Tramanto connects magazine, Joey M. Joseph, contributor
Awareness is growing in finding new and old tools in developing healing, creativity and a deepening of the spiritual aspect of living. Practices that develop the connection to the Earth can fast-track growth, healing and unity.
As a Shamanic Reiki practitioner, I began drumming over 20 yrs ago. I use my native style frame drums for drumming circles and individually for healing to create portals for transformation, unity, connection and to attain altered states of awareness.
My drum of choice is a native style hand-held frame drum. I have drums made from natural materials and synthetic. My favorite drum is a Remo Buffalo drum, reasonable priced and needs no care.
In a drum circle, the intention sets the tone. Drums are round like mother earth and as we put our energy into them, they become extensions of oneself, empowering one to accelerate healing and connection. A drum can mirror where we need to heal, allowing us the shake it loose, restoring the flow.
Healing is a shift or release of energy and drumming is a fun way of letting the energy you generate move through you for transformation. It helps on all levels and can be used to release the stresses of daily living and to clear our minds and heart.
When sitting in a drum circle we bear witness to one another, honoring our differences through compassion and working in cooperation as we find the rhythm. As we drum, we cultivate new energy and the opportunity to give and receive what we brought into the center of the circle, holding space for one another as we align to one beat, one sound, one vibration.
Anyone can learn to drum and explore its sound, create rhythm and songs. It opens the heart, gives expression to creativity, bringing us closer to the earth and nature.