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Despacho Ceremony

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terra sol sanctuary

507 Castle Street

Wilmington, NC 28401

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Since ancient times the Paqos (shamans) or wisdom-keepers of Peru, have used the despacho ceremony to bring people into balance and harmony. “Ayni” in the native Quechua language of Peru, means being in “right relationship” with all things (in the seen and unseen realms) through the practice of gratitude and reciprocity. A main theme in their cosmology is the understanding that the universe is benign, and only seems predatory when we are out of balance. They believe that the world mirrors back our own state of “ayni “or right relationship. Coming back into ayni, allows the Universe to work on our behalf once again, restoring the flow of synchronicity.


A despacho is a prayer offering similar to a mandala, a sacred creation that holds symbolic elements of Nature and Spirit, as well as, the prayers and intentions of the participants. When we participate in a ceremony such as the despacho, we are working at the level of the soul and the heart. In Spanish, despacho literally means “dispatch or shipment”. We dispatch our most heartfelt prayers for a return to right relationship, with great reverence and gratitude for all we have been provided (physically and energetically). Prayers are offered for the personal world (aspects such as family, health, work, travel, relationships, abundance and transitions), for the natural world, and for the collective.


Within prayerful sacred space, the shaman calls in the powers of the Universe which are represented by specific elements that are put into the despacho. With great intent, the creation of the despacho becomes a portal where the energy and spirits of all these things are honored, and invited to enter in and impact an outcome for the highest good of all. The despacho is a living mandala and a potent ritual that brings about powerful shifts, balance, and healing on many levels.


Creating a despacho offers you an opportunity to express deep gratitude, creating a conscious and heartfelt act of reciprocity to the Pachamama, our Mother Earth, and to Spirit. It is a very organic and personal engagement that sets up a relationship with the elemental forces that we rarely experience in our day to day lives. The despacho is an external representation of prayer and is an immensely powerful way of looking to the energetic first for creation. The despacho brings the energies of manifestation into full realization by blending a deeply personal experience with the power of intention, and weaving gratitude for all that is with a dreaming into what wants to be.
Once completed, the despacho is wrapped up and the shaman uses it to cleanse the energy fields of the participants. It is then burned in a sacred fire ceremony, using fire as the powerful element of transformation in the manifestation of the despacho’s purpose.

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About Petra LeBeau, Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner
Petra is a biomedical scientist as well as a shamanic practitioner with over a decade of experience in ancient and modern forms of energy healing. Petra is a graduate of the Four Winds Society's Healing The Light Body School and has studied with indigenous medicine men and women from the Q'ero lineage of the High Andes in Peru. Petra has a small private practice in Wilmington, North Carolina and offers workshops in the shamanic healing arts. It is Petra's passion to assist people on their journeys to wholeness. Whereas Petra focusses on statistical probabilities in her scientific job, in her healing practice she focuses on possibilities; using a plethora of techniques, Petra guides an individual towards expanding their individual map by releasing energies that are no longer needed, so new possibilities for healing, balance and growth can be attained.


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