Part one is for your consumption as soon as you order your sacred sound.
From one body, many are born.
This space is the space of transformation. Transforming the matter of the animals' hides. Transforming their skin & fur into a naked womb to create rebirth of sound medicine. Transforming from one form into another. Welcome.
First Things First
Declarations. This is an important step on this journey. This is a powerful part of the whole experience. Your voice matters. Your truth matters. The ownership of both your shit and your shine matters. So sink in…
what magic are you calling forth?
what is too much in your life?
what is not enough in your life?
who are you becoming?
The Real Deal
The truth is...the sacred sound medicine I make only occurs when an animal has died from a hunt me, my family, or trusted friends have made. A life was taken, honored, transformed, and rebirthed. And no matter how pretty I make it all sound, the truth is...an animal died. And this is sad. It needs to be sad. It can also be celebrated while being sad. I believe that I can best honor the gift of their body by doing what I do and by also never loosing sight of the sadness. I want them to see me continue the practice of acknowledging the gift of their life that they gave in death. I ask that you join me in doing the same...feeling the sadness of it and saying THANK YOU.
The process of me transforming the hides and midwifing your sacred sound can have mirrors and messages all over the place for you. Remain open. Listen with sacred ears.
Feel your feels. Shed the layers. Strip. listen. Rebuild.
Disclaimer::this video is showing your the nitty gritty truth that may be difficult for some...one might say they are "graphic". To me, it's a way of life and tradition. To me, it's the vulnerable spotlight of digging deep. To me, it's why I do what I do and how I do the honoring of these animals with my hands & heart. Consider steadying yourself before watching. Consider asking if you are willing & able to face possible triggers & judgements. Showing the bloody, muddy truth of the wild is part of my purpose and a way to honor my medicine. AND...I respect anyone's truth that may not be ready to witness it. There is still much for you to experience if you feel a "no" to this video.
(*for those who watched)
What came up for you?
What do you notice about what came up?
Wisdom the poison…
Gather the medicine…
Choose the truer truth…
stories of their transformation
This is the section where I share the stories I received from the animals as I work their hides. These stories are peppered with both oracling of my human experience of working them AND the messages from them directly. There is more to these stories. When we gather, you will be a part of bringing more voice to their stories. In this precious circle we have 3 deer and 3 elk guiding us and standing with us. These stories are shared before you come to give you a place to connect, listen, receive, and feel out some shit. I invite you to keep your declarations close as you listen, and sniff out some medicine already in action for you. Here are the stories from the fleshing beam…
Part two is for your consumption AFTER you receive your sacred sound.
Begin Again...Re-birthed & Received
This section is intended for when you have your hot lil' hands on your drum or rattle. It is a guide for you to make the most out of your first moments together & building relationship with it.
I invite you to Smudge and call in your sacred space. Call in whatever it is that supports you spiritually. Then begin the unwrapping...and unwrap yourself to it. Take your time and open slowly...sensually...sacredly. My experience has been these are living items. And they chose you as much as you chose them. Get to know them. Listen to them. Speak your unspeakable truths to them. Fall in love.
After a spell, I invite you to go into a journey with the intention to meet the spirit of your drum or rattle. Ask the spirit to show or tell you how it sees you. Give it a gift and receive a gift from it. Does it have a mantra, medicine for you to take, or power it is bringing you? Do whatever else feels natural to you and if it begins to heal you in the process....LET IT!
Soon after, re-read your declarations and look for all the ways this magic is manifesting already. Then you can journey with your sacred sound to explore what to do next on your path.
Build a relationship with it. It is a body that holds a spirit guide that has come forward JUST. FOR. YOU. It has chosen to be with you as you make your own medicine and shift your shit. It's superpower is to shift your shit...let it. It came from a living, breathing thing. It may have transformed, but it is still a living breathing thing in a different form. It will change if it needs to. I take care to make all elements free to be worked with by you in the future if it is time for the medicine to change with YOU.
Play with it. Tone or sing awkwardly. Move with it. Fuck perfection....Flow with the sounds to freedom. How you build this relationship will be as unique as you are. Take it slow with 5 minutes a day of just playing & observing & building connection. Take it fast with grabbing it with your grateful hands and head right into deep whole-making and scar-making. Take it somewhere in between or beyond. What matters is that you DO with it. What matters is that you use it to BE more of who you are and keep living, choosing, behaving and DOing from that awareness of you.
Sound is energy flowing through physical space. It's other-worldly right here in our lil' ol' human world. That is why it is so powerful. It has the ability to penetrate spaces & fields of energy and vibrate them into neutrality. Pretty cool huh? If it feels "too powerful", sit with it daily and journey to it to make compassionate motions towards you feeling "worthy". I put these things in quotes because I honor their realism in our human animal self AND I can see how they are complete and utter bullshit created by the small-makers. It's okay to love the small maker...it will help them grow in potential.
A bit about care...
It is skin, after all, It will re-hydrate if left in rain or taken into shower...and it will dry out again. Sometimes they need oil. If you have the nudge to oil it, it needs oil. I recommend a light oil like grapeseed or similar. Weather, humidity & environment effects skin. Sometimes a ripple will show up. And I've witnessed multiple times how our resistance to this imperfection can feed the ripple. And it's a reflection for you...go there with it. How do you handle your own imperfections? Etc… The ripple will change.
Skin is a body element that is mutable, and reactive to the environment. The skin of your sacred sound may change sound, tone, and performance. Tune in...what does it need? Heat? Cool? Spritz of water? Oil? Again with the reflections...can you accept it?
Consider...all you have gleaned from the messages in this process.. Consider...what does it take to care for this power? Consider...the boundaries, environment, and ingredients needed to care for this power. YOU will need the same as you step into the power and medicine you have called forth at this time in your life. It is time...you are safe...you are powerful...you are wise and wild...you are supported in all you do by your sacred sound.
OKAY....THIS ONE IS BIG
Another bit of info I find extremely powerful and important is this...pay attention to how you treat your sacred sound. How do you speak to it? Feel about it? How do you listen to it? How we treat our sacred items is how our sacred items want us to treat ourselves. We are to be in service to the medicine that is in service to us. So...watch how you treat and see your sacred sound...it's like a road map for how to treat yourself.
Please feel free to share with me your experience. You can also share on the socials if you want. I've started #sacredsound as the photo album for all those who wish to share and have witnessed their sacred sound connection. If you do share, please tag me to ensure I can see it!
I am so grateful for this. Thank you for allowing me to midwife your sacred sound.
Blessings of beauty and love,