In some indigenous traditions psychological distress is attributed to soul loss. Some experiences may cause us to protect ourselves by releasing tender, vulnerable parts of ourselves, disconnecting them to protect them from harm. We may be left feeling numb, indifferent, lost, confused or apathetic.
Soul Retrieval rituals may be done to seek those lost pieces and bring them home. Sometimes, though, a shaman may find that lost pieces refuse to return until some agreements are made to live our lives with healthier boundaries and self-care.
We, too, need to come home to our hearts and to establish them as safe places for us to dwell. How do we become a safer place for the tenderest parts of our being? Let’s look today and see what we can discover.