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Sacred Sound – FEEL the Vibration

Sacred Sound – FEEL the Vibration

I like to think of myself as a sacred musician and not just a drummer. To me, a sacred musician is one who works with the universe to bring healing sound vibrations to the planet and its people. I can still remember the first Matthew-Kuhn-1time I heard my first Native American drum and it was an experience that touched me so deeply I have since dedicated my life to the sacred art of drumming.

Science has shown that everything is vibrating, even things that look solid.  Even us!  We now know that the vibrations of our environment affect us.  And over the ages, vibration has been used by native peoples as a vital part of their culture in ceremonies and healing.  In Australia, the didgeridoo and rhythm sticks capture the vibration of this land and many cultures use drumming for the same purpose.

I have spent the last 11 years growing as a healer, teacher and mastering my craft of drumming. All this has led me to start my own business, Whitefeather Drumming, and I now hold workshops, drumming meditations and sound healings nationally. These events embrace the holistic healing power of the drums and it brings me a great sense joy to facilitate them.

Drumming gives people an opportunity to experience life from a vibrational perspective.

Through it we create natural and personal rhythms that merge into pure healing vibrations. This has not only an effect on the individual or group but also on the whole planet

My workshops include smudging ceremonies, sacred drumming meditations, sound workshops and time for chanting and the best part is, no experience is necessary. Anyone and everyone can enjoy a drumming experience and I have witnessed people from as young as 4 right up to 80 year olds participating in these activities.  And drumming breaks down all social barriers – we are all equal when we gather in a circle.

I enjoy using a variety of different musical instruments when hosting an event because I believe they each bring a different healing quality with them.  I like to use a variety of different drums, Native American style rattles and also rhythm, rain and jingle sticks. Participation is about having fun and enjoying this unique experience. People can participate as little or as much as they like and some people just simply enjoy lying down and letting the vibrations infuse their being. It’s all about letting the “good vibes” in and I’m always amazed by how much people enjoy this feeling. A common effect is that people can and do smile during the creative process of creating their unique rhythm with a drum. I like to playfully add this warning sometimes, Warning- Drumming can and will cause happiness, joy and laughter!

On May 28th I will be holding an overnight drumming event at Riverdell called Sacred Sounds – FEEL the Vibration. This event will see participants drumming under the stars whilst enjoying a camp-fire in the Dell before camping out for the evening. Sunday morning will see us engage in a breaking of the Dawn sunrise meditation.

This will be an amazing opportunity to participate in a drumming workshop whilst enjoying the glorious natural surroundings of Riverdell.

You will gain much from this amazing Sacred Sound weekend so why not come along and FEEL- the Vibration.

Don’t Die With Your Song Unsung

Don’t Die With Your Song Unsung

How inspiring are some of the folk on the reality TV talent shows!  I’ve just been watching a You Tube clip of Jack Carroll, a 14 yr old comedian with cerebral palsy, on Britain’s Got Talent.  Boy, he’s funny – and poignant. Recently, a friend alerted me to an article entitled “The Hidden Antidote To…Continue Reading

Enjoying A Retreat At Riverdell

Enjoying A Retreat At Riverdell

I have recently enjoyed the pleasure of a six night stay at a self-contained cottage at Riverdell Spiritual Centre., Gawler.  This was the ideal setting was for my purpose of finding a haven of peace, quiet and tranquillity. My purpose in coming to Riverdell was to discover why I was feeling grumpy, frustrated, angry, sad, heartsore and footsore and unloveable. …Continue Reading

How I Have Changed Since Coming To Riverdell

How I Have Changed Since Coming To Riverdell

How have I changed since coming to Riverdell Spiritual Centre?  Well, this really got me thinking as I didn’t think I had.  But I’ve been told that I have! So let’s go back to the start.  Why did I come to Riverdell and what was I looking for? I just had my 2nd child by…Continue Reading

When I Think Of Riverdell

When I Think Of Riverdell

When I think of Riverdell, I remember the sensation of Homecoming. In the Beginning…..I had been connected to the people at Riverdell through my involvement in The Creative Field Program and the online newsletter Awakenings.  It was wonderful to feel connected to fellow Emissaries again, after having left my South African community when I relocated…Continue Reading

The Magic of Riverdell

The Magic of Riverdell

Looking back over my life journey since coming to Riverdell, the past three years has been a time of much personal growth and healing I’ve probably ever done in my life. What drew me to Riverdell was a desire to find somewhere that I could learn meditation, to help in healing from some pretty painful…Continue Reading

Top 3 Reasons Why I Joined The Emissaries

Top 3 Reasons Why I Joined The Emissaries

During March, 2014, members of The Emissaries (SA) Inc, affectionately known as EMSA, were asked to give their top 3 reasons as to why they joined.  Here are their answers, drawn together under themes.  These speak of personal fulfilment, of belonging, of wanting to give back and support EMSA’s work, and of “think global &…Continue Reading

Do Not Be Afraid

Bob Keough first came to Riverdell a few months ago as a result of what he considers Divine guidance, beyond his logical reasoning.   Aged 79, he’d been told of Riverdell by someone who’s never been there in response to him saying “I know there’s more” Bob’s spiritual journey had included many years of spiritual awakening. …Continue Reading

My Journey To Wholeness

My Journey To Wholeness

My first title was “A Journey Into Love”, but then I felt “Wholeness” better described my thoughts – the whole person, mind, heart and body.   For me, this journey has involved three healing gifts at Riverdell Discovering hugs.  It was amazing and emotional for me to experience hugs, as they had been so scarce in…Continue Reading

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