Heart opening plant medicine

Ceremonial Cacao the plant medicine to open our hearts & celebrate summer

Ingredients

Named ‘The food of the Gods’ by the Mayans and one of the most heart opening, soul nourishing elixirs on the planet.

Ceremonial grade cacao from South America.

I’ve been working with Mama Cacao (no this is not ‘chocolate’ and there is zero sugar or additives added to this mindfully grown ‘straight from the bean’ cacao) for several years and recommend the following pure ceremonial grade cacao;

Ritual Cacao

Forever Cacao

 

Make it

Create a lush, peaceful space and make up a cup of this magic with the intention to open your heart and let love in and see where the spirit of this wonderful plant medicine takes you.

Put on some peaceful music and heat a cup of fresh filtered water in a pan (on fire is always the best way) – one hot but not boiling add your dose of cacao as per the packet instructions and stir in until it melts … you can give it a whisk and take it off the heat to make sure it doesn’t boil – boiling heats the goodness out of it

Add a sprinkle of cinnamon, pinch of sea salt, a little honey to your taste. drop or orange/ rose oil – this will be super bitter if you’re new to it so see what tastes good for you

 

Healing Notes

  • Cacao brings natural stress relief, because it contains potassium, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc, and magnesium which contribute to cardiovascular health.

  • Cacao has the ability to trigger the release of dopamine and the endorphin; phenylethylamine, both of which soothe the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and depression. Scientific research now confirms that cacao helps to relieve emotional stress

  • Most importantly, it contains anandamide, the bliss molecule. Anandamide is an endogenous ligand that your body produces when you feel a workout “high.” It is a natural pleasure molecule that fits into the cannabinoid receptor sites of the cells of the nervous system

  • Pure Cacao also contains powerful antioxidants along with a significant amount of chromium, which balances blood sugar levels. It increases the blood flow to the brain, creating more mental agility, awareness and focus.

    NB: If you have any heart conditions i would be mindful of the dosage and start much smaller than recommended. The recommended 42g for a shamanic dose is great for those experienced in working with cacao, otherwise start lower (20g) and work up to what feels right for you.

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For information on how to get powered by nature. And to work with holistic life consultant & healing nutritionist Laura Williams – The Secret Inspirer head here.

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