Ascension and Raising Our Energetic Frequency

Ascension and Raising Our Energetic Frequency

Energetically we are vibrating at a certain frequency right now. We might be feeling anxious, lethargic, excited, upbeat, moody, or just a bit ho-hum. Each of these feelings has a frequency that creates sensations in our bodies and emits energetic vibrations to everything around us. These are the energetic atmospheres in which we live and experience life through, whatever our circumstances may be.

Our Energetic Frequency – Our Home and Destiny

While we usually identify ourselves with our bodies, what we are inside continues in our existence beyond the body as those who’ve had near-death experiences testify. Our energetic state is really important then, as it’s not only the environment in which we live, but it determines where we manifest now and in the future in this vast multi-dimensional creation.

Near-death experiencer Arthur Yensen stated that a spiritual being explained it to him like this in his near-death experience:

If you threw a small pebble into a threshing machine, it would go into the box – not because it is good or bad, but because of its proper size and weight. It’s the same way here. No one sends you anywhere. You are sorted by the high or low vibrations of your soul. Everyone goes where he fits in! High vibrations indicate love and spiritual development, while low vibrations indicate debasement and evil.

Each of our thoughts and emotions causes our energy to vibrate at a particular frequency; the higher the frequency, the more spiritual we feel. The experiments of Dr. Emoto, in which water was subjected to different emotional vibrations — where feelings like gratitude produced exquisite water crystals whilst derogatory insults produced an ugly mess—have perhaps come the closest to proving this physically.

That’s why when we feel lighter, we tend to be more spiritually perceptive and able to have mystical experiences. Whilst we associate heavy and low-frequency states like hatred, anger, depression, and fear, with being blinded and dragged down.

The Vibratory Scale of Our Own Feelings

We don’t have to look far to see these principles in action, as in this fractal holographic universe, the same fundamental principles appear at all scales and in all dimensions. Colors, musical tones, light, focused life force energy and chemical elements, all vary in their vibrational frequency, and thus in their ranges of density and “heaviness.” The lower the frequency of a musical note, for example, the more “disturbing” it sounds, whilst higher notes we tend to find uplifting and more “spiritual” sounding.

The principles of harmony and discordance also apply, which is why when someone is out of accord in a group setting we can describe them as being “out of tune”. Discordance at all frequencies is associated with ugliness and chaos, giving us that jarring feeling like when someone plays a song out of tune; whilst harmony is associated with beauty and order, giving us that sublime sense of tranquillity as things come into resonance with the underlying spiritual principles of creation, like the voices of a choir singing in unison.

The Evidence for Ascension in Sacred Texts and Sites Around the World

Whatever our current energetic vibration, it is possible to raise it up and ascend the scale. This understanding is key to unlocking many of the mysteries that have been encoded in sacred teachings throughout time.

From the beginning of history we find spiritual figures, such as Krishna, Jesus, Osiris, Mithras, and Quetzalcoatl, who left behind clues to a process of inner change that ultimately leads to ascension.

The Medieval alchemists purified heavy metals into gold. Some of the most enigmatic and powerful sacred sites, like Stonehenge, the Sphinx of Egypt, the Moai of Easter Island, Serpent Mound of North America, and Essene Monastery at Qumran, all align to the summer solstice, a time associated with the ascension to source as the time of greatest light in the year.

Although seemingly disparate, they all essentially describe the same kind of fundamental process of spiritual ascension, in which what is base and lower is transformed into something higher and more spiritual.

The Principles of Ascension Found in the Design of the Universe

Additionally, as the source of the universe is spiritual, everything created is imbued with these spiritual principles, and so they can literally be found everywhere we look—even in the microscopic fabric of the universe. For example, creation begins from the lightest particles emitted from an unmanifest source, which eventually creates stars that rearrange atoms to form and condense into increasingly heavy elements. One day, all that is created will be absorbed back into the stars where it will be broken down and stripped back to its original light state.

At its most basic level, the journey of our consciousness follows this same process. We came from a spiritual source and descended through the higher dimensions until coming into matter and dense form both physically and psychologically.

Ascension is to free oneself from the dense and heavy states that imprison us—and retrace our steps back through the higher frequency and more spiritual dimensions to return to our spiritual home having gained self-consciousness in this plane of learning.

By becoming aware of our inner moods, emotions, thoughts, and feelings, and choosing to vibrate at a higher level instead, we’re putting this universal process of ascension into practice.

Going further, there are principles of chemistry and creation, which if applied inwardly, can be used to transform our energetic make-up and raise our frequency permanently. But even just living each moment differently helps toward ascension.

Getting Started With Ascension Today

We can try it at any time—become aware of the sensations you feel in the area particularly around your solar plexus, the center of emotion. Also try becoming aware of your underlying thought patterns, which often trigger feelings like heaviness in the region of the abdomen. See if you can shift any heavy feelings along with any thoughts that may be triggering them—take a walk and just perceive the elements of nature in order to shake them off if you need to—and then come back and try to maintain a sense of lightness and clarity.

Even by doing this simple exercise, we can ascend further than we were before, and the sum of ascending each day can raise our overall vibrational frequency.

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

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

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