The Didjeri-Dudes

This photo shows an interesting orb that looks like it's coming from the resonance of the didjeridu.

December 2008

You may recall that last year I tried to sell my massage table. Try as I may, no one wanted a table without a head rest, so I put it back in my storage closet in the basement.

Recently, when I got the book shipment for 2009, I noticed the table again and decided to list it on Craig's List, as the timing felt right. This table needed a good home and people who want to use it to help others. I hadn't used it for many years.

Life is about time and timing.

Would you believe that within 2 hours I had lots of email from people who were ready to come and pick it up asap.

So who did I pick? I was guided to the second name on the list, a man named Tyler, 22, (on your right) who comes from San Francisco but currently lives in Brooklyn. Tyler and AJ, 22, (who also came here from SF), play the Didjeridu incorporating sound with healing and energy work. They also play other instruments in a band and give music lessons.

Tyler and AJ demonstrated the vibrational effects of the didjeridu. They do their healing work together and are really excited about having the table. As to the head rest - they said they could always add one to the table, but don't really need it.

Surprise !! The guys made me a bamboo didjeridu (the one in the photo) and tired to teach me to play it. (laugh) I sounded like a wounded elephant.

Our afternoon turned to a discussion about having a didjeridu workshop in the spring at Mallory's restaurant, Elementi. Everyone who attends will get their own Didjeridu as a gift and have healing work done on them. Sounds like a plan for 2009.

The last time someone gave a didjeridu workshop here was on my birthday in February 1996. Trae had come to NYC from Texas to meet me and explore our roles in the program as we discovered we both had the same memories. The day was snowy - make that a blizzard - yet my apartment was filled with students as Sound Therapist Phil Jones lectured then worked on each person to heal and clear their frequencies. He also taught meditation and simple breathing techniques. I met Phil through my friend Barbara, who was once married to him.

Phil explained that the didgeridoo is an ancient mesmerizing drone instrument made from a eucalyptus tree and traditionally played in ceremony and healing by the Aboriginal clans of Australia. Playing the didgeridoo creates soothing and resonant harmonics that easily erase the chatter in the mind - enhancing mental clarity and emotional balance. The primordial vibration of the didgeridoo, and the simple breathing techniques, help create a state of relaxation, lower blood pressure, relax the heart, improve digestion, and significantly reduce sleep apnea and snoring.