Cacao is a potent plant medicine helps us to connect with our inner wisdom, creativity and vision so that we can dissolve our own blockages and create new pathways into being. It has been used for thousands of years by indigenous tribes across Central and South America to mark important life events, for connecting with spirit or the divine and for healing. Ceremonial cacao has at a far greater quality and potency than the chocolate we have today.
Cacao is an amazing facilitator for inner journeying, movement medicine, creative endeavours, yoga and healing. This sacred plant is likely to make you feel more alive from the inside in a gentle, loving way. This is due to the effects of the many stimulating, warming and feel good neurochemicals it contains.
"Cacao brings us to new depths so that we can cultivate our inner light and give birth to a new way of being" Louise
What to expect in a ceremony?
Each ceremony will differ as it will have a theme as well as working with the energy around that particular time of year or life event it is meant to mark. Some ceremonies may be more inner journeying based whilst others may involve more movement. Whatever the theme or activity in the ceremony, you will always have room to go at your own pace.
Preparation for the ceremony
It is recommended that you follow a fairly simple diet the day before, and on the day of the ceremony (especially avoiding alcohol, caffeine and dairy). An alkaline based diet is particularly good preparation to cleanse the body and allow better assimilation of the medicine.
A gentle evening after the ceremony is recommended, this will allow you to process some of what has come up for you as well as any detoxification that may occur.
If you are taking medication such as anti depressants or anti psychotics or have any health concerns such as heart or blood pressure problems please get in touch.