Cacao Spirit Initiation & Somatic Movement
Discover New Ways to explore Nature, and your Body
What is a Cacao Spirit Initiation and Somatic Movement?
Is the study and transmission of the wisdom of the Mexica and Maya oral traditions, trough the embodiment of the mythology and shamanic journeys such as soul and destiny retrievals.
This programme can be taken as a way to navigate your inner journey and spiritual discoveries, as well as will give you the tools to be able to learn how to offer traditional Cacao Ceremonies.
This is an ONLINE intensive program of four modules of 13 days each
What is a Cacao Ceremony?
A Cacao Ceremony is a subtle way of working with consciousness, they are actually a type of shamanic healing, but they do not have hallucinogenic or “out of body” effects, unlike some of the other shamanic experiences. Cacao ceremonies have their roots in helping to rebalance the energies within us and restore good health.
Today there are many different ceremonies. Some will take you on a dance trip, while others will focus on meditation and inner reflection.
The way I deliver a Cacao Ceremony is through the invitation to experience the wisdom of the Mexica-Maya oral tradition which is the path of the Toltec warrior. The ceremony starts by opening and asking permission to the spirits of the 7 directions: One for each cardinal point, the direction of the Heart of the Sky, the Heart of Mother Earth and finally the direction of our own hearts. Honoring, the ancient Mexica traditions, each of the cardinal points is guarded by a generating force, the sons/daughters of Ometecuhtli and Omecihuatl (the sacred male and female duality who creates the world) these forces are: Tezcatlipoca (North) Quetzalcoatl (East) Xipetotec (West) and Huitzilopochtli (South) as well as an element force and a teaching.
After ingesting the Sacred Cacao beverage, we invite the spirit of Ix Kakaw (the generating force of Cacao crops), to come to us and clarify our heart intentions, she is a sensuous spirit that helps us to feel what is under our skin, it helps us mobilises what is impeding our hearts to feel and relate with our life purpose. We ask Ix Kakaw to come to open our hearts and help us to enter through the World Tree, towards ether the Heart of Mother Earth or ascend to the Cosmic energy field to find guidance and medicine.
Part of the ceremony is to remember the ancient Mesoamerican Myths, which is where it lies the richness of the Indigene cultures preserved now a days through the Grand Mothers and Grand Fathers that still speak Nahuatl and Yucateco Maya by embodying the shamanic journey through somatic movements, so the teachings get to be awakened at a cellular level.
Cacao has been used in ancient ceremonies by civilizations such as the Mayans, Toltecs, Aztecs and Mexica, they considered it a divine food and developed many of their rituals around this plant
Who am I
I am Marcela Enriquez Wakeham, a somatic movement practitioner.
I have been blessed to learn this way of working with Cacao Ceremonies through my blood tradition in the cold towns of the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico.
I have the honour to study with Maru Bibian Albor, she taught me the ways of the Maya tradition and make me remember the sacredness of this practices though her undivided love for the cacao plant and the Cacaotales she visits in Tabasco Chiapas, Mexico where her teacher lives and tends his own Cacaotal. Maru pass me the memory of the traditional cacao ceremonies and helped me remember how to communicate with each other when we want to speak our truth.
I have had the honour to follow the wisdom of the Mexica oral tradition through my teacher Teotecpatl Santin-Martinez, I found in his talks an incredible aliveness of our Sacred Traditions.