Cacao & Equines
7-8 PM Tuesdays
July 11 & 18
Aug 1, 8 & 15
Join us at Small Blessings for magical nights with the horses, donkeys and plant medicine. Pre-booking is required.
Cacao has been used not only as medicine, but in ceremony, ritual, and as currency too.
As medicine, cacao, while it is not a psychedelic, has naturally occuring serotonin which gives us the feeling of joy or euphoria. Phenylethylanine, also found in cacao, stimulates the nervous system to release endorphins, which also makes us feel good, alert and focused. High in magnesium and theobromine, cacao is an excellent anti-oxidant and helps with improved circulation.
However, there are some precautions. Studies show that if you are taking anti-depressants that contain MAOIs, it may contraindicate which may lead to headaches. Cacao is a vasodilator therefore those with heart conditions should be cautioned to mind their dosage (less quantity, smaller sips, greater dilution).
Using pure 100% organic, fair trade cacao, we will begin meditation by unfusing our cup of cacao with intention, and as we sip, allow the healing properties of the bean to open our hearts to receive her gifts.
We will then invite the equines to join us in a guided meditation, followed by sharing and time with the animals.
Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before. You are welcome to stay for 15-20 minutes after.
Registration and waivers must be filled prior.
Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. For insurance purposes and your safety, open toe sandals or slippers will not be allowed entry.
Chairs are provided; feel free to bring a pillow for your comfort.
Try not to consume alcohol or caffeine at least 3 hours prior to your session.
Drink lots of water before and after. Please bring your own reusable container. No plastic throwaway bottles please.
In trying to reduce our carbon footprint, everyone should take their garbage away with them.
There is a porta potty on site.
Questions or concerns please email or call Mari at 778.881.4131
COST: $25 per person per evening
Accepting e-transfers to firstname.lastname@example.org (please quote Cacao&Equines, your name and phone number in message)
Or Cash on site