With Valentines day approaching quickly love is in the air. Whether you are in a relationship or not I believe this to be the perfect time to reconnect with your heart center and do some self love maintenance. Time to heal old wounds and unblock our heart chakras. I wanted to facilitate a heart chakra focused meditation for myself so I decided to do a cacao ceremony for one, using cacao as my meditation enhancer. I have done a cacao journey before with a large group of people and it had great heart opening effects. I wanted to do a more intimate, simple and cozy version. Oh wait what the hell is cacao!? In short cacao is raw 100% chocolate (dried and fully fermented beans/seeds from the tropical evergreen Theobroma tree.) It has been used by ancient tribes and has proven to have heart opening properties.
Some Health Benefits of Cocao: an INSANE amount of antioxidants, full of iron, magnesium and calcium. Helps elevate your mood.
Recipe and Directions: 2 tsp spoons of Raw Cacao Powder (I used the Harmonica Arts Mushroom Blend,) 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, 1/2 tsp Cloves, 1 tsp Vanilla Extract, 1/2 tsp Chili powder and a splash of coconut milk. Combine all dry ingredients in a mug then add the coconut milk to stir the mixture into a paste. Add boiled water and stir again.
Cacao Ceremony for One
I started off with having a relaxing bath while listening to a heart chakra activation frequency. Purpose was to slow my mind down, cleanse away any lingering energy and begin focusing on my heart center. I put patchouli and ylang ylang in my bath along with coconut oil and baking soda. Powerful Heart Chakra Activation and Balancing
After the bath I prepped the brew and then brought it to my room/ meditation space. Before drinking the elixir I did a several minutes of breath work. Breathing deeply in through the nose for 5 seconds and out for 5 seconds.
Following the breath work it’s time to drink the “Heart Chaklat”
Then on to the main meditation. I used a guided meditation; below I found both meditations to be effective and are also under 30mins.
That concludes the ceremony. I found the “Heart Chaklat” to bring a slight vibration in my chest. I felt clearer and happier after doing this mediation.
Other Metaphysical tools that aid the heart and meditation : rose quartz, malachite, smudge wand, incense
WE ARE ALL DIVINE LOVE ❤