Fri, May 19|
Authentic Expressions | Cacao + Hapé Ceremony
A new moon celebration of heart-centered expression and honoring our sacred plant allies..
Time & Location
May 19, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Farmington Hills, 27432 Eight Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336, USA
About the event
This month's ceremonial gathering is centered around connecting with the heart through inner awareness, plant medicine, drumming and authentic expression. Participants are encouraged to bring an instrument and/or a song to share. This, of course, is optional. Spoken word is also encouraged.
Ceremonial Cacao is harvested from Central and South American heirloom strains of the Theobroma Cacao tree, in translation, "Food of the Gods" and is a gentle yet powerful heart-opening plant medicine that supports our ability to give and receive unconditional love. This medicine helps us to feel connected to the beauty of life. Additionally, Ceremonial Cacao contains healthy fats, flavonoids, minerals and nutrients that supports the immune system, promotes an elevated mood and helps to strengthen awareness and focus.
Hapé is a sacred tobacco snuff that is curated with medicinal plants, leaves, trees and seeds from native lands in a labor intensive, ceremonial way by the indigenous tribes of the Amazon. The tobacco harvested is not grown for commercial use or genetically modified, thus it does not contain high amounts of nicotine. The Native People greatly revere Tobacco as a grandfather medicine, full of ancient wisdom and the ability to carry prayers to the creator. Hapé is a powerful plant ally that is often used for purification, protection and deep connection to the spirits, animals, and Mother Earth. An experience of sitting with hapé can offer powerful healing for the body, mind, and soul.
What to Bring [Optional]:
- Coffee Mug
- Drum or other instrument
- A song and/or poem to share
We are located at the corner of Eight Mile Rd. and Rensselaer St. between Inkster and Grand River. Parking is allowed alongside the main building with either front or rear end of car facing Rensselaer St. Additional parking is also allowed on Rensselaer St. Please enter the gate towards the back building. A lantern will be lit near the red door. This is where you will enter. Please, kindly remove your shoes and silence any mobile devices upon entering.