despacho offering.

A despacho is an Andean practice of making offerings to the mountains (apus), Mother Earth (Pachamama), and other spirits of nature in reciprocity, reverence, and thanksgiving. A despacho is an act of love and a reminder of the connections we share with all beings, elements, spirits, and sacred places. At the deepest level, it is an opportunity to enter into the essential unity of all things, the living energy of the universe. 

what to bring for a despacho (a selection of the following)--Animal fat, cheese or butter, seeds, grains, flowers, candies, coffee beans, something made by you such as a drawing, a photo, a poem or small hand-crafted item, incense, etc. 

These items will be offered in a despacho to a sacred fire.