"...I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands. I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah"

Psalm 143:5-6

Our Vision

My desire is to create a movement among Christians to reclaim meditation to its Godly purpose: to turn hearts and minds to Christ, the Savior. My vision for Selah is to see it become an exercise discipline throughout which one would be focused totally on the Lord through worship music while exercising every aspect of physical fitness. It incorporates every component of wellness, including relaxation and meditation, where the goal is to fill oneself with God’s word. My heart aches as I see so many people missing out on the unfathomable blessings that come from being immersed in His word through contemplative meditation. My focus therefore is to provide a platform in which one could get fit physically while hearing God’s wonders expounded in song and His word committed to memory through meditation.

 

… whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever
things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is
any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

Philippians 4:8

Founder

Carole Mayrand founded the Selah Movement in 2015 following a 40 year career in Education. A Bachelor in Education from McGill University, majoring in Physical Education, provided her comprehensive training in Kinesiology and scientifically based Fitness and Health principles. She was McGill’s first female recipient of the Strathcona Trust Medal for her extensive work in the area of Dance in Education.   Continue reading … 

 

“The chief end of man is to glorify God BY enjoying Him forever”

John Piper

Desiring God

Why “Selah”?

The Hebrew word, “Selah” (pronounced say-la) can be found in Judaeo-Christian scripture: 71 times in Psalms and 3 times in the book of Habakkuk (a prophet of the Old Testament). The word is also used in various places such as Job 28:15,16,19 and Lamentations 1:15. It literally means “to hang”, “to lift up” or “exalt”. It is understood, depending on the context, as expressing that one should pause, breathe, weigh, measure, reflect, determine value.

As we undertake the task of getting physically and spiritually healthy, we want to engage every aspect of our humanity: body, mind and soul. We want to pause….breathe….contemplate…reflect…ponder God’s amazing promises and become fit for the earthly journey set out before us.

Selah is a discipline in which we will strive to become the best God intends for us by touching on all aspects of our being: physical, intellectual and spiritual.

 

God yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us.

James 4:5