The Magical Ingredients:
-Cacao chopped into chunks (estimate 1/4 cup per person, you can always add more or less depending on how strong you want it to be)
-Kettle of hot water (no more than 140 degrees or cacao will burn)
-Cacao butter or coconut oil
-Himalayan pink salt
-Spices: cinnamon, cayenne pepper, cardamom, vanilla, nutmeg
*cayenne and cardamom help to invoke and activate the uplifting qualities of cacao
-Raw organic honey, coconut sugar, maple syrup, or sweetener of choice
-Coconut milk, nut milk, creamer, etc.
If you are really feeling wild:
-Add essential oil, make sure it is food grade and add it after the brew is completed. Allowed to cool a bit. Start with 1-2 drops and taste if its a large pot. Oils tend to be strong.
-Instead of using boiling water that you add slowly, you can use hot tea of your choice. Do not use cow milk.
• Eat lightly prior to consuming your ceremonial cacao drink. This will allow the cacao to absorb more fully and not dampen the effects. No need to fast, just don’t drink it on a full stomach. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water as you go and then eat dense foods at the end to ground the energy.
• Cacao, being the strong bitter it is, can stimulate the liver to detox. It is mildly laxative in higher doses. Those needing dietary detox or those on a clean or raw diet, take less the first time and see how it feels. Some folks may get nausea or mild headache 5-6 hours later even going slowly, so consider going easy at first.
You can choose to use the double boiler method (boil hot water and place another pot overtop that the cacao will go in) or use one pot over a low flame and be very mindful, taking the pot off and on the flame if it gets hot too fast- this is the meditation of making your special brew
- Boil a kettle of hot water, and chop up the cacao into chunks. (Water should not be above 60 degrees celsius/140F or you can burn your cacao)
- In a stove pot, put 1 tsp – 1 tbsp of cacao butter or coconut oil into the pot and melt (this helps to keep cacao from burning, gives the brew a richer flavor, and, is completely optional)
- Add cacao chunks to the pot, and then your spices on top and stir gently until the cacao becomes a thick paste (be mindful not to burn and take pot off the flame if so!)
> Add spices if you so choose (I do not personally measure out spices, I start with just a pinch and add as I go, taste testing along the way.) An estimate is if you are making cacao for one person, I would probably start with 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and cardamom and vanilla, a little less cayenne, a pinch of salt, and a sprinkle of nutmeg, play around you may want no spices or one, everyday is different.
- 4. Add a little bit of water, just enough to wet the pot to prevent burning and stir until the water and cacao blend
>repeat this process, it is slow, mindful, meditative, stir and put in your good intentions, your songs, your prayers into your medicine
- Add sweetener at the end, and a little nut milk 6. Blend in blender once cooled down
(hot liquid in a blender will build pressure and explode, be mindful!)
This makes is frothy and magical. If the cacao is not blending smoothly reasons being water vs. oil/fat
Set intention for your medicine, what is it you want to invoke for yourself or those you are serving it too/with?
Tune into the cacao when you make it, it is an art, a meditation, you are creating medicine to enjoy for yourself and those you love. Allow the cacao to guide you to create your own recipe and method that is unique to you.
The Magical Ingredients:
2 Tbsp. Shatavari root powder
2 Tbsp. Cacao powder
1 Tbsp. Ashwaganda root powder
1 Tbsp. Astragalus root powder
1 Tbsp. Eleuthero root powder
1 Tbsp. Holy Basil powder
1 Tbsp. ground Ginger
1 1/2 tsp. Schisandra berry powder
1 Tbsp. finely chopped cacao
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup raw honey
1 Tbsp. almond butter
1 Tbsp. peanut butter
2 Tbsp. crushed raw cashews
1/4 cup coconut oil
8 Medjool dates
- Mix all of the dates with 1/2 of the coconut oil in a food processor.
- Put mixture into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.
- Slowly mix it together with a fork or you can knead it with your hands.
- Once it is well mixed, roll into balls
- Once you have formed into balls, you can roll them in cacao powder or toasted coconut. Another option would be to put in the refrigerator for an hour, melt some dark chocolate in a double boiler, then dip the balls in the chocolate drizzle with coarse sea salt.
The Magical Ingredients:
Your Soul Print
Your Soul Gift
Your Soul Magick
Your Soul Print is a unique fabric of experiences your soul chose to experience in this incarnation.
Your Soul Print can expand and source its fabric of experiences. The experiences in this particular incarnation whether good or bad have been the catalysts for your healing.
First and foremost, approach your Soul Print from a place of neutrality. No experience is either good or bad, it just is.
Take a moment and journal what comes to mind about these questions :
What major events and experiences have been the catalysts for my healing?
What wisdom unfolded from those experiences?
This is your foundation.
Your unique path and unfoldment of wisdom.
Your Soul Gift is what you contribute and combine what lights you up and fulfills you on a deep level.
Birthed from your Soul Print and experiences.
Think of it as stages and then determine how you overcame those stages in an empowered way.
Stage 1: At the beginning of a major event in your life – how did you overcome? What inner resilience did you discover?
Stage 2: In the midst of the major event in your life – how did you overcome ? What inner acceptance did you find within yourself?
Stage 3: Towards the ending of a major event in your life – What soul wisdom did you unfold that allowed you to release and close this major chapter?
From this birth awakens your Soul Magick. Your unique energy you in which you channel your soul’s expression; how you deliver and sourced from deep spiritual embodiment of you and how you deliver your unique essence, naturally.