Soul retrieval is a term used to describe the process of repairing the soul after any type of soul loss. Soul loss is a spilling of your life force essence. Think of yourself as a glass of water that can easily spill. As you go through life you spill, a little here, a little there, and sometimes a lot all at once. Soul Retrieval is cleaning up the spills.
As we go through life there will be soul fragmentation. It is a natural response to trauma.
Soul retrieval is practiced in some form in all original societies and has been practiced in many forms in many cultures for thousands of years. We live in a time that original wisdom is belittled and the result is that we live in a pandemic of soul loss.
Soul loss is not something that is commonly accepted as part of our society, yet is a deeply explored theme in much of our art and literature; the product of our collective unconscious. How many pop songs are about giving or taking part of me? How many paintings depict people with their hearts stitched up, on fire, or empty? We have many common phrases to the phenomena such as; "I feel like there is a hole in my heart", "He has a piece of me", and "She still has me even though...". An abundance of poetry, prose, and movies all revolve around this theme.
The important thing to understand is that it is normal and healthy to fragment. It is a way of ensuring that in a moment of great pain, we can minimize the damage, protect ourselves, and survive. Most people in our society suffer from some amount of soul loss at one time or another. There is nothing shameful, unnatural, or uncommon about it.
Symptoms of Soul Loss may include:
Feeling not fully here
Severe Anger or Confusion
Types of Soul Loss as I see them:
The Big Chunk - caused by a one-time traumatic event.
The Small Shards -caused by an ongoing traumatic situation in the home, at work, or at school.
Soul Theft - when another person takes part of you on purpose (usually on a subconscious level) to fill a void in themselves.
The Soul Scar - caused by trauma in a past life that has carried over into this one. Informing fear patterns on a subconscious level. These can lead to phobias.
I am here to let you know that there is something that you can do about it. It is my honor to offer you the opportunity for your wholeness.
Soul retrieval is the process of repairing the soul after experiencing soul loss, which is a natural response to trauma that can lead to symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and disconnection. Soul retrieval has been practiced in many cultures for thousands of years, but is often overlooked in modern society. Soul loss is a common experience, and there is no shame in seeking help to regain wholeness.
Josephine Thomason is an artist, healer, teacher.