Working with cacao can be very beneficial to processing and experiencing emotions.
Generally speaking, the better our relationship to our emotional energy, the better the quality of our lives.
For very good reason, cacao has long been known as a “plant medicine", providing relief to the heart, mind, body, and spirit.
Many emotions, especially the ones we most desire, come from our hearts. So, whether you have emotions to heal or simply want to feel more, cacao can be a powerful ally for you.
Cacao Opens Your Heart
Theobromine is a gentle cardiac stimulant (as opposed to caffeine which is a nervous system stimulant). It is the primary boost you feel from cacao, but at the same time, it relaxes blood vessels (vasodilation), together producing an effect of 30-40% higher blood circulation.
This means more blood (life force energy) is moving through your body and nourishing all of your systems. Since emotions are considered “energy in motion”, you can see how, with each sip of cacao, emotional energy can be unblocked and start to circulate, thus making it easier to process old emotions and experience new emotions.
Broadly speaking, creating a meaningful space and time in your daily life, a.k.a. creating a ritual, is helpful to processing emotions. And when combined with cacao, your healing intentions are better supported. In your next cacao ritual, consider setting intentions to move old energy and make way for the new.
Cacao Boosts Your Brain
Pure cacao contains beneficial neurotransmitters and neuro-modulators already present in our brain, most notably including:
- Norepinephrine - The joy molecule
- Serotonin - Helps with wellbeing, and creates resistance to stress. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors, that inhibit re-uptake of serotonin.
- Dopamine - Gives feelings of motivation and pleasure. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors, that inhibit re-uptake of dopamine.
- Anandamine - The bliss molecule, it moderates pain, and is associated with the "runners high" effect. Cacao also has N-linoleoylethanolamine, the re-uptake inhibitor for anandamine.
- Phenylethylamine (PEA) - Helps with excitement, alertness, attention. Gives the perception of time slowing down.
You may feel expansive, blissful, connected to self and/or others, inspired, connected to your intuition & vision, connected to spirit, and more elevated states of consciousness!
Cacao Nourishes Your Body
When your physical body feels better, your “emotional body” feels much better too! And you have more energy to work with your emotions.
Consuming cacao replenishes minerals vital to our body, especially pure 100% cacaos like ours WITHOUT sugar (sugar compromises the immune system).
When prepared in whole-food form like all of our cacaos, the healing benefits of cacao are preserved (as compared to cacao powders and other industrial “chocolate” products that are lacking in nutritional benefits).
Magnesium is chronically deficient in the majority of western diets, but luckily, cacao is the highest naturally occurring source of magnesium. Magnesium is used in all key brain functions, especially memory and concentration. It is also beneficial for the function of the heart, acting to relax blood vessels and decrease strain. Besides magnesium, cacao is also the highest naturally occurring source of chromium, and also high in copper, calcium, manganese, zinc, sulfur, iron, and phosphorous.
For your safety, our cacao has been lab-tested and meets comprehensive EU standards for the absence of heavy metals. In particular all our cacao tests below detectable thresholds for lead, and all our cacao tests below government-mandated limits for cadmium.
As further nourishment for the body, theobromine in cacao also has a long half-life in the liver of approximately 6-10 hours, meaning that its effect on the body is softer and longer than jittery nervous system stimulants like caffeine.
This results in a more sustainable and nourishing bodily boost. Moreover, cacao also has the ability to stop free-radical-mediated oxidation, thereby boosting the immune system and directly helping prevent chronic degenerative diseases, further supporting the body in allocating energy towards your emotional healing.
Access Your Emotions With Cacao
When it comes to accessing and integrating your emotions, try working with these cacaos to boost your heart, brain, body, and spirit!
We trust that your cacao ritual can help you become more resilient against diseases, stressors, and challenging emotional energy, so that you may live a more connected and peaceful life!
Glowing Guatemala 100% Ceremonial Cacao Drink
This Pure 100% cacao radiates a loving, wise, and warm energy, which is excellent for personal work, insight.
Tantric Rose Blossom 100% Ceremonial Cacao Drink
This heart-opening Enhanced Cacao contains pink rose petals and other healing plants for sensuality, intimacy, and emotional support.
Oaxacan Spice 100% Ceremonial Cacao Drink
This cacao calls on its fiery Mayan roots to boost your circulation with a touch of ginger, cayenne, cinnamon, and other warming spice to move energy through you.
Connected Colombia 100% Ceremonial Cacao Drink
When we are emotionally stressed, we often forget our interconnected nature. This nourishing cacao can reminds you that you are an integral part of the whole planet.
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With Love, Gratitude, & Cacao,
Jonas & The Firefly Family