Important info about my sacred cacao ceremonies
Non-Appropriative, Trauma-Sensitive, & Deeply Nourishing For The Soul.
More than 20 years ago, I was initiated into sacred ceremony by Indigenous elders who shared some of their powerful practices with me – practices I continue to honor and (on rare occasion) share, including smudging and drumming. I’m at a crossroads now as I explore whether it’s ethical for me to share these sacred practices or replace them with practices sourced from my own (mostly Nordic) lineage. I’ll have more to say on this later as I continue to educate myself, but you can learn more about why this is so important here.
I share this here because the appropriation of Indigenous cultures runs rampant in many cacao ceremonies. Please know that when I share Mama Cacao with you, I’m doing so in a manner that honors and gives back to those communities that have chosen to share their potent plant medicines with us. Also know that my ceremonies are not replicas of Azetc, Mayan, or other Indigenous ceremonies. Rather, they are powerfully curated soul experiences and deeply inward meditative journeys that are trauma-sensitive with conscious use of invitational language. They do NOT involve ecstatic dance.