Cacao is a loving and gentle plant medicine that unites you with the heart of Mother Earth; opening your heart chakra and elevating your creative consciousness with a feeling of expansive and euphoric connection.

Expeience this compassionate and generous spirit first hand as we spend two hours enraptured in deep ceremony exploring our connection to Pacha Mama, remembering the ancient ways of tribal community, and sharing a truly exuberant experience of inspired universal love and support.

It's emotionally charged, expansively connected, and deeply moving...


For millennia, the shamans of the Andes have understood what Western culture ignores: true healing is an awakening to a vision of our healed nature and the experience of infinity.

Plant medicines are one of the most effective and easily accesible ways to acheive this awakening. And ceremonial cacao is one of the sweetest, most loving, and gently opening medicines available to us.

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About Debra Meehl

I believe that nothing happens by accident.  So when I was born into a family where my mother was an only child and I was an only child. I would discover why I was, “to walk alone” as a Native American Seer told me. My DNA confirms that half of my ancestors traveled on the Mayflower and half crossed the Barring Straight from Russia.  The only reason this matters is the confirmation of the dreams and visions I have always had.  It also helps those who need to tell me that I, “don’t look like a Shaman or Native American.”

When I met and married my soul mate – Mark – In 1999 , my life was changed in the blink of an eye.  He was diagnosed a year after we were married with Bipolar Disorder and PTSD.  I went from being a Paramedic trained in Psychological Emergencies to an Ordained Minister trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).  Several years after, I would be trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and many years later as a Shaman.

Leading those willing to Soul retrieval, totem animals and the removal of dark energy (negative entities) was my where the God/Divine of my understanding has always called me.  For years I had no label for what I did.  How I “stood in the gap” for people and called in healing for them or how I could lead them to “find the missing pieces of their soul” that they had lost during trauma or fear.  At the time there was no manual, God/Goddess led me every step of the way. With few teachers I was dependent on tapping into Divine mind and living with “God is my source and supply”.   To say that my third eye is open and that I have Clair-cognition is an understatement, when I am dealing with my clients.

Allowing yourself to be a vessel for others healing is an honor, but not an easy path.  My unwillingness and attachment to the outcomes of situations has made it very difficult at times. There are life skills that can be taught to help with this, many are Zen-like principles that have been taught for thousands of years in the tribes that we no longer belong to.  These are the principles along with Soul level healing that change people’s lives, as they have changed mine.  There is no person or group of “elders” or tribe that can “confirm” your Shamanism no matter what others tell you.  The Spirit calls you to this way of life, and believe me when I tell you.   It is a way of life!


About Kristin Smith

I am a multi-generational intuitive, an ordained priestess, intercultural shaman, certified professional life coach, published author, and avid mythological omnivore. I have extensively studied Dianic Wicca, World Shamanism, Hoodoo, Feri, Druidry, Pillar Seiðr, traditional witchcraft, American folk magic and medicine, and Herbalism. And I am currently working toward a Doctorate of Ministry. All to better walk the path of healing with a true priestess’ heart.

I use my lifetime of studies to help other people take control and change their lives... for the better. It's not always pretty, and it's not always clean, but it IS the single most fulfilling thing I can imagine doing.

I am a lover of culture, religion, ritual, and learning. I believe in bare feet, nature, and magic; in drumming and dancing and bare skin kissed by fire and moonlight. I believe that healing is found in the ecstasy of spirit and achieved through shadow work, soul retrieval, and deep transformation. I believe that life can be shaped to by will and intention. I believe in feeling life deeply and embracing her fully and that is exactly what I help clients achieve by doing the work that needs to be done. Because I also believe in YOU.

Don’t let the sweet smile and doe eyes fool you. I have a sordid love affair with the deep and heavy transformational work that makes other healers cringe. I may love quality tea, snuggly beds, and beautiful words as much  as the next person (okay, probably more), but this work – this bright and beautiful, dark and gritty work – is my passion.

I put my heart and soul - my blood, sweat, and tears (sometimes literally) – into defining a NEW way of healing…something never before seen in the Western world’s model of medicine: a system that embraces and honours the spirit as well as the body, empowering each and every person I work with to step into the fullness of their own divine power as a priest/ess of their own life and their own deep (and deeply personal) spirituality; a new paradigm and a new program for teaching wholistic spiritual healing on a SOUL level.




The Meehl Foundation is a non-profit 501(c )(3). 100% of all sales and proceeds are applied to program funding and development. Mark & Debra Meehl receive NO compensation from tuition, purchases, or donations. These services provided are a labor of love.

For 13 Years, Debra and the Meehl Foundation has helped hundreds of people recover from mental illnesses such as:

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is it?

The Meehl Foundation Spiritual Retreat Center

Brazoria, Texas, USA


Situated on the scenic Gulf Coast, The Meehl Foundation Spiritual Retreat Center is a beautiful, sprawling home situated on a vortex of intense healing energy. Two full acres complete the magnificent grounds; safe and secure with plenty of sleeping accommodations, rest room facilities, comfortable indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, a covered patio,  a labyrinth, and a powerful medicine wheel. 

April 27, 2019      7:00 - 9:00 pm

What's the setting like?

Large bell tents are provided for the ceremony. All tents are air conditioned. Matresses and blankets are available on request to ensure a comfortable experience.

There is also a small library with space for meditation, a stone patio/pergola with a firepit, a garden, a labyrinth and one of the only functioning medicine wheels on the Gulf Coast.

Do I need to bring anything?

If you plan on paying at the door, obviously bring your fee. Anything else is copletely up to you.

Attendees are encouraged to bring drums, rattles, singing, bowls, etc. if they feel called to do so. But nothing is required.

Snacks will be provided after the close of ceremony.

What should I expect?

Guided journeying, drumming, ceremonies, medicine bag making, totem animals, Soul Retrieval, exercises, healing sessions, spirit guides, relaxing, eating, dancing, music and much more!
Cacao is a heart opening medicine that dialates blood vessels and activates certain neruotransmitters to provide a sense of euphoria and deep connection. While within the medicine space, you may experience light to intense feelings of joy and happiness, deep emotional releases, increased meditative focus, and bodily effects including increased heart rate, warmth, sweating, and mild detox or purging.
It is recommended that you eat only a LIGHT dinner before hand, avoid dairy products and drink plenty of water during the hours before ceremony to ensure the best experienec possible.
Each ceremony is highly personal, with specific activites directed by the energies present and the flow of the cremony itself. Your facilitators will provide guided journey, sacred space, sound baths, energy healing, ecstatic dance, sharing and drumming as the needs of the ceremony dictate.

Are there any contraindications? Who can attend?

Anyone can attand. However, those with serious heart conditions, who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or currently taking MAOI / SSRI antidepressants are discouraged from taking ceremonial doses of cacao due to medical contraindications. You may still participate, but may require a smaller, energetic dosage or other precautions/considerations. If any of these apply to you, please contact us to discuss your situation prior to the ceremony. ♥


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