Before the advent of commercial chocolate, cacao seeds were prepared as a ceremonial drink within the indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica. When used in ceremony cacao acts as a gentle, yet powerful, assistant to stimulate the pineal gland and open the heart. The effect helps to increase sensitivity to subtle energies and facilitate connection. Reclaiming chocolate medicine in this way, while sitting together with intention, holding sacred space, is a powerful way to transform our reality and to feel the love and support that is always present within us. It is of great importance in this day and age to take time out - even for an afternoon - and to remember this place of sweetness and alignment. Going home to this place together in a group, amplifies the experience and can have a deep and lasting effect on our consciousness. This experience, of allowing ourselves to fill up, as we sit in the company of our reflected truth, is called Satsanga. Medicine of the Heart employs the ancient remedies of Cacao and Kirtan as our faithful assistants on a journey of powerful vibration to reconnect and remember who we truly are.
-Chocolate, as it's commonly called, is a safe and legal plant medicine that can be an amazing assistant and catalyst in our Self-Realization. This Heart-Activation journey includes a potent dose of ceremonial grade, hand-peeled, lightly roasted heirloom cacao from Guatemala. Journeyers will learn more about chocolate as medicine and how to use it.
-It is recommended that you eat very lightly (or not at all) prior to the ceremony to allow for full absorption of cacao.
Do not drink much cacao if you have a major heart condition, if you are taking antidepressants (esp. Mao inhibitors), or if you are pregnant. Do not mix with alcohol or other stimulants. Cacao is toxic to Dogs, Cats, horses and other animals. Keep away from your pets!
(Cacao consumption is not required for participation!)
Please arrive on time, planning to stay for entirety and bring the following:
~your favorite mug and a stirrer
~ceremonial garb (optional)
~sacred items for the center altar (optional)
~a journal (optional)
~instrument, voice, for medicine song to share (optional)
~ your own Self's medicine and focused presence!
For ceremony questions email JoJo at: Ceremony@musicasprayer.org
Dr Cacao’s Ceremonial Grade Cacao Formulas will be available for purchase following the ceremony.
JoJo will be available for individual healing sessions in the area: http://musicasprayer.org/Activations.html
A student of yoga, meditation and kirtan for over 20 years, JoJo Silverman, has deep passion for combining the power of these sacred tools with intentional ceremony, and strives to reinstate the value of ritual in the rhythm of our culture.
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Require 7 pre-registrations by October 9th to hold ceremony.