LISA RENEE (Time Shift Blog): “False Flag Manipulation”

“A false flag is a military term used to define a covert operation that is carried out for psycho-spiritual warfare for the purpose of divide and conquer, designed to deceive the targeted individual or group to break down trust and destroy the community and their objectives from the inside. The deception, which is usually generated from some event the targeted person perceives as an attack made against them, such as psychic attack, black magic, implant sprays or dark entity harassment, is then attributed to another individual or group that has nothing to do with the supposed attack that was carried out on that individual. Usually, during this event of targeting people with dark entity harassment, both parties are sent holographic inserts with the facial recognition or energy signature that the dark entity is placing as the bait for assigning the blame. The deception creates the appearance of a particular individual or group, via holographic insert, being responsible for some nefarious activity, while disguising the actual source of responsibility, which is usually the NAA groups or human Controllers. Now apply this same scenario to the chaos and confusion that exists on the astral plane, and the blended reality areas of the artificial timelines and phantom matrix that are controlled by holographic inserts that further can project cloned images of any person or group they choose to, without their consent, without their personal awareness. By methodically destroying the cohesion and unity that exists within any targeted group, leader or organization, the overall group objectives are weakened by internal division and chaos, whereby outside organized dark forces that use controlled chaos and false flag tactics can intercept and easily impose control over the group’s resources. The community collapses onto itself from confusion and chaos, spiritual betrayals and emotional devastation are rampant and all good intentions have been used to pave the road to hell.”

~Lisa Renee

 

Spiritual Warfare in Targeting Groups

The concept of False Flag operations and False Fronts used to confuse the human population with elaborate deceptions is also helpful in discerning spiritual warfare commonly used by the Controllers to target awakening people in the truth seeking or spiritual communities. A false flag is a military term used to define a covert operation that is carried out for psycho-spiritual warfare for the purpose of divide and conquer, designed to deceive the targeted individual or group to break down trust and destroy the community and their objectives from the inside. The deception, which is usually generated from some event the targeted person perceives as an attack made against them, such as psychic attack, black magic, implant sprays or dark entity harassment, is then attributed to another individual or group that has nothing to do with the supposed attack that was carried out on that individual.

Usually, during this event of targeting people with dark entity harassment, both parties are sent holographic inserts with the facial recognition or energy signature that the dark entity is placing as the bait for assigning the blame. The deception creates the appearance of a particular individual or group, via holographic insert, being responsible for some nefarious activity, while disguising the actual source of responsibility, which is usually the NAA groups or human Controllers.

Now apply this same scenario to the chaos and confusion that exists on the astral plane, and the blended reality areas of the artificial timelines and phantom matrix that are controlled by holographic inserts that further can project cloned images of any person or group they choose to, without their consent, without their personal awareness. By methodically destroying the cohesion and unity that exists within any targeted group, leader or organization, the overall group objectives are weakened by internal division and chaos, whereby outside organized dark forces that use controlled chaos and false flag tactics can intercept and easily impose control over the group’s resources. The community collapses onto itself from confusion and chaos, spiritual betrayals and emotional devastation are rampant and all good intentions have been used to pave the road to hell.

Many people on earth were and are contacted by human and nonhuman imposters, comprised from these operations that are in military alliance to gaslight and lie to the earth people about many ongoing themes of global concern, for the purpose of intelligence handling and controlled opposition. These operatives have infiltrated many areas of the ascension and disclosure community. They are on the ground and in space, hidden behind the many false front organizations in which their primary job is to attack, dismiss and debunk unapproved topics through mass propaganda and character assassination schemes. The purpose is to take over any truthful information about the planetary ascension or disclosure event that happens to seep through the multidimensional communication gateways, when awakening people start to more easily receive telepathic transmissions from a variety of sources that cannot be prevented.

This same False Flag scenario has been described previously as the Victim- Victimizer software program, which is repeated over and over again to incite the negative ego run amok in so to destroy spiritual and truther communities. This is an alien viral infection our Universal Time Matrix inherited during the Orion Wars, when the black hole into the neighboring fallen matrix was ripped open, and this AI program was unleashed into our world. Its design is to generate extreme polarity, reversal in polarities, and splitting between electrons and protons that prevent unification and synthesis between those polarities. When we use the negative ego to play out the archetypal forces in the victim-victimizer alien game, there are no winners, only consciousness slaves.

Remote viewers in the spiritual communities, are you adept at being able to discern what reality pictures you are perceiving that are sourcing from inserted alien machinery, phantom matrix, the Imposters themselves or organic creator code?

Before you place judgment or blame upon your spiritual brother or sister, take responsibility to consider these complex psychological warfare tactics carefully and request compassion and humility to be present in your actions.

Practicing Compassion for Self and Others

Compassion is a Virtue of the Spirits of Christ — one in which the emotional capacities of empathy and sympathy (for the suffering of others) are regarded as a part of love itself, and a cornerstone of greater social interconnection and World Humanism. Compassion is foundational to the highest principles in philosophy, society, and personhood.

Throughout the ages of planetary evolution many different humanist philosophies have developed, as well as many organized religious traditions. Most all of them have emphasized the positive traits of human Compassion as a virtue to strive for in daily life. When we think about the meaning of the word “compassion” in our society we generally think of a human characteristic that has a moral or ethical judgment cast upon our perception of it. This judgment is stemming from our mental body Negative Ego which then seeks to define what we as human beings believe is good or bad, worthy or unworthy. Anytime we use the Ego Filters to shape our fixed belief system and allow it to run its inner dialogue, we get judgment. Our judgment then assigns a value to our perception of events.

Compassion directed from the judgmental mind becomes extremely distorted to fit into what we believe the circumstance is that actually deserves our compassionate point of view. From these ego mental distortions, many which are reinforced by religious or social dogma, our idea of what defines compassion can become muddled within extremely dense emotions such as guilt, shame or resentment. We may give to charity to make ourselves feel better, so that the inner personal conflict will go away in the belief that we are being compassionate. We may feel obligated that in order to be a good person, a “spiritual person”, that we should be compassionate in order to have empathy to feel others suffering.

This is not true Compassion. The most direct path to feel authentic compassion is through self connection, embodying Love, recognizing and honoring the spirit within us that animates all living things. True Compassionate Love naturally brings Unity.

(Source: Ascension Glossary – Compassionate Witness)

 

~via EnergeticSynthesis.com Time Shift Blog – November 12, 2019

LISA RENEE (Time Shift Blog): “Imagining ‘Life Culture'”

“Ascension essentially encompasses a universal perspective towards the compassionate practise of World Humanism and it includes the entire spectrum of life. All inhabitants of the world, no matter what race, religion, belief or creed to be equally deserving of benevolence, Empathy and Compassion. This is a clear example of how other advanced races beyond our solar system co-exist and live together that are actively participating with the intergalactic community and inter-dimensional free worlds. At this time the inhabitants of this Earth are fully excluded until these global problems of destructive violence and world suffering are directly acknowledged and steps are taken for disclosure which will begin the process of world healing. Disclosure is what is required to end wars, to stop directing the covert and overt military weaponry that is being used to mind control the population as well as perform senseless killing. It is true that based upon the clear evidence of continued violent warring, weaponry and destructive behaviours on this planet some in the intergalactic community believe the people of the Earth are criminals and alien hybrids from the Refugee Races that should remain sequestered in this system of consciousness imprisonment. Many in this intergalactic community are wary of Earthlings. They’re distrustful of the people that come from the Earth. I truly pray in my heart, I truly hope that some day the people of this Earth will rise to change that perception and join the intergalactic community. How are we going to do it? Virtue based ethics. Basically what that means is — Be a good person!”

~Lisa Renee

 

Let’s look at imagining what a Life Culture would be. In ES Guardian context, we call Life Culture — World Humanism. Imagine that we did live in a world where people wanted to live in harmony with the natural laws and therefore all people on the planet were treated with love, dignity and respect. They were equally educated in creating balanced and holistic lifestyles with others. Imagine that our communities and societies were founded upon organizational policies and programs that are based in a shared humanitarian value of co-creating world humanism, shaping our communities and world through modelling behaviours such as:

  • Unified cooperation and Service to Others,
  • Loving kindness, Compassion and Empathy,
  • Respect, dignity and harmlessness for all people,
  • Living in honesty, integrity, truth and transparency,
  • Being able to hold fairness and forgiveness and true Humility,
  • Wanting to experience consciousness expansion and higher learning through synchronicity,
  • Co-creating responsibly with Earth, nature and the animals,
  • And legitimate admittance to participate with the inter-galactic communities.

World Humanism is based in the re-education of human value — valuing human life. It emphasizes the importance of shifting from an anti-human or a death culture belief system into humanist based ethics and related philosophical principles. All human beings deserve humane treatment in order to live upon the planet with dignity and with basic access to meet their Fundamental Human Needs.

Our goal in the ES community is to practise this model when we can, the best we are able to apply humanistic, ethical philosophies blended with the spiritual principles of the Law of One to expand consciousness which inspires a direct knowledge and spiritual awakening experience. Ascension essentially encompasses a universal perspective towards the compassionate practise of World Humanism and it includes the entire spectrum of life. All inhabitants of the world, no matter what race, religion, belief or creed to be equally deserving of benevolence, Empathy and Compassion.

This is a clear example of how other advanced races beyond our solar system co-exist and live together that are actively participating with the intergalactic community and inter-dimensional free worlds. At this time the inhabitants of this Earth are fully excluded until these global problems of destructive violence and world suffering are directly acknowledged and steps are taken for disclosure which will begin the process of world healing. Disclosure is what is required to end wars, to stop directing the covert and overt military weaponry that is being used to mind control the population as well as perform senseless killing. It is true that based upon the clear evidence of continued violent warring, weaponry and destructive behaviours on this planet some in the intergalactic community believe the people of the Earth are criminals and alien hybrids from the Refugee Races that should remain sequestered in this system of consciousness imprisonment. Many in this intergalactic community are wary of Earthlings. They’re distrustful of the people that come from the Earth.

I truly pray in my heart, I truly hope that some day the people of this Earth will rise to change that perception and join the intergalactic community. How are we going to do it? Virtue based ethics. Virtue Based Ethics emphasizes the focus upon developing virtues which strengthen the mind, strengthen the character and strengthen the spirit. For us in our interpretation this is the basis of building the strength of the spiritual foundation. It’s critical for the Light Body to hold higher consciousness and universal knowledge to learn what virtue based ethics is because this is what leads us to spiritual freedom. Now, more simply a virtue can be defined as a character trait that’s positive. Expressing virtuous qualities causes more positivity to ripple out into the world and that is the direct result of a person’s choice, a person’s choice in their behaviour and actions. When a person expresses virtuous qualities in their behaviours and interactions it contributes to the co-creation of personal well being and happiness. It also helps other people to reach that feeling of well being. In the spiritual context this is experienced as blessings, feeling a blessedness that guides our path forward which allows us to flourish and feel happiness and contentment in our lives.

The sentient intelligence of our Soul and Spirit if we learn to listen will always lead us to express many kinds of higher quality Virtues. The Soul and Spirit’s purpose is to guide each person to experience their own fulfillment of spiritual purpose and to flourish in peace and contentment while developing the deeper connection with higher consciousness. We create the state of well being, happiness, peace and contentment in our life when we have disciplined our selves to achieve the natural flow of expression of higher qualities of Virtues and ethics because this is what allows people to succeed and fulfill their higher spiritual purpose. Another way to express this is that when a person practises virtue based ethics in every area of their life no matter what kind of difficulty, adversity or challenges that comes their way they can defeat the obstacles in their path through the dedicated practise of expressing, behaving and committing to the strengthening of Virtue Based Ethics. Basically what that means is — Be a good person!

(ES Source: Ascension Q&A December 2016 Transcript)

 

~via EnergeticSynthesis.com – Time Shift Blog – October 29, 2019

LISA RENEE (Time Shift Blog): “Imagining World Humanism”

“Disclosure is what is required to end wars, and stop directing covert and overt militant weaponry that is used to mind control the population, as well as perform senseless killing. It is true that based upon the clear evidence of continued violent warring, weaponry and destructive behaviors, some in the Intergalactic community believe the people of the earth are criminals and hybrids that should remain sequestered in this system of consciousness imprisonment. Many are wary and distrustful of the people that come from the earth. I hope someday the people of the earth will rise to change that perception.”

~Lisa Renee

 

We share this world with many other life forms that we can physically see, and not physically see, yet these life forms are not included by mainstream science as life forms having sentient intelligence, or as entities that have souls. How would the ideas of moral nihilism and the death culture be impacted if humans could feel the pain they create in others and feel the suffering consciousness of every living creature? To deeply experience the fear and pain created when that creature is brutalized at the hand of others, to feel the pain of living creatures when they die exposed to extreme states of cruelty.

And to know that this pain and cruelty does not leave when the body is killed, it stays there in the land, in the sentient field right where the act of brutality occurred, until unconditional love cleanses it.

In truth, this is my greatest wish that all humans on the earth that brutalize others through their own destructive actions, could feel the painful results they have created in the world around them. The immense suffering we see in the world is caused by their own choices to repeatedly carry out destructive actions, such as treat people and living things with disdain and cruelty. Once you truly know how intense the suffering, the genetic deterioration and slavery that is caused in this world, a sane person does not want to create any more harm. This has nothing to do with mental judgments of right or wrong, or self-indignant morality — it is a Universal truth.

Imagining World Humanism

Imagine we lived in a world where all people wanted to live in harmony with the Natural Laws and there was no concept of money used as a control system to enslave others. Therefore, all people were treated with love, dignity and respect, to be equally educated in creating balanced and holistic lifestyle with others. Others who also choose to live in a world based in love, peace and unified cooperation, where everyone is supported to actualize their greatest evolutionary potential and inner creative genius.

Imagine we lived in a world where fundamental human needs were the basic right for all people of the earth, and that the global society worked together to co-create a more benevolent and peaceful world, a world without war, mass murder, slavery, religious violence and tyrannical oppression. That the world’s highest goal was to apply humanistic ethical philosophy blended with Universal principles of the Law of One to expand consciousness, which inspires that these Fundamental Human Needs are necessary and to be met for all human beings on the earth.

Imagine that we co-created a world where humanity placed the highest value on ethical conduct in authentic leadership and only allowed those spiritually developed and compassionate people that consistently demonstrated honesty, integrity and trustworthiness in communications and truth telling, who were competent in their areas of expertise, to be of service to the population. Our leadership would not perform actions opposed to their understanding or have understanding or personal knowledge which was used to exploit others. Their personal actions in the outer world would match their true inner self and genuine thoughts. People could see when deception or lies were being presented and so then, people could no longer lie to others. The role of leaders combined activities are coordinated to lead the people to unified goals based on the same core humanitarian values. These true humanitarian leaders and visionaries could help bring in the learning sanctuaries that are available to all people, and would focus on uniting others, wholeness, healing, self-leadership and fulfillment for everyone in the community.

Our learning, healing, creative arts and spiritual sanctuaries would be dedicated towards humanities higher knowledge and furthering consciousness development and exploration, would have unlimited resources to give to the future development of our children, species, and to support the unique purpose and consciousness signature that is inside of each person. Imagine that all people are valued for their unique contribution and from birth, have the available resources to develop and expand themselves in their unique areas of interest or fields of expertise.

Imagine that our communities and societies are founded upon organizational policies and programs that are based in shared humanitarian values of co-creating World Humanism, shaping our communities through modeling behaviors such as:

  • Unified Cooperation and Service to Others
  • Loving Kindness, Compassion and Empathy
  • Respect, Dignity and Harmlessness for All
  • Honesty, Integrity, Truth and Transparency
  • Fairness, Forgiveness and Humility
  • Consciousness Expansion, Higher Learning and Synchronicity
  • Co-creating Responsibly with Earth, nature and animals
  • Legitimate Admittance to participate with the Intergalactic Community

World Humanism is based in the re-education of human value, which emphasizes the importance of shifting anti-human ideological beliefs such as the death culture, into humanist based ethics and related philosophical and egalitarian principles. All human beings deserve humane treatment in order to live upon the planet with dignity, with basic access to meet their Fundamental Human Needs. Our goal is to apply humanistic ethical philosophy blended with the spiritual egalitarian principles of the Law of One to expand consciousness, which inspires direct knowledge or “Gnosis” of direct consciousness and awakening experiences.

Mainstream Humanism defines itself distinctly as the disconnection of the human being from its inherent spiritual-energetic intelligence or Soul, in an attempt to remove the concept of Humanism away from the learned bias and practices of religion. It is impossible to separate humanity from its sentient Soul body, and truly practice an ethical based Humanism aligned to Natural Laws. Once direct knowledge of the sentient soul consciousness is known as a reality, this fact is experienced without the need to control others through religious bias, or conform to religious rhetoric or scientific atheistic judgments.

Ascension essentially encompasses a Universal perspective towards the compassionate practice of World Humanism and includes the entire spectrum of life, of all inhabitants of the world no matter what race, religion, belief or creed, to be equally deserving of benevolence, empathy and compassion.

These are some of the clear examples of how other advanced races beyond our Solar System co-exist and live together, that are actively participating with the Intergalactic community and Interdimensional Free Worlds. The inhabitants of earth are fully excluded, until these global problems of destructive violence and world suffering are directly acknowledged and steps are taken for disclosure. Disclosure is what is required to end wars, and stop directing covert and overt militant weaponry that is used to mind control the population, as well as perform senseless killing. It is true that based upon the clear evidence of continued violent warring, weaponry and destructive behaviors, some in the Intergalactic community believe the people of the earth are criminals and hybrids that should remain sequestered in this system of consciousness imprisonment. Many are wary and distrustful of the people that come from the earth. I hope someday the people of the earth will rise to change that perception.

With a Loving Heart,

Lisa

(Source: ES News – Violating Laws of Nature)

 

~via EnergeticSynthesis.com – Time Shift Blog – posted June 18, 2019

KARA SCHALLOCK: “More…”

Do you perceive Beauty everywhere?  Do you see it even when the intellect says it’s ugly?  Do you perceive a difference between you and those you judge to be “less than” like so-called immigrants, those you judge that linger in 3D (according to you), folks who hurt others?  Or do you perceive a difference between you and those you deem “more than?”  Remember, we are all One.  You are connected with everyone and everything.  There is no “us and them” in the New.  You may observe some doing things you wouldn’t choose to do.  Can you see that perhaps the “others” help you transform all lower energies (and integrate higher energies) in yourself?  Can you see the Love within all that reflects the Love that you are?  If so, you indeed are firmly in the New.  If not, perhaps there’s more work to do.  You can love all and yet choose not to be in relationship with those who vibrate differently than yourself.

There is and has been an expansion of your Heart and Crown chakras.  This expansion helps you be more accepting and compassionate.  Be aware of how you feel moment to moment.  One minute you seem to be flowing in expansion and the next minute not feeling as though anything has shifted.  This fluctuation is how it is for most as we continue to detach from 3D and embrace the New.  Some physical manifestations you may experience as expansion occurs are tingling (especially in or on the head and in and around the Heart).

You may feel dizzy as well, yet notice the choices you are making; notice how you are expanding; especially in your thoughts and actions.  Notice how fearless you are.  Be aware too that if it seems things happen to you, like others not choosing to be around you or being fired from a job or not having enough money, that it still is your choice… whether it’s a conscious one or not. Remember you attract to you what is within your consciousness.  Breathe, flow and ground.  Take care of yourself.  What life do you choose to create?  The energies that integrate within you help you create your ideal life (based on how you want to feel) without chaos or confusion.

As the energy continuously builds, remind yourself that you are not alone, even though many are on different paths and going at different speeds.  Some may feel exhilerated, while others are anxious and angry.  I notice that the ones I truly feel connected with are children, while some adults in my life seem belligerent. (Hmmm; do I have both energies within me?)

Engage where and when you can as you are called to and let the rest go, for each being must choose for themselves.  You need not become definsive or match others’ vibration or take anything personally.  Stand in your own Truth and honor others for wherever they may be.

Never doubt that all we’ve been doing is merging with our Soul/GodSelf/Divinity.  This is our True Self.  Being fully immersed as our True Self, there is no more seeking outside of ourselves; actually, there is no seeking at all; there is only a Knowing.  This immersion is more than being “spiritual”; this is true being.  How do we do this?  First, we must release and transform all old patterns, emotions and beliefs, along with anything that limits or holds us back in duality.  When we clear all of the old, we experience true self-worth.  We experience true Wholeness; not just in one moment, but in every moment; this is being authentic.  We truly know that we are One with all of life; we are Source.

Generally speaking, the phase we are in now, if you’re ready and committed, is to practice; putting all you know into action everyday and in every moment… walking your talk.  It is not enough to read others’ words only; it is essential to put words into action, to be what you say you are.  Work for all; be in Divine Service.  When we serve all, we serve ourselves and most importantly, we serve Divine Will.  Isn’t that one of the main reasons of why we’re on Earth at this time?  We each have a path; a mission; it is based on our gifts and where we are drawn.  When you are Joy, you trust, you love, you serve.  You are free.

Meanwhile, continue to release and trust your process.  Allow yourself to not be comfortable, for the New is not comfortable.  Trust that all is in Divine Order.  You may want your loved ones to join you, yet trust they have their own path, so honor them.  Attempting to change others is of the old and it not only distracts you, but pushes them further away.

Trust that as you become somewhat comfortable in one phase of your Journey, another arrives.  It is so very important to take care of yourself through diet, rest and being still.  Only you know what is self-loving for you.  Fill your own cup first and then you will be able to serve others unconditionally.

In my own life, I see so much has shifted. People I was once close with have distanced themselves.  My diet has shifted, as have so much in my life.  The biggest shift is that I am extremely aware of not only where I resist, but where others resist as well.  I notice old longings surface and I see where I am; whether it’s here, there, nowhere and everywhere.  I know many of you can relate to this ebb and flow of life.

Each of us has a calling.  No one calling is better or worse than another.  Each is an aspect of Divine Service; be it healing, collecting refuse, nursing, teaching or simply being Love without a career of any kind.  Sometimes you’re called to be somewhere.  When you arrive, you may not resonate with the place at all.  However, there are no mistakes.  Some years ago, I was called to Idaho.  I had never even heard of it before and when I arrived I uttered, “Uh-oh!”  Idaho has never felt like home to me and yet I am here; I’m here for a purpose.  It’s not necessary to know what that purpose is and you don’t need to know the whys of where you are either.  The main thing to do is to say Yes.  We share our Light no matter where we are or what we do.

Each of us is unique; what works for one may not work for another.  This is why it’s essential to follow one’s own guidance.  We integrate Light and release all uniquely.  Realize too that much occurs without us consciously willing it to be so.  We can observe the changes and I do love this, as when the changes bypass the separate ego, they cannot be interfered with.  However, we on a deeper level choose everything; consciously or not.  When we give our Power away to others, we stop our own Transformation, for others cannot truly know what is best for us.  This allows us to take full Responsbility for our own Transformation.  What helps this is to fully merge with our Souls and then step out of the way.  Instead, we follow our guidance, even when it makes no sense.  While we surrender to the unconscious aspect of evolution, we still must act in a way that goes beyond the separate ego; the patterns we have anchored that are of the old.

To integrate the higher frequencies that bring healing and wholing to our cells and DNA, we must do the clearing work.  Some happens spontanously; with others we consciously choose to shift.  Whether we integrate unconsciously or consciously, we may experience many physical sensations such as electrical currents in different parts of our body, weight fluxes, sleep disturbances, headaches, blurry eyes (or as if there is something irritating in the eye), shifts in elimination and all sorts of things not mentioned here.  When in doubt, ask your body and your guidance to see if it’s related to Ascension or not (it usually is!).

Be aware that your Sensitivity is expanding and upgrading.  This includes more acute hearing, seeing, feeling, smelling and more.  Certain situations may be irritating.  If you feel overloaded by stimuli, rest or step away.  If you take things personally, realize this is not true Sensitivity; it’s separate ego-sensitivity.  It also means that you may still be attached to what others think of you.  Let this go so you may experience true Sensitivity.

Are you ready to move onto new phases of Discovery?  Are you committed to your Ascension and evolving into being New; brand New?  Are you still teetering on the edge, not sure if you want to jump?  Wherever you are is fine.  Trust yourself and follow your guidance/Intuition.

 

 

~via SoulsticeRising.com

EARTH DRUM COUNCIL: “Guidelines for Participating in a Drum Circle”

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A drum circle is a community cooperating together to make something greater than the sum of its parts.  That’s why there’s more to a good drum circle than expert drumming.  In music, as with all forms of communication, the silence between the notes is as important as the notes themselves, and listening is as important as voicing.

If you are a novice drummer, watch the skilled drummers.  If you cannot hear what they are doing, play more quietly.  Use fewer notes rather than play every beat.  Leave spaces in your playing so that other drummers will have space to play in.  Using fewer notes will help you keep up speed with the other drummers and dancers, and also allows you to be more creative.  It is all right to get lost.  If you do, stop playing for a while, listen for the basic pulse, and join in with it.  It is not necessary to play something entirely different from everybody else; try playing the same rhythm as other people at least part of the time.  Repetition is an important and integral part of drumming.  Use your eyes as well as your ears to understand what is happening.  Pay attention, look and listen while you play.

If you are an experienced or lead drummer, be responsible.  Listening is even more important when you are the glue holding the rhythm together.  Be aware of the energy of the group.  Add solos only when the existing rhythm is well established.  If you are starting a new rhythm, choose one that others can easily join.  Work with the whole group of drummers and dancers.  Playing with a well rehearsed group is easy.  Playing with a mixed crowd of novice and experienced drummers is more challenging, but it can bring out the best in everyone, and be a lot of fun.

Drums can be classified as having a tone which is low, middle, or high in range.  If you sit close to other people who have drums that have a similar tone and volume to yours, it will help give the rhythms focus and cut down on distractions.

Be aware that bells, claves and shakers cut through the sound of all the other instruments.  That is why they are the timekeepers and the key to most complex rhythms.  These are sometimes called the “guideline” instruments, and they should hold to a steady part rather than “jam”.  If you are a novice drummer, it is good to learn the basic bell and clave parts if you can follow and learn from someone more experienced.  Bells and claves can throw the whole group off if they are out of sync, so when in doubt go back to the basic pulse.

We are all teachers and learners.  Don’t hesitate to ask for help to figure out a rhythm, or to offer help to someone else.

It is customary to ask permission of a drum’s owner before playing it — but don’t be afraid to ask!  If you do not wish to have anyone else play your drum, please put it away or cover it when you are not using it.  If you borrow someone else’s drum, please observe the basics: remove rings before playing hand drums, and return the instrument to where you found it.

Please do not play melodic instruments like flutes and guitars at drum council.  They confine the rhythm instruments to the span of their melody, and can be very distracting.

Do, however, feel free to express yourself with your voice.  Chanting which blends with the rhythm can enhance the overall effect.

Most of all, have fun!  Drumming and dancing are wonderful forms of creative self expression, and the drum council is a great place for us to express ourselves together.

 

~via Shift.is