For thousands of years people have considered cacao as a sacred plant with potent healing properties. It was used both for its widely understood health benefits as well as in ceremonial settings. It wasn’t until Europeans came across it and brought it home that sweetener was added and what we now know of as chocolate was created. Today, chocolate is usually laden with extra ingredients such as sugar, milk and preservatives and people often see it as either a guilty pleasure or junk food.
We say throw out this outdated view and re-discover the spiritual uses of cacao to facilitate work in the inner realms. Cacao is a powerful heart-opener, increasing blood flow 30-40% with a ceremonial dose. It increases focus so that meditation, yoga and therapeutic work are more accessible. It’s gentle, supportive energy allows people to expand and experience heightened states. It facilitates greater connection to other people and in intimate partnership. It will add a buzz to your social gatherings.
This is what we call Ceremonial Cacao. Delicious, rich, heart open and good for the body.
Here are some great ways to use our cacao ceremonially:
- Brew the drink to help with your personal practice, such as meditation, yoga, kirtan or dance
- Add an extra dose of love to social gatherings with a cacao drink or treats
- Facilitate your own ceremony with friends or your students
- Lavish your dinner guests with a dish of cacao nibs and honey to dip
Share the cacao love!