Shamanic Ceremonies & Invocations

 

 
-  Despacho making
-  Rites of Passage
-  Space Clearing / Consecration / Altars
-  Limpias / Chakra clearings

 
 
 
About the Lineage
 
i have experienced especially a Peruvian shamanic blend called Pachakuti Mesa work since 2001 . This is
a tradtion that has a large emphasis on luscious, Earth-honoring ceremonies that can help to bring balance
to life as it negotiates through these ceremonies the often forgotten aspect of " Ayni", sacred reciprocity.
When we make a despacho in gratitude to the Earth and all the gifts that we receive from Her, when we align
ourselves to the land and  consecrate a space to be more in tune with the Unseen, we communicate
our awareness of something more than our human consciousness and bring ourselves more fully into relationship.
 
Imagine if you lived next to a neighbor all your life and would never say " hello" . Such is often our ignorance
of the "otherness" that is not so other , as we are all being born out of this Earth ... 
   Native Americans  talk of all our relations.
  That is part of an awareness that can be recovered by shamanic practices...
 
These practices are manyfold and there are a wide variety of traditions and lineages . They all come from
the understanding of how we are interconnected within the Sacred Web of Life . They also
acknowledge the power of the Elementals ; energies that have a much larger impact and are connected to the
dance of the Earth as a celestial being ... and the existence of several layers of reality , not just the one that
we are so often hypnotized by ...
 
  
the ceremonies described below are coming from a place of heartfeltness that can only be
experienced ... if you have ever been part of a heartfelt ceremony, you will know that time is an
element that is hard to predict when being part of it . and so, the time frame i give is an estimate .
it's a good idea to do any sort of ceremony in a place of suspended moment :))
- often in itself a healing experience -
and to allow for a time/day when you can actually enter into the experience without
concern for something " needing" to be taken care of other than allowing yourself to fully
be present with what the ceremony / the moment calls for ...
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And finally, I have heard shamanic practises referred to as a religion ... i want to emphasize
that i personally do not recommend  making anything into a religion .
Living a shamanic life means knowing/acknowledging that everything around us is,
like us , filled with consciousness . One can , therefore, be in relationship and
communication with IT - you can call it Great Spirit/ God etc.
To me, it seems that putting a label on IT has not done us much service .
i also would say that whatever we do along the lines of ceremony is much more
impactful when it comes from a place of choice ... it does
not do good at all when we do things from a place of duty , in my experience.
Shamanic practises are coming from a place of direct connection  & experience, or at
least the intent of it , and so are a living tradition ... the ceremonies offered
can help to open us to this experience . As one of my teachers likes to say :
we learn by doing .
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re :  Signs
" There were whole disciplines around what the pattern of clouds were saying to you,
what birdflight meant to you & you can think of it as a semi-magical approach to
the World, but you can also think of it in a pracftical sense of internal & external
symmetries that, if you're paying enough attention in a deep enough silence
to patterns on the outside, they ellucidate internal patterns ( of knowledge)
that are already there inside you.
And so actually what they (may) do is to allow you to understand inside what you know
already but which you haven't allowed yourself to speak into the World.
... a good deal has to do with allowing yourself the revelation.
And sometimes, this on-rush of internal revelation is accompanied by
a shiver in the body or the hair standing up or in tears or a semi-breakdown.
Because the meeting of the internal truth and the external life you create
for yourself creates a kind of home-coming and a break-down of all
this willful effort  that you've been attemting to make on the surface."
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David Whyte , " What to remember when waking"



Sacred Space
 
a sacred space is whatever we dedicate as such ... within/without and honor
in that way .
my own home is an alchemical happening ; meaning that it shifts & changes i.e. according to seasons .
 each object is a medicine piece ;  they like to dance in
different ways to call in/honor different things. basically , i feel that my space has dreamed itself up
and continues to do so . i am just the conductor  .
the space is also very subliminal in all the best ways ...
in that way, it is a celebration of the diversity of life & meant as an inspiration for others  :
the abundance, the love & light , the humour, the dream . it is meant to be an inspiration , a reminder
to whoever comes through the door ( whether one takes it or not) .
One of my peers recently called it a Mesa- Lodge , which is really true...
i feel very grateful and honored for what has come to me .
and maybe i should mention that almost all of what i own comes from what i call salvage ...
 

 
 
 
Initial Clearing /Consecration of Space
 
 
 
since every space is different , there is no one way of doing this . i cannot even tell you how
long it may take for the consecration and "waking up" of space. 
i may have to see the space first .
 you may wish to get further assistance with  placement of objects , waking them up etc .
 this can happen in- and/or outside .
i also want to emphasize that the space clearing has to do with harmonizing your space to
the land ... and that means that you should be willing to let yourself be led through
an honoring of the land /the directions . You may have to get down on your knees and
kiss the ground : )) , so , be ready for the unusual
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since this is an Earth -honoring tradition , it weaves  together , rather than separates . 
  if you are already a practitioner of a certain tradition /lineage it would only add to the richness of the work .
elements of an initial consecration would include insights as to how to align yourself to
the land, waking up the space, honoring existing sacred space/objects , and, if you
wish ( depending on the time ) , additional input/suggestions as to how
things might want to dance together :))
 
 
 
 
"Space and energy are intrinsically related :
there is no manifestation of energy without space "
 
Alan Watts
 
 

 
 
 


Making Despachos
 
 
Despacho making is a beautiful and rich ceremony that can help facilitate many things :
 
to give thanks / in Ayni
for transformation (  personal & planetary ) 
to set a certain intention
 
for Rites of Passages : births , deaths, moving ,
health/healing intentions ,
 celebrating cycles of the year,
widening /shifting awareness  etc
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Death/ Dying Ceremonies
It is important for us to change how we hold the rite of passage we call death -
for many, it is still something to be dreaded rather than celebrated .
The ceremony that i offer is called the ' Death Spiral ' and it is once again ,
a beautiful, tender ceremony that helps the passing Spirit of a loved one to
release with greater clarity and ease .
If you have any questions regarding this ceremony , i prefer to ralk with you about it
directly rather than putting anything into writing .
You can , however , also go to a website called  dyingconsciously. org and
get some more information in that way .
 

 
 
 

Limpias/ Purification Ceremonies
 
Limpias are used to clear one's self of dense energy , whatever you wish to understand as that ...
and again, to balance the self  and to create greater permeability to ie. receive guidance.
my personal experience with limpias is that they make one feel lighter,
 more balanced and permeable .
 i like to experience/ give it as a sort of blessing of Spirit , like an embrace that says :
trust yourself . ultimately, whatever imbalance we experience has to do with some sort of
fear/judgment we may not have aligned , so some part of the limpia may be a dialogue about
shifting perception . to that extent , sometimes an Illumination process can be helpful ...
 
 
 
 Signs of being in need of/ benefitting from a Limpia :
 
feelings of emptiness, meaninglessness, separation
feeling overwhelmed, out of control
feeling anxious, disconnected, lonely
feeling victimized
feeling polluted  etc
 
 
to me, these signs are also a wake-up call from our Soul : to step things up ,  to commit
to our true selves in a clearer way , to consider our life and life in general as greater than we have so
far acknowledged . sometimes it calls us to re-connect with aspects of the magical child , the
child of nature that is within and wishes to be actualized ...
as with any walk that we do , it is a very individual journey that happens to each one when we
open to Mystery and call to it ...

 

 
 
 
 
 
Fees

 
  all  ceremonies/sessions offered on this page are based on donation .
i am generous with my time /energy for all ceremonies , please consider the same . 
 
 
 
 
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recommended reading :
The P'Taah tapes, channelled by Jani King
Book 1 : An Act of Faith
Book 2: Transformation of the Species