A cacao ceremony is a ritualistic gathering that involves the ceremonial consumption of raw cacao. It is inspired by ancient Meso-american traditions and is often conducted by indigenous cultures such as the Maya and Aztecs.
During a cacao ceremony, participants come together in a sacred space to connect with themselves, others, and the spirit of cacao. The ceremony is typically led by a facilitator or a shaman who guides the participants through various activities and meditations.
The centerpiece of the cacao ceremony is the ceremonial-grade cacao, which is a pure form of raw chocolate. This cacao is prepared in a specific way to maintain its natural properties and energetic qualities. It is often consumed as a warm, liquid beverage.
The ceremony itself usually involves intention setting, meditation, chanting, breathwork, and sometimes movement or dance. Participants drink the cacao with mindfulness, focusing on its taste and effects on the body and mind. The cacao is believed to have heart-opening properties and is often associated with spiritual and emotional healing.
Cacao ceremonies are seen as a way to connect with the spirit of cacao, as well as with oneself and the community. They are often held for purposes such as personal growth, healing, creativity, and spiritual exploration. The ceremonies aim to create a safe and supportive space for participants to deepen their connection with themselves and others, while also honoring the ancient traditions associated with cacao.
If you are interested in participating in a cacao ceremony or have a group you’d like to organize a ceremony for please contact us and we will connect you with one of our amazing Sayulita practitioners.