Byron Katie: Getting to the REAL Question


The question “Is it true?” sometimes isn’t so easy to ask. When we have a stressful situation, sometimes there’ll be thought diarrhea angrygoing on. We might be internally fuming, ranting and raving. The thoughts think us whether or not we want to think them. The story goes on and on and on, but there is no clarity on what the real question for inquiry should be. Here are a couple of options.

Remedy 1 for past/current issues: Add the question “…. and that means that…?

For example,
Client: “I am irritated that the kids are making a lot of noise and don’t stop when I tell them to, I am fed up of having to repeat myself…..”
Facilitator: “Ok, and that means that…?
Client: “They don’t respect my authority”
Facilitator: “They don’t respect my authority, and that means that…?”
Client: “I am not important to them”
Facilitator: “I am not important to them, and that means that….?”
Client: “They don’t love me.”

Remedy 2 for future/hypothetical issues: Add the question “and what’s the worst that can happen if…?”
For example,
Client: “I am worried about angering my boss and loosing my job”.
Facilitator: “And what’s the worst that can happen if you loose your job?”
Client: “I would need to look for another job.”
Facilitator: “And what’s the worst thing that can happen if you need to look for another job?”
Client: “I can’t find one and have to rely on my parents.”
Facilitator: “And what’s the worst that can happen if you have to rely on your parents.”
Client: “It would mean that I am a failure.”
Facilitator: “I am a failure, is that true?”

In this last example there are a couple of ways to go, it just depends on whether you feel like there’s more to go, or “I am a failure” is the core issue.

Another point here is that repeating the statement helps to keep the focus zoomed in on the what needs to be addressed.

Hope this helps. More later on when there are only feelings or sensations and you can’t pin down a thought.

Vibrating with the Universe with Sounds and Oils

Regarding my Vibrational Raindrop Therapy sessions, Claudia Hofmaier’s subtle touch made me feel the space between the particles of the my body. Her hands moving along the spine lightly and at the same time going through the bones together with the combination of oils and sounds gave me the impressions of having my body expanding way beyond the frontiers of my skin. One hour of these wonderful vibrations left me in a state of total relaxation mixed with a feeling of joy and aliveness. I could say that the energetic vibrations of oils, the corresponding sounds and Claudia’s loving presence make each cells of the body sing a beautiful healthy song, thank you!

~ Dominique Gabella

Vibrational Raindrop Therapy uses 13 oils (12 Oils of Ancient Scripture and The Three Wise Men™) and tuning forks.

Click here to learn about Vibrational Raindrop Therapy.




One on One Sound Therapy

“Sound healing should be an artistic synthesis of beauty, harmony and inspiration. Sound healing is an expression of love. The soul must be nourished and given hope for the body to heal.” – Fabien Maman


Tama-Do sound therapy is based on decades of sound healing research and practical application. From this work comes the framework of a subtle structure that shows linkages between sound and DNA, acupuncture meridians, organs, chakras and energy fields. Kirlian photography has shown the changes in the energetic fields of human cells when exposed to different sound frequencies. Research also shows that each cell has its own “fundamental note”.


For a variety of reasons, blockages occur in our energy fields and can lead to physical imbalance. Physicist Joel Sternheimer found that the molecules of a defective organic structure did not vibrate but will resume once their “fundamental notes” are heard. It was found that colour, sound and movement effectively dissolve the blockages, clearing the energy fields.


Sound therapy is known to provide a non-invasive and natural support for many physical conditions, ranging from arthritis and sports injuries to behavioural difficulties and speech problems.


From 3 – 6 October, Tama-Do practitioner Shervin Boloorian is available for sound therapy sessions. Shervin is trained in a variety of Tama-Do Vibrational Therapies and


1 on 1 Sound Therapy

Dates: Tuesday to Saturday, 3 – 6 October 2012

Facilitator: Shervin Boloorian

Fees: $150 for a 90-minute session


email Antoinette at to book a session with Shervin.

Shervin BoloorianShervin Boloorian is a certified sound therapy practitioner and graduate of Fabien Maman’s Tama-Do “Way of the Soul” Academy. Tama-Do is a program of non-invasive vibrational therapies using sound, color and movement to nourish the human energy system and aid the body in the recovery of its own balance in health.

Trained in a series of techniques, including tuning fork on acupuncture point therapy, musical spine and acoustic sound harmonization, Shervin supports each individual’s “inner calling”. He does this “to release tension and provide the inspiration to positively engage with community, communicate with coworkers, and reintegrate with loved ones.”

Healthy Oil Free Cooking

Joining Gallery Helios is nutrition consultant and health writer Mayura Mohta. She will be offering individual sessions and workshops, both in-house and for corporate venues.

A proponent of a plant-based diet, Mayura also believes in moderation. She knows that hardcore or sudden changes in habit do not work for most people. For them, she advises a 80-20 rule of thumb. 80% healthy and conscious eating, at least for the general public. The key is choosing nutrient-dense (not calorie-dense) foods.

Why wait for the extremes, as seen with former President Bill Clinton. You may have seen his dramatic weight loss but it wasn’t for vanity. After his bypass failed, Dr Caldwell B Esselstyn Jr (world renowned Cleveland Clinic), along with Dr Dean Ornish (NPO Preventive Medicine Research Institute) consulted Mr Clinton on a plant-based diet to stop the progression of his heart disease.

Based on the research of Dr Esselstyn Jr, Mayura co-authored The Heart Smart Oil-Free Cookbook. It was a love of labour for two years as chefs, nutritionists, and doctors both in Singapore and worldwide were consulted for the book. Recipes from vegan chefs, including Singapore’s own Original Sin, were collected. They were road-tested by Mayura and lab-tested by the Singapore Heart Foundation. Some, like local recipes that were a little heavy on the soya, were tweaked to meet nutritional standards.

These are good and tasty recipes and all ingredients can be sourced locally. In fact, eating locally and seasonally is important but as Mayura pointed out, we are lucky Thailand is so close for our durians, mangoes and other fruits and foodstuff.

So to clear up some confusion and to get some tips here are some questions we asked Mayura:

What is a vegan diet?
That is a diet that includes no animal products. The diet is based on plants – legumes, beans, greens, lentils, grains…no fish, no eggs, no dairy.

People say olive oil and avocado oil are good for us…are they not good when they are cooked or just not good for us at all?
For heart patients specifically and for people who tend to have obesity or excessive weight gain, no oil is the policy. You can have a bit of nuts and seeds – raw. Even if you don’t soak them, as long as the nuts and seeds aren’t toasted.

So I see it as two-fold – knowing you have to make a healthy choice and getting what you want on the go or when you are working 10 hours…what would you advise?
There are a lot of options in Singapore. Things like wraps are good. But you can also have our local foods. We have lots of brown rice and vegetables in the food courts. The Singapore government is initiating healthy eating and most food courts are now required to serve brown rice.

Smoothies are also a good choice – it’s a meal in a glass. There are many smoothie recipes in the cookbook.

Speaking of smoothies, what’s a good one?
Broccoli, pineapple, lime, orange…You have add seeds and nuts, if you want. You can have a banana, almonds, …You can put in agave or dates, apricots – anything naturally sweet. I normally pre-soak what I want to use. I use goji berries – any berries – they are good for antioxidants. I soak my seeds and the dried fruits for about 1/2 hour. Chia seeds and flaxseeds get soaked. So you can soak these and add them to your smoothie to increase the thickness.

If I give the seeds to my kids, they won’t have it. So normally I put the flaxseeds and chia seeds in smoothies. Because the chia seeds are grinded in the smoothie, this is good for kids. They don’t mind. This is a nutrient-dense meal so I’m happy as a mom.

(It’s important the blender doesn’t overheat. The enzymes get denatured.)

I think breakfast is the most difficult meal for many people…what do you suggest?
Oats, grains – unrefined cereals and top it with apples.Pineapples and papaya, with digestives enzymes, are also okay. But other fruits is not good to mix. Combining food is very important. No fruits for 1/2 hour before other food and 2 hours after – that’s the golden rule.

So.. in summary – eat breakfast, have many small meals during the day to sustain a constant level of energy, be a smart consumer, choose nutrient-dense foods, separate your fruits from other foods, stock healthy foods and eat at least two hours before sleeping.

80/20 because we still have weddings, parties, and dates to go to in real life.

Mayura Mohta is a Singapore-based nutrition consultant and a health writer. She is a qualified fitness and wellness coach and has an academic background in biochemistry, microbiology and nutritional science.

In 2010 Mayura founded Healthfriend, a social enterprise that combines her love for health and fitness with her desire to contribute to community welfare.

Mayura believes in prevention and reversal of disease through a plant-based diet. She has co-authored “The Heart Smart Oil Free Cookbook” which is launching October 2012.

Meditating on a Wave



The wave contemplates the concept of Source and its perception of self. It looks and sees that it is made of the water. And within itself it sees the sunlight and the wind. It looks deeper and sees that earth and space is there too. The wave is related to the lake and the lake is related to the clouds and the rain, and the grass that grows and the animals that eat them. It is the raging river and the frozen arctic ice. The ice cube in the lemonade and the newborn kitten in the kitchen. And the whole earth, the galaxy and all the galaxies in the universe, and all the other universes; unfolding, expanding, Source experiencing itself.

The wave knows that she is wave or not-wave, and snow and mist and thunderous waterfall; sequentially and concurrently. In the present moment a wave is writing on snowflakes that became a tree, drinking a glacier sitting on a cloud in the milky way. And in the here and now a wave is breathing and knowing, and channelling reality.

Nowhere to be except here. Nothing to do except smile.


First posted on Long Dark NapTime of the Soul.