What is Soul Loss?
Have you ever felt detached from your daily life? Perhaps apathetic to things you once enjoyed? Does Western Medicine fail to identify what you’re experiencing directly? If so, you may be experiencing Soul Loss, a condition rarely identified as such in the Western world. “Soul loss” is a phenomenon describing a state of fragmentation of one’s soul, or inner life force. This is due to traumatic experiences.
A term coined by tribal societies is popularly understood as a temporary state that assists the person in coping with the psychological aftermath. It is often seen in young children due to abuse or other traumatic events. It can be visualized as vulnerable parts of the soul dissipating away from the event, leaving broken parts to deal with the trauma.
Identifying Soul Loss
Soul loss can be identified in anyone who lacks emotion or emotional response. Especially when strong reactions are expected of most parties. However, it can also be diagnosed in individuals who lack deeper, substantial feelings. This can be throughout their lives or extended periods.
One sign popularized in the media today is a lack of warmth or true feeling in one’s eyes, which can be connected to a lack of home or internal comfort in life. However, this apathetic nature can also be a sign of psychopathy, which identifies individuals who lack natural feelings innate to most.
Unlike psychopathic individuals, whose state is referred to as a personality, individuals experiencing soul loss are apathetic due to trauma, and the state is often reversible.
Other signs of Soul Loss include an inability to remember major parts of one’s life and a sudden onset of apathy that is not easily dissolved. It also includes an inability to genuinely feel or give love, and chronic negativity. Also, addictive tendencies, a chronic lack of enthusiasm, and suicidal thoughts.
Causes of Soul Loss
Although causes of Soul Loss are as infinite as the traumas that can cause it, there are specific cases in which Soul Loss is probable.
Mental and emotional abuse, especially during childhood, can easily result in Soul Loss. This fragmentation offers an “escape” for the abused, leading them to feel safer in a less emotional living ground and style.
Lack of Control
An individual may be forced to live in a style or manner that goes against their core beliefs. They can easily experience Soul Loss as a result of an emotionally draining and harmful lifestyle. This can occur due to resource limitations. These can be a lack of savings or the ability to work. And, can range to any pertinent limiting factors, including being subject to mind control or brainwashing. This also includes traumatic life events such as forced labor or captivity.
Any individual may become subject to Soul Loss due to living a life that leads to compromised values. As a person grows farther and farther from his or her values and beliefs, his or her self-identification becomes harder to verify. This can easily result in an apathetic and hopeless view of life.
Personal relationship betrayal and societal and systematic betrayal easily lead to Soul Loss in the wronged individuals. An individual wronged by a loved one may begin to question his or her beliefs and morals, as well as the ability to trust others.
This can lead to a more pessimistic view of life. An individual against the world approach, which, if untended, can easily morph into an apathetic and soulless life. In addition, there are betrayals of the justice system in which cases are decided against an individual. These often shake the individual’s trust in life.
Living with the resulting verdict further promotes the probability of Soul Loss. This is especially prevalent in children in the foster care system if they are continuously bounced from place to place. They develop a lack of hope and trust in the program and experience Soul Loss.
Individuals with a fragile psyche who are easily influenced by loved ones or those around them are especially vulnerable to emotional and mental abuse. These individuals experience a loss of personal power as they allow others to define them and their actions. As it may seem impossible to stand up to the affected individuals, this can result in Soul
Loss as the victim’s lifestyle remains determined by those around him or her. This is differentiated from the Expectation cause the surrounding individuals want to affect the victim.
Individuals who choose lifestyles or make decisions based on the expectations of parents, friends, or others may similarly be affected by Soul Loss. Similar to the Fragile Psyche, expectation causes are differentiated by the individual’s personal decision to follow these expectations. Alternatively, individuals who find their loved ones not fulfilling their expectations may also suffer from Soul Loss due to a dependence on their self-worth and identification with that failed expectation.
Soul Loss in Western Medicine
Despite Soul Loss being recognized as the number one cause of premature death in traditional forms of medicine and beliefs such as shamanism, it is not mentioned as such in Western Medicine.
The state is most closely recognized in Western Medicine in psychology, where it is labeled in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as Dissociative Identity Disorder, or DID. DID is explained as the emergence of multiple personalities in an individual, seemingly to cope with different aspects of the person’s life.
This is similar to the definition of Soul Loss in its reference to the development of a split soul or personality as a result of trauma. In Western medicine today, there is no known cure for DID.
Western medicine fails to address the effects of Soul Loss properly. Cures can be found only in traditional populations. The cure for Soul Loss is often referred to as “Soul Retrieval.” Transpersonal healers who are sometimes dubbed “soul catchers” perform this retrieval.
These healers are often highly regarded and said to define a league separate from other healers. The healers are assisted by spiritual allies who aid in tracking and returning the client’s lost soul parts. The return of the client’s soul parts results in the reorganization of and
return of the original soul state.
Clients often describe this process as life-changing. The return of order and content in the client’s life depends on the individual’s wants. It is their personal decision to find help and properly receive the soul retrieval. The process can be done in person and usually averages from three to four hours in length.
However, soul retrieval is “non-local”. Cases have occurred in which remote healers can assist clients nationally and internationally. The simple admission of Soul Loss and pursuit of knowledge on the subject can greatly influence the timely return of fragmented soul parts.
If you believe you or a loved one may be suffering from Soul Loss and Western Medicine does not seem to aid the affected, it may be time to delve into more traditional depths of knowledge.
Implement any method after careful research. It is important to consider possibilities in your path to recovery truly. For example, soul retrieval services or consultations alone may prove truly helpful on your path. But, further research and study of shamanism too might help.