Seven Spiritual Supermoon Rituals

Seven Spiritual Supermoon Rituals

The widely-used term supermoon came from astrologist, Richard Noelle, over 30 years ago. In the scientific community, it’s also called a perigee moon. What this means is that the distance in the moon’s orbit when it passes to Earth is at its closest point, bringing the moon about 50,000 km closer than at apogee, when the moon passes furthest from Earth. Visually, the moon looks approximately 20 percent larger and will have a strong effect on tides.

On the spiritual side, a full moon is held to be a powerful time for meditation, energy healing and recharging human energy field and chakras. Rituals and ceremonies taking place during full moons are a time-honored tradition, tracing back to many ancient cultures. It’s thought that the full moon shines down so much pure energy, anything it touches is imbued with incredible radiance and love. Thereby, it stands to reason that the supermoon effect amplifies that power and makes it even stronger.

Energy healing during this potent time can bring about mind-blowing results. The unbeatable illumination the supermoon provides is not only physical, but on the soul level as well. Lighting up corners of the subconscious and giving those who access it insights into their emotions, their souls and their paths, insures you’ll
definitely want to take advantage of the last supermoon of the year by trying these seven rituals:

1. Write Down Your Dreams

According to astrology, this full moon is highly associated with Pisces, a very dreamy sign. Therefore, you might have an increased amount or more vivid dreams than usual, and they might be important visions, prophecies or revelations of goals to chase. Jot them down as soon as you wake up in order to preserve them, as they will be significant to you later even if they aren’t now.

You don’t even have to be asleep for them to be significant. Also write your daydreams down and notice how they make you feel. You may discover a newly-inspired desire, or you may finally discover your soul’s mission.

2. Try a Manifesting Ritual

According to many spiritual leaders, this is the greatest use of the supermoon because of the great abundance it signifies, whether it’s love, wisdom, luck, happiness, or whatever else you’re seeking. To access the abundance, you’ll need to clear out what isn’t serving you right now, which is where this small ritual comes in handy.

Try doing this tonight: write down everything that you are ready to release. Hold the paper up in the air and say a little prayer to whomever it is that you speak to—the Divine, the Universe, a spirit guide: whatever higher powers you decide to address. Ask for assistance in releasing these things that no longer serve you. Be thankful for the lessons and gifts that these experiences brought about, then release and burn the paper.

Next, write down everything it is that you want to call info your life. Hold it close to your heart and envision this as if it has already happened. Again, say a little prayer to whichever higher power you choose, asking them to assist you. Store the paper in a safe, sacred place, and revisit it every couple of weeks to be amazed by the things that come in.

3. Charging Your Crystals

Charging crystals is easy. Simply, gather up your crystals and gemstones; the power of the supermoon light is something you don’t want them to miss! All you need to do is place your stone collection outside or in the moonlight inside overnight after telling them that they will absorb the energy of the supermoon. Bring them back inside or out of the lighted area just before dawn.

4. Moonbathing

The supermoon light is cleansing to your mind, body, and spirit so spending time under its vibrant white glow is like a soothing bath sans water.

All you need to do is take a walk under the moon (though yes, preferably with some of your skin bared to the light). It is also suggested to gaze up at the brilliance of the moon for as long as you can, basking in its energy and love. Consider what you feel in your body and in your chakras and what messages the moon might be lighting up inside of you. This moon bath, steeping your body and spirit in purifying light, should wash away the negativity and leaving you fresh and renewed.

You can also take your moon bathing to the next level by making it an all-night event. If it’s warm enough, take a sleeping bag or blanket and set it up under the canopy of sparkling stars and the glowing full moon. Take time to just bask in the light; you can meditate or pray, but just be sure to let the peace and beauty of the moon soak into your body and soul while you sleep. You’ll wake up refreshed and rejuvenated.

5. Bless Others with Healing White Light

What color is the moonlight? White, of course, and without cover it will be bathing everything tonight!

White light is spiritual energy that’s usable by anyone, not just psychics, mediums, and so on. It’s yours, just for asking, and you can use it in your loved ones’ lives in powerful ways. If you have friends or family members that are hurting, ask for them to be surrounded them in white light that brings healing energy. You can also ask for white light to surround those who we may not obviously know are struggling, carrying secret and quiet pain.

6. Connect with Your Spirit Guides

You can commune with your guides whenever you want, of course, but there’s something extra special about the supermoon that seems to open our hearts and minds up a little bit more. Maybe it’s just the general aura of awe and wonder at the beauty of the moon! It’s the spiritual process that counts, so why not use this time to ask for help and guidance along the way?

7. Heal Your Emotions

In this time of the lunar transit moving through Pisces, emotions are a big deal, as astrology tells us the sign of the fish is known for its sensitivity, compassion and fluid emotions. Just like the ebb and flow of the tides that are so closely associated with the moon (and even more strongly, the supermoon), this water sign experiences a wide range of feelings—both in depth and frequency.

Since emotions are so easily accessible during this time, it’s a perfect opportunity to acknowledge and release them. This will help clear your chakras and allow for the healing energy of the full moon to work its magic. You can do this by journaling, which is powerful in being able to express your inner truths and feelings.

This is also a good time to sweep out negative emotions. The supermoon light can be so strong, it is hard for darkness to stand up in the face of its glory. The moon illuminates any negative emotions stored in your chakras or your body and reflects that knowledge back to you, so that you can begin the process of clearing those blockages through meditation, healing courses, or other means. Write all of these things down, and hold them for future practice.



Shamanic Soul Retrieval: How to Recover Parts of Our Soul?

Shamanic Soul Retrieval: How to Recover Parts of Our Soul?

“Every book…has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.” ~ Carlos Ruis Zafon

It has been said, “The best things in life are free.” We can all agree it’s nice to be surprised with a gift; but not just any gift. The gift that arrives in your life precisely when you are ready to receive it. The gift is clearly a message to you and for you.

In this case, the gift is Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self by Sandra Ingerman.

With graceful delivery of rarely discussed phenomena, Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self combines shamanism and psychology to explain the effects of trauma that cause parts of the soul to leave the body and the process by which the part(s) can be retrieved.

Follow along as renowned psychotherapist, shamanic teacher, and author Sandra Ingerman delves into soul loss and retrieval.

What is Soul Loss?

Sandra Ingerman’s Abstract on Shamanism states that “there are many common symptoms of soul loss. Some of the more common ones would be dissociation, where a person does not feel fully in his or her body and alive and fully engaged in life. Other symptoms include chronic depression, suicidal tendencies, post-traumatic stress syndrome, immune deficiency problems, and grief that just does not heal. Addictions are also a sign of soul loss.”

For those who have lost parts of themselves, knowingly or unknowingly, “tremendous amounts of psychic energy” are unconsciously spent looking for the lost parts.

What Causes Soul Loss?

According to Ingerman, “The basic premise is whenever we experience trauma, a part of our vital essence separates from us in order to survive the experience by escaping the full impact of the pain.”

This quiet occurrence, known as soul loss, takes the form of a perpetual feeling and experience of incompleteness and disconnection.

Ingerman says, “Anytime someone says, ‘I have never been the same’ since a certain traumatic event, and they don’t mean this in a good way, soul loss has probably occurred.”

Sandra Ingerman on Lost Soul Parts

Sandra Ingerman holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, professional mental health counselor, the author of more than ten books, and a board-certified expert on traumatic stress who was awarded the 2007 Peace Award from the Global Foundation for Integrative Medicine.

As a leading authority on soul loss and retrieval, Ingerman’s highly regarded career spans 35 years of conducting workshops and soul retrievals around the world.

For Ingerman, the leading practitioner of soul retrieval whose own spiritual journey to recapture her soul led her on various spiritual paths. The answer she found was in the ancient tradition of shamanism, which views soul loss as an important cause of illness and death.

The word shaman, originating from the Tungus Tribe of Siberia, means “one who sees in the dark.”

Soul Loss in Society

According to Ingerman, “A reflection of how much soul loss people are dealing with” is evident when “so many governments and businesses are valuing money over life.”

However, Western medicine has no framework for this kind of diagnosis because it only deals with imbalance when it appears on a physical and mental level.

Western medicine “treats chronic pain with pain medication, insomnia with sleeping pills, weight issues with diet and exercise, and most damagingly, may label soul loss as mental illness, and cover up the symptoms with psychiatric medications that may make things worse by slapping a Band-Aid on a wound that’s not healing underneath the bandage.”

This “covering up” can lead to the deep unhappiness that many have come to consider as “simply ordinary.” Eventually, this prolonged dissociation produces a nameless void that shows itself through “a loss of meaning, direction, vitality, mission, purpose, identity, and genuine connection.”

This spiritual void, which is always present and always trying to get your attention, operates as the incessant yearning of your soul wanting to incorporate all of its highest qualities, all of God’s essence, all of you.

Simply put, the soul is always trying to reconnect with that from which it came.

Ingerman imparts, “If you are truly in your body (your whole soul present), you cannot place money over life. Planetary soul loss causes so much of the behavior we are currently seeing, behavior that no longer honors the beauty and importance of life.”

Signs of Soul Loss

The following checklist can help identify symptoms of soul loss:

  1. You have a difficult time staying “present” in your body
  2. You feel numb, apathetic, or deadened
  3. You suffer from chronic depression
  4. You have problems with your immune system and have trouble resisting illness
  5. You were chronically ill as a child
  6. Memory gaps of your life after age five where you sense that you may have blacked out significant traumatic experiences
  7. Struggle with addictions, for example, to alcohol, drugs, food, sex or gambling
  8. Find yourself looking to external things to fill up an internal void or emptiness
  9. Have difficulty moving on with your life after a divorce or the death of a loved one
  10. You suffer from multiple personality syndrome

Having read this book with no prior knowledge of soul loss or retrieval, I found the concepts quite sobering.

Within situations of physical and emotional abuse, negation, and trauma, many experiences in life can be too difficult to bear. Soul loss is an understandable response to spiritual woundedness and deep fragmentation of one’s soul essence that would lead to an internal dissociation from natural balance.

What is Soul Retrieval?

During the soul retrieval process, the shaman moves into an altered state of consciousness to travel to realities outside of normal perception (non-ordinary reality), also known as hidden spirit worlds, to retrieve the lost part of the soul.

In some cases, there is reluctance of the soul to return, or the soul may not even know a separation has occurred. While in most cases, the soul does want to return. It is, however, important to note when the “soul returns, it comes back with all the pain it experienced when leaving.”

Once the lost soul is located, the shaman will “acknowledge the former pain and gently negotiate the soul’s return to the body.” The shaman then brings the soul back to normal reality and (literally) blows the missing soul part back into the body through the head or heart.

If a person is trained in shamanic journeying, they can ask their spirit guides to perform a soul retrieval on their behalf. Or anyone can ask for a healing dream where one sets the intention to request a soul retrieval to be performed during the dream state.

If these two processes do not create change or healing, then working with a trained shamanic practitioner is recommended.

Although Ingerman is very clear that you should not try to practice soul retrieval based solely on the reading of this book, in an exclusive interview, Ingerman and I discuss what can be done when someone suspects soul loss has occurred.

Shamanic Healing Practice Interview

BJB: What can someone do if they suspect soul loss has occurred but do not have immediate access for soul retrieval with a Shaman?

SI: If a person has soul loss, they can work with a shamanic practitioner long distance. Most shamanic practitioners perform long-distance healings these days.

I have been training Soul Retrieval practitioners since the late 1980’s. I have a website where I have an international list of shamanic practitioners who have sent me case studies. Of course, no shamanic practitioner can ever promise a cure, but I know their work, and I trust them.

BJB: Is there a healing exercise the person can do to begin to address and/or heal the root cause of the soul loss?

SI: Nature is our greatest healer. A person who feels they have lost their soul can walk or lie down on the ground and reflect on what is the root cause of their soul loss.

You can also do automatic writing. This includes listening to spiritual music while writing the following question on a piece of paper: “What is the root cause of my soul loss?”

You then close your eyes and allow your hand to write. This is a powerful way to let your soul and intuition give you the truth of the cause of your soul loss and other information that is important for you to know.

BJB: What has been the most surprising or unexpected part of your work as a Shaman?

SI: All of my Shamanic work is a surprise.

The helping spirits never give expected responses to the questions I ask them. This is true also when I perform the healing journey for a client. I am always given information I did not expect or would rationally think of on my own.

Also, in my 35 years of working with clients, I continue to be surprised by the miraculous effects of the work.

The Most Important Factor in Personal Healing

Soul retrieval is not a quick fix. Sandra Ingerman states, “If the person has done a lot of personal work, the soul retrieval might be the end of the work. If not, the soul retrieval would be the beginning of the work.”

No matter where you may find yourself, at the beginning or near the end of working through an issue, the most important factor in all healing work is you.

You have to be willing to do the work that is necessary to participate in your own healing. You will have to be willing to look at yourself with new eyes, from a new shamanic perspective, and as an embodiment of completion and wholeness while knowing that willingness is the impetus for great change, which always begins with the heart.

For more information on Sandra Ingerman’s work, log onto SandraIngerman.com.

You can also learn more by watching this interview on Gaia.com with Jill Kuykendall on soul retrieval.

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