Sacred Cacao Ceremony

IMG_4154On Sunday, I was blessed enough to be able to attend a Sacred Cacao Ceremony at the Healing Arts Collective. Another healer, Bette Hanson, recently told me that I should meet Dante, who would be leading the ceremony. He doesn’t have a website, but I suppose I will link to his Facebook here. He is an amazing soul and shaman and healer. He is a traveler, and he recently returned from South America where he spent time and learned from various shamans. I did not know what to expect from the cacao ceremony but I was very happy and my heart was wide open by the end of the experience. There are many health benefits of Cacao, but it is also a great “heart opener”.

“Ceremonial-grade cacao produces its effects not so much from caffeine as from theobromine, one of its main active compounds. It stimulates the heart. More blood flows to the brain. Blood vessels dilate and skin becomes more oxygenated.”-Elephant Journal

We started the ceremony by going around the circle and sharing our introductions, thoughts & feelings from the heart. I remember thinking, how do I know that I am speaking from the heart? Well at least having that intention is a great thing and can lead to more heart centered speech. We went on to do various meditations and journeys. One included a lot of toning, which I was very excited about. We practiced toning the Uh Oo Oh Ah Aye Eee through the chakras. At that point I really felt that I was singing from the heart, not singing from my mind or judging the sound of my voice. I could really feel the vibrations of my own voice resonating throughout my body!

There were a few key ideas that Dante mentioned throughout the experience. He mentioned that true healing is instantaneous and can happen with the shifting of beliefs. He even mentioned about “that pain in your shoulder”, which spoke right to me and I could feel the pain go away in that moment. (Sometimes it appears when I am more stressed, and sometimes it goes away. He also said that all other forms of healing modalities are secondary; true healing happens instantaneously. When we went around to share, I explained that at first, I felt upset by this notion and the idea that reiki is secondary. But I also mentioned that it could still be a very helpful tool on that path to enlightenment. And he agreed that yes, by all means it is still a great healing tool and can help a lot of people! But you can’t force someone to change their beliefs or let go of any pain they are holding during a reiki session. You can hold the space for them to have the healing occur within themselves, and a reiki session is a great place to do that!

 

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That night, I went to Coda where I would be working in the coat check for an electronic music night put on by Aspire Higher. I knew it would be a chill night, and I secretly plotted to bring out the tuning forks and do some reiki for donations. I didn’t ask ahead of time, I just started doing it and it worked out! I was lovingly explaining reiki and sound healing to the many people that came up to the booth. This is an example of not placing blame on outer circumstances and using what I have in order to further my dreams. Just today, I had a request for a private session from someone I met that night!

I also attended a Yoga and Sound Journey at Sera Phi in West Philadelphia about two weeks ago. It is a spiritual utopia in West Philadelphia with a 3,000 Watt Vibroacoustic wood floor. It is an amazing space and I will be hanging out and even hosting some events there this summer! Sera Phi

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Sound healing at Sera Phi

Recommended Resources:

Everything is Here to Help You – YouTube video by Matt Kahn, TrueDivineNature.com

Bentinho Massaro

 

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Loving Life~Heart Centered

I wanted to follow up my last post to explain that, I really love my grandma but sometimes I can get frustrated with our conversations. I also realized that once I changed my inside feelings, I was able to have a more easily flowing conversation with her. Just a few days ago she asked, “So at the Ticket job, are there opportunities for you to move up?” I simply replied “yes”. After deep thoughts about my own life and path, knowing that I have no interest in progressing to a new position at my current job, I was able to reply with a simple answer. Later toward the end of our conversation, I mentioned to her about the awesome opportunity that I had last week, to speak in front of more than 60 people for my Uncle’s real estate company’s Wellness & Fun Day.

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I spoke about reiki and sound healing. Many of the people had probably never heard of reiki before. I was a bit nervous as it was my first time speaking about this topic in front of a large audience, but I did it! I remember looking at the woman in the front with the blonde curly hair. She didn’t look too amused… but I kept speaking. It turned out that she was one of the people that chose to come to me for a reiki & sound session after the lunch! She is a fan of BodyTalk and she really enjoyed the session with me. Maybe if I was a little bit less nervous and smiled even more, the people would have felt the same way. I wanted to find a good balance between pasting on a fake smile and looking natural. This is something that I will improve as I speak about reiki and healing more & more!

Towards the end of the conversation with my grandma, I brought up the success that I had at the Wellness Day and the fact that I got paid! (More than I would at my other job). This lead her to say “Oh, well we have people speaking here about different topics and they get paid as well!” She said that she would mention it to the organizers at her living residence. Just being in the space of love and infinite possibility lead to a potential new opportunity!

 

My Youngevity Journey

On my recent trip to California, I was fortunate enough to meet my friend Amaya for an energy healing session. I had a great time exploring the sands and boardwalk of Venice Beach; I even found a drum circle on the beach that I was able to join!

As I was spending time with Amaya, he shared his “magical orange beverage” with me. One day we were getting ready to go out to a conscious dance event, and it was very late by the time we were leaving. We needed energy, so we just made a large Tangy Tangerine to go with us in the car!

So, the reason that this beverage tastes and makes you feel “magical” is because it includes the 90 essential nutrients that humans should be getting every day. It is hard to describe the way I feel after a week of taking it every day, because that would be like trying to describe an orgasm to someone that has never had one! I just feel younger, and more energetic.

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I will admit that I was skeptical at first because I had joined a Network Marketing company in that past, but I ended up going into credit card debt because you had to buy the products before you could sell them. With Youngevity, it was just a $25 fee to sign up, and then you get to be a distributor for as long as your heart desires. Also, I wouldn’t typically look for supplements as I thought that I should be eating more organic foods straight from the Earth, but the fact is, most of our soil today doesn’t contain the nutrients and minerals that we need. I was taking daily vitamins, but I also discovered that most supplements on the market are only 8-12% absorbable by the human body (they are less bioavailable). Youngevity minerals come from a special mine of plant compost called humic shale in Utah. Youngevity supplements have bioavailability scores of 90-98%! You can find more information about this mine by clicking here.

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I know that supplements can be expensive, but these are definitely worth it if you want to change your life for the better. But luckily, Amaya was able to help me pick out a custom package for my own health. It is quite embarrassing to admit, but I have always had problems going “#2” since I was a child. I would often clog toilets of neighbors and even public places. I have been taking the Ultimate Enzymes and Ultimate Flora FX every day and it has helped me tremendously. I feel like I am able to digest food like I always should have been able to. I have also started a membership at Bikram Yoga Philadelphia and have been going almost every day. With Youngevity, I feel great emotionally and I have more energy to exercise as well.

So thank you Amaya for introducing me to Youngevity, and Dr. Joel Wallach for your years of study and bringing Youngevity to us!

To find out how you can order Youngevity products from me, become a distributor, or ask me anything else, feel free to write me a comment or go to my Youngevity site!

After all, the real health is wealth!
After all, the real health is wealth!