If you use a drum for Reiki with an animal spirit painted on it, maybe that animal will be more inclined to show up in your Reiki healing session!
As we all know, hearing music can be exceptionally healing. Sound healing works by transmitting the vibrations of the music into your body, where the healing vibrations work to balance your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
Your fight-or-flight response, which gets turned on in times of stress or anxiety (and in this modern world we live in most of us have more than enough of that!), is calmed by healing, soothing music.
Drumming in particular is very tribal, and can return us to memories of times ago. If you believe in past lives – and I do very much believe we have other, concurrent lives – drumming can serve as a bridge between this world we live in and the underworld.
Now, the underworld is not what many people have been brought up to know as “hell” or of a lower vibration. Quite the contrary, the underworld houses our spirit guides such as spirit animals, archangels, ascended masters and so forth.
And when you add Reiki to the mix, well, forget about it. The combination of the two healing modalities can bring people into a state of well, just knowing that everything is, has been and always will be okay.
Although technically any drum or instrument can be a “Reiki drum” if you put symbols on it, imbue it with the healing Reiki energy or intend for your Reiki to flow alongside the sound vibration, a specific practice known as “Reiki Drumming” has emerged in recent years in the healing world.
Whether you just completed your online Reiki class or are an experienced Reiki practioner and want to learn more about healing Reiki drumming, here is a basic rundown of the one of the many techniques involved:
How to Practice Reiki Drumming
First off, you start the Reiki drumming session as you would a typical Reiki session. You ask your client to pick a particular issue they want to heal or let go of, and have them speak of their desire to transform the issue.
As always, invite your Higher Self, your client’s Higher Self, any ascended masters, angels and spirit guides that you work with to assist in the drumming.
Next, draw the Reiki symbols over your drum, “turn on” your Reiki energy and let the games begin. Picture the traditional Reiki Power Symbol over yourself, the drum and your client, and then imagine it seeping into each of your’s and your client’s chakras. Invite the seven directions to join in, and start to drum over the client.
As with a traditional healing Reiki session, you will be guided to go to the best place for the healing. Wherever you are drawn to is where you should be. Drum for about five minutes or so, a couple feet away from your client. Because the client’s ears are closer to their upper chakras, once you get to the heart and up, drum more softly.
When you’re done, it’s nice to close the session out with a finishing drum beat and then slowly fade out the drum. Thank the Reiki and all beings involved in the session, and finish with a closing symbol.
There you have it! Perhaps more than anything else, with Reiki drumming, have fun and enjoy yourself. Music is one of the great pleasures in life, right? It’s what feelings sound like. So get to drumming!