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Feng Shui Tips for the Kitchen

Creating a harmonious and balanced kitchen space is not only about aesthetics, but it can also have a profound impact on your overall well-being and abundance in life. By incorporating the principles of feng shui into your kitchen design and layout, you can enhance the flow of energy, or "qi", which is believed to attract abundance and prosperity.

Here are five essential tips on how good kitchen feng shui can bring abundance into your life.

1. Clear the clutter: Clutter represents stagnant energy that hinders the flow of positive energy in your kitchen. Begin by decluttering countertops, cabinets, and drawers. Get rid of expired or unused items that no longer serve you. By creating a clean and organized space, you allow fresh chi or energy to circulate freely throughout your kitchen, promoting abundance and opportunities.

2. Optimize the stove placement: The stove symbolizes wealth and is considered the heart of the kitchen in feng shui philosophy. Ideally, position your stove so that it has a clear view of the main entrance without being directly aligned with it. This arrangement symbolizes financial stability while allowing you to see opportunities coming your way. Use ALL the burners on your stove, rotate them often. Cook with love, do not cook when you are angry, as the energy will be released into the food.

3. Balance yin and yang elements: Incorporate both yin (passive) and yang (active) elements in your kitchen design to create balance. Yin elements include soft lighting, gentle colors like pastels or neutrals, while yang elements represent bold colors, bright lights, and stainless-steel appliances for an active ambiance. If your stove is directly across from your sink, place a plant or green (wood) item between them.(this will create a productive cycle of the elements)

4. Introduce natural materials: Including natural materials such as wood or stone countertops can help create a grounding effect in the kitchen while connecting us with nature's abundant energy sources. Additionally, adding greenery such as potted plants can improve air quality and infuse vibrant life force into your space.

5. Enhance lighting: Adequate lighting is crucial for good feng shui in any room but especially in the kitchen, where energy nourishes food and sustains life. Maximize natural light during the day by keeping window areas clean and free from obstructions. Incorporate task lighting for food preparation areas and consider adding warm, ambient lighting to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

6 .Kitchen or dining room table: Set an arrangement of fresh fruit such as oranges and place 9 of them together(auspicious number in Feng Shui). Fresh flowers in clean water regularly lifts the energy in a space.

Until next time,

Sherry Brouzes

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