21 Day Cacao Challenge – Completion of Week 2 (Day 14)


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Over the last two weeks, I can personally attest to the profound shifts that Cacao has had on me during this journey, from lovingly preparing a cup of cacao, to drinking it as part of my daily ritual practice….  Cacao has opened my heart and kept me centred as let go of the past, heal old wounds and step into reconnecting with my creativity and my soul path.

Our inner world is constantly bringing us messages, for growth, in the form of coincidences, or recurring themes.  By giving ourselves space to engage with life as it is, we can start to follow the breadcrumbs that life offers us.

As mentioned in yesterday’s blog, I am truly grateful for the resurgence of this powerful plant medicine that has been revered for centuries. The potentency of this healing and life sustaining elixr has the power to move mountains within us.

Cacao opens us up to be the magical beings that we are!

Rebekah mentions in her email that it at this point that we may get less involved int the challenge as we have already reached a more peaceful and focussed state; however, this is an important week to alchemise our stress and anxiety into a deeper peace and harmony.  This week is about going deeper and putting into practice what we have already learnt about Cacao.

Completion of Week 2 Ritual…was to fully bring our focus into our Heart Chakra after drinking our Cacao and being honest with ourselves on how our heart really feels and honour what we are feeling.

We were then guided to imagine a beautiful pink light to fill up our heart space with love and gratitude for our journey and to imagine this light increasing in strength until it overflows and starts to encompass our bodies.  And to just let this loving energy vibrate around us until we were glowing pink from within.  And finally, to send out love and gratitude for our blessings.

What a truly beautiful practice!

When everything seems too far away from you, don’t despair, return to yourself, return to the voice of your body.  Trust that much.

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Daily Intention: 

I read an interesting post on what shadow aspects do the men / women we are manifesting have.  No-one is perfect and whilst we can manifest our ideal person, we need to consider that they come with their own shadowy aspects. 

My intention for today was to be curious about my own shadow and open to accepting we all have shadows and to approach each interaction today with love.

What am I Grateful for today?

I am grateful for this moment.  This moment of silence and introspection.

One thing today that made me feel ‘I Love my life’:

Being able to hear the sound to heavy rainfall.  It is such a soul soothing sound.

How did I follow my intuition today (with what results?)

Today, instead of trusting to remember a process I needed to complete, I got out of my head, slowed down, and let my intuition guide my steps.

What Physical Changes are taking place?

After having shingles earlier this year and then being diagnosed with adrenal fatigue.  Today is the first time in a very long time, my passion for lifting weights has been reignited.  My body is craving physical strength.

Daily check in questions:

What difference did this Challenge Make to my day?

This challenge is helped slow me down and trust myself.  I gave my first Reiki Attunement today and I got out of my head and trusted that I knew what was needed to facilitate the process.

How is this challenge helping me achieve my goals?

The challenge is grounding me and slowing me down, which is reconnecting me to my inner core and re-igniting my passion and confidence for what I do.,

How is this challenge impacting my relationships with nature, myself, and other relationships?

As I continue to slow down and reconnect with myself, I feel more connected and in tune with those around me.

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21 Day Cacao Challenge – Nutritional Goodness (Day 9)


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Cacao is known as the food the gods!  So, what is all the hype?

This divine elixir is not only legendary, but it’s also one of the healthiest foods in the world.  Cacao is native to the rainforests of Central and South America and the ancient tribes of Mesoamerica believed in the healing and medicinal properties of this plant.  They used Cacao as an energy booster and to treat a wide range of ailments, including soothing an upset stomach and to heal wounds faster.

Cacao is very different from the chocolate we know it today.  The Mayan word xocolatl which means ‘bitter water’, is where the word chocolate comes from.  Back then, xocolatl was consumed as a bitter beverage of roasted and ground cocoa beans, mixed with water and spices, rather than the sweet treat we know today. 

This drink is the healthiest thing, and the greatest sustenance of anything you could drink in the world, because he who drinks a cup of this liquid, no matter how far he walks, can go a whole day without eating anything else.

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Cacao is a fruit which grows on Theobroma Cacao tree.  The fruits are called Cacao pods, which contains the cacao bean, that are the basis of chocolate. Cacao is packed full of nutritional goodness that naturally boosts the immune system and gives an energetic lift to help us get through the day.  Here are some of the vitamins, minerals, important antioxidants and amino acids that are jam packed into Cacao.

Iron: Energises the body, boosts the immune system and helps with concentration.

Theobromine:  Energises the body, enhances mood and lowers blood pressure at the same time.

Magnesium:  Cacao has a high source of magnesium, which keeps the heart and brain healthy and gives you clarity and focus.

Zinc: Promotes a healthy nervous and immune system.

Phosphorus:  This mineral is perfect for healthy bones and teeth.

Antioxidants: Cacao ranks pretty high on the list of all foods in terms of antioxidant content. Antioxidants are vital for improving our overall general health as they improve blood flow and protect us from ageing as well as improving cognition and mental health.

And then there are the reason why we love chocolate!

Phenylethylamine:  The love chemical, found naturally in the body, which gives you the happy-excited feeling like you are falling in love.

Anandamide:  The bliss molecule that is responsible for producing feelings of happiness and it also works as a natural antidepressant.

Cacao is also said to aid weight loss as it helps to maintain and regulate glucose and sugar productions as well as improves digestion and makes the skin glow!

What’s not to love about this divine elixir of the gods?

Today's ritual and over the coming week, is to start to notice any physical changes. 

We are what we eat and the nutritional properties of Cacao really do makes us feel better and happier, I have already started to notice the tangible differences that drinking Cacao every day has made.

What Physical Changes are taking place?

Before today’s ritual suggestion, I had already started to notice that my skin was clearer and softer.  I have also noticed that I am more satisfied after eating and there is less of my foraging for snacks!

Daily Intention:

Today was the one year anniversary of my Dad passing into the Spirit world, and I wanted to spend time in gratitude and contemplation in nature and to celebrate life.

What am I Grateful for today?

Grateful for the guiding presence of my ancestors.

One thing today that made me feel ‘I Love my life’:

II am alive and I am carrying the baton forward for my ancestors.

How did I follow my intuition today (with what results?)

I decided to go exploring, into a newly discovered wooded area in Gorebridge.  I wanted some quiet and connection time with Mother Earth and the results brought me into a deeper sense of connection and stillness within myself.

Daily check in questions:

What difference did this Challenge Make to my day?

Making time to connect in with the spirit of Cacao and Mother nature in honour of my ancestors was a very expansive experience, as it got me thinking more deeply about my own existence and purpose.

How is this challenge helping me achieve my goals?

Each day I can feel myself becoming more heart centred and grounded.

How is this challenge impacting my relationships with nature, myself and other relationships?

I am becoming clearer each day on what lights me up and taking deliberate steps to do more of what brings me joy!

With love

Wise and Untamed

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