Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The purpose of a shamanic drum

When I finish a new drum I like to do a Journey Oracle card reading, asking to be shown the drum's purpose for coming in this shape and at this time and for this person who ordered it.  I am just completing a new drum I featured on last week's blog so here is my reading with the Journey Oracle cards.

This card of the South was drawn to represent the situation of the drum at this present moment.  I see a creature who is both wary and seeking, moving from an area of rigid form into an area of clear space.
The South is the direction of home to me, and this means that this drum is looking toward home. And yet the clear space indicates that "home" is not yet filled in with form and detail.

This card of Stars represents the experience this drum is having, and therefore the experience it will bring to the person for whom it is a spirit companion.  We need the darkness to see the stars, and within the clouds and vapors there will be places where we can see into heaven.  This drum will bring clear sight, as when the darkness parts and the stars appear.

This card represents the change that will come with this drum. This is the card of the January full moon, so the change coming with this drum will arrive at its new home before then.  More importantly, this is the change of ice which asks, "Will the rim hold if the center falls out?" We may seek spiritual guidance when it seems that some center of our life has fallen out--and this drum of the ice full moon will be able to hold the rim together until we are able to collect back our center to ourselves.

This is the card of Whole Self, which is the solution brought with this drum.  Our whole self  always looks directly at us with the spirit reality eye, even if our ordinary reality eye is barely registering what there is to be seen.   This drum will bring solutions of clarity without judgement.

Of course this is only one fourth of a Dream Journey reading from the Oracle--the part that draws the cards and sees the pictures--if you want the whole reading you will have to buy the cards for yourself.