You Are Where

Not a question. A statement. A fact of being.

I’ve always loved the Rumi quote, “Wherever you are, be the soul of that place,” though I think I hear it differently than others. Where they interpret it as an invitation to extraversion and engagement, I feel it as relationship with where, I am part of place, of ecosystem.


I struggle with the current trend of embodiment, because it feels fake, rushed, predetermined. Em- means to put into. Im- means in. Imbody. It’s already there. I don’t make it be. I bring my awareness to it imbeing.

Wherever I am, I am implace.

I’ve been working on a new creative project and doing so much writing with place-space as Body. We are Here. Be the soul of Place. Body is location. Location is community. Ecosystem is imme. We are Where.

#locationlocationlocation #ecosystem #animism #rumi #youarewhere #youareecosystem


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S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.

I’m an animist, author, deathwalker and death doula held by Tuscarora, Woccon, and Sissipihaw land. For the last 25+ years, through Soul Intent Arts I’ve helped others to ethically build thriving spiritual paths as fit, embodied elders, who upon death become wise, capable Ancestors. My work is Nature-based, and focuses soul tending through the Elder Futhark runes, animism, ancestral healing, and deathwork. I’m author of several books on soul work and runes, and when moved I host the podcast, What in the Wyrd. I also write The Weekly Rune as a celebration of the Elder Futhark in season. Full bio.

#beyourcommunity ~ #youareecosystem

elder well, die well, ancestor well


We don't heal

In isolation, but in community