Above you see a Slide show of my Drum, which I painted.
I decorated the Drum and drum stick, painting the animal
totems that are close to my heart and that I know are around me.
A friend made me this drum from scratch With sacking cloth glued to a wooden frame in which he
covered it in a Resin, inside it has a crossed over brace of wood made from Hazel wood to give it strength.
Drumming from the Ancients ways to the present day has been incorporated
into every culture. To drum is to connect to that Rhythm, that Heart Beat of
Life. The Drum has the ability to change you, literally it can alter your brain
wave patterns, and Scientist will tell you this through verified research. The
Drum has the ability to alter consciousness, from rousing Warriors, to Healing,
and performing Mystical Voyages of the inner realms.
The Native Americans would call their drums ‘Canoe’s’ or ‘Horse’s’
as they would enhance their ability to travel to the Spirit Realms..
The Drum can intensify your intent.. So if you are sending
out a request for healing either for oneself or for a member of your family or
for the World in general then your drumming can amplify and intensify the power
of your thought in a Powerful way.
Sound is a Wonderful Healer, Its Vibration is what we are
all made up of, for we are all of us Vibration resonating at a certain frequency.
If you ever get chance to Drum using a hand drum then hold the drum close to
your heart. Feel the sound resound inside of you use whatever beat you wish, just
let yourself become one with your drum and ‘Feel’ its beat, match it with your
own heart beat. Just allow its natural rhythm to evolve..
And if you haven’t a drum find some drumming music and close
your eyes and listen, sway to its beat.
Below I have posted a Video of the Cherokee Morning Song. I
play this music Regular and I Drum along to it. I sing as I now know all of the
words to this song, And will take myself off very often into my special little
room and drum and Sing this Song..