Why Join a Cacao Healing Circle?
With all these Shamanic trends going on, you might have heard of Cacao Healing or Cacao Healing Ceremonies.
Cacao is a powerful plant medicine that has been used for many years by ancient cultures to connect with their deities. That is why it is called the "Food of the gods".
Various cultures like the Mayans, would use Cacao in their medicine and healing ceremonies to open up their hearts for healing.
In a ceremonial circle, Cacao has been known to have so many benefits. Below are five amazing reasons why you should join a cacao healing ceremonial circle:
1. Cacao opens your heart
When you sip on the warm cacao, something happens in your heart. There is a warming effect on your body and it brings a certain calm that is quite inexplicable.
While you are sitting around a fire with either a group of strangers or friends, the cacao helps you to feel at ease and gives you a feeling of being supported and loved.
2. Cacao contains polyphenols
Cacao is packed with polyphenols. Polyphenols are chemicals found in plants that are micronutrients which possess powerful antioxidants.
They help with digestion, neurodegenerative issues, brain function, weight issues, cardiovascular problems and a bunch of other body ailments.
3. Cacao contains Magnesium
Most Americans are deficient in the mineral: magnesium. Our brains need magnesium to function well.
Magnesium helps our nervous system to function effectively and efficiently, bringing about a feeling of wellbeing and balance.
It is also important in bone functioning in our bodies. Low levels of magnesium can lead to depression, pregnancy complications, muscle spasms and a bunch of other issues.
4. Cacao boosts your mood
Not only does cacao boost your energy, but it contains certain chemicals that act as neurotransmitters such as serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine and other mood boosting chemicals.
These chemicals are excellent for your brain which works with all the other organs in your body to produce a feeling of wellness, happiness and balance.
5. Cacao helps with meditation
When you sip the cacao, it brings you to a place of surrender where you are awakened to the moment you are in.
You become aware of all the senses and start to notice subtle things that hadn't caught your awareness before.
Cacao helps you to be calm, yet very aware of your surroundings and puts you in a state of meditation.
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