My Personal Journey With Cacao
I came to understand the initial benefits of cacao, and some of the ancient rituals of Central and South America indiginous natives through my own personal investigation and then to my surprise, at my local yoga studio. One spring Sunday evening, my daughter and I attended a cacao meditation and sound healing ceremony. Not knowing really what to expect, we simply went with an open-heart and mind. Although over the past 30 years, I have engaged with many alternative and holistic modalities, I can honestly say that I had never experienced anything like I did on my first connection with cacao. The ceremony—whilst peaceful and relaxing—was unbelievably transformative on all levels. I was able to feel and seemingly release emotional blockages that I hadn’t even been aware I was holding onto. As well as letting go of limiting thinking and patterns of behaviour, I experienced what unfolded as powerful breakthroughs and insights into the changes I could make to move forward in my life. I have since, trained under the wiseful guise of Shamanic teachers who focus purely on activating an inner energy through the carefully prepared ritual of raw, organic cacao.
I offer a small and intimate sacred space when offering ceremonies. These ceremonies begin with several necessary steps, creating the correct environment in order to evoke the connection to the space where we will do our work. These steps include setting our intentions, inviting in the Cacao Spirit and following our intuition. During the ceremony cacao gently supports authentic communion with your heart and heart wisdom, so that you can clear any stagnant or blocked energy which is preventing you from living your fullest potential and life. Cacao may help you to clear emotional blocks, ego patterning and self-sabotaging behaviours, so that you can understand yourself on a deeper level, connect to your creativity, live intuitively and be the fullest expression of your true self.
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 cacao can show you 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.*
“Cacao is a wake-up food. It wakes you up to your full power, to who you truly are, to the potentiality of the moment, to the infinite & abundant nature of the universe.” Kate Magic (Raw Food Expert)
Ceremonial grade cacao
My ceremonial cacao is soulfully produced fresh for each ceremony. I lovingly blend organic Peruvian cacao brand with spring water to produce a warm, soft and velvety drink.
In my ceremonies, I consciously use only the finest grade cacao, which contains its original active ingredients. It is also:
- Raw and organic
- Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten free, Soy free
- Fair-trade responsibly sourced from the Ashaninka tribe in the lower Amazon basin of Peru
- Free from preservatives, additives, artificial colours and flavours.
If you would like to purchase raw cacao from me, then please click below. I include full instruction on how to prepare your cacao for ceremony, including a list of complementary optional sweetners and alternatives for you to find your own taste and experience.
Is a cacao 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.