Cacao is a plant medicine that supports and enhances our capacity to heal, grow & transform. It facilitates work in the inner realms by opening the heart, fostering connections and allowing a stronger state of presence to move through stuck or challenging places. A cacao ceremony involves drinking a delicious cup of ceremonial grade cacao and using that energy to focus on your inner work. Cacao ceremony isn’t a passive high where you wait for the work to be done. It’s a loving guide that will hold your hand as you walk through the doors of your inner world. To that end, a cacao ceremony usually involves a wide variety of other practices, such as meditation, dance, shamanic journey, sound, yoga, creative expression, etc. The sky is really limited, as cacao pairs very well with many different modalities. There is no one right way to do a ceremony, or any required beliefs. The way cacao ceremony is being practiced in the modern world is very much a modern phenomenon in the sense that it isn’t rooted in a specific indigenous tradition. It is instead based on cultivating a relationship with the plant, and working with it in a variety of ways to support healing & growth.