FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...
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Please note these ceremonies are for over-18s only.
DO YOU OFFER ONE-TO-ONE OR PRIVATE GROUP CACAO CEREMONIES?
Yes I do, under certain circumstances! Please contact me here for more information.
CAN YOU TRAIN ME TO HOLD CACAO CEREMONIES?
In short: no!
I work in partnership with the cacao plant spirit, sharing her medicine and guiding others on journeys to connect with her for their own personal healing and spiritual connection: I love sharing cacao in this way. My offering is a sacred space for healing with the assistance of the cacao spirit. I wish to share Ixcacao's medicine with respect and integrity, with her blessing.
Participating in ceremonies with me does not equate to an apprenticeship training in cacao plant spirit medicine nor in holding safe, sacred ceremonial space for others.
WHY ARE YOUR CEREMONIES FOR WOMEN ONLY?
I offer these sacred ceremonies for groups of women, so there is a supportive feminine energy to these sharing circles. I'm sometimes asked why my ceremonies are for women only. There is no protocol against men consuming sacred cacao, it's simply my personal calling to share with women primarily. I appreciate that many men are in touch with their feminine side too! But I wish to create a safe space for women to explore healing, spirit and feminine empowerment.
Cacao has a feminine energy which can be healing to connect with if you are a woman needing to heal your own relationship to your feminine aspect in some way, whether on a personal level, to other females in your life, or healing your relationship to the feminine within a patriarchal culture.
In a sense, I feel the western belated recognition of cacao's power as a sacred plant, after 500 years of being debased, and abused (along with the animist peoples of the Americas who revered cacao and other plants), stripped of its inherent spiritual power and reduced to a highly processed piece of confectionery is perhaps being mirrored in the ways the sacred feminine is being restored within the consciousness of many western women. Western/European culture & the various patriarchal monotheisitic religions have repressed and abused and dishonoured the feminine, the intuitive, the heart-based, the sacred, Mother Earth/Nature for centuries...Perhaps this is why so many women are being called now to connect with Ixcacao's loving, maternal and deeply healing energy; and why more people in generally are hearing the call of plant medicines, to teach them how to heal the planet through healing themselves by reconnecting to nature spirits...
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