CACAO PLANT MEDICINE
WHY COME TO A CACAO medicine cEREMONY?
You might feel drawn to nature/earth-based spiritual traditions, or a longing to connect with something "sacred" in a way you maybe haven't been able to so far, and experience a non-"religious" sacred setting with a shared compassionate, supportive group energy.
You might be particularly interested in the indigenous Mayan cultures of Mesoamerica.
You might be curious about traditional plant spirit medicine and its spiritual and/or healing potential, but also not wanting to ingest anything extremely psychoactive.
Maybe there's a particular issue you wish to look at in your life, something you can't let go of, an experience from the past or a pattern you keep playing out in your life, which you know is blocking you from experiencing greater wellbeing & flourishing. A ritual ceremonial setting can help you frame your intention to let go or reframe things and cacao's heart-opening medicine can help you release old emotional blockages of the heart, perhaps with a gentle purge of tears.
Perhaps you are seeking guidance or clarity & perspective, & would like to find a way to access greater insight on your situation.
Perhaps you wish you could be more intuitive, connecting with your intuition & tapping into the "higher" levels of awareness which our everyday overactive, analytical, rational minds often prevent us from accessing. In these traditional-style plant medicine ceremonies, you will be gently and safely guided into subtly altered states of consciousness (nothing hallucinatory or delusional!) - similar to dream or near-sleep states. It is a deeply relaxed, expansive state of mind - but you are always in control, so you can feel totally safe throughout. Cacao works with you gently, she does not impose anything on you.
You may be seeking a way to open up your heart - perhaps you sense that constrictive emotions such as pain, sadness, fear, anger, grief & anxiety are stopping you from being as open, joyful, honest, loving, expressive & brave as you would like to be.
Or...maybe you are in a good place and are simply curious about plant medicines - maybe you've heard about cacao specifically, or else you might have heard of other medicines, but are wary about the possible effects of taking a strong psychoactive which might require a long, tough journey to integrate afterwards.
Maybe it's all of the above!
Cacao is both safe and legal. It is not only recognised as a nutritional powerhouse (a true superfood); since at least ancient Mesoamerican times, cacao's heart-stimulating properties have been known to humans, and ceremonial-grade cacao possesses an energy, a vibrancy, an essence not present in more processed cacao-derivatives (including "raw" cacao powder & paste, which is not as raw as you might think, though still very nutritious as a food rather than a plant medicine). With cacao - as with other ritual plants- when consumed intentionally, in a sacred space, we can connect with the spiritual essence of the plant.
Everything about the ceremonial space I create is intended to cultivate an experience of being safely held and guided, so that you can relax on all levels, feeling able to share & be open to the experience, open to what arises when you allow the rational mind to switch off so that the more intuitive, expansive states can be accessed.
Please note: I offer these cacao medicine ceremonies as an opportunity for women to experience this heart medicine in a healing, safe, held space; I ask that you respect this and please come in this spirit. These ceremonies are for personal healing and spiritual exploration, not a training or workshop for those wanting to learn to hold their own cacao events.
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What happens in a cacao medicine ceremony?