" The Soul loves the truth, and the pathway to truth is to be strong in your energy field "
Denise Linn, Energy Strands
From a shamanic perspective, the soul is vital energy, our essence.
Our vital energy is reduced when we experience a trauma, which, in that particular moment of our lives, our psyche is not strong enough or indeed ready to cope with. Childhood traumas, abuse, grief, loss, conflict, betrayals, ill-will of another person, accidents and so on can cause a part of our vital energy to leave in order to preserve itself from the emotional burden and goes to another non-ordinary dimensional realm where it is safe but needs to be reintegrated. Normally people feel like they have not been the same after a certain traumatic event, that a part of them left and therefore they do not feel anymore in their body.
During the soul retrieval session, I will guide you to the non-ordinary reality to find your soul part, to become aware of the conditions that caused its fragmentation, the parts of your body where it is missing, the blockages that need to be removed in order to welcome the soul fragment back home, in a clean, loving home into your whole being.
The soul fragment has its own consciousness, memories and emotional charge of what happened to make it leave. Soul retrieval is the first step towards a new wholeness that will require changes. It is a unique individual integration process that can take several months.
In psychology, soul loss is a form of dissociation; trauma happens when our nervous system becomes overwhelmed and our most primal coping strategies fail. The unprocessed traumas get locked into our body in a biological state of stress, anger, obsessions, fear, reactivity, chronic anxiety, withdrawal, recurrent negative behaviors, toxic relationships, substance abuse, depression, addictions, health issues, loss of personal power and so on.
At an energetic level, the spaces left empty in the auric field due to soul loss will be refilled by other misplaced energies resonating with the lower frequency. The more openings in the energy field a person has, the more energetically vulnerable. This is why in shamanic cultures, soul retrieval is done within a few days, being considered a main case of illness.
In my personal experience, I have witnessed people having found their purpose and energy to pursue it, happily changing sometimes their circumstances radically and sometimes the change in their lives was soft but at a very deep level. What mostly emerged was the self-care and creative force in making life a comfortable beautiful home for oneself. I have seen people become very creative and going for their dreams and inspirations, recovering their passion for life and their innocence, and above all a direction coming from the depth of their being.