In these times of such rapid change it may seem that the world
is out of balance. Structures and paradigms on which we have relied heavily and
oftentimes unconsciously, are breaking down to make way for new holistic
structures. It is a time of great opportunity to create balance in
our lives through Ceremony.
Stepping out of the hustle and bustle of everyday life and stepping into the
realm of the Sacred allows us to dream our new world into being. Through my
multicolored Ceremony Services I offer earth based practices for healing, transformation and
celebration of all life.
Create a memorable transition to celebrate:
* Birth of your child
* Becoming an adolescent, adult or elder
* Entering parenthood
* Starting retirement
* Passing into after-life
Create harmony and comfort in your home, office and outdoor space through:
* Space clearing and blessing
Create a joyful life of purpose through:
* Fire Ceremony
* Water Ceremony
Create balance and harmony:
* Ayni Despacho
Assist Journey into afterlife:
* Aya Despacho
Celebrate Pachamama (Mother Earth) and her seasonal change through:
* Spring Equinox
* Summer Solstice
* Fall Equinox
* Winter Solstice
Personalized Services start at $150 and are performed on site.
Contact me for detailed information
about pricing and intention for your Ceremony.
Ayni Despacho Ceremony:
For hundreds of
years, the Laika, high shaman or wisdom-keepers from the Q’ero lineage of Peru,
have used the Ayni Despacho Ceremony. Central to their cosmology is the
understanding that the Universe is benign, and only seems predatory when we are
out of balance. They believe that the world mirrors back our own state of Ayni
or right relationship. Coming back into Ayni, allows the Universe to work on
our behalf once again, restoring the flow of synchronicity.
When we work in Ceremony such as the Ayni Despacho, we work at the level of the
Soul. A Despacho is similar to a Mandala or Sacred Creation in that it holds
symbolic elements and the prayers of the participants. As the Shaman adds the
elements to the Despacho, the vibration of the participants and the space
raises. The Despacho becomes a living prayer that brings energy shifts and
In shamanic tradition, an Ayni Despacho is done with the intention to bring
oneself and one’s community into right relationship with the natural world. It
creates a sense of union, harmony and reciprocity with nature. It is an honoring of the cycle of abundance and gratitude, shifting energy into balance, including your personal relationships at the highest level.
expressing this intent, the Despacho takes the form of a very beautiful
offering bundle. A sequence of items are placed on a flat surface, each
representing the dedication of some aspect of life, back to the wholeness. The
process itself is an opportunity to reflect for all who participate. As the
ceremony progresses, all involved form “k’intus”, little groups of three
leaves, infusing them with their own breath, their prayers and offerings and then add them to the ceremonial bundle.
For the Ayni Despacho, the Shaman begins with a large piece of white paper that
will serve as a ‘wrapping’ for all of the offerings. All ingredients have
significance and each receives prayer before being placed on the paper. Coca
leaves or bay leaves are used to hold prayers. Sugar and various sweets bring
sweetness and love to the prayers. Corn and other grains are used to nourish
participants and Pachamama (Mother Earth). Once all ingredients have been
added, the Shaman carefully folds the bundle into the shape of a square ‘gift’
and ties it.
After the Despacho is prepared, the Shaman uses it to cleanse the energy field
of each participant. To close the ceremony, the Despacho is placed in a
ceremonial fire, buried in the earth or released into the water.
Aya Despacho Ceremony:
An Aya Despacho is created to assist the deceased on their journey
into the afterlife. In ceremony, participants create a seven-layered rainbow
bridge to ease the process of crossing over. This Ceremony provides a safe
environment for friends and family to process their grief together, connecting
to the ancient wisdom of this indigenous tradition rooted in archetypal
How to create a Personal Altar
a special area of your home where you can set up your altar. This can be a
corner of a room, a table or a nightstand. There is really no one “perfect”
place for your altar, the point is to find just enough space where you can
place your key items and be able to sit near them on a daily basis.
Set an intention for your personal altar that describes the purpose you
have for the space. A good question to ask yourself is: What do
I want to bring MORE of into my life? Love? Peace? Joy? Abundance?
to your intention, choose objects that inspire you and represent your Highest
Self. Again, there are no “right” or “wrong” items for your altar, so just
trust your intuition and allow yourself to be led to the ones that
resonate with you the most.
flowers or herbs
(especially Amethyst or Quartz)
of people you love
literature that holds special meaning for you (such as poems, song lyrics)
of nature (such as seashells, coral, stones, feathers, etc.)
This pictures an altar I built for my business, to create a space of prosperity, healing and generosity of Spirit.
This pictures my altar for the new year, creating my Hummingbird Sanctuary of higher consciousness , after moving to Lake Hodges.