Cacao 101 Course - Day 19
Today’s Cacao: Tantric Rose Blossom
Welcome to your last day of the Course! 🙌🏼 🎉 Thank you so much for joining us on this journey to connect with cacao, we really hope you’ve enjoyed it!
We know it isn’t easy to commit to such a practice, but the rewards are beautiful, and we hope you’ve been enjoying the benefits of committing to a daily ceremonial cacao ritual.
The definition of ritual comes down to a “repetitive action”, and to some this might sound like a habit, but there is a difference between the two.
What you have been doing is partaking in ritual, the repetitive action being you sitting down at the altar of cacao and making the time to commune with yourself and this plant spirit. It is charged with intention, emotion, and action. A habit is more like, brushing your teeth daily. It’s something you do mindlessly.
Rituals are a key part of our fulfillment as humans, and we believe this is why many have been feeling the call to learn more about these practices of connection.
According to some Indigenous elders, ritual and ceremony are the way to put our lives into order and, in turn, bring the cosmos into order.
The benefits of including ritual in your life are many, from easing anxiety to calling in the courage needed to take action, and so we invite you to continue with your cacao ritual even after we finish this challenge.
Today, beyond a meditation, your assignment is to design your very own cacao ritual so you can feel prepared to continue with your personal journey after you complete this course.
Before diving in, prepare your space as you normally would, prepare your cacao, and play some music that helps you shift into a relaxed state of mind.
Take yourself on a journey today of connection, remembering everything you’ve learned over the past few weeks. This is your chance to be your own guide!
Here are some things you can implement before diving into creating your daily ritual so that you may also allow cacao to guide you:
- Begin with grounding into your body through breath
- Before you take your first sip, exchange energy with cacao and invite it into the space through the visualization of your connection to the sun and to the earth
- Open up the space in gratitude, and call in the 4 elements that you are now connecting to.
We'll be working with Tantric Rose Blossom, a special enhanced recipe that invites us to feel a big full-hearted yes toward life and helps us recognize the beauty that dwells within.
Today you can prepare a stronger dose of cacao, between 25-30 grams of cacao (the full 1 oz bag) if you’d like. In this way, you will experience cacao in a new and deeper way.
With so much love & gratitude
🤎 The Ora Cacao Family
Reflection for day 19
- What surprised you about committing to 19 days of working with cacao?
- What has the most insightful thing been about this course?
- What practices or learnings would you like to carry with you going forward?
- What are your intentions for working with cacao going forward?