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How I healed with Chocolate - The Beginning

Updated: Jan 14


In 2014 I had spent 2 years basically unable to breathe every, single, day. Along with severe chest pains this was how my “anxiety” manifested itself. Whilst I wasn’t outwardly anxious; rather a very confident extroverted over-achiever, I had been struggling internally for a long time. Having pushed myself to complete a Masters, whilst working part-time and volunteering I was at a loss. I’d been seeing doctors, psychologists, naturopaths having acupuncture and so on. A healing holiday to Myanmar and Bali for a yoga retreat helped for a time, but once back in the city I just fell back into old habits. I couldn’t seem to shake it. But in this desperation I found myself facing what I needed to push me further onto the path of my healing.


With no plan but to follow my feet and heart I left Melbourne as fully as I could. A one way ticket to get to the bottom of my woes. After 4 months in North Carolina reuniting with a love from my teen years (a story for another time) I left to Guatemala with my fluent Spanish and the knowing that there was a strong yogi and spiritual community in Central America. I arrived at Lake Atitlan and wound up enrolling in the Moon Course, a one month meditation and esoteric studies course that runs from one full moon to the next.


This was a calm peaceful base that I could settle into as we meditated each morning and afternoon. And it was in this month that I ended up attending my first “Cacao Ceremony” at the home of Keith Wilson. Keith welcomes people onto his porch twice a week to share the magic of Cacao. He has been a huge driver in the rise and return in popularity of chocolate in this form. Guiding hundreds of people into their pain body with the support of chocolate.


To be continued....



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Love Bean Cacao acknowledges the first nations peoples of all the lands we live and gather upon on this mama earth.

Paying respect and acknowledging  the land of Naarm, Melbourne and the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation.

Acknowledging and thanking the Mayan people and lands of Guatemala; the Q’eqchi where the Cacao grows and the Kaqchikel and Tz’utujil of Lake Atitlán for sharing their wisdom, medicine and love.

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