If you could thank Mama Cacao for how she has positively impacted your life, what would you say to her? What are you truly grateful for about cacao?
We are excited to announce that we are supporting Thank You Plant Medicine Day on February 20th. On TYPM Day, people from around the world will be publicly sharing their stories of healing with plant medicines and psychedelics. The intention is to create a collective wave of gratitude and awareness to end the stigma around these healing plants.
Below, we’ll share all the details of how you can get involved in the TYPM movement.
But first, let us highlight the gratitude expressed by our farming partners and customers in their experiences with Mama Cacao.
May these stories inspire you to heighten your awareness and deepen your gratitude for the healing and loving elder plant spirit of cacao.
P.S. - Scroll near the bottom of this page on our website to see Jonas' love letter to cacao!
Thank You Farming Partners!
"Cacao es nuestro ojo! (Cacao is our gold!)" - Farming partners in Chivite, Guatemala
"The truth is: I love agroforestry farming!" - Martin, farmer in Belize whom Firefly visited.
Literal plant medicine! I have grown accustomed to daily doses of Medicinal Mushroom cacao to boost my immunity during these interesting times, and especially with the winter months approaching. it has been so good for my mind, body, heart & soul to sit in ceremony each day and grow in strength in so many ways xx. - Stacy o.
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Incredible product to give and receive. It's been a blessing to add this to my morning rituals. Thriving Tanzania is sooo buttery and delicious. Each sip makes me grateful to be a part of such a beautiful existence. - Erin
So perfect for winter in Vermont. Every morning, I sit on my front porch to drink cacao and meditate. This practice started in earnest last March. Oaxacan Spice is a perfect blend to keep me warm as the temperature drops on those early mornings. - Chris W.
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I absolutely love it for hormone balance and natural stamina and energy. I'm in a changing hormonal cycle of my life, and I was having a significant amount of trouble...until I started using this product. As soon as I feel any fatigue or related hormonal symptoms, I go to this blend. It's also great for natural stamina if you're worn out, or been pushing yourself a little too hard. This blend is one of my favorites. I always have some in stock in my pantry. - Jennifer W.
Favorite for meditation and journaling. Absolutely love. This cacao helps me feel limitless and gets creative juices flowing. I love it for journaling, meditation, playing on my yoga mat, and exploring the outdoors.
- Erin. M
Heart opening! Absolutely love the new space I have created for myself and cacao. This has helped me create an intimate and loving relationship with myself. I learned to put and hold boundaries in the most loving and gracious way. Thank you! - Teresa M
Helping me find ME, one cup at a time. [Cacao helps me] THINK about what I'm ingesting, appreciate things, & slow my mind down. The results have been wonderful!... I'm happier, more positive, & calmer...It's really playing a part in my well being. Even on days I don't drink it, I find that I'm taking a few minutes here and there and being alone with myself. - Sarah R.
TYPM: How to Get Involved
Per TYPM’s website, their mission statement is: “Working together, in gratitude, for the de-stigmatization of psychoactive plant medicines and psychedelics, and their responsible integration into mainstream society." TYPM “dreams of a world where these substances are free from stigma and discrimination, for personal and collective healing."
Every February 20th, TYPM invites people to “come out” with their stories of healing and transformation on that day, using the hashtag #ThankYouPlantMedicine on social media. This year’s theme is “How has plant medicine or psychedelics improved a relationship in your life?”
If you feel called, here’s how you can get involved:
- Join the Firefly Cacao Sharing Circle for TYPM Day. Sign up for our virtual ceremonies here and receive notification for time and date by email. Also, stay tuned on our socials for a formal announcement.
- Share a story relating to this theme on February 20th in whatever way feels most comfortable. Check out the guidelines on their website for more instructions.
- Sign the pledge on the TYPM website.
- Stay informed by completing this form.
- Join the @ThankYouPlantMedicine Facebook Group and follow their other social channels.
- Join the 100+ virtual sharing circles available for people to connect with each other online to continue the discussion. Stay tuned on their website and social channels to sign up.
- Be sure to check out the Live stream on the TYPM FB Page starting on the morning of Saturday the 20th, featuring remarkable plant medicine leaders.
How can we support your cacao journey? We'd love to hear from you! Reply to this email, reach out on social media, or click on the bottom-right-hand corner of our website for help.
With Love, Gratitude, & Cacao,
Jonas & The Firefly Family