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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 🍄 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 …

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 of  “Aether.”  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 ❤️  The Fifth Element-Cacao Recipe So what is Aether? Aether can be described as the invisible energy that connects all… No big deal right?  For this blend I wanted to highlight the mushrooms Lion’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 🌌  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 …

Learning to let go, the art of responding and not reacting

It’s easy to get caught up in the storm of reactivity, especially when we’ve done it so many times before. Neurology has show us that when we repeatedly fire and wire the same neurons, it’s easier for us to develop a pattern, in this example, being Reactive. The trick is to act differently than even you expect yourself to. Change the pattern, change the behavior. Dr. Joe Dispenza   Anytime we are with another person, we stand a chance of facing disagreements, irritation or frustration. Sometimes for a good reason, other times because we’re just strange humans trying to navigate our lives. It’s a very human thing to experience. But what makes all the difference is…how we choose to respond.    As one of my favorite songs quotes, “It’s not what happens, it’s how you respond.”     How do we loosen up our grip on reactivity, being right, or just plain clinging to our ego? Simply put…we let go. Allow it all to be. No one is right, no one is wrong. You just …