In an acknowledgment of the fact that I offer many types of healing that are not in the conscious awareness of most people I offer this writing.
I begin with soul retrieval because most people are suffering from soul loss to some degree yet do not know anything about it, least of all that there is something that can be done.
What is Soul Retrieval?
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.
Soul Retrieval is one of the Shaman’s tools. It is understood that 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 indigenous shamanic societies and has been practiced in many forms in many cultures for thousands of years. In our society, we often deny such things exist. Soul Loss may not consciously be part of our society, yet is a deeply explored theme in much of our art and literature, the products of our collective unconscious. How many pop songs are about giving or taking part of me? How many paintings depicting people with their hearts’ in the wrong place? We have many common references 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 she is dead". An abundance of poetry, prose, and movies all revolve around this theme.
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 - this is caused by a one time traumatic event.
The Small Shards - this is caused by an on going traumatic situation in the home, at work, or school.
Soul Theft - this is when another person takes part of you on purpose (usually on a subconscious level) to fill a void in themselves.
The Soul Scar - this is 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.
The important thing to understand is that it is normal and healthy to fragment. It is the way of insuring that at a moment of great pain, we can minimize the damage, protect ourselves and survive. There is a natural resetting that would take place if we lived in close relationship to the Earth. If we lived in a way that was in harmony with the Earth, our Soul would naturally return after the danger or trauma had passed. However, in this time and space we need help to make that natural resetting happen. There is no need to suffer from it.
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. If this has resonated as true for you contact me. Please take this moment to act towards your healing. Feel free to share with anyone you feel may benefit from this information.
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Josephine Thomason is an artist, healer, teacher.