Oia Orthodox churches and the bell-tower. Santorini island, Greece.
The ancient Greeks introduced the world to the concept of energy and its effects on humans, animals, plants and ones own health. We are all connected spiritually by energy. The ancient Greeks would preach that ‘we are all one.’ The ancient Greeks knew that if kitchen and food had good energy they introduced “agapi”” (unconditional love) into the kitchen — the dishes would be culinary masterpieces and they would heal them at the same time.
We can raise our energy vibration and better connect to ourselves, nature and God (or to the universe) by eating highly nutritious energetic foods, having a positive environment and eliminating unhealthy thoughts and relationships. Eating high energy foods helps us reach higher consciousness and to better connect with our higher source: God. This is one of the reasons we are vegans and vegetarians.Below are some ways we can energetically detox our kitchen to lift our our energy, attain better health and make cooking more enjoyable:
#1 Get rid of old pantry food and add food with high vibration energy such as organic nuts, fruits, vegetables, healthy oils (e.g. olive oil, coconut oil), spring water, herbal teas, fermented foods, spices and fresh herbs. Keep to a minimum foods such as meat, poultry, seafood, white flour, bad oils (e.g.canola,vegetable, soy, cottonseed, corn), tap water, sugar and any foods that are highly processed, microwaved, chemically altered, or contain chemical additives. If animals have been mistreated they have little or no good vibrational energy to add to your body. Fresh organic fruits off the tree and vegetables from your home garden are high in good vibrational energy and rich in nutrients.
Olive oil and olive branch on the wooden table
#2 Purge your pantry of toxic plastics & non-stick cookware including the microwave.
The introduction of toxic chemicals into our body lowers the energy vibration of our body and our spirit. Toxic chemicals are found in all of the above. Opt for cast-iron, glass, ceramic, stoneware. Make sure it’s labeled lead free. Use silicone, bamboo or stainless-steel cooking utensils and opt for food-grade stainless steel or glass-lined bottles.
#3 keep your kitchen clean and clean out old cleaning products. Cleanliness is of utmost importance in the kitchen, especially for your health. When you clean your kitchen you are not only introducing proper hygiene you are also washing away any old or unfavorable energy. All sorts of bacteria and toxins may be present that makes us ill and unhappy. Clean all your surfaces regularly. White vinegar with some lemon juice or soapy water does the trick. Look under your kitchen sink and read the labels on your cleaning products. Toss the ones that contain synthetic fragrances, and anything that has the words CAUTION, WARNING or DANGER.
#4 De-clutter and reorganize your kitchen. Your energy and the way you feel will also be affected by the surroundings in your kitchen. To keep a peaceful, uninterrupted flow of energy, a kitchen needs to be organized. When you commence cooking and are unable to find ingredients this can cause a sudden panic and disrupt the peaceful flow of energy. It disorganizes you and you take on that feeling. An organized kitchen means you are able to find what you need quickly when it’s time to make a meal. The removal of clutter is also important. De-litter your fridge so that you are able to find things and so that your food remains fresh and your ingredients have the same breathing space that you require in your life.
#5 Clear the old environmental energy. After taking all the above steps to detox the environmental energy in your kitchen, the final step is to clear the old perhaps stale energy and to bring in new positive and inspirational energy.
This can be done in many ways. Choose the one which resonates with you. I plan on trying salt water and incense. In Ancient Greece chanting was popular and still is today. Other ways to clear include to burn incense (such as sandalwood, sage, or a smudging stick), open all windows and curtains to let fresh air and sunlight in, spray the area with salt water from a sprayer and pray.
Above all think positive thoughts and pour your own agapi energy into what you are cooking, eating and always enter the kitchen with agapi. Enter your kitchen with peace and happiness and your senses will be open to new and exciting inspiration, dishes and flavors.