Sacred Cacao Community Ceremony May 9th, 2023 | 9:30 AM Are you looking to deepen your healing and growth in any of the following areas? Body | Mind | Spirit | Community | Increasing connection to your own Wisdom | Connecting to the energy of Creativity | Being more in the state of Love | Divine Presence Taking your specific intention and diving deeper into healing and expanding with the support of the Spirit of Cacao. When we are supported by the Spirit of Cacao, our heart opens naturally. Healing infuses our emotional, physical, energetic, and spiritual bodies. A harmonic alignment is formed between ourselves and the Divine allowing for greater wisdom and love. Sign Up Heal on the energetic and emotional realms where words do not always touch. The Cacao that will be used in ceremony is of the highest quality. Organic Raw 100% Arriba Criollo Paste, Jungle grown in Ecuador. This plant medicine offers a loving and gentle way of connecting our heart energy with our true Selves. Sacred Cacao Ceremonies have been practiced in Central and South America by the indigenous peoples for a millennia. These are just a few benefits of this ceremony: Read More 1. HEART OPENING Cacao can open the heart and allow you to connect with yourself and others in a deeper, more loving way. Fear will be replaced with love and desire for good. 2. ENHANCES MEDITATION Cacao enables you to connect with your inner spirit and wisdom, allowing for more profound meditation. It allows you to focus more on the present moment and its remedying properties can begin to work on your mind and soul. 3. PATHWAY TO CREATIVITY Cacao can help build a bridge to inspiration, creativity and new ideas. You’ll find new meaning and purpose begin to flow with ease. 4. MENTAL CLARITY Cacao can help you find mental clarity and balance. You can be reminded of your talents, skills, creative ability and life purpose. 5. ENERGY Cacao can grant you the energy you need for your day and throughout your life. You’ll find yourself able to skip the coffee, your cravings will diminish and you will be able to better accomplish your daily tasks. 6. PEACE Cacao can lift the burdens of life and the stresses of the day from your shoulders. You will find yourself more in tune with your positive side and more able to face difficulties and hardship. 7. HEALING Cacao can lead you to a healthier lifestyle in body and spirit. You will become aware of things that have been keeping you from living the life you love and receive strength in letting them go. Health and safety disclaimer: Read More Cacao is generally safe for most people, however: If you take anti-depressants, stronger ceremonial cacao than what we will be using should not be taken. Severe headaches and sweating can result. However, people using anti-depressants have had no problem taking the type of raw, jungle grown Ecuadorian cacao that we will be using in our ceremony. A chocolate shaman says in regards to his own cacao (again, more intense than what we will be using): People with a heart condition, where a 20% increase in heart rate would be a medical emergency, should not drink strong ceremonial cacao, or take very little while they monitor its effect on their heart rate. However, it does lower blood pressure (cacao is a vasodilator), if your pressure is high. Again, the type of cacao we will be using at the ceremony is much gentler, but if you have any heart condition you may want to take a smaller amount or none at all. If you have health questions or concerns, please consult your physician. Avoid caffeine before taking cacao. This will be overly stimulating to your body and will not serve you in receiving the highest benefits of cacao. Adding a plant-based milk (e.g., nut milks) to cacao is a lovely experience, however cow’s milk is not recommended. Cacao Spirit says no to this, as it blocks assimilation of some of the properties of cacao. Cacao is poisonous for dogs, horses, parrots, and cats. They lack the enzymes to metabolize the theobromine in cacao. Do not ingest more than 2 oz (57 grams) at one time. It’s unnecessary to have that much and will cause nausea in some people.