For some time I've been wanting to purchase a drum and become part of a ceremony by way of drumming (Native American). As I near the milestone of my 50th birthday, I decided that the time was finally here and this past weekend I became the proud owner of a 15 inch Dark Buffalo Hide Drum (hand made). The creator of the drum was Deborah and she writes:
This drum skin was surprisingly dark and finished dark and somewhat translucent in nature. It has a maple frame and is made by hand requiring 6 hours to produce.
This drum also has a stick made EXCLUSIVELY for it and no other.
There were two drums to choose from and I chose the Buffalo drum or rather it chose me as Deborah states..."the drum should sing to you". Buffalo Wisdom Includes:
*Abundance and Generosity
*Hospitality and Sharing work
*Courage and Strength
*Challenge and Survival
*Giving for the greater good
*Formulating beneficial plans
In the near future, I am looking forward to joining a drumming circle. Until then I will continue to drum and find my own rhythm. Side note: Chulo isn't too happy about the drumming as he tends to burrow under his bed and hide.
Thank you to Deborah Lane/SheGoesLaughing for her gift and insight. For more information see her website.