Aya Despacho

A Sacred Shamanic Grieving Ceremony

This is a beautiful and very moving ceremony where we come together in the spirit of community to celebrate the life of someone who is currently in the process of dying or has already departed, bringing balance and energetic closure to those of us left behind. 

 

Together, we will build a "Despacho" (a prayer bundle) consisting of many colored layers where we offer various elemental ingredients that have been infused with our own personal prayers, hopes and wishes for our loved ones who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge to the Afterlife.

Participants find this ceremony to be a powerful healing tool when working through grief.  It provides a safe and sacred environment where we feel supported by the community we have created through intentional ceremony as we move through our own grief journey.  There is often a notable "shift" that takes place within each individual at different points of the ceremony where they move from the lower vibration of grief and sorrow, to a lighter place of love and celebration of life.

Aya Despacho-Prayer Bundle
Aya Despacho-Prayer Bundle

Aya Despacho or "Prayer Bundle" adorned with flowers, awaits burning in a ceremonial fire.

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gathering for Aya Despacho-generic
gathering for Aya Despacho-generic

Families who've lost young children to cancer gather in preparation of Aya Despacho Ceremony at Rett's Roost Retreat

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Despacho offering-awaiting burn
Despacho offering-awaiting burn

Completed Despacho (prayer bundle) awaits burning in sacred fire ceremony.

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Aya Despacho-Prayer Bundle
Aya Despacho-Prayer Bundle

Aya Despacho or "Prayer Bundle" adorned with flowers, awaits burning in a ceremonial fire.

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"Your kindness and compassion towards our families transcended all our combinded grief.  The Aya Despacho Ceremony was beautifully sacred and your talk in August was powerful & pertinent.  Thank you for the work you do!"

With love and respect, Deana ~ Rett's Roost