It is time to mark your calendar for the special days this month for ritual.
Each day is an opportunity to go deeper with your ceremony by dedicating more time, planning a more involved ritual, perhaps increasing your cacao dose, or planning ahead for a group ritual with friends, loved ones, and the larger community.
How will you make your rituals authentic to you this month?
Let us know! We look forward to hearing from you.
Ritual Report | July
July 12th National Simplicity Day
Getting back to basics is fundamental to having a solid foundation in nearly everything.
This day honors the life and work of Henry David Thoreau, a naturalist, transcendentalist, poet, and author. An advocate of living simply and consciously, Thoreau was one of the first people involved in the transcendentalist movement which is predicated on the belief that all humans are inherently good, and the way to knowledge is through looking inward.
Thoreau once said, “In short, I am convinced, both by faith and experience, that to maintain one’s self on this earth is not a hardship but a pastime, if we will live simply and wisely.”
Enjoy a pure cup of Connected Colombia and reflect: how can you thrive by simplifying your life? What can you remove from your life that would get you closer to yourself and to the planet?
You could even research the ways in which the Arhuacos who make our Connected Colombia Cacao live and get inspiration from there!
Make a list, and start implementing the necessary changes.
Reflect on this: “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
July 17th New Moon In Cancer
On this day, the planetary skies encourage us to focus on the importance of our inner world and our most intimate relationships.
For many of us, there were some aspects of our growing up that were emotionally unhealthy and destabilizing; even if you had an incredible childhood, there could have been something that created a pattern in you that may not your evolution as an adult. This is not to blame those who came before us or who raised us, as they did the best they could in accordance with what they learned, just as we do now. As adults, it is up to us to create new traditions, new terms, new emotional foundations, and in a way to reparent ourselves.
This is a perfect moon to do such work! The energy of the Cancer sign, loves home, stability, and nurturing.
Today, treat yourself to creating a nurturing environment. As you sip on a cup of Tantric Rose Blossom to gently soften you into your emotions, reflect on what safety means and looks like to you.
How do you like to be held and supported? Are you receiving that in your life?
Are you willing to reciprocate that for your loved ones in your life?
If you have any meditations or practices for connecting with your inner child, add them to your cacao ritual to make the most of this new moon!
July 22nd Sun Enters Leo
The Sun in the sign of Leo feels right at home and that can be seen with a collective shift into more self-confidence during this season. Themes around self-confidence, self-empowerment, and feelings of buoyancy abound!
Make the most of Leo season by engaging in practices that connect you to your inner power; dancing, singing, painting, or any other creative activity that puts you in touch with your authentic expression. Oaxacan Spice Cacao will get your inner sun activated and can support you in feeling confident with the choices you make each day.
For Leo Season, we recommend our Cacao Ritual For Personal Power 🔥