ABOUT THE CACAO
Cacao was used in ritual and ceremony by our Mezo-American ancestors and was considered sacred. It is interesting that the ritual and ceremonial use had been lost.
Cacao had been practically diluted beyond recognition into Chocolate confections with added fats and sugars which can detract from the magic.
There is a difference in vibration when you eat a dairy filled Chocolate bar compared to a minimally processed dark Chocolate.
Drinking Cacao in it's purest form allows a deeper connection to ourselves, our own intuition, knowing and inner guidance.
The joy of Cacao has recently been rediscovered in the western World, with people consuming it in a pure form and receiving support and messages from the Cacao Spirit.
Cacao is regaining its reputation as a powerful yet gentle earth medicine.
Gentle but powerful
Won’t push you through a door rather gently leads you there if you are willing
Can sit with her and feel the support even when not drinking her
Helps you understand yourself
Can aid clearing emotional blocks
Enables the letting go of past relationships
Connects you with your creativity
Enhances focus and mental agility
May find you no longer crave crappy chocolate
Cacao can be enjoyed as an alternative to coffee or tea
HEALTH BENEFITS OF RAW / UNROASTED CHOCOLATE
According to some scientific research the Cacao beans contained in raw chocolate have a wide array of unique properties such as:
Raw Cacao beans contain 10 grams of flavonol antioxidants per 100 grams, which is an incredible 10%. Research has also demonstrated that the antioxidants in cacao are highly stable and easily available to human metabolism.
Magnesium for the Heart and Brain
Cacao is the primary dietary source of magnesium, the most deficient mineral in western civilisation. Magnesium is the most important mineral for a healthy functioning heart. It also plays a key role in producing energy for the neurons in the brain from glucose. So when there is an abundance of magnesium the brain works with clarity and focus.
Mood elevators and Anti-depressants
Cacao is a great source of serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine (PEA), four well-studied neurotransmitters, which are associated with feelings of well being and help alleviate depression. Both PEA and anandamide (the bliss chemical) are found in abundance in the brains of happy people and are particularly released when we are feeling happy. Both of these neurotransmitters are present in raw cacao in large enough quantities to affect the brain and lift our moods. Cacao also contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO I's) that keep neurotransmitters in the bloodstream for longer without being broken down.
It is very important to have a light, cleansing diet before the ceremony. By deciding this, we already begin the tuning in, we clean our bodies and souls from toxins. For a greater effect, try not to eat any animal products, such as meat, diary, egg, don’t drink alcohol and coffee. On the da of the Ceremony eat something little, a soup made from seasonal vegetables, fruits, porridge, drink a lot of water, herb tea. This diet not only cleanses our physical body, but we prepare ourselfs to experience higher levels of consciousness. This diet has a lot of benefits for our souls, it helps to see clearly, to let go and receive.
If you feel you can’t really take this diet mentioned above, don’t worry, don’t feel ashamed, you will do no harm if you eat a lot before, the most important thing is for you to be relaxed and ok J
The Cacao helps us to dive deep into the realms of our souls and the more clear are intentions are, the easier the cleansing, realizing process is. We start to tune in with the diet for the Ceremony, we can look at this as an offering to the clearness of our Intention.
Coming to this Ceremony please let go of all your expectation, preconception, judgement and belief, I know it is a lot to ask, but without them your experience can be lifted into a whole other dimension, it helps if you are open and accepting to this journey. We are going to do everything possible for oyu to achieve this state, but without you it is not possible.