Sacred Sound Drum Journey Circles
Escape the City with a Sacred Sound Drum Journey to the Heartbeats of the First Nations Big Drum.
I’m a Cree First Nations healer with over twenty years experience and I've been deeply honoured to host these healing and peace making circles healing our planet, the ancestors and the land with the big drum for going on three years.
Our gatherings are completely unique as unlike other drum journey circles that use a hand drum, you get to journey to the drum beats of the big drum as I say prayers and send energy healing to the group as I drum.
In Ontario, First Nations women are not allowed to sit at the big drum.
The teaching I carry and share in my circles is women have always been at the big drum - We are the original drum keepers; we gave the drum to men to re-connect them with the heartbeat of Mother Earth to stop the wars and violence but they have failed (not all men but most men, as traditionally men were protectors) so now is the time for women to reclaim the big drum.
In sharing this medicine I reclaim the big drum for all women and bring healing to these divisions that do not exist in the spirit world, and bridge Indigenous with non-Indigenous people.
The heartbeat of the big drum connects us with our own heart, the heartbeat of Mother Earth and our time in the womb as a baby when we first heard the heartbeat of our mother, linking us with this primordial, nurturing and soothing sound healing.
As I am a hollow bone, these gatherings are led by Creator, the Grandmothers and the Grandfathers, and by my Spirit Guides.
Some refer to this as shamanic drum journeying - I don't as I'm not a shaman but the experiences people have and share are of this very nature. Check out the testimonial section to read more.
We hold ceremony creating a safe container to hold our gathering in. Heart sharing and connection happens in the traditional healing circle (before and after the journey) when we pass the talking stick.
You can share in any language or movement and no one need speak if not called to.
There is the opportunity for movement, sounding or sound making during the invocation if you feel called to (I have extra rattles and singing bowls for you to use).
All adults are welcome – No experience necessary! :)
The most important aspect of the circles I host is that you feel comfortable.
With intention you can travel to specific realms for specific purposes:
In the *Lower World you can connect with your Power/Totem Animals and/or Ancestors.
In the Middle World you can meet with your inner self/inner child and/or connect with present day relationships to better understand or resolve issues you may be facing.
In the Upper World you can connect with your Angels, Guides and/or Teachers.
The drum is a living being and will connect your heart to the sacred heartbeat of Mother Earth. Surrender and allow the nurturing drum beats to embrace and carry you; trust you will have the journey you need for your highest good.
I am deeply honoured to share this big drum medicine with you and assist you on this sacred healing journey.
~Heather Clear Wind Blows Over the Moon
*Please be assured the Lower World is not associated with anything dark, bad or evil as may possibly be defined if thought of in some religious contexts. Mother earth is sacred, healing, nurturing and welcoming to all.
*Please no alcohol or drugs (prescription medication is okay) 24 hours prior to attending our gathering in honour of the First Nations tradition for sacred ceremony.*
*Please be prepared to smudge (for purification/protection) prior to entering (with all natural hand crafted smudge spray I create or with sound if you are scent sensitive).
RSVP via pre-payment is required to reserve your spot as we have limited space.
Location: Better Life Studios at 390 Dupont Street, Suite 201, Toronto ON M5R 1V9
$20 prepaid reserves your space - please send via e-transfer (Interac internet banking) to Heather at SoulPurposeHealing @ gmail . com (all one word) with the password as "healer".
Note, Tangerine Scotiabank is not accepted.
Or to pay by credit card or PayPal click the PayPal button at the bottom of this page (Scroll down).
**Pre-payment must be received Friday night (the day prior) to qualify for the lower rate otherwise; it's $30 the day of the event and at the door (if there are any spots left - first come, first served - No guarantee).
If financial limitations are the only reason keeping you from attending please let me know and we can discuss it - No one will be turned away for this.
If you are unable to pay online we may be able to make other arrangements for pre-payment - Please contact me to discuss it.
Future Drum Journey Dates - We meet from 7 to 9 pm:
We meet monthly on the third Saturday of every month in 2018:
June 16, July 21, Aug 18, Sept 15, Oct 20, Nov 17 and Dec 15.
>Please note this is not a hand drum circle - I will drum the big drum while you journey.<
What you may experience during a journey:
-Body sensations such as tingling, hot, cold, etc…
-A sense of falling or a visual of travelling through a tunnel (this is fairly common).
-Emotions (feel free to let your emotions flow) you are in a safe and supportive space.
-Deep relaxation and peace and healing on profound levels.
-Altered states and visions such as fantastical creatures or places that do not exist.
-Insight into issues you are dealing with in your life.
-Manifesting what you want in your life.
-Release. Let go of whatever no longer serves you, making way for the new.
-Resistance: Please know it’s normal to experience some resistance, especially if you are new at journeying.
-You may not have the journey you want the first time but with practice you can learn to direct your journeying and become an active participant. Trust you will have the journey you need for your highest good.
The drum beats are at a speed which enables the brain to go into a theta state, measured at 4.5-8 Hz, which is the brain state of REM sleep (dreams), hypnosis, lucid dreaming, and the barely conscious state just before sleeping or upon waking.
The theta brain wave state is the border between the conscious and subconscious world and transcends the ego state of being. By practicing and learning to use a conscious, waking theta brain wave state, we can access and influence the powerful subconscious parts of ourselves that are normally inaccessible to our waking minds.
The mind is capable of profound, transformational learning, healing, and growth while in the theta brain wave state; bringing us greater clarity and enabling us to connect with our spirit, the Creator and helping us manifest positive changes in our lives.
What you may want to bring:
-Dress in layers. Although the space is warm and there are blankets, your body temperature may drop as you journey and since shoes are not worn inside the studio space, you may want to bring warm socks and/or slippers to wear.
-A journal to take notes in after your journey.
-A sealed water bottle.
-A hand drum or rattle if you'd like to join in the calling in of spirit and/or the invocation.
-An altar item (to charge with the positive healing energy of the circle).
-An open heart and mind, releasing expectations.
-Positive affirmations you may want to focus on during your journey.
-A question you may want to ask on your journey.
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