Time & Location
15 Mar 2020, 10:00 – 14:00
Studio 17, Heaton Moor, Egerton Rd S, Stockport SK4 4LS, UK
About the Event
Cacao Ceremony Sunday 15th of March 2020
A heart opening ceremony with ancient plant medicine (cacao) to rediscover connection, healing and inner wisdom.
Taking place at 10am at the intimate and very beautiful ‘Studio 17’ in Heaton Moor.
The ceremony will allow you that space for introspection. The Cacao will open the heart and turn off the internal chatter of the mind. You will find that you can relax, easily connect to your dreams and true path and step into the light of who you really are. The workshop will last for up to 4 hours 10am - 2pm. It is set in the beautiful Studio 17 in my wonderful friend Di's garden. The space is truly magical and the feeling of being in nature almost holds you in the space.
There will be guided meditation, relaxation, healing, beautiful music and divine mantras. Get ready to let go and let the true you shine forth.
Full details below:
Ceremonial cacao invites you on a journey, to travel with the chocolate spirit through the veil, but only if you choose. It does not act like a psychedelic – it does not take you on its trip, but facilitates your own. Ceremonial cacao is therefore an ancient plant medicine, a wisdom keeper, a teacher and facilitator. It is the forgotten plant medicine – an ancient teacher and facilitator that assists you with the journey into your heart. Cacao was known to the Ancient Mayans as a powerful heart opener and potent healer. Perfect for deepening your yoga and meditation practice!
Cacao gives us an opportunity to move towards the fullest expression of who we truly are…and this can be catalytic in removing barriers in all areas of your life; relationships, career, personal growth, creativity, or wherever your focus is. Ultimately, cacao can help deepen your connection to your heart, and expand your capacity to love and be loved.
When drinking cacao, 40 minutes later you will experience around 40-60% more blood flow to the brain. Cacao helps your body process nitric oxide which enhances blood circulation and improves the cardiovascular system. Increased blood flow brings increased oxygen, nutrients and prana (life energy) to our mental space.
Cacao also has ‘flavonoids’ which Harvard studies have proven to enhance thought and memory.
My personal experience with cacao is that my mind is quieter with cacao. The increased blood flow does not increase my typical mental patterns, rather the increased prana calms the mental chatter of the mind (the vrittis in Sanskrit) and opens portals to connect with our true intellect. From this place we can feel ourselves from our space of inner knowing. The cacao moves our mind energy from the cerebral cortex (the brain) and into the mind of the heart. The mind of the heart, which actually fires neurons nano-seconds before neurons are fired from the cerebral brain, is our emotion-based decisions come from. Rather than thinking of a solution, we feel a solution that we know is right for our inner knowing. Whereas we are conditioned to make decision with our brain-mind, the cacao facilitates this awareness of our heart-mind and allows us to connect with this space of love and emotion on a more consistent basis.
Going beyond personal emotions to understand the love in all emotional fluctuations, becoming love itself, we begin to sense the greater possibilities for heightened awareness that creates a feeling of transcending the more mundane aspects of existence.
A journey to reflect and bask in self-love you have nourished and created, honouring your own personal sun. Looking to illuminate the parts of you which are longing for more light and more love.
A Cacao Ceremony gives us time for ourselves in a hectic and stressful world. It is the perfect space to switch off the outside chaos and journey into the silence, so that we can become clearer of who we are, where we are going, and the opportunities available to us.
Whether you're looking for help shifting an emotional blockage, needing to let go of a past experience, dissolve negative energy or you simply want to lift your spirits, these ceremonies can provide the focus you need to re-align with who you really are, and get back on track.
Through this practice we will come into harmonious union aligning ourselves to our true nature. You will leave the practice feeling spiritually inspired, emotionally empowered and expansive….ready to live life the life that wants to live you!
When using Cacao as a facilitator we allow nature’s wisdom to guide us in shifting our perceptions and dreaming our world into being! Now is the time to reveal yourself to yourself. As the Hopi Elders stated: “We are the ones that we’ve been waiting for.”
Our Cacao is prepared especially for ceremony and is organically sourced in Peru. It is safe to drink however please make us aware if any of the following apply to you:
• If you are taking anti-depressants or any other medication
• If you have a heart condition as cacao increases the blood flow to the brain and heart by at least 40%
• If you are pregnant as we will give you a smaller dose
How to prepare:
Before the ceremony we recommend that you do not eat or drink coffee for at least four hours. This is so that the cacao can be quickly and easily absorbed enabling you to go deeper into your journey.
Please drink plenty of water both before and after the ceremony to stay hydrated. A good way to ground the energy if you are feeling floaty or spacey after the ceremony is to have a good warm meal.
What to bring:
- Your journal and a pen to write down any insights from your journey.
- A cosy blanket, some pillows and anything to make you super comfy.
- Any crystals or tools you like to connect with whilst journeying.
- Dress in comfortable loose clothing.
- Water bottle
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