Modern cacao ceremonies have captured an essence of the ethnobotanic nature of humans and their relationship to nature’s resourceful pharmacology. These ceremonies can provoke deep connections to our intelligent heart centered intuition, giving us a dialogue with the deep universal connections we have within. An opportunity to share this connection in an environment of worship and sacred vulnerability can give us responses to our given intentions, prayers and mission that stands before us. Within this environment we can seek the answers we need for alignment and connection, we can process deep energetic emotions and open our hearts to previous fears and limitations. A cacao ceremony is an insightful and beautiful heartfelt exploration into the depths of your emotional intelligence and internal landscapes.
How does cacao work?
Raw cacao contains an amazing range of beneficial properties, among these are precursors to neurotransmitters. These chemical messengers affect our mood and can very delicately alter our mental perspectives. These shifts, although subtle, can bring forth an awakened emotional-intelligence, a door to personal transformation through inner journeying and self-love. If you trust, surrender and get out of your own way, then you can be shown many insights. If you choose to work with cacao with commitment, she can be the bridge that awakens you to your personal power and encourages you to make simple changes so that you align with who you truly are and live an authentic and limitless life.
Cacao as a Plant Medicine
The entire cacao fruit was used medicinally by the Mayan, Olmec and Aztec civilizations and is still used today in ceremonial context in South America and globally by trained and dedicated practitioners. Identified as a complete food source; cacao has more than 300 phytochemicals, including vitamins, minerals, and dietary nutrients such as: fat, carbohydrates, fiber, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. It also has quercetin, flavonoids, flavanols, xanthenes, polyphenols, caffeine, theobromine, phenylethylamine, and anandamide, among others. It has many uses as a stimulant, antibacterial, antioxidant, and protector of the cardiovascular system.*
Is a ceremony right for me?
Each person has their own experience with Cacao. The reason for this is that each person carries their own personal narrative and ability to connect to their intuitive messages and emotions. If you have a personal desire to connect to these deeper intuitive communications then cacao may give you that helping hand. Cacao increases the energetic field of our hearts, and is often described as ‘heart opening’ this opening process allows us to feel more information from the heart, which often comes with an intelligent message that we can integrate. If you are looking for a personal healing treatment, one that may look into past traumas from relationships, ancestral clearing, or in understanding the root causes of physical ailments, then cacao can be a powerful support and loving guide for your onward journey.