Coming Home to Ourselves: Soul Mothering Sessions with Cacao
To be accepted we have been taught that we must conform to rigid and harmful notions of whiteness, sexuality, gender, religion, and on and on . . .
We have internalized these rules, trying to protect ourselves from loss and rejection.
But what those rules offer is fitting in, which can turn on a dime into ostracization.
What we need is belonging.
To belong to ourselves, to each other, to the Earth.
To belong to oneself means that we make space, and create understanding, for all of our parts. Embracing radical self love, knowing that we are messy and divine, and that the love, intimacy and magic we seek comes from wholeness, not division.
When we hit the edge of our growth, we often find ourselves self-sabotaging. Not because we are resisting the desires we seek, but because our conscious and unconscious desires seem to be at an impasse.
What if you knew that what was 'holding you back' was really an essential part of yourself not willing to be left behind?
Coming home to ourselves is an act of courage, but also nourishment.
Coming home to ourselves is the way forward in this intense time of rebirth, releasing with love that which is no longer needed, and embracing the sacredness that is our bones, our heart, our flesh.
When we belong to ourselves, we create more belonging in the world.
When we remember we belong the Earth, we open to even more magic, empowerment, and love.
If you feel this longing within you, if you know that you are called to be more present and alive within yourself, and the community of the world, I invite you to sit in ceremony with myself, and with Cacao, the great heart opener.
To step into ceremony is to step out of ordinary time, to put down all that we habitually pay attention to, and to align ourselves with our prayers and intentions, and open to the help of 'All that Is Greater than Us that Wishes Us Well.'
In this circle we will invite that which as been previously uninvited within you to come forward, in compassion and love, to create more coherence within you.
More coherence means your life force is not tied up in isolating and compartmentalizing your mind, body and being. It means you can walk your unfolding path in a good way, one step at a time.
Sitting with Cacao weaves heaven and earth/spirit and matter back together within us. She offers heart opening, profound nourishment at every level including our physiology, and gives us a way to work with our prayers in a grounded, embodied way.
During our time together we will open up the story of your struggles and your strength, listen to the voices that want to be heard, and create a new story of how to move forward, as a whole, within yourself and connected to the world.
As a facilitator and wise woman in the tradition of my European ancestors, I weave my soul mothering wisdom of how to work with our pleasure and our pain to rebirth the essence in you longing to come out.
We may also weave divination cards, somatic healing, craniosacral, flower and gem essences, and more, into our session, including suggestions for a practice to take into your daily life.
This is a 90 minute ceremony is available in person (Oakland, CA) or via Zoom.
Currently I am offering 10 of these sessions at the price of $233 each (they will go up in price after these first 10).
(Full day ceremony also available; please schedule a free consult with me to discuss your intentions so we can create something beautiful and potent).
Please ready the information below regarding Cacao and health. If for any reason you cannot or choose not to ingest Cacao yourself, the medicine of this ceremony is still available to you, as I partake of Cacao myself, and she holds both of us.
*If you are scheduling a zoom session*, please allow 7-10 days from when you schedule to your session, so that I can get your cacao to you via the mail.
When you purchase your session, you will access a download that includes your link to schedule, the below information about Cacao and health, how to prepare Cacao, and how to prepare for our time together.
Important Cacao & Health Information
Please read the following important information about cacao, and consult a health professional before taking. You can download a PDF of this info here
- Heart Rate: Cacao will naturally raise your heart slightly. Please consume accordingly and mindfully.
- Blood Pressure: Epidemiological studies suggest that cacao reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Flavanols found in cacao have been shown to support blood pressure reduction.
- Antidrepessants: If you are currently taking SSRI antidepressants and/or anti-psychotics, they might not be compatible with the MAOIs (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors) in cacao. Depending on the dosage, consuming cacao might be ok, as always, if you’re taking these type of meds please consult with your doctor.
- Pregnant and nursing women: Please consult your doctor.
- Other Substances: Raw cacao contains both serotonin and tryptophan which have positive effects on our mood. Blood flow to the brain is also increased amplifying brain power.
- Caffeine: The caffeine content of cacao varies widely amongst cacao plants and processing; this cacao has shown a very low, to no, caffeine feel.
- Children: In moderation and of course smaller doses based on their weight is recommended for children.
- Pets: Cacao should NOT be consumed by your pets as it can be deadly. Please keep out of reach from your beloved animals.