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When I first heard of the mystical caves of Ra Paulette I became enamored. My heart was full of a desire to be in one. Not as a curious tourist but as a medicine woman. How a city girl would find her way to a cave in rural Northern New Mexico was beyond me. I offered my wish to Spirit. If it was to be the way would open.

Embudo River, Embudo, NM

Rio Embudo, Embudo, NM

My pilgrimage began with a friend request on facebook, the modern day version of sending smoke signals.

Shortly thereafter I was coursing along Rio Embudo, my little Honda traversing the rough terrain like a 4 wheeler (well more like the little engine that could).

One of Ra’s mystical creations sits on Scott’s property. Scott’s generous heart created an immediate kinship as I arrived at his home for our first meeting to create ceremony.

The short trek from the house to the cave’s entrance was guided by Lou and Ruxton, two of the friendliest gatekeepers.

My Happy Guides to the Cave

My Happy Guides to the Cave

One thing I learned as a child is you never show up at someone’s home empty-handed. The same is true of someone’s cave.

Offerings were made in gratitude for the grace that guided me here.

A dreamcatcher was hung at the doorway to capture the wishes of all souls in need.

Your wish is here

Your wish is here

After entering the cave, a short walkway beguiles the majesty that lies beyond.

The Way is Open

The Way is Open

The space is holy, sacred. You are immediately humbled. What else can one do in the face of God?

The hand sculpted cathedral hidden deep within Pachamama is at once earthly and ethereal.

Slowly, reverently I make my way through. It is the only way to walk here. Every step on our Mother should be so hallowed.

Stairs spiral to a balcony surrounding the heart of this soaring space.

Seats are built into earth as meditative respites. Shrines are hand chiseled into stone. Nooks lay like little wombs waiting to hold you.

Words alone cannot describe. Awe perhaps? That pales in this palace. Words fall away.

Spirit Stairway

Spirit Stairway

I did take pictures but other than the ones here they are not worth sharing. The space cannot be captured that way. It must be felt to be known.

My desire for ceremony began with a love filled intent, the source of any creation.

And this ceremony has begun.

It is a practice in trust, informed by our Mother and this divine infused human creation.

There is not much “doing”. The space itself transforms.

It provokes our deepest listening.

It awakens our deepest silence.

It allows us to be held in an infinite well of Mother Love. A womb that has the power to hold all of human suffering.

This vessel is a mirror of our vessel, holy and sacred.

We are reminded of the humbleness of our power.

Our luminous body is re-informed by the Great Mother who wants us to know we are of her.

We are infinite love, infinite creation, infinite mystery, infinite wisdom.

It is time to remember.

The invitation to ceremony is open. I offer this so the seed may be planted.

It is born from your intent.

CaveDigger, nominated for an Academy Award, is the short documentary that tells the story of Ra Paulette and his mystical cave creations.

Watch the trailer for a glimpse into a world divine.

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A dear friend was heading out of town. Before leaving he installed a state of the art alarm system to safeguard his home. Twenty four hours later we were digging a hole to call on protection from a higher order.

I do not have a recipe I conjure up if I need protection however once an intention for ceremony is set a co-creative dance with Spirit begins.

With little time to prepare I began gathering elements; a quartz crystal, red hot chili peppers, rose petals, sage, candles, beer. Sort of like Cooking Channel gone rogue.

The heart of ceremony is held in our intention. For this ceremony our intentions were to call on Spirit to hold this home, and all who dwell in it, in divine protection. As we hold this intention for ourselves we ask that all beings be safe and free from harm.

Our intention was then blown into the quartz crystal and planted in the center of our offering in the Earth.

Shadow of Crystal Pointing North

White candles were rolled over each other to strip clean our luminous fields of the roots of fear. Where do we not feel safe? Where do we feel threatened? Why do we need an alarm system anyway?

The candles too became part of our offering.

I love sage. What would ceremony be without sage? Especially in its native desert home. So a bed of sage was laid around the crystal to clear a path of good intent.

Can you see the crystal pointing up in the center?

You can smell the goodness!

If you are looking to keep harm away a red hot chili pepper will do the trick. Set like daggers, they built an energetic fortress that seemed to say…BACK OFF BUDDY! (or use any euphemism you may see fit)

All I know was nothing was invading this space.

A Chili A Day Keeps Fear Away

A Chili A Day Keeps Fear Away

The fire of our red hot intentions were soothed with herbs, sweets, dark chocolate and coconut yet the most important ingredient we bring to ceremony is our heart. And what better element to hold the intentions of our heart than the beauty of the rose.

Although there was no plan on how to use the rose petals this revealed itself as the ceremony unfolded. The white rose petals, holding the purity of intent, the blessings of the Apus and Divine Masculine energy, were laid in a clockwise direction around the outside of our offering.

White Rose Petals for Purity of Intent and the Blessings of the Apus, the Divine Masculine

White Rose Petals for Purity of Intent and the Blessings of the Apus, the Divine Masculine

The red rose petals, representing the blood of Pachamama and the Divine Feminine, centered themself at the very heart. As the colors fell into divine order the balance of Feminine and Masculine came into ayni, right relationship. As these dualities of energy come to balance it is the Masculine that protects the source of creation in the womb of the Feminine.

Masculine and Feminine in Ayni

Masculine and Feminine in Ayni

To send our intentions to the Upper Worlds of Spirit our offering was covered in cotton harvested from the Earth.

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Four gold candles, the color of protection, were placed in each of the four directions to anchor our intentions.

Our offering then burned.

We fed the land with white rose petals and beer to weave ourselves more deeply to Pachamama and offer gratitude for our prayers.

The ashes lay under the full moon and night sky of stars until buried the next morning.

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Ceremony is the language through which our soul speaks. As a call for protection rang from the heart a ceremony manifested as never before. When we set out with good intention, ideas, inspiration and guidance will come through Spirit. We need only listen.

We are at the frontier of shifting paradigms both personally and collectively. It is a time to follow your own heart into ceremony to meet the birth of a new world order.

The only recipe to follow is the one within.

“This is what rituals are for. We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma, so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down. We all need such places of ritual safekeeping. And I do believe that if your culture or tradition doesn’t have the specific ritual you are craving, then you are absolutely permitted to make up a ceremony of your own devising, fixing your own broken-down emotional systems with all the do-it-yourself resourcefulness of a generous plumber/poet.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

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“You are the sky.
Everything else –
it’s just the weather.”
Pema Chodron

 

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We are opening up
in sweet surrender
to the Luminous Love Light of the ONE.

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Laying in a bed of healing dirt from Chimayo,
our intentions are held by our Divine Mother, Pachamama,
who manifests in form as our Earth Mother.
Our form returns to her.
We are ONE with our Mother.
Help us Creator to understand the Laws of Nature
so we may come to know our true Nature.

Lizard holds what is ready to die so we break free from what binds us.
A sunflower at the end of its life cycle found while running in Santa Fe
reminds us of the cycles of birth, death and rebirth.

Help us Creator to surrender to these cycles within us,
to trust and honor Death
so we may be reborn.

A shell holds seeds of a sunflower,
the symbolic seeds of our own awakening.

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Prayers are blown inot kintus placed
in the four directions for balance.

White rose petals hold the purity of our prayers
and honors the wisdom of the Apus and the Light above.

Red rose petals honor Pachamama
and weaves our bellies more deeply
to the belly of Pachamama.
May our heartbeat be one with our Mother.

Yellow rose petals opens the channels of communication with Spirit
so we may deepen the trust in our intuition
and see through the eyes of our heart.

Sweet offerings feed our prayers.

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So excited was I to see cotton growing alongside the road
in Garfield, NM last week that
I stopped to take a picture
(this city girl is new to rural living!)
Thank you Pachamama
for the abundance of your gifts in ceremony.

As above, so below
as cotton grows from the ground
and appears in the sky above
in the Land of Enchantment.

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This cotton covers our prayers and intentions
and represents the Upper World where dreams and visions are born.
A sunflower sits in the center as our
FULLY BLOSSOMED SELF,
also sitting as seeds below in the heart of our despacho.

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Flower blesssings of red, white and yellow rose petals along with
sparkles, sprinkles, gold and silver sugars feed our dreams in the Upper World.

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Our despacho is folded and tied up like a gift.
It is never too late to add a prayer or intention for
a forgotten prayer holder is tied outside to
hold our prayers through time and space.

It sits on my altar with my mesa
as it waits for the fire.

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We are stardust,
We are golden,
We are billion year old carbon
And we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.
Joni Mitchell

stardust

AHO
Sat Nam
Namaste
OM

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I was deeply moved by the outpouring of prayers for our Earth Mother from hearts the world over, all in response to an invitation on facebook to Imagine A World.

Our Visioning Despacho was created on August 10th in honor of Pachamama Days which correlates to May 2014, a time of blooming and blossoming. The number 10 reflects unity and divinity and speaks to our intentions of visioning a new world. For these reasons, along with August 10th being my birthday, the day felt auspicious!

Despacho prayers and offerings are often placed in wrapping paper but as I travel I find myself drawn to maps to orient and anchor prayers to the land. Since our visioning despacho was a prayer for humanity, a map of the world was used.

IMG_0670Words from each prayer were written on violet paper, the color of creation. Healing, kindness, love, Oneness, humility, Consciousness, devotion, unity, peace, harmony, abundance. Each day as they sat on the altar, the Tibetan singing bowl rang over these words sending their vibrations straight to Creator on the current of sound. The words were then woven together to symbolize our interconnectedness before being placed in the center of our despacolho.

IMG_0671A mandala of whole nuts grown locally in New Mexico remind us of our wholeness, our holiness and the seed potential of each vision. Each prayer was spoken into a qintu made of three bay leaves and radiated out from our holy center. Ten pine cones surrounded our prayers as beacons of light to guide our visions to manifestation. Pine trees are one of the most ancient plants on the planet and our pineal gland, which is intimately linked to our perception of light, is shaped like and named after the pine cone.

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Wildflowers from the desert, along with candies, sugar cookies, animal crackers, grains, incense, sprinkles, cocoa, sage and tobacco
were offered to feed our prayers and Pachamama.

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A blanket of cotton quilt lay atop representing the Upper World. Feathers to lift our prayers to Creator and to honor the Apus, for the mountain spirits appear as winged ones, were placed in the center. Gold and silver sugar, sparkles and glitter, violet flowers of creation and colored candies fed our prayers to the invisible realms of Spirit so they may be made visible here on Earth. As above, so below.

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Tibetan prayer flags were added to honor inclusivity in these times of dissolving borders that have been falsely erected between race, religion, gender, sexuality and a whole host of judgments that divide humanity. Once complete the Tibetan singing bowl once again sounded.

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Wrapped in the world map, a forgotten prayer holder of wildflowers was tied to the outside. Prayers are held through time and space until visions have manifested. Under a night sky of gentle rain our despacho sat, a sure blessing in the desert.

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Our despacho was buried in the belly of Pachamama in the deserts of New Mexico. The Earth was prepared with prayer and offerings of sweetgrass, herbs and dried flowers. It is here our visions sit with our Mother, taking root deep in her belly so they may blossom and bear fruit.
May she know how much we love her.

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We thank you Pachamama,
for everything we have comes from you,
and it is to you we return.
We are sorry for the harm we have brought to you
through our ignorance and greed.
We love you.
We honor you.
We respect you.
Please forgive us,
your sons and daughters,
and help us Beloved Mother
to walk in a good way.

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MITAQUE OYASIN
OM SHANTI
OMETEOTL
NAMASTE
SAT NAM
AMEN
AHO
OM

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“Since we have become beings with language,
our mission as human beings is to be the speakers within the realm of living things.
We communicate and the world makes sense,
and we ourselves makes sense.”
Francois Cheng

It has been an honor to collect and read these prayers of love, beauty, kindness, peace, joy and harmony that sang from every heart. I know I was not able to literally capture every prayer as our visioning ceremony reached wide and far but I am deeply inspired by the outpouring of love and devotion for our Earth Mother through these Pachamama Days. There is a lot to read here but I offer this in the hope that you may feel the love I have felt as these prayers were posted. You may read them or scroll over and feel them. There is no doubt our world is changing, one heart at a time.

We are communicating.
And the world makes sense. 

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Artist Robby Donaghey

IMAGINE

a world where kindness is repaid with kindness.

a world of community song, of collective vibration, and the awareness of eternal love.

a world where we become the caretakers of all our relations, honoring all animals, plants, each other. Where we realize that ALL life is sacred.

the songs of our hearts to our Mother create such a vibration that we can feel it in our beings around the world!

we are encouraged to nurture our innate gifts and talents so that everyone has a vital role in the community and none are lacking.

a world of love, peace and joy.

a peace where all forces of life, mineral, plant, animal and human’s alike will live and co-exist in harmony ‘striving to replenish the earth and one another so that we may all heal mind, body, emotional body and Spirit. May all sentient beings be free from harm. May each embrace one another as family and join forces to becOMe ONE again.

dance, dance, dance with me all around the healing tree. a world of peace, joy, and love. Each person caring for all things that live. Teaching and sharing respect and reverence for all life, for all souls, for the life of spirit.

a world that returns to a strong sense of community in everything we do. Where every member of the community has a role and a place and we all work together and help each other. A world where we mourn together, heal together, and rejoice together. And celebration is a daily practice, not an occasional thing we attempt to make time for.

Oneness, where everyone has their needs met consistently, where the weather is warm, the air, water and ground are clean and all people are kind. Then, with basic needs met without worry, humans can enjoy beauty, create from their souls, support the endeavors of others and live in a high vibration. 

a world where every person chooses to live from love knowing that we are all one. one body, one mind, one heart, one soul at peace. cheers to the dance of life. follow your bliss & smile often!!!

healing from the injuries of man. gentle winds & cool waters to heal our Mother Earth. To hear the voices of birds & children alike to bless her as she heals within beams of sunlight & rest of moon glow to a healthier land in the morning sun.

May we all remember the Divine Presence within each of us. May we all affirm the truth of our Being. May we see the divinity in all of life around us, the winged creatures, the four-leggeds, the two-leggeds, the stones, and all the we stand on and breath. May love guide us in all our interactions

pure intent of love.

I add my prayer to all those above and to come. I imagine for this world the honouring of and living the wisdom of the child – from sunrise to sunset, through seasons and stages of Life – in harmony and humility with all other children of this our Mother – Pachamama.

love and light and a way to fix the environment globally

a world that is greased by compassion and build on love and happiness.

for all people to honour the Oneness of all creation and to work creatively and cooperatively, with the wisdom of nature, to bring in the golden age.

a world where every living thing is honored and appreciated.

a world where anger is dissolved by love, where sorrow is softened by love, where arid lands are watered by love and where all beings are made of love, surrounded by love, swimming in love.

a world where all hunger and all war have been abolished.

a world where all hearts beat as one and flow with the rhythm of the Mother’s blood.

the world healed of all it’s conflict and strife, balanced peaceful and whole, a place we proudly call home for all living relations human animal and plant and mineral kingdoms all in natural balance as the world has been an I imagine can be again soon, real soon

a world where the human animal stops killing all species including their own, where the leopard lies down with the lamb, and the feline with the avian;where there is love and respect for all beings. And so it is

a world Called By Love. My commitment and my Sacred Vow is to give the rest of my life to That. I Am Called By Love

a world where all walk side by side; all have clean water and nutritious food; a work to do that allows them the ability to care for loved ones; a safe dwelling to sleep at night; a world that is working for all, with none excluded, and all included.

a world where all hearts beat as one and flow with the rhythm of the Mother’s blood.

that we come to respect life in all it’s forms and feel the great power of love and peace and contentment joined under one common good – be kind to one another.

a world connected in interspecies communication,with all Ancestral Beings rejoicing in this

a world of peace love happiness contentment, were we are all equal and were we take care of mother Earth and all her creatures

a world in brotherhood and in harmony with nature.

a world where respect and gratitude to Pachamama are expressed in the actions of the humans that live upon her. Everyday. All the time.

a world where we respect and honor your beauty and bounty. We walk softly on the earth. We drink from your clean waters. We eat from your garden nurtured by the sun. We replenish your soil with vital nutrients we give back in compost. I dream we power our modern world with the power of pachamama energy. Let it be dreamed. Let it be so.

people are not just open, but they see and listen to their dreams. One where people and give up the ideal of greed and lust spend money to help fix our mother and let the true truths be known

balance restored to Pachamama. For all our relations, stone,trees,plants, and animals. For humans to stop hurting life and live with love and respect for all life. We are all connected

My prayer to the Rogue River in my back yard, as I touch you and love you and thank you, I ask for your forgiveness. I am sorry that I forgot. Please take this prayer of love in every direction for Mother Earth and Father Sky

a world where every man,woman and child knows Respect and Love and Gratitude for each other,all living creatures great and small and especially the abundance beauty and blessings our Earth mother provides us .

a world where value is placed on what is on the inside of people and not the outside. Where there is balance and respect for all life. Animal, plant and human and the earth.

a world where all beauty and peace are restored and everyone has “enough”. Food, health care, love, shelter, compassion, health, and happiness.

a world where all creatures are happy, content, & fulfilled. May all be healed & whole. May all seek the light, may there be peace on earth & thru out the entire universe. Om mani padme hung.

a Pachamama where humans will share the ancient knowledge of balance, love, respect and gratitude for all living things. I pray that we will help Pachamama to restore, so that she will continue to fill our hearts with the sweet songs of blessings, so that we will never forget the love from a mother to her child. Let us all learn to walk in balance Pachamama! I greet you, today tomorrow and forever!! With love

a world in which the web of life and the interconnectedness of All is acknowledged, respected and celebrated. I pray for peace, healing, abundance and wholeness for all.

a world where all beings know their true beauty self and live in joy with all others. Singing and dancing in joy with each other.

a world where people are connected to the spirit within and the spirit within all life. Each person knows their worth and purpose and is focused on peace, wellness and service. Each act is an act of love. 

a world of peace, where all people are equal, where all can have access to the health care needed, the food they need to be healthy. A world where everyone has affordable housing, and decent education for their children. Where all beasts are treated with honor, and the plants of the world can grow as they are meant to.

a world in peace and freedom. A world with plenty joy,where everybody take care for all beings and take responsibility in deep munay and connection with mother Earth. Where everybody is protected.

a world where the children and the animals are cherished. Where the children understand the joy of honoring their mother.

a world where every person says hello, smiles, and embraces those in need of prayer. I imagine a world where no animal or pant life becomes endangered. I imagine a world of rainbows in the sky and in our own hearts. I imagine a world where each day is a celebration. I imagine a kind world. Peace! Love! Song! Dance!

PachaMama I pray for you to be loved by each and everyone of us who walk on you. I pray for a uniting of our spirits with yours, and we all wake up and remember and love you sooo much!

a world where we greet Pachamama with respect, love & ayni – each and every morning as we rise.

peace and love in the world with no borders and food and water for everybody.
Munay Urpishay Songqoy

PachaMama “Mother Earth” and PachaTata “Father Sky” respected and honored in a deeper way by all our relations. Where our knowingness within our circle broadens awakening those around us that walk between wake and slumber. Where all children know of our connections with the plant people, stone people, cloud people star people, Grandfather Fire and Grandmother Water, Four legged, Winged Ones, Spinners, Swimmers and Crawlers. That Love replaces Anger and Joy replaces sadness. For all future generations may Our Air Be Fresh, Our Waters Be Clean, Our Earth Be Fertile and Our Fires Still Burn.
Aho

a world where we can truly be ourselves. Were we find our own happiness and follow our own dreams instead of the happiness and dreams of others. That we learn at school how to listen to ourself and that we are just a part of a whole thing. That we respect our earth and animals, the oceans we need it all in balance., love to all

Like the sun we will live to rise

a pachamama where the Rainbow Tribe lives in peace. Where the finned the furred and the winged ones migrate according to the rhythms of Pachamama. Where love, peace, joy and harmony reign supreme. A pachamama whose blood (water) runs clean and clear. May the smoke carry this prayer to the Creator.
Aho.

all relations be in harmony, be in peace, be full of love and light, blessings and abundance given and received..

Mother Earth a return to true self within as outside. That the divinity that we are outshines the shadows and balance is restored through love, compassion, and stillness
and so it is

a world were people love, respect and honor PachaMama and ALL her inhabitants, a world without hunger, war, greed and hatred.

I call upon 4 directions and the world of Spirit to help the sleeping humans to awake to their personal spiritual destiny.
I beg Pachamama to help and guide me to mine
Love and respect Pachamama

a world where people may live to their best and fullest authentic selves without fear, where everyone and everything has exactly what it needs, where community is good and strong and giving and benefits all, where all two leggeds strike a chord of harmony, respect, and alignment with all beings and creation around them, that we can find our interconnectedness, worth, and harmony.
Love

a world of quiet minds and open and loving hearts.

Rezo por un mundo en el TODOS SOMOS UNO con la vida y la interconexión de todos, respetando y celebrado esta bendita unidad sin fronteras. Rezo por la paz, la curación, la abundancia y plenitud para todos.

a world of human HONESTY

a world that is safe, loving, and made more beautiful by us taking time to notice all of the splendor, plenitude and beauty that already surrounds us daily. I imagine a world where we each embrace our soul’s truth and our spirit’s purpose, a world that is free of competition, feelings of lack or jealousy. One where we can each stand in our power and let our light shine, and allow those around us to do the same. Knowing that we are all unique and beautiful just as we are.

a world where we live in Balance with all things. I ask spirit to guide us in being our strongest authentic selves aware of our medicine an using it for the greater good.

a world where compassion and love are actually respected as the highest virtues by which we live. A world where co-operation and community are the way & unit of government and diversity is celebrated and desired.

a world where we all realise we are all connected.

a world where all have access to clear and abundant water. where all children of the Earth have access to nutritious food, where all the songs of our hearts rise up as an even grander song of Joy and Peace!

a world of Kindness, where we reach out to another in need.. letting our hearts be open and share the love that is within us all.
Namaste

where we realize that each of us has common feelings of family, home, health and happiness. that we are more the same than different

a world with all his beings interconnected on paradise earth in harmony as ‘One’

a world where we remember all life is sacred. Thank you.

I sing every morning for the Earth and all life, a spontaneous song of the vowel sounds, no need to remember words etc. I sing for the one heart in everything  May our songs and heart prayers birth this beautiful energy May All Beings be happy!

when the brain and the heart work together.

a world where everyone lives by the heart. That we all walk in gratitude for all the gifts we have access to. That we all show Pachamama the respect and honor she deserves. That we honor the trees, the animals, the stones, plants and all living things. That all people understand that we are all ONE. Where we live in peace and harmony and have access to healthy food and water. That we wisely use all the wisdom of the earth and the universe. That we live in Deep Munay

a world where all being see the truth of who they are, divine souls all part of the ONE. no separation, respect, tenderness, truth, honesty, kindness, caring sharing for all PACHAMAMA’s children

a world where everyone treats people, animals, the land, lakes, rivers and oceans with respect and care.

a world with a pristine environment and a human race that is awakened to their true Nature, One with all that Is.

a world of Spirit present in our lives, feeling connected through our hearts.. communicating from heart to heart with everything and every-one..

a world of respect, love and compassion for all. I imagine humans having access to all types of healthcare to include alternative and paid by insurance. I imagine a world of awakened people living to serve all.

helt vidunderlig!

Every day, everywhere indigenous people and their offspring can practice their rites of their lineages, in their homelands, at sacred sites, around the world.

a world where all creatures of the earth (2 and 4 legged) are honored, respected and treated with love & compassion.

Ας φανταστουμε εμεις το κοσμο που θελουμε μ ε καθε λεπτομερεια και αφηστε τους να κανουν οτι κανουν η καλυτερη αμυνα ειναι η φαντασια και ο οραματισμος..τα οπλα σας δεν πιανουν εδω.

PACHAMAMA, MADRE TIERRA, MIRÁ LO QUE TE HACEMOS TUS HIJOS…TE DESHOIMOS..TE LASTIMAMOS, TE SACAMOS DE LA ARMONÍA EN EL UNIVERSO…PERO IGUAL NOS AMAS

Opening our days as usual with prayers greeting the directions, the elements, then going into the traditional “thanksgiving prayer” acknowledging and thanking all our relatives and all creation. Additional Pachamama Days prayer is that all beings come to realize that we are all related and part of one whole earth, choosing to live in love and harmony with each other.

thanx Pachamama for all you do for us all

Peace in the world and unconditional love to Our Pachamama

a world of quiet joy shared with all relations.
“Mitaque Oyasin”

May we see, sense, know and feel our earth as paradise and see our reflection in it

My vision for pacha mama and the earth beings is to have a world were we can all play and live in our hearts.

love the earth for we are the earth

a world where we can truly be ourselves. Were we find our own happiness and follow our own dreams instead of the happiness and dreams of others. That we learn at school how to listen to ourself and that we are just a part of a whole thing. That we respect our earth and animals, the oceans we need it all in balance…love to all

we as sacred space keepers honor, love, heal and support so that we raise the vibration to sustain whatever the future may hold
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 I am you you are me we are one

a world where no one is alone, and that each person finds companionship in the way that is most supportive to them, so that they may blossom.

 the world with love, respect and kindness. Enlightened and bright souls sharing and caring for each other and our Mother Earth.

a world where we are in harmony with the cycles of Mother Earth and the Cosmos. A world where we are living, breathing and seeing from an awakened heart and joyously sharing our gifts with others.

a world in which fear is transformed by possibility, where pain is sensed as “tea with teacher”, where each individual may be integrated as both unique and a part of the loving whole, where peace is preserved through cooperation. 

How would loving and respecting each living and breathing entity sound? Pay forward love, compassion and forgiveness throughout the Universe, raising the vibration for all mankind… may we all feel and know this gift in our lifetime and beyond.

a world filled with happiness, abundance, harmony and peace.

full of compassion

a world where Pacha Mama feels the dancing feet of all her children upon her belly, dancing in unison, dancing in Peace. In Great Gratitude.

a world of love and compassion, where each individuals unique spirit can be accepted and shine gracefully. To look at situations and see the good and not our illusions.

I pray for our waters. I pray for the clean, clear, life force to be present and unadulterated in waters around the world and available to, loved by, and used for blessed nourishment by me, my community, people like us around the world, farmers and farm communities, urbanites and ruralites alike, and all the creatures and plants.

May the light pulse through all living beings and fill any voids with all that is needed for each and everyone. Abundance for All!

May all beings tread lightly on our Mother with great respect and compassion. May the light of the sun and moon fill us with peace and healing. Let us recognize our connection to each other and to all that is…Namaste

a world that has care and love in all hearts for all

the end of suffering for all beings. answered prayers for everyone .
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a world with fresh water, food, fresh air and a warm bed for all people. I dream of a world where hundreds of millions of animals graze on grass and live in nature without being tortured in captivity and used for food. I dream of a world where people don’t die fighting each other for imaginary paper gains, or resources or imaginary borders. I dream of a world where people don’t live in fear and where they are not exploited for any possible thing that they can be used for. I dream of a healthy Pachamama who can be proud of her children.

May our hearts be opened!

a world filled with love and responsible agriculture. Where the masses head the word of our ancestors and live a life full of purpose.

dear pachamama let us walk on you with an open heart with deep respect, love, and compassion for you our great mother and all our relations.

a world where all people can remember their own courage and lightness, where people can live from their hearts and not so much from their minds, and where we can remember that we are all LIGHT angels and we are here to heal and learn. I imagine a world where intuition, gentleness, sweetness, and kindness are valued and considered incredibly important, because they are. I imagine a world where all people use their firey, masculine side for the good of the world and its creatures. It is not so much about BECOMING what you want to be, it´s about REMEMBERING that you already are, perfect, and that you possess everything that you ever needed. Call those memories to you and you will see.

a world where all creatures of the earth (2 and 4 legged) are honored, respected and treated with love & compassion.

A world as I have been to, a world where only Light lives.
Where we dance between the stars and visit many places in the galaxies. Where we know who and what we really are, the expressions of creation, freely, no longer held in density and ignorance.

MITAQUE OYASIN
OM SHANTI
OMETEOTL
NAMASTE
SAT NAM
AMEN
AHO

OM

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Harvesting Quinoa at Amura Village during our Women's Journey to Peru, May 2013

Harvesting Quinoa at Amaru Village during our Women’s Journey to Peru, May 2013

The shamans of the high Andes dedicate the first twelve days of August to honoring Pachamama and dreaming the world into being for the year ahead, a time known as Pachamama Days in Peru. The 1st of August represents August 2014, the 2nd, September 2014 and so on, with the 12th being July 2014. Days are filled with people offering despachos to Pachamama, sweets and flowers in gratitude for her gifts of harvest as they prepare the soils for the next seeds.

Even if we are not in Peru we can use these energies to connect more deeply to Mother Earth and be mindful of what we are creating. Can we listen more deeply to what needs tending? What needs clearing?

Spend time each day in meditation, contemplation. Journal. Create intention. Make offerings to the Earth, to the waters. Be mindful of spending time in nature. What arises by listening, by turning in?

Inspired by the Pachamama Days of Peru, let us imagine a world.

I invite you to write below what you imagine a world to be. Let us create a collective prayer to offer in ceremony. Your prayers will be written on violet paper, the color of creation, and added to a despacho that I will create and share later in the Pachamama days.

I imagine a world where each day we greet Pachamama with a song, a song that rises from our love for our Mother Earth, a song that sings our gratitude to her.

How would the vibration of our world change if each and every soul sang the song of their heart? It is through imagining we create a new world.

May we open our ceremony with a song to our Beloved Mother. This song was birthed by Tracey St. John at Empowerment Camp on June 20th at Feathered Pipe Ranch this summer. I have not stopped singing it since. Click on the picture below to hear the song and sing along!

Earth Mother Prayer Song

Earth Mother Prayer Song

 Photo by Anne Jablonski

I bow in gratitude for adding your voice,
your prayer to our collective vision.

May generations to come be able to look back
and say thank you for what we are creating today.

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We offer our collective hearts to Spirit.
We let go of the attachment of how our visions and dreams 

will manifest in the kaypacha. 
We cultivate trust in the divine order. 
We surrender to the great mystery 
so we are no longer guided by the voices of fear, 
the limiting belief systems 
and old paradigms that have laid false imprints in our minds. 
We deepen our connection to Nature 
and open the channels to Spirit 
as we fearlessly step into the guidance 
that is so willingly offered to us.

AHO!

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IMG_0354When I made plans to be in Savannah, Don Black Feather asked if I would offer a despacho during my visit. My yes turned out to be bigger than I could have imagined.

Arriving a week before ceremony gave me time to become more intimate with land that was unfamiliar to me. On one of our first outdoor ventures animal bones were found lying near a pond. I knew right away they would be part of our despacho and were placed on our altar.

In Peru, prayers are offered to the despacho in a kintu made by blowing intentions into three coca leaves. With no coca leaves available in IMG_0410North America finding a kintu before ceremony was important. Along a trail in Skidaway State Park we discovered Georgia’s state flower, the Cherokee Rose. Its leaves are similar in size and shape to the coca leaf. How beautiful to have the Flower of Love hold our prayers.

My infatuation with the rose seemed to cloud my memory to the plethora of thorns that protect its beauty. Harvesting and preparing a hundred or more leaves for ceremony was a painstaking ritual not without some blood being shed. The Cherokee Rose held another story, the Trail of Tears. A story of ancestors waiting to be told.

The last the ancestors would speak before ceremony was through scorching hot sand leaving my feet full of blisters.

This ceremony was working in ways I did not fully understand from my stinging hands to my burning feet. Never before had the ancestors spoke so loudly.

I confess my ignorance to the Trail of Tears. I wanted to know more of the story behind the Cherokee Rose. What I came to learn left me humbled in tears.

The Cherokee had lived in western Georgia for generations. In the early fall of 1838 the United States Army began the invasion of the Cherokee Nation through a ratification of the “Indian Removal Act”. Driven from their homes with little food or provisions, the Cherokee were forced to march a thousand miles to Oklahoma, arriving during one of the most brutal winters in the state’s history. Four thousand people were reported to have died on that journey.

“The mothers of the Cherokee grieved so much that the chiefs prayed for a sign to lift the mother’s spirits and give them strength to care for their children. From that day forward, a beautiful new flower, a rose, grew wherever a mother’s tear fell to the ground. To this day, the Cherokee Rose prospers along the route of the Trail of Tears.”

The blisters on my feet were nothing compared to the journey of a thousand miles the Cherokee nation took that year. Whatever pain or suffering I may have known pales in comparison to the suffering of those who have come before me. The ancestor speak in ceremony was an opportunity to honor the pain and suffering of the footsteps walked before we have come.

To honor offers healing. To honor allows us to stand in gratitude for the privileges we are graced with. Privilege born of the pain and blood of those that have come before.

This ceremony was a walk in humility. A walk of respect to the calling of our ancestors. A bow in gratitude to all who have suffered and paved the way for our footsteps to follow. May we never forget the walk of our ancestors.

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The Feathered Pipe glow post ceremony with Heidi Bixler

We prayed our way to the meadow as shamans of the high Andes; blowing our prayers into aspen leaves at Feathered Pipe Ranch in Montana. Sitting in silence with Pachamama we waited for her wisdom to speak through us. An echo sparked a spontaneous toning, our voices reverberating with Creation.

The echo amplified throughout our week at Empowerment Camp. Drumming and rattling at every ceremony awakened each voice to discover sounds never before heard.

Our last day was full in ceremony. My morning began picking baby aspen leaves that had fallen in the labyrinth for our despacho later that afternoon. I brought them into the lodge where Tracey St. John was practicing yoga. I pulled out my sheepskin and joined her in silence. Each of us following our unique rhythm of breath, waking energy with moving muscles and vibrating sounds.

As Tracey finished I listened in awe as this lullaby to the Mother was birthed. A flow of grace moved through her that morning as a gift to the world. This song opened our Despacho ceremony that day and I have not stopped singing it since.

May this song be shared, especially with our Earth Mother.

She loves it when we sing to her.

EARTH MOTHER PRAYER SONG
(Click on the link above to listen to the song)

Dear Earth Mother come to me
Allow me in thy prayers.
May this moment speak to me.
Allow me to prepare.
Come Dear Mother be with me,
The sweat that we partake.
All who enter in your womb
Seek within your grace.
BLESSED MOTHER
Hold this Earth,
The mountains at your feet.
The lake behind us sources us,
The trees keep company.
In this mix may we partake
And taste of your sweet space.
Divinity will come through us,
Today we can embrace.
See as far as you see,
Hear as far as you hear.
Be as far as we can hold
And laugh and sweat and eat.

Birthed June 20, 2013 by Tracey St. John during the Empowerment Camp at Feathered Pipe Ranch

Recorded at The Creative Arts Studio with my soul sisters of Sea Cliff…
Stefanie Lipsey
Tracy Warzer
Lorraine Aguilar
Aimee Schiff

And a huge thank you to Abhita Austin of Hidden Chapel Studios who did a magical sound edit job with a recording from my iphone!

Karen Chrappa

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We started by sweeping the floor.

Our last day at Empowerment Camp was a day of ceremony. A morning Sweat Lodge followed by an afternoon Despacho. The Despacho ceremony comes to us from the shamans of the high Andes in Peru. A feast for Pachamama to bring our nature into right relationship with all of Nature. Julie Daley (one of my co-facilitators at the Empowerment Camp at Feathered Pipe) and I began preparing the space for ceremony…clearing the clutter, sweeping the floor. I laid down an altar cloth of recycled saris. A woven cloth from the Andes was placed on top to hold our Despacho.

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We pulled from the pantry offerings…chocolate chips, rice, quinoa, almonds, raisins, oats and shredded coconut. We have all heard of the awakening of the Divine Feminine at this spiritual threshold on which we now stand. The Dalai Lama has said, “The world will be saved by the Western woman.”

It is because we know this work.

How many women have prepared a Thanksgiving or holiday feast? You know what to do.

You clean the house. You pull your finest china and linens from the closet. Your favorite recipes are saved for these special times. Family and friends gather in celebration. Spirits are lifted. Hearts are nourished.

Women know this work. The work of ceremony. We nourish. We celebrate. We create sacred space full of love.

Ceremony uplifts our hearts. Ceremony carries our prayers and visions to Spirit. In ceremony we begin to see ourselves and each other through the eyes of love. Ceremony is what will carry us over the threshold.

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Our week to Awaken the Inner Teacher began with an altar. Sacred objects from home and heart were placed on top. Each day our altar blossomed in beauty with flowers, sticks and stones of the Earth. And it was there, on the altar, the intention of our Despacho laid bare.

Our ceremony reflected many different traditions. Saris from India. The Despacho from Peru. Tibetan prayer flags waiting for blessings to be blown in.

The borders erected based on gender, color, race, sexual preference, even the borders that exist between spiritual traditions are misguided and misdirected. Creations of our mind that reflect the collective wound of separation. An illusion. We are not separate. Whatever tradition we walk, whatever the color of our skin or ethnic background, we all originate from the same fire. It is a time of inclusivity. A time for healing from the illusion.

The heart of our Despacho was held in a conch shell. A shell received in ceremony swimming with wild dolphins. It sat in my mesa for a year but was now on the altar. It was not a perfectly polished conch shell that one finds in a gift shop but instead broken and worn, ancient and primordial. Washed through eons of time by the oceans of Mama Cocha holding the depths of wisdom from deep in the watery belly of Pachamama. Perfect in her imperfections.

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Surrounding the shell were 15 pine cones from the altar, initially placed like a Christmas tree to hold the intention of Light. Throughout history pine cones have served as a symbolic representation of Human Enlightenment, the Third Eye and the Pineal Gland. Our pineal gland, shaped like and named after the pine cone, is at the geometric center of our brain and is intimately linked to our body’s perception of light. Its mathematical architecture is sacred geometry in its most divine expression. This was the sacred container to which all other elements were placed.

Each item on the altar had something to say. Why had it appeared? A prayer of thanks was blown into each offering and then it spoke. The message revealed.

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Sacred Union.

It is time for the divine marriage of the Feminine and Masculine, each holding within, all polarities. The conch shell expressing our deepest Feminine Nature. The Pine Cones expressing the Divine Masculine, the Enlightenment of Light. The number 15 adds up to 6. The number of union, harmony, marriage.

Both the Feminine and Masculine appeared in an unexpected way. The shell as light, the pine cone as dark. We cannot take our ideas of Feminine and Masculine and impose them on this union for this union is not what we expect it to look like. We are traveling through new frontiers guided by the divine order of the Natural world and the ethereal whispers of Spirit.

ChAOs.

Appearing like ancient hieroglyphics scribbled on a stick.

ChAoS.

Be comfortable in chaos for it is the divine order of the Universe. The seed of creation. How is it chaos and order sit side by side? When we elevate our awareness, our understanding rises to see the paradox in all of Nature.  To see the paradox in spiritual law. The spiritual laws we are governed by cannot be understood by our minds. Another level of understanding is needed to learn and respect our spiritual laws.

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Who among us has not had a trust violated? Somewhere inside us that feels disconnected? A source of love we thought would always be there only to end in a broken heart, a painful betrayal? When we drop deeper than the wounds and heartaches, deep into the belly of Pachamama there is a source that is infinite. A love that is never betrayed. A well of promise that is ours to drink from…again and again and again. The mistrust we feel is ours. It does not come from our Mother Earth for her love is unconditional, her connection unwavering.

CREATION.

Sitting like a halo in the north of our despacho lay violet petals of iris. The gold light of the masculine and the silver light of the feminine alchemize to violet at the moment of conception, whether it be the conception of a child or the conception of a vision. Violet is the light of creation, the very source of that is breath. How important it is to remember our breath in our daily practice for it is with our breath we create our life.

Our inhale infuses our Self with life force. Our exhale combines with sound to create a vibration, a frequency we vibrate into the world. That frequency may be dull or sleepy, bright or clear. Our signal is creation. Through our signal we impact the world. What are we sending out? What are we giving voice to?

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We begin to raise our vibration elevating what we are creating in our lives through sound. When we make a sound we are clearing dense energies, creating movement where energy may be stuck. Our sound rings clear as a bell. Imagine what you can create from that source? Breath and sound are building blocks in the process of creation.

DREAM BIG.

Evolution is happening very quickly now. We have no choice but to move forward. Can you stand and stop a tsunami? As much as our fears and doubts want to resist there is an urgency that propels each and every one of us to step into our power. Holding a vision for humanity that is bigger than ever before will drive us forward and lift us from our demons.

We Are All Children.

A baby pine cone from the altar placed in the sacred container of the Feminine reminds us we  are always children. We come to prayer as sons and daughters. Children of the Earth. Children of the Stars. We bring the innocence of our heart to ceremony. To look at the world through the eyes of a child enlightens us, restoring wonder and delight in the natural world.

The Inner Teacher.

The message of the Despacho came from the altar. From the wisdom that called each one to place these elements there. This could not come through one voice. The relationship of guru to student is falling away. When we place a guru above us we establish a hierarchy in relationship believing the guru has more spiritual authority than we do. We give away our spiritual power. We lose sight of our spiritual wisdom.

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It is time to honor, discover and awaken the Inner Teacher. The wisdom that each one of us walks with. When that wisdom is woven within a collaborative tapestry it grows richer and deeper.

As wisdom comes through you it is a gift to be shared as we step into our deep knowing, our spiritual authority. This is what we are here to walk, to teach, to share. In our families, our communities, the circles in which we live.

The sacred womb of the Feminine can hold all of Creation. The depths from which the Feminine can hold Creation is met by the protection and trust that she is held and surrounded by in the Masculine. As this relationship is brought to balance, into ayni, each one of us can do the work we are here to do.

The work of Munay.

The work of Love.

Photos by Anne Jablonski
Board of Directors Feathered Pipe Foundation

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