The Despacho Ceremony
A Despacho ceremony is a profoundly beautiful and ancient ceremony that
is still widely performed today in Peru. In the Andes, a Despacho
ceremony is done to renew the powers of nature in our body and attain
balance for each of us and our loved ones. This ceremony brings us into
harmonious relationship with heaven and earth, and aligns the shaman
with the archetypal organizing principles of the Universe.
The ceremony begins with the individual clearing and grounding of each
participant's energy field. Then follows the traditional Despacho
ceremony where the shaman constructs an offering of gratitude to Mother
Earth and the Mountain Spirits.
In this ceremony, the shaman’s work is similar to the work of a collage
artist. Using symbolic elements such as seeds, flowers, shells, and
candies the shaman builds a colorful and sweet prayer bundle that is
later offered to the earth and up to the heavens through fire or burial.
Those in attendance may place prayers of gratitude or requests into the
After the Despacho is completed and bundled, the shaman uses it to
cleanse the energy body of each participant. Their requests, as well as
their heavy energies, are then "dispatched" to Guides and Spirits when
the offering is burned or buried by the shaman.
There are many different types of Despachos and many reasons for which
one may be offered - from requesting financial abundance and health,
saying goodbye to a loved one who has left their body, welcoming a new
born, disconnecting malignant energies from our life, requesting a
marriage partner, to attracting any beneficial situations to our lives.
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The Ayni Despacho Ceremony
Ayni’ means reciprocity, the cycle of offering and of receiving. This
is a wonderful opportunity to take part in creating a shower of good
will and blessings for ourselves, the earth and all living beings so
that we may live in peaceful ease in these challenging times.
As a result of this ceremony, we will have released ‘hucha’ (the negative
energies in our energetic field which holds us stuck in any aspect of our
life) and, will bring forth expansion and abundance on the part of your
life that you personally choose, as well as, expansion and abundance for
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The Despacho and the Sacred Fire
The Despacho and Sacred Fire Ceremonies will
bring you into alignment with your chosen personal intent, the group
intent, and offer gratitude to the earth which supports us in all our
endeavors. These beautiful ceremonies also bring each of the
participants into internal alignment with their feeling, heart, spirit,
and energetic wisdom.
These ceremonies harmonize the community through the sharing of gifts to
the earth all of which strengthen the luminous fibers connecting us all.
Throughout the process of the Despacho and Sacred Fire Ceremony, we are
able to dream our world anew, creating health and empowerment on an
Finally, no matter the reason for which ceremony is done, it always
seems to draw us into its soft, deep meditative quality, heightening our
senses and allowing us to be truly present in that very moment.
All are welcome!
The Sacred Fire Ceremony
A Sacred Fire Ceremony is a complete ceremony in itself which you
may attend even if you do not attend the Despacho ceremony earlier that
afternoon. I invite you to reconnect and align with your true heart and
spirit in the sacred space of the fire ceremony.
We will first gather
indoors as a group to align our intentions for releasing our individual
negative resonances into the fire and, to receive instructions as to how
to approach the sacred fire. Then, as a group, we go to where the fire
is being prepared.
As the shaman lights the fire and tends to it, the group will chant to
focus their energy. During the ceremony, each person has the opportunity
to approach the fire to request healing, offer prayers.
The Sacred Fire is known as the mouth of Mother Earth.
After we have chanted and honored the fire as a group and individually,
the Despacho bundle will be placed on the fire to be offered to
While the Despacho is being burned, the participants must have their backs to the
flames so that the Spirit of the Earth, through its mouth, the fire, can
consume and digest our ‘hucha’ (heavy energy) and release our pure
prayers up to the heavens.
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the next event, or to request a despacho or fire ceremony at your home
or place of celebration
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