When we approach food–especially plants–with mindfulness, we connect with the plant and the medicine or energy it offers. There is a plant that many do not recognize for the spiritual and health benefits it holds. Cacao is chocolate in its purest form.
Cacao powder is packed with nutrients that help lower blood pressure, improve blood flow to the brain and heart, and is an excellent source of antioxidants, iron, protein, magnesium, potassium and fiber. Beside the positive impact it has upon neurotransmitters and hormones (dopamine and serotonin), cacao helps reduce stress, strengthen focus and creativity while assisting the body to heal, detoxify, and support its immune system.
Cacao beans have been used in ceremonies dating back to the Mayans and Aztecs. When consumed as a beverage in a ceremony with gratitude and intention, cacao has a long history of helping people reconnect with their own hearts and being in the present moment.
During our Fall Gathering at Enchanted Retreat Center on October 7, 2023 Registered Nurse & Reiki Master Daphne Weinheimer, will facilitate a group cacao ceremony to help elevate the spiritual activities being practice from 9:30 AM to 7 PM that Saturday in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
We ask for a donation of $50 per person which covers lunch, ceremony supplies, instructor’s honorarium, and one night of tent camping or van/bus parking on site. Extra nights are available for $20 each. Reserve your space by clicking the button below.