¿Qué es el Cacao Ceremonial?

One thing we know for sure is the importance of cacao in human history. The Maya and Aztecs believed it was a sacred gift from God. For thousands of years, it was revered as a potent plant medicine by both kings and farmers alike. Ancient rituals reveal the use of it for physical and spiritual healing. All of this history leads us to ask, what is so special about cacao, and how can we reap the benefits that our ancestors seemed to have tapped into so long ago?
Today, chocolate is making its way from a guilty pleasure, into the health and wellness industry and it’s important to understand why. In this post, we’ll explain what makes cacao ceremonial, the difference between your favorite chocolate bar and cacao, and five reasons to include cacao in your daily routine.

What is Cacao?

Cacao is derived from the seeds of the fruit of the Theobroma cacao tree. A seven step process turns a sweet pulp covered fruit, into the creamy chocolate most of us are used to today. Because of its exceptionally high quantities of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, pure cacao is actually a superfood.

Depending on the region it is sourced from, the process of turning cacao into chocolate varies. For instance, some regions of the world utilize the fermentation process, which imparts a particular flavor on the final product. In other regions such as Oaxaca Mexico, the Pre-Hispanic method is still followed where the beans are not fermented but simply washed and then set out to dry. In either case, most Cacao is prepared in a variation of the following steps:
  • Harvest

  • Fermentation (optional)

  • Drying

  • Roasting

  • Winnowing

  • Refining

  • Tempering (optional)

What makes Cacao Ceremonial?

The key factors that make Cacao Ceremonial are: ingredients and intentions. Pure Ceremonial Cacao has only one ingredient, 100% pure cacao beans. Once the beans are refined into a paste the Ceremonial Cacao is finished.

Cacao is a highly absorptive element, which is where intention comes into play. When Ceremonial Cacao is made with a clear intention, like healing the heart chakra, attracting abundance, or forming a deeper connection with Pachamama (Mother Earth), these energetic intentions are absorbed by the cacao and passed on to the consumer. Beyond the initial creation process, an individual can also add their own personal intentions when preparing cacao to be consumed at home. By connecting and setting intentions, the simple act of drinking chocolate is elevated to a sacred ritual of ceremonial cacao.


What is the difference between cacao and your favorite chocolate bar?


5 reasons to include cacao in your daily routine

1) Increased Energy

Cacao naturally contains an amount of caffeine, minus the stimulating effect on the nervous system. This creates a steady and nourishing energy boost without the coffee crash.
2) Mood boosting

The natural combination of active compounds and nutrients in cacao help to release endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine, the brain's natural feel good chemicals. This results in a pleasurable mood boosting experience when consuming cacao.
3) Improves digestion and elimination

Cacao naturally contains an amount of caffeine, minus the stimulating effect on the nervous system. This creates a steady and nourishing energy boost without the coffee crash.
4) Supports heart health

Cacao contains high amounts of minerals such as magnesium, copper, potassium, and calcium which support vascular function and reduce the risk of hypertension. It also has large amounts of flavonoids that are beneficial to heart health.

5) Mantains overall wellbeing

Imagine starting your day with a luxurious act of self care that is not only delicious, but also nutritious! A warm cup of nourishing chocolate is naturally stress-reducing, and calming to your nervous system while aiding your physical health and wellness.


There are many ancient practices that we could stand to learn from even in the twenty-first century, and regularly consuming cacao is certainly one of them. 

The spiritual and energetic benefits of ceremonial cacao can become a catalyst for manifesting your dreams into reality. The physical benefits can help to lower blood pressure and even improve your bathroom experience. The complex combination of nutrients and minerals in natural cacao can remedy depression symptoms as it naturally boosts your mood, and induces feel good chemicals in your brain. Cacao truly elevates the meaning of the word superfood to a whole new level. Surely, there is no wonder why cacao was called food of the Gods by the Mayans.


Try Cacao Mágico, our Ceremonial Cacao locally grown

Small batch 100% pure cacao is available for purchase at divineconnections.love. Only locally grown cacao beans are used in Cacao Magico and each bar is handcrafted with love and expertise.

Every order form includes a space for your personal intention to be integrated into the creation process. Your individual intentions are amplified with natural crystals, and energy healing techniques to create a one of a kind ceremonial cacao bar crafted specifically for you.

All orders include a step by step preparation guide as well as a free virtual cacao ceremony.
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