What’s the big deal about Cacao?
Its not that cacao magically became spirituality’s gateway over night, (its held that seat for centuries) it’s not that it in itself will turn you into Oneness. Its chocolate, just like it has always been.
So what’s been the general street knowledge of chocolate all this time? Well, it’s delicious, versatile, “addictive”, a gift exchanged between lovers, an antidepressant, basically worshipped.
Cacao is chocolate. Cacao is the bean from the pod from the plant from the forest from the lands of indigenous cultures of tropical zones around the world. It grows on trees.
Cacao is food. And so much more than food! It is super food.
I am not interested in looking up and spewing out a bunch of data describing to you the composition of cacao, yet know this, its high in so many essential minerals and vitamins. Eating it gives your body a rush of endorphins and a blast of magnesium.
When you consume cacao in a spiritual setting, and are open to a spiritual experience, the effects will be astounding! Cacao has the potential to open your heart space both energetically (chakra) and physically. Your heart will beat faster, your circulation will increase and your blood pressure will actually reduce. A relaxed high.
Just like any food that is grown and tended to with care, the cacao I use is so very lovely. It is primarily used for ceremony. It has never been overly heated or processed. The cacao is harvested and fermented for 7ish days then packed into 1 lb bars.
The cacao comes from the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala, chosen by “The Chocolate Shaman” Keith Wilson, a spiritual epicenter of high healing vibration. These same forests or orchards have been producing cacao for centuries, supplying Mayans and locals with the chocolate of the gods for ceremonies, food and healings.
What happens when you’re in a spiritual setting drinking a cacao elixir is an individual experience. The potential for breakthroughs, breakdowns, contraction and expansion is in the heart of each person. The potential to find your center, relax your nervous system, drop the drama, release the anxiety and embrace a trueness inside you that is your capacity for love is very strong. Acceptance, of self and environment, leads to peace within. The lasting effects vary.
Even if only for a few hours, days or weeks, this is medicine darling.
With the current state of our world, from many aspects we can choose to view it, we need this, this medicine of healing, meditation and transcendence. We need to relax. We need to go inward. We need to connect. Down and in.
This is cacao. This is good for us. What is good for us, is good for everything around us. The ripple effect, the radiating vibration you can carry with you from a ceremonial and meditative experience will help the world.
It won’t change you more than you want. Remember, its just chocolate. What it will do, if you let it, is liberate you. Free you from your monkey mind and shackled heart.
Dare to have a sip?