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