Do You Hold the Beat or Play the Melody?
Adventures in the Unseen World
A drum can serve two functions – to hold the beat or offer a rhythm that motivates. Each person who drums is a combination of place holder and creator. it is hopeful to know which role you are playing in any situation.
In one of my online drumming classes with Christine Stevens, Awaken Your Rhythm. we were taught to establish a base rhythm, build on it, and return to the foundational rhythm.
That’s a good metaphor for living life.
What is your foundational rhythm?
We all have a foundational rhythm, a beat that carries us through life. Mine is philosophical curiosity and a love of learning. It is present in everything I do. My son-in-law’s core rhythm is kindness and doing for others. He was a high school teacher and now he focuses on grandchildren. I have a friend who is a highly positioned doctor and is moving into energy healing to practice in her retirement. But her core rhythm is healing others. See how this works?
There is a core rhythm you have built your life upon. Can you identify it?
How do you build on your core rhythm?
You may have built upon your core rhythm in different ways throughout your life. What prompted me to explore this idea was that in my actual drumming on my hand drums, I am NOT content to keep the beat, that is way too boring for me – I have to let the energy flow and play whatever rhythm calls to me. Then I make up my own songs to go with the rhythm. I have to continue to explore.
Some people hold the beat for others to build on. Some people explore the rhythms. Both are vital components in our universal expression.
It is import to know how you want to play your rhythm of life.
Are you playing a soft beat or a loud one? Are you playing a fast beat or a slow one? Do you establish a beat and then build on it? Do you play several types of drums? (I have eight) Do you play other types of rhythm instruments in your life? On the physical plane that might mean bells, and flutes and claves. On the inner plane you express your personal rhythm though the choices you make.
Be aware of what resonates with you
I’m pretty much an improviser in the rhythm of life but there is a steady underlying beat of a strong need to explore – currently, it is vibration and the Unseen World. Can you look at your life and identify what your core rhythm is? What calls you the most insistently? Are you honoring that? Or are you yearning to have a wider variety of rhythms in your life? Or would you like to settle down to a steady, reliable beat? How would you make that happen?
Be aware of the subtle rhythms of life
As I continue to study sound healing I realize there is a whole world of motivating vibration I know nothing about – yet. But I have come to know that everything is vibration, connected one vibration and to change one part of it here is to change a different part over there.
I use tuning forks – (biosonics.com Starter Pack.) The sound is subtle but the effect is noticeable and on-going. I use intention to focus them. I certainly cannot see how they are working, what they are balancing, what they are clearing, but I experience the results. And learn from that.
I also use humming in my self-balancing practice. Humming with intention to right what I want to balance. I cannot see how that works either. But I experience the result.
Rhythm is at the core of life
All of nature moves in cycles. Sometimes the rhythm is slow like the dormant winter cycle. Sometimes the rhythm is like the industrious activity of spring preparation and planting. And within each cycle are smaller cycles.
Begin to notice your own rhythm. The rhythm of your day. The rhythm of your life. The rhythm of your relationships. The rhythm of your spiritual exploration.
Change those rhythms as desired.
Deeper Song Affirmation
I become aware of the multitude of rhythms in my life and adjust the rhythm to bring balance to my life.
Deeper Song Process
- Pick a facet of our life – work, family, study, inner exploration – and see if you can identify the rhythms – slow and steady supportive, sustaining rhythm, an enthusiastic rhythm of leadership, a magical rhythm of exploring?
- Identify an area you might like to set about changing the rhythm – speeding up, slowing down, brooding its scope.
- Do that.
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