Cacao Ceremony

Updated: Apr 11

The word ‘cacao’ originally comes from the Mayan words Ka’kau and Chokola’j, which means, to drink chocolate together. It is said that the strongest effects of raw chocolate are experienced in group ceremonies. However, you can also experience it on your own.


Cacao ceremonies are century old ritual, often said to be the ultimate heart opener. As discussed in the last blog post, raw cacao is packed with loads of vitamins and minerals that is highly beneficial to us. Most importantly, ceremonial cacao are great for gaining clarity, setting intentions, healing work and inner processing. It works to assist in energetic healing, while gaining clarity in the areas of love, purpose, intuition and personal growth.


Creating a sacred space for your personal ceremony can also help get you out of your normal frame of mind, allowing for new insights and experiences. It is not necessary but highly recommended. Cacao ceremonies is also known to aid in mood elevation, increased vitality, enhanced intuition and empathy and a more open and present heart.


If you are interested in doing healing work, such as clearing past trauma from relationships, ancestral clearing, or understanding the root cause of physical ailments, a cacao ceremony can support these intentions. If you are looking to move more or experience bliss in your life, to fill up the essence of who you are, cacao can support a deeper connection with your body.


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Generally, cacao is like a gentle, loving spirit that shows up differently for everyone. It is an awesome natural plant medicine that helps connects you to your deep rooted wisdom from within.


Creating your own cacao ceremony at home to reconnect with your intuition and open up your heart on a daily basis can be incredibly powerful. Start by setting an intention for yourself before the ceremony. Remind yourself of that intention during the ceremony and throughout your day. Regain your own inner power and control during the ceremony with the connection of mind-body. Allow yourself to let go, be free and flow with this amazing goodness and experience. Just make sure to buy ceremonial grade cacao to truly immerse yourself and reap the benefits that cacao has to offer.


"Ceremonial cacao expands your ability to connect to whatever you want to connect with" - Keith Wilson


Recipe for daily consumption:

  • 4 TBSP (~28g) of ceremonial cacao in small bits or finely chopped. If you’re using ceremonial cacao disks (eg Firefly brand) – no need to chop!

  • 1 cup (~110-120ml) hot water (or you can use herbal teas and infusions instead of plain water. eg rose tea)

  • Optional sweetener: I usually use a date, 1 teaspoon of monk-fruit, or raw honey/agave. (I would generally avoid processed sugar like cane sugar)

  • Spices – a pinch of each: Himalayan salt, cayenne pepper or chili pepper, cinnamon.

The ingredients above are just your basics. Feel free to add your favourite superfoods (eg. reishi, mushroom, maca etc). You can even top it up with a non-dairy milk of your choice to make it creamier. Blend and enjoy~


*Some ceremonial cacao blends come pre-mixed with spices. The recipe below is for 100% pure ceremonial cacao – its purity leaves room to explore your preference!

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