Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Tonight was drumming circle.......
my sister came for the first time and saw with her own eyes
heard with her own ears
and drummed with her own hands!
Why am I so passionate about this drumming circle?
How can a group of strangers come together and in a few months
become such good friends?
There is something about sitting in a circle together
and flowing in a rhythm
where we all have to listen
we all participate
we all contribute
listening and participating
together and alone
touching many of the senses-
we have to become childlike because it isn't always easy
we stumble and we get off the beat
we don't keep doing our western beats of:
Instead, we combine rhythms of 2 and 3 and 4
and then multiply and divide
add and subtract
Boris, what are you talking about??????  in your Russian accent?
So, we laugh and we try
and we drum.
I brought these drums to a women's group 2 weeks ago and the women found our drum circle healing and beautiful.  There were tears.  One woman shared how in pre-school there is ALWAYS circle.  
That is how learning happens - in circle time.
It made me wonder what we've lost in our culture and what we taste a bit of on our drumming nights.  There is something about community, about all being a part 
all being significant to the whole
One of the dreams I have for this coming year is to create places of 'circle' - places of community
We all need to know
that we are a part of the greater whole

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