Loss of vital essence, or soul, is a self-protective response to trauma. When the psyche feels it cannot survive a particular situation –abuse, addiction, or danger –part of our vital essence seems to split off in order to survive the experience by escaping the full impact of the pain. This loss creates damage to our energy body and our spirit. Shock is the word usually used to describe this condition.
When we are out of the traumatic situation or more able to cope, the lost parts may return on their own or with our conscious effort. When that loss of essence is so great that we feel “empty” or that “something is missing,” when we have chronic illness or grief, or when we have memory repression of events or long periods of our lives, then help is needed in recovering the lost essence.
The shaman’s way of working is quite different from the therapist’s. The shaman does not try to use his own knowledge, abilities, cleverness or power to help his client. Instead, the shamanic practitioner will travel or journey for the client in an altered state of consciousness where he or she enters non-ordinary reality in pursuit of these lost soul parts. Non-ordinary reality is different from and not the same as the unconscious. Rather, it involves the subtle energy which is non physical and part of overall consciousness, and the corona of energy around living beings. It is this corona of subtle energy that holds a great deal of information, well-being or disease, emotional states, mental attitudes and past lives and is where our lost soul parts go.
The shaman relies on spirit helpers and guides to bring him into contact with the client’s own spirit power (soul) in order that it may be brought back home to the client’s body. Shamanic Soul Retrieval focuses on the return and integration of this lost life-force after which the individual can move forward in their life without being anchored to the past, and live a full and productive life.
Soul Retrieval is a gift from the spirit world, yet another facet of the Magical, Mystical brought to you by the Center for the New Age.
If you would like to read more about this process, see Soul Retrieval: Minding the Fragmented Self and Welcome Home: Following Your Soul’s Journey Home, both by Sandra Ingerman.
About the Center for the New Age
Spirit guided us to this special place which centuries earlier was used by ancient people as a ceremonial site. We were guided by Spirit to open the Center at this place which is now the heart of spirituality in Sedona.
We’ve searched the globe and pulled the most accurate Psychics and Healers and amazing Massage-Therapists from all over the world who have come here to be part of this special community, whose energy makes them even more psychic. Their services are offered at the Center daily and by phone at (928) 282-2085.
Center for the New Age
341 State Route 179
across from Tlaquepaque
Sedona, AZ 86336-6111