Feng Shui Kitchens Are the Center of a Home
The heart of the home is the kitchen. This is where families eat their meals, gather to talk, and is often the area of the home that friends and family congregate for good food and conversation. From both a practical as well as symbolic point of view the kitchen is a place….
that nourishes us and contributes to a prolonged life. In Feng Shui kitchens are a sign of abundance and wealth.
Ideally a kitchen would be located in the center of the house, ensuring that the abundance, wealth, and the positive energy is kept inside the home. If the kitchen is located too close to the front door or any back doors it is possible for all of the positive energy that is created in the kitchen to escape.
In a kitchen that is in tune with the principles of Feng Shui, the food you eat will provide not only nourishment but also provide your body with positive energy. The food you consume provides your body the fuel it needs to live, and if prepared in a kitchen with a harmonious flow of energy the food you eat will also be in tune with your body and nature. Happy atmosphere = happy meals = a happy family.
Incorporating healthy, natural foods in our diets is part of good Feng Shui. Eating Organic fruits and vegetables, and other foods that are free of preservatives and dyes are healthier, better for you, and provide more of what the body needs for an optimal life force. There are other areas in the kitchen that can help you maintain a healthy balance in your life and a positive energy, including;
1. Ensure that your kitchen is warm and inviting. Natural light is best, but regardless; ensure that the kitchen has good lighting. Play with the window coverings or curtains to allow light to filter in naturally and remove any obstructions that may exist. Adding a skylight to your kitchen can be a great way to get additional natural light if needed and generally does not cost that much.
2. Eliminate clutter where every possible. This goes for the entire house, but clutter is something that has no place in the kitchen. Having your counter tops covered with electrical appliances can create negative Chi in the kitchen. Use the rule of “a place for everything and everything in its place.” Store little used appliance in kitchen cabinets or storage cabinets in some other part of the house. Wash dishes when they are dirty and don’t allow a sink full of dishes to pile up, which can also bring down your personal Chi.
3. Plants help clean the air in your house, and add life to your kitchen – literally! Hang green plants in a window where they will receive fresh air and warm light, and will help remove unwanted household odors and fresh oxygen in to the room. Placing fresh cut flowers on the kitchen table or another countertop provides positive energy and is an instant pick-me-up. Keeping a bowl of fresh out on the table is a great way to not only add color and a spark to a room, but provides your family with healthy snacks to nourish their bodies.
4. A yellow or pale green are the best colors for a kitchen. These colors will naturally aid digestion, and pale green is also great for influencing wealth and success.
Whether you are just beginning on the Feng Shui path or if you have traveled this road for some time, applying the basic principles of Feng Shui kitchens will improve the health and happiness of you and your family and implementing these ancient practices can only mean great things for you and your family.