Despacho: Messages to Spirit

Despacho is an ancient ceremony practiced in South America, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador
that recognizes and honors the Power of Gratitude. Being in a state of gratitude and appreciation restores balance, teaches the art of Giving and Receiving, and bestows the understanding of the universal life force of Kaway Pacha. Despacho can be used to celebrate birth, death, the healing of physical and emotional ailments, and the restoration of balance and harmony for people or places.


The word despacho means sending a message or care package in Spanish and is an act of love that reminds us of the interconnectedness between all beings, elements, spirits, and sacred places. The ceremony is an opportunity to energetically return to our essential unity with Source, or All That Exists.

THE POWER of the I AM PRESENCE: Intention + Attention in Motion
When we perform a despacho ceremony, our intention is to give back to Life by creating a space in time that allows us to express our deepest gratitude for who we are at this moment and to remember we are woven into the Web of Light. It is a living prayer for entering a higher state of conscious being.

Among the Q’ero or Quechua people, the despacho ceremony is the centerpiece of their spiritual and ritualistic heritage. When a community member sees a Shaman, whether, in search of better health, relationship, or healing, it is often the first thing done on behalf of their concerns.

There are hundreds of kinds of bundle building ceremonies with no two alike due to the nature of using materials at hand and/or special ingredients saved specifically for that ritual. It is designed to align, balance, and harmonize the three levels of consciousness: Yankay, the physical universe, Yachay, the spiritual or wisdom center, and Munay, the feeling or heart center.

May your journey be filled with Joy, Peace, Strength, Courage, Gratitude, Humility, and Divine Love!

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