I woke up this morning inspired to make a recording of a short drumming journey to share here after my last post was so well received and to thank everyone for for helping me reach the 900 like mark!!….
Not quite sure exactly what I was doing, I just began to follow the thread of inspiration.
Got the drum out and warmed her up as I started to set up the space- tried a couple of test runs with head phones on/ off etc……Set a 3 mins timer and began recording drumming rhythms.....
As I was playing and started to feel into the different rhythms until I found the one that wanted to come through today…..I felt myself drop deeper into my body, as if the centre of gravity had suddenly dropped down low.
I took a deep audible breath in (which you will hear in the recording)…..I began to feel the beat of the drum vibrating through my body and I started to feel my body move in response with the drum, shifting my weight from side to side in time to the beat.
I knew this was the place I needed to be.
A couple of days ago I woke up with these lyrics in my head “One the way down” (turns out it was a song called ‘Lights Out’ by Odette- more on this later on my blog but for now there was a deep knowing that I needed to drop down)
So here I was on the way down....
The rhythm starts to take over as I continue to enter into deeper states, the energy starts to rise up and crescendo…..
Feeling into the rhythm and entering into a state of flow, doing a dance with the drum and allowing her to sing her song through me….a final integration and the last beat…..
I finish the recording and start to transfer it onto the computer…..
Synchronistically, I happen to have lit a fire last night and shot some footage of it….oh did I mention the drumming rhythm I ended up with was a 3 count- a 3 count rhythm that connects to the 3rd chakra or energy centre which is the solar plexus chakra….which is associated with the element of fire…..
So now I have 1 audio recording of a solar plexus drumming rhythm + video of the fire from last night.
The initial idea is starting to take form….
I start putting the drumming and video together and realise that I will need to include words to guide any listeners.....and the next thing I know I grab a piece of paper and pen and scratch out a script that just pours out of me.
I record the voice overs and start to drop them into the video- Everything started to fall into place…..as I did the final edit I hear my voice over say “take a deep breath in” and then I hear the audible intake of breath on the initial drumming recording….somehow they have magically lined up as if that was planned…..
This is how spirit moves through me….it uses the force of my creative expression to blast it’s way into my conscious awareness and surprises me with the finished product.
So here is a gift for you (and me) that came through me
But not from me
From inspiration to action
Taking that which is formless and giving it form
This 5mins Solar Plexus Drum Medicine is best experienced lying down with headphones on with a journal and pens + crayons/ markers besides you, a warm blanket or shawl and have some water handy.
Please take some time after listening to journal, draw, move, ground and integrate before returning to your normal activities. I would love to her about your unique Solar Plexus Drum Medicine Experience! Please comment below and let me know how you go.
Opening track: Sounds for the Seven Chakras, Steven Halpern
Native American Drum Journey, guided meditation, voice overs, video
editing and production by moi- Anjali Sengupta
I know you’re strong.
EVERYONE knows you’re strong.
They expect you to always have it together.
They just don’t UNDERSTAND what it’s like to HAVE to be strong all the time.
The constant internal pressure and chaos, and what it takes OUT OF YOU to stay on top of things ALL THE TIME.
Maybe you didn’t choose to be strong but it was never really an option.
You are always the one people turn to when they need help, the one caring for and addressing everyone else’s needs….but they just don’t get it when you have JUST HAD ENOUGH of being there for everyone else and that little voice inside screams ‘What about me!’!!
Of course we would much rather do anything than have to listen that voice as we have become accustomed to ignoring it but what would happen if you stopped to listen.
What would happen if instead of ignoring, rejecting, avoiding, denying or abandoning that voice you listened to it?
What would happen if you stopped inflicting this hurt on YOURSELF and instead give yourself the attention and care that you deserve?
When you take the time to immerse yourself in YOUR OWN INNER WORLD, you can attend to YOUR OWN deepest wishes, desires and dreams. The single most transformational ‘tool’ / ‘technique’ / ‘life changing system’ / ‘model’ / ‘game changer’ is something that everyone can do for FREE!
And you don’t have to sign up for anything to learn how to do it
You just have to SHOW UP FOR YOURSELF
Show up for yourself= showing up for your own needs
Show up for yourself= attending to your inner world which includes your deepest hopes, dreams, fears, desires and infinite potential
Show up for yourself= listening to the SOFT inner voice that KNOWS what you need in order to live your best life
SHOW UP IN SERVICE OF YOURSELF
The problem is we can’t hear that ALL-KNOWING voice because our world is filled with other peoples’ needs/ energies or our minds are too noisy with all the different voices that seem to need our attention all at once.
We hear the voice and don’t act on it because we are NOT hardwired to prioritise our inner wellbeing- the cave man did not have to take time out from his busy schedule to meditate!!
We have become so accustomed to not going there that we have totally disconnected from feelings, disconnected from the body, from our needs and that inner voice/ intuition
We learn to fear going within because the landscape has become so unfamiliar and we naturally tend to have fear of the unknown
Showing up for yourself and taking the time to attend to your inner world is a new neural pathway that is just waiting to be formed and deepened through your repeated acts of serving yourself
Give yourself what you never got- emotional attention and validation
Give yourself permission to honour YOUR INNER EXPERIENCE
Your emotions matter
Your INNER WELLBEING matters
You can heal the wounds of past neglect by not neglecting yourself NOW
Allow yourself to be deeply nourished and lovingly held as you give yourself your undivided attention
My own inner knowing has been persistent in directing me to hold space for those of you who are ready to dive deep into yourself and find your medicine through the primal beat of the medicine drum. This particular process brings together Eastern and Western models of wellness and includes an opening intention setting ritual, personalised guided chakra activating meditation, archetype work, channelled Native American drumming rhythms, journalling/ art making and closing. Sessions are available online or in comfort of your own home within Melbourne and surrounding suburbs.
For the winter months when the energy moves so strongly inwards, I am offering the Medicine Drum Meditation Experience for $100 (usually $150) as well as pre-booked monthly sessions for the same rate. Please message me or call 0401 334 738 to book your session.