Article by Prachi Durge
It is well said that cooking is like meditation. Cooking is one of the most important creative activities that indulge all our senses. It can be considered a heartful meditation. The five principles of Reiki can be applied while cooking: no worry, no anger, earn the living honestly, honor the parents, teachers, and elders, show gratitude.
Below there are some mindful tips inspired by Reiki principles that can be applied while cooking and eating:
- While entering the kitchen, take a few deep breaths and remember the five principles of Reiki. Allow all the worry and anger to meltdown.
- One can ground while cooking by being present to the abundance of vegetables and fruits around. Thank Mother Earth and be grateful for the abundance of health. Be grateful to all the people who have contributed in one way or another to placing those vegetables in the market so you can buy them and say out loud a Reiki prayer.
- Receive and ask Reiki to bless you, your kitchen, all the utensils, and the cooking ingredients.
- Be thankful and grateful to yourself. Affirm: “I am a Reiki cook”.
- Be present with all your senses: hear the crackling of the spices in the hot oil, smell the spices. Be grateful for the abundance of colorful vegetables, which are soothing for the eyes – red carrots, green veggies, beetroot. All the wonderful colors of nature in alignment with the color of seven chakras.
- Connect to the Reiki light and ground into the earth. Fully breath really makes it a heartful meditation.
- Once you finished cooking, receive the Reiki blessings for the food and seal it with Reiki symbols. Smell the aroma, which is therapeutic. This is the living one has earned honestly.
- Have dinner with your family and make prayer a family ritual before eating.
- Make sure the gadgets are far away, in silent mode or switched off mode.
- Be thankful and show gratitude for the food. Practice mindful eating.
- Cooking translates into honoring ourselves, our parents, teachers, and elders whose blessings are with us in the form of their teachings and kind acts.
Food brings everyone together. For our ancestors, cooking is a token of expressing and offering love. Cooking with love is like honoring our parents who first offered us food, to our teachers who taught us about nutrients and nutrition aspects, and to our elders who have developed food wisdom over the years and shared it throughout generations.
Thank nature, our best teacher, who is providing seasonal fruits and vegetables for our wellbeing. Thank you.
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Prachi Durge is a Certified Reiki practitioner (Third Degree Level 1) and a chemical engineer with three years of industry experience. Her area of interest moves around a healthy lifestyle, research in spirituality, and mandala art. You can contact Prachi Durge at firstname.lastname@example.org