The root cause of all diseases, whether spiritual, psychological or physical are set in the spiritual realm first. Since our true and eternal essence is the soul, it makes sense to work in the spiritual realm to accelerate the healing process.

A souls typical reaction to a traumatic experience is to create distance or separation from it, even if that means giving up the bits and pieces of light, peace, power, consciousness, joy, memories, love that may be also associated with that trauma.

When a person is confronted with a dramatic event, in such feels threatened, part of their soul may exit to hide away as a way of survival. Sometimes these fragments will return. Other times we need someone to assist us.  (A Piece Went Missing; Soul Loss)

“When we talk about soul we are really talking about light. In returning the soul parts and lost vitality to the client we are really returning light. Previously in my book I had stressed the need for clients to receive the soul parts back. Now I stress the need for the client to fully absorb the light from the returned soul/essence into every cell of the body”. ~ Sandra Ingerman*

Soul Retrieval unleashes hidden treasures and talents of the Soul that have been unavailable and locked away.

Shamanic Soul Retrieval

Shamanic Soul Retrieval is a spiritual method of healing in which the shamanic practitioner’s role is to search out the lost fragments of your soul/life essence and, with the help and guidance of their compassionate spirits, gather and return them safely back to you. With this restoration of your life force, you are again able to move through your life in full power!

Shamanism is the oldest spiritual practice known to humankind; archaeological evidence shows it was practiced all over the world for at least 40,000 years and perhaps many more. From the Tungus tribe in Siberia comes the word “shaman” which means “one who sees in the dark”.

A shaman is a man or woman who interacts directly with spirits to address the spiritual aspects of illness, perform soul retrievals, divine information, help the spirits of deceased people cross over, and perform a variety of ceremonies for the community.

In the past, Shamans have taken on many roles in tribal communities, acting as healers, doctors, priests, psychotherapists, mystics, and storytellers.

A competent shaman is a very good tracker within the other-worlds. Each person/soul has specific frequency which is totally unique. When you know the frequency of somebody you can find them wherever they are. To find a lost soul piece the shaman follows the energetic signature of the one seeking wholeness.

Traditional shamanic soul retrieval involves journeying to the other-worlds to locate and recover the soul. Once recovered, the shaman will blow the soul back into the receiver.

In this process, the subject is a passive participant.  The shaman alone has the power and the ability to recover the soul.

For deep traumas or events, it is best to have a session with a great practitioner**, as an essential component of shamanic healing is the love that is felt when someone performs a healing for you.  The act of receiving, a feeling that the universe wants the best for you.

Feeling safe and cared for is what creates the open space for this return. Some wounding gets buried deep and seems near impossible for a person to locate. In this an experienced practitioner is a great asset to healing.

Sometimes more than one session can be necessary, if more than one piece is lost. Some related therapies of shamanism like power retrieval, shamanic extraction or body re-patterning might be performed simultaneously to achieve enhanced results.

Modern Shamanism and Complimentary Therapies

There are broad differences between a tribal culture and our modern culture.  In a tribal culture, each member identifies him/her “self” first and foremost as a member of the tribe and less so as an individual member of the tribe.

In western society, we have little or no association with a tribe; and we tend to view ourselves as separate, sovereign beings. In other words, personal sovereignty is more important to a person’s view of him/her “self”.

In our modern culture we are usually unaware of what is out of spiritual harmony that is creating illness.

Often our soul loss happened when we were so young that we are unaware of the unconscious patterns we are living out due to our first experience of soul loss; we are always trying to retrieve our soul.

We try this is by repeating the same trauma over and over again. The names might change of the people involved in our life story, but the story is often the same. It becomes like a recycle process that we know may be happening and yet cannot find our way out. We get stuck.

Modern Shamanic techniques often has the client work with the practitioner in order for the person/soul to retain their sense of personal power. The client enters a light hypnotic state to review what might have happened and the cause of loss helps the person to understand the process their own soul parts went through. It helps to break the cycle.

In these journey sessions, the practitioner will lead the person to find and trigger the emotional components which are stored within the body. The “emotion” actually locates and links the energies that need to be worked with. As the person continues to remember the event, the body opens up to heal.

Remembering of the event that created an initial departure for a part of our soul, takes a person deep within the “energy of it”. This is essential to healing and having the soul part return. Being led further by a competent and experienced healer can assist a person to call their soul part home.

The more we review and understand all sides of the event, the greater internal safety we feel. When a more complete understanding of what happened to us, we can forgive and rewrite the script inn order the change what is repeating in our lives.

We can also call in our own soul pieces to return ‘home’, while in meditation, asking our spiritual team to assist us. Find the distress, feel it and then with that specific sensation, ask your spiritual team for help. Yet if you are too energy depleted, or do not have results, then its best to get some assistance.

These processes may keep opening a person up to more layers and need more work, depending upon what the person/soul has experienced. Additional sessions can bring up more things to work on, yet know that this is true healing. This is the pathway out of the repeat cycles, and health.

Soul retrieval is an essential part of evolution and ascension. To don a Light body, one must have all their light available to them, all their soul essence.

New Life, New Chapters!

When a person has had parts of the lost soul returned, it is time for them to honor all the wonderful things they do, all the positive aspect of their self and truly treat their own self much better than ever before.

It is time to create new stories and drop all mentions of the old dramas and harms.

It is a celebration of being whole and alive!

The time of suffering was in the past. The reintegrated soul self needs to play, be in joy and find the fun in life.

Life still can be tough, and yet a whole soul will enjoy it like never before for it sees how it actually contributes to the greater good.

It is a time to create new ways of listening, talking and acting as the old ways were based on a survival mode.

There are many groups which come together in shamanic journeys, like group meditation, in which people can be within their sacred soul and learn more about their divine abilities.

These journeys can show where something needs some assistance or observance in order to grow spiritually.

The consciousness of humanity is advancing in many ways.

Take time to treat yourself in the most loving way possible. If you cannot, perhaps you are missing a piece, somewhere, somehow and it is time to call it home.

~ Carolyn Thompson

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Astral World Brothel by Carolyn Thompson

A Piece went Missing; Soul Loss


*Sandra Ingerman, MA, is a world renowned teacher of shamanism and has been teaching for more than 30 years. She has taught workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. Sandra is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods into our modern culture addressing the needs of our times. practitioners. Guided Journey