Cacao as Medicine
The month of October ended with my third Cacao Ceremony facilitation class and my first workshop in Manila. There is still a lot of mystery surrounding this delicious-sounding activity, so I thought a blog post about it would not be superfluous! Sharing belong the preface to my Sacred Cacao facilitation manual, which I wrote last July:
Hello dear seeker,
Welcome to the world of sacred chocolate!
Over two years ago I was sitting by a bonfire under a full moon in Laguna, Philippines, and was given a cup of bitter cacao to drink. The brew was so intense that I was not able to finish it, but all of a sudden, a combination of elements – the fire, the moon, the guitar and the voice singing, tied together with the sacred drink, all produced a shift in my energetic system. There was an opening or shift, though hard to describe, which lingered on for months, until the following year, I found a teacher of sacred cacao and started my own practice. I knew I wanted to share this with the community that was growing at the Gassho Center for Healing Art in Cebu, which opened its doors in September 2017, only three months after my first cacao ceremony in Santa Rosa.
As I have been serving it, I also encourage the members of the community to do the same. As a result, many have also taken on this habit, which curiously enough, some remember from their childhood days, where cacao was served in their homes by parents and grandparents.
Now that the Gassho Center is coming to a close (closed in August 2019), it is time for sacred cacao to spread even further, which is the reason this course came into being. Honoring the call from the Spirit of Cacao herself, it is my honor to share this with you all.
In her honor, with love
Cebu City, July 2019
As of the moment there is no date for the next workshop, but I will be serving cacao ceremonially during our upcoming events this November, namely: Heart Chakra Workshop on Monday 4, Serene Sunday overnight retreat on 10-11 in Carmen, Plant Spirit Ceremony on 12 at Soul Sierra, and many more to come! Please check our events page for more details.