Anni was the first woman to become a Red Drum leader and I might add, it was her original asking that set it all in motion and took the Red Drum out into the world that started it all in the first place!
For the past year and a bit Anni had been teaching Red drum workshops to large groups of woman all over the USA.
Given her unique perspective I wanted to ask her a few questions about how it has been for her to add this piece to the groups of women she works with.
Anni, as a leader and Wise woman in your community, what does your Red Drum mean to you personally?
Anni: My Red Drum is a sacred tool that is truly the heartbeat of my personal medicine and magick. I see her as an extension of my divine will to weave and shape all that is to manifest in my ceremonies. I see her as a good friend, willing to be of service, to cleanse, to sing, to call forth and to open up connection to my spirit allies. My red drum can be timid and soothing or wild and witchy and honestly she has as many sides to her as I have to me. We are in cinque with one another, and have a deep understanding of the other. She is part of my song and my dance on this sacred earth.
How has adding the creation of Red Drums to your work as a leader of woman's groups added to/changed things for the women who come to you?
Anni: As drumming in ancient times to now, seeks to transform our realities from the physical to the spiritual plane, the journey to creating a drum is equally auspicious and truly impacts each woman differently. There is magick in this ceremony and that is not to be underestimated as these drums awaken a spark inside the women, that once ignited, cannot be dimmed.
The Red Drum calls forth in generosity, all those who seek to sing her song and hear her heartbeat and the women who create a Red Drums at the Sacred Goddess Live Retreats go through deep transformation before and after creating their drums. This piece of the retreat is the heart and soul of what we do at the Sacred Goddess live retreat and the women LOVE it!
What advice would you give someone who wanted to offer this workshop to their group?
Anni: Becoming a Red Drum Carrier is a Sacred Honour and an invitation to live in right relationship with the mother herself. She calls forth every woman in divine timing, when she is ready and ripe for her magick to enter each of their lives.
I would say that there are many important steps to take before each women is gifted a hide to create the red drum and step into the ceremony of creation with her. Each leader will determine that journey for the women, but at my retreats, they go through about 1.5 days of prep time in ceremony, cleansing, honoring and bowing in reverence before being gifted their hide.
When they are gifted the hide in ceremony, they are ready to receive, in perfect love and perfect trust, and by the time they name and blow life into their drums, they themselves have been transformed to a higher version of themselves.
Questions answered by
Anni Daulter, Proud Red Drum Carrier and Red Drum Creation Facilitator at Sacred Goddess Live Retreats, Founder of the Sacred Living Movement, Author and Deep Holder of Sacred Space. Anni is also the author of several books including Organic Family Cookbook, Sacred Pregnancy, Sacred Motherhood and Sacred Medicine Cupboard...
Are you a leader in your community?
Do you work with women?
Run full or new moon groups? Red Tents?
Do you love the Red Drum and all it stands for?
Do you wish that the women you work with could have an opportunity to deepen into the work with the creation of a Red Drum?
If this speaks to you please read further- because the world needs you at this time!
What I have come to realize the older I get is that sometimes the best way to really keep something close is to truly let it go....
Over the past 5 years I have received more invites and e-mails asking me if and when I can come to their communities to offer the Red Drum Making workshop, and being only one person and a true introvert at that, I have declined more then my heart wanted!
I say this because my heart has always known that Red Drums should be in the hands of every woman who hears the call to have one in her life! The Red Drum is our reclamation of so much that was taken from us over centuries of patriarchy. It is time for us to step forward with a deeper understanding of what the red drum means for us as women and to dive deep into the ancient pulse of the great mother through the heartbeat of our drums.....
It is to this end that the Red Drum needs, no, is asking for community, for women who are picking up the mantle of leadership to bring the Red Drums to their communities!
Is this you?
I am looking for strong leaders who already have groups running and feel that making a red drum will serve to bring their group closer and deepen their work.
Examples of this are:
Ongoing new or full moon groups
Shamanic woman's groups
Those who work with young women and their mothers-menarche
Those who run healing circles of all kinds--addictions, sexual abuse, loss etc...
Women who gather monthly to work through life cycles of any kind, first moon, menopause, croning....
You tell me! The sky is the limit here really!
If you wish to learn more and would like to apply to run Red Drum Making workshops in your area then follow the Red button below.....