Mindful Cooking (Part II)
“The most indispensable ingredient of all good home
cooking: love for those you are cooking for.”
Each one of us is responsible for the state of our mind, for our thoughts, feelings and attitude. As souls, conscious energetic beings, we are transmitting vibrational signals all the time. During the day many thoughts pass through the mind, this is why it is important to check the quality and nature of our thoughts and feelings. The mind is an instrument of the soul, our job is to learn how to master the mind.
When we set out to physically cook, we need to put in the right ingredients to create something both tasty and wonderfully nutritious. We also have to take care of our thoughts because these will have a direct impact on the food that we ingest. Just as we want to eat from a clean kitchen, we also want our mind to be clean too. No negative, waste or worrisome thoughts or feelings of anger and depression, as this energy will directly affect whoever eats the food.
“A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must
bring soul to the recipe.”
In our world today we seem to have lost our sense of connection. We have high tech gadgets, but what about our relationships? How many people are eating alone, or experiencing loneliness and isolation? We have lost being and togetherness with our family and the wider community, sharing mealtimes helped us to bond and create harmony. So, what are we seeing now? It may be a quick ‘bite on the go’; the temptation to eat quickly while watching TV… and being on the phone! Food eaten without awareness or a sense of gratitude or appreciation will not nourish the body or the mind in the same way.
“Food brings people together on many different levels.
Its nourishment of the soul and body: it’s truly love.”
Giada De Laurentiis
Cooking with a happy mind will prepare the body for the food we are going to consume. By adding good vibrations to our food, we can see the power and effect our thoughts have on matter. Let’s pay attention when cooking that we have a peaceful mind; create a silent space; play prayerful and uplifting music, as all of these things can be beneficial.
You might like to experiment next time that you begin to cook with some of these ideas.
Play some soft music in the background, and create similar thoughts to these below…
I am a peaceful being of light… and I fill the food with light and love.
I cook with a sense of detachment… I cook not for me or for anyone in particular, but simply for the joy of cooking… I cook because the act of cooking is sacred and reverent – since food will create the structure of my blood and muscles… food will raise my energy levels in the body… I pour love and peace into the food I am preparing… and this is being shared by all of those who eat…
My spirit is filled with the abundance of God’s Divine Love… and I infuse God’s Love into the molecules of this precious food… this will nurture and nourish not only me, but everyone who eats… with every powerful thought that I create… I turn this simple matter into holy food…
The state of mind in which we shop, cook and eat has a direct effect on our well-being. Our positive thoughts have a beneficial effect even on the molecular structure of the food we eat. Science can tell us how each mouthful is nourishing and energizing our body. The mystics and sages have known this through-out the ages.
In times gone by we took things less for granted. Before beginning to eat, we used to offer thanks to God and Nature. Once the food is prepared, cooked and served, it is a good idea to sit in silence for a few minutes to position our mind in a state of grace, to bless the food with positive energy!
Let’s count our blessings and create the positive energy of appreciation as we happily part with our money and take our food home and begin the cooking process. From shop, to pot, to table and one happy stomach.
“There is no more sincere love than the love of food.”
George Bernard Shaw
It’s Time… to create a positive relationship with our food and and our stomach… because we want to feel good in all areas of our life!
By Marion Highman – Editor, It’s Time…