Online Cacao Ceremony

Cacao Ceremonies are done globally via Zoom. We set up sacred space, and we will drink Ceremonial Cacao together with heartfelt, loving intentions. We will then experience a shamanic journey of healing with Mama Cacao as your guide. I will drum for your shamanic Journey to assist you in your healing. We will conclude with a sound healing using Solfeggio/Circle of Fifths pipes, Koshi chimes, Tibetan bowls, and many other instruments.
In order to participate in the ceremony, you will need to have Ceremonial Cacao Paste; for those who have low blood pressure, the Cacao Flower Essence can be used. Please see our shop options below.
NOTE: After purchase you will be lead to an order confirmation page. This page will also contain a download link for your Cacao Ceremony Welcome Letter. This letter will have the ZOOM links as well as other important information.

CACAO CEREMONY DATES FOR 2021: 1/10, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/ 9, 6/13, 7/11, 8/15, 9/12, 10/24, 11/21, 12/12: 

How to Prepare for your Online Cacao Ceremony

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE THE PRICE OF THE CACAO. PLEASE ORDER YOUR CACAO IMMEDIATELY AS IT USUALLY TAKES SEVERAL WEEKS TO ARRIVE. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON THIS CEREMONY, SO BE SURE TO ORDER YOUR CACAO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

After you register, you will receive a downloadable letter with instructions and a ZOOM link.

Below are some of the details from the letter, please read carefully, so you know how to prepare. Return to it the day before the ceremony so that you can get everything in order. We trust you to take responsibility for working with Cacao with integrity.

ZOOM SHAMANIC CACAO CEREMONY

  • Make sure you download your free Zoom app
  • Please leave your microphone off when entering Zoom room.
  • Leave Video on as we are in Sacred Circle as it’s good to connect.
  • Make sure your altar is set up, and your cacao is ready a good 45 mins in advance
    of ceremony.
  • You can also have your cacao chopped up and your altar set up the night before.
  • DO NOT EAT ANY FOOD FOR 3 HOURS AHEAD OF THE CEREMONY. IT IS
    MOST EFFECTIVE ON AN EMPTY STOMACH

PREPARING YOUR CACAO

  • Measure out 1oz (29 grams) on a kitchen scale (1/4 cup of small cacao pieces.
  • If you are already using cacao as a daily ritual, you could try 2oz for the ceremony.
  • Chop into small pieces for easier melting
  • Say prayers or mantras to invite and connect to the spirit of Mama Cacao.
  • Heat the chopped cacao with 7 oz of water or nut milk (no dairy) over the stovetop until melted. (Do not boil).
  • Be mindful and speak your intentions as you stir.
  • Pour cacao into your cup and cover it to keep it warm while I do the opening ceremony.
  • Please be on time as I seal the circle and sacred space and it is very disrespectful to all, including Mama Cacao, to be late.
  • Keep a spoon for your cup as the sediment goes to the bottom.
  • Add cinnamon or honey or any natural sweetener if you wish.
  • Always be mindful as you invite Cacao Spirit into your body; this is a sacred being so be respectful.

PREPARING YOUR ALTAR

  • Have altar ready at Least 45 minutes before ceremony
  • Altar cloth
  • Candle (South)
  • Stone or crystal (North)
  • Feather (East)
  • Small bowl of water (West)
  • Small offering like tobacco or corn or sweetgrass
  • Copal incense or any that you wish
  • Smudge item like sage/palo santo or rosemary
  • A personal item you would like charged
  • Paper with your written intentions for healing
  • A small piece of Cacao
  • Flowers if you have them
  • These are suggestions a simple candle will also do

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE

  • Comfortable clothing, blanket seat / yoga mat
  • Journal and pen
  • Eye covering (bandana) for shamanic journey
  • Blue tooth earbuds/headset for good audio if you have them
  • Drum or rattle if you have it
  • Lots of water
  • Plate to keep your cacao and spoon on
  • Read website carefully before ceremony

Once you have your sacred space, your altar set up and your comfortable place to lie down with your eye covering, come and join us on Zoom, and I will guide you through the rest of the healing cacao ceremony. Try not to make plans or do too much before and after the ceremony, and to enjoy the benefits of the meditation all day.

To avoid frustration, make sure you have a good Wi-Fi signal on that day, and that you close out other computer applications and tell others who use your Wi-Fi account that it won’t be a good time for them to be doing a lot of video streaming or other Zoom calls on their computers. An Ethernet cord from your modem to your computer is always the best way to go.

SOUND SETTINGS FOR ZOOM
Because we have so much sound for the ceremony, it would be good to adjust your Zoom audio settings to cut out background noise. It’s very easy. Click on the arrow beside your microphone icon to get to audio settings. Here are the instructions. https://youtu.be/mEAb4G063sM

I will likely be busy preparing the day of the ceremony, and there won’t be anyone available to answer your last-minute questions. So if you have needs, concerns, or questions, please email them to us hazel@healingtraumacenter.com BY NO LATER THAN TWO DAYS BEFORE THE CEREMONY.

PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE

We rely on you to take responsibility for your preparation and your experience. So please read the instructions. Everything you need is there, and there should be no need for last-minute concerns. 🙂

Remember, we start on time, and the most important part of the ceremony is the calling in of the spirit helpers and meeting with Mama Cacao; we do this together, with our hearts and souls helping each other.

Start communicating with the medicine now and keep tuning in all week as you begin to prepare spiritually for the ceremony. Take your Cacao, say hello to her, tell her what your intention is for incorporating her into your body, and ask her to begin sending you messages and information. Put some on your altar and light a candle a few days in a row before the ceremony. Ask her to come in the dream time and help you.

Again, we warmly look forward to sharing Mama Cacao with you. This will be a deep experience despite the fact that we will be online because Mama Cacao will be working within you and uniting our field. Pure love and magic.

IS CACAO RIGHT FOR YOU?

Most people find Cacao to be a safe and beneficial ceremonial food. It is NOT a hallucinogen and is very gentle and heart-opening. It will not make you feel out of control, paranoid, overwhelmed, or fearful.

Cacao DOES raise your heart rate and lower your blood pressure.

Therefore, if you have a heart condition such that a 20 percent increase in your heart rate would cause a medical emergency for your body, you are advised to try my Cacao Flower Essence instead of taking the cacao paste, or participate without taking anything.

If you are taking antidepressants, you may want to start with a half dose of cacao. If you have concerns, you may try my Cacao Flower Essence.

The theobromine in cacao stimulates the cardiovascular system rather than the nervous system.

PLEASE NOTE: You can still participate in the ceremony if you choose not to take the ceremonial cacao and you can take the Cacao Flower Essence instead or nothing at all. There are many stories, including my own, where Mama Cacao will work with you energetically as a spirit helper without you taking the physical drink.

WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR THE CEREMONY WITH HEALING TRAUMA CENTER LLC

Indicates that you are taking responsibility for your health, and that you release Healing Trauma Center, LLC from any liability for any unwanted effects the cacao may have on you.

Contact your doctor if you have concerns.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE THE PRICE OF THE CEREMONIAL CACAO OR CACAO FLOWER ESSENCE. YOU MAY ORDER OUR ORGANIC ARRIBA NACIONAL CACAO ON THIS SITE.

REFUND POLICY: NO REFUNDS

 

CACAO CEREMONY MANTRA PROCESSES

These processes are spoken out load as we sip our cacao mindfully.

SOUL MANTRA

I am the soul

I am the light divine

I am love, I am will

I am fixed design

Cacao Heart Alignment Mantra

We now completely merge with the heart of Mama and Papa Cacao
and we join the essence of their being.

We now ask that these locks of ice-olation be released from all cells of our beings
for the purpose of evolution with
hearts open.

We now claim with utter certainty the wholeness of our beings
and the completeness of our
oneness with divinity
and all cells are aligned with the design of the one.

Sun process = heart chakra or our solar system

We integrate all that has gone before us

Nothing can harm us now, save our own ignorance
as we stand in the light of the sun we are free.

Sirius process = the heart chakra of our galaxy

We now completely merge with the heart of the Great Star Sirius
and we join with the essence of its being.

We now ask that these locks of bondage be release from all cells of our being
for the purpose of evolution with
liberty.

We now claim with utter certainty the wholeness of our beings
and the completeness of our
cosmic interconnectedness
and all cells are aligned with the design of the one.

Cacao Ceremony Mantra Processes

These processes are spoken out load as we sip our cacao mindfully.

SOUL MANTRA

I am the soul

I am the light divine

I am love, I am will

I am fixed design

Cacao Heart Alignment Mantra

We now completely merge with the heart of Mama and Papa Cacao
and we join the essence of their being.

We now ask that these locks of ice-olation be released from all cells of our beings
for the purpose of evolution with
hearts open.

We now claim with utter certainty the wholeness of our beings
and the completeness of our
oneness with divinity
and all cells are aligned with the design of the one.

Sun process = heart chakra or our solar system

We integrate all that has gone before us

Nothing can harm us now, save our own ignorance
as we stand in the light of the sun we are free.

Sirius process = the heart chakra of our galaxy

We now completely merge with the heart of the Great Star Sirius
and we join with the essence of its being.

We now ask that these locks of bondage be release from all cells of our being
for the purpose of evolution with
liberty.

We now claim with utter certainty the wholeness of our beings
and the completeness of our
cosmic interconnectedness
and all cells are aligned with the design of the one.

Safety Precautions

We think of our Cacao as a plant medicine. As with any potent medicine, it is important to be mindful in its use.

In most cases, there are no concerns to be aware of. The points listed below are mainly a concern when you take higher doses, as is done when the Cacao is used ceremonially. In these cases, the combination of potent cacao and a higher dose warrants some additional mindfulness.

First, if you are working with it ceremonially, we recommend that you start off with about half the full dose. A full dose, the maximum we use, is two ounces, so that means starting off with one ounce. See how it feels and wait at least thirty minutes before consuming more.

Cacao is a strong bitter and stimulant, so there are some potential side effects to be aware of, as well as certain contra-indications. Since cacao is consumed in higher doses in ceremony, people might experience symptoms such as light-headedness, sweaty palms, headache, or nausea. Simply slow down, drink water, and practice self-care as needed until symptoms subside. Cacao can also stimulate detox symptoms in some cases. If this happens, take it as a blessing and drink plenty of water as your body lets go of whatever it didn’t like. This will likely be accentuated for people on a raw diet or who are fasting. Go with lower doses in this case.

Certain antidepressants are worth extra consideration. MAOI-based antidepressants are contraindicated with the tyramine in chocolate, so a larger dose of cacao is not recommended. MAOI-based antidepressants are first-generation antidepressants and are less common these days. People taking them are on a restricted diet that includes limiting or avoiding chocolate, so they should know if they can consume or not. Side effects could include more serious headache and nausea, so make sure to check medications first.

Additionally, there has been some concern with larger doses of cacao and SSRI type antidepressants because of the MAOIs in cacao. Specifically, tryptophan, a type of MAOI that is a precursor to serotonin, has been cited by some as a possible contraindication. The research about this interaction is minimal, but studies on both the amounts of tryptophan in chocolate and how that might cause “serotonin syndrome” don't indicate any problem. However, to be on the safe side, for those on SSRIs, we suggest consulting with your doctor and/or pharmacist regarding higher doses of cacao and to consider starting with low doses.

If you have a serious heart condition: The theobromine in cacao increases heart rate significantly and is a vasodilator, lowering blood pressure. If you have such a condition, consider consulting a physician and certainly go lighter on amounts.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding: The theobromine in cacao, which is very similar to caffeine, has a stimulating effect. Thus, we recommend using lower dosages (e.g., a maximum of one ounce in a ceremonial drink).

Pure cacao can be fatal to dogs (and possibly horses and parrots), so be sure to keep it away from pets.

If any symptoms do present, drink lots of water, get some rest, and the symptoms will pass.

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Online Cacao Ceremony

$35.00

Ceremonies will be held Sunday’s once per month
from 10am-12:00pm
Dates for 2021

2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13, 7/11, 8/15, 9/12, 10/24, 11/21, 12/12

Instructions will be sent after payment

ALL SALES ARE FINAL
NO REFUNDS

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