Drumming at Green Lake is such a wonderful experience. All of nature surrounds me as I sit close to the water, trees, birds, ducks, water lilies, turtles and a lone crane.

Having no formal training in drumming and being a little shy, I prefer to go drumming at Green Lake away from the busy crowd of people who walk, bike, roller skate and jog around the lake.

The first time that I went drumming at Green Lake was back in 2006 after my oldest brother died. He was my hero and like a father to me. His passing was devastating and I was full of grief.

Drum, Drum...nice and Steady

During my grieving process I needed an effective way to release the pain and grief of losing my brother. I was using several healing modalities that were helpful to me. The problem was that I couldn’t cry while I was at home around my family. I needed to grieve alone, but how?

Drumming called to me and my intention was to use it as a vehicle for my grieving process. So off I went to the park with my Egyptian drum and found a private spot near the lake. Drum, drum...nice and steady, letting go of my mind and breathing deeply.

Then no mind as the hands drummed on their own, channeling the beat from deep within me. Then the sound of my pain came out in a chant to my brother. The tears flowed freely as my hands kept the beat going, drum, drum...nice and steady. I felt the pain lifting and releasing. The experience of no mind was blissful as I was being carried by the divine beating through my hands onto the drum.

Drumming is Done from the Inside Out

Drumming is done from the inside out like a meditation. In order to get to the flow of drumming, we have to first let go of the ego.

Close your eyes as you bring your focus within you. Take three cleansing breaths. Relax and continue to breathe. Feel the beat of your heart, thump, thump, thump. Let your heart be your guide as you beat each hand on the skins and feel that the drumming is done from the inside out.

Be aware of your thoughts. Consistently bring your focus back to the beat in the moment. Be in the process. It is not about the end result. Keep focusing on the beat. All you have is this moment and your breath. Then drumming is done from the inside out. As in meditation you are set free from your rational mind. Your thoughts are the obstacles to being in the flow.

Keep bringing your focus back to the heart beat of the drumming. Let go and let the divine express itself through you. That is the bliss and the flow that I experience when I am surrendered to God within and expressing the Goddess while drumming at Green Lake.

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Author's Bio: 

Maureen Brennan Mercier has been a Metaphysician for over 27 years and has helped many people in all areas of their lives. While taking a meditation class in the summer of 1983, Maureen discovered her gift of channeling and began her spiritual journey.

Maureen's new found connection with her higher power helped her through the tragic death of her husband only weeks later.

Raising two children alone and overcoming other challenges throughout her life has given Maureen more strength, compassion and emotional intelligence. Her love of people and her great passion for life continually inspire her work.

Meditation Classes

Maureen teaches meditation classes using simple guided imagery and channels spiritual guidance for the group, which is uplifting. Each person is able to ask a personal question at the end of the meditation and receive specific spiritual guidance for their life journey. The energy during the meditation is very loving, compassionate and nurturing which is healing in itself.

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Intuitive Readings are based on the client's questions about relationships, career issues, emotional issues, health issues, attitudes and beliefs, loved ones who have passed on and more. Maureen goes into a meditative state where she accesses specific guidance in answer to the questions being asked. The channeled information she receives during and intuitive reading is spiritual, yet very practical. After a reading with Maureen, individuals feel more relaxed, reassured and more positive about their lives.

Reiki Training & Reiki Healing

In September 1992 Maureen received her first degree Reiki training. After years of practicing Reiki healing in small groups, workshops, centers, and retreats throughout the United States, Maureen received her second degree Reiki and Reiki Master Degree in August 1999.


Maureen is extremely grateful for the gifts of healing she has received over the years and is committed to being a channel of LOVE, GUIDANCE and HEALING. Her life's work is about assisting individuals with their healing, spiritual growth and the remembrance of who they truly are - DIVINE.