Ceremonies and celebrations are a huge part of our Western culture, from weddings, baptisms and memorial services to confirmations, first communions, bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs, and graduation ceremonies. The ceremonies presented at White Barn are a beautiful multi-cultural blend of ancient history and traditions complimented with new “traditions” honoring our present time, all designed to help us navigate life’s milestones. Depending on the number of guests, the ceremonies will either be held in the Medicine Wheel, or in the field.
These ceremonies are supportive and beneficial for anyone on the journey of personal and spiritual growth.
WHAT IS THE ANYI DESPACHO CEREMONY?
This ceremony is about several things — bringing balance into our lives is a big one. When life feels off-kilter, our balance between work, home and family, school, personal time and other responsibilities may not be in right harmony. Another important experience in this ceremony support our role in our community, and helps us learn to serve others. And yet a third aspect of this ceremony is to invite healing into our lives, healing for the body, mind and spirit.
Creating the mandala helps us to learn to both focus on our own needs, but at the same time, to make room in our lives to support the needs of others. For this ceremony you will be asked to bring several items with you to participate in creating the mandala, and a list of "ingredients" to choose from will be sent to you after you register.
- Humility and gratitude and an open heart are important throughout the ceremony
- And to set specific intentions for healing, for right relations, for balance in all aspects of our lives
- This Anyi Despacho Ceremony has been adapted to our Culture here in the United States
- It is a centuries-old sacred ceremony—very beautiful and very powerful
- It originated in the Peruvian Culture—in Inka times—with the Quero people
- Anyi means balanced and right relations. When people are imbalanced, the world reacts to this and becomes imbalanced as well. This ceremony is about reciprocity, honor and gratitude.
What exactly is reciprocity?
It is the practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit or a mutual exchange in a relationship.
There is a strong emphasis on COMMUNITY. This ceremony brings the individual, the community into a place of harmony and balance with the natural world.
It is truly about giving back and coming in right relationship with everything and everyone in our lives.