Sunday, February 26, 2012


Tap Into The Rhythm Of The Universe

"Life is about rhythm. We vibrate, our hearts are pumping blood,
we are a rhythm machine, that's what we are."
~ Grateful Dead drummer, Mickey Hart

And Discover A Path To Healing.

The healing power of drumming and drum circles is a very personal experience for me.  Something about finding the heartbeat of the Universe, connecting with it and allowing it to vibrate through your being is simply amazing.  It is a component of finding balance for many living a life of spiritual and personal growth.  Personally, I have had some very healing and emotionally cathartic experiences after drumming or being in the presence of a drum circle.

My favorite drumming memory was falling asleep to a drum circle while camping, many years ago.  I was sleeping outside and a group of young people, who had been drumming most of the evening, kept it up into the wee hours of the night.  Between sleeping so close to the Earth and meditating to its heartbeat, I had one of the most healing sleeps of my life.

As I've promised while wrapping up focusing on natural wellness this month, I'm leaving the details and explanations to the experts.  I'm not going to pretend to be an expert on the science and such behind the healing power of drumming.  I just know that every time I have been involved with healing drumming, no matter whether involved in a circle, or simply observing, my life has changed profoundly in the weeks that followed.  The drumming helps with release at an energetic level; places you may never get anywhere near with traditional, emotional therapies.  Once those energies move, though, it can be very emotional.  I remember having a huge cry after attending a circle.  It came out of nowhere and my life was never the same (in a good way ;)

I'm coming along with manifesting my intention.  The Universe slowed me down with an irritated (not torn) meniscus, but I'm still exercising and the message is coming through loud and clear.  Sharing the information I want my readers to know does not mean I have to present a whole article from my perspective.  I need to slow down and focus on my form.  My energy is needed for healing right now, in a good way.  Building muscle is actually a pretty brutal, but necessary experience.  The muscle tissue being trained literally tears as it grows.  That's why you're supposed to take a day off between training sessions; to give your muscles time to heal.   And as far as I'm concerned,  there is nothing better than taking some time to heal with some drums too.

Grateful Dead drummer, Mickey Hart, following his passion
and leading a drum circle.

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