Thank you to Oscar Hammer, my co-conspirator in leading the drum circle. He brings a great deal of fun to our group and a little bit of the outlandish! Love it!
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
My Guides Deliver a Mini Miracle Again!!
The weather called for rain all week for Saturday, the day of our annual drum circle. I just kept the thought in my head of “My guides chose this date 8 months ago, they wouldn’t choose a date we’d get rained out on, unless it was part of the learning experience.” I felt confident all would be well.
The older kids playing outside in the sun before the drumming started. Grateful for beautiful weather.
It was a good thing I was correct in that assumption because we had so many people at this drum circle, plan B would have been a very cramped but cozy drum circle in our living room. Gray skies and rain threatened all day long, then just as people started arriving, just like a miracle, the sun came out and shone down upon us. It was beautiful and much celebrated. We had out biggest and most lively drum circle so far.
Good Food makes everything better!!
We started with a potluck for the first time, with some fabulous gluten-free, organic and healthy dishes to choose from. What a pleasure to eat at a potluck and not have to worry about what I’m eating. I’m sensitive to so many things, mainly in packaged foods, soy or wheat. No worries here, I ate happily as did many of my sensitive friends. The food was amazing.
Blessing Ceremony with Sage
We took turns making sure everyone who wanted to receive the sage got it.
Then we moved onto a cleansing, grounding and blessing ceremony with beautiful sage from California that my soul sister Heather gave me as a gift. Sage is known for it’s cleansing ability to clear away negative or like I call ‘old’ energy. Energy that we are ready to let go of, it helped us, but is no longer needed. We intend for this energy to go to Heaven or Mother Earth to be healed too. This is also a blessing to each other that we do this FOR each other in love and devotion to the cleansing of ourselves and our world, together as one.
Oscar went around the circle making sure all the instruments received cleaning and blessing too.
It’s quite a perfect experience. We also just had a lot of fun smoking each other with the sage and feeling our stresses and worries drift away with the smoke. Some had not done this before so it was a completely new experience and others had done this many times. Even the kids got to experience something entirely new to them, opening up their boxes of life experiences at a young age.
Drumming for Healing
“Sound is the medicine of the future.” Edgar Cayce
Divine told me to get out of my chair and drum on each person in the circle. So, I listened. It was better for me too since moving around is preferable for me to sitting. It was healing for me to be able to move and dance to the beat of the drums.
I truly believe, because my guides have been telling me for about two years and getting stronger and stronger in their messages the more I listen, that sound is the medicine of the future. They are doing great research about how different sound frequencies heal different diseases. (Click on the link on ‘frequencies heal’ to watch a 17 min. video of how sound shatters cancer cells. It is incredible.) It is working against cancer and other diseases such as bacterial infections.
Really getting into the flow of the energy, melding our vibrations together in music and vibrations for healing. When we are all in the trance of the drumming the playing takes on a life of its own and we are able to drum from intuition.
Therefore, I truly believe in the healing power of the drum and other musical instruments and machines that create vibration. When we are feeling joy, bliss and spiritual connection at the same time, such as during a spiritual community event like a drum circle, we can only be lifted up and healed by the process.
Reiki and Drumming
By running our Reiki while drumming we are assured to be safe from taking on
The Reiki brings spiritual power, protection and support to all who are running it and surrounded by it. Tonight, that would be everyone here and everyone we brought in with our intentions and our hearts.
any energies that are leaving the other people who are being healed as well as our own. The Reiki and our Reiki guides take this energy to the perfect place for it to be healed itself and recycled into love and light again. It’s a win/win for all involved. While running our Reiki during spiritual activities like drumming we also are able to receive intuitive information that is much-needed. For me this came in messages about getting up and drumming over each person. Then it came in the form of who needed drumming most and where on their body they needed it.
Getting into the vibrations and the music.
I listened and the people who needed the stronger vibrations of my Reiki Attuned drum, got them. One person said when my drum was over their head vibrating it felt like golden Divine Light was streaming into his crown. That was a radiant personal example of why we run Reiki while doing ANY other spiritual activity. Reiki brings Spiritual Power, Protection and Support!!
Fun and Games
After three rounds of healing drumming we took a break and Oscar Hammer, a
Having fun playing a new and wacky game.
Reiki Master too, led us in a game called King Elephant. It was funny, hilarious and we were all cracking up by the end. Here is a link to HOW to play King Elephant but we picked our own animals and signs and stood up. Here is a link to a very large group playing King Elephant where each circle of people is assigned to one animal. Challenging but a total blast.
Jim being a Siamese Cat.
We had some casual mix and mingle time where Reiki people got to meet and talk with other Reiki people. Then some of us did another round of drumming and some of us kept connecting through talk. It was, speaking for myself at least, a truly blessed evening. I slept like a baby too.
People who wanted stronger vibrations for healing were invited to sit in the center and feel the vibrations coming from all sides. Then I would bring my Reiki Attuned drum and play on the chakras I was guided to play to.
A BIG HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO PARTICIPATED IN PERSON OR IN SPIRIT. YOU WERE WITH US IN THE CENTER OF THE CIRCLE GETTING HEALED AS WELL.
Love and Light to ALL my spiritual friends,
(More photos of the drum circle can be found on my Facebook page at Rain Shadow Reiki, Josslyn Streett, click on the link.)
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