Good News! I've been celebrating - a lot of late!... because dear laughing wolf has found her new voice!
As some of you may know, it was about three years ago or so that this amazing sweet drum accidently fell and her beautiful voice/hide was torn and cracked wide open... i wrote about it in a blog post and again when deeper teaching came for me later on another post...
Part of why it took so long for her to sing again was, it was a bit of a challenge to find a new hide that was actually big enough and thin enough to fit her amazing 27-inch red oak steam-bent hoop...
When i asked the guys at the drum-supplier i work with, if they had any goat hides larger than 33 inches in diameter, they laughed replying that goats here just don't grow that big.... Though, they would let me know if something that large may come in. They never let me know... so, i thought to myself that perhaps i may not find a hide that would be similiar to what she had before or big enough. So, dear laughing wolf sat has remained open with no voice for the last three years. I sure have missed her!
I considered using another type of hide though, it never seemed right... so, i continued to call and ask spirit for her new voice to come - trusting that perhaps one day, it would come.
A few weeks ago, i was back at the supplier picking up stuff for two drum-birthing workshops i had coming up for Vancouver and Gabriola. After finishing going over the orders, i took a chance and was moved to ask the guys once again, if maybe they might have any large goat rawhides in stock - maybe one?...
Lo and behold, Francis said he thought they might... and off he went out to their other room to check and.... brought back a large goat hide. Together, we measured it up... it was real close to the size needed and so, i decided to take it home.
One of the first things i did when i got back was, to lay laughing wolf's beautiful hoop on top of the new hide to see if it was going to fit! I was elated - it did!
About a week later, with the assistance of dear Joanie, we re-birthed laughing wolf... and, it was a beautiful thing to do together... and i have to say, she sure turned out beautiful... being a part of her new birth was a moving and deep experience for both of us... it was definitely a birthing, that's for sure... 'cause she's one big drum! It was a big labour of love andi couldn't wait to 'hear' how she came through........
So, on a Sunday evening, the night before the full moon, on November 13th... i was thrilled to re-awaken laughing wolf along in sacred circle with wonderful dear souls here on Gabriola.... i can't tell you the joy we all felt to be witness to her sacred sounding and enlivening in that new-birth moment... it made me realize just how much we have missed each other and to again, begin building a whole new relationship - getting to know one another yet again... Thank you Colleen for holding the space for us to do that... with much appreciation and joy....
Many years ago, laughing wolf, a beautiful qilaut frame drum was birthed for me - by master drum maker, John Millen of Thunderheart Drums in Baltimore... John is retired now... and three years ago, he was kind enough to share with me how he birthed a drum like laughing wolf... i wish to thank you so much John for your wonderful sharings and for birthing this beautiful sacred drum for me all those years ago...
with much love to you with hoards of light... weaver x (((o)))
“I hear a drum in my soul’s ear coming from the depth of the stars.”
“Drum sound rises on the air, its throb, my heart.
A voice inside the beat says, "I know you're tired, but come. This is the way.”
Below is a short video to hear her new voice............ x (((o)))
all above photos taken by carol weaver © 2016 copyright - all rights reserved
i wish to acknowledge with gratitude that i live, work + play on the traditional and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation...
i'm a creative soul choosing to walk softly on our blessed earth mother's back... more here...
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