Drumming Journey with Karen Keirstead
First, I will introduce myself and talk about the drum I’ll be using for the Journey. I will then explain the parts of the Drumming Journey and its purpose. Participants may ask questions before we begin the Journey.
A Drumming Journey is more of a guided meditation to the beat of Mother Earth. I begin using my Ocean Drum with a guided meditation to ground everyone. Then I use one of my personally made Shaman drums (either the Elk, or Horse; it depends on which calls to be used).
Once the drumming starts I guide everyone to meet their guide(s). I let them know it might be anyone, or anything (such as a Unicorn or Dragon); it could be a family member who has passed on, etc. They are also told this guide will have a gift for them. This will last between 30-40 minutes. The remainder of the time is used to allow people to share their experience, if they wish.