Shamans believe that part of the soul or spirit is able to freely leave the body. This may be done while dreaming or to protect itself during times of trauma or imbalance: emotional or physical. It may also occur during close relationships where one may literally give of themselves to another. Often this essence does not return on it’s own, leaving the person feeling like part of them is gone or changed. During this work, the practitioner retrieves these essences that are ready and needed to come back at that time. This is extremely powerful work, leaving the recipient feeling more whole, balanced, invigorated and is a foundation of the healing process. Many experience newfound joy, confidence and clarity.
After a soul retrieval it is important to celebrate these essences that have returned.