Soul Retrieval is the process of gathering parts of ourselves that may have been lost through shock, trauma or accidents. This can occur on many levels including physical and emotional in particular, it is important to note that trauma or abuse can happen on an emotional level as well as physical. Physical Trauma can also happen on many different levels from a surgery or illness to a car accident as well as physical or sexual abuse. These events can leave an impact on us emotionally and our being does not perceive it any differently from an emotional trauma such as the death of a loved one, divorce/relationship ending, emotional abuse or bullying.
How does it happen?
Soul loss happens to protect ourselves in a moment of trauma or stress, this part of us usually escapes through the heart chakra and stays in that moment and place, creating a feeling of disassociation. However, it can affect any physical part or chakra in the body. So we may find that we find it very difficult to move on from the event or relationship either physically or emotionally. Sometimes we can be very aware of this but are not sure of where to start to overcome it or sometimes is is so deep in the subconscious that we aren't aware of it. A lack of awareness on the conscious level can be the result of severe trauma, childhood trauma, suppression or because it happened in a past life. On occasion it can manifest as a physical illness or accident that is our bodies way of telling us that we need to pay attention to find a part of ourselves and return to wholeness.
How do I know if it is right for me?
Finding recurring patterns in your life such as relationships, jobs or illness
Feeling that something is missing, but you can't put your finger on it
Reaching for love, power or acceptance outside of yourself
A general feeling of unease, even when you know you are safe
Taking food or substances in excess such as drugs or alcohol abuse
Chronic illness, depression or feeling the need to end your life
What does a soul part look or feel like?
Soul retrieval can happen during meditation or journeying, or even revisiting a place that you have been before in this life or a past life and experienced a soul loss. It can show itself as a feeling or a visual and there is an endless variety of what it could look or feel like. It is best not to have expectations as sometimes we don't always understand immediately but the penny may drop later. If it is a visual, it could be yourself as a child, a previous life, an object, an energy or light. If it is a feeling, it will usually feel very familiar like a long lost friend, bringing a sense of warmth, calm and inner power.
What does a Soul Retrieval involve?
During a Shamanic Soul Retrieval session I will work energetically with spirit to clear your body of any blockages, unhelpful energy or attachments that may be causing an imbalance or potentially block the soul retrieval. This will bring you into a deep state of feeling safe, held and relaxed. You will be lying down and fully clothed throughout the session.
I will then use my drum to journey into the Spirit world to retrieve soul parts from this life or previous lives. On some occasions there may be many soul parts, and others there may be one or two, it depends on what you are ready for at that moment. Another technique that I use is guiding you through your own journey to retrieve your own soul parts, this can be very empowering but also requires the ability to journey yourself. However, this can be remarkably safe and easier when being held in a safe space with the therapist and spirit combined.
Soul Retrieval can be done in person or by distance so I am available in Edinburgh in person or we can set up a time for a skype or phone call by distance.