Theobroma Cacao: 'Food Of The Gods'
Plant medicine for the spirit, mind and heart.
Plant medicine for the spirit, mind and heart.
I see this superfood as the divine balance between masculine and feminine energy. It relaxes our nervous system, opens our blood vessels, and offers a great deal of focused mindset. Cacao, being a nurturing heart medicine, will allow our energetic blocks to surface and release.
It is the largest natural source of antioxidants, magnesium, chromium, manganese and theobromine. Also high in tryptophan, n-linoleoylethanolamine, copper, calcium, zinc, sulfur, iron, and phosphorous. Cacao has MOA inhibitors, that inhibit re-uptake of serotonin, dopamine, anandamide, phenylethylamine (PEA), and norepinephrine.
((in theobroma cacao)) is an alkaloid in the methylxanthine class of compounds, which contain caffeine, mateine, and more. Theobromine simultaneously stimulates the heart, relaxes and dialates blood vessels, producing an effect of increased blood circulation. This improves absorption of other important nutrients in cacao or other superfoods that it is paired with. Theobromine is a cardiac stimulant, as opposed to caffeine which is a nervous system stimulant. The effect on the body is gentle and lively.
is an endogenous cannabinoid found in the brain. Ananda is a Sanskrit word which means Bliss. This bliss chemical is often associated with the "runners high" effect and also moderates pain.
also known as PEA, gives the perception of time slowing down. PEA naturally occurs in the brain and supports attentiveness, athletic performance and mood elevation. This psycho-active compound is released when we fall in love.
Cacao offers enhanced intuition, emotion, and a more open, present heart. As we sit with Cacao, we have the opportunity to deepen intimate connection with ourselves and each other. These connections often happen when entering the same energetic frequency as one another which seems effortless alongside Cacao.
Show up with an intention. Like any relationship, working with Cacao is based on authenticity and a genuine desire to get to know it's medicine. The best way to find yourself in the depths of this heart medicine is to come with inquiries, feeling gratitude for any guidance and wisdom the Cacao Spirit has to offer. Let the intention come from within. It may be something along the lines of inspiration, inner healing, self-love or acceptance, trusting in myself or others, insight or clarity. Or you may simply ask for the medicine you need most in this moment.
From personal experience, plant medicine seems to work it's magic outside of 'time'. Cacao may be working on something that lies deeper than we can bring ourselves today so releasing our set intention will play part in our gratitude for what does take place.
Meditation can be very helpful leading into ceremony. Though some plant medicines have ancient traditions, Cacao is a warm presence with open arms, ready to serve us in our own excitements. The most we can do as we prepare to work with Cacao is tune into ourselves and find what sparks joy.
Cacao is a natural antidepressant. It is contraindicated with SSRI based antidepressants, which are ‘selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors’ allowing our cells to receive serotonin. Cacao has the same effect. When people are already on SSRI antidepressants, drinking a ceremonial dose of cacao could overload the receptors with serotonin. Not all antidepressants have SSRIs, so it’s an important distinction to make. Other medication such as some anti-psychotics also work in the serotonin & dopamine pathways in the brain, and these are also contraindicated. Too much serotonin in the system can cause headaches - if this occurs, drink lots of water and rest.
Cacao contains an endo-cannabinoid and other mild mind-altering compounds. If one is known to dissociate, let's talk before hand. A small dose may be more appropriate for you.
If you are sharing cacao with others, it's important to share the possible contraindications.
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I believe in the sacredness of life & medicine. I stand for that which is real..that which is sacred. Our "chocolate" industry has taken Cacao so far from Spirit, that I feel of tremendous luck to work with Cacao in it's raw essence. Many Thanks to Keith's Cacao for providing an anchor in this journey. Their Cacao grows naturally in the rainforest. Keith intuitively sources for it's energetic properties, finding Cacao rich in active theobromine. All of his beans are Direct-Trade. The beans go through fermentation then they are roasted and peeled by hand. Cacao beans receive song and praise as they are sifted through. Keith's Cacao is minimally processed..nothing added, nothing taken out. The beans are gently ground into a paste and blessed once more.
Keith's mission is simple..he has been called to return 100% Pure Ceremonial Grade Cacao back to the world.
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