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The Awakening Dentist

Aisling FitzGibbon

In today's episode of Aisling's Holistic Health Show I interviewed the wonderful insightful Leslie Van Oostenbrugge who goes by the name of The Awakening Dentist. I was very intrigued when I first came across Leslie's work as I have been campaigning for years as The Girl Against Fluoride and it hadn't dawned upon me that instead of fighting against the system, I should be focusing my energy on creating a new system. Leslie is doing just that. 

Leslie is an contributing author in the book Time to Rise  In Time to Rise, Dr. Andrea Pennington presents 29 inspiring tales of people from various backgrounds and cultures who didn’t let tragedy and defeat hold them back. They discovered that the ability to follow your heart, listen to your intuition and bounce back after stress can be strengthened. These stories cover events ranging from dealing with stress on the job and healing from divorce to overcoming eating disorders and healing from trauma.

Leslie has been a practicing Dentist for 20 years in Holland. For the past 10 years Leslie has been on a journey of awakening, remembering that we come from Source and that we are souls having a human experience. 

Leslie's top tips for dental health start with standing in the mirror and smiling at yourself. Becoming aware of your teeth and having a daily practice of flossing with interdental brushes and brushing away the plaque. Plaque contains bacteria and sugar causing the PH to go low and causing cavities. It is a life practice of taking care of your teeth. 

"Once you finally love yourself it starts to become amazing. Changing your life requires that you practice everyday". - Leslie Van Oostenbrugge

Leslie started with changing 3 negative thoughts into new thoughts. Her pioneering work is creating a new paradigm bringing awareness to yourself and remembering you come from source. This is a journey of coming home to yourself and it begins with loving you and your teeth.  

Leslie has her first book Drilling into Your Emotions coming out this year. 

Connect with Leslie at www.theawakeningdentist.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awakeningdentist/

I'd love to hear from you, what was your biggest insight for this week's episode? Let us know in the comments below. 

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.

Caring For Yourself is a Revolutionary Act

Aisling FitzGibbon

Really caring for yourself and honouring your unique energy system is revolutionary as its very action begins to unravel the old matrix of survival consciousness. In survival consciousness, we get stuck in stories that are limiting and fear inducing, that keep us trapped in an endless loop of suffering. While in this state we have little trust that life will yield its treasures when experiences up until this point have dictated otherwise.

In survival consciousness, we remain shut off from our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body which is one of the reasons we follow the medical system and take drugs to halt the symptoms of illness. Symptoms are messengers and are suppressed when we halt them in their tracks. By thwarting our bodies’ attempts to throw off toxicity we undermine our physical integrity. Not only that but we now have the compounding problem of having to detox the medicine that we took in the first place.

The new health care model focuses on firstly integrating the self and its many aspects. This is very important in healing because neglect of our own inner family leads to disconnection from ourselves. Our consciousness includes the inner babe, the inner child, the inner nurturer, the inner sage and the inner warrior. Neglecting any aspect of ourselves by over emphasising others leads to disharmony and disease.

The new health care model does not work without your conscious engagement and commitment. Healing brings you on your own journey home to your integrated self. It allows the expression of symptoms and the interpretation of their meaning. It sees the symptoms you experience as a catalyst to take you into your new chapter. Transiting into the next chapter requires careful guidance, interpretation and accountability.

We may aspire to changing our lives yet we resist change because our ego wants to stay as we are no matter the cost. The ego wants us to stay in fear, lack and judgement as this is what it is used to. It perceives all change as destabilising, even if that change is for our good and will lead us to a better place.

Excuses the ego comes up to keep you the same:

It’s not the right time

I need to be in a better space

I don’t have the money

My car needs new lights

The dog needs grooming for his birthday

My children need music lessons

Yet we cannot create a new reality for ourselves if we are using the current building blocks of the old template as this is what binds us to the illusion of separation and keeps us trapped. The ego knows this and will do anything to maintain the status quo.

In the old template, we are deeply conditioned into thinking of other people first. Feelings of not being good enough drive our unconscious behaviours. Fear of failure and rejection sets us on a trajectory of addiction and overwork. We are trained to hustle for worthiness and we are exhausted because of it. But our body is the receptacle of our consciousness and it deserves our honour, respect and love. The care and love you give yourself has the power to change you and this transformation sculpts a new outer reality to match your new template. The magic simply shows up.

If you are seeking to change but don’t know how, then please get in touch to discover how I can help you.