We will come together in ritual with the teacher plant cacao to explore what is awakening within our hearts, practice deep inner listening and authentic sharing, and cultivate community.
Most of us have enjoyed chocolate since childhood as a treat. But the source of chocolate, ground beans of the cacao tree, offers an experience of joy beyond even the pleasures of the palate.
In cacaoceremony, we drink a significant amount of ground cacao as a warm elixir while focusing on our intentions. We combine prayers, heart sharing, music, guided meditation, movement, creativity exercises, oracle listening, and other ritual elements to create multifaceted experiences of healing and connection. Niema Lightseed uses her gathered tools from various healing traditions to weave a gentle and potent community journey.
As a messenger from the jungle, cacao teaches us about the fertile, abundant nature of life. As a being that grows in an interconnected forest canopy, she offers visceral insight into the true nature of prosperity. And as a plant spirit that resonates at the frequency of the heart center and the Earth, she teaches of clearing energetic blockages, melting our emotional armor, and opening our hearts to Mama Nature and our own essential nature.
Bring a journal and pen, comfortable clothes, and a willingness to see and be seen.
Niema Lightseed is a priestess of the new paradigm dedicated to offering experiences of deep embodiment through words, movement, ritual, and art. A healing artist since 2004, she offers therapeutic bodywork and Reiki energywork, teaches yoga, writes and performs medicinal poetry, creates community ceremonies, and seeks the marrow of life through a variety of meditative and creative disciplines. As a full-figured woman of color navigating the intersection of multiple forms of oppression while determinedly seeking the joy that is our true nature, she strives to create safer spaces where the work of seeing, accepting and celebrating the fullness of the human experience is possible. www.niemalightseed.com || www.medicinalpoetry.com