The Hierophant energies prompt: A revelation is at hand. Seek the truth in spiritual teachings. The most potent wisdom emerges from the heart.
The Hierophant and Cacao
The Hierophant energy can be embodied by a man or a woman. The Hierophant is an interpreter of sacred mysteries who is symbolic of human understanding and of faith. His knowledge is esoteric and he has authority over things unseen. Favorable traits conferred by this card are self- assuredness, absence of doubt and proper interpretation.
The secrets of the sacred are available to all. Learn them. Teach them. Drinking pure cocoa is an ancient practice that leads to greater perceptive awareness by opening the heart.
The Hierophant energies manifest in cacao.
Only true cacao can open the capillaries and increase blood flow. Spiritual teaching must speak authentically to reach the heart, but some things must be revealed slowly.
Commercial chocolate is cacao stripped of its beneficial properties, cloaked in delicious, yet harmful ingredients.
As too much cacao can cause the pulse to quicken, learning too much too fast can overwhelm. Have patience with the pace of the divine. Remain devoted to mystery, yet have respect for ceremony.
Affirmation and Meditation
Repeat the affirmation several times daily, or during meditation.
- I choose which traditions I embrace and how i do it
Meditate on the following terms and discover how they affect you in positive ways. Incorporate those positive aspects into your everyday personality.
- traditional institutions
- traditional values
- religion – beliefs
- knowledge sharing,
- social groups
- education, knowledge
Crafting With the Hierophant
Believe in courage, in cartwheeling past your comfort zones and trying something a little bit scary every day.
- Create or participate in a cacao ceremony and listen for an epiphany.
- Enjoy true chocolate. Find an ethical source of whole cacao beans. Dip them in vanilla honey.
- Enhance your perceptive abilities by learning about heart intelligence at heartmath.org.
Get into a relaxing position and close your eyes, make sure you are a comfortable temperature and not likely to be interrupted.
- Take three deep breaths
- Feel your tension melting away.
Imagine yourself doing one of the crafts mentioned above. Use your imagination. Make it as elaborate or as simple as you like. Have whomever you would like to be there come and share the time with you.
Imagine what it would look and feel like, as if it were really happening. Use your five senses and imagine all the sensory details as though you are really there.
Be creative and indulge in this moment.
Spend as long as you like in this visualization and feel the benefits of crafting with nature. Think about your meditation as often as you like as you go through your day. If possible, create it in reality.
An herbcrafter is an afficianada of the botanical realm. She is in love with plants and longs to know them more deeply.
Her approach is driven by a playful, wild spirit.
The herbcrafter embraces the plant world as her teacher and friend through observation and botany, gardening and wildcrafting, medicine and kitchen craft, fiber arts and weaving, art and magic.
She recognizes herself as part of nature. She seeks reciprocity in all things. Through the relationship with the botanical world, she learns how plants and people can be of service to one another.
I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?John Lennon