"Let Thy Food by Thy Medicine"
The Mighty Truffle began on Vashon Island, WA, home of Native Salish Tribes for milennia, in the heart of the Puget Sound, The Great Pacific NorthWest.
In business for going on 6 years, our experience, and our roots are in a passion for those things which bring joy, which contribute to optimal health and longevity the planet, her humans and other benevolent life forms. We are all here for that journey. Mask, or no mask.
Chocolate is a ground zero. As goes the health of the cacao plant, the lands and soils on which she grows, the plants and other humans with which she interacts in co -creative cooperation, so goes the future of the planet.
Cacao, as you may well know, is the original sacred food of the Gods.
Humans have enslaved humans for millenia to harvest pleasures while ignoring or choosing not to see the pain we inflict. Chocolate, like a lot of other things on the planet right now, must be understood in the full context of it's evolution on earth.
History is written by the conquerers.
Evolution, knows all sides of history, and absorbs it.
Evolution is process we partipate in consciously. Or, Unconsciously.
Time to wake up and know and learn.
Chocolate is a living legacy story. We are co-creating it.
Do we want to flourish with it, or control it? Create it in a petri -dish, and sell it? Forget about the past, or, do we want to retain and take responsibility for our sacred connection to the earth, soil, plant, nutrients, pollinators, water, wind, pollinators, humans ....the web of life that pulses with the energy of the connecton itself?
There can be no overstatement that food is medicine for the mind, the body, and the spirit. Food, and the preparing and consuming of food in community, is some of the best, and the most delicious, medicine. We must continue to learn about and call for integrity in our food systems. We must make the conscious decisions to source as much food as possible from local producers and to grow our own gardens, as well a support fair and direct-trade initiatives in the rest of the world.
When we do purchase an "indulgence" like chocolate, we need to think about how and where it's produced and by whom. Is our purchase contributing to our health and well-being and that of the people and land where it originated? What then does money actually truly mean when making informed choices/purchases?
Health and well-being are life-long journeys that require a willingness to take responsibility for the decisions we make. Do we choose to continue to learn, and to practice self-care and self-respsect, while appreciating the journies of others? From there, we must be willing to change what no longer serves us. We can all thrive on large healthy doses of community, enjoyment and fun in the process.