Saturday Soulfulness: “Revelations” (Performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater)

Photo by Christopher Duggan (retrieved from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Facebook page) Dr. Shelly’s Soulfulness ReflectionsI feel so blessed to have witnessed so many performances that have deeply touched my soul throughout my life.  My first concert ever was Aretha Franklin in Detroit, Michigan as a child (Thank you Aunt Mildred!).  I have seen Alvin Ailey's company perform more…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: freedom to err

SoulQuote:Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote the freedom to err. ~Mahatma Gandhi SOULfirmation:"I ERR, I EVOLVE."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)Do you give yourself the freedom of your humanness to not be perfect? How harsh or unforgiving is your inner critic…

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Saturday Soulfulness: “Make It Rain” (Performed by H.E.R.)

...To me, the lyrics "make it rain" are asking for healing, a statement of readiness to stand in the rain and not run for cover or do whatever we can to avoid getting wet. We can't "stay dry" and heal; healing requires us to step out of our comfort zone... 

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: magic in the moment

SoulQuote:Each moment is magical, precious, and complete and will never exist again. ~Susan L. Taylor SOULfirmation:"SEE THE MAGIC IN THE MOMENT."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)What helps you see (and appreciate!) the magic and preciousness in the moment? What can you do to more fully…

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Saturday Soulfulness: “Breathe” (Song by The Floacist)

Dr. Shelly’s Soulfulness Song ReflectionsBreathing is something that we are doing constantly, but it is usually outside of our awareness. Unless we are having problems with our breathing, it is not something we are typically conscious of doing.  However, breathing is an amazing process of taking in what we need (oxygen), and letting out what we don't need (carbon dioxide). …

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: making, doing, and being peace

SoulQuote:Peace isn't something you wish for, it's something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away. ~Robert Fulghum SOULfirmation:"MAKE PEACE, DO PEACE, BE PEACE."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)When have you felt a deep sense of inner peace? What brings…

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2020 Soulfulness Meditation Group Gatherings in Los Angeles!

Are you in the Los Angeles area? The Soulfulness Meditation Group is back for 2020 with an added Saturday option! The Soulfulness4Life vision of expanding the spaces and opportunities for meditation attuned to People of Color continues! 2020 SCHEDULE *Monthly 2nd Saturday Soulfulness Meditation Group Gatherings from Feb-Aug 2020 @ 12:45-2:00pm (Meeting Dates: Feb 8th, March 14th, April 11th, May 9th, June 13th,…

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The ReSOULution Project: A Different Approach to New Year Resolutions

OUT with the Same Old New Year’s Resolutions...and IN with a Re”SOUL”ution! “I’m sharing a process that I have been doing myself for years…so I know how powerful it can be!” -Dr. Shelly P. Harrell Welcome to my “ReSOULution”  Project!  The project involves making a different type of resolution, one that emerges from and nurtures your SOUL!  Rather than a New…

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Saturday Soulfulness Song: “Let There Be Peace On Earth”

Peace IS within you. Finding that place of peace and refuge within your own soul becomes easier with meditation and contemplative practices. Each moment presents the possibility of connecting to the peace and stillness within. This moment right now is an opportunity to drop down into your peace. 

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: miracle of miracles

SoulQuote:Miracles... surround us on every hand, life itself is the miracle of miracles. ~George Bernard Shaw SOULfirmation:"MIRACLES SURROUND ME."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestion:(For Contemplation and Conversation)What miracles have you witnessed in your life?

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Christmas Soulfulness Music Playlists Available!

Spotify Playlist: Christmas Soulfulness:Musical Gifts for the Soul https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4Lj4MjXKfpoHKxZXL18FU8?si=JEgbaa6tTXm_sNN3E7a7AA Check out all of the soulful versions of your favorite Christmas classics!  Over 500 Christmas soul, R&B, and smooth jazz vocals. Multiple versions of familiar songs and great contemporary holiday music too.  The first 100 are here to preview. In the Spotify app, you can "Shuffle Play" and enjoy! It is…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: forgiveness frees

SoulQuote: It's not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you. ~Tyler Perry SOULfirmation:"I  will let forgiveness free my soul."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly and silently now.Let the words penetrate your SOUL. Repeat throughout the day.) SoulQuestion:(For Contemplation and Conversation)What (or who) are you ready…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: purge yourself

SOULquote: Sometimes you've got to let everything go-- purge yourself... Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out. ~Tina Turner SOULfirmation:"I free my true being into expression."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly and silently now.Let the words penetrate your SOUL. Repeat throughout the day.) SOULQuestion:(For Contemplation and Conversation)What do you need to purge in…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: after the rain

SOULquote: And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. ~Gilbert K. Chesterton SOULfirmation:"I look upwards."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly and silently now.Let the words penetrate your SOUL. Repeat throughout the day.) SOULQuestion:(For Contemplation and Conversation)Where do you look after it rains on your parade?

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