As news of Layne's illness was shared, drum groups and individual drummers began to play/pray for her. Some drummed, and drum, Omalu, an ancient prayer to the Holy One as Healer. Others improvised and are improvising. Still others played, and continue to play, their favourite patterns.
On the island of Cyprus, the Ma Gaia frame drummers invited us all and join together with the rest of the world one evening, drumming for Layne. Ma Gaia also sent a DVD of their evening that evening which Layne graciously shared with us all at her workshop. Below is a photo of the Ma Gaia drumming that evening by the Aphrodite rock in Cyprus.
From California, Miranda Rondeau shares her thoughts about this prayer drumming:
Feeling so connected to all who love Layne Redmond, the deep gratitude all have shared today during the two global drum prayers for her. Makes me feel better... even though I've been still shedding tears. John from REMO Drums talked to her today and said she is feeling GREAT, she's not suffering and that all the love coming to her in all the different ways, really sustains her!!!
She is happy and at peace and would like to keep focused on finishing her film.
Thank you to all who drummed for her today!! May the rhythms continue to support her in all ways.