I've also been thinking about Gossmere's Communion Magic. Our guild talks about drums a lot, the song of our hearts as one, as well as the interconnectedness of all life. What if if we could reach out through feeling (with our hearts) to communicate with and understand people, animals and all beings that are alive.
Ritual to Hear the Heart Song of Another
Close your eyes and breathe deep, focusing on your own heart. What do you hear (feel). From your heart, allow your awareness to spread out into the space around you. Can you feel the energy building and flowing into your arms and hands? Can you feel the need to move them?
Raise your arms and open them up, as if you are ready to receive. Now bring them down, overlapping your hands over your chest. Again raise your arms and open them up, as if you are ready to receive. Do this 3 times
Now place your dominate hand over your chest and your other hand down by your side. Move your dominate hand from your chest to the chest of the person you wish to connect with. Do this 3 times as well, ending by placing your dominate hand back on your chest.
The bridge has now been made and opened, you have used a thread from the Web of life to temporarily connect you to this person. Their heart's song is now yours to hear and understand. What is their heart telling you?
Please only preform this with the permission of the other person and respect their personal space.if they do not desire to be touched, hover your hands above the necessary space and a connection will still be made. This is a very deep and intimate experience, as such, only preform it with those you trust.