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Despacho Ceremony with Angela Blueskies
May 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm$35 – $40
Despacho ceremony is an ancient tradition that originates in the high Andes mountains of Peru with the wisdomkeepers of the communities of Q'eros. A Despacho is a prayer offering created in the form of a nature mandala, and returns our attention to gratitude for the abundant blessings we receive every day of our lives. As each item is offered into the Despacho, prayers are shared, calling for the release of heavy energies, welcoming blessings and benevolent forces, and ultimately, aligning with the Intention to collectively return to living in balance and harmony with Pachamama, and with all of life.
Gathering in ceremony to create a Despacho returns us to ayni, the sacred exchange of giving and receiving. Anyi is considered the Law of Nature by the Andean elders and healers. In practicing ayni, we come to remember that we are but one small part of the living world. Once the Despacho offering has been completed, it is bundled and burned in a sacred fire, carrying our collective prayers in the four directions, inviting protection, blessings, and prosperity.
Registration is $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Angela is also offering a Sound Medicine Journey the evening before. You may register for both events in advance for $60. Call Radiance to register 717-290-1517, or stop in. Dress comfortably in layers. Bring a meditation cushion and a yoga mat so you can lie on the floor, and a blanket for warmth. Bring water to drink. You might also like to bring your journal so you can record your experiences.
Angela Blueskies is an Initiate of the Q'ero healing tradition from the high Andes Mountains, and has journeyed to Peru for over a decade to learn directly from shamans, mentors, healers, and medicine men and women. As an Energy Medicine practitioner, she holds space for the healing and awakening of all those who are called to the path, no matter where they are on the journey. She is also co- founder of Rumi Wasi Sanctuary in Harpers Ferry, WV, and The Heart of the Mother Retreats in Peru and Costa Rica. She is also well known as a visionary musician and Sound Medicine practitioner. Angela visions a world where people live in balance and harmony with themselves, with each other, and with the natural world.