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.
Science of drumming and rhythm,
Quantum Physics tells us that everything in the universe is ultimately created of pure energy! All energy has a vibration and/or frequency which creates an electromagnetic field that functions as its life force called the Aura or Namn in the Afro-Caribbean traditions. This energy field attracts energies that are in harmony with the vibration of the magnetic field.
If we utilize this principle of physics in our life, it makes sense that our psychology, consciousness and physiology are all involved in creating and supporting the energy field we carry. The existence of this energy field has been the subject of much discussion for decades. Identifying its existence was actually proven in 1939 when Semyon Kirlian found a way to photograph this field. This discovery did not only verify the existence of the Aura but opened the door of understanding the body in an entirely new way. Viewing the body as a unit of energy rather than a machine.
A groundbreaking study published in the Medical Science Monitor reveals that therapeutic music, drumming especially, can reverse multiple components of the human stress response on the genomic level. The study’s principal founder, Barry Bittman, M.D. of the Mind-Body Wellness Center in Meadville, PA, says these findings not only shed new light on the value of active music participation, but also extend our understanding of individualized human biological stress responses on an unprecedented level. Dr. Bittman has also done extensive research on therapeutic drumming is a treatment for cancer. The results of this study are quite remarkable and the efficacy of this treatment is validated in many clinical studies. Other studies and reports have been founded by Christine Stevens, Karl Bruhn and Michael Drake.
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!
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