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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.
We will be posting events as we plan them but don't wait for us...reach out...we like to travel and may even be traveling to a town near you! Our home base is Park City, Utah with frequent visit to the Washington, DC area. :
Virtual Ceremonies Journey of the Heart: May 24th at 4pm MT and 6pm EST
A JOURNEY OF THE HEART : CACAO CEREMONY
During times of great change and uncertainty people have always sought out community and ceremony for a sense of peace, connection and healing.
A cacao ceremony is a wonderful opportunity to connect inside, open your heart and get clarity and guidance on answers you may be seeking.
We would love to gather with you virtually to feel that connection and offer a sense of heart opening peace to each of you. Together we can send that beautiful heart energy out to the globe.
We recently returned from Guatemala where we had amazing experiences in Cacao ceremonies with Keith of Keith's Cacao and our source of ceremonial grade cacao. We hiked up into the rainforest and met and hugged the cacao trees, picked and opened cacao pods, met indigenous cacao farmers living high on the side of a volcano and so much more. Since returning we have embarked on a daily cacao practice that not only nourishes our bodies and spirits but also calms us emotionally, making it easier to mitigate the fears and concerns of this pandemic.
What is a Cacao Ceremony?
The combination of drinking ceremonial grade Cacao and experiencing Breath, Sound Healing and Guided Meditation is an explosive, heart-opening mix, raising the vibrational frequency within every cell of your body and opening the doors to dimensions of intuitive knowing, connection to self and others, and a sense of release and peace.
Cacao enhances your ability to place your mind on pause while you experience realms of higher consciousness. And it will allow you to connect more deeply to your heart chakra. With this plant medicine, you set an intention and then let the plant medicine assist in guiding you gently where you want or need to go.
We only serve the highest grade ceremonial organic, Criollo Guatemalan cacao made from exceptional quality cacao beans that have been minimally roasted and processed to maintain their natural energetic and health-promoting properties. We ensure this quality by using a wild variety that is traditionally grown and hand-prepared by indigenous Mayan people in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala. This cacao is grown and processed without any chemicals and the local women who prepare the cacao receive fair pay for their work.
We have a direct relationship to our cacao source and recently returned from Guatemala where we personally met not only the cacao trees but the indigenous Mayan people responsible for preparing this incredible plant medicine for you.
How to order your cacao: Since this is a virtual event, you will need to order and prepare your cacao for the ceremony. Keith's Cacao is still shipping and you should plan/allow about a week to recieve your ceremonial bar. We suggest the whole bar so you can continue to have ceremony as often as you like and share it with your family and friends. If you are local to Park City, we have a limited amount of bars to sell.
How to Prepare: Since this is a virtual ceremony, we will send you via email (after you have purchased your ticket for ceremony), our ceremonial cacao recipe, which you can make at home. We will also provide a link to a video to show you how to make your drink while honoring the Cacao Spirit, so that it is truly ceremonial and retains all its active compounds. You will prepare your cacao prior to the call and we will consume it within the first 15-20 minutes together in ceremony so have it ready when you join the call.
Park City which is currently feeding hundreds of families since the economic downturn. No one will be turned away for financial reasons.
To hold your space please pay via PayPal at paypalme/mindfullife or Venmo @Cheryl-Mirabella.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: June 6th, 2020 04:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting in Eventbrite:https://junefullmooncacaoceremony.eventbrite.com
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
To pay with PayPal click below or with Venmo @Cheryl-Mirabella
Here is the Facebook Event as well to share with friends and family.
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Ceremony start: 4:00 pm MT. Ceremony end: 6:30:pm MT. Please be on time or arrive a few minutes early!
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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Exciting New Offering!
New offering 2020: Virtual Cacao One on One Creative Visioning Sessions. Dream your dream! Let's come together over a heart opening cup of cacao and create the dream life for you. Let me simply witness with you your own creative genius ready to shine out into the world. Simply email to set up your session! [email protected]