💕 February 2019 Community News & Events »

Greetings beloved THOTH community!

This month we are focusing on the imperative of living in sacred reciprocity, or ayni, a balance between giving and receiving. It is the core Andean belief underlying all relationships and a foundational principle of The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. It is the central connecting fabric in the ordering of all worlds. For ayni to flow properly, humans must be aware of the part we play in it. For the Universe to function properly, we must participate and engage all aspects of this relationship.

Ayni is the deepest concern of all mesa carriers. As in the ‘Law of Right Returns’, or ‘today for me, tomorrow for you’, imbalance is created when return ‘payment’ is not offered for the gifts and intervention of the seen and unseen realms.

Within the Ritual Arts section of The Heart of the Healer website you will find a variety of ways to offer ayni. In addition, please see this Ayni for Changemakers video. It offers a contemporary lesson on sacred reciprocity. You may also enjoy these articles in the Writer’s Forum: Ayni: Moving from Doing to Being by David Jordan and Sacred Relationship: Living in Ayni by Gabriella Galvan.

Pachakuti Mesa Tradition gatherings are being offered by our community in California | Florida | Kansas | Missouri and Québec. Please follow the links for event information and MULTIPLE gatherings and locations within each region, AND check back on the cale nd ar as events may be added during the month!

Wednesday Night Link-Up gatherings this month are being offered in Kansas | Missouri United Kingdom | Utah | and Virginia. Check the calendar as more may be added.

Sacred Retreats in Peru include Sacred Valley Pilgrimage : Receive the Hummingbird’s Blessing with Darcy Kopas & Robin Flynn | Los Apus : A Sacred Pilgrimage with the Apukuna led by Mona Rain | and Amazon Jungle Medicine Journey with Alan Waugh. 

In sacred relationship we remain,
Cindy, Xio mara, Marin and Michele

Apacheta above by Marla Beggs Nargundkar
‟Right action, borne of compassionate spiritual wisdom, unites.”
 ~ don Oscar Miro-Quesada
Five-part Apprenticeship Series Starting Soon

The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition:  Cross-Cultural Shamanic Arts for Personal and Planetary Renewal


Gabriella Galvan

Jnana Gowan

Michelle Pauls

Cynthia Greer

Yola Dunne

Anna Maria Lopez & Heather Weingartner

Yola Dunne

Darcy Kopas & Robin Flynn

Darcy Kopas & Robin Flynn

Autumn Paige Moler & Daniel Moler

If you don’t see an apprenticeship in your region, you can sponsor one! To learn more contact PMT@heartofthehealer.org

 Photos (top) Barbara Hallnan, and (center & bottom) David Jordan
Featured Teacher

Growing up in a Christian community, Michelle Paul’s first teaching experience was working with children at Sunday school. Like most teachers, she remains a lifelong student. She has studied many world religions, astrology, numerology, various forms of divination, dream interpretation and New Directions Emotional Healing. She is a Usui and a Karuna Reiki Master. Michelle was introduced to the PMT in 2012 and had completed the Five-part Apprenticeship twice when her teacher suggested that she apply to don Oscar to become a sanctioned teacher. She admits this caught her by surprise at first but is very happy she pursued the opportunity. At this point, Michelle has taught numerous weekend PMT hoops and facilitated many community ceremonies. She currently is close to completing her ministerial studies in Science of Mind and stays very active in the New Thought Community Center.

Michelle has always been drawn to visit places of antiquity, traveling to the Yucatan, Egypt, and Peru. She lives in Clovis, California, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, with access to many beautiful hiking destinations. She makes it a point to spend time in Nature each week.

Michelle is offering Part I of the Five-Part Apprenticeship  The Call to Heal, beginning February 15, 2019 in Clovis, California.

Photo below from Rosario Sykes
ON-DEMAND COURSES with don Oscar Miro-Quesada

We are pleased to offer these On-Demand apprenticeships through The Shift Network. These courses also offer an opportunity for a very rich and active on-line community and live interactive teaching assistants to clarify questions that may arise. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

THE PATH OF THE UNIVERSAL SHAMAN: Transform Your World Through Shamanic Ritual, Heart Wisdom & Sacred Living Dedicated to the ONENESS of humanity and a practice of true reverence for Mother Earth, this 7-module training introduces a path for healing ancient rifts and restoring personal and collective wholeness in our modern world. Perhaps you felt shamanic healing wisdom was reserved for those who were ‘born into it’. However, these ancient skills are available to all! Here is the essential introductory course for anyone interested in exploring The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition.

REVERENCE, RITUAL & RENEWAL: Being a Shamanic Evolutionary Healing Force for Our World Does your heart break for Mother Earth? Do you wonder how you can help shift humanity into a new relationship with our planet? Become the medicine the world needs! Discover how to work with the energies, intentions, and spirits of nature. Learn long-forgotten shamanic rituals related to the proper ceremonial activation of sacred powers and spirit bridges into Pachamama’s subtle energy body. Recommended for those already familiar with the mesa or who are willing to do preliminary study and assemble a mesa before beginning the first module.
BECOMING A SHINING ONE: A Shamanic Initiation into the Ancestral Energy Healing Practices of Peru Activate your light body for healing, vitality, and spiritual awakening. During this 12-session on-line course, you’ll practice hands-on ritual arts of prayerful invocation, evocation, and decree empowered through shamanic breathwork, Quechua sacred words, altar configuration, ceremonial gesture, and focused imaginative intention. These practices are relevant for people from all walks of life who are seeking to maximize their presence as sources of healing light in the world.
See more of don Oscar's offerings:  free podcasts, and  products.
In the Writer′s Forum
The Heart of the Healer Writer′s Forum features gifted writers inspired by the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Lineage. Each has made a generous and heartfelt commitment to regularly contribute their insights, experience, and llankay to our community via their essays.

If you would like to be considered as a Writer’s Forum contributor, contact michele@heartofthehealer.org.
Ritual tools and sacred offerings lovingly crafted by sanctioned Teacher Heather Weingartner. Since becoming an apprentice with the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, Heather has devoted much time to making medicines for ritual healing, and offerings of beauty in ayni for the Earth. She has opened this Etsy shop with the intention of inspiring the ceremonial work of other mesa carriers while supporting herself in right livelihood. Please enjoy this 15% off coupon with your first visit!
Shamans Market offers a huge selection of fair and ethically traded, authentic, sustainable products that support artisans, their families, and indigenous ways. Apply a 10% discount when you enter code donoscar2019 .
Featured Video
Ayni for Changemakers
A contemporary lesson on sacred reciprocity, or ayni, a foundational principle of The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. Applying the practice of ayni in our daily life establishes better relationships and therefore, support for your endeavors.

To view more and become a subscriber to don Oscar's YouTube channel click here or on the YouTube icon below.
Apu Ausangate
Our February newsletter header depicts Ausangate, one of the twelve most revered apukuna in Peru. For a list of other sacred pilgrimage sites and apus in North and South America visit Sacred Sites in our Ritual Arts section on the THOTH website.