Soul Loss & Retrieval

Soul Loss & Retrieval

Soul Loss and Soul Retrieval

A soul retrieval is a powerful spiritual practice that heals soul loss. Soul loss can occur whenever we experience trauma in our lives. For example, we may experience soul loss if we are in an accident, undergo a serious operation or if we suddenly loose a close friend or family member. From a shamanic perspective, soul loss is a common cause of illness.

Traditionally, a shamanic practitioner would conduct a soul retrieval within three days of someone experiencing trauma. Today, modern shamanic practitioners seek lost soul parts that are willing to return from any point in life.

Soul loss is a helpful response in that it allows our essence to remove itself from suffering and pain. In her book, Soul Retrieval, Sandra Ingerman describes soul loss as “spiritual illness that causes emotional and physical disease …(and) losing crucial parts of ourselves that provide us with life and vitality.”  A soul retrieval is the shamanic method for bringing back those vital parts.

Soul loss is the experience of an essential part of us leaving and soul retrieval is the experience of having that essential part retrieved and returned to you.

Many of us feel like we are missing an important part of ourselves or feel like we are not quite whole.  Sometimes we experience soul loss as a chronic illness or face ongoing emotions such as sadness and anger. Soul loss can occur at any age and a soul retrieval can be done whenever a person is ready for transformation.  Sometimes we remember specific events in life that really changed us – for the worse – physically, emotionally and mentally. Then, we realise we’re ready to heal, be inspired and to move on!

Ultimately, you should feel as if a part of you has returned home.

Preparing for a Soul Retrieval. As with most things in life, preparation can help the whole experience of spiritual healing go smoother.  Here are a few suggestions that will help you prepare for your soul retrieval:

  • Choose a time for the soul retrieval where you can have time for yourself afterwards.
  • Refrain from alcohol and other mind altering substances 24 hours before and after your soul retrieval.
  • Ask for a healing dream to help you receive your soul essence the night before your soul retrieval session.
  • Spend time connecting to nature before and after your soul retrieval.
  • You may wish to ask someone to be present during your soul retrieval to welcome you home and also drive if needed.
  • Consider any looping patterns in your life that you are ready to release.

Getting a Soul part back 

As a modern shamanic practitioner it is often required to do some detective work to find the lost soul, from the Shamanic journey, I will look for the lost soul in the spirit worlds with the help of your power animals and spirit teachers. When the part of your soul is found, the shamanic practitioner and their helping spirits engage with the lost soul and invite it to come back home.  At times, a lost soul may be cared for in the spirit world by an ancestor, power animal or guardian.  Sometimes a lost soul has been stolen and the Shamanic practitioner and spirit helpers will犀利士
negotiate its return.

The shamanic practitioner returns with the essence that is a part of you. I will return this vital essence to you by blowing it into your heart and the crown of your head. Depending on what is shown to me I may be required to blow it into a crystal, or use another method to transfer the essence back to you.  Rattling and other instruments are often used at the end of a soul retrieval to welcome the soul back home.

Welcome your soul back with an open body, heart and mind. A soul retrieval often includes a healing story or message. A shamanic practitioner may give you a healing story about the soul essence that is returning to you. It may be a strong creative force or a deep inner knowing that returns to you. It may be an excited, vibrant, younger part of you returning to life. The Shamanic practitioner will often work with you after the soul retrieval to realise the gifts returning to you and actions that will help ground the experience in your physical reality.

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