Chocolate and Cacao Beans… Daily medicine

Our History

The name Communal Uprising Chocolate blossomed out of a time of need...a culmination of a time of need... which we are in. Things are at a furvor politically, socially, environmentally, planetarily and though it seems tumultuous the lines of division are disappearing and we are remembering we come from one heart - a universal heart.
This time of change has made it increasingly apparent that the political climate is not arranged to help us. If we want to stay on this planet longer WE are going to have to make the steps necessary to change the path and find a balance with her. We will need if you will a Communal Uprising. The name came during a yoga class and I knew it fit. Nobody ever did anything alone, never had to. Whether guided by friends, family cohorts or the unseen we are all gracefully guided and capable and we are each and every one here to help.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
-Margaret Mead

And I'm certain that it begins with heart, the journey back to it and the journey within. Cacao is here to help. The serotonin and oxytocin guide us out of Fight or Flight and into Rest and Digest sweeping our nervous systems clean with its natural attributes. Anandamide opens the heart. At last we see the ground beneath us and know we are connected to her. This opening actually builds new neurological pathways in the brain through these wonderful acquired taste of the bitter raw cacao. Once calmer and healthier, stable and growing again we can see we are a part of it all and be inspired to work with all our passion to bring balance back to the planet and represent her wishes for us - to feel provided for, to play nice, to connect, to rise up as a community, one big beautiful community.

Thank you for being here.

I could not adore you more and yet I know tomorrow I will.

My most gracious Namastes,

Shari Lynn Flam
C.U.C.
and us

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to open the hearts of the humans through the sacred cacao so that we may be turned toward the self-love that inspires a reconnection, healing, and balance with the planet.

Core Values

Everything that we do has a conscious love for the planet as obvious, as the essence of our presence here rather than a nuisance or distraction to our living on the planet.
Money helps us carry out our goals. Money is not the goal.

We promise to...

  • Give 100 percent
  • Speak Our Truth
  • Choose quality over cost
  • Not be shy
  • Use the voice of the earth as our answers
  • Be generous
  • Imbue our food with love.
  • Connect
  • Play nice
  • Give more
  • Shine our light
  • Do our best
  • Make the planet a better place
  • Share in love and joy
  • Make the journey to self love shorter

Our Goal

My goal is not to have a business but rather to have a sprouting youthful relationship with everything around me from a bean to a vendor to a customer to the garbage my product creates, learning the ins and outs of how life is business and the business is the playing nicely of the humans on the planet. How can we live astronomically amazingly innovative lives and still fit right into what Nature has intended for us from having shelters that fit the planet like a glove to looking into our fellow humans eyes? Life is Art. May I please do that through chocolate? Chocolate is a catalyst. A reminder. A rememberer. A uniter. This is how we will remember the journey.

Come back to the magic bean, the serotonin, the oxytocin, the little heart opening capacities of the bean and its constituents. This is why when in ancient South America when the people would become strife ridden cacao would grow up out of the Amazon and they would harvest it and have ceremony with it and use its qualities to heal their rifts, to look into their great families eyes and remember just that, that they are family. They knew what we must remember, that we are meant to love, to be together here on this planet or we would not be here, that we are meant to live in balance with the planet and find our truth there, that eating healthy brings the body out of a stressful survival mode and into a calm that allows us to at last look around in peace and ask finally out of our revelry for life: How can I help?

I don't have core values. Core values have me. I do them through this business.

We instill awareness of self love, love with this planet and our connection so we want to help, so we are strong enough to help, so we believe wholeheartedly our help makes a difference. Our help makes a difference. In fact we can't do it without you. How can we return to playing in balance on this planet so that we may stay and watch the cacao grow?

There is sanctity in every moment. There has to be. You are here to appreciate this. Cacao reminds.

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