SOUL FIRE SOCIAL – CEREMONIAL CACAO
CACAO CEREMONIES, CACAO FOR DAILY MEDITATION, CACAO AS A SUPERFOOD & VIBRATIONAL PLANT MEDICINE
Pure Ceremonial Cacao is a magical and highly vibrational plant medicine. In sacred ceremony and as an accompaniment to sound healings, cacao facilitates deep meditation and shamanic journeying to aid in the release of negative energy and blocks in the heart space. Criollo bean chocolate is also one of mother earth’s most potent superfoods, and a natural mood enhancer that also increases mental clarity and focus. Incorporating this healthy brew into your daily practice with intention can be deeply impactful, allowing us to step deeper into our truth and heart-centered living. Join me and invite the “Spirit of Cacao” into your life and read on to learn more about this magical plant medicine!
Candace’s Offerings & Cacao Ceremonies
Click here for an updated schedule of Soul Fire Social events, including sacred cacao ceremonies, cacao-infused sound healings, collaborations with Keith Wilson & Keith’s Cacao, as well as my live & virtual Kundalini yoga classes, in-depth immersions, retreats, workshops, exciting celebrations, and community circles. There is so much excitement related to Cacao! My events page is updated regularly and linked to my Facebook Page: @soulfiresocial.
CACAO CEREMONies & CACAO INFUSED EXPERIENCES
Gong Bath & Sacred Sound Ceremonies, Sound Healings, Shamanic Reiki, Immersions, Meditations, Events & Retreats.
Collaborate with me to create a personalized journey to address your individual healing needs. I do private sessions, in-person & online, creating bespoke experiences for individuals, groups, studios, corporates & retreat centers. Let me introduce you to the healing powers of cacao so you can experience the bliss!
CREATE YOUR OWN RITUAL
Incorporating Cacao Into Your Daily Life
Let me show you the beautiful ways you can integrate the spirit of cacao into your everyday life. Through music and meditation, we will invite Pachamama, the goddess, to guide & inspire us through a personal ritual or sacred ceremony. Experience cacao as a powerful plant medicine, opening your heart & elevating your consciousness. Join me to find your perfect meditation, listen to a sound healing, or enjoy one of my favorite medicine songs.
WHAT IS CEREMONIAL CACAO?
Learn About This Powerful Plant Medicine
Join me as we uncover the hidden benefits of cacao and discover the origins and uses of pure, ceremonial cacao. You’ll come to understand why it has been used for centuries as a “plant medicine” for health, for heart opening, for sacred ceremonies, and how it can improve your life and wellness. Discover the secrets this magical, natural plant has in store for us all!
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR OWN CACAO
Recipes & tips to make your daily and ceremonial brews
Allow me to teach you how to send your loving intentions and icaros into your cacao brew and make a delicious, holistic beverage for yourself. It takes less than 10 minutes & is worth every second. I’ll show you how to make cacao for daily use or ceremony, step by step, to maintain all the high vibrations this plant medicine delivers.
Purchase Keith’s 100% Ceremonial Cacao
Wondering where to buy the finest all-natural ceremonial grade cacao? Cacao which has been grown with intention, blessed by hand with profits providing support back to the growing community. I recommend Keith’s Cacao for pure quality, consistency, and impact. Click here to order your ceremonial block & experience the bliss. As Keith always says, “bring on your magic”!
SACRED CACAO CEREMONY, SHAMANIC JOURNEY & SOUND HEALING
Join me for an unforgettable journey of self-discovery, heart opening meditation and sound healing! It’s like nothing you have ever experienced before!
Cacao has been used for centuries as a “plant medicine” due to its heart opening qualities and wide-ranging health benefits, and when grown and consumed consciously, carries a vibrational quality that opens us up to a higher level of healing. Cacao ceremonies bring us together to share an intention, and by consuming ceremonial grade chocolate, we hope to achieve a deeper state of meditation.
Allow me to be your personal guide on this unique journey designed to facilitate the release of old, tiring patterns and abandon negative energy, allowing you to open up to a greater sense of love and gratitude – so that you may ultimately step further into heart-centered living. I supplement our meditative journey with the use of Native American drums, koshi bells, the rain stick, bowls and ancient gongs, which will serve to deepen our collective experience & aid healing.
Read on to learn more about sacred cacao and cacao ceremonies, or feel free to inquire about your own personalized introduction to this incredible plant medicine. I offer private cacao ceremonies both virtually and in-person for groups and individuals. Interested?
“Pure Ceremonial Cacao is a magical and highly vibrational plant medicine. In sacred ceremony and as an accompaniment to sound healings, cacao facilitates deep meditation and shamanic journeying to aid in the release of negative energy and blocks in the heart space.”-Candace Blair
Cacao is a Heart Opening Plant Medicine
Cacao has many incredible, life-affirming qualities that support our emotional, spiritual and physical health and well-being. Cacao can help us release unnecessary emotional blockages, find forgiveness in ourselves and in others, and leads us forward —particularly if we are stuck in a rut or fearful of making important life changes. It also enables us to access thoughts and emotions buried deep in our unconscious.
Cacao Aids in Our Physical Health
Much like a daily vitamin, Cacao is packed with nutrients— potassium, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc, and magnesium— all of which contribute to our overall health. Raw Cacao also contains a host of antioxidants and increases the blood flow to the brain, creating more mental vibrancy, heightened awareness, and increased focus. Cacao is also thought of as a natural mood enhancer, as it may trigger the release of dopamine and the endorphin; phenylethylamine in our brains, which boosts the feel-good compounds in our bodies and helps to relieve emotional stress.
Cacao Contains The Bliss Molecule
Finally, it is important to know that cacao contains anandamide, often referred to as the “bliss” molecule, a natural pleasure molecule that fits into the cannabinoid receptor sites of the cells of the nervous system.
Cacao is Great for Biohacking & Also a Known Nootropic
Wholesome, healthy and stimulating – Cacao is also a natural Nootropic.
Care to learn about using it for biohacking? Let our friends at Keith’s Cacao explain.
WHAT IS CEREMONIAL CACAO?
Pure Ceremonial Cacao is a magical and highly vibrational plant medicine. In sacred ceremony and as an accompaniment to sound healings, cacao facilitates deep meditation and shamanic journeying to aid in the release of negative energy and blocks in the heart space. Criollo bean chocolate is also one of mother earth’s most potent superfoods, and a natural mood enhancer that also increases mental clarity and focus. Incorporating this healthy brew into your daily practice with intention can be deeply impactful, allowing us to step deeper into our truth and heart-centered living.
Cacao is raw, unprocessed chocolate in its purest form. Ceremonial grade cacao is typically sourced from Central and South America, where the beans are grown by local tribes, prepared by hand and harvested with love. When ingested, it helps to release ‘feel good’ hormones and endorphins, including theobromine, dopamine, and anandamide. Cacao can be useful in reducing stress, improving mental agility and improving blood flow. It is not psychoactive, but many people enjoy a beautiful physical and emotional journey during the meditation. Cacao is quite simply, a gentle facilitator for a connecting with your true heart and bringing out feelings of love and gratitude.
The seeds of the cacao tree have an intensely bitter taste and must be fermented to develop the flavor. After fermentation, the beans are dried, cleaned, and roasted. The shell is removed to produce cacao nibs, which are then ground to into the beloved chocolate in its most basic form.
WHAT IS A CACAO CEREMONY?
Cacao ceremonies are simply magical! I borrow from ancient traditions performed by healers from Central & South America using chocolate as a “plant medicine” to release blocked or negative energy so that you can heal the heart. I strive to help participants end draining cycles of anger, pain & emotional trauma so you can connect with your inner wisdom and stand strong in your truth with renewed clarity and focus.
Here is how it works
WHERE CAN I BUY REAL CACAO?
WHERE TO BUY CEREMONIAL GRADE CACAO
In general, store-bought Cacao/Cocoa products (powders, nibs, blocks, bars) go through a significant manufacturing process where even the highest quality chocolate may lose up to 80-90% of its health benefits and often includes unwanted/unnecessary additives like dairy and sugar. I have carefully selected those purveyors that I believe to be the finest producers of raw, organic, unadulterated, wild cacao that has not been chemically or physically processed. I prefer native bean strains such as the Criollo and Chuncho, which are found in Guatemala and Peru and I look specifically for suppliers who collaborate with the indigenous people to create a sustainable business model that supports the local community.
My aim in making these suggestions is to make sure you are purchasing authentic Ceremonial Cacao that is highly vibrational, and that has been blessed with positive intention throughout the process of land, to hand, to
When choosing cacao for my own ceremonies, I seek not only consistency but wish to support suppliers who genuinely believe in the spirit of cacao and its healing abilities. I intend to spread the word about cacao to the world, along with the loving touch of trusted suppliers who are committed to the same high standards I believe in! I am currently using Keith’s Organic Cacao in all my ceremonies, as I feel it offers the best quality, consistency and the highest vibration of the many wonderful raw cacao’s available. I have personally connected with Keith (the Chocolate Shaman) and his particular supply of Cacao, and highly recommend their cacao above all others, as I feel they provide the raw materials to bring you the heart of cacao!
Plus, first time buyers receive a 5% discount on their first order. It’s worth it!
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CACAO
Pure Cacao is one of nature’s “Super Foods” and when taken in ceremony or as part of your daily diet, the benefits can be far-reaching and may include:
ANTIOXIDANT: Cacao in its purest form rates #1 on the USDA antioxidant food scale at 55’653 ORAC ahead of blueberries, goji berries, and pomegranates. It also contains the highest amount of naturally occurring magnesium
BRAIN POWER: Cacao increases blood flow to the brain by 10-15%, creating higher levels of mental agility, and improving awareness and focus
HEALTH: Cacao contains potassium, phosphorous, copper, chromium, zinc, iron and high levels of magnesium which contribute to cardiovascular health
BLISS: Cacao contains Anandamide or the “Bliss Molecule.” Anandamide is an endocrine liquid that your body produces when you feel a workout “high”. It is a natural pleasure molecule located in the cells of the nervous system
FOOD OF THE GODS: Cacao contains the alkaloid theobromine, which translates literally into “Food of the Gods” – similar to caffeine in terms of energetic impact but impacting the cardiovascular system rather than the nervous system. Theobromine increases energy and focus without the anxious “buzz” one gets from ingesting caffeine. Cacao is a fabulous alternative to caffeine!
MOOD ENHANCER: Cacao is natural mood enhancer releasing serotonin and dopamine which can help with easing depression and releasing negativity
APHRODISIAC: Cacao is an aphrodisiac as it releases our “love” molecule PEA
MINERALS: Raw cacao has more than 300 phytochemicals and nearly four times the antioxidant power of regular dark chocolate, and contains protein, calcium, carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, and sulfur
BIOHACKING with CACAO
Wholesome, healthy and stimulating – Cacao is also a natural Nootropic.
Care to learn about using it for biohacking? Let our friends at Keith’s Cacao explain…
CAN CACAO MAKE YOU SMARTER?
A specific group of bioactive compounds found in Pure, Ceremonial Cacao has been the subject of great interest, and multiple studies examining their potential effects on the human body, and most recently, the human brain: the fabulous flavanols. Wondering what study after study reveals about these antioxidant super-nutrients? Let our friends at Keith’s Cacao explain…
MY EXPERIENCE, FRIENDS & MENTORS
I was invited to my first cacao ceremony over ten years ago by a spirited friend and teacher, Maren Lander. The ceremony was facilitated by Rebekah Shaman, author “The Shamans Last Apprentice”, plant medicine specialist, shaman, healer, and environmentalist whose mission has been to bring the amazing benefits of ceremonial cacao to the West. I didn’t know what to expect, but as we shared our cacao and invited the cacao goddess into our bodies to release blockages and free ourselves of past trauma and negative energy, I felt overwhelmed with love and clarity. It was on that night that I was able to let go of a lot of emotional baggage and open myself up to more self-love and connect with the universal heart. I was a cacao convert. After several more ceremonies with Rebekah, we were invited to work together on a “Golden Summer Retreat” at the Sen Wellness Sanctuary in Sri Lanka, to take people on a cleansing journey using cacao, Kundalini yoga, gong meditation and shamanic journeying through the chakras to elevate their awareness and connection to themselves and the universe. The experience was, to put it lightly, life-changing. I was then asked to assist Maren on her “Heart of Pachamama Retreat” in San Marcos, Guatemala, where I met man affectionately known as the “Chocolate Shaman,” Keith Wilson, who is a key player in bringing cacao back into modern day usage. From these experiences, I began hosting my own cacao ceremonies and using cacao regularly to aid in my daily intention setting and for its amazing health benefits. In April of 2017, I attended Rebekah’s “Sacred Cacaoista Apprenticeship” training in Ibiza, Spain where I spent a week learning all about the history of cacao, its uses as a vibrational, “plant healing medicine”, and healing space provided by this amazing, ancient plant. I look forward to sharing cacao with you in a future ceremony, as I am confident you will find cacao a beautiful facilitator for an open heart and mind