If for some reason you feel that someone is tugging at your soul, make a firm decision within yourself that they cannot have it, and they will not be able to take it from you. Once again the language of our society refers to soul loss, I lost something when I lost my job, I never felt the same after my accident. Coma is a situation of extreme soul loss.
In coma, more of the soul is out of the body then in. As with the other protective feature of soul loss, this can be very appropriate.
If the body is in a great deal of pain, or if the soul needs time to consider its situation, a coma provides needed time. A person frequently wishes to return to his or her lost soul. So if the soul part was lost to a person, or in a specific place, an individual may feel an urge to return to that place or person, even when there seems to be no outward reason to do so. Soul loss also accompanies PTSD. If the shaman suspects soul loss she or he would then journey shamanically to determine if you need a soul part returned.
In the practices taught in the US, and in many parts of the world, the shaman brings the soul pieces back with them from his or her journey. In most cases, you will need a healer to perform the soul retrieval for you. Its not easy to do this for yourself. Also, an essential component of shamanic healing is the love that is felt when someone performs a healing for you.
The act of receiving, a feeling that the universe is wanting the best for you. It is certainly within the power of the individual to release any soul parts they may have because of soul sharing. See Below for more information about releasing parts you are holding. When performing a soul retrieval, the shamanic practitioner will create a sacred space for you.
This space is one where you are held in a container or love, and one that protects you from the interferences of the outside world. Celebrate the joyous return to yourself.
The soul retrieval can seem a bit like the return of the prodigal son. However you feel about it, its important to celebrate the return of your vital essence back to where it belongs — in the same way we would celebrate the return of a long lost loved one.
You are unique and so is your returning soul. A soul retrieval means different things to different people. Its important not to have any preconceived notions about what you might feel. Some of the benefits that have been experienced by people who have received a soul retrieval include:. For instance, the return of your ability to have hope, or confidence in yourself.
The practitioner cannot tell you in advance what will come from the soul retrieval. It is possible that the soul retrieval will complete a healing process, but it is also possible that it will begin the work of new healing and new growing.
Perhaps you need to have more fun to meet the needs of the returned piece of your self, perhaps you need to go outside more, perhaps you need to give your self a period of introspection after the soul retrieval has occurred.
Perhaps the soul retrieval was just the last of a missing piece in your healing process. You must care for yourself as you would a new born, and give your self whatever you find is needed now that this gift has returned. Therapists understand that concept regardless of whether or not they believe in soul retrieval itself. If you would like to know more about the soul retrieval process, I would recommend a book by Sandra Ingerman:. The book has been healing in itself for some people, and it will give you a full overview of Soul Retrieval.
Sandra Ingerman is a pioneer for the introduction of soul retrieval to the US and has taught thousands of students in the soul retrieval process during her 20 plus years as a shamanic practitioner. If you would like to locate a shamanic healer Shaman Links has a Shaman Healer Directory which lists healers by location. Sandra Ingerman also has a list of screened practitioners on the Practitioners page of her website: ShamanicTeachers, Licorice - Various - A Shaman Work Retrospective / Looking Back To Move Forward (CD).
Healer Training in Soul Retrieval are included here. And she also has a website www. You want to choose a person who performs soul retrieval regularly.
When you are looking for a person to perform your soul retrieval it is essential that you feel comfortable with your choice. People who know how to trust themselves are not likely to have any problems finding the right practitioner. If this is a concern of yours, here is some information about choosing:. A good practitioner will be very accepting of youjudgmental language is a warning sign. The most important quality of a shamanic practitioner, a lesson we as practitioners are taught frequently, is to remember that as the healer you are only the vehicle for healing.
The job is accomplished by doing something as simple as:. IF you are actually willing to release the soul piece, that is. In some cases it is difficult to let go when someone is no longer in our life, such as a lover we have broken up with. You may need to first do the work of being willing to release what you are holding of them. Perhaps you are unwilling to let go of the control. Remember that this part of their soul is needed for them to live their life fully.
Remember that it makes your life more difficult when you try to hold on. Many people know instinctively that they are missing something. It is certainly true that some people have experienced benefits, even though they were not sure whether they had soul loss or not.
If you feel this is something you might want to try, that is a good reason to contact a practitioner. They can go on a diagnostic journey to find out if this would be best for you at this time.
Sometimes a soul retrieval will bring up issues that need to be healed. The following benefits are possible with soul retrieval, although there is no guarantee what will happen, all soul retrievals are different:. Additionally it is possible for the following challenges to be brought up with a soul retrieval:.
There is no knowing what may happen as the result of a soul retrieval. In a few cases, a person may literally experiences a complete turn around of their life, to a more joyful way of being.
In some cases, it begins a process of changes that take time to fully emerge. And of course, some people feel that not much really happened as a result of their soul retrieval. Your instincts should tell you what to do, and the practitioner can help you determine if a soul Licorice - Various - A Shaman Work Retrospective / Looking Back To Move Forward (CD) would be helpful to you at this time.
If you need support after a soul retrieval, your shamanic practitioner may be able to help you. You can also find support from a therapist or a counselor. If you feel that you would like a soul retrieval, but have a feeling of fear because it is unknown, you can always contact a practitioner to simply discuss soul retrieval, or your fears. In the words of the late psychiatrist R.
Because they, bless them, are asleep. This process can convincingly appear to others as if we are having a nervous breakdown or a psychotic break. Stepping out of my normal, conditioned, repressed and domesticated self as if breaking out of a prison, I felt on the cutting edge of the big bang itself.
It was as if I was becoming attuned to and a receptive vehicle for a deeper, more authentic, less self-conscious and much more unfettered, creative and ecstatic part of myself to freely in-form my experience and give shape to itself. My situation was actually quite dangerous, as during the beginning stages of my awakening I was not able to mediate and channel the transpersonal energies that were activated within me in a way that was acceptable to the culture at large.
The dissolution and breakdown of the old structures of the psyche can become a breakthrough, however, depending on how it is contained and related to Licorice - Various - A Shaman Work Retrospective / Looking Back To Move Forward (CD) the surrounding community and unfolded.
The dis-integration can be the beginning of a coming together at a more coherent, and unified level of consciousness. Our species and its civilization are currently in the throes of a collective nervous breakdown.
Our underlying institutionalized and incorporated structures that are helping to keep us asleep are breaking down and coming apart.
The shamanic personality is very sensitive to the unconscious, both in themselves and in others. The archetypal figure of the shaman is the primordial medicine person and carrier of healing. This process can become animated through the choice of a seasoned shaman, or it can happen spontaneously and unintentionally in a budding shaman who is unusually sensitive to the underlying contradictions and spiritual illness that pervade the social and cultural fabric which connects us and in which we are embedded.
A fully cooked shaman, in internalizing the illness in the field, allows the sickness to fluidly move through them without getting stuck in them, which is the mark that distinguishes an accomplished shaman from a novice. There is no part of the universe that is separate from the whole, which is to say that a change in any part of the universe is resonantly registered in no time whatsoever throughout the whole universe.
In essence, the more I authentically expressed my experience, the more I was convincing the doctors that I was crazy. It was like I had stepped through the looking glass and found myself in a dimension of existence that was truly bewitched, as Licorice - Various - A Shaman Work Retrospective / Looking Back To Move Forward (CD) I had entered a domain which felt, qualitatively speaking, under a curse of black magicians.
It felt like I had shamanically journeyed into the underworld and wound up in some sort of weird, perverse hell realm where reality was inverted in a way which was get-me-out-of-here crazy. Little did I realize at the time, however, that this was all part of the deeper awakening process through which I was going. What the psychiatrists were doing was truly maddening. To indicate that this confusion is a sign of illness, is a quick way to create psychosis. A psychiatrist who professes to be a healer of souls, but who keeps people asleep, treats them for waking up and drugs them asleep again…helps to drive them crazy.
I tried to explain to the psychiatrists that I WAS sick, however, but just not in the way they were imagining. I had a creative, psychological illness, which is to say that my seeming madness was an expression of my creative self, alchemically transforming an underlying perturbance in the field of consciousness so as to heal itself.
I was suffering from a shamanic illness, as I was in trauma from the malevolent, mind-numbing abuse to which he had introduced me. My shock was due to the transmission I had received from my father, who by unwittingly and compulsively acting out his unresolved abuse, connected me as a link in a chain to an unbroken lineage of violence and abuse extending far back in time and throughout space. Like countless other recipients of abuse, I had been directly introduced to the dark side. Shattered by the experience, it was like I had become broken.
Dropping down into the darkness of the unconscious underworld, a part of me had died. Imprinted by the trauma, I would never be the same, as from that moment on the trauma had altered and reconfigured both my psyche and my destiny, simultaneously severing and initiating a connection to a deeper part of myself. Trauma is a normal, healthy response to an insane and intolerable situation. If we put too much pressure on a bone and the bone breaks, the bone is not pathological.
Paradoxically, trauma is a form of madness which is an expression of sanity. The shamanic archetype becomes catalyzed in us by a severe emotional and spiritual crisis, oftentimes organically growing out of unresolved abuse issues from childhood — this was certainly true for me.
The trauma initiates and catalyzes the deeper process of the archetype of the shaman to begin to form-ulate and crystallize itself in the unconscious of the future shaman. This precipitates a deeper part of the psyche to become mobilized, as the shaman journeys deep inside themselves, flying on the wings of their creative imagination to address and become acquainted with what has gotten activated within them. Part of the arche typical shamanic experience is to become dis-membered, which is a cooking and smelting of psychic contents that have become rigidified, ossified, and have outlived their usefulness.
I had a ways to go, however, to learn how to integrate, contain and more skillfully and artfully express what I was realizing so as to not freak people out so much. Because they allow themselves to be dreamed up by the field, an accomplished shaman can embody and incarnate in crystallized form the unconscious madness in the field so that it becomes clarified and brought into consciousness. A shaman can reflect back the madness to the madness itself by taking over the madness and allowing themselves to creatively express it such that it is revealed in a new light.
From the point of view of the collective madness in the field, when the would-be shaman acts out the madness that is in the field, the would-be shaman themselves are seen by the collective as being the ones who are mad.
Being unaccomplished in shamanism and very vulnerable, I was eaten alive by the darker forces that I had unwittingly evoked in the psychiatric community. It was like I had re-created my family-of-origin trauma, only this time on steroids. Enacting a timeless, mythical process, I had gotten swallowed up by the darkness, and my task was to transform the darkness from within the darkness itself.
I was living a nightmare. I was one of the lucky ones, however, as I was able to extricate myself from the stone-age horrors of the mental health sic community as soon as I was able. The psychiatric system and the pharmaceutical companies Big Pharma are co-dependently intertwined with each other in a genuinely pathological, mutually profitable, and crazy-making relationship.
I was lucky to escape with my Licorice - Various - A Shaman Work Retrospective / Looking Back To Move Forward (CD) intact. Fortunately, soon after getting out of the last hospital I began meeting my spiritual teachers, some of the greatest living Buddhist masters from Tibet and Burma, who, unlike the psychiatrists, helped to evoke the healthy part of me.
Having someone else bear witness and reflect back the healthy part of me created a bridge that helped me to see it, too. My teachers and I had instinctively created a supportive, nourishing container between us which cultivated healing. The would-be shaman has to pass through the experience of madness without getting stuck in it.
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