Jul 23 2020
The microdose nibble is a great way to pause and connect even if you have just a few minutes. There is no need to prepare water, or clean up, it's just you and cacao. :)
Are you familiar with the concept of micro-dosing? Micro-dosing most often refers to taking small amounts of psychedelics to improve mood and creativity. But the same principle of taking micro amounts on a regular basis over a period of time is equally useful for cacao. In a culture where we often believe more is better, (especially with superfoods!), I've learned that small doses can actually help ease into a new relationship with a new plant ally, and gently support the body's receptivity to a new medicine.
Six years ago I was first getting to know cacao and I approached it very cautiously, still mistakingly operating on what I had grown up thinking ... that eating a lot of chocolate is unhealthy. I actually didn't know I was micro-dosing at the time ... I just wasn't aware yet that I could take larger amounts of cacao, until six months later I received guidance from the cacao spirit to experiment with larger doses - to fantastic effect ;-) That's a different story.
My period of micro-dosing was a profound learning period for me about cacao. At the time I kept a journal, and logged my physical / emotional / mental states before I took cacao, and again a few hours later, to track how cacao shifted my state of being as I came into a cacao ritual with the full range of my human fluctuations. It taught me to pay attention, and I learned to read the subtleties of how this plant works. Ultimately I came away with a personalized knowledge of when to take cacao and how it would affect me. As a result, I felt empowered to work with cacao on a day to day basis, and use it when I knew it would help me the most.
Sound interesting? I encourage you to experiment taking small daily doses of cacao, especially if you are new to cacao and still unsure of how frequently you want to use it. Even if you are a regular user, it can be a great way to renew your cacao ritual by building connection on a daily basis with amplified intentionality. All you need is 1-3 cacao discs ... you can drink them or eat them straight.
What We're Drinking
The Microdose Nibble
- 1-3 discs of Glowing Guatemala Cacao
Did you know you can do a full cacao ritual with just 1-3 discs? By allowing the disk to slowly melt in your mouth, you can savor the different flavor layers. I find that I experience a deeper level of gratitude and appreciation for the multidimensionality of ceremonial cacao when I tune into the subtle tastes and feelings captured in just one disc.
The microdose nibble is a great way to pause and connect even if you have just a few minutes. There is no need to prepare water or clean up, it's just you and cacao. :)