A despacho is a ceremonial offering composed of a wide variety of items, each with its own symbolic meaning. The items are intricately arranged on paper, blessed by the shaman performing the ceremony, bundled up and burned, buried, or sunk in a lake or other body of water. Despachos feed our connections to the sacred and can have many purposes. This Love Despacho will bring you into right relationship with your romantic partner or others whom you love--your children, your friends, yourself, or Mother Earth. The despacho is an opportunity to release barriers and impediments to unconditional love in your life and can deepen your relationship with another. You do not need to have a partner to attend this despacho. Plan to bring with you small items to add to the despacho, which will be put into the fire. These items should represent to you anything that interferes with the opening of the heart chakra or they can represent the sweetness of life and love. Use your heart and your imagination, (example: to a Shaman, a dried kernel of corn represents fertility and abundance; chocolate represents the sweetness and blessings of life ). This despacho creates a sense of connection to your heart and soul and to the heart and soul of another.
|Thanks to John Mayr for Valentine's Day Despacho image.|