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~Welcome to the New Moon Despacho Ceremony for March~

Thank you,
Thank you,
Thank you,
Great Spirit.
We bow humbly before you
as your sons and daughters
to plant the seeds of abundance
under the dark of Mama Killa,
Grandmother Moon.
Thank you for holding our fears Pachamama.
We surrender the wounds of lack and scarcity to your belly.
We thank you for composting this dense heavy energy
so that we may be reborn,
under the light of Inti Ti Ti, Father Sun.
May we reclaim our birthright
and align with abundance and prosperity
so our hearts may overflow in love,
compassion, generosity and sharing.
May we be vessels of Light.
We thank you for hearing our prayers
and answering our call. 


Before watching this video for prayer and ceremony you may want to light a candle to transition from your day to sacred space. You may use sea salt, floral waters, incense or smudging to create a purification ritual if you desire. Set aside 20 minutes where you will not be interrupted to set your intentions to shed the wounds of lack and scarcity and align with prosperity and abundance. Include family, friends and loved ones if you wish. Blessings my friends on this most auspicious day of prayer!


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You may wish to create a ceremony for yourself
by offering your intentions into seeds or qintus

~Blow Personal Intentions of Abundance
and Healing into Your Own Qintus~

~Burn, Bury or Offer Your Qintus to a Natural Body of Water or
Create a Despacho of Your Own to Hold Qintus~ 

It is a wonderful time to literally plant your seeds of intention in the Earth

~Blow Personal Intentions of Abundance and Healing into Seeds~ 

~Plant Seeds of Intention in Garden or Potted Soil~

Listen to the Guided Meditation below
once you have offered your intentions

~Inner Garden~

~Close Ceremony with a Prayer of Thanks~


Elements of Despacho: A golden chalice was the inspiration for this despacho. The starfish that sits at the center holds our intention to heal the wounds of lack and scarcity and align with abundance. It symbolizes above, the stars in heaven where our intentions are set, and below, so they may manifest in form on Earth. Lots of gold sparkles were sprinkled throughout to align with abundance. The chalice symbolizes our abundance as an empty vessel. By being empty we are able to receive. What gets in the way of receiving are the dense, heavy energies, or hucha, of lack, limitation and scarcity. Shedding these wounds clears our golden chalice and allows us to be a container of Light and Love rather than lack and limitation.

The stem of the chalis is rooted in Earth and sits on a bed of money representing manifesting abundance in material form. Placed along the dollars are small magnets to attract what we need into our lives as vessels of receptivity rather than struggling to try and make things happen. At the very base of the stem sits a clay statue of Lakshmi. In the Hindu tradition she is the Goddess of Prosperity and Wealth in all dimensions, spiritual to material. We draw inspiration from all traditions.

White flowers are placed on top of white feathers that sit like a halo holding our chalice and informing it with light. May we hold an empty golden chalice in our heart so we may be receptors for Light. It is the abundance of this Light that will manifest abundance in form on our Earth plane.

Offerings and qintus will be placed in the despacho during the time it is open. Ceremony will close Friday morning, March 23rd EST at 7:30 am when our despacho, full of prayers and offerings, will be folded and tied like a gift. A forgotten prayer holder will be tied to the outside. Our ceremonial gift will then be burned in a fire. More will be posted after ceremony.

I offer deep appreciation and gratitude for bringing your prayers to this ceremony, for your prayers empower the prayers of us all.

AHO my friends! AHO!

Karen Chrappa
Daughter of Pachamama
Sister of the Sacred Lodge of We the Women
Sunflower of Bouquet of Light Ayllu 

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“Let yourself be silently drawn
by the stronger pull of what you really love.”

photo by Don Myer

photo by Don Myer

I like to set an intention at the start of a new year carving a unifying theme on which to tread. It becomes an umbrella that ends up informing all other intentions as they arise. It comes to light from reflecting on what to cultivate to blossom more fully into my truth. What calls to me now is the intention of ease. Discerning this comes from seeing where ease is not.

During a recent journey I was propelling upstream as a Goddess statue much like an underwater torpedo. Fighting the current is not the easiest way to navigate. I came to realize how much I have been “efforting”. Not to mention the complete antithesis to all that is feminine but that my friends will have to wait for another blog post!

My tendency can run more towards “doing” rather than “being” but this is the year the direction changes. Ease offers a sense of going with the flow rather than launching forcibly upstream. Ease opens to an unfolding, a fundamental trust that all is happening in accordance with a divine mystery. Ease circumvents struggle, excessive effort, striving. There is no sense of having to “make” something happen. Ease will be the path on which this year treads.

“What would you like to call into your life? What would you like to cultivate? What are you ready to step into? You may already know what that it is, but if not, you can look at your life and see what is not working as a way to know what would serve you.

There may be fear about money, resources or job issues, rooted in a sense of lack. Rather than set an intention about wanting a certain amount of money or getting a specific job, let your intention be one of abundance. Allow abundance to begin to inform your life.

The demands of your life may weigh heavily on your time and health, leaving you overwhelmed and stressed. An intention could be to simplify or cultivate balance. An intention of optimum health or vitality may serve you. What would it feel like to live from that place in your life?

Perhaps you are not sure what your intention is. Maybe you are full of confusion and doubt. Set an intention of calling forth clarity or clear vision. Are you able to stand up for yourself, say no and create boundaries? Call forth self nurturing, self care or self worth. Do you value yourself? Do you need to claim your right to be here? Set an intention of stepping into your power or beauty or hold the intention of I am. Do you procrastinate and put things off? Set an intention of fortitude.”
excerpt from A Structure for Spirit)

As you strip these places to their essence you discover the heart of your intention. Set this in a word or two. Let this be the step on which your new year begins. What follows is the first practice from A Structure for Spirit on setting an intention.


  • Today you will set an intention for what you would like to create in your life. You can ask what would you like to receive or call into your life? Where would you like to create change? Are there issues that are weighing heavily in your life that are causing distress? What would you like to step into?
  • Take a moment to reflect on what you feel is not working in your life. List all the things you are not happy with, areas where you feel stuck, places that feel they will never change. Reflect on all aspects of your life as you do this: relationships, family, work, health, money, life purpose. Write your list here.
  • From this list of what is not working, notice what is causing the most distress for you. Is it unhappiness or dissatisfaction with work or relationships? Is there a lack of purpose or meaning in your life? Are you living in fear of not having enough money or resources? Does your life feel overwhelming, out of balance or stuck? Are you facing a health crisis? Do you live with chronic pain? As you feel and sense this distress in your life, notice how that feels in your body. Close your eyes as you sense any areas that feel tight or clenched. Do you notice anxiety or uneasiness? Are there places within that feel as if they are holding on or gripping? What does your overall mental and emotional state feel like as you call to mind this distress? Write what you notice in your body here.
  • If you were living without this distress, what might your life feel like? Close your eyes and notice how this feels. Do you sense any subtle shifts or changes in how your body feels as you move from thinking about the distress to imagining your life without the distress? Write what you notice here.
  • As you reflect on your insights from above, what would you like to create? What would you like to receive? What would you like to call into your life? Who are you ready to step into? What parts of yourself are you ready to reclaim? How do you want to walk through your life? What is at the essence of what you are seeking? Write your reflections here.
  • As you reflect on the answers from the question above, begin to simplify. Distill their essence into one or two words to create your intention for your life at this moment. Write your intention here.
  • At some point today find a stone that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. Hold your intention as a thought. Breathe deeply into what you are feeling, thinking and sensing in your body in response to your intention. With a strong exhalation, blow what you are feeling and sensing from your body into your stone. Your breath energetically transfers your intention to this element of nature. You will then return this stone to the elements. If you live near a natural body of water, you can release it there. You can bury it in the Earth. This is your first step in releasing your intention and your attachment to its outcome. It begins your conversation with Spirit, your step into the realm of mystery, beyond the dimensions of your rational mind.
    (excerpt from A Structure for Spirit)

Let me know the intention on which your year treads.

AHO my friends! AHO!

Karen Chrappa
Author of A Structure for Spirit

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~Welcome to the New Moon Despacho Ceremony for October 26th~

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~Create Sacred  Space~

~Perform Purification Ritual~

~Offer One Qintu (prayer holder) for Mother Earth with Prayers of Thanks~

~Offer Seven Qintus into which Prayers of Intent to Release the Victim, Powerlessness, Limited Belief are blown in~

~Blow Intent of Qintus into Image of Cuti Despacho~

~Prepare for Ayni Despacho Below~


(Refer to previous blog post GET READY FOR CEREMONY for further instruction if needed)


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~Offer One Qintu (prayer holder) for Ayni Despacho with Prayers of Gratitude blown in~

~Blow Prayers of Gratitude into Image of Ayni Despacho~


~Bury or Burn All Qintus from CUTI DESPACHO and AYNI DESPACHO~
(Please note: Make sure to burn qintus from Cuti Despacho outside of your home, not in indoor fireplace) 

~Close Ceremony with a Prayer of Thanks~

(Both Despachos are held and anchored with the kuyas of my mesa)


Elements of Cuti (Kooti) Despacho: Our prayers are laying in a bed of salt and hot peppers to combust the heavy energy that gives shape and form to the victim, to places of powerlessness and limited belief. The intent of our despacho is held in the horseshoe crabs who to me represent the ancient roots of these paradigms in our systems. Black feathers take our prayers into the darkness of the unseen to transform. The gift of the snakeskin holds all within, offering the medicine of shedding that which no longer serves us.

Elements of Ayni Despacho: A winged maiden holding a cornucopia of Mother Earth’s bounty sits at the center of our Ayni Despacho. She is surrounded by a corn husk frame representing the lineage of this tradition. An abundance of flowers overflow representing beauty. Our intent of gratitude is held in a small heart stone in the center so our hearts may open to receive the blessings of gratitude. The base of our despacho is held in red rose petals to honor Mother Earth, or Pachamama, and also contains seeds for the blossoming of our prayers. Sugar and corn were laid around the center to feed our intentions with fruitful sweetness.

AHO my friends! AHO!

Karen Chrappa
Author of A Structure for Spirit

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