Past Meetup

Women's Cacao Ceremony with Shamanic Drum & Gong Bath

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Price: £40.00 /per person

Friends Meeting House, Forest Hill

34 Sunderland Road Forest Hill, SE23 2QA · London

How to find us

Please arrive by 1.45pm - Push the main Green Door to enter

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Details

BOOKINGS CLOSE 12PM SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

Ceremony is a beautiful opportunity to take time out of your busy life to spend time with your Self and other women - to hear your inner guidance on how to move through your blocks, connect with your deepest desires or maybe to gently release stress. A safe space to let go of the past and open your self to more Love & Compassion.

In terms of energies, we are just on the eve of 11/11/11 (2+0+1+8=11). 11 is a number of mastery, of parallel unison - ie aligned with the One. Or in it's shadow it can become 2 (1+1 =2) which is the Negative Mind (fear and separation).

There is a New Moon on the 7th, and the next day, "Jupiter, the bringer of fortune is released from its year long sojourn in Scorpios' dark underworld and is reborn into the fiery light of its own sign of Sagitarius. "

So let's align with the Divine in you, the One in All. This is pure Love.

Cacao is a gentle, loving Plant medicine that heals wounds in the heart by dissolving old and stale energies, memories, and stuck emotions. It can help us shift from fear consciousness to love consciousness.

We will start with some simple stretches, breathing and sounds to allow you to relax more deeply and open the heart chakra; setting intentions which will be a significant aspect of the ceremony (please give some thought to this before coming) with the use of Oracle/Tarot cards; drinking a ceremonial grade and dose of cacao (dissolved in hot water); then lying down for a guided visualisation with shamanic drum and Gong Healing.

Website with more details here (http://nataliefishwick.com/home/cacao-ceremonies/).

Please bring:

A yoga mat/sheepskin/camp mat (be as comfy as possible), WARM blanket & water, crystals or anything you'd like to add to the altar representing your intentions, or the Divine Feminine/Goddess Energy, notebook/pen for any journalling and Your Healing Intention. I will have a few spare mats/blankets if you can not bring them but you must book them in advance.

If you have medicine or sacred song that would be appropriate to share then please bring it along, or your own drum/rattle.

Wear whatever feels good ❤️ ( extra cushions are also good, or even a thin inflatable camp/thermorest type mat).

Please eat lightly before and avoid caffeine so the stomach is relatively empty for absorption of the cacao.

Cautions: Our Cacao is prepared especially for ceremony and comes from the Ashaninka tribes of Peru . It is safe to drink however please make us aware if any of the following apply to you:

If you are taking antidepressants or any other medication
If you have a heart condition as cacao increases the blood flow to the brain and heart by at least 40%
If you are pregnant as we will give you a smaller dose

"Being involved in Natalie’s cacao ceremonies have been some of the most enjoyable moments in my self-discovery journey. The warm and welcoming environment that Natalie provides is such a safe place for me to “be”. And it’s always the right place at the right time. The learnings I take away are always relevant and support my inner growth so profoundly. As a regular attendee I think there is also an accumulative effect, I get more and more out of these ceremonies every time.

Cacao is such a loving nurturing experience for me and it truly does open my heart, which makes Natalie’s ability to hold a safe space even more important – it’s a real gift. It’s a huge part of my self-care programme and I go whenever I can."
Shannon

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