Ancestral Wisdom and Healing: Drumming Back to the Roots

ancestral healing culture drumming heritage Sep 05, 2023

Today, I want to share a story of physical exhaustion and spiritual rejuvenation. It's a tale of rediscovering the power of ancestral wisdom and ancestral healing through the rhythms of drumming and the celebration of our heritage.


After a nearly 3-year hiatus, I found myself in a state of utter physical exhaustion. My arches ached, my calves were screaming for a massage, and my biceps and shoulders complained like I had done an hour's worth of push-ups. My gas tank was almost on empty, but I wouldn't change a thing.


You see, I've spent the last month rekindling the flame that fuels my spirit and feeds my soul: drumming in community. Returning to drum class, performing, attending shows, and participating in Leimert Park's annual Day of the Ancestor: Festival of Masks has been nothing short of transformative.


The Day of the Ancestor began with a libation and prayer led by a community elder, setting the tone for a day filled with intergenerational magic. A parade of musicians, dancers, puppets, and larger-than-life masks took to the streets, celebrating our rich heritage. The festivities continued with performances from local drum, dance, and music groups, each beat resonating with the essence of our ancestors.


For me, drumming is more than a hobby; it's my meditation, a place where stress melts away, questions find answers, and messages from the past come alive. It's an undeniable portal to ancestral connection.


Our ancestors hold the keys to guidance, healing, and a profound sense of belonging. I want to share this gift with you.


As we pass the solstice and embrace the second half of the year, I'm excited to offer you three ways to explore the world of ancestral wisdom and healing:


Sacred Summer 2023: Ancestral Communication

Yeye Luisah Teish once delivered a profound message to me: "The Ancestors want deeper engagement from us." Her words have echoed in my soul for months. I've entered a phase where I listen and act with purpose.


Yeye's message planted a seed within me, ready to burst forth into the world. To achieve deeper engagement with our ancestors, we must ensure the channels of communication are open and clear. That's why I invite you to join me in Sacred Summer 2023: Ancestral Communication.


Our ancestors possess a wealth of wisdom, guidance, and love that can profoundly shape our lives. By honoring and connecting with them, we unlock the keys to personal growth and spiritual evolution. Reciprocal connection is divine, as Ancestor Malidoma Somé taught – they need us, and we need them.


Throughout the summer, I will host interactive masterclasses to help you strengthen your Ancestral Communication in a way that aligns with your unique journey and your ancestors' wisdom.


In closing, I encourage you to embrace the power of ancestral wisdom and ancestral healing. Whether through the rhythmic heartbeat of a drum or the profound connection with your ancestors, there's a transformative journey waiting for you.


Join me in discovering the magic of our ancestral roots and the healing they offer. Together, we'll embark on a path of self-discovery, growth, and ancestral connection that will leave you feeling truly enriched.


Stay tuned for more updates and details on these transformative experiences. Until then, embrace the ancestral wisdom within you, and let it guide your journey to healing and growth.


With love and ancestral blessings,

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