mmmmm cacao… this elixir recipe of the goddess is an herbal tonic for activating your sensual bliss one sip at a time.
Sister, it is your birthright to feel sensual in every moment. As women, it may be easier for us to connect with our higher chakras… to our spirituality and to our intuition. (That’s one of the reasons we see a majority of female attendees in yoga class …)
Yet, part of this journey of living on this earthly plane is to be present in our bodies and know ourselves and our rhythm.
Which can be a challenge, right?
This means going into the three lowest chakras.. which feel more dense and difficult to be present with.
Because the Root Chakra stores fear, the Sacral Chakra stores guilt, and the Solar Plexus stores shame… Deep stuff.
Sitting blissfully in meditation and hiking in nature feels quite pleasant, but dealing with the hustle of our schedules, with the deadlines of work, the intensity of the news, may feel… icky.
The overwhelming aspects of this current human lifestyle can take us out of our bodies and into worrying about the future, or feeling defined by our past experiences.
Ultimately, we don’t always feel like the beautiful, sensual goddesses we truly are when we are driving the kids to and from practice and frantically heating up food for dinner.
The truth is: all we have is this moment.
And we can choose to feel fear or to trust. We can choose to feel sensuality or stress. We can choose to feel shame or empowerment.
This is your choice.
The gift of cacao is a sacred plant medicine to help aid you back into your bliss body. It gently stimulates the heart chakra, moving you into more euphoric feelings.
When used intentionally or in ceremony, it can be used to explore and transmute feelings of fear, guilt, and shame.
Indigenous tribes sip cacao and sit with her as if she were an Elder. When they take in the medicine, they may step into prayer as they embody her energy and listen to the subtle but transformative messages she brings. This is a practice for cultures that live in climates where cacao is grown.
The theobromine in cacao stimulates mental clarity. Heightened awareness of thoughts may be illuminated, so choose wisely what thoughts you would like to fill your mind. Choose to feel love. Choose bliss. Choose [insert your own feeling-vibration].
Physically, cacao gives you an abundance of essential minerals and nutrients: magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, sulfur, copper, potassium, polyphenols with antioxidant properties, healthy heart fat, and energizing B-vitamins.
Cacao bean actually comes from a fruit and is purple when it’s raw. It is surrounded by a thin white layer of fruit flesh that has a strong vitamin C sweet & sour flavor. It is dehydrated and fermented. It can be found either in the whole bean form, the fibrous dark powder (cacao powder) or the white solid butter (cacao butter).
When preparing this elixir, it is important not to use extremely hot water. It can destroy some of the raw nutrients in the cacao. I have provided a link to my favorite ceremonial cacao grade chocolate company. I use this cacao in the cacao ceremonies I lead.
I have also shared a couple other herbs I use with my cacao elixirs.
I make my cacao tonic with rose water tea. Rose stimulates the energy of Aphrodite, the beautiful goddess of love. It is a nice combination when added with cacao to stimulate the heart chakra with self-love and love for others.
I also use Shilijat, an herb that is harvested from underneath lava. When volcanoes erupt, the lava crushes the forest floor and creates Shilijat. Shilijat has fulvic acid, which stimulates energy production within the cell.
Finally, I add Love Tonic herbs for stimulating the womb space and nourishing vital feminine energy. Whether you are menstruating, in moonpause, or no longer physically have a womb, these adaptogenic herbs stimulate the vital feminine juices, helping to strengthen reproductive health.
I would love to hear your experience while you sip this herbal cacao elixir.
Did you leave out an herb or add something different?
What sensations did you feel in your body while you drank this elixir?
Sending so much love to you!