Up on the roof, the group of us would gather, banging the drum, and dancing with rattles. We were a sight to see and hear, as we'd dance out animals to bring them to life for us. Some would be cawing like a crow, myself, I'd be howling.
I studied shamanism under the tutelege of Michael Harner, a great white shaman. He taught us how to journey with the aide of the drum beat, and guided us through many journies of our higher selves.
*A free-write is a type of automatic writing, where you just go with your stream of consciousness non-stop. There's no thought to spelling or grammar, and no editing of words. Supposedly this opens the mind up to greater creativity. They can be 5, 10 or 20 minutes long. Suggestions for freewrites are always welcome. Visit Evie, with whom I freewrite, at the space between colors.