I have been drumming and making drums since 1998 and formed Earth Beat Drums in November 1999. My journey started when a Shaman handed me a drum and so I say that “the drum found me”. It changed my life and very quickly became clear to me that I was to share this experience with others. Having no words to explain what I was experiencing at the time, I realized that the best way to communicate about the drum was to put it in someone’s hands and let them have their own experience. This is still the way that I share drumming, providing a hands on experience, creating a safe circle with people to experience the healing vibration of this primal tool that has been known in all cultures around the world through all time. The drum brought healing to me and an understanding of my own healing abilities.
Making drums is a passion of mine. I will create a drum with artwork on the hoop that creates the drums story unique for just that one person. I teach drummaking workshops where individuals make their own drum. This two day experience of birthing your own drum is a very creative experience. The drum is completely assembled on the first day, mallets made the second the second day followed by a ceremony. Fun!
I also have knowledge of the medicine wheel teachings from the Lakota traditions. I lead drumming circles and journey meditations. I travel with my my drums to schools, community organizations within Saskatchewan & Alberta. I am drawn to natural indigenous “of the earth” teachings. I have an interest in all kinds of healing modalities and recent certificates in Quantum Touch and Access Consciousness. My current interests are Theta Healing and Akashic Record clearings. My daily practice includes connecting with my Spirit Guides, Angels and Spirit Animals who support me all-ways.
In June 2009, I experienced my first vision quest in sacred Blackfoot territory in Herschel, SK. This was lead by Elder Art Kaiswatium from Piapot Reserve and it was the most amazing and humbling experience. Art has passed on and has left a beautiful legacy of traditional teachings and songs with us. My Elder Bob Smoker, who gave me my Spirit name, has also now passed. He was from the Midawin culture, was a Sun Dancer & Sweat Lodge Keeper of the Bear Clan. He was known as Bear Dancer. I continue to sweat lodge and learn from Elders, Shamans, and Spiritual Minded Mentors.
Shaman Williak Santillan from Ecuador is teaching me about the connection of the Eagle and the Condor, bringing together the North and the South, heart and mind.
Walk peacefully on our Mother, many blessings, Kellie