A shamanic soul Rememberment or Retrieval is a powerful ceremony which brings back lost or fragmented parts of ourselves that have left or become hidden due to traumatic events, long term or short and brings them back to be integrated which allows for a powerful healing.
Some of the symptoms of soul loss can be: an overwhelming feeling of emptiness or grief, suffering form an inability to make choices or changes in your life, depression, insomnia, and anxiety.
From a psychological perspective this is referred to as dissociation and considered a normal response that helps us to survive these events by allowing the trauma to be temporarily forgotten and experienced through a safe and removed lens. From a shamanic perspective parts of our soul can leave us or become hidden and can be returned to us for healing through shamanic ceremony.
This ceremony is always done after we have developed a foundation of healing together and a power restoration/animal guide has come to work with the client. This is because shamanic work and healing is developed through time and not just in one dimension, where the person receiving the healing is responsible for the continuation of the work long after the initial healing ceremony is done.
During the ceremony I am shown the essence of the part within you that requires returning and with the help of my guides this piece is returned/remembered within your body. These soul parts most often bring us gifts that we were unaware existed and so remembering them and having access to them can be a powerful healing.
These soul parts though have often been gone or forgotten for a long time so the healing ceremony itself is not just over when our session is done, but requires work on the part of the client, usually through a small ceremony that is to be done in their own time to let the soul part know and understand that it has returned to a different time place and more often then not person, especially if the soul part left when we were children. The ceremony is never elaborate, but it is always powerful, and can be as simple as some self care upon returning home to offerings of flower petals or sweets back to the land.
Living and working on theunceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.