Who We Are
Earth's Healing Heart Drummers is a growing group of individuals who have been supporting a vision I received to begin a 24-hour-a-day-drum prayer through the internet. My name is Bill Cote, my traditional name is Chal.Si.Nam.Men. Several years ago while my father was ill I received a vision to begin this drum prayer. Since then I have shared this vision with many friends and relatives.
My vision is to begin a 24-hour-a-day-drum-prayer that is continuous and can be participated in by individuals, friends, and communities. I believe a prayer that honors and unites people of all cultures, races, and religions will focus our intention and begin to replace the fear and mistrust so prevalent in our society and in the world with trust and cooperation.
In June of 2006 we attended the World Peace Forum in Vancouver British Columbia. We maintained a continuous "heartbeat" drum rhythm for the 6 days of the conference as a prayer for world peace. We then moved to Olympia Washington where we continued that drumbeat for another 6+ days. Our effort was an encouragement to many both in Vancouver and Olympia. We believe it is time for all people to peacefully and respectfully stand and address the issues we face in our society and in the world.
Drumming gives us a means to begin to come together with our brothers and sisters to pray together, to start to share our feelings and concerns with one another, and to reach out into our communities with an alternative to the helplessness so many of us feel. As my father was dying I realized that all the money in the world would not replace the value of the time I spent with him. We need to find the time to nurture this human connection with our brothers and sisters.
I strongly feel it is not ok for our country to continue to inflict injustice on the world and to ignore real issues at home. Not in our name; not in my name!
We are asking people to help us. By using the spiritual principles of respect and trust that all religions are based on we can begin to reestablish relationships and communities based on trust and cooperation.
We invite people to join us in the drumming, sharing, and seeking wisdom and guidance from elders and spiritual leaders.
I thank the friends who have supported me and shared their encouragement. I believe with the guidance of the elders and with us working together we can make a difference in the world for our children. Thank You
Page about the 'button blanket'.