chocolate as medicine
Cacao is a highly alchemical and mineral rich food as well as a tool to assist us in our awakening. It creates a space for us to slow down, to listen and be still. Through cacao, ceremony, and community, we remember the language of the heart.
chocolate in the physical
Cacao has more than 300 nutritional active compounds, the main ones being theobromine, magnesium, anandamide, and many other minerals and antioxidants that are essential for the optimal wellness in the body.
cacao in the emotional
Cacao encourages and enhances feelings of joy, harmony and contentment while gently inviting up any emotions that have been buried deep within us that are ready to be worked with and healed.
cacao in the mental
Cacao creates a space for peace-of-mind and invites focus and mental clarity. It promotes higher levels of serotonin to be released leading to brighter happier brains.
cacao in ceremony
Cacao ceremonies range in their diverse expression. At the core of each is a space for genuine human connection and a dissolving of the barriers which separate us. This allows us to go deeper within, evolving our own connection to self and how we show up in the world. Experiencing cacao in ceremony encourages us to share more authentically with others in a celebration of what it is to be human.
If you are taking an anti-depressant that is an SSRI inhibitor, have a serious heart or blood pressure condition please be sure to check in with the ceremonialist beforehand who can adjust your cacao dosage accordingly, as the active compounds in cacao may interact with these medications.