Healing drums of Haiti being spiritually charged before a healing ceremony
In Ancient Africa and what is now Haiti and the Dominican Republic, drums were and still are the healing tool for individuals and community. The congregation would form a circle and play various healing rhythms with positive intentions for individual and group needs. Participants would take turns sitting in the center where the group would send the rhythms of focus thus creating a vortex of sound that was then carried to the Divine. The healing effects were long lasting and empowering. Listen to your heart and come drum with us!
There's healing in drumming?
Why yes, yes there is!
Here's how it works;
The Drum has been used for thousands of years all over the world to connect the people with Spirit, Universal Forces, Nature, Energy and ultimately the Divine within and around us. The Drum is very highly revered in many indigenous cultures. In Haiti for example they teach, "After God comes the Spirit, after Spirit comes the Drum." Many ancient teachings tell us that the thousands of rhythms from all over the world is the sound of God hammering out the Universe. This is a universe of sound and vibration. Each of the forces of nature energy or Spirit has its own associated drum rhythm. When played, that force appears and puts it's task to a workforce for the goodness of mankind.
Drumming opens both frontal lobes of the brain creating a sense of calmness, relaxation and manifesting a creative state. Meditation can be achieved through various drum practices and techniques as it puts the mind into Theta state, where the mind reaches ultimate closeness to ASC (Altered States of Consciousness) allowing free form waves of information in and out of the mental state. Drumming also fires up the cognitive ques in the lower cerebral lobes where memory is stored allowing our memory and response time to increase.
Our bodies are made up of extremely tiny vibrating drums (cells) that keep our physical body strong and vibrant. Occasionally our cells can run out of steam or at times they can receive improper vibrations from the energy around us, causing them to slow down and vibrate out of alignment. As a result, we begin to feel a variety of unpleasantness in our physical body. The drum forces the cells to break down and then re boot themselves. How? The vibration of the drum forces the cells to vibrate in unison when you play or are simply around vibration, thus making all the cells vibrate as one giant rhythmic pulse which strengthens them where they can begin to repair the bodies ailments.
New Rhythm, New You!
Each of us is born with an electromagnetic field or vibration (aura) that draws energy to us that is vibrating in line with the energy we carry. This energy is what creates the situations in our lives — the situations you attract, the people you attract, the state of your health and well being, your spiritual connections, and the general place you have in today's world. Like energy finds like energy, thought manifests reality.
When the energy we house is in line with our intentions or desires, we feel happy, fulfilled, and are on track, When this energy is not in line or vibrating with our focused intentions, we experience illness, dissatisfaction, depression and low energy. We are not able to achieve the life we desire.
Using sound energy to disrupt and reconfigure the aspects of our energy fields that are misaligned, shifts this energy into alignment so we are able to transform the unwanted conditions and stagnant energy that has us feeling stuck in our lives. The result of which is more happiness, better health, more energy and the ability to create the life we desire!
There is a sacred relationship with the Divine through sound, and we have always felt this knowing deep within us and we consciously or unconsciously express this through our words (prayer) and our song (music). The mass spiritual awakening that humanity is experiencing today is leading more and more of us to once again explore this sacred connection to sound.
The drumbeat is one of the oldest and most sacred sounds that we can use to access consciousness and healing. When combining Reiki with sound, the Divine wisdom inherent in the Reiki energy merges with the sound waves and creates a beautifully safe and sacred environment for healing to occur.
From a spiritual vantage point, the healer (traditionally called a “shaman”) knows that everything is alive and “ensouled”. The word ‘shaman’ is borrowed from the languange of a shamanic people, the Tungus of Siberia, and is usually translated to mean ‘one who is exalted, or lifted up’. This clearly implies the ability to connect with a force or presence that transcends the physical body.
Robert Moss, author of Conscious Dreaming, says that “a shaman is a conscious dreamer who has developed the ability to enter the dreamworld at will to communicate with dream guides, to journey across time and space and into other orders of reality, and brings back gifts of healing and insight for the benefit of others.”
You can experience conscious dreaming for yourself through Reiki Drumming, also known as Reiki Drum Technique.
Reiki drumming is a blending of healing traditions from the east and west, as well as ancient shamanistic ceremonial practices. Shamanic drumming, when combined with Reiki, becomes a powerful tool for awakening more fully to our Divine purpose here on earth.
There are effectively two “types” of drum healing that the practitioner can offer:
Reiki Drum Healing Session
A Reiki Drum Healing Session generally lasts for a shorter period of time than a normal Reiki session. The practitioner gently drums over the body of the client and stops when intuitively guided to do so. Just as Reiki is limitless Love, the intentions for drumming with Reiki and the healings that can take place from them are limitless as well. The drumming is followed by normal hands-on Reiki to help further integrate the healing which has begun through the powerful rhythms of the drum.
Reiki Drum Journey
The Reiki Drum Journey is a technique to facilitate altered consciousness for the client to access information for change in any area of their life. Journeying is a cross-cultural healing method that has been practiced by shamanic healers throughout the ages. A Reiki drum journey can help you connect spiritually to another point in time or space, or an aspect of your consciousness for the purpose of finding answers, resolving issues, or positively impacting a situation. Journey allows you, the client, to connect with your deep inner wisdom and knowledge. This technique can be exceptionally empowering and healing on all levels. The practitioner incorporates normal hands-on Reiki to integrate the healing