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Rooting into Your Power

Aisling FitzGibbon

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Divinity Quest available from Anutiama.net

This week I have made some major progress in terms of how I’m making peace with how things are. I am beginning to see the underlying perfection of life after being buried in a haze of trauma since my Mum became suddenly ill in February and passed away in on the 10th May.

In Energy is Your Currency Membership I am teaching exactly what I need to learn and master. The month of September we have been practicing a 30 day Root into Your Power Practice. What I’ve learned from this is that I cannot root into my power when I resist what is happening in my life. It is when I soften into surrendered trust that I can feel I am held by the Universe.

When you contract into a perspective that sees everything as wrong and that the world is against you, you cut yourself off from your power. It is a tricky one to practice, especially in the face of trauma and overwhelm. But, you have a choice in each moment how you perceive your life.

A simple reframe I use in my practice is asking myself “What is the lesson and what is the gift?”. This simple question can lead to profound shifts as it enables you to move from feeling victimised to seeing yourself as co-creator with life. Co-creating with life isn’t always easy or how you expect things to unfold which is why it is necessary to understand that life is a mystery and we can’t always explain why things happen the way they do.

I met a lady yesterday who knew myself and my Mum and she asked me “how are you coping” and I answered I have lots of support to help me. As I said this I realised the biggest support I have is my own self and that this experience is giving me the gift of learning how to hold myself, love myself and own my power. My energy completely expanded as I said this and I rooted deeper into my power.

Having a daily practice is essential to your health and wellness. The reason we practice is Number 1 to feel well and Number 2 to give us the reserves that handle what life brings to us and Number 3 to raise our awareness and levels of consciousness so we can bring our best self to our life.

I’m opening the doors for enrolment in Energy is Your Currency Membership on Thursday 4th October just in time to start our new month’s practice. To sign up click here:

Simplicity is the key to Success

Aisling FitzGibbon

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Yesterday I felt deflated and emotionally exhausted. I had agreed to record a weekly podcast with Richie and everything felt too much. After a conversation with Richie I realised it is me who is setting my rhythm and I can change the pace to suit me. I was reminded of the famous quote my Mum always said "Simplicity is the key to success". No truer words were said. So I decided instead of putting myself under unnecessary pressure I will change things up and instead record X 2 podcasts per month and on the other week post what I am learning and discovering. 

If you have been following me on Facebook and Instagram you'll see that I'm cooking up lots of tasty creations in the kitchen. Tonight I'm making falafels for the very first time and I'll be sharing the process on my facebook page. 

I'm honouring how I feel at the moment and going through my process of healing. This involves being very gentle and providing lots of nurturing. I hope that this message inspires you to simplify an area/areas of your life so you can enjoy this moment fully and deeply. 

Love

Aisling xo 

Honour the Season and It Will Honour You

Aisling FitzGibbon

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We are tumbling towards the shortest day of the year culminating in the Winter Solstice on the 21st December on Thursday. As the days shorten there is a sense of drawing inwards as the light diminishes. I have the urge to clear away any energy that’s heavy and restrictive. Emotional baggage that hasn’t been dealt with comes up now to be resolved. If we miss that opportunity and suppress how we feel, we go into the New Year encumbered with the debris of the old and prone to the January blues.

The energy of the Solstice provides a wonderful opportunity to cleanse and purify on all levels. The Celtic druids were very much aware of this and underwent ritualistic cleansing in sweat lodges. The Winter Solstice was a time of renewed hope and change and they used this opportunity to rid themselves of what they no longer needed for the coming year.  

I don’t know about you but I feel a deep urge to clear my personal space of anything that no longer serves me but it might serve someone else. The car is loaded with stuff for the charity store and the recycling centre and it gives me such a sense of lightness of being. Along with clearing on the outside I am also lightening my diet for cleansing on the inside and adding in my much loved detox methods; Epsom Salts baths, bentonite clay face mask and infrared saunas.

The Solstice is the time to take stock of what we have and what we want to get rid of. We are creating space for the new to emerge in our lives.

How you can benefit from the Winter Solstice

· Create space for the new to emerge in your life. Declutter your personal space. It feels so good to feel lighter.

· Celebrate your victories and achievements of the year. Celebration is a Goddess principal that imbues your life with magic and meaning.

· Acknowledge the things that didn’t work so you can refine your approach. Appreciate the insights gained. Write a letter to the future self you wish to embody for the coming year based on wisdom gained this year. 

· Replenish your energy. Rest, eat nourishing foods and drink plenty of hydrating fluids that make you feel taken care of.

· Nostalgia pulls us into the energy of the past. Let it go. Remember that feelings of melancholia arise when we anchor our happiness onto expectations of past experience. Focus on the present moment. 

· Foster what is real and natural. Light beeswax candles and connect with the light. 

· Spend time with people you love and who love you. Open your heart to the love that is always available. 

Stories passed down over the centuries give us a snap shot of Celtic rituals performed. The druids would bring a live tree indoors at the Solstice for wood spirits to have a warm place during the cold winter months. Afterwards the tree would be replanted.  I was not aware that this was a Celtic tradition but for the past few years we have brought a growing tree into the house to be replanted in the spring. It smells divine and so real. I feel anchored into my soul when I connect with what is real. 

Enjoy your festive season. Be safe. Be well. Be happy and most importantly Be yourself.

Love, Aisling xo 

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? 

 

 

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

Why I am called to do this work as a Holistic Nutrition Coach?

Aisling FitzGibbon

For the past decade I have been initiated through the fires of kundalini awakening. This involved descending into the depths of depression and anxiety which was treated with antidepressant medication because at the time I wanted to die. I was immersed in darkness but yet I heard this faint whisper “You are going through this for a reason” so I kept going, feeling like I was wading through the mud. At the end of my degree in Occupational Therapy, I held in my hand a First class honours BsC degree certificate but I could not fathom the energy to take a single footstep in the direction I was going in. I begged for help and I was led to an outstanding Nutritionist named Barbara Wren who opened my mind wide open to how the body works and how to heal naturally. I took the plunge and went cold turkey off the antidepressants which was truly the most horrific experience, it was like being plunged into the depths of the abyss, no light, no joy, just an empty space that I felt might consume me forever. Only for the fact that I had my Mother helping me and gently guiding me as I healed my physical body. Just as I felt my body balancing a tsunami of suppressed emotions came flooding to the surface (cue 2nd major breakdown). The pain and agony of what I had gone through the past 4 years hit me like a tonne of bricks and I happened upon a gifted energy healer who helped to draw out the emotional wounds and bring me back to a state of peace. Peace didn’t last long as once I was well enough I hosted a talk in my home town of Tralee with Barbara the Nutritionist who helped me to heal. It was during her talks that she kept saying that the fluoride added to our water supply in Ireland was very harmful to our health. When I dropped Barbara back to the airport she said to me “You should really try and do something about getting rid of the fluoride from your water supply”. As she spoke those words I felt what could only be described as an energetic harpoon shooting into my heart chakra. It set me on fire. I made it my mission to do anything it took to clear our precious water of fluoride and as I proceeded on my path I became The Girl Against Fluoride. I was channelling the energy of Joan of Arc and the energy propelled me forward like a fierce warrior going into battle. Until the day where my body collapsed and my stomach and heart were is agonising pain from all of the wounding I had endured. I had pushed through beyond what my body and soul could handle. I felt the fear consuming every part of me and I could not continue a second more on that vein. It took me months of nursing my wounds until I felt I could really interact with people. I hid away because I was too afraid of that evil I had penetrated. Evil not just in the government, politicians, corporations but also in the people who were activist and who were running from their own agendas and grandiose egos. Just as I thought the storm had settled I entered into the last phase of my descension. I was studying for my exams in Nutritional Therapy and I just could barely walk or stand. My body lost all sense of gravity and all I wanted to do was lie down. I felt nauseas and dizzy as if I was on a rocking boat. With all my might I pushed through and forced my body and mind to engage in studying and completing my assignments. After I finished my exams and qualified I thought what the fuck? I’ve come this far, I tried so fucking hard and now my body is acting completely insane. All I wanted to do was sleep, sleep, sleep and tune out. Tune out of the absolute insanity of this world and find refuge in my sleep. My nervous system was overfiring at the slightest interaction with the outside world. It was sheer terror as I fought with myself everyday to just become normal like everyone else. But I simply couldn’t so I surrendered. At that point my good friend and Metaphysical Practitioner Ciara Young was hosting a Shamanic Retreat in her home in Kenmare. With the last breathe of enthusiasm, I garnered the energy to attend for the last day of her retreat. When I was there I felt so defeated, the warrior in me lane down her sword and said just stop fighting yourself. You cannot go on like this. Ciara discussed The Runes and Fragrance Alchemy and a tiny whisper told me this is your next step. When I returned from the retreat I signed up to train as a Rune Master and Fragrance Alchemist. During my training I finally realised that the reason my body wouldn’t allow me engage in life was because I had to be pushed onto this path. The path I was being lead to all along. I just couldn’t see it at the time. The path of Ascension and moving out of the matrix to create a new template of existence where the divine feminine and divine masculine merge and we discover and nurture who we truly are, to know and love ourselves at the deepest level and to come back home to ourselves.

As I have passed through it, and understood the necessity and rightness of each of its phases, I am now prepared to midwife others through it as well. My condition, all the years of it, has prepared me for this role. It has prepared me to ease the passage of those who will follow. Everything I have gone through, every bit of the despair, has been necessary to forge me into the healer and a guide that I am today.

I am one of the women who is helping to birth the Divine Feminine. It's my souls calling. As the Divine Feminine rises in the world to balance the energies of the planet, to bring the world back into a state of healing, harmony, peace and love. 
I want to come together with my sisters to heal themselves, each other, and the earth beneath us, You feel this it in your hearts and bones. You are thirsty for this to unfold. If your heart feels called rise and and answer it. Answer the call to live your divine mission. 
This movement is about freeing the feminine from beneath the concrete patriarchal tomb in which it was buried. 
This movement is about freeing the wild woman trapped inside the shell of good girl who is sick of following the rules and confines of a patriarchal society.

Surrender, soften and flow

I teach how to move into a state of flow. How to move with your body, not against it. How to move with your heart, not against it. 
I intend to re-inspire your desire to "not just scrape by."
I intend to re-ignite the fire in you to not care if someone thinks you are too deep, too emotional, too sensitive, too giving, too anything. 
I teach you to honour and love those amazing gifts you have been born with.
Through my own teaching and example, I show you a path where it's not even expected, not one single bit, to be perfect. You and I are both a work in progress. Everyday we are learning and refining. There is no hierarchy on this path as we are all one. 
I encourage you to wrap yourself in your unconditional love and trust that things will work out the way they are supposed too and in the right time and not a moment sooner. 
If this resonates with you, you are being moved right now to walk back towards yourself.
To come home to yourself, to your soul, to both your divinity and your humanity. 
Moved to connect with the life you know you are meant to live (even if it feels like it's in a far off distant place at the moment).
Moved to know, feel and understand the deep lineage of the feminine and the roots and veins that are running right into your own breath in this very moment. 
I want you to be self nourishing, with healthy boundaries. I want you to exist in healthy equal energy exchanges with your soul work.

Of course this brings up all of your fear. That is a natural part of the journey. Here is a story that beautifully illustrates how to handle fear:

“Once there was a young warrior. Her teacher told her that she had to do battle with fear. She didn’t want to do that. It seemed too aggressive; it was scary; it seemed unfriendly. But the teacher said she had to do it and gave her the instructions for the battle. The day arrived. The student warrior stood on one side, and fear stood on the other. The warrior was feeling very small, and fear was looking big and wrathful. They both had their weapons. The young warrior roused herself and went toward fear, prostrated three times, and asked, "May I have permission to go into battle with you?” Fear said, “Thank you for showing me so much respect that you ask permission.” Then the young warrior said, “How can I defeat you?” Fear replied, “My weapons are that I talk fast, and I get very close to your face. Then you get completely unnerved, and you do whatever I say. If you don’t do what I tell you, I have no power. You can listen to me, and you can have respect for me. You can even be convinced by me. But if you don’t do what I say, I have no power.” In that way, the student warrior learned how to defeat fear. “ by Louis Chalon

Most of us have been taught that faith means believing in a worldview or an ideological set of beliefs. But what if faith requires taking refuge in the unknown, resting there without knowing? What if this is where true peace lives? Trusting the unknown doesn't protect you from grief, disappointment, doubt, anger, or loneliness. But it may transform your relationship with those feelings. You may discover that these painful emotions have much to teach you about humility, resilience, expansion, and the art of being human. When you don't know, anything is possible.

When our soul-body is saying No to life, through fatigue or depression, the first thing to ask is, “Is life as I am living it the right life for me right now?” When the soul-body is saying No to participation in the world, the first thing to ask is, “Does the world as it is presented me merit my full participation?”

As we can see the old world is falling apart, and the crises that initiate the journey are converging upon us. Soon many people will follow the paths we are currently pioneering.

The time is now to awaken and reconnect to our divine feminine to our divine masculine whilst at the same time embracing our unique human self with the tender love we deserve.

I work with you on a weekly basis to midwife your soul’s highest calling. I work holistically addressing your physical, emotional, mental, spirit and soul. I offer deeply mystical and metaphysical teachings in order to gain clarity and practical guidance. I also council on how to develop practical technological skills in order for you to get your message out into the world.

My approach is kind, gentle and manageable. I encourage taking your steps with ease and grace and remembering at all times to be home for yourself before you give to others. 
It is a honour and a privilege to witness your unfolding. As we work together the energetic exchange between acts as an incubation chamber to hold you energetically as you strengthen and expand into your highest self. Holding and maintaining your expansion and connection to your highest self takes a daily practice which is why I offer my support over the period of the 12 weeks, so that you fully embody the changes and stretch and stretch out of your comfort zone until you finally reach and hold your place of power. 
I was born here in this time to rise up like the phoenix rising from the ashes and so are you. 
I would love for you to join me as a pioneer and leader of a new template of existence. If this ignites your soul then the answer is YES.

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

My work in Preconception care chose me

Aisling FitzGibbon

When I finished school I really had no idea what to do. I had filled out a university application in my final year and ticked a few courses I felt might suit me.  I ended up doing a BA degree in Early Childhood studies in University College Cork. I learned about the psychology of early childhood, the physiology of early childhood and early years education. I had work experience in multiple settings- an ABA school and a special needs primary unit. When I saw the role that Occupational Therapy played in helping children with special needs I decided this was a career I wanted to pursue.

I found myself in Salford University in Manchester studying for a BsC degree in Occupational Therapy that required a return to the UK. I found this to be a stressful time but I persevered as I felt that this was going to be my future career. I enjoyed the course and learned a considerable amount but experienced the limitations of Occupational Therapy when working in a mental health setting with teenagers.  The setting was not conducive to health as it was hospital policy at the time to reduce budgets by cutting fruit out of the menu! The teenagers were heavily drugged with antipsychotic medication that was destroying their physical body. Their symptoms were being controlled but as the song says “the drugs don’t work, they just make it worse.” I felt that my work there was in a palliative capacity with little scope to bring about any real change. One day I was attacked by a young girl who tried to rip my hair out and who had to be restrained and knocked to the ground by a staff member. I felt despair for these young people who seemed to have nothing to look forward to as they were being kept in a zombie state by medication. The root cause of their illnesses were not addressed and it was a work environment that didn’t suit me. I felt unwell being there. 

The summer after my second year of Occupational Therapy training, I met a shaman who was visiting our home. Although I only said hello to her, she looked at me and said that whatever I was training in, I would not end up working in. She asked me to look into quantum physics. I just thought of Stephen Hawking and placed no further heed on what she said. At that time I had envisaged myself as an Occupational Therapy manager in a hospital setting of my choice.

My own problems with low energy and anxiety/depression prompted me to take matters into my own hands after I qualified as an Occupation Therapist and to finally look into the root cause of why I was feeling the way I did. I sought the help of Nutritionist Barbara Wren whose education and information changed my life. Using diet, supplements and detoxification techniques my energy was restored and I decided that as I had experienced such powerful transformation, that I wanted to study Nutritional Therapy. I trained as a Nutritional Therapist in the College of Natural Nutrition.

It seemed as though one path lead onto another and I was led to study the Gut and Psychology Syndrome with Dr Natasha Campbell Mcbride, a pioneer in the treatment of conditions such as autism, ADHD and neurodevelopmental issues. My mind was opened to the healing power of gut health for conditions there were untreatable in the conventional medicine field. I went to an Autism seminar in Edinburgh where I listened to Dr Martha Herbert, who along with other doctors were beginning to realise that autism was a reversible condition and that the younger the child is treated the greater the chances for full recovery.

Although I had wanted to train with Dr Bill Walsh, author of Nutrient Power and expert on the causes of depression, it seemed that his training in 2015 was only limited to medical doctors. This year I felt inspired to look up training with Dr Bill Walsh for Nutritional Therapists and there was a course in Dublin for nutritionists to train with him. When I contacted Niamh Burke, the nutritionist who was organising the event she told me there was one place left! My wish to train with Dr Bill Walsh was granted showing me the miraculous power of the universe when we are on our life’s path.

Dr Bill Walsh is a colossuses of a man, whose knowledge and experience of mental health conditions further elucidated my understanding. He explained the importance of identifying the methylation status of each client as this is what would determine the treatment of mental health problems. In his extensive research and evaluation of methylation status, Dr Bill Walsh became convinced that most parents of children with autism exhibited symptoms of undermethylation, including high accomplishment, obsessive compulsive traits, attention to detail and seasonal allergies. He felt that if both parents possessed the same methylation imbalance, epigenetic abnormalities were far more likely.

By 1999 Dr Bill Walsh had collected blood and urine samples from over 50,000 children with autism. He discovered the presence of zinc and selenium deficiencies, copper overload, B6 deficiency and elevated toxic metals. Subsequent research by Dr Jill James, Dr Richard Deth and others showed that undermethylation is a distinctive feature of autism. It would seem that the low methyl levels in utero and in the foetus itself increases the likelihood of genetic errors which in turn increases the vulnerability to toxic metals and to oxidative stress.

We inherit from our parents our chromosomes which are 50% composed of DNA while the other 50% is made up of protein molecules that carry epigenetic markers that determine which genes get turned on and turned off. The environment in the mother’s womb alters the development of the foetus. Epigenetic changes can be caused by one’s diet and supplements and can echo far into our future generations. What a mother eats and drinks, along with the supplements she takes prenatally can affect the future health of her children.

Statistics from the CDC show that in 1982 one child in 2,200 had autism and yet by 2013 one in 50 have autism. Other childhood illnesses such as allergies, asthma and ADHD are also on the rise. Yet many of these conditions are preventable if we work on parents before children are born.  The preconception time is the best time to make dietary changes, to improve digestive health, to eliminate allergies and to detox from chemicals. It is also the best time to rectify any methylation issues that can have a negative effect on the health of the baby. Could it be that the most important protective measures against autism may be those taken prior to conception. I think so.

I work in preventative health care because this is an area I feel has the most positive effects – to promote the health of the next generation by working on the health of the mother to be beforehand. By providing a healthy environment for the incoming baby, a woman is giving her child the best possible chance to be healthy and strong. She also is making sure that she will be healthy and well postnatally. It is an honour and a privilege for me to be able to do this work.

How I work

I work in a 12 week programme. This time is needed to bring about the necessary changes and to get my client started on the road to wellness prior to conception. During the programme we ascertain your methylation status and based on results I create a tailor- made nutrition plan. I work on introducing dietary changes that fit in with your lifestyle and also suggest specified supplements to rectify any deficiencies. I introduce detox techniques to reduce minerals in excess and toxic metals. I look at improving adrenal, gut and thyroid health, all crucial prior to conception. I address blood sugar imbalances to help prevent reactive hypoglycaemia and gestational diabetes. I show how to reduce chemical exposure in the home and in make-up and hair care products. Lifestyle issues such as exercise and stress reduction are included to help  reduce stress hormones in the body.

The reason I work in 12 week programmes is to provide the necessary structure, support and framework for the changes to take place. Each week builds on the previous week so that we can get to the root cause of the symptoms that are showing up in your body. There also needs to be time to integrate the information so that it becomes your default setting. The weekly session provides accountability and the opportunity to move through any self – sabotage that comes up as you move from the known to the unknown.  

If you are interested in working closely with me prior to pregnancy then please fill in my clarity call application and we can get started on your preconceptual care programme. 

Babies are a gift from God 

Babies are a gift from God