A Despacho is a prayer or intention ceremony based on the traditions of the Q’ero tribe of South America, who are descendants of the Inca.
(“Despacho” rhymes with Gazpacho, the cold soup.) Guided by Western Shaman Carol Woodliff, we create a three dimensional mandala or mosaic of intentions using symbolic elements such as leaves, flowers, seeds, herbs and candies. In this Ayni Despacho, we seek to become one with the organizing principles of the Universe where creation and flow are a natural state. Ayni (pronounced eye-knee) means right relationship, alignment, balance and reciprocity.
In these challenging times, we have the power to shift our own and the energy of the world by cleansing our energetic fields and holding clear visions aligned with love. This is a sacred ceremony created together in joy and is the primary healing rite of the Q’ero. It is a beautiful way to create a container for our intentions and release them to the Universe. It is not religious in nature but an experience of the spiritual nature of the Universe and that nature within each one of us. All who come with open hearts are welcome. Carol will guide you through the whole process!
After the Despacho is created, the intentions are released to the Universe for the highest good of all by burning, burying or releasing into a large body of water. Depending on where a despacho event is held, this might happen immediately after the ceremony or the shaman may hold the packet for later release. If you’d like to read more about Despacho Ceremonies visit:
Wear comfortable clothes as we sit in circle on the floor. (If sitting on the floor is difficult for you—you may sit in a chair.)
Carol Woodliff is an intuitive energy healer, Western Shaman, Reiki Master and Certified Hypnotherapist. She has studied the healing techniques of South America's wisdomkeepers through the Four Winds Society and worked in ceremony with these healers in Peru. She is known as the healer's healer, has helped many other powerful healers with releasing energies that come with helping others, as well as entrepreneurs, entertainers and everyday folk who want to move beyond the stories that stop them. Her process is grounded, heart centered and focused on holding the most sacred loving space while her clients do their individual healing