The good luck digest
Spring clean your kitchen as food cooked in a clean and clutter-free environment resonates with healthy vibrations
In feng shui, the kitchen is considered the storehouse of chi (positive energy) that optimally supports the functioning and wellbeing of the entire house. We are what we eat and nothing reflects growth and prosperity more accurately than a healthy, clean and wellmaintained kitchen. It corresponds to the fiery Manipura chakra (solar plexus) which is responsible for digestion and metabolism of the human body. It also governs the prana shakti or powerful life force which pulsates in our being.
According to ancient Chinese medicine, the kitchen is a sacred space loaded with abundant yang energy. Its importance increases substantially in this year of the wooden green horse.
The element of the kitchen is wood (wood feeds the kitchen fire which in turn prepares the food). Hence, our kitchen chi speaks volumes about how we nourish and nurture ourselves.
Keep in mind that we are what we eat. Food picks up the vibrations around it even before it reaches your table to be consumed. Questions such as — was it prepared in a hygienic, clutter free environment? Where is it sourced from? Was it stored in a pest-free pantry? Was it prepared it by a grumpy and burnt out or a cheerful one? These are very important as the answers affect the quality of food which ultimately gets converted into the much needed chi that is vital for a healthy and prosperous life. A chaotic and overwhelming kitchen will quickly drain vital energy and deplete your resources. So make sure all kitchen appliances are well organised, accessible and in good working condition. Clutter breeds chaos and eventually blocks or jams up the flow of chi.
So, start by clearing out kitchen clutter (a good rule of thumb is to make a place for everything and keep everything in its place). Use or remove the rest. For example: The junk that’s below the sink/piling up in the cabinets, old soda bottles, idle restaurant flyers and broken tools to name some. Cooking should be an enjoyable, even spiritual experience and not a mindless ‘chore’ which is quickly prepared only to be later wolfed down in front of the television. By changing the way we approach cooking and eating, we will change our approach towards life.
It’s sad that the kitchen is one of the top most neglected spaces in our homes. In the next part we shall explore some basic yet effective feng shui tips to revitalise and revamp the kitchen area. Since our financial, emotional, spiritual and mental health are so deeply linked to the health of our kitchen, we must take steps to generate chi.