I’ve noticed recently in church that when we’re singing people (myself included) have taken to stopping their feet along to the music. Most Sundays there isn’t an official drummer, so everyone participates, in unison. It’s very powerful- people clapping, stopping, hitting their knee all to the very same beat.
I learned that the drum circle is a very important cultural aspect for many Aboriginal people in Canada. Today drum circle exist in many forms- to make music, for unity, for healing and evening for helping children with ADD.
The stomping today reminded me of a heart beat and how a little drum inside our bodies keeps as alive. My beautiful friend Maria posted this Jay-Z quote on her blog “The beat is everywhere, but every life has to find it’s own flow.” I think that’s true and beautiful. The beat is everywhere.