Buy Ceremonial & Artisanal Made Guatemalan Cacao
Chrys has partnered with Jeanette High who to distributes Ruk'u'x Ulew Cacao directly from Guatemala to Canada, and together sell and spread an amazing quality of Cacao to Canada, and the US.
Ruk'u'x Ulew means "Heart of the Earth" and this Cacao truly carries this energy in it, infused with love and heart energy in every step of its growth, and process to get to you. Grown from ancestral Cacao trees, and roasted, curated, and packaged by a collective of women in San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
Read more about Ruk'u'x Ulew story at the bottom of this page.
Cacao in it's made in a ceremonial way, its a process of honouring the ancestral and artisanal way of harvesting from the Earth, and making it ready for use, and consumption. This allows it to be potent in its many benefits to support overall wellness including being a high source of magnesium, iron, calcium, Theo-Bromine, Anandamide. It also helps with our serotonin, and dopamine levels, stimulating a more easeful and relaxed state. As well as overall connecting us to the Earth, Spirit Energy, and most importantly our Heart Centre.
Use this Cacao in personal ceremony, with group/friend circles, day to day, or when you need some heart medicine.
*When you have your bar of Cacao, I recommend you chop it all up, and put it in a container. You can then use a tablespoon and easily take as much as you need, when you need it.*
How to Make a Cup of Cacao
1. 20-30grams or 1-2 tbsp to one mug/cup of hot water
2. Add some dashes of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon, vanilla extract,
& some smaller dashes of cayenne pepper (ask you like as an activator)
*Option to add 1/2 tsp of coconut oil, and 1/2 to 1tsp of something sweet and natural, like honey, maple syrup, or other flower syrups.
3. Whisk, or blend together for at least 1 minute, with love and intention.
4. Before you take your first sip, take a moment and place a sweet intention into the cup, thank the Cacao of Spirit, and ask it to enter your system with love and intention.
5. ENJOY! Meditate, Journal, Relax, and let your heart feel full of magic & love.
Grateful for the sweet medicine of Cacao.
History behind the Ruk’u’x Ulew Cacao Collective
Ruk'u'x Ulew was founded in 2016 by Cecilia Mendoza Chiyal, an indigenous Mayan mother of three, born and raised in San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala.
Cecilia once ran a small cafe in her village and many local women would come and ask her for work. She was troubled by not being able to help all these women with employment, so she would pray and sit with the fire spirit and ask: “What path shall I take? What sort business can I do to give enough work to so many women?”
Cecilia would prepare her own traditional cacao drink for her family every Christmas and Easter using the highest quality cacao beans, sourced from an organic family farm in Alta-Verapaz. She often received compliments on her delicious cacao. This gave Cecilia the courage to ask a few of the busy cafes in her village if they would be interested in selling her blocks of Cacao. They agreed and sold out quickly. The customers reaction to her cacao was overwhelmingly positive.
“The cacao spirit chose me”, Cecilia says.
She quickly went from ordering 15 pounds of cacao beans, to 30 pounds, to 50 pounds, then big sacks to keep up with the demand as, the orders kept growing. Cecilia was able to put her children and her closest family members to work, but soon she needed more women to help her process all the cacao beans! Her business quickly grew and she had hired 15 women.
“It’s a dream for me”, she says “because my prayers were answered and sent me Cacao so i could help the women”.
Cecilia also mentions that the Cacao spirit has 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.’