Shamanic Healing part 3
Spiritual intrusions come from negative thought forms. It is important to express frustrations, sadness etc. But we often send these energies to ourselves, others and into the environment. These energies can create what shamans call intrusions. In the treatment of this kind of spiritual problem the shaman works with their helping spirits to diagnose the nature and location of the spiritual intrusion. Then the shaman performs an extraction where the intrusion is removed.
It is believed that whenever we suffer an emotional or physical trauma a piece of our soul flees the body in order to survive the experience. The types of trauma that could cause soul loss would be any kind of abuse: sexual, physical or emotional. Other causes could be divorce, death of a loved one, addictions, surgery, an accident. Any event that causes shock could cause soul loss. In these instances a natural human response is to disassociate from our bodies to cope with the pain. However, sometimes these fractured parts of our soul do not return and without wholeness of our entire being we find functioning in the world difficult.
Symptoms of soul loss include:
Apathy lack of vitality or fatigue
Chronic illness or a weak immune system
Feelings of emptiness
Addictions or destructive behaviour
It is the role of the shaman to go into an altered state of consciousness and track down where the soul fled to in the alternate realities and return it to the body of the client.
Families as well as individual souls carry experiences from one life to another, these can include addictions, depression, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, negative thought patterns etc. The Shaman journeys to heal the ancestral line by working with their guides and totem animals to find the cause of the original wound or pattern. Tracking the line down through generation to the present. Sometimes the ancestor is found to be stuck and needs help to cross over, Psychopomp may then be needed.
In space clearing the Shaman works with the house/building spirit to clear negative energy and put in place protection to remove further imbalance.