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  • Dr. Shelly Harrell

Weekend Wisdom: Soul Rhythms

Rhythm is the soul of life. The whole universe revolves in rhythm. Everything and every human action revolves in rhythm. -Babatunde Olatunji

What does it mean to be in rhythm with the universe? To me it means to be deeply connected with the natural and dynamic movement of life. It is being one with the music, one with nature, one with Spirit. It means to be in alignment and flow with the deepest and divine essence of all things. Rhythm is the soul of life because the path to joy and truth and love is always about connecting to the rhythms of life. There are endless patterns and beats and expressions of life which means there are many paths. We just need to find the rhythm that makes our soul come alive. We must learn to pay attention to signs that we are out of sync, unbalanced, disconnected, out of alignment. Many times we are so busy, distracted, or traumatized by life that we don't take that sacred pause to tune in to what is happening in ourselves and our surroundings. Once we open space to notice when, how, and why we are out of rhythm, we can then engage in practices that can help us get our groove back. Meditation can open that space, and there are many healing and wellness practices that can help us reconnect, recenter, and reset. What are your "go to" practices to feel the rhythm, the soul of life?

With Peace, Love, and Soulfulness,

Dr. Shelly Harrell


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