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Cacao Medicine Journey with Nicole Gnutzman

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A journey of inner reconnection, healing and wholeness

Cacao is embodiment medicine; it brings you into deep relationship with your true self, so you can be and express that in the world. Cacao medicine journeys are a deeply somatic, lucid dreaming experience that reconnect you to your inner power and truth, and heal mind-body-spirit-soul.

This practice honors shamanic tradition and wisdom by calling in the life force energies of the Directions and Elements, Spirit Animals, Star Beings and Ancestors. After you drink the cacao, which is pure, raw ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, hand selected and blessed by a shaman, and sweetened with honey and spices, you deepen into the experience through a guided visual meditation that supports inner connection, and allows you to fully relax and journey with the sacred music that follows.

This gentle yet powerful healing journey
*clears psychological, emotional and spiritual blocks
*facilitates emotional release for inner healing 
*allows access to inner guidance and wisdom
*supports attaining inner balance, a sense of wholeness and oneness

Ceremony is 2 1/2 hours. Sharing with the group post ceremony, deepens inner connection, and creates a sense of relationship and community, so we include time for that deepening.

How to prepare for ceremony: For optimal effect of the cacao, it's best to fast for 3 hours before and partake lightly of caffeine and dairy for the day. Hydrating with water, before, during and after ceremony, and drinking electrolytes, is advised as cacao is a mild diuretic and detoxifier.

Medication contraindicators: Cacao is not recommended for people who are taking heart medicine or anti-depressants. If you are taking one of these medications, you are always welcome to join us in ceremony and I will share a smaller serving of cacao.

What we’ll be drinking: A warm cacao elixir of raw ceremonial cacao from Guatemala, blended with cardamom, ginger, a hint of chile pepper and raw honey. Please notify me of any allergens and I will make a special brew for you.

What to bring: For your journey, bring a yoga mat, blanket, pillow, socks and eye mask to create a cacao cocoon as we lie down on the floor for part of our journey, a bottle of water, and a journal and pen. If you’d like to bring a crystal or mala or other sacred object to have with you or place on the altar, please do.

Intention for ceremony: You may wish to take a moment to reflect on your intention for your journey: it could be a desire for clarity in your work, life or relationship; inner reconnection and healing; or deeper connection with Spirit or your ancestors. Opening to receive the medicine of Mama Cacao is the key to a profoundly beautiful experience.

Saturday, March 30 from 5:30-8:00pm

$55 (please pre-register, so we know how much cacao to make; registration closes at 5:00pm)