WHAT IS CACAO?
Cacao has been used in ancient ceremonies by South Americans for thousands of years. It has an active ingredient in it called theobromine — which can be translated to, ‘Food of the Gods’.
The word cacao actually came from the Maya word Ka’kau, and the Maya word Chokola’j — which means to drink chocolate together.
Cacao comes from the cacao bean — which is also used to make chocolate. But the cacao plant has been used for a number of spiritual, medicinal and ceremonial purposes throughout history.
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM NORMAL CHOCOLATE?
Milk chocolate usually only contains around 20–40% cacao, with sugar and milk making up the rest of the ingredients. Ritual cacao is made from mostly cacao beans, cacao butter, water, and then mixed with natural sugar to taste.
The traditional mayan mixture was done with water, however most people use coconut, oat or soya milk. Different spices can be added such as chilli, cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla, depending on what you like.
CACAO IS A SUPERFOOD
Cacao is naturally high in iron, magnesium, and B-complex vitamins — which gives it a number of physical benefits as well as the spiritual benefits it has long been connected with.
40 Times the Antioxidants of Blueberries.
Highest Plant-Based Source of Iron.
Full of Magnesium for a Healthy Heart & Brain.
More Calcium Than Cow's Milk.
A Natural Mood Elevator and Anti-Depressant.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT MY CACAO CEREMONY
Cacao ceremonies are rooted in helping to rebalance the energies within us, and restore good health,
non- hallucinogenic and one of the most healthy super foods you can take.
Cacao ceremonies in existence today consist of drinking the chocolate, with an emphasis on healing, meditation and inner reflection.
Many cacao ceremonies will involve a group of people sitting in a sacred circle, and setting intentions to be received.
The ceremony the sometimes ends with music, 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 Cacao i use is sourced directly from the Ashaninka tribe in the Amazon rain forest.
This ensures that it not only supports the environment but also supports the people who depend on farming this amazing plant.
To safeguard Ashaninka heirloom cacao strains
To buy direct and pay a higher price for quality
To make the best tasting raw chocolate
To protect endangered Amazon rainforest
To eat chocolate every day for the purposes of work
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