Ingesting cacao in the form of a drink, eating it raw and as dessert has been in my family for many generations. Cacao always brings me back to center, uplifts me & makes me feel grounded. I am so grateful to my ancestors & our sacred mother for blessing us with such a sacred medicine. There are many medicinal purposes for the cacao. I mainly use this medicine with my pregnant mama’s in labor, after limpias, consultas & whenever I feel I need to some upliftment.
Many of us are experiencing major transitions in our lives, some of us are feeling overwhelmed, experiencing heart aches. Triggers of the past, present & future are arising. Venus Retrograde! Oh my god, I sure am feeling all kinds of ways during this retrograde. Venus retrograde has us on our knees pushing us to examine & re-examine relationships, the love that we have for ourselves & what we need to do to attract the love we deserve, prosperity & abundance.
Whatever we may be going thru at this time, please understand that your are not the only one. Support is out there. Allow yourself to open you heart & receive support. After all, the universe is always on our side & wants us to succeed. I am sharing with you my special recipe ‘ Yolotl Xocholatl’, a hot chocolate drink for warming the heart. Warming up our corazoncito’s helps us to stay open & present in our body. I hope you enjoy this delicious medicina & I send my prayers your way to help you transmute some of the heaviness in your yolotl (heart).
Then, I placed my rose quarts in the semi-grounded raw cacao beans to charge the cacao with the healing benefits of the rose quarts (calls in love & gentleness, can heal trauma in a graceful way, heart stone). I charged the cacao with the rose quarts for 24 hours. I do more or less & try to work with the maya-mexica calendar to help with intention setting of the type of medicinal xocholatl drink.
I proceeded with adding roses, lavender & chilli pepper. These herbs & spices help to uplift & raise your energetic frequency (makes you feel really good). Sometimes I infuse the herbs in hot water & add the cacao to the tea. But this time I really felt called to blend them together in my molcajete. Depending on the intention, I use different ingredients.
Finally, I added the cacao to the canela that had been heating up. I boiled the canela in very low heat until the water turned reddish. Once I mixed all the ingredients, I let them simmer on very low heat. I steeped it for some time as well before I drank it.
How did we feel?
While drinking it I started to feel warm, felt a surge of energy & connected with my body on a deeper level. My sister & I both received messages from the cacao about our current state of our health. We processed some emotions that came up & then began to start laughing. We felt grounded & haven’t been able to stop laughing since.
We further continued with journaling (exercises listed below).
ce) What is currently filling your heart?
ome) What does self-care look like for you?
yei) Define Self-love
nahui) While taking a deep breath begin to tune in to your heart. Now ask your heart:
What does your heart need to heal itself?
May you receive the healing & blessings that the cacao provides us with.
All my relations,
Mar (ia) River (a)