Shamanic Soul Retrieval

Recovering lost parts of self for integration into wholeness. 

Soul Retrieval provides a means for recovering the lost parts of our souls.  These losses can occur through trauma, accident, abuse, addictions, death of a loved one, or any other event causing damage to a person.  Often shock or trauma is involved as a result.

shamanic2Our souls fragment in an attempt to protect us from a harmful or painful event. When this occurs, a piece of ourselves breaks off and stays behind at the scene hoping to resolve what has happened.  It’s as though our psyche cannot survive what has just taken place so we stay in an attempt to rescue or help.  Soul loss is divinely orchestrated to keep us from experiencing the full impact of a tragic or painful situation.  This allows us to  “make it through.”  Unfortunately, it leaves us “torn apart” unable to regain our wholeness.  This is when soul retrieval becomes necessary.

Because everyone experiences soul loss differently, there are a number of symptoms that may or may not be indicative of soul loss.  Basically, if you notice an inability to feel fully connected or present to what you are doing, this may indicate soul loss. In common western terms, soul loss is defined as a form of disassociation. 

Soul loss, then is an attempt by the individual to survive the crisis.  In disconnecting from the whole self, the individual manages to survive what they have just been through, only to find that subsequent experiences seem trying or difficult.   These symptoms can range from everything from inability to focus, complete a project or think clearly, to addictions, self-harm and/or death wishes.  Often repeated injuries are the aftermath of a soul loss.

In ancient times, the shaman was called to the scene of any disharmony or illness before the medical doctor was brought in. That was because most indigenous cultures were very aware of the fact that a person would not physically or mentally heal, until the soul was recovered and brought into balance first.   

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My years in hospice confirmed this as well. An individual who is dying, whether through an injury, illness or a disease would often become “spiritually restless.”  TM  This meant the individual could not get comfortable or would find no peace in spite of a doctors prescription or pain meds and/or other forms of treatment.  Often I was asked to evaluate a patient based on my own understanding of what was occurring spiritually.  Most of the time the patient was in a state of soul loss. This prevented them from dying. Why? Because their being was not wholly working together for the death journey. Rather they still needed to recover lost parts in order to experience a peaceful death. So soul retrieval provided an excellent opportunity for the patient to experience wholeness and die in peace.  Although this is not a common practice in western medicine, and most likely virtually unknown by most in the medical field, it proved to be a useful and  necessary component of assisting a patient during the dying process. 

After the psycho-spiritual healing takes place and obstructions have been removed, you will notice an immediate shift in your state of being.  Recovered parts of self allow a person to recognize their wholeness, developing into a functioning, balanced and aware being.