Are you a kitchen lover; a gourmet cook with the latest equipment and recipes? Or are you someone that hasn’t a minute to spare, you never set foot into your kitchen, your countertops are overflowing and you are always eating on the run? Or, somewhere in the middle, are you one of us who does like the kitchen in a sort of functional way. We enjoy putting a nice meal together when we have time whether it’s for one or eleven – but the rest of the time the kitchen is more functional than enjoyable.
Everything, including your good health, productivity and abundance gets its start in your kitchen. Whether you are a master chef and love to cook or an eat-out or bring-in person doesn’t matter – what does matter is knowing that your kitchen is important when it comes to your prosperity and abundance.
Your kitchen is the second most important room and source of positive energy in your home when it comes to Feng Shui principles. It is thought of as the heart of the home. It is the source of nurturing energy that promotes good health and prosperity while also providing great abundance energy.
Tips that Provide Your Kitchen Energy Savvy
There are three basic steps to creating great energy in your kitchen – the kind of energy that stays with you and nurtures you every day of the week.
Step 1 – Create a clutter-free kitchen and eliminate the chaos to allow fresh new energy to meander throughout creating room for good health, wealth and abundance to enter your life. Unclutter by cleaning out your food pantry and discarding anything that is no longer fresh or you will never eat. Follow the same process in your refrigerator. Maintain some empty space to allow for new foods and new energy to enter your life.
Move on to your cupboards and drawers – eliminate anything that is cracked, chipped, broken or a never to be used duplicate item or appliance. If you’re not going to use it or it’s broken, GET RID OF IT.
Now that the inside of your cupboards are uncluttered do the same on the countertops. It is critical that the counters remain clutter free for nurturing energy to meander unobstructed and the preparation of food – even if the food is only a cup of coffee on the run or a bring-in meal.
For those of you that have small children in your homes, the kitchen walls and refrigerator often tend to be a place to display all of their wonderful artwork and creations. While displaying one or two provides positive family energy – a whole wall or full refrigerator creates stagnant and disjointed energy. This can lead to not wanting to be in the kitchen to prepare meals, total distraction for the food preparer or not enjoying a meal when sitting nearby. Limit the creativity and pictures to the most recent one for each child and find another special place to use as a creativity gallery.
Step 2 – Organize your kitchen so it is convenient, functional and productive. It will save you time, steps and personal energy which leads to less stress, better health and improved productivity. Start with determining how to deal with trash and garbage. Since garbage is decaying life draining stagnant energy, as soon as possible, place it into the appropriate trash containers and recycle bins. If garbage is kept in the kitchen to be removed later, keep it in a closed container or enclosed in a cupboard.
Organize your pantry with baskets or bins so you know immediately when you are about to run out of supplies. Follow this same process in your refrigerator. When you are running low on an item, place it on a shopping list to purchase on your next trip to the grocery store.
Place any appliances not used regularly into the cupboards or nearby closet and return them to the countertop only when needed. Place all knives and tools with sharp points in drawers – putting them out of site and reach provide good safety protection energy.
By organizing you are calming the chaos that lingers in kitchens – it will be more efficient and you will enjoy your new found energy and calm – yes, calm in your kitchen.
Step 3 – This step is saved for the end so that you don’t inadvertently energize the clutter creating even more chaos and blocking new energy from entering. Use some of the following to energize your health, wealth, abundance and prosperity.
Place a bowl of fresh fruit on your kitchen table or countertop. Good looking faux fruit will also work. This energizes abundance.
Keep your refrigerator as full as possible of nourishing foods. This energizes prosperity.
Maintain the top of you stove spotlessly clean and rotate the use of your burners. The stove is referred to as the wealth energizer in you kitchen.
Whether you love your kitchen and use it three times per day or it simply is a functional room you need for the necessities of life, it is important to understand that it is an extremely important energy provider in your personal environment.
Unclutter it, organize it and energize it so positive new energy can freely meander through – this is the energy that leads to improved health, prosperity and abundance – and will get your day off to a productive successful start every morning.
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Pat Heydlauff, president of Energy Design, uses Feng Shui design principles to eliminate chaos and stress at home and within oneself. More than a Feng Shui expert, Pat is a consultant and speaker who helps remove clutter and negativity while encouraging personal growth, improved relationships and prosperity. Her new book, “Feng Shui: So Easy a Child Can Do It,” shows how to achieve a better tomorrow. For information on her consulting, speaking and artwork, call: 561-408-2708.