It's no surprise chocolate is the leading gift for Valentine's Day. There are many aspects to chocolate that make it the gift of love. An Indigenous myth tells us that “when the balance between humans and nature becomes threatened, cacao comes from the rainforest to open people’s hearts and return the planet to a state of harmony.” – Keith, Cacao Shaman from Guatemala
Criollo (ceremonial cacao) is one of the most gentle facilitators of the plant medicine kingdom. It will lead you to the door, but not push you through it.
Chocolate clears memories of poverty, limitation, lack, financial blocks, putting money first and opens us to Divine Abundance. It helps us to let go of making money or material items our priority and to with inspired action that is perfect and right for us . We can drink it or mentally imagine drinking it, too.
Physical benefits of chocolate
- Reduce risks of cardiovascular disease and stroke
- Help stabilize blood sugar
- Improves blood pressure
- More antioxidants than red wine or ea
- Improve gut flora
- Potent anti-inflammatory
Additional options to add to hot chocolate
- 1 tsp rose water, opens the heart
- 1/4 tsp black maca, cleanses old stress
- 1 drop Blue Solar water, cleanses negative memories
- Marshmallows, harmonizes male/female energies
Any chocolate works well and decaffeinated cocoa powder is available. Raw cocoa nibs are available for those on the raw diet. Both are found in health food stores.
History of spiritual benefits of food
Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, recognized as a kahuna lapaʻau (healer) in Hawaiʻi, updated an ancient healing practice called, Hoʻo pono pono, which means reconciliation. She is credited with bringing Ho' o pono pono to the West and taught throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. She spent many hours seeking information on the spiritual benefits of food.
According to her student, Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, “Drinking hot chocolate releases error memories in the subconscious that put gain first as opposed to doing something because it is divinely correct to do. Drinking hot chocolate releases error memories that cause violence in relationships, smoothing things out so that relationships are not about gain but about love.”
Kahuna's were told about the West and I believe Morrnah dedicated herself to providing this knowledge for the benefit of mankind. Morrnah always said we each must find our own inner Shangri-La. Knowing the spiritual benefits of chocolate is a great key to opening this doorway.