New Moon Online Cacao Ceremony
Time & Location
About The Event
As we start making baby steps back into social life, work, school , projects, this Ceremony will give us a chance to stop and contemplate with a nourishing cup of cacao in hand.
This online gathering under the New Moon in Gemini will invite us to crack our shell open into the New. New Moon, new intention, new lessons learned.
Come to share, explore and Re-Connect to community.
Allow the soft medicine of Cacao to soothe and inspire, to elevate and illuminate a new World.
We will share the medicine of community and Cacao
on the 23rd May, Saturday
Online via Zoom
Bookings accepted by Monday the 18th the latest!!! (Unless you already have some ceremonial cacao at home)
Upon booking, you will be requested your mailing address so that I can send you a dose of ceremonial cacao and the instructions on how to prepare it at home.
I'll also provide you with a link to the zoom meeting and a password.
Please get in touch and send your payment of $30 to account number 38-9018-0117320-01
Your one-off payment includes your cacao, shipping, participation and tax
You can PM Heart Awakening,
text 020 4077 5534
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There is so much freedom in knowing that spaces are NOT limited! Yet, we will keep the group small and cosy so that the sharing can be more authentic.
And you can join us from the comfort of your own home, regardless of where you live - ANYWHERE within New Zealand!
For the ceremony itself, please make yourself comfortable at home in a quiet, private space.
Bring an instrument, a story to share, a poem to read, a song to sing. Or nothing - bring silence, curiosity and your most authentic self.
Drink a lot of water before and after ceremony to avoid dehydration and avoid eating heavy food 2 hours prior.
Curious about Cacao?
~WHAT IS A CACAO CEREMONY?
A bit of history: The tradition of drinking ceremonial cacao originates in the ancient culture of the Mayas in Central America, who called it "ku-ku", "above sacred". It was believed to carry the spirit of Fertility and Abundance. The Goddess of chocolate, Ixcacao, was also known as the "Queen of Love and Pleasure". Later cacao was served in ceremonial context in nowadays Mexico, in the Azteca and Olmec cultures where they called it "cacaulatl" or "xocolatl". What we will do? In a ceremonial circle we will share a cup of bitter delight and allow it to awaken our Heart and soul. We will guide you through a heart awakening meditation and will hold space for music, devotional singing, dancing, storytelling, sharing... for anything that comes form the heart. Every ceremony is completely unique and different, sometimes quiet and contemplative, sometimes joyfully ecstatic, but always Real and Raw.
~WHY IS CACAO A MEDICINAL PLANT?
Cacao is an aphrodisiac, mood enhancer, and antioxidant that protects the heart and is densely packed with nutrients - proven to be the most pharmacologically complex food in nature! It can improve your memory, reduce heart disease, shed fat, boost immunity, and create loads of energy. Cacao contains the neurotransmitters responsible for feelings of wellbeing, as well as anandamide, known as the bliss molecule that leaves us feeling blissful and euphoric, moderating pain perception, as well as assisting in regulating appetite and mood. When high quality beans are prepared for ceremony, all the mood enhancing neurochemicals in cacao become particularly active. It increases blood flow and nutrition to the brain, heart and skin, and the whole body is nourished.
Sacred Cacao ceremony participants report heightened awareness, focus and intensified sensations. Cacao healing for the body, but also for the soul and spirit as it is heart opening and an amazing meditation aid.
The cacao served is first quality ceremonial grade and comes from its native land - Guatemala. When a plant grows in its original soil, all the original qualities are present. Radha works with Keith's cacao, carefully and ethically sourced premium beans that are made into paste in the Guatemalan highlands around the magical lake Atitlan. Cacao shaman Keith was among the first westerners to revive the ancient tradition of drinking cacao.
Facilitated by Radha Iveta
Radha was among the first people to bring cacao ceremonies to New Zealand. She encountered the cacao plant in ceremonial context in 2012 while living in its native lands of Central America for several years. It was love at first sight and her relationship with the spirit of this super food grew as she learned how to prepare the rich cacao drink from the tree to the cup. Having participated in various ceremonies facilitated by shamans, healers or friends in Mexico, Guatemala and Peru, Radha started facilitating ceremonies herself in 2014 in Europe. As an experienced space holder, a yoga teacher and a retreat facilitator, she loves sharing her passion for community, authenticity and self-knowledge in combination with the cacao spirit. Radha serves only best quality ceremonial cacao by chocolate shaman Keith Wilson.