Shui Tips For Your Kitchen
by Stephanie Roberts
Feng Shui (say "fung shway") associates the kitchen with
both health and prosperity. Couple this perspective with the role of
the kitchen as "the heart of the home," and you can see
that any feng shui problems in this room can have a significant
impact on your family. Here are some quick tips for improving the
feng shui of this important area of the home.
a.. Good housekeeping is good feng shui! Keep your kitchen
shiny and clean for the best possible energy. A cluttered, dirty
kitchen will have stagnant, dirty energy, which interferes with your
ability to cook and enjoy healthy, nourishing food. When you are
poorly nourished, your ability to work hard and earn a good income
b.. Hidden clutter counts. An excess of stored food in
the pantry or freezer can become clutter if it far exceeds a
reasonable amount for your family. Old, stale food has old, stale
energy, even if the expiration date is still months (or even years)
away. Clean out your food cupboards and refrigerator regularly.
c.. Good nutrition is also good feng shui, so try to add more
healthy, organic foods to your diet, especially fresh fruits and
vegetables. Start thinking of junk food as clutter that you are
putting into your body, and maybe you'll be able to resist that next
cookie or donut.
d.. A stove that is not in good working order implies a
problem with financial resources. If any part of the stove (burners,
oven light, fan, etc.) does not work, get it fixed as soon as possible.
e.. An unused stove implies untapped resources or ignored
opportunities. Even if all you do is boil water for tea, rotate which
burner you set the kettle on so that all of them get regular use! And
use the oven, too, from time to time, instead of always relying on
f.. If you stand facing the wall while you cook, this leaves
your back exposed, a position that is considered weak in feng shui.
Hang a mirror on the wall over the stove so that you can see what's
going on behind you while you cook.
g.. Hanging a mirror so it reflects the stove burners visually
doubles the number of burners. This symbolizes doubling of your
income; more good food = better health and strength = ability to earn
a good income.
h.. Fire and water fight each other, so the placement of the
stove and sink is important. If they are directly opposite each
other, this can lead to arguments and conflict within the family. Fix
this by placing something green between them, such as a green rug on
the floor or a living plant on a table in the center of the room. (A
sink and stove that are side by side also weaken the energy of the
kitchen. Again, place something green between them.)
i.. The stove is symbolic of wealth, so it is important to
keep its fire energy strong. Wood feeds fire, so plants or plant
imagery (or again, the color green) are all good to have around and
near the stove.
j.. Fresh flowers bring beautiful uplifting energy to the
kitchen. Place a bowl of fruit, a vase of flowers, or a living plant
on your kitchen table, windowsill, or wherever the layout of your
kitchen allows. (In feng shui, dried flowers have no life energy in
them, so they are not recommended. If real plants are impossible, you
can use very lifelike fake ones, but the effect will not be as strong.)
k.. Since nine is a feng shui power number, and oranges
symbolize good luck, you can bring good luck energy into the kitchen
by placing nine of the biggest, roundest, most perfectly orange
oranges you can find in a bowl in the center of the room, on top of
the stove (yes, you can move them while you are cooking!), or in the
far left corner of the room. Always keep some oranges on hand, so
each time you take one from the bowl you can add another to keep the
total number at nine. Be sure to use the older oranges first, so none
of them rot or dry out; if it's not good to eat, it's not good feng shui!
When your kitchen is clean, bright, and welcoming, the heart of your
home is filled with good feng shui. The care and attention you give
to enhancingthis important area of the home creates a powerful,
positive energy that supports the health and prosperity of your family.
About The Author
Roberts is the author of "CLUTTER-FREE
a Home Coaching Program that provides all the insight, motivation,
and step-by-step guidance you need in an in-depth ebook and 6 weekly
lessons. GOT CLUTTER?!? Clearing out clutter is the most important
and powerful way to dramatically improve the feng shui of your home.
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