Despacho Ceremony

The Despacho Ceremony is taken from the Andes Indians of Peru who derived from holy Shamans of the Inca race.

A Despacho is a prayer bundle or offering…an expression of gratitude to heal physical and emotional ailments of any kind, to restore balance or harmony where it is off, or when there’s a specific request of the spirit world.

So let’s come together as one to do a Despacho Ceremony!

List of materials and substitutes:

  • 5 candles for the Elements:
  • Yellow for the East
  • Red for the South (my Favorite corner)
  • Blue for the West
  • Black for the North
  • Green candle for Mother Earth/Gaia
  • One 5×5 square of white or off white cotton fabric or muslin or a clean white coffee filter.
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 TBSP (tablespoons) fresh basil leaves, fresh rosemary, fresh sage leaves and dried thyme, all mixed up
  • If you only have dried herbs, you can use a mixture of dried herbs, 2 TBSP each.
  • 2 or 3 flowers without the stem
  • package of seeds: pumpkin or sunflower seed can substitute
  • small piece of chocolate candy
  • couple piece of incense like Frankincense
  • 2 figs, Fig Newtons or big dates
  • couple of lavender pieces
  • several “baby” shells
  • small natural personal items, that are burn able: such as a lock of your hair, nail clippings or if adventurous, a cotton ball with your blood in the ball. (stick your index finger with a straight pin to release your own blood)
  • 1 TBSP sugar

The Ceremony:

Call the Corners:

Please LIGHT the Yellow candle

AHO: Sky God of new beginnings: You are sky blue breezes, communications and intelligence. Wind blown starry nights find YOU!! Come and BE with me/us today.

Aho’ and Namaste’!!

Please LIGHT the Red candle.

Aho, Flame God of heat and passion: You are the fury, the power and passion we (I) seek! Inferno will find YOU!! Come and BE with (me) US!!

Aho’ and Namaste’

Please LIGHT the Blue candle.

Aho, Water/Wave God of our emotions: You are the gentle waves in the rush of the mighty seas. Blood through our veins will find YOU !! Come and BE with (me) US !!

Aho’ and Namaste

Please LIGHT the Black candle

Aho’, Earth God of stable ground: You are grounding, the generations, of seeds and soil!! The land is our source of strength which will find YOU!! Come and BE with (me) US !!

Aho’ and Namaste’!!

Grandmother Spirit You are the TRUTH that we seek !! The KEY to the Akashic Records will find YOU!! Come and BE with (me) US !!

Aho’and Namaste’!!

Grandfather Sky/Time: Grant us time to be with our family/families! Time will find YOU! Come and BE with (me) US !!

Aho’ and Namaste’ !!

Please LIGHT a Green candle for Mother Earth.

Mother Earth: We’ve gathered for the honoring of all of your children The Stone People, the Plant People. The four-legged, the two-legged, the creepy crawlers The finned, the furred, and the winged ones. All our relations Come and BE with (me) US !!

Aho’and Namaste’!!

Sit down on the ground if you can, close your eyes and meditate for a few minutes about all who have been called to this Ceremony!

Breathe in and out three times!

Gather up your offerings and place all of them in front of you. Grab each offering one at a time. Blow your air on each offerings. Say something to each offerings to bless and purify them. An example is: “ I bless this cloth to contain my blessings and honor to Mother Earth”. Do each offering in this manner one at a time, until you are finished ”I bless this —– to contain my blessings and honor to Mother Earth.”

If you can, spend a few moments with the objects that you have chosen to give. What do they represent to you? Lay down your white cloth. Make it ready to be filled with health, love and light! Think of your Despacho bundle to be as a work of art ready to be charged! Fill your bundle starting with the bay leaves, flowers and herbs. Fill it up! FILL IT UP!! Until they’re no more offerings to give.

When you’re finished, open up your hands and heart to give love and gratitude to the Despacho bundle. Add Reiki energy to your bundle as well as any personal prayer you may have.

Fold the bundle either away from you or toward the middle of the bundle. Then fold it again away from you. Then again if necessary until you have a small boxy bundle. Sew up the ends of the bundle with thick thread or tie up the end with thick ribbons once to secure your offerings inside the bundle, to get it ready to be offered. There are three ways to offer your bundle:

Bury it

Burn it or

Put it in a fast moving body of water.

If you plan to burn it, don’t watch it until the bundle is completely burned! One of the three methods you can do in the comfort of your own house, after the Ritual.

Now, you can have traditional cakes and ale to help you ground!

Opening the Circle:

Mother Earth/Gaia: Thank you for being with us today! Stay if you must: Go if you will

Until we return Aho and Farewell, blow out the green candle.

Grandfather Sky/Time: Thank you for being with us today! Stay if you must: Go if you will.

Until we return, Aho’ and Farewell!!

Grandmother Spirit: Thank you for being with us today! Go if you must: Stay if you will

Until we return: Aho’ and Farewell!!

Aho: Earth God of stable ground. Thank you for being with us today! Thank you for being with us today! Go if you must: Stay if you will

Until we return, Aho’ and Farewell!!

Blow out the black candle

Aho: Water/Wave God of our emotions. Thank you for being with us today! Go if you must: Stay if you will.

Until we return, Aho’ and Farewell!!!

Blow out the blue candle

Aho, Flame God of heat and passion: Thank you for being with us today! Go if you must: Stay if you will.

Until we return, Aho’ and Farewell!!

Blow out the red candle

Aho: Sky God of New Beginnings Thank you for being with us today! Stay if you must: Go if you will.

Until we return, Aho’ and Farewell!!!

Blow out the yellow candle

AS ABOVE SO BELOW!!

This Circle and Rite is open/over!

Merry Meet, Merry Part and Merry Meet Again!!

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