∞ CACAO ∞
Inviting the Spirit of Cacao, into our hearts: to awaken, to feel, to remember who we really are…
LOVE in human form.
∞ Praise for Mama ∞ Cacao: sweet medicine for these times ∞
Cacao (Theobroma cacao — “Food of the Gods”) has had a long history of important worship & influence on human culture: dating back to 2000 BC with the Olmec civilization, following with the Mayans & Aztecs, followed by European Trade…Cacao is currently experiencing a new wave of worship, reverence, and celebration across the globe, carrying a MULTITUDE of gifts with her sweet medicine:
Nourishment of BODY & BRAIN
Cacao’s health benefits are VAST: extremely rich in antioxidants, vitamins & minerals (especially iron & magnesium), not to mention its profound effects on our brain chemistry, releasing endorphins, anandamide, histamine, phenylethylamine (PEA), serotonin, theobromine, dopamine, tryptophan, and tyramine, all substances that stimulate the naturally occurring celestial-alchemy of the brain…Cacao in it’s raw, natural state literally strengthens the heart, regulates sugar levels & hormone levels in body, detoxes the liver, and basically nourishes the deficiencies found within the typical Western diet and (often stressful) lifestyle…It’s no wonder Cacao is considered a “superfood”, as it is one of THE most nourishing foods currently available to many of us.
Nourishment of HEART & SOUL
The Spirit and essence of Cacao–as a plant medicine–is an extremely gentle, loving & supportive Spirit & consciousness…It is no wonder that this plant is so lovingly called “Mamma Cacao”, as it’s essence is much like that of the archetypal Mother: unconditionally loving, unconditionally supporting of her children, and helping them reach wholeness & maturity.
Cacao works particularly on our (physical-emotional-spiritual) Heart-Center: our ability to give and receive love freely and generously…and reveals the places inside us that are withholding from this transforming quality of (self)love. Cacao creates compassion, for ourselves and others: it is a gentle medicine, and reminds us of the power of softness & vulnerability, over force. Cacao stimulates our emotional body: helping to feel and process emotions with more fluidity, grace, and support. Cacao also stimulates our intuition and creative flow, stimulating our right brain to come alive and play.
Photo Credit: Albert Bitton
Nourishment for Our Community & World at Large
Several indigenous myths from Meso-America all profess in their legends that when the balance between humanity & nature is lost, Cacao will come to awaken the hearts of humanity again. Cacao will come to save the day…And Keith, the Cacao Shaman, also professes in his channeling of the Cacao-Spirit that indeed Cacao is THE “Food for the Shift”: the Shift in Human consciousness that is currently underway…the Shift from the old story of disconnection, domination, disrespect (to the feminine & to our beloved planet Earth), to a new story of inter-connection, unity-community & utter reverence to the natural cycles of life.
Cacao’s gift is awakening our hearts and our consciousnesses to our true potential: beginning with each heart, and then connecting hearts, connecting dots across the planet..
We all are so deeply interconnected with one another. The time is ripe to stop thinking and feeling small & isolated. It’s time to feel the power of our heart, to live courageously & joyfully from our heart, to allow our hearts to feel the entire spectrum of life…and Cacao is the soothing balm to help us aid in this process.
My Path with Cacao
Cacao entered my life at the very beginning of a very deep personal period of death/rebirth back in 2013, triggered by an “initiation” with Keith, The Chocolate Shaman during his 2013 tour in Berlin. Before this tumultuous & messy time, I had always been someone with a natural talent for having a wide-open crown-chakra (as in: pretty tapped into cosmic awareness), but it had always been very difficult for me to ground, and feel safe and at home on the Earth. Communicating with spiritual realms wasn’t a problem, but this connection with my actual feet, feeling alive and stable on this planet, certainly was a challenge for me (and most certainly still is, from time to time!)
Since embarking on this journey with Cacao, I feel a deepening of (self) love and ever deepening ability to ground on this amazing ball of paradise, strengthened by the ability to live more authentically from my heart, my soul more embodied in my cells, blood & muscles…Being someone that can have a tendency to be quite hard on myself, Cacao teaches me that gentleness is the way to true happiness and peace (time and time again)
Photo Credit: Anja Slomma
At this point, after going through so much together, Cacao feels like a very devout and close friend: a Spirit-ally to lean on, to ask for support, to help me soften, express, feel, & live more whole…She shows me the power of vulnerability, and the beauty of humanity, when we allow our mind’s judgements to soften, and our heart’s nature to take more of the lead…
I praise this beautiful plant for showing me–and more and more fellow humans–that the path to creating a New World starts with healing our own hearts, with grace, gentleness & joy: from the inside out…She has shown me so much, continues to unfold her mystery with each contact with her, and for this I take a huge bow to Mama Cacao…It is an honor to serve her as she supports humanity in the intricate and delicate process of healing our connection to ourselves, and to this Planet…
∞ I praise this beautiful plant for showing me–and more and more fellow humans–that the path to creating a New World starts with healing our own hearts, with grace, gentleness & joy: from the inside out…She has shown me so much, continues to unfold her mystery with each contact with her, and for this I take a huge bow to Mama Cacao…It is an honor to serve her as she supports humanity in the intricate and delicate process of healing our connection to ourselves, and to this Planet… ∞
It is one of my greatest joys…
and a true honor to be able to create, facilitate & share Cacao-heart-spaces with as many people as possible…one of the beauties of Cacao is it’s versatility as a plant medicine: young or old, skeptical or the spiritually adventurous, male, female, or a bit of both, Cacao has the unique ability to unite hearts & people, dissolving borders (in the mind & heart) in constructive & magical ways…
Each offering of Cacao is a co-creation
between myself, the fellow beings sharing space, & the Cacao-spirit herself…each Ritual is a tailor-made sacred-slice of time and space created in order to dive into the realms of Cacao’s wisdom:
Combining dance, music, ritual, meditation & celebration: Lucid, Cacaophany and more….
A divine date with you, me & the spirit of Cacao….inviting in the power of healing and balance through ritual and massage.
For those that wish to go deeper into the mysteries of this medicine, for those that wish to also work with this medicine in their lives, vocations and professional lives.