What the heck is a Cacao Ceremony?
Lets look at the traditional aspects of a Cacao ceremoy first. There is evidence of cacao being used as far back as 5,300 years ago in the Amazon. Despite this long history of cacao, we know very little about ancient cacao rituals both because of the massive genocide and the deterioration of their artifacts.
What is known is for the Olmec, Zapotec, Mayans, and Aztec, cacao was a plant of central importance. Cacao is mentioned extensively in the Popul Vuh, the Mayan Creation story, and can be found in many engravings showing ritual offerings. We know there were great storehouses of cacao beans, cacao was used as a currency, and cacao was consumed as a drink.
To date the Western world has taken to Cacao Ceremonies for a variety of reasons given the intention of the facilitator and the attendees. Examples are with weddings, family gatherings (holidays), midwifery, meditations, healing journeys and more.
What is the difference between Cacao and Cocoa
Lets look at the difference between CacaO & CocoA. (I’ve highlighted the last letter only for distinct identification purposes.)
CocoA powder is raw cacao that’s been roasted at high temperatures to change the molecular structure of the cacao bean, reducing the enzyme content (removing antioxidants and flavanols) and lowering the overall nutritional value by up to 90%.
Regular CocoA is what’s usually used in chocolate you can buy at grocery stores and pharmacies. There’s a lot of confusion around cacao and cocoa. “Cocoa” sometimes refers to the powder used to make hot chocolate that contains added sugar, fat and processed powdered milk.
Even when buying CacaO one need to look at the label to make sure there are no uninvited guests in the ingredient list. If you want a more nutritious, clean choice – raw cacao powder or ceremonial cacao is the way to go! CacaO is considered Raw. Raw foods are not heated to above 42 degrees, which means that in case of raw cacao, the beans are sun-dried instead of roasting. Raw cacao retains maximum nutritional value and flavor. That said, traditionally Ceremonial CacaO is always roasted, never raw. You can definitely take this experience home with you.
Benefits of attending a Cacao Ceremony
There are an array of benefits from attending a Cacao ceremony. The ceremonies are usually made with set intentions. The ceremony will be helpful for getting clarity and doing healing work & inner-processing. Being in a sacred space helps you get out of your normal environment, allowing you to gain new insights & perspectives from yourself, the facilitator, and other attendees. Ceremony is also be wonderful places to connect with people in a safe, open-hearted environment because the cacao brings us into the same energetic frequency. allowing for deeper more intimate connection with ourselves and each other. Sitting in ceremony with cacao will allow us to have a shared experience of increased mood, vitality, intuition, empathy, and connection as Cacao increases the energetic field of our hearts.
- Helps body Detox
- Lower Blood Pressure. Cacao powder is packed with flavonoids
- Reduced Diabetes Risk. The flavonoids in cacao powder may help increase insulin sensitivity, reducing your risk of diabetes
- Reduced Heart Disease Risk. Cacao powder contains lots of potassium
- Reduced Inflammation
- Boosts immune system
- Elevates the mood
- Opens the Heart Chakra
- Elevates the Mood
- Deeper Meditation
- Shamanic Journey
- Balance of Masculine & Feminine Energy
- Enhanced Creativity
- Improved Yoga
- Connection to Higher Self/Dimensions
- Clarity in Love & Career
May 29th we will gather for a unique experience sharing Cacao Plant Medicine. During our time you will be guided through healing Breathwork and Meditation while you enjoy a Sound Bath Session. We will dive into opening up blockages to love; weather it be to loving yourself or experiencing more loving relationships within your life.
All attendees will need:
- To wear comfortable clothing (white preferred)
- Bring a towel/yoga mat to lay on
- Bring pillow/blanket if desired
- Fast or eat light the day of the event
Below is the projected schedule of events.
- 10:00 am arrival* only for those who purchased VIP tickets will be permitted inside prior to 10:45am
- 10:45 arrival
- 11:00 Opening Ceremony
- 11:10 Breathwork
- 11:20 Cacao
- 11:45 Guided Meditation/Sound Bath Healing
- 12:45 Discussion
- 1:00 Departure
There is a max of 10-12 spaces available and 3 experience options available; Meditation, Ceremonial, or VIP.
The Meditation Experience is for those wanting to deep in their meditation practice. You will receive a lower dose of the counter medicine and enjoy all the benefits of the ceremonies events.
When you choose this option you will receive a Ceremonial dose of Cacao for a more profound experience that will bring clarity, answers, and deeper insight into any situations you may have prior to the ceremony. You will also enjoy all the benefits of the day’s events.
The VIP Package is for those looking for a more personal healing session. you will receive all the benefits of the Ceremony plus:
- Priority Access to the Ceremony
- A personalize Energetic Healing session with Shannon
- A Ceremonial dose of Cacao Medicine
- Exclusive seating
- Take home care package for home integration
THERE ARE ONLY 5 VIP SPACES AVAILABLE