Oftentimes, in going about our daily lives, we may find a situation too overwhelming to deal with at the time. At that moment, we may unconsciously decide to energetically “toss away” a piece of ourselves rather than deal with the issue. This sort of situation often happens in early childhood, when we are the most vulnerable to understand or have any sense of control of the world around us. Children routinely toss away pieces so that don’t have to deal with the pain of the issue, but unfortunately, just as the white piece of the puzzle missing in the illustration above makes for an incomplete picture, pieces of ourselves that are missing make for an incomplete person in later life.
In shamanic terms, those missing energetic parts of us that are tossed aside are called “soul pieces”. These are different from stuck energy, in that with that kind of energy, the frozen waves of trauma are hidden away in the unconscious parts of our brains. With soul pieces, they’re gone, and the metaphor that I’m often shown is of these lonely dark shadows circling the person’s horizon like a lonely lost puppy who’s scared and wants to come home. Usually, there’s more than one piece missing, because a child often learns that issues can be dealt with in the moment by throwing pieces of herself away, over and over again. Unfortunately, that habit can lead to pulling in other pieces of energy to fill the missing holes (which will be the topic for the next blog.)
Fortunately, you don’t have to know what the missing pieces are about to bring them back home.A trained intuitive like myself, can just “see” and count the number of dark pieces waiting to come back home. With my intent, I can be with the pieces back when they were thrown away, re-assure them that they’re wanted and it’s safe to come back home, and watch as they settle evenly back into place and are seated in the former hole properly. I don’t need to know what the issue is about that’s being returned. While it’s usually interesting to find out what the returning piece is about, it actually slows down the process if too much analysis paralysis is going on to figure out the reason it was tossed in the first place. However, if I need to know what the lost piece was about, then I’ll be shown what the original issue was about. Then, depending on how big the former hole is, I may heal why the person threw away the soul piece in the first place before bringing it back, or certainly, at least after it has been returned, or they’ll just throw away another piece at some future date when the going gets tough.
It’s not a shame or blame thing that the person threw away pieces of themselves. At the time, it seemed like a good idea, as the person, again, usually a very young child, had no coping skills to deal with the overwhelming issue at hand. Oftentimes, when the soul piece is returned and settled back into where it belongs, the person won’t always immediately notice any difference until a little time has passed and then they notice that they’re reacting differently to a situation than they would have in the past. Other people may notice a sense of “rightness” or “feeling more complete” immediately after the piece has returned, which is how I’ve heard things described. In any case, with the hundreds of clients that I’ve had, most people have at least a few small soul pieces that need returning, so having a soul piece retrieval session at least once (as some may surface later) is a sound intuitive “tune-up”.
Many of my clients often report that they don’t feel “all there”. If that’s the case, then I would suggest having a check-up with someone whose intuitive powers you trust, as walking around with soul pieces missing is like a car trying to run without all of the cylinders firing.
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