The Cacao plant is one of the sacred medicines I have been called to work with. It is a new and blooming relationship which is constantly revealing new sides.
The Ceremonial Cacao is very different from the hot chocolate most people drink as it is made from 100% pure cocoa mass. It can be prepared in many different ways but it is usually thicker than your normal cup of hot chocolate and the flavour is more bitter and intense. I always make my Cacao with oat milk and might add different kinds of spices depending on what I feel called for. The Cacao is very high on magnesium but also contain serotonin, histamine and dopamine which has anti-depressant properties and brings a sense of well-being with it.
On a more spiritual level Cacao is known as a great heart opener. It can help you connect with yourself and your emotions. Cacao can also enhance your energy, your concentration and your creativity.
Ceremonial Cacao has been used for centuries in rituals in Central- and South America. The spirit of the plant was also worshipped by many of the native cultures. The official Latin name for the cacao tree is Theobroma Cacao which means ‘food of the Gods’. This is no wonder and probably also the reason why the cacao drink was primarily for the elite.
A Cacao Ceremony can take many forms and there are probably as many different ways of hosting a ceremony as there are people facilitating them. Even the ceremonies I facilitate are different from one another. An essential aspect, however, is to take the time to connect with the spirit of Cacao. To feel the Cacao in the body and perhaps work with a specific intention.
I find that Cacao works really well with sound therapy. There is something special about drinking a cup of Cacao before relaxing into a Gong Bath. This goes for any Sound Bath or individual sound therapy session so I can highly recommend the combination.
I mainly host cacao ceremonies in and around the Copenhagen area but you will find me all over Denmark. You can check the calendar for any upcoming ceremonies and events.
For many years I have enjoyed a cup of Cacao as an act of self love and the lush liquid is often part of my routine. This can be before a meditation or while I write my journal. One day the spirit of the plant came to me in a ceremony and invited me to share her medicine with others. She showed me how she wanted me to facilitate cacao ceremonies and spread her love to others. I feel very honoured to receive this invitation and it became the beginning of our journey together. During my stay in Peru with the Ayahuasca Foundation I was lucky to have a Cacao tree right outside my house. This was a beautiful opportunity for me to deepen the connection with this sacred plant even more.
To me Cacao is a great teacher of self love and self care. The cacao spirit has shown me many things to remind me of my own inner wisdom and my potential. She is also very happy to work with other plants and in that way becomes a supporting plant in my work with other plants.