24. February 2019 - 16:00
Heart-Opening Cacao Ceremony with Sound & Movement | Liberate Hollywood | Sunday, 24. February 2019
HEART OPENING CACAO CEREMONY WITH SOUND & MOVEMENT
WITH CELESTE MCMILLIAN
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW EARLIER START TIME OF 4 PM
COST: $25 early bird, $35 day of
Come with an empty stomach, a blanket, a yoga mat and something to use as a blindfold (this could even be a tshirt)!
Join us as we commune with the great spirit of the Cacao plant. We’re delighted to share with you the many physical and energetic benefits of this medicine as we pair it with synchronistic practices of diving into the subconscious layers of our Being.
"The Ancient Mayans and Aztecs used Chocolate for Spiritual and Ceremonial purposes. In its purest form (unlike much of the chocolate available in the mainstream), it is a powerful assistant for ‘inner work’, creative guidance and so much more." - Soul Discovery
The Heart is the seat of our essence. They say the heart is the first thing we develop in utero. So in our simplest form... we are our hearts. And Cacao is Heart Medicine, in every sense of the word.
We begin with intention setting and a collective blessing for the Cacao. Then we lay down under our blindfolds and begin our journey through meditation, music and powerful breathwork. Energetically and Emotionally, Cacao opens and clears the pathway of communication with your heart.
“WHEN HUMANITY IS OUT OF BALANCE, THE SACRED CACAO PLANT COMES FROM THE JUNGLE TO HEAL OUR HEARTS.”
As human beings living a dual experience of thinking and feeling, in a thinking-based society... sometimes it’s easy to get stuck in our heads. And it doesn’t mean we’re not being emotionally affected by everything.. we may just be stuffing it down and tucking it away, until we feel safe to deal with it. But the thing about avoiding anything, is that it usually compacts and amplifys that thing. Because what we’re really doing is building a in the middle of ourselves. Splitting off the hardware (our hearts) from the software (our thinking minds). Cacao offers us the opportunity to bridge that connection once again… to get back to ourselves.
Physically, Cacao promotes cardio vascular health. It is rich in Antioxidants and Flavonoids which are anti inflammatory and help to prevent heart disease. This plant also contains Theobromine.. which has many benefits, the most applicable of which are: increased blood flow to the heart. This widening of the blood vessels gives you a centered increase in energy, while increasing blood flow to the brain, aiding in focus.
The reason why I love pairing this medicine with breathwork is because breath is one of the most powerful (if not the most powerful) forces of nature. It’s the only thing that happens automatically and also as we will it. And the fact of the matter is that it can be utilized in miraculous ways.
When we open the pathways for self healing and self nurture with Cacao, we intentionally use breath to move stagnant emotions and energy through our hearts and out of our bodies. The only constant in this reality we inhabit is change. And when we use these tools we consciously uproot the old, to make room for the new. We willingly dance with creation itself and allow ourselves to be continuously carried to greater, grander, Divine aspects of ourselves. This is the epitome of thriving.
CACAO CEREMONY FACILITATOR. MUSIC-MAKER. ECSTATIC DANCER.