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Cacao Ceremony with Truffles

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 in Blogs, Cacao, Health | 1 comment

Cacao Ceremony With Truffles The healing cacao ceremonies are so enjoyable for me. Thanks to everyone who has been coming. I am meeting wonderful new friends and reconnecting with friends and family I have not seen in awhile. The following recipe for truffles was promised to the group who attended the first ceremony in Vancouver. Truffles are exquisite with the guatemalan or really any other chocolate. This recipe has been a favorite for at least ten years. I have now calculated how to incorporate one chocolate drink, one bean and one truffle into the equation to make up a ceremonial dose. It...

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Cacao Healing Ceremony

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Blogs, Health | 0 comments

  What is cacao, really, and what is the relationship between chocolate and cacao?? Many of us love chocolate and eat it often, perhaps seeking something deeper from it. Cacao is the unprocessed form of chocolate, in other words, the bean. In the last few years, the “Holy Bean” has re-emerged and is becoming known for its health benefits, as a super food, and an extreme activity enhancer. Cacao is considered sacred. It was regularly consumed by royalty and other rulers hundreds of years ago in Central and South America.   This fascinated me. I always love to...

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Fantastic February in Puerto

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Blogs | 1 comment

The silent retreat, although it was only three days, was very powerful for me. I have been meditating since the age of 16 yet have not had a daily practice for many years. Now I have. The meditating with a focus on my heart is so beaufiul and nourishing that I would not miss meditating now.  The silent retreat will bring up issues and one can burn through them just by being with them. The common ones are anger, fear, longing, tiredness. During one segment, I had a strong realization that my issue was LONGING. This means not being content to be where you are but are longing for lunch, for the...

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Emmanuel’s Healing Journey

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Blogs, Health, Travel | 0 comments

The Firecracker Kid!! The first Sunday in January, I decided to take the new people down to the area where a couple of moringa olifera trees grow. I wanted to add it to our smoothie and show them where it grows. It is a local super food, considered to be loaded with nutrients.  On the way back with our cache, two local ladies struck up a conversation, asking us what we were planning to do with the moringa. Then they asked us where we were going. When we told them the Sanctuary, one of them ran home, across the street, to get her son, Emmanuel. The previous evening he had been severly burned...

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2014 – The Warmest January Ever – for Me

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Blogs, Travel | 0 comments

2014 – The Warmest January Ever – for Me This is quite a change for me as 98 % of my winters have had snow and wintery cold temperatures. Days here average about 30 degrees C. It is a wonderful change for me and I have adapted well. The Sanctuary is a five minute walk up the hill from the ocean. It is a perfect location as we get much appreciated breezes at night. Most of the time I simply cover up with a sheet which is enough. There have only been a few nights where I needed more. I committed to stay for 4 months and have already been here for half that. Wow, how quickly 2014 is...

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Celebrate 2014

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in Blogs, Travel | 1 comment

Celebrate 2014, this fantastic new year that crept up and then suddenly and swiftly arrived. I have now been living in Mexico for a month which has also gone very quickly. So much has happened and life continues at quite a pace most days. Christmas was strange and I felt some lonliness. I realized this is likely only the second time in my life when I have not been surrounded by familiar faces of  family and friends. The day was hot and sunny, which I have hardly ever experienced. A long walk along the water seemed to clear my head and later ten of us feasted on an Indian Vegan meal with...

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