How to do a Sacred Cacao For Vision Quest Dreaming
Let us be pro-active in creating opportunities for powerful new beginnings. Why not celebrate this with a Sacred Hot Cacao drink that helps us create space for conscious connection
Sacred Hot Cacao
10 oz. hot water, or almond milk or coconut water 2 Tbsp. best raw cacao powder or paste 2 Tbsp. honey 1 Tbsp. organic coconut oil 1 tsp. maca powder ¼ tsp organic vanilla extract Pinch of cayenne Pinch of cinnamon
1. Put all ingredients, except for cinnamon, into a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat. 2. Whisk all ingredients until they are combined. 3. Once the pot is simmering, remove from heat and pour into your cup. 4. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and enjoy!
Using Cacao In Ceremony
A Maya legend tells us that whenever there is an imbalance between humans and nature, cacao comes from the rainforest to open people’s hearts and return the planet to a state of harmony. Some shamans therefore consider cacao the “food for the shift.” It represents the new order of love and peace, which is being cultivated right now.
When you consume cacao prepared for ceremony using high quality raw cacao beans, all the mood enhancing neurochemicals in cacao become particularly active. There is increased blood flow and nutrition to the brain, heart and skin, the whole body is nourished, awareness and focus is heightened and sensations are intensified
The ceremony is a safe and beautiful space that supports meditation (reflection and connection to the “larger aspects of yourself”). This creates a wonderful opportunity to explore and sit with the stories of the heart and to identify areas that are causing you restriction, limitation and pain. You have the chance to relax deeply and receive insights, inspiration and creative ideas that can give you a clarity on the “next steps” of your life and where you can support your overall health.
Many people report a deep sense of joy and peace, a connection to something bigger than themselves as well as insights of limiting behaviours, thoughts and feelings that are able to be understood and released within the safe environment of the ceremony.
If you have any significant health challenges (i.e. having chemotherapy treatment) or are on high levels of anti-depressants, this precludes you from working with Cacao in a ceremonial context without consultation from your health professional(s).
Preparation required for this event:
You will need to avoid caffeine on the day. It is recommend you to follow a fairly simple and alkaline focused diet the day before, and on the day of the ceremony (including avoiding alcohol).
Please arrange a quiet, gentle evening for after the event as symptoms of physical and emotional detoxification can arise unique to each individual.
I make no health claims what so ever and advise that if you are on medication(s) that you seek guidance from your health care team.
Learn more from the full courseYour Certified Shamanic Vision Quest Definitive Guide
How to access pathways for dreaming, guiding your shamanic spiritual vision quest to live a heart centred joyful life
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- How to gain a clear and compelling vision for what you want in your life, understand how everything that exists is alive and has a spirit.
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