C E R E M O N I A L C A C A O
food of the gOds
Theobroma Cacao is chocolate in its purest form. A medicine and treasure known by the ancients as food of the Gods.
Cacao empowers and energises the body, calms and clears the mind, opens the heart & has the capacity to help us access healing & transformation through changing our physiology, brain chemistry & opening us to mystical experience.
A delicious, deep and earthy drink of pure Mother Nature's nectar.
In ancient times Cacao was used in ritual magic to evoke the power of the gOds & was worth more than gold to trade by the civilisations who knew her as an ally & a medicine.
They spoke of a prophecy that the spirit of cacao would weave her way all over the world in a time when earths children had forgotten themselves and were living in separation from their true essence, Love, in separation from each other, in war and hatred and from the Earth, destroying their Mother and home. The prophecies say she will make her way into every home and heart to awaken remembrance of divine truth.
I believe we are living that prophecy now as we birth the New Earth, Cacao has come to be our ally to awaken our hearts to our truth, to help us heal & walk in right relationship with self, each other & our Mother Earth.
Ceremonial cacao is the purest form of chocolate. It is the raw paste ground from fermented Theobroma Cacao beans which still contains cacao butter & all the nutritional value & medicinal benefits of the superfood plant. All of this is lost in the intense processing the raw form undergoes to produce the chocolate we know in the west.
Ceremonial cacao has also be handled with deep reverence and gratitude from bean to your cup. The people that grow this food, truly know her as a medicine and a gift to humanity. They tend their land & plants with gentleness, gratitude and affection. They still know & live in reciprocity & commune with the Earth & all her medicines.
Working with ceremonial cacao regularly is soothing for our nervous system, healing for our bodies & psyches & illuminating for our spiritual journey & life path. The medicine can boost our immunity, reduce inflammation & our risk of heart disease. She boosts our mood & clears our mind helping us drop into the peaceful temple of our being. Another active compound found in the medicine is Anandamide or the bliss molecule, Ananda meaning bliss in Sanskrit ~ the bliss that comes from ending the rebirth cycle & karma. I believe one of the transmissions of the Spirit of Cacao is that we get to feel bliss in this body, through this body, in this life through this life. And we get to end cycles of karma & suffering through our devotional meditations, prayer, practices & healing. Through our embodiment.
I believe this medicine has the capacity to help us open our hearts not only to our deep pain to transform it & help us live in more of our truth but also to open to our true natural gifts, embodied codes, sacred purpose & the why that inspires us to be in the outpouring of our creative passions. Cacao activates within us how we will be the hands & voices of the New Earth. I also believe she is expanding our telepathic capacity, the gift of the Aquarian age so that we my speak heart to heart as a global tribe of rainbow warriors rising in service to the Earth. We are Warriors of the Open Heart.
LIFE IS A PERPETUAL GIFT IN MOTION
The cacao products I source are from Mexico & Sri Lanka. I made a strong & beautiful connection with these lands & people whilst travelling there on pilgrimage.
Mexico ~ Chiapas ~ Selva Lacandon ~ Criollo
The communities here are preserving this pristine jungle with the help of a Mexican organisation called Jangala. Jangala produce beautiful cacao from the raw fermented cacao beans grown & harvested by a small family run farm, embedded into this wild wild jungle. The cacao trees are planted amongst ancient ceiba trees & such richly biodiverse jungle where you can see many rare bird & animal species & be with truly exquisite wild waters.
Jangala's ethos is to provide fair exchange for artisanal products along with education & support in enabling farming communities to continue to protect their home & business. I am also supporting a project with Maria Alejandra Forero - Researcher & Artist who has been connecting with women & researching attitudes towards menstrual health in these communities.
She is creating a campaign to help support these womben in reclaiming their wombens spaces & wisdom within these communities. She has reported that although the elders still remember some of the wombens ways, there is a disconnect with the youth & a lot of shame. She has also found there is also a lot of health issues & without either ancetsral wisdom or western health care there is suffering. Our prayer is to build a bridge between our world & theirs, to share support & wisdom & reconnect us as a global sisterhood.
How many times I have prayed in ceremony on these lands of UK that all womben have access to the beauty of the circle. Meeting Ale felt like a true answered prayer.
I walk with the spirit of this medicine in deepest humility & gratitude that she has found her way into my heart in this life & awoken me to be a steward of her grace. I share her in spaces where I am activated in my own outpouring of codex & sacred purpose. In sound baths, song sharing circles, sacred healing touch, womben's embodiment & healing circles & private 1-2-1 womb awakening journeys.
5% of all profits are donated back to the campaign Ale is birthing to support the women of Chiapas, we hope this project can grow within all of Latin America ~ in the belief that is ALL womben of ALL nations rising together as sister to know our full health & wealth that will be the healing balm the Earth so needs in these times of Great Change.
With gratitude and reverence