In a recent Akashic Record reading (highly recommended, for more information see The Peaceful Healing Tree website) I was advised to work a ‘despacho’ – my initial reply was “why have I got to make cold tomato soup? (gazpacho) ;-) however once I regained my sensible head I did some research.
A despacho is a gift, a giving back of what we receive everyday in our lives to establish new patterns of relationship and possibility. It establishes a link between the physical universe, our personal power, our source of love and wisdom.
The despacho is created by layering a variety of items all having symbolic significance. We call upon the elements and the Goddess to come and help us prepare the offering. We have the intent of seeking to have a connection with the divine and to bring balance and harmony to our lives, and to all our relations. Each symbolic item offered is arranged on a large piece of paper and is charged with energy and intent. The power of this starts the ball rolling for energy shifts and healing and is a reminder of the connections we share with all beings, elements, spirits, and the universe. Upon the completion of the despacho, the gift is bundled up, tied and then placed into a fire.
The despacho can help with clearing out old patterns, cutting ties to unwanted energies and to bring happiness, balance, healing and abundance into your life.
If you give you will receive and if you receive you must give back. It is an honouring of the cycle of abundance and gratitude.