Saturday 22nd July 2017 ~ 7-10.30 pm
“An indigenous myth tells us whenever the balance between humans and nature becomes threatened, cacao comes from the rainforest to open people’s hearts and return the planet to a state of harmony.” – Keith, the Chocolate Shaman, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
Cacao, chocolate in it’s purest form, has certainly returned. Being used in increasingly different ways as the connection and partnership faciliator that it is. Yoga, ecstatic dance, breathwork, sound healing, tantra and group work… any situation where the vibration would benefit from being higher & more heart-centred.
I learnt much about cacao through open ceremony space. Using it to learn how to meditate ‘my way’ & heal through inner energetic and emotional processing in a supportive group energy – with as much guidance as was empowering.
I have been in an ever-deepening relationship with cacao over the last six years & I humbly offer this kind of ceremonial space to help others connect with this magical medicine & their own innate healing potential.
The evening allows sacred time for you – to explore and connect with the cacao & ultimately deepen the loving relationship with self. The space looks to assist in understanding the energetics of healing, language of the subconscious & to develop intuitive knowing, healing & magical gifts. There can be silent meditative periods, one-on-one work, open conversations & sharing, guided meditations…… whatever the energies of the group call for on the night.
The day chosen for this is 1 Ix in the Mayan Calendar. Mark Elmy from thefourpillars.net says this about it:
“Ix days are also the patron days of natural shrines and altars, the places where prayers and offerings are made to the spirit of Mother Earth, to ask her for what we require, and where thanks are given. The day 1 Ix could be seen as an excellent day for the renovation of such places, if you have them around you, or the setting up of new shrines. It is said that the number 1 represents the goddess Sac Ixik, the maiden moon goddess whose places were springs and streams, which are also associated with the nawal Ix. This association with water could also see the nawal Ix as both the source of life and the protector of water sources. 1 Ix is, therefore, a very feminine day, full of life and energy and of potential for magic and beauty. It is a day to show gratitude for all that you might become.
It is a day when we can make our petition to Mother Earth, and thank her for what she has brought to us. It is a day when we can see the potential benefits of living in harmony with Mother Earth, a day when we can begin to understand where engaging with her magic might lead us.”
Please join me in circle on this night if you feel called..
Please email to confirm attendance (or ask anything): email@example.com
Venue: Zen Yoga, 24A Camberwell Grove, London SE5 8RE
Google map: http://tinyurl.com/pcksv3q
Wear comfortable clothing
Eating too much beforehand (light meal, fast, or bring snacks)
Caffiene in the hours before
Eating dairy in the hours before
Theobromine in cacao contains natural MAOIs – please let me know beforehand if you are taking any anti-depressants as your dose will be adjusted accordingly. thank you.
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi
Private session work available.
About Duncan Fordham
Duncan Fordham is a healer, meditation leader & conscious dance facilitator who has spent much of the last three years living in Guatemala working ceremonially with “the Cacao Shaman” in understanding energy healing, inner work & the wisdom of the heart. He has a passion for personal transformation & group work.