How can I prepare for the Breathwork & Cacao Experience?
If you need to purchase Cacao for the event (which is recommended) try and do this at least 7 days beforehand. If you need to stock up, you can purchase Cacao here.
Should you wish to meet other Cacao-lovers in anticipation of your Cacao & Breathwork experience, you are invited to join The Global Cacao Tribe Facebook Group.
Please plan to log on a few minutes early so that you may get acclimated to Zoom and settle into your space so that we may start as planned.
GETTING COMFORTABLE-You will be lying down for the breathwork portion, so you will want a yoga mat and/or a blanket for your comfort. An extra blanket nearby may serve you, if you become cold. If you think you may like an eye pillow, feel free to use that as well -- anything that allows you to sink into the space, into the moment. Please dress comfortably.
ACCESSIBILITY- Try to find a space for your Self where you can set up your computer, phone or tablet in such a way where you can be seen by the camera. Ideally, I will be able to see you vertically across the screen & be able to see at least a profile of your face. That is my preference. If we cannot attain that, whatever visibility we have will work. This helps in holding space and tuning into what you may need along the journey.
ALTER ITEMS-Make your space sacred. Honor your Self by surrounding your space with any items (stones, crystals, photos, trinkets, sentimental objects) that bring you comfort or may otherwise deepen your experience.
SETTING AN INTENTION- Setting an intention beforehand or as we get started is a helpful way of bringing some focus to the medicine you wish to receive. And then, let it go without attachment, knowing that whatever you receive on this journey is exactly what you need most in this moment. A power intention comes through when we quiet the mind and let it come from deep within.
JOURNAL & PEN- You may want - or be asked - to jot down some thoughts or intentions beforehand and capture some messages or experiences immediately afterwards. Writing, even just jotting down bullet-points, can help us dive deeper and integrate that which comes through during the journey.
ACCOUNTING FOR CACAO
Foods to Avoid the Day Of Ceremony;
Coffee / Caffeine (can cause headaches)
Dairy (can cause irritable stomach)
Notes on Food & Beverage
Have a little something in your stomach -- a grounding snack, or a light lunch -- if a lunch, please have it about an hour beforehand.
Drink water before the session and plenty of water after your session. Listen to your body.
Keep in mind that Cacao is a diuretic, so we have that handy bathroom available to us anytime you need it during the session.
You may want to have a grounding snack for after your session, as well -- -- almonds, root vegetables -- anything that grows on the ground has a way of centering us.
A ceremonial dose of Cacao is 1.5 oz.*
*If this is your first time sitting with Cacao, please consider a lower dose of 0.8 – 1.0 oz.
*If you are pregnant, please consult your physician, and if you do proceed with the Cacao, have a dose of 0.5 oz.
*If you are on any prescribed medications, please consult your physician.
Make sure you use the restroom beforehand so that a full bladder does not disrupt your breathing.
WILLINGNESS & OPENNESS
You signed up, so you're already here. The more you can give your Self to the practice, the more you will receive. You are fully supported by the Universe & I Am here as a representative & pillar of that support.