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Throw Away Your Highlighters and Enjoy
on August 7, 2012
As a drum circle facilitator and musician in Florida, I was eager to read another resource book to support my passion for drumming and the global connection we are creating. So when Christine's book hit the racks, I was one of the first to purchase it. As typical of me when reading a guide, an educational book, a drum resource, I had my trusty yellow highlighter and my notebook to transfer the information pertinent to my interests. By the middle of the first chapter, I realized I was highlighting almost all of the pages and transferring almost all of the content to my notepad. After I good laugh, I put them all down, I laid back in the recliner and read, read, read the entire book. This book is so full of new information, ancient history, music & drumming theory, cultural nuances, and more -- that I realized it was to be absorbed, embraced, and embodied - much like she mentions in her book about the music medicine. To really resonate with the energy and intention of the book, we must feel its RHYTHM in our BODIES; LISTEN to its MELODY with our HEARTS; HARMONIZE with stories told and recreate these stories with our circles and our SOULS; and then absorb the essence and purpose it radiates and sit in SILENCE allowing it to enter our SPIRIT core. I am delighted to have this book as my #1 drum bible resource.....it is one of those books that each time you read it you see, hear, and feel something different, something helpful, something to share. I've already used the beginning chapter about the 4 elements of our body and rhythm, in a recent full moon drum pow wow. It allowed us to listen differently to the music and allow it to heal and inspire us. It was and will be a life-changer! Thank you Christine Stevens, my mentor from afar, you've done it again!