The kitchen is an important room. It is where the food exists and prepared and most of the time consumed. Like in all the countries and civilizations and like for all the people around the world, food makes an important factor in your life too. It is well printed inside you as a symbol of wealth and prosperity.
This is why all people, in one way or the other, are thinking about food. We are all, either looking for the best diets or searching for the best restaurants, or educating ourselves for organic ingredients. We read books for all kinds of nutrition and learn how to cook watching every cooking show, or we are simply considering as the most important times of our lives the ones enjoying good food with friends and family.
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In addition, there is a common wild instinct that makes us so obsessed with #food; that of survival. Either from our days as wild animals or because of our ancestors’ times through famine -a #fear that is passed on to us- we cannot even think that we will stay without food. This is the reason that for example during these peculiar #StayAtHome times we live in, people reacted with mass buying and emptying the supermarkets. They are right!
YOU ARE RIGHT! You are right to feel this way. It is a subconscious procedure that makes you react in this way and it comes from the past. Especially when you feel that your health and the general health of your species are in danger you bring to the surface this preservation need that is deeply embedded in your DNA. This is why the #kitchen as a room is very important! There is a way to avoid having negative reactions when this old memory comes to the surface! There is a way to prevent running to the supermarket when the fear comes to the surface! Instead, you can create a space that will make you feel safe and wealthy at all times even if your fridge is empty.
In general, the best place for the #kitchen is the west side of the house or apartment because it is a less humid side.
*Unless you complete a personal orientation study and it is found that the west side is a totally inappropriate side for you to have your kitchen.
The room has to have plenty of natural light. The sun has to come in at some point during the day as long as it doesn’t go on to your fridge. If the room is small choose only bright colors. A big window is important but if it's a small one, use, of course, plenty of artificial light. It is also best to have transparent curtains in light colors to let the light come in. Don’t use these awful blinds for your kitchen!
It is wise to not use the color red. You can have small red pieces like a salt shaker or red fruits on the table but the use of red furniture or cupboards and generally red color in a big surface doesn't serve our purpose. The red color makes you hungry and it makes you feel that you NEED to eat all the time. Brown and orange have the same effect and this is what we want to avoid. The best colors are very light blue or green or yellow or of course grey- always a light shade- and white. You may like deep brown #furniture, maybe in a classical style, Victorian or so… but they are not good if your kitchen is small. You need to keep simple lines with light shaded colors. You can use SOME curbs to give a more romantic tone if you wish to.
If you have a kitchen table, put a BIG plate on it and fill it with fresh fruits that you will consume every day. Or fill it with something that when you see it you will feel like you have all the wealth in the world. You may want to put fruits and veggies and add some coins or flowers.
Think about what makes you happy!
Photos on the wall with healthy food are also important. You may like #art but don’t put complicated art in your kitchen. You will bring negative feelings from a subconscious notion that food is hard to get. In addition, you can put a bread picture because bread is rooted deep inside us as an anti-famine ingredient. Remember, always in the right, light colors.
#Tip: You can hardboil and dye some eggs to decorate your counters. Use light colors matching your kitchen. Remember to renew them as they can go bad.
#Fact: Dying eggs is an old Greek Easter custom where people dye the eggs red and then on Easter Sunday each person tries to break the others' egg. The one who stays with a whole egg is the winner with good luck.
This is a time of reflection. It is a good opportunity to see what you need and how you need it. Start cleaning your kitchen -spiritualy also- and empty your cupboards from old pans or the small garbage that we always store in the kitchen drawers. You may feel a shock at first seeing them all empty but the next day you will be alive and you will remove the fear that this entire situation we live in has invoked; the fear of not existing. You really need one pot and one pan to cook. Take it from a Greek cook that can bake a mousaka on a simple plate. If you like to have more, that is great! Make it a game and start creating a collection of valuable cooking items. The golden rule for the whole house is to have in it only what you love!
*Danai Fassouli is a writer, self-development and feng shui consultant and healer traveling around the world with the sole purpose to decode the ancient sacred truths and use them for her personal development as well as to spread them to all women that want to work for their own health of the mind, body, and soul. The articles are purely informative and do not replace the nutritionist; doctor and/or the psychologist and generally any specialist in physical and mental health.