Heart Opening Self-Love Cacao Ritual Tanya Valentin

Are you wanting to open your heart to more self-love and self-acceptance?

This delicious ritual can be used for yourself or a loved one. Use it any time you wish to open your heart and create more love and connection within yourself or with others. Cocao is a natural heart opener and can support you to deepen this practice for yourself. (I like to add rose and honey to my cacao as rose is associated with self-love. Honey is a food of the Gods and Goddesses and so this is a perfect combination for a Queen!)

Before you make your cacao, take a moment to reflect on areas in your life where you experience joy. You may wish to notice or to give thanks for all the blessings you already have in your life. I invite you to write these down in your journal or take a moment to repeat this Loving Kindness Meditation.

May I be filled with loving-kindness

May I be happy and healthy

May I be calm and connected

May I be free from suffering

May I live my life in peace.


Repeat this meditation to yourself and imagine your heart slowly opening.

Repeat this meditation for others in your family and life, slowly opening your heart to accept love and radiate love out to others.

Heart Opening Self-Love Ritual - Tanya Valentin

Cacao Recipe


  • 30 grams of ceremonial cacao
  • 1 TBSP of rose water
  • 250ml plant milk (I used almond)
  • 1 tsp of honey


  • Gently heat the milk and pour it over the cacao and the honey in a blender.
  • Add the rose water and blend until creamy.

If you do not have a blender you can use a stick blender.

  • Sit in a quiet place and intentionally sip your cacao and focus on being in this moment.
  • Enjoy each sip – savouring the taste and aroma of this magical drink.

You can download a PDF of this Self-love ritual HERE

Heart Opening Self Love Cacao Ritual

What is your favourite way to practice self-love? Please let me know in the comments

As a Midlife Mentor for Women I support Soul-Led, Midlife Women who are on an awakening journey, to reconnect with, love and trust the woman behind the roles, the responsibilities and the weight of the expectations of others.

I help you to unlearn the beliefs, behaviours and stories that no longer serve you so that you can live the next half of your life in a way feels true to who you authentically are as the Queen of your own life! 

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