My Cacao Ceremony Experience

On Thursday night I had my first ever Cacao Ceremony at the Yoga Barn in Bali. I was invited by the Hannah who I met here in Bali as we have the same coach and are here to do a 2-day retreat with our coach next week. Described as food of the gods and a historically revered plant food I was intrigued so it was a no-brainer for me to say YES! It was run by Levi Banner who has trained with a cacao shaman in Peru. He combines the use of ceremony with ceremonial grade cacao to create an experience described as offering “unique heart explosions”. So, it’s a beautiful evening in Ubud, Bali and we come into the ceremony space in the centre of which is a fire. The bowls of cacao are lined up around it. We sit down on the cushions laid around in a circle and Levi starts speaking to us. To put this in context I had had a ROUGH day. I’d received an email where I’d been slammed – about what I offer in my business and that essentially it doesn’t have any value. (That’s the edited story) The hardcore truth is – …

Why intuition isn’t special.

A lot of people think that intuition is woo-woo, reserved for hippies, moonchildren and people called Rainbow. Well, intuition is not special. It’s about the same amount of special as BREATHING. It just is. However, when you think about it breathing is pretty special as it gives you more life – as does your intuition. The thing about intuition though, is that it’s a choice. You can choose to activate it, work with and become really good at it. That is if you are interested in fabulous things like flow, synchronicities and manifesting effortlessly. Sounds too good to be true? Well, of course, if you don’t even believe you have intuition then you’re essentially cutting yourself from all good things. I don’t know about you but I love gifts and when you have gifts of spirit available to you, I’m choosing to be right up there at the front of the line. So if you bump into someone and they tell you they’re psychic and you’re like “Oh, that’s so not me” try this on for size. Yes, you are. You just haven’t developed that skill set yet. Often this comes back to what we are curious about. If you …