Cacao interview with Jennifer Ann Sings

Jennifer Ann has been working with cacao in ceremony for more thean 10 years. Where did it begun? And how has chocolate influenced her life? Eva interviews the Dutch queen of cacao.

Eva: “We would like to know. Really. Your album ‘We are the Ancestors’ just got released. Hosting ceremonies, concerts, trainings, retreats, moving countries AND launching Wild Child Cacao X Jennifer Ann… How ARE you doing in the midst of it all?”

Jennifer: “What a sweet and kind question! This time of year for me is normally quiet full, so in that sense it’s normal. I see it like this, when you are on a path that fits you and your souls longer, the energy is provided to move through such periods in life. If you live a life that is not in alignment with your soul, even the smallest tasks can take great effort to achieve. 

So, as I feel I am doing those things I need to do in this life, life aligns me with the energy, courage and stamina to continue on.

Eva: “You have worked with cacao for so many years now, in what way has cacao changed the course of your life?”

Jennifer: “I think since I have committed to the path of cacao, my life hasn’t been the same. Cacao has opened many door, to different countries, stages, people, music and has also opened my heart further than I would have ever imagined. Cacao has brought a wide range of people into my life, that I wouldn’t necessarily connect with, and yet through cacao now I am able to be more open and connect to different people and walks of life.”

Eva: ‘For the people that don’t know, where did your cacao journey begun?”

Jennifer: “For me the conscious connection came in Bali, where there are many people walking the spiritual path and weaving it with different art forms. “

The is where is truly made sense to create ceremonies that I can weave with my music. It also showed me how all the different traditions I have studied with could be as one.

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¨cacao gives me energy, focus and insight. I allow more space for spirit to create through me."

Eva: “Can you recall the moment cacao touched your heart for the first time?”
Jennifer: “his was also in Bali, where I could feel that the scatteredness of life as one breath in my body and breath.”

Eva: “As a world traveler, with Indonesian roots, you have tried cacao from many, many countries. Do you have a favorite origin?”

Jennifer: “To be honest; No. The reason for this is, that I love the variety of flavors the cacao bean has. The different origins have different qualities for different moments. To me, all these varieties mirror the diversity of life and humanity. I love that!”

Eva: “Jennifer Ann: ceremony facilitator, award-winning musician, yogi, world traveler, just released your 4th album, successful business owner… Is there something extraordinary that people probably don’t know about you that is important to you in this lifetime?”

Jennifer: “It’s not about the outer succeses, it’s about the journey inside. Inside your soul, your heart and mind. When we are able to do the inner inquiry that is needed for personal growth and to become the best version of ourself for ourself and our loved ones, now that, to me is real success. 
My deepest wish at the moment is to be able to find and build communities and serve humanity the best that I can by sharing my gifts. “

Eva: “How has or does cacao affect your creative work?”

Jennifer: “It gives me energy, focus and insight. I allow more space for spirit to create through me, to try new things, take risks as well as enjoying the process rather than the results. It doesn’t have to be finished, it can be as it wishes to be for that moment.”

Eva: “Can you recall your absolute favorite, magical cacao moment?”

Jennifer: “The cacao ceremony that I held with an amazing team at the Being Gathering in Portugal in 2017. The biggest surprise was that they had a max of 250 people , but 500 people showed up! Fortunately I was very tapped into the flow and I brewed 50liters instead of 25liters, of course not knowing about how many people would show up. My team rushed to organize more cups for the people and all worked out perfectly. The energy was off the charts! High, heart opening and healing for me and many people that joined.”

This situation for me, reflects the connectedness that cacao can have into the universal field of knowing. If you allow yourself to listen, cacao can show and teach you many things.

Eva: “Who on earth inspires you most to make the most out of your life?”

Jennifer: “At the moment my closest friends. They are my rocks and mountains and keep me moving forward in life.”Jennifer: “his was also in Bali, where I could feel that the scatteredness of life as one breath in my body and breath.”

Eva: “As a world traveler, with Indonesian roots, you have tried cacao from many, many countries. Do you have a favorite origin?”

Jennifer: “To be honest; No. The reason for this is, that I love the variety of flavors the cacao bean has. The different origins have different qualities for different moments. To me, all these varieties mirror the diversity of life and humanity. I love that!”

Eva: “Jennifer Ann Sings: ceremony facilitator, award-winning musician, yogi, world traveler, just released your 4th album, successful business owner… Is there something extraordinary that people probably don’t know about you that is important to you in this lifetime?”

Jennifer: “It’s not about the outer succeses, it’s about the journey inside. Inside your soul, your heart and mind. When we are able to do the inner inquiry that is needed for personal growth and to become the best version of ourself for ourself and our loved ones, now that, to me is real success.”

My deepest wish at the moment is to be able to find and build communities and serve humanity the best that I can by sharing my gifts. 

Eva: “How has or does cacao affect your creative work?”

Jennifer: “Cacao gives me energy, focus and insight. I allow more space for spirit to create through me, to try new things, take risks as well as enjoying the process rather than the results.

It doesn’t have to be finished, it can be as it wishes to be for that moment.”

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Eva: “What fascinates you most about Theobroma Cacao?”

Jennifer: “The gentle, fierce and clear strength that it has. It’s super multi-faceted and it will always show the right face, which is needed for that specific moment.”

Eva: “We really fell for your special herbal-infused cacao. You used it in many ceremonies and now are sharing it with us. Can you share why you choose these 3 herbs?”

Jennifer: “The blend has been shared me over a period of time. They were presented individually and later been put together. This has been a collaboration I have been developing with the cacao itself.  The herbals are very feminine and soft to the body as well as the spirit. These herbs, soothe, cool and uplift the spirit and in this way deeply complement the working of the cacao. Bringing the more masculine energy of the cacao into the right balance with the herbals. I really feel this is a blend for the current climate in the world. Who would have thought that chocolate could save the world ;-)”

Eva: “How does your biggest cacao dream look like?”

Jennifer: “I would like a few of my own trees on the community I live on, that I can use for my personal ceremonial use. A big farm that is given and run by local people in middle South America and/or Africa, so that these people can be independent and have a good life.”

I also wish that as many people as possible, that feel the calling, learn to facilitate cacao ceremonies, so more people can experience the healing powers of cacao. 

Eva: “What is your favorite cacao recipe?”

Jennifer: “Ofcourse our herbal blend of verbena, rose and lavender together with wild child cacao. And I personally like to add some mineral salts ( my favorite is from Hawaii, but any type of good mineral salt works), cayenne pepper and honey.”

Simple, but efficient 😉

Eva: “Wild Child x Jennifer Ann was born quite intuitively, naturally. A few meetings and our collab was born. Little words were needed… Why Wild Child Cacao? And do you navigate through life always on this level?”

Jennifer: “As you already said yourself, it happened intuitively, so to me that means it’s hard to explain in general. 😉 But it came through the friendship and admiration I have for Malou. I am fascinated by the way she creates wild child as well as her own brand. We talked about my desire to share my herbal blend with the world and so the concept was born, after a few tries to create it, the blend was born into the world.¨ 

Eva: “Now tell us, how much chocolate do you drink in a day/week? Do you ever go without?”

Jennifer: “It really varies on the phase of life I am in. In busy times I tend to drink more, or when I have a lot of creative adventures. 

But there are also many days don’t drink cacao, I need to feel the calling of the cacao and then it’s always the right moment.”

Eva: “Will we see more creative cacao projects of you in the future?”
Jennifer: “Yes, why not. I feel there is more to explore, but not sure how active I need to be in this industry. I would like to try the best that I can to serve the cacao, the ethical growing and harvesting of cacao, as well as indigenous tribe that have kept the ancient wisdom alive.

If I can contribute to this, I will do so.”


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Jennifer Ann has been working with cacao in ceremony for more then 10 years. Where did it begun? And how has chocolate influenced her life? An interview with the Dutch queen of cacao.