It has strong uplifting and expansive qualities that act on the heart to create openings within us for something deeper. It can aid us in transcending limiting belief structures that may have imprisoned our sense of choice. With this effect, we can better embark on our path of least resistance and feel more flowing and wondrous. By uncorking the mind/heart, we can get into that pre-physical space of power and freedom rather than one of dense, concrete fear. Cacao can act as our pilot toward that inner destination. Yet, we are ultimately the pilot through and through. We must be willing to choose to create that opening with the aid of cacao in order for it to help us. Then, we can facilitate it by doing our best to get out of the way and allow our minds to clear into peace and intuition. With cacao acting as mental rocket fuel, this experience becomes actionable rather than just something "easier said than done". Places that some feel only monks can go become attainable to the fairly untrained when we infuse the right herb into the situation. Once in that place of non attachment, we can go deeper into meditation by focusing on it more strongly and openly. As we do this more and more, we can begin to know and flow into this space as a way of life in mundane reality with or without the aid of herbal rituals. We begin to realize that it is more of who we are than the stress-filled reality of mind attachment. Many of us have a sense that this is true from reading some of the great books on spirituality but experience begins to pave the way for truth to be tattooed on our soul. You begin to "dip into" this space of expansion without a prompt just because "you are" and "it is". From this place, you may experience new chess moves in life's twist and turns even if things seemed bleak before.