After a soul retrieval, a person can feel elated, buzzing with energy, emotional, having a sense of ‘being in their body’, a shift in physical sensations, a wonderful sense of groundedness. Of coming home. Home to self. It is beautiful beyond words.
Directly after a soul retrieval, a person can also feel nothing at all. Feeling nothing at all means..pretty much nothing. It can take over a month to really feel the settling happen in order to notice any kind of shift. That is what is was like for me after my first soul retrieval. After a month, I realized, holy moly, that hole in me is gone and I am no longer going to need to fill it. I lost a bunch of friends that were not serving me and the direction of my life changed course.
In the time that ensues over the several months, there can be epiphanies, increase in energy, restoration of qualities particular to that person, such as artistic expression, ability to communicate clearly, to be organized, to complete projects, to be filled with a bursting need to sing, to cook, to love.. you name it.
There can also be grieving, if the event that caused the soul loss was never grieved. This is something that people often have fear about before going into a soul retrieval ceremony, but it really isn’t that common. If it does happen, know that the emotions are not about rehashing; they are truly about release. What a blessing to be able to give honor to something that happened by being present enough to honestly grieve it, rather than trying to live around it, pushed down somewhere in our psyche for the rest of our lives. Grieving is not fun, but grieving is beautiful, like a river that cannot be stopped or hurried up. It just is, and it will continue and it will end.
This all takes time. Healing is a process. Soul retrieval can take over a year to fully come into.
Bottom line is, when we are finally returned to our bodies, we are home. We are able to make better decisions in our lives. Soul retrieval can be viewed as the first step of a long journey because now that we are home, we might not like the way the furniture has been arranged or think that there is a bit of cleaning up to do. For instance, a job or living situation may need to end. Boundaries in relationships may shift. Certain dynamics may immediately become unacceptable. There may be an ability to change emotional habits that one has been warring with for years.
There may be a new ability to be more open and loving, now that we know that we cannot be hurt anymore. Because we are finally present to take care of ourselves.
If I am confusing you with the variety of reactions, it is because we are all on our individual path and the event of coming home will be received uniquely for all of us.
There can be a feeling of finally getting traction in life. A newly returned power that is up to us to decided how to shape into the world. This is a glorious, glorious event in life, for some very dramatic, for others, subtle yet sure. Something worth sharing tears of joy over.
7 thoughts on “After a Soul Retrieval”
What a lovely post. I assume though what you actually speak of is reconnection being that our life source cannot actually leave our body as we continue about our days. Though I do get the meaning behind the concept. I would love to know what triggered your reconnection?
Soul retrieval is a healing practice used by shamans and shamanic practitioners all over the world. It is about retrieving a part of a soul that left the body during trauma or was taken. So, it is not a concept but an actual event. You can read more about it on my website: http://www.littlelight.info
Oh I see. Sounds good. will have a look. xx
Great wisdom and insight in this post, so very big thank you for sharing, sincere regards, Barry
Soul retrieval is a powerful tool. You are so wise to impress upon your readers that despite its power, it’s not a magick pill. Indeed, all growth takes time and energy.
Dream well! Your blog is lovely!
This was so helpful as I have been doing this kind of work with some coaching and I do feel strongly that I need to honor and even grieve. I have taken some time off from writing and participating in group meditations in order to do this. Thank you for this explanation.
Thank you! I really appreciate your wisdom and time for sharing:)