There is a Mayan prophecy that states; When our western world becomes so out of balance with the nature of this earth, and the true nature of the Self and Heart, Cacao's medicine begins to flood into our lives to help us remember and restore the planet into a state of harmony.
And this is exactly what is happening. You may have started seeing cacao all over the internet, or in whispers from person to person, or feeling the deeper call to explore what cacao actually is. Cacao is not the same at Cocoa.
Cacao is the botanical name of the raw, unadulterated, fruit of the Theobroma Cacao tree. A food and medicine that has been used for thousands of years in indigenous sacred practice and everyday life in Meso-America.
Cocoa is a product created from processing cacao with high temperatures, extracting the fats, blasting with chemicals to have richer flavours and longer shelf life. There is no medicine, and no essence left in processed Cocoa.
Cacao in its natural form is a strong medicine. And I say medicine, not like the medicine you receive from the doctor, but a medicine of the natural world. This is a plant medicine, and like both you and I, cacao has a spirit that goes beyond it's physical form of 3D reality. It is the combination of both its physical nutrients, and the unseen felt beauty that exists in the magic of this blessed plant, that allows us to experience profound ecstasy when enjoying.
"How is this going to bring our world and life back into balance?" you say..
The times we are living in now are dramatically transforming, and I know you all feel this. We are coming out of a age of thousands of years where we lived in a very masculine driven world. Ruled by the mind, ruled by force, by pushing and over achieving. A world where emotion and feeling and intuit have been suppressed. A time of disconnection with the natural laws of the earth, a disconnection with the natural cycles of the earth, the moon, and our own internal bodies. We spent thousands of years looking outside of ourSelf for the answers. We have spent thousands of years ignoring those deep belly messages, the pulsing direction of our heart, and those sacred insights of light. And now as we have completely stepped foot into this new age, the Aquarian Age, these modes of life are no longer serving us. Have you noticed the more you "try" and make something happen, the further it falls away?
We must now surrender, we must now return to the balance of both the Masculine, and the Feminine. The feminine is flow, it is softening, it is trust, it is allowing. The feminine is coming back into the sacred space within our being and receiving the message of what we must do in this moment. We MUST now live from our heart space, from that deep place within that "knows". The searching is over, the looking outside for approval and praise is over, we must rest in the blessings of our own inner sanctuary. There is no more time for rigid planning and pushing to create our dreams and goals. We can no longer self destruct in order to get ahead of the game. And for that matter there is no longer any part of the "game" to get ahead of. The old age was about being the best, and becoming the winner, the king, the leader. We are now in an age where this does not exist anymore, and those that are still living in that false expression of life and falling farther and farther away from beauty and love. There is sickness from disconnection.
And this is where Mama Cacao has choose to meet us on the path. She is the bridge of the masculine and the feminine. She is the tool that will align our bodies back into harmony. She is the messenger that sings songs of remembrance upon how life should truly be lived. She comes into our bodies and we have no other choice but to drop into the heart, she just takes us there. You drink a cup of cacao, or eat a piece of raw chocolate and you "feel" something change within you. This isn't only because of our high quality standards, but it is the medicine of this plant spirit bringing you back to yourSelf. That inner warmth you feel? That is your own beauty and magic beginning to flow through your blood again. Embrace it.
Cacao teaches us to love ourSelves with deeper compassion. She teaches us, by never giving us the same experience. When you have cacao in a sacred way with intention, she delivers many alternate blessings depending on what you NEED is this moment. Maybe you need joy, she will give you joy. Maybe you need release, she will help you cry it out. Maybe you need to clean your body, she will help you detox. Maybe you need to receive insight, she will flow through you for hours with messages and blessings. Maybe you need to remember who you are, and in this case she will flood you with the divinity of your own personal medicine and give you a deeply transformative experience. She teaches us that everyday, every moment is completely different. That we can no longer live in a box of how we "should" be. We can no longer suppress our emotions, or our bodies needs, or our hearts desires. We must welcome all aspects of life and ourSelf with a wide open heart.
Cacao is the bridge of light that unites our heart and our mind. She brings a direct and divine focus into the mind, one with sacred intention and presence. She drops us into the eternal wellspring of our heart, where the sacredness of life's mystery rests and awaits our discovery. She allows us to reconnect with our bodily experience, our sensual expression, our true FEELING. She provides access to hear our guides and the messages that only we can hear, one of the most important tools we will ever be gifted. She blesses us with the sacred sight, to see ourSelf, to really authentically see that beauty of our individual and unique essence. She is gentle, and powerful. She is soft, luscious, and sensual. She is fierce, focused, and strong. She is both the fire that burn in our bellies, creativity; and the water that dances through our being; flow.
Cacao is a medicine mama that the creator has blessed us with. And we must honour her, we must receive her, we must be conscious with our use of her. This is not candy, this is not a food we should be consuming without awareness. With intention this plant has the power to completely transform your life in one moment. When you connect with Cacao, ask her for assistance, for healing, for her medicine to dance into your being. She is awaiting with a smile as wide as the ocean to dance right into your heart and dream you into your sacred essence.
Cacao is here to NURTURE us back to our ESSENCE.