As a potent antioxidant, anti-depressive and vitamin-rich superfood, in its most natural, raw form, the Cacao bean is a truly powerful entity and has been used for thousands of years as both a medicinal and ceremonial tool.
Because of this plant’s ability to increase our sensitivity and connection to our inner self, it aids in any transformational shift we are working towards, whether it is to deepen our understanding of who we are, release old patterns or move into a more self confident space.
One of the main active ingredients that we experience in our physiology during ceremony is Theobromine. It literally translates as God-Food and potentiates the release of dopamine, the ‘pleasure’ hormone. This, alongside phenethylamine, which is known to help relieve stress and depression, and which is released in the body during emotional euphoria, create heightened sensation and empathy. The high amount of nutrients in the cacao nourish the body, whilst also inducing a detoxifying effect on the liver and kidneys.
For our ceremony I use highest quality, hand picked ceremonial cacao direct from the Mayan homelands in the Lago de Atitlan region in Guatemala. It supports indigenous Mayan communities in the rainforests who intentionally source, process and bless this plant medicine with high frequencies of love, service, compassion, abundance and purpose.
The Cacao elixir I brew for the ceremony fuses the element of water, fire and earth together with air in form of prayer and love. A touch of spices like cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla and cayenne pepper sparks this plant medicine into unleashing its magic into our system.