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Lee Doyle
By Lee Doyle
Shift Team

 

Is there ONE person you entrust with your deepest secrets?

A person you’d go to the ends of the Earth for... and who would do the same for you?

And when you’re having a bad day, this person says exactly what you most need to hear, touching your heart and making you feel like it’s all going to be okay. The next day, you find you've switched places, now you're speaking to their heart and reassuring them.  

This is a beautiful (some would say, rare) relationship based on reciprocity. 

This is also an entire way of life for the Indigenous people of the Andes...    

The sacred, shamanic principle and practice, known as Ayni can serve as a guide to make ALL of your relationships mutually loving, supportive and aligned with the highest good.  

A simple, yet powerful Quechua word, Ayni also teaches us to live in right relationship with the Earth, Pachamama, and every one of her inhabitants...

In the 6-minute video below, world-renowned Peruvian curandero, teacher of shamanism and transpersonal psychologist don Oscar Miro-Quesada shares a traditional Andean blessing and offering of three coca leaves, and then illuminates the creation myth of Ayni.

Don’t miss his inspiring and practical wisdom, which can guide you to live, and love, in sacred reciprocity.  You’ll discover:

  • (0:15) —  don Oscar’s sacred 3-leaf offering & opening blessing  
  • (1:36) —  The story of how Ayni became integral to our lives on ‘Heart Island’ 
  • (3:58) —  The 3 Andean teachings that form the basis for all balanced relationships
  • (5:32) —  How “the law of right returns” leads to a life of consciousness and love

Be sure to catch don Oscar, sharing about his Peruvian ancestors, who are models for post-modern life, in which we learn to “give and receive in balanced and equal measure.”  

While this powerful Andean story is set on Heart Island, the Quechua people’s name for today’s South America, you can apply the principles it illuminates in your friendships, community, and business life AND to deepen your connection with the Earth.


Discover more about ancient Andean principles and practices, from world-renowned Peruvian curandero and teacher of shamanism don Oscar Miro-Quesada — during The Medicine of Ayni, a FREE virtual event. 

Have you been touched by don Oscar Miro-Quesada’s wisdom and insights into shamanic principles and practices, in this video or elsewhere? Share your thoughts in the comments below.