The Selful Soul - Gladys Ryan

The Selful Soul

I’ve been wandering the spiritual path for as long as I can remember. I want to share my blessings with you.

Gladys Ryan
Gladys Ryan

About Me

I’ve been wandering the spiritual path for as long as I can remember. When I was younger and began to question my religion, I became fascinated with the tarot. The tarot, I believe, can be a powerful tool for personal and collective transformation. 

My working life began with the trade unions and an organisation called the South African Committee for Higher Education (SACHED). This was my university and my colleagues and comrades my teachers. I am deeply grateful for the strong socio-political grounding I gained here, and the values reinforced from my childhood about people and care and creating a more just society. Through my consultancy, Communicating Simply, I have worked with many organisations in the human rights sector and have grown from every encounter.  

The Selful Soul is about a journey to selfulness for us all. I believe that a world filled with more self-aware and reflective people is surely to be one that is inclusive, takes care of its souls and provides an earth that is home for all.

Since my early twenties, I’ve been an obsessive navel gazer, and my go-to tools have been my journal and the tarot. I  want to share these blessings with you.

What we do here

We commit to our own soul growth

Soul Guidance with the Tarot

My readings are about exploration, with you co-creating and interpreting in order to come to solutions that work for you. Using the tarot as a guide, and with my years of experience, I can support you in finding solutions that work for you.

The Tarot for Transformation

Explore the tarot for yourself or with your family, friends or colleagues.  I will create a process that will suit your needs and your pocket.

We write what we like

Righting ourselves, writing our stories

There is a lot of soul growth and learning in the writing process –  about ourselves, about others, and about writing.

Let me be your muse

Allow me to accompany you on your writing adventure.

Journalling for Joy

Journaling is my go-to tool for soul growth and writing, and I’d like to help you discover the incredible value it could add to your life.

The Selful Soul has been a constant in my life since Gladys began her YouTube channel and has become part of my regular self-care routine. Every time I watch a reading, I am in awe of how much clarity it brings me. In fact, there have been many occasions when it felt like a reading was specifically made for me.

Gladys is always so gentle and loving in her readings that even when harsh truths are revealed, it never feels like a bad thing. One of my favourite quotes of hers is, “There is no punishment in spirituality, only lessons”.

Another thing that I find really special about the way that Gladys reads tarot is that she doesn’t take herself too seriously. This has helped me see the readings as something fun and enjoyable. It doesn’t have the chore-like nature that self-care practices can sometimes have. Even when I was very depleted and had little capacity for the other practices that keep me grounded, Selful Soul remained constant.

The Selful Soul and Gladys remind me just how much fun I can have with my spirituality and my self-care work. I am always grateful that I have such guidance in my life.


More than a review, this is peer pressure to get Gladys to organize more writing and vision boarding retreats. Thank you for the one you held with all of us at the beginning of 2021 Glad. The vision board still hangs on my wall.

Gladys begins her processes with an invitation for one to go into their own Essence. So right at the beginning of the session, you take a moment to invite anything and anyone you need to journey with you through the upcoming sacred session. A ritual I have since adopted in my coaching and counselling practices. The sessions are then made even richer by Gladys’ grounding presence, meaningful writing prompts and tarot readings.

Following that vision boarding retreat, I have since engaged with Gladys through coaching, writing reviews and generally working to bring healing to the world.

Wherever Gladys shines her light through her work, I want to be there. You should too. Starting with the Selful Soul diary and personal journal. And also just following Selful Soul on all social media.

Thank you for your light Glad.

Rethabile Jessica Gamede

Re-Gamede Consulting

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition.”


“Not only are you the shadow that is dancing on the wall, but you are the hand that made the shadow and you are the light.”

Gill Edwardes

“In time, we shall be in a position to bestow on South Africa the greatest possible gift - a more human face.”

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