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Is ceremonial cacao a psychedelic?

Is ceremonial cacao a psychedelic? In short, no, ceremonial cacao is not a psychedelic. If that’s all you wanted to know then you have your answer…but you should keep reading because it’s an interesting inquiry. I wanted to write this article because I noticed a similarity between the two as someone who has experienced both. Cacao to me is pure gentle magic, psychedelics have their magic too but I believe they should be consumed with intention, in a safe container {set + setting} and not taken lightly. Cacao on the other hand…should be consumed with intention, in a safe container {set + setting} and not taken lightly. Wait…didn’t you just say the same thing? Yes but I think cacao can be a spiritual tool for everyone…I personally enjoy magic mushrooms ๐Ÿ„ on occasion, but I think all conscious altering substances should be consumed with deep reverence, intention and careful consideration, because they might not be right for you. I digress… To me, cacao is a gentle spirit, motherly and nurturing and is not just a …

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What goes well with cacao? Sharing some tasty Cacao Recipes ๐Ÿ˜‹

What goes well with Ceremonial Cacao? Cacao Recipes Looking forward to sharing some of my favorite cacao recipes and combinations. Ceremonial cacao has been becoming more and more popular. I myself have been enjoying it well over a year or so. As an herbalist and someone genuinely curious about recipes and nourishment, it has been a lot of fun to be experimental and add more medicine to this incredible heart medicine. I also have an open spleen in Human Design so I am more open to different tastes ๐Ÿ˜‹ Why would you add more ingredients to your cacao? I believe that we can use our food and nourishment as medicine in all life situations. If we only eat a certain amount of food and drink per day…why not make it tasty and nutritious and…medicinal? Food is medicine. Many ancient cultures have long believed this and it’s something I strive to do in my daily life. We can increase the nutritional value of something when we add certain things to our food. Cacao is a food …

Cacao with Calendula outside

Cacao Recipe

Ceremonial Cacao Recipe: Aether A Ceremonial Cacao Recipe Contest I’ve decided to enter a contest by Cacao Lab for the Fifth Element Blend ofย  “Aether.”ย  I am so excited to share my recipe with you! I love creating nourishing recipes with my ceremonial cacao. I like to think of any time we ingest something as a chance to use “food as medicine.” With cacao this is especially amazing because cacao acts as a vasodilator. Which means that your body can have a greater access to the medicinal potency of your ingredients. If you are a looking for an incredible source of ceremonial cacao, check out Cacao Lab โค๏ธย  The Fifth Element-Cacao Recipe So what is Aether? Aether can be described as the invisible energy that connects allโ€ฆ No big deal right?ย  For this blend I wanted to highlight the mushrooms Lionโ€™s Mane and Reishi for their supernatural ability to heal and nourish the body and brain, grounding us through the mycelial network. What one could visualize as the physical manifestation of aether ๐ŸŒŒย  Reishi calms …

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Preparing Ceremonial Cacao

Preparing Ceremonial Cacao is so calming and a beautiful process you can cultivate A quick and easy guide to preparing Ceremonial Cacao. So excited for you to step into your personal journey of softening the heart space. Source your ceremonial cacao. I love supporting Cacao Laboratory because they ethically and responsibly source their Cacao from farmers who are in sacred reciprocity with the spirit of Cacao. You can learn all about their sourcing and the intricate process of creating ceremonial cacao from the Cacao seeds from this wonderful Origins Youtube Series from Cacao Lab. Now that you have your ceremonial Cacao, let’s make something delicious for your mind, body and soul. Likely your Cacao will come in a solid bar. You will need to chop the cacao into small pieces so it integrates easily with the water. While chopping you can integrate gratitude. This blessed being has travelled a long way to make it to you. Sing a song of gratitude while chopping, you are officially connecting with the spirit of Cacao, today is an …

#CacaoEveryDay, A 7 Day Wellness Experience with Cacao Lab

I wanted to take a moment to share my personal participation with Cacao Lab’s 7 Day Wellness exchange starting Monday! In case you feel inspired to join along, please follow my journey. Cacao is rich, velvety, nourishing, earthy. She sings songs and whispers softly to my heart. Working with cacao is a beautiful and spiritual experience that has the ability to gently open the heart space, creating vulnerability and true tenderness. It starts this coming Monday January 24, 2022 and will be lasting for 7 days. It is a chance to explore the medicine of Mama Cacao, to create space for ritual, inquiry, growth and to dig deep into the places we sometimes neglect. Offering ourselves a chance to explore spiritual self care. The over arching theme of this exchange will be, How do we come back to ourselves during times of uncertainty?   A few questions to contemplate or journal about related to this are: How do you create your sacred space? What elements need to be present for you to feel safe to …