As we are in the height of summer, the abundance in nature is at its fullest as the fruits are ripe, the flowers are blooming and the herbs are plentiful. Are you living life to your fullest expression? Do you feel a longing inside you that wishes to be heard? Do you feel the need to allow the wild innocence of your true self shine through?
This is a time to celebrate your own unique expression, and reach into the abundance that lies within a heart-centred way of living. Opening up to new ways of being we can find peace and joy inside, that shows itself in abundance in our lives. With Ix Cacao as our guide to open the doorways into creative, heart centred flow. We will nourish our spirit with vocal toning, guided meditation and celebrate our bodies with movement.
Date: Sun 18th August
Time: 10.30 - 1.30 pm (please arrive 10.15am to get settled)
Price: Early Bird: £30 (on or before 11 August, Full Price: £35 (after 11 August)
Concessions for Benefits/Low Income/Students/Over 65.
Ix Cacao is known as the "Food of the Gods" and has been an important teacher in ceremonial context amongst the Incan, Aztec and Mayan Tribes. A strong yet gentle heart opener can allow us to drop in and dissolve blockages or patterns that we may hold on to consciously or unconsciously. Cacao also works with the nervous system and the guts, teaching us to feel into our instincts, our own innate intelligence. Sound, drumming, movement, chakra toning and journeying will help us to truly drop into spirit with this deep practice.
About the medicine
Mama Cacao is a potent healer, this plant medicine helps us to connect with our inner wisdom and creativity so that we can dissolve our own blockages and create new pathways into being. Cacao is particularly helpful for heart and hara activation, opening up the energetic channels as well as the blood circulation, allowing the flow of love, creativity and life force more freely.
Cacao is likely to make you feel more alive from the inside in a gentle, loving way. This is due to the effects of the many stimulating, warming and feel good natural chemicals it contains. Please be aware that this may keep you awake for a few hours after the ceremony, however some people find they want to rest very shortly afterwards as it takes them quietly within.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding it is very healthy and a potent time for you and your baby, a smaller dose is recommended. Your baby will tell you :-).
Contraindications: This medicine does not mix well with anti-depressants or anti-pyschotics. Please contact Firetree at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are taking these medications or have any conditions such as heart or blood pressure.
To prepare the physical body some preparation and cleansing is recommended and full details will be sent in advance. This will mostly involve refraining from dairy, alcohol and caffeine for 3 days, most importantly for 24hours before and after the ceremony.
It is also advised if you can plan for a relatively restful day after the ceremony, although it won't affect your daily activities, there is still some processing happening at a physical and emotional level for a few days.
Also consider your intention for this ceremony, what do you wish to invite in, let go of or ask help with? Intentions are very useful tools for communicating with plant medicine and creating an anchor for us to focus throughout the ceremony. It can be precise or unpolished, just give it some thought and if it comes in the moment, that is fine too.
Firetree is a highly intuitive and dedicated Celtic Medicine Woman, Earthkeeper & Energy Alchemist who works predominantly with plants, energy healing, bodywork and ceremony to promote wholeness on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Fully qualified as a Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner, Thai Massage Therapist, Yoga Bodyworker, Forrest Yoga Teacher and Birthkeeper as well as receiving many initiations through various lineages.
Growing up in N. Ireland & Scotland, connecting to plants, animals and spirit from a very early age; from the tender age of 15 reclaiming the sacred art of ritual in modern life. She has travelled to Central & South America, blending her training through South American Medicine with continued exploration of her deep roots in Celtic Lands & Traditions. This particular path connects spirits, ancestors, plant medicines and lands together in order to facilitate an accelerated approach to healing and ceremonial work. In this time of rapid change and the impact on the earth as well as its inhabitants, a new approach is needed that is infused with the great wisdom of these ancient traditions.