The Path of the Open Heart ~ Cacao Medicine


We are in the midst of a transformational time of shifting into a heart-centered reality, and it requires moving away from thinking from the mind to aligning with the guidance of the heart. Collectively, we are being asked to open our hearts and embody Love in our daily lives, in all that we do.

The core of all of my offerings and work I do in the world is Love. It starts from within myself, this foundation of Love. It wells full in my heart, and expands outward helping others to open up to the Love that dwells within each of us.

I am here to help you awaken to the Love that is always within your heart.

The biggest journey we can take is the one that leads us into the heart, where we learn what love really is. Over many years I have devoted myself to strengthening self-love and learning how to truly love myself. It all began with my arrival in the desert where I unknowingly planted myself on the most expansive healing journey of my life. I found myself guided into deep work opening the heart through different modalities and practices that helped me find true love within.

Through this work I let go of searching for love outside of myself.

The heart opening tools I work with continuously strengthen my capacity for unconditional love and compassion towards others, and most importantly myself. I work with ancient mantras, meditations, daily self-care practices, loving nourishment, and Cacao medicine.


I first met heart-opening Cacao Spirit in 2014, at the second annual Spirit Weavers Gathering in Joshua Tree. This gentle, feminine plant teacher was introduced to the women at this gathering through a powerful ceremony shared by a Columbian woman named Paola I’x, a beautiful radiant spirit in of herself whom would soon become a profound influence in my life, as teacher, as friend, as beloved soul-sister.

My journey with the heart-opening medicine of Cacao unfolded both swiftly and patiently after that first Cacao Ceremony held by Paola. Quickly thereafter, I received the guidance from Cacao Spirit that I was to start going deeper with her medicine on my own, and under the guidance of Paola I was able to start making my own ceremonial Cacao working with the same Guatemalan Cacao she served us all in ceremony. I found myself in love with this new sacred morning practice of sitting with a cup of Cacao at sunrise everyday. This was  a time of deep listening, inward focus, heart healing, and bliss.

This was my own private daily ceremony, listening and learning from Cacao Spirit how to embody compassion and unconditional love for people in my life I struggled coming into peace with, for the world, and most importantly for myself.

I sat with Cacao as a solitary practice every morning for over the course of a year, and all that while I never visioned myself to be serving Cacao Ceremony to others, but ultimately I was given clear guidance from Cacao Spirit that it was time to start sharing her medicine with others. In 2015, I shared my first group ceremony and it awakened the Love in my heart like never before. I have continuously shared Cacao Ceremony on a regular basis for the last few years and am continuously in awe of the power of this sacred medicine and the gifts she blesses us with over and over again, always in new, unexpected ways.

There is no end to the learning of how to Love with a pure heart, there is no end to the healing of the heart. All of who we are, ever have been, and will come be exists within our hearts. There is an infinite amount of information and energy and potential within the heart. There is no end to the expansion of the heart.

There is no limit to the expression of Love.

Cacao helps us to expand our hearts into the fullest expression of the Love that we are, and enable us to extend this Love into the world increasingly. Cacao Spirit continues to teach me, and the more I share her medicine with others, the more I continue to learn about the infinite power of Love.

I am indebted to Paola for introducing me to the path of Cacao, and for all she and her partner Gustavo have taught me about working with this sacred medicine. It is a great honor for me to share Cacao with others, and I give gratitude daily to my teachers and to the Mayans and all the indigenous ones who have carried this medicine before me for making this path possible. I am truly blessed by this work.


Presently, Paola is on a very intense healing journey with a recent diagnosis of breast cancer.
 Many of you may know her yourself, and many of you have sat in one of my own ceremonies. If you have been touched by the loving heart of Paola, or have received the heart healing medicine of Cacao in one of my ceremonial offerings, you might consider helping support her healing journey. There would be no Cacao Ceremony in my life without Paola and the blessing she and Gustavo honored me with to share the ceremonies with others. They are truly soul family to me, and anyone who has sat in ceremony with me has surely heard me speak of these two precious souls. Paola has been a true blessing in my life, and for so so many of us.

You may read in depth about her healing journey and consider making a donation here. Highest of blessings to you beloved Paola! May you expand into love more than ever before through this healing journey! You are held and loved by us all!


If you find yourself in the Joshua Tree area this coming Friday, September 13th, I’ll be sharing a Cacao Ceremony under the light of the Pisces Full Moon. Please connect with me if you’d like to receive the invite with full details and to RSVP.

This Pisces Full Moon is an opportunity to let the light of Divine Love expand within you. Open your heart to feel the love that connects us all with this Full Moon, and take time to give your gratitude for the power of love that unites us as one.

Cacao Spirit is a wonderful companion for this Full Moon, and if you aren’t able to join a ceremony with me or know of one where you are, I have Cacao available for purchase so you may work with it on your own.

It’s so important for each of us to learn how to open our hearts and keep them open in these changing times. Our true strength resides within our ability to love. Our true power comes from aligning with love within. May the power of this boundless Full Moon open your heart into Love more than ever before.


If you need help remembering your truth and need support during these transformational times, I am here for you. Womb Chakra Healings help you to clear karma, trauma, and heartbreak and to embody your Divine power, Oracle Readings help you to come into clarity about your path, Sacred Nourishment Sessions help you to strengthen your self-care and spiritual practices, and Cacao Ceremony helps you to access the truth of your heart. Scroll below for more info on my offerings.


Thank you for being here. Thank you for your love and support, and for taking a moment to read my words during this most exciting and activating time of transformation on our beautiful planet. Yes, it's intense. Yes, it's uncharted territory. Yes, so much is coming up individually and collectively. But remember, it's truly a gift to be here at this time.

May every word of this letter bless you with love, peace, and joy.

And so it is. Blessed Be. Jai Ma.

Breathing in love, exhaling in gratitude,


Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
~May all beings in the world be happy and free~