What is the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition?
"Pachakuti" means "world reversal" and refers to the time of transformation we are living now. A mesa is an altar for self-exploration, transformation and personal growth in which we create a new paradigm of one's relation of the Self and the Universe. This tradition, in all its richness, is an evolving practice of inner and outer activities that restore balance and harmony to our relationships with All That Is.
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A shamanic healing session typically takes 1.5-2 hours and consists of sitting at a Pachakuti Mesa; an altar that has special items placed in specific locations. This Peruvian shamanic tradition, originated by don Oscar Miro-Quesada, offers you a direct experience to go deeper into your spiritual self with the assistance of the natural world.
No two healing sessions are the same, yet there tends to be certain things that are done each time. For example, we will do a series of limpias. Limpia, in Spanish, means to cleanse or clear, so with the aid of sacred healing waters and selected shamanic tools, we will engage in a simple process to assist in removing heavy, dense energy that can bog you down. These energies, known as hucha, create imbalance and disharmony. By removing them, you may immediately feel lighter and more centered.
In addition to the limpias, other proceses may include:
- Hand on healing and/or Reiki
- Restorative yoga
- Guided meditation
- Shamanic journeying
- Specialized rituals to assist in releasing that which holds you back from your shiniest self
Often, participants report back that the session is very relaxing and that they feel as though a weight has been lifted. Sometimes the session may be energizing.
By committing to this kind of work, you are choosing to slow down, release what no longer serves you and connect to your higher self. When you say yes to self-care, you are inviting healing to occur.
Before the appointment, you may want to begin to focus on your intention for the session. Creating an intention can be very powerful as we bring our attention to the areas we'd like to work on or change. Some examples: "I want to heal the trauma my neck has experienced." "Please help me to be more grounded and focused in the present moment", "I want to be a better Mom/Dad".
In addition to intention, you may wnat to ask yourself what you'd like cultivate in your life or what you are ready to release.
Also, it is helpful to ask: What do I want? What brings me joy? Where is the energy? With that said, you may wish to stay open and see what is presented in the moment.
Lastly, you may want to brign an item that has deep meaning for you to set on the mesa to "charge". The item will be activated with the powerful energies of the mesa and the healing session. The item may be a stone, photo, necklace or anything that has meaning for you. You can bring more than one item; yet, you do not have to bring anything if not called to do so.