Drumming with intent is one way to ground our spirit.
The act of drumming acts as a channel, and our spirit is able to push through into this earthy realm and we become more present and aware, of our earthly nature as well as our spiritual, non-bodily nature.
Like the Magician, who is a channel for divine will, through drumming we use our masculine, active side to direct. We direct energy by becoming the hollow reed, by becoming the vehicle through which divine will shall be done.
We remove our small ego self, and make way for pure consciousness to express itself.
With drumming and the Magician, we have the opportunity to experience masculine energy, the energy that is active, directed and focused but in alignment with all that is.
To drum without experience is a very powerful ritual, because you will be relying on your feminine side to surrender and have faith that your hands are moving just as they are supposed to move.
To drum when you don’t know how to drum is an act of respect and trust in your feminine side, and an act of worship of feminine energy in all of us.
It is showing of respect to feminine energy that creates without knowing, but through sensing and feeling.
It is showing of respect to feminine energy that doesn’t know, but still lives according to that knowing.
It is showing of respect to feminine energy that doesn’t speak, but whose existence screams a thousand and one spiritual truths.
It is showing of respect to feminine energy, who lives and dies for her counterpart, the ever so worshiped masculine energy.