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The Aisling And Richie podcast

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Embody your message

Aisling FitzGibbon

Photo credit: Pawel Nowak

Photo credit: Pawel Nowak

Today’s special guest is the lovely Mara of Celtic Heart Healing. Who kept popping up on my newsfeed on Facebook and I love what she’s expressing through her work and life. Mara had mentioned that her own Dad had past away and she deeply understands the journey I’m on with my Mum. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did in creating it with Mara.

Mara Elaine O’Grady

Mara Elaine O’Grady

Mara shares about the start of her awakening back in 2006 living in London on the way to work in her corporate career she just missed the bombings. The chaos and fear of what could have happened catalysed Mara into asking the questions about what her life purpose was and the dominos started to fall.

Led back to come home to Ireland, Mara started doing a Shamanic training with Paul O’Halloran and opened to the exploration of energy. Initiating into Reiki also helped her clear a lot of fear and density. Past lives, suppression, ancestral line. Mara uncovered the veils of her true nature.

So many things like the synchronistic meeting of people showing her she’s not alone and being lead to a book that catalyses a new action has helped Mara move from fear to trust.

Mara recommends to listen and look at what’s around you. What’s showing up in your life right now? Follow that golden thread and take the next little step.

What’s also helped move from fear to trust is changing her diet and getting into nature to lead her into magical places.

No matter how far you’ve progressed on your journey you need to be reminded of the fundamental steps. Unpack all that you have learned and meet it with humility and innocence.

Mara has travelled the world working with sacred sites in the US and back home in Ireland. At the moment she’s settling back into the Irish Collective energy. Focusing on working with the earth, horticulture and living life in a sustainable way with nature based connection.

Mara facilitates heart and soul healing 1:1 online globally and groups using cacao medicine and sound healing.

Her vision is to create a land space with a retreat temple with elements of the earth’s plants, crystals and simple healing technologies and new stuff to access your true higher self and elemental nature.

The magic is to be able to surrender and not get into fear based programme “I have to everything all fixed now, I have to have a definitive pathway to follow”.

Mara’s message for you is to have the faith that able to manifest the bigger vision, that anything is possible and believe the magic and your own gifts are coming to you.

Practices that help get into trust?

Meditation first thing in the morning and before bed keeps the line open to the sacred side of life.

Nature, nature, nature. Get out everyday in nature.

Working with water and visit sacred wells.

Dropping in somatically to move, dance, sound tone to move the excess energy and do this spontaneously and free.

Experiment with food, moving out of denser ways of eating with meat and fish to transition into plant based.

Working with the water, blessing the water and consciously ingesting it.

Listen in the moment, what do I need to feel nourished?

Mara’s works consciously with the water. You can recode any body of water, oceans, rivers and lakes.

Intend and pray for water to purify we’re co-creating our future. Planting the seeds of possibility for a new tomorrow.

It’s all about frequency. When the old part of yourself is ready to let go you drop a frequency signature.

No matter what you’re called to do it’s important to release your attachment to the outcome. Letting go of your agenda lets the magic happen.

You can’t box yourself into an old reality. You have to totally deconstructure who you thought you were to move into a new configuration.

The ingredients you need are faith, connection with nature, the little things that bring magic, innocence and wonder helps you move into believing and trusting.

Everything has its own timing. Incubating a body of work, Mara started her book 6 years ago in Ireland. She’s living what’s she is writing and meeting the page everyday to share the magic she’s lived through the lands she’s walked.

Your message has be to embodied, a living embodiment of your own experience. That’s where the potency is.

It was such a joy to connect with Mara and I look forward to following her journey and getting my hands on her book as soon as it’s ready.

I hope you’re inspired to embody your message from this conversation. Let me know your key takeaway in the comments below.

Love & trust

Aisling xo

Connect with Mara: Celtic Heart Healing

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Connections can change your life

Aisling FitzGibbon

Photo credit: Pawel Nowak

Photo credit: Pawel Nowak

Treacy O’Connor - The Connector

Treacy O’Connor - The Connector

Back in 2012 my Mum and I went on this weekend retreat by a group called Awaken Ireland at the Boghill centre in County Clare. The intention of the weekend was to gather to create a new vision for Ireland.

During that weekend I made some very special connections one of them with Treacy O’Connor who often hosted myself and my Mum on our many trips to Dublin for The Girl Against Fluoride campaign.

My connection with Treacy deepened last year when she played a very special role in helping both my Mum and I in her transition in the hospital and holding my Mum’s final goodbye ceremony in the crematorium.

I was delighted to sit down with Treacy for this week’s podcast episode to share with you her bright light as one the powerful vision holders of Ireland.

Treacy is an Interfaith Minister, co-founder of Corporate Wellness Ireland and runs weekly meditation and mindfulness classes. Her key role in my Mum’s passing coincided with her receiving the message to bring joy to death like we bring joy to birth. It’s a transition from being in a body to being released from your body.

Celebrating their life and journey while honouring the grief is Treacy’s intention and she creating this beautifully in my Mum’s final ceremony. She had arranged for the song I Have a Dream by ABBA to be printed on paper so everyone could sing my Mum off to the song that she had chosen to pass away with despite being unconscious at the time. This showed us certain signs and messages that demonstrate a person can still communicate with us even when they’ve passed.

My Mum, Martha’s funeral was a joyful celebration of her and this was helped by having Treacy hold that space for us all as were in the depths of grief having lost the Martha we knew and loved.

Treacy was ordained an Interfaith Minister back in 2017. This ties us back to when we first met in 2012 and shared the highest intention of coming up with a better future for Ireland.

Following that powerful weekend in March of 2012 we all had to go on our individual journey’s to clear our fear. We had come together with the fire of anger at what was wrong with the system. Now we are creating what we do want. Focusing on where we want to be we have to go on our individual journey of an internal shift and coming back to unconditional love, honouring and accepting where people are at.

The core ability to want to grow and evolve together. Embracing, collaborating and going into corporate spaces to share our wisdom on wellbeing.

One of the keys to be and move from fear to trust?

Mindfulness and presence. Being the centre of your own storm like the inside of a shell. It requires dedication and commitment. Do it because you feel the benefits and you know it’s going to have a positive impact on your life.

Up to recently to focus has been put outside ourself. It’s important to have community but no had over your power to it.

Treacy focuses on honouring peoples life transitions in her work as an Interfaith Minister. Her ceremonies honour the strength we hold in all the challenges we’ve overcome, how we’ve broke through them and gives permission to love through the transition with joy. She believes that like flowers and plants, we grow when we’re given the right conditions to bloom.

Vision for the future?

Treacy is very much led by the present and what’s bubbling up. Her vision is a collective vision about everyone and where we’re going together.

Corporate Wellness Ireland growing from one service to seminars, half day and full day workshops and Leadership, Management and reorganising structures. Sharing the model of Corporate Wellness Ireland with others.

Sacred sites, myths and legends. Treacy is creating a tourism business to facilitate the journey of discovery through the sacred sites as key initiates from birth to possibility with music and storytelling.

Treacy is also involved with an initiative for societal transformation and is focusing on bringing together in unity other wonderful initiative happening in Ireland to see what they can do to hospice the old and midwife the new.

Treacy’s vision of the future is bright and hopeful. It’s time to work together in unity and partnership to bring it about.

What is your biggest insight from today’s episode with Treacy? Share in the comments below.


Aisling xo

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