Soul retrieval is a form of guided imagery, inner child healing, emotional cord-cutting, shadow work and emotional trauma healing technique that can result in permanent healing.
The truth is, that our soul is always whole and complete within us, it is our human spirit that can become damaged.
Soul retrieval is based on the idea that we are creating our own reality. Once we can fully accept this and take responsibility for everything that happens in our lives, then we will begin to walk in a world free from victimhood and blame.
This technique helps to rediscover the part of the human spirit that was damaged during some tragic event… where a part of one’s core integrity was compromised in order to protect itself while the body experienced the trauma. Sometimes, depending on how severe the impact of the trauma was, that part of the broken spirit never fully returns back into the body. This happens when we unknowingly give our power away to someone or something. Over time, that part of our spirit will continue to try and find its way back home by continuing to create similar situations and emotions as opportunities to reclaim that power back and stop the reoccurrence of the feeling.
Soul retrieval is the process of taking your power back from something, someone or some situation and can assist you in permanently healing any past trauma or negative beliefs. A soul retrieval happens when the lost part of the soul returns safely and completely back into the body and integrity is restored.
SYMPTOMS OF SOUL LOSS:
Apathy (lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern)
Emotionally unavailable or withdrawn
Cannot receive or give love
Lack of motivation to live life or suicidal thoughts
Addictions (alcohol, gambling, sex, etc.)
PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Feeling guilt or shame
Lack of purpose
Anger and hatred toward self and/or others
Negative beliefs (Example: everybody lies, people are stupid or I’m not good enough)
Phobias and fears
WHAT CAUSES SOUL LOSS?
Soul loss occurs when there is a loss of personal power. This usually happens involuntarily and as a result, damages the spirit by the negative influence or belief. Essentially, the spirit will recognize when something traumatic is about to happen and it will leave the energy field of the body in order to protect itself and maintain its integrity while the body experiences the trauma. When this happens, that part of the spirit may not be able to return safely back into the body depending on how traumatic the event was. This is when soul loss occurs.
SITUATIONS THAT CAUSE SOUL LOSS MAY INCLUDE:
Loss of a loved one
Lack of understanding
Neglected as a child
If soul loss is left unresolved for long periods of time it can manifest itself into physical form creating very serious emotional, spiritual, mental and physical problems including pain, severe panic attacks, illness, and even disease.
Retrieve the part of the spirit that was damaged during the traumatic experience, and welcome it safely back into the body. This is done through the soul retrieval process. In many cases, a soul retrieval can be very successful with only one session. Depending on how long the situation has been left unresolved will determine how far it has spiraled out of control and now shows up in many areas of one’s life. Like the ripple effect, when you throw a stone into the middle of a pond it will create many ripples that move outward. Eventually, when no stones are thrown, the pond will become still again. Soul loss is comparable to someone that keeps throwing stones into the pond, not allowing the pond to calm, creating chaos in one’s life. A soul retrieval will identify where the rocks are coming from and correct it from that point.
The part of the soul that needs healing will continue to create situations and experiences in your life to feel the emotion over and over again until it is healed. Healing takes place by understanding the truth of the situation from a higher perspective and offering compassion through forgiveness to any other persons involved including oneself. Sometimes it’s also as easy as having a conversation with yourself as you were back then (younger self) and giving him or her permission to heal and release the attachment to the story or the trauma. Only then can you expect to experience that peaceful stillness and balance once again in your life.
FACILITATING THE SESSION
As a facilitator/practitioner, it is very important to remain neutral and unattached to the clients’ story. It is extremely important to avoid becoming emotionally involved no matter how bad or traumatizing the story may be.
Before the session, I may also explain that scientific studies have shown that the brain doesn’t know the difference between experiencing the event in the mind or in real life, but it will still heal on an emotional level.
I may also teach the difference between making decisions from your head where you will try to analyze and judge to make up or see a vision and just allowing it to come naturally through you intuition and trusting what you see. The intuition is held in the area of the abdomen, behind the belly button and is also known as the solar plexus chakra or gut feeling. I will encourage you to notice when you are in your head and just shift your awareness back down to the area in the abdomen.
Sometimes before a session, I will have you pull a few cards from the Sacred Path Medicine Card deck for more clarity and guidance. Then I might gently shake a rattle over you as an extra form of clearing, this will also help to remove any form of distraction. When doing this work I have found that people will unknowingly create distractions so they don’t have to face the situation again.
Sometimes I will also drum for a few minutes before we begin. Remember, this is just the way I do it. Other practitioners will do it in their own way. Just trust that you are guided to the right practitioner for you.
I will create a safe environment for you whether it’s indoors in person, over the phone or out in nature. I will take a few minutes to get to know you and build rapport and trust. Even if I already know you and have had previous sessions, this part of the process is very important. It allows you to empty your mind of all the activities of your day so far. It also allows you to get anything off of your mind before going into the session so you can become present, relaxed and calm.
I will start by smudging with sage and other sacred herbs to clearing the energy…
I can intuitively recognize the moment you begin to feel more relaxed. This is my opportunity to ask a few questions before we begin the session.
THE SOUL RETRIEVAL PROCESS
- Coaching, identify what needs to be healed
- Locate where you are carrying it in your body
- Remember the first time
- Return to the scene
- Coming home
- Integrity restored
1. Coaching, Identify what needs to be healed
I will start with the basics of a life coaching session by using the seven basic questions unless of course, you know exactly what you want to heal or work on. Coaching allows us to get clear on the problem or emotion that needs healing.
I will ask you to explain any physical or emotional symptoms that you are experiencing even if you don’t think the problem is related.
At this time I will be listening for keywords, triggers, and any emotions that come up for you. This can also help identify what needs healing. The most common emotions or feelings are anger, fear, sadness, confusion, frustration, disappointment, guilt, shame, regret and the feeling of not being good enough.
Once I’ve identified what needs healing, I will have you get into a comfortable position, usually laying down is best because sitting up takes effort and I’d want you to be as relaxed as possible. I’ll have you close your eyes and let you know that you will remain in complete control for the session and that you are safe. I will then have you focus on sounds in nature or if we are indoors, I will put on some type of relaxing soft music and have you just focus on that for a minute or so.
Now, while you are completely relaxed and in somewhat of an altered state of consciousness I will begin the process.
2. Locate where you are carrying it in your body
I will ask you to allow your body to show you where you are carrying this. You will give it a color and a shape. Then once you do, you can thank your body for showing you and being so willing to look at this and heal it today. Most commonly people will see a darker color and a hardened or pointy shape. For example a black or dark grey rock or a dark green murky mist or sludge.
3. Remembering the first time
I’ll ask you if you can remember when you first noticed the problem starting and if you can remember when you first started noticing the symptoms. How old were you? Is that the very first time you can recall? It is most important to remember the very first time you remember feeling this way. It is usually between the ages of three and nine but could be at any age. Sometimes it could have started in the womb or it could have been more recent.
It’s common that you won’t remember the very first time you felt the feeling or emotion but you definitely will remember a more recent time. If this is the case, I’ll just have you start there. Then once healing the recent time, you may easily be more able to remember the very first time then we will continue there.
This can often be the toughest part of the session because most people have done such a good job for so long of NOT trying to remember because they don’t want to feel it again. Just remember, in order to heal it you have to feel it again, at least one last time. I will allow you plenty of time to remember then have you describe what happened. From here, it can lead to the thing that needs healing the most.
4. Return to the scene
Once you are able to recall the event, I’ll have you describe it. Where did it take place? Who was there? Who wasn’t there that was suppose to be? Sometimes this can be extremely traumatic for some. I as your coach/facilitator will remain neutral and not become invested emotionally. I will not show sympathy or any emotion. This builds your trust in me to you to guide you and to not become emotionally attached.
I may ask you how old you were when it happened.
Now, I will guide you as you are now to arrive back on that scene and take your younger self or little boy or girl by the hand and look them in the eyes and explain to them that they are going to be okay and that you are their future self and have come back now to help them heal this and safely bring them home.
I’ll have you ask your younger self to describe how they are feeling and what is happening.
In most cases, there is someone who is causing pain or trauma. We’ll identify who it is. Often it is a close relative but can also just be anyone.
Now, we’ll have your adult-self give the younger-self permission to have a voice and speak up and tell this person what they would have wanted to tell them back then. How they made them feel, what this did to them and how they are still carrying it today. This is your opportunity to feel the emotion to the fullest. Get everything off of your chest and just unload. By doing this you are processing the emotion and releasing it so it can heal.
When you are finished telling this person everything you wanted them to know, you will then begin to see through to the spirit or higher self of the other person and describe how the person feels now as they learn how badly they traumatized you. Usually, they will describe themselves as feeling sad, regret, guilt and shame. The other person will often start to cry in the vision as they learn how they made your client feel.
Now you will ask them the truth of why they did it. Here you will search for the real reason this person did and why. Sometimes it’s because of what they went through as a child and didn’t know better. They may have done it because they didn’t want to feel alone and if they could see someone else experiencing the same pain, it gives them temporary relief. Search for deep understanding.
As you learn the real truth, you may begin to have compassion for the other person and naturally, as humans, we don’t want to see another human suffer so this is your opportunity for you to forgive the other person.
You will let the other person know that you don’t want them to hurt either and that you are there today to forgive them and release them of this. You may take them by the hands and look them in the eyes and say out loud, “I forgive you and I release you today.”
Sometimes it will take a moment for you to say this. Just take your time. Once you say this and really feel it, then it automatically releases them and you. You may notice you have some relief now. I will encourage you to feel how good it feels to be free of this for a minute.
Then I’ll have you look at the other person in the vision and ask them how they are feeling now that they have been forgiven. Most commonly, the other person feels relief and begins to smile. Often, what we don’t realize is that they have also been carrying this pain or guilt since it happened.
Now I’ll have you explain to the other person what you have learned from this experience, how your soul has grown and what you now know as a result of going through this experience.
You will then thank the other person for coming into your vision today to heal this then release them out of the vision
5. Coming home
Now as you are standing there looking at your younger self, you will ask them how they are doing now. Most commonly the younger self is happy and has relief. Now you will let your younger-self know how hard life has been without them and that you need them back so that you can experience life again as a whole and complete person. Full of life, love, laughter, with the ability to trust again, to play, and to rerun to innocence.
I’ll have you ask your younger self now if they are willing to come home. Most commonly the younger self will say yes. Once they say yes just open your arms and receive them home, welcome them back and feel them re-entering the body, the mind, and their energy field. You will bask in how good that feels to have them home again.
If the younger-self says no or is scared or unsure, I’ll have you ask them why they are not ready or what’s blocking them and walk them through it. I’ll have you explain to them that they are safe now and it’s okay for them to return home. You may have to explain to your younger-self what just happened and how you were able to heal it by forgiving them.
Once the younger-self has agreed to return home, I’ll give you as much time as you need to enjoy this feeling.
6. Integrity restored
Now I’ll have you return your awareness back to the area in your body where you were once carrying it and ask you what you see now. Most commonly, people will say there’s nothing there, it’s gone or it’s a lighter color. Often, they will see the sun. Sometimes I have them ask it if it was able to fully heal from this experience today. If yes, great, if no, ask them what is still there. Sometimes I will have them send love to the area until it is fully healed and have them let me know when it is complete. Sometimes we need to relook at it again because there is more that needs healing in regards to that particular situation.
Now I’ll have you gently, slowly and carefully begin to return back to your body and return to this time and space, slowly opening your eyes. Sometimes people describe their sight as being more vibrant and clear. This is a result of raising your vibration by healing and letting go of the lower vibrational emotions.
Your sister is always bullying you and you really wanted to fight back but you didn’t. By shutting down and not speaking up, you gave your power away to her. Now you create others to bully you into your adulthood.
Your biological father left your mother when she was pregnant with you. Your mother was overwhelmed with feelings of being rejected. The DNA memories passed to you and you were born feeling rejected. As an adult, you create people and situations where you are rejected over and over again. You turn to alcohol to numb the feeling and to ultimately reject yourself.
You develop an autoimmune disorder as an adult because when you were little, you never got the attention you needed from your mother.
You always attract partners who represent your mother or your father. They are just there to help you heal some part of your past that wasn’t resolved when you were young.
You were in an auto accident and saw someone gets hurt really bad. Now you have a fear of driving or being a passenger in a vehicle.
In an extreme case, you were sexually abused as a child and because of that you were a loner in school and didn’t trust anyone anymore. You became angry. As an adult, the anger turned into a liver problem and you are still not in a loving relationship.