Mondays are my lazy cooking day, and it’s been termed as the ‘everything with chips’ day by the kids. I throw something from the freezer into the oven, serve the kids their ‘whatever’ with chips and then in the evening MrT and I have something quick, like a sandwich and salad.
I give myself the excuse that it’s only once a week but I’m becoming more concerned as I notice that everything I serve on these quick nights is yellow. Not the vibrant yellow of lemons or the appealing yellow of a honeydew melon but a sickly colour that is dull and really a light tan.
It doesn’t matter what I serve up – chicken or fish for my son, or veggie burgers for Tabitha – the colours are all very similar.
And it’s a similar colour to what is served up in fast food establishments and, shall I say, lesser quality restaurants.
When you look at the quick food, it doesn’t really take you long to realise that it’s missing vitality. Compared to the lemon photo, the fast food looks limp and unappetising. I know that when I spend a minute or two thinking about the ‘chips with everything’ meal I serve up to the kids, my senses tell me that there’s something very wrong and not just on a nutritional level.
One of the ways in which we can stimulate or heal our chakras is to feed them with food. If you pick natural foods the same colour as the chakra you want to work upon then you are feeding your energy centres at the same time you are nourishing your body.
The fast food-yellow hovers between the second and third chakras. It’s nourishing neither the solar plexus nor the sacral chakra.
I’ve been pondering on how this food, which is in abundance in our modern day society, influences our energy, emotions, and spiritual bodies.
The orange chakra, the sacral chakra, is concerned with pleasure, sexuality, creativity, and emotions. The yellow chakra, the solar plexus, is associated with power, self-esteem, energy, and responsibility. Murky, in between, fast food colours are not nourishing either of these areas – they are literally just filling belly space.
Taking this one-step further, if neither of these chakra centres is being nurtured with food on a regular basis, then what would the outcome be?
An unbalanced sacral chakra can lead to obsessive attachments including alcohol and drug addictions, emotional instability, denial of pleasure, and lack of healthy sex drive. The solar plexus chakra, when unbalanced, can lead to aggressive behaviour, control issues, low energy, and lack of self-esteem. Add these unhealthy characteristics of the chakras together and you have the negative effects of an over-indulgence in quick food.
It makes you think, doesn’t it? Especially when you can look around your neighbourhood and see a large number of people displaying those behaviours, and a significant number of either fast food restaurants or supermarkets selling the quick frozen food fix.
‘Chips with everything’ night never happened this week. My excuse of wanting something easy on a busy, busy day just can’t justify the potential effects of this weekly routine. Sorry, kids, the chips have gone.
What do you think? Is the colour of fast food an important factor? Do you think fast food and freezer dinners have a wider role to play in society than just physical health? Love to know your thoughts.