Allow the gentle heart opening medicine of ceremonial grade cacao to enhance your creativity. Pour your soul onto pages while listening to vibrational medicine music and sink deep into creative flow in a relaxed state.
An inward personal journey between you and your inner creative self expression.
The Heart Opener - Cacao
Cacao is a super food that is filled with physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. We are not talking about the processed chocolate you find in stores, in fact the more processed chocolate is the less goodness it contains. We are talking about cacao in its purest form, intentionally picked from the fruit and ground with nothing but love.
Cacao brings natural stress relief, because it contains potassium, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc, and magnesium which contribute to cardiovascular health. Cacao has the ability to trigger the release of dopamine and the endorphin; phenylethylamine, both of which soothe the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and depression. Scientific research now confirms that chocolate helps to relieve emotional stress.
Most importantly, it contains anandamide, the bliss molecule. Anandamide is an endogenous ligand that your body produces when you feel a workout “high.” It is a natural pleasure molecule that fits into the cannabinoid receptor sites of the cells of the nervous system.
Pure Cacao also contains powerful antioxidants along with a significant amount of chromium, which balances blood sugar levels. It increases the blood flow to the brain, creating more mental agility, awareness and focus.
EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL BENEFITS
Cacao is a powerful plant medicine and has many amazing, life-affirming qualities that support health and psychological well-being. She is a powerful Plant Medicine that helps us to release emotional blockages that no longer serve us, find forgiveness in ourselves and others, and shows us the way forward if we are stuck, or afraid of making necessary life changes. It also enables us to access stuck emotions, conditionings, patterns of behaviour and addictions that are buried deep in the unconscious.
Historically, cacao has always been considered a very powerful aphrodisiac, exotic food, and medicine, by the Mesoamerican and South American cultures, such as the Mayans, Aztecs and Spanish conquistadors. Its Greek name Theobroma Cacao literally means ‘Food of the Gods, Thea (god), Broma (food), with the Maya word Ka’kau.’
Benefits are found in the neurotransmitter modulating agents that act as natural antidepressants. Its high valeric acid content blocks the stress hormones, while triggering the release of dopamine, anandamide and the endorphin phenylethylamine, all of which are known as the ‘bliss molecules’. Cacao also contains the essential amino acid tryptophan, which increases production of serotonin, an important brain chemical that helps us remain positive and happy. These neurotransmitters also remain in the bloodstream longer after ingesting cacao, creating a natural antidepressant benefit, while the theobromine and caffeine content boosts energy levels and relieves fatigue.
Cacao & Create - Saturday June 3rd, 2:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 - Pre registration is required. (INCLUDES 1 SERVING OF CACAO)
Supplies: Please bring your own sketchbook, journal, or your own painting that you are working on. You may also express yourself by using one of our community canvases that will stay in our space and get painted over.
You may also choose to work on a project or a business idea during this time. Or simply meditate and vision during this process. The beauty of Cacao & Create is you will be intuitively guided and its a wonderful way to strengthen this trust between yourself and your heart.