Experiencing The World Drum
By Becky Flaming Owl Moore
An amazing diary of joy, enlightenment, and an unforgettable experience.
Sami Medicine Man and Drum Maker, Birger Mikkelsen created the World Drum after a vision of Kyrre Gram "White Cougar" Franck. The vision of the World Drum is to bind people together across borders, distance, race, and religion in common struggle for the Earth. The World Drum was created from a spiritual view point of life. The World Drum originated in Norway, made in Sami (indigenous people of Norway) tradition style, that is almost the same as our American Indian in style. It is approximately 18 inches in diameter, hand held and covered with an unusually beautiful reindeer hide.
The World Drum was consecrated in a ceremony in front of the Norwegian Parliament in October of 2006. The World Drum was part of the official celebration of the Sami National Day in Gratangen, Norway. In July, 2008, the World Drum was presented in the halls of Canadian Parliament in Ottawa by the Metis First Nation. See the travel route http://www.theworlddrum.com
The World Drum project coordinator, Morten Wolf Storeide, wrote a Speech for Mother Earth that is a wake up call for humankind to reinstate spiritual relationship to the Mother Earth.
We are all human beings, all people, You, me, our neighbors. No matter where you live in this world, if it is in Africa or South-America, if it is in Asia, Europe or U.S.A., we are all sisters and brothers in humanity. All people of the world, whether rich or poor, whatever color, religion or political thinking, we are all residents on this one planet, Mother Earth. To make Mother Earth and humanity smile again, we must unite as a universal one. We must put politics, religion, and envy away, together with our ego. Then each and every one of us will be able to go inside ourselves and find the universal force called love. When we find love towards ourselves we will be able to love what is around us, both people and nature. The time has come to stand together in one last universal battle. In this battle our only weapon is love. Love towards humanity. Love towards Mother Earth. Love towards our coming generation.