GLIMPSES OF CEREMONY
September 26, 2013 by karen chrappa
Thank you to Paula Leeper for capturing moments of beauty
during our YOGA and SHAMANIC CEREMONY benefit
at High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.
Preparing the altar for the despacho is much like preparing a holdiay feast.
We lay out our best cloths, offer our most delicious treats and pour love into it all.
Preparing our hearts for ceremony, the most important ingredient of all,
with deep and restorative yoga led by the soulful Sarah Davidson.
Sarah assisting with props and straps to get grounded.
I love the wild shadows on the wall.
Offerings of sweets and treats and lots of color.
Our despacho full of prayers and offerings before wrapping it up,
a gift to Pachamama.
Rose petals for our flower blessing to close our ceremony.
White flowers for healing, red and pink for our hearts
and yellow for intuition so our hearts and minds may be one.
Each participant was showered in a cascade of petals
while immersed in the sweet-sounding tones of the Koshi chimes.
Thank you to all the shining souls who opened and shared
their most vulnerable hearts.