Welcome to a Cacao Ceremony!
The first time the Cacao ceremony is experienced is a moment that marks a before and after in the spiritual path of the person.
People experience a sense of freedom, a state of emotional stability and openness to the prospect of unconditional love.
It is normal for you to ask yourself, have they added something else to the cacao? and it is that the cacao ceremony is a safe space to externalize emotions and experience real, pure human connections.
After your first Cacao ceremony we are sure that there will be much more on your way.
What is the difference between chocolate and Ceremonial Cacao?
When carefully sourced, ceremonially prepared, and intentionally enjoyed, cacao is powerful energy medicine that exists on a different plane than your regular chocolate bar.
The Cacao used in a “Cacao Ceremony” is different from normal chocolate.
This ancestral Medicine has 100% Cacao without other additives, such as butter or sugar. in comparison to normal Chocolate that contains between 30% Cacao.
Since you are consuming 100% Cacao
The bitterness is normal because Cacao is naturally rich in iron, magnesium and B complex vitamins.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A CACAO CEREMONY?
Cacao ceremonies vary depending on the facilitator of the ceremony (or shaman).
People usually sit in a circle and set intentions, pray, sing together to heartfelt music or healing sound, and then exultantly dance or share as a group.
It is a fun and uplifting experience in a safe and open community.
What you can experience during a cocoa ceremony:
- A journey that opens the heart to unity, love and ecstasy.
- Healing therapy: release blockages, recognize patterns, follow your heart
- Find a connection with your higher self, your own power and truth.
- A shamanic or spiritual journey
- A space to go into meditation – to be able to quiet the mind, connect with the wisdom and spirit within you A balance of masculine and feminine energies in the body.
- enhanced creativity
HOW TO MAKE CEREMONIAL CACAO TO DRINK
Can ceremonial cacao be made from powder? Not really. You can make a delicious chocolate drink, but to preserve the integrity and totality of the experience, you must use cocoa paste (which is a whole food that contains cacao butter before it is separated from the powder).
HOW TO MAKE CACAO FOR CEREMONY
Traditionally, ceremonial Cacao is made by hand using a wooden device called a molinillo hot chocolate frother. I have experienced it this way: it is a beautiful and meditative process.
For convenience, I use this blender for my daily cup of ceremonial Cacao.
Don't have a blender or do you prefer to make your cocoa slowly? Mix the Cacao with water in a small pot and keep stirring/whipping over low heat, making sure it never boils (so as not to burn the Cacao).
Note: the Cacaoa tends to settle to the bottom, so give it a good stir. Turn off the stove when all the Cacao bits have melted and the consistency is creamy.