A Sacred Cacao Ceremony is a communal celebration and ceremony centered around the consumption of the sacred plant medicine cacao (kə-ˈkau̇).
Drinking ceremonial cacao is an ancient tradition celebrated by indigenous cultures in South and Central America for over 5,000 years.
The ceremony is led by a facilitator (myself) who has an in-depth and intimate knowledge of the plant spirit and experience working with cacao. As a facilitator, I have the responsibility of creating and holding a sacred space in which to consume the ceremonial cacao beverage.
Participants (receivers) gather in a circle to drink and celebrate in a communal setting. Song, music, drumming and guided meditation are incorporated into the ceremony to guide participants to gain access to their inner wisdom and to connect with the plant medicine. A dedication and an expression of gratitude are offered to the spirit of the plant. After some time, and as the effects of the plant medicine are felt, more time to reflect in silence is provided. Before closing the ceremony (circle) receivers are offered an opportunity to ask questions or share about their experience.
Participants typically express feelings of bliss, new awareness, an expansion of the heart center, well-being, and a greater sense of self-love and love for others.
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