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Patricia
Cacao, meditation & new friends!

I really enjoyed the cacao circle that Nick guided. I will be back for future circles for sure! It is a really nice way to slow down and savor the cacao while being intentional about why you are consuming it. I also enjoyed being in quiet community with the other people there and participating in the meditative vocalization practice (humming).

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Kelly
Heartwarming

I have been fortunate to experience both private and public cacao gatherings with Soul Lift, and every gathering I feel my walls come down. Both Nick and Sandee facilitated such welcoming and intimate gatherings, where they personally visited the communities that prepared the cacao I consumed, as well as visited the cacao plants themselves. I can honestly share that there's no other café quite like Soul Lift. It has a way of attracting new experiences, new friends, and new daily rituals.

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Kate
Solid meditation circle

Really enjoyed this circle, it was the perfect size, and the guided meditation exercises accompanied by hot cacao felt very relaxing and deepening in a gentle way. I appreciated that this was mostly experiental and only slightly talkative/group sharing at the end, allowing me to use this as an opportunity to check in with myself in a nice container and beautiful cafe space.

Soul Lift Cacao Circles - Portland, OR

Are you looking for an ethical, modern cacao ceremony experience? Join us for a cacao circle at our cafe at 2601 NE MLK in Portland, Ore. 

  • CACAO CIRCLES WILL RETURN IN MAY!

We'll have an opening intention with cacao, some light group meditation, and opportunities for personal shares.

Register here or with cash in-person. $15 entry includes a 12oz cup of the ceremonial cacao of your choice.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled start time, so we can prepare your cacao. To protect the container, doors close to entry 5 minutes after the scheduled time. COVID protocol: Masks are welcome but not required. Please don't attend if you have any symptoms or recent exposure.

Contact us with any questions.

 

ABOUT CEREMONIAL CACAO

Cacao is the natural, unprocessed form of chocolate grown in tropical regions around the world. Most people know cacao as a superfood. It has possibly the highest amount of antioxidants of any food. Cacao contains beneficial minerals like iron and magnesium. It promotes the release of “happy” neurotransmitters in the brain. And the main active compound, theobromine, gives a boost of energy without the crash or cravings that can happen with coffee.

Yet cacao also has another aspect not spoken about in health food stores. It has been used for ritual and celebratory purposes in Mesoamerica for thousands of years. This more mysterious "plant medicine" side of cacao offers the potential to put you more in touch with your body and your soul. You can gain insights into the best direction moving forward, as well as the focus and motivation to take action towards those goals.

Soul Lift Cacao sources authentic ceremonial cacao through ethical direct trade with Mayan collectives in Guatemala. The cacao seeds (aka “beans”) are toasted over wood fire and peeled by hand the ancient, traditional way. The cacao makers send intentions into the cacao for it to be a soul medicine for the world.

LED BY SOUL LIFT CACAO FOUNDER NICK MEADOR

Nick spent years traveling throughout Central America connecting with cacao farms, collectives, and experts. He founded Soul Lift Cacao to create a positive impact in the world by helping Mayan collectives share their cacao in the U.S. and beyond.

Nick has been on a path of facilitation, leadership, and self-development for a decade. He has trained in various traditions, schools, and lineages for healing and self-development.

Nick created the Soul Lift Cacao Method to provide an ethical and responsible way to share ceremonial cacao in modern settings, and to create safe containers for transformational journeys.

NOTE ON SAFETY

While pure cacao is basically the original form of chocolate, it isn't recommended for people who have a heart condition and/or people who are taking MAOI antidepressants. If you have any concerns, please consult a doctor before participating.

NOTE ON ETHICS

This is not a reproduction of an indigenous practice but a modern journey with cacao. Soul Lift Cacao works in close partnership with Mayan teachers and cacao workers in an ongoing effort to bridge cacao into the modern world. Based on their input we believe what's most important in sharing cacao in modern settings is to source it ethically and responsibly, be clear that this is not an indigenous practice, and ensure that the container is as strong and specific as possible. In this way, we can utilize cacao in a modern context with respect and integrity, through an ethical transmission of cultural elements that gives back in the form of acknowledgment and higher-than-average payment. Feel free to write to hello@soulliftcacao.com with any questions.


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Customer Reviews

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Patricia
Cacao, meditation & new friends!

I really enjoyed the cacao circle that Nick guided. I will be back for future circles for sure! It is a really nice way to slow down and savor the cacao while being intentional about why you are consuming it. I also enjoyed being in quiet community with the other people there and participating in the meditative vocalization practice (humming).

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Kelly
Heartwarming

I have been fortunate to experience both private and public cacao gatherings with Soul Lift, and every gathering I feel my walls come down. Both Nick and Sandee facilitated such welcoming and intimate gatherings, where they personally visited the communities that prepared the cacao I consumed, as well as visited the cacao plants themselves. I can honestly share that there's no other café quite like Soul Lift. It has a way of attracting new experiences, new friends, and new daily rituals.

K
Kate
Solid meditation circle

Really enjoyed this circle, it was the perfect size, and the guided meditation exercises accompanied by hot cacao felt very relaxing and deepening in a gentle way. I appreciated that this was mostly experiental and only slightly talkative/group sharing at the end, allowing me to use this as an opportunity to check in with myself in a nice container and beautiful cafe space.

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