As we reach the height of summer, the abundance in nature is at its fullest as the fruits are ripe, the flowers are blooming and the herbs are plentiful. Are you living life to you fullest expression? Or do you feel the need to take stock in order to prepare for the darker months ahead?
This is a time to celebrate your own unique expression, and reach into the abundance that lies within a heart-centred way of living. Opening up to new ways of being we can find peace and joy inside, that shows itself in abundance in our lives. With Ix Cacao as our guide to open the door, we will nourish our spirit with guided meditation and celebrate our bodies with ecstatic movement.
This ceremony will take place around the Celtic festival of Lughnasadh or Lammas, traditionally celebrating the first day of harvest, showing gratitude for the fruits that have been produced since the marriage of Father Sun and Mother Earth at Beltane. This is a great opportunity to explore and celebrate our own inner union as we balance of the masculine and feminine within.
Sat 29th July 12.00 - 4.00 pm (please arrive 11.45pm to get settled)
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Ix Cacao is known as the "Food of the Gods" and has been an important teacher in ceremonial context amongst the Incan, Aztec and Mayan Tribes. A strong yet gentle heart opener can allow us to drop in and dissolve blockages or patterns that we may hold on to consciously or unconsciously. Cacao also works with the nervous system and the guts, teaching us to feel into our instincts, our own innate intelligence. Sound, drumming, movement, chakra toning and journeying will help us to truly drop into spirit with this deep practice.
About the medicine
Mama Cacao is a potent healer, this plant medicine helps us to connect with our inner wisdom and creativity so that we can dissolve our own blockages and create new pathways into being. Cacao is particularly helpful for heart and hara activation, opening up the channels and creating permanent changes.
Cacao 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 natural chemicals it contains. Please be aware that this may keep you awake for a few hours after the ceremony, however most people find they want to rest very shortly afterwards as it takes them quietly within.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding it is very healthy and a potent time for you and your baby, a smaller dose is recommended. Your baby will tell you :-).
Contraindications: This medicine does not mix well with anti-depressants or anti-pyschotics. Please contact Louise at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are taking these medications or have any conditions such as heart or blood pressure.
To prepare the physical body some preparation and cleansing is recommended and full details will be sent in advance. This will mostly involve refraining from dairy, alcohol and caffeine for 3 days, most importantly for 24hours before and after the ceremony.
It is also advised if you can plan for a restful evening and day after the ceremony, although it won't affect your daily activities, there is still some processing happening at a physical and emotional level for a few days.
Also consider your intention for this ceremony, what do you wish to invite in, let go of or ask help with? Intentions are very useful tools for communicating with plant medicine and creating an anchor for us to focus throughout the ceremony. It can be precise or unpolished, just give it some thought and if it comes in the moment, that is fine too.