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The secret of change in 3 key steps

Aisling FitzGibbon

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“The secret of change is to focus of all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." -Socrates

During my years campaigning against fluoride in the water I learned 3 key lessons I’d love to share with you.

  1. You strengthen what you oppose. By fighting against fluoride I was giving all of my energy and attention to the problem. After a few years I burned out and lost my creative energy to keeping going.

  2. What you focus on grows. When I reached the end of the line fighting against fluoride a whole new path opened to me which taught me that what you focus on grows. Instead of focusing on the problem, focus on the solution which is pure water. Genius.

  3. Your resonance creates your environment. If you don’t like what you see and experience, resonant a new story. This is tricky because your mind loves to hone in on what you don’t like as opposed to seek out what you do want. Change is scary. It requires us to move from fear to trust and take steps into the unknown. Trust that you can resonate your new story and take the easiest step in that direction.

My approach with the fluoride issue is to empower you to become aware. If needed install a water filter to remove fluoride, chlorine and heavy metals from your drinking water.

Take action to take great care of your teeth and body. Be the change you want to see and let your life be the message to those you connect with. You hold so much power to create change when you approach life from your inspiration.

This message is an invitation to take full responsibility for your health and life. One step at a time. With trust that you’re exactly where you’re meant to be for everything to unfold from here.

Now, I’d love to hear your insights in the comments below!

Love Aisling

P.S If you want to check out water filters you can at this link: click here

Become a Goddess for the Winter Solstice

Aisling FitzGibbon

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Today the sun stands still. Welcome to the Winter Solstice and to the imminent birth of the Solar New Year. For three days the sun appears to stand still in the sky giving us the opportunity to surrender to the powerful feminine energy of introspection and reflection. I like to use this time to look back on the year to celebrate achievements, to recall precious moments of perception gained and to give thanks. It is an occasion to shed what's no longer needed for the new cycle of life.

I use ritual to mark this time of year. During the day, I eat lightly and drink lots of water. During the longest night, I will step into a relaxing bath, lit by the softness of candle glow. To this I'll add epsom salts to help remove any physical impurities through my skin. I'll surrender to any feelings that come to the surface. I will relax, release and let go.  

As this is a time for creating visions, I plan to dream big. Imprinting intent into visions at this potent time paves the way to their possibility. A few years ago I envisioned meeting my soul mate. I imagined how I'd feel and I wrote down exactly what I wanted in a life partner. I immediately released any attachment to outcome which opens up the energy bodies to receive. I simply stated what I wanted but had no idea how it was going to happen. I trusted that it would.

In less than a year I was invited by Paddy Casey to his concert in Dublin. Thank you Paddy. On the day I was meant to travel I wanted to cancel and stay at home as the country was being lashed with ferocious winds. Us Irish are not suited to vicious weather attacks and it was Christmas when most of the country were still in hibernation. My mum felt I was meant to go and had already booked my train ticket. 

After the concert I met a girl called Tara who invited my friend Adrienne and I to Whelan’s bar in Dublin. So with a large pink suitcase the size of a small country I trotted off. Eager to hide my monster case I found a spot behind an equally enormous Christmas tree. As I emerged from the foliage, with tinsel trapped in my hair, I literally bumped into a man with a beard and a smile. Richie. The vision I once had was already beginning to journey into my reality.

Today I invite you all to tap into this magical time with me. Try to spend some time in quiet reflection and listen to the whispers of your dreams, the messengers from your future.

Eat lightly, drink lots of filtered water, breathe deeply. Go for a walk in nature. At 9 pm prepare for your bathing ritual. As you run your bath put two cups of Epsom salts into the water. Stay in the bath for at least 20 minutes as you contemplate on what you want to shed and what you want to happen for the next cycle of your life.

We can look forward in three days from now to the rebirth of the sun, the harbinger of hope, light and promise. The rising feminine energy will then prompt us to open our hearts to give and to receive love. But for now enjoy the anticipation as we wait. Happy Winter Solstice everyone. 

Aisling x

Survival kit of Skellig Michael Monks

Aisling FitzGibbon

Seaweeds link me to my ancestry for I am a descendant of people who have either eaten seaweed and/or used it to fertilise their land.  Its minerals live in my blood that someday will be passed on through my DNA onto the next generation. Living on the west coast of Ireland, seaweeds are an integral part of our coastline that are ignored for the most part by people as they tumble onto the shore, darkening the sea with their pigmented hues of brown, green and red. Yet they are a treasure trove of protein, minerals and vitamins that are superior in their nutrients to land vegetables.  

The summers of my childhood were spent on the west coast of Ireland where I foraged for Dillisk with my grandfather Denis. Dillisk or dulse,a red algae is normally found on rocks near deeper water which meant we had to drive out Kerry Head to collect it. Afterwards it would be dried in the sun and later put into bags. My grandfather liked to eat his seagrass raw but I always preferred it in soups and stews where I could benefit from its vitamin and mineral content. I have stories about my great, great grandfather who dragged copious amounts of seaweed from the shore with the help of his donkey and cart. He spread on his farm outside Waterville as a fertiliser for his crops as he knew as did the people before him, that seaweed is a super rich in nutrients.  

I have to admit that I used to be afraid of seaweed whenever I went sea swimming, imagining camouflaged creatures like crabs and eels crawling out to take a bite or two out of me. This of course has never happened so now I swim regardless of the fronds of seaweeds that sometimes wrap around me. During the autumn seaweed releases its iodine content and is absorbed through our skin when we swim or bathe in it.

There are over 500 species of seaweed off the Irish coast line and while I don’t know each of them I know the names of the ones I eat (Dillisk), sea lettuce, carrageen moss and  the ones that I use for a seaweed bath (Fucus Serratus) that I later use as a fertiliser for my composter. Seaweeds are so rich in nutrients, containing twice as much vitamin C as an orange and 50 times as much iron as spinach. Popeye should have gone to the beach! Seaweeds are anti- inflammatory, anti -viral and anti –bacterial. They are great for inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and eczema.

Seaweeds are heart friendly as they contain magnesium, a mineral we need for normal heart rhythm. Dillisk helps to combat high blood pressure. Kelp, a brown seaweed is one of the richest sources of iodine that helps with a healthy metabolism and brain function. Carrageen moss is used for bronchial problems and I can attest to its efficacy. I use it when I get a sore throat and chest infection and it does the trick.

There is written evidence that the monks on Skellig Michael harvested Dillisk to use in their cooking. Was this what kept them from feeling cold during the harsh winters in their beehive huts as seaweeds help to boost circulation?

I am lucky to live by the coast where I have easy access to seaweeds. However if you don’t fancy bringing seaweed home or if you’re not a coastal dweller you can buy dried seaweed kelp powder in a tub. It can be used as a face mask, for a seaweed bath or added to your hair conditioner to make your hair super soft. You can also buy variety of seaweeds in health stores such as Nori or Dillisk to put into soups and stews.

To your good health,

Aisling