Connecting with Source. Honoring the Collective
Cecilia also mentions that the cacao spirit was helped her call in the right energy of women to work with her. Working with cacao demands a lot of concentration, presence and attention. She began to notice that the women who had a keen work force loved working with the cacao and that those who weren’t right for the job would not stick around.
Cecilia explains; “I love this work, the cacao is a teacher for me. It is not an obligation, it is a loving project. We don’t rush the process, we work patiently. I explain the importance of this to each of the women. Our customers often report that they can feel the love we put into it.'”
“The grandmothers who work with us seem to love it the most. The cacao brings a sense of calm to them, it’s like a meditation. The younger women working here are more open, more creative, they love coming up with different ideas and suggestions”.
Cecilia explains her delight in seeing people share cacao in ceremonies across the globe, “I see how cacao is helping many people around the world and giving them courage. I owe my all to cacao, I am happy I can help bring this heart medicine to the world.”
She continues, “I start roasting the cacao beans at 4am in the morning. A lot of information comes to me at this hour. I see how the spirit of the plant is connecting all the people who are working with it, taking their hands, awakening them and connecting them. It makes me happy to see cacao reaching itself out to different parts of the world, this is inexplicable! I feel that the spirit of cacao is very happy that we are all working with her. The light of the cacao is very special, when we drink her medicine, she opens us up to her spirit. When I work with cacao, I never get tired, it energizes me.”
Cecilia was given the name Ruk'u'x Ulew by the fire spirits as the name for her cacao business. It is a word from her native language, Kaqchikel , and translates as ‘Heart of The Earth’.. SHe feels this not only honors her Mayan culture and ancestry but also relays her belief that cacao is a divine representation of the ‘Heart of The Earth.’