Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Cooking With Love
Putting love into the food you prepare for yourself and others can make all the difference between a regular meal and something spectacular.
A meal prepared with love and care has the power to transform a person's mood, outlook on life and feelings about oneself and the world. A wonderfully prepared meal has the ability to relax, strengthen or help a person heal. A meal made with care can make the difference between creating more love, peace and joy in this world or creating disharmony, lethargy and dis-ease.
Isn't that powerful?
These thoughts are something that have been on my mind a lot. If someone is in a negative mood, saying hurtful, rude or negative things to others while they are cooking, how does it effect the food and the person who consumes it? Just think of the movie, Like Water For Chocolate. Remember that wedding cake scene?
When a person prays while they are cooking, speaks kind and gentle words, and feels love and joy to be cooking for others, how does that effect the food?
Our thoughts, feelings and actions are all energy. Energy we are putting into the food and energy we are putting out into the world.
That's pretty powerful.
We have the ability to create or destroy. We have the ability to lift people up or drag them down ~ all with our thoughts, words, actions and intentions.
Try an experiment. Make one dish. Give yourself enough time and space to put gentle and loving energy into the food you are making. Think of the people who will benefit from the food you are preparing so lovingly.
How do you want those people to feel after they have eaten your food?
What kind of energy do you want your food to give to them?
Treat the food kindly the entire time you are cooking. Pray while you cook and infuse the food with holiness, love and healing energy. Talk to your food and tell it beautiful things.
At the end of cooking, serve the food on a beautiful plate. Taste it.