by Sugarwise for third party verification of sugar free status.

The Jam Goddess is accredited by Sugarwise for third party verification of sugar free status.

What To Do When Emotions Block Our Methylation Pathways

Aisling FitzGibbon

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Although I use nutrition with my clients I have become aware of its limitations when it comes to healing the emotional body whose memories are lodged in our energy pathways. These memories can keep us in a state of high arousal and stress, thereby depleting the physical body of the necessary vitamins and minerals that aid the process of methylation. Methylation is the process that affects our ability to efficiently detoxify leaving us susceptible to impaired immunity, lower energy, cardiovascular problems, infertility, allergies and mood disorders.

Anyone who has ever felt nervous before an exam knows how the body responds to a perceived threat. Frenzied butterflies catapulting in the stomach, hands sweaty with increased heart rate and racing self -castigating thoughts of “why didn’t I do more beforehand.”

Before three of my driving tests my emotional body took over, even drove the car for me and actually failed the test on each occasion. My sense of logic and reason took a backseat while the emotional out of control me drove the testing route. Not a good idea. For all my body knew I could have been primed for battle with adrenaline and cortisol triggering the fight flight mechanism. I found myself having to sit in a car with the driving instructor (illegal to fight with driving test examiner) hoping he would say something, anything really to lessen my stress response. His impassive features instead prompted me to flee both from him and the car.  The reality is I stayed while stress hormones coursed through my body. That 30 minutes of test time, plus the hours spent worrying beforehand would have robbed my body of its precious B vitamins, Vitamin C, Magnesium and Zinc, all of which are needed for a healthy methylation cycle. The methylation cycle is necessary for our immune system, for healthy detoxification, energy production for to control our inflammatory response.

Any prolonged emotional state that either keeps us in high arousal or in a flat depressed state affects our mineral status and our ability to methylate properly.  All of our emotional experiences, both positive and negative are held in the cells of our body as a memory. Unless these memories are processed and released they stay lodged in our cells, leaving us susceptible to poor immunity, an impaired detoxification system and lowered energy. I have seen time and time again that unless clients work to clear their emotional body, their physical effort of working with diet and supplements is not enough to shift them from surviving to thriving.

Unprocessed emotions causes mental mind chatter- that internal dialogue that uses up our mineral reserves. This keeps the body in a hyper vigilant state with a subsequent loss of magnesium, our calming and life sustaining mineral. This magnesium loss can be devastating to the physical body as its depletion leads to a downward spiral of energy loss and an inability for the cell to cleanse itself of its daily toxicity. Dr Hans Selye divided our stress response into three stages mediated by the adrenal and thyroid glands, all of which can be gone through in minutes. This disturbs the methylation process as stress hormones knock out our mineral reserves.

The word emotion stands for energy in motion when feelings move through or are expressed in a healthy way. Energy flows along specific pathways called meridians that run though our body. If emotions are blocked and not released, they are stored in our cells, our tissues and our organs. Repressed unresolved emotional trauma leads to mind chatter that drains our energy system. Fear, in some instances, can arise from a preverbal state or can come from a person’s past from events that happened years earlier, even at birth.

When we hold tightness in our body we are holding onto resistance towards a specific situation/issue. This is how emotional pain and trauma can then take on a physical manifestation, a subject that has been written extensively about by Louise L. Hay. For example, she says that asthma is triggered by feeling stifled and by suppressed crying. Yet holding back tears leaves a person prone to anxiety, low immunity, impaired memory and poor digestion.

Trauma disconnects us from ourselves, from others and from our environment. In its wake, we may feel out of control, helpless and left unable to fully engage with our life experience. People who have been in abusive relationships, who have had to fend for their survival from an early age have learned to store that trauma in their bodies. Past trauma makes us hypervigilant to our surroundings, to perceived or imaginary threats, to emotions that overflow easily and to feeling on overdrive.

No matter where we come from or how our body manifests it we will hold onto trauma unless we are given the tools to help release it from our system. We need tools that will clear distorted emotions from the energy pathways. The Tools of Fragrance Alchemy help to release trauma and stress from our cellular memories. Working with the Fragrance Alchemy oils helps us to move beyond the fear, anger, shame, guilt and disappointment, enabling us to access the more positive emotions of love, trust, praise and gratitude.

Our emotional and physical health are inextricably linked. We all recognise how daunting it can be having to deliver a public speech- it can even double allergic reactions (blocked methylation) for up to two days afterwards. The emotion of praise on the other hand can in fact lower cholesterol according to a report in The Journal Human Communication. Research has shown that when people spent three 20- minute sessions per week writing about their loved ones, their cholesterol dropped within five weeks.

Fragrance Alchemy helps to release the emotions that are blocking the energy flow along the meridian pathways. Each of the meridians corresponds to a particular organ such as the lung meridian. This meridian pathway could be compromised with grief and sadness. When grief is stuck in the lung meridian it can lead to the feeling that nothing can ever change. Fear is held onto in the kidney meridian holding you in a fight or flight mode. Using the oils of Fragrance Alchemy, discovered by Almine from Spiritual Journeys, helps to clear the meridian pathway of distorted emotions and deep -rooted trauma. I have experienced both subtle and miraculous changes that have happened since using the oils both on myself and with my clients. I combine the use of Fragrance Alchemy in my Holistic Nutrition Practice as the perfect compliment to nutritional therapy.

Unprocessed emotions blocks the meridian pathway and our ability to efficiently methylate. Stuck trauma traps us in an over reactive and protective state where any change is regarded as stressful. This depletes our mineral and vitamin status. Scientists such as Martin Seligman, expert on Positive Psychology and author of Flourish are aware of the effects that positive emotions have on our physical body and how those emotions can affect our health. Sometimes no matter how much physical work we do on ourselves, we may not make the necessary gains we expect until we work on clearing the emotional body.

If you are interested in working with me, using the tools of Fragrance Alchemy combined with nutritional therapy then please get in touch and fill in my clarity application form. As an Occupational Therapist I help provide the necessary framework for scaffolded change that is practically adopted into your daily life helping you express your greatest self.  

Recommended Reading List 

Seligman M, Flourish; 2011, A New Understanding of Happiness and Well- Being and How to Achieve Them, Nicholas Brealey Publishing, New York 

Lipton, B,  2015, The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles, Hay House, UK

Hay, Louise, 1984, You Can Heal Your Life, Hay House, USA

How to handle October's Harvest Moon

Aisling FitzGibbon

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The full moon after the Autumnal Equinox arrives later this year on the 5th of October. It is commonly known as the Harvest Moon as this was a time when farmers would use the light of the moon to extend their gathering of resources before the winter. The waxing moon leading up to the Full moon is a time of growth and provides an opportunity to bring into fruition any plans that were made at the New Moon. Full moon energy is felt three days coming up to the full moon and for three days afterwards.

I don’t know about you but I’ve always been in tune with the phases of the moon since I was younger. I recall that at full moon times, if anyone looked at me in a way I perceived to be strange I would leave school and go home. This is because the moon links us to our emotions and at the full moon these are heightened. I have since learned how to handle these powerful times to emphasize what I want and to tune into the energy to bring those plans to fruition.

Living with the natural rhythms of nature with its moon phases has now become integrated into what I teach my clients. For example taking supplements at the full moon heightens their effects and creates the powerful movement of detoxification. There are times however when the organs of elimination feel overwhelmed at full moon times which can cause people to become agitated and angry for no reason. It is helpful to know how to release this pressured feeling as the energy goes into the head and outwards towards the skin.

It’s a good idea to set one’s intentions at the full moon. When we work on clearing our energy pathways our power of manifestation is enhanced. If our pathways are blocked for instance with any negative programming such as a programme of lack, then, although we may intend to be abundant, it is blocked by this past cellular memory which then blocks abundance from manifesting effortlessly.

In my practice, I use the tools of Fragrance Alchemy to unblock the cellular memories that are stuck in the meridian energy pathways. When these blocks are removed we can create from an energy field that is clear from the negative distortions of the past.

Tips and Tricks to Handle October’s Harvest Moon in Aries

1) Get out for a walk in nature, if you can as this powerful energy needs to be grounded as it tends to go into the head

2) Eat plenty of root vegetables, fish/meat/chicken/ beans/ eggs as these foods are more dense and help to anchor in the energy

3) Have an Epsom salts bath to help to detox what’s released at this time

4) Express yourself as authentically as you can

5) Tune into the energy of gratitude as gratitude is the bridge from fear to love and trust

6) Make a list of what you want to let go of in your life and then burn it (safely). 

This week’s full moon is in the powerful sign of Aries, a fire sign that is impulsive, enthusiastic and passionate. Fire burns what we no longer need so use this time to release and let go. I make sure I don’t make any big decisions, nor do I travel on the actual day of the full moon. I would love to know how the moon affects you? 

 

 

Living with The Natural Rhythm of Autumn to Optimise Your Health

Aisling FitzGibbon

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Some people are still shaking off the symptoms of detox such as colds, sore throats, coughs and achiness that occurred during the autumnal equinox. This is the season to release what no longer serves us on all levels. According to the Chinese five element theory, Metal is the energy of autumn and it governs the yin organ of the lungs and the yang organ of the large intestine. If we go with this powerful energy at the Equinox time we are given the opportunity to shed both on a physical and mental/emotional level. The lungs may release mucus through coughs and colds and the colon may purge from itself what it no longer needs.

I don’t know how you were affected. For me it was a purging from my colon that lasted for a few days and today I felt that energy abate, leaving me feeling healthier and ready to embrace this time of reflection and bringing to fruition the creative projects that began in the summer.

When we go with this energy and enable that release of the old we feel stronger and better able to move into the more contractive, reflective and inspiring energy of autumn. If we have used that energy to let go and cleanse, our system is purer leading to an increase in our vibration. We then attract into our life from a higher state of vibration and perception.

Following the medical model with suppression of symptoms will have stopped the body’s attempts to house clean. This creates an imbalance in the metal element, affecting the lung and colon energy. The emotion associated with the lung is grief and if the lung energy is compromised, the unexpressed grief remains. Prolonged grief may lead to depression and/or a feeling of melancholy during this season.

A balanced metal element is linked to a sense of self -worth that comes from within, that doesn’t need to continuously seek outside validation. When one’s self worth is sought from the outside from the acquisition of status etc. the metal element is imbalanced. Needing outside affirmation can cause others to breach our personal boundaries as we look for their approval and acceptance.

The lungs are associated with attachment and a deficiency in lung energy can cause problems with letting go.This may cause people to hang onto relationships that no longer serve them or to jobs that make them unhappy. It keeps them trapped in the past ruminating over experiences and events they are unable to let go of. This can lead to problems with the lungs such as bronchitis, emphysema and asthma.  

Tips and Tricks for Healing the Metal Element in Autumn

1) Get out into nature and breathe deeply the crisp autumnal air

2) Declutter cupboards and cabinets. Recycle what you no longer need. Letting go of old clothes, bric a brac, books etc. actually helps to strengthen the lung energy

3) Keep the chi energy warm by wearing enough clothing. Keep the neck warm with a scarf and the ears cosy with a hat

4) Have a supply of rich chicken broth that helps boost natural immunity

5) Regularly take linseed tea as this sends a message of hydration to the colon and helps the colon to release toxicity

6) Make sure to get adequate rest in keeping with the more contractive energy of autumn. 

During my practice with my clients I take into account the natural rhythms of the seasons and the elements associated with those seasons. Understanding these rhythms helps us to optimise our health and wellbeing. We need to release the old for us to receive the pureness of the new.

I use the healing power of food and supplements as well as the tool of Fragrance Alchemy to facilitate this release. Fragrance alchemy, discovered by Almine of Spiritual Journeys, works by releasing energetic blockages in the meridian pathways such as the lung and the colon meridian. The oils applied to the meridians help to dissolve emotional imprints of memories that keep us bound to the past. 

If you are interested in working with me then please fill in my clarity call application form. I look forward to hearing from you. 

Aisling 

  

 

Autumn Equinox. Your Opportunity to Cleanse and Let Go

Aisling FitzGibbon

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You may have noticed people complaining of various illnesses this time of year. There are colds, flus, stomach bugs and the general feeling of under the weather. Fear not. These are just signs that your body is undergoing a detox. You are not sick. Your body is simply clearing out any toxins that may have built up during the past season to optimise your energy for autumn.

It’s like house cleaning. You get the urge to clear out cupboards, wardrobes, drawers and under the sink leaving you with piles of things/ rubbish that no longer serve you. You can either take unwanted items to the charity shop and recycle what you no longer need. Your house loves you for its nouveau minimalism and appears airier with less clutter. It makes you feel good because you are getting rid of the old to make way for the new.

But what would happen if you just kept things in the house and never did a clear out? The energy would feel heavy with unused items, worn out clothes hanging limply on hangers and rubbish. After a while the clutter would pile up and it would feel unhealthy and unconducive to wellbeing. If at this stage you refused to house clean the dirt would build up creating a polluted home.

It is the same with the human body. We have two annual equinoxes, one in the autumn and one in spring when the energy naturally rises to detoxify our cells. Both of these times are opportune times for the body to shift what it no longer needs as the seasons change over.  

 I find it interesting that Chinese people go to their Health Care Practitioner twice a year to help make the shift from the expansive energy of summer to the more contracted energy of autumn and winter and likewise from winter into the more expansive energy of spring. Wise people.

To be truly healthy and to embrace the natural energy of the seasons we can go with this cleanse and assist it. We can go vegan for a week or two, for however long it takes to clear the cold/flu symptoms. We can dust off the juicer and have wonderful cleansing juices that clear out our congested lymphatics and cells. We can have cleansing soups and autumn fruits such as apples, pears and berries. We can drink lemon water in the morning to kick start the detox and drink plenty of water to encourage the body to release what it no longer needs.  

This time of the year I see advertisements on chemist’s windows for Calpol and Uniflu- medicines to target cold/flu symptoms. Although used to treat the symptoms of colds and flus they stop house cleaning in its tracks. This is because the body naturally raises its temperature to help burn up what’s not needed in the body. When that process is halted, what was attempting to be eliminated from the body stays.

Our health depends on the efficiency of our cells to take in nourishment and equally to eliminate waste products. The body in its wisdom employs the cold virus to help it clean itself. It is a process that needs to be honoured and facilitated by a cleansing diet and lots of rest with TLC. It is healthy to get one or two colds a year. Unfortunately, the perception around colds and flus is that they are inconvenient, driving people to take medication to lessen the process. Rather than respecting that their body needs to rest, they override the body’s symptoms to stay in work. 

So what happens if we suppress the cold virus? When the acute illness is not allowed to be expressed (sneezing, coughing , sore throat, achy bones ect) what was meant to be gotten rid of goes deeper into the tissues and organs of the body. What we are now seeing is a rise in chronic illnesses such as asthma, kidney disease and mental health conditions as a result of the body not being allowed to cleanse itself. 

There is a saying that if you feed a cold you will have to starve a fever. This is because the body does not need build up foods with acute illnesses such as colds and flus. It needs cleansing foods so that the body can eliminate its toxic load. This comes naturally to me as whenever I got sick as a child I was put on the couch and given soups, juices and fruits until I got better. No matter how much I didn’t like the symptoms I learned that they were there for a reason. Yes I would have been uncomfortable for a few days but it was fine. I knew I would recover as I always did.

I have friends who would have gone to the doctor who would have offered them painkillers (they reduce glutathione stores), antibiotics (they wipe out healthy gut bacteria and lead to cellular damage). In some instances, steroids are now also being subscribed to further reduce inflammation.

Today the sun crossed the Celestial equator (the imaginary line in the sky) that corresponds to our earth equator. From today onwards the nights will draw in with the days becoming shorter. I wish you all a happy healthy Equinox. May whatever needs to be released physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually be fully expressed. It’s okay to sneeze. It’s not okay to take anything that impedes your energy and stops you from having a lovely autumn. 

House cleaning? Yes please. Your house/body will thank you for it.

Interview with Transformational Coach Sarah Phipp

Aisling FitzGibbon

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In this week's episode of Aisling's Holistic Health Show I interviewed Sarah Phipp who is a Transformational Coach from Sussex in the UK. I had the pleasure of meeting with Sarah during one of our weekend workshops in London when we were training as Nutritionists in The College of Natural Nutrition. 

Sarah's passion for health began like my own from suffering from ill health which lead her on a quest to heal herself. Quickly did she realise that this would be the direction of her new career. 

What I most like about Sarah is that is refreshingly authentic and wholesome in real life as she is in the online world. Sarah walks her talk and she understands the journey of transformation from her own personal quest to seek better health. Transformation comes from accessing all levels of the self to discover who you really are. To hear more from Sarah I highly recommend you register for free for The Intuitive Woman Summit to hear from Sarah and other empowered woman who will spark in you, your connection to your true self. 

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Sarah's Top Tips if you are struggling with a health condition:

You're not broken, you don't need fixing, you just lost sight of who you really are. 

Trust your own intuition, you were born with it. 

You can check out The Intuitive Woman Summit 

Connect with Sarah at her website Sarah Phipp.com

Follow Sarah on Facebook at Sarah Phipp Transformational Coach

Make Trust Your Default Setting

Aisling FitzGibbon

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At the beginning of the Summer my dad (Eoin) visited me in my own home for the first time in years. Two months later my dad returned to Ireland, to Wexford along with my two half- brothers Tommy and Luca. Eoin had rented a house in Wexford, something he has done each year. He invited me to stay for a few days so I wondered if the gains we’d made in June would survive the time gap and circumstances.

I used to visit my dad in Wexford but this invariably ended in a falling out of some sorts. So, after crisscrossing the country from Kerry to Wexford I arrived at a house deeply hidden in the countryside near the sea and some bellowing cows. Eoin had my dinner ready which I now recognise is how he shows his love and concern. It’s what his mother did before him. My brothers and I caught up with our respective news and my cousin Laura and her dad and partner also came to visit.

In the past, I would have felt a gaping wound from what wasn’t said or expressed. This time I felt more whole in myself as I realised that I no longer looked from my dad what I already had discovered in myself. This left me freer to enjoy what was offered without wishing for more. The peace I felt inside took me to a place of greater understanding, allowing me to garner insights into my dad’s family dynamics.

My dad came from a fractured family, a marriage frowned upon from the beginning between a Catholic and a Protestant- difficult to understand from today’s more liberal generation but in those days, it was almost impossible to cross that divide. The disapproval of both sides would’ve wounded both of my grandparents who were cast adrift from the guidance of their parents. Such disapproval is hard to carry, along with the challenges that come from raising a family.

The failures of my grandfather to sufficiently provide for his wife had imprinted on Eoin. He sided with his mother absorbing her frustration and intractable sadness. Her untimely death in her fifties never gave him the chance to make up for what his father didn’t provide. It was difficult to create joy in later life when his childhood had been chiselled by sadness and financial restrictions.  

My sense of my grandfather and my father’s relationship was they were remote from one another. Daros, my grandfather, a man of few words, was emotionally unavailable. Although I never knew my grandmother as she died the year before I was born, my grandfather was equally unknown. He skirted along the edges of my childhood, sometimes physically present but emotionally distant. His emotional absence damaged his own children and especially my father.

In death, my grandfather left my father and brother with nothing other than a rickety boat, a few tapes and books. His daughter was given everything as she was the one with whom he had the better relationship. This single act of denying my dad any real inheritance spoke volumes and this final rejection sent him into an emotional tailspin of anger and anguish. It has resulted in him not talking to his sister or her children for well over a decade now. This has denied his own sons the two male cousins who live in the same country as them. Families divide and subdivide with other allies pitched against perceived wrongs created on both sides.

I see my dad enmeshed in his past, prompting him to revisit the places of his childhood year in year out, expecting something, craving some sort of closure. He visits older fishermen who fished with his dad, seeking recognition of his lineage. Through them he sees his dad as a fine chap, a man whose love of Irish music was legendary, a man who loved the sea and charmed fish onto his rod. The tendrils of past neglect momentarily recoil as Eoin basks in their recollection of his father and tries to see in them the father he so needed while growing up.  

We visit neighbours, anyone who serves as a mirror for the parents long deceased – my grandmother for 31 years and my grandfather for 12 years. We visit relatives who pick out family traits from our faces and who placate my dad with anecdotes that echo through time.  My dad’s rummaging through the past doesn’t provide the solace he seeks. The torment of his inner child is etched on the downturn of his mouth, the furrows of his brow and his response to life’s stressors.  

We remain as prisoners to the past from memories that keep it in place. In my dad’s family, the pain is palpable. Instead of releasing this pain they use the hurt against one another to fuel the rifts they’ve created, scrambling for energy. The impotence of the inner child and unacknowledged pain has led to varying addictions- food, alcohol, excess and exercise to protect against the tsunami of suppressed emotions. 

We inherit the blueprint of our ancestry which is why it’s important to clear that blueprint from the meridians that hold the memories and emotions in place. Using the tools of Fragrance Alchemy enabled me to disentangle from emotions that would affect my relationships and my future children. I had the choice of continuing to suppress or to transform my life. Choosing the latter birthed me into a reality free from the distortions of my family line.

I never thought I would reach this place but now I feel compassion for my dad brought up by parents whose own loneliness had permeated his psyche. It stunted his ability to cope with stress as an adult when his unattended inner child couldn’t handle the pressures of family life.

I cannot take away his pain. He would have to undergo his own journey to do this. I wish this for him as without it, he will never know trust, peace, or joy, the emotions that come on line when we release the shadows of our past we have long outgrown.

Fragrance alchemy oils clear the emotional imprints that block the flow of energy through the meridian pathways. It helps dissolve the emotional triggers that bind us to our limiting stories.

I am currently enrolling for my programme Trust is Your Default Setting. If you’re interested then please fill in my clarity call application form. I'm excited to hear from you.     

Wisdom for Mum To Be

Aisling FitzGibbon

I was contacted by Kathleen O'Hara Farren a mum of three who wanted to pass on her wisdom to me and you about preparing for pregnancy.

Kathleen has 3 children. Her first birth was a hospital birth, her middle birth was a home birth and her last birth was a hospital birth but she has shifted into the perception that she was home in her body.

We are so used to self-care on our external self, however the internal self needs us to give so much love to. Keep going back to beautiful words and tell yourself this is a loving experience. Love carries you through no matter what way it unfolds.

Take care of your food, your physical self, your attitudes and exercises but please don’t give yourself a hard time.

You realise support is coming from everywhere. There is more than you and your baby. Miracles start to happen. Opportunities arise that give birth to greater opportunities that lead to where you need to be.

Positive framework:

I’m not in control but I’m in control of me. I’m going to do it the best I can.

Tips for Mum to be:

Talk to people who have had healthy birth experiences. Seek out woman who have had natural births in local breast feeding groups.

Create a birth plan and practice saying with strength “Have you seen my birth plan”.

Get in sync with your hips and spend time in the wild – near the river and the ocean to connect with your inner wild woman.

The moment of birth is a cosmic connection. Pregnancy is a sacred time. 

Listen to who you want to hear and seek them out.

Beauty, love, respect, strength and wildness.

Practice hip dancing, the more relaxed you are the better. During your labour create a cave like experience either with your room or in your imagination.

Recommended reading/watching:

Reducing fear of Birth in U.S Culture TED talk by Ina May Kaskin

 

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

 

Ina May Guide to Childbirth    

 

Hypnobirthing

 

Kathleen welcomes visits to her website of emerging education www.theedgeschool.net online learning and mobile cultural emergence classes are being planned. If you mention you heard about Kathleen on Aisling’s Holistic Health show, she will offer you special rates.

Interview with Thomas Sheridan

Aisling FitzGibbon

In this week’s podcast, I am talking to author/ artist Thomas Sheridan who is well known for his seminal work on the psychology of psychopaths. We often shared the same audience in our talks around Ireland during my activism days as The Girl Against Fluoride. I had always admired Thomas’s sharp intelligence, his astute wit and keen observation of the  human psyche and I was curious to know where his thinking had evolved to.

Thomas shares with us how reality is constructed and the roles we unconsciously play in keeping it in place. Seen through Thomas’s lens, I can better understand how I naturally evolved from the persona of The Girl Against Fluoride to developing and evolving my own consciousness. Thomas cuts through the illusion that change happens instantaneously, even within our lifetimes, seeing it instead as a result of our evolving journey of consciousness. “Change comes from within and not from without” says Thomas and quotes Aleister Crowley’s definition of Black magic as being any magical path where enlightenment of consciousness is not concerned with the development of the self. This explains my pitfalls during my activism days when I thought I could quickly change the water fluoridation policy in Ireland. This eventually led to extreme frustration when my attempts to affect change were futile and the existing power structures closed down any of their loop holes in defence of their position.

Thomas explains why he refused to validate RTE when he was invited onto the Late Late show. He points out the futility of trying to wake people up who are not even aware they are asleep as they are stuck in survival consciousness. Thomas draws upon his vast repertoire of mythological epics to show the real meaning of the Hero’s Journey and disputes the 100 Monkey Syndrome that promises a sudden shift in consciousness. Ultimately we can only reach those on a similar band of frequency.

Thomas promotes the power of creativity and humor as tools to raise consciousness. He talks about how nature acts as a healing and guiding force in our lives. He cautions against following any guru outside of ourselves and to allow mistakes to teach us the lessons we need on own personal journey.

If you are interested in reading Thomas’s books:

Puzzling People March 2011

Defeated Demons: Freedom from Consciousness Parasites in Psychopathic Society May 2012

The Druid Code: Magic, Megaliths and Mythology Feb 2017

Check out Thomas at his website www.thomassheridanarts.com

I would love to hear what you will take away from listening to Thomas’s interview. What insights have you gained that help you make sense of what’s going on in your own life? 

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What Happens When You Can't Get Pregnant

Aisling FitzGibbon

This week's podcast is with Alison Reed Life and Fertility Coach who came to her profession due her own journey of 5 years of issues conceiving which took 5 years until she was blessed with her twin girls who have now turned 4 years old.

As high achieving woman we pride ourselves on getting a job done and our life's plan ticked off. We look at women like Serena Williams who embody this ideal image of pregnancy. The media and movies would have us believe that once we meet our Prince Charming we can get pregnant just like that. When a pregnancy doesn't happen, what do we do? 

This conversation with Alison was very enlightening to me as I was unaware that 1 in 6 couples are now having issues with fertility. 

The impact of fertility related problems is often underestimated, misunderstood and under supported. Struggling to conceive and have a baby can literally consume day to day life beyond recognition. It can bring you to places both mentally and physically that you thought you would never be. It can require big decisions to be made with big implications, and to top it all off it can unearth a huge range of emotions. - Alison Reed

Alison's tips for helping with fertility issues:

  • Focus on what you can control - How you think, focus on supporting yourself physically and mentally
  • Emphasis the good stuff in your lifestyle to bring down your stress levels such as yoga, meditation and other self care practices that support you on this journey even in the face of adversity. 
  • Develop your mental fitness to enhance your quality of life
  • Think holistically mind and body not just your reproductive system. 
  • Lead from the front and take your fertility into your own hands.
  • Alison Domar's Mind Body Medicine based in the US. 
  • Natural Infertility Support and Information Group

You can check out Alison's at www.alisonreedcoaching.com

To read about my work helping woman to get pregnant naturally in my Preconception Care Programme you can read my blog My work in Preconception Care Chose Me 

 

 

Testimonial from Corina Maeting The Jam Goddess

Aisling FitzGibbon

Having worked with Aisling FitzGibbon over the last few months, I can honestly say that she is truly amazing and a real gem in the nutrition world. I'd even say she is a world class expert in her field. Her holistic approach to nutrition is one of a kind and will make a massive difference to your life. - Corina Maeting The Jam Goddess

If you are interested in working with me please fill in my clarity call application