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After many years of meditation, contemplation and personal growth one consistent message I have received is "we cannot do this alone" ! We humans were not meant to deal with the ups and downs of life without the support of our community our tribe our people. With 16 years of coaching others to live a more optimal life mind , body and spirit what I notice very often is the sense of disconnect, loneliness not feeling fully supported , which often leads to despair and ill health. There are many aspects to health and healing and now I want to offer another food as medicine with an added benefit of enjoying this in community. I have led workshops for years as well and nothing pleases me more than to have time together to set intention then simply relax together dreaming our dreams, with the help of a beautiful blissful plant friend the Cacao bean.
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Cacao Ceremony is a widely used term that generally refers to the use of cacao in a respectful way, usually with the intention of personal growth. Keith’s Cacao has partnered with practitioners around the world who have been working extensively with Keith’s Cacao and who understand the importance that ceremonial grade cacao plays in the shifting of consciousness happening right now around our planet.
Ceremonies of many kinds are a traditional and intrinsic part of every culture on earth. From birth, death, initiations and weddings there are ceremonies performed for many reasons in our world today. Particularly in more ancient times there was a greater understanding of the need for sacred ceremonies in every community. These sacred ceremonies are generally a place for people to connect with others in their community.
Using cacao as a plant medicine facilitator in this process helps to promote self-love, kindness, compassion, patience and understanding within the group that takes part in these gatherings. These types of events, gatherings and ceremonies help create a more heart-centered and cohesive society for all to enjoy.
Each person’s experience will be different from another’s and each ceremony will bring a different experience. Your experience depends largely on your intention for ingesting this wonderful plant medicine, so be sure to set your intention clearly each time that you prepare to drink ceremonial grade cacao.
On a physical level, cacao is a diuretic, much like coffee and tea, and therefore it is very important to drink extra water before and after partaking in a ceremonial dose of cacao. (A good practice is to allow the cacao to fully integrate into your system for about 1 hour before drinking water.)
Most people report some or all of the following:
- A sustained boost of energy, and mental focus lasting several hours, without the inevitable crash associated with other stimulating beverages / foods.
- An increased heart rate and greater awareness of one’s heart center or heart chakra.
- Greater ease of identifying self-created limitations and emotional blockages.
- Deepening and enhancement of spiritual and creative practices such as yoga, meditation, writing, dance, music, etc.
- Keith’s Cacao does all of this while creating a gentle state of euphoria that makes everything seem easier, brighter and more fun!
Keith’s ceremonial grade cacao is NOT a psychedelic substance; however, it is referred to as an entheogen. This means that it belongs to a group of plants which, when consumed in particular doses, may cause one to become inspired or to experience feelings of inspiration, as is the meaning of "entheogen" - full of God, full of Spirit. The taxonomic name of the cacao tree is Theobroma Cacao, literally translating to "Food of the Gods."
100% Pure Ceremonial Grade Cacao is a powerful plant medicine, but it works with your body in a subtle physical and energetic way. Keith’s Cacao is not a mind-altering substance although it does allow you to consciously contemplate and consider the way your mind works.
"Cacao isn’t taking you on a "trip", you must be willing to go by your own choice. The heart-centered anchor that ceremonial cacao is, makes it much more likely that wherever one is going, it is with more love and less fear. Cacao brings you to the door, but doesn't push you through it."
- Keith Wilson, The Chocolate Shaman
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