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ceremonial cacao as a heart medicine

what is ceremonial cacao?

Purest Form of Chocolate

Cacao aka “Food of the Gods” is a native plant from Mesoamerica. Ceremonial cacao is the purest form of “chocolate” and was used for thousands of years by the Mayans and the Aztecs for ceremonial and medicinal purposes. Most of us are used to the confectionery style of chocolate, ones that are full of sugar. But when cacao is consumed in this pure form – the pure cacao bean paste with no added sugar – we retain all the healing and medicinal properties.

 

Loving and Intentional in Every Way

The intentional and incredible creation of cacao is what makes this plant medicine so special. From the time its seed is planted into the ground till the first harvest of a cacao pod, these cacao trees are loved and cared for by the people of the land. Once the pods are harvested, they go through a fermentation process, hand-peeled and grinded down to create a minimally processed cacao paste, ensuring that the power of intention, nurture and love passes down from the time of sowing the seeds to consuming the drink.

 

A Superfood

Ceremonial cacao is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients. It’s the world’s best source of magnesium, necessary for keeping the heart healthy. Cacao is also an antioxidant powerhouse, helping to prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals. A compound called “Theobromine”, found almost exclusively in cacao, is chemically similar to caffeine and lifts the mood and energy for an extended period of time.

 
ceremonial cacao as a heart medicine

how does it help to heal?

The 'Bliss' Factor

Human brains have receptors that can be filled with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and our bodies naturally produce a chemical called “Anandamide” to attach to these receptors. Ananda in Sanskrit means bliss. Scientific studies suggest that Anandamide is most present in our bodies after moderately strenuous exercise and often associated with the concept of the “runner’s high.” Ceremonial grade cacao contains vast amounts of Anandamide, contributing to the feeling of bliss, euphoria, deep love, expansion and creativity when drunk with intention.

 

Deep connection with Self

Cacao is an embodiment practice for self-connection. Cacao releases its medicine and active compounds into our bloodstream, activating our senses. We first notice the changes in the body and slowly become fully present in the moment. After that first connection with the physical body, we can lovingly dive deeper into our mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. Here we may discover our shadow aspects, our blockages, our truth. With this new wisdom, we can tap into more self-love, abundance and gratitude for ourselves.

 

Upcoming Cacao Ceremonies

 
🌿 Embrace the magic. Connect with the forest. Awaken your spiritual heart. 🌿
 
Join me on a transformative journey where the magic of the forest meets the sacred power of ceremonial cacao.
 
Starting with an eco-sensual walk to connect with the beauty of the forest, followed by a cacao ceremony to open your heart, expand your consciousness, and connect you to the magic around you.
 
Doesn’t matter if you’re a Green Witch, a nature enthusiast or someone simply looking to experience the magic of nature & cacao in a unique way – all are welcome! Very limited spots to keep this event intimate.
 
🔮 Come with an open heart and a willingness to connect with nature and the mystical energies around you 🔮
 
𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 & 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞
Saturday, 16 September 2023
Meet up time: 9:45am @ S-Bahn Aumühle
Exact location provided upon registration
 
𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭
40€ including cacao, light snacks & fresh fruits
35€ each if you come with a friend
Subsidised spot available for low-income 25€
𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘦𝘴, 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘭 𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰@𝘭𝘶𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘺𝘰𝘨𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦.𝘤𝘰𝘮 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘺 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘫𝘰𝘪𝘯.
 
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