Sacred Cacao Ceremony around the Fire and under the Full Moon
Chocolate is chocolate, right? Not when it is ceremonial grade cacao. The cacao we use comes from wild Criollo trees grown and processed without any chemicals and are hand-prepared by indigenous Mayan people in the Lago de Atitlan region of Guatemala.
Ceremony held at Sacred Roots Herbal Sanctuary around the Fire
If you wish, bring a Sacred Object for the altar. Thank you
Cacao Medicine, also known as the "Food of the Gods, is a facilitator and will invite you rather than push you on a spiritual journey. Cacao is the Food for the Shift!!!
Cacao (chocolate in its purest form) is a plant medicine that has been used by the Mayans for centuries both by the Shamans and people in their everyday lives. An Indigenous Mayan myth tells us that whenever the balance between humans and nature becomes threatened, Cacao comes out from the rainforest to open peoples hearts and return the planet to a state of harmony.
The cacao we use comes from wild Criollo trees and has a high vibration and a spiritual potency that you can experience with each cup. Cacao is a superfood with nutritional and medicinal value, and over 300 nutrients. One of its main active ingredients is Theobromine, which literally translates as God-Food, and facilitates the release of dopamine, the pleasure hormone. Cacao supports memory, immunity, heart health and helps relieve stress and depression. It contains the highest concentration of antioxidants of any food on the planet.
Each ceremony is held in Oneness Consciousness and is offered with Gratitude for the Medicine. We tune in before each event and listen to what wants to come forth. It may include meditation, chanting, guided soul journey, movement, sharing circle and more. Cacao is a facilitator and will invite you rather than push you on a spiritual journey. www.stellarconnections.us
Cacao is also one of the best super foods on Earth.Cacao is rich in magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, chromium, manganese, sulphur, copper and phosphorous. Cacao has therapeutic levels of brain chemicals and neurotransmitters that positively affect mood, memory, appetite, pain perception, feelings of well-being, rejuvenation, attraction and euphoria such as Anandamide (known as the bliss chemical), Serotonin (acts as an anti-depressant, promotes a sense of wellbeing, and enhances your libido), Endorphins (which produce a pleasurable sensation similar to that of an exercise high), and Phenylethylamine (often called the love chemical), among others. Cacao contains over 300 different compounds some of which are still being researched.
Christel Libiot is a master at holding space and celebrating each person in their truth. She combines the various modalities she has been steeped in over the past 20 years to support, with her smile and open heart, people individually and in group, in womens circles, workshops and ceremonies. She is a Certified Modern Wisdom Practitioner/Modern Day Priestess initiated through the Institute of Modern Wisdom, a Reiki Master, a Certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and a Certified Life Coach and uses these modalities along with Breath work, Soul Remembering and Affirmative Prayer to facilitate breakthroughs for her clients. Additionally, since 2005, Christel has been a leader of the Woman Within Weekend, an empowerment workshop for women, and has been leading over 80 such trainings in the US and Europe. She has designed and led wellness workshops, retreats, classes and sacred alchemy circles in the mid-Atlantic area. With her husband Jim Wert she is now co-leading Cacao Ceremonies, The Heart Opening Experience. Her path is that of Service to Love Absolute.
Jim Wert has been initiated as a Modern Day Alchemist by the Institute of Modern Wisdom, (a mystery school dedicated to furthering ancient wisdom ways and modern spiritual technologies). In 1998, Jim was initiated into a life of integrity, authenticity, and service to others through the ManKind Project. He was a leader in developing a multicultural awareness program for MKP and led trainings under the program at various in MKP centers in the US and Europe for a number of years. For over a decade, Jim also facilitated monthly multicultural conversation circles. He is a Registered Polarity Therapist and completed a 1-year program in visionary cranial sacral therapy. In the early 1970s, Jim received a powerful activation from Kriyananda at Ananda Village near Nevada City, CA, that led him into further study and practice over the years with a number of teachers, including the Self-Realization Fellowship, Swami Rama and the Himalayan Institute, Yogi Bhajan and the 3HO organization, Rosalyn Bruyere and the Healing Light Center Church, among others. He retired from a 31-year legal career in 2011 as senior counsel in the Legislative Counsel's Office of the US House of Representatives. Together with his spouse, Christel Libiot, he has been sharing cacao and leading cacao ceremonies almost since the time they were first introduced to this Food for the Shift in 2012.
Sacred Roots -1799 Persimmon Lane Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Hillary - 301-452-2075.
About Sacred Roots:
We believe that creating a sustainable future begins in the heart, on the land and in the garden ! We lovingly cultivate and provide vibrant, healing herbs, without the use of herbicides or pesticides. We also mindfully wildcraft what is locally available from our lush 34 acre sanctuary, and grow at risk medicinal herbs that are in danger of disappearing due to over harvesting. Last, but certainly not least, we offer classes to empower and inspire you to reclaim your power to heal yourself, your community and the world.
Sacred Roots Herbal Sanctuary (View)
1799 Persimmon Lane
Shepherdstown,, WV 25443
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|