I admit to having written a blog piece about post-partum depression, but right now it seems more like a bummer more than anything else (not that we shouldn’t talk about it, on the contrary). Instead I am feeling a buzz of excitement about what has been happening at the center and what is about to happen over the coming months.
First big news is that I complete my cacao facilitation course with the lovely Mona Moon. I found Mona online and we immediately had a connection – I knew I was meant to work with her. I finished my course in April, and have been using cacao regularly ever since. It has been wonderful sharing this gentle, soulful magic with the community. Here is a message passed on to me by my teacher and friends Mona, after we ended our last session. The directions correspond to the Medicine Wheel, which we worked with during my training:
South: May you carry the seed of love and hope in your heart.
West: May you see others as whole, healed, and perfect just as they are.
North: May you channel the consciousness of love through your intention, action, word, and vibration.
East: May you embody the Spirit of Cacao.
Just reading these words makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside (I think I will make myself a cup of cacao now).
I have used cacao with mediation and yoga and journaling and fire ceremony (beautiful photo by the talented Pablo Quiza taken two weeks ago), but what I love is combining it with Shamanic Journeying. Here is a clip of cacao ceremony participant Andrea, after her experience:
Hit me up if you would like to experience this in a private session, there is such a great need for peace and healing now and always…