I am inspired by, “My ancestors who used their voices to heal, inspire and love. Also My mother and my grandmother for being very strong pillars in my life.”-Shaylah
“at a time when I started to meditate and take my mental health serious. I looked at myself with such hatred. I wanted to journey back to loving who I was. I was outspoken and loving. I turned into a shy and toxic person. I was self destructive. I did not want that for myself anymore. I began to become symmetrical to my purpose and who I was. I wanted that for my people as well. I wanted the black community to love themselves and heal from trauma just as I was starting to walk into the light from my traumatic past.”
“I am as deep Yemaya , fierce as Oya and Sweet as Oshun”- Shaylah Mickens
Shaylah Mickens is a Baltimore native who used creating bracelets as a coping mechanism to deal with the trauma she faced as a young woman. She was raised in an abusive household with her father and mother. After she was about two years old her mother left her father where he almost killed her mother. Shaylah’s Mother, Adrienne bought her books, art and craft supplies. Shaylah decided to read and focus on her creativity while her father became absent from her life. She used meditation and yoga to focus her energy into something constructive after many failed suicide attempts at the ages of 13 and 16. She strived to save many people from trauma when she created her business at the age of 25, she had just came in terms with the sexual trauma she endured and vowed to heal from it. She holds different event at the Impact Hub in Baltimore Maryland. She does her spiritual therapy sessions on IGtv and also performs Reiki sessions to help people heal like others.
Shaylah Mickens is the owner of Soulful Symmetry LLC, a melanated business that uses the power of Reiki and Events created to provide the healing and unification for people of color. After 2 years of business she loves her ability to be free. “I have always been free to do what I wanted. To some that can be very dangerous, but to me creatively…it’s freedom.” Taking risks and understanding that the ultimate goal is to live happy! Shayla belives in living freely and being able to be create and color ourside outside the lines creates happiness in it self. I had to agree! If she could go back and tell 20 year old Shaylah anything it would be, “Do not let anger and fear lead you on your journey, let your beautiful light, intuition and wisdom guide you. Stay beautiful and wise love. No one can take your gifts away”!
Shaylah believes EVERY business owner should know these 3 things…
“Always be PASSIONATE about what your mission
Always put YOURSELF first because if your are not internally aligned toy our mission everything else won’t be aligned.
Stay FOCUS on living life and to be HAPPY”
A little more personal with Shaylah…
What do you do to keep a healthy mental health?
Going into nature, that helps to be more grounded. Also creating helps me to balance myself.
What brings your peace?
Talking to the Higher Power
How do you deal with challenges?
Take a moment and breathe. I need to map out how to defeat this obstacle.
How do you deal with grief?
I allow myself to cry or be into my feelings so that I am not carrying that with me during my full journey.
How does Shaylah intentionally Change the Narrative? “My words are different. I speak life instead of texting myself down as much as I use to. While I do this I notice people around me start to change their speech as well.” Clearly she leads by an example many could model from!
Shhh…..it’s a secret!
Shaylah has concerts in the house when her husband leaves. Her go to artist are Beyonce, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott!
August 31, 2019- Baltimore, MD (Impact Hub)
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Goddess love Party – an ALL WHITE self love party. It is filled with yoga, sacred dances and of course reiki guided meditation by me. It is a self love celebration, we are celebrating who we are as women. We are divine beings who have been through so much. We are rejoices at are triumphs and letting go of the past.
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First reiki session will be 10% off no code needed just book with me online.
Business page is @_soulfulsymmetry