Soul retrieval is a process of bringing back lost soul parts in an honoring and gentle way. This returned energy is then integrated back into the spirit to restore wholeness and balance.
Symptoms of soul loss may include:
- Feeling disconnected or directionless
- Inability to release past emotional trauma
- Feelings of shame or guilt
- Feeling unworthiness or powerless
- Difficulty in healing
- Major illnesses
- Repetitive sicknesses
- Chronic fatigue
Our souls consist of our most vital essence. The soul reflects our most fundamental nature, unique to each being. Caring for our souls happens on many different levels and is just as important as caring for any other aspect or our selves.
Soul loss is an illness of the spirit. Soul loss occurs any time we experience events in which a part of our essence separates from us in an attempt to avoid sustaining pain or injury.
In shamanic cultures, a soul retrieval was performed within three days after any major event in a person's life. Traumatic or other dramatic changes, such as childbirth, marriage, death of a loved one, an accident, a broken relationship, or argument, were addressed immediately by performing a soul retrieval. It was assumed that anyone going through such an event would have a high probability of soul loss, and, in order to instill proper healing, the soul was attended to first.
Unfortunately, in our culture there are years and years of fragmentation and soul loss that can accumulate for an individual, which creates the potential for a soul to become critically fragmented. We can see the results of this by looking at the mental, emotional, and spiritual health of our society. We have a society that is depressed, self-medicating with illegal drugs, alcohol, and over the counter or prescribed medications. Our youth have difficulty finding purpose and meaning in their lives. Relationships and families fall apart with ever-increasing frequency. The culture is not grounded in taking care of the soul.
The care of the soul has many facets to it. Soul retrieval is one component.