Many of us are struggling with over-active minds and are unable to shut off, or connect to ourselves and others in a much more transparent and efficient way. This is where cacao and rapé come in to guide us on a beautiful and unveiling journey. We will unfold the mind's inner layers in a subtle yet profound way, stimulating the capacity to inhabit deep awareness, clarity presence and tranquility.
The gentle and loving effect of the spirit of the cacao plant will be interwoven with sound escapes and meditations that will allow us to connect deeper with our emotional and sentimental intelligence, also tapping into our own natural sense of flow and supporting a detoxification process or all our circulation/fluid systems.
From the lands of the Americas in energetic wisdom, the clarifying spirit of rapé will clear our minds and energetic and nervous systems.
Supported by sound healing, we will connect to other states of consciousness on cellular and DNA levels, aligning our inner being to the outer universal rhythms, bringing us into a state of flow that facilitates deep transmutation, activation and expansion.
Prepare for a journey into divine wisdom and nourishment, moving into alignment and equilibrium on all levels of your being, in universal beauty and perfect symmetry!
Known for opening the heart, cacao will allow you to connect with yourself, and others, in a deeper way than before. Any fear will be replaced with love and joy. At the beginning of this experience, you'll receive a warm, delicious cup of ceremonial grade cacao. You will find you are able to focus and be in the present with more ease, and this will help you to live more fully in the moment in your life, bringing peace to your mind and soul.
Cacao is often used to bring inspiration and creativity together, and help you move past those inner blocks that are keeping you playing it safe, and not allowing your inner child to play. You will find that new ideas and expressions of yourself flow to you with ease. Our ritual often involves opening up to complete strangers in the circle, and creates a safe and intimate space where everyone’s fears, hopes, sufferings, and dreams can be shared.
Cacao is naturally high in iron, magnesium, and B-complex vitamins — which gives it a number of physical benefits as well as the spiritual benefits it has long been connected with. Cacao contains anandamide, which is known as the bliss molecule. This is the same thing produced in your body when you workout and you feel a rush of good energy. Plus, it helps to balance blood sugar levels, and create more blood flow to the brain — helping to strengthen awareness and focus. It’s also naturally packed with caffeine, which acts as a burst of energy, and is said to enhance creativity, as well as deep meditation. For centuries, cacao has been used to heal the mental, physical, and spiritual body.
During these ceremonies, you will be reminded of everything that you are — your skills, talents, and creative abilities — and you will begin to let go of all the thoughts of everything you are not. This will help you find balance in your life, as well as clarity in your mind, which will make your purpose clearer to you.
Rapé involves a mutual administration by two persons. The Rapé is blown high up into the nostrils with a pipe made from bamboo or bone. The intense blow immediately focuses the mind, stops the chattering, and opens the entire freed mind-space for your intentions. Furthermore, this helps release emotional, physical, and spiritual illnesses and eases negativity and confusion, enabling a thorough grounding of the mind. Likewise, shamans use Rapé to re-align with their energy channels and with their higher self, and to intensify their connection with the world and the universe. In addition, Rapé paves the way for detoxifying the body and cleans out all excess mucus, toxins, and bacteria, thereby, assisting in fighting colds and snuffles.
Moreover, Rapé stimulates the mind with its nicotinic content that in turn releases a.o. epinephrine, acetylcholine, and dopamine, supporting an increased focus, presence, and intuition. Interestingly, there are many rumors that Rapé could decalcify the pineal gland(1), which is involved in melatonin secretion, circadian time perception, and drug metabolism. Calcification of the pineal gland has been associated with neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, and fluoride exposure, which further stresses the importance of a healthy pineal gland. Yet, whether Rapé can really help the decalcification of the pineal gland, is highly debated and needs still to be scientifically proven.