Been wanting to learn to Meditate?
Introducing Dr. Shelly Harrell’s Soulfulness Approach to Meditation
Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out. ~Katherine Dunham
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds. ~Bob Marley
The only possibility of stability for the person, is to establish an Island of Peace within one’s own soul. ~Howard Thurman
When you do things from your soul you feel a river moving in you, a joy. ~Rumi
With mindful awareness as the foundation, and infused with Dr. Shelly Harrell’s “soulfulness” orientation, Soulfulness4Life meditation programs will help you identify meditation techniques that work for YOU. The emphasis is on liberating your mind so that you can live from the truth of your soul and manifest your highest potential in the world. Classes and workshops include time for both teaching and meditating with the personal guidance of Dr. Harrell. Classes include her “Stop, Drop, and Roll” meditation process and her “Intentions and Principles for Meditation” such as “Born Again”, “Roll with It”, “Free Your Mind”, “It is What it is”, “And Still I Rise”, and “It’s All Good”.
SOULFULNESS = MINDFULNESS + SOUL!
Soulfulness is an orientation to meditation and other contemplative practices (like journaling, creative expression, conscious movement, communing with nature, etc.) that centers contact with “soul”, listening to the stirrings and callings of soul, the whisperings of your inner voice of truth and wisdom, and being “energized within” in order to facilitate living fully, deeply, and authentically.
Soulfulness is more formally defined as “the quality of experiencing life in a deeply connected and connecting way, an enlivened inner attunement that illuminates authentic lived experience and radiates into outer expression”.
SOULFULNESS MEDITATION is “MEDITATION FOR LIBERATION”
The Soulfulness approach to meditation is fundamentally about intrapersonal, interpersonal, and collective emancipation. As a liberated and liberating process, soulfulness meditation involves healing soul wounds and restoring soul connection; discerning truth from the lies of internalized oppression, illusions of the ego, and the stories of the mind; cultivating resilience; nurturing our capacity to feel deeply, connect meaningfully and live authentically; and, ultimately, to rise to our highest potentialities individually, relationally, and communally.
Through contacting, illuminating, and listening to soul-level experiencing, soulfulness meditation cultivates deep multidimensional connectedness to body-mind-heart-soul, other living beings, ancestors, community, humanity, nature, and Spirit.
Soulfulness Meditation Programs focus on:
Listening to Your SOUL
(where you deeply know and feel truth)
Connecting to Your BODY
(to its wisdom and resources for restoration and reconnection)
Freeing Your MIND
(emancipation from mental-emotional slavery and imprisonment)
Opening Your HEART
(to the power of real love, relatedness, and community)
Manifesting Your SPIRIT
(the transcendent and inspired energy to actualize your highest self)
MEET DR. SHELLY P. HARRELL
Part Messenger, part Mentor, part Motivator, and part “Mama”, Dr. Shelly Harrell is a Harvard- and UCLA- educated, award-winning, psychologist and master trainer who has been helping, healing, teaching, and serving for over 30 years. She developed the “Soulfulness” approach to make mindfulness, meditation and other contemplative practices more accessible, culturally-inclusive, and relateable to People of Color and others who resonate with its principles.
Here are some comments from recent workshops:
“This is EVERYTHING…Soulfulness is what we need!”. ~Tabatha J.
“Soulfulness4Life is the ‘compass’ that can guide you to who you’re meant to be- your ‘highest self’. ~Victoria M.
“Dr. Harrell is the embodiment of listening to, honoring, and following your truth as well as inspiring a genuine sense of confidence and hope that participants can also engage in this process.” ~K.N.
“It truly opened the door to my believing I can be successful with meditation for the first time in my life…I have tried meditation and taken educational session on meditation in the past. This is first time anyone has ever started with an explanation of the process and steps beyond a mere description of its many benefits”. ~Tori C.
“Soulfulness4Life helps you to unlock your truest self. The tools and practices are catered to those who want to have meditation and stress management as part of their everyday practice. So relateable and practical.” ~Iyana D.
“I’ve been blessed by this session.” ~Kecia B.
“Life changing workshop! I would definitely recommend it for anyone who wants to begin meditating and those with years of practice.” ~Cathia B.
“Dr. Harrell provided a very safe space to connect to the “soul”. The class was very informative, I learned about different meditation strategies to help me become more intentional, mindful, and grounded.” ~Dr Gregory C.
“Sitting together in a circle, I felt safe, respected and connected to my sisters and brothers…I’ve gone to workshops for meditation and attended group and I felt this inclusive to all cultures.” ~Susan AK
“Dr. Harrell is the most ingenious spirit I know who can conduct these workshops from the space of a sincere and tender heartspace.” ~Denise B.
“The techniques I learned will help me transition from stress to peace.” ~Nannette W.
“Sharing space with Dr. Shelly and the group was the sweet flavor I needed to bring in my birthday.” ~Jeannie S.
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Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak. ~Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
The soul has been given its own ears, to hear things the mind does not understand. ~Rumi
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul. ~Simone Weil
The soul’s guiding light still shines no matter the extent of our collective blindness. At any moment, at any time, we can turn toward this light to renew our spirits and restore our souls. ~bell hooks