Lughnasadh Water Despatcho
A water Despatcho must be completely organic to dissolve into the water. This Despatcho was about the harvest. It is just beginning, and we are thankful, so we make a border of flower petals here in the Middle World, the Kaipacha.
But what if the harvest is not so good because of the drought? Descending to the world below, the Ukupacha, we put in dried oat stalks, dried wheat stalks for our fears, collective and individual ones.
Moving to the upper world, the Hannaqpacha, we put in Star disks, that represent our hopes, visualizations and dreams, at the collective and individual levels.
Then we made small personal Despatchos, using whole wheat wraps, and place flowers, seeds, small candies, chocolate, more flower petals. Chive stalks make great ties to keep the personal Despatchos together.
Again, down to the bridge over the Grand River, casting in the personal Despatchos first, then unwrapping the Despatcho cloth so the contents of the collective Despatcho rain down into the dark waters of the river, under the light of the Full Moon.