One of my most important companions is my drum.
Nice sentence !
– But which one?
I have over 60 drums, many of them handmade by me.
I use them for school visits and public teaching events, on Pow Wows and multicultural gatherings, for the people to use, to learn about drumming and the Power of the heartbeat of Mother Earth, so they all can meet and feel the voice of our common Soul.
There however are a few drums, that are “special” 🙂
Let me introduce you to one of them:
My Llooking Back Woman drum”.
The woman on it is looking back at where she came from.
What she has experienced
What she has survived
All the good stuff
And all the bad.
But she is moving forward.
towards the tree of Life that grows on Mother Turtle –
(seen as the living animate World by our Native People)
There are many Spirits in the air, surrounding the woman.
She is not alone.
There are buds on the Tree
for new Beginnings
like a Spiral of Life the sap/ Energy is rising up the Tree
To bring forth the New in the Woman’s life.
This is a healing Drum for women.
Only women may ever play it.
I am watching out for that.
Sometimes, this drum appears in the dreams of people I work with or mentor .
To help them move