Case Studies

Soul Retrieval: A Woman’s Sense of Renewal

Christa Lynn offers Shamanic healing in Vancouver BC. Here is a beautiful story from her case files: I had a lady come in for a healing session one day. She was in her 50’s, on disability leave from work and suffered from panic attacks, extreme fatigue and depression. She told me that she felt lost in her life and that she felt guilty for being on disability from work. I asked her what she wanted to achieve from the healing session. She told me that she wanted her life back and the return of her inner spark.

I determined that a shamanic healing would be the most beneficial for her at this time. I began the session by doing a diagnostic journey to see what she needed at this time. In my shamanic journey, I could see that the root issue was a matter of soul loss for this woman. We needed to track this lost soul essence and return it back to her so that she could heal. In times of stress or traumatic events, our soul essence flees in order for us to endure the stress and then when the stress is over, it returns. However, sometimes it doesn’t return and this the shaman would term soul loss. In the realm of psychology, this is called dissociation. During the healing session, I tracked for this woman’s lost soul essence and found it left behind in a hospital room. In a symbolic and metaphorical sense, her soul essence appeared to be a young woman wearing a hospital gown and she was huddled in the corner of the room looking lost and despondent. I explained to her who I was and asked her if she was willing to come back to her adult self for healing and renewal. She agreed. I brought back this soul essence to the woman and with my breath, blew her essence into her heart. At that exact moment, my client felt a surge of warmth radiate through her entire body. Even though she couldn’t recall any details from her life from ever being in a hospital, she could definitely feel her essence returned to her.

Two weeks after the healing, my client called me to update me. She told me that after a week, she woke up one morning with the memory of being in the hospital to have her appendix out when she was 18 years old. She couldn’t believe that she had completely forgotten about that! Just to make sure, she called her mom to ask her about it and her mom confirmed that yes, she had the surgery when she was 18. Sometimes, when a person suffers from soul loss, they lose memories from that time period of their life as well. When they have a soul retrieval, the soul part that returns also returns with past memories too.

My client also said that she felt more energy and decided to clean, sort and reorganize her house. She also decide to move to a more suitable home. Within a week, she had a new place to live. The panic attacks also disappeared, her mood started to shift and she had a new positive perspective on life. She went to her doctor and he took her off the antidepressant medication. She also went on to report that she has been more social spending more time with friends and family and starting to fully engage in her life. As of this writing, she plans to return to work in 2 months.