Recently I travelled to Bali on a mission to increase my health through fasting, massage and the healing properties of the sun. I travelled to the centre of transformational healing, Ubud.
Ubud never disappoints. Not only did my physical body get reinvigorated and reset to it’s factory settings, my mind and heart got transformation too with a new experience for me – a Cacao Ceremony.
I hadn’t heard of such a thing before. I was fully engrossed, mesmerised and transformed by the music, the cacao brew, the community and the energy they created.
For years, dating back to Aztec and Mayan cultures, cacao was a ritualistic medicine signifying both life and fertility, it was ingested by Royalty in ceremonial God worship and in sacrificial ritual.
For me the emotional impact was profound. Everything felt heightened in my physical and emotional body, including my awareness to my deepest sense of self and to my heart. It literally felt as if my heart opened like a flower.
People dancing, singing and sharing themselves freely without alcohol or drugs. As a non-drinker I can handle more of these types of parties!
It has been said that cacao facilitates a deep sense of self-love, tears are always followed by smiles of deep gratitude. In other moments, the sheer ecstasy felt from the cacao can be described as nothing other than a divine experience.
In the right place, with the right people a cacao ceremony will surely bring about transformation, connectedness and love for all.
Give it a go when you get a chance.
My first order of pure cacao (imported into Australia by a friend situated in the Blue Mountains) will be delivered to me shortly. I’m excited to prepare my first ceremonial brew following an ancient recipe.
I can’t wait for the magic to unfold.
In health, Angie. x