In a recent session with a client, I had the honor and privilege of facilitating a soul retrieval.
During my training, Hypnotherapy: Spiritual Awakening, a student volunteered to let me work on them as a demonstration to the class. This student, who we will call Myra, is a practicing hypnotherapist, energy healer, and intuitive. She explained that while she was certain that she was talented, she was struggling with her self-confidence in being congruent with that belief when talking with others about her services.
How many times have we faced that same dilemma? We know that we have all the education and practice to provide quality service to our clients and patients, yet, for one reason or another we shy away from really owning our gifts. How many times have we given away our power, or had it wrenched from us in some way?
In setting up a soul retrieval we need to identify exactly what is missing, and then go back to where it was lost. Often this takes us into a past life although, of course, these types of events can occur in the present lifetime as well.
Since my client goes into trance very easily, I used a very short induction, and then asked her to go back to a time when she was able to fully experience and express her self-confidence as a healer. She immediately went to a past life experience.
She described herself as a respected healer in her community. She was remembering the end of the life, and said she was being killed. “I should have known. I could have avoided it.”
I asked her to go further back in time to when she had her confidence, well before her execution. In this way, we could have more information about this fragment of her soul before it was lost, to name it exactly, and how it looked, felt, and operated within her.
“It is my self-confidence. The energy is a brilliant light blue. It is a blue circle in my torso, and works its way up to my third eye and crown chakras. It is like a window of sight and power.”
Asking for more details about her life, she continues:
“I am a young woman, in my twenties. Someone in the village died, and they decided it was because I had not done my healing work correctly. They tied me up and burned me. In that moment I was stripped of my confidence. I was humiliated. I believed them.”
I asked her to notice where the self-confidence went when it left her. She said it just dissipated in that moment.
“It can be presented to me any time if I ask.” So she asked, and it was handed to her on pillow, presented to her from her guide. She took a moment to reintegrate that energy into her torso again, where it belonged.
She broke down in tears of relief and gratitude. “For so many lifetimes it has been gone.”
I then asked her to imagine that in one hand she held the past life version of herself who still had the soul fragment intact, and in the other hand, she held her present self. I then instructed her to bring her two hands together only so quickly as her self-confidence was able to be present in all the moments between that past life and this present moment. Slowly, over several minutes, her hands came together, bringing that self-confidence she had in that past life, up through every moment, and into the present experience.
She said she experienced grace. That it was humbling and precious.
I asked, “If you were to carry this energy within you each and every day moving of forward, how do you imagine the next 24 hours will be different from what they may have been?”
Myra: “I will believe in myself.”
Me: “In a week?” Myra: “It will be easier to move through life.”
Me: “In a month?” Myra: “I will have clarity. I will just ‘know’. I will be able to make decisions.”
Me: “In three months?” Myra: It will show in the way I move, act, and talk. It will be evident.”
Me: “In six months?” Myra: With a big broad smile she says, “Really good.” And breathes a sigh of relief.
We all have fragments of our energy that have been lost, dissipated, covered up, given away, or stolen. It may be self-confidence, or it may be personal power, creativity, imagination, innocence, or any number of pieces of our character and soul.
What do you imagine may be missing for you? Are you curious to experience a soul retrieval, or learn to facilitate them for others? I would love to hear from you.