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This ceremony is based on the belief that at the time of birth a celestial being, Ntxwy Nyug, grants each person a txoj hmoo ("mandate of life") (Gerdner, Cha, Yang, Tripp-Reimer, 2007).
It is the food and the water of the spirits, concretely the popped or grilled paddy and the water contains in the three small glasses (see PICTURE #6) that an assistant prepares in boiling water then grilling the paddy according the order inherently described in the following expression "Boil the medicine and grill the paddy" (Raug tshuaj kib paj hmoo), task that the author has done during years since her adolescence to her mother shaman every new month and for some performances.