August 7 Full Moon Despacho Ceremony
Join medicine woman, Malieokalani Urrutia for a Despacho Ceremony .
A despacho is a prayer bundle or offering. For hundreds of years, the Laika (high shamans or wisdomkeepers of the Q’ero lineage of Peru) have used the despacho ceremony for a wide variety of occasions – births, deaths, as an expression of gratitude, to heal physical and emotional ailments, to restore balance and harmony, or when there is a specific request of the spirit world.
Similar to a mandala or sacred creation, the despacho holds symbolic elements and the prayers of the participants. As the elements are added to the despacho, the vibration of the participants and the room raises. The despacho becomes a living prayer that brings energy shifts and healing.
Prior to the despacho ceremony, a variety of ingredients (biodegradable whenever possible) are gathered as offerings. Tangible offerings enhance the feelings and intentions of our prayers and are of great importance when praying for a community or humanity.
Suggested offerings include sugar and sweets, corn and/or other grains, coca leaves (or whatever herbs or small leaves are readily available), flowers, incense, paper (or “play”) money, salt, feathers, beans, colorful yarn, and any other item that is significant to the occasion. The elements are less important than the intent. You will also need a large piece of paper, or a sizeable leaf, to place the offerings on and later, wrap them with.
The ceremony can be as simple and short, or intricate and lengthy as desired. As with any ritual, the despacho begins by opening sacred space. Then the offerings are selected one by one, a prayer is said over each, and the prayer is gently blown into the offering before it is placed on the wrapping. The offerings can be arranged however feels right. (The experienced shaman will likely follow a specific pattern, but again, the intent is more important than the pattern).
Humility and gratitude and an open heart are important throughout the ceremony, and will ensure that you experience more grace in your life by becoming a better vessel for grace.
Once completed, the despacho is carefully wrapped and secured with a ribbon or string. The bundle can be ceremonially buried (for slow, steady results), burned (for quicker transformation) or fed to running waters, thus conveying the gifts to Spirit.
Cost is $30 per person. Please make reservations in advance. Space is limited.
Pachamama EARTH BATH Ceremony
August 8 2:00-6:00 p.m. Location on the waterfront
A ceremony of the ancients where you are submerged in soil. The ancient memory awakens and the deep healing with the feminine and EARTH begins to unfold. You heal the time(s) you lost your connection with the EARTH, regain your wisdom and feel the vibration of the heart of the EARTH extract all the imprinted memories in your light body of suffering or pain. The earth as a living being as great mother brings back the knowing of walking in the lush garden of the EARTH, connected to all her creations.
Some who experience this ceremony heal insomnia, anxiety, phobias, depression and others receive a deep initiation to the EARTH teachings. Pachamama ceremony brings deep healing. It releases fears, fear of death, and addictions. It brings strength, nourishment, deep feeling of peace, support, and security by reestablishing the connection with the sacred feminine.
On a more scientific view, soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain as prozac and are without side effects and chemical dependency. Ancient healers may not have known why something worked but simply that it did. Modern scientists have unraveled the why of many medicinal plants and practices but only recently they are finding remedies that were previously unknown and yet, still a part of the natural life cycle. Soil microbes and human health now have a positive link which has been studied and found to be verifiable. Mycobacterium vaccae is the substance under study and has indeed been found to mirror the effect on neurons that drugs like Prozac provide. The bacterium is found in soil and may stimulate serotonin production, which makes you relaxed and happier. Studies were conducted on cancer patients and they reported a better quality of life and less stress.
The earth bath is followed by a plant bath with medicinal herbs, water blessing ceremony, smudging with cleansing herbs and saps from a variety of trees, and fire to ignite and illuminate your the purification you have just experienced.
You will experience a complete renewal with the four elements.
The medicine our great mother earth has is able to heal all things. She is holding us as we go through our evolution, informing us of what needs to shed and what new bodies and ways of life are to be birthed to prepare for this MOMENT and the time to come. Unite and return to her and walk in Peace.
$175 Limit of 6.
Munay-ki Training and Mentoring with
Munay-Ki “Next Step To Evolution”
5 day training and mentoring program with Malieokalani
We invite you to receive the ancient initiations of the Munay-ki, energetic transmissions, which begin to heal trauma and wounds from past, erase karmic and ancestral ties. A path of an Earthkeeper who walks with a lineage connected to the earth guardians, angels, and star beings. This energetic activation is here to prepare you for the time we are in, a time of illumination. In this training you will also learn how to give these rites. In this way, as you go through your process of illumination you can also assist your friends, family, and community in their process.
Maximum 12 participants
Please reserve your space by registering or giving a deposit.
Investment: $399 Includes lunch
Location:…. Johnna’s house in Lakewood Ranch.