Long ago in ancient Meso-America, the Mayans regarded cacao as a sacred medicine, primarily using in ceremony and a means to communicate with the gods.
Cacao is a valuable plant medicine that has abilities to support psychological and physiological health, by using it in a ceremonial setting it has potential to release stresses, open the heart and introduce a calm, mindful state.
Ceremonies take on many different forms and have different intentions, however most provide a state where one can connect with their essential self, express themselves creatively and letting the inner child out!
My Cacao Journey Began...
The idea to start working with cacao was sparked whilst traveling through Peru, where I traveled to in order to further my knowledge of yoga, holistic health and shamanism.
Here I participated in my first cacao ceremony, where pure stone-ground ceremonial cacao was served in a sacred environment.
Part of the ceremony a meditation allows a deep introspective journey, where healing work can take place, releasing negative emotions and emotional blockages.
Sacred Valley, Peru where I spent much time immersed in nature…and cacao