Ancient Mayan texts described cacao to be “heart opening” and even modern research shows that the active ingredient theobromine widens the blood vessels and stimulates the heart.
Cacao opens the heart and allows you to deeply connect with yourself and others in a deeper, more authentic loving way. Fear and anxiety will be replaced with love and joy.
Sun and moon. Light and dark. Day and night. Inhale and exhale. There are binaries that exist in nature. They are each essential and fundamental for the existence of the other. There is no daytime without the nighttime. There is no exhalation of breath without the inhalation of breath.
Everyone has masculine and feminine energies. Cacao is known for gently balance both energies, allowing us to live life more effective, filled with complete harmony. The female energies allow you to receive inspiration and the masculine energy allows you to act on it.
Cacao enables you to connect with your inner spirit and wisdom, allowing for more profound meditation. Meditation will be easier and more beneficial, quieting the mind becomes easy and it allows you to focus more on the present moment, gives you mental clarity and it works on your body, mind and soul.
Cacao can help you find mental clarity. The medicine can help you change your perspective, enabling you to recognize and let go of limiting beliefs, outdated patterns, past traumas and old habits that do not serve you any longer. You can be reminded of your talents, skills, creative ability and life purpose.
Cacao invites us to slow down and intentionally set time aside for ourselves. Stepping out of our daily hustle to connect with our higher self.
When the mind calms, you will create space for healing and creativity. New inspiration and creative ideas will flow with ease. Invisible obstacles will disappear, making room for new inspiration. Getting clarity on your talents and skills and connect with your creative abilities such as; writing, painting, dancing, making music. You will be surprised at how creative you are.
The theobromine in the cacao gives you a longer and softer energy without the peak and dip that many people experience from e.g. the caffeine in coffee. The cacao gives you an energy boost and grants you the energy you need throughout the day. It will even allow you to better accomplish your daily tasks.
As the cacao opens your heart (the gateway to your inner spirit and wisdom) you will experience a stronger connection with the higher self (intuition, soul, God,). This connection will guide you to follow your own path and truth. You will become aware of things that have been keeping you from living the life you love and receive strength in letting them go. Cacao can lead you to a healthier lifestyle in body and spirit.
A cacao ceremony is an opportunity for you to connect with yourself, your true essence and with the others around you. With the help of cacao, you will be guided to open your heart and to let go of what no longer serves you.
Cacao ceremonies have been around for thousands of years and are a form of shamanic healing. It’s believed that cacao was used by the Mayans and Aztecs in Central and South America for spiritual, medicinal and ceremonial purposes for inner awakening and creative guidance. For the Mayans and Aztecs, the cacao plant was sacred, giving the plant a Latin name Cocao meaning “Food of the Gods” and was so highly valued that the cacao beans were used as currency.
In today’s ceremonies, you will slowly sip cacao, allowing the plant-medicine to open your heart and share of what you want to let go and what you are calling in. The cacao will work gently on your body, mind and heart.
With the help of the cacao you will be able to open your heart completely, releasing and healing the energetic blockages that keep you from living up to your highest potential. The plant-medicine silences the mind and connects to the wisdom and spirit within you. Cacao brings us back to the feeling of love, oneness and connection.
Every cacao ceremony is different, some consist of sitting in circles, sharing and singing. While others let you explore through movement, in combination with yin yoga, or even ecstatic dance. The most important thing is that the ceremony gives you space to safely connect and to open your heart.
Are you ready to explore the wonderful and healing benefits of cacao yourself?