I could write a lot about chocolate, as I’m sure many of us can. Chocolate comforts us, heals us, and makes us feel good. It’s a delight to the senses with a pungent earthy smell and a delicious flavor. It combines well with other substances and flavors to bring us to a state of sensation and satiation.
Botanically, chocolate means “food of the gods,” and it held a sacred place in the customs and rituals of native peoples of Central America. Our modern culture has worshipped chocolate, shaping it to our own beliefs. Women have a special affinity for chocolate and we know the Goddess infuses Herself into it.
Brieflly, and I’m sure there will be more later, the spirituality of chocolate is complex and powerful. Here is part of my vision of it, though I’m sure more is to be revealed:
- White chocolate corresponds to the Maiden
- Milk chocolate corresponds to the Mother
- Dark chocolate corresponds to the Crone
And before you think I’m employing M-M-C fundamentalism talked about in another post,
- Cocoa Powder corresponds to the Hag (more on Her later)
- Chocolate with nuts corresponds to the God
I am actively pursuing additional wisdom on the spirituality of chocolate. It’s a sacrifice, something I do in service to All-That-Is. And I’m very glad the Universe has a good sense of humor as well as the good taste to bless us with this wonderful substance.
Happy Valentine’s Day and may your day be filled with love and kisses, chocolate or otherwise.