Wed, Feb 16|
Full Moon Cacao Ceremony
OPEN YOUR HEART, DESCEND INTO YOUR WOMB
Time & Location
Feb 16, 2022, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
SOMA Temple, Leocharous 6, 2nd floor, Athens 105 62, Greece
About the Event
Individual & Group Healing Embodiment for Women
The full moon guides our way, providing illumination onto our shadows to be looked at from the soft, gentle, loving embrace from Mother Cacao. We will call upon Grandmother Moon, harness her strength and ask for her guidance and support to see with clarity and strengthen your intentions.
Mother Cacao is typically felt as having a soft, gentle, heart opening quality. We will intentionally invite Mother Cacao and her medicine through ceremony into our bodies to journey with her within us. Utilizing Mother Cacao to be held by her nurturing, loving, embrace gently open our hearts and assists us to work with our womb and spirit of the womb. We descend into the womb space gracefully, with respect and honor to yourself and your own experience.
Who is this ceremony for?
~you've recently lost love or are currently struggling with past loss of love (break-up, divorce, death, etc.)
~you wish to cultivate more love in your life
~you feel disconnected, disassociated or numb to your womb, your feminine essence or sexuality
~it's challenging for you to let people in, trust, or you have walls around your heart
~you'd like to strengthen your connection with your own mother or the archetype of the mother
Cacao specifically has been used in gatherings marking Rites of Passage, like birth, death & marriage for thousands of years.
Group processing and circle support has been a method of tribal custom for thousands of years. People would come together to grieve, celebrate or reach higher states of consciousness within the shared experience and support of a group or circle.
When we are able to share our truths authentically in a circle of group processing, where all are equal without hierarchy, we begin to see the similarities we have, the shared experiences of life we’ve encountered, the same fears and concerns, the same joys and excitements. There is a comfort there, it creates a shared sense of belonging and we are more easily able to draw support from one another and make the changes in our life we desire. A strong foundation is acquired in the knowing that a sister may have been there too, she understands, and she’s got your back.
Group circling strengthens social bonds, validates, creates accountability, provides a space to share truth, own it and make healthy positive changes. Healing in this way changes the ways in which we interact with other people outside of the circle, with more compassion and understanding. And with each new interaction we are changing the paradigm and healing the wounding that’s been afflicting the Divine Feminine for far too long.
A ceremonial grade Cacao drink and light snacks will be provided. You will be guided in a somatic meditation that will assist you in setting intentions to work with the medicine of Mother Cacao. Some history and benefits about the energy of Mother Cacao will be shared.
We will bring our 5 senses into our awareness to assist in embodying the qualities of our journey. We will drink the cacao, then weather permitting we will go to the rooftop (Parthenon view) to gaze at, bask in, and charge up in the energy of the full moon for about 15min. After we will have free time for inner exploration and journey. This might include conscious movement, silence, writing in your journal, drawing/art, using oracle cards or other ways you wish to express your experience. Cacao is NOT a hallucinogenic.
We will then close the ceremony to share with the circle (optional). Doing this helps to integrate your experience and create shifts in the life we desire. More details about how to prepare will be sent 1 day before the event after paid registration.
8 women maximum, purchase must be made to reserve your spot
*It's recommended to take Cacao on an empty stomach but this can upset some tummies so please be sure to have eaten close to arriving. I will have light snacks available.
I expect that all particpants will exercise self-responsiblity and respect of others regarding the Covid protocols according to the government laws of Greece. I ask that all persons entering the temple wash their hands. Hand sanitizer is also available. Please be mindful of distance and ask before giving hugs. Please be respectful of peoples' preferences.
Contra-Indications where a lower dose is recommended *Please contact Melissa in private so she's aware of your recommended dosage
-MAOI based anti-depressants
-SSRI type anti-depressants
-pregnancy & breastfeeding
-serious heart conditions
Generally Cacao is very safe. Every human being is unique and therefore the way you react to Cacao may be significantly different from how another person reacts. Please consult your doctor and/or pharamist if you have any questions or concerns.
SOMA Temple is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences that might result.
At SOMA Temple your body is the sacred temple of your spirit. SOMA Temple is a space of unconditional love and acceptance. Please enter her (the temple) and treat all people, including yourself, with that intention.