Everything in you is turned on to have a spiritual cacao ceremony. Beyond the preparation the most important question is, where is the right place for your ceremony?
But first, let’s get deeper into the ceremony itself. A cacao ceremony is, for sure, all about cacao. That’s a main, but not the only thing of it. Because of the 100% pure cacao your mind and your body will be relaxed. That’s because of the high amount of minerals. So, during a cacao ceremony you will lose your inner wall and open your heart.
What you do during a cacao ceremony?
The ceremony will lead you into your inner self and releases barricades. So, it is the perfect chance to bound with your inner self and during journaling, meditation, dancing, singing and conscious breathing and drinking raw cacao.
You can notice a few points to get the right place for your ceremony.
Fundamentally there are no special regulations, so that your right place has to look like a fixed scheme. Every place can be as individual as the human being.
There are just a few tips, how you can create and inspire your place for the ceremony.
For example, in our further article, we wrote down how you can create your own sacred cacao ceremony at home.
In the article, we focus on calmness to create enough space for your feelings, your thoughts and your own space. It is important, that you can’t be disturbed during your ceremony.
Take everything you love to the place. Everything, that opens your heart. From your favorite objects to your favorite scent.
Here are some inspirations, where you can find your right place for your ceremony:
– Nature! If the nature makes you feel whole, let the forest, the rivers, water be your special sacred place
– Temples/ churches! Do you feel best in a temple or a church, reach out for it.
– Yoga Centers! Here you’ve got all in one. A comfortable atmosphere, for which you don’t have to care of. You can just arrive and enjoy the ceremony.
It is also possible to join a whole festival and have a spiritual cacao ceremony with a lot of people, feeling the vibes. In this case the ceremony will be in the nature.
Did you ever ask yourself which nutrients are exactly in pure cacao?
Sure, we have got an idea – but let’s get deeper into it!
Raw cacao went more known and popular the last year as a superfood. That occurs mainly on his many health benefits.
Raw Cacao needs a tropical climate to grow. So, the places, where it can be grown are rare. The highest productions are in West Africa.
Did you know, that there aren’t big productions who grow raw cacao? No, it is mostly harvested by smallholders.
Therefore, it is important not to confound raw cacao with the common cocoa bars you get in the supermarket.
Notice the difference of raw cacao!
Let’s have a look at the differences between raw cacao and cocoa.
When you have a look at the supermarket shelves you will see a huge choice of different chocolate bars, spread, cookies, cake etc. – that belong to the cocoa.
The purest chocolate you can eat is raw cacao, because the unroasted beans are processed cold. Because of that process the beans have so many health benefits.
On the other hand, cocoa is processed hot. And as we know, heat destroys for example a big part of micronutrients. After that the cocoa bars are produces industrial, with a lot of sugar and more non-natural ingredients.
Finally, there is a big amount of Nutrition Values in the raw cacao. Let’s have a detailed look at it!
The effect of Theobromine is comparable to the effect of caffeine, but not that strong, more long term and much milder.
Furthermore, it dilates blood vessels and prevent blood clots. [Suparni N1]
Manly Flavonoids are known to strengthen the brain. Therefore, it is also important to elderly people.
Other nutrients are sulfur, copper, magnesium, calcium, iron, cobalt, boron, B vitamins and a high amount of protein.
Every single nutrient is a benefit for your health. In general, you can point out the following enumeration just as the beginning, because there are so many studies running to check out further positive effects of raw cacao.
· Positive to the whole organism
· Reduction of cataracts
· Strengthens the heart
· Supports the immune system
· Calms down in your stressful everyday life
· Reduces risk of cancer
· Lowers blood pressure
· Supports brain function
· Supporting effect on hormonal and lymphatic system
· Reduces the risk of diabetes
· Reduces inflammation
· And many more
What’s up with the thesis, that cacao can make you “high?”
Well, pure cacao can trigger extraordinary feelings, like high happiness for example. As you know, you can drink it in a spiritual ceremony in a higher concentration. You will get a very good feeling because of all the natural elements and nutrients in the raw cacao.
Have a look how to make your own sacred ceremonial cacao?
In this article, we underlined the health benefits of raw cacao. Many people don’t know that there are big nutritional differences between cacao and cocoa.
So, when you are in the supermarket, have a closer look at what you put in your shopping bin. Maybe there are healthier alternatives, which are much better for your health.
And keep in mind, that industrial produced chocolate works against your health.
Do you want to know more about the effectiveness of cacao?
Dive into it and apply for our cacao ceremony course!
It was Monday, the 7th of June when CACAMO and a bunch of farmers from West Bali were invited to the forum Bali Creative Economy, created by the government of Indonesia and Indonesia Creative Cities Network (ICCN). Additionally, important politicians like the minister of Economy for small business and the mayor of West Bali were invited to talk together about how Balinese farmers can be supported and boost the economy with farming, in this COVID-19 crisis, where still min 70% of the economy is on hold because that’s usually come from the tourism that is still missing out to closed borders.
The community leaders of our Bali Cacao collective called Supi in the morning full of excitement that they got invited and should present themselves in front of the ministers to actually pitch for more investment money.
At the same time, they asked me to join as a testimonial and client of them to show and demonstrate that they could achieve way more with exports if they would have the right machines, equipment and licence.
While we were waiting for more than 1 hour for the 10 politicians, who have been on a field visit around Bali before, Supi from CACAMO had the chance to get an overview of the situation of many farmers in Bali. From seaweed farmers, Coconut farmers, fruit and vegetable farmers, cacao farmers and many more. They all started during COVID-19 to work as farmers again, where they actually come from. When tourism stopped, so their world stopped, their work stopped. And after a while, they realized they need to find outer solutions. That’s what the government want to support as well, and this forum was created to come together and find the most common sense for both sides.
While all farmers had to speak in front of the 10 ministers and politicians, what they are doing and where they are struggling the most, Supi from CACAMO had to speak from the other side as a client, how we collaborate with the farmers, our experience with export and the Balinese collaboration and our future expectations.
In the end, the ministers signed a contract to agree on more investment into the farmers in West Bali. A lot of handshakes between the politicians and Supi and the farmers, and all politicians were super surprised and happy about our product and especially the design.
An important day for us and the cacao farming industry!
Do you want to support our farmers as well? You can do it simply by investing in our delicious cacao.