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Birthing my drum

On 31st October 2014 I birthed my very own drum. It was an amazing experience and I did not expect how emotional I would feel either.

We cleansed our items to make the drum, the hide, wood frame and material for beaters. We were taken through step by step how to make the drum. It was very relaxing concentrating on making something. It wadrums also good to keep your mind from wandering and thinking about every day things or things you need to do, or any worries. Once you came to the ending of tying through the last piece of lace and cutting the long bit off, we all said ”Happy Birthday” as our drums were birthed! We went on to make our beaters afterwards, which was also very relaxing as you are concentrating on it.

After we had all made our drums, we were taken on a journey to meet the spirit of them. We laid back with our drum on our hearts and our beaters in our hands. Our teachers played their drums, drumming us on a journey. I met the spirit of my drum, a beautiful stag who said he was hear to help me through my journey and he will always be here with me now. He said he loved me and I truly did feel that love and I felt love for him. I truly love my drum. I did not expect these feelings or how emotional I got meeting the spirit of my drum, but it was amazing.

I would not be without my drum now and I would highly recommend making your own drum. You have a deep connection with it, making it yourself and connecting to the spirit of the animal you have made live on in a drum. The spirit of the animal will live on, making music, helping to heal and bring joy.

Here is a poem I have written about my drum:

Hail to my drum, the heart beat of the earth
It helps me to heal and it helps me to connect
Connect me to all things, but importantly to myself
Deep within I go to discover who I am

Hail to my drum, the shamans horse
It helps me to journey, travelling deep within myself
I let go of things that no longer serve me
Helping me to heal and to be free and to be happy

Hail to my drum, thank you for connecting

Hail to my drum, and I love you deeply

Thank you for reading and I hope you all will find the wonderful connection and healing a drum can give you.

Brightest Blessings
Charleen x

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The Calling

Wow! I have just been on a wonderful healing weekend. Special teachers Ed McGaa Eagle Man, Barbara Meiklejohn-Free, Flavia Kate Peters and Olaf Nixon.

Learning the wisdom and knowledge from a native american and highland seer was wonderful. Throughout the weekend we were in ceremony, opening the ceremony with drumming and singing.

Then meditation with the faeries and connecting to them. Meeting my own faerie guardian who was a gnome called Grump! Which I will explore more into and will let you all know more!

Then a sweat lodge late in the evening, lasting for a couple of hours. This was a healing sweat lodge, releasing our fears and letting go ofthe calling weekend june 2013 past hurts. The sweat lodge represents the earth mothers womb, comforting and coming out reborn. I felt safe and peaceful in there and could have spent all night there. Once I came out I felt peaceful, relaxed and tired. Preparing me for a really good sleep, however it was then up the hill getting into my sleeping bag on a vision quest. I was extremely tired so I fell asleep in the great outdoors sharing the hill with sheep and other animals which may have been there. We stayed out on the hill till 4.30 in the morning, something I have never done before, but it was an experience!

The next day came and it was more drumming and then the gongs were brought out! Laying there listening to their wonderful sounds and I could hear singing as well either coming from them or somewhere else, but it was not a person. Things came to me, but I also felt very relaxed. Then it was the closing ceremony with more singing!

I have only described the weekend very briefly and cant really put in words about the experience. There was so much more to it and the wisdom and teachings that were given by word were wonderful too. I feel very privileged I could go there and be with the people I was with. I hope to go again next year and I recommend anyone to try something like this, whether it just be a drumming workshop or just to go for a sweat lodge or even a gong bath! Go Go Go and experience!!

Love and blessings

Charleen xx

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