Cacao ceremonies are becoming a thing and we’re here for it! Fill up your cup with pure love and intentions as you venture on a journey towards self-discovery, profound healing and embodiment. Read on as Becci explores the beauty of this powerful heart-opening ceremony.
What is a cacao ceremony?
Cacao ceremonies invite you to drop into your heart space, set intentions and become centered in your being. It’s a time to welcome creative expression, embodiment and set yourself free. Create and elevate with this ritualistic plant as you move through a flow of intention-setting, cacao sipping and mindfulness meditation. Ceremonial settings hold space for great shifts to be born and with this comes deep healing elements. Whether you’re gathered in a group setting or you’re on a solo journey, cacao ceremonies present us with some of life's greatest gifts — pure love and connection.
A gateway toward profound healing and transformative shifts.
What happens during a cacao ceremony?
No two cacao ceremonies are the same. Every ceremony is different, so be mindful to turn up with no expectations—just you in your purest form. To give you an idea of what you can explore during cacao ceremonies we’ve shared a few elements of our experiences with this sacred plant.
When connecting with cacao it’s vital to understand the source of where the raw chocolate has come from and have a little understanding of the history behind its healing modalities. The cacao is prepared into a drink that you take slowly and sensually, embracing every sip. Whether it’s you preparing the drink, or another, always remember to infuse loving energy to get the most from your cacao. As you begin drinking the cacao, think of an intention to set for your ceremony. Something that can be personal to you and that you can hold close to your heart during the ritual.
After you consume the cacao you can move through a series of mindful movements such as yoga, ecstatic dance, meditation, and breathwork. During some rituals, individuals enjoy diving deeper and igniting their inner flame with journal prompts so you can also put pen to paper to release and clear your mind.
Experience a transformative journey of self-discovery, loving energy and pure bliss in a safe, nourishing environment.
Origins of cacao ceremonies
Weaved with wisdom from our ancestors, these centuries-old rituals venture back to 1500 B.C to a time when the Mayan and Aztec cultures discovered the true value of Cacao. From spiritual offerings to sacred ceremonies, Cacao has served people all over the world in holding space for connections and cultivating pure love.
As we dive deeper into self-discovery in the Western world, Cacao is now becoming more and more popular amongst the wellness community and we now have medicinal uses for this sacred plant that connects us to ancient healing wisdom such as digestive issues and asthma. A combination of nature, healing and health—Cacao offers an abundance of benefits for the mind, body and spirit.
Purpose of cacao ceremonies
Here are some of the beautiful benefits that it has to offer:
A heart-opening invitation to explore your soul
Just like chocolate, cacao can pick up your mood with its mood-boosting properties
Strengthen awareness and gain clarity
Enjoy a package of vitamins and minerals
Detoxify your body and boost your immune system
Energetic healing that encourages connection with yourself and with others
Healing with Cacao
When you think of cacao you may think of the delicious chocolate treats we indulge in from time to time. Cacao in its rawest form has a totally different taste— it’s more bitter and is high in iron, magnesium, antioxidants and B-vitamins. When we look at the science behind cacao, it's known to be the source of an array of ‘bliss chemicals’ such as Serotonin, Phenylethylamine (PEA), Anandamide, Theobromine, and Magnesium. You can discover more about the benefits of each of these here.
"After water, cacao is the single healthiest substance you can put in your mouth. It can easily replace a number of psychiatric drugs for mood, plus it produces the same chemistry in the brain that occurs when we fall in love." - Chris Kilham, WellBella