TABLE OF CONTENTS
6.1) Basic Facilitation Premises in Action
6.2) Opening the Container
6.3) Making Agreements for Safety
6.4) Leading an Intention Circle and Cacao Ritual
6.5) Inter-Action Toolkit – Present Moment Noting
Download the Module 6 PDF handout HERE.
NOTE FROM NICK: Many in the ceremonial cacao community claim that Guatemalan cacao has little to no caffeine, and I used to believe it because cacao feels so much different to me than coffee or even black tea. After having laboratory testing done, I discovered the amount of caffeine can range quite a bit, from about 60-145mg per ounce of ceremonial cacao, with an average around 85mg per ounce. However, the amount of theobromine ranged from 300-474mg per ounce... 3-5 times the amount of caffeine. It seems this is why cacao isn’t so “jittery” and doesn’t cause a crash or cravings, unlike with caffeine alone. I describe the energy from cacao as a more sustained wave, rather than a peak and a crash. But I have not yet been able to find scientific research on this.
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MODULE 6 / RESOURCES
Individual liability waiver template (good for small events)
Group liability waiver template (good for large events
MODULE 6 / EXERCISE 1
Create a list of empowering affirmations (at least 10) that feel meaningful in your core and relevant to where you’re at in this time. The most effective ones address negative inner critics or limiting self-beliefs. E.g., “I am unstoppable,” “I can handle anything life puts in my path,” etc. Record these on your phone with about 10 seconds of space in between. Put on headphones and move to a place where you can walk freely either down your street or a walking path (in fresh air is ideal) or around a room in your house if necessary. Listen to the recording and repeat each affirmation OUT LOUD after you hear the recorded version. While you speak, lightly tap your primary hand’s fingertips onto your secondary forearm (i.e., if you’re right-handed, tap with your right fingers on your left forearm). Take deep breaths in between speaking, feeling the ground with each step. Imagine the affirmations sinking into your muscle memory, getting lodged in your cells. Repeat if desired. :)
Post some reflections about the experience in the form below.
MODULE 6 / EXERCISE 2
Make a social media post (either video, or text with a photo) on your own wall (on FB and/or IG) describing how the course is going for you and what you’re learning, and tag Soul Lift Cacao!
Write in the form below that you did this. Also email firstname.lastname@example.org to let Nick know!