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Lucia from Healing Hands will be hosting another Public Cacao Ceremony in Guernsey on Saturday 26th August!
Cacao is a powerful plant medicine that has been used ceremonially for thousands of years across Central and South America. It's active ingredient - Theobromine, is translated as 'Food of the Gods', and the people of ancient Meso-America attributed a sacred status to Cacao and would drink it ceremonially to commune with their gods. The Maya believed that the ka'kau' was discovered by the gods in a mountain that also contained other delectable foods. According to Mayan Mythology Hunahpú gave Cacao to the Maya after humans were created from maize by the divine grandmother goddess Ixmucané. The word Cacao originated from the Maya word Ka'kau', as well as the Maya words Chocol’ha, and the verb chokola'j " to drink chocolate together.
What we offer is a modern day Cacao ceremony to commune with our inner 'god/goddess.' We drink Cacao in ceremony to reconnect with our deep inner guidance. Using guided meditation we journey deep within to discover more about ourselves, release negative blockages and find peace and clarity. Cacao doesn’t take you out of your body, and is not psycho-active but some people can have clear visions. It all depends on an individuals extra sensory perception, and how cacao works best with you.
A Cacao Ceremony gives us time for ourselves in a hectic and stressful world. It is the perfect space to switch off the outside chaos and journey into the silence, so that we can become clearer of who we are, where we are going, and the opportunities available to us.
Whether you are looking for help shifting an emotional blockage, needing to let go of a past experience, dissolve negative energy or you simply want to lift your spirits, these ceremonies can provide the focus you need to re-align with who you really are, and get back on track.
If you are to attend this ceremony then I ask you to take it seriously, make sure you arrive 15 mins before the start time & make sure you abide to the rules that I set before hand. If you do not abide by the rules then you do so at your own risk:
- Please make me aware if you are on ANY medication at all & those who are on any SSRI'S, Anti-Depressents, Anxieties, Sleepers etc or pregnant as you will not be allowed a full Shamanic dose & only a small amount.
- Strictly No Coffee or Caffeine based drinks or drugs for the whole day (if you do you'll get the migraine from hell) - No Food, Drinks, Drugs or Alcohol for at least 2 hours prior to the Cacao, the less you stomach has in it, the better the Cacao can work.
- You will all need to bring a pillow, blanket, yoga mat, water drinking bottle & very importantly a journal to write your journeys & experiences down in during the ceremony.
- If you say you are attending, then you attend. I do not want to be mixing up the Cacao brew, putting the intentions & Icaros into the Cacao & someone decide an hour before they cannot come, Cacao does not work in that way & it will disrupt the entire process. Same goes with leaving early, you have to stay for the entire ceremony & cannot leave early.
I know it sounds very strict., but it needs to be for the respect of the Cacao, myself & others participating in the ceremony.
Here are some reviews from a recent private ceremony I took here in Guernsey:
I was lucky enough to be part of Lucia's first cacao ceremony on Saturday and I can truly say the experience was amazing. The whole ceremony and attention to detail was second to none... I feel that this ceremony has definitely helped me to reconnect with myself and I can't wait to do another one. Lucia is so passionate about what she does and it truly shows in what she does. Thank you again for an amazing experience!! 5 stars from me
Lucia hosted her first ever Cacao Ceremony on 20 May 2017 - as a newly trained Sacred Cacaoista, she decided to test her new skills/knowledge on 5 of her closest friends .... 5 totally different personalities, 5 different mindsets, 5 different expectations .... she picked us not only to challenge herself, but also to bring us closer together!! ... and she definitely achieved this!! Admittedly I was close to cancelling my place as I had only given birth 10 days earlier - I was anxious about being away from my baby for the first time and was worried that I wouldn't be in the right "mindset" for the ceremony. I am so glad I didn't cancel, as I have felt so much more positive and centred since! I now realise just how important it is to "invest in yourself" in order to be the best version of you! We began the ceremony by sharing our ‘stories’ and I loved that all of us were so open and accepting - right from the start, we all just connected and became in tune with one another. Lucia then used guided meditation to help us journey deep within and discover more about ourselves. The meditation aimed to release negative blockages in order to find peace and clarity. We were given lots of opportunities to share throughout the ceremony which I found so powerful and empowering in a group of amazing friends! So I want to say thank you Lucia for sharing your new gift with us!! Because of you, we have all reconnected to a deeper level not only as a group of friends, but also with ourselves! We live in such a hectic and stressful world and this ceremony is the perfect opportunity to switch off the outside chaos and find that calm and peace within you! I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for clarity on who they are/where they are going .... Its also a great way of bringing a group of friends together as it's the perfect way to deepen connections and friendships!!
I was lucky enough to go to Lucia's first cacao ceremony. It was just so lovely, I felt at ease really quickly. The guided meditation was incredible, I was so relaxed but felt connected. It has really helped me to notice somethings in a different way and be more open minded. Will definitely be going again. I absolutely loved it, thank you Lucia x x
This weekend I had the privilege of being part of Lucia's/ Healing Hand's first cacao ceremony with a group of friends. I had looked into the healing benefits of cacao and how in its raw, ceremonial form it has been used for centuries to unlock euphoric states, release negative emotions and connect to pure heart energy, so I was very excited to experience cacao for myself and see what I thought of this cacao craze. Lucia held a relaxing, open and calming space for us, with a confidence that made us feel at ease and excited for the night ahead of us. You could really see and feel the passion/connection that she has for what she does and the love/care for the people she works with. The ceremony involved drinking the cacao, tarot card readings (could not be more spot on) and a guided meditation (it felt like 20 minutes, when it was actually an hour and a half – we were all blown away!!) where we all connected within ourselves gaining whatever we needed to from the experience and the Cacao Goddess. We also shared our thoughts, feelings and intentions with each other before and after drinking the cacao, in a safe, intimate and connected space. Although we are friends and spend time together it was surprising how much we all let go and opened up, realising that we are all just human beings with fears and sufferings, hopes and dreams. The whole process really brought us closer together, helping us to understand each other/ourselves better and appreciate one another and ourselves with such love, joy and gratitude, exactly as we are. We were left feeling in a state of realisation, bliss, euphoria, gratitude and intense love (towards ourselves and others) afterwards. After trying Cacao I can say that it is a truly wonderful and magical ceremony that everyone should experience because I believe in love, joy and gratitude – in opening our hearts to our potential and following our hearts and inner guidance into the most alive and joyous expression of ourselves as possible – forming deeper connections with ourselves and others, transforming ourselves to live to our highest potential, and creating positive experiences for ourselves and therefore everyone around us. The more that we connect to self-love and become aware of who we truly are, the more we can make loving and conscious decisions for the greater good of all. I cannot wait to embark further into the journey of cacao and continue to transform my life, reveal insights, self reflect/heal, restore the feeling of being alive/confident in myself and live true to who I really am – completely connected and fully empowered. Ultimately, I’ve experienced and realised that cacao helps you to deepen your connection to your heart and expand your capacity to give love and receive love, which I believe is so important in the world of today. I feel truly blessed to be able to share my experience and hope that others feel inspired to find out the benefits of cacao for themselves – I could not recommend this enough. Chocolate plus ecstatic healing, love and transformation, as well as a lot of fun chucked in there – who would not be keen for some of that?
Just remember - The best investment you will ever make in life will be on yourself! I look forward to spending this special time with those who are meant to be... Lucia x