Drumming the Four Elements: A Meditative Drumming Practice for Connecting to Nature

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Which of the four elements in nature would you like to call into your life.

You could engage the grounded influence of earth or the changing power of wind…

You could nourish yourself in the cleansing elements of water or ignite the passion and transformation of fire

Through the meditative practice of drumming, you can connect with and embody the power of nature’s elements by anchoring your rhythm in a distinct sound.

In this 3-minute video, Christine Stevens demonstrates the distinct sounds of the four elements on the frame drum — and how you can evoke the power of these elements through the sacred practice of drumming.

As you shift your paradigm from playing the drum as “music” to making music with a drum as a spiritual practice, you’ll begin to forge a deepening connection with nature and invite creativity, sacredness, and meaning into your life.

Don’t miss these highlights:

  • (0:01) — How the four elements have a sacred connection to the drum sounds
  • (0:52) — Learn to drum out the distinct sounds of nature: air (cha), earth (doum), water (kah), and fire (tak)
  • (1:18) — How the consciousness part of drumming is to think “What element do I need?”
  • (1:31) — How you can anchor your pattern of drumming in the elements you want to draw into your life
  • (1:50) — The quality of speaking through the drum with an intimate demonstration by Christine Stevens

Watch and enjoy Christine Stevens’ joyful demonstration of the ancient and meditative practice of drumming!


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Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender

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These two words – Letting Go – are very easy to say but can be challenging to actually do. Some of the things we might be trying to let go include:

  1. Past Events or Behaviors
  2. Fear
  3. Anger
  4. Desire
  5. Grief

lettingn-go-audio140 Letting Go describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles to Enlightenment and become free of negativity. During the many decades of the author’s clinical psychiatric practice, the primary aim was to seek the most effective ways to relieve human suffering in all of its many forms. The inner mechanism of surrender was found to be of great practical benefit and is described in this book.


When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.Lao Tzu

Some benefits to letting things, related to the above list, go in your life are: happiness, success, health, well-being, intuition, unconditional love, beauty, inner peace and creativity.

Many of us think the key to happiness and success results from hard work, discipline and commitment, when in reality, many times the secret is surrendering and letting go to reach your goals.

Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender

Here is a brief video of Dr David R. Hawkins giving a A Lesson on Surrender. When asked to describe surrender to a three year old so that they know they are doing it right his response: “Quit trying.”


About the Author:

david-hawkins Sir David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally renowned psychiatrist, consciousness researcher, spiritual lecturer, and mystic. Author of more than eight books, including the bestseller Power vs. Force, Dr. Hawkins’s work has been translated into more than 17 languages.

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