What can you expect from a cacao ceremony?
Shamanic healing is one of the oldest holistic healing practices, which has been used by ancient cultures worldwide for centuries.
A cacao ceremony is actually a type of shamanic healing, but it doesn’t have hallucinogenic or “out of body” effects, unlike some other shamanic experiences.
Cacao ceremony is rooted in helping to re-balance the energies within us, and restore good health.
There are so many different ceremonies in existence today. Some will lead you a journey of dance, while others will centre on meditation and inner reflection. Many cacao ceremonies will involve a group of people sitting in a sacred circle, taking prayer, letting go of anything heavy, setting intentions, giving thanks for all the abundance in their life today. This often involves opening up to complete strangers in the circle, and creates a safe and intimate space where everyone’s fears, hopes, sufferings, and dreams can be shared. What we often find is we have similar problems and fears, as well as hopes for our lives. This means that the people in the circle act as a mirror for each other.
A cacao ceremony will often end in dance, which allows the cacao to activate within the heart and body, and create transformation.
Through opening the heart, cacao enables us to hear our true self, work through blockages and past traumas, dissolve any pent up negative energy, and help us align with who we truly are. It’s also a wonderful time to give ourselves mental and physical space and peace. You get to switch off, and retreat inwards, helping you to learn more about yourself, and gain clarity on where you are and where you’re headed.
The physical benefits of cacao ceremony
As mentioned above, cacao is packed with vitamins and minerals that are great for cardiovascular health.
Cacao is also renowned for releasing dopamine and endorphins in the body, which soothe symptoms of PMS as well as depression, by boosting our mood.
Cacao contains anandamide, which is known as the bliss molecule, and is said to enhance creativity, and encourage deep meditation.
For centuries, cacao has been used to heal the mental, physical, and spiritual body.
The emotional & spiritual benefits of cacao ceremony
Cacao is rich with emotional and spiritual benefits that have not only worked for ancient cultures, but also the new wave of people who are embracing cacao in the world today, and allowing it to open and heal them.
Known for opening the heart, cacao will allow you to connect with yourself, and others, in a deeper way than before. Any fear that is currently taking hold of you, will be replaced with love and joy.
Connection with your higher self
Your higher self can be whatever you believe it to be— source, God/Goddess, light, or soul.
Cacao helps strengthen your connection to your higher self, which helps you connect to your inner power, strength, and truth.
Enhances and deepens meditation
Cacao ceremony will give you the opportunity to connect to your inner spirit, which will help you to explore meditation on a much deeper and spiritual level.
You will find you are able to focus and be in the present with more ease. This will help you to live more fully in the moment today, bringing peace and stillness to your mind and soul.
Male and female energies can be found co-existing within all of us, but often they are unbalanced. Some men have repressed their feminine energies, while some women have trouble connecting to their male energies, and vice versa. When you balance these energies within, you are able to live a more effective life, filled with complete harmony.
🤍A pathway to creativity
🤍Improved yoga practice
🤍Re-balance of your inner male & female energies