Friday, September 11, 2009

Drums 'N' Things

The drum is not just an instrument to help keep rhythm in music. It is a sacred tool as well. The beat of the drum connects us to the beat of the heart of the Great Earth Mother. As we connect to that beat, we connect to the hearts of those around us, thus creating a true sense of "We are One!". Some people get freaked out by the sound of beating drums. They are the ones who have completely disconnected from the heart and have related to those around them only through the mental capacities. Their fear runs them.

When the drums begin to beat there is a passion that ignites within. This passion leads one to a spiritual Ecstasy. This is the union between the spirit of the individual and the Spirit of the Divine. We then shed our social conditioning and become more truly who we really are; instinctual, primal, raw, sensual, enlightened beings. Yes, there is something sexual and sensual about Spirit and the Divine. After all, there would have to be considering that it didn't just conceive one or two people, it conceived an entire Universe!

The fact that it is sensual and sexual does not diminish it in any way. It enhances the experience to those who are open to it. Being able to connect with everyone around the circle and know that we are all the same and that we are all friends is an amazing feeling. It truly brings peace to those around the circle and then ripples that out toward the world at large. Fabulous!

Blessed Be

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Vanitha said...

I LOVE the way you describe the art and joy of drumming! I'm really looking forward to your up-coming drumming workshop.

Trent Deerhorn said...

October 3rd can't come soon enough!