BENEFITS OF A SACRED CACAO.
Updated: May 9, 2019
*WHAT IS CACAO?
Cacao is a plant native to Central and South America that has been used historically by the Aztecs and Mayans for medicinal and ritualistic purposes. Its scientific name Theobroma cacao actually means “food for the Gods” and it was believed to have been sent from the heavens as a gift to mankind.
Most cacao that you come by today has been processed and roasted in such a way that it loses most of its health and spiritual benefits. Ceremonial cacao however is cultivated and prepared in the traditional way so that it retains the spirit of cacao as well as its remedying properties so that it can be used in ceremony.
*BENEFITS OF A SACRED CACAO...
There is a reason that cacao has been used medicinally and spiritually for almost 3000 years. This seemingly small bean has more to it than meets the eye!
Cacao can open the heart and allow you to connect with yourself and others in a deeper, more loving way. Fear will be replaced with love and desire for good.
Cacao enables you to connect with your inner spirit and wisdom, allowing for more profound meditation. It allows you to focus more on the present moment and its remedying properties can begin to work on your mind and soul.
PATHWAY TO CREATIVITY
Cacao can help build a bridge to inspiration, creativity and new ideas. You’ll find new meaning and purpose begin to flow with ease.
Cacao can help you find mental clarity and balance. You can be reminded of your talents, skills, creative ability and life purpose.
Cacao can grant you the energy you need for your day and throughout your life. You’ll find yourself able to skip the coffee, your cravings will diminish and you will be able to better accomplish your daily tasks.
Cacao can lift the burdens of life and the stresses of the day from your shoulders. You will find yourself more in tune with your positive side and more able to face difficulties and hardship.
Cacao can lead you to a healthier lifestyle in body and spirit. You will become aware of things that have been keeping you from living the life you love and receive strength in letting them go.
Whether sitting in ceremony, or in your living room, the most important part about enjoying cacao is intention. Remember, this isn’t “just chocolate,” ceremonial cacao has been grown and blessed by indigenous hands and carries an inherent vibrational quality. When we use it as a plant medicine for its amazing benefits, we should treat it with the respect it deserves. Before you drink your cacao, acknowledge its origins, feel its vibration, set your intention and invite the cacao into your heart and body to help you on your journey.