Shamanic Soul Retrieval
Feeling stuck? Or maybe you feel like some part of you is missing? Or that you have not felt fully yourself ever since that tragic experience occurred, that you wish never happened?
Try as we might, all of us, at some point in our lives, will be hurt by people, circumstances, and other forces that are out of our control. Whether these are self-inflicted or not, the natural response is often to want to forget that the trauma happened in the first place, and to move on as quickly as possible. However, this approach often leaves people with the lingering sensation of loss, that some part of them is missing, in spite of having returned to normalcy in their lives.
It may feel like lower energy or vitality. Or it may feel like aching pain, lodged in your body, often in the area of the heart, especially if the trauma was due to a romantic breakup. It may feel like living a zombie-like existence, in spite of all outward vital signs being normal and healthy.
In shamanism, this experience is called soul loss. Soul loss occurs when a traumatic event (be it physical or emotional) causes the energy to fragment, whereby parts of the soul flee for safety and end up trapped in the locale of the trauma or loss, and adrift in the world.
Soul retrieval is an ancient practice that shamans use in order to bring an individual who is suffering from soul loss back to wholeness. In order to understand how it works – and whether you need it – it’s necessary to first understand what triggers soul loss, what the symptoms are, and how to heal this energetic fragmentation of the Self
What Causes Soul Loss?
Everyone experiences soul loss in their lifetime because human existence can be stressful and nobody escapes suffering. There are so many reasons why soul loss occurs. Some of these are the following:
- Abuse of any form that may be emotional, physical, sexual, or mental in nature.
- Experiencing prolonged pain, grief, or fear that could have made you feel helpless.
- Addictions such as drug dependency.
- Out-of-body or near-death experience.
- Seeing someone die unexpectedly.
- Being rejected or abandoned.
- Forced to act against one’s will or morals.
- Being caught in an accident.
- Being in an unhealthy relationship that made one lose personal power.