Harnessing the power of the New and Full moon and the wisdom of Cacao Spirit.
These two ceremonies bring forth deep connection, allowing you to manifest your heart’s desires and to let go of that which no longer serves you!
These are really fun and energetically charged cacao ceremonies
that set you up for living your best life.
Our bodies yearn for this sacred medicine but the beans used for commercial chocolate are often hybridised and of low quality, meaning that the chocolate doesn’t affect us strongly at all. In our ceremonies we only use ceremonial grade, raw and organic cacao and the results are very different. The chocolate that we will be working with comes direct from the Amazon (see below for more details) which facilitates deep and profound journeying.
Cacao is raw chocolate and classified as a ‘superfood’ in the West. The ancient Mayans and Aztecs used cacao for spiritual and ceremonial purposes because, in its purest form, it is a powerful assistant for ‘inner work’, creative guidance and much more. In shamanic tradition, cacao is still heralded as a sacred heart medicine. The spirit of Cacao was one of the most revered of the ancient Mayan deities; they called Cacao “The water that runs through the heart” and the “food of the gods”. It is one of the most powerful yet gentle facilitators and assists in connecting us with consciousness, teaching us and guiding us to our hearts’ desires.
Cacao promotes powerful journeying and connection with your spiritual wisdom, helping you in bringing awareness to things that have been preventing you from creating a life that you can love. It also aids in releasing repeated patterns, beliefs and blocks which could be stopping you, slowing you down or standing in the way of creating your dreams.
Chocolate is a gentle but powerful feminine force; by surrendering to the essence and energy of chocolate you can tune into higher dimensions. It’s the only food that can connect your left and right brain functions, as well as having many other health benefits. Cacao is also a superfood; it’s delicious and an aphrodisiac! Ever wondered why we give chocolate to loved ones?
Cacao can facilitate a deep Shamanic experience of ‘being in the world but not of it’, allowing you to see what you really want, what you have been expecting and who you really are at a soul level. It shows you how you can shift your perception so life can be more enjoyable!
Chocolate opens the heart. It allows for a deeper, more authentic, love based connection with yourself, on all levels, and with others. People sometimes journey through a variety of emotions which have held them back – these may have caused illness, repetitive patterns, conflict, confusion, lack of abundance, lack of love, or a basic lack of joy and fulfilment in their lives. With cacao, they gain deep realisations about their purpose, the meaning of life and the direction their soul is calling them to take – perfect if you want to experience more loving feelings or get some guidance whilst working through trauma.
Once you acknowledge your blocks you won’t keep manifesting situations that bring up the negative feelings. You will live a freer, happier life, without constantly being triggered into old patterns of being. Releasing these emotions allows more light, love and magic into your life. Once blockages have been acknowledged, participants often find that they are able to connect with deep feelings of love, bliss and joy, enabling them to find their ‘flow’.
I have seen real transformations in people after they’ve learned to commune with cacao: discovery of their purpose, joy, confidence and walking the path that their soul called them to take.
INTEGRATED LEARNING, NOT JUST IN YOUR ‘HEAD’
There are many teachings that we may think we understand logically prior to learning to commune with plant medicine, yet we are unsure how to embody and integrate that knowledge; for example the concept of ‘oneness’ or consciousness. Cacao is a fantastic gateway into connecting with your inner knowing, whereby learning can become profoundly embodied and transform your way of feeling and being. You feel at a cellular and spiritual level what you know in your heart and the teachings you might already be aware of are finally ‘understood’.
Cacao can forge a stronger connection to your higher self – intuition, soul, spirit and consciousness. This leads to an enhanced connection with your own power and truth; your divine nature. This results in more love in your life, leading to more effective manifestation and a more powerful, familiar connection with your magnificence and spiritual capabilities. When you access this state – bliss, love, the vortex, the ‘zone’, flow, whatever you want to call it – you can manifest what you love. You also enter into the state where what you love comes to you because your vibration is raised!
BALANCE YOUR MALE & FEMALE ENERGY
Male and female energies are within each of us. When these energies are balanced your life is more harmonious and magnetic! The balance of these energies allows you to receive inspiration (feminine) and use it (masculine). Access to the ‘one mind’ brings greater connection with creative ideas and inspiration, as well as the enhanced connection and balance these ideas can manifest.
‘Healing occurs in the stillness.’ Cacao calms the left brain chatter and allows us to delve into that ‘no mind’ space of bliss and intuition; powerful, otherworldly and deep meditation where you to connect with your spiritual nature, accessing collective wisdom and knowing within. The ‘shamanic dose’ of cacao makes meditation easy, giving your mind, body and spirit the space and peace needed to heal and develop.
We will set intentions in the form of a deeply meditative and delicious cacao ceremony. Away you go and watch the magic unfold… Come the fat full moon, we will hold another space for letting go of what hasn’t served us, again drinking and meditating with cacao, ready to begin again when the new moon greets us once more!
On the evening of the new moon we will drink cacao and deeply connect to both feminine energies of the moon and the Cacao Spirit; harnessing their powerful magic and setting intentions for what we want to manifest in the coming cycle. We then reconnect on the evening of the full moon, giving thanks for what we have brought into our lives but also letting go of what no longer serves us and making space for new growth.
ETHICAL AND RESPONSIBLY SOURCED CACAO
All our cacao is ceremonial grade and comes directly from the Asháninka of Peru, via a wonderful London based shaman. It is prepared by hand, organic, GMO free and of the highest quality.
The raw cacao is lovingly prepared by me for each ceremony. The “shamanic dose” connects you to the cacao diva, whereby you can spend some special time communing and connecting with her and receive this incredible medicine of the heart.
A photo of members of the Ashaninka in Peru, taken by Mike Goldwater.
Sunday 9th September 6:30 – 8:30pm: Setting manifestation intentions.
Tuesday 25th September 6:30 – 8:30pm: Gratitude, letting go and making space.
£75 for both ceremonies.
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NEED TO KNOW
The Cacao is completely safe to drink, however please make sure you inform me as soon as possible if any of the following apply to you:
- If you are taking anti depressants, SSRI’s or any other medication.
- If you have a heart condition, as cacao increases the blood flow to the brain and heart by at least 40%.
- If you are pregnant.
We will begin promptly, so please arrive on time to avoid disrupting others.
HOW TO PREPARE
Cacao contains caffeine, so please do NOT DRINK COFFEE or any other stimulants at least 3 hours before the ceremony.
To get the most out of your journey, try not to to eat for at least three hours before the ceremony. This allows for the cacao to be more easily absorbed, helping you with your journey. Drink plenty of water both before and after the ceremony. Dress comfortably.
WHAT TO BRING
- An intention for the ceremony – very important!
- A bottle for water.
- A blanket.
- You might want to bring a notebook or journal and pen; some people like to write down what happened on their journey.
You will be required to sit and lie down on the floor so you might find it more comfortable if you bring a yoga mat.