What’s the first thought that springs to mind when thinking of musical instruments? A band – marching, garage, jazz, rock, swing? I could keep naming the many ways which musical instruments play a part in life, but seldom is the first thought about their use in the healing arts.
Recently, I was invited to a Native American drumming ceremony that was being held to remember, honor and restore a parcel of land that had been neglected on the Tesuque Indian Reservation just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. My husband works as a residential paver and had a full schedule working with the land in his own way, so could not attend. I was on my own. (more…)