Retrieving the Essence of Who we Are
Illness Due to Soul Loss – What Does That Mean?
Our life force, our energy, is not available to us in the present moment because it is trapped in a loop of woundedness: in a past situation where we have experienced a trauma. In order to survive that experience we found it necessary to separate from that part of ourself in order to survive- what psychologists often refer to as disassociation. That essence -our soul part- may not be able to return or may not understand the threat is no longer present. We feel unable to move forward in our life because we do not have access to this essence or the gifts and skills associated with it. For lack of a better word, we feel stuck: unable to overcome obstacles and behaviors that keep us from being the best we can be.
The goal of the Soul Retrieval is to revisit those places with the intention to
- heal the trauma
- retrieve the soul pieces
- recover the gifts you were born with, use them in your life, be whole once more.
I journey to those places of original wounding and with assistance from loving and compassionate spirits heal those places and bring back the essence, the soul pieces, and integrate them into your being. Often times I will bring back a power animal who comes to loan you the medicine, the energy that you need to move forward in your life- as you now move out of old unhealthy habits and behaviors and begin to establish healthy, joy filled, loving patterns of navigating through life.
How we prepare for the Soul Retrieval
I speak with clients in detail about their concerns and reasons for a Soul Retrieval. From that very moment the healing process begins as emotions and memories come up during the time we prepare for the retrieval. I offer specific instructions on how to take the time to be introspective and how to ask for assistance from your helping spirits.
- Each night before the retrieval, state your intention (aloud) of asking the Universe/Creator/Your Helping Spirits to remove from you any obstacles that keep you from being whole and complete; any obstacles that would keep you from receiving all soul pieces that are ready to return.
- Pay attention to your dreams as they offer answers to your intention of becoming whole. Memories, thoughts, salient issues, prior problems, usually arise during this time. I ask clients to have a small notepad by their bedside to record their dreams. Do not be concerned if you can’t remember your dreams: just jot down what you can remember and we discuss this the week of your Soul Retrieval.
- During the day you may notice events or people who ‘trigger’ a response in you- note the trigger and then write down how it made you feel. Keep log of triggers along with your dream log. After a week, you will email your dreams/triggers to me and I will email back analysis and we continue until there is a consistent pattern present, indicating we are ready to do the Soul Retrieval.
During this preparation time if any issues come up that are difficult or overwhelming, I’m readily available to you via email or phone.
Before your arrival I meditate on our healing journey. I drum and sing and gather my own power and align with my Spirit Helpers. When you arrive I have you lay under the Crystal Bed Lights amidst the seven Tibetan Singing Bowls. I drum until I have journeyed to all of the places I am shown and retrieve the pieces that are ready to be returned to you.
When I stop drumming I brush your arm very gently, signaling I am ready to blow your soul pieces into your body and you can begin to focus on your image of absorption. Once this is complete, I may use my rattle to begin to seal in your energy.
Afterwards I use the Tibetan Singing Bowls to further integrate the pieces within your being. The sounds from the bowls assist in bringing you into a deep and restful place and this process takes anywhere from 10-15 minutes, depending upon how many pieces were returned.
Once that is complete, the first words you will hear are those of your healing story. Afterwards, we may journey to your power animal or go on a remembrance journey- a journey devoted to show you the gifts and skills you have available to you.
Soul Retrieval is a powerful life-changing process. It is a cure, as the Spirits have returned to you the essence and gifts you had lost and forgotten. Now you are able to choose a different way of being, new and healthy ways to utilize your energy. I liken it to filling your car’s gas tank and then preparing to drive to new destinations, to navigate your life with joy, love, and vibrancy. The healing work that begins after a Soul Retrieval involves using your vitality and gifts in new and healthy ways.
I have my clients call me after two weeks so we can discuss what has happened since the Soul Retrieval. Sometimes it is clear that all is well and no further work (with me) required. Oftentimes, a second shamanic session is required to return to a power animal for advise, or suggestions as to how to better integrate the experience. Other times a Channeled Session or time under the Crystal Bed Lights is advised.
For those clients who have experienced unusually difficult traumas, psychiatric hospitalization, or suicidal urges, I recommend working with health care professionals such as therapists, psychologists, or psychiatrists to further integrate the healing work begun with Soul Retrieval.
An example of one healing story...
“My Soul Retrieval session was the most profound spiritual and emotional experience of my life. Rosa guided me through weeks of dream analysis and I felt reassured and supported at all times. Over a year has passed and my life continues to shift for the better: I feel hopeful, balanced, grounded and joyful.”
– J. Sottile, NY
“During the preparation for my soul retrieval, things came up in dreams, just every day things that had not been on my “radar” in a long while. Rosa was so gentle and caring and brought back to me pieces that I did not know that I had lost and afterwards I felt a feeling of wholeness.“
– C. Mortin, MD