The Origins of Cacao Ceremonies
It is a known fact, that the ancient Maya drank a lot of chocolate. They were the ones that brought the drink to the World after all! In the ancient ritual and ceremonial use of cacao, the froth, or foam, was considered the divine and exclusive substance of the drink. The cacao foam was seen as a “cleaning” substance, which helps physical-spiritual renewal, and embodies the concept of spiritual "rebirth" renewal or purification. It was it’s most highly prized characteristic…and it still should be.The traditional technique for producing the froth (which is essential when drinking ceremonial cacao) was to stand high up, and pour the cacao from one recipient to another. This can be seen depicted in countless number of ancient Mayan vessels, artifacts and texts.
***We now have blenders, which is of course, quite a bit simpler, and definitively less messy! 😂Chocolate’s precious foam was used symbolically as a purifying element, and as a protector of the spirits for the individuals who drank it. Sacred, magical, cacao foam ~ ancient wisdom for modern times.
Cacao (and chocolate) are still used today in ceremonies by the Maya—along with artesian licor, tobacco, corn drinks, and many other offerings. (PDF in Spanish)
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How to do your own Cacao Ceremony
Cacao ceremonies are not so much of a mystery. The secret to them, actually lies inside of you. It’s all about embracing who you are, your own power…that comes directly from your heart, and has always been there. So really, you don’t really need a facilitator to do one, or to spend a lot of money on something that is free!
You just need to trust your self and your own higher guidance and intuition.
There is a lot to be said for group energy though! There is more capacity, resilience, innovation, and creativity in us collectively than alone. With “collective consciousness” our awareness gets multiplied, and fear divides.
So gather a group of your friends, (or by yourself) blend or hand-whip your cacao to a frothy bliss, and set your space to be as comfortable as possible. Use whatever you feel is right (it is right) think about your intentions, play the music that suits your mood, (or no music) sip your sacred cacao froth consciously, and FEEL THE MAGIC! Connect with the universe that lives inside of you, connect with- Heart magic.
Shift, energize your spirit, evolve, shine !