Create a comfortable and relaxing space somewhere in your home where you won’t be disturbed. It is essential to create an environment where you feel safe. Make your space personal, choose objects that inspire you to help you get into the right setting. Find inspiration of what you love, you can have a deck of oracle cards, essential oils, crystals, your favorite music, a journal, some fresh flowers, candles, just anything that supports you to relax and feel connected to yourself. You may even like to smudge your space with a sage stick or palo santo.
Now it is time to prepare the cacao. You can find our recipe here. Take your time and start thinking about your intentions as you prepare it. Mindfully connect with every element of the cacao- making process. Feel the structure of the cacao and smell the cacao while you pour it into your favorite mug.
Holding your cup of ceremonial cacao in both hands, it is now time to connect to the feeling of gratitude and set your intention. Look at the cacao in your cup. Ask yourself what no longer serves you in your life and let it go. Subsequently, invite into your life a wish, a desire, a heart-longing (ask yourself; “How do I want to feel? What am I ready to call into my life?”). Intentions are a wonderful way to help you reconnect with what matters most. Trust that your intuition and the spirit of cacao is guiding you.
Bring your cup to your heart space, perhaps you can visualize sending your intention into the cacao or whisper your intention into the cup. Smell the aroma and take your first sip. Close your eyes and taste it fully, feeling the liquid travel down your throat and through your body. Release expectations and listen to your body as energies begin to shift.
Allow for deep introspection, emotions to unravel and new ideas to come. Let your heart open and your creativity flow. Journal, meditate, listen to sacred music, dance. Do whatever feels right to you.
Take as much time as you need to mindfully drink your cacao. You can finish your cup, or not, it is totally up to you.
Once you are ready, it is time to close the ceremony. You can close the ceremony by repeating your intention one more time and sending your gratitude to the cacao and its spirit.
When creating a ceremony or ritual for yourself, trust your intuition and do what feels good for you! Don’t forget to drink some water.
We truly hope you enjoy creating your own sacred cacao ceremony at home and we would love to hear all about it.
Do you want to dive deeper into moderating a cacao ceremony? Maybe you are interested in our Cacao Facilitator Course.