Today I was given the opportunity to meet with a local Costa Rican female shaman for a journey known as soul retrieval.
The idea behind the experience is that the shaman calls upon the spirits to help retrieve a part of your soul that you have lost and may be the reason for the pain or emptiness in your life -either due to a traumatizing relationship, a hurtful childhood experience or a personal, career, family issue, etc.
This isn’t something I would necessarily seek out, but I’m open to any insight or experience.
Essentially when you meet with the shaman, she asks you your intention or the “issue” that you would like to be addressed. I explained that I didn’t have anything specific in mind and was just curious to see what would come up. To be honest, I feel very content with where I’m at in my life. I’m at a good place and I feel a tremendous amount of gratitude for the opportunities I have been given. And so I explained this to her as she looked somewhat confused with why I wanted to see her. I wasn’t so sure myself but I do recognize that there is a gem to be taken from each experience. I’m not saying I don’t have any issues, but I don’t feel like there is anything major in my life right now that I wanted her to address.
I asked that the spirits guide me as I transition into this new home, role, country and that I do so with ease and grace… I also asked her to remain open to the experience to see what arises… Oh and lastly, I mentioned that I would love to know my spirit animal just because it sounds cool!
My session with Sabina included loud drum beats and shaking of rattles to call in the spirits and some energy/reiki work with hands and head. At one point she also came down and lied next to me on the mat, then walked around me.
At the end of my 40 minute session, I definitely felt more relaxed after having lied down, and took some deep breaths… but I must admit I didn’t go on any journey or meet any spirit animals. I’m not saying I don’t believe or am against the idea, some people have had amazing experiences. In fact, im very much open to working with energy and it’s a big part of my life. Perhaps my intention wasn’t clear enough. Afterward, sabina explained to be some of the images she had which included spirits doing work or “surgery” on my heart and then covering me up with a blue cloak to protect my energy.
I look forward to seeing if anything manifests from her visions or any symbols that occur. All in all, she was very sweet and I don’t think you can put a price on energy work. If you have some deep rooted issue involving career, marriage or personal life maybe you’d there’s be more insight. I’d suggest being really clear with yourself and the “retrieval” you are looking for. Again, grateful for this opportunity and it was great to connect with such a delightful woman. She told me that I was lucky and that I am! So blessed!