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KAKAO Preparation and Creating Your 'Ceremony'

 

Note: Please ensure you are well hydrated before, during & post cacao consumption. Cacao is a diuretic, meaning if you were dehydrated before consumption, headache may be experienced. We also recommend that you do not consume caffeine, alcohol, or heavy/fatty foods for a few hours before you work with Cacao.

 

Preparation for KAKAO SIGNATURE BLEND

1. Bring awareness to your breath and intention. Making Cacao with love and full presence is a must for a ceremonial experience.

2. Heat 8oz (or mug-full) hot water in kettle or stovetop.

3. For best results, use a blender safe for hot liquids*.

4. Blend water + 4tbsp KAKAO until creamy

*If you do not have a blender safe for hot liquids, use a whisk. We do not temper our chocolate, meaning separation can occur. A blender ensures the creamiest consistency. Our favorite is the Vitamix or an immersion/stick blender.

Optional Additions:

Maca powder, cinnamon, coconut oil, extra cayenne etc. Our Blend was made so that you don't have to add anything else.

Read below on how to create your own sacred cacao ritual.

 

Preparation for KAKAO PURE

1. Bring awareness to your breath and intention. Making Cacao with love and full presence is a must for a ceremonial experience.

2. Heat 8oz (or mug-full) hot water in kettle or stovetop.

3. For best results, use a blender safe for hot liquids.

4. Blend the following ingredients together until creamy:

  • 3-4 tbsp (30-40 grams) of Pure KAKAO
  • Sweetener to taste (our favorite is Panela, Coconut Sugar or Honey)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Dash of cayenne or cinnamon
  • 8oz hot water

*If you do not have a blender safe for hot liquids, use a whisk. We do not temper our chocolate, meaning separation can occur. A blender ensures the creamiest consistency. Our favorite is the Vitamix or an immersion/stick blender.

Purchase our Signature Blend if you don't want to add the above ingredients.

Read below on how to create your own sacred cacao ritual.

 

 

Creating Your Own Cacao Ritual or 'Ceremony'
First and foremost, please read up on the history of Cacao so that you can honor Cacao's roots and the Indigenous people who have cared for and communed with this plant for many generations.
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For creating your own ritual with KAKAO, we recommend the below structure. This is not a traditional Mayan ceremony by any means, but is a beautiful way of partnering with Ceremonial-Grade Cacao to provide a safe and sacred space for opening the heart, emotional healing, connection, creativity and calming the nervous system.
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1. Say an opening blessing of gratitude
Give thanks to Cacao, the ancestors, the farmers of the plant, Mother Earth, the Four Elements, and anyone else you'd like to extend gratitude to.

2. Set your intentions

Intention setting is key when it comes to cacao ceremony. You may begin by asking yourself, "Why am I sitting in ceremony today?" Or, "What is it that I desire to experience by sitting in cacao ceremony today?" Peace? Calm? Happiness? Ease? Love? Joy? You get to decide!

You can set one intention or you can set fifty. Neither is better than the other. The important thing is to focus, be present, and really connect with your purpose for ceremony that day. You may not know right away what your intentions are, and that's OK. The beginning of a ceremony is the perfect time to slow down, check in, and gain clarity on your intentions.

Examples of possible intentions:

  • My intention is to open my heart.
  • My intention is to listen to my internal guidance system.
  • My intention is to feel peaceful, connected, and calm.
  • My intention is to pay attention to what my heart is telling me.
  • My intention is to tap into my creativity and let it flow.
  • My intention is to reconnect with me.

 

 3. Invite the Spirit of Cacao into your heart

Like all plants, animals, and beings, theobroma cacao has a spirit. The spirit of Cacao is a feminine energy that is gentle, loving, kind, and tends to work very subtly with whomever she's partnering with. Nothing to fear here. She's not going to take you anywhere you don't want to go. But if you allow her, if you invite her into your ceremony/heart, she will guide your process. She will help you heal the parts of yourself that are still unresolved. She will help you see yourself, others, and the world through the eyes of love. She will help you reconnect to your roots, and understand your place/purpose in the world. Ultimately, she will partner with you in going as far as you are desiring to go. But she will never push you beyond your limits. 

Invite Cacao in as if you were talking to someone sitting directly in front of you. Talk with her as you would an old friend. It could sound something like this; "Spirit of Cacao, I invite you to join me in the center of my heart. Please guide me in...(fulfilling my intention for ceremony)." Let Her in on what you're thinking, feeling, experiencing. You can absolutely trust her with anything that is on your heart. 

 

4. Follow your guidance

If "guidance" is a new term for you, another way of saying this is, follow your intuition/gut/heart. There are many things that partner well with cacao ceremony; things like meditation, breath work, a walk in nature, journaling, self-reflection, singing, connecting with a loved one, medicine music, creating (writings/paintings/other works of art/business), conscious movement, etc. Follow your guidance, there is no right or wrong way.

And above all, do yourself the favor of really allowing yourself to bask in the bliss of your ceremony. Daily cacao ceremony can be a POWERFUL access to connecting with yourself, your guidance system, Mother Earth, Source/God/Universe and your spirit guides. But, as with anything, it will only be what you allow it to be. So drink up and allow it to be the pure, earthly, celestial, magic that it is!

Group Ceremonies

To have a ceremony with a group, make the KAKAO in a large pot & use an immersion blender if you have one. Sit in a circle. You may use the above structure as a guide. From there you can open up a sharing circle, allowing the Cacao magic to unfold. Encourage everyone to share what is on their hearts, what has been coming up for them lately, any intentions the group can hold space for, etc. Completely trust the Spirit of Cacao to facilitate the entire process!

1:1 Ceremonies

Cacao Ceremony is also a great way to connect deeper with your romantic partner or to inspire heart-centered conversations with loved ones. Kids are welcome too!