Arrernte Country ~ Traditional Cacao Ceremony with Grandmother Xquenda
Hello sisters and brothers,
Coming together to share the medicine of Cacao and expand our hearts is a great gift.
Sometimes we live with a feeling of emptiness, on automatic pilot, without looking at others, without enjoying our food, a shower, a look, a sunset, we take life too seriously. Sometimes our hearts ache, we get sad, we get bitter, we close ourselves to life and love.
Our ancestors honored and used Cacao as a medicine for the heart, to reconnect with happiness, forgiveness and joy in life.
This sacred element was guarded by indigenous cultures from the Center to the South of America; in addition to having ceremonial properties, it is a natural antioxidant, accelerates blood flow and produces a pleasure effect at the brain level that causes relaxation and well-being in the body.
Its bitter taste helps us awaken the sweetness of life… how ironic, isn't it? Like the transitory experience of life towards death, the dance of opposites.
We will share ceremonial cacao from the lands of the Mayan, as well as the wisdom of this element directly from Mexico. Get ready to flood yourself with joy and open the way to healing the wounds of the heart, from heartbreak, loss, separation, existential emptiness...
It's a space to awaken your gifts, shake energy and stagnant emotions. It is an invitation to transform yourself deeply.
Will you join us?
WHAT TO BRING
✧ Cushion or low chair to sit on.
✧ A mat (mat to sit on and be comfortable).
✧ A white candle ~ this represents your own light, ideally bring one in a transparent glass container.
✧ Your favourite cup ~ if it's made of clay, even better!
✧ Flowers or fruits for the altar.
✧ Drinking water.
We will start at 15:00 hrs. Please make sure to arrive 15 min before to get settled. The ceremony will go
for about 2-3 hours.
Campfire in the Heart.
✧ There are different tiers available for this event. Limited tickets available as 'community' price.
✧ Limited scholarships available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
✧ 10% of proceeds goes to Pay The Rent.
✧ Abuela Xquenda, Mexico. Tarot reader, Tonalpouke (who reads the accounts of destiny). Certified in herbalism, traditional Mexican medicine and Mexican literature in indigenous languages. Co-Founder and Director of the Meyahuel Intercultural Center. Elder / Grandmother and pioneer in the sowing of the Moon Dance in Chile. With more than 30 years of experience, she is preserving and spreading traditional medicine.
✧ Eurice Citlalkiawitl, Mexico. Water engineer and fluvial constellator. Helps you identify patterns and blockages on a personal (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual) and systemic (family) level through different tools. Certified in Mexican Literature in Indigenous Languages. Tonalpouke (Ancient Mexican Astrology). Co-founder of the Meyahuel Intercultural Center.
✧ Pau Tlanezi, Chile / Australia. Researcher and apprentice of Mexican and Andean traditions. Companion of healing processes with master plants. Cultural Bridge. Moon Dancer in Citlalicue, Chile. Founder of Colibri Temple, Kintu Artisans and Colibri Spirit Foundation.
We acknowledge and offer our respects to the Traditional Custodians of Arrernte Country.