Cacao Ceremony - Saturday 30th September
This session incorporates a potent combination of modalities that take us straight to our rested, insightful, and heartfelt selves. The structure of the ceremony has been refined over many years.
During the ceremony, you will be guided through heart-focused and mindfulness meditations. You will experience an immersion into leading-edge sound technology and evocative soundscapes. Enjoy the support of the nourishing pharmacology of cacao. Connect with the power that comes with collectively shared intention and presence.
Willow and Catherine provide a safe haven of peace and presence in a world that often goes too fast for any humble soul. They have a breadth of skills, tools and good humour to support anyone hoping to return to the stillness within us all and cultivate room for a more conscious, creative life. I can recommend spending time sitting with them. Their authentic commitment to a soulful journey is both honest and generous. They continue to provide a space to drop through all the barriers we create for ourselves and find who remains awake with fresh, hopeful resolve." - Andrea R
A cacao ceremony will deepen your capacity to engage renewing and transformative emotions such as gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, and dignity. It will give you the space to rest deeply and reset your nervous system. The cacao, sound technology, and structure of the ceremony put the body into the best state for self-healing and access to spiritual guidance and creativity.
Individuals are feeling more and more internal pressure to achieve, “succeed,” and keep up with a rapidly transforming technological environment. This level of stress and speed puts an unsustainable strain on our nervous system.
In general, we are experiencing an ever-present feeling of “not good enough” and urgency, with the resultant feelings of disappointment and depletion. In this urgent and depleted state, it is difficult to attend to the wise whispers of our heart and spirit and the nurturing nudges of our soul that are always able to guide us so well—when we can listen.
We require access to a metaphorical oasis in order to rejuvenate and
relax. A place to unburden ourselves and slow down our nervous systems.
An opportunity to reconnect with deep stillness and true inner
“I attended a Cacao Ceremony on the weekend… such a deep and blissful experience! … a sacred space that invites inner inquiry … beautifully held by Willow & Catherine. I Highly recommend Reverence Events. I have been attending their events for over 10 years now and value the caring, wise and authentic facilitation they both bring to whatever they do”. – Alison J
There are as many ways to run a Cacao Ceremony as there are individuals with the skills and the will to do it.
The approach to these ceremonies tends to draw in individuals who value care and kindness. Those who are selflessly serving others but require a safe, grounded, warm, and welcoming environment to “top up.”
Access to a space to do their own inner work. with the support of the structured but non-dogmatic ceremony, the heart-centered, earnest people we tend to attract, our commitment to creating a genuine environment for the qualities of humanity to flourish, and a space where people report they can feel safe to let go into.
Our approach to facilitating a Cacao Ceremony focuses on:
– A parasympathetic system response in the autonomic nervous system (rest, digest, restore, heal, relax)
– A connection to qualities of humanity – such as gratitude, compassion, inner latitude, and a knowing of our own worthiness
– A connection to the divine mystery – our heart and spirit’s wisdom and creativity, the ineffably majesty of life, and a nourishment of the soul
It isn’t about movement or an outward focus; it is about stillness and an inward focus. There is plenty of “doing” going on in our lives. This is an opportunity to pause and… exhale.
We work with empirically-based guided meditation, sound technology that supports the brain waves to gently slow down (allowing us to more easily access more refined states of consciousness), specific non-dogmatic ceremonial practises to ensure a purposefully set and held space, and of course, the pharmacology and spirit of the cacao. Read some more on this here.
“I attend regularly and love Reverence Cacao Ceremonies because they are the most authentic, supportive, loving and insightful circle
available regularly in Perth. It is a magical place where I can go each
month to truly connect with myself. I can always feel the love that
Catherine and Willow put into every detail of these experiences” –
At this point in history, we believe we need to be much more proactive and deliberate in our care for our mental, emotional, spiritual, and soul well-being. It is challenging to be doing this purely on our own, and we feel that we benefit immensely from safe, supportive, and mature spaces that affirm who we really are, the truth of the important work we are offering in the world, and give us well-needed regular recharges so we can continue and thrive. We feel that having access to an oasis like the Cacao Ceremony is essential!
So, if you feel that this approach resonates with you, please come and join us for our next ceremony.
Please note that if you have a diagnosis of epilepsy please contact us prior to booking as the sound
technology we use may make this event unsuitable for you.