There is so much dietary advice out there. I promise you this is not another post about treating your body as a temple. Frankly, if you want to do some research on how to better support your system or meet your needs through nutrition, there are many people out there qualified to do just that.
What I want to talk about is the rootsy, kitchen witch view on food and eating and how to bring a bit more of that into your life.
Much like the ritual of tea, cooking for yourself and loved ones can be a powerful magic simply by adding intention. For example, think about when you’ve been craving something and you know exactly what it is. This might be because you’re feeling nostalgic ( for me, tuna pasta salad) , menstruating (Thai green curry with lots of green veg) , heartbroken(crumble and ice cream), sick mentally or physically (magic soup) or on a happier note celebratory (steak noodle salad).
You take the time to make it for yourself or a loved recipient and really focus your intention. You’re in the zone. Maybe you’re listening to music or the radio (I listen to a lot of podcasts and radio 4) you use your favourite crockery and actually take some time in presentation. And voilà! It’s so good you want to have sex with yourself in gratitude 😉.
If this sounds familiar you’re already doing it. I simply want to help you increase your power.
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Another tip is to consider if your intention is to banish something like sickness or manifest/gift /create something like protection. By stirring the pot in the correct direction anticlockwise (widdershins) or clockwise (doesil) you add extra strength to your craft.
To sum up, the kitchen is a powerful place. By being mindful and conscious in why we are creating something and focusing on the purpose, we can add strength and power to our own lives and support the lives of loved ones. Many folk magic traditions start in the kitchen (think of the tradition of throwing spare salt over your left shoulder), but that is a post for another time.
I hope you’ve found this post useful. As always I’d love to hear of any specific traditions or recipes you use. Hit me up in the comments.
Peace out witches!
Love Kate xxx
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