If you’ve been reading me for a while now, you know that I’ve been on a multi-year journey using Cacao as Medicine.
In my daily meditation this past weekend, I found myself looking back at how my connection with cacao has impacted my life in steady, subtle ways. In my personal experience, working with cacao is not a one and done kind of interaction, rather, it’s a slow and deep awakening to what’s been hidden, dormant, and unseen within me.
This weekend I was gifted the vision of how my heart has re-awakened, specifically, to a life long passion for creativity, experimentation, and exploration. What I mean is that through the medicine of cacao, I’ve been returning to a life of creative investigation that had felt dormant for several years.
After leaving my life as a professional artist in Silicon Valley, I moved to Central America and lost touch with that part of me that is an art maker. Sure, I was still creating through building, constructing and planting, but that was a different path to what I had known as an “artist”.
Since I had that first initiation where Cacao Spirit came to me in my dreams and then by connecting with her energy every month through sacred practice, I’m finding my passion for creating is returning organically and intuitively in ways that I’m only now understanding.
As I look back at the timeline of this reconnection with my innate inner artist, it’s clear that it has been fueled by Mama Cacao and her connection to my heart, mind and spirit. It’s as if a lever has been turned, and the (cacao) juice of inspiration is flowing again.
So, what is it about cacao that’s causing this to happen and why might you consider attending Cacao Ceremony?
- Heart Opening
One of the active ingredients in cacao is theobromine. It’s been proven to widen the blood vessels and stimulate the heart. Because of this, cacao opens the heart chakra, the emotional center of the body.
- Mind Enhancing
Cacao has shown to increase overall brain health, focus, and concentration. The flavonoids contained in cacao boost memory, increase attention span, and heighten problem-solving skills.
- Bliss Connection
Cacao contains anandamide, its name comes from ananda which is the Sanskrit word for bliss. Anandamide is a neurotransmitter that binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and body, stimulating a sense of happiness and mental wellness.
Within the context of ceremony, cacao medicine allows us to see from a different perspective. It can show the limiting beliefs, past traumas, or outdated habits that no longer are needed to live the life most desired. Cacao enables the connection with inner wisdom, and, at least for me, has become the bridge to inspiration, creativity and new ideas.
Sometimes a cacao ceremony can lead to profound changes in the way you live your life. You may become aware of things that have been keeping you from living the life you love and receive strength in letting some things go. Cacao helps you tune into your positive side, and allows you to connect with yourself and others in a deeper, more loving way.
If you haven’t experienced a ceremony with me yet, I invite you to join us in sacred circle as we drink cacao and journey into the shamanic realm of your inner knowing. You can find all the details at lynbishop.com/cacaoceremony.
I’m curious if you’ve had any experiences with cacao? I love finding your comments below, so if you feel like sharing how cacao has touched you, I’d love to hear.