Despacho 3
Ali Rabjohns

Workshops & Ceremonies

‘Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again’. Joseph Campbell.

AYNI DESPACHO

There are times in our lives when it’s helpful to have a rite of passage or a ritual. This allows us to call upon the Sacred Other to be witness to our intentions and empowers the changes that we want to make. Whether it’s moving from one stage of life to another, whether it’s loss, or celebration. The cycles of life and death and re-birth, live within in us. When we offer our prayers to Spirit, we know that they will be answered. We simply have to get out of the way and watch it unfold!

The despacho brings us back into right relationship with our world and with ourselves. It’s an offering to the earth and to the heavens, a prayer of gratitude, in the spirit of service to the family/community/society/community that we live in. Ayni means ‘reciprocity’ – ‘Whatever I sow I shall reap’. This is a beautiful way to dream our way into being. By creating an ayni despacho, we intend to manifest into our world all that we need to step into our becoming. As we work with our despacho, we create a harmonious energy and we envisage a world of munay (love) of balance and abundance that we can step into. By aligning ourselves to the forces of nature, we are able to create a reality that doesn’t collude with lack and fear, but attracts the natural forces of the universe, which are powerful, creative and vital. We live in an abundant, beautiful world. As shaman, we hold a vision of what’s possible based on the sweetness, the nectar of life and the inner wisdom that we all inherently hold.

When we come into right relationship with the earth, with the heavens and with ourselves, we align with the living energies of the universe. This living energy flows through every living atom. When each of us grants ourselves the gift of abundance, we become abundant, radiant generous human beings who do what they love and love what they do, therefore creating a world held in alignment and balance.

  • Costs are £125  for a simple despacho, with a small group of up to 6 people and a simple fire. Otherwise between £250 (12 people) and £350 for larger groups (twenty people and above) with a ceremonial fire.

Full Moon Fire Ceremonies

The full moon fire ceremonies are a chance for like-minded folk to gather together and re-connect. Anyone can join our circle to experience the essence of this beautiful energy that’s created when we re-connect with each other and ourselves. This in turn helps to build our awareness about how we can bring our own lives into balance and dream our world into being. Circles are a strong way to hold and share light with each other through the level of the heart. When we sit in a circle, we share our highest most talents and skills with each other. A Mayan elder said that when we create circles of interconnecting light, this makes an invincible chain.

I’m also very happy to lead a fire ceremony for your group, please contact me for more details.

Group Despacho Ceremony

There are times in our lives when it’s helpful to have a rite of passage or a ritual. This allows us to call upon the Sacred Other to be witness to our intentions and empowers the changes that we want to make. Whether it’s moving from one stage of life to another, whether it’s loss, or celebration. The cycles of life and death and re-birth, live within in us. When we offer our prayers to Spirit, we know that they will be answered. We simply have to get out of the way and watch it unfold!

Brunette woman with long hair holding dream catcher in her hands

Medicine Wheel Programme

This is a transformational, experiential, modern shamanic practice to help build awareness, a connection to the universe and a sense of wellbeing in everyday life.

Held on one Sunday a month over a year, the Medicine Wheel Programme is an initiation process handed down from the High Andes and the Q’ero nation that helps us to honour ourselves, as well as our friends, our families and our communities with all the light available to us. It is a beautiful and powerful journey around the four cardinal directions with the archetypes.

The Medicine Wheel Programme honours our right as human beings to speak, write, hear and know the truth of our becoming. It will help us to see that death (or a transition) is an opportunity to grow on every level. This organising principle helps us to see clearly through the darkness to find our way step by step as we listen to ourselves and to our unseen guides. We will help you to set your intention to clear all limiting behaviours and self-beliefs that hold you back from walking with beauty.

You will create a medicine bundle or Mesa of stones that you will be able to use on your journey to discover your hidden treasure, your true self. Details about each weekend in the Medicine Wheel Programme will be sent out nearer the time to those interested but the core tools we will be working with around the wheel will be: working as a circle, hucha (heaviness) release and calling in sami (light) to replace this, sand paintings, fire ceremony, shamanic journeying, experiential and creative exercises, dreaming our world into being, energetic tracking skills, a deep connection to Nature, Munay Ki rites, mini death rites. For more info on what to expect in each direction, please visit my website Lucid Healing.