(This topic is covered in Soul Detective Level Two Training)
Webster defines soul as “the immaterial essence, animating principle, or actuating cause of an individual life.” The soul is the part of us that never dies, our spiritual essence that holds a record of all the experiences we have ever had in all of our lifetimes. To grow, the soul sends part of its essence into incarnation in a physical body to learn a specific lesson or to accomplish a particular mission. According to author Michael Newton, we always keep some of our soul essence in the higher planes and may send only 20 or 30% of our soul essence into an incarnation.
Past Life Soul Loss
Normally when we die, the piece of our soul we sent into the incarnation leaves the physical body and returns back to the rest of our soul essence in the higher realms of Light. However, with past life trauma, the piece of soul energy of an individual lifetime may get stuck on the earth plane after death. Traditionally, shamans have trained to go into other worlds to find these missing soul pieces and return them to the owner.
Present Life Soul Loss
Another form of soul loss happens during an incarnation when a person goes through trauma so horrible that part of the soul essence checks out. Children repeatedly abused by their caretakers may have part of their soul essence split off, unable to stand the suffering. Veterans who have witnessed too many atrocities in wartime may be unable to stay open to their own feelings, and it seems as if their souls have abandoned ship because of the horrors they have been through. A person with soul loss may have a hollow stare in the eyes, as if nobody is home. The technical psychological term for this problem is dissociation.
Soul Detective Protocol for Healing Soul Loss
The Soul Detective protocol for healing soul loss first muscle tests for the number of soul fragments lost and identifies whether they were lost in the present life or in a past life. If the trauma that caused the soul loss is in a past life, we use the past life protocol, watching for where the trauma was so unbearable that the soul had to leave.
If the soul loss is from the current lifetime, we identify the age that each soul fragment split off and then treat the trauma causing the fragmentation with energy therapy.
CASE EXAMPLE OF SOUL LOSS: HEINRICH
Francine came to therapy for her severe ambivalence about being in relationship with the man in her life. We traced the ambivalence to an incarnation as a male named Heinrich born in the year 556 AD, in the area now called Germany. Heinrich’s happiest moment was at age 14, when he was enraptured by a vision of Christ. He joined a Franciscan order of monks, totally dedicating his life to God.
Stabbed in the Back
At age 19, he and two other monks were outside working in the fields. Enemies came and killed the other two monks. They stabbed Heinrich from the back, puncturing his lung. He tried to run to warn the others, but could not because he was overweight, wounded, and operating on only one lung. He lived for thirty-three minutes after being stabbed, severely traumatized by seeing the deaths of his two brother monks and blaming himself for not being able to protect the others. His shame at being powerless to help kept his spirit earthbound.
After treating Heinrich’s shame and powerlessness with energy tapping, he was ready to cross into the Light. Jesus came for him, and he wept profusely!
Francine was able to connect this past life with her relationship pattern of codependency, feeling responsible for all the disruptive energy in the relationship with her partner. The soul lesson for Heinrich was, “Everything is not always my fault. I don’t have to be perfect for God to love me!” Francine applied this lesson to her current incarnation in two ways:
- She realized that her partner had his own issues and was responsible for his own soul growth.
- She also saw that she had been trying to be perfect so others could love her, but being perfect is impossible! After this session, she was better able to accept her own imperfections and to feel worthy of love in an intimate personal relationship.