Soul retrieval is a shamanic ritual that can
be incredibly beneficial for PTSD and trauma. The process of recovering
fragmented and lost parts of the soul, this is primarily done to deal with the longer-lasting
effects that PTSD and trauma can have on a person. For each event that triggers
a negative impact on the soul, parts of it are lost. And while sometimes these
parts may return over time, that is not always the case. These lost parts of
the soul begin to have a much deeper emotional impact at that point. You might
feel lost, not like yourself, unable to concentrate and not quite sure of your
place in the world.
To understand soul retrieval for PTSD and trauma, it is important to break down the process and where it comes into play.
into the Lower World
Soul retrieval is about traversing different worlds and understanding where these fragmented pieces of yourself life. Before embarking on this journey, it is important to understand the destinations you will see during this process.
The Lower World is considered as an earthly paradise. You can return any time that you would like. And this is also where the lost soul parts of yourself live. They are preserved in innocence, waiting for a reunion. This is a realm with four chambers and each one encompasses a part of your soul’s history.
The Chamber of Wounds
is where the original event lives. This is the trigger that caused parts of your soul to fragment and be lost, this is the origin point if you will. It is not always the events we might think, but it can often be small, unconscious events that occurred during childhood or the womb that could cause loss of the soul. For some, it can be a traumatic event that occurred in previous lifetimes. The soul is not just one lifetime, it is an entity that has existed before you and found itself to you. And in that journey, there could have been events that left it harmed and broken. The Chamber of Wounds is a representation of that, it gives clarity towards what has occurred so that you can forge a new path ahead.
More importantly, the Chamber of Wounds is a
reminder of the patterns we fall into, all originating from that one event. We
might find ourselves lost and confused, that unnerving feeling of going through
the motions, yet not completely fulfilled. There is a constant loop of loss and
lack of love, abandonment, and betrayal that may stretch across generations.
are the other worlds?
To face the trauma and to overcome it, there
must be a confrontation of it. While that may seem difficult in the beginning,
it is necessary in order to move forward. Soul retrieval is about returning
lost parts to you, but how can they be found if you do not want them to be?
Without confronting these wounds, and journeying through the world, the soul
will remain incomplete. It forges a path towards completing the pieces of your
soul, based on the Chamber of Wounds. There are other parts of this world that
exist, such as the Chamber of Contracts, The Chamber of Grace and the Chamber
The Chamber of Contracts is about showing the
causes of repeated suffering. Our souls are older than we are, and oftentimes
they are caught in agreements and obligations we have no knowledge of,
consciously. Unconsciously though, this has occurred due to the original wound.
That stress has led to this, and in order to be freed, the contract must be
renegotiated. The Chamber of Grace is where the pieces of your soul are ready
to become yours again. The healed part of the soul resides here, preserved in
innocence and grace, longing for a return to the original life force. The
Chamber of Treasure is about who you could be, it is the future once the soul
part has been returned. In order to truly manifest the person you should be, it
needs to be unearthed from the deepest parts like a treasure.
does soul retrieval fit?
To recover from soul loss due to PTSD and trauma, to find a new path ahead requires visiting these chambers and understanding their impact on your life. These lost soul parts are ready to come back to you, but they need to be found first. There is no linear concept of time in soul retrieval, it is about navigating the forces that make up the past, present, and future. The journey of soul retrieval is a way to heal and to understand what makes you who are – and what you have been missing this whole time.
However, it is important not to undergo this process alone. Inexperience can often be a hindrance, and it will lead to further issues down the line. Shamanic healers are experienced in this journey and are best suited to undergo it for you. With the help of spirit allies and animals, shamans are able to locate and return the essence of the soul. Although it varies across cultures, the basic concept of soul retrieval remains. It can be a source of profound healing and can lead to a better understanding of who you are as a person and what you can accomplish. Shamanic healers can help in this process, and ensure that the lost soul essence is brought back. The journey can often be fraught with trouble, especially in coaxing back pieces of the soul. Ultimately, the process allows for a different perspective of the triggering event while helping regulate future physical and emotional responses to the trauma. The process of soul retrieval brings about a core change to the triggering event, soul retrieval is essential to heal and grow from painful events.