26 October 2021 Right Now

Hello to you . How are you? I hope this finds you well.

So my journey into trying to connect with the world I find myself in is kind of at a standstill right now. I bought the drum. I started the Meetup Group. I have joined a couple groups one that is going to meet online Saturday. My inpatient self is asking God,”what’s next?!” There has been no answer. I’m trying too hard. I’m trying to rush something that feels bigger than myself. The obvious answer for me right now is “WAIT!”

“Oh idle spirit how long are your days. One day rolling into another in a maddening haze. What is your purpose for still roaming this earth? What is your value? What is your worth? Unseen workings behind the veil begin to unwind. When all is revealed a new self you will find”

24 October 2021 Sunday

Hello there! How are you? As I write to you it’s gray and wet. We are getting some much needed rain. I took some extra Vitamin D this morning to help out with SAD (seasonal affective disorder). I just want to hibernate like a big ol grizzly when the seasons change. It’s dark by 7 pm right now and the lights don’t really come back on til around 8 am!

So I’m hoping my drum arrives today. A friend of mine said his Amazon delivery hasn’t showed up . It was supposed to be at his place yesterday. I imagine this is the supply chain problem?!! It would be nice if they let people know there was a delay! A positive side to the delay is it gives me more time to think about things!

I had trouble falling asleep last night. I kept hearing drums in my head! I kept imagining the lawn chairs on my porch being filled with people playing a drum or some other musical instrument . Then my thoughts got bigger. They expanded out to seeing a group of people meeting at one of our local parks. I could see a community of like minded souls praising God together outside or inside if there was a place to do it.

“Start small. If you grow too big too fast you’ll fall.”

Is this a God thing? When your someone like me you have to be careful that passions aren’t just mania manifesting itself. I don’t want to plant this seed, in this case put money down to start a Meetup Group, and then lose interest. Judging by the fact there aren’t any groups for Middleton I’m nervous that I’m not going to reach the people here. I guess this is a time for faith. A belief in what can’t be seen. If this is God at work I have nothing to worry about and just have to practice what I preach! Patience!!

22 October 2021 Baby Steps

Hi. It’s me again. I’ve been doing some thinking about the drum circle idea. I watched a few videos like this one that talks about how to facilitate a drum circle: https://youtu.be/aIkPn6FPpGE

A friend of mine suggested the meetup group idea again. Just invite people to show up at a local park with their instrument. I liked that idea but we would probably have to wait until spring and summer to do that unless there was some other place to meet! It gets pretty cold here!

Baby steps……. Drum ordered….check!

I also watched several videos today of actual drumming circles. When you hear the sound of drums you can’t help but want to dance. I saw one done in Garden of the Gods and wished I could be there. That was one of my favorite places to visit when I lived in Colorado Springs: https://youtu.be/DBtopjy46Mw

Gradually something is manifesting. Currently there are no meetup groups for my town. They are primarily in Boise which is our largest city. I am currently wrestling with the idea of being the first to want to try and get something going in Middleton. Do I want the responsibility?!

What I like about the idea of a drum circle is you don’t have to read music to participate. I am going to try and learn some of the patterns but no matter where I’m at I can join. What I noticed in the videos I watched is the range of ages participating. You have little kids to seniors that play. I really like this idea. It makes me warm inside to think of meeting with like minded people in one of our parks and having a jam session!

I’ll keep you posted. Like I said something is manifesting and it’s going to be good!

I would love to hear from you if you have ever been part of a drum circle or have organized one.