In this circle, we’ll work with ceremonial cacao and rose quartz to connect with our heart and to give ourselves permission to let go. As the autumn equinox approaches, and seasons change, it’s an opportunity for us to turn inward, connect to our heart chakra, and to shed what no longer serves us. Together, you’ll be guided through a cacao ceremony, crystal activation, meditation, and will be given the opportunity to connect to ourselves and others. You’ll walk away with a rose quartz crystal, a handout on the history of cacao, and a supportive, uplifting community.
Participants will bring:
● Your favorite mug
● A journal & pen
● Cozy clothing
This circle is open to anyone who identifies as a woman and in order to experience the subtle yet powerful effects of cacao, we recommend avoiding alcohol and caffeine the day prior and the day of the ceremony.
If you are on any antidepressants, are breastfeeding, have any heart issues, or a history of epilepsy please let us know prior to the day of the event.
Early bird investment is $35 through August 23, after that date the investment will go up to $40.
What is ceremonial cacao? Most people have connected with it in the form of processed chocolate. Cacao is a plant medicine and super food that can positively affect our state of mind. It helps with cardiovascular health and is packed with over 500 beneficial compounds. Cacao rebalances the relationship between our head and our heart. It opens energetic centers, and helps us cleanse physical and energetic blockages that build through life’s inevitable transitions.
Cacao was first used by Mayan and Aztec groups over 3,500 years ago for various rituals and celebrations. The Aztec word for chocolate translates to 'Heart Blood' and the scientific name for cacao translates to ‘Food of the Gods’. The Aztec community revered it so much it was once used as their currency. Recognizing, honoring, and respecting the history of cacao and the ways in which our ancestors used it will only help deepen our relationship and appreciation with this sacred heart medicine.
A important note from Mary:
Acknowledging the history of this sacred plant medicine and its history is incredibly important to me. After spending time in Peru, where it originated, I have a deep appreciation for the site of the source. During the cacao ceremonies that I lead, I’ll discuss the history of the sacred plant and its depths of colonization, how to honor the indigenous practices of it, and the physical benefits of it. We discuss the importance of paying homage to the cacao and sourcing/treating it ethically every step of the way.