A PRAYER OF APPRECIATION FOR THE SMALL SELF

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The Despacho is a foundational ceremony in the cosmology of the Q’ero nation in Peru.  Before they engage in any important activity, they offer a Despacho.  The prayers are offered to Pachamama, the Mother Earth and to the Apus, the Mountain Spirits and to Vira Cocha their name for creator God.  I remember my first Despacho Ceremony.  It was as if someone lifted a shade and light came into my life.  I was thrilled by this fun and colorful way to pray.  The praying started with a white paper called the envelope of dreams folded into nine squares the magic of the 3 cubed.  We prayed with Kintus – tiny bundles of leaves of flower petals.  We put three leaves together intending to harness the power of three.  Past, Present, Future; Lower World, Middle World, Upper World;  Mother, Father, Child.

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