Be sure to come and join us for an amazing drum journey with Shamanic drummer, John Sowersby, in an ecstacy-filled, meditation style Heart-Opening Ceremony. We include a variety of healing modalities into our ceremony: meditation, sage, shamanic drumming, Blue Vervain tea, sound healing, oracle card readings, relaxation and emotional sharing & release and more.
Due to certain active ingredients that help release ‘feel good’ emotions, cacao is considered a heart opener. Creating feelings of emotional intimacy and pleasure, it has long been considered a luxurious delicacy, especially with the addition of sugar and spices to suit modern palates. Without realizing, we still get to enjoy a small fraction of it’s p...otential when we eat cacao in a regular chocolate bar. This is also why it has become associated with romantic gestures and pleasurable indulgence. We think of our cacao as a plant medicine. Like any potent medicine, it is important to be mindful in its use.
Not only is drinking chocolate delicious, it's extraordinarily healthy! With 300-1200 individual constituents, cacao is one of the most pharmacologically complex plant substances known to man. When consumed unsweetened or with very little sugar, it is a superfood, packed with beneficial minerals and neuro-chemicals that beneficially affect our state of mind. The mild bitterness of a ceremonial cacao drink can also serve to cleanse the liver or release emotions, and the alkaloid content of pure cacao boosts circulation and absorption of nutrients.
For more more various health benefits of raw cacao, please see: ceremonial-cacao.com/pages/health
In most cases, there are no concerns to be aware of. For more information about contraindications of cacao, please see: heartbloodcacao.com/pages/contra-indications
We are excited to add Blue Vervain tea to our ceremony. The spiritual benefits to using Blue Vervain tea during ceremony are as follows: «Vervain helps to attain a deeper understanding of what occurs on the fourth dimension and how you interact on such a level, particularly with energy patterns that are formed on this other dimensional plane before they come into physical existence.… When vervain is used, many processes of interdimensional energy transmission, reception and utilization take place.… Individuals who understand manifestation or work with creative visualization will benefit by using vervain. ...give you greater understanding of your world, how to coexist with other levels and work in many ways on the fourth dimension.… Attunement to such higher energies affects psychic gifts and energy on the purer, undefined level of the intuitive process.» The Spiritual Properties of Herbs by Gurudas
The day prior to the event we will be sending an email with a few easy preparation guidelines.
What can I bring into the event?
Wear clothes that are comfortable
The ceremonial room is very comfortable in nature, but if desired, please feel free to bring a yoga mat to sit or lay on and/or a pillow and blanket.
Feel free to bring a token you may have that represents something you would like to let go of or surrender to set on the altar. This is only a suggestion and not a requirement for ceremony.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have any questions, please contact Sarai Darbandi @ (520) 392-1582 or Jewels Foster @ (520) 444-6138