An indigenous myth tells us whenever the balance between humans and nature becomes threatened, cacao comes from the rain forest to open people’s hearts and return the planet to harmony.
Cacao is a fruit native to Central and South America and better known to the Western World as the original source of chocolate. The South Americans believe that Cacao comes from the jungle to restore harmony to the planet by bringing internal balance to every person who consumes it.
The word “Cacao” is used to refer to the unprocessed bitter beans which are removed from the sweet outer fruit. The beans are toasted in order to remove the shell and ground into a paste to be distributed for use in foods and drinks.
Since the time of the Mayans, Cacao has been used by the indigenous peoples of South and Central America to bring healing and inspiration.
In ceremony, the Cacao and Shaman mutually enhance each others’ energies to remove barriers and open the hearts and minds of its recipients.
Cacao works by reaching into the deepest parts of the self to release internal struggles, which in turn makes room for increased focus, insight, and creativity. By creating this internal shift in each individual, Cacao helps restore harmony to the world.