How To Hold A Simple Cacao Ceremony

Cacao is a plant medicine from Peru that is considered sacred by many.

Ceremonial cacao in Australia has become incredibly popular in recent years, with many people enjoying the benefits of what this delicious hot drink has to offer. But despite its popularity, many people still don’t fully comprehend the ‘ceremonial’ aspect of cacao. Essentially it is all about daily ritual and entering a state of mindfulness with a focus on gratitude and intention. 

While there are many different ways in which you could hold a cacao ceremony, in this article we’ll provide you with a guide on how you can hold a simple cacao ceremony that is perfect for beginners.

What Is Needed To Perform A Cacao Ceremony?

You don’t need anything fancy when it comes to performing a cacao ceremony. It takes just 10 to 20 minutes of your time and a willingness to perform it as part of a daily ritual. You can do it alone or with a loved one.

When To Hold The Ceremony?

To get the most out of your cacao ceremony, it is best to hold it as soon after you wake up as possible. It is ideal to hold this ceremony before getting sucked into your emails or other distractions.

Where Should I Hold The Ceremony?

The ceremony can be held in any place in your home that feels comfortable to you. It could be your bedroom, your backyard or your kitchen. However, it is important that you ensure that this area is clean and tidy before starting the ceremony. You may want to light some incense or a candle to make it feel cosy.

Connect To The Cacao Making Process

There are many recipes for making ceremonial cacao, which we won’t list here. As you follow one of these recipes, try entering a fully conscious and mindful state, connecting to each ingredient and each step of the process, giving thanks along the way. Use all of your senses by smelling cacao, feeling its warmth, listening to the morning sounds, and looking out the window,

The Ceremony

  • Sit in a seat and ensure your spine is straight
  • Lift your cup of cacao to your chest and close your eyes
  • Set clear intentions for your day
  • Take a long breath in and a long breath out 
  • Smell your cacao and then lower it back down to your chest
  • State all that you are grateful for, breathing deeply as you do
  • Sip your cacao in a conscious, relaxed state of mind

Are you looking to buy ceremonial cacao in Australia? Have a browse through our ceremonial cacao products at Seleno Health, and feel free to place an order for the product you are most drawn to. 

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