Cacao

Here at Clarananda™, we offer cacao ceremonies and make our own bean-to-bar chocolate.

Here at the Clarananda™ Natural Living & Wellness Center we offer unique women circles, ceremonial cacao experiences and organic artisanal 70% chocolate. Handcrafted by Valma Shakti.

Our pure, raw cacao comes from faithful farmers in Ecuador.
It is believed that cacao was first used as a health elixir and ceremonial medicine as far back as 1900 BC by the ancestors of Central America, the Olmec people, before becoming a ritualistic medicine used by the Aztec and Mayan cultures.
The ancient Mayan people acknowledged Cacao as one of the most sacred plant medicine of the Rainforest, and the spirit of the bean worshipped as one of the most powerful deities of the ancient Mayan World. The cacao spirit of ‘Xicoy’ - was known as the ‘Heart Blood’ – she opened the heart and allowed for a greater love-based, heart centered connection.
Through this medicine we have a chance to let go of what doesn’t ‘t serve us any more and allow the endless flow of the universe to take its course by letting go of our minds and dropping in to our hearts.

The cacao does not force you anywhere, but it will act as a partner healing medicine, supporting you in whatever you wish to open, heal or experience. The cacao elixer is completely safe to drink and has no hallucinating effect. (saying that - it does not ideally blend with some forms of western medicines)

Sacred Cacao is a soft but gentle medicine used to open the heart. The active ingredients of the cacao work strongly on the heart chakra and brings us back to our natural state of feeling and love.