Posts Tagged ‘equinox’

One of my favorite parts of creating a despacho is the gathering of elements that takes place first. For our Equinox despacho this gathering was from a tropical park on the Gulf coast of Florida. The gathering of elements can happen in your own garden, your kitchen cabinets or a local craft shop.

The gift of an acorn after visiting with lodge sister Sharon Shreeve days before ceremony held the intention of awakening the seeds of our becoming and was placed in the heart of our despacho. A beautiful feather was found in the park and was placed to link our intentions to Spirit. The starfish at the center symbolizes the manifestation of our intentions through Spirit on Earth, as above, so below.

The center of the despacho was filled with bee pollen to hold our prayers in sweetness. Surrounding the bee pollen were three rings representing the seeds of our intentions with small seeds found abundantly in the park, almonds and wild bird seed.

The outer layers of our despacho included flower petals also found in the park representing the blossoming of these seeds, therefore the blossoming of our becoming.

Four flowers were placed in the four directions to honor the different cycles of our blossoming. The flower sitting in the South is a bud. A flower in full bloom sits in the East with various stages of blooming to the West and North

Qintus and offerings of cocoa, tobacco, incense, sage, sweets, sparkles, sugar, confetti and gold and silver threads were laid atop before folding up our despacho and offering to the fire.

AHO my friends! AHO!

Karen Chrappa

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At the heart of our despacho sits the tiny and humble acorn to hold the intention of awakening the seeds of our becoming. This month I had the great fortune to visit Isis Cove, an intentional community and retreat center on 45+ acres of unspoiled land in the magi­cal, beau­ti­ful, blue moun­tains of west­ern North Carolina.

If you would like to add your prayers and intentions to this month’s despacho follow the ceremonial video below from the early morning woods at Isis Cove. Find a time and space free from distraction. Create sacred space. The simple act of lighting a candle can transport us from our day-to-day routine to a moment of the sacred.

I am grateful to Linda Star Wolf and Brad Collins, the founders, co-directors and visionaries of Isis Cove and the warm welcome that embraced me from each and every Soul I encountered on my short stay there.

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AHO my friends! AHO!

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