This Shamanic drum making retreat was a profound experience for me. My intention for making the drum was to create a tool to help move stagnation within myself and others. One we had chosen our kangaroo hide, we blessed and washed the hide in a running river, giving thanks to the spirit of the animal. Each hide was blessed with intentions a long with the majestic sound of a indigenous yukdi (Diggerido.) ….A sound that the land has heard for thousands of years.
As we soaked the hides, I noticed how all other hides were staying still in the slowly running waters, but my kangaroo hide wanted to move, coming alive with energy. I had to fight to keep it from floating away. It was at this point I knew I had a connection with the drum and I could see its ability to move stagnation.
During the weekend the drum did its work on me, well before I could even use the drum for its initial purpose. I had old emotions coming up that I never knew I had and feelings surfaced that had been buried for many years. That night was the first time I cried for over a decade. This was a such release of blocked and stagnant energy.
The rest of the weekend was about making mistakes and starting again, making more mistakes, feeling like giving up and starting all over once again.
But by the end I had successfully made a powerful healing drum and I felt like we had both earned each other’s respect.
I now use this drum within my sound healing sessions >>> Scared Bodyworks.