Journing with Cacao
Once upon a time, long long ago, deep in the jungles of Central America, cacao was being used as a ritualistic and indulgent beverage and revered as sacred for thousands of years by the ancient Olmec, Mayan and Aztec civilizations. There is a reason that cacao has been used medicinally and spiritually for almost 3000 years. I assure you that this seemingly small bean has more to it than meets the eye.
”An Indigenous myth tells us whenever the balance between humans and nature becomes threatened, cacao comes from the rain-forest to open people’s hearts and return the planet to harmony. ”
What is Cacao?
Cacao is the raw, unprocessed chocolate Superfood that is made by cold-pressing unroasted cacao beans from the medicine plant which preserves the beans nutritional content. It is gentle but potent in creating an uplifting state of being.
Cacao is the most pharmacologically complex food in nature. It is rich in antioxidants and contains over 300 nutrients including magnesium, large amounts of iron, omega-6, vitamin C, chromium, trace elements, sulphur, zinc & copper to name just a few. Raw cacao contains nearly four times the antioxidant content of regular processed dark chocolate, 20 times more than blueberries, and 119 times more than bananas.
Commercial processed chocolate developed during the last 200 years is made with roasted cocoa, sugar, milk, and other ingredients that eliminates these compounds from real cacao by 99% to 80%, so while processed chocolate may taste delicious, the benefits of cacao are only found in the raw form.
Benefits of Ceremonial Cacao
∞ Heart Opening
Cacao can open the heart and allow you to connect with yourself and others in a deeper, more loving way. Fear will be replaced with love and desire for good. Feelings of oneness, enlightenment and ecstasy. This results in more love in your life, leading to more effective manifestation and a more powerful, familiar connection with your magnificence and spiritual capacities.
When you access this state; bliss, love, the vortex, the ‘zone’, flow, whatever you want to call it you can manifest what you love.
∞ Enhances Meditation
Cacao enables you to connect with your inner spirit and wisdom, allowing for more profound meditation. It allows you to focus, it calms the left brain chatter, and allows us to delve more into that ‘no mind’ space of bliss. Silencing the mind becomes easy – ‘The healing occurs in the stillness.’
∞ Connection to Higher Self
Stronger connection with the higher self (intuition, soul, God, Goddess etc.). This leads to an enhanced connection with your own power and truth; your divinity. A deeper, stronger connection with ‘the light’, the new, higher dimensions, raising your vibration.
∞ Mental Clarity
Cacao can help you find mental clarity and balance. You can be reminded of your talents, skills, creative ability and life purpose. Access to the ‘one mind’ or unity consciousness allowing the connection with creative ideas. You enter a zone where you are receiving ‘aha’ moments, inspiration, ideas.
Cacao can lift the burdens of life and the stresses of the day from your shoulders. You will find yourself more in tune with your positive side and more able to face difficulties and hardship.
Helps in bringing awareness to things that have been preventing you from creating the life you love. Also aids in releasing repeated patterns, beliefs and blocks which could be stopping you, slowing you down or standing in the way of creating the life you love.
∞ Male Female Energy Balance
More enhanced, balanced, connected male & female energy. Chocolate is the only food which connects your left brain & your right brain!!! Male and female energies are within everyone. When these energies are in balance, you live a harmonious life magnetizing all you love TO you. This integration also leads to enhanced effectiveness as the divine creator and super manifesting machine that you are, in essence.
Cacao is a great source of four bliss chemicals – serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylethylamine. These neurotransmitters create feelings of wellbeing, happiness, and can even alleviate depression.
This is why is known as the “love food” of “food of the Gods”. It’s essence connects you straight to your heart, to release you from the mind space and unwanted emotions and bring you into a feeling of easyness, sparking creativity and joy.
Ceremonial Cacao it’s not a psychedelic, but definitely a powerful heart medicine that allows emotions to flow and move for releasing, opening the heart, rebalancing our emotions and attunes the higher frequencies. Cacao acts as a multidimensional partner and facilitator for creative, spiritual, or ceremonial purposes…
When ingested in ceremony with intention the spirit of the plant becomes a powerful teacher and hand maiden to our journeys toward reconnecting and remembering I Being. One of the things that I love about this beautiful plant is that Cacao will bring the door but doesn’t push you through it, she will lovingly hold your hand during your own process.
Cacao ceremony gives us time to experience and open hearted state of being, assisting us on the journey to embody love and be human. It’s all about being, becoming embodied, remembering what is to be a human on earth, remembering how to listen and how to see.
I warmly invite you to sit with me in the circle and journey together into a place of deep cleansing and healing, calling the higher frequencies of our beings.