I went drumming again last night (tonight?). It was an intimate circle of about 20 folks this time—smaller than I’m used to, but enough to get a good groove going.
Tonight we called the Shaper (the one-who-shapes-and-reshapes-all-things) to come and work among us. I invited the Shaper to work within me to change that which needed changing. I was given an image: I am fire within. Therefore air excites me, earth stifles me, and water soothes me. I need to shape my inner fire to flow as water does, or it will burn wildly in every direction and consume me. If I channel my fire the way earth channels a stream, my fire will be constructive and serve a purpose. Then a voice nudged and reminded me: The Shaper has always been within you and works through you. This is why you are able to be a “mover and shaper,” rather than, as most are, a “mover and shaker.”
And finally, my dear readers may notice that it’s 5:00am on November 6th as I post this entry. This means there was no November 5th posting. I find it ironic, though not unsurprising, that I missed a day of blogging immediately following my announcement that I intended to blog every day this month. I do, however, take comfort in the fact that, in terms of wakeful vs. sleeping periods, for me it is still yesterday, as I have yet to go to sleep. My plan is to immediately change that.