I have been practicing a form of Core Shamanism for over 15 years. I am trained in Amazonian, Celtic and certain Native American practices. I am also certified in Harner Method Shamanic Counseling.
Shamanism is over 40,000 years old — the oldest spiritual practice in existence. All indigenous cultures have their shamanic practitioners. Shamans have always been the healers and psychologists of their communities. Shamans work in what we call “non-ordinary reality” (altered states of consciousness) to facilitate healing in ordinary reality. The Peruvian curandero, or the Koori (Australian Aboriginal) Dreamers are two good examples of indigenous shamanic practitioners. Shamanic practitioners work with their own group of compassionate spirits in non-ordinary reality to perform healing and divination. Shamanic healing can be facilitated in many ways. Soul Retrieval is only one of the methods, but it is a very effective one.
In August, I spent a week with Sandra Ingerman at an intensive training on Soul Retrieval. Forty-five shamanic practitioners came together at a retreat center in the Pacific Northwest to practice Soul Retrieval, Soul Release, and Soul Remembering with each other under Sandra’s adept guidance. Sandra is the top authority on Soul Retrieval (she literally wrote the book). After my training experience with Sandra, I am now very excited to offer Soul Retrieval sessions for clients at The RoseHeart Center.
Soul loss has always been considered a major factor of illness in shamanic cultures. They have always believed that when we experience a trauma, part of our soul leaves to avoid the full brunt of the pain — which is a great self protection mechanism, but sometimes those parts don’t find their way back on their own. Events like abuse, accident, or even divorce can cause soul loss. The shaman goes to the compassionate spirits (in a trance-like state called a shamanic journey) on the behalf of the person who is suffering soul loss and those compassionate spirits help the shaman bring the soul parts back. Soul retrieval can reunite us with those missing parts, returning to us that lost essence and vitality, and the sense of wholeness that is every person’s birthright.
Symptoms of soul loss include:
– Chronic Depression
– Immune deficiency problems
– Feeling like “I’ve never been myself since ___”
If you’d like to know more about Soul Retrieval and how it may help you, please read the following article written by Sandra: http://www.sandraingerman.com/soulretrieval.html . If interested, please feel free to phone at 315-289-2030 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with “soul retrieval” in the subject line.
Though I would prefer to perform your soul retrieval in person at the RoseHeart Center so that you may receive the full experience, it can also be done long-distance by telephone. The average soul retrieval takes about 2 hours, with an hour-long follow-up after 2 weeks. There are also healing meditations and journaling assigned to the client between sessions.
Western society has ignored the spiritual aspects of wellness for so long that we are also suffering a kind of collective soul loss — a cultural soul loss. I believe that bringing the parts of our own soul back, restoring that completeness within ourselves individually, may also go a long way toward healing the collective soul of our people.
Consider that your horse or pet may benefit from a soul retrieval as well, especially if they have had a trauma or illness.