Sambal with Love.

Sambal Belacan made with Love all the way from Penang. Love it!

text15.pngMy cousin, Kak Nah really made a delicious Sambal Belacan (shrimp paste with chilli). Every time I go back to Penang, I would ask if she can make one for me. Since Sambal Belacan uses sugar, we replace it with Lakanto. It helps because it doesn’t kick me out of ketosis.

Ordinarily, Sambal Belacan is best to eat with rice and curry (yummy!). Since I’m not taking rice at this moment, so here’s what I eat with Sambal Belacan;

  1. Cauliflower rice and sambal belacan – yummy!
  2. Eggs – I find it difficult to eat eggs these days without sauces. Since I’m not taking sauces, sambal belacan is a good replacement. It is actually..appetizing!
  3. Edamame Spaghetti and beef with sambal belacan.
  4. Salad and fried vegetables – with salad, it feels like eating western Ulam hehe
  5. Avocado -……I know I’m weird that way LOL.

Thanks Kak Nah for making my diet routine tasty!


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The Unusual Meditation and Healing

It was a rainy night. The night breeze dancing softly throughout the spaces. I stood in front of the bird nest. There was a tiny mother bird in the nest with her two babies. The surrounding was quiet. I stood there for more than five minutes to observe the life of this beautiful creature.

They were quiet. Only sometimes, I could hear the babies were chipping with their soft tiny voices. One of the babies rested her head beside her mother. It was a beautiful scene.

Whenever the breeze reached the nest, it will swing slightly to the left and right, and yet the birds didn’t show any sign of worries or panic. The mother will close her eyes and feel the breeze. She only opened when there was any movement around her. I observed them with my body and feeling but not with my mind.

In silence, peace rose in me. The life of the birds was simple. In the silence and rainy night, they cuddle with love. No complaint. No worries. Only peace.

After I’ve done observing them, I said “Good night housemate. Thank you and I love you” (yes they’ve become the housemate and we are developing some kind of friendship these days). If you wonder why I thanked them; there are few reasons why:

First, they have helped me with my inner peace and joy. They also have helped me on healing by bring up the peace in me. The best part was they helped me strengthen up my senses as an Empath and understand energy through emotions and vibrations of sounds. They simply helped me Meditate. They have become my teachers; tiny in sizes but not in lessons.

If you have problem with the usual meditation, try something like this. I meditate this way quite often. I love what the nature have for us. Sometimes it only took me 5 to 10 minutes. Just observe your nature; birds, your pets like dog or cat, caterpillar, plants or trees. Observe it with your feeling and not with your mind (to avoid judgement and analyze). Observe it in silence as it bring out the peace in you. The peace is already there inside you and these beautiful creatures and nature can help you unleash it to the surface. And this peace can help you on healing especially emotion healing, anger, anxiety and depression.

The Peaceful Life of Beautiful Creature

The Peaceful Life of Beautiful Creature

Turning Hopelessness Into Hope

Turning Hopelessness Into Hope

by Cha~zay, Ph.d., C.H.

I just heard the most awful sound of something crashing into the scaffolding right outside of my window. Whatever it was crashed right into the concrete below,” she said with a trembling voice. “What was it?” I asked in anticipation. “I walked outside to look and there laid the smashed body of a woman with her head splattered all over the concrete.”

Many don’t want to talk about suicide for various fears and misconceptions that talking about this darkest of dark deeds remains misunderstood and avoided at all costs. Many also falsely believe that talking about it will actually instigate and encourage it.

Nothing could be farther from the truth. By taking the ostrich approach and sticking your head in the sand pretending that hopelessness doesn’t exist you are not only avoiding the issue but you are actually aiding in making the problem worse.

As a trained grief and suicide hotline counselor let me assure you that being able to provide a safe space for others to talk about their darkest fears and heaviest pressures is the very thing that will actually prevent them from giving in to their hopelessness. Yes, you can be that important to those around you, whether a stranger or a friend.

However, I am not writing this article to write about suicide but to give you a flicker of hope and encourage you to be that same flicker of inspiration and hope to those around you. It’s easier and simpler than you think.

What You Can Do

One of the best ways to help the hopeless is to stop pretending that you are not affected. Take your head out of the clouds and come back to Earth and reality and realize that we are all responsible for each other.

Here are some additional ways you can turn into a flame of hope for those around you:

Acknowledgement and Ignorance: Everyone goes through life and at one point or another becomes hopeless to varying degrees. Especially now that the energies of the world are incredibly intense, thoughts of giving up and utter hopelessness are rampant. Ignoring this for yourself and those who try to reach out to you will not make the pressure go away. Talk about it and make yourself available to others who need to talk about it. When you know someone is in this space, acknowledge the dark space they’re in and do your best to hold a safe space for them.

Judgment and Forgiveness: If you find yourself judging even this article or the woman who jumped off the 18th floor from this San Francisco apartment complex last night, then know that the energy of your judgment is exactly a part of this problem we are facing together. Judgment is what gets people to a place of hopelessness, whether it is self judgment or judgment from others. People long to know that they are enough just the way they are, that they are not judged for living, loving, choosing the things they choose and for screwing up royally from time to time. We can’t even control the hair on our very head, at least I can’t, so how then do we expect to control another human being? What futility and waste of energy. So give it up already. Instead exercise forgiveness, compassion and empathy for yourself and those around you.

Love and Kindness: People are very confused these days about what love is and isn’t. Let me make this simple. Kindness is love in action. You can be a walking love machine, literally, by exercising constant kindness to not only yourself but also those around you. This includes animals, bugs and insects, plants and our planet. Kindness can be as simple as a sincere smile, as opposed to a forced, fake one. And as simple as a gentle look that says: “I see you. You matter. I care.”

Plant Seeds of Blessings: Look into someone’s eyes for 3-5 seconds as you pass them by while saying “I bless you.” It works miracles, literally! Don’t shove the responsibility of blessing another human being onto God by saying “God bless you.” YOU do it! You take the responsibility of blessing those around you. Why? Because you are a manifestation and our light source flows through you as much as it flows through everyone else. So don’t hand the responsibility over to anyone else, there is no one else besides you anyway. Know with certainty that you have all the tools to bless another ones’ life.

As a final note, please know that 92% of all people who commit suicide do have some type of chemical imbalance and/or are taking some type of medication. If you feel suicidal please call 1-800-SUICIDE or work with your therapist to get the help you need. Make sure that you take care of your brain by giving it the Omega 3s and other nutrition that it needs to operate at its best.

Biography: Dr. Cha~zay is a metaphysician, international life coach and certified hypnotist. She is a Reverend, certified and trained grief and suicide hotline counselor, transcendental dowser and Reiki master. She is the founder of a love forum community,


Note: Thank you Dr. Cha~zay for the nicely written article and for the permission given to re-post the article in this blog.

How to Increase Your Energy Before You Go To Work?

Have you experience this before you go to work every morning; complaining about the stress your job is giving you and you are feeling heavy about the stress that you are going to experience it again today?

If you are experiencing this, you are not alone because majority of people are experiencing it. Many people experience it for a long period of time. I did experience it many years ago when I was working in logistic company. The hectic of the job, the meetings, the demands from bosses and clients became a gang of stress to me. So I feel you and understand the stress too. But I found the solutions.

Before we get to the solutions, you must first understand what is keeping you running on the same stress and hardly break the chain between you and the stress? The answer is you choose to go to work when your energy is in low vibration. You get the low vibration by thinking the things that already pulling your energy down like the stress, the demands, the arguments, the meetings, the datelines and more.

The solution is not about eliminating all the stress and the source of the stress but to prepare you on energy level and increase your vibration before you face another (or same) stress at your work today. When you face the stress with higher vibrations, you are controlling the stress entirely. Most important thing is the stress has no power over you anymore. The tips is for those who feel they have no enough time to live their morning peaceful life.
Here are the tips:

Sunbathing (Morning Sunlight)

Before you start the car’s engine and heading to your office, spend 5-10 minutes facing the Sun. The best time is when the sun just rose, the colors of the Sun are between orange to yellow and the heat is cozy warmth. Sunlight increase energy level in you. Sunlight generates Vitamin D for your skin.

Relax Your Mind

During sunbathing the morning light, close your eyes and think nothing. Put aside all the meetings and works you have in your mind. Remember you still have another 7-8 hours to think about your work, so quiet the thoughts for 5-10 minutes won’t do you any harm. In the process, take few deep breaths and feel the morning breeze. Let the energy and the peaceful life flow in you beautifully.

Touch the Nature

What I mean by ‘touch the nature’ is connect yourself and your body with the nature by touching them. Here are few simple tips for you; stand barefoot on the soil or touch your plants. Speak your love to them silently and their love will be with you the entire day. All the elements that come from the Earth contain healing energy for you. You need it in overcome the stress later on.


Go to work only when your mind, emotion and physical are fill with your own power. When you go to work without getting ready to face the stress, it will feel like going to war without weapons. You will get weak by the stress and pressure throughout the day. Get yourself ready and program your mind by saying these simple affirmations:

I am power of love. I am power of peace. I am power of harmony and I claim all the power of me. All my works are within my control. I cherish all of it with joy and love.

Throughout the day, these powers become yours. And when stress is visiting you, it has no power over you. When you realize it, you will know how to use the stress and turn it as a force in achieving your goals and works.

Morning sunlight bring peace in you. If you are an empath, feel the peace from the picture.

Morning sunlight bring peace in you. If you are an empath, feel the peace from the picture.

Step 7: The Practical Steps to Heal From Illness

Step 7: Always Avoid the Opposite

Law of Attraction simple rules: Your action must not contradict your desire. If your desire is to be healthy again, therefore, in every action you make; you must avoid the opposite acts of health. Here are the few simple examples.

a) Avoid Mention Your Illness
Sometimes we are tempted to speak of the illness to others for many reasons. One of the common reasons is seeking understanding from people around us.  However, if you have to speak of your illness, speak only one and that’s it. Practise ‘no repetition’ in explaining your illness to others.

The reason is; when you speak of your illness, you are giving your attention and focus to your illness. The energy and vibration that you put on your illness plus what others may have for you (like sympathy, sadness) only contributes more power towards your illness.

Tips: Speak only about health. If you need to speak about your illness and how bad it has ruined your life and your motivation, find a right person to talk too. By all means, find a person who will not help you contribute more unnecessary energy towards your illness. This may sound a little weird but this is how many people feed their illness and help it growth unintentionally.

b) Avoid Unhealthy Habit

Any habit that opposite from the health must be avoided. If you are a smoker, try to quit smoking. If you are an alcohol drinker, drink lesser or quit drinking. If you a person who like to sleep till the afternoon, change the habit to wake up early in the morning because morning life unfold countless healing for you.

Tips: For smoker who wanting to stop smoking; advisable is not to quit cold turkey. Instead reduce the cigarette intake on daily basis. The most important thing is every effort counts. Small effort counts too.

c) Avoid Give-up

Giving up will unfolds all the opposite energies of healing and health. A person who gives up will start to eat unhealthy, do unhealthy activities, live unhealthy habits and many more. Give up is the biggest switch that turn off your health and any healing on you. Avoid give up at any costs and give love for your health no matter what.

Tips: When you started to feel give up, please talk to the people who can light up your courage again.  Most of the time, give up just play games of emotions with you. So it is important to channel the energy into love and bring back the courage in you.

Never Give Up and Your Courage is Waiting to Growth from Within

Give up is the opposite of Courage in health and healing


Step 6: The Practical Steps to Heal From Illness

6. Transform to Healthy Lifestyle

Healing illness is not entirely about focus on the illness and find ways to kill it or cleanse it out from out body. Healing illness is about transforming from the state of illness into state of health.

These days, many people who fall into illness state craves for healing. When they get the healing, they tend to stay there and hoping that illness will never return. Given the chart below, healing state is a zero state (The Green Dot). In this state, illness healed but the risk to fall into the left side of the grid is there.

You can stay healthy by staying on the right side of the grid. To move towards the right side, you must have efforts to stay healthy. What are the efforts? Here are the three important lists (read here for more tips).

Eating Habit and Diet
The biggest contribution towards a healthy lifestyle. You have to change your eating habit. Go for balance diet. Eat when you are hungry and stop before you are too full. Eat in small portion. Take lots of vegetables. Forget junk foods. Never eat after 7pm.

Pick any exercises that suits your need; Yoga. Walking. Cycling – indoor or outdoor. Jogging. Swimming . Hiking. Pilates. Dancing. Anything that makes you sweat regularly. Tips: Always start small. The most important part in exercise is persistence.

Sleeping Habit
When I was working in manufacturing line, there were times I had to work entire night. What happened was a week later, I would felt weak. I had habit stay up late night many years ago and it has affected my health badly.

If you are person who loves to stay up late night, change the habit for good. The best hour to go to bed is 10pm (the earliest). In between 10pm to 2am, body is working their wonders to rejuvenate. Skin turns healthier too. Sleep for 6 to 8 hours depends on the body and mind. Wake up early in the morning for freshness air and feeling.

It is challenging tasks and I will not deny this. It requires a long list of works need to be done from time to time but the rewards are priceless. After all, if to stay healthy is what you need, do you have a choice? The hard works and the challenges are rewarding, so why not give it a try?

A Simple Health Chart For You To Understand Where You Should Be Heading to Stay Healthy

A Simple Health Chart For You To Understand Where You Should Be Heading to Stay Healthy

Step 5: The Practical Step to Heal From Illness

Step 5: Trust Your Own Body

Have you ever accidentally cut your finger with knife or got scratches when you fall down on your knee? Does the wound heal by itself? It does. With right amount of time and treatment, it always does.

In healing illness, it is important that you trust your own body that they are working on healing 247. Besides trust, it is advisable that you support the healing by acknowledge the pain with love and less in complaining or whining about the pain. Give right treatments with right medications to your body and the universe inside you just knows what to do. Bottom line is, as long you want to be healed; they will do their best to heal too.

Tips: Check out the photo below and learn how to connect with your body. This way, you can feel the pain at the exact point of your body. With the acknowledgement of the pain, it is easy for you to focus on the healing.

Spot your illness points with these method

Spot your illness points with these method

Step 4: The Practical Steps to Heal From Illness

Step 4: Trust Your Healers

Most of the time, in the process of healing illness, you need secondary party like healers, medical practitioners and medicines to help you healing.  These parties have what you need to heal from illness. However, whether their healing is effective on you or otherwise is depends on your belief and TRUST.

First of all, when you seek healing from secondary parties, you must extend your beliefs in healing to these parties too. It also means, you must belief that their works of healing are effective to you.

Second of all, trust is like a bridge that connects the healing from the secondary party and you. Your body has a powerful defence system and they work under ‘instruction’ of your mind. Without trust, your body will do anything to reject the healing or didn’t take the healing at all. In Reiki and also in many other healing techniques, healing that goes without trust will be dismissed or repelled. Trust must be developed inside your heart and it should be given out by verbal permission like “I give you permission to heal me”. And trust is one way to love.

Tips: Take time to know your healer. Then, be honest with your own self and the healers. If you have no trust, it is okay to inform them that you may not need the healing at this moment.

In order to allow Healers to help you on healing, you must first trust them and their techniques of healing

In order to allow Healers to help you on healing, you must first trust them and their techniques of healing

Step 1: The Practical Steps to Heal From Illness (Read here)
Step 2: The Practical Steps to Heal From Illness (Read here)
Step 3: The Practical Steps to Heal From Illness (Read here)

Step 3: The Practical Steps to Heal From Illness

Step 3: I Can Heal

Don’t just take the words ‘I can heal’ as words of convincing but turn it into a belief too. BELIEF is a powerful force in human life. It works with subconscious mind. Subconscious mind then work directly with the body, mind and emotion. It also means, you can try many techniques of healing or medications but without believing that you can heal, healing becomes impossible to your body.

In part my healing treatment, I would guide my client to create a belief through powerful affirmation I create for them based on their need. The affirmation that they affirm on daily basis will help them reprogram their belief and heal them from within. As I always mentioned to my clients that primary healing start within them and secondary healing comes from the healers and medication. So always, always heal from within.

Tips: Besides create a belief through affirmation; you should avoid reading articles that does not contribute to your healing and beliefs. If you has an illness that scientifically no cure have been found yet (e.g diabetic, SLE), build a belief that you can ‘free’ yourself from the illness on period basis like months basis, yearly basis or entire lifetime

An Affirmation to Heal Anxiety

An Affirmation to Heal Anxiety

Step 2: The Practical Steps to Heal From Illness

*Continue from the previous article

Step 2. Ask for healing and health.

The first effort you must give is to ASK. Yes it is simple but you, your own self must ask for it. Many people these days choose not to ask. And if they asked, they tend to ask a wrong question like “Why me?”

Ask; not a question but an appropriate request. First request that you should ask is from the highest being (Allah, God or any other terms that you use). Then ask it from the healers. Last but not least, ask it from your own body.

Why do we need to ask from these three beings? The answer is simple.

  1. Only God can grant the healing and health.
  2. Healers can’t give you any form healing if you didn’t ask for it. If they do, it gets rejected.
  3. Do you know that you have trillions of cells in your body? Now, all these cells have abilities to heal but their work of healing based on your efforts too. These trillions of cells must know what you want and what you are going to get. Simply ask them to work in harmony with you. In return they shall work wonder.

It is also a simple collaboration between you entirely and what healers have to offer you. Ask for it because without asking for it, no one will know what your needs is. Furthermore, to ask is polite.

Tips: Ask a request like “Dear (name the being), I want to be healed and improve health. Please help”. It is effective compared to “Why me?”

It is a promise to us, ask and you shall receive.

It is a promise to us, ask and you shall receive.