Cacao 101 Course - Day 11
Today’s Cacao: Oaxacan Spice
The cacao spirit is really wonderful when you are first starting off getting to relate to plant spirits.
Cacao is gentle and communicative. Cacao is loving, playful, and very safe.
Cacao connects us to the essence of life, and to our relationship to the Earth.
Cacao can connect us to transformation and we can see this as it is a plant spirit that connects deeply to all the elements.
Fire, Air, Water, and Earth.
One of our favorite ways to work with cacao and do inner work is to connect to each of the elements.
By connecting to the elements we are connecting to the essence of cacao, the essence of life, and to ourselves. Having a practice in which you know which element to call upon at certain times in your life can be very supportive.
So, now that we’ve met and introduced ourselves to cacao, we will be going on a journey through the elements as we continue forming a stronger bond to this plant medicine and to ourselves.
We will begin with the element of fire, following the medicine wheel of central America in honor of the history of cacao’s ceremonial use.
Fire represents the beginning, it is related to the direction of the East in this medicine wheel, so it also is symbolic of life, and the sacred fire within all sentient beings.
Today we're drinking Oaxacan Spice because the spices in this cacao help to activate our inner fire, passion, determination, strength, and courage. All qualities of fire.
For those who do not have Oaxacan Spice, here’s a recipe to spice up your cacao and invoke the energy of fire.
- 15-20 grams of pure Ora Cacao
- A dash of cinnamon
- A dash of cayenne
- A dash of ginger powder
- A pinch of cardamom
Reflection for day 11
- How do you feel the element of fire can be most helpful to you in this present moment
- Is there anything you are currently transforming? If so, you can work with cacao and this meditation to assist you in that
- Take a moment and ask yourself, with cacao guiding you in this present moment, where in your life is fire most present? Where is it least present?