The food we eat affects not just our body, but our mind too. In fact, the state of your mind while you are cooking your food directly affects the Vibrational Energy and the Quality of that food. You can turn your every meal into a healing medicine, just by cooking consciously in your kitchen. How ? Read on to know more about this ancient wisdom and the science behind it.
Everything in the Universe has a vibration (frequencies), including our physical body. Every flower, plant, tree, water, mineral, rock, crystal, or gemstone has its own specific vibration. Each thought and emotion has its own vibration. Sound and even color has its own vibration. We’re all made of vibrational energy and connected spiritually by the energy, whether we choose to believe it or not. We require the consumption of energy in the form of food, air and water for sustenance and good health.
In many cultures there is an emphasis on intention and emotion in cooking. The ancient Greeks knew that if the food they were cooking was cooked with ‘agapi’ (unconditional love) and had good energy, their food would be delicious and would heal them at the same time. The Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Hindu scripture, teaches that the intention of the person cooking the food is actually transferred to the food.
Masaru Emoto, a Japanese author and researcher, has done a research on the effects of different energies and thoughts on water. He discovered that human energy and consciousness affect water’s molecular structure. His experiments showed that positive thoughts, words, intentions, and prayers produce harmonious crystal formations in the water, and even cleanses polluted water. Negative thoughts, words, and feelings produce fragmented, disharmonious crystal formations. Following images of the water crystals clearly shows the effect of thought and emotions on the water.
For generations in most of the cultures around the world, we have seen a concept of the Holy Water. Christians have holy water which is sanctified by a priest, and in Hindu culture the Prasad (food offered to the God and then consumed by the worshipers) and Tirtha (holy water) from the temple are some of the examples. All of them have vibrations of positive thoughts, prayers and blessing in them. The food from a holy place does not have any magical ingredients in it, but when we eat or drink food from any holy place, we feel happy and blessed. It is because this food has a special power of positivity in it.
Imagine if we all start to cook our food consciously and immerse our food with thoughts of love and pleasure, how will that affect the outcome? By counting our blessings, feeling grateful for the good food we are cooking, and cooking the food with great love for the people who will eat it, we can have holy water and Prasad in our home everyday. If we are happy and relaxed while cooking, the food will taste better and optimum nourishment will be transferred to the people eating it. Peace will prevail in the kingdom that is your kitchen.
Happy and loving cook
The simplest meal can be the healthiest food in the world if prepared in a spirit of affection and goodwill. A happy, loving cook is seen to strengthen the nourishing and healing power of each meal. May be that is the reason why in India during the era of kings and dynasties, the head Chefs were called Maharaj (King) as an appreciation of their significance to the king himself. This tradition continues even today in India.
Just think about this for a moment. All of us have a good memory of a childhood comfort food our mother used to make for us. No matter how many times you or someone else tries that recipe, the food will not taste the same as her’s. Why does the food made by our mother or grandmother tastes delicious and makes us so happy? Love is the special and secret ingredient they put into the food while they are cooking 🙂
This practice might help you:
– If you are cooking dinner and then start thinking about work, bills to pay or any other thing that is bothering you, just step back and pause for a moment. Remember ‘worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.’ Focus on the task at hand, and find something calming and happy to think about as much as you can. Focus on the aroma, the texture, the colors of the food etc.
– Put the following beautiful prayer on your kitchen wall or on your refrigerator where you can easily see and read it frequently.
May this kitchen be so filled with peace
that all who eat food prepared here receive peace
May this kitchen be so filled with happiness
that all who eat food prepared here receive happiness.
May this kitchen be so filled with good will
that working here is a joy.
Bless this kitchen.
Bless all who work here.
Bless the food that is prepared here.
May this kitchen and the work done here be a blessing to all who live.
– John Robbins, May All Be fed.
You are cooking for you and your family’s health and well-being. Give those recipes and ingredients your precious attention and good energy. Let your food make a strong statement of wellness and happiness.