The two most important components to a successful cacao ceremony are the quality of the cacao and the intention that you come to the ceremony with.
Many of us benefit from this conscious re-connection with our hearts on a regular basis. And cacao ceremony is a powerful and enjoyable (and tasty) way to do that. The problem is, very few people know how to properly prepare and consume cacao in order to receive the full benefits. And unfortunately, as a result, too many people aren’t even aware of the benefits or wrongly believe that the benefits are weak or non-existent. Which simply is not true. The benefits are big and beautiful and true.
If you’ve tried cacao in the past and you didn’t feel anything or if you had a lackluster experience…or if you’re new to cacao ceremony and want to do it right from the start, you’re in the right place. In this article, I’ll tell you what you need to know to get the greatest experience possible.
Before giving you my personal, proven recipe, I’d like to take a moment to give you some tips regarding what constitutes high quality cacao suitable for a successful cacao ceremony.
Admittedly, I’m highly partial to our Heartblood Ceremonial Grade Cacao. I do truly believe that it is the best quality cacao you can find. And the reason is that it is not only the highest quality from an empirical standpoint – highest purity, grown under best conditions, and handled and processed according to our standards – it also is some of the only cacao that I know of that is also the highest quality energetically. That energetic quality matters to ceremony because the cacao carries the energies of the way it has been produced. And our cacao is always handled with the greatest respect. It is grown on a single family farm and produced in small batches. We also ship every order ourselves personally.
Until people are familiar with cacao ceremony, they may make some common mistakes that can reduce the effectiveness or result in unwanted effects.
Below are four tips to help you avoid these common mistakes.
Most people will feel the cacao within 20-30 minutes. There is usually a strong focus of energy around the heart and an expansive feeling. Focus is easier. You will have more blood flowing to your brain with our cacao. Meditation, yoga, kirtan, sound healing and many other practices will flow more ease-fully. Creativity and inspiration comes easily. Deepest effects will last 3 to 5 hours, depending on focus of attention.
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I've been working with cacao for over a decade and am passionate about sharing the love & beauty that is possible with this medicine.