we undergo a traumatic event in our lives, we can feel like we've
lost our vitality or our power, and we can even become physically
ill and/or emotionally dissociated after this happens. From
the shamanic point of view, we have lost a piece of our souls.
The healthy soul part that has left us has left in an attempt to
protect itself. In some cases pieces of our soul can be given
or stolen from us by others. Most of the population is in
need of a soul retrieval in which the soul part is brought back
to the client and then the client reintegrates the soul part into
their energy body. Sometimes these soul parts have been gone
for so long that they feel alien to us when they are returned.
The shaman journeys to the soul part, discovers what the original
woundings were (usually metaphorically), breaks and rewrites old
contracts that keep the soul part lost, and then returns the soul
part along with any gifts or power animals that will help the soul
times someone who has undergone a trauma will be in therapy for
years, but will improve only to a certain degree. They may
understand intellectually what their issues are, but not seem to
move past them. From the shaman's point of view, this person
is first in need of having the traumatic imprint cleared from the
energy body. Then, the shaman retrieves the part of the soul
that left so that it could survive the original trauma. When
this part is brought back, the person now has new consciousness
and resources that she or he did not before, because the soul part
was gone. The effect of a soul retrieval can be so profound
that the client may not even notice that they are behaving differently,
although their loved ones are flabbergasted at the switch.
Sometimes physical conditions are also helped by soul retrieval
as a side effect.
simple example of a basic soul retrieval, one of my clients has
never been able to feel at home in any place she has lived since
she moved away from her beloved childhood home where she had been
the happiest. The move occurred over twenty years ago, but
she has not been able to get over this feeling. She's always
wanted to return back to that time, as if some part of her were
missing. When we did the soul retrieval I found the healthy
happy soul part still having a wonderful time being a happy child
in the old house. For this soul part, time had not passed.
I negotiated with the soul part, explaining that my client couldn't
be happy without her, but also that my client was willing to provide
the same type of happy home but even better than before, since my
client was now an adult and had more control over her life.
The soul part agreed to come back if this was the case. As
long as my client does the work of providing the same sort of happy
environment, her childlike nature will return, and she will feel
at home once again.
own life, I had been unable to truly embrace the fun part of life
and relax into enjoying the life that my husband and I had worked
so hard to create. I had always felt like it was dangerous
to be alive, and I had suffered from plain old anxiety about being
here at all. Before my soul retrieval I had dreams of being
pushed into a car against my will, and of no one helping me to get
away. When a soul retrieval was done for me, my shaman journeyed
and discovered that my original wounding was about being pushed
into a body when I didn't want to incarnate. The contract
I had written about being alive was that birth meant suffering and
death. My shaman turned that contract around to say instead
that birth was a celebration of life. She returned to me the
soul part that could enjoy life and had a wonderful time embracing
life. She also returned to me power animals in the form of
twin bear cubs. The playful bear cub energy was the instinctual
energy I needed to reincorporate into my energy system in order
to fully embrace my returned soul part.
the new soul part can be quite a challenge. For myself, I
was angry at this soul part for leaving in the first place.
Without it I had experienced what I saw as a lot of unnecessary
suffering and I irrationally wanted to punish it. But, over
the next month or so, as the soul part settled into me, I began
to identify with it so much that I truly dropped into fully enjoying
all the parties for friends that I threw, and my playful nature
expanded. What was very interesting to me is that I realized
the anxiety about being pushed into a body against my will had manifested
in my life metaphorically as a fear of taking trips, especially
if it involved getting on an airplane. My fear of travel and
flying completely disappeared with the soul retrieval, and on top
of that, I started planning trips all over the place, where I would
have never considered it before.
when I do soul retrievals for my clients I discover that they are
under contracts which haven't been written by them, but have been
written by members of their family. To learn more about these
generational imprints, please click