My book, The Path to My Heart, is a story about my fragmented pieces coming back into my life for healing and heart integration. It was obviously time, but I had no idea it was about to happen. They came to life, one by one, with stories of their own healing adventure and a willingness to face their demons. Sophie, my inner child, finally faces her demons at a circus fun house!
It’s a great adventure and I am blessed that my fragmented pieces showed up for healing in the most caring, loving way possible. I felt like I was in a Shamanic Journey for two weeks, living in two worlds while it was all happening, and extremely lucky my fragments were accessible to me.
Unfortunately for some, there are those whose pieces are harder to reach, buried from traumatic abuse, and events in their lives. Excerpts from Lisa Renee, Energetic Synthesis Ascension Glossary: Soul Fragmentation
The more soul fragmented and damaged a person’s energetic body is operating (or not operating at all) the more distorted the thoughts and behaviors become. These deviations are manifested as addictions, perversions and a wide array of damaging personality disorders that can be well observed in the individual as destructive to the self and destructive to others. When one is continually destructive towards the self, or others, eventually the soul matrix layers fragment and split. When a human being is soul split, they will exhibit mental confusion and tendencies that are called, schizophrenia, dissociative personality, sociopathy (lack of empathy), and an array of psychological distortions that potentially lead to insanity.
Healing is possible. Lisa gives some great help tips in the glossary entry. There is also lots of free help on her website. There are many ways to receive help. One of them is through a shamanic journey.
SOUL RETRIEVALS Through Shamanic Journeying
I have received several Shamanic soul retrievals in the past as a way to return some of my pieces. I remember one in particular, a child aspect of mine took with it “the ability to make things happen.” As a child, I was incapable of stopping the trauma-inflicting incidents that occurred while growing up. This piece in particular could no longer bare the feeling of the pain and powerlessness it was feeling, so it split, or rather hid, burying itself deep in my unconscious where it played out a vicious cycle of not being able to affect change in my life. When that piece was returned to me, I received back the ability to make things happen. I had to nurture this piece back and promise to care for it.
Sandra Ingerman is a world renowned teacher of shamanism and has been teaching for more than 30 years. She has written several books on shamanism and soul retrieval. Below is an excerpt from her July 2017 newsletter.
I started sharing healing stories with my clients about the gifts, talents, strengths that their lost essence returns with during a soul retrieval. I also started talking to clients about “soul” being “essence” which is light. And after performing my healing work I began the process of asking clients to absorb the light of their soul into their cells before even telling them any story I was shown in my journey. This led me to write a new Afterword in my book: Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self. For I felt working with telling healing stories instead of embedding the story of the trauma deeper into the client’s psyche was such an important factor in creating true and long-term healing. And I found when I shifted to this way of working the results of my soul retrieval work became more powerful.
This is not about denying that we have all suffered different forms of trauma. But unless we stop carrying our past around we do not have the opportunity to create a better life for ourselves. Last month I wrote about how carrying our past burdens can become too heavy for us on physical and emotional levels and can create illness.
I whole-heartedly agree with Sandra. As I stated above, I am grateful my pieces came to me in wonderful stories of healing and love that I was able to experience with them. It was and continues to be a blessing. My pieces and their stories have also blessed others as they read about them in my book. People really aren’t that different!
The more informed about what we are carrying around with us, the better off we are, and the less fearful we become. Having the awareness of who we are and the cycles and patterns we have, the more able we are to face what stops us in life. Try not to be afraid of your feelings, allow them to surface and find freedom in release. Invite your pieces back in the most gracious, healing way possible. Seek help and support!
Sandra Ingerman has a list of shamans on her website who have taken her courses. You can locate a Shaman near you. I have personally used a Shaman trained by Sandra, Shenoah Taylor, who is listed on my Resources Page.
Be well on your journey! Here’s what people are saying!
More information on healing the inner child and healing fragmentation:
The Inner Child – Lessons in Control
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Fragmentation – Finding and Healing Your Lost Pieces
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Understanding and Healing Fragmentation
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