Shamanic Soul Retrieval Journeys

By Emma Hands
Shamanic Healing enhances and empowers us to find incredible balance and calm in our daily lives. Sometimes it can be a level of calm far greater than before the event happened, especially when combined with other life changing tools we have learned and incorporate into our lives. Shamanism is as old as humanity itself and I have always felt a great affinity with it. It allows us to travel beyond the confines of the middle world, into the lower and upper worlds to truly discover who we are and our purpose in the physical realm at this time.

Soul Retrieval Ceremony

For collecting and healing fragmented parts of your soul lost through trauma, shock and life changing events. ‘I feel like a part of me is missing’ is a very apt saying for when retrieval journeys are needed.

When traumatic events happen we ‘lose’ some of our essence, a piece of our soul, and it can become separated from us. This can be through trauma either emotional events such as loss of loved ones, abuse or separation and physical events i.e. accidents, abuse and anaesthesia. It is totally understandable and natural that this occurs, similar to fight or flight responses, it is a self-preservation method.

We can also give away parts of our soul through difficult circumstances or complex life choices that are not for our highest good resulting in ‘I left my heart in…’, ‘I feel like a piece of me is missing’, ‘I want my life back’. Emotional dependency, Acute Anxiety, Addiction or Depression are all examples of us trying to fill the missing void by looking for that missing part in others or in a bottle of drink.​​ 
A Soul Retrieval Ceremony allows us to venture to the underworld and retrieve the lost fragments. The practitioner is supported by their power animal, as they take the client on a journey to bring back the missing child. Each piece of our soul that is retrieved is in the form of a small child and we go and collect/retrieve them and bring them back to the here and now, to restore what we lost during the traumatic event. It has been likened to discovering the ‘missing key’ with the outcome causing you to feel a level of wholeness and strength far greater than before the fragment broke away. It is a time of rebirth, healing and can see an increase in energy levels and vitality that you kind of never new possible (except you did because we are all amazing!). 
The success of these journeys requires great levels of trust, commitment and a willingness to change on the part of the client. The drumming journey takes approx. 36 minutes, with pre and post discussions between client and practitioner. The whole process takes between 1 hour – 1.5 hours, dependent on each individual.

An intention will be set at the beginning of the drumming journey and fully verbalised to the Practitioner, so both are aware of what the goal is, which part of the soul you are looking to retrieve and the details surrounding the traumatic event. The practitioner and client lay on the floor, fully clothed, holding onto a arm or hand, whatever is most comfortable – this provides the physical connect for the journey to take place. If you have a favourite scarf or eye mask then do bring that with you for use during the session.

Towards the end of the process the Practitioner will get up and move toward your head, where they will blow the energy of your soul fragment into your Crown Chakra. They will then move your hands over your heart, one on top of the other. It is a safe space where if you feel your emotions are heightened then you are free to cry and should not suppress such feelings. The energy will need to settle at the end of the journey, so taking a few minutes to ground can be beneficial whilst a discussion takes place about the experience and any thoughts and feelings that arose. During the journey for the lost child, it is fast paced and exhilarating as I retrieve the lost fragments of your soul, caused by the traumatic event.

Main requirement is to be open, relaxed and willing to take on the process and enjoy the journey! Healing effects can occur for up to one, two or three weeks after the session. Everyone’s experience is different; feelings can appear intensified, happy, sad or even angry but this all part of the healing process. It is a great time of significant change and rebirth. Doing things you love, that make you happy, whatever that may be, aids your healing. This can be walking, dancing, reading, being with friends or family or both, singing, swimming, yoga, reiki…anything that helps you to relax further is perfect.

Soul Retrieval, as with many other forms of holistic healing, are now so popular because we no longer want to fill our lives with ‘stuff’ but live more fulfilling and rewarding lives whilst on this physical plane. When combined with Yoga, Reiki, Meditation, Qi Gong, Sound Healing or whatever practice leaves you feeling more grounded and contented, sees the results return us to wonderful levels of wholeness and wellbeing so amazing that life takes on a whole new dimension, full of new choices, excitement and fascination for what tomorrow will bring.
For more information email [email protected] or call 07949089265. 

Begin Your Journey Today.

The consultation and setting the intention, for the period of your life you wish to retrieve is as important as the drumming journey. It can take 1 - 3 hours to discover where you would most like to go.

When Do We 'Lose' Fragments of Our Soul?

This can happen due to trauma, shock and major life changing events.  Emotional events such as loss of loved ones, abuse or separation and Physical events i.e. accidents, abuse and anaesthesia. 

Shamanic Soul Retrieval Consultation & Drumming Journey.

Pricing is based on 2 hours for the consultation & drumming journey. Subsequent hours will incur additional costs. 

An initial consultation can be booked, with time to reflect and prepare yourself then return for the Soul Retrieval Drumming Journey.