According to the Urban Dictionary in the zone is an "expression used to describe a state of consciousness where actual skills match the perceived performance requirements perfectly.

"Being in the zone implies increased focus and attention which allow for higher levels of performance. Athletes, musicians and anybody that totally owns a challenge of physical and mental performance can be in the zone."

In the zone is the place to be. No thoughts to distract us, just being in the moment with mindfulness. That's where it's happening. There is no place else to be.

Drum, Drum...nice and Steady

Back in 2006 drumming called to me. My intention was to use it as a vehicle to help me grieve the loss of my oldest brother. So off I went to the park with my Egyptian drum and found a private spot at Green 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. I was in the zone!

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. Bring your focus within you. Take three cleansing breaths and relax. 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, the flow that we experience when we are in the zone.

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Maureen Brennan Mercier has been a Metaphysician for over 28 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.

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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.


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