Elul Reflections - Day 14

on Saturday, 01 September 2012. Posted in Elul Reflections

Find Your Rhythm

Last night I drummed. I drummed from my soul.  I drummed hard for over an hour.  With each beat I found myself spiritually at a higher madrega (level).

I love my drum; I love to drum.  When I drum, my entire body and and mind leave all thoughts behind and all comes to peace for just a moment.  When I drum, the universe as we know it ceases to exist.  In that moment of letting go and being at one with my drum, I become a little more whole as a human being.

When I drum, I am a alone, but I am never lonely.  In fact, I seem to feel full of life; every nerve ending feels connected to something outside myself.

Last night, I was blown away at the end of my drumming when I realized that my younger son had kept his door open and the dog was curled up next to my foot which was holding the base of my djembe.  As I stopped playing, both my son Dovi and Maddy, our dog, expressed dissatisfaction that I was done.  My hands were sore because not only did I play with amazing intensity, but I was also breaking in a new head to my drum.  Both creatures  :) wanted me to keep on beating my drum.

Drumming rocks my world and keeps my heart beating; drumming keeps me in touch with what's important.  Drumming puts a smile on my face or allows me to leave reality behind for just a moment.  There is nothing professional about my drumming; I just love doing it.

May each  of us take time to find our rhythm, to find something that allows us the space to let go, to be free.

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