I love the idea that we can bring together the various communities of drum-loving people, to see that we are a wider community - that we are not alone - that there are others like us. To have fun, meet each other and enter into a massive, delicious, extended groove together. And also, for those who want to, to move into a place of reverence, mystery, ceremony and praise of the living energies of this beautiful planet that nourish us on so many levels, seen and unseen.
So, if you will, come and join in the groove. Call out to your people and invite them. Bring kids, blankets, chairs, food, toys, whatever makes you happy. But please leave drugs and alcohol at home. If you bring a dog, please ensure they don't harm or trouble others.
We have reserved the shelter and green space starting at 4 PM. Come and picnic, play, hang, hike the trails along the rover, laugh and relax.
6 PM Community drumming (formally) begins.
We are so happy to have fabulous teachers from the Womens' Drum Center on hand to lead and teach a groovin' African rhythm. We are also ecstatic to announce that World Wide Drums will be present with drums to borrow and buy.
6:30: The Blessing of the Waters Ceremony. If you want to, bring flowers for the offering.
7:30: The Fire Ceremony. During this you may ceremonially "feed" your drum with sacred smoke, gratitude and love for what it has brought to you, and I'll offer you a meditation, if you want to do it, for calling pieces of your lost soul back into your body - pieces that have been sheared off by daily life, by trauma, disappointment and pain of all kinds.
Drumming, dancing, communal, ebullient wahoo throughout.
Bring a drum or rattle (we’ll have extra too), blanket or camp chair if you want to. Bring food if you want to, and share it if you want to.
Bring wares to sell if you want to: especially things you've made! Set up a table or blanket, however you wish. Offer massage or healing. It's an open invitation to be and do who you are, and offer to the world what you want to offer. There's no charge. Bring your table, display or blanket, and set up.
Mostly, bring a desire to commune with the larger tribe of those like you who love this beautiful, un-name-able, un-tame-able Spirit.
Questions? Do you want to be on the volunteer team that makes this day happen?Email Jaime: [masked]Toward the end of the event, I'll "pass the bucket" to ask for your donations to pay for the costs of the event. Thank you!Copyright © 2011, Jaime Meyer, Drumming The Soul Awake. All rights reserved.