Ride the waves of liminality, where everything is neither quite here nor there, but in a space of betwixt and between. This is the realm of the Curanderx/Shaman. Through shamanic journeying and expanding consciousness, the Curanderx/Shaman travels these planes for wisdom, guidance and to gain understanding in the spaces of the heart.
Join us, as we traverse through the various gateways of the heart with the aid of the Cacao spirit. We start by honoring the gifts we will be receiving from the great chocolate spirit, followed by a 45 minute guided breathwork to help ease us into a trance state and allow us to release any energies that are no longer serving us.
Once we have cleared ourselves, everyone will be able to lie down and receive the healing vibrations from a 45 minute sound bath. The sound bath will include crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, gongs and medicine songs providing a lush soundscape for deep meditative journeying and melodies to open the heart.
The cocoa bean or simply cocoa, is the dried and fully fermented seed of Theobroma cacao, from which cocoa solids (a mixture of nonfat substances) and cocoa butter (the fat) can be extracted. Cocoa beans are the basis of chocolate, and Mesoamerican foods including tejate, a Mesoamerican drink that also includes maize. Cacao, Theobroma (aka Food of God), figured into pre-modern Maya society as a sacred food, sign of prestige, social centerpiece, and cultural touchstone. Around Chiapas, residents until this day, prepare the drinks as offerings to the deities.
In this ceremony, you will:
• Connect with the spirit of the plant and welcome in all of its many gifts
• Receive vibrational healing through sound baths and icaros (medicine songs)
• Engage in Ecstatic Breathing that focus on an area of the body & the benefits of working on this area of the body
• Stimulate the Olfactory System, body and corresponding Chakras with a Meditation Oil
What to bring:
• Yoga Mat
• Blanket (optional)
• Eye Mask (optional)
• Light lunch/dinner
RSVP: [masked] (please email to reserve your spot and cup of delicious cacao)
Prosperity Investment: $15
Soundscape Facilitator: Miguel Buenaflor, Conscious Musician
Miguel has performed medicine music in over 100+ various shamanic ceremonies in the Yucatan and in the US. Versed in songs of healing and awakening through many languages, he transcends the language barrier through his passionate play-style and serenading guitar melodies. As a student of Truth, his music aims to spread love and awaken hearts, one melody at a time.
Ceremony Facilitator: Erika Buenaflor, Curandera, Spiritual Counselor/Coach
Erika blends her 20+ cumulative years of practicing as a curandera, mentoring with curanderx and shamans in the Maya Yucatecan jungle, and studying Mesoamerican Curanderismo at UCLA and UCR to provide you with a rich look into the fascinating world of Mesoamerican Curanderismo and Shamanism. She has written, Cleansing Rites of Curanderismo, and Curanderismo Soul Retrieval (release date 5/19). As a modern-day curandera, she excels at translating and applying this sacred knowledge to help her clients realize and live their BLISS. Find out more at www.realizeyourbliss.com