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Autumn Equinox Cacao Ceremony

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Paddington Hall

10 Moreton St

Paddington

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"When we embrace our darkness we know our Light... This is one of the hallmarks of a masters touch."

Embodied spirituality is about NOT bypassing ANY aspect of ourselves. When we openly embrace and welcome ALL parts, only then, can we be in true alignment. This is TRUE SURRENDER and true self-love.

Autumn Equinox is the perfect time to be working the mastery of dark and light polarities as we begin our descent into the darkness of winter. In this seasonal Ceremony, we will be working with & celebrating the elements of DARKNESS, HARVEST, BEAUTY and TRUTH.

Embodying change, through the exploration of important enquiry: What am I ready to die to? What no longer serves, that needs to be shed? What am I ready to POWERFULLY CLAIM - so I can be my FULL self, on all levels?

The darker energies have great power, yet we often-times judge, deny, or repress them. Anger, doubt, fear, stagnation, distrust, playing small, separation, feeling ‘not good enough’ - when we avoid/repress these energies, they go underground and we are denied the enlightenment they can bring. In this Ceremony we will embrace rather than resist these energies - allowing them the freedom they need to transform into exactly what they are - powerful opportunities for self-love & growth.

We will do this through techniques handed down from masters before us, designed to support the integration of ALL PARTS of ourselves so we can SHINE IN THE RELAXATION OF OUR TRUE ESSENCE. We will work with gentle embodiment techniques designed to change the DNA sheath so that fresh energy can enter the cells, as well as neural re-wiring, dance, meditation & shamanic process.

We will do this through techniques handed down from masters before us, designed to support the integration of ALL PARTS of ourselves so we can SHINE IN THE RELAXATION OF OUR TRUE ESSENCE. We will work with gentle embodiment techniques designed to change the DNA sheath so that fresh energy can enter the cells, as well as neural re-wiring, dance, meditation & shamanic process.

This is powerful, essential work.

WE WILL BE SUPPORTED ON THIS JOURNEY WITH PLANT MEDICINE CACAO - Elixir of the Gods.
Cacao’s medicine literally opens the heart through the neurotransmitter ‘anandamide’ – the ‘bliss’ chemical. The profound feeling of love & ecstasy that results from drinking this medicine is well-known & respected for the journey it takes our being on. Cacao’s alkaloid theobromine brings sharp clarity to the mind, while extremely high levels of magnesium relax the body.

This incredible mix creates an opportunity to release & express our joyful essence, as we dance - move - & sound - in time to the beat of our own heart, travelling on a personal pilgrimage of discovery. We will be supported on this journey by earthy, funky beats harmonised with djembes, drumming up the fire of our tribal hearts in support of deep transformation and bliss.

The combination of ancient practices such as shamanic process, Ceremony, sounding, meditation and dance combined with the potency of Cacao wisdom, Peruvian intention-setting practices, & Autumn Equinox's power, this evening of journeying with heart-felt tribe will be a powerful transformative experience like none other…

I am so excited to be creating this gorgeous evening for my Brisbane tribe, as we gather in the full force of LOVE.

DATE: Saturday March 24
VENUE: Paddington Hall
TIME: 5.30pm - 10.30pm
EXCHANGE: $99 + bf
BRING: Yoga mat, water, blanket, cushion, openness

** Please note: If you are currently being treated for depression, Cacao may not be the medicine for you. The tryptophan and monoamino oxidase inhibitors of the Cacao are a bad mix with anti-depressant medicine. Can cause severe migraine, or worse. Please get in contact with me to discuss if this is a consideration for you.

CACAO INFO:
Cacao has been used for centuries in different cultures as a tool to facilitate a reflective & meditative experience that focuses on the heart-space. Due to the active medicinal properties of Cacao, it is possible to experience a state of heightened awareness, which opens us to deeper-stored emotional densities that are ready to be seen, felt & released.

The euphoria-inducing properties of Cacao help us to connect deeply to the love, & ultimate truth, that sits inside our hearts.

When we sit with Cacao with the intention to open to ourselves & our own vulnerability, Cacao has the potential to create a profound yet gentle inner experience of heart transformation. To help activate this opening, I have sourced the highest Ceremonial-grade Guatemalan Cacao possible.

Cacao is a gentle medicine. She is not hallucinogenic or muscle-twitching or anything like that at all. At her base, she is the pure source of chocolate; her taste is bitter, and her work is sweet. For me, she is the perfect medicine because she is gentle yet profound. No scary or strange experiences possible with this beauty. Her way is gentle Love. Come and be held.

FACILITATOR INFO:
Known for the wisdom, integrity & authenticity she brings to her Ceremonial spaces, Petra creates a deliciously ripe yet safe container for people to explore empowerment & connection, in this moment.

With 20 years on the healing path, her practice combines somatic process, earth-based Ceremonial methodology, metaphysical causality and practical, heart-centred action, supporting individuals to walk in the truth of their own empowerment.

Petra brings an embodied quality of softness & strength to Cacao Ceremonies, her therapeutic individual sessions, the online workshop space she facilitates, and the pilgrimages she leads around the world. She has studied the Science of Psychology at Uni (minor in Counselling), holds a Cert III in Psychosomatic Therapy, has studied with world-class teachers in embodiment & tantra practices, specialises in trauma therapy / neural re-wiring, & has a compulsive tendency to do cartwheels and handstands whenever she’s in a park.

And dance. Anywhere, anytime!

TESTIMONIALS:
"The Cacao Ceremony held by Petra was one of the most beautiful and profound experiences of my life. She held the space beautifully with a lovely mix of acceptance, freedom of expression and guided visualisation. I laughed, I cried, I danced and sung. Mostly I connected with my ancient self, beyond all time, and felt very held in that process by Petra and Cacao." Malindi Lovegrove-Lower, Co-Director of The Chocolate Yogi.

"We were greeted with reverence and every detail of the Ceremony was lovingly attended to by Petra. And the Cacao, what a sensation, heightened by wonderous sound & movement, the most luxurious I've tasted. I left the Ceremony feeling deep stillness and inner joy, and I've continued to feel very still and content long after the Ceremony... So much gratitude for your beautiful gifts Petra."
Kylie Long

“Petra brings a level of integrity to the Ceremonial space that is rare to find in facilitators. Her ability to lead an experiential process along with her capacity to be attentive to all participant needs is outstanding. Her work is truly transformational - from her Cacao Ceremony, I discovered a whole new part of myself that has stuck with me two years on. This has been a shared experience with friends and colleagues who have attended her events. I would recommend Petra and her work to anybody that is ready to address and directly tackle any potential limitations within themselves along with anybody looking to unleash their full potential.”
Sacha Damiano, Therapist & Neuro-coach



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