We all engage in ceremonies as a way to acknowledge important moments in our lives. Weddings, graduations and birthdays are just a few examples of how we ritualize events to give them depth and meaning. By taking time to honor moments in our personal journey, we are able to move through transitional periods and changing circumstances with greater intention, wisdom and grace. I offer Equinox and Solstice ceremonies as well as lunar rituals to enhance and harmonize our relationship with the natural world and seasonal cycles. I also provide healing rituals for personal initiations and for working through trauma and unresolved personal challenges.
A despacho is a beautiful mandala-like offering made with symbolic ingredients to “feed” the Earth and Unseen Beings. Traditionally celebrated by our Andean brothers and sisters of Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, the despacho ceremony is a ritual expression of love and gratitude. It is created on a piece of paper and folded up like a gift from the heart, then offered to a sacred fire, body of water or buried in the earth herself. I sell Despacho kits on my Etsy shop that you can purchase, or you can follow the directions below to create your own!
A River Blessing
Music by Ayla Nereo