We had the good fortune of connecting with Nefertiti Seshat Kemet and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nefertiti Seshat, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
Soul Shaman Inc. assists the world in healing and wellness from the inside out. You are the Shaman to your own soul. You are strong and brilliant enough to heal yourself. Your soul knows the way back home. Once you heal the person in the mirror, you heal the world. At the beginning of Covid-19, we started our business with one item that has been around for thousands of years but made famous by the world renown Dr.Sebi. With the formal name of Chondus Crispus, most of the world calls it sea moss. Sea moss has a plethora of vitamins and minerals that are found in our body that activate the strongest immunity boost for so many areas of our body. There are stories of communities surviving famine off of this organic algae found in the ocean. Some of the benefits are: diabetes aid, blood and colon cleansing, libido, joint pain relief, reproductive health, hair/skin/nails, immunity strengthening and so much more. I figured if we could make this item available to the masses what a huge start we have to health for all. I believe that health starts in the body, mind, and soul. If everyone chooses to make themselves better internally, we can all come together to change the world once we ourselves are better.
In 2021, Soul Shaman transitioned to a spiritual business offering tools and services to assist you in your personal spiritual awakening and progress. Still offering fresh sea moss products, we’ve added energy work services ranging from career and financial growth to mental/emotional breakthrough. Trained under Louis Vuitton’s energy worker, Lala Ahari, whom is published in Forbes, Essence, New York Times, and has won achievement awards from numerous boards. So, to say you’re in good hands is an understatement. Lala has trail blazed a whole new understanding of what magic really is and how energy work can change your life once you let go of the misconceptions of magic. I will forever honor her as an elder who taught me the ancient practices of my ancestors. Spirit brought me to her so that she could show me the keys to unlock the start of my own spiritual growth and personal success.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a business owner and an Actress grooming to enter Hollywood. I began acting in middle school at the age of twelve, but the art of expressing myself was innate. My mother would give me poetry to read and perform. African American poetry was my favorite to perform during Black History month. I performed at church and school. I competed in oratorical contests throughout elementary. I entered the entertainment industry during my early college years at The University of Texas at Austin. I began with commercial work, which became the meat and potatoes for my living expenses post college. I continued to study acting and performed in the theater both throughout high school and college. After my college graduation, I began to learn the Meisner Method taught by Laurel Vouvrey, a direct student of Sandford Meisner. Her class was like the Marines of acting and it equipped with the tools to “live truthfully under imaginary circumstances” as Vouvrey would always say.
Simultaneously, I was working as an ordained Minister/Missionary with a global nonprofit that had a chapter at the University of Texas. After three years, I felt an inner tug in my gut to relocate to Los Angeles to try my luck on the big screen. It didn’t take too long to get representation commercially, but it seemed like I barely had enough to get by. I worked as a waitress at a hip Italian restaurant where even A/B list Actors would come in for a homemade crafted bowl of pasta. There weren’t enough shifts to make ends meet with that one job, but I was destined to figure it out in order to continue living in the city of Angels. So, I began my own house cleaning business. I still remember the one day toilet water splashed on my face when I was cleaning it. I wonder what has my life come to and if I made the wrong choice with everything I left. Every job matters, but that wasn’t what I envisioned for my life. I thought I would be there by now. I felt lonely and found myself going out more than working on my craft. I lost focus and often felt alone. I battled with giving it all up.
After two years, I had another gut feeling, but this time to move back home and spend time with my Father. I also needed to go back to the drawing board for my career. I was utterly tired of the level in which I had to work to survive or “make it”. After returning to Dallas Texas, I would book my first Indie Film, The Lil’ Voice, directed by Dallas’ own Arthur Muhammed whom also directed the true story Carter High found on Netflix. I was ecstatic and felt confirmation that my choice to move was right and that when a dream is strong enough, it will always make a way. One month after the movie was completed, my family found my Father deceased on Christmas Day. This was the evolution of my art.
After taking time to grieve, I came back with a better than ever novel perspective to the stories I wish to tell. I realized that everything in life can seem hard at first, but it is up to you to face the fear and make it happen. Now, I am currently in the process of finishing a pilot to pitch to various streaming networks. I cannot disclose any details, but what I will say is now I see why even the hurtful pieces in life matter. All of my dreams are finally coming true.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love Dallas. If my bestfriend came to visit, I would take her to lower Greenville for pizza and beer. At night, we would go to Deep Ellum for some dancing yet chill vibes at Stirr. I would take her to one of the only hiking trails in Grand Prairie and then to Klyde Warren Park, where we could walk the trail and explore downtown. Can’t forget Nick and Sams so she can have a nice steak and glass of wine. My favorite thing to do on the weekends is to check out something that reminds me of Africa and who else but to show us that then at the Pan African Connection and the Big T Bazaar. They have the best artifacts, art, books, clothing, and spiritual tools needed to remind us of the Motherland. We are both energy workers, so we are always looking for cool stuff that connects with our spirit… so the last stop would be the metaphysical store at Big T ran by a lady name Bobby. We would get more crystals and conscious jewelry that helps us with our manifestations and healing. During the summer, we could day party at the Virgin Hotel or go on the Lewisville Lake.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I recognize every last world changer that thought for themselves and chased after their God given destiny even though they were afraid. I recognize the ones that put it all on the line to have an epic life as they gave love to the world. I thank my ancestors and the pioneers that fought for freedom and paid prices that made my life easier. I thank the freedom fighters. I want to shout out all of the black and brown people, especially the women, that never stop dreaming despite society’s invisibility. We are building a healed world… together.
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